John Travolta likes well-hung Middle Eastern types. Join the club

It’s one of the best-kept, worst-kept secrets in Hollywood that John Travolta is gay (Scientology allegedly promises to “cure” you of your homosexuality) — a fact that, despite evidence (remember the candid lip-lock photographed on him kissing his late son’s male, umm, “nanny”?) that has been respectfully ignored most of the time by the mainstream press.

This is nothing new. I was at the Samar party last week, jawing with some straight male media friends, and all of them were shocked by my “secret” list of commonly accepted gay celebs … including Travolta. People believe what they wanna believe. It’s how Lindsey Graham is still in a leadership position with the GOP.

Anyway, the most salacious of rumors about Travolta have been published on Gawker, and the language used is surprising. Well, not to me, but most hausfraus out there will probably be astonished to find that the man who gained fame in musicals and had his last hit as a cross-dressing woman (in a musical!) likes to go to bathhouses and apparently has a penchant for Middle Easterns (guilty as charged, I admit it).

Some of the allegations made include that Travolta abused himself in a steam room and came onto the author; that he has both given and received oral sex from other men in public; and that he uses his celebrity to attract his type (which usually means well-endowed men of color).

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Anti-gay Tea Party candidate wins Nevada Republican primary, will face Harry Reid

Sharron Angle
Sharron Angle

Sharron Angle won the Republican primary for the Senate seat held by Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid. She has strong Tea Party backing.

In October 2009, she stated her support for a federal law to define marriage as between a man and a woman. But she would also like to intrude into private family life even deeper, saying that it’s wrong for both parents to hold jobs.

Among her other controversial positions, she favors making alcohol illegal. And yes, Las Vegas is the largest city in the state she wants to represent.

She has spoken out against fluoride as a communist plot.

While in the Nevada legislature, she sponsored legislation to require doctors to inform women that abortion causes breast cancer.

Her ideas for drug rehab for prisoners is based on ideas linked to the Church of Scientology.

How did Angle win? She beat Sue Lowden, who proposed people pay for doctors’ visits with a chicken.

—  David Taffet

A fun insight into 'Battlefield Earth'

I am something of an expert on bad movies, in part because so many movies are bad and I see so many, but even I have never been able to venture into Battlefield Earth. I was always afraid, somehow, that even seeing it on video might tag me as a Scientology sympathizer or support their causes. And like most gay people, I have heard the stories about how the “religion” is popular among Hollywood elite because it promises to de-gay you (as I’m sure Travolta and Cruise have been told).

But I just read an apology for the film, written by the film’s original screenwriter, which is both hysterical and informative. You can read it here. I don’t know about you, but I think this would make a good movie.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones