‘Roseanne’ star Sara Gilbert marries Linda Perry

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Linda Perry, left, and Sara Gilbert

“Roseanne” star Sara Gilbert is a married woman. The actress wed rocker Linda Perry on Sunday, People magazine reported.

After coming out in 2010, Gilbert started dating Perry in 2011. Perry, 48, asked Gilbert, 39, for her hand in marriage last April, and Gilbert shared the engagement news on her show “The Talk” last year. She said the pair was having a romantic picnic in a Los Angeles park when a street musician with a guitar began playing “Love Song.” Perry then pulled out a series of T-shirts, each with the words “Will” “You” “Marry” “Me” and a question mark.

On Monday’s episode of “The Talk,” co-hosts Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen told the audience about the big wedding.

“It was at sunset and overlooking the ocean,” Tyler said.

“She is off on her honeymoon and returns on [next] Monday,” Chen added.

Gilbert was previously in a 10-year relationship with TV producer Alison Adler, with whom she shares custody of son Levi, 9, and daughter Sawyer, 6.

—  Steve Ramos

I’m the jerk for not accepting the apology, and why Juan Pablo was right

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Totally not gay Juan Pablo

I wish people who make anti-gay comments would stop apologizing for them.

The apology is usually worse than the original statement. It’s insincere, and it comes from a publicist. Then I’m the bad guy when I don’t want to accept it.

Hey, LGBT community, here’s some news: There are just lots of people out there who don’t like us. Get over it. Stop insisting on an apology. It makes their supporters stronger and really gets us nothing. Just let the bigots’ words stand for themselves.

The recent round of apologies from bigoted idiots began with the jerk from Duck Dynasty. To me his non-apology was worse that his original statement.

“I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me,” the jerk from Duck Dynasty said. “We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”

The assumption in this statement is that we don’t all love God or each other. But he claims to be a church-goer, so apparently the person who isn’t is me. That would be news to my rabbi, but whether or not I’m religious or how religious I am is not really anyone else’s business.

To me religion is extremely personal, so I find his apology more offensive than his original statement that equated me to “the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers.”

Here’s how I graciously accept his apology.

I never watched your damn show. I never heard of you before you started making stupid, bigoted comments. I really don’t care what you think of me any more than you care what I think of you. I’m happy for you that you retained 80 percent of your audience for your new season, but I have removed A&E from my TV clicker because I don’t like watching bigoted crap on TV, and it’ll be a long time before I watch anything on that station again.

Next.

This week, Sherri Shephard from The View apologized for some of her remarks on a cable network no one’s ever heard of.

Her excuse is that she grew up Christian in a church where she was taught homosexuality is a sin and that us gays are going to hell. But hey, she’s sorry.

She says her views have evolved, but she still doesn’t approve of my “lifestyle.”

“I might not agree with your lifestyle, but I love you,” she said. “You may not agree with my lifestyle, but you love me.”

Well, no, I don’t love you and I have no idea what your “lifestyle” is, although I assume an important part of your “lifestyle” is spent worrying about my “lifestyle” since you spent all that time on TV discussing me and my friends rather than talking about anything important … or interesting.

I think you were hired by The View specifically for your narrow-minded opinions. That show’s mix of hosts always includes one intolerant moron who’s encouraged to say stupid things. Otherwise, what would you talk about for an hour a day, five days a week?

And now, because you apologized, I’m the jerk because I don’t care to accept it. OK, so here’s my forced acceptance of your forced apology.

Rather than teaching me to be judgmental about other people, my religion taught me to care for the poor, the less fortunate, the sick and the elderly. I’ve cared for countless friends with AIDS, had a few die in my arms, and I’ve conducted funeral services for several. The things I worry about is stuff like whether the Resource Center’s AIDS Food Pantry has enough food on the shelves or how we’re going to replace the money three agencies are losing now that Lone Star Ride is closing, not whether some intolerant talk show host I never heard of before is going to hell.

But you have a right to your religious beliefs. I have a right to mine. What you don’t have is a right to deny me my equal rights, just like I don’t have a right to deny you yours. So as far as I’m concerned, you can go to hell, just like you told me I’m going to do in your so-called apology.

Next.

First, I know I’m not the only one who saw ads for this season’s The Bachelor and said, “Gay.”

When Juan Pablo, the current “bachelor,” used the word “pervert” to describe the gay community, the explanation was the language barrier. Whatever. I’m a pervert because I love and care for my partner while you’re simultaneously dating 27 catty women who are stabbing each other in the back on national TV to get your attention. If The Bachelor is canceled after this season, it will be the first time in history a TV show was killed by irony.

Juan Pablo, here’s some advice. Sometimes saying less is more. Your original answer to the question about a gay bachelor was right. I completely agree with you. It would be a great show, but it won’t work. Here’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and George Takei showing you why:

— David Taffet

—  David Taffet

Marvel’s Northstar is marrying his boyfriend

Anyone who has been reading Marvel Comics for the better part of two decades, knows that mutant superhero Northstar bats for our team. But the big news this morning is that not only is he gay, he’s also off the market — or soon will be.

Marvel announced on The View what Richard Neal at Zues Comics on Lemmon has known for a while: That in issue no. 50 of Astonishing X-Men, out tomorrow, Northstar finally pops the question to longtime boyfriend Kyle. That makes Northstar the first major gay comic book hero to marry his same-sex partner.

Maybe if you don’t follow comics, that’s no big deal. But if you do, it’s huge.

“It makes me so happy to unite my community and my passion like this,” says Neal, who is gay.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Gaga gunning for Tim after he disses Hillary’s pantsuits

Ok, I am a Tim Gunn fan. He and Heidi Klum are the only reasons I watch Project Runway. But I have to admit I am a little, well, flabbergasted I guess, if not downright insulted by comments he made last week on George Lopez’s late-night talk show (Lopez Tonight) about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her penchant for pantsuits.

Tim told George, “She’s the secretary of state…why must she dress that way? I think she’s confused about her gender, all these big, baggy, menswear, tailored pantsuit.” Then, as the crowd groaned audibly, Tim added, “No, I’m really serious. She wears pantsuits that are unflattering.”

Wait a minute there Tim. It’s one thing to question Hillary’s fashion sense. But the “confused about her gender” remark was way off base, in my opinion.

Apparently, according to this E! Online report, Lady Gaga wasn’t too thrilled with Tim either. Gaga cohosted The View today, and when the View women started questioning Gunn’s comment, Gaga made it clear what she thinks about it: “”He’s being a bully. I think Hillary Clinton has more important things to think about than her hemline.”

I think that about sums it up. Tim, buddy, rethink your comments, come up with something better and make it work.

You can watch video clips of Gunn’s comment and Gaga’s response below.

—  admin

The more I see Meghan McCain, the more I like her

The more I see of Meghan McCain, the more I like her, and I am thinking I am going to buy her book when it comes out.

—  admin

You go, Sara Silverman!

I’ve never been a huge Sara Silverman fan. But I am rethinking that after seeing this clip of her on The View recently.

When the View ladies ask her about her love life and if there might be some wedding bells in her near future, Sara immediately takes a stand for marriage equality, declaring that getting married right now in America is like joining a country club that won’t accept blacks or Jews.

I say, you go, Sara Silverman! I am going to watch your new show for sure now!

—  admin

In case you missed it: Joel Osteen discussed his thoughts on gay people on The View

Perhaps it’s not the most fun on a Friday morning to start with a religious guy talking down the gays but Houston’s Joel Osteen did just that this week on The View. Whoopi respectfully asks his thoughts on gay people and while Osteen responds in a calm fashion, it’s clear he’s not a fan. No surprise, really.

I just love how Joy Behar is ready to duke it out.

—  Rich Lopez