There’s A Big Reason We Don’t Know If ‘Walking Dead’s’ Daryl Dixon Is Gay

A big rumor has been flying around the Internet that “The Walking Dead’s” Daryl Dixon might be gay, and that rumor only gets fueled when creator Robert Kirkman says cryptic things regarding it: “All I can say is that it’s been discussed.”

Now, we finally know the reason why there’s only speculation about Dixon’s sexuality, and it has everything to do with who he is.

When talking to TV Line, showrunner Scott M. Gimple opened up on the topic:

We’re not holding back information on Daryl’s sexuality as any sort of big reveal. The fact that there’s still a question as to what Daryl’s orientation is in Season 5 absolutely speaks to Daryl’s character; he is a very guarded, very closed-off individual in a lot of ways.

Gimple went on to say that Dixon’s sexuality isn’t necessarily addressed in the upcoming season, but he is going to continue to grow closer to the other characters in the show, eventually “letting them see just who he is, in every way.”

Additionally, the showrunner said there will be a gay character introduced to the show, but, in typical “Walking Dead” fashion, he would not reveal when.

[h/t Cinema Blend]

Britney Spears Makes Terminally Ill Fan’s Dream A Reality, We Fall For Her One More Time

You don’t have to be a Britney fan to admire what the princess of pop did for this terminally ill man.

Cory Moraw of Longview, Texas, has battled a number of health problems. In addition to the genetic disorder he was born with, DiGeorge syndrome — which affects the immune system — and diabetes, Moraw was also recently diagnosed with a severe case of cirrhosis of the liver, according to the fundraising page his family set up for him. Doctors have given the 28-year-old between one to five years to live. As his health has declined, family members said that Moraw has become less active but he was eager to attend a Britney Spears concert.

Most of all Cory loves Britney Spears. If ever there was a No. 1 Britney fan, it would hands-down HAVE to be Cory,” his step-sister, Erica, wrote on the fundraising page. “There is only one thing in this world that Cory would feel like doing … that would be to see Britney Spears LIVE.”

News of Moraw’s wish eventually spread to the pop star herself, and her camp surprised the fan and his family with first-class plane tickets and VIP passes to her Las Vegas concert, according to KLTV. Last week, Moraw met the pop star and attended her show.

Getting to see him that happy was just priceless. You couldn’t have asked for anything better than him meeting her,” Janet Russom, Moraw’s mother, told KLTV.

After the show, Moraw posted some photos with the star on his Facebook page, and reported that his “idol and role model” was now his “new BFF.”

The family says they were impressed with the singer’s kindness. Moraw’s step-sister, Erica, who came along for the show, said she was charmed by the star, posting on Twitter, “She’s fantastic. #DreamsComeTrue.”

#BritneyPleaseMeetCory @britneyspears Guess what? :)
She’s fantastic!! #DREAMSCOMETRUE

— Erica Russom ️ (@skittle1185) August 20, 2014

While Moraw and his family say they were honored to meet the superstar, they were not the only ones touched by the encounter.

“[Britney] just hugged him and she was like, ‘Oh, Cory, thank you for letting me meet you.’ I was like, that is just so cool that she said it that way,” Russom told KLTV.

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Emmy Night Considered — Sofia Vergara GOT the Joke!

“F**K ‘EM if they can’t take a joke!”

I often fall back on this classic Bette Midler retort, when faced with something totally ludicrous.

•FOR EXAMPLE, the cries of “inappropriate” and “objectifying” and “insulting” as to Modern Family‘s sex-bomb Sofia Vergara’s turn (literally) on a moving platform while an Emmy Awards executive talked about the “various platforms” and diversities of TV.

I guess these critics have never watched the show or seen Sofia in action. She gets the joke. She is a gorgeous good-natured woman who plays up her physical attributes for comic effect. That’s what she does. That’s what she clearly enjoys doing. I have yet to hear her yearn to play Shakespeare, or even star in a Pedro Almodovar film. She is content and wildly popular and prosperous right where she is. She is also very nice.

I heard one TV pundit declare, “She might find later on in her career she regrets cooperating with this sort of thing!” Really? Sofia Vergara is 42 years old. She’s worked long and hard for her current status and from the look of her, she doesn’t intend to star in a Latino version of A Trip to Bountiful.

Anyway, I thought Sofia was very funny and adorable. If you’re worried about the objectification of women, believe me, this comedic actress is not the touchstone for outrage. She is her own self-realized woman.

P.S. Sofia chose to participate in this moment. Just as, say, John Stamos releasing half-naked bathroom selfies of himself. Nobody’s objecting to that. Everybody’s still eating their Greek yogurt.

•A FEW EMMY musings. Seth Meyers was okay. He’s a bit bland, but maybe that’s better than too edgy? I will say I think he looked absolutely terrific in his tux. It might have been the best-fitted of the night. Or maybe Seth just has a rocking body under his clothes? (He was best in the street scenes with Billy Eichner, wildly questioning people on the street about the Emmy nominees.)

Jimmy Kimmel went on a bit too long and awkwardly about “TV and movie” faces — kinda insulting…Very pleased for Allison Janney’s Mom win (her second Emmy this year.) She said of her recent various roles: “I’m a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Now I’m looking forward to incontinence…Scott Bakula, an old favorite of mine, looked terrific!…Lena Headey, wicked Queen Cersei from Game of Thrones, is even more of a knockout with her natural dark locks…Jessica Lange, still has that vaguely sleepy, insecure, tentative quality that made her so appealing back in her Tootsie days. Even as a mature woman, that vulnerable quality remains quite powerful.

•EVERYBODY KNOWS I adore Bryan Cranston. So I will have to write the next with the Cole Porter proviso, that I am always true to you, darling — in my fashion. Cranston already had two Emmys for Breaking Bad (one for acting, another for producing) and a SAG award. While it was great to see him up there Monday night, I had hopes for the incredibly talented Jon Hamm, who has worked so brilliantly on Mad Men with no Emmy. (Twelve nominations!) I also had hope for Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery, Ray Donovan’s Jon Voight and Matt LeBlanc, doing such superb work on “Episodes”…I was happy to see newcomer Benedict Cumberbatch win for Sherlock. He is authentically brilliant.

But I must say, certain people and shows winning over and over? Really, Modern Family again?

WEIRD AL Yankovic wasn’t weird. Just unfunny…Kathy Bates’ shock over her American Horror Story win was charmingly genuine…Julia Roberts seemed a bit strange but looked fabulous, from the waist up. The dress was a little “too Junior Miss” as Bette Davis said in All About Eve. It would have looked far better closer to the knee. That will be my one and only fashion remark.

In general, the show felt like the three and a half hours it was, and this was even with presenters giving out the nominations swiftly without too much mindless preamble. (I am perhaps the only person in the world who wasn’t super-charmed by the onstage interplay between Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Just get on with it!)

But at least this is “it” for awards ceremonies for a while.

•People always ponder the real and true signs of the Apocalypse. Earthquakes, hurricanes, war, famine, disease. Of course, these things have always been around in abundance and we’re still here, like it or not.

But I think there HAS been a sign. A real and true one. Don’t get excited. It has nothing to do with Kardashians or Real Housewives or Naked Dating. Or even Miley Cyrus and twerking. Nope.

The real sign that the End of Times might be upon us is the news that Prince, that most whispery and reclusive and heavily mascara-ed of pop stars, has…opened a Twitter account!!!

Please don’t panic. It won’t help. You can’t escape. Before the end comes, however, I long to hear tweets from Prince on the big and — usually — little events of day to day existence. To me, he’ll always be the guy who wore pants with a transparent backside. That was back in the real good old days of the MTV Music Video Awards. But let’s see what he can do in 140 characters.
More seriously, folks, Prince — who really is one of the greats — will release not one, but TWO albums this fall. This is pretty standard for Prince, who has always loved to either deprive or overload fans with his art.

But, hey — if birds start falling from the sky after a Prince tweet, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Homer Simpson Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Because We Had To See It

We could imagine Homer Simpson dumping toilet water on his head for the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association in its fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease, but Matt Damon already did that one.

Instead, Homer attempts the gesture with a tiny glass of water. Kinda pathetic, right?

Well, leave it to Bart to make sure it becomes something far more memorable.

h/t Uproxx

Rihanna Slips Into A Bikini After Closing Out Monster Tour, Casually Hangs On A Yacht

After finishing her Monster Tour with Eminem on Saturday, Rihanna appears to be getting some much deserved R&R. The singer took to Twitter on Tuesday, August 26, to share a snap from her beachside vacation. In the image, Rihanna hangs on a yacht in a fierce black bikini, with loose beach waves rolling down past her shoulders.

sun. set.

— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 26, 2014

The next day, the singer posted another image from the trip, this time in more formal wear.

Sailed up to an active volcano for dinner #bucketlistshit

— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 27, 2014

Girl clearly knows how to have a good time.