ROLL CALL: Jason Alexander Apologizes For Calling Cricket A ‘Gay Game’
First Published: June 4, 2012 12:40 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
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Jason Apologizes For Cricket Jab: Cricket players and members of the LGBT community can rest easy, former “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander is apologizing for his remarks about cricket. Last week during an appearance on the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” Jason was asked about the sport. “You know how I know it’s really kind of a gay game? It’s the pitch,” the actor said at the time. “It’s the weirdest… It’s not like a manly baseball pitch; it’s a queer British gay pitch.” Needless to say, many – including the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation – were not happy about his take on the sport. “I should know better. My daily life is filled with gay men and women, both socially and professionally. I am profoundly aware of the challenges these friends of mine face and I have openly advocated on their behalf,” the actor said in a statement posted on Twitter. Adding, “I can only apologize and I do. In comedy, timing is everything. And when a group of people are still fighting so hard for understanding, acceptance, dignity and essential rights – the time for some kinds of laughs has not yet come. I hope my realization brings some comfort.” For Jason’s entire apology, CLICK HERE!
OctoStripper?: Nadya “Octomom” Suleman is back in the news and not exactly for the best reason. The consistently financially-strapped mother of 14 will reportedly take her talents to West Palm Beach, Florida’s T’s Lounge, where she’ll have a stint as a part-time stripper, TMZ reported. The headline maker will reportedly do two shows a night from July 11-15, but will also reportedly not do any lap dances. Octomom reportedly will make “thousands” from the gig. We can’t help but wonder if part-time work for someone with 14 kids isn’t the best idea!
More Stripping News: Not that we’re complaining, but is “True Blood” and “Magic Mike” star Joe Manganiello ever fully dressed? Check out Joe – in his best slutty fireman look – giving the audience at the MTV Movie Awards a look at what to expect from his striping movie with Channing Tatum, HERE!
Summer Is Getting “Dark” & We Love It!: We can’t stop watching the newest trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises,” which debuted at the MTV Movie Awards last night. Bane, Catwoman, Bat-planes – July 20, we wish you were here already! (Check out new footage and MTV News’ take on the trailer, HERE!)
-- Jesse Spero