Gale Harold Rocks "Desperate Housewives," Will Ellen Confront John McCain?
Like me, he couldn't wait to see the former Queer As Folk star and one of the sexiest men alive make his big debut on Desperate Housewives.
Finally, Harold appeared in the last few seconds of the show, which had suddenly fast-forwarded five years into the future.
So much had changed: Gaby had become the mother of two chubby little girls and had really let herself go; Lynette's children had grown up to be juvenile delinquents; and Bree had morphed into a high-powered cookbook mogul with her gay son all suited up (and looking sharp) working for her.
And where was Susan five years later? We saw her walk into her house and into the arms ofâ€¦Gale Harold!
Her hunky plumber hubby Mike was nowhere to be seen.
"Honey, Iâ€™m home. Did you miss me?" she purred.
"You know I did," Harold replied, planting a kiss on her lips.
Seeing Harold even just for a moment in the closing seconds of the show was 100 percent worth the waitâ€”even if he was fully clothed and kissing a woman.
Overall, I have to rate the Desperate Housewives finale PHENOMENAL.
There were so many twists and turns, and even the gaysâ€”Lee and Bobâ€”got in on the action with their commitment ceremony. Watch it here:
So what did you think? Did the finale live up to your expectations, and can Harold make the transition from Liberty Avenue to Wisteria Lane?
Let the fireworks begin. Maybe.
John McCain is going to appear on The Ellen Show this Thursday, May 22, and there is one question on everyone's minds: Is Ellen DeGeneres going to broach the topic of gay marriage with the presidential hopeful?
Ellen tends to stay away from being overtly political on her show. She bowled with Hillary Clinton and busted a move with Barack Obama. But it is hard to imagine her not addressing the topic of gay marriage with McCain.
The world's leading lesbian announced that she and Portia de Rossi were becoming Mrs. and Mrs. DeGeneres-de Rossi right after gay marriage recently became legal in California, and she even asked Justin Timberlake to perform at her wedding when he was on the show the other day.
If Ellen does discuss gay marriage with McCain, it is hard to imagine her not getting emotional about it. Look how worked up she got over that whole dog adoption mess last year.
We could very well see a showdown the likes of Rosie O'Donnell vs. Tom Selleck. Remember their uncomfortable on-air spat over gun control?
But do we want to see Ellen get into it with McCain over gay marriage? Will you be disappointed if she doesn't bring it up, or is her daytime chat show the wrong forum for a debate on the issue?
"Our California dream is reality. Brad Altman and I can now marry. We are overjoyed!" said the gay "Heroes," "Howard Stern Show" and "Star Trek" on his Web site Friday.
Since the California Supreme Court lifted a ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, both DeGeneres and Takei have announced wedding plans.
"Brad and I have shared our lives together for over 21 years," Takei's post continued. "We've worked in partnership; he manages the business side of my career and I do the performing. We've traveled the world together from Europe to Asia to Australia. We've shared the good times as well as struggled through the bad. He helped me care for my ailing mother who lived with us for the last years of her life. He is my love and I can't imagine life without him. Now, we can have the dignity, as well as all the responsibilities, of marriage. We embrace it all heartily."
The ruling was that much more significant to Takei, the actor went on to say, because of his history being treated like a second-class citizen. "During World War II, I grew up imprisoned behind the barbed wire fences of U.S. internment camps. Pearl Harbor had been bombed and Japanese Americans were rounded up and incarcerated simply because we happened to look like the people who bombed
He continued, "With time, I know the opposition to same sex marriage, too, will be seen as an antique and discreditable part of our history. As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy remarked on same sex marriage, 'Times can blind us to certain truths and later generations can see that laws once thought necessary and proper, in fact, serve only to oppress.'
"For now, Brad and I are enjoying the delicious dilemma of deciding where, when, and how we will be married. Marriage equality took a long time, but, like fine wine, its bouquet is simply exquisite."
Congratulations, George and Brad!
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