George Clooney is da man!
The A-lister is the first actor announce his participation in the Los Angeles reading of Dustin Lance Black's play 8, which focuses on the federal case challenging Prop 8.
Although Clooney is not known for his stage work, it sounds like he was willing to take on a role because the subject matter is something he's very passionate about, saying:
Remember how baffled we were when Lindsay Lohan somehow slithered her way into the J. Edgar premiere's after-party at the Hotel Roosevelt?
Well, apparently we weren't alone - because she wasn't supposed to be there, and her desperation to get back into the industry's good graces not only caused a scene, but made the real A-listers in attendance uncomfortable!
See! That's what their lunch meeting with Dustin Lance Black was all about! Prepares you can all put your dirty, dirty minds to rest.
As the Twilight Saga is finally meeting its end, the Holy Trinity of Twilight can start thinking about what they want to do next with their careers. Right now, Kristen Stewart is weilding a sword in Snow White and The Huntsman and Robert Pattinson just finished going crazy in Cosmopolis. But what is Taylor Lautner's next move? Turns out, he's got his eye on an arthouse piece.
The official announcement
Class, let's review:
Quite some time ago, Taylor Launter was spotted having a lunch meeting with Dustin Lance Black and Gus Vant Sant. It was obviously innocent enough, just a friendly meeting of the minds, possibly talking about a new project and what not. However, since Dustin and Gus are proud-and-out gays and rumors have been circulating about Taylor's sexuality since he told Bella a scary story in Twilight, people jumped to some really ludacris conclutions about their dining experience.
One such person was the writer for GQ Australia who interviewed Tay Tay last month and asked him just about that meal. Specifically, he asked if either Dustin or Gus made a pass on Launter, who politley insisted that they didn't.
Well, Dustin is a little more seasoned with handling this sort of questioning, so after reading the artcle, he took to his personal blog to let this writer have a taste of his own medicine. He wrote:
In a round-about, sort of sneaky, devilish kind of way.
Ya'll remember not too long ago, Taylor Lautner had a man's night out with screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and director Gus Van Sant. Both are influential men since their work on Milk and yes, both men are gay themselves. Though the meeting of the minds has raise a few eyebrows towards Tay Tay, no one has had the balls to actually ask him about it … until Mickey Rapkin got hold of him for his interview in GQ Australia.
Oh those Aussies! Nothing ever gets past them!
After prattling on about Breaking Dawn and his ex-girlfriend Lily Collins, Mickey straight up asked him about the night out and if either of the gay men made pass at Taylor. Tay Tay replied:
Sounds like this will be something truly special!
Last month, we heard all about Dustin Lance Black's new play 8, which focuses on the federal case challenging Prop 8!
We'd heard that the play would premiere as a Broadway benefit reading for one night only on Sept. 19th in NYC. We also heard it would feature an A-list ensemble cast including Morgan Freeman, Marisa Tomei, Anthony Edwards, Rob Reiner, John Lithgow, and Bradley Whitford….AND Matt Bomer & Cheyenne Jackson playing husbands!
Now, the play about the Prop 8 case opens in less than a week, and everyone seem VERY excited about it!
Here's what president of the American Foundation for Equal Rights Chad Griffin had to say about the play:
Yeah. Can someone come over here and re-attach our jaw?
It seemed to have fallen off, and we can't get it off the floor!
Dustin Lance Black will be premiering his new play 8 - which focuses on the federal case challenging Prop 8 - for one night only on September 19th in New York City as a benefit reading, which will not only feature an A-list ensemble of Morgan Freeman, Marisa Tomei, Anthony Edwards, Rob Reiner, John Lithgow, and Bradley Whitford, but according to new reports: