This Sunday, May 21, at 8pm eastern Lifetime TV will air a new movie titled, Escaping Dad, with Trevor Donovan who played a memorable gay character on Beverly Hills 90210. Donovan is not gay in RL, but the character he played was so well-received and it resonated with so many fans he has a huge following on social media. Since 90210 he's been a working actor and he's appeared in several well noted films, including one titled Love Finds You In Charm that many claim is on its way to becoming a classic in its genre.
Escaping Dad appears to be a classic trope with a few different twists. And sometimes they make for the best entertainment.
Suburban mom Erin has a seemingly idyllic life--married to the wealthy and high-powered District Attorney Darren with two kids, teen daughter Amy and young son Charlie. But Erin has been hiding a secret... her marriage to Darren is far from perfect; he is manipulative, controlling, and worse, emotionally and physically abusive. After one terrifying evening, Erin realizes that this cannot go on and she must protect to her children, so she takes Amy and Charlie and goes on the run to seek shelter with her best friend in California.
There's more here. There's a link to a preview at the site. If you follow Donovan on Facebook or Twitter (@TrevDon) I think he's posted a few clips of his own.
New Jersey Gay Couple Claim Harassment
I don't know what to make of this one. There are quite a few gaps that need to be filled in before I could even think about commenting. For example, how does one cite a hit-and-run driver if the driver ran away? Maybe I missed something? I really don't know. Tony's mom was involved in a serious hit-and-run accident about 15 years ago and they never caught the driver who hit her, and no one was ever cited. And why didn't these two guys set up cameras outside after the second hit-and-run to keep an eye on their cars? I have cameras all over my house...most people do these days. It's a relatively inexpensive security measure.
Scott Halliwell and Anthony Pennant say it started in 2013. Three hit-and-run collisions in which their cars parked along narrow, Paris Ave in Brooklawn were struck and the sped off, according to the couple.
"No, nobody was ever cited in the last accident we had to sign complaints ourselves," Halliwell said.
They claim in 2014 there were two more smash-ups with their parked cars and no citations by Brooklawn police.
"I feel like it's happening because we are a gay interracial couple in this town and we're being targeted," Halliwell explained.
There's a lot more here, with an interview showing the couple. I hope there's a follow up on this one, because now I'm curious.
Are Men With Beards Sexier?
I have to admit bias here. All I have to do is see a beard and I lose my voice. And, the scruffier the better.
Consider, if you will, the beard.
Beards have been on the minds and faces of a group of scientists lately, who are trying to definitively figure out whether men with beards are just damn sexier than those without.
You can check this one out here. There's a good photo, too.
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