Today's Evil Beet Gossip

How Would You Feel About Dudes From Glee in Playgirl?

A photo of Chord Overstreet

A lot of people got all up in arms over those racy pictures in GQ of some ladies from Glee, and understandably so – I’m a huge fan of the show, and even though I knew that everyone was of age, I still felt this intense, inexplicable creepy feeling when I saw Rachel trying to be all sexy next to some lockers.  But now there’s the possibility of things getting a little more intense, because Playgirl wants to get involved.

A rep from Playgirl told E! that they want to take some dirty pictures of Chord Overstreet, the beautiful 21-year-old pictured above, and Mark Salling, the 28-year-old who plays Puck on the show.  They’re willing to pay up to $100,000 to each of the boys, and they’re also willing to allow the men to leave some clothes on.  When E! asked if they’d want to involve the likes of Matthew Morrison and Cory Monteith, they replied with “Uh, yeah, but, you know, they’re more adorkable.”  Well, you’re missing the mark with this one, Playgirl, because judging by the entire musical theatre department of my college, Mr. Schuester would sell oodles of nudey mags.

So what would you guys think if this happened (which, for the record, I really don’t think it will)?  Would you be equally creeped out, or is there some sort of double standard?  I think a big factor would be the setting.  Like if it was just a picture of Chord Overstreet on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace, that’d probably be a lot more ok than some sort of classroom shot featuring Cory Monteith and Mark Salling being all “hot for teacher” with Matthew Morrison, right?

Bristol Palin Has Got, Like, Bills to Pay

photo of bristol palin's photo shoot for harper's bazaar

The teenage-mom-ed Palin sits down with Harper’s Bazaar for their June issue and covers pretty much every topic from being a teenage mom, working full-time to support her two-person family and why, in fact, her two-person family isn’t a three-person family.

On Playgirl posing Levi Johnston and dating other guys:

“I just ignore it. He is a stranger to me,” she says, visibly rattled by the mention of Johnston’s name, though she refrains from saying more. “I don’t want to get into it. It’s just dirty laundry.” She is not seeing anyone at the moment: “I’m in no rush. One day I’ll find a nice guy.”

On her supposed lack of money to do, well … anything:

“I don’t ever have time for friends or anything like that,” she sighs. “It’s just like, ‘Right, crap, there is a hockey game tonight that I want to go to but I can’t.’ Or, ‘I do have to go to work today, because I’ve got bills to pay’.”

On finding out she was pregnant:

“It was kind of humiliating,” she sighs as she clears boxes of pizza and bowls of Doritos and Skittles. “Great, I’m 17 years old, I’m 40 pounds overweight with a big belly on me, all my friends are at school watching this on the news. This kind of sucks … I remember sitting on the couch with one of my best friends and Levi, and I just couldn’t spit it out. I was like, ‘Mom, Mom.’ I was bawling my eyes out. She was like, ‘What’s wrong?’ And I was like, ‘I’m pregnant.’ And she was like” — Bristol stops and mimics a gasp — “Oh my God. Holy crap. But once that part was over with and Tripp was here, it was just like, this baby is a blessing.”

On her maternal-ness and domesticity:

“I know I’ll be a hockey mom.”

On her future as a businesswoman:

“I want to pursue the opportunities I have now. I want to do public speaking and cause campaigning. I want to write a book.” (Before interviews, her mother advises, “Just smile, be positive, be confident.”)

And naturally, her non-predilection for President Obama’s administration and how things would be oh-so much better if her mom, Sarah Palin, had been voted in:

“I think he is making more Americans become dependent on government, and he’s acting like government can and should take care of everyone. That is completely contrary to what made America a great nation. We should be expected to take responsibility for ourselves.”

So, now that she’s a big girl and on her own, what do you think of Bristol Palin?

Get Ready for Levi’s Johnston


I know, I know, everyone’s going to be making that joke today. It’s okay. It’s funny. And I’m just delighted to hear that Levi Johnston is going to pose for Playgirl. I totally thought Playgirl had folded. What a fantastic way to make porn for “women” relevant again. To prepare, Levi is training three hours a day, six nights a week at an Anchorage gym with a local body builder. (That local body builder is not Sarah Palin.) He hasn’t reached a formal agreement with Playgirl, but his attorney says that it’s “a foregone conclusion.” Which may mean he’s bullshitting this whole thing for publicity, or to strong-arm Playgirl into paying him more money. Which, again, is totally okay with me.

I have to admit, I love Levi Johnston. I mean, the poor guy was just trying to fuck the hottest girl at his high school without a rubber — a common teenage pursuit — and then her mother had to go and run for Vice President of the fucking United States and drag him into a national spotlight, force him to propose to the aforementioned hot girl (whom he was just trying to fuck without a rubber, not freakin’ marry), and then the whole family treats him like shit and nobody will even let him see his baby. He got dealt a fairly crappy hand here, and I love that he’s dealing with it by making every possible exploitative penny and attempting to muddy the Palin name in the process. It’s how I like to think I’d behave in similar circumstances.

I have to admit something else. The AP’s headline for this story is “Father of Palin’s grandson to pose for Playgirl.” I read that like ten times wondering to myself who the hell was posing for Playgirl. “Father of Palin’s grandson” is just way too much dot-connecting for me. I didn’t understand it was Levi until I read the article. I’m still laughing to myself about that one.