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Ian McKellen Eyeing Michael Fassbender as Hot, Young Trophy Husband

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If you don't like having comic book movie plots spoiled years in advance, this year's Comic-Con probably wasn't for you. If, however, you enjoy seeing Ian McKellen try to literally charm the pants off of his X-Men: Days of Future Past co-star Michael Fassbender, then this year's Comic-Con was probably the best thing to happen ever.

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McKellen and Fassbender, who will play old and young Magneto, respectively, were sitting near each other at their Comic-Con panel. Questions were asked, answered, and generally bantered over until McKellen decided that Fassbender was just too handsome not to flirt with. So, without further ado, this is what Ian McKellen's game sounds like: "I just want to say it's great to be back in California," McKellen told the crowd. "I feel safe here now that you've gotten rid of Proposition 8. I'm looking for a husband...It's great to meet you, Michael." [Vulture]

  • Ryan Murphy has explained how Glee is going to cope with the untimely death of Cory Monteith: the show will air a Finn/Monteith tribute episode (the third episode of the season) that will explain the death of Finn, followed by two already-penned episodes. Then, Glee will go on hiatus so its writers can "reassess" the show's direction. [CBS]
  • According to Michael Lohan, the owner of a tremendously ironic "Best Dad Ever" coffee mug, Oprah isn't just a wealthy media personality with her own TV network and a timeshare with Beyoncé in a secret celebrity resort in a volcano on Venus (as in, the planet) — she's also an exorcist determined to save his daughter Lindsay from the evil fame demons that have inhabited her body since Mean Girls. [TMZ]
  • Speaking of Beyoncé (aren't we always really speaking of Beyoncé, though?), Bey and Jay-Z attended a "Justice for Trayvon Martin" vigil in Harlem with (an eerily svelte) Al Sharpton and Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother. [NYDN]
  • Mischievous ginger-bread man Jesse Tyler Ferguson married Justin Mikita in Manhattan yesterday, and basically everyone — Padma Lakshimi, Ty Burrell, Jerry O'Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Zachary Quinto — EXCEPT for you was invited. What did you do to make J-Squared so angry? [Us Weekly]
  • Just two months after having awkwardly staged sex with James Deen on camera, Farrah Abraham has collected more than $100,000 in royalties for "Back Door Teen Mom." TMZ refers to this money as "back end" royalties, because TMZ has no self control when it comes to jokes about butt stuff. [TMZ]
  • Captain "Chris Evans" America showed everyone that he's a really dedicated method actor when he tweeted his displeasure about Rolling Stone's decision to put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover, and subsequently explained the tweet at Comic-Con on Saturday: "I just felt on that Rolling Stone cover he looked like Jim Morrison. He looked like a rock star. It glorified him." It's official — Rolling Stone has successfully trolled a superhero. [AP]
  • Also, sister-kisser Chris Evans thought that kissing Winter Soldier co-star Scartlett Johansson was a little like kissing his sister. [AP]
  • Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux went on a dual maternal dinner date, at which they were no doubt subjected to a healthy dose of wedding-date nagging. [Just Jared]
  • Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy sat next to each other at Comic-Con and were all like, "We're the coolest!" as they sucked on Icebreakers and blew cool air all over the audience. [Just Jared]
  • Sinbad, where u been? Oh, filing for bankruptcy? Sorry we asked. [TMZ]
  • The greedy Gringotts goblins running the IRS claim that Courtney Love owes more than $260,000 in back taxes. [TMZ]
  • The evil producers of X-Factor are accused of sabotaging the musical aspirations of Hollywood High School choir. [TMZ]
  • Stacy Keibler has confirmed that she purchased leg insurance. [Fox News]
  • Speaking of Fox News, Geraldo Rivera tweeted a gross selfie. Good luck unseeing it. [Twitter]
  • Any second now, a new Royal will emerge from the Duchess of Cambridge's gilded uterus. [CNN]
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What did you do to make J-Squared so angry?

I have a pet peeve about using 'squared' after a letter to denote that it is used twice. I assume that Doug is using it because the grooms' first names both begin with J. But 2J or double J would be more appropriate since that would mean J x 2. J-squared means J x J. We can't just assume J equals 2, can we? I would say J is more likely to equal 10. B on the other hand, I will accept as equal to 2. I know people do the squared thing to be cute, but it has always annoyed me and always will. Double does not equal squared. And yes cubed or another similar variant bugs me too. Triple does not equal cubed, etc.