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10/02/2014

Controversy Surrounds Screening Of Gay Teen Documentary in Russia - VIDEO

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A Russian television channel has created controversy surrounding the screening of a documentary about gay teens last month at the Pacific Meridians festival in Vladivostok, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

According to People's Patriotic Channel, despite the 18+ rating of the documentary Deti 404 (Children 404), tickets to the screening were sold to minors without a proper ID check.

404404 refers to an online forum for Russian-speaking LGBTQ teens and to an error message displayed on Russian computer screens when people attempt to navigate to a web page that doesn't exist. 

People's Patriotic Channel claims that the documentary violates Russia's "gay propaganda" law.

A screening of the film in St Petersburg last April was disrupted by Orthodox Christian activists and police.

The festival's organizers have said the theater is to blame for the incident but added that the inclusion of the film into one of the festival's sections was important as it deals with a major social issue.

Festival programming director Natalia Timofeyeva said “this film is very useful because we are striving for a tolerant society in which people who are different can also exist.”

Watch a trailer for Deti 404, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Oct. 2,2014 at 10:42 AM EST by in Film, Film and TV, Gay Youth, Law - Gay, LGBT, LGBT Rights, LGBT Stories, Russia, Video, YouTube | Permalink | Comments (1)


Stephen Colbert Highlights the Values Voter Summit and Bobby Jindal's Return to the 'Stupid Party' - VIDEO

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On a recent segment on his show, Stephen Colbert looked back on the "four day orgy of people fundamentally opposed to orgies" known as the Values Voter Summit. The anti-gay extravaganza, which took place in D.C. this past weekend, featured such notable opponents of equality as Michele Bachmann, Tony Perkins, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and many others. 

Colbert also announced during the segment that he would be throwing his support behind Louisiana Governor (and VVS attendee) Bobby Jindal for president - who despite a post-2012 election call for the GOP to "stop being the "stupid party," is now firmly back on the side of right-wing nuttery. 

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

And if you missed our exclusive report by People for the American Way about the Republican Party's dubious "rebranding" while still maintaining a cozy relationship with the hate group-backed Values Voter Summit, check that out HERE.

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Posted Oct. 2,2014 at 10:22 AM EST by in Bobby Jindal, Family Research Council, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Stephen Colbert, Ted Cruz, Tony Perkins | Permalink | Comments (0)


Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet Crashed a Frat House, Took Selfies: VIDEO

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet paid a visit to Stonestreet's alma mater Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas and decided after their talk with students on campus to check out Stonestreet's old frat house.

Their timing couldn't have been more awkward. Turns out there had just been a party at the frat house and the Modern Family actors walked in on the aftermath, which included frat bros getting intimate with their ladies.

Ferguson tells Conan what happened when Mitch and Cam walked into the bedroom, AFTER THE JUMP...

Ferguson also talks about throwing out the first pitch at a Dodger's game recently ("gayest opening pitch") and making People magazine's "Best Dressed List".

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Posted Oct. 2,2014 at 10:02 AM EST by in Conan O'Brien, Eric Stonestreet, Fraternities, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kansas, News | Permalink | Comments (0)


Matt Alber Wakes Up Next to His 'Handsome Man' in New Music Video: WATCH

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Out singer-songwriter Matt Alber (you may recall his gorgeous clip "End of the World" or his clips for "Tightrope" and "Velvet Goldmine") is back with a new track and a video he crowdfunded production for on Indiegogo.

"Handsome Man" is a sexy celebration of the object of one's affection.

Watch the romantic clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Oct. 2,2014 at 9:42 AM EST by in Matt Alber, Music, Music Video, News | Permalink | Comments (6)


Christian Bale Offers Up Old Testament-Style Liberation in 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Trailer: VIDEO

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The latest Biblical epic to receive the Hollywood treatment, Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings stars Christian Bale as Moses - the divinely chosen emancipator of Jewish slaves in Egypt.

Check out the locust-filled debut trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

The film, starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Tuturro, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver, and Indira Varma, arrives in theaters December 12. 

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Posted Oct. 2,2014 at 9:22 AM EST by in Christian Bale, Film and TV, The Bible | Permalink | Comments (6)


Ryan Seacrest Sits Down with His 'Male Crush' Sam Smith: VIDEO

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Hitmaker Sam Smith sat down this week with Ryan Seacrest to talk about songwriting, success, and his league of fans that call themselves the "Sam Fam".

Smith tells Seacrest that his track "I'm Not the Only One" benefits from the fact that he was hung over and had told himself he was not going to record that day. He also talks about how he hasn't traditionally been a fan of male singers, and worried before his voice broke as an adolescent that he would no longer be able to sing the female divas when it went deep.

Smith reveals how he overcame that, and made Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know" part of his repertoire. Smith is also became close with Mary J. Blige after doing a Disclosure show together, and she calls in to the show to surprise him.

Watch it all go down, AFTER THE JUMP...

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