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road.jpg STUDY: "[UK] Gay men face considerably lower wages than their heterosexual colleagues and are less likely to be in work, despite the introduction of a law to prevent discrimination against sexual orientation in the workplace more than two and a half years ago."

Melroad.jpg Mel Gibson in DUI embarrassment. Apologizes for anti-Semitic tirade.

road.jpg NYT perpetuates Christina Aguilera/Britney Spears rivalry in a new profile on Xtina: "As Ms. Spears, a proud hillbilly and soon to be mother of two, attempts to clean up her image and quash speculation that her marriage to a backup dancer turned rapper is on the rocks, it’s her former rival, Ms. Aguilera, who has found the road to respectability. And the once-dirty singer is convinced that it is she who will have the last laugh."

road.jpg Lambda Legal and ACLU ask Nebraska court to reconsider ruling reinstating Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage: "The federal appeals court panel ... just ignored the U.S. Supreme Court, which has ruled that states can't pass laws just to discriminate against gay people. We are hopeful that the court will recognize this decision simply can't be squared with constitutional guarantees of equality."

road.jpg Apple may introduce its iPhone in August, according to recent rumors: "A reader is reporting to us that a coworker's tech-unsavvy friend, who is regularly hired by Apple to do marketing photo shoots, was recently brought on to take some shots of 'the sleekest, sexiest damn phone he's ever seen.'"

Soldierroad.jpg Following the outing of a gay linguist, Fort Bragg soldiers say "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is a trivial issue.

road.jpg Suburban Chicago gay bar Nutbush City Limits celebrates its 30th anniversary: "There are obviously still people in the suburbs who are very closeted and leading double lives, but much less than before. It's not so unusual for a male couple to live openly in a small city or a suburb, whereas 10 years ago that was unusual and 20 years ago, if it happened, it was very hidden."

road.jpg Nick Lachey reportedly roughs up 18-year-old who attempts to take photos of him with a cameraphone. Spokesman: "This harassment with camera phones - it's just out of control."

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  1. Wow. Separated at birth: Mel Gibson and Saddam Hussein...

    Posted by: Michael W. | Jul 31, 2006 9:13:53 AM


  2. Michael, I had the exact same thought!

    I sure wish that Mel would crawl back into his spider hole and leave us all in peace.

    Posted by: Jonathon | Jul 31, 2006 9:25:44 AM


  3. At the OUT Games here this weekend the representative of conservative government got booed by 40000 people until he left the stage. (They only sent him after refusing to come and being pressured by statement by KD Lang and others.) It was quite a scene, but showed how unified the people were. Even the guy who got booed though thought apparently. It seemed to good a story for Towleroad to miss. Strangely, it was front page news on all the French papers and not mentioned much if at all in the English papers... not sure what that is all about.

    Posted by: Vincent-louis Apruzzese | Jul 31, 2006 9:32:30 AM


  4. Saddam works. But I instantly thought Osama. The press has a way of finding the least flattering photos to use when a celebrity gets into trouble, but with Mel, I think this may actually be the first one to depict just how much of a nut he is.

    Posted by: mark | Jul 31, 2006 9:35:32 AM


  5. Nick should be happy ANYBODY still wants to take his picture.

    Posted by: Digger | Jul 31, 2006 10:46:12 AM


  6. I am now forced to reavaluate all of Mel's classic fims.

    Mel Gibson circa 1984: "I'll do the next Mad Max film if we call it "Mad Max - Beyond Jew Dome."

    Producers: " Um....no, Mel. No."

    Mel Gibson: "Ok, but we change the Thunderdome rallying cry to "Two Jews enter! No Jews leave!"

    Producers: (sigh loudly) "No, Mel. Sweet Jesus, you're crazy."

    Posted by: Marcolo | Jul 31, 2006 10:49:25 AM


  7. Drat,but he was born in Peekskill, NY? Well, he's an Australian now, so deport his ass and ban 'em from returning.

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | Jul 31, 2006 11:12:58 AM


  8. I guess Mel Gibson's "lethal weapon" is his mouth. Sorry? Who's he kidding?! He's only sorry he got caught drunk with his filter down. Did anyone see the South Park episode in which they rip Mel Gibson a new ass (no pun intended) for his referrences to homosexual intercourse as "disgusting" and against the laws of God? It was HILARIOUS. This guy's a nut job if I ever saw one. Is it any wonder why his "The Passion of the Christ" indirectly accused Jews of Christ's crucifixion, painting them in a horrible light?

    Posted by: Cory | Jul 31, 2006 11:37:18 AM


  9. First Cruise does his meltdown, now Mel. It makes me long for the days that this kind of shit ruined a career, sadly it will not effect either of theirs.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jul 31, 2006 11:58:14 AM


  10. Wow! According to Mel Gibson...

    [From Yahoo! News]
    ...A leaked arrest report quoted Gibson as saying "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,"

    Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice are Jewish! Who knew....?

    Posted by: Rad | Jul 31, 2006 12:00:42 PM


  11. in regards to Mel Gibson, usually when someone is drunk is when they are the most honest because their inhibitions are down. he surely was expressing his true feelings. fucking, racist bigot who claims to be a christian. well, he certainly is one type of a "christian".

    Posted by: Bryce | Jul 31, 2006 1:52:55 PM


  12. Mel Gibson = NAZI

    Posted by: dumbassidiot | Jul 31, 2006 1:53:20 PM


  13. Mel, you'll never __________ in this town again. Hail to the p.r person that finds a way out of this for Gibson. Lunch at the Ivy with Spielberg? A Kabbalah Water commercial (in Japan)? The Passion of Christ IV?

    Posted by: Giovanni | Jul 31, 2006 1:56:32 PM


  14. Gio: Seriously, I never thought about Spielberg, et al. I would be stunned if he ever works with people such as Spielberg again. Sadly, someone pointed out that this may not hurt his career as much as it should. Personally, I'm hoping it's the first of many nails in his coffin...

    Posted by: Cory | Jul 31, 2006 2:01:59 PM


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