The News: Michael Phelps, Al Reynolds, Amazing Race…

road.jpg Chicago man charged with misdemeanor battery and a felony hate crime after punching man following an admission that he was gay.

Phelps_1road.jpg Swimmer Michael Phelps snatches world No. 1 ranking from Ian Thorpe.

road.jpg REPORT: Al Reynolds, Jr. has visited a “high-profile” divorce lawyer.

road.jpg Amazing Race 10 teams announced, including gay couple Tom and Terry from NYC: “This feisty, fun-loving couple has been together for over two years. Their playful nitpicking is constant, but it always ends in shared laughter. This energetic couple is hoping the Race will prove to them they have what it takes to stay together.” (via reality blurred)

road.jpg Pink News takes a look at Palestinian refugee rentboys in Lebanon: “Tarek comes to the Corniche once or twice a week, where he sits alone most of the night. He lives with his parents, and says they don’t know. ‘I don’t come with my friends any more; I don’t think they know. I don’t want them to know. If I see someone here I know, I move.’ His secrecy is helped by the fact that his parents don’t ask him where he goes at night, ‘They see I have money and they don’t have to give it to me.'”


  1. Mike says

    I’m not one to get all caught up in reality tv but it might be interesting this time around. Also included in that race are the father/lesbian daughter team Duke and Lauren who are rebuilding their relationship after she came out to him several years ago. And the two male models Tyler and James…hmmm!

  2. GBM says

    The article on the Palestinian rentboy Tarek is really harrowing but also touching as well. I did experience some cognitive dissonance while trying to sympathize with Tarek’s horrible lot in life–resigning to give up his body to to the whims of prowling lecherous men–while at the same time that I was distractedly oggling the pictures of half naked beefcakes that necessarily clutter the borders of gay media. We have plenty of rentboys in NYC too–I’d hate to end up looking at them only with a leer–paying them $50 when we should be helping them off the streets or into shelter programs.

  3. Gilli says

    Why so much hatred towards Star/Al? Maybe she has some growing up to do. So? Didn’t Martha?…

    Besides, Barbara allowed her wedding show(s)–and planned and rejoiced in the whole thing with her–then blamed her when it didn’t work out.

    Barbara cd have tried to help this post-show situation–with some kind of charitable campaign(s), for example–but did she? Not that I can see.

    Now that ‘The View’ has become ‘The Rosie View’, am I suddenly going to return to it? Uh, no.

    If Star and Al do divorce, uhhh, don’t you have something better to do than celebrate a divorce? Much less a divorce of 2 complete strangers??? Come on!


  4. patrick nyc says

    Sympathy for the Devil Gilli?

    Star is a fake and her marriage, which is clearly a sham, was bled to death in the media. If you feed off the media, and feed into it, you can not bitch if it turns on you, as is the case of Ms Piggy. Staples and all.

    She did quite a bit of bitching herself about her man not being on the downlow, despite all the reports of his past.

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