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News: Bush Lyme Disease, Timbaland, Brad Womack, Zac Efron

road.jpg Minneapolis bridge hero turns down photo-op with Bush: “He was just, like, ‘Nope.’ ”

Bachelor_2road.jpg Meet TV's newest Bachelor Brad Womack.

road.jpg Recently-out Australian Idol contestant Anthony Callea dreaded interviews with the gay press when he was in the closet: "...it wasn't just me dreading it, it was the record company and management as well. I found out down the line a lot of the gay-press requests to do interviews were rejected before they ever got to me. Obviously they were being protective. I did an interview with a gay mag at the start of the year and the first question was "Are you gay?" It was funny because I'd done a day of media training two days before that. The woman doing the training said: 'That will never be asked as the first question.' I phoned her and said 'You were wrong. How much did we pay you?'"

road.jpg Timbaland talks about his recent collaborations with Madonna: "There's this one song, we taking it back to 'You must be my luck-eee starrrr!' ... Remember 'Ugly' by Bubba Sparxxx? I got a beat similar to that. The hook is no words. It's saying stuff named after coffee — all these different names for coffee — is the hook. ... The name of the song is 'La, La.' Pharrell did a hot one for her too called 'Candy Shop.' She's off the chain."

Watchmenroad.jpg Watching the new Watchmen movie: "The story primarily takes place at the end of the Cold War, the late 80s, but also looks back at the history of its alternate universe to see how superheroes would have changed our history. One of the caped crusaders we meet during those flashbacks is Hooded Justice, one of the first masked men to arrive on the scene who, it turns out, was also gay. So far, Hooded Justice hasn't been cast and hasn't been mentioned in discussion of the film. I hope that doesn't mean he won't appear in the movie. While Hooded Justice isn't one of Watchmen's essential characters, he plays a key role in establishing the bigotry and violent tendencies of another character, The Comedian."

Miloroad.jpg Milo Ventimiglia's break-out-of-something role.

road.jpg White House reveals Bush was treated for Lyme Disease a year ago.

road.jpg Woman goes into labor during American Idol audition: "This Tuesday, at the show's Dallas tryouts, one hopeful contestant sang her way straight from the stage to the hospital. Antoria Gillon tells Usmagazine.com, 'I went up to sing a 702 song called Get it Together in the middle of Texas Stadium in front of producers. And then I started to go into labor.' But the determined Texan didn't let the contractions get to her. Gillon, who had been waiting in line since 2 a.m. the night before explains, 'I kept singing. One of the judges gave me her seat! I told her I had been there all day, and nothing was going to stop me from singing. I hadn't been there all day for nothing!' After she completed the song, Gillon was taken to the nearby Medical Center at Lancaster, where she gave birth to a son."

road.jpg Gay or Zac Efron? (warning: site NSFW)

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  1. New bachelor: Why do they have to style that photo to the point that he doesn't even look real? He's about as sexy as a mannequin.

    Posted by: sam | Aug 9, 2007 5:29:27 PM


  2. My father has Lyme disease as well. Now two people I do not like has it. Well at least the little bugs do not discriminate.

    Posted by: Travis | Aug 9, 2007 5:44:16 PM


  3. Okay, this is the gazillionth bachelor. In all that time, the show has never had one of color: no Asian, no African-American, no Native American, no non-white Latino, and no visible mixed-race person.

    What the hell? Did the ABC producers get hit by the racist fairy? One third of the U.S. is non-white and they can't find man of color?

    Posted by: noah | Aug 9, 2007 6:58:55 PM


  4. Zac Afron is one hot piece of tender chicken!

    Posted by: yum | Aug 9, 2007 7:06:55 PM


  5. Noah, you beat me to the punch. I can't believe that no media outfit has ever pointed out how all reality dating shows are 100 percent white (notice how the non-whites are always eliminated the first or second episode?). Unbelievable.

    Posted by: Greg | Aug 9, 2007 7:35:49 PM


  6. Gotta say, read Watchmen, Hooded Justice really isn't a big part of it. He has one scene that could be considered pivotal, but that's it.

    I wouldn't even expect them to touch on the gayness of the character except in Comedian's homophobic goading. Same for Silhouette, the lesbian hero in the book.

    If they go there, great, but the focus is probably on the main 6 characters. Personally I'd love to see it as 2 or 3 movies not just one. Its a LOT to cram in 2 hrs.

    Posted by: Darren | Aug 9, 2007 8:21:38 PM


  7. Andy sorry to do this in comments -- ordered a t-shirt a few weeks back and haven't gotten it yet. Emailed you but afraid it didn't go through. Any problems with orders?

    Posted by: JGC | Aug 9, 2007 10:20:41 PM


  8. Who will watch the Watchmen... movie?

    Posted by: anon (gmail.com) | Aug 9, 2007 11:51:52 PM


  9. Andy didn't you say you slept with Matt Sanchez? Got any pictures?

    Posted by: Matt Sanchez | Aug 10, 2007 5:24:26 AM


  10. I miss 702! Go girl, sing it!

    Posted by: Michael | Aug 10, 2007 11:23:14 AM


  11. I never watched an episode of "The Bachelor" simply because the show seems dull to me. I don't find the actors and actresses-if I can call them that- that attractive, but I wonder what the search criterias are when they're looking for potential bachelor candidates.

    Posted by: Shabaka | Aug 10, 2007 1:38:20 PM


  12. Was does George Bush having Lyme disease have to do with anything?

    Efron scares the living daylights out of me.

    Posted by: Br!on | Aug 11, 2007 5:38:42 PM


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