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road.jpg Michelle Williams says she's been visited by the ghost of Heath Ledger: "The first time, she was woken at night after hearing furniture move. In another 'visitation', she said he apologised to her for not being there to help raise their two-year-old daughter, Matilda. Williams claimed the hauntings helped her grieve."

Wentzroad.jpg Remember 'Op' surfwear? It's making a comeback.

road.jpg Who is Gossip Girl's gay character going to get caught making out with? (SPOILER WARNING)

road.jpg Pinkberry comes clean on ingredients.

road.jpg Paper: Mood of 'deep pessimism' pervades AIDS vaccine scientists.

road.jpg North Carolina adds new rule to Patents' bill of rights ensuring that same-sex partners will get visitation rights: "The rule adds a provision to the Patients’ Bill of Rights, stating: “A patient has the right to designate visitors who shall receive the same visitation privileges as the patient’s immediate family members, regardless of whether the visitors are legally related to the patient.” The right applies to hospitals statewide. 'We know how important it is that patients have their loved ones by their sides, but all too often same-sex partners have been turned away when their partner is hospitalized.' said Ian Palmquist, Executive Director of Equality NC Foundation. 'The new policy will ensure that the patient’s wishes are respected. This is a victory not just for same-sex couples, but for unmarried opposite-sex couples, caregivers, and other loved ones whom the state does not legally recognize.'" Medical decisions are not covered under the new rule.

road.jpg HUNG: HBO developing series about a guy with a big dick?

Eastonroad.jpg Town administrator of Easton, Massachusetts, outside Boston, to marry: "Tomorrow, Easton Town Administrator David Colton will marry his longtime partner, Brian Khoo, an interior designer from Malaysia. It will be a black-tie event. The five Easton selectmen will attend. So will state Senator Brian A. Joyce, a legislative supporter of gay marriage who will deliver a speech on the subject. In a perfect world, Colton said, there would be no need for such a speech at his wedding. And becoming the first gay town administrator in the state to get married would not deserve particular note. But, for now, Colton said, he sees his marriage as a validation of a fight for equality - of his work to become a successful town administrator, regardless of his sexual orientation."

Fuenteroad.jpg Cristian de la Fuente: stogie daddy.

road.jpg Check out the trailer for Will Smith's summer superhero movie Hancock.

road.jpg Game show looking for real-life Will & Grace.

road.jpg New York theater figure Joe Cino honored with plaque to be mounted on site of historic cafe: "Fifty years ago Joe Cino rented a storefront in New York City’s Greenwich Village in order to open a coffee house, which eventually morphed into what is now regarded as the birthplace of the Off Off Broadway movement and the American Gay Theatre Movement."

road.jpg Michael Cunningham's The Hours to become an opera?

road.jpg Variety previews the GLAAD media awards in L.A.: "On occasion, the specifics resonate far beyond the same-sex world and into the mainstream, as when Ang Lee's 'Brokeback Mountain' dominated conversations two years ago or Ellen DeGeneres came out on her eponymous TV show a decade earlier. But not every year can be a banner one, and the work of 2007 being celebrated at this year's ceremonies seems to honor steady progress more than milestone moments."

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  1. Damn-it-all-to hell!! I can't have my friggin Pinkberry anymore:)

    And I had been lookin' forward to the Will Smith movie trailer, but after watching it last night...can't say I wanna see it. It's like his version of Spykids. Ugh!

    Posted by: Silverskreen | Apr 24, 2008 2:08:57 PM


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    Posted by: Leland Frances | Apr 24, 2008 2:39:25 PM


  3. Wait, so GLAAD isn't giving an award to "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry"? I thought they loved that movie!

    Posted by: crispy | Apr 24, 2008 2:40:00 PM


  4. What the fuck is going on with television these days? A series about a guy with a big dick? Can't any of these supposedly brilliant writers and developers make something that isn't just blatantly exploitative? Is it all about money and that's it? I have so little respect for creatives today.

    Posted by: Dan | Apr 24, 2008 2:43:48 PM


  5. Instead of new show about someone's cock, can't HBO just hire Christian to be "Shirtless"? That's the entire concept for the program.

    Every episode is a day in the life of a hot cigar smokin Latin who never wears a shirt.

    Episode 1 - he works out and sweats (a lot)

    Episode 2 - he hangs out by the pool

    Episode 3 - he runs on the beach

    Episode 4 - he goes grocery shopping

    Episode 5 - he visits Mom

    The possibilities are endless. Sounds good to me.

    Posted by: Christopher Daly | Apr 24, 2008 5:21:18 PM


  6. Christopher Daly,

    me too. except, it's "cristian" and "latino".

    Posted by: nic | Apr 24, 2008 5:41:36 PM


  7. Dan, Dan...!
    Not ALL Creatives, please! The "creatives" in LA, sure; but c'mon...

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Apr 25, 2008 8:12:16 AM


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