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road.jpg Anti-gay evangelical preacher stabbed to death in Perth, Australia.

Mapplethorperoad.jpg Photographers, artists bitter over Polaroid's demise: "'Now what the hell am I supposed to do?' asks John Waters, who’s shot a Polaroid of each person who’s come into his apartment since 1992—friends, interviewers, deliverymen, everyone. 'Digital isn’t instant gratification, and those cameras don’t make that sexy sound.'"

road.jpg Self-described 'YouTube Superstar' Tricia Walsh-Smith may join The Real Housewives of New York City.

road.jpg Is Jake Gyllenhaal getting Nailed?

road.jpg Till death: McGreevey divorce trial begins Tuesday. "Legal analysts expect New Jersey's former first couple will approach new lows, even for divorce court. 'I'm not going to tell you this is going to be the worst case ever in the history of New Jersey divorces,' said Charles Abut, a matrimonial lawyer who operates the New Jersey Family Law blog. 'But I think if you asked longtime matrimonial lawyers, 'Give me the your top 10 worst,' this one is going to appear on everyone's list.' The proceedings, which are expected to last up to six weeks in Elizabeth's Union County Courthouse, have been divided into three sections. Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy has said she will rule separately on each part: Custody of the couple's 6-year-old daughter, Jacqueline; the amount of child support and alimony McGreevey must pay Matos McGreevey; and, finally, Matos McGreevey's claim McGreevey defrauded her, tricking her into a marriage of political convenience even though he knew he was gay."

Lalliroad.jpg In March I posted about the appointment of Yale music professor and singer Richard Lalli to Yale residential college master, one of the school's highest recognitions. Now the Hartford Courant has profiled Lalli.

road.jpg Frank Rich wonders why the media is ignoring John Hagee...

road.jpg Indiewire talks to gay filmmaker Arthur Dong: "As a gay Asian American filmmaker I'd be naive to think that anti-gay bigotry and racism has not affected the opportunities or lack thereof in terms of my work. But the way I confront it is to first acknowledge whatever factors I think might be there, and then forge ahead anyway with that knowledge. We all have thrust upon us unwanted external forces that we have no control over, whoever we are, and if we allow them to be barriers (excuses?) to our goals, then we may as well give it up because perseverance, passion, and stamina is a must for independent filmmakers."

road.jpg Inside Banksy's CANS Exhibit.

Mayerjohnroad.jpg John Mayer asks for hair Haikus.

road.jpg T.R. Knight and Mark Cornelsen already planning for children. Knight: “I wouldn’t rule [adoption] out at all. I think it would be adopting versus any other route. But yeah. I mean, there are a lot of kids who need homes.”

road.jpg FOX News radio host John Gibson mocks MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, lesbians.

road.jpg As the World Turns' Van Hansis reportedly dating fellow actor Tyler Hanes.

road.jpg Australian Capitol Territory forced to back down on civil partnerships: "The ACT decision comes as the deeply religious Mr Rudd faces growing attack from Christian groups over his Government's decision to remove discrimination against gays from all other federal laws. Mr Corbell yesterday accused the Rudd Government of breaking a commitment to the states and territories to allow them to legislate as they saw fit. The legislation, which was quashed by the Howard government in 2006, would have allowed gay couples to have their relationships recognised in a legally binding ceremony."

road.jpg Gay powerlifter Chris Morgan reaches World Championships.

road.jpg Israeli court denies restraining order against gay man's former partner because nation's family and domestic violence laws do not apply to gay partnerships: "The complainant told the court that the former lover, a younger man who had lived in his Ramat Gan home with him for two years, was abusing him psychologically. He argued that as common-law partner he was entitled to the protection of the family court."

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  1. I'm not sure I'de take Perez's word on the Van Hansis thing. If you trusted Perez, every good looking young male celebrity is gay (and Fidel Castro died a few months ago).

    Posted by: Aaron | May 5, 2008 2:40:20 PM

  2. Yeah, gay people & Roman Catholics ought to be demanding that McCain cut his ties with Hagee--just so many demanded Barack cut his ties with Reverend Wright. Ofourse, McCain is counting on too many gay votes 'cept the ones like Senator Craig. Yeah, but what about the Catholics? Aren't y'all offended by this preachin' Prostestant fool?

    What a combination? Gays and the Roman Catholic Church: an unholy union...according the Reverend Hagee.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 5, 2008 2:54:36 PM

  3. "just AS so many demanded that Barack cut his ties with..."

    "Of course, McCain is NOT counting on too many gay votes..."

    I give up. I'll try again tomorrow.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 5, 2008 2:57:51 PM

  4. van hansis and hanes... awww, too, too cute.

    @ ARRON, i dunno. perez has been right much more often than not.

    Posted by: nic | May 5, 2008 4:00:15 PM

  5. Van Hansis is so fucking adorable. If I have a type, he's it.

    John Mayer's appeal I really don't get, though at least he has a sense of humor. Then again, I've never heard his music.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 5, 2008 4:12:08 PM

  6. @ Derrick:

    I think we knew what you meant.

    Posted by: Myackie | May 5, 2008 4:13:23 PM

  7. Now if only we could all find a way to divorce the McGreeveys.

    Posted by: tominjersey | May 5, 2008 4:14:37 PM

  8. Once again, I plead... Please label any links to Perez Hilton, so that I may avoid them.

    Posted by: Roy | May 5, 2008 4:17:58 PM

  9. Roy, I'm very concerned about your computer if you click on links without looking at the ultimate destination.

    BTW, your credit card has been compromised and we need you to click the below link right away so we can verify your account details.

    Posted by: Rey | May 5, 2008 5:08:38 PM

  10. The Cans Festival was (no... IS) pretty amazing. Here are my photos of it:

    That was from the first day, though (Saturday.) Because people can add to it, it's already changed a ton since then. A friend went today and from his pictures I can tell it's already a very different experience. I wish I could have gone every day, and again a week from now. I have a feeling it will be different every day until it gets painted over in six months... and even then I suspect there will be calls to make it something permanent. It's pretty great.

    Posted by: Rich | May 5, 2008 9:21:14 PM

  11. John Mayer - Forgiving him for his horrible taste in bagging Jessica Simpson (hey, we all have our moments), there's something about him that makes me want to give him a tongue bath with "You're body is a wonderland" playing in the background. Damn!

    Posted by: TyInTenn | May 5, 2008 9:35:21 PM

  12. "haiku for john and his hair"

    john mayer's feathers?

    cute! may i fuck

    your sweet ass,

    then, taste your

    sweet cum?


    i think i adhered to the 5-7-5 syllable rule. though, i know there is much more to haiku than that. anyhoo. cute, sweet, smart, talented, open-minded guy .... what more can any of us ask for? oh yeah, the gay part. oh well, i welcome our straight friends. no disrespect intended to mr. mayer.

    Posted by: nic | May 6, 2008 7:53:03 AM

  13. Van Hansis is totally hot !!

    Posted by: LIVIA | Jul 27, 2009 12:18:35 PM

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