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FLIGHT 1549: New footage released late yesterday shows final moments before plane hits river, passengers getting out on wing, ferry rescue.

THE WEST WING: An update.

DIANE SAWYER: Was certainly enjoying herself at the inauguration.

GAY FOR PAY: Tyra Banks talks to a straight porn actor who does it with the guys.

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  1. Only a drunk could truly appreciate the Diane Sawyer piece. Hiliarious. I knew I loved her, and she's not only beautiful but fabulous!

    Tyra Banks or her audience--who's dumber?

    The gay-for-pay guy and his bissexual girlfriend came across as more intelligent than Tyra or her stupid audience.

    (I should have made my Diane comment first. I want to leave out of here feeling Diane was drinkin' something expensive and classy...betcha'. She's a classy dame...hiccup!)

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 23, 2009 4:27:52 PM

  2. I can't believe Diane Sawyer was so fucked up and they didn't replace her. Looked like a combo of too little sleep and maybe pills. Who knows.

    Tyra is not afraid to tackle the tough stories.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 23, 2009 4:30:08 PM

  3. Barbara Walters is probably rolling over in her grave thanks to Diane Sawyer's unprofessionaliam.

    If ABC is looking for way to cut costs, this would be a great reason to fire her and save a few mill.

    Posted by: paul c | Jan 23, 2009 4:38:13 PM

  4. I'm sure I've seen "Dean's" work and from what I've seen, when he's taking it from another dude, he sure looks aroused to me.

    Posted by: umm | Jan 23, 2009 4:49:11 PM

  5. I heard that Diane wasn't drunk, but she HAD been up for at least 24 hours when GMA aired.

    Posted by: Nick | Jan 23, 2009 5:00:31 PM

  6. Yeah I've seen Dean on Straight College Men and he does look like he's really enjoying it.

    Posted by: secretagentman | Jan 23, 2009 5:15:45 PM

  7. I think Paula Abdul and Diane Sawyer switched bodies. Paula was acting kind of newscasterly on AI this week. Just my hunch. The news might be more fun if everyone was drunk--maybe someone should slip some tequila into Anderson's coffee and see what happens?

    Posted by: Ernie | Jan 23, 2009 5:28:17 PM

  8. I think there's more to Diane Sawyer's display than just pills and/or booze and or sleep deprivation.

    C'mon, guys, don't ruin the fantasy! These guys DON'T like most unclean, emasculating homo sex. They do it just for the money. They're REAL MEN, not lady boys who are actually gay. That sells...

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 23, 2009 5:30:12 PM

  9. "I think there's more to Diane Sawyer's display than just pills and/or booze and or sleep deprivation."

    what else, then, TANK?


    i know tyra is a bit ditzy, but she means well. plus, she's good to the gays.
    btw, wasn't biden 3 sheets also?

    Posted by: nic | Jan 23, 2009 6:03:48 PM

  10. Gay for pay, that is such a oxymoron, no "straight" man is going to have sex with another man, free or paid and since most are so bad at "acting" you know they are getting into it, no matter what they tell the women who allow it. But, they are funny with how they explain it, like all those "straight" guys who look for transsexuals who have not had the operation and say "no men," LOL!

    Posted by: Tim | Jan 23, 2009 6:03:50 PM

  11. Diane Sawyer, former Richard Nixon aide and apologist. Current No talent Republican Hack (See Frost Nixon

    Posted by: ggreen | Jan 23, 2009 6:04:46 PM

  12. Tim is absolutely right. Three of my four brothers and nearly all my straight friends, no matter how gay-friendly, would never have sex with another guy unless the amounts involved were, say, $10K. At least. And they wouldn't be aroused. (The other brother isn't gay, but when he's drunk he gets a lot more affectionate with other men, so he'd probably do it for less.)

    That said, I'm going to start a "straight for pay" service. Gay men will prove their long histories of loving man on man action, then get paid to mess around with a woman. It will make me a fortune!

    I wonder what the couple on Tyra are going to do for a living once their looks fade. I guess the Cheescake Factory is always hiring.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 23, 2009 6:53:53 PM

  13. When?

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 23, 2009 7:16:03 PM

  14. One of the guys on Tyra's show was the one who was fired by his local Subway because some customer complained about having a porn star making his sandwich.
    One thing that surprised me was the naive and childlike questions Tyra was asking. (Ummm. How do I ask...ummm If it's Christmas or Hannukah, would you be giving presents or receiving presents?")
    But what surprised me even more was the fact that the porn stars and bartenders were the ones who spoke with the most integrity and understanding on the show. The only gay guy they had on was the editor of the Advocate, and I was floored when he told the straight bartenders (who said they love working with gay men) that we in the gay community do NOT welcome them in our work spaces and we don't want straight people working there. I mean these were hot guys who love to be taken for gay and were outspoken about supporting gay people. Personally, I don't know any gay man in my circles who agrees with what was portrayed as "the opinion of us in the gay community."

    Posted by: GregV | Jan 23, 2009 7:26:36 PM

  15. I think they, gays for pay and alleged straight bartenders like working for the gays is we tip better than straight guys! That said, no real, 100%, red blooded straight man is going to have sex with another dude, no matter how much is offered.

    Posted by: Karl | Jan 23, 2009 7:54:52 PM

  16. Funny how no one ever accuses women of being dykes if they tongue another girl. Let's face it, it's a double standard. Sex workers obviously have no qualms having sex for money, whether it be with someone of the same sex or the opposite sex. Men can fake it just as well as women. If closeted gay men can fake it with women what makes you think straight guys can't fake it with another man?

    Posted by: sugarrhill | Jan 23, 2009 8:11:34 PM

  17. The Pilsner Inn in San Francisco hires a lot of straight guys, and it's true---they work there because they make more than they would at some cheesy straight bar. Straight men have no reason to tip another guy much, and straight women often have their drinks paid for by straight men. I've never tipped less than $1 for a drink, and it's usually more. Whereas straight guys *might* leave some change.

    Though my friends in the service industry tell me that, all around, lesbians are the worst tippers.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 23, 2009 8:33:00 PM

  18. RE Diane Swayer: Early stages of dementia. I dunno, it seemed like it was a blood sugar thing, or more a health related problem...does she have diabetes?

    Anyway, is it just me or is Rahm Emanuel one scary fuckin' dude? Ya know, not just because he could kill you with a toothpick and his thumb or disfigured finger, but that sometimes he looks and acts like he'd actually do it. Oy...

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 23, 2009 10:30:37 PM

  19. @ SUGARRHILL: Most people who study sexual orientation agree that women's orientation is more fluid than men's (once out of adolescence). That being said, there's PLENTY of evidence of "situational homosexuality" (e.g., prison, military, sailors) between men who have no women around.

    Posted by: David R. | Jan 23, 2009 10:32:49 PM

  20. Well, that doesn't explain this, david R. And further, the money's better? SO they're willing to pretend and do this stuff so long as the money's good? Well, why not. It's just that those who feed into this...and the reason why it's popular...bunch of self hatin' marys, no ifs ands or buts about it.

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 23, 2009 10:38:13 PM

  21. It's sad, too, from their end of it--no pun intended. I mean, can you imagine being such a fuckup that you can't survive in the straight world with all that hetero privilege...that you have to go against your self described sexual orientation (the relevant part, because there's nothing wrong with porn or prostitution) in selling your body to the encouragement and support of a pack of stereotypical self loathing queens? Now that's sad and pathetic, and I pity them.

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 23, 2009 10:42:46 PM

  22. Reading the comments, I thought it was Diane Sawyer who was involved in some kind of "Gay For Pay." I'm not so bright.

    Posted by: Frank | Jan 23, 2009 11:39:12 PM

  23. I'm also drunk and seeing 5 Diane Sawyers on my laptop screen when I should be only seeing one might have something to do with it.
    I'll leave now...::bows in a girly dress::

    Posted by: Frank | Jan 23, 2009 11:50:46 PM

  24. I believe the straight guys in gay porn -- and there are MANY of them (I'd guess 20-25% of the men who perform in gay porn) -- who say they are straight. Their fundamental orientation is straight, but they are turned on, including sexually, by attention from men. (Straight porner Michael von Steel recently said that he immediately gets hard when he thinks that a man wants to have sex with him.)

    The idiosyncratic psychology here is difficult for many people to understand. I think I comprehend this situation more than a lot of gay guys because I *love* sexual attention from women, and could *easily* perform in straight porn. But I am definitely gay.

    Posted by: Not so simple | Jan 24, 2009 12:53:36 AM

  25. re: Dean in the Tyra segment... THAT HAIR! good god - of course he's a straight guy - who else would tout a Fantastic Sam's cut with a half jar of pomade? Nastee.

    Posted by: resurrect | Jan 24, 2009 8:21:05 AM

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