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 roadVia London's National Portrait Gallery opens "Gay Icons," an exhibit filled with celebrated people "who may or may not be gay themselves" from all fields. Joe Dallesandro (pictured above), k.d. lang, Quentin Crisp and Andy Warhol are among the icons chosen by Waheed Alli, Alan Hollinghurst, Elton John, Jackie Kay, Billie Jean King, Ian McKellen, Chris Smith, Ben Summerskill, Sandi Toksvig and Sarah Waters. The show runs through October 18.

SafariScreenSnapz004  roadThe Jonas Brothers are quitting music? Seems like this might be a ruse to buy a magazine. In this case, Time Out New York's July 9—15 issue. Which happens to have four unique collector's-edition covers of the Jonases shot by Dan Hallman.

 roadSarah Palin might not be running for president so much as for kingmaker. But if she did decide to run for president, despite turning off the left and the middle, she's got 7 in 10 Republicans willing to vote for her—even after abruptly quitting as governor of Alaska.

Make_the_yuletide_gay_movie  roadOutfest kicks off tomorrow, and Greg In Hollywood recommends the romantic comedy Make the Yuletide Gay.

 roadUnXXXciting: Porn actress Savanna Samson is dispirited by the lack of good scripts lately. Cheer up, at least every year is the year of the woman in that genre and every role is meaty.

 roadKim Jong Il showed up at a tribute to his late father looking like he is about to join him at any moment.

 roadMug Shotz: Laverne & Shirley star Eddie Mekka ("Carmine"), 57,  bagged for DUI. It's a bad week for '70s sitcom-star sobriety.

 roadScenes from a Mall: Footage shot in 1990 at various Los Angeles malls sped up and set to music. More interesting that it sounds.

Gal_gotcha-11  roadPopular Tyler Perry actor gets outed by an ex. Fans and haters react at Media Takeout.

 roadIn the wake of his wake, Michael Jackson's catalogue continues to moonwalk out of stores. (And 82% of the sales were physical albums.)

 roadKathy Griffin will host a roast of Joan Rivers. "I will be roasting Joan with more gentleness and tenderness than her latest chemical peel."

 roadOscar Mayer—yes, that one—has died at 95.

 roadOver 60 kids from the Creative Steps Day Camp were kicked out of The Valley Swim Club because they were black. When the black children arrived (they'd paid nearly $2,000 to join) and entered the pool, the white children got out, said one of the parents. "I heard this lady, she was like, 'Uh, what are all these black kids doing here?' She's like, 'I'm scared they might do something to my child,'" reported Dymire Baylor, one of the children asked to leave. Pool attendants reportedly admitted minorities are not allowed at the club, and in a statement, the president of the club said, "There was a concern that a lot of kids would change the complexion...and the atmosphere of the club." P.S. This happened in 2009.

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  1. Is anyone else having trouble "previewing" comments?

    Posted by: K | Jul 8, 2009 4:47:19 PM

  2. I would guess, from the clothes, that the mall movies were made in 1993, not 1990.

    Posted by: Mall Zack | Jul 8, 2009 5:27:46 PM

  3. Wait, Tyler Perry was "in"?!

    What's next, finding out he's black?

    Posted by: Rich | Jul 8, 2009 5:53:26 PM

  4. There's no such thing as "outing." If you have sex with someone, you're out - at least to your sex partner - and that is now part of your sex partner's reality. Why should he lie and cover for you? If you are so ashamed of being gay that you don't want anyone to know, then my advice would be: don't have sex. Because I won't lie for you. But really, just come out, it's so much nicer out here.

    Posted by: wisebear | Jul 8, 2009 6:38:42 PM

  5. it's crazy ex BS like that making me apprehensive to date sometimes... although anyone working in the public eye that fancies themselves in the closet ought to know that they have a sword of damocles hanging over them like a 10" puerto rican chorizo

    Posted by: Matt | Jul 8, 2009 7:03:24 PM

  6. Rich

    It isn't Tyler Perry

    The blurb should read

    popular actor in Tyler Perry productions is outed
    (or some such)

    Click on the links

    Terrell Carter who has been in 3 of Tyler Perry's productions was outed

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Jul 8, 2009 7:26:43 PM

  7. "Gay Icons" for WHOM, pray tell?

    Posted by: Q | Jul 8, 2009 7:59:05 PM

  8. To learn more about "All Things Quentin Crisp", visit Mr. Crisp's official web site, CRISPERANTO: THE QUENTIN CRISP ARCHIVES, at or

    The mission of The Quentin Crisp Archives is to preserve and maintain the manuscripts, letters, recordings, artwork by and about, and various artifacts and ephemera related to the life and legend of Quentin Crisp, and to promote his philosophy of individuality, self-acceptance, and tolerance.

    The web site is an integral part of The Quentin Crisp Archives, providing news and information about "All Things Quentin Crisp!" So please check back the site for updates, as well as to review a variety of photographs and reminiscences by family and friends, and you.

    Phillip Ward
    Literary & Estate Executor
    Archivist & Curator for Crisperanto: The Quentin Crisp Archives

    Posted by: Phillip Ward | Jul 8, 2009 10:13:40 PM

  9. I wonder what would happen if Obama went to the Valley Swim Club with the kids...?

    This shit just don't belong in society.

    Posted by: Rad | Jul 9, 2009 9:28:56 AM

  10. COLLECT ALL FOUR JONAS BROTHER MAGAZINE! If you don't live in New York, click here to purchase your own.

    Posted by: Time Out New York | Aug 5, 2009 12:31:42 PM

  11. "Footage shot in 1990 at various Los Angeles malls sped up and set to music. More interesting that it sounds."

    No, it really wasn't.

    Posted by: christopher | Feb 22, 2011 8:20:15 AM

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