News: Polari, Carrie Fisher, Bernie Madoff, Ke$ha

 road The language Polari, which was once used by gays in the United Kingdom, might go the way of the dinosaurs.

K  road Billboard magazine celebrates Ke$ha's big year.

 road Carrie Fisher on the gay rumors surrounding John Travolta: "I mean, my feeling about John has always been that we know and we don’t care. Look, I’m sorry that he’s uncomfortable with it, and that’s all I can say. It only draws more attention to it when you make that kind of legal fuss. Just leave it be."

 road Tonsillitis shuts down the Glee set.

 road The attention-seeking Westboro Baptist Church picketed today's funeral of Elizabeth Edwards. She was eulogized by her daughter and a couple of long-time friends but not John Edwards.

 road Showgirls and Black Swan get the trailer mash-up treatment (nsfw).

 road One dead, two injured in Stockholm bombing.

 road The Thor movie trailer officially hits the Web.

Santa  road Christmas came early in Boston today: spectators were treated to runners dressed in nothing but Santa hats and speedos.

 road Chances are that Winona Ryder is not reading this right now.

 road Bernie Madoff's 46-year-old son has taken his own life – on the two year anniversary of his father's arrest.

 road Bill O'Reilly offends Barbara Walters by implying she's nothing but a celebrity journalist.

 road The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council finds that evangelical TV host Charles McVety violated broadcast code: “McVety may not like homosexuality. That is his entitlement, but to leave the totally unsubstantiated impression that gay and lesbian adults have a predilection toward young, underage people is insidious and unacceptable. In all, the Panel finds the McVety mis-characterizations as excessive, inappropriate, disparaging, and abusive.”

 road Tom Ford has no problem watching straight porn.


  1. Jonathan says

    Kesha was not artist of the year (I refuse to use those stupid symbols), she was Hot 100 (singles) artist of the year. Lady Gaga was artist of the year according to Billboard. Reading is a good thing. Best to read more slowly and get the full meaning of things.

  2. Tony says

    Re: Barbara Walters as “celebrity journalist.”

    Well, isn’t she?

    I like Barbara. The description seems inoffensive and accurate to me.

  3. L.J. says

    I was in Boston a few years ago when the annual Santa Run was being held. It’s a lot of fun. (I was a spectator, only). As I recall, it was to benefit a charity. I don’t know if it’s the same charity every year or not. I wonder why this fun holiday event hasn’t spread to more cities.

  4. paul says

    What difference does it make…I love Lady Gaga, but come on Ke$ha is actually pretty good…has quite a few hits under her belt and stands up for the gays. Lady gets enough press…seriously.
    Secondly, Barbara Walters is amazing. She has interviewed diplomats, presidents, world leader, even the most controversial…Bill O’Reily wishes he had access to some of these people…and wishes he had Barabara’s talent and success.

  5. ratbastard says

    Ha! Caught the tail-end of the santa run in Boston by accident. It’s been freezing cold all week but ‘warmed up’ to the mid 40’s. It was 20 @ 8am the day of the run.

    IMO Mark Madoff was a part of his dad’s scam, and was fully aware of what was going on. Dude probably couldn’t deal with stress of not knowing if and when he’d be indicted,countless civil lawsuits, financial difficulty, etc., Hanging himself with his 2 year old son in the next room is harsh. No excuse for that.

  6. says

    yeah , madoff’s sons and wife were 100% in on the largest ponzi scam ever that counted synagogues and elderly people amongst those they stole from

    no sympathy, the whole family hanging from the end of ropes is too good for them

  7. Jonathan says

    @Paul: I don’t really care at all about Gaga or Kesha. I just can’t stand sloppy misleading journalism. If you’re going to report something, report it accurately.