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04/27/2012

Paul Rudd at 40: VIDEO

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Judd Apatow's latest just hit my 'to do' list.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Apr. 27,2012 at 10:47 PM EST by in Film, News, Paul Rudd | Permalink | Comments (21)


Gay Man with Beautiful Voice Driven Mad by Katy Perry Encounter: VIDEO

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Things were never the same again after shirtless YouTuber WatchBenSing had an onstage encounter with Katy Perry.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Apr. 27,2012 at 6:20 PM EST by in Katy Perry, Music, Music Video, News | Permalink | Comments (33)


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1113

SANDRA FLUKE: Responds to FOX News commentator Monica Crowley's homophobic attack. Crowley's apology.

OLD SPICE: A bizarre, but hot plastic surgery parody.

CRABBING: Landing planes in high winds in Bilbao, Spain.

DALAI LAMA: Piers Morgan asks him if he ever feels temptation when he sees a woman.

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

Posted Apr. 27,2012 at 5:27 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (6)


News: White House Correspondents Dinner, Bear, Richard Grenell

RoadThe outsourcing of OUT magazine. AOL jobs looks into it.

RoadMitt Romney spokesman Richard Grenell deletes personal website. Cache.

Tree_bearRoadBear falls from tree, tranquilized.

RoadGlamorous neon purple crab discovered.

RoadSan Diego Planning Commission opposes rainbow flag in Hillcrest: "The commission's denial does not prevent the proposal from advancing to the City Council, which is the ultimate decision-maker on land-use issues. It is tentatively scheduled to be taken up by council members on May 15."

RoadAttorney Paul Clement argues both sides of the federalism debate.

RoadLady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Ball kicks off in Thailand.

RoadHigh Line co-founder Joshua David gives his thoughts about Chelsea, and the worst thing to happen to the neighborhood: "The closing of the great gay gym, called Chelsea Gym, at 17th Street and 8th Avenue, a paradise of airline stewards, chorus boys, masseurs, freelance-writers (that was me), etc. Every gym in the neighborhood had its nickname. Better Beauties was “Bitter Beauties.” American Fitness was “Mary Can You Lift This.” Chelsea Gym, for its steam room, was “Gorillas in the Mist.” Eighth Avenue is not the same without it. The closing of 18th and 8th, Big Cup, and Bright Food Shop (to be replaced by Qdoba!) were other 8th Avenue tragedies — tragedies!"

RoadMore of Brad Pitt's high school yearbook photos.

RoadJerry: Justin Bieber fans have a name for his male parts. Video.

ScarverRoadThe man who beat Jeffrey Dahmer to death is shopping a book deal: "TMZ has learned ... a rep for Christopher Scarver has reached out to high power book publishers ... claiming the 42-year-old wants to explain why he felt compelled to bludgeon Dahmer to death with a broomstick in 1994."

RoadWhich celebrities are going to the White House Correspondents Dinner this Saturday night?

RoadFormer New York Senator Carl Kruger gets seven months in prison: "Mr. Kruger, 62, was the first defendant to be sentenced in a widespread bribery conspiracy case that originally ensnared eight people, and was seen as offering yet more evidence of the apparently unending wave of corruption in Albany."

RoadAntarctica melting from below...

RoadTaylor Kitsch named Male Star of Tomorrow.

Paper_levineRoadAdam Levine mugs for Paper. "I want to study marriage. I want to learn about it. I want to know it. I want to figure out whether or not I want to do it. I’m not just going to leap into it, because that’s not good for anybody.”

RoadAFER Advisory Board Member Dolores Huerta to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom: "Dolores Huerta, president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, co-founded the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez.  During her more than fifty years of tireless advocacy, Huerta led national efforts to stop the exploitation of farm workers and extend government protections and equal rights."

RoadIran reportedly executes "gangster" for sodomy: "Speaking with the Iranian Fars News Agency, Gholamhossein Chamansara, the Attorney General of Marwdasht, reported that the death penalty was given to the man – whose exact age is not known – due to his ‘despicable/heinous act’ that contradicted Sharia Muslim laws."

Posted Apr. 27,2012 at 3:57 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (17)


Obama Refuses to Give Jann Wenner the Marriage Equality Headline He Wants, in 'Rolling Stone' Interview

In a cover story for Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner asks Obama about his support for marriage equality.

Rs_obamaYou've shied away from demanding marriage equality for all. Are you at least willing to say that you support it on a personal level?

Replies Obama:

I'm not going to make news in this publication. I've made clear that the issue of fairness and justice and equality for the LGBT community is very important to me. And I haven't just talked about it, I've acted on it. You'll recall that the last time you and I had an interview, we were getting beat up about "don't ask, don't tell" in the LGBT community. There was skepticism: "Why's it taking so long? Why doesn't he just do it through executive order?" I described very specifically the process we were going to go through to make sure that there was a buy-in from the military, up and down the chain of command, so that it would be executed in an effective way. And lo and behold, here we are, and it got done.

Ending "don't ask, don't tell" has been the dog that didn't bark. You haven't read a single story about problems in our military as a consequence of the ending of the policy. So whether it's on that, or changing the AIDS travel ban, or hospital visitation rights, or a whole slew of regulations that have made sure that federal workers are treated fairly in the workplace, we've shown the commitment that I have to these issues. And we're going to keep on working in very practical ways to make sure that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters are treated as what they are — full-fledged members of the American family.

Obama should be praised for those achievements. But until he "makes news" on marriage equality, he'll continue to be pressed to do so.

(h/t paul constant)

Posted Apr. 27,2012 at 2:57 PM EST by in Barack Obama, Gay Marriage, News | Permalink | Comments (62)


Vatican: Catholics Should Unite with Jews and Muslims to Form United Front Against Gays

The Pope's Nuncio in Britain, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, suggested that Catholics unite with their anti-gay counterparts in the Jewish and Muslim faiths to oppose gays who want marriage, the Telegraph reports:

MenniniAddressing English and Welsh bishops at their plenary meeting in Leeds, Archbishop Mennini, warned them they faced a “lengthy and probably difficult campaign”.

“I wonder if we shouldn’t ask for and look for more support among other Christian confessions and indeed, persons of other faiths,” he said.

“It seems to me that, concerning the institution of marriage, and indeed the sanctity of human life, we have much in common with the position of the Jewish community, the Chief Rabbi and many of the more significant representatives of Islam.”

Speaking in London yesterday the second most senior active Catholic cleric in England and Wales, Archbishop Peter Smith, of Southwark, said there had been no “formal” contact with Jewish groups to form a united front on the subject of marriage. But he said: “We will work with anyone who agrees with us that to redefine marriage is not a good thing for society and will lead to more confusion.”

Last week, the Vatican launched a crackdown on American nuns for not advocating the church's anti-gay message forcefully enough.

Posted Apr. 27,2012 at 2:30 PM EST by in Catholic Church, Gay Marriage, News, Religion | Permalink | Comments (50)



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