News: Josh Hutcherson, New Zealand, Travolta Masseur, ISS

RoadTrump calls Cher "a loser" for tweeting against Romney.

RoadFirst-ever private spacecraft to dock at International Space Station.

Tom_cruiseRoadTom Cruise's full spread in W.

RoadTravolta masseur will go away for $250,000.

RoadProminent gay Romney donor Bill White makes public switch to Obama over same-sex marriage endorsement, in letter to Romney obtained by CNN: "I feel that I no longer wish to support your presidential campaign and ask that you please return the maximum contribution that I gave to you last year. You have chosen to be on the wrong side of history and I do not support your run for president any longer."

RoadJosh Hutcherson has mysterious nose surgery.

RoadSalon's Glenn Greenwald takes on Andrew Sullivan's praise of the President. Sullivan responds.

RoadMitt Romney's son booed off stage by Ron Paul supporters. Paul ends active campaigning.

RoadImmigration activists energized by Obama's gay marriage endorsement: “My members are telling me that we need to learn from the gay community,” said Dee Dee Garcia Blase, founder of the Phoenix-based Somos Republicans. She is now head of the Tequila Party, which she formed last year with the goal of registering young Hispanics to vote for immigration-friendly candidates like Obama. “We need to take a lesson from the (lesbian and gay) community with regard to being that loud, squeaky wheel that gets fixed,” Blase said. “We need to be more aggressive, and we realize it.”

RoadAzealia Banks reveals cover art for 1991.

GagaRoadLady Gaga cancels concert in Indonesia "following protests by Islamic hard-liners and conservative lawmakers, who said her sexy clothes and dance moves will corrupt young people."

RoadNew Zealand may consider marriage equality bill: "The issue has flared since US President Barack Obama backed gay marriage last week. Both Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader David Shearer have indicated they would not stand in the way of moves to allow gay marriage in New Zealand. Key today indicated he would be 'more than happy' to vote for the first reading of a bill allowing gay marriage."

RoadCalifornia anti-gay activist Randy Thomasson whines over San Diego's naming of a street for Harvey Milk: "It's sad that hardly anybody showed up to protest this naming of a street after a sexual predator and the sexual anarchist named Harvey Milk."

RoadGlee plans second Britney Spears tribute.

RoadMichael Fassbender works out his kinks for GQ.

TiseiRoadGay Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei sees opening in Massachusetts. “I’m not going to go to Washington and be the gay congressman. I want to be the congressman that happens to be gay,” he said. “I’m a live and let live Republican. And my political philosophy is that the government should get off your back, out of your wallet and away from your bedroom. I’m going to work with the leadership to put the country back on track.”

RoadHill staffer placed on leave for disparaging gay colleague.

RoadThird anti-gay group joins battle against marriage equality in Maine: "Earlier this month, the Portland Press Herald announced the creation of a third anti-gay group fighting this November’s voter initiative to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine – the Maine Marriage Allies PAC, which will be a project of the ironically named Maine Equal Rights Center (MERC). On its Facebook page, MERC is described as a 'grass roots campaign to educate voters on same sex marriage.' MERC’s website, however, is a deluge of misinformation, confused political analyses, and some truly cringe-worthy writing."

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  1. Aww, that's cute. Another gay Republican who thinks that he's in a party that actually supports getting "away from your bedroom," rather than being in one that demonizes us for who we love.

    Posted by: Joel | May 15, 2012 4:14:37 PM


  2. He said, "a live and let live Republican." LOL!

    Posted by: Jack M | May 15, 2012 4:22:27 PM


  3. Richard Tisei is a great guy. I'm a Democrat in his district and hope to see that he wins. The best way to change anything (including the GOP) is to change it from within.

    Posted by: actual bay stater | May 15, 2012 4:34:40 PM


  4. Glee's doing a second Sh1tney Spears tribute? No wonder Glee is going down the drain.

    Posted by: Garbage | May 15, 2012 4:39:25 PM


  5. "Change it from within" meaning what? gay rights only? cuz Repubs ain't changin' NOTHIN' for the poor & other marginalized groups including women. unless you mean change FOR THE WORSE.

    Posted by: redball | May 15, 2012 4:41:47 PM


  6. That 'Maine Equal Rights Center' website is nonsensical to the point of being hilarious. The non sequiturs reminded me of the video posted a few days ago, of the woman testifying before the Lincoln City Council.

    Posted by: Rick | May 15, 2012 4:42:43 PM


  7. Never thought I'd say this, but Tom Cruise's happy trail is extremely hot. I have very conflicting emotions about that right now.

    Posted by: lemmienoe | May 15, 2012 4:53:07 PM


  8. Trump is a classic buffoon right out of Moliere. He thinks absolutely everybody is a loser compared to him. And I guess that includes various bond investors who have probably lost over a billion on his various failed projects over the years. He declares bankruptcy, screws everybody else, and just moves on.

    Posted by: St. Theresa of Avila | May 15, 2012 5:03:08 PM


  9. @GARBAGE, Glee is going down the drain because usually it sucks. Britney Spears is the only episode of Glee I'll be watching..

    And just for the record, the last Britney Spears tribute episode they had was the highest rated episode in the history of the show, so keep hatin' :)

    Donald Trump is the loser.. he makes my blood boil!! Ugh... will he just die already..

    Posted by: Lucas | May 15, 2012 5:19:13 PM


  10. Your coverage is misleading. The Indonesian police refused to issue the permit for the Lady Gaga concert, forcing her to cancel. She did not cancel on her own due to pressure.

    "National police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar, responding to the pressure, said Tuesday that the permit for her June 3 "Born This Way Ball" concert had been denied."

    Posted by: Eric | May 15, 2012 5:31:18 PM


  11. I call b.s. on "Actual Bay Stater," who is almost certainly a Republican. Or an idiot (not that there's much difference). If you put Tisei in office, then whatever he claims his personal feelings are, he will vote for and support a Republican leadership who is virulently antigay and will block any and all attempts at legislation such as ENDA, or DOMA repeal. Period.

    Posted by: Glenn | May 15, 2012 5:39:05 PM


  12. Glenn...the GOP will retain their majority this November any way. As Victory Fund states, the more openly gay elected officials we have, the more minds we'll change. This guy will be in the GOP caucus room able to denounce the grotesque attacks from the far right and change many more minds that way, than a typical Dem would from across the aisle.

    Posted by: actual bay stater | May 15, 2012 5:51:34 PM


  13. "Travolta masseur will go away for $250,000."
    If I was John, my response would be...Suck my d*ck. Oh right, that's how this whole thing started.

    Posted by: StevyD | May 15, 2012 6:00:41 PM


  14. Oh, Trump is still relevant?

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | May 15, 2012 6:05:46 PM


  15. Never thought I'd say this, but Tom Cruise's happy trail is extremely hot. I have very conflicting emotions about that right now.

    Posted by: lemmienoe | May 15, 2012 4:53:07 PM

    ==============

    That happy trail has had the best professional groomers money can buy.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 15, 2012 6:33:05 PM


  16. Richard Tisei was the Republican Lieutenant-Governor nominee in the last general election. If Baker, the Republican candidate, had won, Massachusetts would have an openly gay Lieutenant-Governor, and I believe he would have been America's first such openly gay L.G. And the odds would have been quite good he could have gone on to become governor, still could. The fact he's gay wouldn't be an issue in Massachusetts.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 15, 2012 6:36:31 PM


  17. "Look my client is a very tall man, weighs about 300 pounds and is also a personal trainer so a private judge could absolutely look at him and wonder how much in damages he really suffered. "

    It's surprising that, in a case against a man whose religion holds an alien warlord brought humans to Earth in a DC-8 like spacecraft, the plaintiff's lawyer comes off as the most deranged.

    Posted by: Nat | May 15, 2012 6:38:31 PM


  18. "This guy will be in the GOP caucus room able to denounce the grotesque attacks from the far right"

    Like he does now? Could you point us to somewhere where he has "denounced" those attacks?

    Posted by: BobN | May 15, 2012 7:03:39 PM


  19. The Tequila Party was drinking the stuff if they call Obama immigrant friendly. First, he put an anti-immigrant bigot like Janet Napolitano in charge of Homeland Security. Second, his administration is deporting people at the fastest rate in US history. His deportations reached over 400,000 last year alone. He is bad on medical marijuana as well. While he wants states' rights on marriage, he violates states' rights on medicinal marijuana with record number of raids.

    Posted by: James Peron | May 15, 2012 8:48:09 PM


  20. "This guy will be in the GOP caucus room able to denounce the grotesque attacks from the far right and change many more minds that way"

    Is there any evidence, anywhere, that this has ever happened?

    Posted by: St. Theresa of Avila | May 15, 2012 9:27:21 PM


  21. as for the Romney ad espousing the "Obama Economy", ask yourselves, those who allowed themselves to be part of this interview, who the hell do you think fought to keep your benefits flowing like a river, or a health care policy that enables you to get insurance coverage, or the continuation of and extension of food stamps, and other social programs!! You stupid putz, it WASN'T THE GOP!!!! Idiots supporting someone and a party that goes against your own personal self interests!! You are shameful ungrateful ignorant tools!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: aj | May 15, 2012 9:38:39 PM


  22. This may be a small issue but follow the links to the Cher story and show her some love. The comments are all from atrocious conservatives. Let's encourage Cher to keep speaking her mind.

    Posted by: mike128 | May 15, 2012 11:18:34 PM


  23. And now from shallow hollow: that dress of GaGa's looks so good I forgot about her nose.

    I don't know what's the matter with me but Tom Cruise has gone totally stale ever since he fell off the Burj Khalifa.

    As for the two masseussisesses - or whatever the plural is - John will be spending his money well, but well, what on earth do you say to your wife. Domestic details please.

    Posted by: UFFDA | May 16, 2012 12:22:37 AM


  24. The problem with Tisei's comments are that they can mean two entirely different things.

    The fact is that he isn't the one who gets to decide whether or not he is "the gay congressman." That's the way he's going to be seen whether he wants to be or not. And as one of the few gay people in congress, he's going to be watched both by the community and our opponents.

    He doesn't have the option of "just being the guy who happens to be gay." What he has is the option of how he deals with being "the gay congressman."

    If what he means is that he will take being gay seriously and be aware that he is one of the few voices for his gay constituents and uniquely placed to make sure that LGBT people are treated equally, while still making sure that the other people he represents are being represented and that their needs are his number one job, fine.

    If on the other hand, he's announcing that he plans to screw over the gay community, which, frankly, is far more likely, then no.

    The biggest indicator will be whether he votes Republican party line on anti-gay issues.

    Posted by: Lymis | May 16, 2012 8:17:36 AM


  25. The main reason Tisei is ahead in the polls is that the current congressman (Tierney) is a real slimeball. The Feds raided his illegal gambling operation in the state and then he moved it to Antigua. His wife was in on the ordeal too as his bookkeeper.

    As for Josh Hutchinson, my guess is he plays for our team over the fact that he admitted to watching a TV marathon on lifetime.

    Posted by: Sam | May 16, 2012 3:52:44 PM


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