News: Rafael Nadal, New Hope, James Franco, Jupiter's Io

RoadRafael Nadal shows some skin at U.S. Open practice.

RoadFacebook: Governments in 74 countries demanded info on 38,000 users in 2013.

KillyourdarlingsRoadHere's the one-sheet for Kill Your Darlings, the Daniel Radcliffe drama about beat poet Alan Ginsberg.

RoadVideo: Alexander Skarsgard is a drunken cheerleader.

RoadIn Nepal, the government has been accused of excluding the LGBT community from an HIV meeting. Blue Diamond Society founder Sunil Pant said: “The crucial inputs for the meeting from Nepal’s successful MSM/transgender program wasn’t there, nor did the meeting have any idea which areas need prioritising in Nepal for addressing the MSM/transgender HIV problem.”

RoadHow many gay jokes were there at James Franco's roast?

RoadNew Hope, Pennsylvania Mayor declines to offiate same-sex wedding: “Due to these outstanding lawsuits, I must respectfully decline to officiate a marriage for these licenses issued by the Montgomery County Clerk of Orphans’ Court. While I fully respect the desire of these individuals to marry, as mayor, my first obligation is to New Hope Borough. I cannot, in good conscience, put New Hope Borough and myself at legal risk for breach of my official duties as mayor of New Hope Borough until the lawsuits are resolved.”

RoadHighest paid: Madonna made $125 million last year.

RoadSeann William Scott shows off his buff self in NYC.

KingRoadPBS series to profile Billie Jean King. "The retired tennis champion told reporters during a conference call on Monday she lost all her endorsements 'within 24 hours' of publicly declaring her homosexuality. King noted the companies that had once backed her 'wrote me about how horrible a person I was.'"

RoadFIFA asks Putin for details on anti-gay law: "The office of Mr. Putin has promised to me that they will send all these documents in the first days of September."

RoadNYC going to be underwater in the not too distant future: "Based on projections from the National Weather Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, if a storm equivalent in strength to Hurricane Sandy were to hit the five boroughs in the year 2100, vastly larger swaths of the city would be submerged."

RoadAstronomers observe massive eruption on Jupiter's moon Io.

RoadBradley Cooper has a romantic date.

LoveRoadCourtney Love on her tour audiences: " I think the one straight man [in the audience] was a woman’s husband. . . I couldn’t quite tell. Without a single and without marketing, I’m not drawing on hetero males as a core audience. But thank god for the gays! My homos—they stick by me through thick and thin."

RoadChandler Massey ending run on Days of Our Lives: 'I'm done. It's bittersweet,' said Massey who won his second Emmy for the role in June. 'These four years have been so amazing I've built a family here. I'm so grateful to NBC and everyone for these amazing four years. It's been my privilege and honor to work there.'

RoadBen Affleck signed deal to star in multiple Batman films: "Sources say that Affleck has been signed for multiple movies, should sequels continue to proliferate. The talks were so secretive that many Warners execs and most WME agents remained unaware of their existence...The deal also potentially lines Affleck up to star in (and direct?) Warner Bros.' answer to The Avengers: The eventual Justice League movie."

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  1. Good for FIFA. The World Cup is definitely one MAJOR sporting event that definitely could and should be re-venued!

    Posted by: Jeff | Aug 27, 2013 4:54:44 PM

  2. When people look back and wonder why more wasn't done sooner, look at what happened to Billy Jean King, and understand historical fact is different from historical revisionism.

    Posted by: Meah | Aug 27, 2013 4:55:47 PM

  3. Thanks for the Franco gay roast jokes. Now I don't have to watch. With all those jokes, do you think he's ever been with a guy or that's just an act? Cool poster for "Kill Your Darlings" Has a retro quality. Love the color.

    Posted by: Beebs | Aug 27, 2013 5:05:08 PM

  4. Of course we homos love you Courtney! There's nothing a gay man loves more than a hot mess.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Aug 27, 2013 5:10:22 PM

  5. So BCoop and Leo needed publicity photos?

    Posted by: Jonty Coppersmith | Aug 27, 2013 5:55:10 PM

  6. New Hope's Mayor refusing to officiate is notable because that town has the highest per capita game population percentage in alk of Pennsylvania snd is top 10 in the U.S. My tiny town of Lansdowne, Pa (right outside of Philly ) is #2 behind New Hope.

    Posted by: anthony | Aug 27, 2013 6:10:38 PM

  7. I wish Billie Jean King would name names.

    I'd love to know the names of the companies that dropped her endorsement after she came out. It would be fun to see their PR people squirm today.

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | Aug 27, 2013 7:24:40 PM

  8. Turns out the New Hope mayor is a Republican. So, he's just toeing his party's anti-gay marriage party line. The irony is that they elected a Republican mayor there. It's a very gay friendly place, otherwise.

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | Aug 27, 2013 7:44:11 PM

  9. Glad to hear Madonna is doing well. She needs the money.

    Posted by: David | Aug 27, 2013 8:53:37 PM

  10. Rafael Nadal makes my teeth sweat!!!

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 28, 2013 1:19:27 AM

  11. I have been told by people that live in New Hope that the Mayor of New Hope is Gay. That is why he was elected in the first place, and has been reelected.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Aug 28, 2013 10:12:26 PM

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