News: Icona Pop, Cory Booker, Bruce Dunning, Bisexuality

RoadAffleck, Cavill in fan-made trailer for the sequel to Man of Steel.

KarikozovaRoadA gay Russian coffee shop owner speaks out against the anti-gay law: "As for me personally, one of the main feelings that I carry throughout my life is insecurity. All Russians are very uncertain of what is going to happen tomorrow but with me as a lesbian it is even more so. May be you don’t know that in the autumn the Russian Parliament (Duma) is going to pass a law which will let local authorities to take away children for adoption from gay families. In my book this is called fascism."

RoadCyndi Lauper was not amused by Miley Cyrus.

RoadCBS News correspondent Bruce Dunning, who reported "the last flight from Da Nang", dies at 73: "Dunning is survived by his life partner, the artist Tetsunori Kawana; a brother, Alan, and his sister-in-law, Anne, who live in Manhattan."

RoadMadonna's son Rocco wants to be a rapper.

RoadJennifer Hudson had a "great time" performing with Macklemore at the VMAs.

RoadAmazing Race Season 23 teams revealed.

TimmonsRoad98 Degrees' Jeff Timmons announces male musical revue Men of the Strip.

RoadFrance investigates #gaysmustdie tweets. "French prosecutors have opened a formal investigation into a recent flurry of homophobic tweets, after a French group fighting anti-gay hate speech filed a complaint against Twitter, legal sources revealed on Wednesday."

RoadWhite House mum on bisexuality roundtable: "The White House’s Press Secretary has no information about a roundtable meeting taking place next month. With a handful of President Obama’s friendliest (read: influential, read: monied) LGBT donors, and maybe invited guests (we wouldn’t know since that list hasn’t been revealed). Who are all presumably vetted well in advance."

RoadDoes pro-gay mayor Cory Booker have an anti-gay pastor problem? “One of the prominent pastors of Booker's longtime church, the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark (who has introduced Booker at at least one National Day of Prayer event that was held on the steps of Newark City Hall), is an apostle in the virulently anti-LGBTI International Coalition of Apostles and his colleagues include Cindy Jacobs, Bishop Harry Jackson, Lou Engle, Ed Silvoso, and Bishop Julius Oyet—who claims to have helped conceive Uganda's Anti Homosexuality Bill and even picked David Bahati to introduce it in Uganda's Parliament."

RoadMatt Bomer looking sharp with Mark Sheppard on the set of White Collar.

RoadVIDEO: Scott Nevins sings Msdonna as Judy Garland.

IconapopRoadIcona Pop's new track "My Party" samples Lesley Gore.

RoadWingnuts claim "ex-gay" watchdog Wayne Besen "may be responsible for countless HIV infections".

CRoadancer-stricken New Mexico woman marries partner of 21 years: "I cried a lot. But I was so privileged to being able to  officially  and completely be recognized as her wife."

RoadOhio State may name hospital emergency room after Abercrombie & Fitch: "The name is a nod to the more than $10 million the New Albany-based company has given the medical center in recent years, said Bob Mackle, a medical center spokesman, and for helping to create the Abercrombie & Fitch Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease faculty position."

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  1. Rocco wants to be a rapper? Of course he does.


    Bisexual roundtable?! 'bout instead of pandering they work a little harder on economic issues, preventing wars, God forbid criminally prosecute some of the players of the 2008 - ? economic collapse and bailout, etc., etc.,

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 28, 2013 3:35:53 PM

  2. "The Abercrombie & Fitch Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease."

    So much I could say. Instead, I'll just paraphrase George Takei: Oh, myyyyyyyyy.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Aug 28, 2013 4:17:06 PM

  3. The Abercrombie Emergency Room will be for whites only, with Asians and Blacks relegated to performing menial jobs in the background, and the whole room will be darker than a bathhouse and smell like bottles of teenage-cologne exploded everywhere.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Aug 28, 2013 4:23:17 PM

  4. That "My Party" track absolutely sucked. The screaming to a beat only works so often.

    Posted by: QJ201 | Aug 28, 2013 4:26:33 PM

  5. I truly thought that the A&F Emergency Room story was going to link to The Onion. Sometimes reality really is stranger (funnier) than fiction.

    Posted by: Tom in SF Bay Area | Aug 28, 2013 5:11:23 PM

  6. In other (gay journalist) news, Ari Shapiro has announced he's leaving NPR's White House beat and moving to London to join their international bureau.

    Posted by: Pink Martini | Aug 28, 2013 5:30:41 PM

  7. Mmm, the bisexuality group was never going to be open-I can imagine which Hollyweird players who wanted THIS, do NOT want anything revealed.

    Plus of course corporate dogs but I bet my mortgage this has to do with...cough...cough...some HW being part of his table.

    And Rat, again, really? It's still about time for Bisexuals!?

    L G....B...T.

    Posted by: Rowan | Aug 28, 2013 5:36:32 PM

  8. With all that money, the Hospital will be well endowed.

    Posted by: Bubba | Aug 28, 2013 6:10:02 PM

  9. I hope Madonna keeps a tight leash on Rocco's rap ambitions and how he chooses to express himself (pun intentional). Considering Tyler the Creator et all still have tremendous sway over young teenage boys' minds (Macklemore nothwithstanding), it's very important that he understand the hyper-masculinity and homophobia that too many rappers often use as a crutch in their work. His mother would probably not be amused or appreciative. Macklemore and Frank Ocean have proven you can be a strong voice in hip-hop without resorting to cheap or crude theatrics.

    Posted by: Dback | Aug 28, 2013 6:26:46 PM

  10. Cory Booker should distance himself from his homophobic pastor. However, even if he doesn't, N J voters should still vote for him because to put a Republican in the U S Senate only makes it FAR more difficult to advance the progressive agenda. We need at least 60 democrats in the Senate to get on with the work of moving America forward and making this a more just nation.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 28, 2013 7:54:12 PM

  11. I love Ari Shapiro!

    Posted by: bravo | Aug 28, 2013 8:19:58 PM

  12. Jesus, what's with all these celebrity spawn that think they deserve rap careers? Tom Hanks' son Chet, Will Smith's daughter Willow, and Bob Dylan's grandson Pablo all think they can rap, and now Maddy's son wants a rap career too? If his rap skills are anything like his Mom, the poor kid is wasting his time *coughAmericanLifecough*

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Aug 28, 2013 11:35:10 PM

  13. A&F has had some well-deserved bad press of late, but the fact remains that Les Wexner (owner of A&F and many other large retail outlets) contributes huge sums of money to many worthy causes, including education, health, and the arts.

    Posted by: John | Aug 29, 2013 8:15:36 AM

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