News: Nancy Kerrigan, Oprah, Hijacking, Jodie Foster

RoadLGBT activist Alain Dang dies at 37.

RoadSix hints that an ENDA executive order might be coming.

UlitskayaRoadRussian novelist says her book is being investigated as 'gay propaganda': "The Family in Our Country and Others, by Vera Timenchik, "caused a stormy reception", she said. 'There is a small section that says in some places in the world … there are also homosexual families.' She said Timenchik had been called for questioning by authorities and had told her that investigators wanted to speak to her too."

RoadVIDEO: Classic bitchy moments from ice princess Nancy Kerrigan.

RoadAttempted hijacking of plane to Sochi foiled as plane lands safely in Istanbul: "The passenger, identified as a male Ukrainian national, claimed to be armed with a bomb, the Turkish television stations NTV and CNNTurk quoted a Transport Ministry undersecretary, Habib Soluk, as saying."

RoadMatt Damon pranked by George Clooney, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler.

RoadJustin Bieber, criminal.

WechslerRoadNick Wechsler gets shirtless for Da Man.

RoadJodie Foster back behind the camera for Orange is the New Black: "The cast and crew of "Orange" were spotted on location in Riverhead, New York last week filming a period piece scene with Foster at the helm. The scene, reportedly set in 1992, takes place in front of the Suffolk Theater and seems to be a flashback for one of the characters."

RoadSocarides: Advertisers' gay rights choices.

RoadCNN cancels AC360 Later, a panel show hosted by Anderson Cooper: "CNN launched the program, which aired at 10 p.m., in September. The network has grappled with what to air during that particular timeslot. CNN experimented with a panel format early last year before 'AC 360 Later' eventually debuted, and also tested out the short-lived '(Get To) The Point.'"

RoadA "fappy" Channing Tatum dances with Ellen.

Ps_hoffmanRoadReport: Philip Seymour Hoffman to be digitally recreated for remaining Hunger Games Mockingjay scene: "The studio will use CGI technology to edit the film rather than rewriting the script, or hiring a new actor to take Hoffman's place, Page Six reported Thursday, Feb. 6. The beloved actor was set to reprise his role as Heavensbee in Parts 1 and 2 of Mockingjay. While Hoffman had already completed most of his scenes for Part 1, he still had seven days left to shoot on Part 2."

RoadOprah to make Broadway debut? "The media mogul is in talks to star opposite Tony-winner Audra McDonald in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'night, Mother, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The role would be her first in a Broadway production."

RoadWisconsin Governor Scott Walker sees no "movement" to pass marriage equality: "I haven’t heard a significant movement across the state to make an alteration on that one way or the other."

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  1. Wisconsin's governor is Scott Walker - not Paul Walker.

    Posted by: iowandy | Feb 7, 2014 3:56:16 PM


  2. Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I enjoyed (or emotionally touched) by every movie I saw him in. He was great.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Feb 7, 2014 4:03:58 PM


  3. Drat I really enjoyed AC 360 later.

    Posted by: Lazycrockett | Feb 7, 2014 4:06:11 PM


  4. Biebs. Egging a house gets you felony vandalism charges?

    Contrary to what out-of-touch Koch Bros devotee Scott Walker's claims Wisconsin's extremely restrictive marriage ban laws are now being challenged in the courts.

    Socarides et al are now echoing what posters here at Towleroad were saying in July of last year right after news of the Russian anti-gay laws broke. About effectively using the SOCHI Olympics broadcast coverage to showcase Russia's mistreatment of it's LGBT citizens to a worldwide audience.
    They were right way before major media caught on.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Feb 7, 2014 4:26:02 PM


  5. PAUL WALKER CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD AND IS NOW THE GOVERNOR OF WISCONSIN???!!!!

    Posted by: griffin | Feb 7, 2014 4:28:04 PM


  6. I dislike that little Bieber rat, but being arrested doesn't make you a criminal. Being convicted makes you a criminal.

    Posted by: Andrew | Feb 7, 2014 4:31:08 PM


  7. We can never have enough of the charming Mr Tatum...

    Posted by: jarago | Feb 7, 2014 5:17:18 PM


  8. Haha, "Paul" Walker. I think someone was a fan!

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Feb 7, 2014 5:40:46 PM


  9. It's nice to know that I am not the only one who loathed Nancy Kerrigan and was kinda glad that Tonya had her goons club Miss Thing upside the knee (check out the Dlisted comment section at the link)

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Feb 7, 2014 6:23:02 PM


  10. "Philip Seymour Hoffman to be digitally recreated for ... seven days left to shoot on Part 2"

    What could possibly go wrong...

    This isn't Jar Jar or even Gollum. This is a human. Even if it's perfect, it will be creepy and disrespectful.

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 7, 2014 6:29:59 PM


  11. "Scott Walker sees no movement to pass marriage equality ... one way or the other"

    What's "the other"? Stonings for getting married?

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 7, 2014 6:32:16 PM


  12. Re: Alain Dang - What was the cause of death? The link is to the NGLTF. It is ridiculous for a statement to say that a 37 year old "passed away" without saying how. Avoiding the subject doesn't make it go away.

    Posted by: Andrew | Feb 7, 2014 6:33:47 PM


  13. For reasons that remain a bit obscure to many of us in Wisconsin, the state's leading LGBT organizations decided not to push marriage equality and instead have focused on making progress at the local level. They have had some significant success in getting municipalities to offer some benefits, but the decision not to work on the marriage front makes it look like it is not a priority here. Since the vast majority of us are not impacted by the municipal benefits offered to a handful of employees -- just though it certainly is that they have these benefits -- many LGBT Wisconsinites feel like not one is speaking up on our behalf. And Scott Walker and his spin doctors can use this fact to say there is no statewide movement.

    This is totally wrong and I am delighted that others have stepped up to the plate. Wisconsin's laws regarding same-sex couples is totally regressive, and although general articles in the media often say we have domestic partnerships, these are so restricted as to be an insult. And even that pathetic status is being contested by the wingnuts before the state's Supreme Court right now.

    Posted by: Damien | Feb 7, 2014 6:58:39 PM


  14. @SERIOUSLY : apparently the "egging" damaged some hand-crafted woodwork and the monetary amount of the damage reflects the cost of labor, which for a one-of-a-kind thing can be quite high. It is simply a question of who did it and the sensible thing to do is to wait until all the evidence is in and has been shown to be good enough to get a conviction.

    Unless the video of this kid being arrested was faked, what the police department should also be doing is going all out to find out how the video was released and by whom, and throw the responsible parties in the hoosegow. If it was lax computer-security measures that allowed people to break in, the police department deserves to have its figurative butt sued.

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 7, 2014 11:22:31 PM


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