It's the first legitimate FOX News boner of 2013.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
It's the first legitimate FOX News boner of 2013.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Current TV has parted ways with Keith Olbermann.
Wrote Network founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt in a statement:
Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it. We are moving ahead by honoring Current's values. Current has a fundamental obligation to deliver news programming with a progressive perspective that our viewers can count on being available daily -- especially now, during the presidential election campaign. Current exists because our audience desires the kind of perspective, insight and commentary that is not easily found elsewhere in this time of big media consolidation.
I'd like to apologize to my viewers and my staff for the failure of Current TV. Editorially, Countdown had never been better. But for more than a year I have been imploring Al Gore and Joel Hyatt to resolve our issues internally, while I've been not publicizing my complaints, and keeping the show alive for the sake of its loyal viewers and even more loyal staff. Nevertheless, Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt, instead of abiding by their promises and obligations and investing in a quality news program, finally thought it was more economical to try to get out of my contract.
It goes almost without saying that the claims against me implied in Current's statement are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions I will be filing against them presently. To understand Mr. Hyatt’s “values of respect, openness, collegiality and loyalty,” I encourage you to read of a previous occasion Mr. Hyatt found himself in court for having unjustly fired an employee. That employee’s name was Clarence B. Cain. http://nyti.ms/HueZsa
In due course, the truth of the ethics of Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt will come out. For now, it is important only to again acknowledge that joining them was a sincere and well-intentioned gesture on my part, but in retrospect a foolish one. That lack of judgment is mine and mine alone, and I apologize again for it.
Olbermann will be replaced by a program hosted by Eliot Spitzer.
"Breakfast" is served; art break from Downeyes's Blog.
Out publicist Howard Bragman and actress Meredith Baxter will join a panel of Hollywood "industry insiders" to tackle the topic "Coming Out in Hollywood" at Outfest in L.A. on July 17.
Guapo Magazine celebrates its third issue. In magazine publishing, each issue is a special anniversary these days.
DO CRY FOR ME: Another marriage setback, this time in Latin America. The Senate General Legislation Committee of Argentina has voted 9 to 6 to recommend that a marriage equality bill be rejected by the Senate. The Senate will continue debating it.
Republican Presidential hopeful Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has signed into law a bill that allows guns to be carried into churches. No, Hammer, that's why we pray.
Visionaire 58 is a(n expensive) tribute to the late Alexander McQueen.
Three-year legal battle ends positively for Tennessee lesbian fighting for the right to have her own teenage children stay legally with her in the home she now shares with her partner.
"Are y'all gay...we should whoop your ass for that!" Arrests made in gay couple's mugging in Atlanta; Atlanta Police Department Officer Patricia Powell, LGBT liaison, says, "I don't know if gay people are being targeted."
Rush Limbaugh thinks President Obama created the recession on purpose as a payback for racism.
Retiring Reform Jewish Rabbi Peter Knobel of Evanston, Ill., reflects on his change from being homophobic to officiating at gay weddings.
Principal photography (with a tony cast including Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy and James & Laurence Fox) began this week on W.E., Madonna's directorial feature debut, co-written with Truth or Dare director Alek Keshishian. The film is, in a nutshell, Julie & Julia except with Wallis Simpson instead of Julia Child.
Tipper Gore doesn't believe masseuse's allegations that soon-to-be-ex Al groped and assaulted her.
Police dropped a 2006 investigation into a Portland masseuse's claims that former Vice President Al Gore groped her because it lacked evidence, according to a report in The Oregonian, though now some of the details of those allegations have come out. rather prosaically. Here's a bit:
She tried to use an acupressure technique to relax Gore and thought she may have nearly put him to sleep. She went into the bathroom to wash up and came out to pack up. That's when, she says, Gore wrapped her in an "inescapable embrace" and fondled her back, buttocks and breasts as she was trying to break down her massage table.
She called him a "crazed sex poodle" and tried to distract him, pointing out a box of Moonstruck chocolates on a nearby table. He went for the chocolates and then offered her some, cornering her, fondling her and shoving his tongue in her mouth to french kiss as he pressed against her.
She said he tried to pull her camisole strap down.
She said she told him to stop it. "I was distressed, shocked and terrified."
She said she was intimidated by his physical size, calling him "rotund," described his "violent temper, dictatorial, commanding attitude" -- what she termed a contrast from his "Mr. Smiley global-warming concern persona."
Later, she said, he tried to lure her into the bedroom to hear pop star Pink's "Dear Mr. President" on his iPod dock. She said Gore sat on one end of the bed and motioned for her to join him.
Suddenly, she said, he "flipped me on my back, threw his whole body face down over a top me, pinning me down."
She said she loudly protested, "Get off me, you big lummox!"
The therapist said she injured her left leg and knee and sought medical care for several months.
The therapist later told detectives she did not call the police because she was afraid she wouldn't be believed. "I deeply feared being made into a public spectacle and my work reputation being destroyed," she said.
More at The Oregonian: "Wheat said police didn't investigate the woman's 2009 statement further because "they didn't feel there was any additional evidence that would change what they saw in 2006." That's also why the police didn't consult with the district attorney's office about the 2009 statement, she said. Wheat added that the woman received a lot of attention from police and a victim's advocate, who made sure she had counseling. In 2007 or 2008, then-Portland Tribune reporter Nick Budnick made a public records request and obtained the Portland police report, but the newspaper did not run a story."
Al and Tipper Gore will separate after 40 years of marriage, the AP reports:
"According to an e-mail circulated among the couple's friends and obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, the Gores said it was 'a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.' Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider confirmed the statement came from the Gores, but declined to comment further."
Madonna: "Sarah Palin ...I'll kick her ass" - video. Near the end...
Democrats rent digital billboard to broadcast questions to Sarah Palin during rally.
A drag queen: Beyoncé ponders what it would be like if she were a boy.
Zac Efron graduates to the cover of EW.
Russian President Vladimir Putin puts out another piece of propaganda to show what a tough macho guy he is.
STUDY: Circumcision makes little difference against HIV protection in gay sex. "The study's authors wrote that circumcision appears to provide 'not statistically significant' protection from HIV in men who engage in anal sex with other men. The researchers said however that more research may be necessary to quantify the amount of protection -- or lack thereof -- provided by circumcision."
Same-sex marriage foes in Arizona are really disgusting.
White House goes pink.
New York's hot gay nightlife destination Mr. Black is cursed — it's shut down again. However, Mr. Black's Stuart Black left a message on the club's Facebook group last night, saying, "Hey Kids, expect a major announcement from yours truely in the next few days, as DJ Gant Johnson would say, i love my 'stunts', and this one will floor you.........careful of whispers in dark corners, they are never true.............."
Nude pandemonium strikes Tokyo's Imperial Palace as a Spanish tourist decides to take a skinnydip in the palace moat.
Obama attends post-debate fundraiser at Al Gore's Tennessee home: "Organizers said between 300 and 350 donors attended the event that raised about $900,000. Obama spoke mostly about his admiration for Al and Tipper Gore in his four-minute speech to guests who had paid at least $2,500 each to attend. 'One simple commitment and pledge that I'll make to you: That should we have the great honor of serving as president and first lady, that these are a couple of people we will be continuing to consult,' Obama said of the former Democratic vice president."
Old photos have surfaced of the first Mr. Gay UK Anthony Morley, who I reported back in May had killed his lover and possibly eaten him. Yesterday I mentioned that the trial over the grisly murder had begun. Here's a shot of Morley posing the night of his Mr. Gay UK win, with Dannii Minogue.
Gyllenhaal parents split...
Two transexuals beaten and raped in Minsk, Belarus: "After clearly enjoying the humiliation they put the transsexual men through, the bullies threw them naked and beaten to the staircase; their belongings followed closely. The neighbours who came out at the noise just laughed with what happened and called the guys «jerks», «faggots» and basically used all the foul language at them. The pair of raped and beaten men, who wish to change sex, did not revert to the local police because of the fear that the law enforcement officials would adequately respond to the situation."
Pet Shop Boys and Xenomania pen tune for Girls Aloud.