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Star Jones Files for Divorce from Al Reynolds Jr.


She tells Entertainment Tonight:

"Several years ago I made an error in judgment by inviting the media into the most intimate area of my life. A month ago I filed for divorce. The dissolution of a marriage is a difficult time in anyone's life that requires privacy with one's thoughts. I have committed myself to handling this situation with dignity and grace and look forward to emerging from this period as a stronger and wiser woman."

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road.jpg Kathy Griffin ordained into the clergy of the Universal Life Church so that she can marry a straight couple: "People asked if I was concerned that I might upstage the bride. But Elka didn't have to worry. I'm wearing a green gown I wore to the Golden Globes a few years ago - which got me on one of those 'Worst Dressed' lists!"

Alreynoldsroad.jpg Star Jones divorcing Al Reynolds: "They hadn’t been seeing eye to eye for months and had already spent a great deal of time apart. Finally, Star decided it was over. She told Al at the end of January that he had 30 days to get his act together or ‘get out.’"

road.jpg Not over yet: Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal to reprise their roles in Rent for 2009 national tour.

road.jpg Security camera developed that sees through clothing: "A camera that can "see" explosives, drugs and weapons hidden under clothing from 25 metres has been invented. The ThruVision system could be deployed at airports, railway stations or other public spaces. It is based on so-called 'terahertz', or T-ray, technology, normally used by astronomers to study dying stars. Although it is able to see through clothes it does not reveal 'body detail' or subject people to 'harmful radiation', according to the designers. 'It is totally and utterly passive - it receives only,' said a spokesperson for Thruvision."

road.jpg Robbie Williams says he has seen three UFOs and wants to study them when he retires.

road.jpg Paper reports on gay life in Afghanistan: "There are no organised gay associations in Afghanistan, but contrary to many Western countries, men can freely walk the streets holding hands. This was especially shocking for foreign troops who became fascinating for the Afghan men. Armed and ready to engage in conflicts with Al-Qaeda, the only conflicts the foreign troops had were with local men who only wanted to stroke their hair. 'It was hell. Every village we went into we got a group of men wearing make-up coming up, stroking our hair and cheeks and making kissing noises,' 20-year-old Corporal Paul Richard uttered."

Brideofpalestineroad.jpg The underground drag queens of Tel Aviv: "In an effort to carve out a space for themselves, Palestinian drag queens gather every few months at a club in the heart of Tel Aviv to take part in underground shows. These parties offer a rare forum for them to explore complicated and convoluted ideas about sexuality, politics, nationalism, militancy and religion. They're forging their identities at the center of what some consider an occupying power. The Palestinian nationalists among them recognize the irony in the fact that Israel has become their sanctuary. 'I didn't choose this place; it's the place that I found I could be myself in,' said M, a 24-year-old Arab-Israeli woman with short black hair who's performed at the club. 'That's my only refuge.'"

road.jpg Cyndi Lauper asks Britney Spears to join her on the True Colors tour which starts on May 31.

road.jpg What's Justin Timberlake's problem with women?

Boomroad.jpg Tireless battle to save Laguna Beach's Boom Boom Room goes on: "Supporters of a beachside nightclub that catered for half a century to Hollywood's gay stars are hitting its owner with a blizzard of yellow postcards urging that the shuttered bar be reopened. Supporters, including 'Brady Bunch' co-star Florence Henderson and former National Basketball Association player Dennis Rodman, have sent about 500 yellow postcards emblazoned 'SAVE the BOOM!!!' to [owner Steven] Udvar-Hazy's Los Angeles office..."

road.jpg Tucker Carlson's show gets dumped: "The official announcement, expected tomorrow, will include details about who will replace Tucker at 6pmET as well as other political programming additions. Sources say the network is going to beef up its schedule with more NBC News talent."

road.jpg Olympic ambassador and former British silver medallist hurdler Colin Jackson: I'm not gay. " “I don't mind having people say what they like in that circumstance. I know that I am not but I don't think it's for me to be going round screaming it from the rooftops. I think it's just rubbish. It makes no real sense to me. It's quite strange and bizarre but people say what they say."

road.jpg A gay and lesbian hotel brand with Attitude.

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road.jpg Coral Smith, former Real World housemate, comes out: "I’m definitely venturing toward my lesbian qualities. It’s been a long time coming. At that time, I was really unsure. That was not the proper venue, the proper platform. To come out to your parents on a fucking reality show, I think that’s just mean, so I didn’t."

Stavrosroad.jpg Stavros Niarchos: Flying solo.

road.jpg Dare Odumuye, founder of Nigeria's gay rights organization Alliance Rights Nigeria, has died at 41: "Although details of his death remain hazy, a friend confirmed that he died “after a long illness,” and Odumuye himself had noted that six members of the organisation’s board had died of AIDS between 2000 and 2002. Odumuye, the former manager of an insurance company, founded Alliance Rights on 2 July, 1999 after seeing friends, one of whom was a senior executive of a bank, sacked and harassed for being gay. In 2003, Alliance Rights Nigeria won a Breaker of Silence Award and in 2004 it was among the lesbian and gay organisations which, in a groundbreaking event for this deeply homophobic country, made the first-ever appearance at the country’s fourth national Aids conference in the capital, Abuja."

road.jpg Blotter: Suicide bomber teams sent to U.S., Europe.

road.jpg Lesbian blogger Jasmyne Cannick has begun a petition to get Isaiah Washington his job back on Grey's Anatomy, saying his firing was racist. (Petition)

road.jpg It's coming: iPhone application list.

road.jpg Religious groups hoping to "reclaim" a Moscow park from gay men who use it as a meeting place, say they were beaten up: "Interfax news agency has reported that late on Saturday night five young men went to the police to report an attack on them carried out by up by eight men."

road.jpg Star Jones and hubby head out for a Hamptons birthday bash.

Mooreroad.jpg Michael Moore's Sicko pirated. Shows up on YouTube, others...

road.jpg Scientologist John Travolta thinks he has the answer to what's behind Virginia Tech, Columbine, and all the other maniacal school shootings: "I still think that if you analyze most of the school shootings, it is not gun control. It is [psychotropic] drugs at the bottom of it."

road.jpg Bush administration trying to muzzle hurricane director after he makes unfavorable comments about where the federal government's money is going.

road.jpg Artist Eve Mosher is drawing a chalk line around New York City to bring awareness to the effect global warming could have on the city: "The chalk demarcates a point 10 feet above sea level, a boundary now used by federal and state agencies and insurance companies to show where waters could rise after a major storm. Relying partly on research conducted by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University, Ms. Mosher is trying to draw attention to projections that the chance of flooding up to or beyond her line could increase significantly as a result of global warming." (video)

Celineroad.jpg Hillary Clinton has chosen Celine Dion's "You and I" as her campaign song.

road.jpg British teacher who had mother-approved affair with underage male pupil is given a year in jail. Judge: "It is perfectly apparent that the boy was already a person who was attracted to you. Indeed, much that occurred was at his instigation. Sadly, though, this case is a classic example of a substantial and serious breach of trust."

road.jpg 346 same-sex couples have registered partnerships in the Czech Republic since they were legalized last July.

road.jpg OMG Blog ripped off by Yahoo!

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road.jpg STUDY: Same-sex parents as good, if not better, than their straight counterparts at raising children: "The report says the strongest conclusion that can be drawn from empirical literature is that the vast majority of studies show that children living with two mothers and children living with a mother and father have the same levels and qualities of social competence. A few studies suggest that children with two lesbian mothers may have marginally better social competence than children in traditional nuclear families, even fewer studies show the opposite, and most studies fail to find any differences, says the 74-page study. The paper references about 100 studies on parenting and childrens development."

Slavamogutinroad.jpg The NYT discovers a resurgence in "gay art", coaxes art critic and curator to admit, "I adore Butt".

road.jpg Lodi, California mom expresses horror upon discovering gay penguin children's book And Tango Makes Three: "It's a book about homosexual penguins...You don't start teaching them at three years old about two men together and adopting a baby. And just because you sugar-coat it with penguins on the cover, doesn't make it an appropriate subject matter."

road.jpg Seattle gay pride saved as groups reach agreement.

road.jpg Screenwriter Russell T. Davies tops The Independent's list of the 100 most influential gay people in Britain.

road.jpg Although he received only $1 in salary, Steve Jobs was the highest paid CEO last year based on stock options and other benefits. The Apple Chief Exec made a whopping $646 million.

road.jpg Brad Pitt requests 'ass double' for new film.

road.jpg 25 years later, The Smiths remain a "potent force" in music: "To put the extent of their achievement into context, you need only remember that they arrived at a time in the early-to-mid Eighties when punk's rupture had long been papered over, when the new synthesised pop of Boy George and Wham! ruled the charts, and, more importantly, when sample-based dance music first began crossing into the mainstream and rock music seemed to be fighting a desperate rearguard action."

road.jpg CNN's out gay anchor Thomas Roberts has left Headline News to pursue "new journalistic opportunities". He will certainly be missed.

Biggayalroad.jpg Queen Elizabeth wasn't the only one showing off at the Kentucky Derby.

road.jpg Ricky Martin said to purchase $7 million three-bedroom condo at Ian Schrager/s 40 Bond luxury condo development in NYC.

road.jpg Nepal holds a 'Miss Transgender' contest: "Wearing an embroidered and sequinned red sari, 21-one-year-old Ria, also known as Raju Gurung, wore the Miss Transgender crown at a gay pageant Sunday in Pokhara city, a popular tourist destination. Though initially over a dozen people signed up to take part in the contest organised by NGO Sunaulo Bihani, many of them backed out at the last minute due to family pressure and the social stigma surrounding homosexuality in Nepal, a local daily said."

road.jpg Bush calls Alberto Gonzalez the "Eternal General". (video)

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road.jpg MSNBC runs entire segment on Clinton's pale leg.

Starjones_1road.jpg Star Jones sends ultimatum to the Enquirer, threatens to sue over story that her marriage to Al Reynolds, Jr. is a sham: "You have also chosen to state that Mr. Reynolds is gay. While Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds believe that everyone should be free to make their own choice concerning sexual preference and that there is nothing wrong with being gay, you have nonetheless chosen to falsely state that Mr. Reynolds is gay." One has to do something to stay in the headlines.

road.jpg Designation of October as Lesbian and Gay History Month by Philadelphia School District unhinges some parents.

road.jpg 1949 British sex survey unearthed in archives reported 1 in 5 men as having had a homosexual experience.

road.jpg Newsweek: Americans can't handle the truth.

Tadahroad.jpg NewNowNext excerpts the LOGO Scissor Sisters special. Here's Jake Shears on the labeling of the Sisters' sound as 'gay music': "They love the stamp, and it also seems like it's almost like 'gay' means you’re like Grade-B beef, y'know? It's like sticking 'gay' in front of our names is very much like y'know... It's very second-tier, which is frustrating. But we're also part of a tradition of gay pop musicians. Look at Pet Shop Boys or Georgia Michael or Erasure or, who else? Frankie Goes to Hollywood. There's an emotional resonance in all of those artist's music that makes it different than other people's music. And I'd like to think that we have that resonance. And then there are also bands that have that that weren’t even gay. Take a band like ABBA; there's something in their music that can stand next to Pet Shop Boys or some of George Michael's biggest pop songs. I don’t know what it is and I'm not sure if you can really put your finger on it. But there is, I think, a trajectory of groups with gay people in them that have a certain emotional quality that's not necessarily seen or heard in a lot of other music."

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road.jpg The National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens is to be renamed The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center: "'I still can't believe it,' the 62-year-old gay tennis star said with tears in her eyes during a press conference at the stadium yesterday. 'So rarely are women thought of in this way.'"

road.jpg Chicago's 2006 Gay Games drew more than 140,000 attendees, 40% more than organizers predicted: "More than 11,000 athletes from 70 countries participated in the 30 sporting events, with figure skating, diving and dancesport drawing the largest number of ticket buyers."

Marrroad.jpg Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has joined Modest Mouse: "Marr’s membership is so unequivocal, he will tour with MM in support of their next record, tentatively titled We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank and tentatively due this fall. 'He made a cautious commitment to write and record with us, and then the tighter we got, he was like, 'okay, let’s tour too,'' Brock said. 'Then he was pretty much a member of the band - not pretty much. He’s a full blown member of the band.'"

Timberlakeroad.jpg Fast forward to fall. Justin Timberlake sheaths his sexy back in layers of clothing in the 100-degree NYC heat. Why???

road.jpg Guy Adams, an organizer for (big surprise!) wingnut Alan Keyes' group Renew America has made a hateful and inflammatory claim on a conservative internet radio show: "The newest thing in Chicago, it's becoming a trend, and you're gonna find this hard to with infants...It's not enough that they know when you engage in perversion, and homosexuality is perversion, we don't hate the gays mind you, we don't hate them, we hate what they're doing...pretty soon that perversion is like addiction, it's not enough, so you need to graduate to something else. You need to move on. So now they're having sex with animals, a small group that's getting bigger, sex with infants, sex in the street in Chicago out in the open, it's just getting more and more perverted." Of course Guy Adams had no evidence to back up his statements.

road.jpg The Star Jones/Al Reynolds divorce rumor mill continues to grind.

road.jpg Jack Jackson, gay activist and Houston philanthropist, has died at 81.


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