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Amanda Lepore Spins New York's Tastiest Cotton Candy


New York transsexual nightlife icon Amanda Lepore works her bodacious curves (which Carrie Prejean was no doubt coveting in this photo) in the video for her new track "Cotton Candy" which guest stars gay rapper Cazwell (below). The video is directed by Bec Stupak.

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Carrie Prejean Opposes Gay Marriage But Parties with Transsexuals


Miss California Carrie Prejean and New York nightlife icon Amanda Lepore party it up, via US magazine.

Over the weekend, Prejean said that her state sponsors "urged her to apologize" for saying same-sex couples shouldn't be allowed to marry but she refused.

"Prejean, 21, said officials from the Miss California USA pageant were worried that her comments would cost their contest financial backing and tried to prepare her for a string of post-pageant media interviews by discouraging her from discussing her religious beliefs. ''You need to apologize to the gay community. You need to not talk about your faith. This has everything to do with you representing California and saving the brand,'' Prejean recalled being told. 'I was representing California. I was representing the majority of people in California.' She offered her version of the tense hours following the April 19 Miss USA pageant while appearing at the San Diego megachurch that has helped shape her views."

She received a hero's welcome there.

Lewis Keith Lewis, producer of the Miss USA Pageant, released a statement: "Given the fact that Carrie Prejean's first act upon returning to California was to headline five services at a church that promotes homosexuality as both unnatural and abnormal, we stand by our concern for her individual image and look forward to a time in the near future when she can put down her personal agenda and assume the responsibilities associated with being Miss California USA including promoting our official platform 'The Beauty of California' which sole purpose is to embrace diversity."

It should be noted that Lewis also served as executive producer on For the Bible Tells Me So, the award-winning documentary about the divide between gays and Christianity, about people of faith and their gay children.

Pam Anderson and Amanda Lepore Make a Richie Rich Silicone Sandwich


Formerly of the Heatherette duo, Richie Rich went solo for this year's New York Fashion Week and threw together an announced-at-the-last-minute runway show populated by the usual suspects.

Rich did an interview with BlackBook earlier this week and talked about his most recent endeavor:

"I want it to be in malls and I want kids to buy it. Even if you’re not a teenager, but you have that young-at-heart feeling. I want it to be more accessible. Look, I’m not trying to be Versace. That’s not really my market. It’s kind of like pop music—I want it to be fun and it’s not going to break the bank. You get a piece of the happiness...I’ve always been really in-tune with Marilyn Monroe. She’s always been an icon to me. Her presence has always been there in my designs. Anna Nicole Smith did “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” on the runway. My friend, Amanda Lepore, was Monroe in one of my shows. So this show is based, loosely, around Marie Antoinette meets Marilyn Monroe—but modern."

He also talks about his experience with Heatherette: "I had a lot of bad experiences with Heatherette, with investors trying to take advantage of Traver and me. They really tried to ruin our lives. We had to go to court, deal with lawsuits, that kind of thing. It’s amazing to me how greedy people are. And it’s amazing to me to see how people can be so insensitive. But there’s no bad blood between Traver and me, there was never a falling out. I’m excited to be on my own now. I don’t have to answer to any other people. I’m doing what I believe in and if two people show up to the show, well, at least they’ll know I did it."

A clip of the show, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Who Outed Jason Wu? Part Two: Blame it on Ru


With regard to yesterday's post about who bears responsibility for the outing of fashion designer Jason Wu ... before there was the NYT, or Amanda Lepore, there was the RuPaul doll.

Who Outed Jason Wu? [tr]
(thanks philip)

Transgender Model Amanda Lepore Gets Enhanced with Bluetooth

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Bluetooth headset manufacturer Jawbone continues its series of ads pushing the envelope of sexuality and gender, placing a facing page ad in this week's The New Yorker which features self-described "world's #1 transsexual" Amanda Lepore presumably having a chat with her plastic surgeon over the company's headset.

Jawbone3_2You may remember that back in February we featured an ad for Jawbone that was banned in the U.S. which featured a loud rugby team being silenced by the headset (and a hot man-on-man kiss).

Watch it again, AFTER THE JUMP...

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It's Ryan Phillippe Flashback Time

I've posted a few clips of the Luke and Noah gay teen love story currently taking place on As the World Turns. One of our soap-loving tipsters has pointed us to a clip from One Life to Live from 1993 (on the right), which is remarkably similar to a scene that played out on As the World Turns just last week in which a dad confronts his gay son.

One Life to Live was one of Ryan Philippe's first acting jobs, which brings us to the second half of this post.

After the jump you'll find a clip shot by David LaChapelle for Armani featuring a very young, and very nude Ryan Philippe, as well as Amanda Lepore in her first video appearance for the director. Probably not safe for work for some, due to a brief cameo by Ryan's heiney.

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