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David Hyde Pierce Reveals He is Married, Speaks Out on Prop 8


David Hyde Pierce reveals he was married in California to his partner of 25 years Brian Hargrove, on The View. He also voices his anger about Proposition 8.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #486

HARD TO UNDERSTAND: GOP Chair Michael Steele goes with a speech impediment quip on Barney Frank.

LADY GAGA: Takes a ride on her disco stick on Dancing with the Stars finale.

JESSE VENTURA: Tells Elisabeth Hasselbeck how it is on waterboarding.

GLENN BECK: Barbara Walters unloads, Whoopi Goldberg calls him a "lying sack of dog mess".

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Thought Michelle Obama Looked Delicious


Elisabeth Hasselbeck's pregnancy cravings are really getting out of hand. Michelle Obama looked so good at TIME's 100 Most Influential People at Lincoln Center in New York that the right-wing View host appeared to want a bite of her.

Kidding aside, Obama was the evening's focus: "And it was a powerful crowd that stood to applaud her entrance, including fellow honorees Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters and her cohorts from 'The View,' financial analyst Suze Orman, fashion designer Stella McCartney, and the guys who invented Twitter. Not on the honoree list but also attending: Diane Sawyer and Charlie Rose. Actors Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy, Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler. Director Judd Apatow, 'Saturday Night Live' producer Lorne Michaels, conservative pundit Ann Coulter. In her speech, Mrs. Obama spoke of the importance of public service in her own life, and then announced that the president's budget proposal for next year will include $50 million to help promote national service and advise nonprofit groups."


She told those gathered: "Our success was made possible with the encouragement of a diligent parent or teacher, a grandparent who told us we had real talent, an older sibling who paved the way and set a good example, a scholarship or grant that created an unexpected opportunity, or a neighbor or community leader who told us to dream big. That's certainly been the case in my own life...As global leaders, let's not underestimate the power each of us has to change the world for someone -– and let us not be afraid to try."

Did Whoopi Goldberg Come Out of the Closet on The View?


At Rachel Maddow's first appearance on The View yesterday they discussed how Maddow was outed to her parents by anonymous letter. Maddow also discussed meeting her partner Susan Mikula, being 'glammed up' as a news anchor, and her childhood as a tomboy:

"I had long blonde hair, but even as a little girl with long blonde hair, I looked like one of the Hanson boys."

One of our commenters brings up a good question.

Whoopi_out The conversation prompted Barbara Walters to point at Whoopi Goldberg and say, "She's about to come out of the closet today."

Replied Whoopi: "Please, that door's been open for years..."

Has it? Or did Whoopi just finally open it?

Goldberg appeared at last November's Prop 8 protest in New York and discussed it on The View, but never mentioned her own sexuality, only that she was there for her friends. That was indicated by the sign she held as well.

In 2006, Goldberg told the New York Times: "No, I am not a lesbian. I describe myself as heterosexual. I think it is hard to have good relationships with anyone."

I'm not sure if I missed something since 2006, but please fill me in if I did.

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News: Natchez, Barbara Walters, Stem Cells, Gay Panic, Pete Wentz

 roadStudent's lawsuit against L.A. City College over speech in support of Proposition 8 prompts anti-gay protests, formation of "gay unity" club, and death threats to a man who had nothing to do with it.

Natchez  roadLife in the Castro of Natchez, Mississippi: "Though it’s seen, and not often discussed in proper company, there’s a grand gay scene in Natchez. Thom Miller and Shawyn Mars have been together nearly 18 years and have had Natchez as part of their dual residency since the 1990s. Miller said he and Mars make up one of just many gay couples that call Franklin Street home." (via box turtle bulletin)

 roadBarbara Walters: people want to be on my face?

 roadNancy Pelosi promises passage of inclusive ENDA.

 roadThe origin of eight high-tech names: Tivo, Hulu, Bluetooth, BlackBerry, Wii Wikipedia, Asus, and Prius.

 roadScientists no longer need embryos for stem cells: "In a breakthrough that could have huge implications, British and Canadian scientists have found a way of reprogramming skin cells taken from adults, effectively winding the clock back on the cells until they were in an embryonic form. The work has been hailed as a major step forward by scientists and welcomed by pro-life organisations, who called on researchers to halt other experiments which use stem cells collected from embryos made at IVF clinics."

 roadAre all these men fun and fearless?

Wentz  roadOnly Pete Wentz's hairdresser knows for sure.

 roadMatthew Mitcham takes four diving titles at weekend's Australian Diving Championships.

 roadBarry Manilow music employed to drive out mall rats.

 roadTahoe board rescinds domestic partner benefits: "The Incline Village General Improvement District board has decided to rescind health care insurance benefits to domestic partners of district employees. Board Chairman Ted Fuller says he voted to rescind the benefits because of the need to cut costs and the potential for abuse. Board member John Bohn says he again voted against the benefits because he doesn't think the north Lake Tahoe community supports them."

 roadGay panic defense emerges in eight year old Fresno murder.

 roadOutrage: Jury buys gay panic defense in trial of gay couple's killer in Spain.

Greek roadGreek teen gets love interest in the form of Gregory Michael from Dante's Cove.

 roadThe reviews are in for Jimmy Fallon's first night as host of Late Night.

 roadA very trippy ad for MAC cosmetics.

 roadArizona teens leaning left, survey says: "There's greater exposure to different media and different ideas, and you would have more acceptance of abortion, you would certainly have more acceptance of a gay American, and you'd also be raised in an atmosphere that was more ethnically diverse than one your parents came from."

Hugh Jackman Discusses Gay Rumors with Barbara Walters


On Barbara Walters' pre-Oscar special, she asked host Hugh Jackman about rumors that he is gay. Jackman didn't deny it, but allowed his wife to do so for him again:

"Peter Allen has a great line. He goes, 'I know what you're thinking. You're just sitting there looking at me, and thinking now, is he or isn't he? Well, it's true. I am Australian.' Deb used to say - she came about 40 times to the show - and she used to go to the bathroom and she's be in the cubicle in the ladies bathroom, and she would hear people going 'I know he's married, but I'm sure he is. Is he or isn't he?' And she said occasionally she would yell out, 'he isn't!'"

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