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News: Outgames, Jennifer Hudson, Tom Ford, Milk & HIV

road.jpg Montreal's Outgames deep in the red. $3.5 million owed to the city of Montreal.

Jenniferhudsonroad.jpg Jennifer Hudson glams it up in Dreamgirls.

road.jpg Arizona recently became the first state to vote down a bigoted amendment banning gay marriage. Pam over at Pam's House Blend has a demographic breakdown of how the voting went. According to exit polls, moderates, college grads, white men, white women, voters earning over $50K, younger voters, and city dwellers voted against it. Hispanics were split. And the majority of blacks, seniors, conservative Republicans, folks in rural areas voted for it.

road.jpg Six airlines — Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to allow passengers to charge iPods in flight and watch iPod content on seat back displays.

road.jpg Drag queen stalking Michael Jackson: "This person is plaguing his life and has sent some seriously dodgy letters. They are from a man who works as a drag queen in the seedy Kings Cross area of Sydney, Australia. The content is eerie to say the least and this person is seemingly obsessed with Michael."

road.jpg Page Six hears that Tom Ford told execs at Estee Lauder that he wanted his new Black Orchid fragrance to smell like a man's crotch...

road.jpg domain name sells for $500K.

road.jpg Study: Protein found in milk may hinder HIV.

Ozzyroad.jpg Ozzy from Survivor: Cook Islands has a porn (straight porn, that is...) past. OMG Blog has the NSFW goods.

road.jpg It's not a nice day for a wax wedding. After complaints from Brad Pitt, Madame Tussaud's has decided to hold off on holding a wedding for its wax figures of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Said Pitt's publicist: "I personally found it a little odd that they were re-creating a wedding that never really happened. As Brad's representative, I found it disturbing." Besides, Pitt has said, "Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able."

News: Fountain of Youth, Bear Kiss, and Jennifer Hudson

road.jpg Wireless iPods, soon?

Stathamgownroad.jpg In the latest addition to Jason Statham's body of work, Crank, he hits the road on a motorcycle in a hospital gown and lets it all hang out...

road.jpg David Copperfield says he has found the Fountain of Youth on an island he owns in the Southern Bahamas: "I've discovered a true phenomenon. You can take dead leaves, they come in contact with the water, they become full of life again. ... Bugs or insects that are near death, come in contact with the water, they'll fly away. It's an amazing thing, very, very exciting."

Marc_jacobs_1road.jpg Watch out for bears. New Marc Jacobs campaign features bearded men macking in the woods.

road.jpg The Pet Shop Boys have announced that they'll be touring the United States this fall.

road.jpg People having too much fun? Chairman of Public Safety Committee: NYC nightclubs a "modern day Sodom and Gomorrah."

road.jpg MO: The three-step rule to street cruising.

road.jpg According to Tom O'Neil at The Envelope, Jennifer Hudson is already being tipped for an Oscar nom in the Dreamgirls role that will turn her into a major superstar: "A test-screening audience not only went crazy for the pic recently in San Diego, but viewers went utterly bonkers over Hudson. Now she can laugh off her loss on 'American Idol.'...Already, she's the frontrunner for the supporting-actress Oscar. Actually, it's surprising she's not a frontrunner for best actress considering Holliday beat her costar Sheryl Lee Ralph (who portrayed Deena) for the top acting honor at the Tonys, but studio chiefs plan to separate the film Dreamdivas at the Oscars, demoting Hudson to supporting because Beyonce has more screen time. And, well, probably just because she's Beyonce."

road.jpg Joe Scarborough asks, is Bush an idiot?

On the Shortbus: Gay Filmmakers at Cannes


road.jpg John Cameron Mitchell's steamy exploration of character through sexual behavior, Shortbus, is long on buzz. Mitchell: "I actually like pornography, but I don't consider this film pornographic. I define — and most people do — pornography as devoid of artistic intent. The purpose of pornography is to arouse. I don't think anyone got [sexually aroused] watching this film. There is a certain provocation we had in mind with this film, but more important than that, we wanted to use sex as a metaphor for things that were, perhaps, universal, themes like connection and love and fear. We just thought the language of sex could be used the way the language of music could be used in a musical."

Dreamgirls_2road.jpg Dreamgirls cast glams it up on the terrace of the Martinez hotel...

road.jpg As Elton John was presenting the Chopard Trophy to Transamerica's Kevin Zegers, a photographer interrupted and touched off Elton's short fuse: "If you saw 'Transamerica' ... I'm talking ... you fuckwit, fucking photographers you should be shot, you should be all shot. Thank you."

road.jpg Ian McKellen says the Catholic church should welcome The Da Vinci Code: "I am only too happy to believe that Jesus was married. I know that the Catholic Church has problems with gay people and I thought this would be absolute proof that Jesus was not gay."

Almodovarroad.jpg Pedro Almodóvar's Volver "has captured the hearts of everyone at Cannes": "I went into a light and very agreeable trance watching this movie, which Almodóvar unfolds with a master's confidence: its ingenuities and contrivances float out of the screen. The cinematography and art direction by José Luis Alcaine and Salvador Parra give everything a gorgeous intensity that has the look of a Douglas Sirk film - and Almodóvar has something of Sirk's passionate empathy with women, mixed with a playful, gay sensibility."


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