After the jump, an exclusive clip from A Single Man (on Blu-ray and DVD today) along with commentary in which the film's director Tom Ford and its Oscar-nominated star Colin Firth highlight the film's romanticism and its characters' desire to connect. Highly recommended film, in case you haven't gotten around to or haven't been able to see it yet.
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Not long ago Towleroad TV correspondents Josh Helmin and Josh Koll of Josh & Josh Are Rich and Famous sat down with A SINGLE MAN co-stars Colin Firth (nominated for Best Actor for his role) and four-time Academy Award-nominee Julianne Moore to talk about their critically well-received film (the directorial debut of fashion designer Tom Ford) and their thoughts on the continuing gay marriage debate.
Could mass prescription of anti-retroviral drugs rid world of AIDS?
Robert Pattinson grabbed the lube bottle instead of the Dep.
Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley asks federal judge to declare DOMA unconstitutional without a trial: "Coakley's office filed a lawsuit in July challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act. In papers filed late Thursday, Coakley asks a judge to deem the law unconstitutional without holding a trial on the lawsuit. Coakley argues that regulating marital status has traditionally been left to the states. She also says the federal law treats married heterosexual couples and married same-sex couples differently on Medicaid benefits and burial in veterans' cemeteries."
Ryan Carnes gets into his birthday suit.
Colin Firth sparkles at the BAFTAs.
The Kids are All Right picks up Teddy Award at Berlinale Film Festival. "The Teddy for the Best Feature Film goes to Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right for being a well-crafted and humorous take on the issues facing contemporary lesbian parents and the complexity of sexuality, relationships and family bonding."
Justin Timbaland's video for "Carry Out" is trying really, really hard.
Fish the size of SUVS once filtered our oceans for food.
Banda de Ipanema: Rio Carnival's drag show.
What you get when you try to join a Wi-Fi network in SF's Castro.
Police complaints filed over anti-gay remarks by Singapore pastor.
French murderer of lesbian couple commits suicide in prison: "The accused man's death angered the victims' families, who had hoped that his trial in April might clear up the many mysteries surrounding their deaths. Treiber, 46, a forest worker and gamekeeper with no criminal record, was charged with the kidnapping and murder of Geraldine Giraud, 36, and Katia Lherbier, 32, a lesbian couple, in November 2004."
Paparazzi gets shot of gay man "groping" a celebrity's breast.
Former Miley Cyrus flame Justin Gaston shows off his abs in Rio.
Travis Barker to paparazzo: "F**king snitch fa**ot motherf**ker, no one has your gay ass phone."
Indian professor suspended for being gay: "An Aligarh Muslim University professor, on the verge of retirement, was suspended after some students set up cameras to catch him having consensual sex with a rickshaw-puller in his campus home, and sent the video film to university authorities." Vice chancellor: homosexuality will not be allowed on campus.
Opposition grows to ruling that decriminalized gay sex in India.
Victory Fund endorses David Cicilline for Congress.
Obama announces new health care plan: "President Obama will propose on Monday giving the federal government new power to block excessive rate increases by health insurance companies, as he rolls out comprehensive legislation to revamp the nation's health care system, White House officials said Sunday. ...By focusing on the effort to tighten regulation of insurance costs, a new element not included in either the House or Senate bills, Mr. Obama is seizing on outrage over recent premium increases of up to 39 percent announced by Anthem Blue Cross of California and moving to portray the Democrats' health overhaul as a way to protect Americans from profiteering insurers."
Lesbian couple rescues woman from D.C. Metro tracks.
I thought that I would never see a slug as lovely as a tree.
Train operator in Japan is a major pussy.
A list of prominent Republicans who have come out for marriage equality.
Don't sit down: "Research is preliminary, but several studies suggest people who spend most of their days sitting are more likely to be fat, have a heart attack or even die."
Atlanta won't apologize (for now) for raid on Eagle gay bar: "The Public Safety Committee of the Atlanta City Council tonight voted to 'hold' (or indefinitely postpone) a resolution to apologize for the actions committed by police officers at the Atlanta Eagle bar on September 10-11, 2009."
Court upholds rejection of Russia's first same-sex marriage.
Colin Firth wishes you a happy anus.
Nicholas Hoult does Vman.
Barney Frank does U-turn on election night health care reform statement — now says he'll support: "I'm easy. I'm strongly inclined to vote for the thing, even though I don't like the health care tax thing. But you know, I was ready to vote for the bill when I had people on the left yelling at me not to vote for it. So you know I'll vote for any of it... to try and move the process along."
Amy Fisher to strip for Haiti relief.
Great White Shark tagged off Cape Cod shows up in Florida.
Illinois Senate candidate Jacob Meister sues public tv station WTTW, claims exclusion from debate is because he is gay: "There are very few things, at this point, distinguishing myself from the other candidates, and my sexual orientation is one. I can’t understand why else [WTTW] would censor my message from getting to the 40 percent of undecided voters still out there."
Prince William meets Roger Federer.
Richard Branson's space tourism adventure to be reality show.
Mariela Castro says Cuba has been performing state-sponsored sex change surgeries, and she's also accusing the Communist Party of excluding gays: "It is not spelled out in any statute, but implicitly they are rejected."
Californians Against Hate launches ad attacking Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church.
New Utah state senator Ben McAdams speaks out for expanding gay rights:
Ian McKellen scolds homophobic sports fans: "When it comes to the business of simply being honest about who they are, some of them become little shrinking violets because they're afraid, probably, of being booed from the terraces, and that must be a horrible experience and shame on people who do it. But it ain't [sic] going to stop someone being a fantastic footballer because they're honest about their private lives, is it? I don't believe so and the world is changing and sport, I'm afraid, is very slow to catch up."