"Eamon Farrell is having a blessing to mark his union with artist boyfriend Steve Mannion. According to the Irish Independent, the pair actually got married in Canada this summer, with Colin as Eamon's best man. At the time Eamon lamented the fact he and his partner could not wed in Ireland...After the wedding blessing the couple will spend the evening with a host of well-wishers in Krystle nightclub, a funky venue on Harcourt Street in Dublin. The club has private booths, a pent house and a VIP suite – ideal for accommodating the VIP party. It will be a family night out, including Farrell’s mother Rita and sisters Claudine and Catherine, the Independent reports. A gang of other Irish celebs will be there too."
Colin Farrell Hub
Human Rights Campaign refuses to comment on ENDA delay, accuses journalist Rex Wocker of being "out of touch" with group's efforts.
Opera's "barihunks" get some attention.
Jake Gyllenhaal may or may not be a single man.
L.A. Times condemns Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox signers of the anti-gay Manhattan Declaration. "They need to be reminded that this is a nation of laws, not of men -- even holy men." The Village Voice chats with one of the signers.
Chelsea Clinton engaged to Marc Mezvinsky: "We’re sorry for the mass e-mail but we wanted to wish everyone a belated Happy Thanksgiving! We also wanted to share that we are engaged! We didn’t get married this past summer despite the stories to the contrary, but we are looking toward next summer and hope you all will be there to celebrate with us."
Tiger Woods asks for privacy following weekend car accident/domestic argument.
AP: civil union vs marriage debate is back. "Dan Hawes, the head organizer for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, agrees that it makes sense to seek even limited legal protections in states where gay people have none, but disagrees that fighting for marriage has detracted from that work. 'It's not that these fights are mutually exclusive of each other, so that's why we don't think it makes sense to negotiate against ourselves,' Hawes said."
Salt Lake Tribune profiles transgender cop in Bountiful, Utah: "Although some employees have trouble remembering to use masculine pronouns, Bountiful Police Chief Tom Ross says, 'everyone's done a great job of accepting Kerry and staying focused on why we're here in the first place.'"
Mark boyfriend David Blue in talks to return to Ugly Betty.
Scientists develop rainbow trap.
Soup Cans talks to newscaster Jane Velez-Mitchell: "My coming out as gay has not only NOT negatively impacted my career, it’s actually been a plus! People love it when you reveal yourself for who you really are. The fact is most people are pretty much obsessed with themselves so they don’t really care who you fall in love with. All the fear I had about coming out was self-generated. The sky didn’t fall down. The sun came up the next morning. Eureka!"
First nightclub for Bears opens in Tel Aviv.
A look inside the Burj Dubai.
Colin Farrell on look-out for paparazzi in Mexico.
New worry for gay men with HIV? "A rare parasitic disease, which normally only is transmitted by contaminated water, has been shown to be transmitted by gay sex between hiv-positive men. In the industrial world the disease is virtually absent, but from now on that could change."
The NYT profiles Madonna squeeze Jesus Luz.
Mormon leadership not signed on to anti-gay Manhattan Declaration: "So where are the Mormon representatives on this illustrious list? Are they truly backing off their longstanding opposition to gay civil rights?"
Bionic eye: Blind man sees for first time in 30 years. "The images I see move and that takes a bit of getting used to, but I can see cars - they look like cotton wool. It's exciting to be part of the trial."
The UK tab Daily Mail recently spotted a man they claim is Colin Farrell looking like a ghost of his former self:
"The emaciated 32-year-old was snapped during a night out in Spain at the weekend. It was impossible to miss his hollow cheeks, sunken chest and stick-thin legs as he puffed away on a cigarette. There was speculation that Farrell had shed weight because of the demands of the film he is currently shooting in the southern Spanish city of Alicante. He is starring alongside Spanish actress Paz Vega and British film veteran Christopher Lee in a thriller entitled Triage. It tells the story of a war photographer who loses his best friend during a harrowing assignment in war-torn Bosnia during the early 1990s."
Other recent shots show him looking thin but with some sort of belly.
Let's hope it's all for the movie role.
Researcher: Moses was high on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments and when he saw the 'burning bush'. "As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don't believe, or a legend, which I don't believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics."
Madonna opens wide: "I really enjoy writing with Justin...We had psychoanalytic sessions whenever we wrote songs first. We'd sit down and we'd start talking about situations. And then we'd start talking about issues or problems or relationships with people."
MAPS of the electorate: "Survey USA's data shows both Clinton and Obama beating McCain on electoral votes, but they win in different ways."
Colin Farrell smokes up British GQ.
Anti-gay lawyer Robert Skolrood is dead at 79: "He fought against gay rights by helping to word an initiative on the Colorado ballot in 1992 that would have barred any special protection for homosexuals. The amendment to the state’s constitution passed but was struck down by the United States Supreme Court four years later. Mr. Skolrood helped to draft an amendment to the Cincinnati City Charter to similarly deprive homosexuals of specific legal protections; voters approved the measure in 1993. A federal appeals court upheld the result, and the United States Supreme Court in 1998 refused to hear an appeal."
'Underoos' for Men sales bulge: "It seems that the Y-front, bikinis, wild prints and Underoos style underwear has made a huge comeback in contributing to a $1.1 billion men's knit-underwear market. (Knit underwear excludes the traditional boxer) John Sievers, co-owner of International Jock, calls it an 'explosion' in his business in the last 3 years that has doubled his revenues."
Gay Malaysian pleads with Canada for asylum: "Amirthalingan moved to Montreal in 2003 and applied for refugee status in Canada on humanitarian grounds, arguing his life was in danger because his homosexuality made him a target of Malaysian police who detained him for five days, and abused him, physically and sexually. 'They were punching me, pushing me down to the floor and putting their leg on me to confess that I am a gay,' he told CBC last week. Being gay in Malaysia is difficult, and he is "a bit afraid for my safety" if he's forced to go back. 'I don't have family support too, because my brothers and sisters are against [me] because I'm gay.' Amirthalingan lost his refugee status case because the judge was not convinced he was gay. He filed for a humanitarian appeal and a pre-removal risk assessment, which were both rejected by the Quebec Immigration Board."
Capitol Hill offices receive letters containing photos of man standing in front of military recruiting station targeted in yesterday's Times Square bombing: "Happy New Year, We Did It."
Amy Winehouse now using her face as an ashtray.
Grand Canyon FLOODED in effort to recharge the ecosystem — PHOTOS.
Liev Schreiber's Sabretooth stalks Sydney.
HIV+ and gay in Tunisia: "'At the beginning, I was furious. I hated everything. But afterwards, I thought that it's better to be hopeful than crying.' He decided to face up to the illness, sensing that a positive mental attitude would translate into stronger physical health. Also, he is on anti-retroviral medication. 'I'm quite good. My health situation is stable. HIV-positives who can't move or even walk are people who refuse the fact that they're infected with HIV. They suffer because they're in very low spirits and not because of the virus. I have a principle in my life which says we must make the most of life while we still have its advantages. So, I still enjoy my life. I consider AIDS a flu.' He lives with his Tunisian boyfriend, who is uninfected. They have protected sex. 'I was sincere. I told him the truth and he accepted. His attitude really moved me,' said Karim."
The Daily Mail reports: "Hollywood hellraiser Colin Farrell has admitted he is hooked on taking Russian-style steam baths while covered in honey. The star, who kicked a deadly drug habit, found his new addiction while filming in New York. He was a daily visitor to the 10th Street Russian and Turkish Baths where guests are smothered in honey before steaming."
Said Farrell: "There's something very basic about rubbing honey on your skin and going steaming with a bunch of strange Russian men."
Colin Farrell's brother Eamon and his boyfriend Steven are planning a civil partnership, and Colin has agreed to be the best man, according to reports.
According to Pink News, "Eamon Farrell, 35, is planning to marry his 23-year-old boyfriend Steven Mannion after a proposing to him in New York last year. According to the Mirror: 'Eamon proposed before Christmas. The pair share a love of art and this is what brought them together. Eamon is a respected dance teacher who set up the National Performing Arts School in Dublin more than 10 years ago. And Steven is a really talented artist who has been welcomed into the Farrell family.'...It is rumoured Colin, 31, helped Eamon choose a diamond and sapphire-studded ring for his boyfriend. The brothers are very close, and have bought houses next door to each other in Sandymount, South Dublin."
Where the civil partnership will take place is still in question: "The couple have not yet decided where they will exchange vows - but it won't be in the Republic. The insider told the Mirror: 'With Irish legislation the way it is at the minute, the wedding can't be here. But the couple could go to the North or England for a civil partnership ceremony there. It's more likely though that they'll get married in the States so Colin's whole family can be there."