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Sarah Palin Takes Shots At Michael Moore Over 'American Sniper' Controversy - VIDEO

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Last week Sarah Palin made a series of appearances at the 2015 Las Vegas Shot Show, an annual trade expo for the “shooting, hunting, [and] outdoor” set. The former Governor of Alaska stopped to take photos with a group of supporters while holding a sign, which she signed, with a choice message for Michael Moore.

MooreThe sign, which features a pair of stylized crosshairs in place for the ‘o’s in Moore’s name, is thought to be in response to Moore’s recent response to Clint Eastwood’s controversial film American Sniper.

"My uncle [was] killed by sniper in WW2,” the filmmaker tweeted. “We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot you in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders are worse."

Moore’s statements drew swift backlash from other celebrities like Kid Rock and news outlets like Fox News. Never one to back down from confrontation, Moore took to Facebook to list his numerous efforts to reach out to the veteran community.

“Here's the truth they can't or won't report: I'M the one who has supported these troops - much more than the bloviators on Fox News, the post reads. “I guarantee you, you've never heard any of this reported about what the real me does because, frankly, it messes up their little story of the fictional "Michael Moore" they've created for your hate and enjoyment.”

On Saturday, Sarah Palin mentioned the Michael Moore poster in her rambling, bizarre speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit that led to the DNC issuing a short statment telling Palin "Thank you!". You can watch Palin's 35 minute word salad, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Sundance Report: 'Tangerine'

I have something to tell you, bitch: this movie is awesome!


Indie director Sean Baker and co-writer Chris Berloch specialize in portraits of characters on the margins of society. Baker's previous slice-of-life film was the still underappreciated Starlet (2012), which traced an unlikely friendship between a young porn star and an old woman she meets at a garage sale.  Their very worthy follow up is TANGERINE (not to be confused with the Estonian drama currently nominated for Oscar's Foreign Film Category called Tangerines). Again we find Baker looking at places others haven't thought to look — or at least haven't looked at with anything like the same affectionate humor and nuanced humanity.

In this case that place is a Hollywood block filled with ex-con trans hookers who still have their penises, their lonely trade, immigrant cab drivers, and the colorful seedy neighborhood they all share. Tangerine is filled with memorable scenes in busted-ass laundromats, car washes, cheap motels with "party rooms", and of course Donut Time. The movie tells the story of a single event-filled day and night (Christmas Eve) in the lives of Sin-Dee Rella (Kiki Kitana Rodriguez) and her best friend Alexandra (Mya Taylor) who treats her to half a holiday sprinkled donut in the movie's abrasively funny opening scene. 

"Merry Christmas, bitch."


(Remember that claim that Wolf of Wall Street used the most "f--ks" ever uttered in a movie? I hope Tangerine makes that claim for "bitch".)


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Sir Patrick Stewart 'Flattered' To Be Misidentified As Gay, Says Being an Ally Is 'Natural' - VIDEO

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In a lengthy interview with The Advocate Sir Patrick Stewart speaks about his upcoming film Match, including a few discussions about sex that film's material bring up, such as his character Tobi expressing his love for going down on a woman and the fact that Tobi is bi. Naturally, this segued into Stewart's eternal support of the LGBT community, which he claimed felt "natural":

When I look back to my early career and early experience, my ease and comfort being in the company of and intimately close with gay and lesbian colleagues and friends was always, for me, the most natural, and I might even say at times appealing aspects of the life I was living.

I think this is where the theater is such an appealing world, because it embraces everything and always has. So there was never a moment where I made an intellectual choice that I would be a supporter of gay civil rights. It was always a natural and uncomplicated choice. Then later in life, as I got to know well-known activists like Ian McKellen, I was only too happy to join campaigns, march, and support in whatever way I could because it always seemed to me to be something that much too much fuss was being made about.

And when he was misidentified as a gay man last year by The Guardian when he expressed his support for Ellen Page on coming out, he was hardly offended:

Quite frankly, I was utterly flattered by that assumption.

Match is about Tobi, a master dancer who is interviewed by graduate student Lisa (Carla Gugino) and her husband, Mike (Matthew Lillard) about the days of his career, and the sacrifices that were required for the life he led. You can watch the trailer AFTER THE JUMP...

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James Franco, Zachary Quinto, and Charlie Carver's Sex Scene Revealed in New 'I Am Michael' Photos


A set of new stills from the upcoming film I Am Michael, about former gay rights activist turned "ex-gay" poster boy Michael Glatze and starring James Franco, Zachary Quinto, and Charlie Carver, gives us the first look at a three-way sex scene between the actors as well as other key moments.

Franco plays Glatze while Quinto plays his then boyfriend Bennett. The duo bed Carver's character in a club, according to a November report from E!:

"They first meet in a club. The music is pumping. It's the eighties!" a source said. "When Charlie's character questions Franco about having a boyfriend, Franco says, 'He'd like you, too.'"

Cut to the bedroom, where the three are naked, intertwined and "kissing," the source said. "You see their asses." [...]

The three enjoy a romance, but when Michael leaves, the breakup is "disastrous and heartbreaking," the source said.

The film, produced by Gus van Sant, is premiering at Sundance. It's based on the Benoit Denizet-Lewis NYT article "My Ex-Gay Friend". Denizet-Lewis is a co-producer on the film. The film is directed by Justin Kelly.

Additional stills show the main characters at a rave party, Carver and Quinto together, Franco alone and despondent in what appears to be a tiled bathroom, Franco and Quinto kissing, and Franco embracing Emma Roberts.

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Everyone Wants to Touch Cheyenne Jackson In Exclusive Clip for 'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks' - WATCH


Premiering exclusively on Towleroad is a clip for Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, the new film starring Cheyenne Jackson and acting icon Gena Rowlands. 

In the clip, Lily Harrison (Rowlands) and her dance instructor Michael Minetti (Jackson) have finally gotten their groove down and must impress Minetti's boss (Julian Sands) with a cha-cha so that Minetti can keep his job. Ballroom shenanigans ensues, however, when a fellow dancer (Jackie Weaver) can't seem to keep her hands off the dapper dance instructor.

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And in case you missed it, our film editor Nathaniel Rogers interviewed Jackson last month about his thoughts on the film and what it was like working with the legendary Rowlands. You can check that out here

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New Nikon Ad Campaign Features Gay Couple Social Media Made Famous, Kordale And Kaleb Lewis

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Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 2.31.03 PMNikon shot a new commercial for its "I Am Generation Image," campaign featuring Kordale and Kaleb Lewis and their three children, whose morning routine selfie they posted to their Instagram went viral overnight last year. The morning routine selfie, showing the two fathers styling their two daughters' hair, garnered thousands of favorites, likes and comments; both positive and negative. Many of the negative comments they received were homophobic and racist in nature. 

In Nikon's video the two fathers explain the background story behind the selfie, confidently address the negative comments they received and express what they hope for their children going into the future. Kordale Lewis is also a writer and wrote a memoir about his life and the selfie that made them famous called, Picture Perfect? In it, Kordale talks about dealing with abuse, coming into his sexual identity, becoming a father at a young age and how he and Kaleb dealt with their new-found fame that came after posting the now famous selfie to Instagram. Despite all the negative comments they've received about the photo, the family is all smiles in Nikon's new video. Watch the heartwarming video that'll bring a smile to your face, AFTER THE JUMP...

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