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Listen: 'Everybody Hurts', the Celebrity Haiti Benefit Single


Here's the new Simon Cowell-produced celeberity benefit cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" produced for Haiti relief efforts.

Haitisingle It features Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams, Kylie, Rod Stewart, Alexandra Burke, Miley Cyrus, Take That, Joe McElderry, Cheryl Cole, JLS, Mika, Michael Bublé, James Blunt, James Morrison, Susan Boyle, and Westlife.

It's released for download on February 7.


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News: Gareth Thomas, Alcatraz, Zachary Quinto, Coral Reefs

 road Openly gay Illinois Senate candidate Jacob Meister drops out, endorses opponent. Illinois gubernatorial candidate Dan Hynes makes stop in Boystown.

Alcatraz  roadHotel proposed for Alcatraz. "Overnight visitors would not stay in the main cell block but in Building 64, formerly used to house guards. The building, on the east side of the island, has spectacular views of Berkeley and the East Bay hills. The proposal would also let visitors camp on the island."

 roadPrince Harry's hips don't lie.

 roadGLAAD: CBS needs to improve on LGBT inclusion.

 roadThe worst: Razzie nominations announced.

 roadZachary Quinto to play George Gershwin in Stephen Spielberg biopic.

 road4,000 Americans still missing in Haiti: "Is this being under-reported because it's too painful? Is it because of racism? Is it because of lack of information?"

Thomas roadGay Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas hosts coming out party: "'Everybody here tonight is celebrating that the world is changing,' Thomas said, 'We are here to send the message that it's OK to be a sportsman and it is also OK to be gay.' In a show of solidarity, Thomas’ rugby team-mates and supporters joined him at the party. Stars like Will Young and Graham Norton were also present. British gay activist Peter Tatchell praised Thomas and said he hoped other sportsmen would follow his example. 'If more top-class professional sportspeople came out as Gareth has done they would win huge amounts of public respect for their honesty and courage,' he said."

 roadChip off the old block: Is the Moon the result of a nuclear explosion on Earth?

 roadAspen match-up spells victory for gay hockey team: "A team of elite, gay, ice hockey all-stars from across North America defeated a team of elite, international, heterosexual players on January 20 in Aspen, Colo., in what has become one of the most popular attractions at the annual Aspen Gay Ski Week."

Phallus  roadCloaked phallus erected on University of Alabama campus.

 roadAmerican Family Association radio host thinks it's time to imprison all gays: "The bottom line here is that, biblically, those 'who practice homosexuality' should come under the purview of the law just as much as those who take people captive in order to sell them into slavery."

 roadMale model fix: Jeremy Dufour.

 roadMadonna and somebody else's face step out in London.

 roadCoral reefs freeze to death in South Florida.

 roadNoH8 goes Italian!

 roadRosie O'Donnell talks to the L.A. Times: "Kelli and I are still close. Like many gay families that I know, gay women especially who have children together, we remain friends. Not that heterosexual people don't or can't do it, but every gay woman I know is friends with her exes, and they're involved with their lives in some capacity. Kelli is a big part of what made this family so amazing and what continues to."

Veronica Doe: More anti-LGBT activity from the TSA and Federal Air Marshals.

News: Swans, Earl Wild, Peanut Butter, Haiti, Betty White, Nepal

 roadRead transcripts of the federal Prop 8 trial HERE.

 roadMan found dead on gay cruise in the Cayman Islands.

Pbkid  road"Nutty" fan at UGA-Tennessee game figures out a way he can get on the court without anyone touching him.

 roadThis ad has triggered my deepest fears.

 roadGay pianist Earl Wild dies at 94.

 roadArjan Writes talks to gay artist Matt Morris about his new album and his duet with Justin Timberlake at the "Hope for Haiti" telethon (if you missed their performance, watch it here — it was definitely the best part of the telethon).

 roadHere are all the 'Hope for Haiti' performances.

 roadBeautiful ad fights deforestation.

 roadGlee's Jane Lynch plans to marry in May, according to reports.

 roadThere's an 80% chance Harold Ford Jr. will run for Senate in New York, says a supporter.

 roadIsrael's top gay dating website celebrates 10th anniversary: "The number of active surfers on Atraf has already passed 100,000 - and while the site associates itself with the queer community, some 41 percent of regular users identify themselves as straight. The surprisingly high figure of 'straight' surfers can likely be attributed to those who have not yet come out of the closet and are wary of identifying themselves with their picture (even if it is hidden) as 'interested in men.'"

 roadWATCH: Betty White proves why she's a national treasure.

Gohil  roadGay Indian Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil to marry in Nepal: "The ceremony is the start of what Nepalese lawmaker Sunil Babu Pant hopes will become a lucrative business for his country, whose once thriving tourist industry is still reeling from a decade-long civil war that ended in 2006."

 roadLithuanians apply for Gay Pride parade permit.

 roadMale model fix: Francisco Lachowski.

 roadJudge gives 30-day deadline in lesbian child abduction custody case: "Lisa Miller has disappeared with 7-year-old Isabella Miller-Jenkins, and Miller's former partner renewed her call for help finding the girl."

 roadNew York courts growing accustomed to transgender name changes.

 roadArchy & Mehitabel: Musical duo pens track to benefit Matthew Shepard Foundation.

Swans  roadSwans in rare divorce: "It is not unheard of for the birds, which usually mate for life, to find a new mate but it tends to be because one of the pair has died, they said."

 roadGeorgia upholds life sentence in gay panic murder case: "At trial, Hall said he was high on cocaine when he stabbed Cook more than 20 times while in a trance triggered by childhood memories of seeing his father stab his mother to death."

 roadWestboro Baptist to picket at Stanford.

 roadHawaii's long history on gay unions. "Regardless of H.B 444's fate, no one believes the controversy over same-sex unions will fade any time soon. Arakaki said he can't recall any other issue during his 20 years in office that touched such a raw nerve. 'It's because the evangelical and other churches are a lot more involved. It's become their issue and what they stand for and what they represent. It also speaks to traditional family values that we have here in the Islands and in the country,' he said."

Anderson Cooper Leads 'Outsize Pecs and Gym-Bunny Arms' Trend


NYT fashion writer Guy Trebay has found a way, somehow, to focus on fashion during the Haiti earthquake disaster:

You could call it the Anderson Cooper effect. Mr. Cooper has rarely missed an opportunity to showcase his buff physique (as anyone would know if he or she remembers his stripping to a bathing suit to quiz Michael Phelps). But Mr. Cooper isn’t the only CNN correspondent with a self-conscious taste for form-fitting charcoal T-shirts, accessorized with a tiny microphone clipped at the neck.

Looking somewhat sheepish about it, a newly sleek Dr. Sanjay Gupta moved through Port-au-Prince wearing a snug gray T-shirt, his hair styled in the obligatory CNN crop. His colleague Jason Carroll, reporting on Wednesday’s aftershock and looking like a guy who had done 20 quick pushups before going on air, wore a T-shirt so snugly revealing it called into question whether a disaster zone is the place to flaunt one’s gym physique. A spokeswoman for CNN declined to comment, but in journalism, as in most things, old standards of decorum are clearly on the wane.

On that note, Gawker looks at Don Lemon's "dandy" aesthetic.

In related news, George Clooney's "Hope for Haiti" telethon on Friday night raised $57 million in 24 hours.

For information on how to join us in giving to front line medical groups in Haiti, click here.

Watch: Boy Spreads Arms as He is Rescued in Haiti


Another bit of joy from Haiti as an 8-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister are rescued. Find our Help Haiti page here.


(via daily dish)

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Watch: Amazing Clip of Woman's Rescue in Collapsed Bank in Haiti


"If I die, I love you so much. Don't forget it."

Wow. This is really moving. Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

(clip via daily dish) Find our Help Haiti page here.

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