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04/19/2007


News: George Clooney, 'American Hustle,' Carnegie Hall, Jesus Christ

Road LenaAll Kanye all the time: Mr. West takes over Kimmel, says Kim Kardashian deserves a star on the walk of fame.

RoadAndrew Sullivan on the ever-shrinking Republican Party: "There is effectively no Republican party any more. There is a radical movement to destroy the modern American state and eviscerate its institutions in favor of restoring a mythical, elysian, majority-white, nineteenth-century past."

RoadDon't eat cat vomit.

RoadUsher reminds us he still has an impressive six pack.

RoadFed up with government shutdown nonsense, Jon Stewart turns to his wheel of happy stories. One of the options? "Full Frontal George Clooney," complete with a real NSFW image of full frontal nudity (though probably not of George Clooney, by the looks of it).

RoadLena Dunham milks a cow for Billy on the Street.

RoadNew trailer for American Hustle with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

RoadBritish boyband McFly goes camping. Thankfully, Attitude magazine was there to document.

CampRoadQueer Nation NY to protest at Carnegie Hall tonight: "Conductor Valery Gergiev, a longtime friend and supporter of Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, will appear at Carnegie Hall. Gergiev has refused to make any comment on Russia’s anti-LGBT laws. He was honored by the Russian government and the Russian Orthodox Church. Carnegie Hall has not responded to a request to oppose the Russian government’s attacks on LGBT Russians. The demonstration at Carnegie Hall follows a recent action by Queer Nation during the Metropolitan Opera’s Opening Night Gala on September 23. Protesters inside the Met delayed the start of the night’s program, while protesters outside held signs and a giant rainbow flag banner to demand that the Russian government repeal their anti-gay laws. Gergiev led that performance as well."

RoadThe Jonas Bros reunion tour has been cancelled amidst rumors of a breakup.

RoadTwo years since his passing, the ashes of legendary gay rights activist Frank Kamey have still not been laid to rest.

RoadIam Somerhalder kissing and hugging adorable animals.

RoadFor the Bible tells me so? Academic claims Jesus Christ was invented: "Ancient confessions recently uncovered now prove, according to [American Biblical scholar Joseph] Atwill, that the New Testament was written by first-century Roman aristocrats and that they fabricated the entire story of Jesus Christ."

RoadPriorities: the government may be shut down, but the congressional gym remains open.

RoadJude Law's son is kind of a Baldwin.


NEWS: Lohan's Interview, Gaga V. Perez, Hostages, Ambush In Egypt, Public Sex Boxes

Road During a post-rehab interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lindsay Lohan confessed to being an "addict", and blamed the start of her troubles on the success that she met immediately following the release of Mean GirlsLindsay Lohan

Road Conflict in Egypt continues to rage on as an ambush claimed the lives of 25 soldiers earlier today in the Sinai Peninsula. 

Road Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton took to Twitter yesterday in an apparent feud after Hilton allegedly tried to enter Gaga's apartment. 

Road Gaga also released the video to her new single, "Applause" today. 

Road The U.S. Navy released a guide for gay service members about same-sex partner benefits

Road Oscar Pistorius appeared in court earlier today and apparently wept during his hearing. His trial is set to begin on March 3rd. 

Road A hostage situation continues as an armed man keeps several people captive in the German city of Ingolstadt. Twitter Feud 

Road Ashton Kutcher's jOBS didn't seem to draw very many crowds this weekend. They were apparently too busy watching The Butler

Road At least 37 people were killed in Bihar, India when an express train crossed tracks at a remote station. 

Road Mexican authorities have captured the leader of a major drug cartel: Mario Ramirez Trevino. 

Road Alexander Skarsgard bared it all on last night's episode of True Blood (ALERT: link contains spoilers).  Prince-shares-breakfast-can-wait-cover-art-featuring-dave-chappelle1-400x400

Road Sen. Rand Paul, who has vowed a "government shutdown" as Obamacare laws take effect, confessed yesterday that he "doesn't think it's a good idea."

Road Prostitutes in Zurich will now be able to offer their services under the cover of private drive-in sex boxes

Road Apparently, Prince has no problem taking a joke...

Road Beyonce dares you to hate on her new hairstyle.

Road Nick Jonas is apparently putting his beefy bod to work for a good cause.

Road While Princess Diana has been dead for over a decade, conspiracy theories surrounding her death are still alive and well. 

Road Russell Simmons had no idea that a "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape" might offend a few people.


NEWS: Gym Selfies, The Economy, TSA, Lindsay Lohan, Same Love, Evil Giant Robots

Road Nick Jonas posted a shirtless photo on Instagram that has drawn the attention of many straight girl and gay boy fans across the web. Hugh Jackman posted a selfie too, but it showed less skin and a much more indimidating face.

Nick Jonas Shirtless Selfie Road A new report released by Dallas Fed conservatively estimates that the economic crisis that plagued the U.S. from 2007 to 2009 cost the economy $14 trillion, which is approximately one year's domestic GDP. 

Road After it was revealed that he had fallen behind in the polls, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has released a new campaign ad, saying that "quit isn't the way we roll..." 

Road Mexican rock band "Molotov" has announced that it will no longer use the word "maricon", due to a recent anti-gay attack against a Chilean teen that cost the victim his leg. Many LGBT advocates have also called for them to stop playing their popular song "Puto". However, the band defended the song, claiming that it advocates "anyone who attempts our freedom".

Road According to the U.S. Commerce Department, economic growth was reportedly 1.7% during the second quarter, which is significantly more than many economists previously estimated. 

Road Daniel Chong, the San Diego student who was left alone in a cell by the DEA for five days before authorities realized their error, has reportedly settled his lawsuit for $4.1 million

Road Singer Mary Lambert, best known as the voice of the heartwarming chorus of Macklemore's "Same Love", has released an extended, full song version entitled "She Keeps Me Warm". 

Road X-Men fans (including this writer) are rejoicing the fact that sentinels (aka evil giant robots) will be making an appearance in the upcoming film adaptation of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Trust me, if you're at all a fan of the franchise She Keeps Me Warm
(and gay parable), this is big news. 

Road According to a new report, misconduct by members of the TSA has risen by 26% over the last three years. 

Road Game of Thrones star Kit Harington (aka John Snow) confessed at a panel recently that Season 4 will be his favorite season of the show yet.

Road Lindsay Lohan was just recently released from rehab. Based on photos, she appears to be doing significantly better.  

Road New email documents released by the Department of Defense reveal that San Diego Pride Parade Organizers might have given permission for gay servicemembers to wear their uniforms before the DOD actually gave authorization. 

Road Project Runway winner Christian Siriano got engaged to long-time boyfriend Brad Walsh earlier this week.

Road A New York Appeals Court recently declared the city's ban on "large sodas" to be unconstitutional. 

Road Kristen Stewart recently told a member of the paparazzi "you don't deserve to breathe the same air as I do". How do we know? He caught it on video.

Road In an interview with Men's Health Magazine, Tom Brady announced that he will be opening up a new sports therapy center to "help athletes train smarter". 

Road A trailer has finally been released for Ben Stiller's The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Some film afficionados are already speculating that it could be an Oscar contender.

Road The Acedemy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected its first ever African-American president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs. 


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #729

GIVING A DAMN: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lily Tomlin, Mae Whitman, and Judith Light feature in the latest spot from Cyndi Lauper's campaign, this one about LGBT youth suicide.

JONAS BROTHERS: Amusing one-on-three.

GOALIE'S BAD DAY: Or, rather, dumb day.

PORNSTART: "Famous" reality show duo Vance and Pepe want to make an adult film.

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Photo: Nick Jonas, Brothers Give Some Love to Pastor Rick Warren

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The Jonas Brothers joined Pastor Rick Warren as "guest worship leaders" at Angels Stadium yesterday for Saddleback Ranch's Easter service. Warren was a vocal supporter of Proposition 8 in California and has close ties to anti-gay Ugandan pastor and "kill the gays" bill supporter Martin Ssempa, though Warren has spoken out publicly against the bill.

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News: Mexico City, Volcano, Sonia Sotomayor, Albatrosses

 roadMexico City enacts marriage equality law: "The law, approved by city legislators on December 21, was published in Mexico City's official register on Tuesday and will take effect in March. It will allow same-sex couples to adopt children and municipal officials say it will make Mexico's capital a 'vanguard city' - and attract extra tourism revenues."

Volcano  roadTourists flock to Philippine volcano in hopes of witnessing eruption; may get burned.

 roadMad: Staffers turn on Tyra Banks.

 roadBirth mother in Vermont-Virginia lesbian custody battle, Lisa Miller, appears to have fled with the child.

 roadOne Iowa plans rally to counter wingnuts on eve of legislative session.

 roadDutch Caribbean islands to recognize marriage equality: "Married and registered gay couples will obtain legal protection against discrimination by government agencies in the BES islands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba after the islands have obtained their new status as public entities in the Dutch Kingdom."

 roadJersey Shore cast gets 'Hollywood' makeover.


53Cover  roadMichael Musto takes on Carrie Prejean on annual Village Voice cover - his end of the year wrap-up here.

 roadNew Madonna album on its way in 2010: six directions it might go? A Lady Gaga and Susan Boyle duet?

 roadVariety on Tom Ford's 27-year-old DP Edward Grau: "Perhaps he was taking a risk with the Barcelona-born cinematographer -- Grau was 27 at the time and had only a few obscure films to his credit -- but few would dispute the success of their collaboration."

 roadJustin Bartha to go Broadway in Lend Me a Tenor?

 roadBizarre incident in Minneapolis: Park staff member tells kid he's gay, inspiring altercation, then police arrive and break the kid's arm.

Sotomayor  road'Wise Latina' Sonia Sotomayor is also now a cover girl.

 roadJonas brother gets married, finds out what that purity ring was all about.

 roadGirl acquitted in rock-throwing incident against three boys she claims were yelling anti-gay slurs at her friend.

 roadNames sought for chick being raised by lesbian albatrosses.

 roadNY Senate Committee debates girlfriend-beating senator Hiram Monserrate's fate: "A New York Senate committee met Tuesday to decide whether a state senator convicted of assaulting his girlfriend should remain in office, but reached no immediate conclusion...The Queens Democrat was sentenced earlier this month to probation for injuring his girlfriend by dragging her through his apartment lobby on Dec. 19, 2008. He could have been jailed for up to a year for misdemeanor assault."


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