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RoadMinnesota Congressman Tim Walz called "f*cking faggot" on conference call: "The Mankato Democrat wasn't on the line to hear the anti-gay slur; in fact, he ran about five minutes late to his own availability, following a trip to Afghanistan. Before Walz came on the line, someone said, "Come on Walz, you f---ing faggot," according to his staff and two reporters who were on the call.

Cattrall RoadSamantha Jones collides with Dee Snider.

RoadBirther to rebut Obama's health care speech tonight.

RoadDavid Beckham visits Ellen Degeneres, shows off his Ellen undies - video.

RoadCNN: Gay Latino Americans "coming of age".

RoadMore than two dozen men arrested in undercover sex stings in Seattle park: "Over five days, investigators have arrested 28 men. Three arrests were made Thursday. Those arrested live in Pierce, King and Thurston counties, Troyer said. The activity is taking place during all hours of the day. 'If we had the manpower, we could have arrested 100,' Troyer said. 'They have created their own trails off the main trail.' Investigators have taken the names of others found in the woods." Savage: How is this not entrapment?

RoadLady Gaga rumored to appear at OUT magazine fashion week party.

RoadGay men continue to account for most new cases of HIV in Australia.

Caster RoadSouth African runner at center of gender debate gets femme makeover.

RoadAustin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival kicks off: "This year we received about 400 films in the mail that we had to go through and determine what we were actually going to show. We accepted only 100, so it's very interesting to see what themes come up every year, for example this year we've got a lot of lesbian-themed interest films, whereas normally we only get about 25 percent, this year was closer to 50."

RoadSpirits having flown: Brothers Robin and Barry Gibb to reunite for first time since Maurice's death.

Road6,000 attend 20th anniversary of Pride in Calgary, Canada.

RoadGay couple adopts in Bakersfield.

Thiago RoadImages from the 2009 Mr. Gay Brazil Contest. And the winner is...Thiago Silvestre.

RoadFDA weighs approving HPV vaccine for men: "We're supportive in general of giving vaccines to boys for a number of reasons. Clinical trials have shown it's pretty effective -- 90 percent effective in preventing genital lesions [in boys]. Trials in a subset of gay men also found the vaccine to be effective in preventing external lesions, so the signs are pretty clear that it works in guys."

Verraros RoadJim Verraros and hubby Bill Brennan wedding photos.

RoadAfterElton talks to Glee's Matthew Morrison: "I think from my Broadway days and now doing this show, some people are calling this the gayest show on TV — it's gayer than Ellen Degeneres. Yeah, I definitely have a ton of gay fans, which I'm happy with."

RoadMika buys drinks for hundreds of his Twitter followers.

RoadTyra Banks reveals her real hair in season opener.

RoadKevin Smith's next film may be inspired by Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps: "It's certainly not Phelps himself but it's very much inspired by a Phelps figure. And to me, too, the notion of using a Phelps-like character as a villain, as horrifying and scary as that guy can be, there's even something more insidious than him that lurks out there in as much as a public or a government that allows it and that's the other thing that I'm trying to examine in a big, big way."

How Brandon Routh Decided to Go Gay


Director Kevin Smith talks to the L.A. Times about how it came about that the actor who played Superman agreed to play the "hen-pecked" lover to Justin Long's flamboyant gay porn star in Smith's new film Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

Brandon_justinSays Smith: "On paper, it’s a thankless role. He’s the straight man, the set-up guy...He’s a straight man playing a gay guy who’s pretending to be a straight guy in that weird ‘Victor Victoria’ way. But Brandon found a way to play him like a hen-pecked husband in a gay marriage who’s still not quite living out loud. He’s so funny. He found a way to make it more comedic than it was on the page without changing a word.”

According to the L.A. Times, Smith surmised that Routh used the role to upend his public persona –- and also take a poke at all those rumors about his sexual orientation that apparently came from having worked with Singer, who is openly gay."

Adds Smith: "I think he saw this as the chance to make fun of the fact that people assume he must be gay because he worked with Bryan Singer or something like that. He embraced it. He ran with it."

Smith recently told Newsweek about Routh's reaction to the request: "I asked him, 'Do you have some sort of morals clause in your contract, being that you play Superman?' And he said, 'What is this, 1940?'"

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Superman and the Mac Guy get it on in Kevin Smith's new film.

Newsweek asked Zack and Miri Make a Porno director Smith how he got Brandon Routh to play a gay porn star in the film.

But Routh doesn't play one. He lays one. Replied Smith: "He's the boyfriend of a gay porn star. That's a key difference. I asked him, 'Do you have some sort of morals clause in your contract, being that you play Superman?' And he said, 'What is this, 1940?'"

Routh talked about playing Long's gay lover at the film's premiere: "All my scenes were very tame playing with Justin but you know relationships are relationships no matter who they're between. You fight, you bicker and it's all the same."

Justin looks a bit like Brandon's mini-me.

Justin Long Talks About His Adult Film Experience


The bit of this red band trailer for Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno you'll probably find the most amusing is the first minute, in which Justin Long (Brandon) plants the idea to make a porn movie in Seth Rogen's (Zack) head.

This report from Comic-Con discusses Long and Brandon Routh, who plays Long's boyfriend in the film: "As the four characters come together we get a terrific blend of awkward humor as Miri realizes the guy she’s hitting on is gay, and crude humor as Zack pushes Brandon to talk about his movies (including the gem, 'You Better Shut Your Mouth or I’m Going To Fuck It')...Justin Long talked about the clip shown and the kiss he shared with Brandon Routh, who plays his boyfriend (and the guy Miri is flirting with). Apparently Long was ill with a fever of 102 the whole time he was on set, and his kiss made Routh, who is typically the embodiment of health, incredibly sick. Long came up with the title, 'You Better Shut Your Mouth or I’m Going To Fuck It' as an ad lib. It became a running gag for the evening."

The movie premieres on October 31.

Watch the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP (NSFW)...

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Director Kevin Smith Reads Heckler at San Diego Comic-Con

Here's a great clip of director Kevin Smith's (Chasing Amy, Clerks, Dogma) appearance at Comic-Con, during which an audience member stood up to ask the director, "Do you ever plan on making an original movie without rehashing any of your old characters that doesn't suck?"

What transpires is genius: "Never a good idea to attack a dude with a microphone."

Below, a clip of Smith with his friend director Malcolm Ingram. Ingram directed a film that comes out on DVD this coming Tuesday called Small Town Gay Bar which looks at the proprietors and customers at two small bars in Mississippi. Smith served as executive producer on the film.


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