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04/19/2007


Harry Louis Announces Break-Up with Marc Jacobs on Instagram

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Adult film actor Harry Louis announced his break-up with fashion designer Marc Jacobs on Instagram, alongside a dramatic shattered glass photo.

Wrote Louis:

So I would like to be the first one to share with you all the news... Me and Marc have decided not carry on with our relationship as boyfriends... The distance and lack of time because of work schedules aren't really something realistic, and he's such a beautiful and amazing person, that I think he deserve a bf who will stay at least in one of the cities that he leaves in... Also, I need that too... We love each other very much, and that it was a decision from both!!!! Every special minute we've spent together will be treasured, and a new chapter of our both lives has started... Both of us focusing in work, and make it work!!!! So, for those who were always supportive of us, please don't be sad, live goes on, to all of us... And for those who were praying that this day were coming, there you have... Marc Jacobs and Harry Louis aren't officially a couple anymore!!!!

In related news, Jacobs recently announced his departure from fashion house Louis Vuitton.


A Huge Round-Up of Celeb Reactions to SCOTUS Rulings On DOMA, Prop. 8: VIDEO

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Today's rulings issued by the Supreme Court have certainly elicited strong reactions from friends and foes of marriage equality. 

Judy_shepardJudy Shepard, LGBT advocate and mother of Matthew Shepard, reflected upon a conversation she had with Matthew about marriage equality:

"After Matt came out to me, he once asked me if I thought gay couples would ever be allowed to get married. I told him I didn’t think it would happen in my lifetime, but it probably would in his. It’s so sad and ironic that it turned out the other way. But this case warms my heart, to think that his dream is still coming true. Dennis and I look forward to the day when loving, committed couples are able to marry in every state.”

AppleApple, which filed an Amicus brief in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case, along with many other major corporations, issued a statement today, expressing its support for the rulings that were handed down:

"Apple strongly supports marriage equality and we consider it a civil rights issue. We applaud the Supreme Court for its decisions today."

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, in a joint statement issued with San Francisco's Archbishop Salvitore Cordileone, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, expressed his disapproval: 

“Today is a tragic day for marriage and our nation. The Court got it wrong. The federal government ought to respect the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, even where states fail to do so."

The fashion industry has been practically unanimous in its support for the in-roads made today in the battle for marriage equality, with Isaac Mizrazhi declaring "HOORAY!," and Marc Jacobs unfurling new celebratory window dressings (pictured above), replete with the popular phrase, "love is love."

WynneCanada's only openly gay premier, Kathleen Wynne of Ontario, remarked, "I am so happy for our neighbours to the south," calling today's rulings, "an important step."

Glenn Beck and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul discussed their fear that we might now be heading down a road to state-sanctioned polygamy. Outgoing Rep. Michelle Bachman bemoaned the victories for marriage equality, noting, “no man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted." To which Nancy Pelosi pithily responded, "Who cares?"

RuPaul, meanwhile, delcared today a double elimination: "I'm sending you both home. #DOMA and #Prop8, sashay away!"

GagaLady Gaga noted the work that still needs to be done to achieve full equality, given the somewhat limited nature of the court's ruling, tweeting: "Who will be our Abe Lincoln today? Who will make the choice of FREEDOM FOR ALL."

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand echoed the sentiment: "Congress must finish the job #SCOTUS started by repealing #DOMA in full. Join me & @DailyKos in urging Congress to act http://t.co/EQlFEreIOy"

Marriage equality advocate Chris Kluwe referenced the DOMA ruling in particular, noting, "Giving states the right to decide on issues means nothing if they disenfranchise certain populations."

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, who has long fought for marriage equality in his own state, commented, "I applaud #SCOTUS for striking down #DOMA & affirming that the way forward is always found through equal rights & respect for human dignity."

Senator Jim DeMint called attention to what he believes will be the likely aftermath of the day's events: "The debate about marriage will continue after today and states will lead the way."

2_ricky_martinProud papa Ricky Martin celebrated on twitter, proclaiming, "🎉🎉🎉🎉#SCOTUS Justice for all! #DOMA IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉"

And of course, our most beloved comedians and comediennes weighed in on the news.

Seth Meyers aptly advised, "DOMA and Prop 8 should get married."

Neil Patrick Harris, ever the musically-inclined commentator, quipped, "DOMA-it-just-lost-O Mr. Roboto! So, so happy for Edie, et al."

Meanwhile, Lena Dunham and Joan Rivers had their minds on the actual business of getting married, with Dunham remarking, "Don't wanna traffic in stereotypes but let's be real: I'm gonna love a gay wedding" and Rivers suggesting, "Any straight person complaining about the Supreme Court striking down DOMA should be forced to hire a heterosexual wedding planner."

Check out  a video of ABC weatherman Sam Champion discussing his "heart-pounding" response to today's news (warning: autoplay) AFTER THE JUMP...

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Marc Jacobs' Acting Debut: VIDEO

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Designer Marc Jacobs makes his acting debut in Henry Alex Rubin's film Disconnect, a role Jacobs described as that of a "porn baron," Movieline reports.

The film opens Friday.

Watch a 40-second clip preview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Train in Vain: VIDEO

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Marc Jacobs this week released "Train in Vain", a campy short film to promote a new set of boxing glove necklaces, which are something like fashion dog tags for vanity athletes?

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Tesco's Pride, Ellen Barkin, Marriage Licenses, Koch

Markjacobsbarts 6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi Actress Jamie Anne Allman says frustrated viewers will be satisfied with season two of AMC's The Killing. I'll believe it when I see it.

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi Marc Jacobs and ex Lorenzo Martone show off their beach bodies during a New Year's swim in St. Barts.

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi Lady Gaga and boyfriend Taylor Kinney rang in 2012 together.

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi There's no way of knowing, but New York State officials believe marriage equality is responsible for a 14% increase - 4,042 - in the number of marriage licenses issued over the past six months.

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi CBS News' Brian Montopoli offers thoughts on the "overhyped, unrepresentative" Iowa caucuses: "The press' focus on every twist and turn of the Iowa horse race takes the focus away from the candidates' positions on issues and creates a distorted narrative in which candidates are often forced to spend weeks focused on winning a few thousand votes in an effort to win a trumped-up expectations game and avoid a flood of negative headlines."

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi UK retailer Tesco denies it has pulled gay pride support after criticism from a conservative Christian group. It remains "fully committed" to the cause.

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi Spanish activists hoping to create that nation's first LGBT retirement home have finally found land to start building their dream. "Homosexuals who go into homes often also have to go straight back into the closet," said one of the organizers, Federico Armenteros. "This will be a place that is open to everyone and where no one will have to hide their sexuality."

Edkoch6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi Benjamin Colton Barnes, an Iraq veteran accused of killing ranger Margaret Anderson at Mount Rainier, is believed to be dead after aircraft spotted a body in a secluded part of the park. (Update: Confirmed.)

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi Ellen Barkin claims she fell after being "shoved" by a New York police officer after haranguing them for Occupy Wall Street arrests on New Year's Eve.

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi ABC's cross-dressing "comedy" Work It, already being protested by gay groups GLAAD and HRC, is getting predictably bad reviews: "The show’s comedy is predicated on the fact that none of Lee’s female co-workers seem able to discern the obvious (she’s a man, baby), probably because they are too busy living down to every lame stereotype associated with office women, up to and including the itty-bitty salads they nibble at lunch."

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi A number of LGBT-inclusive laws, including the "Gay History law" and "Seth's Law," which combats anti-gay bullying, will be officially enacted this week.

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi Dee Rees, who used her experience coming out as inspiration for her movie Pariah, discusses how Spike Lee influenced her work.

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi Rick Santorum's daughter offers her thoughts on her father's opposition to gay marriage. "It's a policy thing, he thinks this is the right thing for America and the foundations of our country," said Elizabeth Santorum. "People are entitled to live the way they want, but to project those values and say those are the best values for our country are a different thing."

Pariahposter6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch thinks Ron Paul is "the candidate of the white supremacists, Jew haters, and gay bashers."

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald and other famous writers have joined the public domain.

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi Newt Gingrich is doing some pre-caucus damage control in Iowa. "I don't think I'm going to win," he said today, hoping to tamp down expectations ahead of New Hampshire's primary.

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi Glee actor Darren Criss makes his Broadway debut tomorrow.

6a00d8341c730253ef0162febb20e3970d-800wi Not too late: 101 movies from 2011.

The show’s comedy is predicated on the fact that none of Lee’s female co-workers seem able to discern the obvious (she’s a man, baby), probably because they are too busy living down to every lame stereotype associated with office women, up to and including the itty-bitty salads they nibble at lunch

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/01/3345090/abcs-vapid-transgender-take.html#storylink=cpy
The show’s comedy is predicated on the fact that none of Lee’s female co-workers seem able to discern the obvious (she’s a man, baby), probably because they are too busy living down to every lame stereotype associated with office women, up to and including the itty-bitty salads they nibble at lunch

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/01/3345090/abcs-vapid-transgender-take.html#storylink=cpy
The show’s comedy is predicated on the fact that none of Lee’s female co-workers seem able to discern the obvious (she’s a man, baby), probably because they are too busy living down to every lame stereotype associated with office women, up to and including the itty-bitty salads they nibble at lunch

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/01/3345090/abcs-vapid-transgender-take.html#storylink=cpy

 


Former Marc Jacobs Exec Sues Company, Claims Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Marc Jacobs International's former CFO and COO is suing the company from which he was fired:

Duffy[President Robert] Duffy (pictured), who's Jacobs' longtime business partner, "uses company funds for personal expenses and does not censor what he does or says," former chief operating officer Patrice Lataillade says in his suit, which charges Duffy with having created a "discriminatory environment" at the company.

"Examples of Duffy's conduct which created a hostile work environment include his displaying gay pornography in the office and requiring employees to look at it; his production and dissemination of a book which includes photos of MJI staff in sexual positions or nude; [and] his requirement that an MJI store employee perform a pole dance for him," the suit says.

Lataillade said he stood up to Duffy's underlings, and was fired from his $1 million-a-year job in retaliation.

In a statement, the company blasted the allegations as "false," and that Lataillade was canned "for serious matters unrelated to the allegations contained in the complaint."

More at the NY Post...


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