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News: Dolce and Gabbana, Volcano, Tel Aviv, Andrew Cuomo

 road Obama impersonator yanked off stage after making racist and anti-gay jokes at the Republican Leadership Conference.

Dg  road Dolce and Gabbana streams their runway show live on the Internet.

 road Ryan Reynolds: 200 pounds and 8% body fat.

 road Psychiatrist who offers "therapy" sessions for those with "unwanted same-sex attractions" and who was recently hired by Hong Kong's Social Social Welfare department defends himself: “We should not ban people from therapy if they want to change. We should respect their right."

 road Matthew Rettenmund on how well things sold at the Debbie Reynold Hollywood auction. Marilyn Monroe's dress set a new record, selling for a whopping $5.6 million.

 road Marriage equality in New York would pump $184 million into the state's economy.

 road Ryan Gosling walks his pup through LAX.

 road Watch: New music video from RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Raja.

 road The AP brands Governor Cuomo as the new face of marriage equality.

Chile  road Ash from Chile's Puyehue volcano is currently painting sunsets all over the world.

 road Google celebrates Pride in June.

 road Gay rights leaders from Barcelona claim unwarranted treatment at Tel Aviv airport: "David Marti, the general manager for gay pride events in Barcelona, told Haaretz that airport security had stripped his boyfriend whom he was traveling with. The pair were asked a series of personal questions, which Marti said exceeded reasonable limits. The men's personal items were also thoroughly searched. Marti said the pair was questioned for a long time, with their security check ending just minutes before their plane took off."

 road John Aravosis and Dan Choi joined ten women in Muslim headscarves who all crashed RightOnline to protest an anti-Muslim incident at the conservative conference.


News: Alexander Skarsgard, Scotland, Anthony Weiner, Chile

 road Watch: The trailer for the US version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Alex  road Alexander Skarsgard smolders on the cover Interview magazine.

 road A sizable number of members of The Chuch of Scotland are withholding donations due to the decision by the church to allow gay ministers: "An internal report by Glasgow Presbytery described how in one church – St George’s Tron in Glasgow – the 'general disquiet and sadness about the Church of Scotland’s decision to set up a special commission on this matter had been a contributory factor in several members directing their sacrificial giving and tithing towards the congregation’s evangelical ministry and outreach, rather than the central funds of the Church of Scotland.'"

 road Weiner's Weiner? New York Rep. Anthony Weiner may have tweeted a photo of his bulge.

 road Christina Aguilera parties in West Hollywood.

 road Robert Pattinson suits up to shoot his latest film in Toronto.

 road Huge Memorial Day Weekend at the movie box office: The Hangover 2 expected to rake in $137 million.

 road President Obama tours tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri: "This is not just your tragedy. This is a national tragedy, and that means there will be a national response."

Chiel  road Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is pushing for civil unions in his country: "Mr. Pinera told Santiago-based El Mercurio newspaper he wanted to safeguard 'the dignity of those couples, whether of the opposite or even the same sex.'"

 road RIP gay actor and model Maurice Murrell who has just passed away at the age of 32.

 road Thousands of Serbs rally in support of recently apprehended war-crimes suspect Ratko Mladic.

 road The space shuttle Endeavor crew disembark from the International Space Station.

 road In celebration of Pride, Millennium Hotels offers hotel discount to its gay and lesbian guests.

 road Previously unseen photographs of Marilyn Monroe are unearthed.


News: Tom DeLay, Public Option, UFOs, Madonna, Provincetown

RoadObama administration to drop "public option" on health care: "Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that government alternative to private health insurance is 'not the essential element' of the administration's health care overhaul. The White House would be open to co-ops, she said, a sign that Democrats want a compromise so they can declare a victory." Re-branding?

Coltonhaynes RoadActor Colton Haynes to play 17-year-old a-hole in Look.

RoadFormer House Majority leader Tom DeLay to join new season of Dancing with the Stars. Full cast here.

RoadMumbai celebrates Gay Pride following Indian ruling decriminalizing gay sex.

RoadBritain's Ministry of Defence releases new batch of UFO files: "The 14 files released today by the National Archives include more than 800 sightings reported between 1993 and 1996, and contain more than 4,000 pages of material dating back to 1981."

RoadHere's a profile on the judge hearing the federal court case challenging Proposition 8. L.A. Times agrees with Equality California's decision to battle Prop 8 in 2012 rather than 2010. Groups split...

RoadKate Winslet signs on for Todd Haynes miniseries adaptation of Mildred Pierce.

RoadRobert Downey Jr. to take on the role of Vampire Lestat?

RoadMadonna spends 51st birthday with  her children — Lourdes, David, Mercy, and Jesus.

Anchorage RoadAnchorage mayor to decide fate of anti-discrimination ordinance...

RoadTransgender woman sexually assaulted, beaten, in Trinidad, Colorado: "According to the police report obtained by the Chieftain, the attacker saw the woman in the lobby of the hotel and followed her back to her room. She did not let him in, but he later returned and forced his way in, sexually assaulted her, then tried to drown her in the bathtub and electrocute her by dropping a hair dryer into the bathtub. The victim reported that the attacker used anti-gay slurs as he attacked her."

RoadGay Boston news anchor Randy Price to lead Provincetown Carnival parade.

Marilynmonroe RoadBe Marilyn Monroe's dead neighbor.

RoadMale model fix: Gabriel Zadok Everett.

RoadIn honor of Madonna's 51st birthday, Film Experience takes a look at Madge's work on the silver screen.

RoadJezebel editor blames gay men for fashion industry woes: "I think that gay men are actually the most to blame for many of the problems in the fashion industry, like the absence of womanly curves on the runway, and the hideous, figure-assaulting trend that is the tent dress, which no women who have tits, and no straight men who have an appreciation for tits, have any use for."

RoadBroward County Deputee, who targeted Hispanic men in order to sexually abuse them, had a history of complaints which were ignored.


News: Elizabeth Taylor, Old Trees, Heatherette, 'Ex-Gay' Protests

road.jpg Protest as hundreds gather in Mountain View, California to 'pray the gay away': " A traveling national conference billed as an event 'to provide help for those struggling - and those whose loved ones struggle - with unwanted same-sex attractions,' drew about 700 people to a Mountain View church on Saturday. The gathering at the evangelical Christian church, Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, also drew a small protest by members of the Bay Area's gay and lesbian community incensed by the conference topic, the longstanding controversy on whether gays can be 'converted' - or turned into so-called 'ex-gays' through a Christian 'step out' program."

Ashtonroad.jpg Details beats up Ashton Kutcher.

road.jpg Marilyn Monroe sex tape unearthed, sold for $1.5 million.

road.jpg Hundreds protest marriage equality in Norway: "The protesters included immigrants and native Norwegians, and they came from the villages and the cities. All were firmly against marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples."

road.jpg Royal blackmailers Ian Strachan and Sean McGuigan head to court to face charges.

road.jpg Search on for Hollywood actor to play first man on the Moon, Neil Armstrong.

road.jpg Gay fashion duo Heatherette out of business. "The demise of Heatherette has been months in the making. The label actually canceled their fashion week show in February, though founder Traver Rains claimed at the time that he and partner Richie Rich were simply reorganizing the company and would be back in time for next fashion week. The reorganization was supposed to involve finding a new financial backer after Rich and Rains burned through the $6 million given to them by the Weisfeld Group, owner of urban streetwear outfit FUBU; a source tells Radar that the duo's efforts were unsuccessful, and that Rains and Travers have now amicably parted ways."

road.jpg Have scientists found the oldest living trees?

Chapsiiroad.jpg With opening of Chaps II, leather scene returning to San Francisco's SoMA district: "On Friday, David Morgan threw open the doors to Chaps II, the most recent indication that leather is making a comeback in SoMa. 'There's a resurgence happening,' said Morgan, 39. 'A lot of people have been saying the leather scene was dead, but there just wasn't a place for people to meet up. ... Gearing up in leather and going to a bar where you're the only one dressed is kind of like a woman going to a bar in a ball gown while everyone else is in T-shirts.' Chaps II, at 1225 Folsom St., is named for Chaps, a bar that operated from 1983-85 on 11th Street, where the DNA Lounge is now located. Appropriately enough, Chaps II hosted a meet-and-greet to open the 30th anniversary Mr. San Francisco Leather contest, which concluded Sunday. Next year, one of the contest's events might take place at another leather bar, Hole in the Wall, which Morgan says plans to reopen soon."

Hstendroad.jpg Suicidal Tendencies or homosexual ones?

road.jpg Orlando Bloom loves New York.

road.jpg Elizabeth Taylor recently O.D.ed on prescription drugs and booze.

road.jpg Lesbian couple told to "act straight" in UK pub: “We were told to make our sexuality less obvious. The landlord said there were complaints that the pub had too many dykes.”

road.jpg POLL: Parents find men kissing more offensive than severed heads in video games.

road.jpg Gay man arrested for using gay slur towards a police officer: "A gay man has been accused of homophobic breach of the peace - for allegedly calling an ex-police officer a p**f. Marc Sneddon, 38, clashed with former detective Stephen Whelehan while walking their dogs. He was charged and his partner Graham Spence - a police IT worker - was later arrested over claims he also shouted homophobic abuse on another occasion. The couple deny the claims and say neighbour Whelehan and his parents, James and Bridget, launched a vendetta of malicious complaints about them. Graham, 40, said: 'His dog attacked ours. Marc asked him to put it on a lead and got a torrent of abuse. Whelehan started calling him a 'wee f*****g p*****r'. Marc was provoked and asked whether he had a problem with his sexuality and did his wife know he was in the closet. Marc reported it to police but we were stunned when HE was charged."


Michael Musto as Lindsay Lohan as Marilyn Monroe

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Michael Musto parodies the Lindsay Lohan - Marilyn Monroe New York magazine recreation of Monroe's "The Last Sitting". And the shoot is far more entertaining than the Lohan one.

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Musto told Page Six: "Lindsay did 250 crunches the night before her shooting. Well, I did 250 Nestle's Crunches."

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Michael Musto as Lindsay Lohan as Marilyn Monroe [village voice]


Vegas Man Spends 4 Months Authenticating Madonna 'Sex' Photo

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A Las Vegas man and his wife spent four months 'authenticating' a lost photo of Marilyn Monroe he had found in storage at his home, called in a Monroe expert who made a positive identification, and scheduled a news conference, only to be told that it was a well-known Steven Meisel photo from Madonna's 1992 Sex book.

"Lawrence Nicastro, 73, said he found the grainy, poster-size photo last year while going through storage items at his home in Las Vegas. He believed it had been left by a customer at his service station in the Bronx in 1962. Nicastro and his wife, Phyllis, said they had spent about four months researching the origin of the photograph and called in Chris Harris, a publicist and Monroe expert, for help authenticating it. Harris said it was a dead ringer for Monroe and scheduled a Wednesday news conference to unveil the image to reporters. The two men gave The Associated Press a sneak peak Tuesday. 'You're right; it's Madonna,' Harris said after being told of the mix-up. Harris said he believed someone had slipped the poster into Nicastro's storage as a prank. 'If there ever was an embarrassing moment,' he said, adding that he planned to go ahead with the news conference to 'face the music.'"

In related news, it appears that Madonna, whose critics scoffed when she announced plans to release a 'coffee table' sex book at a time when the market didn't have the appetite for such a product, may be set to go the unconventional route again with the release of her film Filth & Wisdom.

Variety reports that its first availability in the U.S. and U.K. may be online. Said Madonna: "I've been speaking to iTunes about releasing it through them. I want the most amount of people to see it as possible. ... I don't like to do anything conventionally."

Check out clips of the film here.

(Uncensored shot here NSFW obviously)

Previously
Madonna's Filth & Wisdom Debuts in Berlin - CLIPS [tr]
Madonna's Directorial Debut Boasts Filth, Wisdom, Large Mustache [tr]


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