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News: Val Kilmer, Subtropical Storm, Paris Hilton, Touch iPod

road.jpg Vote on proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Massachusetts has been postponed until at least June 14th: "Before it can reach the 2008 ballot, the proposed amendment needs the backing of 25 percent -- or at least 50 lawmakers -- in two successive sittings of the Legislature. It won approval in the previous Legislature in January. Those opposed and in support of gay marriage agree that based on past votes and the stated positions of incoming lawmakers, about 57 support the amendment. There are 200 lawmakers in the House and Senate."

Andrearoad.jpg Subtropical storm Andrea, the first named storm of the season even though the season doesn't officially start until June 1, is dissipating off the Atlantic coast.

road.jpg Tim Russert describes meeting of Republican congressmen with Bush, Gates, Rice, Rove, and Snow: "[O]ne said 'My district is prepared for defeat. We need candor, we need honesty, Mr. President.' The president responded, 'I don’t want to pass this off to another president. I don’t want to pass this off, particularly, to a Democratic president,' underscoring he understood how serious the situation was."

road.jpg Idle Idol gossip: Former American Idol contestant Jim Verraros claims Mario (I'm not gay) Vazquez was recently seen "wasted" at a gay bar in Syracuse, New York.

Valroad.jpg Val Kilmer has turned into a daddy bear.

road.jpg NYC gay millionaire Steven Green, jailed for being one of the city's worst landlords and sentenced in February to 33 months for tax evasion and real estate fraud, was recently hit by a car.

road.jpg Apple patent filing shows multi-sided iPod with touch screen interface.

road.jpg The world's self-proclaimed first supermodel Janice Dickinson on gays, George W. Bush, and her ongoing sex appeal: "He’s out of control. I’m going to go out and start breaking things because I’m so angry. The most important thing I’ve done with my kids is that I’ve raised them in an environment that is gay-friendly, so they’re not homophobic. It’s important to pass the torch on. But I embarrass them. If I wear a slutty dress my son cringes. Basically, all of his friends want to fuck me. 53 and 19-year-old men want to fuck me!"

Hiltonroad.jpg Paris Hilton drives again, proving arrogance has no speed limit.

road.jpg David Beckham, like George and Laura Bush, wants to help fight malaria.

road.jpg Helsinki, Finland is hosting this year's Eurovision Song Contest, the gayest pop show on the planet: "If you took the talent portion from the Miss America pageant and crossed it with American Idol, the end result would look a lot like Eurovision (or ESC, as fans like to call it). It's all about being big, bombastic and noticeable."

Former Idol Contestant Mario Vazquez: I'm Not Gay

VazquezAlthough he's embroiled in legal proceedings which claim that he stalked a former Fremantle Media assistant accountant, masturbated in front of him, and then propositioned him for oral sex, former American Idol contestant Mario Vazquez tells Arjan that he's not gay and claims he left the show for "artistic reasons".

Says Vazquez: "I'm not gay. But I want people to know I'm very tolerant of [gays]. I grew up with gay people. Growing up in New York City and growing up in the world of arts, it is something that’s there and I don’t even have a second thought about it."

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News: Tonya Harding, Pizza, Barbara Gittings, Genetics

road.jpg Statements by Baptist minister Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr. that if a biological basis for homosexuality were proven then prenatal treatment to reverse gay orientation would be biblically justified have inspired criticism from the right and left. Harry Knox, HRC: "He's willing to play God. He's more than willing to let homophobia take over and be the determinant of how he responds to this issue, in spite of everything else he believes about not tinkering with the unborn."

Gittings_2road.jpg Better late than never? Nearly a month after her death, the NYT publishes pioneering gay activist Barbara Gittings' obituary. Perhaps they heard the cries of Larry Kramer.

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road.jpg Activists, law students in Maine lobby for changes to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".

Seacrestroad.jpg Ryan Seacrest works it out.

road.jpg Supporters outnumber opponents at New Hampshire gay marriage hearing.

road.jpg The lawyer for Magdaleno Olmos, the former assistant production accountant on American Idol who recently accused former contestant Mario Vazquez of propositioning him, speaks out about his client's claim that he was fired from the show for reporting the incident. Lawyer Matt Matern: "I believe it (Vazquez's departure) was not voluntary in any way shape or form. There were meetings held on that same day with the executives Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick, with my client and with the attorneys for ‘American Idol.' They asked my client what had happened. Then I believe they interviewed Mr. Vazquez that same day, brought my client back in for a second interview and [I'm told], Nigel Lythgoe, put his arm around my client and said, ‘we know that this happened and we are going to let Mario Vazquez go, and you're going to stay.'"

Tonya_hardingroad.jpg Tweaked out Tonya Harding calls cops after having visions of animals.

road.jpg Filmmaker John Waters has a Christmastime kids movie in the works entitled Fruitcake.

road.jpg Congressman spearheading repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" announces he may be leaving office to become Chancellor of UMASS Lowell.

road.jpg Is Jim McGreevey ready to become a gay activist?

road.jpg New York restaurant presents the $1,000 pizza.

Former Idol Contestant Mario Vasquez in Gay Sex Lawsuit

A former assistant accountant for Fremantle Media, Magdaleno Olmos, claims in a new lawsuit that former American Idol contestant Mario Vasquez stalked him, following him into a bathroom on the show's set where Vasquez then masturbated in front of him and propositioned him for oral sex.

VazquezAccording to documents obtained by TMZ, "In the lawsuit, Olmos claims 'Vazquez stared lasciviously, smiled lasciviously ... and on one occasion followed him into a bathroom ... knocked on the door of the plaintiff's stall and made eye contact through the space in the stall door.' The lawsuit alleges that Vazquez 'started to rub his genitals over his pants. Attempting to leave the bathroom, Olmos opened the door of the stall and saw Vazquez standing in front of him with his pants down masturbating.' According to the documents, Vazquez pushed Olmos 'further into the stall and continued masturbating with one hand and trying to pull down Olmos' pants with another hand.' Olmos claims that he tried to 'cover his body with his hands' but Vazquez touched his 'chest and stomach underneath his shirt, and Olmos' 'genitals" as Vazquez 'attempted to unzip' Olmos' pants. Vazquez then allegedly asked Olmos 'if he wanted oral sex.'"

Olmos claims that he was terminated by Fremantle Media after reporting the incident to one of his superiors. Fremantle and FOX entertainment are also named as defendants in the lawsuit.

Vasquez left the show, citing "personal reasons", shortly after the alleged incident took place. He has not spoken publicly about his sexuality.

"A.I." Contestant Accused of "Masturbating" in Suit [tmz]


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