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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #407

KEITH OLBERMANN: Takes down Ann Coulter.

DR. SANJAY GUPTA: The surgeon general nominee's July appearance with Michael Moore on Larry King Live.

BLAIR HOUSE: Bush's claim that Blair House was unavailable to the Obamas until January 15th was a lie.

RICK WARREN: A message from Impact Florida.

News: Michael Guest, Gay Music, Jim McGreevey,

road.jpg Gloria Steinem: Sarah Palin is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger.

Fey_mccainroad.jpg Prescient LIFE cover from 2004 features Tina Fey and John McCain.

road.jpg Sorry boys: Michael Phelps gets some ass in Vegas.

road.jpg The Polaroid picture is back for the digital age.

road.jpg Former ambassador Michael Guest launches international gay rights group: "The openly gay Guest is a paid adviser to the Council for Global Equality, which will have its first meeting in Washington, D.C. on September 23. The council, whose Web site is slated to go live this month, is a collaboration between LGBT and straight groups that work on human rights internationally. 'Its purpose is to make the United States government and the State Department stand up for global LGBT human rights,' explained Guest..."

road.jpg Alan Ball draws Blood.

road.jpg McCain cancels Habitat for Humanity event: because it has to do with houses? "How could McCain maintain his sense of press victimization against the backdrop of people building homes for people who look forward to being able to one day say, 'I know exactly how many homes I own! One! Just the one!'"

road.jpg "Community organizers" respond to vicious Palin attacks.

Scaryroad.jpg Concerned Women for America's 'scary' gay wedding graphic.

road.jpg Radar: Why do gays hate black music? "...the gays are afraid of urban-ness, and the gay culture is dominated by the white gays. And that is boring and a problem, particularly because it shows the lie of calling something a gay community when the "community" isn't actually one, and it's not one because there's the rich gays and the poor gays and never shall they meet except on Craigslist."

road.jpg OUT presents The 100 Greatest, Gayest Albums (of All Time)...

road.jpg Michael Moore releasing new film for free on internet.

road.jpg Gay high school proposed in Chicago.

road.jpg Dina Matos McGreevey offers to drop claim that she duped him into marrying her if he pays her the $109,000 a judge says he owes: "Dina Matos' lawyer John Post said the fraud claim filed by his client will be dropped if McGreevey makes full payment and agrees not to appeal the judge's divorce ruling. That drew an immediate rebuke from McGreevey lawyer Steve Haller, who said, 'we will appeal or not appeal at our own discretion.' A private meeting with the judge in the case is scheduled for Monday."

road.jpg Beyonce wants to be 'iconic'.

Cindylauraroad.jpg OUT OF TOUCH: Cindy McCain's first night "power slicker" outfit at the RNC cost $300,000.

road.jpg Sweet new promos for The Office!

road.jpg Subway sandwich shop fires meat handler for handling meat (site nsfw).

road.jpg FLASHBACK: Homophobic comic book from the 80's.

road.jpg REVERSE: Distant object found orbiting sun backwards. "An object in the icy Kuiper belt has been found orbiting the Sun backwards, compared to most other objects in the solar system. It may help explain the origin of an enigmatic family of comets typified by Comet Halley. The new object, called 2008 KV42, lies in the Kuiper belt, a ring of icy bodies beyond Neptune. Its orbit is inclined 103.5° to the plane of the Earth's orbit, or ecliptic. That means that as it orbits the Sun, it actually travels in the opposite direction as the planets."

News: Al Reynolds, Playboy, The Mole, 90210, Ohio University

road.jpg Obama VP nomination hint?

Alreynoldsroad.jpg Al Reynolds Jr. unloads in long MySpace rant: "...I have been called a gigolo, a freeloader, unemployed, a sham and many other things that don’t bear repeating. People on television, radio and the internet have spoken disparagingly of my life, my sexuality, my career and my integrity..."

road.jpg Your first look at the cast of the 90210 spin-off.

road.jpg Ohio University freshman kicked out by roommates before even arriving, because he's gay: "That was when I found out their real motivation. 'Listen, we do not have a friend moving in. We were just trying to be nice; we both just feel really uncomfortable living with a homosexual.' Now what am I to do? I can’t leave because I’m not allowed, and I can’t stay because I fear for my own safety. I’ve been talking back and forth with them and they feel that I am obligated to leave because of their discomfort. I wonder if they realize mine — especially when I read their statuses on Facebook declaring X is a homophobe at 8:58 p.m., and X hates faggots at 9:21 p.m."

road.jpg Pastor John Hagee apologizes for anti-Catholic statements. McCain calls the action "laudable." What about his anti-gay statements? Oh yea, nonsense.

road.jpg Joaquin Phoenix recording an album.

road.jpg California high school teacher inadvertently displays gay porn to class during Adobe Photoshop demonstration: "The incident happened during a project in a computer graphic arts class Monday morning, according to several students. The impression was the image was accidentally projected during a lesson on how to use Adobe Photoshop. As the image remained on the screen four to five seconds, several students say it sent the teacher scrambling to quickly take it off the screen."

Playboyroad.jpg Playboy to enter gay market with cable VOD channel: "Playboy plans to initially offer Time Warner Cable subscribers 20 hours of gay male programming. The service is slated to begin operating next month. Although the Playboy brand has been linked with heterosexual men’s entertainment since its magazine's first issue in 1953, the company now describes itself more generally as "valuing sexiness and style" and is seeking more ways to diversify and boost its revenue."

road.jpg Girls love gay male porn.

road.jpg NYT features Barney Frank's best one-liners: “So, apparently, same-sex marriage is the V8 juice of America.”

Bobbyroad.jpg Meet The Mole's gay competitor, 25-year-old restaurant manager Bobby.

road.jpg Sean Penn heads up Cannes Film Festival jury.

road.jpg Michael Moore making sequel to Fahrenheit 9/11: "Sequel will pick up where "Fahrenheit 9/11" left off. In the time since, Bush's popularity has plummeted, while the Iraq war continues and the economy falters."

road.jpg STUDY: Music influences perception of wine. "Heavy rock music like Jimi Hendrix or The Rolling Stones is a good accompaniment to a Cabernet Sauvignon, while opera buffs might prefer a 2006 Syrah, said the study by psychologists at a British university. The research, in collaboration with a Chilean wine producer, indicates that different types of music stimulate different parts of the brain, and prime us to taste wines in a corresponding way. For example when a powerful piece of music such as Carmina Burana is heard, a Cabernet Sauvignon is perceived as being 60 per cent more powerful, rich and robust than when no music is heard."

road.jpg Gay Peace Corps. volunteer on being gay and in Mozambique.

road.jpg The story behind news anchor Sue Simmons' "what the fuck" outburst: "Maybe that will teach Chuck to stop reading things on his computer monitor and start paying attention to Sue. It looked like a spat between two people who have worked together for so long that they know each other’s rhythms a little too well. And, of course, they have worked together, for ages — or at least since 1980. There was Chuck Scarborough, reading something on a computer screen embedded in the desk and not listening to his co-anchor, Sue Simmons. So she let him have it in what sounded like mock derision."

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #248

JON STEWART: A portion of his appearance on Larry King Live last night in which he talks about Obama and the election. The other portions of the show here.

THE HUCK DANCE: Donna Summer and Mike Huckabee, two things that should never go together. (source: slog)

MICHAEL MOORE: Wants to bring Fidel Castro to the Oscars.

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M: Students march more than 7 miles to protest a decision by Waller County, Texas that they felt hindered their right to vote in early voting. More at AmericaBlog.

Check out our previous guides to the Tube here.

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #241

BIG BROTHER 9: Your introduction to this season's houseguests.

MICHAEL MOORE: His appearance on Larry King the night after Super Tuesday.

ONE DAY=$720 MILLION: What this war costs us all.

RON HEXTALL: A vintage naked interview. Background here...

Check out our previous guides to the Tube here.

News: Polar Bears, Jennifer Hudson, Tron, Sicko, Gay Referee

road.jpg FOX pans Alan Ball film Nothing is Private for its "graphic sexual, mental and physical child abuse": "If Ball, who regularly toyed with conventions in his TV show and in American Beauty, thought all this would somehow illuminate the tragedy of child abuse, he was wrong. Too much is shown and too many lines are crossed for Nothing Is Private ever to be released by a major studio or distribution company to theatres. If nothing else, the endless 'ick' factor involving nearly every character is a permanent obstacle."

Tronroad.jpg 80's cult classic TRON to get sequel: "The original, about a computer programmer thrust into a computer and forced to fight in games he helped create, is remembered for its sci-fi gladiator-style battles and groundbreaking special effects. It was the first movie to use computer-generated images instead of models and other optical effects in conjunction with live action. The arcade game based on the movie was so popular that it earned more than the movie."

road.jpg In a victory for Evangelical Christians, a judge in Northern Ireland has struck down portions of the UK's Sexual Orientation Regulations protecting LGB people from harassment when accessing goods and services.

road.jpg Mitt Romney assumes the anti-gay position. And the accompanying article: "Mr. Romney bristles when he is accused of shifting on the issue, as he has on abortion, pointing out that he has been consistent in personally opposing both marriage and civil unions between people of the same sex. On the stump, he usually makes a point of saying that he opposes discrimination against gays. But he refrains from details when pressed as to how he might fight it."

road.jpg Jennifer Hudson signs on to Sex and the City movie as Carrie Bradshaw's assistant.

road.jpg Gay referee Nigel Owens takes place officiating at Rugby World Cup.

Polarbearroad.jpg STUDY: Most Polar Bears gone in 50 years.

road.jpg Issue of rainbow flags remains unresolved in small Nova Scotia community of Truro. Background.

road.jpg At $24.2 million domestic, Michael Moore's Sicko is now third-highest grossing documentary of all time, behind Fahrenheit 9/11 and March of the Penguins.

road.jpg Indian construction worker in Dubai gets 25 years for bludgeoning lover to death with a rock: "The Dubai Court of Appeal increased the 15 years initial sentence of 23-year-old Indian named only as B.A to 25 years, which is life imprisonment here. The appeal's court also awarded him an additional month in jail for consuming liquor. He will be deported after serving his term. The Public Prosecution charged the Indian with consuming liquor and murdering his compatriot, identified as S.D. According to a Yemeni policeman, who questioned B.A., the accused was having a homosexual affair with the deceased. An Indian witness said he saw B.A. committing the crime when he woke up after hearing a commotion in the room at a construction site."


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