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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1056

OK GO: Goes to Sesame Street.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Sonny tells Will about his coming out process.

KRISTEN BELL: Sloth meltdown follow-up.

THE SIMPSONS: A one-man cover.

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Lady Gaga to Appear on 'The Simpsons', and UK Band Wild Beasts De-Twang Gaga's 'Yoü and I': LISTEN

Simpsons star Yeardley Smith (who voices Lisa) says Lady Gaga will appear as herself on an upcoming episode:

Gaga_simpsons "This is extraordinary! I'm stunned that she has time in her schedule that she's coming to our studio to record," Smith said. Previewing Gaga's storyline, the actress said, "She's playing herself, and [The Simpsons writers] describe her as the happiest, most optimistic person in the world. She comes to Springfield to try to cheer up Lisa, but she can't."

Lady Gaga's appearance will air during the animated hit's upcoming 23rd season. In a previous episode, an animated version of the "Bad Romance" singer (not voiced by Gaga) appeared on the show as Tony winner Elton John's date to the Golden Globe Awards.

EW has a photo of Gaga in the Simpsons' recording studio:

The Simpsons producers say they were impressed by her voice-acting range and ad-libbing skills, and are proud to include her in their storied guest ranks. “Since the very beginning, I’ve always wanted to have on the most iconic personalities of our time, and she’s it,” declares series creator Matt Groening. As for the challenge of properly animating such a colorful character, he deadpans, “It’s very hard to top reality with her, but I’m sure we’ll come up with something that is going to be as improbable as her usual wardrobe.”

UK indie band Wild Beasts has taken the twang out of Gaga's single "Yoü and I" (watch the original video here) with an atmospheric remix that will appear on a forthcoming remix EP release:

Of the surprise pairing, Wild Beasts' Hayden Thorpe told the Guardian: "The unlikeness of this match was perhaps what compelled us to take it on. Gaga in many ways is the epitome of what we are not. She is the butcher to our butter knife. The essential thrill is always to keep eluding what is expected of us and what we expect of ourselves."

Listen to the Wild Beasts remix of "Yoü and I" which is pretty much an entirely different track, AFTER THE JUMP...

And watch for Norman Brannon's music update later today!

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Watch: Moe's Tavern Becomes Mo's Gay Bar on 'The Simpsons'

Moe

On last night's The Simpsons, tavern-owner Moe was convinced to convert his failing pub into a gay bar, and thus 'Mo's' was born. In the process, its clientele mistook Moe for a gay man, until Smithers outed him as straight.

How far we've come, indeed.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #753

FCKH8: Warning: graphic language ahead.

MOBY: Is a New Yorker for marriage equality.

BANKSY: His opening sequence for The Simpsons.

MAD MEN WITH A TWIST: RJD2 vs. Nat King Cole.

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News: HIV, Superheroes, Joe McElderry, Humphrey Bogart

 road The five candidates for governor of Maine are split on their views of marriage equality.

A  road New wheelchair-bound muslim superhero to be introduced: "The new superhero is the brainchild of a group of disabled young Americans and Syrians who were brought together last month in Damascus by the Open Hands Initiative."

 road Another look at the upcoming creepy sequel to Paranormal Activity.

 road CDC: "The rate of new HIV infection in the U.S. is increasing among only one risk group: gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men." The news comes just in time for tomorrow's National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

 road Paper claims it has photos of Lindsay Lohan injecting heroin into her arms.

Bb  road For the seventh straight year, throngs of people crossed the Brooklyn Brodge today in support of marriage equality.

 road Joe McElderry on his coming out earlier this summer: "I'm glad I did it,. It wasn't necessarily a hard decision, because once I realised who I was as a person and how I wanted to talk about it, I managed to deal with it okay and it was pretty plain sailing."

 road This is the fruit equivalent of bear mace.

 road Brad Pitt and his daughter get mobbed at the Grove in LA.

 road Katy Perry will get Simpson-ized on the show this Christmas.

 road A new biography claims that even though Humphrey Bogart slept with 1,000 women, he still suspected he himself might be gay.


News: Kristin Chenoweth, Joe McElderry, Arizona, Rent

 road Kristin Chenoweth on the reaction caused by her speaking out against the Newsweek article in which she defended Sean Hayes and other openly gay actors: “If it was a way to get the conversation started then I’m very happy. I said exactly what I needed to in that article and I stand by everything that I said.”

Joe  road Joe McElderry grateful for the support he's received since his coming out. One of those supporters, Simon Cowell, is "thrilled" about his decision.

 road Ne-Yo says that people think he's gay because he's never shot a person before.

 road Madonna-directed film "W.E." takes shoots in Paris.

 road The US version of the incredibly raw UK show "Skins" has changed the original show's gay dancer character with that of a lesbian cheerleader.

 road Dick Cheney in the hospital after heart surgery.

 road Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison won't vote to confirm Elena Kagan: “Her decision on military recruiters while at Harvard gives evidence of her personal views instructing her professional decisions in order to promote a social agenda. I simply cannot reconcile Ms. Kagan’s sparse record and my concerns about whether she will be an impartial arbiter of the law and so I will oppose her appointment."

 road Don't be surprised to find out your Blackberry doesn't work in the UAE.

 road 15 years ago, Lisa Simpson was married on this date - August 1, 2010.

 road Sarah Palin's focus will certainly change over the next 2 years: "I've never committed to running for president. That's not where my focus is."

 road Those affected by the BP Oil spill might get a lump sum payout.

Ar  road Men protest Arizona's immigration law by storming Citi Field with Mexican flags during Mets/Arizona Diamondbacks game.

 road Gay perceptions in both Jamaican and Japanese reggae: "Over the last decade, gay activism, which has led to the cancellations of European tours for a number of Jamaican dancehall artistes, has made Japanese reggae fans aware of the presence of anti-gay lyrics in Jamaican dancehall. This has led to debates within the Japanese dancehall community on the extent to which aspects of Jamaican dancehall performance should be adopted in Japan when the social circumstances in Japan are different,"

 road I don't think Tiger Woods marrying one of his mistresses would improve his PR image.

 road A Neil Patrick Harris-helmed Rent prepares to take over the Hollywood Bowl next weekend.

The Space Station's cooling system is experiencing big problems.

 road Eddie Munster gets a Mrs. Munster.


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