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04/19/2007


'Hung' Star Thomas Jane Says He Turned Tricks with Men as a Teen, Then Chose to Be Straight

In a new interview with the L.A. Times, Hung star Thomas Jane says he worked as a hustler and turn tricks with men to make ends meet when he first moved to L.A.:

Jane Hey, you grow up as an artist in a big city, as James Dean said, you're going to have one arm tied behind your back if you don't accept people's sexual flavors. You know, when I was a kid out here in L.A., I was homeless, I didn't have any money and I was living in my car. I was 18. I wasn't averse to going down to Santa Monica Boulevard and letting a guy buy me a sandwich. Know what I mean?

You're a lot more open to experimentation as a young man. And for me, being a young artist and broke in Los Angeles, I was exploring my sexual identity. And probably because of my middle-class, white blue-collar upbringing, I would have never had the opportunity to confront some of my own fears and prejudices had I not been hungry enough to be forced to challenge myself in that way.

He says the experience "blew the doors off of [his] conventional upbringing." Then, he says, he chose to be heterosexual:

And then you actually have a choice, and I chose to be a heterosexual guy because that's what my DNA dictates and my nurture dictates that I am...I don't know. I think up to a point it's a choice. But I'll tell you what — it's not a choice until you're open enough to experience both male and female sexuality. Until you've tasted the food, you don't know whether you'll like it or not, as my mom always said.

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 road After telling Levi Johnston that he should run as the naked mayor of Wasilla, Jimmy Kimme quipped, "Levi Johnston is to Sarah Palin what voicemail is to Mel Gibson."

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 road After their apology last week, Target may now face a boycott from the Right.

Color road A change in the color of ocean waters could have an impact on hurricanes around the world.

 road Philadelphia Eagles player Todd Herremans is sorry for his homophobic tweet about True Blood that read, "Not a fan of how they get u hooked w/ 2 seasons then bring on a barrage of homosexuality." Said Herremans: "It was not my intention to offend or hurt anyone."

 road Sports Illustrated's Jeff Pearlman on baseball manager Brent Bowers's apology for his anti-gay slurs: "Even in the aftermath of his resignation, Bowers still didn't seem to get it. Yes, he was sorry and upset and all that stuff. But, come day's end, he was a skipper being a skipper. "There were a couple of instances in two games where I got kicked out in the first inning from that umpire, OK?" he told the Edmonton Journal. "And some of my players also got kicked out from that same umpire. I just though, as manager, I needed to go out there and just ask why is this happening to me and us, and it just came to a point then where I just started saying bad things to him, and for that I'm sorry."


Watch: Thomas Jane Works Up A Sweat

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The star of HBO's Hung graces the cover of the latest issue of Men's Fitness. Inside the pages of the mag you'll find photos of the actor exercising sans shirt. Even better, there's video of the photoshoot/workout. After taking in the footage, I've decided that he needs to have his own workout video.

Watch the clip AFTER THE JUMP

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News: Rick Warren, Hung, Ecuador, PETA, Mickey Rourke, Tangier

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road.jpg Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa vows to fight homophobia in wake of NYC anti-gay murder: We will fight together ... to forever uproot these aberrations of certain maladjusted [individuals], uproot them from the face of the earth, from humanity: Xenophobia, homophobia and all kinds of discrimination, all kinds of violence."

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road.jpg Arizona marriage equality activists look to 2010: "A man who champions equality for gays in the United Kingdom has traveled here to launch a drive for a ballot initiative that would establish civil partnerships, which since 2005 have allowed British same-sex couples to legally register their relationships."

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road.jpg The resurrection of Tangier: "In the heady years after World War II, when Tangier was still in diplomatic limbo as an International Zone, its craggy shores became a gay-friendly haven for spies, globe-trotting businessmen, beatniks in exile and eccentric foreigners. This is where William S. Burroughs wrote the bulk of 'Naked Lunch,' which marks its 50th anniversary next year, and where Paul Bowles completed his haunting and existential cult classic, 'The Sheltering Sky.' As recently as the last decade, Tangier was still considered a down-on-its-luck town riddled with drugs and hustlers. But while sleazy dives, decayed buildings and dark alleys can still be found, a stylish new Tangier has emerged, fueled by royal investments and a thriving arts community."


Fun with Dick and Jane

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Actor Thomas Jane has landed the top role in an HBO pilot about a guy who uses his massive gift to get ahead:

"The dark comedy pilot, directed by Oscar winner Alexander Payne, centers on Ray (Jane), a well-endowed struggling middle-age high school basketball coach who figures out a way to use his best asset."

And a Thomas Jane "sizzle" reel, courtesy of I am a TV Junkie, AFTER THE JUMP...

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