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Lady Gaga's Thanksgiving Special

LadyGagaDragCropThe Thanksgiving Special: A wholesome hour or two in which known, beloved characters explore themes of patriotism and filial togetherness. See "This Is America, Charlie Brown" and All In The Famiky: "The Little Atheist."

Obviously, this is very much Lady Gaga's bag. "A Very Gaga Thanksgiving" will feature Mother Monster and Katie Couric co-hosting a 90-minute special in which Gaga will perform for an "intimate" audience of "friends and family," and Couric will interview Gaga re: Gaga. Gaga will talk about Catholic school, family, New York, and food. According to

In addition to her new single, "Marry the Night," and other songs from Born This Way ("You and I," "The Edge of Glory"), Gaga will perform "White Christmas" and her duet with Tony Bennett, "The Lady Is a Tramp." Chef Art Smith will also drop in to share some recipes on the special, including his holiday classic, deep-fried turkey and waffles.

"A Very Gaga Thanksgiving" airs November 24th, on ABC.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Explain Why the Lady's a Tramp: MUSIC VIDEO


Last month I posted the audio for this Lady Gaga - Tony Bennett duet performance of "The Lady is a Tramp" for Bennett's new duets album. Here's the video, in all its blue-haired glory.


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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #972

TONY BENNETT: His take on 9/11 and what Bush told him about the Iraq war.

JANE LYNCH: "I'm really, really gay."

TRON LIGHTCYCLE: Street legal.

BURROWING OWLS: The coolest time-lapse of a family of burrowing owls you'll ever see, presented by the San Diego Zoo conservation project.

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Amy Winehouse's Last Music Video: WATCH


Tony Bennett today released the music video for "Body and Soul", his duet with Amy Winehouse filmed shortly before her death. Today would have been Winehouse's 28th birthday.


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Amy Winehouse Had No Illegal Drugs in Her System When She Died

No illegal substances contributed to the death of Amy Winehouse, according to toxicology reports returned to her family, their spokesman Chris Goodman said today.

Bennett_winehouse Reuters reports:

In a statement, he added that alcohol was present, but that it could not be determined what part, if any, it played in her death.

"Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy's system at the time of her death," the statement read. "Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death."

It added that Winehouse's family were awaiting the outcome of an October inquest into the "Rehab" singer's death.

Winehouse had recently recorded a duet with Tony Bennett titled "Body and Soul" for Bennett's upcoming album. A snippet of the song has just been released.


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News: Lance's Other Guy, Hackers, Tony Bennett Kiss...

road.jpg Like vultures, Westboro Baptist Church shows up at funeral for Montana Senator Max Baucus' nephew, slain in Iraq.

Jesse_1road.jpg The pre-Reichen days: Lance Bass' closet companion Jesse.

road.jpg Man who killed his classmate in 1985 for revealing he is gay is released from prison after serving 20 years: "Rosenkrantz of Calabasas was 18 when he was sentenced to a 17-year-to-life term for second-degree murder in the June 28, 1985, shooting death of his boyhood friend Steven Redman. The 17-year-old boy was shot 10 times after revealing Rosenkrantz was gay following their graduation from Calabasas High School."

road.jpg Fighting the dog that moos: Focus on the Family just spent half a million dollars on new group to battle two anti-gay ballot measures in Colorado.

road.jpg Paramount Pictures demands Tom Cruise take pay cut before greenlighting any more films: "Cruise fans fears that, unless the hardworking actor learns some humility, an illustrious career which has matured from the cocky boy of Risky Business and Top Gun to more naunced performances in The Last Samurai and Collateral may burn out. 'Right now,' said an insider close to the negotiations, 'he is simply too expensive to employ.'

road.jpg Hacker proves crackability, clonability of RFID (radio frequency identification technology) tags planned for use in new passports: I spend most of my time making the RFID industry's life miserable," the doctorate student told AFP. "I am not anti-RFID. It has the potential to make people's lives easier, but it needs to be used responsibly. The industry and government needs to not be scared of us," Rieback said. "They need to talk with us and to work with us. Hopefully, together we can come up with some kind of reasonable compromise."

Jake_boneroad.jpg Jake Gyllenhaal gives a dog a bone.

road.jpg Smoking rate higher in gay community: stress, targeted ads, club and bar scene cited. Researcher: "If you said you smoke because of job stress, well, for an LGBT person, stresses can include 'Do I come out at the office?' and 'Am I going to get fired if they find out I'm gay?' There's sort of an added layer for LGBT people."

road.jpg Tony Bennett on receiving a surprise kiss from Elton John at a recent benefit concert: "I told the audience it was the first time I'd been kissed by a man. I liked it!"

road.jpg UK gay rights group Stonewall announces first annual awards to honor positive contributions to gay community from individuals and organizations. Awards will be handed out in London on November 2nd.


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