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Robert Pattinson Would Like to Make Beautiful Music with Will Young

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Actor Robert Pattinson has said he'd like to duet with UK pop musician Will Young.

Said Pattinson: "Will has a great voice and it would blend really well with mine but I bet he has no idea who I am. But you never know."

Howtobe How to Be, an indie film in which Pattinson plays a struggling musician in London, has been circulating at film festivals over the past year. Pattinson reportedly sings three songs on the CD.

In Will Young news, BBC Radio 1 breakfast show DJ Chris Moyles has been censured by Ofcom for "condoning negative stereotypes of gay people."

Moyles reportedly mocked Young by singing rewritten lyrics to his songs "Evergreen" and "Leave Right Now" on his show:

"The Radio 1 DJ sang the spoof lyrics on Young's birthday, 20 January. They included the words: 'It's my birthday today, gonna wear my new dress tonight. And I smell nice. I've had a shower and I've shaved my legs. Going out later, might go to Nobo for dinner. Oooh Will Young here, mmmh. I'm here, it's Will's birthday and as the years go by I get more very gay.' Other spoof lyrics inserted by Moyles included: 'When you saw me years ago you didn't know, but now I'm the gayest fella you probably know. Mmm, I like to wear a silly hat, I get camper by the hour, oh would you look at the muck in here. I'm Will Young and I'm gay.' In its defence, the BBC said Young was not being ridiculed because of his sexuality, adding that Moyles' remarks were not intended to be hostile or derogatory."

Ofcom felt otherwise, saying Moyles' statements "could have reasonably been interpreted by listeners as promoting and condoning certain negative stereotypes based on sexual orientation."


Will Young a Tender Superhero in 'Let it Go'

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Seeing Brit singer Will Young in this cheesy silver superhero outfit for his new video "Let it Go" made me expect the track and clip to be loud, flashy, and over the top, and then he went and offered up something so beautifully opposite.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Clay Aiken, Cleveland, T.R. Knight, Manila, Pink Christmas

road.jpg T.R. Knight to be discharged from Grey's Anatomy? Love life still going strong.

Reedkellyroad.jpg Clay Aiken has a new man, and he's bendable.

road.jpg Newsweek Poll: Support grows for same-sex marriage. "Americans continue to find civil unions for gays and lesbians more palatable than full-fledged marriage. Fifty-five percent of respondents favored legally sanctioned unions or partnerships, while only 39 percent supported marriage rights. Both figures are notably higher than in 2004, when 40 percent backed the former and 33 percent approved of the latter. When it comes to according legal rights in specific areas to gays, the public is even more supportive." Poll PDF HERE.

road.jpg Cleveland, Ohio votes 13-7 to create domestic partnership registry: "But several council members reported intense pressure from local pastors, who oppose domestic partner benefits on religious grounds. At one point Monday afternoon, a rattled Kevin Conwell, a co-sponsor of the legislation, seemed ready to change his position. 'I had more than 70 calls over the weekend,' Conwell said."

road.jpg Supreme Court declines to hear Miller case: "The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a ruling that Virginia must enforce a Vermont court order awarding child-visitation rights to a mother's former lesbian partner."

road.jpg Lesbian and "ex-gay" former partner locked in custody battle for their daughter Isabella.

road.jpg Gay Idaho man who shot and killed his partner has charges reduced from murder to involuntary manslaughter.

Marcus_charlieroad.jpg Survivor's Charlie Herschel on the crush he said producers built between him and fellow contestant Marcus: "Literally, every interview I had with a producer—every interview, even ones when he was gone, they would ask me, ‘Do you have a crush on Marcus?’ And in every interview, I would say, ‘I do not have a crush on Marcus.’ … I’m used to building a wall in my mind between me and people I cannot date; Marcus is a straight man, and it never even crossed my mind. I just don’t go there when it’s not a possibility."

road.jpg Newsweek draws fire for article about Bible's pro-gay marriage stance.

road.jpg Is Bush pushing through an eleventh-hour rule that would allow pharmacists to discriminate against gays?

road.jpg Oprah mad at herself.

Cogmanroad.jpg Boo-Hoo: Christian policeman who was sacked for his homophobia says the firing has 'devastated' his family. "In the service in general there is a feeling of fear. There is a definite bias against faith – any faith – if it takes a critical view of homosexual sex. The easy option for me would have been to keep quiet but when there is such prejudice towards one point of view, how can that be right? That doesn’t sound like equality and diversity to me. I don’t have any worries with what people do in their private lives – if they are gay, that’s fine. I haven’t gone after anyone maliciously.' Mr Cogman, backed by the Police Federation, is appealing against his sacking and is planning to take his force to an employment tribunal next year, funded by the Christian Legal Centre."

road.jpg Guardian: UK defended right of Austria to discriminate against gays when it comes to partnership rights and unions.

road.jpg Gay pop star Will Young says coming out lead to his smoking habit.

road.jpg Joseph Kerekes pleads guilty in stabbing death of northeastern Pennsylvania porn producer Brian Kocis.

road.jpg Gay group in Amsterdam planning 'Pink Christmas'. To feature manger with two Marys and two Josephs.

road.jpg Remembering Randy Shilts.

road.jpg Manila gay pride celebrations hit by first-ever anti-gay protests: "The local church community would never engage in this manner," said a local LGBT activist Ferdinand Buenviaje, alluding to the fact that despite its strength and influence the Church never resorted to such tactics here in the predominantly Roman Catholic Philippines. The presence of foreigners leading the anti-gay group highlights how more aggressive forms of resistance to the gay movement are being spurred by outside influences, namely American-style fundamentalism. A cross-fire ensued when members from the local branch of the progressive and gay-affirmative Metropolitan Community Church, marching under banners emblazoned with the apt retort 'Would Jesus discriminate?', took their fundamentalist opposition to task."


News: Stock Plunge, Dinosaurs, Jetpack, New Hampshire, Paul Newman

road.jpg Bailout REJECTED, stocks plunge!

road.jpg Project Runway saved? NBC wins first round in 'fierce' court battle.

Jetpackroad.jpg Man jetpacks across English Channel.

road.jpg October surprise: a Levi Johnston-Bristol Palin wedding?

road.jpg Does Sarah Palin believe man and dinosaurs existed at the same time? "After conducting a college band and watching Palin deliver a commencement address to a small group of home-schooled students in June 1997, Wasilla resident Philip Munger said, he asked the young mayor about her religious beliefs. Palin told him that 'dinosaurs and humans walked the Earth at the same time,' Munger said. When he asked her about prehistoric fossils and tracks dating back millions of years, Palin said 'she had seen pictures of human footprints inside the tracks,' recalled Munger, who teaches music at the University of Alaska in Anchorage and has regularly criticized Palin in recent years on his liberal political blog, called Progressive Alaska."

Palinroad.jpg Newsweek's Sam Harris on Palin freaknomenon: "The problem, as far as our political process is concerned, is that half the electorate revels in Palin's lack of intellectual qualifications. When it comes to politics, there is a mad love of mediocrity in this country."

road.jpg At Sarah Palin's Ground Zero visit, she accepted and carried with her a book about gay celibate priest Mychal Judge, who was the first recorded death on 9/11.

Ronaldocristianoroad.jpg 365 days of Cristiano Ronaldo.

road.jpg The New York Times comes out against Proposition 8. Board of Rabbis of Southern California come out against the measure. AP declares battle the War of the Rings.

road.jpg Karen Ocamb: Paul Newman taught me how to clean fish.

road.jpg Brand Beckham smells up New York City.

road.jpg Canadian talk show host Kevin O'Keefe comes out covering series on gay parents: "I figured it's a series on gay parents, and it's for National Coming Out Day. I can't pretend I don't have a vested interest in this topic, so I felt I had to say 'I am gay'."

road.jpg NYT on the current state of being gay in Hollywood: "...for most gay actors, Hollywood is not a warm and fuzzy episode of 'Will & Grace.' Today, it is certainly more acceptable to be openly gay. But these actors must still answer wrenching questions: Just how candid do you want to be? Would you be happy appearing only in comedies, or being pigeonholed as a character actor? And what does the line 'You’re just not right for the role' really mean? Jasika Nicole, 28, an F.B.I. agent on 'Fringe,' a new Fox drama, said that as bigger parts became available, her manager, John Essay, sat her down and asked how public she wanted to be about being a lesbian. Some roles could be lost, he told her, as would some fans."

Sextaperoad.jpg New claim: Britney sex tape for sale.

road.jpg The worst gay person ever performs a session with BBC2.

road.jpg Utah gay rights activist Laura Milliken Gray moving out.

road.jpg GOP candidate with no chance to win quits party in order to dedicate his campaign efforts to passing Proposition 8. Jeff Taylor: "Proposition 8 has always been my main core issue."

road.jpg Apple to make iTunes and iPod accessible to the blind.

road.jpg Barbra Streisand: Is this a democracy or a monarchy???

road.jpg New Hampshire lawmakers to face gay bills upon return to session in January: "Portsmouth Democrat Jim Splaine, who sponsored the state’s winning civil unions law, is now backing a bill to legalize gay marriage. He says winning enough votes will be tough but he thinks the conversation needs to start. Meanwhile, Deputy Republican Leader David Hess is sponsoring a proposed repeal of part of the civil unions law. He wants to strike out the language that recognizes another state’s same sex marriage as a civil union in New Hampshire."

road.jpg Former Real World cast member Dan Renzi interviews former Project Runway contestand Jack Mackenroth.


Pop Singer Will Young: 'I'm the Worst Gay Person Ever'

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Said Young, who came out shortly after winning Pop Idol in 2002: "I'm the worst gay person ever. If [my coming out] helped some people, then great. The thing is though, I never wanted to be in a box. I still don't. I mean, if an issue is prevalent, then I'm happy to make a comment about being gay, middle-class or a singer, whatever. It's not like I'm a big gay campaigner picking up my mantle...I'm growing older and grumpier. Next tour, I'm taking a soapbox and a loudhailer."

Check out the video for Young's latest single "Changes" AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: P!nk, Uganda, John Lennon, Tall Men, Charlie Herschel

road.jpg HOPE: A few numbers.

road.jpg Gay man murdered in Dallas, body missing...

road.jpg 19-year-old New Zealand man gets 15 years for brutal murder of gay man...

Lennonroad.jpg BOOK: Lennon wanted sex with McCartney.

road.jpg P!nk: Scientology's newest recruit?

road.jpg Tim Gunn blown away by Christian Siriano's debut collection: "His namesake line, shown to an audience of the show's alums and judges, was indeed a remarkable achievement. Along with futuristic skinny pants and ruffled blouses, Siriano unveiled looks that are already his signature styles, like layers of chiffon circles." Gunn: "I expected to be wowed. You know, in my own way I've been in this industry for a long time, and I'm a bit jaded, but I was blown away."

road.jpg Pamela Anderson on Sarah Palin: "I can't stand her. She can suck it."

road.jpg British pop star Will Young wants to find a husband and have kids: "I would love to be a parent one day. Obviously it won’t be happening soon because I am still single. But having a family and bringing up children is something I have thought about a lot recently. Gay marriage and civil partnership is a great thing. It means more rights for same-sex couples. It is safer and there are relationships now that provide a perfect set-up for bringing up children. I was thinking about the future and the idea of bringing up a child and helping them through life is something that appeals to me hugely..."

road.jpg Lohan-Ronson marriage rumors resurrected.

Herschelroad.jpg Reality Blurred interviews gay Survivor: Gabon contestant Charlie Herschel: "I’m not sure if there is a golden rule book for how you should play this game. People who do well go in flexible,” he said. “The thing I’ll need to do is tone it down and be less paranoid, be less aaah!, and make people perceive that I’m comfortable—but I don’t think I’ll ever be comfortable in this game."

road.jpg San Diego City Councilwoman Toni Atkins marries her partner Jennifer LeSar.

road.jpg Poll says taller men happier: "Data from a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index study found taller people were more satisfied with their lives, more likely to report positive emotions like enjoyment and happiness, and less likely to report emotions like anger, sadness, and stress...The Gallup data suggested it would take a 29 percent increase in income to have the same effect on men's life satisfaction as moving from below-average to above-average height."

road.jpg Lance Bass on Dancing with the Stars and the rumors that he might have had a male partner: "That was just a rumor, for sure. I don’t think anyone dealing with the show ... I don’t even think that came across their minds. This competition is for a male and female partner -- that’s the way the judges judge. I don’t think it would be an even playing field if we were to do it...And who would wear the dress? Come on now [laughs].

Tatumroad.jpg A kiss from Channing Tatum.

road.jpg Obama's gay mentor speaks out. Professor Lawrence Goldyn: "He was one of those unusual, straight young men who was secure enough in his sexuality that he was not fearful of being associated with me, whether that involved taking a class or just talking socially."

road.jpg South African church sends letter to teacher after firing him because he's gay: we didn't mean to hurt you.

road.jpg CDC reports alarming rates of HIV infection among black gay men: "The biggest percentage (46%) of HIV/AIDS infections in 2007 in US has been reported among men with homosexual orientation. Black Americans are seven times more likely to be infected than whites. Afro-Americans are the most exposed male human beings to HIV infection (annual rate of change 14.9 percent), followed by Caucasians (9.4 percent annual increase) and Hispanics (7.9 percent)."

road.jpg Gay Ugandan threatened with deportation by the UK: "Mr Nyombi is being removed from the UK after spending seven years working and living in Portsmouth. He is now faced with the possibility of life imprisonment or even death when he returns to Uganda on Sunday. 'I don't know what will happen because in Uganda they don't like my sexuality,' he said. 'I have got good friends here who welcomed me. 'They understand and they have been very supportive. They were really shocked. 'I have never had a day off work. I've never been in trouble.'"

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