Do scientists have an AIDS prevention pill? Thomas Folks, head of the HIV research lab at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “This is the first thing I’ve seen at this point that I think really could have a prevention impact. If it works, it could be distributed quickly and could blunt the epidemic.”
Sean Penn has an Ann Coulter torture doll: “We violate her. There are cigarette burns in some funny places. She’s a pure snake-oil salesman. She doesn’t believe a word she says.”
In the biggest non-upset of the year, Brokeback Mountain takes top honors at the GLAAD awards. The Malcontent has Rufus Wainwright’s new video “The Maker Makes” off the BBM soundtrack, with commentary from RW.
And some news about the Jack Twist truck for sale on eBay. The seller is a high school student, Matthew Kennedy, who bought the truck at a sale of vehicles from the movie and plans to use the proceeds to pay for college.
Reports from the Santino Rice yard sale: “Couldn’t have been a nicer guy. Totally warm and approachable and absolutely nothing like he was portrayed on Project Runway. And the Tim Gunn impression is even better in person.”
A preview of The Down-Low Exposed which airs tonight on BET: “Supposedly, this is ‘a probing look into the world of men with wives or girlfriends who also secretly engage in sex with other men.’ We’re not sure that this will be adequately addressed. Instead, some reviews, like today’s Hollywood Reporter, have noticed the hype: ‘If there are any official statistics or research on the phenomenon, you won’t find it in this.'”
Ethan Hawke’s Hottest State office gets really, really hot.