Sunday, August 08, 2010

News and Pop Culture Round-Up

  • Montana Fishburne's vengeful Twitter post about Jamie Foxx gay sex tape!
  • Young B.C. sex offenders were subjected to controversial testing with a genital measuring device for more than two decades, despite regular concerns from within government.
  • Michigan Investigators: Vicious stabbing could have been hate crime.

    MTV's Jersey Shore fist pumps up tired TCA
    The first of two cable network days got a slap upside the head Friday as the Jersey Shore cast was in the House. The Situation, Snookie, JWoww, Pauly D, Sammi, Hungadunga and McCormick all stood on stage throughout the entire session, prompting questions like: "Do any of you know why MTV didn't let you sit down?" (it had something to do, we learned later, with micro-skirts and wardrobe malfunctions) and, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Yes, critics are tired after 11 days of this nonsense, and people seemed pretty punchy. READ MORE

    Gingrich admits to cheating on wife while touting family values during Clinton impeachment
    That settles it: Newt's made up his mind to run for president, or he wouldn't be spreading this little story of his soul's redemption around the national media, would he? (Kind of traditional for Republican candidates to take a quick run through the All-Purpose Drive-Thru Jesus-Lovin' Sin Washer!) READ MORE and WATCH VIDEO:

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Tim (I'm a Conservative Christian) Tebow looks like Friar Tuck after he got the world’s worst haircut as part of a training camp stunt pulled on rookies.
  • UK: The Liberal Democrats will use first party conference in government to call for gay marriage!
  • Ethicists charge doctor with trying to prevent homosexuality in the womb.

    Gay icon and rugby star Ben Cohen supports Gay Sports Day
    “I am happy to support this year’s GMFA/RVT Gay Sports Day. Sport is an important part of my life and it’s great to see a community come together and enjoy sport in such a fun and accessible way. Plus it raises vital funds for the important work carried out by GMFA and the other charities which will benefit from the day...I would encourage everyone to form a team and take part or show your appreciation by making a donation on the day. I will personally be donating items that will be part of an auction at the end of the event. Best of luck to all the competitors and have a fantastic day.”

  • Lindsay Lohan poses for fashion designer... but that's not even her body!!!
  • Homophobia in Baseball: The decision to fire an Edmonton Capitals manager who allegedly unleashed a homophobic rant against an openly gay umpire last week was a good first step in repairing relations with the city’s gay and lesbian community.
  • Iran set to execute 18-year-old on false charge of sodomy.

  • NYC CHARITY EVENT: Broadway's Nick Adams helps Broadway Impact celebrate the end of Prop 8.
  • Should an openly gay judge have ruled on California’s ban on same-sex marriage?
  • Geri Halliwell to launch new Spice Girls? Halliwell is creating a new girl group and has now reportedly recruited five wannabe pop stars to form a similar group. And several record labels bosses are already said to be interested in signing Halliwell's band.

    Pop singer Robbie Williams marries actress Ayda Field in intimate ceremony.

    India’s only openly gay prince launches two gay magazines!
    India’s only openly gay prince, Manvendra Singh Gohil, has launched two gay magazines. Gohil’s pet project is Fun, his editorial effort to target straight women and gay men. “The magazine also appeals to straight women, basically anybody who loves men,” explains Gohil. “The other gay magazine, Bombay Dost, talks about gay empowerment and HIV-related issues. Butthis is a magazine which speaks of the lifestyle of gay men. We’re focusing on fashion, fitness, gizmos and relationships.” The magazine will have a fashion advice column, apart from an agony aunt column, dealing with men in relationships. “There will also be a column giving sex tips, which will help both gay men and straight women.” explains Gohil. READ MORE

    The Simpsons once made fun of Lollapalooza as “Woodstock, only with advertisements everywhere and tons of security guards.” That’s truer now than ever. The annual Chicago rock music festival... was taken over by a pop singer. That’s right: Lady Gaga. Gaga’s exuberant concert in front of 80,000 fans was a condensed presentation of her Monster Ball, which continues its seemingly endless world tour... READ MORE.