Thursday, October 21, 2010

News and Pop Culture Round-Up

Michael C. Hall shirtless on Dexter

"Y'know, I do appreciate Michael C. Hall whipping his shirt off and showing off his buff bod (which is just even more awe inspiring given everything he's been through lately). But there is a time and a place, and the kill room is not the place for some gratuitous shirtlessness. But still, dayum boy!" More pics here!

Is Obama’s excuse for NOT repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ legitimate?

"President Obama claims he must defend and enforce the ban on gays serving in the military, even though he opposes it. But most experts in constitutional and military law say he has other options." READ MORE

Lisa Marie Presley says her ex-husband, Michael Jackson couldn't be saved.

Singer Christina Aguilera says that the split from her husband has caused 'tears and sadness'.

Jennifer Lopez and her twins star in Gucci’s new children’s ad campaign.

Legendary screen siren Kim Novak diagnosed with breast cancer

Legendary screen siren Kim Novak, best known for her work in the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock thriller Vertigo, is expected to make a full recovery after being diagnosed with breast cancer , her manager says.

Is Facebook outing gay users to their advertisers?

"Facebook allows users to list which gender of partner they're "interested in." But do you want Facebook's advertisers to know if you're gay? A Microsoft researcher has found a loophole which could secretly reveal a gay user's sexuality to advertisers." READ MORE

Is Vicky Hartzler the most anti-gay House Republican candidate in America?

Vicky Hartzler, who's running in Missouri's 4th Congressional District, opposes gay marriage, hate-crimes laws, and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Those positions are common among congressional Republicans. But Hartzler has done more than merely take the standard GOP positions opposing gay rights--she has made a name for herself as an anti-gay crusader. Now she's locked in a surprisingly close campaign with longtime Dem Rep. Ike Skelton, who was an architect of DADT. That's right: Even in the district with perhaps the most anti-gay Democrat in the House, the Republicans still managed to nominate a candidate with a more anti-gay record." READ MORE

Happy Days star Tom Bosley is mourned by Henry "The Fonz" Winkler.

Steven Daigle arrested after bloody brawl with boyfriend Trent Locke

Steven Daigle, The Big Brother contestant turned gay porn star, was arrested late Monday night outside popular gay bar The Abbey. The West Hollywood Sheriff has confirmed to The Sword that Steven Daigle was arrested and taken into custody following an incident that left a bloody mess on the streets of West Hollywood." READ MORE (NOTE: site NSFW).

Does Harry Potter have a secret waiting to come out?

Is Harry Potter a secret cross-dresser? Not exactly, but Daniel Radcliffe does wear a pale, lacy bra in a new trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. In the clip, Radcliffe says in a high-pitched girl's voice, "Look away, I'm hideous." So is it really Potter himself in a brassiere? Nope. In the plot of the film, a bunch of Potter's pals take a potion to transform themselves into Potter lookalikes, so it's actually Fleur Delacour who is the bra-wearing Harry. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 hits theaters Nov. 19, 2010. (People)