Thursday, December 10, 2009

News Buzz: Beefcake, Avatar, Chaz slammed, Aaron Blake shirtless and more!

Thom Fitzgerald’s BEEFCAKE at UCLA

(Los Angeles) Outfest will present Thom Fitzgerald’s Beefcake (1999), a part-documentary, part-drama set in the world of male homoerotic films and "physique" magazines of the ’50s, on Saturday, December 12, at 7:30pm at UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood. READ MORE

Act Now: Protest anti-gay musician Buju Banton’s Grammy nomination

Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill inspired by ex-gay movement in America

Anti-gay rhetoric rises in race for Houston mayor

Reporter fights being firing for writing anti-gay marriage email

Heroes Star Greg Grunberg offends Transgender Community on Twitter by posting unfunny joke about Chaz Bono

Barry Manilow staying in Sin City

As singer-songwriter Barry Manilow winds down his five-year stint at a Las Vegas hotel, he's already set to debut at another Sin City venue just a few kilometres away. Manilow, 63, ends his run at the Las Vegas Hilton on Dec. 30, but the Copacabana crooner is already planning his new show, which opens at the Paris Las Vegas hotel-casino in March 2010. It will be produced by AEG Live. "We started from scratch and it's going to be just gorgeous," Manilow said as he announced details of his new two-year, 78-show residency. (CBC)

Saturday Night Live: The right-wing propaganda organ

NBA’s Tim Thomas accused of anti-gay slur

List of the top earning dead celebrities

James Cameron's new film 'Avatar' has premiere in London

(London, UK) James Cameron's sci-fi extravaganza "Avatar" is getting its first airing before a mass audience in London. Stars Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are expected to join the crowds in London's Leicester Square for Thursday's premiere. The 3D epic about humans taking extraterrestrial form as they explore a distant world is reportedly one of the most expensive movies ever made. It uses cutting-edge digital technology to create dizzying special effects. The film industry is watching closely to see how audiences respond to Cameron's first narrative film in 12 years. The director is hoping for a hit to match his 1997 blockbuster "Titanic," which has taken $1.8 billion worldwide at the box office. "Avatar" opens around the world next week. (AP)

Aaron Blake shirtless on Cougar Town

More pics of the handsome and sexy Aaron Blake HERE.

Pepsi 'regrets' sponsoring homophobic Beenie Man concert

After gay groups such as Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, OutRage! and expressed their anger at the sponsorship, Pepsi said it was "appalled" at Davis' lyrics. In a statement, the company said: "We are appalled by the performer’s lyrics and find them repugnant. Our bottling partner in Uganda was not aware of the performer's views and never would have sponsored the concert with this knowledge. Moving forward, we will work closely with our bottling partners to be more vigilant about the events associated with our brands." (UK Pink News)