Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cover Boy: Jason Collins Does TIME Magazine

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Time today unveiled its 11th annual “Time 100 Most Influential People in the World” issue, and Jason Collins is among those who will get a cover on the magazine.
The issue features an article penned by Collins’ long-time friend Chelsea Clinton, who writes that when “Jason called to talk about his forthcoming Sports Illustrated cover story, ‘The Gay Athlete,’ I realized at some point that I wasn’t surprised we were having the conversation we were. Not because I knew what we were going to talk about when I answered the phone. Rather, because it made eminent sense that it would be Jason becoming the first openly gay, still active pro athlete in a major U.S. sports league.”http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/jason-collins-gets-a-cover-in-times-100-most-influential-people/news/2014/04/24/86269

National Trust For Historic Preservation Gives Nod To Philip Johnson's World's Fair Pavillion

World’s Fair Relic Deemed a ‘Treasure’

Fifty years after the 1964 World’s Fair opened, the New York State Pavilion, one of the last architectural vestiges of the fair, was named a “National Treasure” on Tuesday by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The pavilion, which consists of a cluster of curved towers reminiscent of the television cartoon “The Jetsons,” has deteriorated over the decades, and the structures are permanently closed, their surfaces marred by rust.
The New York City parks department has been studying options for the site’s restoration, and the designation by the National Trust, a nonprofit, could help raise money for that effort.

CURBED.COM:The National Trust is not only interested in preserving the past; it wants to ensure that the pavilion will be a part of Queens' future. Preserving and restoring the pavilion will cost at least $43 million, according to some estimates, while tearing it down is estimated to be $14 million dollars—still a huge sum. Letting it rust down to the ground, however, is neither a safe nor attractive option to residents like David Pecoraro. "This is a symbol of the county of Queens where I've lived for about half a century, and I'll be darned if I see happen here what happened to the Astro Tower," referring to the now-gone Coney Island amusement ride.
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Colorado Service Members Support the Freedom to Marry-VIDEO

BUZZFEED'S Salacious "Expose"of Gay Hollywood Party Scene

Inside Bryan Singer’s Wild Hollywood World

Known for surrounding himself with beautiful young men, X-Men director Bryan Singer has found his private life under intense scrutiny due to a lawsuit alleging sex abuse. BuzzFeed investigates Singer’s tangled network of power, money, sex, and gay Hollywood. These sources provided a stark portrait of an entrenched system, facilitated by these scouts, who bring Singer into regular orbit with 18- to 20-year-olds at parties sustained by large amounts of alcohol and drugs — edging precariously close to the line between legality and illegality. (That said, the enormous and understandable curiosity about them can curdle quickly into a kind of homophobic shaming, fixating on the worst stereotypes of gay men as lasciviously exploiting the young and impressionable.)

What is not in dispute is that, since launching his career with 1995’s The Usual Suspects and becoming a blockbuster filmmaker with 2000’s X-Men, Singer has been a fixture in the gay Hollywood party scene, hosting and attending gatherings at homes in Los Angeles that have drawn anywhere between a few dozen to 1,200 revelers, most of them very young men. That is not on its face any different than the parties held by powerful heterosexual men in Hollywood frequented by very young women. (One famous example: the Playboy Mansion... But the men who spoke with BuzzFeed on the condition of anonymity — including a good friend of Singer’s, and an industry insider who has been going to Singer’s parties for about a year — contended that they never witnessed such criminal behavior by Singer, nor of anyone underage attending Singer’s parties, although they do allege drug and underage alcohol use by both Singer and partygoers on a significant scale.

Happy Birthday Barbra Streisand

 HERE'S SOME DRAWINGS BY THE LATE GREAT AL HIRSCHFELD
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72 TODAY! 57 YEARS IN SHOWBIZ!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Cover Boy: Bill Skarsgard For HERO

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Hemlock Grove actor Bill Skarsgård. The younger brother of actor Alexander Skarsgård

Justin Bieber Needs To Go Back To School

Apparently Intsagram is the new refuge of the illiterate. Justin Bieber's Instagram message after he visited a Japanese war memorial honoring, among others, 14 WWII war criminals:
justinbieber
13 hours ago
While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine. I was mislead to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan
http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/popcrush.com/files/2013/02/Justin-Bieber-book-launch-2.jpgJustin needs to be schooled (back in Canada I hope). Was is past tense and the past tense of mislead is misled.  We'll ignore the "for which I saw" bit. JERK


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mis·lead
misˈlēd/
verb
past tense: misled; past participle: misled
1.
cause (someone) to have a wrong idea or impression about someone or something.
"the government misled the public about the road's environmental impact"

deceive, delude, take in, lie to, fool, hoodwink, throw off the scent, pull the wool over someone's eyes, misguide, misinform, give wrong information to; More
informallead up the garden path, take for a ride, give someone a bum steer
"Caroline deliberately misled her"

WWE & NOH8

"Our mission at WWE is to put smiles on people's faces and we do that, in part, by participating in initiatives that help fight bullying of all kinds," said Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE, who appears in the photos. "We are proud to support the LBGT community by taking part in the WWE NOH8 campaign."
WWE superstar Darren Young, who came out publicly as gay last year, is thrilled to see the WWE embrace equality. "I am so honored to be a part of the WWE NOH8 campaign. The most important thing is to be able to live your life the way you want to, truthfully. NOH8 makes that possible."
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Jodie Foster Married Alexandra Hedison

 Foster married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, her rep confirms to Us Weekly.

The two-time Oscar winner, 51, and actress Hedison began dating in October 2013, but have kept mum on their relationship. They made their first public appearance together that same month at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts gala in Beverly Hills.
Foster previously had a longtime relationship with Cydney Bernard, with whom she has sons Charlie, 14, and Kit, 11.


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