Monday, August 31, 2009
South Carolina's Lt. Governor Andre Bauer has been outed by Mike Rogers of Blog Active. This is the same Andre Bauer who recently volunteered to a reporter for The State that he's 100% heterosexual. Mike Rogers also outed Larry Craig months before his men's room arrest.
Andre may very well become South Carolina's next governor if Governor Sanford is impeached or forced to resign.
Andre is also, naturally a super duper Christian. His website flaunts it like crazy. He's a big supporter of the "I Believe" license plates and he supported Huckabee in '08.
So, who is the South Carolina Republican establishment going to stick with, the heterosexual hypocrite or the homosexual hypocrite? Who do you think? This is the best news Governor Sanford's heard all summer.
Photos from AndreBauer.com
I did, however, stayed tuned long enough to see Rachel Ray beat Ellen DeGeneres for Best Entertainment Talk Show. Holy crap, how did that happen?
Tyra Banks won Best Informational Talk Show which sounds like it was invented so Ellen and Tyra wouldn't have to go head to head.
Loved loved loved Vanessa Williams' opening number.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Meow. I love a hot bitch.
After the show, Heidi twittered her thanks to God. Seriously. Honey, if God couldn't pull it out for Miss Dominican Republic, he sure wasn't guiding your lip synching.
Never one to miss a promotional opportunity, Mr. Heidi, repellantly attractive Spencer Pratt, issued the following statement:
"It's our pleasure to help out anyone whose ratings are in need," Spencer said. "We appreciate every second people spend talking about the greatest performance in television history, which over a billion people saw."
That'll teach him, Spence. As Hollywood Gossip pointed out, his billion viewer assertion was only off by about 990 million. Give or take. I give this round to the silver fox.
h/t, LC NY Bureau Chief Doug
Friday, August 28, 2009
"Aller and Chapman failed to report that they used force when arresting the customer or that he was seriously injured, according to a report on the agency's investigation released earlier this month. They also were accused of participating in the raid without their supervisor's approval, disrupting the business during the raid and wearing improper attire, the report states.
Parsons failed to ensure that the agents submitted a report on using force during the arrest, did not take appropriate action after learning they didn't wear proper attire during the raid and did not notify supervisors that multiple arrests had been made that night, the report states."
Parson's supervisor, Lt. Gene Anderson, will be suspended without pay for 3 days and be on probation for 6 months. His boss, Cpt Charlie Cloud, who oversees the Dallas and Fort Worth TABC offices, received a written reprimand.
It is a new day in Texas.
Texas Justice for a gay man. Bobby Singleton was sentenced to 75 years for the brutal beating of Jimmy Dean in Oak Lawn in July 2008 that left him in permanent pain. The prosecutor asked for 60 years, but the jury gave him more.
Singleton testified in an attempt to get a lesser sentence. He said he and his accomplice didn't target Dean because he was gay, yet he also said they specifically went to Dallas' gay neighborhood of Oak Lawn because "we figured they wouldn't put up as much of a fight." In his statement to the police, he said "We figured they would be easier targets because there [sic] are a lot of homosexuals around the area." Thus, Singleton was either lying on the stand or lying to the police. Then there's the matter of screaming "faggot" at Dean while beating him. Singleton said it's a word he would say to anyone in a fight, ignoring the fact that this wasn't just anyone. This was a gay man in a neighborhood targeted specifically because of its gay character.
Singleton's attorney told the jury that Singleton didn't deserve more than 20 years, but Prosecutor Marshall McCallam asked for 60 years, and told jurors they should add a few more years for Singleton's "fabricated little apology."
After sentencing, most of the jury lined up to hug Dean and his friends. One woman told him to start living his life again and go back to his music. Dean is a musician who put away his guitars after the beating. Here's hoping he finds his art again.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
UPDATE: Singleton has been found GUILTY of aggravated robbery. The jury heard a recorded phone conversation from jail in which he laughed about the attack and said he planned to say he was gay so no one would think the attack was motivated by anti-gay hate.
He admitted the robbery in a statement to the police and said the following:
"We figured they would be easier targets because their [sic] are a lot of homosexuals around the area."
Kennedy served in the Senate since 1962 and championed virtually every major progressive initiative including civil rights including gay rights, education, health care, and the eradication of poverty.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki, his children, step-children, and grandchildren.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Miss Puerto Rico is another perennial winner and Mayra Matos was Fourth runner-up. Fashion hint: big ones are in.
Miss Australia had the fresh, outdoorsy look you would expect from down under. Loved her. She was third runner-up.
Miss Kosovo easily had the most stunning evening gown look. Dress inspired by Jacqueline Kennedy and hair by Judith Ford? Maybe, but the only European in the final 5 made second runner-up.
First Runner-Up, Miss Dominican Republic said this gown was in her "favorite color." Um, white is your favorite color? The hubby said it was sort of a peach that didn't show up on TV, but I quibble. She was beautiful in the extreme, had a mega-watt smile and the gown was soft and sexy. I was shocked when she lost to Venezuela.
So what are your thoughts? Do you think Australia should have won? Kosovo? Dom. Rep.? Maybe I should get over my pageant obsession?
Inspired by LC NY Bureau Chief Doug.
Monday, August 24, 2009
See more sweaty maleness at Towleroad.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
True Blood wasn't the Swedish actor's first time getting nekkid. Here he is lathering up with a couple of fellas in the film Hundtricket. Pic from Oh La La Mag.Just your average living God. Nothing to get excited about.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Project Runway is back and on Lifetime after a lengthy litigation hiatus. I'm not going to give you a complete recap (who could compete with Junior?), just a few comments.
Los Angeles? Really? Even if their garment district is "like seven times bigger than New York" it's not the fashion capitol. Even America's Next Top Model figured that one out. And Tim Gunn in LA just isn't right.
Two, count 'em, two contestants from Charleston! Who knew Charleston was a fashion capitol? And one super-cute contestant from Savannah! I spend much of my youth in that Charleston-Beaufort-Savannah corridor, including my years at the College of Charleston, so I'm loving this.
The Savannah boy is Mitchell Hall and I think he's the cutest contestant since Wesley. I know he designed a caftan that looked like Bea Arthur playing Queen Victoria at a nudist camp, he'll be back to show his stuff.
I loved the all-star challenge. I really didn't like Daniel Vosovic's collection and was surprised that the judges were enraptured by it. I liked Chris' collection much better and I think Korto should have won. There are about three women on earth who can wear Daniel's dress while Korto designed for real women. But, let's face it. Michael Kors has wanted to fuck Daniel since he was on the show the first time, and he's trying to make up for that second-place finish.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Levi Johnston has been offered $25,000 to make a jerk off video for Straightcollegemen.com. This comes on top of his existing offer to pose nude for Unzipped Magazine. Hey, this is your moment, buddy. Grab it.
You've got to go watch the straight-guy's-guide-to-making-a-jerk-off-video-and-bagging-a-hot-babe here. Sort of NSFW.
It's about damn time. Obama could give the Republicans everything they want and they'd still vote against it. Bipartisanship only works if both sides are willing and with the GOP, it's party first, country last. Always.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
If you saw the Mad Men premiere on Sunday, you probably shared Brian Batt's jaw dropping reaction to Sal's encounter with a hot bellhop. It was meant to be Sal's first experience with a man and the handsome and openly gay Batt played it perfectly. Click here to see his interview about the scene.
Actually, something just like that happened (or rather, almost happened) to me when I was single, still in the Army and semi-closeted. After a massage, a spa employee came up to my Atlanta hotel room to get me to sign something that clearly didn't need signing. I was in a bathrobe, right out of the shower and he seemed nervous. I was a clueless goof and the guy wasn't as agressive as Sal's bellhop, so nothing happened. Sigh. I've replayed it in my head a thousand times.
h/t LC NY Bureau Chief Doug
Here's the jaw dropping scene. Love the "handshake."
Monday, August 17, 2009
If you're in New York, you can check out the exhibit The Figure and Dr. Freud at Haunch of Venison. The exhibit "focuses on the psychological theories developed by Sigmund Freud as a critical lens through which to observe the inner psyches of both artist and subject." It features a nude painting of Bea Authur. I have no idea if she posed for it, but if she did, it's pretty impressive. The painting is by John Curran and it's called, appropriately, Bea Arthur Nude. See the whole thing here.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver has died at the age of 88. She was the middle child of Joseph and Rose Kennedy and her siblings included President John F. Kennedy and Senator Ted Kennedy. They also included her sister Rosemary, who's reportedly mild retardation led to a lobotomy and a lifetime in an institution. She inspired Eunice to devote her life to improving the quality of life of the developmentally disabled. She is best known for founding the Special Olympics. She was a graduate of Stanford University and worked for a time at the State Department. She also worked as a social worker at the Alderson Federal women's correctional institution in West Virginia, which became famous years later as the prison where Martha Stewart was incarcerated. She is survived by her husband, Sergeant Shriver, her daughter Maria Shriver, four other children, Robert, Timothy, Anthony and Mark, and sixteen grandchildren. Senator Kennedy and Jean Kennedy Smith are now the only surviving Kennedy children of their generation.
Read more about her work here.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
You know you want to wake up to this tomorrow morning.
Even better with scruff!
Friday, August 7, 2009
I love Hillary Clinton.
Remember the obviously fake Obama birth certificate that purported to document Obama's birth in the Republic of Kenya before there was a Republic of Kenya? The judge threw it out due to numerous mistakes in the filing. I guess they don't teach motions practice in correspondence law school.
Plus, it turns out the birthers were punked! It was so easy, too. Funniest think I've heard all week.
Yesterday, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court. She becomes the first person of Hispanic descent and the third woman on the Court. Confirmation was never seriously in doubt but for some reason the nation had to go through a months-long political circus.
The announcement was made by none other than Senator Al Franken. Watch it here. Somewhere, Jim DeMint's head exploded.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Then there's professional Clinton-hater Dick Morris. He was interviewed by useful-idiot Sean Hannity and actually said it might have been better to leave Lee and Ling in prison. A quote: "Maybe they don't come home. Maybe they go to North Korea and live with the consequences of their decision to go there." Hey asshole, they aren't kids who got sent to detention. They're American citizens who were seized illegally and sentenced to 12 years hard labor in a North Korean prison. You'd be kissing Clinton's boots if he came to rescue you from an hour in a county lock-up. What a shithead. You can watch the segment here.
Thus, the right wing response to the triumphant return home of two Americans from a hellish North Korean prison is we should have let them rot in the gulag. These people truly have no heart or soul. Party first, country last, humanity never.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
It's as if Ava Gabor and Lady Bunny had a deranged love child, stuck her in a looney bin for 50 years and she escaped.
h/t LC NY Bureau Chief Doug.
UPDATE: Was the "Kenyan" birth certificate really an altered Australian birth certificate?
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
How about a moonlight swim?