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“You know competition’s tough when Abraham Lincoln comes in third place.”
Chaz Bono stepped out with his first beard on Friday, and RadarOnline.com has the photos. Bono is the transgender son of Cher — he began life as Chastity Bono — who has completely made the transformation from female to male. PHOTOS: Chaz Bono Shows His New Beard Now an advocate for gay, lesbian and transgender rights, Chaz documented his change in a film titled Becoming Chaz. It has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards. Chaz was out running errands in Los Angeles Friday when he was spotted sporting facial hair for the first time.
FORT COLLINS – When Colorado State University entomology instructor Mathew Camper wanted to illustrate a point for students, he called for help – from 10,000 bees. Camper had thousands of the stinging insects buzzing around, crawling on and clinging to his torso, head, neck and face while he offered his mug as the milieu for a bee beard. The entomologist will use photos and videos from the stunt to demonstrate honey bee behavior and disposition for students. “Honey bees are really gentle, the gentle teddy bears of the insect world,” said Camper, a faculty member in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management. “The bee beard is a great teaching aid to make this point.”
Transformers front-man Shia LeBeouf walks to the gym to keep up his leading-man figure with headphones in. The promising young actor will star in the big-screen adaptation of The Company You Keep, which will be directed by Robert Redford who will also star in the film.
Wow, this would be great, then I could stop playing crazy, unstable and a tear producing fool to get out of my duty. AB
A lesbian was allegedly kicked off a jury because of her orientation, and now lawyers are arguing to a federal appeals court that it should never happen again, the Los Angeles Timesreports.
The woman was bumped from the trial of a gay Nigerian who was later convicted of assaulting a guard at a jail in Los Angeles. In his defense, Daniel Osazuwa had claimed he was merely giving the guard a hug, which he says is a sign of respect where he’s from, when the homophobic guard overreacted and caused a scuffle. via Advocate
MSNBC has extended Rachel Maddow’s contract in a new multi-year deal that will keep the primetime host at the cable news network well beyond the 2012 presidential election.
The announcement is expected to come Tuesday at the network’s portion of the semi-annual Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles.
The news comes as MSNBC has already locked in many staffers and longtime contributors with contract extensions, a response to overtures from erstwhile MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, who abruptly left MSNBC last January. Maddow’s previous contract was not set to expire until next year. MORE
Alex Ebert launched his musical career as frontman for the quirky Los Angeles dance-rock group Ima Robot. When the band stagnated in 2007, he reinvented himself as Edward Sharpe, leader of neo-hippie folk collective the Magnetic Zeros, whose hit single “Home” climbed the charts in 2010.
This year, the prolific singer-songwriter recorded a solo debut — literally. Ebert played every part on Alexander himself, crafting a collection of songs inspired by his diverse personal influences: hip-hop, ’70s psychedelia, Spaghetti Westerns and Paul Simon. The result is summery, laid-back and seemingly effortless, buoyed by Ebert’s pithy songwriting and natural charisma.
On today’s World Cafe, Ebert performs songs from Alexander, backed by the Magnetic Zeros, and discusses the process of going solo, which he describes as “addictive.”
Punk dress up day or punk-young-professional? Yes, that’s Beautiful Ful (one l) Men’s Collection.
Los Angeles based, Beautiful Ful looks to bring classic looks of menswear in line with the California ideals. While this is not always a match made perfect, the collection for Autumn 2011 does offer a few garments that may lead you to examine their collection in more detail. Tattoos not included but more than welcome.
And despite rumors that Schwartz was conflicted over star Robert Reed’s homosexuality and refused to attend Reed’s 1992 funeral because he feared knowledge of the actor’s HIV-positive status would harm the franchise, two of the actors who played Bradys say that’s not true — Schwartz and Reed simply didn’t get along, but it had nothing to do with the fact that Reed was gay. READ MORE
On July 15, 2011 LeBasse Projects will unveil the first major solo exhibition from Australian artist Melissa Haslam. Haslam, who has shown in group shows throughout the United States, will share paintings exploring her fascination with the Kigurumi seen. Participants in Kigurumi fashion themselves as living stuffed animals, wearing what they call “disguised pajamas.” Haslam, employing oil, presents young women dressed in full costume with great delicacy and an intimacy that proves her interest in the subculture includes some reverence as well.
Clothes tell stories. They say thing like, “Hi, I’m a junkie whore” or “Hi, I want to look like a just crawled out of bed but I spent 2 hours getting ready.” Adam Kimmels’s Spring/Summer 2012 looks tells me that the wearer might be a surfer boy who was told by his girlfriend that he need to clean up a bit, but holds on to dark colors as to accommodate spills. Kimmel sneaks in a few skirts and has most of his male waifs barefoot. For those who wore shoes, are sporting slip-on and boot looks from the designer. (gq)
More looks after the jump…
An effort to ban circumcision for anyone under the age of 18 is now complicated by a graphic novel that many are calling anti-Semitic.
San Francisco is set to vote on the ban in November, and an effort is under way to ban the practice in Santa Monica, Calif., just west of Los Angeles. The debate has been pitched already, but the discovery of a comic book that depicts Jews as knife-wielding, bloodthirsty villains is sparking an outcry. The San Francisco Chronicle discovered the Foreskin Man comic book, which was written and created by Matthew Hess, the president of MGM (male genital mutilation) Bill, an anticircumcision group based in San Diego. Hess told the Chronicle he doesn’t see his comic book as anti-Semitic, but Jewish leaders say it reeks of European hate imagery that sprang up around World War II.
Photos by Morgan Carpenter.
Disgraced designer John Galliano received the opposite of a warm welcome when he arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday.
A photographer screamed, “Fucking racist!” at the former Christian Dior designer when he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport. Galliano is accused of hurling racist and anti-Semitic statements at patrons of a Paris café. A video of one of his tirades led to his firing from Dior.
No last name needed, Dolly steals the show. Big hair, enormous ta-tas and even big gay fan base. Does anyone really care about her lesbian rumors? Not me, her music make me cry, gives me goose bumps and makes me soar with joy (self-confessional).
At last night’s GLAAD Awards in Los Angeles, the second of three award-y fundraisers the organization hosts each year, you had both Modern Family and Glee winning for Best Comedy, because homosexuals cannot make up their minds about which type of homosexual humor they like more. (Though I can’t remember any of the gay storylines on Glee ever being really … funny.) But the best part of the program was when surprise guest Dolly Parton came to the podium to give NBC Entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt, who came over from Showtime, a trophy. “I guess you could say that I’m coming out tonight!,” Dolly screamed at the audience. Which was cute, but not true: Dolly remains, publicly, heterosexual. – Queerty
Last year while promoting Jackass 3-D, Johnny Knoxville took his film to the Los Angeles bar The Eagle for a screening in front of grizzlies and bears. It was so cute! But that’s not where Johnny’s affinity for his gay fans ends. Promoting Jackass 3.5 on last night’s Conan, Johnny reveals he went so far as to get some gay ink.
NOOOOOO, don’t make it politically incorrect to buy my beloved American Apparel t-shirts. They’re perfectly soft, hang sensually on my chest to make appearance of sweet pecs and hug my biceps ever so tender for an exaggerated gun show.
Hamilton Nolan writes— Earlier this month, notoriously pervy American Apparel CEO Dov Charney was sued for a quarter of a billion dollars by a former employee named Irene Morales. Her accusations of sexual harassment fit with Charney’s longstanding reputation for bad behavior in the workplace. But judging by emails and text messages we’ve obtained, there may very well be another side to the story.