Monday, January 14, 2008

Page 1 Consider (01/14)

  • 'Sex' on a Beach: Click here to see the risque version of Kim Cattrall and Jason Lewis, better known as Samantha Jones and Smith Jarrod on "Sex and the City," going at it on the Malibu set of the movie version of the HBO classic. (Trent) Photo credit: Splash News

  • Blog Encore! Blog Encore! In a promotion for his soon-to-open play “November,” David Mamet will continue to write a blog from the perspective of his leading character after the premiere. (NYT)

  • Hello, Daddy! "Bachelorette" winner Ryan Sutter frolics on the beach with his 5-month-old son, Maxwell. Oh, and that wife of his. (Splash)

  • Deadly Crash: Oscar-winning screenwriter Roger Avary ("Pulp Fiction" was arrested Sunday on suspicion of manslaughter and driving under the influence after a Ventura County car crash that killed a man and injured Avary's wife, authorities said. (AP)

  • Friend of the Fonz: The Times asks the question the snarky media blog can't ask about itself: Has Gawker jumped the shark? (NYT)

  • Queen for a Day: Get information about the Mr. Gay Competition here.

  • Tarnished: Were the Golden Globes last night? (MSNBC)

  • Closing Credit? A reporter in Washington tries to figure out how to get nostalgic about the shuttering of a really crappy movie theater that I always hated back in the day: "Think back to being sardined into one of the Dupont 5's teensy auditoriums on a freezing Friday night, to see another new Woody Allen movie blow it yet again. Everyone would be exhausted from just trying to get into the theater alive, get tickets, get popcorn, get seats, which always creaked, which did nothing for the lumbar, and there was that wet, woolly smell of overcoats and scarves. Everyone in a Dupont 5 audience had coughs. The bathrooms always smelled, and 10 people were always waiting to get into them. Management swapped the men's room for the women's room a few years ago, which only made things worse. It was like seeing a movie in a troopship. Even the gays of Dupont Circle -- who were loyal patrons of the Dupont 5 from the 'Longtime Companion' era up through the triumph of 'Brokeback Mountain' showing on four out of five screens in early 2006 -- couldn't be bothered to intervene." (WP)

  • What's an American City to Do? The weak dollar has made shopping sprees in America a bargain for many international visitors. Still, outside favored destinations like New York, many places in the United States are having a hard time attracting foreign tourists and their euros, pounds and yen. (NYT)

  • Maroon 5: Adam Levine and a 1967 Camaro? Sign me up! (Splash)

  • RIP: State Sen. Gwendolyn T. Britt died in hospital Saturday shortly after being admitted. She was 66. Britt, a Democrat from Prince George's County, was to have introduced legislation this year that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. "Thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Marylanders and their families only knew Senator Britt by name, and yet this name truly meant everything to them," Equality Maryland executive director Dan Furmansky said in a statement. (365Gay)
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