Thursday, October 09, 2008

Page 1 Consider (10/09)

  • Credit Freeze: Even the good folks of Iceland are losing the shirts off their backs in this global financial nightmare. (WSJ)

  • '80s Flashback: Debbie Harry has recorded vocals for a track on Fall Out Boy's forthcoming album "Folie A Deux," which is set for release on Nov. 3. Meanwhile, Rick Astley has been nominated for the "Best Act Ever" award at the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards, which will take place in Liverpool on Nov. 6. The singer will be up against Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Green Day, Tokio Hotel and U2 for the award, which means is he the obvious front runner. (RememberTheEighties)

  • Knight Rider: "Grey’s Anatomy" star T.R. Knight has donated $50,000 to fight Prop 8, the proposed California constitutional amendment that would outlaw same-sex marriage in the state, The money was to have been spent on childcare for his "life partner," but the actor says this cause is too important to pass up, so he will have gal pal Katherine Heigl look after the boy instead. (Kudos, T.R.!) (Advocate)

  • Reality Check: Don't buy into all that post-"Will and Grace" hype. A new study shows that 9 in 10 LGBT teens have been verbally harassed in the past school year, and almost half have been physically harassed because of their sexual orientation. (365Gay)

  • You Say Ownership, I Say Nationalize: I love that Americans can't come out and say that the U.S. is in the midst of nationalizing its banks (under a Republican administration!) yet we have no problem saying "those Brits" are.

  • Four More Years: One of the biggest douche-bags in television history will be on the air at least another four years. Sean Hannity, a cornerstone of Fox News Channel’s prime-time schedule, has agreed to appear on the network through the next presidential election in 2012. (NYT)

  • Oedipus Complex: Marat Safin's new girlfriend, or his mother? (TennisInfoBlog)

  • Hot Catch: Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova is doing Charlie Ebersol, the son of NBC big shot Dick Eberson and the actress Susan St. James. (TennisInfoBlog)

  • So Sorry, He Said: Is this really something you can "apologize" away? (365Gay)

  • We Got the Book: Publisher’s Lunch is reporting that singer Belinda Carlisle has signed to write a memoir, that promises "a surprising look inside the rock 'n' roll life of this glamorous woman" while also sharing her private struggles with abuse, weight, and self-esteem, as well as a 30-year battle with drug and alcohol addiction, the story about how she figured out her career and then had to figure out her life, for publication in Spring 2010. has a fun Q&A with the quintessential California girl here.

  • Stopping Hate Speech: For the first time since the Advertising Council was founded in 1942, the organization -- which directs and coordinates public service campaigns on behalf of Madison Avenue and the media industry -- is introducing ads meant to tackle a social issue of concern to gays and lesbians. The campaign, which will feature appearances by Wanda Sykes and Hilary Duff, will seek to discourage bullying and harassment of teenagers who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, particularly calling for an end to the "That's so gay" catchphrase that has taken over the kids of America. (NYT) (Image via Towleroad)

  • Peachy: Anyone catch the premiere of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"? I haven't watched it yet, but Michael says it was a hoot. (People)

    Random Thinker said...

    OMG, I am multi-tasking right THIS minute.... catching up on blogs and watching Desperate Housewives of Atlanta on Tivo,

    Tivo is so much more hilarious!!!!

    Travis said...

    It sucked, bring back my Orange County girls!!!