Thursday, May 28, 2009

Page 1 Consider (05/28)

  • The Heart of the Matter: Some great news from a most unlikely source. David Boies and Theodore B. Olson, opposing lawyers in the 2000 Bush v. Gore recount, have teamed up to fight Proposition 8 in California, citing equal protection and due process, the argument I've been making all along. "This is not something that is a partisan issue. This is something that is a civil rights issue," Boies explained. In the end, the two lawyers suggested, the case might take them, again, to the United States Supreme Court. (NYT)

  • Fashion Statement: Forget about your gay uncle's hanky code of the '70s. White knots are in for 2009. (NYT)

  • Kenneth Is Annoyed: A Twitter reality series? (THR)

  • In the Hole: It seems Courtney Love owes a buttload on her Amex card. Perhaps if she's finally get her long overdue "Nobody's Daughter" album out and tour she's make some cash to pay her bills. (The bootleg of it floating around the Web is quite good.) (Reuters)

  • D-Listed: Everyone said reports that Kathy Griffin's long-suffering assistant Jessica Zajicek had quit were false. But she's noticeably absent from this promotional photo for the upcoming fifth season of "My Life on the D-List." (DetNews)

  • Ferris Scammed Here: Ferris Bueller's friend Cameron's house is for sale. Ferrari sold separately. (Arts Beat)

  • Show Me Awkward: I'm someone finally wrote about this "hug greeting" phenomenon sweeping the youth of America. If teenagers "prefer a friendly hug to a high-five greeting" what's worse is me around a 20something guy, who invariably does a combo high-five-into-a-handshake into-a-hug in one fell swoop, most of which I am far too uncoordinated to even begin to attempt. (NYT)

  • Himself or Someone Like Him: Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas has a "big gay chip" on his shoulder, and I like it. (Huffington Post)

  • Michelle, Ma Belle: A first lady who admits she doesn't miss cooking? It's hard not to love Mrs. Obama. (NYT)

  • Withdrawal Method? A coalition of gay rights groups says a federal same-sex marriage lawsuit brought by two high-profile litigators is premature. (AP)

  • Cleaning Up California's Act: Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says that while he hasn't nailed down whether he will run for governor of California yet, he will remain an advocate for gay rights. Lucky for the City of Angels, both of Villaraigosa's likely Democratic challengers -- Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom -- both support marriage equality, too. (Advocate)

  • Man-on-Dog State: Pennsylvania has become the latest same-sex marriage battleground, with the legislature being pushed to pass both a marriage equality bill and one that would bar gays from marrying. (365Gay)

  • The Foyer Has Two Closets: Barbra Streisand has signed on to write about book about her homes, "A Passion for Design." (MSNBC)

  • Nothing Shady Here: Eminem's new album, "Relapse," has sold more copies in its first week of release than any other album this year. Nielsen SoundScan says the Detroit rapper's first album in nearly five years sold 608,000 copies, an remarkable feat considering "no one" buys CDs anymore. (I bought three Pat Benatar discs this week, BTW!) (AP)
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