Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Page 1 Consider (01/27)

  • Bells Chime: Word on the slopes at Sundance is that "The Kids Are All Right," a new film starring Julianne Moore and Annette Bening as a lesbian couple who are unwillingly reunited with the sperm-donor father (Mark Ruffalo) of their two teenage kids, is the breakaway hit of this year's festival. The film is directed by Lisa Chodolenko of "High Art" and "Laurel Canyon" fame and is already generating Oscar buzz -- before even getting a distributor! (NYmag)

  • Swann Song? Some new information on the Robert Wone murder case in Washington. New government documents have hit and they go into detail on the electro-stimulation (BDSM) device found at the murder scene. This is the gizmo that the prosecution theorizes was used on Robert after he was injected with paralytic drugs -– prior to his stabbing. The trial of the three housemates is set to start in May -- but not for murder. All prosecutors have been able to charge them with is conspiracy, obstruction of justice and crime scene tampering. (Who Murdered Robert Wone?)

  • Hell's Kitchen Homicide: The man suspected of killing New York City event planner John Lea (above) last week waived extradition in Vermont on Monday and is expected to be back in New York by the end of the week. (Advocate)

  • Sissy Talk: If you've ever been called "pantywaist" before -- and really, who hasn't been? -- then you might be interested in knowing how that lovely insult came to be. (Language Corner)

  • What a Dick: So everybody knows John Edwards is a scumbag. But I'd still watch his sex tape. (Gawker)

  • Hate Never Sleeps: Three weeks after New Hampshire legalized gay marriage, opponents will ask a House committee today to repeal the law and let voters amend the constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. (Boston)

  • Bad Reputation: Kristen Stewart, who portrays Joan Jett in the new film about the Runaways, is shaking things up at Sundance. (NYDN)

  • Republican Family Values: We have Bush-era abstinence-only sex education to thank for the first increase in teen pregnancy in years. Can a Bristol Palin "bump" be far behind. (NYT)

  • 300 Million Reasons to Stay: If the reports that Elin Nordegren won't be divorcing Tiger Woods are true, then which of the golfer's lady friends is the real whore? (NY Post)

  • Fit to Be Tied: So you make one bondage short and suddenly you're unfit to be a cop in South Florida? (Steve Rothaus)

  • Labelmakers: Dueling stories about up-and-coming actor Ben Whishaw are out in Out and New York this week, with different takes on the actor’s ambiguous sexuality. (Mediaite)

  • Fasten Your Seatbelts, Fellas: This spread of "Bachelor" stud Jake Pavelka in OK! magazine ought to be illegal. (Boy Culture)

  • Have Webcam, Will Starve: A gay couple in Italy have begun a hunger strike for marriage equality. (The gays will do anything to look good!) (Passport)

  • Seeing Red: Moscow's mayor, Yuri M. Luzhkov, an outspoken opponent of gay rights groups, referred to gay parades as "satanic." (NYT)

  • The Drama Club: The unsolved Christmas day murder of a gay bar’s manager in Louisiana was likely not a hate crime, but the exact motive remains undetermined, the Terrebonne Parish sheriff said. (Houma Today)

  • Disgusting: The murder trial of Linda Stein, former punk rock manager and real estate agent to the stars, has turned ugly as the accused killer's lawyers try to point finger at Stein's daughter Mandy. (NYDN)

  • Gator Aid: Women's groups are calling on CBS to scrap a planned Super Bowl ad featuring virgin/crybaby Tim Tebow and his mother, which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion message. (AP)

  • 1 comment:

    Richard Wall said...

    Elizabeth Edwards is a total bitch when not before the public. Don't be fooled by that persona! Her shop is three blocks from my house and I see them both at the grocery store all the time.

    Don't be fooled by television, kiddies!

    Mother Richard