Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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In recognition of World AIDS Day, Borders books has generously agreed to donate a percentage of all sales on Wednesday, Dec. 1 to Lifebeat, the nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help educate young people about HIV/AIDS prevention.
People can download a voucher at www.lifebeat.org/borders and use it at any store in the U.S. on Dec. 1 and Borders will donate up 25% of the total purchase made. Or you can use the promotion code LIFEBEAT on Borders.com and Lifebeat will receive the donation.
In addition to the shopping promotion, there will also be celebrity in-store signings all over the country, as well as in-store performances. In New York City, The Superions (Fred Schneider's new side project), country lez Chely Wright, Jo Weldon and Rachael Sage are all slated to perform free shows, plus there will be signings with Ronnie "Will I Be Lucid" Spector, Carol Channing, Mike Birbiglia, and the cast and director of "Bear City."
There's also a panel of LGBT authors -- featuring "Fabulous Beekman Boy" Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Frank Anthony Polito and Elliot Tiber -- moderated by Lambda Literary and a pair of major comic artists (Chris Claremont, who created Wolverine, and Peter Davis) signing graphic novels.
And that's just New York! Around the country on Wednesday, there will be signings by Hilary Duff, Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, Hal Sparks and many others.
Click HERE for a complete list of events/locations.
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Monday, November 29, 2010
Lady reporter Damiana -- sort of a less butch version of Lara Spencer of "The Insider" -- pays a visit to Evie Harris to get the scoop on the Hollywood legend's upcoming cabaret showcase at the Mar Vista Community Center. Things get a bit derailed, however, when Damiana discovers upon arrival that Evie's still in bed recovering from last night's bender.
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Next features "Brokeback Mountain" star and LGBT advocate Anne Hathaway, who discusses her mediocre new film, "Love & Other Drugs." (Making a film with multiple nude scenes of Jake Gyllenhaal "mediocre" is a dubious honor, I might add in case the director is reading.)
How big of a gay icon is Cher? Odyssey New York abandoned its strict porn-star-model-on-the-cover policy for the legendary performer, whose new film, "Burlesque" didn't entirely bomb over the weekend. While I figure people like Cher, Dolly Parton and Madonna have plastic surgery feeling like their fans want them to keep looking a "certain way" -- I think Cher has even said as much -- staring at the former Mrs. Bono's kabuki mask on the silver screen, I couldn't help but think about how much I miss the Cher I fell in love with as a child, with the snaggly teeth and big(ger) nose. (And what about that missing rib?!) Wouldn't it be fun if she had surgery to look like that again?
Michael noticed copies of Just Us Boys in one of the gay shops on Eighth Avenue. The magazine is a spinoff of the popular adult Web site, and features porn star Conner Habib, who was named "best newcomer" at the 2010 Gay VN awards.
Conner -- whose writing background (he's also taught college-level literature courses) belies his, um, entertainment career -- blogs about the experience of taking home the golden cock HERE.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
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Saturday, November 27, 2010
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Friday, November 26, 2010
Meow! (And what's up with that ballsy bird?)
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Cher's chart-topping '70s and '80s heyday -- not to mention 1998's "Believe" craze -- tends to be what fans think of first. But her '60s repertoire is definitely worth a listen, and will leave you wondering why she wasn't Bacharach's muse -- "A House Is Not a Home" sure sounds like it was written for her -- or Goffin-King's first pick for "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"
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