Entertainment: September 2008

What's next? Sinbad in the Secret Service?

Filed by Bil Browning | September 30, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Sometimes it's absolutely amazing how often Hollywood and Washington mix and mingle. Clinton's Balkan excursions were often compared to Wag the Dog, for example, while Deputy Director of the US Office of Personnel Management, Howard Weizmann, recently opposed federal domestic...Read More


Britney Spears vs. Chris Crocker! Womanizer vs Gutter!

Filed by Michael Buckley | September 30, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Who would win in a steel cage match, Britney "Toxic" Spears or Chris "Cornhole" Crocker? What do you think of her new song Womanizer and his new song Mind in the Gutter? I gave you...Read More


An American in the Middle East

Filed by Brynn Craffey | September 29, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Devoid of much cash, luggage, or dogmatic notions, Benjamin Orbach, 27, left JFK airport on July 16th, 2002, bound for Amman, Jordan. An American Jew and Arabic Studies graduate of Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies, Orbach was...Read More


Paul Newman, RIP

Filed by Abigail Hannon | September 29, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Paul Newman is dead. Who's he again? Head to www.abisteendiary.com for more!...Read More


Tina Fey is going to be "sleeping with de mooses" soon

Filed by Bil Browning | September 29, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

If Tina Fey keeps "mocking" (Is that the word, Sarah? Let's ask Katie Couric!) Sarah Palin, you know Palin is going to the Alaskan mafia... "Godfather Witch Doctor, this Tina Fey woman is trying to thwart God's plan for me!...Read More


When people who shouldn't talk out their ass do so anyway

Filed by Jerame Davis | September 28, 2008 | 10:00 PM | comments

It seems that some folks out there are still confused about blog ranking websites and how they work or even what their usefulness are. I don't know why people talk about things they don't really understand or make statements they've...Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Tobi Hill-Meyer

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 28, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


Nominating David Letterman for...

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | September 27, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Remember when Letterman laid an egg as MC at the 1995 Oscars? I was watching that night, and thought he was funny as hell, because I lived in New York long enough to appreciate the city's cocktail mix of irony...Read More


Rocking Gay Moments

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 27, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

With the recent coming out of Clay Aiken (what a shocker, I know!), Spinner put together its list of the "Top 25 Rockin' Gay Moments." How they made the connection between Aiken and rock music is beyond me, but I...Read More


Rocking Gay Moments

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 27, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

With the recent coming out of Clay Aiken (what a shocker, I know!), Spinner put together its list of the "Top 25 Rockin' Gay Moments." How they made the connection between Aiken and rock music is beyond me, but I...Read More


Worst. Wednesday. Evs.

Filed by Abigail Hannon | September 26, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Just had worst wednesday in world. Head to www.abisteendiary.com for more!...Read More


Queer music Friday - Clay Aiken

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 26, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

I don't really see what other people see in him, but since he came out this week, here's Clay Aiken covering that old Badfinger hit "Without You" on The View: iPhone users: Click to watch His interview on GMA after...Read More


Survivor Gabon: The gay contestant and the hottie's penis

Filed by Bil Browning | September 26, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Survivor Gabon is off to a roaring start and the gay connections have never been easier to spot. Jerame and I have a habit of watching the first episode of reality shows and guessing which contestants are part of the...Read More


I have Palintitis too: Funny videos about Sarah Palin

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 26, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

What if they made a Disney movie about Sarah Palin? Lots more funny videos about Sarah Palin after the jump, including Wanda Sykes, Samantha Bee, and more Lisa Nova....Read More


The Gayest Day EVER! Clay Aiken comes out! Lindsay Lohan too! OMG!

Filed by Michael Buckley | September 26, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Congrats to Clay and Lindsay! Being yourself is the coolest thing EVER!...Read More


Dear Isis

Filed by Monica Roberts | September 26, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

Hey I know this cycle of America's Next Top model was shot during the summer and the winner has already been determined . But I still cried and I'm disappointed about seeing Isis eliminated during Wednesday's broadcast. I'm writing this...Read More


Perez Hilton gets Political

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 25, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Celebrity Gossip Blogger Perez Hilton, better known for dishing the dirt on Hollywood starlets, is using his popular website to get political. In a post yesterday on the hugely popular PerezHilton.com, Perez (who is a native Floridian) urged his readers...Read More


Lindsay Lohan confirms Lesbian relationship?

Filed by Jason Tseng | September 25, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Lindsay Lohan, 24, who recently showed her political side in a fiery anti-Palin myspace blogpost, confirmed a long-speculated relationship with 31-year old DJ "gal pal" Samantha Ronson. While speaking on a popular radio show Loveline: Loveline: "Now, you and "Samantha...Read More


Out Word Bound bookstore up for sale

Filed by Bil Browning | September 25, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

While I was kind of expecting this announcement sooner or later, it still comes as a shock to imagine neither Tammara Tracey or Mary Byrne at Out Word Bound books. The dynamic partners have opted to sell Indianapolis' only LGBT...Read More


Gangstalicious Is Gay

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 24, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

This clip from The Boondocks offers one of the smartest looks at the twisted things people tell themselves to deny that people they admire couldn't possibly be gay even if the evidence is as clear as a rainbow colored disco...Read More


Clay Aiken Comes OUT!

Filed by Abigail Hannon | September 24, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Clay Aiken comes out and Abigail loses the 'X-Rated'! Head to www.abisteendiary.com for more!...Read More


Welcome to the family, Clay.

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Well it's about damned time. Does this mean I have to stop calling him Clay Gayken now? You know Kathy Griffin feels vindicated. (Hat tip to Perez Hilton)...Read More


Jonas Brothers Will Marry You! Lindsay Lohan Blogs For $$$!

Filed by Michael Buckley | September 24, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Hope you enjoy this video about Jonas Brothers, Lindsay Lohan political blogs, a football star takes his balls out and drama on the set of the new 90210! 1. Which Jonas will be first to...Read More


Miley Cyrus is dead!

Filed by Michael Buckley | September 22, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Miley Cyrus is dead but has a new boyfriend (not Cody I know its that 20 year old!!). Lynne Spears throws her cash cows under the bus. Ugly Betty hates Mean Girls! Ryan Seacrest hates...Read More


Mamma Mia: Seen it? Liked it?

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 22, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

How many people out there have seen the film version of the musical Mamma Mia? I went to see it about a week ago, and I have mixed feelings on it. The script that they were working with was light...Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Brynn Craffey

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 21, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


Ellen will be the new face of CoverGirl

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 21, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Ellen DeGeneres confirmed on her daytime talk show that she will be the new face of CoverGirl Cosmetics starting in January: You know how I always like to share what's going on in my life with you all, and I...Read More


Ellen will be the new face of CoverGirl

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 21, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Ellen DeGeneres confirmed on her daytime talk show that she will be the new face of CoverGirl Cosmetics starting in January: You know how I always like to share what's going on in my life with you all, and I...Read More


Michael Franti Gives "Rebel Rockers" Something to Sing Along To

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 21, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

On September 8, Michael Franti and Spearhead released "All Rebel Rockers," the latest offering from the hiphop-reggae fusion band. Franti is well-known for his peace-loving lyrics and social activism. And all the freaky people who have come to know and...Read More


Decided Voters

Filed by Kate Clinton | September 20, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

On Labor Day, after finishing my summer run of shows, and before one quarter of my tomatoes had turned red, I had to pack up, leave Provincetown and head back to New York. Next summer I either have to plant...Read More


Decided Voters

Filed by Kate Clinton | September 20, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

On Labor Day, after finishing my summer run of shows, and before one quarter of my tomatoes had turned red, I had to pack up, leave Provincetown and head back to New York. Next summer I either have to plant...Read More


Film Review: "Save Me"

Filed by Jason Tseng | September 20, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Two men at an Ex-gay ministry fall in love. That is the bare-bones media-soundbite synopsis for the recently released film, Save Me, which premiered at several select theatres in New York City and Los Angeles and will be making the...Read More


New Sex and the City Books to Come Out in 2010

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 20, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Teenage fans of "Sex and the City" will have something to look forward to in the fall of 2010. Harper Collins announced this week that it signed a 2-book deal with author Candace Bushnell to write about Carrie Bradshaw's high...Read More


Queer music Friday - Amanda Lepore

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 19, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Michael Crawford sent me this video from Amanda Lepore. This is "My Hair Looks Fierce": iPhone users: Click to watch Video interview after the jump!...Read More


Fundie Peter LaBarbera reads The Bilerico Project!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 19, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

It seems right-wing Fundie Peter LaBarera, the President of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, loves to read the Bilerico Project! The Peter put up a rather twisted article called "Sarah Palin, 'Daddy's Roommate' and the Left's Hypocrisy on 'Book Burning'"...Read More


Two beautiful, wonderful women of Provincetown

Filed by Father Tony | September 17, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

When I first started writing stories, I would print out a section of something and trot across the dirt road from our house in Provincetown to Kelly's house where I would toss a few folded pages onto the driver's seat...Read More


Indychoruses still building bridges - and definitely NOT to nowhere

Filed by Don Sherfick | September 17, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Although it's been nearly a decade since my partner and I combined our singing voices with those of others in Indychoruses, the umbrella organization for the Indianapolis Men's and Women's Choruses, I continue to have a special place in my...Read More


Gold, Light, 'Crisis' and Compassion

Filed by Steve Ralls | September 17, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Openly gay furniture designer Mitchell Gold is most well-known for lush and plush home decor, but what some in the LGBT community may not be as aware of is his longtime advocacy on important issues- his generous philanthropy to the...Read More


He sure consoled the heck out of his nipple

Filed by Nadine Smith | September 16, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

While CNN reporter Allan Chernoff was on air yesterday morning reporting about the crash and burn of Lehman Brothers, he got an extra special background when two men "pretended to make out" behind him. Chernoff didn't notice, but CNN anchor...Read More


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Lindsay Lohan takes on Sarah Palin

Filed by Jason Tseng | September 15, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Lindsay Lohan, the Hollywood starlet who has plenty of experience with media scrutiny and getting run through the gutter of tabloid covers and gossip rags, recently posted a scathing and surprisingly lucid opposition to the Alaska governor on her Myspace...Read More


Not gay enough, too queer, or uncatagorizable?

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | September 15, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

The San Francisco gay softball team has been disqualified from the Gay World Series for violating the rule that each team is only allowed to have two straight people on the team. However, none of the six contested team members...Read More


The comedy gods are happy

Filed by Bil Browning | September 14, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

With an entire nation sacrificing rubber chickens and imploring the comedy gods to give us one - just one! - Tina Fey impression of Sarah Palin, how could they resist? The comedy gods are happy....Read More


The Palin Book Banning Controversy

Filed by Waymon Hudson | September 14, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

More information is coming out about Palin and her quest to ban books from the Wasilla Library during her time as Mayor. A New York Times article details disturbing information about Palin's push for censorship of books she considered "immoral"....Read More


Larry Craig and my own Fridge to Nowhere

Filed by Don Sherfick | September 14, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Well I see that attorneys for my sentimental but apparently unsuccessful choice for the Republican Vice-Presidential nomination, Idaho Senator Larry Craig, has appeared before the Minnesota Court of Appeals in another try to withdraw his guilty plea concerning misdemeanor toe-tapping...Read More


Internet toy: Sarah Palin name generator

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 14, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Ever wanted to know what you'd be named if Sarah Palin were your mother? She named her kids Bristol, Track, Willow, Piper, and Trig, so she's brimming with ideas. I entered my full name and got "Barrel McRaven Palin." I...Read More


Top 13 Best Sarah Palin Funny Videos

Filed by Bil Browning | September 13, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

While progressives are - understandably - concerned about the small bounce Sarah Palin's nomination as the Republican vice presidential candidate has given the McCain campaign, I have to wonder if she won't end up the laughing stock of America. The...Read More


Queer music Friday - Chris Garneau

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 12, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's Chris Garneau's video for "Relief": iPhone users: Click to watch Garneau, after the jump, on whether his record label wanted to push the "gay card."...Read More


Book Review: Out and Proud in Chicago

Filed by Yasmin Nair | September 11, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

I grew up as a postmodern queer; the very question of being "out" often seems irrelevant. So, when I heard about Out and Proud in Chicago, I wondered: What could I possibly find interesting about the times when people actually...Read More


Book Review: Out and Proud in Chicago

Filed by Yasmin Nair | September 11, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

I grew up as a postmodern queer; the very question of being "out" often seems irrelevant. So, when I heard about Out and Proud in Chicago, I wondered: What could I possibly find interesting about the times when people actually...Read More


A Short Poem About Love

Filed by Abigail Hannon | September 11, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch A poem about unrequited love. Sort of. Head here for more!...Read More


Britney Spears Buys Video Music Awards 2008!

Filed by Michael Buckley | September 11, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch What did you think of the VMA's? Britney? Jonas? The Host? Discuss....Read More


Men's Fashion Alert

Filed by Father Tony | September 10, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

The cardigan sweater will be Fall's darling, with the elongated and belted models able to bridge the season by performing as one all-weather layer out of many that will move a man from indoors to sidewalk to vehicle and back...Read More


Larry Craig's back in court

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 10, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

He gets an "A" for effort, and his lawyer's getting a big ol' check: Arguments are scheduled for this morning in the appeal of U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's disorderly conduct conviction for pursuing anonymous sex in an airport bathroom.[...] Craig...Read More


By dissing Palin, Oprah hurts Obama

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | September 10, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

The media is abuzz with excitement about Republican Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska. McCain's V.P. pick has stirred up excitement, especially for women in the G.O.P. But his pick has also stirred up anxiety as well as questions for many...Read More


By dissing Palin, Oprah hurts Obama

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | September 10, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

The media is abuzz with excitement about Republican Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska. McCain's V.P. pick has stirred up excitement, especially for women in the G.O.P. But his pick has also stirred up anxiety as well as questions for many...Read More


Mourning Sickness*

Filed by Kate Clinton | September 09, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

A while back, I was talking with my sister on the phone and told her the news that our niece was moving back east, and she practically hissed, "Fierce!" Then, to my confused silence, she explained, "That's Christian Siriano from...Read More


Republicans, family values, and hypocrisy

Filed by Don Sherfick | September 09, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I had the opportunity to review Win McCormack's new book "You Don't Know Me - A Citizen's Guide to Republican Family Values", a new offering published by Tin House Books. Featuring a red-faced elephant caught with his pants down on...Read More


The 12 Most Important Lesbian and Gay Books of All Time

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 09, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

As many of you know, I have acquired a reputation as an authority on gay and lesbian books. This came about because of my lifetime love of books; my personal collection of gay literature; my work with the Stonewall Library...Read More


MTV's Video Music Award WrapUp

Filed by Abigail Hannon | September 08, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Abigail reviews MTV's Video Music Awards. Head here to see more!...Read More


With a Whimper, Not a Bang

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | September 08, 2008 | 11:16 AM | comments

I think it's a bit too early to declare the Patriot's dynasty dead, but it's at least badly injured. Belichik will fill the football world in on Brady's status at 3:00 PM EST in what I imagine will be as...Read More


Riverton, Wyoming, was a small town

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 08, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Lots of gay moments at the Republican convention. Check out what The Daily Show found....Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Jason Tseng

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 07, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


Book Review: Into the Pines Kitchen

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 06, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Fire Island Pines Arts Project, a non-profit organization promoting the arts in the Fire Island gay summer community, just released its first-ever cookbook, Into the Pines Kitchen. The cookbook is filled with recipes from Pines residents, gay, straight, young,...Read More


Isis' Trailblazing Burden

Filed by Monica Roberts | September 06, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

I've never been a big fan of reality TV shows, but over the last month and a half I've had to seriously reconsider my hard line disdain for them in light of two African-American transwomen having prominent turns on two...Read More


Queer music Friday - Mauvais Genre

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 05, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

The best part of living in Paris is that there are literally dozens of concerts every night in the city, and tonight I'm going to see the French trans electro-punk duo Mauvais Genre! Here's home-made video for their "Chatte" (borderline...Read More


The Daily Show on Sarah Palin and airport sex

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 05, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

John Stewart takes on double-talk of sexism, privacy, and experience when it comes to Sarah Palin. The Daily Show's airport gay sex bit after the jump. It's good, but NSFW....Read More


Sarah Palin! DIDDY OBAMA Buggin About Miss Alaska and Lohan!

Filed by Michael Buckley | September 05, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Michael Lohan, Sarah Palin, and Diddy's vlog....Read More


Back to school...

Filed by Cathy Renna | September 03, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

This week, millions of kids and young adults will stream back to school. It is a perennial media story usually focusing on the cost of supplies. Sadly, the stories of the challenges so many students face did not make it...Read More


Ricky Martin's a father

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 03, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

A little late, but worth mentioning (via Feministing): "In recent weeks, Ricky Martin became a proud father by the birth of twin sons," his rep tells PEOPLE. "The children, delivered via gestational surrogacy, are healthy and already under Ricky's full-time...Read More


In Secularism We Trust

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | September 03, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

This clip from The Colbert Report had me peeing my pants. Atheists are a totally oppressed group and we need to stand up for godlessness! In all seriousness, though, I think Colbert has a point....Read More


Transgender Themes in Science Fiction

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 03, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' note: Cheryl Morgan is a science fiction critic who takes a particular interest in feminist and gender issues. Her online book review magazine, Emerald City, won a Hugo Award in 2004. While the magazine has now ceased publication, Cheryl...Read More


Celebrity Sightings

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 01, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

It's true, celebs abounded in Denver. You can't walk within shouting distance of the Pepsi Center here without sighting Ben Affleck, Eva Longoria, Stephen Spielberg or Melissa Etheridge....Read More


Caption this: McCain fever is contagious

Filed by Bil Browning | September 01, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

After attending the democratic convention, I thought I'd check in on the McCain campaign since the republicans start their convention week today. This looks about right... Give us your best caption for the photo....Read More