SATURDAY 10:00-11:30 The Black Panel '08— This is not the year to miss the Black Panel, and you know why! Featuring Method Man (The Wu Tang Clan), Reggie Hudlin (president, B.E.T.), Denys Cowan (B.E.T. Animation, "The Origin of the Joker"), Rusty Cundieff (director, Chappelle's Show, Fear of a Black Hat) John Dokes (Marvel Comics), Dwayne McDuffie (Milestone Media, Justice League, Ben 10), and Faith Cheltenham (Tor.com). This is the definitive panel for what's up in black and hip hop culture—and what a year it has been! Look out for some surprise guests. Hosted by Michael Davis (The Underground, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Black People, But Were Afraid to Ask). Room 5AB
In Touch broke the news at everyone's favorite bisexual had given birth. Then retracted, and same day the AP confirmed the birth of a boy and girl. Stargina.com is saying: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have given birth to a boy and girl, named Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline.How can we confirm this? Thanks to our uber-investigative instincts, Stargina has learned that Angelina’s lawyers Lavely-Singer quickly snapped up the domains KnoxLeon.com and VivienneMarcheline.com Saturday afternoon.
To celebrate Knox and Viv, a few favorite Angelina photos...
I saw Brandi Carlile perform a few weeks ago w/Indigo Girls in Long Beach. It was an amazing show which words could not possibly describe. Great time was had celebrating my friends same sex wedding anniversary and soon to be "legal" marriage, so good I didn't scan the crowd. Would have seen a favorite cousin in the audience with her partner, so cool! The stupid foul atm's broke at the theater so I had nothing for Brandi to sign when she came out and was horrified. I excused myself to the back of the lobby, all stormy inside when she happened to walk by after. Shocked, all I could muster was, "You're cool, great" and a giant smile. She said thanks, smiled and kept going before the crowd turned collective heads to follow. I wanted to ask her if she wanted to watch some tv, but it seemed a bit forward. :D
"Gay and lesbian couples are legally marrying in California. Many more are planning weddings and celebrations."
Your website could read instead: Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender couples are legally marrying in California. Many more are planning weddings and celebrations. OR LGBT couples are legally marrying in California. Many more are planning weddings and celebrations. OR Same sex couples are legally marrying in California. Many more are planning weddings and celebrations.
Bisexuals are up in arms, and such transparent biphobia only hurts the fight!
There's a reason we use LGBT. When I read lesbian and gay, I cringe because I'm not either and couldn't ever be. There's been some recent uproar in the community as the words "same sex" are tossed out the window in favor for "lesbian and gays", words more palatable to the str8s in terms of marriage. I understand the strategy, but much like HRC's "let's not bring in the trans just yet" debacle it speaks volumes of how much work there still is left to do. Via Bialogue, I'm posting a portion of biactivist's Lindasusan's post re: her stand during recent No on 8 mtgs. There was an apology given, but we must remain vigilant and demand that our LGT allies recognize a long invisible people.
Words matter. Not just some of them, and not just some of the time. Just as marriage is not the same as domestic partnership, bringing the entire queer community along is not the same as throwing some of us under the bus.
TBH, this is the best Christian Bale article ever. Forget the lamentations on our dear Heath, this hero of mine continues to shine as a thoughtful artist of monumental grace, charm and talent. Bale was my favorite actor as a child, his work in Empire of the Sun saved my life more than once. Yes, likening my childhood to a WW2 work camp isn't a long shot. The courage depicted was fundamental to my survival, knowing Ballard has made it through something quite terrible. Know knowing that the role helped Bale's family tremendously makes even more karmically cool sense.
"Listen, I am a lucky git. To sit here and say, 'You know what, I don't want to work for the next six months,' and then actually be able to do that? I never imaged I would be in that position. It's luck that I am male; luck that I speak English and luck that I am white. Unfortunately, that's the stereotype in the movie buisness; anyone who isn't any of these things would have…