The new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race starts next month, and the drag diva isn’t above stealing (pardon, “homaging”) from her target audience’s favorite icon to promote herself. Any similarities to Cher’s Burlesque poster is purely intentional.
Earlier this month we sent Towleroad's Josh Koll to talk with the cast of Burlesque — Cher, Stanley Tucci, Christina Aguilera, and Cam Gigandet. While their discussion of the film was much like what you've seen in plenty of other interviews, we thought we'd highlight what they told him about another topic that has saturated the news lately — bullying.
The owner of The Abbey in West Hollywood on what makes his bar a success: "Anyone who walks through my gate is a VIP. Everyone is gonna be treated the same."
New Nielson polls shows strong support for marriage equality in Australia: "The poll, published on Monday in Fairfax newspapers, found nearly 60 per cent of people support same-sex marriage, with 37 per cent against. The same poll also shows the federal coalition leads Labor by 51 points to 49 on a two-party preferred basis."
Gay and lesbians rally in the Bronx: “For so long the Bronx has been very quiet about LGBT issues. This particular event sparked the feeling to doing something and how do you do it—you do it in unity.”
North Korea shows American scientist new secret nuclear facility: "He had been “stunned” by the sophistication of the new plant, where he saw “hundreds and hundreds” of centrifuges that had just been installed, and that were operated from what he called “an ultra-modern control room.”
Cher knows her limits: “Look, I have a very narrow range. I’ve never tried anything more than playing who I am. If you look at my characters, they’re all me.”
Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch to team on an iPad-only newspaper: "There will be no "print edition" or "web edition"; the central innovation, developed with assistance from Apple engineers, will be to dispatch the publication automatically to an iPad or any of the growing number of similar devices."
If you think adult pandas are cute, wait until you see a picture of a newborn panda.
One-time correspondent professor Pontifical Academy of St Thomas Aquinas in the Vatican tells German magazine: “It must be acknowledged that a large number of Catholic clerics and trainee priests in Europe and the United States are homosexually-inclined,”
The Beatles were the big buzz over the Interwebs this week when Apple made the “big announcement” that they were adding their music catalog to iTunes. We just wanted to get in on the action a bit ourselves. Especially when a Twitter pal said this is the only Beatles cover I needed to hear. I think he may have been right.
Allow me to present to you Cher, Tina Turner and Kate Smith performing a medley of Beatles’ classics. It’s priceless and the rainbow backdrop and marching band only make it better.
Cher tells gay teens that the people who survive adversity in high school are the ones who achieve more later in life, while Christina Aguilera says if her son comes out as gay to her, she will love him for his
individuality. Advocate.com: Daily News
They both stumbled repeatedly over their pronouns, but last night Cher and David Letterman had a frank discussion about Chaz’s transition and what the difference is between being gay and being transgender. Cher’s loving support is amply evident and Letterman’s questions and comments show that perhaps he learned something after being widely criticized for an anti-trans skit early this year. Let’s hope the language police aren’t too hard on either of them for their his/her missteps. Context, and all that. The bit about Chaz begins at 12:30 in the first clip and continues through the second. (Note that these clips are not from CBS and may disappear from YouTube.)
Gays thrown out of restaurant for kiss on the cheek in Costa Rica: "The men allegedly greeted each other with a kiss on the cheek, prompting the management of La Buca restaurant, in the eastern San Jose suburb of San Pedro, to send over a waiter to ask them to leave. In Costa Rica, a kiss on the cheek is the standard greeting between women, and between men and women."
Kendrick Meek campaign slams Charlie Crist for flip-flop on gay issues: “Can anyone believe anything Charlie Crist says anymore? It’s obvious Charlie Crist is willing to say anything. The only thing Charlie Crist says today that you can believe tomorrow is that he wants to be elected. The only thing we know about Charlie Crist’s track record is that he is a lifelong conservative Republican who has fought against every Democratic value. The governor’s charade trying to hide his lifelong conservative record just to get elected is an insult to every Floridian."
LCR lawyer Dan Woods: DADT ruling "would apply nationwide." "The federal judge in any federal court has the power to declare an act of Congress unconstitutional, and that's what she's done. An unconstitutional law cannot be applied anywhere. It doesn't apply just in California or just within the boundaries of the 9th circuit. It would apply nationwide. That's part of the checks and balances of our governmental system…Our case has uniform federal law throughout."
Honduran police officer sentenced for stabbing transgender sex worker: “This was a crime fueled by hate, as the 17 stab wounds attest. It is a testament to the integrity and courage of all involved with the case that they advanced the cause of justice notwithstanding the threats and intimidation.”
Neil Patrick Harris met David Burtka on the street: "At the Tommy Hilfiger after-party last night, we asked Burtka how the couple got together. 'We met on the street,' he told us. 'We met on Ninth Avenue between 44th and 45th, through a friend of ours.' All it took to seal the deal (and the first date) was a quick talk. 'Chatting,' said Burtka. 'And that was it.'"
Recently, I wrote about a local man who collects Cher — like a maniac. People are just obsessed with her, which accounts for why, although she hasn’t had a major role in a feature film for a decade, expectations for her next movie are always high.
Well, we finally got a glimpse of it, the Vegas-set Christina Aguilera vehicle Burlesque, and it looks… well… just see for yourself.