News: Polari, Carrie Fisher, Bernie Madoff, Ke$ha

 road The language Polari, which was once used by gays in the United Kingdom, might go the way of the dinosaurs.

K  road Billboard magazine celebrates Ke$ha's big year.

 road Carrie Fisher on the gay rumors surrounding John Travolta: "I mean, my feeling about John has always been that we know and we don’t care. Look, I’m sorry that he’s uncomfortable with it, and that’s all I can say. It only draws more attention to it when you make that kind of legal fuss. Just leave it be."

 road Tonsillitis shuts down the Glee set.

 road The attention-seeking Westboro Baptist Church picketed today's funeral of Elizabeth Edwards. She was eulogized by her daughter and a couple of long-time friends but not John Edwards.

 road Showgirls and Black Swan get the trailer mash-up treatment (nsfw).

 road One dead, two injured in Stockholm bombing.

 road The Thor movie trailer officially hits the Web.

Santa  road Christmas came early in Boston today: spectators were treated to runners dressed in nothing but Santa hats and speedos.

 road Chances are that Winona Ryder is not reading this right now.

 road Bernie Madoff's 46-year-old son has taken his own life – on the two year anniversary of his father's arrest.

 road Bill O'Reilly offends Barbara Walters by implying she's nothing but a celebrity journalist.

 road The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council finds that evangelical TV host Charles McVety violated broadcast code: “McVety may not like homosexuality. That is his entitlement, but to leave the totally unsubstantiated impression that gay and lesbian adults have a predilection toward young, underage people is insidious and unacceptable. In all, the Panel finds the McVety mis-characterizations as excessive, inappropriate, disparaging, and abusive.”

 road Tom Ford has no problem watching straight porn.

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GLEE star coming to Columbus, Ohio for Democratic Senate Candidate Lee Fisher and Get Out the Vote

Columbus is buzzing with the news that Glee star, Matthew Morrison—Will Schuester in the award-winning show—is coming to town to help support the election of Lt. Governor Lee Fisher to the U.S. Senate, and generally to persuade all his fans—and everyone I know loves him and the show—to get out and vote.  The October 9 fundraiser also features our esteemed champion in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Barney Frank.  Purchase Tickets Here.

The Human Rights Campaign is partnering with the Ohio Democratic Party’s LGBT Caucus to organize a bar crawl along the Short North gayborhood in Columbus, which will be kicked off by Morrison.  For those in the area—meet at Level Dining Lounge at 8 pm and let the fun begin.  If you want to hook up with us after 8 pm, you can follow our progress that evening on twitter.  To receive our twitter updates, text “follow @OHdemGays” to 40404.

Join us later that evening for a fundraiser at 9 pm with Lee Fisher and Morrison at Union Café in Columbus.  To RSVP for the fundraiser go to:

Most importantly, join us as a volunteer to make sure our pro-equality candidates get elected in November.  Sign up at:, or contact:

Paid for by HRC PAC and authorized by Fisher for Ohio and the Ohio Democratic Party.

Human Rights Campaign | HRC Back Story

—  John Wright

Eddie Fisher Dies At Age 82

1950’s pop star and movie idol Eddie Fisher died from a fall in his California home yesterday at the age of 82.

Although Fisher sold millions of records and had his own television show, his biggest claim to fame may be his high-profile marriages to Hollywood starlets Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor and Connie Stevens — all of which ended in divorce. He had two more marriages after that. Fisher also co-starred in the films “Bundle of Joy” and “Butterfield 8”. Among his four children were actresses Carrie Fisher and Joely Fisher. Fisher has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for recording and the other for TV.

Fisher notched over twenty Top 10 hits, included the below, which hit #1 in 1954. It’s the song I’ll always most associate with him, even though it’s from before my time.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright