Nuclear gay bomb alert: Cher & Lady Gaga to duet

It’s not breaking news that Cher has recorded a song for her new album that was written by Lady Gaga. Towleroad posted Cher’s tweets about recording “The Greatest Thing” last week. Now, Out’s Popnography has posted Cher’s tweet today that leads us to believe Gaga herself will be on the song.

Talk about a glitter-bomb!

But is the effort already being undermined? The below demo recorded by Gaga is already all over the interwebs, so there goes the initial surprise for what the song sounds like. Still, it’ll likely be a big hit for Cher and just another day at work for Gaga.

Earlier this year, Jennifer Lopez released a Gaga-penned song on her album Love? “Hypnotico” was actually one of the better songs on the entire album, but has yet to be released as a single.

—  Rich Lopez

Check out our new LGBT TweetRoll

You may have noticed that we’ve replaced our old BlogRoll with a Twitter-based application we’re calling our LGBT TweetRoll. You can find the LGBT TweetRoll over on the main page, to the right of Instant Tea and below More Headlines.

We think it’s pretty cool, and you don’t have to have a Twitter account to use it. If you see a headline that interests you in the LGBT TweetRoll, just click on the link and it will take you to the full story. You can scroll up and down in the LGBT TweetRoll using the arrows on the right, and view the most recent 25 posts. The LGBT TweetRoll will refresh each time you come back and even while you’re viewing the page.

For now the LBT TweetRoll is tracking (or following) about 15 LGBT blogs and organizations — from Towleroad to Resource Center Dallas —  but we’ll be adjusting it periodically and possibly adding other TweetRolls elsewhere on the site.

We hope you enjoy it, and feel free to let us know what you think in the comments.


—  John Wright

What’s Brewing: Sarah Palin on DOMA; anti-gay preacher Grant Storms on arrest; Prop 8 update

Grant Storms

Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea:

1. Grant Storms, the anti-gay Louisiana pastor who was arrested last week for allegedly jerking off in his van while looking at kids on a playground, insists he wasn’t really masturbating — he just had his hand in his pants. In a bizarre press conference Tuesday, Storms claimed that reports saying he confessed to the crime are untrue. But he also said he knows what he did was wrong, and admitted he has a problem with pornography, which he’d been looking at an hour before the incident. Also, he’s sorry for those anti-gay protests he led at Southern Decadence and is asking for forgiveness. Well, we’re not going to forgive you just yet, Mr. Storms, but we will give you some free legal advice: Shut the hell up! Towleroad has video of Storms’ press conference.

2. Taking a page out of former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert’s playbook, Sarah Palin slammed President Barack Obama for his decision to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act. In a statement she gave to the National Organization for Marriage, Palin accused Obama of flip-flopping on DOMA, which is course patently false. Obama has said all along that he wants to repeal DOMA. We’d suggest that if Palin wants a real example of flip-flopping, she should refer back to Leppert.

3. California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a brief Tuesday in the Prop 8 case urging a federal appeals court to allow same-sex marriages to resume immediately in the state. “For 845 days, Proposition 8 has denied equality under law to gay and lesbian couples,” Harris wrote. “Each and every one of those days, same-sex couples have been denied their right to convene loved ones and friends to celebrate marriages sanctioned and protected by California law. Each one of those days, loved ones have been lost, opportunities have been missed, and justice has been denied.”

—  John Wright

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #835

MINNESOTA: CNN speaks to high school lesbian student who was greeted with cheers earlier this month as she walked in the royal court at her school's winter Pep Fest.

STARDUST: NASA probe does fly-by of Tempel 1 comet.

HOLD IT AGAINST ME: Britney Signed.

THE HONEY BADGER: Nature documentary with two snaps up.

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Towleroad News #gay

—  David Taffet

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #833

SNL: The Bill O'Reilly-Obama Super Bowl interview, spoofed.

SNL: The O'Reilly-Obama interview, spoofed.

CRAIG GROSS: David Pakman talks to the pastor of, who was in the news over Super Bowl weekend, about porn addiction and homosexuality.

DAMIANA GARCIA: Valentine's Day with Madonna.

KID IN A CANDY STORE: Videographer and activist Sean Chapin parodies the CarMax Super Bowl commercial.

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Towleroad News #gay

—  David Taffet

Towleroad Guide To The Tube #832

IF? Mitt Romney’s “hypothetical” gets a laugh — and cheers.

KISS YOUR FACE: An old, ridiculous commercial for Kiss make-up.

SMELL THE FLOWER: Commercial for Rihanna’s new fragrance, Reb’l Fleur.

SEEING DOUBLE: Faux Palin psyches out CPAC.

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Towleroad News #gay

—  David Taffet

Towleroad Guide to the Tube: #812

ZINNIA JONES: Reporting on the BBC's "balance" in asking a Christian who supports execution of gays to comment on the Elton John baby.

WILLIAM DALEY: President names his new Chief of Staff.

KRAFT MAC & CHEESE: Their new ad featuring Ted 'Golden Voice' Williams.

REP STEVE KING (R-IA): His solution if you can't afford health care? Move to another state.

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Towleroad News #gay

—  admin

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #807

MACHO MAN: One-man Village People discos up halftime at the UConn Florida State game.

SWORD'S EYE VIEW: Don't get dizzy.

GAY SANTAS: A follow-up interview with the Jim Glaub and Dylan Parker.

LOMA PRIETA: Newly-released documentation of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake which interests me mostly because I was there. But some of you were probably there too.

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Towleroad News #gay

—  admin

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #806

FOX & FRIENDS: Their stupidest moments of 2010.

FLASH MOB GONE WRONG: A modern day parable?

ROBYN VS GLEE: Dancing on My Own in a Teenage Dream.

SF TRACK & FIELD: It Gets Better.

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Towleroad News #gay

—  admin

Towleroad Guide to the Tube: #805


LUCK: Did these people have the best luck in 2010?

HATE GROUP LEADER TONY PERKINS: The Senate has blood on its hands for 'DADT', says the man with bloody hands.

FRC: Tony Perkins' hate group says it plans to file lawsuits to block DADT repeal.

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—  admin