Author: Arnold Wayne Jones

Oh, please

The same week when the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV announce buyouts and cutbacks comes this rather salacious teaser on the blogosphere: “‘Harry’ strips for magazine.” The full story? Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe appears semi-nude in a photo layout in Vogue. Scandalous, right? Hardly.  Despite what the Internet naboobs would have you believe, Radcliffe is hardly bouncing his teen junk around for the creepy porn lovers. Indeed, the picture is quite tasteful, as you can see below. But completely missing from the headline — and the subhead, which offers an equally puritanical sniff: “At least Leibovitz picked someone older,” a reference to the fact queer lenser Annie also shot Miley Cyrus sans vetements recently — is the context. See, Radcliffe will be on Broadway in a few weeks opening the revival of the play “Equus,” which features nudity onstage by the 19-year-old actor.   This is old hat for anyone who saw these pictures last year, when the show opened in London’s West End. But that hasn’t stopped many posts I’ve read of uninformed hens who cluck away that it’s disgusting for a “child star” (who is, we should mention, not only “legal” but also not the character he plays) to appear in “obscene” pictures — although the definition of obscenity presumes no artistic merit.   So what are we to make of this? I guess...

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Suzanne Westenhoefer is getting married

  AOL.com, which has increasingly relied on photo slide shows to present its soft-news, recently listed dozens of “happy couples” in Hollywood. (Note: The criteria seemed pretty lax — the list included Chris Kattan, who broke with his wife of eight weeks days later.) Showing the increasing acceptance of same-sex marriage (at least from the liberal mainstream media), included on the list were several high-profile gay couples, including George Takei and Brad Altman, Cynthia Nixon and her lumberjack girlfriend and of course newlyweds Ellen and Portia. Well, add comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer to the list. One of the first openly gay comics to attract national attention, Westenhoefer and her longtime partner, Jennifer Houston, will wed legally in California  on Sept. 6. It will be the second ceremony for the couple, who had a commitment ceremony in November 2006. In lieu of a gift, Westenhoefer requests you attend her comedy show, “A Bottom on Top,” which she brings to the Lakewood Theater on Saturday. You can pass along your wishes … and expect her to talk about marriage a lot. контент веб страницыразработать корпоративный...

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Say it ain't so, Daniel!

All season long, Denton’s Daniel Lewis has been the most consistently entertaining and likeable contestant on Bravo’s reality series “Shear Genius.” We were all set to enjoy seeing him represent the Metroplex in the finale. Then tonight, in an “avant garde” competition, he finally hit the wall, getting booted before the big showdown (and let’s just say the decision was not a popular one — or deemed a correct one — here at the manse). Still, with Daniel’s unlikeable doppelganger Charlie and butch Dee still in the thick, there’s a 2 out of 3 chance a queer cutter will win.коэффициент конверсии формулапродвижение web сайтов...

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In other news: Sun rises in east, sets in west

A press release in my box this morning has the following headline: “Obama has 58 point lead over McCain among GLBT registered voters.” The translates into 68 percent for Obama, and merely 10 percent for McCain (what’s in like to be 10 percent of the 10 percent population?) Nader drew 3, Barr 1 and 3 percent “other.” Can anyone really say this is a surprise? What may be more interesting is that  is that 15 percent of voters in the Harris Poll are still undecided — which is not to say Obama was always my first choice among gay issues. But c’mon, undecided? What are you waiting...

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From Q Cinema to Q Theater

  Todd  Camp, the founder of Fort Worth’s Q Cinema film festival, has been MIA for a few weeks, ever since he was unceremoniously let go from his job writing for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram last month. He had been there for 18 years, so hardly a last in-first out situation. Damn mainstream media! Anyway, word comes from Camp that he and his partner just returned from a vacation to the Great Northwest — just in time for him to undertake a very different occupation: Acting. Camp has been cast as one of the leads in Neil Simon’s play “God’s Favorite,” a modern adaptation of the Book of Job, at Onstage in Bedford. As he notes: “My character was originally played by Charles Nelson Reilly on Broadway, so that should give you an idea of what to expect.” At least he hasn’t lost his sense of humor. разработка и создание сайтовстоимость медийной...

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