ELLEN & KATIE COURIC: Katie Couric sat down with Ellen for an in depth interview where they discussed gay rights, the positive energy Ellen aims to build on her show, the importance of loving every living thing, how deceptive advertising skewed the Prop 8 vote ("How are they gonna teach gay marriage in school, they don't even teach math in school!"), how she made bad choices as a young person out of insecurity, being a vegan and the upcoming season of American Idol. It's a really terrific interview.
Pull up a chair, seriously:
One of the best stories Ellen tells is about a girl who visited the show, she was about 14 and had cancer, and she came in with her mother, who was so excited to meet Ellen, was a huge fan and asked if Portia was there, etc. When she left the room, "the girl told me that I helped her come out to all of her friends, and I said what about your Mom and she said oh god no, I couldn't, she always tells me that i look too much like a dyke. That was scary to me. That her Mom likes me, she had just asked me about Portia, she's such a big fan, and still she can tell her daughter that she looks too much like a dyke."
It's nice to see a long uncut un-edited interview, it's been a while! Ellen's such a peaceful human, probs one of our favorite humans of all time, with her zendo wisdom like, “Lets take, for example, someone who is antigay – someone who despises homosexuals… who I am. I have to remind myself, ‘If I hate that person, if I judge that person, I’m the same as them."
ADAM LAMBERT: Adam Lambert has arrived in the UK:
Adam Lambert is a new kind of star who on first glance resembles exactly an old one. Onstage he lurches like Mick Jagger, glitter-slick face like David Bowie, with a belting Robert Plant yelp, yet the larger-than-life Lambert is being touted as the yang to the yin of Lady Gaga. He is also, importantly, the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label in America.
It's so refreshing to read about our boyfriend from a UK perspective! It's almost like he's brand-new again. Sidenote I was listening to For Your Entertainment today on my ipod per ushe and today I felt I like it now more than I have ever liked it. I am at my peak of love for this album. Maybe it's 'cause I've been thinking too much about Taylor Swift and how she sounds like 'kissing in the rain' & stasis & doodling but when Adam sings I really do feel it in my ears. He really makes my ears have feelings.
More from the end of the article/interview:
Even so he’s keen to clear up any remaining misapprehensions about himself. “It’s not a character I’m hiding behind,” he says. “I’m vain and I like looking hot and pretty. But I’m not that confident. I used to be scared to take risks and I was scared of rejection.” These days, 500,000 records sold, and counting, might help with that.
GOLDFRAPP: Goldfrapp is readying their new album, Head First, due March 9 and were apparently inspired by Abba and ELO. Apparently, the hooks on Head First are the group’s most optimistic and immediate to date. Alison equates a new positive outlook due to a series of life decisions that she won’t elaborate upon, but sums up with, “Yeah, I got happy.” In related news, Alison Goldfrapp is dating a woman now... do the math. (@rollingstone)
TEGAN & SARA: On change and what does peace mean and hunting and gathering and giving peace a chance etc.
LINDSAY LOHAN: I thought it was a parody at first but it turns out that it is actually defo not a parody. I will be tuning in, dead serious. Nicey Nash is a comedian though right? What if Lindsay Lohan really is a hoarder: "The private pain she shares for the first time ever... and is Lindsay a secret celebrity hoarder?" (@theinsider)
Speaking of La Lohan, someone made up some shit about her and someone else asked her if it was true and guess what, we're all good now! Basically she was photographed with prescription drugs in her bag and The Daily Mail announced “The image of the tablets inside the bag – nestled among her lipstick, hairbrush and wallet – has raised fears the star may be slipping back to her old ways," which is LAME to begin with, b/c I mean who doesn't have something in a prescription drug bottle around amirite? Anyhow, she explained:
“They are trazodone.” And while the pills have various usages, Lohan explained to Gossip Cop that they were prescribed as “a non-narcotic sleeping aid for when I travel. They’ve been prescribed to me since I was in rehab!”
A'ight. Also I used to take trazodone, that shit gives you crazy dry mouth. Just saying in case you kids want to follow in her footsteps, I'd recommend you bring several bottles of water with you onto the airplane. (@ontd)
TRANS TV: This post is offensive on more levels than I can count. For starters it begins with a gay panick story, transitioning into, "this is happening more and more frequently as gender assignment surgery fees become more affordable and trannies venture out of the gay community and into the popular heterosexual nightclubs where they hope to land unsuspecting football players like Eric Green and rappers like Bow Wow." WHEN "TRANNIES" ATTACK! HIDE YOUR CHILDREN!
Then the article announces:
A production company called Red Label Group is shopping around a new reality show called “Boss Ladies” featuring 5 trannies who hope to open up a boutique featuring their unique fashions. The cast includes rapper Bow Wow’s friend Nadia (pictured top and 2nd from left above) who frequents the mostly straight Atlanta nightspots looking for ballers. The thinking is: she’s got bills to pay too. And since the ballers won’t come to the gay clubs, she’ll go to the ballers playground.
There’s nothing wrong with being transgendered. It is the dishonesty, the unspoken truth, and the deception surrounding them that is wrong.
Life isn't The Crying Game, Sandra. For Chrissake. Also though I'm confused about the concept of this show. (@sandrarose)
JIM CARREY / EWAN MCGREGOR: They play a gay couple in I Love You, Philip Morris and were making out for some event in Paris this week. Hot or not? (@queerty)
BROADWAY: Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, have joined the producing team for Next Fall, a play about the ups and downs of a gay relationship set to transfer to Broadway this season. (@advocate)
"look what i did last night. little monsters forever, on the arm that holds my mic. xx"
GAY & STRAIGHT ACTORS: "If you're known as a straight guy, playing a gay role, you get rewarded for that. If you're a gay man and you want to play a straight role, you don't get cast — and if a gay man wants to play a gay role now, you don't get cast. I think it needs to be addressed, and I feel complicit in the problem. I don't mean to be. I think we should all be allowed to play whoever — but I think there are still some invisible boundaries which are still uncrossable." -Colin Firth, nominated for Best Actor for playing gay in A Single Man (@huffpo)