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Thursday, July 31, 2008

MATTHEW MITCHAM




From The Advocate:

A Backward Three–Somersault Tuck (With a Twist)
Diving’s a sport where splashes are ordinarily discouraged. But Australian Matthew Mitcham’s decision to come out of the closet has attracted the whole world’s attention to this top-ranked jock’s shot at Olympic gold.
By Harley Dennett
From The Advocate August 26, 2008

When Matthew Mitcham arrived at the Sydney Aquatic Centre on a cold June day wrapped in a heavy coat and jeans (it’s winter Down Under), it didn’t seem possible that he’d strip down to a pair of Speedos and willingly dive into water again and again. The Olympic Games were two months away, and the 20-year-old diver with a pierced tongue was (and still is) dead-set on beating his rivals and winning the gold.

He did just that May 11 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix, one of the major annual meets put on by FINA, the international governing body for swimming, diving, and water polo. There, at an outdoor pool in windy conditions, Mitcham won the 10-meter platform, his specialty, defeating both 2004 Olympic gold medalist Hu Jia of China and fellow Australian and 2004 silver medalist Matthew Helm. Mitcham, currently ranked third in the world, also beat world number 1 Sascha Klein of Germany.

Diving is a mercurial sport in which one small move can mean the difference between a perfect 10 and a belly flop -- success depends almost as much on chance as it does skill. But in Beijing, if Mitcham nails his dives -- they include a forward 3½-somersault pike and an incredibly difficult backward three-somersault tuck performed from an arm stand -- he could very well see the Australian flag raised above him. (He also competes in the three-meter springboard event, but less successfully: He didn’t finish in the top six in Fort Lauderdale, and his world ranking is 10.)

Should he win, Mitcham will join the very small club of openly gay Olympic gold medalists.

But as significant as that moment would be for gay athletes everywhere, Mitcham has only one goal in mind. “I just want to be known as the Australian diver who did really well at the Olympics,” he says. “It’s everybody else who thinks it’s special when homosexuality and elite sport go together.”

Aquatic athletes are as revered in Australia as NFL stars are in the United States, so the news that Mitcham is gay made headlines throughout his home country. It was The Sydney Morning Herald that broke the story; in the course of profiling the diver as part of its Olympics coverage, a reporter from the paper asked Mitcham whom he lived with.

“I hadn’t planned to do it at all,” Mitcham says today. “It was just a question” -- which he answered by saying he lived with his partner of two years, Lachlan -- “and it went from there.”

The subsequent attention turned out to be a bit of a distraction for Mitcham, who was hunkered down for pre-Olympic training when the story ran in The Herald May 24. He received so many media requests that his coach had to set aside a morning for interviews and photo shoots a couple weeks later. But by 2 p.m. Mitcham had to be back on the diving platform. It was the only access the press has had to the diver since he came out because, as he explains, he needs to concentrate on training and “not worry about what I’m going to say.”

One might think that the fuss would have bothered his fellow divers, but they’re nonchalant about his sexual orientation. “They don’t seem to mind that I’m a big homo,” says Mitcham, who trains six hours a day at the New South Wales Institute of Sport, a facility for elite athletes in 31 sports at Sydney’s Olympic Park. “I make jokes about it all the time. I haven’t made an issue of it, so they just reciprocate that attitude.” Plus, he says, because of its artistry and grace, diving is “such an easy sport to be out in -- much easier than football, where you have to be rugged and strong and masculine.”

Indeed, he says, some of his teammates at the institute are gay -- as are some of his competitors at the international level. “There are others, but I’m the first to come to the media and say, ‘Hello, I’m gay!’ I’m not scared.”

Not that there aren’t some who are bothered by his openness, such as the blog commenter who came to Mitcham’s attention when he wrote that the diver couldn’t win a medal now that he’s come out. Such absurd thinking doesn’t surprise him -- “Elite sport is such a macho thing” -- but it also doesn’t faze him. After all, there’ve been openly gay Olympians before, and some have even won medals -- such as Dutch swimmer Johan Kenkhuis, who took home a silver as part of the 100-meter freestyle relay in 2004.

Mitcham almost lost his chance at a medal before he even had a shot at one: He quit the sport after burning out two years ago. A trampolinist as a child, he started diving at 11, after he was spotted by a coach as he was playing on a board in the Brisbane suburbs where he grew up. By the time he was 16, the rigors of training had made his body a wreck: He had a stress fracture on his lower back and 13 ganglion cysts -- a kind of joint and tendon swelling—in his right and left wrists. By his senior year of high school those health issues -- combined with a heavy academic load, a hectic competition schedule, and daily 5 a.m. workouts -- overwhelmed him.

“I had too much on my plate,” he says. “Going to the Olympics was always a dream of mine, even winning a medal, but at the time my personal needs far outweighed the desire.”

So he took six months off, catching up with friends, hitting the bars, doing everything he couldn’t do as an aspiring Olympian. He also met Lachlan (about whom he’s tight-lipped for the sake of his privacy). But it didn’t take long before his desire to compete returned, so at the beginning of 2007 the couple moved to Sydney and Mitcham resumed his diving training, this time at the renowned institute.

Today, Mitcham credits that break with getting him as far as he’s come: “I’m glad I took the time out, because if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t be in this position now. I recovered physically, emotionally, and mentally—and I had a lot of fun.” But he’s been so focused on Beijing since then that he hasn’t been out with friends for more than a year and a half. And now that he’s won his ticket to China, he’ll be cheered poolside by Lachlan, courtesy of a $5,000 travel grant from Johnson & Johnson’s Athlete Family Support Program (no, there wasn’t an outcry, as you might expect in the States). His mom may be there too, thanks to some Sydney gay men and lesbians who offered to cover her expenses. “I’m very proud to be part of the gay community,” he says.

As it is for any gay diver, the Greg Louganis comparison looms large. But Mitcham doesn’t exactly spend much time thinking about his predecessor, one of diving’s great champions with back-to-back double gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. “We’re both gay divers,” he says, but “that’s about the only similarity -- two things we share out of thousands of millions of qualities and character traits.”

Louganis doesn’t make too much of their similarities either: “He’s a great kid and a great athlete. It shows we’ve come a long way,” he says. “There are more positive images out there for young gay kids, so it’s very important.” But does he see himself in Mitcham? And could those traits help him win the gold? “I leave that to you all, because you’re always wanting to make comparisons and judge.”

Arguably, Mitcham is more famous heading into his first Olympics than Louganis was back in ’84 -- coming out, intentional or not, has been a great career move. “There were maybe a dozen Americans who had heard of Matthew Mitcham before,” says Cyd Zeigler Jr. of Outsports.com. “I bet you can’t name an American diver, and yet people know who he is -- even though he’s Australian.” And people are definitely pulling for him, Zeigler adds: “Just like Jesse Owens was a great hope for black athletes, Mitcham is for gay athletes.”

But guess what? Divers don’t reach their peak until their mid 20s, when their bodies are fully mature and they’re strong both physically and mentally. So no matter how he does in Beijing, chances are good that Mitcham will compete again in London in 2012, when he’ll be only 24. He may even try for 2016. “Twenty-eight is going to be hard,” he says, “but if I’m still in it, and I’m good enough to make the team, then that would be cool.” He’s likely at only the beginning of a glorious career.

Back at the pool, with the interview over, Mitcham is comparing thigh muscles with a much bulkier teammate, then asking another if the spray-on tan missed a spot on his back. Relaxed, smiling, occasionally chirpy, he’s quite charming in person -- and it’s clear that he knows it.

But once practice begins, his competition face comes on, all determination and commitment. The gay kid barely out of his teens breaks out from time to time, flashing a toothy grin when he catches someone’s eye or sticking his tongue -- and his tongue piercing -- out on request. But Mitcham is an elite athlete with a job to do now. If he wants to win the gold, he has to work hard.

“The passion is diving, but the goal is winning,” he says. “It’s not mine to lose, but hopefully it’s mine to win.”







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USO BABE: MILO VENTIMIGLIA






Milo boarding a Blackhawk!!!!







These images of Milo Ventimiglia are so HOT!!!

He could chopper into our bed ANY DAY and guide us to his pilot pole!!!

The HEROES hottie celebrated his 31st birthday on a USO tour in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

He comes from a long line of family members who are veterans--dad, uncle and grandfather.

The sweetie almost went into the Navy at age 18.

Man.... if he was only around earlier when Top Gun was cast....things would have been a whole lot different and we would have Milo as a big star and not that loony couch-jumper that announced to the world he is in love with SNATCH!!!








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CUTTING ROOM FLOOR: GARRETT NEFF


This image of Garrett Neff did not make the Calvin Klein underwear ad campaign!!!


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TOP COP SAYS NO NEW PAP LAWS

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LAPD Police Chief William Bratton says there's no need for laws against the paparazzi anymore.

Bratton quips to KNBC:

"I figured I'd come over and straighten out -- we have no intention of participating in today's hearing. It's a total waste of time. We have sufficent laws on the books that we enforce to deal with this issue. If you notice, since Brittany started wearing clothes and behaving; Paris is out of town not bothering anybody, thank god; and, evidently, Lindsay Lohan has gone gay, we don't seem to have much of an issue. If the ones that attract the paparazzi behave in the first place, like we expect of anybody, that solves about 90 percent of the problem. The rest of it we can deal with. So as far as all this grandstanding and foolishness, waste of city time on this issue -- and the fact that I felt aggravated enough about it to interrupt my workout to come over and set the record straight, LAPD has no intention of participating in this farce."





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AIDS ACTIVIST


The British media reports:


Elizabeth Taylor was put on a life support machine after suffering congestive heart failure, it was reported this evening.

La La Liz's condition was said to have deteriorated after she was initially diagnosed with pneumonia last week.

Her children were at her bedside and doctors warned she might not survive, notes The National Enquirer.



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BOOK QUEEN



Book Soup was busy with the queens coming to another queen's book signing.  

The co-author, Christopher Ciccone signed copies of Life With My Sister Madonna.

The book is on The New York Times bestseller list as #2.





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SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY

Australian courts convicted a man for deliberately spreading HIV!!!

"Michael John Neal, 49, was found guilty today of 15 charges, including attempting to infect another person with HIV, rape and procuring sexual penetration by fraud. The County Court jury returned their verdict this afternoon after four days of deliberations which also cleared Neal of 11 charges that alleged he had intentionally infected two men with the virus. The court heard he was diagnosed as HIV positive in June 2000. During a six-week trial the court was told Neal organised 'conversion' sex parties and wore a genital piercing to make it easier to transmit the disease...In his opening address to the trial, prosecutor Mark Rochford said Neal had bragged about infecting 75 people and told one of his partners he 'gets off' on infecting people."

"The court heard Neal met his victims at public toilets, at an Abottsford hotel, and through a gay website,"  ABC reports.

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GO GET MARRIED

All Govenor Deval Patrick needs to do is sign the bill and out-of-state gays can mary in Massachusetts.  Because of a technical change, couples will not have to wait 90 days....

"The measure has moved to the Senate for its final approval. Aides say Gov. Deval Patrick may sign it into law as early as Thursday."



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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

MUSCLE MAN


RYAN GOSLING at 24 Hour Fitness Hollywood


When we saw these images, we were beside ourselves.

We want to shag with this piece of man meat!!!

He has been looking uberhot  lately with his cute military haircut and those biceps are sending us into orbit!!

He would transition nicely into  boystown......







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'MO NEWS





KISS OF DEATH:  Husband from Sonoma County's first gay marriage dies.....

EVERYTHING BUT PARTY TIME:  The Asian HIV infection rate is now an epidemic level.....


AD AGE:  A real estate agency used the word "lesbians" in a placed ad and must pay 5,000 pounds to the British lady couple that it was used against says courts.....

WE GOT THE BEAT:  EuroPride in Stockholm is the scene where another two men were attacked; I posted earlier in the week on the first attack at the ten day pride festival......



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ARREST MADE IN ANGIE ZAPATA MURDER

9NEWS COLORADO is reporting:


BRIGHTON - 9NEWS has learned the man arrested in the murder of a 20-year-old transgender person was on date with who he thought was a woman. Police say when the suspect discovered his date was actually a man, he killed her.



Alan Ray Andrade, 31, was arrested in Thornton on Tuesday and faces second-degree murder and aggravated motor vehicle theft charges.

In an arrest affidavit obtained by 9NEWS Andrade admits to police to killing Angie Zapata, 20, who was living as a woman but born as Justin Zapata.

Zapata was found beaten to death in a Greeley apartment in the 2000 block of 4th Street on July 17. Authorities say Zapata had suffered fatal wounds to her head and face.

The affidavit says Andrade met Zapata on a social networking site, Mocospace, and the two arranged to meet July 15.

Zapata picked Andrade up in Thornton where he lived and the pair returned to Zapata's Greeley apartment together. Andrade told police Zapata performed a sexual act on him.

The following day, the affidavit explains, Andrade started to look at photos in the apartment and questioned Zapata's sex. That night, Andrade questioned Zapata directly, according to the affidavit, and Andrade says Zapata responded, "I'm all woman."

Andrade told police he grabbed Zapata in her genital area and felt a penis. He became angry and hit Zapata with his fist before grabbing a fire extinguisher and hitting her in the head twice, according to the affidavit.

Andrade explained to police that he thought he "killed it," referring to Zapata but when she made gurgling noises and started to sit up, he hit her with the extinguisher again.

He also admitted to police that he stole Zapata's car and drove away.

On the 17th, Zapata's sister, Monica Murguia, called police saying she had not heard from Zapata. She also went to her apartment where she found Zapata's body on the ground covered with a blanket.

Wednesday morning at around 1:45 a.m. Thornton Police responded to a noise complaint at Sierra Vista Apartment Homes in Thornton. There they contacted Andrade and linked him to the stolen car. He was arrested on outstanding warrants.

Andrade has a lengthy record that includes attempt to commit first-degree criminal trespass, attempt to commit theft from a person, possession of a contraband, attempted escape and attempt to commit theft by receiving. He served time for each of the convictions.

At a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, prosecutors said they could still pursue charges related to calling the attack a hate crime.

"Whether the victim is victimized because they are of a certain race, religion, sexual orientation it is a crime and in Weld County and in Greeley we're going to do the very best we can to enforce the law" said Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck.






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DID YOU KNOW???


How long does it take[a person] to decide if a man is gay?



It turns out that people make their decisions within 50 milliseconds of seeing someone, and that first instinct is accurate the majority of the time, according to research by Nick Rule and Nalini Ambady of Tufts University who have a study in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.



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SEPARATED AND SEARCHING FOR EACH OTHER


Ryan Gosling, actor, left

Mason Wyler, porn actor, right




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MOONLIGHTING



Hollywood hottie Ryan Gosling is DJ'ing at the Green Door in Hollywood.  He was seen Tuesday night workin it....

The delicious DJ will make this a weekly gig ; he also has a band too.  Talk about a multi-tasker.

The Canadian male maple leaf spins music from the 1940's and 1950's and taking the "method" technique dressing in a white T-shirt, black pants and motorcycle jacket, natch!!!






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HARRY POTTER TRAILER



Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince



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SHE'S JUST STUPID

Soapnet has a soap General Hospital:  Night Shift which contains story lines that are a little bit racier than the daytime edition.  In other words, a lot of schtupping between characters!!

E!'s Chelsea Lately has guest Antonio Sabato Jr as a guest.

She ask him if he would rather be gay or stupid.

But....he comes across as both in the clip-----








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HOMOPHOBIC SCUM-BRENT RINEHART WAS LAST

I posted on this scum last week.....

Brent Rinehart is an Oklahoma County Commisioner.

He produced a comic that mocked gays as well as his political opponents.

He came in last on Tuesday's three-way primary race.

"On Tuesday, Rinehart was tossed out of office by voters in his district, finishing third in a three-way primary with 1,900 votes, or 21 percent. 'I've been battling and battling for many years, and I believe even though I still had some fight left in me, I don't believe the public had it left in them,' Rinehart said Tuesday night. 'I don't in any way blame them.' Brian Maughan, 31, a political consultant and former county employee, garnered 4,238 votes, or 47 percent. Former Bethany Mayor J.D. Johnston had 2,808 votes, or 32 percent, enough to force an Aug. 26 runoff election with Maughan. The winner of that runoff will face Harrah Democrat Jim Dickinson, who captured 54 percent of the vote in a three-way Democratic primary."

Losing the primary won't mean Rinehart's schedule is empty, though: "Rinehart is scheduled to appear at an Oklahoma County District Court hearing on Thursday in connection with several felony campaign corruption charges he's facing in connection with his previous campaign."




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MORE IMPORTANT THAN YESTERDAY'S EARTHQUAKE---

Judge Judy was interrupted by it!!!!!

Watch the mayhem---





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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

PUTTING YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS

HOW PROPOSITION 8 READS TODAY AS OF JULY 29TH:
Proposition 8
ELIMINATES RIGHT OF SAME-SEX COUPLES TO MARRY.
INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
Changes California Constitution to eliminate right of same-sex couples to marry. Provides that only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.

Fiscal Impact: Over the next few years, potential revenue loss, mainly sales taxes, totaling in the several tens of millions of dollars, to state and local governments. In the long run, likely little fiscal impact to state and local governments.

Although the changes to the proposed amendment are subject to legal challenge, this summary accurately describes what the proposition will do. Prop. 8 would eliminate a constitutional right guaranteed to same-gender couples and would decrease revenues coming in to the state from marriages between same-gender couples.






Some heavy hitters are making donations to defeat Proposition 8 in November.....

Pacific Gas & Electric has donated $250,000 to defeat the anti-gay marriage ballot measure in California, reports The Los Angeles Times:

"The utility also said it will spearhead the formation of a business advisory council that will seek to get other businesses around California to to defeat the ballot initiative that would amend the state constitution to define marriage as only between a man and a woman...The donation from the utility, and the formation of the business council, represents a shift from the last time that the question of gay marriage was on the ballot, in 2000. Back then, many businesses stayed on the sidelines. This time, in addition to PG&E, other large corporations such as AT&T and Wells Fargo also have donated to defeat Proposition 8. Analysts said businesses may be more willing to get involved this time because they have more gay and lesbian employees who are out and in positions of power and because they believe the amendment could hurt business if passed, by giving the impression that California is not friendly to gay and lesbians."


AND---

Bruce Bastian, the creator of WordPerfect, wrote a $1 million dollar check at the HRC dinner in San Francisco to beat Prop 8:

"Supporters of the effort to ban same-sex marriage already have taken in more than $1.2 million from out-of-state contributors for the fall campaign. And even before Bastian, a co-founder of the WordPerfect software company, opened his checkbook, gay and lesbian rights groups and their supporters from around the country had put more than $1.3 million into the fight against the ballot initiative."




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SO LONG, FAREWELL


From Nicita's rearview mirror...


After years of complaining about partner Rick Nicita, CAA's original Young Turks have deftly pushed him out of the agency and foisted him onto Morgan Creek where he'll be co-chairman and chief operating officer. It must have been a desperate situation for Nicita if he's willing to work for James Robinson, one of the worst bosses in Hollywood and one of the biggest assholes in the movie biz. (Kudos to LA Times' Claudia Eller who got online first with the announcement... without analysis.)

This horrible job culminates Nicita's 42-year career as an agent for first William Morris and then CAA, where he became a partner in 1995 when Ovitz left to become the short-timer prez of the Walt Disney Co. That's when the agency was handed over to the so-called Young Turks -- Jay Moloney, Richard Lovett, Bryan Lourd, Kevin Huvane, David "Doc" O'Connor -- as well as to head of music Tom Ross, head of television Lee Gabler, and veteran agent Nicita. Even though Moloney at one point was touted to take over the agency, he was fired in 1996 because of his hopeless drug habit. Since then, the Young Turks have slowly but surely consolidated their grip on CAA, pushing out first Ross, then Gabler, and now Nicita.

I've been hearing for years about CAA insider complaints about how "lazy" and "unaggressive" Nicita is, so it was just a matter of time before he exited. Of course, now is an opportune time for CAA to give the ol' heavy-ho since Tom Cruise isn't the star he once was (or is any more...) And Huvane is fielding what few offers there are for him. (I hear Cruise desperately wanted The 28th Amendment but the offer went to Christian Bale instead...) Nicita is generally liked within the Industry, so he'll be a good antidote to Robinson who is loathed. But Nicita should have tried to buy himself more time, because he could have walked into a gig as No. 2 at a major agency (which I know was thinking about hiring him. But then Nicita would have been a competitor, and CAA couldn't have that -- which is why the Young Turks find production jobs for the agents they want to jettison.

Oh, and just for the record, I just received this email from a CAA bigwig: "You have no idea how hurtful you are. Rick Nicita is one of the great guys of our business. He is beloved by all of us. He wasn't pushed out of anything. He is actually excited about his new job. He created it. He's been very good friends with Jim Robinson for a long time. Because of what you wrote and made up, he will now spend the rest of the year answering stupid questions about whether he was 'pushed out' or not...."


source:  nikki finke

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DUMB BITCH GETS LUCKY BREAK


WILL THEY EVER LEARN??


Turns out, Shia LaBeouf was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. With the wrong blood-alcohol level.

Any time you get behind the wheel drunk is a WRONG TIME!!!

As the 22-year-old star spends the next month recovering from extensive hand surgery and planning a defense for his charge of misdemeanor DUI, he can take some solace in the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's latest revelation: Despite previous reports and assumptions, the actor was not to blame in causing Sunday morning's rollover car crash.

"He was not at fault," sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

Authorities are now fingering the driver of the vehicle hit by LaBeouf's pickup.

The motorist, whose identity has not been disclosed, ran a red light while LaBeouf attempted to make a legal left turn, said Whitmore. LaBeouf instead plowed into the oncoming car.

The other driver was actually cited at the scene for the moving offense that resulted in the rollover of the  star's ride.

LaBeouf wasn't responsible for the crash, his DUI count still stands.

I bet he thinks it's funny...and laughs it off, the dumb cunt.....

Sheriff's Sgt. Kristin Aloma said the actor "was exhibiting obvious signs of intoxication" and booked him on the misdemeanor charge Sunday morning. 

According to his booking sheet, the normally lanky actor was listed as carrying 199 pounds on 5-foot-10 frame.

LaBeouf, however, has yet to be arraigned.

 He was taken by ambulance from the scene to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 

He remains at the facility recuperating from surgery on his left hand. He is expected to make a full recovery.

All things considered, LaBeouf's luck could have gone from bad to worse: His passenger and the other driver sustained only minor injuries. 

Had they been more seriously hurt, LaBeouf would have found himself at the business end of a felony charge.

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SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL



Around 11:42 am an earthquake with a prelim magnitude of 5.8 rocks LA.

The epicenter is believed to be near Chino Hills.

The effects shook downtown LA buildings and could be felt as far as San Diego and far east as Palm Desert!!




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WE LOVE SK8TR BABES : RYAN SHECKLER



Ryan Sheckler doing what he does best--giving us some eye candy!!!

We love our little sk8tr dudes!!!!




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ANOTHER ONE FOR US












The internet is abuzz with the sexuality of Jessie Godderz today.....

Gay Socialite broadcasted a note last week from Jesse's supposed posse outing him!!

Come on over to our side of the tracks--where it's a lot more fun to kiss  and shag with guys than some stinky nasty slit!!!





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PROUD TO BE A NEW YORKER










Cyclist Christopher Long gets the ire of rookie cop Patrick Pogan at the Critical Mass bike ride demonstration in NYC last Friday.



The NY Post states:       "What the video doesn't show is Pogan arresting Long for attempted assault in the third degree, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct - charges that kept the Bloomfield, NJ, man behind bars for 26 hours before his release late Saturday. Adding insult to injury, the criminal complaint drafted by Pogan bears little resemblance to what was witnessed by onlookers and recorded on video. In court papers, Pogan claimed that he wanted to issue Long a summons for failing to keep right, and then ordered Long to stop. The cop accused Long of purposely swerving his bicycle to block traffic and then using it as a weapon to run down the officer, knocking him off his feet and causing a 'laceration' on his forearm. 'You are pawns in the game. I'm going to have your job,' Long told Pogan, as he flailed and kicked his arms and legs, according to the complaint. Pogan has been on the force for just three weeks since graduating from the Police Academy on July 2 and is assigned to Midtown South. A third-generation cop, Pogan lives at home with his father - Patrick Pogan Sr., a highly respected detective and biochemical and mass-destruction expert who is retired from the Joint Terrorism Task Force. 'He's my son. I'm proud of him. He's third-generation that's been serving the city,' said Pogan Sr., 51, who was at home in Massapequa Park, LI, yesterday and said he had not seen the video. 'These people are taking over the streets and impeding the flow of traffic. Then you gotta do what you gotta do.'"

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...





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'MO NEWS





WE ARE FAMILY:     UK Catholic adoption agency will begrudgingly allow gays to adopt....
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WHY YOU HATIN:  PA gay hate crime law struck down:  Along with six other member of his Repent America organization, Marcavage sued a handful of state officials, including Gov. Ed Rendell, claiming the law was passed in violation of the Pennsylvania Constitution.

In its ruling last week, the Supreme Court essentially signed on to the opinion authored by Commonwealth Court Judge James Gardner Collins.
Collins said the bill signed into law by then Gov. Mark Schweiker in December 2002 “did not retain its original purpose as it moved through the enactment process.”
In its original form, House Bill 1493 addressed “agricultural vandalism” and the “criminal offense of agricultural crop or livestock destruction.” By the time it reached Schweiker, however, the bill had been gutted and rewritten to broaden the state’s hate crime law.




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ARE YOU SURE YOU'RE NOT A LOHAN?



“It’s not something that is conducive to being a role model. … And I don’t know how to do it like a gentleman. I don’t know how to have one drink,”









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IGNORE THE SNATCH--WHO COULD BLAME THEM

LOVEBIRDS:  CHACE CRAWFORD, ED WESTWICK







The twosome showed up at a recent show by Brit popsters The Ting Tings, and a spy says “they were never more than a foot apart. It was freaky. If one moved two feet to the left, so did the other.” The duo also chose to ignore the hordes of flirty girls trying to get their attention, says our spy: “They were only interested in each other.”








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DON'T ASK THIS BITCH--SHE'LL TELL YA




Don’t ask Elaine Donnelly what she thinks of gays in the military—she’ll tell you. Congress made that mistake yesterday, and the anti-gay activist let out what Dana Milbank of the Washington Post calls an “extraordinary exhibition of rage.” Donnelly warned the panel of the “HIV positivity,” “forcible sodomy,” and “exotic forms of sexual expression” that would no doubt flourish in an outed military.










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FORCED COVERAGE????

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York will start allowing spousal heath care benefits to validly married gay and lesbian couples, the New York Civil Liberties Union announced this morning.

This comes after less than three weeks after the NYCLU filed a lawsuit against the company on behalf of a Buffalo lesbian couple that said it was denied such health benefits.








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Monday, July 28, 2008

'MO NEWS


PELOSI'S DREAM HOUSE:  “When they [Republicans] sort of use their winks and nods about San Francisco values, they are talking about the fact that we respect our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.” - Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi on anti-gay Sam Graves and other Republicans who trash her beloved Congressional district. 


WHAT ARE WORDS FOR:  SACRAMENTO—When Californians get their ballot pamphlets in the mail, they'll see a new description of the proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage.
Proposition 8 on the November ballot had been described as a measure to limit marriage between a man and a woman.
But the Secretary of State's office says that description was changed to reflect a May 15 California Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.
The ballot title and summary now describe the initiative as a constitutional change to eliminate the right of same sex couples to marry.
The revised language also says California could lose several tens of millions of dollars in sales taxes if same-sex marriage were banned.
Critics of the measure say the change accurately shows the initiative would take away a current right of Californians.

NO MAN'S LAND:  The Washington Post profiles transgendered homelessness....

THUMBS DOWN:  The director of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival fires Carol Coombes, director....

AIN'T NONE YA BIZNESS:  National Organization for Marriage, an anti-gay New Jersey group, is putting their two cents into California gay marriage battle.....

BOYS CLUB:  No homosexuals allowed in Bahrain MP....

SURVEY SAYS:  In UK, 4 of 5 Protestants exclaim gay sex is a sin.....

OUTRAGEOUS:   Peter Tatchell, a UK activist, bashes Northern Irish homophobic politicians....


BATTER UP:  Usaam Auf Mukwaya, one of Uganda's pivotal gay rights activist was arrested, tortured and dumped with bruises on his body in the capital Kampala on Saturday.  He led demonstration at an AIDS international conference.

LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED:  Stockholm EuroPride starts with a violent attack when a male gay couple is stabbed and robbed......this festival goes on for ten days.......




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VACATION, ALL I EVER WANTED



Well Crissy Pooh left us and went back to Europe.

His two weeks here in La La Land went fast and he did the vacation a lot like we do.

1. Tan 'til you sizzle.

2. When your at a nightclub, turn your nose up at all the snatch cuz who wants fish.......

3. Drop major cash at Ed Hardy.

LATERS--







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NASTY PUSSY


That nasty Duggard family announces on their website that an 18th child is on the way!!

Goddamn...the world is already overpopulated and in distress and this bitch doesn't know when or HOW to close its nasty legs. DUMB CUNT. And he oughta be shot for liking VADGE--the stupid nasty breeders.

FYI:


go to:
ers.sewanee.edu/pubs/Green_Guide.doc



@ 17 offspring that is around 1.53 million pounds--

SELFISH CUNT!!!!!!!!


I LOVE THE NIGHT LIFE, I LOVE TO BOOGIE



Premium channel Showtime is developing a new series, Studio.

A drama written by Chan Hodge and produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

It follows along the line of famed 70's disco haunt Studio 54 but it by no means is a documentary.

However, Steve Rubell from the real Studio 54 will be likened in the series.

"Rubell will be the only real person featured, with the rest of the characters fictional or composites. 'The show is less about the history of Studio 54 than it is about New York in the late '70s, what people were going through, the political and social issues,' Hodge said. 'Studio 54 is the backdrop for exploring that.'...Hodge penned 'Studio' on spec and took it to Zadan and Meron, who had given him his first writing job on their ABC series 'Veritas.' Zadan and Meron, who had gone to Studio 54 with friend Liza Minnelli, loved the idea. 'It really was a time that has never been seen again,' Zadan said. 'Socially, politically, everything about it was unique.' Added Meron: 'It was the last hurrah before the era of AIDS.'...'Studio' also will tap Zadan and Meron's strong musical background. 'Music is going to be a very big part of the show,' Meron said. Because of Studio 54's history of hedonism -- it was notorious for rampant sex and drug use -- Hodge, Zadan and Meron took the project to Showtime, where they felt they could best tell the gritty story."

LA*SURFPUNK'S friend Bryan Singer is being sought to yell "ACTION!" for the pilot.










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MOMS DON'T LET YOUR SONS GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS


New York's Naked Cowboy got arrested in San Francisco.

I don't think SF's finest knew what they exactly had on their hands.

He was doing what he does on the east coast on the west coast--in full regalia.

Robert Burck, aka as Naked Cowboy, was playing his guitar and singing in his underwear, cowboy hat and boots when he was busted.

He was right by Westfield's new mall at Union Square which has signs posted not to solicit.

He was cited for "violating a posted sign" and he will need to attend court this week.

The cops, according to Burck, were "laughing hysterically because there's this guy in his 
underwear.  Then they were like, 'Oh that's the Naked Cowboy!'"








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