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Boy George is free!

Boy George, one of my childhood faves, was released from prison early today. Here’s a The Daily Mail’s report. Doesn’t he look fit?

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Favorite Boy George song? I think mine is “It’s A Miracle” by Culture Club. Or “The Crying Game” by the solo Boy.

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New Beth Ditto interview

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“It’s funny how something so normal and mundane that you see every day—your body—can be controversial.

From an interview in Black Book

Quick pop culture round-up

Legendary rock ‘n’ roll producer Phil Spector found guilty of murder.

Comedian Al Franken is officially a Minnesota senator (!).

Former Jane’s Addiction/Porno For Pyro‘s lead singer and Lollapalooza creator Perry Farrell is 50. Yes, 50.

1980s ska pioneers The Specials are a band again. Hurray!

Watch Jeremy Konner‘s “Drunk History” videos starring Michael Cera, Jack Black and others. Here’s “Volume One” in which Michael Cera plays Alexander Hamilton complete with colonial wig and cell phone.

Behemoth bookseller Amazon censors gay sale stats, blames “glitch”

On hipsters, their funny-looks and their death

In celebration of whores

Care to comment?

Time, oh, they gave him time

One of my childhood heroes, Boy George, will be sent to prison for 15 months for handcuffing a male prostitute to a wall in his London apartment.

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This really bums me out. Boy George, 47, should be a billionaire, living in an English castle, resting on the laurels of consistently giving us great pop music in the 1980s –okay, the “War Song” sucked, but I liked it –as well as challenging gender stereotypes and making a generation of gay kids feel hip.

It’s unbelievable to me that one of the most original talents to come out of the British pop scene is going to be sitting in a cell for the next year and a half. What the hell is wrong with him?

Director John Waters’ advice to President Obama

The legendary cult film director filmed a fabulous three minute clip for the incoming President of the United States.

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Click here to watch it.

Comedian Wanda Sykes comes out of the closet

On Saturday, comedian Wanda Sykes shocked gay marriage supporters in Las Vegas by showing up and coming out of the closet as a lesbian. I know, duh. But, I’m really happy Sykes has added her name to the growing list of LGBT entertainers who are fighting for equal rights. Here’s a clip:

In a longer clip (that you can find on YouTube), Wanda prefaced these comments by saying her friends and family have always known she was gay and she always thought it was silly to have to discuss it publicly, but now that she sees the need for gay people to fight for rights, she can no longer keep quiet.

Bravo to Wanda and her partner, who were married in October – before legal gay marriage was repealed in California.

‘Change has come’? Not for all of us

Last night, all the newscasters and Barack Obama himself kept saying change has come to the United States. I went to sleep very excited. But, then I woke up and read that same-sex marriage bans were passed in Florida and Arizona, which is pathetic enough, but it’s looking like Proposition 8 in California will pass, too, which will end the law the state ALREADY HAS IN PLACE allowing gay marriage.

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Change has come. For some.

They always say the last group you are still allowed to openly hate in this country are gays and lesbians. I’m so sad when I see it confirmed. I understood it in some of the more conservative states.

But, in liberal California?

Is America really so afraid of gay people?

I’m shocked.

No, not really. Clay Aiken has officially come out in the new People magazine. Remember all those times he acted annoyed and disgusted when reporters asked him if he was gay? Hypocrite.

But, you know, yay for coming out, I guess.

What if all the queers from American Idol came out? Maybe Kelly Clarkson will be next.

Fashion, turn to the left, fashion

Another of my hard-hitting posts at After Ellen. If you think fashion doesn’t matter to lesbians, you’re so wrong. Especially to the post L-Word generation that constitutes the bulk of AE’s readers. My friend Trish recently wrote about the lesbian fashion scene on the site and lemme tell you, a cat fight broke out in the comments section.

Merce Cunningham dancing

One of my idols is the dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham, who, along with his lifetime companion, the composer John Cage, added more joy and whimsy to life than just about any other couple I can imagine. Cunningham still teaches dance today at age 89.

Here is Cunningham and members of his troupe in 1964 performing “Septet:”
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