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Jennicam Redux

In a real-life remake of the film Ed-TV, from San Francisco (where else) comes the story of Justin.TV, an internet show in which 24-year old Justin Kan is in the 11th day of wearing a netcam on his head and “lifecasting” to the world, 24 hours a day. Justin’s site is sagging from the hordes of net zombies anxiously chatting …

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Morning View – Nutella

In a nod to foreign tourists, the NYC hot dog carts are selling Nutella, a vile gelatinous hazelnut tub of muck that I’d never heard of until I moved here to work for a British company. My coworkers adore Nutella, but are grossed out by peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Go figure. The product was invented in Italy during WWII …

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Arrests Taking Place At ACT-UP Demo

I just got a message from Rex Wockner saying that arrests are beginning to take place at the ACT-UP Army demonstration on Wall Street. Wockner estimates the crowd at 800, with about 20 arrests so far. More to come as I get reports. UPDATE: Rex Wockner has filed this story on the protest. In San Francisco, Michael Petrelis covered the …

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Go Sanjaya!

As reality and contest shows leave me cold, I haven’t followed American Idol since the Kelly Clarkson season. But I have to comment on the hilarity of reading about Sanjaya Malakar continuing to thwart the judges, thanks in large part to the sarcastic support of Howard Stern and the Vote For The Worst website. American Idol has always seemed to …

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ACT-UP Army Marches Today

Don’t forget that today at noon will be the 20th anniversary ACT-UP march on Wall Street to demand universal health care, single-payer insurance and drug price controls. Marchers will assemble at 11:30am at the Federal Building, at the corner of Broadway & Worth. I have a work thing that will hopefully end in time for me to get down there, …

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Family Affair

LOGO apparently doesn’t see any homophobia in Blades Of Glory, as the cast of the movie will host an upcoming episode of the gay cable channel’s Click List video countdown show. Of course, that doesn’t have anything to do with LOGO and Paramount being sibling Viacom companies. Not at all.

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Cut Hets, Not Gays, Says UN

The United Nations’ health agencies recommended today that heterosexual men undergo circumcision, citing “compelling” evidence that the procedure may reduce their odds of contracting HIV by up to 60%, while also noting that the procedure has little benefit for men who have sex with men. UNAIDS and the World Health Organization said that up to 5.7 million new cases could …

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Foley Faces Possible Charges In Florida

ABC News is reporting that Florida law enforcement officials are building a possible case against disgraced former Rep. Mark “measure it for me” Foley (R-FL) for sending lewd messages to minors on the internet. The decision on whether to bring charges is said to be a month away and will depend on the testimony of the former congressional pages who …

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