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Tammy Faye Credits Gays For Saving Her

“You know when we lost everything, it was the gay people who came to my rescue and I will always love them for that.” – Tammy Faye Messner, speaking on Larry King Live. Messner is near death from lung cancer and weighs only 65 pounds. (via – Towleroad.) Some of the commenters on Towleroad complain that even near death, Messner …

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Broadway Friday

– This week the soundtrack for Hairspray enters the Billboard 200 at #20. Over on Hot Dance Club Play, Idina Menzel’s remix of Defying Gravity climbs to #7. The cast album for Wicked has been #1 for 73 weeks on Billboard’s Top Cast Albums chart. – A Broadway adaptation of the the classic Sidney Poitier film, Guess Who’s Coming To …

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Morning View – Hudson River

A jogger pauses to take in the view from the Christopher Street pier. And nope, I don’t know him. By the way, I was trying to take a picture of the Statue of Liberty (just to the left of his nose) when he walked into the frame. True story!

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Dame Bassey Gets It Started

About ten years ago, I broke my hand and arm in six places when I tripped over a big pile of air that someone had negligently left lying on the Market Street sidewalk. But that didn’t stop me from attending Dame Shirley Bassey’s concert that night at the San Francisco Opera House, where in a vicodin haze I was chastised …

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Defying Gaiety

Documentary filmmaker Bill Hussung says the world will be “shocked” to see the Broadway stars and dancers that appear in his upcoming film, Gay No More, which follows about 20 performers who belong to a Life Ministry support group that meets twice weekly in “underground locations.” Hussung: “It’s an ex-gay movement with the core belief that you are gay because …

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A Klieg Of His Own

Last night my houseguest and I were wandering up 2nd Avenue after dinner and ran into a wild scene around 76th street – searchlights, paparazzi, a red carpet, and a couple of hundred screaming girls. All of this outside was taking place in front of a small restaurant. I walked up and asked a few of the girls, “What’s all …

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Morning View – 41st Street

I’m sure by now that most of you heard of yesterday’s explosion near Grand Central Terminal. I was at home, 30 blocks away, when the explosion took place around 6PM, and immediately got a dozen frantic phone calls from friends who know that my office is about 200 feet from the site of the explosion. It’s just amazing that more …

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Rabbit Season! Duck Season!

Rite Aid, Grand Central Terminal, Wednesday 2pmAn elderly woman approaches a pharmacist, who is out on the floor with a phone, examing the shelves. Elderly Woman (brandishng a pill bottle): Excuse me, do you have these in a suppository?Pharmacist (puts phone on his shoulder): If there aren’t any on the shelf, then we’re out.EW: I need them in the big …

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