Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hunk of the day - Bernardo Velasco

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Justin Adamson

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Tyler Lough

Monday, November 24, 2008

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

John Mayer meets Jennifer Aniston's dad ?

Sounds like things are getting serious between Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer.

According to Star magazine, Jen introduced Mayer to her dad, John Aniston, last night during dinner at the Polo Lounge.

And their snitch must have been sitting at the table next to them, because they've got quotes and some serious details from the evening, including a back rub and even Jen feeding her man a bite of veggies.

Mayer was reportedly "very nervous" about the encounter. So how'd he do with Jen's dad?

"Jen's dad seemed very impressed with John and the two got on real well," an onlooker tells Star.

Jen's stepmom (who the Friend reportedly called "Mom") was also there for the family fun, even cracking jokes when Mayer asked the table how he was doing. "Should we get our score cards out? Like on Dancing With the Stars?" she quipped. "Exactly. It feels like Dancing With the Stars," the rocker replied.

It doesn't look like he'll be booted from Jen's life anytime soon after this.

The Polo Lounge wouldn't confirm the reported dinner, while Mayer's rep had no comment.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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4th diocese breaks away from Episcopal Church over gays

The theologically conservative Diocese of Fort Worth has voted to split from the liberal-leaning Episcopal Church, the fourth traditional diocese to do so in a long-running debate over the Bible, gay relationships and other issues.
About 80 percent of clergy and parishioners in the Texas diocese supported the break in a series of votes at a diocesan convention.

The Steering Committee North Texas Episcopalians, an umbrella group for those who want to stay with the denomination, plans to reorganize the diocese. They promised that “the Episcopal Church’s work of Christian ministry and evangelization will go forward” in the region.

A lengthy, expensive legal battle is expected over who owns Episcopal property and funds. The Fort Worth diocese oversees more than 50 parishes and missions serving about 19,000 people. The Steering Committee estimates that at least five parishes and hundreds of other churchgoers will remain with the New York-based national church.

The other seceding dioceses are Pittsburgh; Quincy, Ill.; and San Joaquin, based in Fresno, Calif., where a legal fight over assets is already under way. National church leaders are helping local parishioners reorganize each diocese.

All four withdrawing dioceses are aligning with the like-minded Anglican Province of the Southern Cone, based in Argentina, to try to keep their place in the world Anglican Communion.

The vote is the latest fallout from the 2003 consecration of the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.

The 77-million-member Anglican fellowship, which includes the U.S. Episcopal Church, has roots in the missionary work of the Church of England. Most overseas Anglicans hold traditional views of the Bible and Robinson’s consecration has moved the global communion toward the brink of schism. Breakaway U.S. leaders hope to form an Anglican province in North America.

Years before Robinson’s election, Episcopalians and Anglicans were already divided over how they should interpret Scripture on issues ranging from salvation to sexuality. That rift broke wide open when the New Hampshire bishop was installed.

“Some have encouraged us to stay and fight as the faithful remnant in (the denomination), to work for reform from within,” Bishop Jack Iker said in his speech before the balloting.

“I can only reply by quoting the saying that `the definition of insanity is to keep on doing the same thing, expecting different results,’” he said. “The time has come to choose a new path and direction, to secure a spiritual future for our children and our grandchildren.”

Of the four withdrawing dioceses, only Pittsburgh ordains women. In 2006, the Episcopal Church elected its first female leader, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.

Nationally, most of the 2.1 million Episcopalians don’t consider their theological differences cause to leave the denomination, which has more than 100 dioceses. Outside the four that are splitting off, church officials estimate that about 100 additional parishes of a total of more than 7,000 have withdrawn on their own.

However, the secessions have a large cost to the national church, not only in legal expenses and lost donations from the dioceses, but also in damage to the Episcopal public image as the U.S. church struggles to keep its place in the global Anglican family.

Friday, November 14, 2008

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jesse Metcalfe drinks, plunges 40 feet off nightclub balcony

The gardener with the floppy manchichs from "Desperate Housewives" was being a d-bag at a club in Monaco, hanging out a second-floor balcony when he fell 30-to-40 feet and hit the ground. Dirty douche water exploded everywhere. After they cleaned that up, they took Jesse Metcalfe to a nearly hospital where he had a brain scan. That brain scan must have taken hours. The technicians couldn't figure out why the x-rays only had the words "not available" on them.

Jesse was released from the hospital in Monaco today and flown to London where he had a C-Scan. His spokesbitch said, "He accidentally slipped off a balcony and was knocked unconscious, but he is fine and now recovering from some minor bruises in a London hospital."

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More about gay marriage ban

There are many who support Proposition 8 - an electoral majority, in fact, in California. They are led by church groups who say gay marriage goes against tradition, nature and the teachings of the Bible.

Among them, the Mormons gave millions of dollars to the "Yes on Prop 8" campaign. It was a bitter fight up to election day. More than $70m (£45m) was spent by both sides, much of it on negative, retaliatory TV ads.

Since the vote, gay rights supporters have directed their anger at religious groups. Many rallies have been held outside churches and Mormon temples, including at the religion's headquarters and holiest site in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Mormon church says it took a stand on an important moral issue. Gay groups say religion should stay out of politics. But in America that is hard.


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Madonna is the next face of Louis Vuitton

According to tipsters, Madonna will be the face of Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2009 campaign and has already been shot by photo wonder duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. If true, it probably means the soon-to-be-single superstar is aiming to prove that old adage: Photographing well is the best revenge.

John Mayer in training

John Mayer gets in another intense work-out with Hollywood’s Trainer to the Stars, Harley Pasternak, at a West Hollywood gym on this Monday morning.

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Calinornia's lawmakers added their voices to verturn the prohibition on same-sex marriage

More than one-third of California's lawmakers added their voices Monday to the chorus calling on the state's highest court to overturn the prohibition on same-sex marriage approved by voters last week.
Forty-four members of the California Legislature filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support one of the three lawsuits seeking to invalidate Proposition 8.
The brief argues that the gay marriage ban improperly usurped the state Supreme Court's duty to protect minority groups from discrimination. Proposition 8 overturned the court's May decision that legalized same-sex marriage.
Senate President Pro Tempore Don Perata and Assembly Speaker Karen Bass are among the signers.

The Anti-Defamation League, the Bar Association of San Francisco and three other legal or civil rights groups also submitted letters supporting efforts to get the court to delay implementation of Proposition 8 so gay couples can continue getting married until the legal issues are resolved.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Brokeback Mountain opera project will be shelved

In June, it was announced that Charles Wuorinen was commissioned to write an opera adaptation of the popular film Brokeback Mountain., the 2005 romantic drama that depicts the complex romantic and sexual relationship between two men in the West over the course of twenty years.
However, due to the recent departure of City Opera Artistic Director Gerard Mortier, some upcoming opera projects will be shelved. Among them, the adaption of the film "Brokeback Mountain" and a new opera based on the life of Walt Disney, "The Perfect American".
Mortier reportedly left the organization, which like many arts organizations has been undergoing financial strain resulting in a series of layoffs, because of "budgetary constraints that would not allow him to achieve his programming goals."

Mr. Mortier reportedly hopes to take his commissions to another organization for production.