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  • Lady Gaga named godmother of Elton John and David Furnish's second child

    04/26/2013 2:00:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | april 26, 2013 | Rachel Maresca
    Gaga the godmother. Lady Gaga did such a good job the first time around that Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish have asked the Queen of Pop to be the godmother to their second child Elijah, 3 months. Gaga currently fills role for their 2-year-old son, Zachery. "She's a great role model, she's young, [and] she's been a great godmother to Zachary," John said of the "Poker Face" singer to Extra. "We're all bonkers in this business, but we're human beings at the same time." "There's a real simple person under there who loves her parents," the 65-year-old "Your...
  • Barbie in a burkha:World-famous doll gets a makeover to go under the hammer for 50th anniversary

    02/26/2011 6:24:43 PM PST · by massmike · 65 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 02/26/2011 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    One of the world's most famous children's toys, Barbie, has been given a makeover - wearing a burkha. Wearing the traditional Islamic dress, the iconic doll is going undercover for a charity auction in connection with Sotheby's for Save The Children. More than 500 Barbies went on show yesterday at the Salone dei Cinquecento, in Florence, Italy
  • Elton John's new baby next door (in £1.3m luxury flat with two nannies round-the-clock)

    01/02/2011 1:57:40 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 51 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Jan. 2, 2011 | Caroline Graham and Sharon Churcher
    Sir Elton John’s new baby son Zachary is ‘living like royalty’ in his own £1.3million apartment adjoining the singer’s exclusive Los Angeles pad. The Mail on Sunday has learned that Sir Elton, 63, and his partner David Furnish have appointed a top Hollywood interior designer to turn the flat beside their luxury home into a dream nursery. [snip] ‘From what I understand the baby and his nannies are living in one apartment and Elton and David are living in another.’ The couple have hired ‘interior designer to the stars’ Martyn Lawrence-Bullard to decorate the baby’s apartment. Lawrence-Bullard, who also masterminded...
  • Sir Elton John Welcomes Baby Boy

    12/27/2010 9:05:12 PM PST · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 77 replies · 6+ views
    TV Guide ^ | 12.28.2010 | Natalie Abrams
    Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish have welcomed a baby boy to their family, according to US Magazine. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born on Christmas in California via a surrogate. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. "We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment," John, 62, and Furnish, 48, told the magazine. "Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents." This is the first child for the couple, who wed in 2005 after 12 years together.
  • How Gay Days Made a Home at Disney World

    11/04/2010 5:58:35 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Time ^ | June 21, 2010 | John Cloud
    Like pretty much every child who walks up Main Street U.S.A. at Disney World for the first time, Alix, 10, and her brother Evan, 11, can barely contain their anticipation. Evan wants to ride Space Mountain. Alix is so excited, she can't even say what she wants to do. She is jumping up and down. It's a typical Disney scene, except that Evan, Alix and their sister Jamie, a desultory 4-year-old shielded from the sun in a stroller, have come to the Magic Kingdom with their two moms. It is the 20th anniversary of Gay Days at Disney, and...
  • New hope for prospective parents as Florida ends gay adoption ban

    10/23/2010 12:44:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | October 23, 2010 | Georgia East,
    For 33 years, Florida forced them to hide behind a veil of secrecy. But now, prospective parents who are gay can legally adopt a child in Florida. Already, some are stepping forward, putting the process in motion. For others, it means a quicker end to their legal limbo. "We've had a lot of sleepless nights and a lot of tears,'' said Melanie Leon Alenier, who with partner Vanessa Alenier has been fighting the state over the right to adopt 21-month-old Ethan, a biological relative who has been with them since he was nine days old.
  • Woman Draws Pro-Life Shock by Live Blogging Abortion on Twitter, YouTube

    02/24/2010 1:09:59 PM PST · by julieee · 64 replies · 1,641+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 24, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Woman Draws Guffaws, Live Blogs Abortion on Twitter, YouTube Washington, DC -- A woman who calls herself Angie the Atheist is drawing guffaws from pro-life advocates for live-blogging her drug-induced abortion and putting update on Twitter as she goes through the process. Angie recounts the process in graphic terms and displays a hatred for pro-life detractors. http://www.LifeNews.com/state4841.html
  • New Mass. senator Scott Brown says nude Cosmo photos helped get him where he is today

    02/01/2010 5:13:28 PM PST · by presidio9 · 29 replies · 1,199+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, January 31st 2010 | Elizabeth Hays
    Newly-elected Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown on Sunday defended his nude photo spread from his college days - and said the racy pictures helped get him where he is today. "If I hadn't done that ... I never would have been sitting here with you," said Brown in an interview with Barbara Walters on ABC News' "This Week." "It's all connected," added Brown, a Republican who was elected to fill the seat of the late Ted Kennedy in an upset that has put President Obama's agenda in turmoil. Brown, who took it all off for Cosmopolitan magazine in 1982, said the...
  • Friedman: You know what’s kind of cool? Dictatorship!

    09/09/2009 12:51:06 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 49 replies · 2,223+ views
    Hot Air ^ | September 9, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    One normally expects to see paeans to one-party rule and dictatorships in fringe publications sponsored by International ANSWER or World Can’t Wait. Usually, the New York Times offers those sentiments in more subtle terms than it does in today’s Thomas Friedman column. Friedman extols the Chinese form of government while deriding the fact that political opposition keeps Obama from imposing the policies Friedman likes:
  • Same Sex Lessons for Kindergartners Whether Parents Like it or Not

    05/28/2009 4:26:47 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 54 replies · 1,652+ views
    http://www.rpvnetwork.org/profiles/blogs/same-sex-lessons-for ^ | May 28, 2009 | http://www.rpvnetwork.org
    The Unified School District in Alameda California has passed a curriculum by a 3-2 vote that includes includes a compulsory 45-minute Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) lesson for kindergarten through fifth grade. The kindergarten lesson will study sexual orientation stereotypes with childrens books like "And Tango Makes Three" a story about two gay male penguins. School Officials say they will not allow parents to opt their kids out of the program because it falls under "anti-discrimination provisions of California law.Here is a video of the School Board Meeting. 3:03 Same Sex Lessons for Kindergartners! Gay penguins?Here are the Members...
  • A first grade class took a school-sponsored trip to a gay wedding

    10/12/2008 8:14:59 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 53 replies · 2,519+ views
    http://www.protectmarriage.com/ ^ | OCT 12,2008 | www.protectmarriage.com
      Dear Friend, You're not going to believe this. In the same week that the No on 8 campaign launched an ad that labeled as "lies" claims that same-sex marriage would be taught in schools to young children, a first grade class took a school-sponsored trip to a gay wedding. Eighteen first graders traveled to San Francisco City Hall Friday for the wedding of their teacher and her lesbian partner, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The school sponsored the trip for the students, ages 5 and 6, taking them away from their studies for the same-sex wedding. The wedding...
  • Beauty Pageant Highlights Plight of Landmine Survivors

    11/21/2007 8:22:13 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies · 136+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2007 | Sara Bonisteel
    Out of the ashes of war will rise a beauty queen. Ten women will show off their beauty and brains — and their landmine injuries — in Angola next April in a competition to win a golden prosthetic limb and the title of Miss Landmine 2008. The project, created by Norwegian theater director Morten Traavik, is designed to raise awareness of the plight of landmine survivors. Contestants will have to demonstrate their skills and take part in an interview, though the details have yet to be finalized. "There is no sensationalistic intentions within Miss Landmine," Traavik said. "Of course the...
  • Fifth-Grade Classwork on gay marriage riles parents

    05/04/2007 2:10:49 PM PDT · by rface · 37 replies · 1,254+ views
    The Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune ^ | Friday, May 4, 2007 | JANESE HEAVIN
    Parents gave local educators an earful after fifth-grade students at Derby Ridge Elementary School were asked to read a newspaper column supporting same-sex marriage. Columbia Public Schools administrators say the assignment wasn’t appropriate for 10- and 11-year-olds. "The purpose was to become familiar with editorial writing and respond in an editorial back," said Jack Jensen, assistant superintendent of elementary education. "But it was not an appropriate topic to use at this age level." The students had brought up the topic of gay marriage before the assignment during a classroom discussion on current events, Jensen said. The newspaper article used in...
  • Sex Symbols: Messages Hidden In Jewelry - pedophiles

    02/22/2007 5:25:12 PM PST · by kiki04 · 143 replies · 4,019+ views
    Fox 12 Oregon ^ | 2/21/07 | staff
    Sex Symbols: Messages Hidden In Jewelry Jewelry may hide a secret message about some child molestors. Some pedophiles are wearing symbols of their sexual attraction to kids as part of a bigger movement to justify who they are and what they want. Pendants in the shape of a heart, for young girls, or a triangle, for young boys, are being worn by some pedophiles to show their preference as part of a pro-pedophile movment. They want people to believe they are not monsters, but people with natural sexual feelings toward children. “I think they believe they are coming out the...
  • Hospice Helps Dying Man Lose His Virginity

    01/27/2007 9:04:27 AM PST · by do the dhue · 419 replies · 7,885+ views
    telegraph UK ^ | Saturday, January 27, 2007 | Stewart Payne
    A young disabled man who receives care for his life-limiting illness at a hospice run by a nun spoke yesterday of his decision to use a prostitute to experience sex before he dies. Sister Frances Dominica gave her support to 22-year-old Nick Wallis, who was born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Sufferers usually die by their thirties. Mr Wallis told staff at the Douglas House hospice in Oxford that he wanted to experience sexual intercourse. He explained that he had hoped to form an intimate and loving relationship with a woman, but his disability had acted as a barrier. He told...
  • Amtrak riders given annual, uh, thrill

    09/03/2006 4:22:37 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 25 replies · 1,172+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | July 9, 2006 | TOM BERG
    LAGUNA NIGUEL - Dismiss them if you like, but these people baring their behinds to passing trains are your neighbors, your children's teachers, your attorneys, your policemen, your World War II veterans and yes, even your mothers! Once they were a bunch – a small bunch – of crazies. Now they are a nation. You had ladies from the Red Hat Society standing next to members of the Hessians motorcycle gang, standing next to a group of nudists, standing next to a 70-year-old (normally sedate) mom standing next to an avowed libertarian. All laughing, chatting and waving. With their pants...
  • San Diego Elementary School Marches Young Kids In Pornographic San Diego Gay Pride Parade

    08/18/2006 4:57:56 PM PDT · by James Hartline · 46 replies · 2,109+ views
    The James Hartline Report ^ | August 18, 2006 | James Hartline
    (JHR) At this time last year, the San Diego Gay Pride organization (www.sdpride.org) was under investigation for employing numerous pedophiles as volunteers and staff superviors during it annual parade and festival. The scandal involved dangerous sex offenders working for San Diego Gay Pride who had been convicted of having sex with young male minors or young children (http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=45151). One of those pedophiles was hired by the San Diego Gay Pride group to work in its children's garden during their 2005 festival (http://www.10news.com/news/4857263/detail.html). Most San Diegans would have thought that in 2006, the last place that public schools would allow their...
  • Ohio Man Claims Right To Have Sex With Boys

    08/03/2006 4:33:40 AM PDT · by Abathar · 117 replies · 3,849+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | August 3, 2006 | AP
    CLEVELAND -- It was probably not a defense the court had heard before. A suburban Cleveland man accused of sexually assaulting nine disabled boys told a judge Wednesday that his apartment was a religious sanctuary where smoking marijuana and having sex with children are sacred rituals protected by civil rights laws. The admitted pedophile offered a surprising defense Wednesday to 74 charges of rape, drugs and pandering obscenity to minors. Appearing in an Ohio court for a pretrial hearing, Phillip Distasio, 34, of Rocky River, Ohio, said he was a pedophile. He told the judge, "I'm a pedophile. I've been...
  • 'Free speech' gives free rein to video mayhem

    08/04/2006 7:34:02 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 48 replies · 810+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 8/3/06 | Katherine Kersten
    Been to the video store lately? Games rated "Mature" (17 and older) and "Adults Only" crowd the shelves within your young teen's reach. Take "Manhunt." It lets a player "become" James Earl Cash, a serial killer. A character named the Director wants to use Cash in snuff films. As Cash, you slaughter people. You slice them with a chain saw, behead them or stab them viciously in the eyeballs. Meanwhile, the Director adds his comments: "You're really getting me off, Cash" and "You're really doing it for me. Why I ain't been this turned on since ... Well, let's not...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Wins by Losing By DAN SAVAGE

    07/30/2006 2:48:29 PM PDT · by Checkers · 33 replies · 2,342+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 30, 2006 | DAN SAVAGE
    THERE were community meetings in Seattle on Wednesday. Some of the couples who had sued to overturn Washington’s ban on same-sex marriage, a case they lost before the state’s Supreme Court earlier that day, were going to appear. Gay and straight elected officials who support “marriage equality” were going to make speeches. I probably should have been there too. But I had a previous engagement. The Seattle Mariners were playing the Toronto Blue Jays at Safeco Field. My 8-year-old son — adopted at birth by my boyfriend and me — loves the M’s almost as much as he hates the...
  • The reality of being a teen mum [14 year old UK girls get pregnant on purpose to collect welfare]

    07/27/2006 7:23:24 AM PDT · by grundle · 59 replies · 1,822+ views
    bbc.co.uk ^ | 27 July 2006 | Sue Mitchell
    With teenage girls now choosing pregnancy as a "career option", according to a leading charity, three young mothers talk about how they dealt with the experience. Britain has the highest number of teenage pregnancies in Europe and they cost the country about £63m a year. Many young girls even see having a baby as a better option than a low-paid "dead-end" job, recent research for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggests. But with 40,000 teenagers giving birth in Britain every year what is the reality of having a baby so young? What challenges do such young mothers face and how do...
  • George buys betrayed lover £1m gift (Gay Marriage Explained)

    07/26/2006 5:30:35 AM PDT · by Callahan · 9 replies · 849+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/26/06 | Anon.
    Singer George Michael denied he has been forced to call off his "wedding" to his long-term partner after being caught cruising for sex with strangers. The former Wham! star insisted that his partner Kenny Goss had no problem with him being with other men.
  • Games brought freedom, joy to two rural men in love

    07/25/2006 7:51:01 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 63 replies · 1,900+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7/25/2006 | Mark Konkol
    Athletically speaking, Gay Games VII was a joke. Everybody knows true competition shouldn't include hefty figure skaters, any kind of line dancing or games best played with a beer in your hand. More than winning medals and breaking records, Gay Games participants talked of the importance of participating, having fun, being "out and proud," making strides toward a more accepting America and all that jazz. All around Chicagoland, guys kissed guys in the on-deck circle. Girls kissed girls between billiard matches. They didn't feel afraid or scared or judged. And in those eight days of reprieve -- something special happened...
  • India Government AIDS Body Urges Legalization of Sodomy (Barf Alert!)

    07/21/2006 1:50:32 PM PDT · by DBeers · 23 replies · 661+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 21, 2006 | Gudrun Schultz
    India Government AIDS Body Urges Legalization of Sodomy NEW DELHI, India, July 21, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – India’s National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) has joined the efforts of activist organizations to decriminalize homosexual behaviour, saying the ban on homosexual activity is driving HIV/AIDS infections underground. NACO, the regulatory government body responsible for efforts to control the spread of the infection, filed a statement in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday in support of a petition put forth by a local AIDS group that asks that the law against homosexual activity be lifted. UNAID and other non-governmental organizations are also backing the...
  • Dakota, 12, to star in 'disturbing paedophile film'

    07/21/2006 8:47:28 AM PDT · by Akeirook · 174 replies · 5,013+ views
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=396762&in_page_id=1773 War of the Worlds star Dakota, 12, has signed up to appear in Hounddog. The screenplay calls for Fanning's character to be raped in one explicit scene and to appear naked or clad only in "underpants" in several other horrifying moments. A source close to the film said: "The two taboos in Hollywood are child abuse and the killing of animals. "In this movie, both things happen." Fanning's mother, Joy, and her Hollywood agent, Cindy Osbrink, see the movie, written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier, as a possible Oscar vehicle for the pint-size star.
  • Mum names son after Hezbollah rocket

    07/19/2006 7:51:11 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 52 replies · 1,108+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | July 18, 2006 | correspondents in Beirut
    RAAD is born – not the long-range missile that Hezbollah is firing at Israel, but a Lebanese baby boy whose mother wants to honor the Shiite militant group's showdown with the Jewish state. After a difficult Caesarean delivery, Kawkab al-Akli gave birth to a boy at the Labib medical hospital in the southern coastal city of Sidon, her husband Mohammed al-Khaled told AFP. "We had sought refuge at a school in Sidon after running away from our village of Marwahine in the south because a lot of people were killed in Israeli attacks," he said. "This morning, my wife gave...
  • Ban on Gay Marriage Denies Justice to Children

    07/10/2006 4:06:21 PM PDT · by america4vr · 43 replies · 1,161+ views
    Salon ^ | July 10, 2006 | Sara Miles
    Jul. 10, 2006 | There's nothing like a judicial ruling -- in this case, the extremely tortured one written last week by Judge Robert S. Smith of the New York Court of Appeals against gay marriage -- to make me feel simultaneously all-powerful and helpless. On Friday, my family read the news over breakfast. I was on my way to volunteer at my church food pantry; my wife was finishing the endless paperwork for our 17-year-old daughter's college loan, and Katie -- one of the "children" in whose interest the court said it ruled -- was on her way out...
  • MCG'S LOVE NEST (GAY GOV, PAL BUYING $1.5M PAD IN JERSEY)

    06/22/2006 6:20:37 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 136 replies · 1,884+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 22, 2006 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI
    Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey and his partner are about to become homeowners. The couple is scheduled to close next week on a $1.5 million Colonial in the Union County city of Plainfield, several people close to the couple told The Associated Press yesterday. Those who spoke to the AP did so on the condition of anonymity because the transaction has yet to close. The home, built in 1914, has eight bedrooms, four bathrooms, five fireplaces, and gardens by famed landscape architect Frederick Olmsted, who designed Central Park. The nation's first openly gay governor and his investment-adviser partner, Mark...
  • Crayons, snacks ... & HIV (Kindergartners will learn about virus come Monday)

    03/17/2006 6:42:39 AM PST · by Daytyn71 · 35 replies · 960+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | March 17, 2006 | Kathleen Lucadamo
    Along with the ABC's, kindergartners will now learn about HIV. Beginning Monday, kindergartners in public schools will be told that HIV is a "germ" and "not easy to get." The kids also will learn that HIV could lead to AIDS, which is hard to "get well" from, according to the city's new HIV/AIDS curriculum. The changes are required by state law - but some parents and teachers fear kindergartners are too young to talk about the deadly disease. "I don't think it is appropriate. It's scary for kids in kindergarten," said a Manhattan mom whose daughter attends kindergarten at Public...
  • Abortionists Admit Humanity of Unborn; Now Claiming Right to Feel Good About Killing

    02/28/2006 3:03:58 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 45 replies · 1,196+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1 March 2006 | Hilary White
    WASHINGTON, February 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life movement has made such gains in arguing for the humanity of the unborn, that abortionists and their apologists are finding their rhetoric is too harsh, even in traditionally supportive political circles. The campaign slogans familiar to everyone who has read a news report on abortion: “my body my choice,” “women's choice is a human right,” are no longer resonating with the US public that is increasingly confronted with the devastating psychological and social aftermath of abortion. With even such politicians as notorious abortion campaigner Hillary Clinton trying to position herself as a...
  • The Face of Islam - Pilgrimage Photos - Warning Graphic

    02/10/2006 8:22:56 AM PST · by nonessential-personel · 41 replies · 2,545+ views
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 2/10/06 | AP photo - Mohammed Zaatari
  • Mideast Barbie dolls don Islamic veil

    01/11/2006 1:03:43 PM PST · by ryan71 · 34 replies · 1,029+ views
    AFP ^ | 1-11-06 | AFP
    CAIRO (AFP) - Move over Barbie, veiled is beautiful. The physical ideal of Muslim girls increasingly includes the hijab, as evidenced by toy shops' best-selling doll "Fulla" and the string of showbiz stars opting to cover up. ADVERTISEMENT The dark-eyed and olive-skinned Fulla has replaced her American rival's skimpy skirts with more modest "outdoor fashion" and Barbie's luxuriant blonde mane with an Islamic veil.
  • Many Straight Guys Say 'No Thanks' to 'Brokeback Mountain'

    01/05/2006 4:21:21 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 330 replies · 7,500+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 1/5/2005 | Dru Sefton
    Many Straight Guys Say 'No Thanks' to 'Brokeback Mountain' BY DRU SEFTON It's true, the movie "Brokeback Mountain" does provoke what one researcher calls "a very strong ick factor" in some straight men. What is it in this story of two cowboy pals in 1960s Wyoming who find themselves in lifelong love -- yet go on to marry women -- that elicits this response from heterosexual males? The answers are as complex as the plot. A psychologist who coined the word "homophobic" said the revulsion is precisely that. A scientist who discovered genetic links to sexuality said he simply does...
  • Lessons in gay history for pupils aged seven [UK]

    01/04/2006 1:01:58 PM PST · by dukeman · 38 replies · 1,331+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/4/06 | STEVE DOUGHTY
    Children as young as seven could be taught gay history in a campaign that urges teachers to introduce pupils to sexual and swear words. The organisers also want historical figures labelled homosexual - even if there is no evidence they were gay. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month is backed by Scotland Yard and Government departments. It aims to "celebrate" gays and their lifestyles and end an alleged "silence" about homosexual issues in schools. Metropolitan Police Chief Sir Ian Blair approved the use of a police headquarters in West London for a reception of LGBT History Month campaigners...
  • Barbie promoting gender confusion?

    01/03/2006 4:47:36 PM PST · by wagglebee · 60 replies · 2,143+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1/3/06 | WorldNetDaily
    A third gender choice available to young participants of a poll on the Barbie doll website was changed after initially offering children the options of "I am a Girl," "I am a Boy," and "I don't know" – eliciting charges that Mattel, the company that owns Barbie, is intentionally promoting gender confusing among kids. Barbie poll's original options. Apparently due to the criticism, the third gender option has now been changed to "I don't want to say." Concerned Women for America, or CWA, believes by including the "I don't know" choice the company was promoting the homosexual agenda. "It's...
  • Hostel Review (Hollywood loves torture)

    01/03/2006 5:00:01 PM PST · by Callahan · 19 replies · 1,904+ views
    KillerMovies.com ^ | 12/18/2005 | Sam Osborn
    rating: 3 out of 4 Director: Eli Roth Cast: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova Screenplay: Eli Roth MPAA Classification: R (gore enough to make you gag on that morning's breakfast) I can't attest to honestly enjoying Hostel. In fact, I often had to resist the reflexive temptation to leave. The film is simply disgusting. I worried that my fellow audience members would be drenched in a fresh, steaming coat of my own vomit, to be absolutely truthful. Someone asked Writer/Director Eli Roth after the screening how he managed to convince the MPAA into an R-rating. Roth laughed...
  • Terri Schiavo's husband Michael honored

    08/08/2005 9:53:09 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 99 replies · 1,686+ views
    AP ^ | 8/8/05
    The husband of Terri Schiavo was honored by a group that advocates guardianship services for his years-long efforts to get his wife's feeding tube disconnected. Michael Schiavo was given the Guardian of the Year Award by the Florida State Guardianship Association yesterday. Terri Schiavo lived in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years before dying in March. She died after a protracted legal battle between her husband and her parents over her end-of-life wishes. She died from dehydration after her feeding tube was disconnected. A Franciscan friar who serves as the Schindler family spokesman Brother Paul O'Donnell said the award...
  • Video of Bronx Man's Suicide Appears on Shock Web Site

    04/01/2004 3:36:39 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 55 replies · 2,221+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 1, 2004 | SHAILA K. DEWAN
    The Police Department Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating how a police security video that captured a young man's suicide ended up on a Web site devoted to violence and pornography, a department spokesman said yesterday. The young man, Paris Lane, 22, of Harlem, used a 9-millimeter handgun to kill himself on March 16 in a lobby at the Morris Houses project in the Bronx, where he had been visiting his girlfriend. His foster mother said yesterday that she had notified the police when she learned the video had been posted on the site. The 45-second video, which is no longer...