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Senate torture report is horrifying; could war-crimes charges happen?
Outgoing Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colorado) says CIA, White House still lying.
Doctors aided and abetted torture.
Nicolle Wallace is cool with torture.
SNORE: Golden Globes nominations.
Tyson Beckford covers HIV Plus.
The poz movie Hollywood wouldn't make.
No surprise: PrEP does increase barebacking.
Is this give-it-to-me-all-over-my-Facebook?
Top 10 overused gay-porn scenarios.
This summer blockbuster is riddled with faults.
BRONSKI BEAT: Cineaste asks what's so queer about James Franco.
Comfyballs branded “too vulgar” for U.S. trademark.
Angelina Jolie's a “minimally talented spoiled brat”?
Feminist attacks Madonna. (Wait, which decade is this?)
Italy's singing nun gifts the Pope with her “Like a Virgin” cover.
Vine star Cameron Dallas is bulging with surprises.
Looks even better as a gif
Out artist Sam Smith is among the first nominees for this year's Grammys, nabbing a Song of the Year nomination. Other nominees include Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and lots of other surprises.
ABC implies Madonna's song leaks may be on purpose.
Madonna's manager asserts the leaks are not on purpose.
Pop Justice likes the leaks.
Jake Gyllenhaal goes full Raging Bull for new role.
Girl, you need this before you hit Grindr again.
Still more info on Shia LaBeouf's alleged rape.
DJ Konai remix of “Let It Go” by Dragonette.
President Obama on World AIDS Day.
SF leaders have a plan to cut HIV infections to ZERO.
This kid should go on tour with instead of Mariah.
Amy Poehler & Tina Fey are back to rule the Golden Globes.
Putin's pal Mickey Rourke boxed in Russia.
GOP bombs out on tech charm offensive.
BOY CULTURE RATING: *** out of ****
Though it's long overdue, Alan Turing (1912—1954)—the genius who led a group that cracked the code of the Nazis' Enigma machine and helped win WWII for the Allies—is being toasted as a hero. The father of the modern computer received a posthumous pardon in 2013 and is the subject of a major motion picture, The Imitation Game, which documents his unique mind and the mistreatment (he was prosecuted for being gay and chemically castrated) that led to his suicide at age 41.
The film is a respectful, if simplified, treatment of Turing's life, which was also the subject of a 2012 documentary called Codebreaker. In it, Benedict Cumberbatch turns in a beautifully modulated performance as the socially stunted Turing, with Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke, an adventurous woman whose mind Turing respected even though his sexual orientation precluded the romance she desired. They nearly married, Turing was so fond of her—but he cared too deeply for her to allow her to enter into a sexless union.
Mike Nichols, the acclaimed director of such film classics as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967), as well as one half of the legendary comedy duo of Nicolas & May with Elaine May (b. April 21, 1932) in the '50s and '60s, has died at 83. He'd been married since 1988 to journalist Diane Sawyer (b. December 22, 1945).
Nichols won the Oscar for The Graduate, only his second film, and delivered many other memorable movies as diverse as Catch-22 (1970), Carnal Knowledge (1971), Gilda Live (1980), Silkwood (1983), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Birdcage (1996) and his last film, Charlie Wilson's War (2007).
In 2001, he brought the highly regarded play Wit to TV, and three years later directed an ambitious Angels in America adaptation for HBO.
Nichols & May were known for their improvisational comedy, which led them to the successful Broadway show An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May. They split, both creatively and personally, but later buried the hatchet and teamed up on plays and films. (May wrote both The Birdcage and the Clinton parody Primary Colors.)
Nicholas was extremely active and frequently rewarded for his efforts in the theater, including directing enduring classics Barefoot in the Park (1963—his debut), The Odd Couple (1965), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1971), Annie (1977), Hurlyburly (1984), Whoopi Goldberg's blank-titled one-woman show (1984) and the relatively recent runaway hit Spamalot (2005). His final work on Broadway was as the director of Betrayal in 2013, starring Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz.
Apparently, Nicholas had not been in ill health, but died suddenly of a heart attack. A major loss for the entertainment world.
Neil Patrick Harris crosses hosting the Oscars off his bucket list.
Will Michael C. Hall slay as “Hedwig”?
Wicked Gay Blog ups the WOOF! factor considerably.
Sweetest dog video ever.
Dan Osborne accepts nude dare!
Shirtless doctors calendar.
FOX's Dr. Keith Ablow says Obama wants Americans to die from Ebola. Full-stop.
But FOX's Shep Smith attacks Ebola hysteria.
Tom Daley accepts Attitude's “Man of the Year” award.
Trans-beating hoods shown in surveillance footage. Help put them away!
Gay actor Ezra Miller to play “The Flash” on the big screen through 2020.
Tippi Hedren & Melanie Griffith had a pet lion in the '70s.
Snoop's heartfelt apology to “biiiiiych” Iggy Azalea. (Biiiiiych accepted it!)
Eleanor & Hillary rocked, but Michelle is easily the coolest 1st Lady.