Gaga for Gay Rights
On Saturday night Lady Gaga spoke to a crowd of several hundred thousand during the conclusion of a gay rights march in Rome’s ancient Circus Maximus, calling on government to defend gay rights.
“Today and every day we fight for freedom. We fight for justice. We beckon for compassion, understanding and above all we want full equality now. We have the same DNA. We were just ‘born this way’,” she added- plugging the title of her hit song.
She went on to single out Russia, Hungary, Lebanon, Poland and Lithuania.
“I am aware that many countries and governments worldwide still restrict their citizens from reading about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) issues and this is what means the most to me in my career. I want all of your stories to be heard by the world. We stand here to demand an end to intolerance.”
(She may look ridiculous, but she can be quite eloquent.)
More Trouble for Weiner
Even more risqué photos of Congressman Anthony Weiner emerged this weekend.
(Many politicians are calling his antics a “ridiculous distraction” and I agree. Thanks a lot Weiner.)
Democratic Party leaders are calling for his resignation due to the online sex scandal that- unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re sick of hearing about. (Sorry!)
Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has stated that party leaders are making a coordinated push for Weiner to step down since it has become obvious he doesn’t intend to do so on his own.
Congressman Weiner’s spokeswoman says he has checked into a treatment facility and would be requesting a “short leave” of absence.
Weiner’s biggest fan? Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Sci-fi Thriller “Super 8” is … Well, Super…
Spielberg’s newest sci-fi flick Super 8 is number one at the box office, taking in an estimated 38 million, just this weekend. The film is written and directed by J.J. Abrams, starring newcomers Joel Courtney, Kyle Chandler, and Elle Fanning. Super 8 tells the story of a group of teens making their own movie when a train derails- releasing an evil alien into their Ohio town.
TIME’s Richard Corliss calls Super 8, “the year’s most thrilling, feeling mainstream movie.”
Not bad for opening weekend!
What are your thoughts on these stories and any other “happenings” that you would like to discuss?