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Magic Johnson's son, Erving Johnson III, stepped out on Sunset Boulevard with his boyfriend, wearing a fabulous fur coat and carrying a man purse, and took the time to talk to TMZ. As for his famous parents, whom TMZ evidently took the time to call to ask what they thought of their own son, "Cookie and I love Ej and support him in every way. We're very proud of him."
I remember when TLC was The Learning Channel. Now it's just a series of weird shows like My Crazy Obsession, which will feature Eric Ducharme, who is obsessed with being a merman. It's "the lifestyle I have chosen." He was upfront with his boyfriend on the first date, and the boyfriend seems fine with it.
It was a rock and roll fairytale come true for one Detroit gay man when Garbage's Shirley Manson halted her band's March 30 performance at the Majestic Theater so that his boyfriend could pop the question.
Amateur video footage shows Manson bringing the two men, identified on YouTube as Domenick Viviano and Scott Sauter, onstage.
"So as it happens I was on my Facebook page yesterday, I was on the tour bus and I was going through messages as we do and we can't obviously answer everyone," Manson says to Domenick. "But then I saw this message from your boyfriend Scott and he told me that you were really super amazing ... then he told me a few other things about your private life that probably I shouldn't know."
Scott then drops to one knee before the two share a passionate embrace. The couple reportedly later joked that they knew they »
- Curtis M. Wong
Stephen King has never shied away from politics. His college column, King’s Garbage Truck, mostly dealt with pop culture, but also tackled heady subjects like anti-war rallies and abortion. In 1970’s “A Possible Fairy Tale,” he outlined a 10-day plan for ending the conflict in Viet Nam. His 1984 article, “Why I Am For Gary Hart,” King stated boldly, “Ronald Reagan is a bad president and must be turned out of office.” Allegorically, King has tackled political matters again and again, most notably in The Tommyknockers’ concerns about nuclear power and Under the Dome’s barely sub-textual treatise against George W. Bush.
Which is why his new essay, “Guns,” is a little surprising. Released as a Kindle Single via his own publishing house, Philtrum Press, “Guns” absolutely touches on politics. Just past the illustration of the half-mast American flag on the cover, there’s discussion of Red States and Blue States, »
- Kevin Quigley
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