Watch Brad Pitt, George Clooney & More in ‘8’

A seriously star-studded cast took the stage for Dustin Lance Black’s play “8,” last night in Los Angeles.  Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, John C. Reilly, Chris Colfer, Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and more took the stage to act out the legal fight to overturn Proposition 8.  You can take a look below. 

 

Gays Find Unlikely Heroine in Kim Kardashian

imageRemember that time when Meghan McCain, Heidi Montag, and Miley Cyrus all emerged as valiant supporters of gay rights and then gays pondered, for a second, how much more kinder it would be to fall victim to Oscar Wilde’s fate than to count such insipid debutantes as their champions? Well, it just gets worse! Infiltrating the blond trinity just in time for another round of futile afterthoughts resembling anti-Prop. 8 demonstrations is a brunette sheep most noted for the dimensions of her derriere: Kim Kardashian.

Taking a little time out from showing off her “hot bikini bod”, Kardashian brays, “Everyone … gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered — everyone should have equal rights to marry who they want to.” Much like McCain, Kardashian also has a jewelry box of faery princes to call her own. “I have many gay friends, and all I want is for them to be happy, yet this is just another obstacle in their way. Now they must continue fighting to be granted a basic civil right that many people take for granted.” But unlike McCain, Kardashian is able to use her forked tongue to properly condemn the spirit of Texas which courses through California’s veins: “Shame on you, California! We must all continue to fight the hate!”

Prince Gets Stinky Over Perfume Deal

imageFor such a small guy, Prince is making a huge amount of trouble these days. First the diminutive bible thumper stirs the pot on the heels of Proposition 8, claiming that homosexuality is wrong.”God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out,” said the Purple One. “He was, like, ‘Enough.’ ” Now, Prince is stinking up the courtroom in a lawsuit that claims his diva-like behavior is dooming his Revelations fragrance line, “3121.”

According to the deal inked in 2006, Prince had agreed to market the scent and make promotional appearances. “But he’s been a no-show for more than a year, even canceling a business meeting 15 minutes before it was to take place. Without the participation of the celebrity who licensed the fragrance, Revelations has had significant difficulty in marketing and as a result it has suffered significant lost sales opportunities,” the Manhattan Supreme Court suit says. His partners are now suing him for $100,000.

The Marriott Loves the Gays

imageBill Marriot spoke out about the recent Proposition 8 scuffles in California. An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bill nevertheless does not want Marriot to be associated with the millions of dollars the Mormon Church donated to the passage of the bill. He made this official statement on his blog. “For more than 80 years, our company has grown and changed, but that basic principle still holds up. We embrace all people as our customers, associates, owners and franchisees regardless of race, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation.”

“Our principle is backed up with a formal diversity program, which we established more than 20 years ago. Our Board of Directors has also focused on this priority and helped us be a leader and a better company. We were among the first in our industry to offer domestic partner benefits, and we’ve earned a perfect 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for two years in a row. Many of our hotels have hosted LGBT community functions and events for years.”

Way to go, Bill. We salute you.

How Does Sundance Figure Into the Fight Against Proposition 8?

The passing of Proposition 8 (which sounds like a Pakula conspiracy thriller from the 70s) is getting liberals and one very prominent conservative all riled up. Gay marriage has been banned in three states, and Ellen DeGeneres lost $100,000 of her own money, fine. But must cinephiles and Paris Hilton endure an indie-less winter because of it?

Anti anti-gays are taking the fight straight to Utah, home base of the Mormon Church (which had a large role in passing the bill) by threatening to boycott the state’s tourism, including the Sundance Film Festival in Park City this January. New York mag has solid reasons why this idea is absurd, and Keith Olbermann has some even better ones on why Proposition 8 is too.

Sacha Baron Cohen Brings Queer Eye to Anti-Gays

imageAfter assaulting Milan, terrorizing a Paris fashion show, modeling a red thong, and sucking on a Tampax, Sacha Baron Cohen, a.k.a. Bruno, has set his sights on politics. He showed up at an anti-gay demonstration Sunday in Los Angeles. Cohen took it the streets and crashed a rally in support of a ballot measure that would ban gay marriage in California. Undercover as his gay Austrian fashion reporter character, Cohen mixed in with the crowd until reporters realized who he was. His film crew kept the crowd at bay, then whisked him away in a van. Cohen’s Bruno-focused follow-up to his smash hit Borat is scheduled to hit theaters in May.

Schwarzenegger Aims to Terminate Proposition 8

imageHell’s gotten a bit nippy, and the ever-lovable California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken part in a campaign by the New Republicans to urge voters in his state to vote no on Proposition 8, which likens his advocacy for gay rights to Reagan’s in the late 1970s. Earlier this year, he told a bunch of Log Cabin Republicans that he would continue to fight any constitutional amendments striving to preclude same-sex marriage. Inquiring minds (well, yours truly, anyway) want to know if the late-breaking nature of the New Republicans’ effort was intentional, allowing for the fewest members to defect further to the left before Election Day.