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Thursday Briefs: “Dr” Laura signing off; S Club 7 singer Jon Lee is out; Prop 8 rally in WeHo tomorrow

Happy Wednesday everyone!

So you thought Christian Bale looked good in a bat suit? You oughta check The Dark Knight star out wearing only briefs – and far less – in the cult classic American Psycho.

He is scary good!
WILL THE BITCH BE BACK? Speaking of scary, I’ve thought Laura Schlessinger was a horrid woman even before she described gay people as “biological errors.”

All you have to do is listen to her radio show for three minutes and hear her be verbally abusive to her poor callers to know that this woman is wound up tight in all the wrong ways.

In the wake of her using “the N word” repeatedly on the air recently, Schlessinger appeared on Larry King Live last night to announce that she was leaving her radio show when her contract runs out at the end of the year.

“I want to regain my First Amendment rights,” she said. “I want to be able to say what’s on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry, some special interest group deciding this is the time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates, attack sponsors. I’m sort of done with that.”

Now she can go say “the N word” all she wants I suppose. She must feel so liberated. Anyway, the folks over at are thrilled!

But before you pop open the champagne, realize that she will resurface. She’s got a book coming out and will stay active on the web and there are more than enough folks out there who think she’s worth listening to.

I’m obviously not one of them.

HE’S GAY: I hadn’t heard of former S Club 7 singer turned actor Jon Lee until today but I’m thrilled that the UK star has decided to come out publicly in an interview with UK’s Gay Times.

“If someone had said, ‘Are you gay?’ I would have said yes, but no one ever did,” Lee said in the interview. “I’ve never felt the need to leap out of the closet singing and dancing about it. I’ve always known I was gay, from a very young age.”

The 28-year-old achieved stardom in the late ’90s and early 2000s when S Club 7 was one of the biggest pop groups in the United Kingdom, put out five albums in as many years and racked up a number of hits.

After the group split up in 2003, Lee turned to the stage and indie films.

Of his sexuality he says: “If you are in the public eye I think people feel like they have a right to know, feel like they have a right to ask and that you should be completely open and honest about all these things,” he said. “And I think it depends.”

RALLYING FOR EQUALITY: It’s been such a roller coaster of emotions in recent weeks on the Prop. 8 front: The elation of Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling, the hopeful anticipation and weddings being planned as the end of the stay he ordered approached and the disappointment at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to not allow any new marriages to take place during the appeals process.

With all of that, it seems like a very good idea to have a rally/demonstration and one is planned for tomorrow evening in West Hollywood. LA Weekly’s Patrick Range McDonald reports that people should gather in West Hollywood at the corner of Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards at 6 p.m.

“There’s a sense of frustration for why people can’t get married this week,” says Arturo Sernas, a Los Angeles-based gay rights activist. The protest, Sernas says, is a way to remind the public that “the LGBT community will continue to fight until full federal equality has been achieved.”



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One Remark

  1. Good riddance to the Dr of hate and nonsense and the ones who listen to her tripe, now she’s free to spew her hate and try to justify it without decent people in the real world ever hearing it.

    This woman really needs a real shrink for her issues since I’m with Kathy Griffin, what is she a doctor of, botany?

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