Historically, gay men have engaged in intergenerational relationships -- among consenting adults -- probably more than straight people have. One reason is that we've had to find each other and teach each other about ourselves, and often that's been about older people teaching younger people.
After the last two episodes of "American Horror Story: Coven" nearly lulled me into a coma (except for the always-stellar work of the veteran cast), finally, finally, everything is starting to make sense.
They gave us the fairytale we all wanted, and they showed us that age is just a number when it comes to falling in love.
Any other female performer who refused to share any of her personal life (or personality, really) would quickly be branded with quite different labels than the ones we have reserved for Queen Spears. Today being guarded is understood as "closed-off" or "robotic." The inability to present oneself as vulnerable is seen as "inauthentic." For Spears, that same behavior is untouchable.
I witnessed something authentically beautiful in Guatemala with Justin Bieber.
Will Forte didn't worry about getting the role in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" because he assumed he didn't have a chance.
This week I talked with 21-year-old singer Jonathan Allen, who touched our hearts singing his way into the semifinals on America's Got Talent. His audition performance has been called the most emotional audition ever in the show's history.
Tom Daley could have come out by doing a magazine interview, holding hands with his boyfriend in public or writing a book. It doesn't matter how he did it; he did it in the way he wanted to, and in my opinion he did it really well. His video is beautiful, honest, personal, inspiring and emotional.
Yes, Elf has its moments, including almost every scene with Will Ferrell, but it experiences so many missteps that unless you squint real hard, this is one holiday film that doesn't quite deliver.
With all the poppin' Molly references, sippin' syrup advocacy, swimming in pools of alcohol advertising, and chronic weed abuse promotion that hip hop has become the modern day vehicle for, it's refreshing to see health addressed positively from icons of Jay Z and Beyonce's status.
After receiving medical attention for her wounded digit, Giada came back to finish the show. But not before tweeting a photo of her finger that nearly caused us to blow chunks.
Looking at all the recent comings out among celebrities, Daley and Bello provide yet another way for public figures to announce who they are (even if they're not exactly choosing what category they fit in). And that gives young people who may be LGBT even more options.
The media response to British Olympic diver and teen pin-up Tom Daley announcing this week that he is in a relationship with a man only confirms why we need more coming-out narratives.
The first, obvious and most powerful ironic comparison, especially to those of us in southern California's car culture, is to James Dean.
I didn't know Bob Dylan was black. And knew what we thought or felt. I'm not offended that he said what he said, but I'm a wee bit miffed that he felt he had the right to speak for blacks, Serbs and Croats with such authority.
"At the end of the day, no matter what 'he said, she said', it's all about the fans. I hope they understand when they attend my shows, it's with an open mind. It takes a little time to dust yourself off and start all over again!"
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The United States is a world leader in ocean conservation and fisheries reform. The ongoing TPP negotiations are an irreplaceable opportunity for us to enact sweeping, trans-oceanic change.