Barack and Michelle Obama Salute Frankie Knuckles in Letter

Barack and Michelle Obama have added their voices to the public grieving of Frankie Knuckles, the Chicago house pioneer who died last month at age 59. Knuckles' frequent production partner David Morales shared via Facebook a letter addressed to Knuckles' family and friends that the President and First Lady signed. It… » 4/22/14 4:38pm Yesterday 4:38pm

Basketball Player Dons Drag, Throws Up, Comes Around on Gays

Meet Brandon, a "pro basketball player," who was somehow roped into getting married on the RuPaul's Drag Race stage while wearing female drag (his wife was in a tux), all the while voicing his extreme discomfort with the situation and his teammates' potential responses. And then, during judging, when everyone onstage and … » 4/22/14 1:10pm Yesterday 1:10pm

The Agony and the Honesty of Lindsay

Lindsay Lohan proclaimed herself "a bit of a narcissist" on the season finale of her OWN show Lindsay last night, and yet that show was too ugly even for her to stomach. Before a single episode of the show had aired, Lohan intimated to Jimmy Fallon that Lindsay presented a distorted view of her life, in its portrayal of… » 4/21/14 8:19pm Monday 8:19pm

Tribeca: Ira Sachs' Love Is Strange Is More Than a Gay Movie

The premise of Ira Sachs' sixth feature, Love Is Strange, recalls a type of story we read in the news with increasing frequency: George (Alfred Molina) marries his husband Ben (John Lithgow) and loses his job teaching at a Catholic school as a result. That sounds like a recipe for a heavy-handed message movie, but the… » 4/17/14 7:25pm 4/17/14 7:25pm

Aretha Franklin Suing Site For $10M Over Patti LaBelle Fistfight Story

This weekend, a News Nerd story with the headline "Patti Labelle Arrested After Fist Fight with Aretha Franklin" made the rounds. As of right now, the post has been shared 1,700 times on Twitter and 41,000 times on Facebook. People gleefully spread the news that these ladies of soul, elegance, and attitude came to blows. … » 4/17/14 6:33pm 4/17/14 6:33pm

This Man Wants His Penis To Be the Most Famous Penis on Earth (NSFW)

Tom Mitchell so loves his penis that he calls it "Elmo" and wants to donate it—not for science, exactly, but for mass admiration. Coming in somewhere between a real, live Christopher Guest character and someone who'd be profiled on a TLC reality show, Mitchell is the clear star of directors Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math's » 4/16/14 12:40pm 4/16/14 12:40pm