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From Japanese director Shunji Iwai comes Vampire, a film about a teacher (Kevin Zegers -- a long way from his Air Bud days) who seduces his suicidal female students prior to draining ... More >>
Brunch is one thing that's done well in Los Angeles, a town that's very well-versed in mashups -- Carmeggedons I and II, for starters -- that grab more attention than should be necessary. And while it may not be the favorite meal service of chefs, this internal struggle is not transparent when you'r ... More >>
Bring it on down to Oscarville.The 84th Academy Awards, set for February, has had a dark cloud hanging over it, and the weather doesn't seem to be clearing. After Brett Ratner pulled out of his production gig following his utterance of an anti-gay slur (and Eddie Murphy then exited as host), ... More >>
DisneyCowboys are an invention of Latin America. Irony?Update: Our friends over at OC Weekly have photos of Monday night's protest here. First posted at 7:05 a.m..
Disney's Toy Story 3 ended up on some critics' year-end Top 10 lists, but now a labor union wants to put it back in the toy ches ... More >>
Hollywood PR guru Howard BragmanAt an Outfest panel in Los Angeles on Saturday, Hollywood's outdated logic that Americans won't accept openly gay, male actors playing straight, leading roles was once again revealed, with panelists saying the entertainment industry still believes moviegoers w ... More >>
At an Outfest panel on Sunday, gay and lesbian filmmakers gave an inside look at the continuing struggle to get Hollywood studio honchos to green-light big budget films with gay central characters, fearing Americans can't handle homosexuality and those movies will turn into box office losers ... More >>
Several film and music industry groups urged the White House this week to do all it can to stop online pirates from taking a bite of Hollywood's bottom line.
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, the Motion Picture ... More >>
Queer Town has noticed a number of comments, on this blog and others, where people are assuming how things went down on July 12 at the Outfest panel titled "Taking It to the Street: LGBT Directors Get Political," where openly gay, Emmy-winning director Todd Holland said he advises young, gay actors ... More >>
Steve Whitmore, who is the media spokesman for L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, has written an affecting account of some last days spent with his father, actor James Whitmore. The piece, which appears on L.A. Observed, describes a mantelpiece crowded with pictures of a robust, ex-Marine with presidents ... More >>
On Saturday afternoon, inside theater number two at the Directors Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard, California State Senator Sheila Kuehl sat on a panel with other gays and lesbians for a "special event" at Outfest called "Queer State of the Nation." Kuehl was feeling feisty.
"Tell th ... More >>