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  • 1st December 2008

    Graham Norton confirms he will not be replacing Sir Terry as Eurovision host

    The Eurovision Song Contest 2009 will be held in Moscow

    1:22 PM — Comedian and TV presenter Graham Norton has put an end to rumours that he will be replacing fellow Irishman Terry Wogan as the BBC's Eurovision host.

  • 29th November 2008

    Film Review: Waltz With Bashir

    Waltz with Bashir is on release now

    12:49 AM — It seems that the old idea that cartoons are for kids has finally been shattered. Hot on the heels of the stylized black and white animated exploration of the Iranian Revolution that was last year’s multiple award-winning (and Oscar-nominated) Persepolis comes another intriguing, award-winning take on another aspect of recent Middle Eastern history that’s largely unknown outside the region. And as with Persepolis, the animated approach may be unusual, but it is also an ideal way of increasing the accessibility of a subject that would, were it dealt with in more traditional forms, almost certainly turn many of us off before we even considered going to see it. Were this – or Persepolis – a documentary, few would have paid much attention. The gimmick of animation, especially animation done well, has worked a treat in expanding the potential audience.

  • Film Review: The Baader-Meinhof Complex

    The Baader-Meinhof Complex

    12:44 AM — If you've been reading the papers over the last few years you could be forgiven for thinking that we're in the midst of an unprecedented surge of terrorist activity. Every day, the press is full of tales of bomb plots and terror threats. Government announcements constantly inform us of the need for new laws and new powers to deal with a rising tide of violent extremism. Yet if you consider the number of successful terrorist atrocities that have been carried out in the West since the turn of the millennium, though the scale of attacks like those of 9/11, 7/7 and Madrid may have increased, the number has dropped significantly.

  • Film Review: W.

    Josh Brolin stars as George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's W

    12:29 AM — In the run-up to what was already being touted as the most significant presidential election in years before the recent global financial upheavals that have added so many extra concerns to the race, it is perhaps unsurprising that Hollywood has tried to cash in on the massive political interest that has surrounded the vote. What is surprising is that the only major film of the election season is a biopic of the outgoing president, rather than a more general political piece looking at the state of the union. What's even more surprising is that the mastermind behind this George W Bush movie is Oliver Stone.

  • 28th November 2008

    Gay penguin couple accused of stealing eggs from straights 2

    And Tango Makes Three was published in 2005

    4:07 PM — A pair of gay penguins has been stealing eggs from straight couples in an attempt to become 'fathers'.

  • Writers create pro-gay ‘Princess Diana’ bible 8

    Diana, Princess of Wales, died in 1997

    1:17 PM — Film-maker Max Mitchell has announced plans to publish a pro gay translation of The Bible to be called 'The Princess Diana Bible'.

  • 27th November 2008

    Boy George reported laptop hack days before he handcuffed rent boy, court told 1

    Boy George denies the charge against him

    11:58 PM — Gay star Boy George, who is charged with the false imprisonment of a rent boy told police that his laptop was hacked into just days before the incident, a court was told.

  • Polish Catholics boycott IKEA over catalogue “promoting” homosexuality 33

    IKEA shows gay families in its catalogue

    3:55 PM — Catholics in Poland are calling for a boycott of furniture retailer IKEA because its catalogue features pictures of same-sex couples.

  • Serbian government funds LGBT information website

    A Serbian gay site has been given government funds

    2:54 PM — The Ministry of Culture in Serbia has given financial support to an online news website dedicated to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgender population within the country

  • Sir Elton and David donate £20k to Liberal Democrats

    Sir Elton and Mr Furnish gave money to the Lib Dems

    1:53 PM — Pop legend Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish are among a list of donors to the Liberal Democrats published yesterday by the Electoral Commission.

  • Graham Norton to join La Cage Aux Folles next year

    Graham Norton is to act in the West End

    1:09 PM — TV presenter and comedian Graham Norton is to take the role of Albin in the London stage production of La Cage Aux Folles.

  • 26th November 2008

    Boy George’s rent-boy “sexed up” false imprisonment story, court told

    Boy George denies the charges made against him

    8:00 PM — The male escort who claims that Boy George falsely imprisoned him wanted to be placed in hand cuffs and "sexed up" his story a court has heard.

  • Trans ex-MP triumphs as Italy’s newest reality TV star

    Luxuria served in the Italian parliament

    4:52 PM — While Brian Paddick, former Lib Dem contender for Mayor of London, is baring all in the Australian jungle courtesy of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, another LGBT political figure has just won fame and public adulation.

  • 25,000 expected at massive HIV fundraiser in Florida 1

    This year's theme is 'The Gods & Goddesses of Mount Olympus'

    2:58 PM — Today sees the start of 'White Party Week' a gay and lesbian event to raise money for South Florida's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS charity, Care Resource.

  • Last Choir Standing winners release first album after signing record deal

    Only Men Aloud! have released their debut album

    1:05 PM — The winners of reality show Last Choir Standing have signed a five-figure record deal with Universal and released their first album on 24th November.

  • Art exhibition explores homophobia in football 3

    A table football with a gay theme

    11:47 AM — The work of gay artist Jason Bartholomew-Hall is on show at an exhibition this week in Brighton.

  • 24th November 2008

    Boy George chained male prostitute to wall, court told 6

    Boy George has denied the charge

    4:44 PM — Singer and DJ Boy George chained a male prostitute to the wall of his apartment, a London court heard today.

  • MPs follow Barack and look to the internet to reach voters

    Barack Obama used the internet to win the Presidency

    1:21 PM — And the winner is .... John Hutton. He may not be the most exciting of Cabinet ministers, but the Defence Secretary's web presence has been judged to be the best designed.

  • 22nd November 2008

    Hollyoaks Spoilers: Heartbreak for Louise as Mandy confesses all

    Hollyoaks is on Channel 4 daily

    1:04 AM — Tony's living nightmare worsens when he's arrested in the Village for sexual activity with a child. Mandy attempts to calm his fears, but he's convinced that he's about to lose everything.

  • Hollyoaks Spoilers: Can Tony talk his way out of his latest bit of bother?

    Hollyoaks is on Channel 4 daily

    12:44 AM — Tony gets himself into serious trouble after finding out that his conquest from the previous night – Theresa – is a schoolgirl. He doesn't know what to do when she starts bombarding him with texts and phone calls so she confides in Mandy about his dilemma.

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