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  • 13th September 2008

    Film Review: The Women

    Jada Pinkett Smith, Annette Bening, Meg Ryan and Debra Messing star in The Women

    12:49 PM — Over the last couple of decades, the battle for women's lib seemed to many to have been won. Yet though the situation may be better, the fight goes on. Women are still paid less, occupy fewer high-up positions in business and remain hugely under-represented in politics. 2008 was the year that many American women thought the tide would finally change with Hilary Clinton's campaign for the US presidency – and yet her bid failed.

  • Film Review: Pineapple Express

    Seth Rogen and James Franco star in Pineapple Express (Photo: Dale Robinette)

    12:45 PM — There's been a sizable, if not quite noble, tradition of stoner comedies in American cinema going back the last forty years or more. This has been largely since the arrival of the late sixties counterculture generation and the realization that people who smoke cannabis are not only easily amused, but can also be quite amusing to watch. The idea was itself an offshoot of the age-old comedies of drunkenness that have been a part of human entertainment pretty much since the first caveman ate the wrong sort of mushrooms and started to walk into things.

  • Film Review: The Duchess

    Keira Knightley plays Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire in The Duchess (Photo: Nick Wall)

    12:39 PM — Keira Knightley is undeniably beautiful, of that there has been little argument since she first appeared on the public radar with 2002's Bend It Like Beckham. But since her rocketing rise to global stardom, thanks largely to the Pirates of the Caribbean films, one thing has constantly been in dispute: can Knightley actually act, or is she just another in a long line of good-looking girls who can wear a corset and speak with a crisp middle-class English accent?

  • Film Review: RocknRolla

    Thandie Newton plays Stella in RocknRolla (Photo: Alex Bailey)

    12:35 PM — It's hard not to feel just a little bit sorry for Guy Richie. Yes, he may be a multi-millionaire, his life seemingly consisting of a succession of glitzy parties in a world of beautiful people and extravagant celebs. But at the same time he's become a laughing stock. He's in the public eye more thanks to being the husband of one of the most famous women on the planet, especially during the last few months of rumours of marital difficulties, than for any success of his own. And, lest we forget, it's been ten years since he first hit the big time – and ten years since he last made a good film.

  • 12th September 2008

    Doncaster urged to embrace the pink pound

    Kylie fans at Doncaster Pride

    4:13 PM — The Yorkshire town of Doncaster is "sitting up and taking notice of the opportunities" that being gay-friendly can bring.

  • Queer festival to challenge Serbia’s far right 2

    The festival begins on Thursday

    3:52 PM — Cabaret, street performance and film will all be on show at next week's Queer Beograd X5 in Belgrade. The festival begins on Thursday.

  • REVIEW: Dykes to watch out for 1

    The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For

    1:32 PM — Were there any lesbians around before New Labour and Bill Clinton? Why, yes. Before the glitz and glamour of The L Word, before But I'm a Cheerleader there was Alison Bechdel.

  • Cliff: “rumour-mongers don’t have any power over me” 18

    Sir Cliff is 67

    12:52 PM — Pop star Sir Cliff Richard has spoken out after a wave of speculation about his sexuality.

  • Asia’s largest gay festival begins in Taipei

    The highlight of the carnival will be the Pride parade

    12:26 PM — The Taiwanese gay community will be celebrating during the coming month as the 2008 Taipei Gay Carnival began today.

  • 11th September 2008

    Italian comedian faces “Fascist” prosecution for mocking the Pope 12

    Pope Benedict said marriage should only be between a man and a woman

    4:03 PM — The Minister of Justice in Italy has given prosecutors permission to use a Fascist-era law to punish a comedian for mocking the Pope.

  • Gay youth radio station secures more funding

    FYI Radio was awarded £2,000 by Vinspired.

    2:28 PM — FYI Radio, an LGBT youth user-generated radio station, has announced its live launch show this month.

  • Interview: Homophobic bullying is killing gay kids 3

    Stonewall is campaiging against homophobic bullying

    2:04 PM — Attitude editor Matthew Todd spoke to PinkNews.co.uk about why reports of gay kids being targeted in schools makes him furious and why the mag has taken a stand.

  • 10th September 2008

    Cumming to America: Alan Cumming to become a US citizen 5

    Alan Cumming is taking US citizenship

    1:24 PM — Scottish actor Alan Cumming has decided to take American citizenship, and said he hopes to vote for Barack Obama in November's Presidential election.

  • 9th September 2008

    Lesbian star may be new face of Cover Girl

    Ellen DeGeneres may be the new face of Cover Girl

    6:17 PM — Ellen DeGeneres is reported to be shooting an advertising campaign for one of America's top cosmetics companies this week.

  • Libraries asked to stock ex-gay literature 4

    A new campaign targets public libraries

    4:58 PM — A US organisation "devoted exclusively to exposing and countering the homosexual activist agenda" is backing a new campaign targeting public libraries.

  • Russian authorities target South Park over Christian references 1

    Mr Hankey's Christmas Classics features a song by A Christmas Poo

    3:37 PM — Regional prosecutors in Russia have started legal proceedings against a TV station for broadcasting an episode of US cartoon comedy South Park.

  • Thousands sign up for Liverpool Pride campaign 5

    Liverpool does not have a Pride festival

    2:16 PM — A Facebook group created to support calls for Liverpool to have its own Pride event has attracted thousands of members.

  • Kylie considers lesbianism and reveals Tallulah fascination 3

    Kylie Minogue was awarded an OBE in 2007

    12:56 PM — Singer and gay icon Kylie Minogue has revealed that she is having trouble finding a boyfriend.

  • 8th September 2008

    Hollyoaks: Will Carmel and Calvin make it down the aisle?

    Hollyoaks is on Channel 4 daily

    10:50 PM — It's the day of the big Hollyoaks wedding – Carmel and Calvin are going to walk down the aisle at last. Or are they?

  • Hollyoaks: Mercedes and Kris share a night of passion

    Hollyoaks is on Channel 4 daily

    9:46 PM — Kris starts off the week absolutely furious with Malachy. He finds out that his brother's failed to reach Ireland in time for their mum's birthday and promises to track him down to find out why.

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