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New Music Tuesday, Sept. 16: James, Chris Brown, Barbra Streisand and More

Another big week of releases, and if you think I’m exhausted, you’re right, but also exhilarated and excited by all this new music. A great return from an old standby—Jamestops this chart, with plenty more to recommend beneath it, from the new EDM standard-bearers (The Juan Maclean) to a sadly overlooked electronic act (Engineers) to a sharp acoustic troubadour’s debut (Nick Mulvey). And that’s not even half of it.

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Target Includes Gay Dads in Latest Ad

In a move sure to frustrate the (very) few people backing an anti-gay boycott of Target, the retailer has included a shot of two gay dads with their child in its latest advert.

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John Travolta: Gay Affair Rumors are Just 'People Wanting Money'

John Travolta has hit back at allegations that he had a gay affair, claiming that they’re nothing more than “people wanting money.”

The actor is in the middle of a legal battle with his former pilot, Douglas Gotterba, who is planning to write a tell-all book with details of a six-year affair that he allegedly had with Travolta in the ‘80s.

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Coming to Theatres: L.A. Gets Fetish-Focused Film Fest, 'The Prophet' Comes to Big Screen

Hollywood art gallery Antebellum, the only fetish art gallery in the world, will present the first annual Antebellum Film Festival for three nights, Sept. 26-28. The series of fetish-focused movies will offer the L.A. premiere of Folsom Forever. The 72-minute documentary provides an in-depth look at San Francisco's world-famous street fair. For details and schedule, contact the gallery at Antebellum@earthlink.net.
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Indiana & Wisconsin Same-Sex Marriages On Hold as Court Stays Ruling

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a stay on its ruling striking down bans on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana, pending the result of the appeal to the Supreme Court.

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Facebook Agrees to Meet Drag Community Over Legal Name Policy

Spokespersons for Facebook have reached out to a select group of drag performers to arrange a meeting to discuss the social network’s controversial policy requiring members to use their “real names.”

Facebook has required that users list their legal name since 2008, but this month started enforcing the policy more strictly, forcing hundreds of drag performers to either use their legal names, switch to Fan Pages or lose their accounts entirely.

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Snoop Dogg Under Fire for Calling Fan a 'Fag' on Instagram

Rapper Snoop Dogg faced some serious backlash yesterday after using Instagram to call one of his fans a ‘fag’.

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Coming to TV: OITNB Gets New Cast Members, the Return of Luke Perry

Though Pablo Schrieber and his mustache will not be back for Season 3 of Orange is the New Black, a number of new cast members will soften his departure. Among the new faces will be Mary SteenburgenFringe vet Blair Brown and The Fault in Our StarsMike Birbiglia. Former Girls and Elementary guest star Marsha Stephanie Blake has been cast as a new correctional officer.  

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Point Foundation Gala Draws Big Names and Even Bigger Heart for LGBT Youth Education

Sam Harris sat on a stool on a simple stage and said, “When Cher’s video came out for this song I’m about to play, she was surrounded by sailors. For personal reasons I wanted to recreate that here tonight.”
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'The Imitation Game' Wins Audience Award at Toronto Film Festival

The Benedict Cumberbatch-starring The Imitation Game, a biopic of codebreaker and logician Alan Turing, has won the coveted People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

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