First there was Queen Latifah in Long Beach. Now Lil’ Kim has been scheduled to perform at L.A. Pride on June 5. The “Lighters Up” rapper has appeared at Pride events before, including in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York City. [L.A. Pride]
Will Smith took bosom buddy Duane Martin, not Jada, to the Monaco Grand Prix. Whether they had to share a room to save money, we don’t know. [Crunktastical].
At the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco this Saturday, Facebook will become the first social-media site to receive an honor, a Special Recognition Award, from the anti-defamation organization. The site is being recognized for its role in bullying prevention, for adding “in a domestic partnership” and “in a civil union” status options, and encouraging employees to ‘go purple’ in support of queer youth on Spirit Day. “Facebook has set the bar high for ensuring LGBT people have a safe space to connect with friends and family,” said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. [GLAAD]
The premiere of bilingual cable network Mun2’s new telenovela, Ojo por Ojo (“An Eye for an Eye”)—which depicts rival crime families, including gay characters Tin and Marcos—received the best Nielsen ratings for any telenovela in network history among viewers 18-49. We peeked ahead at some spoilers, though—let’s just say things don’t look so good. [After Elton]
Remember when Jerry Falwell said the Teletubbies were queer because they carried purses and liked to skip around? Well, Nikky Smedley, who played Laa-Laa (the yellow one) told a British newspaper that’s rubbish: “I think it’s embarrassing for the people who said it. What kind of person can take the obvious innocence and turn it into something else? We were hardly sexual beings.” And thus ends a debate nobody’s had for 13 years. [Videogum]