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DOSSIER: Chippendales Movie? Housewives of SF? … Adam Lambert Doesn’t Care If You Hate His Cover

ON OUR GAYDAR — News, notes, clicks, and quips from around the web.


• It’s a biopic about Chippendales creator Steve Banerjee, but director Tony Scott can’t make a movie like that without muscled men in french cuffs.

• Speaking of gay-oriented entertainment, there might be a New York version of Real Housewives that’s being put together, but there’s also a casting call out out for The Real Gay Housewives of San Francisco.

• Giorgio Armani, 75, is getting ready to hand off his fashion empire.

• Gay academics are shunning their bi colleagues.

• A straight couple in Washington considers divorcing there and remarrying in Iowa or Connecticut if Referendum 71 is defeated, because “it is simply loathsome to us to have our union approved by a state that does not recognize the fundamental right of every adult, no matter whom they love, to marry.”

• Chaz Bono shaves his face for the first time.

• Jenny Durkan starts her new job this week — as Seattle’s new top federal prosecutor and the first openly gay U.S. attorney.

• Tallahassee City Commission unanimously votes to add same-sex couples (and heteros in domestic partnerships) to its list of those eligible for benefits, and adds sexual orientation and gender identity to its discrimination protections ordinances.


• Adam Lambert responds to critiques of his debut album cover: “Thank you to those who appreciate and understand that the album cover is deliberately campy. It’s an omage to the past. It IS ridiculous. For those that don’t get it: oh well… Glad to have gotten your attention.”

• Argentina’s lawmakers begin debating gay marriage bills.