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SHOWBIZ: DC’s Gay Superhero, Cynthia Nixon Weds, Cate Blanchett Goes Gay, Paris Hilton, And More!

Although we surmised it might be Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, it looks like the gay character DC Comics is trotting out is Alan Scott, once known as the Golden Age Green Lantern. In the 1940s, decades before the emergence of the Hal Jordan Green Lantern depicted in the Ryan Reynolds flop movie, DC had another hero with that name, but a significantly different origin and costume. The Alan Scott Green Lantern (above) saved the day throughout the 1940s and “50s but was eventually retired in favor of the space-age GL who helms the title now. He reemerged as an older, mentor-type superhero in recent decades but has just rebooted as a young upstart in the new DC series Earth 2, set in a parallel universe. Not exactly the household name we were hoping for—though the old pre-reboot Alan Scott was the father of Obsidian, another gay superhero. And fans wonder why people think comic books are convoluted.  [Bleeding Cool]

Cynthia Nixon and her partner, Christine Marinoni, tied the knot Sunday in New York. The Sex and the City star wore a dress designed by Carolina Herrera. [People]

Two of our favorite actresses, Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska, will play vintage lesbian lovers in Carol, the upcoming adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel, The Price of Salt. “Carol is a love story about pursuit, betrayal and passion that follows the burgeoning relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. One, a girl in her twenties working in a department store who dreams of a more fulfilling life, and the other, a wife trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage desperate to break free but fearful of losing her daughter in the process.” [Collider]

Sin City is getting ready to launch its first official Gay Days Las Vegas in September, but it shouldn’t put a damper on the original event at Disney World in Orlando. “”The majority are saying that they plan on attending both,” says Gay Days founder Chris Alexander-Manley. [Orlando Sentinel]

Do we care that Paris Hilton has a new song out? Lord help us, we do—even if you can’t tell it’s her. [Pink is the New Blog]

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6 Comments

  • jason

    I try to like Cate Blanchett but I can never get past her nose.

  • Ben

    I kinda was hoping it would have been Kyle Rayner instead of Alan Scott

  • Luke

    Of course, that photo is Hal Jordan, not Alan Scott….

  • Jim in NYC

    “The Alan Scott Green Lantern (above) saved the day throughout the 1940s and “50s but was eventually retired in favor of the space-age GL who helms the title now.”

    Not quite. The Alan Scott Green Lantern saved the day throughout the 1930s and ’40s, but was eventually retired when costumed superheroes fell out of favor after World War II, along with the original Flash, the original Atom, the original Hawkman, and several Golden Age characters with no Silver Age counterparts like Doctor Fate, Wildcat, and Starman. The Big Four–Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Robin–were the only superheroes to remain in publication until DC revived the concept in the late 1950s.

  • Lefty

    I’m looking forward to the Patricia Highsmith adaptation, if it ever comes to pass.
    They’ll probably screw it up, but fingers crossed…

  • Storm

    Nope, that photo above is Alan Scott, not Hal Jordan. Scott has a new costume and attitude in this reboot as the Earth-2 Green Lantern.

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