Posts from May 2012
May 16, 2012George Takei is best known for his role as Commander Sulu on Star Trek. Though the original series only lasted three years in the late 1960s, it became a cult classic in syndication and spawned numerous other series and feature films--several that included Takei. The actor and longtime activist continues to have a strong fan base--one that has followed him into a uniquely 21st Century realm, Facebook. He made headlines in 2005 when he publicly announced he was gay and introduced his longtime
May 13, 2012From Hollywood princess to Princess Leia to alcoholic, Carrie Fisher has experienced it all. The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds grew up in the spotlight and had her breakout role in 1977's Star Wars . But time was not kind to the actress and dependency on booze and drugs, along with episodes of mental illness, took their toll. All of that and more are discussed in Fisher's one-woman show Wishful Drinking. It's heavy stuff, but Fisher delivers it with humor that has...
May 4, 2012The first Brand USA video designed to welcome international tourists to the country includes a gay couple. The video, introduced at a major travel conference last week, features an original song by artist Rosanne Cash titled "Land of Dreams." Parts of the 2 1/2 minute video were shot in cities such as New York, San Francisco and New Orleans. One scene from the later city shows two men riding a streetcar arm-in-arm. See the video below and catch the particular scene around the 1:14...