AfterElton Briefs: “People’s Choice Awards” Are Pretty Gay, Cher, Adam Lambert Debuts Big, and more

Finding a picture of Tom Ford with clothing on was difficult; ironic since he designs clothes.

Following this assortment of carefully-selected news items, interested readers can find a refreshing pic of a hot man in underwear. Yes, we’re serious.

  • There is a full court media press on Tom Ford‘s A Single Man. The Advocate interview is wide ranging, from his days trying to make it in the city, why the book spoke to him, the love of his life, and more.
  • From the teaser photo, The Guardian had a nice profile on up-and-coming fashion designer Henry Holland, and the article is unapologetically gay, which we’d not get in the U.S. My favorite quote:

I think it [being gay] makes you more experimental. There’s
not that whole thing of, ‘I can’t wear that, I’d look like a poof’,
because you are a poof.

  • AOL has a nice interview with Ben McKenzie about Southland‘s future, including this exchange about Officer Cooper:

Do you think they’ll ever go there with Cudlitz’s character, getting him a gay love interest … or have they already?

They … yeah, they start pushing towards that as well. Once again, I
think that we got kind of cut off in the middle, but they definitely
start making inroads to revealing his personal life more. We’re trying
to handle the fact that Officer John Cooper is gay as only one aspect
of his personality, not the overriding, sole aspect of his personality.
He is a cop who happens to be gay rather than a "gay cop." So, much
like I don’t play a straight cop — I’m a cop, I’m also straight. I’m
also rich, and I’m also ambitious … [and] named after a fashion
designer. [Laughs]

  • Mad Men‘s season is over, and nobody seems to know where Bryan Batt‘s Sal is – including Bryan himself.

  • Adam Lambert‘s debut album, For Your Entertainment, opened at #10 on the iTunes charts after less than twelve hours on sale.
  • Surprising no one, the New York State Senate failed to vote on a marriage equality bill in a special session called for today. This is the same state senate that spent weeks with Democrats and Republicans locking each other out of the Senate Chamber like a bunch of 8-year-olds.

  • The People’s Choice Awards nominees have been announced, and there’s all sorts of gay in the nominees. This being The People’s Choice Awards, you can vote for your favorites. A summary, that’s far from conclusive:
    • TV Comedy: Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother
    • TVComedy Actor: Neil Patrick Harris
    • TV Obsession: Gossip Girl, True Blood, Secret Life of the American Teenager
    • New TV Comedy: Glee, Modern Family
    • Breakout Music Artist: Adam Lambert, Lady GaGa
  • Below we’ve got the cast of Glee talking about what kind of music they personally listen to – and one of them is a big fan of both Pantera and Rufus Wainwright.


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  • The American Medical Association is the latest group demanding that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell be repealed by Congress. Someone who might agree with them? Darren Manzella, who was discharged under the policy. Take a minute to watch – his story is fairly unique, since he "confessed" to being gay, and was told that wasn’t evidence when it suited the Army to keep him.

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