Lady Gaga Will Become The First Artist To Sing In Space
By Jesse Steinbach
1. Lady Gaga will become the first artist to sing in space. According to US Magazine, Mother Monster and her monster squad will travel in a Virgin Galactic Ship and sing a track for the Zero G. Colony high-tech musical festival in New Mexico. The performance is set for early 2015, but Gaga will have to complete a month of vocal training before blast off.
2. Lea Michelle to star in Glee spin-off. "They're making the deals now and it also presents a viable exit plan for the main Glee series itself — in that some of its core cast would also migrate to the Lea Michelle project as Glee is showing signs of agains," revealed an insider source. Hmm, is this a good idea or is the Glee-horse being beaten to the ground? We'll have to wait and see since FOX denies that it's true.
3. Hawaii joint House committees passed a marriage equality bill. The 30-member panel of the House Judiciary & Finance Committee voted Tuesday in favor of same-sex marriage legislation, Senate BIll 1. The bill will now go through the House for a final vote. The exact decision date remains unknown, but let's hope Hawaii will join Illinois' recent rite of passage!
4. Out US soccer midfielders Megan Rapinoe (who we featured last July) and Lori Lindsey bring awareness to Russia's anti-gay laws. The athletes have joined the Human Right's Campaign's "Love Consquers Hate" campaign and modeled Russian "Love Conquers Hate" tees via Instagram. Buy the shirts online and all of the proceeds will go to LGBT advocacy groups in Russia.
5. Anton Krasovsky, a former Russian news anchor fired earlier this year for being gay, tells Thomas Roberts, "It's time to be open." Roberts is set to report on the LGBT climate in Russia when he hosts the Miss Universe Pagaent in Moscow this Saturday. But before he takes up the gig, Roberts walked with Krasovsky through the capital city. Krasovky told Roberts: "I thought that it was my attempt to [speak to] Russian gay people. To all Russian people. Because it's not about gay rights, it's about human rights."
6. CW's Arrow star Steve Amell discusses his role in the all-gay soap opera, Dante's Cove, on Chelsea Lately. Though the handsome gent is in fact straight, taken, and a recent dad, he doesn't mind if guys or girls show him interest. "People can hit on me if they want to." Chelsea congratulated Amell's attitude, as do we (...and sweet, we can still hit on the DILF). Enjoy: