Azealia Banks Discusses Her New Album

2.11.2014

By Jesse Steinbach

...and 5 other things you need to know today.

Photo by Rony Alwin

1. Azealia Banks discuses her new album, recent obsessions, and favorite Saturday night plans in NYC. While we eagerly wait for Fantasea II; The Second Wave to be released in July, the singer sat down with Galore for an outrageous interview. The 5 things Ms. Banks looks for in a guy? Smart, tall, clean, responsible, big dick. Laugh through the entire thing.

2. Preservationists want landmark status for the famous Stonewall Inn and Julius'. Both bars are LGBT institutions: Julius' is the oldest gay bar in New York city, Stonewall Inn was the site of the famous 1969 riots which launched the LGBT rights movement. Even though they're located in a historic district, the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation want to ensure Stonewall and Julius' aren't forgotten. "It's very, very easy for this history to get lost to the sands of time," said GVSHP executive director Andrew Berman, "and that's one of the purposes of landmark designation — is to make sure that it's not lost, that it is recognized."

3.The Only Way Is Essex star Dan Osbourne strips down again. Treat yourself...

4. Shirley Temple dies at age 85. The child star passed away on Monday of natural causes. Temple rose to fame during the Great Depression, staring in a myriad of movies, including Curly Top, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, and, Bright Eyes. Later, she served in government positions and was even the ambassador to the United Nations. A press released stated, "We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and… our beloved mother, grandmother [and] great-grandmother.” 

5. Openly gay athlete Caitlin Cahow will serve as Logo's first-ever Olympic columnist. Cahow — a two-time Olympic medalist and three-time World Champion women's hockey player — just returned from Sochi as part of President Obama's Delegation. She will write a series of articles exclusively for LogoTV.com highlighting her experiences in Sochi as a gay athlete. Read Cahow's first column here.

6. A personal lubricant commercial in time for Valentine's Day. Gun Oil has created a 60-second spot to showcase marriage equality and military service. The intimate vid tells the story of a same–sex couple with one spouse returning home. Empowered Products, the company that produces the lube, thinks it's the first time a major U.S. company has created an ad that is an "authentic portrayal" of what it means to be in a same-sex relationship. Check it out below:

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