Gay Phoenix: The Latest

Slightly Used News :: September 22, 2020

Slightly Used News :: September 22, 2020

NEWS | Sep 22

RBG has left us; what happens next? Don't worry, we have all the comfort and hilarity you need in this week's episode of Slightly Used News...

Did Noah Purvis' Adult Gay Videos Lead Him to be Booted Off 'Love Island'?

Did Noah Purvis' Adult Gay Videos Lead Him to be Booted Off 'Love Island'?

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 22

Noah Purvis was brought on to CBS's "Love Island" to shake things up. He did do that.

Vandals Destroy Signs Celebrating Inclusiveness, Diversity in Washington State

Vandals Destroy Signs Celebrating Inclusiveness, Diversity in Washington State

NEWS | Sep 22

A civic-minded group called the Lollipop Guild in Lewis County, California, put up a rainbow sign espousing acceptance and inclusion. Vandals promptly struck, tearing the sign down.

Romney OKs Voting on Court Nominee, All but Assures Approval

Romney OKs Voting on Court Nominee, All but Assures Approval

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire | Sep 22

Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said he supports voting to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court, all but ensuring President Donald Trump has the backing needed to push the nomination over Democratic objections.

Beloved Sitcom 'Friends' to Get an All-Black Table Read

Beloved Sitcom 'Friends' to Get an All-Black Table Read

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 22

Evergreen '90s sitcom "Friends" is about to get a table read in much the same way "The Nanny" recently did, but with a twist: The read, scheduled for this evening (Sept. 22) on Zoom, will have an all-Black cast.

2020 Toronto Int. Film Fest Diary: Entry 4 - Last Words

2020 Toronto Int. Film Fest Diary: Entry 4 - Last Words

ENTERTAINMENT | By C.J. Prince | Sep 22

In his last dispatch, EDGE contributor C.J. Prince says goodbye to a different kind of Toronto International Film Festival.

Watch: 'Stalls' Filmmaker João Dall'Stella Discusses His Cheeky Homage to Glory Holes

Watch: 'Stalls' Filmmaker João Dall'Stella Discusses His Cheeky Homage to Glory Holes

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Sep 22

Glory holes are celebrated in João Dall'Stella's cheeky 3-minute video "Stalls." EDGE spoke to the filmmaker about the short.

Watch: Hunky Firefighter Throws Water on Wildfire Conspiracy Theories, Goes Viral on TikTok

Watch: Hunky Firefighter Throws Water on Wildfire Conspiracy Theories, Goes Viral on TikTok

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 22

A hunky firefighter took to TikTok to extinguish some inflammatory conspiracy theory claims about the wildfires raging on America's West Coast, and threw off enough sparks to set social media ablaze.

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

NEWS | By JoNel Aleccia | Sep 22

If the executive branch were to overrule the FDA's scientific judgment, a vaccine of limited efficacy and, worse, unknown side effects could be rushed to market.

Hollywood Unions, Studios Agree on Rules to Start Production

Hollywood Unions, Studios Agree on Rules to Start Production

NEWS | Sep 22

Hollywood's unions announced Monday that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment.

News

Who's a Hypocrite? GOP, Dems Debate Past Comments on Court

Who's a Hypocrite? GOP, Dems Debate Past Comments on Court

NEWS | By Matthew Daly | Sep 22

The "H" word — hypocrisy — is suddenly in vogue at the Capitol as lawmakers debate how quickly to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Entertainment

Review: 'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow - The Complete Fifth Season' is a Harrowing Good Time

Review: 'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow - The Complete Fifth Season' is a Harrowing Good Time

ENTERTAINMENT | By JC Alvarez | Sep 22

In the series' fifth season, now out on Blu-ray, our band of misfits bask in the glory of their own celebrity... but not everything is what it seems, and they now face a crisis of epic proportions!

Finance

Lights, Camera, No Action: Insurance Woes Beset Entertainment Industry Workers

Lights, Camera, No Action: Insurance Woes Beset Entertainment Industry Workers

FINANCE | By Michelle Andrews | Sep 15

From Broadway to Hollywood, many actors, directors, backstage workers, musicians and others in the performing arts face similar coverage suspensions.

Cars

Edmunds Compares New Kia K5 Against Honda Accord

Edmunds Compares New Kia K5 Against Honda Accord

CARS | By Mark Takahashi of Edmunds | Sep 19

Edmunds' experts performed a full evaluation of the Kia K5 to answer the question: Is it better than the Honda Accord?

Style

Ginsburg's Style Was More Than a Subtle Courtroom Statement

Ginsburg's Style Was More Than a Subtle Courtroom Statement

STYLE | By Jessica Gresko | Sep 22

Along with her glasses, lace gloves and fabric hair ties known as scrunchies, they were part of the signature style of the justice, who died last week at age 87.

Health/Fitness

Biden to Focus on Health Care in Supreme Court Debate

Biden to Focus on Health Care in Supreme Court Debate

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Alexadra Jaffe | Sep 21

Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump's handling of health care and the coronavirus.

Travel

Your Ultimate LGBTQ Fall Travel Guide

Your Ultimate LGBTQ Fall Travel Guide

TRAVEL | Sep 22

Are you ready for a weekend getaway? We've canvassed the country, looking for the best LGBTQ-friendly fall vacations. Check out our top picks — no passport required!

Nightlife

11 Men in a Tub? Adult Filmmaker Flaunts British Regulations with New Shoot

11 Men in a Tub? Adult Filmmaker Flaunts British Regulations with New Shoot

NIGHTLIFE | Sep 20

Adult Filmmeister Michael Lucas took his latest shoot on the road — to Nottingham, England to be precise, and appears to have flaunted Britain's COVID-19 guidelines.