Gay New Orleans: The Latest

Charlotte Funds Go to Improving Image After 'Bathroom Bill'

Charlotte Funds Go to Improving Image After 'Bathroom Bill'

NEWS | Dec 18
More than 1 ½ years since North Carolina's "bathroom bill" was repealed, Charlotte is spending millions to try to attract the visitors turned off by the measure seen as allowing discrimination against LGBTQ residents.

Assistant Principal Accused of Harassing Transgender Student

Assistant Principal Accused of Harassing Transgender Student

NEWS | By John Raby | Dec 18
A West Virginia high school's assistant principal should be disciplined after questioning a transgender male student over his choice of bathrooms and saying, "you freak me out," the American Civil Liberties Union said.

Controversial Makeup Guru James Charles Tells Fans to 'Stop Showing Up at My House'

Controversial Makeup Guru James Charles Tells Fans to 'Stop Showing Up at My House'

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 18
Controversial YouTube star and makeup guru James Charles took to Twitter Sunday to tell his fans and 2.35 million followers "stop showing up at my house."

Shirley MacLaine to Receive AARP Movies for Grownups Honor

Shirley MacLaine to Receive AARP Movies for Grownups Honor

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 18
Actor Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP the Magazine's lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year.

Book Reflects on Rock Hudson's Stardom, Closeted Love Life

Book Reflects on Rock Hudson's Stardom, Closeted Love Life

ENTERTAINMENT | By Douglass K. Daniel | Dec 18
Had Rock Hudson not died of AIDS in 1985, he might be best remembered as the most successful of the postwar male stars who got into the movies solely on their looks.

Vatican Committee: Church Credibility at Risk Over Sex Abuse

Vatican Committee: Church Credibility at Risk Over Sex Abuse

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield | Dec 18
Organizers of an upcoming Vatican summit on sex abuse prevention are warning that the credibility of the Catholic Church is in jeopardy over the abuse scandal and are urging participants to meet with victims personally before coming to Rome.

'Roma,' 'Burning' Among Foreign Language Oscar Contenders

'Roma,' 'Burning' Among Foreign Language Oscar Contenders

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Dec 18
A number of Oscar hopefuls just got one step closer to a nomination with the reveal of nine Academy Awards shortlists, including best foreign language film where Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" is consideration.

'Fresh Prince' Star Sues Maker of Video Games Over His Dance

'Fresh Prince' Star Sues Maker of Video Games Over His Dance

NEWS | Dec 18
"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games.

Man Facing Child Porn Charges Dies After Shooting Himself

Man Facing Child Porn Charges Dies After Shooting Himself

NEWS | Dec 18
Police in Virginia say a man indicted on 40 counts of possessing child pornography has died after shooting himself.

Missouri Poacher Ordered to Repeatedly Watch 'Bambi'

Missouri Poacher Ordered to Repeatedly Watch 'Bambi'

NEWS | Dec 18
A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer.


News

CBS Denies Former CEO Les Moonves $120 Million Severance

CBS Denies Former CEO Les Moonves $120 Million Severance

NATIONAL | By Alexandra Olson | Dec 18
CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.


Entertainment

 Review :: I Miss You When I See You

Review :: I Miss You When I See You

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Dec 18
A sensitive take from Hong Kong about two conflicted young men who must decide if they should now bow to societal pressure or follow their hearts


Business

Apple Strikes Deal to Produce New 'Peanuts' Content

Apple Strikes Deal to Produce New 'Peanuts' Content

CORPORATE | Dec 18
The global children's content and brands company will develop and produce original programs for Apple including new series, specials and shorts based on the beloved characters.


Finance

Man who Demolished Landmark House Ordered to Build Replica

Man who Demolished Landmark House Ordered to Build Replica

NATIONAL | Dec 16
A man who illegally demolished a San Francisco house designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra was ordered this week to rebuild it exactly as it was.


Cars

Nissan to Replace Rock-Star Chairman Amid Arrest Scandal

Nissan to Replace Rock-Star Chairman Amid Arrest Scandal

AUTO NEWS | By Yuri Kageyama | Dec 17
Nissan's board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations.


Style

Prosecco's Bubbles Show No Signs of Bursting

Prosecco's Bubbles Show No Signs of Bursting

CORPORATE | By Colleen Barry | Dec 17
Prosecco, the fruity sparkling wine made in the northeastern hills of Italy is gaining in global popularity — and producers of Champagne, for so long the dominant bubbly wine, are taking note.


Health/Fitness

For the Asking: When Drugmakers Help Pay the Bill

For the Asking: When Drugmakers Help Pay the Bill

HEALTH | By Sarah Jane Tribble | Dec 18
When financial incentives like copay coupons and debit cards won't work, pharmaceutical companies sometimes will write a check — what they call direct reimbursement — to make sure a loyal patient will stay on a high-cost, brand-name drug.


Travel

Cyprus Anticipating Record Number of Tourist Arrivals

Cyprus Anticipating Record Number of Tourist Arrivals

Dec 18
Cyprus is on course for its best tourism year in terms of arrivals after official figures showed that the number coming to the east Mediterranean island nation has surpassed 3.8 million for the first time.


Nightlife

Code Red Aids Fundraiser @ The Foundry Philadelphia

Code Red Aids Fundraiser @ The Foundry Philadelphia

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 16
Code Red, a fundraiser supporting the fight against HIV and AIDS, was held at the Foundry inside the Fillmore. This event surpassed all previous records of not only attendance, but also money raised, over $40,000, which is twice the amount from last year.