THANKFUL FOR FAMILY—Whether it is the one we were born into, the one we have gathered to us, or a beautiful blend of all of it, we hope you have time to spend laughing, connecting, and enjoying the company of others.
THANKFUL FOR ABUNDANCE—When we have seen firsthand the broader world where hunger and malnourishment are rampant, we hope you enjoy a day of plenty, and appreciation for it.
THANKFUL FOR EXTENDING OUR REACH—During the holiday season, the giving instinct flourishes, and we have a greater inclination to reach out and help others, through donating time or money to causes about which we care.
THANKFUL FOR A WIDER WORLD—And our greater awareness of our global community. We hope you are neither defeated nor depressed by the inequities faced by people around the world, some in places you may have visited, some in places you may never want to go, but we hope all of them inspire and energize you to find a way to get involved.
THANKFUL FOR AN ENVIRONMENT THAT REPLENSISHES—In spite of society’s repeated blows and damage done, the earth has a remarkable, if increasingly challenged, ability to heal itself. We hope to learn greater ways to task the planet with less and less need for repair.
THANKFUL FOR YOU, and wishing you the best this holiday.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING from all of us with love!
This Thanksgiving, spice up your holidays with this delicious cocktail from our friends over at Cruzan. Abundant with seasonal flavors like nutmeg and oranges, the Cruzan Peach Cobbler pairs these with the sweetness of fresh peaches to make a simple, delicious and unexpected cocktail for your Thanksgiving guests or for yourself. (We all know that holidays go down way better with a nice cocktail.)
Give the gift of clear, clean skin this holiday season thanks to the High-Performance Skincare Men’s Holiday Gift Set from Sephora. The kit works gently, and super-efficiently by first cleaning and smoothing. This is accomplished through the use of the new Clarisonic Mia 2 and Deep Pore Brush Head, a battery-powered exfoliating brush that uses two speeds to give your pores a spa-worthy cleaning. To boost the brush’s power, the special holiday gift box also comes with Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleaner and Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20. $149. www.sephora.com
Marriage Equality Moves South: Arkansas and Mississippi Judges Rule Gay Marriage Bans Unconstitutional
Yesterday District Judge Kristine G. Baker ruled that denying marriage for same-sex couples in Arkansas is unconstitutional. And then, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled that denying marriage for same-sex couples in Mississippi is unconstitutional. While both judges ordered the rulings, both states have put the decisions on hold so the state can consider appeals.
“My parents are pretty much the opposite of Mama Rose,” jokes Broadway veteran Telly Leung—who plays Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco this weekend—“They have no relationship to showbiz whatsoever. It was harder for me to come out to them as an actor than as a gay man.”
But, the Brooklyn-born Leung, whose irresistibly sweet, clarion singing voice has graced New York productions Pacific Overtures, Wicked, Godspell, and Rent, may crack wise a bit too quickly.
The Girls star and daughter of TV anchor Brian Williams, Allison Williams, is set to strap on those green tights and fly off to Neverland on the live NBC special Peter Pan Live! and she will join Christopher Walken as Captain Hook. A recently released featurette of the Craig Zadan and Neil Meron–produced live pay has been released and it looks like a whole lot of campy fun.
Check it out after the jump…
John Lithgow may be well on his way to another Oscar nomination (or first win) for his role in Director Ira Sachs’ Love Is Strange. In the film, he and Alfred Molina portray Ben and George, a Manhattan gay couple of 39 years whose marriage inadvertently results in their loss of a home together. Shedding light on an unfortunate consequence facing some LGBT individuals employed by religious institutions when they legally tie the knot. The film showcases a warm, sweet, nuanced performance by Lithgow who was honored with an HRC Equality Award in May.
Apple has teamed up with RED again to launch a two-week campaign to raise money to help fight HIV/AIDS. The campaign will run across its app, retail, and online stores. The technology giant enlisted 25 top app makers who will donate all of the money from purchases made between Nov. 28-Dec. 7 to the Global Fund that provides antiretroviral drugs to those in need. Many of the apps downloads will now include RED themes like in FIFA 15 players can compete in a RED Tournament.
You can view the entire list of apps that will donate their proceeds over at USA Today.
In Palm Beach, Florida, there is a relatively new adage that’s defined the destination for more than a decade: “Palm Beach is like the gay 90s: all the women are 90 and all the men are gay.” It’s not entirely untrue considering more than half the residents are over 65 years old, many businesses are gay owned, gossip among locals is better than a season of Real Housewives, and a typical night out is a fabulous dinner party in a million-dollar home.
Sprawling a short 17 miles, Palm Beach (about an hour north of Miami) has always served as a rather exclusive stomping ground for old-money tycoons and wealthy entrepreneurs who only dabble with the finer things in life. The skyscraper-free town is chockablock with fancy restaurants where dinner jackets are still often required, luxury name-brand retailers like Gucci and Neiman Marcus are ubiquitous, and members-only country clubs are decades strong. It’s not unusual to see locals dressed to the nines for a trip to the bank or parking lots packed with only Bentleys and Porsches. There’s an air of sophistication, and a touch of harmless elitism, you’re hard-pressed to find in other parts of Florida—the local Publix even has valet parking.
Here’s a video that will help brighten up your Monday. Norway’s curling team, famous for not only their on-ice talent but also their fashion sense, put on a pair of cotton pants while on ice.
Watch the ad for Comfyballs (a sponsor of the team) after the jump…