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Courtney Love is 50 Today, You People – By Guest Contributing Writer Mary, Behind the Red Curtain

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Courtney Love, everyone’s nightmare wife, is turning 50 today, the same day I hear the news that Ryan Gosling, everyone’s perfect boyfriend*, will have a child with Eva Mendes. How God could fill my head with so much conflicting news in one day… Courtney, still thinking she can reclaim her title of Rock Queen/Queen Bitch, perennially down for the count, downed by drugs, drowned by alcohol, downed by narcissism and madness- forced to watch stupider, more reasonable women take the crown she wore on “Live Through This”.

Every year a rumored triumphant return, every year a let down. Meanwhile Ryan has found a women worthy of love and impregnation, a woman who will not be smoking, shooting up, and giving foul mouthed interviews to Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair while she has a child In Utero. No, an actress of some talent, Eva will be looking more and more like a blow-up Sophia Loren until her waist disappears and she has to wear sensible flats while Ryan adorably accompanies her to Lamaze class.

 

As a former punk fighting to age without displaying too much dignity, I root for Courtney every time she dusts herself off. As a proud grandmother, myself, I am happy there will be one more Love child and one less Son of Anarchy.

Now all the women sing along with us! One more…

And how ’bout an round of applause for our Gorgeous Mary…over there. Behind the David Lynchian red velvet curtain.

Mary, Queen of Drapes
Mary, Queen of Drapes

Seattle Named As LGBT-Friendliest City In America!

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Seattle, y’all!!

See? It’s not always about The City By The BayThe Sparkling Emerald City (read: Friends of Dorothy!) is finally getting some respect. Seattle has been named The Number 1 LGBT-Friendliest City in America!

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To honor this year’s Pride, personal finance website NerdWallet compiled a list of the top-20 LGBT-friendly cities. They considered three factors for their rankings:

1.    Presence of gay community, based on U.S. Census data on the percentage of households with same-sex partners in each city.

2.    LGBT-friendly laws and opportunities, based on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index.

3.    LGBT safety and tolerance, based on FBI data on the number of sexual orientation-related hate crimes per 100,000 residents in each city.

Seattle aced all three categories. No city has a higher percentage of same-sex partner households (we broke that news last year here on FYI Guy). Seattle also had a perfect score of 100 on the HRC equality index, and a relatively low rate of sexual orientation-related hate crimes at 0.95 per 100,000 residents.

With a final score of 96.8, Seattle easily beat out No. 2 San Francisco.

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Live Long And Prosper in Seattle!!

Oh, hey. Did I mention that the Grand Marshall for the 2014 Seattle Pride Parade is EVERYONE’S Facebook friend, the iconic George Takei? 

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George Takei, best known as Sulu from the original “Star Trek” series, will take the helm at the big event, according to a news release on the Seattle Pride website.

Takei, who is openly gay, has become an outspoken supporter of human rights issues. He has also became an internet celebrity, with more than six million Facebook likes and more than one million followers on Twitter.

Takei and his husband Brad married in 2008 and have been together 27 years. They live in Los Angeles.

The Seattle Pride Parade will take place at 11 AM Sunday, June 29, on 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle.

You read that correctly, my friends. Sulu is comin’ to town. Oh, MY!

Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Iconic ‘Maleficent’ – TRAILER and Official Poster

The Perfect Evil Queen - 'Maleficent' Portrayed by Angelina Jolie
The Perfect Evil Queen – ‘Maleficent’ Portrayed by Angelina Jolie

Photos via Disney 

Angelina is bloody breathtaking. Cheekbones that could cut diamonds. Pillowy lips to entice then devour, eyes that pull one into her like magnet. Complete perfection.

We now have the trailer to Maleficent’, and I, for one cannot wait for the release of this film in Summer 2014.

Notice the little blonde sweetheart running through the field? Why, it’s none other than Vivienne Jolie-Pitt.

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Little Vivienne Jolie Pitt

I grew up reading the REAL Grimm’s Fairy Tales. I still have the tattered, hard-covered book from my childhood. I was never frightened by the well-written, imaginative and often terrifying imagery the from these stories . I expect to love this film in all its dark beauty.

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Dark Seduction

Whose side will YOU be on? I’m fairly sure you know who I relate to–and I’m not ashamed to tell you.

Thoughts?  Come on now, tell Mama.