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Meg marries Carrie's Best Awful
If Carrie Fisher's
life were dull, what
would she write
like surviving her
having her husband
leave her for anoth-
er man mean she'll
never want for
material. And now
announced plans to
turn Fisher's latest
novel, "The Best
Awful," into a
story of Suzanne
Vale — Fisher's
alter ego> who first appeared in "Postcards from
the Edge" — "Best Awful" sees our heroine
rebounding from divorce with the help of pre-
scription drugs, a crazy road trip to Mexico with
her tattoo artist and yet another stint in rehab.
Fisher will adapt the script herself, but no
word yet as to when we'll see Ryan fall apart
and put herself back together.
'Sex and the City' stud visits
'Brothers & Sisters'
Even if the name doesn't
ring a bell, you know who
Jason Lewis is.
boyfriend on the last season
of "Sex and the City?" The
breathtaking naked guy in
the "Absolut Hunk" maga-
zine ads? That's Lewis.
And his astonishing
good looks make him the
perfect guy to play Chad, a
closeted soap star, on ABC's
"Brothers & Sisters."
For a four-
episode arc start-
February, Lewis' character will meet and fall for
Kevin (Matthew Rhys) at an exercise boot
camp. Presumably, Chad's sexual secrecy will
put a crimp in the
the show apparent-
ly has a more seri-
ous boyfriend lined
up for Kevin later
in the season —
strangely enough, it
will be a guy Kevin
meets through his
sister, played by
'Str8-Acting' on reality TV
When some gay guy calls himself "straight-
acting," do you have the slightest idea what he
means? Neither do we.
But it's an act that has some value, apparent-
ly, since two new reality shows will offer prizes
to queer boys who can effectively pass for het-
Lifetime's "Gay, Straight or Taken?" — pre-
miering Jan. 8 — introduces a female contestant
to three men, and it's her job to figure out who's
single, who's taken, and who plays for the other
team. If she guesses correctly, she and her guy
win an exotic trip; if she doesn't, the guy and
his significant other will travel instead.
Then there's "GayDAR," still in the
casting stage for an as-yet-unnamed
network, which is looking for
gay guys whose straight-boy
camouflage can fool "a
panel of experts."
Maybe they can get Abercrombie & Fitch to
Fox creating right-wing 'Daily Show'
— aka "fair and
approach to the
news has made the
among the conser-
set. But despite
their top-dog status,
Fox News still
wants to play the
underdog card by
creating a Saturday-
night satirical news
program that's a
sort of right-leaning
producer of "24 " is
creating a pilot,
which will be
"anchored" by comedians Kurt Long and Susan
Yeagley. And while "The Daily Show" and
"The Colbert Report" spoof homophobia
(among other issues) in the government and the
mass media, we expect that this Bizarro-world
version, set to premiere in January, will indulge
in some of the anti-gay sentiment mocked by its
Can conservatives who aren't P.J. O'Rourke
be funny? Find out next month.
Lance and Reichen call it quits
Singer Lance Bass and his boyfriend,
Reichen Lehmkuhl, have called it
quits, People magazine reported on
its Web site Monday.
Bass, who was part of the boy
band *N Sync, revealed earlier this
year that he is gay and was in a
relationship with Lehmkuhl, a for-
mer Air Force captain and winner
°f season four of CBS' globe-trot-
ting reality show competition
By Beth Freed
What do you think of a gay and lesbian
retirement community in Dallas, and
would you use one?
"I think it's very
important that our
needs our met just
like any other com-
munity. I actually
work with the geri-
atric population. It
would be great to
have a place where
we could be our-
"I'm more concerned
with world peace,
because when you
get stability, people
will listen to you, to
construct or restruc-
ture a lot of stuff.
When there is peace,
people are going to
hear what you have
"That d be awesome.
We were just talking
about that — if they
had a gay city here,
an area we could all
retire in — that
would be totally cool.
I'd totally live there."
"I love it. I want it
right now. Can we Marcelo Bernao
have it?" Server
"I think that would
be good because, as
gay people grow
older, I think we have
some real concerns
with how we'll be
cared for, if the peo-
ple caring for us will
Have a suggestion for a question you'd like us to ask?
E-mail it to staff writer Beth Freed at
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Nash, Tammye. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, December 8, 2006, newspaper, December 8, 2006; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth238938/m1/4/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.