Thursday, October 30, 2008

Miss Piggy for The View

Muppet diva Miss Piggy made a special guest appearance on ABC’s "The View" on Wednesday, October 1, 2008. The regular hosts, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters welcomed her with open With speculation that Elisabeth Hasselbeck might be leaving "The View", do you think Miss Piggy could find success as their new co-host, or should Rosie just return?!?

Jennifer Hudson's family members slain

Recent news of singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew being found shot to death in her hometown city of Chicago have sent waves of shock throughout the Hollywood community and amongst her fans. One might wonder if her quick rise to stardom played any part in motivation behind the brutal slayings, but the investigation is ongoing. Do you think this was purely a domestic issue in her family or was her status involved?

Homosexuality and Education - Free movie and forum

The Development Studies Club at the University of Calgary is an organization aimed at raising awareness of community and international development issues. It is made-up of dedicated students from different disciplines and vocations. In the past, it has addressed a wide variety of issues including corruption and fair trade.

On Thursday, November 6, 2008 it will address homophobia.The Development Studies Club will present Homosexuality and Education. This event will consist of two parts:

(1) A screening of FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO, a documentary about homosexuality and Christianity; and
(2) A forum that will explore how homosexuality is addressed in local education systems.

Three speakers will address this topic:
(1) Melissa Luhtanen, Human Rights Educator, Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre;
(2) Darren Lund, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary; and
(3) Barb Maheu, Executive Assistant, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association.

This event, hosted by Ray Jean Fafard and sponsored by Twisted Element, is scheduled for 6:30-9:30 pm on Thursday, November 6, 2008. It will take place in Murray Fraser Hall 160 at the University of Calgary. This event will be open to the public and admission will be free. Homosexuality and Education - Thursday, November 6, 20086:30-9:30 pm Murray Fraser Hall 160, University of Calgary

Friday, October 17, 2008

Trouble in Paradise!!!

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Madonna has confirmed that she is divorcing her husband of eight years, Guy Ritchie.
Madonna's rep says that the singer's "Sticky & Sweet" tour will go on as planned. Madonna and Guy have one son, Rocco, eight, and an adopted boy, David Banda, two. Madonna also has a daughter, 12, by Carlos Leon. Surprisingly, Madonna and Guy seemingly do NOT have a pre-nup in place, leaving Guy in line to walk away with up to half of Madge’s fortune (according to Forbes she earned $72m last year alone). Madonna is worth over $500 million, but soon-to-be-ex Ritchie apparently doesn't want a dime. Do you think he deserves a healthy chunk of the Material Girl's wealth??

Thursday, October 16, 2008

OUTLOOKS Magazine is pleased to introduce Viagara Falls, a “laugh out loud” comedy that is also sure to warm your heart with it's message of true friendship. The story involves two widowers who are long-time friends, a buxom call girl, and the wonders of a little blue pill! Charley Millhouse is soon to turn 77 and his best friend Moe Crubbs wants to do something very special to celebrate, with the help of a few call girls and some black-market Viagra. The trouble is, Moe doesn’t want to participate and Charley it turns out has a deep, dark secret he’d rather not share! This extremely funny show examines the importance of close friendships; the realization that emotions don’t diminish with age and the idea that feeling wanted make the difference between living and just existing. The show is playing at Stage West Theatre Restaurants in Calgary from Sept. 11, 2008 – Nov. 16, 2008 so make your way to see the show if you're in the area to enjoy this poignant play and an evening of laughs!

Upcoming Documentary...

The Wild Rose United Church in Calgary would like to invite anyone interested to an upcoming documentary. On Friday, October 24, 2008 the Symons Valley United Church, 38 Kincora Rise NW, will be hosting the documentary For the Bible Tells Me So, at 7:00 pm. No admission, donations accepted. Social time after the showing. Cash wine bar.

Friday, October 3, 2008

October Issue Now Online!!!

Fall is a perfect time to update your space before settling in for winter, so check out the October issue for refreshing design ideas by award-winning designer Robert Reid. Also, prepare for the upcoming election by looking at issues that matter to us in Thoughts From The Hill: Queer Parliamentary Panel. Don't forget to check out Generation Q for a perspective on self discovery, a look at our favourite Comedic Divas, our interview with actor Jeff Geddis, and a look at some gay and lesbian horror DVDs to get you in a frightful mood. Enjoy National Coming Out Day and Happy Halloween!