Oprah’s Network To Air Documentary “Becoming Chaz” About Cher’s Transgender Son


You might expect movies to go straight from the uber-crunchy Sundance Film Festival to, say, the uber-crunchy Independent Film Channel (IFC). But one Sundance documentary of serious cultural import will go a more mainstream route: Oprah’s new network, OWN, will air the television premiere of “Becoming Chaz,” about Chaz Bono‘s gender reassignment surgery. Chaz, the transgender son of Cher and Sonny Bono, was born “Chastity.” But he realized his true self was male and has gone through the long process to make the physical and emotional transformation. (Luckily he has the support of his femme girlfriend of four years, Jennifer Elia.) “Becoming Chaz” debuts at Sundance on January 23 and should air on OWN in May. I’m super-happy that OWN is using its mainstream appeal to give transgendered men and women visibility (than, say, the catchphrase “hot tranny mess”). I’m hoping Cher speaks up in the documentary, too, even if it’s just to tell other parents of transgender kids that she, too, sometimes forgets not to call her son “her”! [After Ellen] Keep reading »

Celebrity Look-A-Like Of The Day: Adam Lambert Has Cruel Intentions

Uh oh. Adam Lambert seems to be having a Selma Blair moment. Someone save him. Keep reading »

In Praise Of Venus Williams’ Insane Tennis Outfits

Can we talk about how freaking awesome Venus Williams is? While most players go for boring old sports tops and tennis skirts, Venus is known for making, uh, more flamboyant ensemble decisions. Cricket player Graeme Swann may have called this one “the worst outfit ever seen on a tennis court,” but I kind of love the bright yellow latticework top and splatter painted skirt she rocked in an Australian Open match yesterday. It’s akin to a peacock spreading its tail—how could your opponent not be intimidated by the fact that your outfit looks straight out of Punky Brewster’s closet? Keep reading »

Anne Hathaway As Catwoman? 8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Iconic Villainess

Yesterday, we told you that Anne Hathaway will be trading in her beige sequins for black latex, playing Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Anne seems like good fit to play Catwoman, whose unmasked name is (usually) Selina Kitt Kyle. Since Anne will soon be the sixth actress to portray the iconic role, here’s a look back at the history of Catwoman, both on the page and the screen. Keep reading »

Kelly Preston Gave Birth Using The Xenu Method

“Silent birth is basically just no words as much as possible. If you need to moan, if you need to cry out … of course that’s normal … But, it’s just bringing them in, in as peaceful and gentle a way as possible … L. Ron Hubbard found that the single source of aberration, of psychosomatic illnesses, stress, fears, worry, things like that, have to do with the reactive mind, and in that part of the mind is different words and commands that can come back to affect you later in your life. I’m blessed with, my kids have always been amazing, very calm, very peaceful, happy, and I absolutely know that it’s very much because of that.”

Kelly Preston on the benefits of silent birth, as dictated by the Church of Scientology. Xenu must be very proud. But my reactive mind has a lot of issues with this birthing practice. I wonder if the Church blames her son Jett’s health issues on her making too much noise during his birth. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: How I Look At Myself In The Mirror These Days

You can tell a lot about what’s going on in a woman’s life based on the conversations she has with herself when she looks in a mirror. Sitting in a church or temple pew, or lying awake in bed at night, might be when she does the most deep thinking. But what goes through her head while she glances in the mirror brushing her teeth or washing her hands in the bathroom at work — those are the moments she talks to herself about what she sees. Interacting with her appearance, she’s either a friend or an enemy. Keep reading »

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