The NAACP passed a resolution on Saturday endorsing same-sex marriage as a civil right. The move comes two weeks after President Obama announced his support. Last week rapper Jay Z also endorsed same-sex marriage.
As a race black and African Americans are the least supportive of gay and lesbian rights. Hopefully, the leadership call for equality will usher us into the new millennium. Source
Oh good. Our Connecticut cousins can buy liquor on Sunday now that Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill ending Blue Laws in the state. Good ol’ common cents prevails once again. The state was losing too much money to residents who crossed state lines in order to buy their booze on Sunday. Source
Congratulations to former talk show host Arsenio Hall for winning the 2012 Celebrity Apprentice competition on Sunday night. Donald Trump chose him for his management style and business savvy. Source
He plays the tough guy in movies but Clint Eastwood is probably a softy when it comes to his two lovely daughters. We posted a link to their photo just in case you didn’t see them in Mrs. Eastwood & Company last night.
Bee Gees singer and songwriter Robin Gibb died in a London hospital Sunday at the age of 62. He had been battling cancer and was also recuperating from intestinal surgery.
Although their range is much broader the Bee Gees became an icon for disco music thanks to their contribution to the Saturday Night Fever movie soundtrack. Prior to that they had hits with songs like How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? which Al Green covered in a soulful rendition.
The Brothers Gibb were born in England and the family emigrated to Australia when the children were young. Three of the brothers have died: Andy in 1988 and Maurice in 2003. Robin Gibb is survived by his second wife and four children, three from prior unions. Source
Queen of Disco Donna Summer died in her Florida home last Thursday at the age of 63. She was diagnosed with lung cancer last year but chose to keep the information private according to reports.
The Disco Diva came on the scene with the titillating Love to Love You Baby which she later said was not one of her favorite songs. After a string of disco hits the Boston native starred in Thank God It’s Friday a fun nonsensical movie tribute to the disco era.
Donna Summer became a born-again Christian in the late seventies but continued to sing. She is survived by her husband of 31 years and three daughters, one from a prior marriage. Source