Happy New Year (almost)! It’s Sunday, and it’s time for brunch. Don’t be dumb. This week we bring you stories about Adam Lambert, George Michael, Apple and some really hot trainers!
And of course we have our Whackjob of the Week. See who it is below.
Here are the week’s 5 news stories that’ll keep you looking well-informed at brunch:
1. Yes, Adam, We Believe
We’ll keep this short. This week, The Kennedy Honors paid tribute to the incomparable Cher among a few others. Adam Lambert was there and the above video happened.
2. App, App and Away
After three years of being available in the Apple Store, a conversion therapy app developed by a Texas-based Christian ministry has been removed. The app intends to change LGBT people “from gay to straight through prayer and therapy.” This junk science, which has been banned in many states, has been debunked by the American Psychiatric Association and other organizations. Thank you, Apple, for supporting the LGBTQ community.
3. George Michael Is Still Making an Impact
It’s been two years since pop icon George Michael left us due to a heart condition, but he’s still making an impact where it’s needed most. Childline, a counseling service for British youth, and Project Angel Food, an L.A.-based service that delivers meals to those impacted by HIV and other serious illnesses, received posthumous donations from the estate of the late singer. Childline was also famously given the royalties for George Michael’s 1996 single “Jesus to a Child” while the singer was still alive. Michael and his estate have shown us that even in death, you just “gotta have faith.”
4. Fit and Fabulous in 2019
As we approach the new year, many of us make resolutions about eating better and working out more. Well, check these trainers out and follow them for fitness tips, inspirational messages and, well, candy. Eye candy.
5. Whackjob of the Week: Kevin Spacey
How could we not end the year with this? Just days before Christmas and with a felony charge of indecent assault and battery lodged against him in Massachusetts (for which he is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 7), the House of Cards actor released this video on Twitter. It has been viewed nearly 9 million times.
Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo were one of two plaintiff couples in California’s 2013 challenge of Proposition 8, which brought marriage equality back to the state after being ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court. These activists also host the weekly podcast The Husbands. Catch them there or follow them on Hornet @PaulAndJeff.
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