THE LATEST

Awards Watch :: Weinstein Plays the Gay Card

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Jan 27
With the Producers Guild and SAG awards going to "Birdman," the Oscar race is suddenly competitive. But will Harvey Weinstein's campaign to honor the persecuted Alan Turing be the winning strategy for "The Imitation Game?"

'Tangerine,' Story of Transgender Prostitute, Shot Entirely With iPhones

ENTERTAINMENT | By Ryan Pearson | Jan 27
One Sundance movie was literally phoned in - the transgender prostitute tale "Tangerine."

Broadway Theaters Reopen After Snowstorm Blasts New York City

NEWS | By Mark Kennedy | Jan 27
Most Broadway shows are up and running on Tuesday after Monday's blizzard that caused the Great White Way to go dark.

Dior, Hermes and More: Paris Fashion Week Continues

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 27
Paris Fashion Week was full of surprises, including a 30-piece orchestra revealed by fashion powerhouse Dior.

Gay Ala. Rep Threatens to 'Out' Cheating Colleages

NEWS | By EDGE | Jan 27
Alabama's first openly gay state representative has issued a warning to her colleagues looking to fight to keep the state's overturned ban on same-sex marriage in place - either stop attacking gay people or if you're having an affair, she will out you.

Arkansas Pays Overdue Docketing Fee in Gay Marriage Case

NEWS | Jan 27
A federal appeals court says it has received payment from the Arkansas attorney general's office one day after it threatened to dismiss the state's attempt to restore a gay marriage ban because of an outstanding $505 docketing fee.

Gay Marriage Case May Affect Discrimination, Religion Bills

NEWS | By David Eggert | Jan 27
Gov. Rick Snyder is urging the Republican-led Legislature to keep alive a bill that would amend Michigan's civil rights law to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

KFC's Hot Dog in a Bun Made of Chicken

STYLE | By EDGE | Jan 27
Kentucky Fried Chicken Philippines announced sales of the new "Double Down Dog" sandwich, a new menu item featuring a cheese covered hot dog in a bun made of fried chicken.

Laverne Cox Faces Serious Charges from Fashion Police

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Jan 27
Kathy Griffin and the team of nail-scratching Fashion Police dug deep on Laverne Cox's major fashion mishap at this year's SAG Awards.

Mormon Leaders Call for Measures Protecting Gay Rights

NEWS | By Brady McCombs and Rachel Zoll | Jan 27
Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom.

Nick Jonas to Star in Ryan Murphy's 'Scream Queens'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 27
Heartthrob Nick Jonas is the latest actor to be confirmed for Ryan Murphy's upcoming horror-comedy anthology series "Scream Queens."

Sex Theme Park Planned in Taiwan

NEWS | By Bobby McGuire | Jan 27
Developers of a proposed tourist destination in Taiwan are banking on the age old theory that sex sells.

'Christian' Duggars Shuns Unwed Mother; & She's a Relative

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Jan 27
This should make LGBT Duggars fans feel better about watching "19 Kids and Counting." Apparently they treat some straight people like garbage too.

Texas Transgender Woman Shot and Killed in Possible Hate Crime

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 27
A transgender woman, who was a nursing assistant, was shot and killed in her car Monday morning in a possible hate crime.

SPLC Calls on GOP to Cancel Hate Group-Sponsored Trip to Israel

NEWS | By EDGE | Jan 27
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and some 60 RNC members have RSVP'd for a nine-day tour of Israel paid for by the SPLC designated anti-gay hate group American Family Association.


News

First Look: Sundance Doc Pulls Back Curtain On Scientology

RELIGION | By Sandy Cohen | Jan 27
"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house - not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection.


Entertainment

Q&A: Opera Star Deborah Voigt Writes Of Turbulent Life

MUSIC | By Mike Silverman | Jan 27
Soprano Deborah Voigt keeps a picture of herself performing alongside tenor Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera - both as a treasured memory of a great triumph and as a stark reminder of her emotional troubles.


Business

NFL Players Find Second Careers as Entrepreneurs

CORPORATE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Jan 27
As Eddie George neared the end of his nine seasons in the NFL, the running back began pondering his next play. George used his landscape architecture degree from Ohio State University to help found the Edge Group, a company that does landscaping.


Technology

Measles Outbreak Could Spread to New States

SCIENCE | Jan 27
The number of measles cases from the outbreak that started in Disneyland in December has nearly doubled. At least 85 cases are now confirmed in seven states -- the latest in Nebraska. And as Carter Evans reports, the outbreak could spread even further.


Finance

Average Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Falls to 3.63 Pct.

REAL ESTATE | Jan 26
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. The average for a 15-year mortgage slipped further below 3 percent.


Cars

Chevrolet Polishes its Mid-Size Truck

VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT | By Ann M. Job | Jan 26
In a year where attention is focused on big, full-size pickup trucks, the revamped-for-2015 Chevrolet Colorado arrives as a fine, mid-size pickup that's arguably the first major redesign in the smaller truck segment in a decade.


Style

Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens: More from Paris Fashion Week

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 27
The latest from Paris Fashion Week, including appearances by Kate Moss, new designs from Louis Vuitton, and a revealing collection from Rick Owens.


Health/Fitness

SF General Announces Tenth Annual Heroes & Hearts Luncheon

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 26
On February 12, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation will debut the brand new artworks of the 'Hearts in San Francisco' series at their tenth annual Heroes & Hearts Luncheon and Hearts After Dark on the field at AT&T Park.


Nightlife

Acclaimed Lady Gaga Parody Return

MUSIC | By EDGE | Jan 27
Award-winning tribute artist Athena Reich returns to the stage as Lady Gaga in "#Artbirth" an outrageous evening of art, pop, and comedy. It will be presented February 13 & 27 at Laurie Beechman Theatre.