People of the Year Choi Ball Bono Gillibrand McGehee
November 09 2009 10:00 AM ET

People of the Year Choi Ball Bono Gillibrand McGehee

Advocate Contributors

The Advocate kicks of its People of the Year issue with Army National Guard lieutenant Dan Choi, True Blood creator Alan Ball, Chaz Bono, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and National Equality March organizer Robin McGehee.

The Visionary Tom Ford
November 09 2009 7:00 AM ET

Tom Ford Tells All

Advocate Contributors

Known for his provocative reinventions of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, fashion designer Tom Ford has now remade himself, as director of A Single Man. Kevin Sessums’s frank interview with Ford reveals the extent to which he’s shedding his old skin.

Honing Her Craft
November 05 2009 1:10 PM ET

Honing Her Craft

Corey Scholibo

The Craft put Robin Tunney on the map -- and scored her a slew of lesbian fans. Now starring on CBS's The Mentalist, Tunney says her "Fuck Maxim" attitude would probably cost her the part if The Craft were being made today.

Rue McClanahan Hospitalized
November 04 2009 3:10 PM ET

Rue McClanahan Hospitalized

Michelle Garcia

An event honoring Rue McClanahan has been canceled due to the actress's hospitalization.

Baldwin and Martin to Host Oscars
November 03 2009 7:05 PM ET

Baldwin and Martin to Host Oscars

Michelle Garcia

Neither will win an Oscar this year, but the job of hosting the 82nd annual Academy Awards ceremony goes to actors Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

Flesh Wounds
October 28 2009 12:20 PM ET

Trudy Ring

Gay director Anthony Fabian finds parallels to the gay experience in his new film Skin, the true story of South African Sandra Laing, a black woman born in the 1950s to white Afrikaners who were unaware of their black ancestry.

Little Man, Big Buffet
October 17 2009 5:25 PM ET

Leslie Jordan: Little Man, Big Buffet

Brandon Voss

The Will & Grace scene-stealer serves up wit, warmth, and wisdom in Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat.

These Precious Things
October 08 2009 9:00 AM ET

Lisa Kennedy

Precious director Lee Daniels mines the shadows for cinematic gems in his second directorial effort, and even Oprah Winfrey is a fan.

Talkin' Celluloid With Alan Poul
September 29 2009 1:50 PM ET

Neal Broverman

As he prepares to collect a prestigious award, Six Feet Under producer Alan Poul talks about the films that resonated with him as a kid -- including a Fire Island sex romp with Barbara Hershey.

Cumming and Going
September 28 2009 12:30 PM ET

Cumming and Going Editors

What would be surprising about the peripatetic Alan Cumming catching a cab in New York City as our interview about his CD and show of the same name -- I Bought a Blue Car Today -- is about to start? “I have this crazy shirt on,” he says, as he provides the cabbie with the desired destination -- “the Century Club on 43rd” -- and asks Brian, his assistant, to (what else?) assist with the cuffs of the shirt. “I have one hand on the phone so it’s hard to do my sleeve. It looks like the shirt has cuff links, but it doesn’t.” He tells Brian, “No, the other way.”Of Cumming’s newish show, The New York Times raved that the multidisciplined artist “exudes the fabulousness of a brash showbiz kid.” It is only the most recent credit on a résumé that traverses from major motion pictures to edgy indie with the rambunctiousness of a cab ride in midtown Tell us about I Brought a Blue Car Today.Alan Cumming: It tells the story about me coming to America. I’ve chosen songs because I want to act them and they illustrate the points of what I’m talking about, connecting with the audience in a way that I haven’t before. It’s very personal; the songs are chosen so that you think they are me even though I only wrote one of them. The audience can easily imagine that the songs have something to do with my life.Did the live show evolve out of the CD?I use a voice that is mine; I don’t have a character to hide behind. I try to infuse the songs with myself. When playing a character, I’m doing what the character is doing. This is my own voice.Do you anticipate a difference between East and West Coast sensibility?I’ve done the show in New York, Sydney, London. Wherever you go in the world, people are different. The show is very old-fashioned. I sing some songs and tell some stories. People get my jokes. The show is an extension of me as a person; an extension of what the public knows of me. So if you don’t like me, you’re gonna hate me.[Cumming’s voice is abruptly gone. We’ve lost our connection. Maybe it’s the fault of the shirt machinations. Or simply a New York traffic disconnect. After a few minutes, we reconnect.]

Black and Blue
September 26 2009 7:20 AM ET

Karen Black: Black and Blue

Jeremy Kinser

Now starring in The Blue Tooth Virgin, the legendary actress chats with

David Millbern, Among Friends
September 25 2009 5:00 PM ET

David Millbern, Among Friends

Duane Wells

David Millbern gets bad -- really bad -- in Death Among Friends, but what he most enjoyed about the film was telling an authentic story of LGBT people.

Fame Game
September 24 2009 3:20 PM ET

Lesley Goldberg

Remember her name! Bebe Neuwirth talks about her role in the big-screen remake of the 1980 classic, the upcoming stage musical The Addams Family, and the allure of Kirstie Alley.