Arts & Entertainment

In the Arts & Entertainment section, The Advocate brings readers all the latest news on Hollywood, Broadway, and beyond. From New York to Los Angeles, The Advocate shines a spotlight on the stars of the screen who are lending their voices to support the LGBT community, as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals who are moving the cultural needle. Discover A-list interviews, the best gay movies and reviews of theater, music, books and television. Learn how Arts & Entertainment can shape national dialogue and can work to advance equality.

Pop superstar Adam Lambert returned to the stage of Fox's American Idol to perform his new single "Never Close Our Eyes" last night.

The 30-year-old singer-songwriter rose to prominence while appearing on the eighth season of the music competition program, during which he was ultimately voted runner up. Lambert's acclaimed latest album, Trespassing, is now available.

Watch him perform "Never Close Our Eyes" below.

May 18 2012 11:10 AM

Rapper T.I. says everyone should just mind their own business when it comes to same-sex marriage.

"I don't care enough one way or another," he said during an interview on Hot97, according to Gawker. "If something doesn't affect you, you should not take a strong position against it."

T.I. seems to have a laissez-faire approach to marriage equality that Gawker points out might be "a good rule of thumb" for the right wing.

May 17 2012 7:06 PM

Writer Clay Cane remembers interviewing the original Lady of the Night about an unrelenting rumor that she was homophobic.

May 17 2012 6:22 PM

Janet Jackson says the late Donna Summer "changed the world of music with her beautiful voice and incredible talent," while Dolly Parton says Summer had "one of the greatest voices ever."

"We will miss Donna Summer! She changed the world of music with her beautiful voice and incredible talent," Jackson says in a statement released to the media.

May 17 2012 5:04 PM

Donna Summer, whose post-'70s career was compromised by antigay remarks she allegedly made at a 1983 concert, disputed ever making the comments, blaming them on an angry journalist, and lamented the impact of AIDS on her close friends, during a 1989 interview with The Advocate.

May 17 2012 4:21 PM


Barbra Streisand says she is shocked at the death of Donna Summer, with whom she recorded the disco empowerment anthem "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," saying Summer looked so vital when she last saw her a few months ago.

The 1979 collaboration between the two vocal powerhouses was recorded for Streisand's Wet album and as a new track for Summer's compilation double album entitled On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2. It quickly climbed to the top of the Billboard charts where it remained for two weeks.

May 17 2012 2:42 PM