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Hot Sheet: Happy Hallowqueen

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Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include the dark side of Angelina Jolie, Aretha Franklin, a real American hero, and a horny Daniel Radcliffe.

Hs141031-010_010. DVD: Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story
The story of one Navy SEAL and her life-changing secret, Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story, debuts on DVD November 11 from Wolfe Video and CNN Films. Directed by Sandrine Orabona and Marrk Herzog, the powerful documentary recounts the journey of Christopher Beck, who spent 20 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL before coming out as a transgender woman, Kristin Beck. An official selection of the 2014 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York, the documentary is a must-see for any LGBT advocate. -- Jase Peeples

Hs141031-009_09. BOOK: Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac by Mick Fleetwood
There's no secondhand news in Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac -- it's all direct from the bandleader himself, Mick Fleetwood. His autobiography, written with Anthony Bozza, charts the rich musical history and backstage drama of the iconic group, which is touring the U.S. with its "five-star lineup" -- Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, John and Christine McVie, and Stevie Nicks -- for the first time in 16 years. There's no particular gay dish in the book -- not even rumours -- but who doesn't love the Mac? And we think we can count on Fleetwood to give us the unvarnished truth, not sweet little lies. The book is available now. -- Trudy Ring

Hs141031-008_08. EVENT: West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
Why not spend Halloween in one of Southern California's gayest 'hoods, filled with Hollywood people who can't say n" to a costume party? If you're not one of the people who hate the carnaval for tangling up traffic in a 30-mile radius, grab your witch hat and revel in the awesomeness that is WeHo Halloween. -- Michelle Garcia

Hs141031-007_07. WEB: Alice in WeHoLand
West Hollywood officials sure know how to get their residents' attention. Hoping to prevent accidents between drivers and pedestrians, they've hired drag queen Willam Belli to play Alice in Wonderland and tossed him into the streets of Boystown with a gaggle of dancers and hot guys. Set to the tune of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," the video warns walkers to get off their phones and pay attention to the road (sure, but what about the drivers?). The result is pretty impressive -- it was written, directed, and choreographed by former American Idol contestant Todrick Hall -- but only time will tell if it's effective. Watch the festive PSA below. -- Neal Broverman

Hs141031-006_06.THEATER: Lypsinka! The Trilogy
Get a triple dose of John Epperson's legendary drag creation in Lypsinka! The Trilogy, which opens Wednesday in New York City. The trilogy includes revivals of Lypsinka! The Boxed Set, an award-winning revue of Lyp's greatest hits, and The Passion of the Crawford, with Lypsinka embodying Joan Crawford in a reenactment of an onstage Crawford interview from 1973, plus the world premiere of John Epperson: Show Trash, an autobiographical multimedia production featuring the man behind Lypsinka, unmasked and in street clothes, telling tales of Mississippi, Manhattan, and Hollywood. The shows run in rotating repertory through January 3 at the Connelly Theater. Tickets here. -- Trudy Ring

Hs141031-005_05. BLU-RAY: Maleficent
Thousands of drag queens around the world no doubt owe their Halloween costume inspiration to Angelina Jolie in Disney's live-action retelling of the animated classic Sleeping Beauty, and now every frame of the reimagined fairy tale can be studied in detail with the release of Maleficent on Blu-ray and Digital HD (available Tuesday.) Perfectly cast in the title role, Angelina Jolie sends chills and thrills with a red-lipped, white-toothed grin, as she curses Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) and wages fiery war against her father King Stefan in this reimagined fairy tale. Plus there's handsome Brenton Thwaites as Prince Phillip. The Blu-ray comes packed with spellbinding bonus features, including several deleted scenes as well as the featurettes "Buliding an Epic Battle" and "Classic Couture," which reveals the meticulous detail that went into creating Maleficent's fabulous head wraps. -- Jase Peeples

Hs141031-004_04. BOOK: The World of Postsecretby Frank Warren
We've all got secrets. It's just that some people make cool postcards about their secrets, send them to a guy named Frank in Maryland, and then he publishes a select few on one of the most popular blogs in the world. Frank Warren's latest anthology of postcards is his first Postsecret book in five years, but it's definitely worth the wait. For the regular Postsecret reader, don't worry about just buying a book full of postcards you've seen already. There are hundreds of new ones, ranging from as dark as "My photography has been lacking since I've started using hard drugs" to some that might make you laugh like "Sorry I peed on your car door handle." More information here. -- Michelle Garcia

Hs141031-003_03. MUSIC: Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics
One of the world's most legendary soul singers adds her signature wails to some of the greatest modern pop songs ever recorded, including Adele's unstoppable 2010 hit, "Rolling in the Deep." Franklin's album of covers also feature seminal hits by Alicia Keys, Barbra Streisand, Sinead O'Connor and Gloria Gaynor. Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics is available now on iTunes. -- Scott Ragan

Hs141031-002_02. EVENT: AFI Filmfest
AFI Fest, an annual film festival organized by the American Film Institute, runs November 6-13 in Los Angeles. Some of the year's best films from around the world will screen, and the fest is free and open to the public. But which to see? From an Yves Saint Laurent biopic to a portrait of Girlhood in France to a gender-bending teenage boxer in Slap, there are several options that will appeal to LGBT viewers. But don't miss the galas that include possible Oscar contenders Foxcatcher,Inherent Vice,AMost Violent Year, and the world premiere of The Gambler. Get tickets and browse selections at -- Daniel Reynolds

Hs141031-001_01. FILM: Horns
What better way to spend Halloween than with a horny Daniel Radcliffe? In the dark fantasy Horns, based on the novel by Joe Hill, the Harry Potter actor trades his wand for devilish protrusions, which appear along with supernatural powers after the mysterious rape and murder of his lover, played by Juno Temple. Radcliffe's character, Ignatius Perrish, is suspected of the crime, and tensions run high as he uses his newfound abilities to try and find the true culprit. Horns opens in theaters today. Watch the trailer below. -- Daniel Reynolds

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