Oh no you didn't!!!
HANDLER TO HOST THE 15TH ANNUAL OUT100 AWARDS
November 4, 2008 (New York) Out magazine's
December/January special double issue takes on an
Old Hollywood theme to pay tribute to 100 actors,
musicians, writers, fashion designers,
politicians and social figures who have made
significant strides in the gay community in 2008.
To mark the issue's release, Out Editor in Chief
Aaron Hicklin, along with Bristol Myers-Squibb
and Regent Media CEO Paul Colichman, will host a
high-energy, tastemaker awards event at Gotham Hall in New York City.
Chelsea Handler, star of Oxygen's Girls Behaving
Badly and E!'s Chelsea Lately, will host the
night's ceremony. This year's live performances
include a glam, disco, funk reunion of Patti
LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash of Labelle,
Stax Records' artist Nikka Costa and Island Records' Sam Sparro.
The event's 1500+ guest list includes industry
elite from across the media and advertising
industry, along with tastemakers from the
national gay community and Out100 honorees.
A full rollout of Out100 honorees, including
Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow
Show, will be announced exclusively on
out.com/out100 over the next two weeks, leading
up to the on-sale date of the issue. Check back
daily for exclusive videos featuring all of this year's honorees
"As in previous years, the Out100 Awards reflects
an extraordinary range of talent and
accomplishment in almost every walk of life,
including boldface names, both new and old, and
many more people soldiering quietly under the
radar to improve the quality of all our lives,"
said Hicklin. "While gay men and women continue
to face hurdles in our quest for equality, the
roll call of names shows how much we have to
celebrate. From fresh names like MSNBC
correspondent Rachel Maddow and Broadway star
Cheyenne Jackson, to living legends such as
playwright Edward Albee and actor Ian McKellen,
this year's Out100 is a paean to our contribution
to the cultural and social fabric of America."
The Out100 event, presented by Bristol
Myers-Squibb, offers guests the opportunity to
get involved in the Light to Unite: World AIDS
Day campaign. Guests can participate by lighting
a virtual candle on the Bristol-Myers Squibb
website and making a donation to the National
AIDS Fund to help support the fight against HIV/AIDS in the U.S.
Additionally, the night launches a national
liquidity fund-raising program partnership
between Out and Levi's, with proceeds from the
event's silent auction going to The
Hetrick-Martin Institute. Guests will also be
welcomed into the HSBC Premiere Lounge, get Old
Hollywood style travel tips with Expedia, visit
the Macy's Walk of Fame, enjoy custom cocktails
from Absolut, and experience the styles of Out100
partners Diet Pepsi Max, PureVia and Vikram Chatwal Hotels.
Follow the excitement of the 2008 Out100 with
videos of the honorees, event partners, and the
party found exclusively at <http://www.out.com/out100/
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co-founders Paul Colichman and Stephen P.
Jarchow, Regent Media is the world's most dynamic
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in 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets, including
every top ten market. Regent Media also publishes
America's best known magazines and books for the
gay and lesbian market with brands including The
Advocate, Out, The Out Traveler and HIV Plus, as
well as the Alyson Books publishing division.
Regent Media's online presence incorporates the
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OutTraveler.com and HIVPlusMag.com with Gaywired
Media, one of the leading digital media companies
targeting the LGBT consumer. The company boasts a
dynamic and diverse staff in Los Angeles and New
York as well as a portfolio of media properties
that are rich in cultural significance, history,
entertainment, fashion and stunning imagery. For
more information on Regent Media and its brands,
log on to <http://www.regentmedia.com/
Okay... I hope that it is a great-fabulous
celebration (and I'm certain John's schedule will
prevent him from attending) - but [apologies in
advance to any Chelsea fans] CHELSEA HANDLER?!
*headdesk* I saw her interview Joe Flanigan over
the summer on her show and she came across as the
bimbette! We can only hope that she's better
under this sort of circumstance than on her own
show.... *shudder* Well on the bright side I
would put her a few levels above Ruby Wax (the
woman John was unfortunately sharing co-hosting
duties for E!'s Red Carpet Arrivals for the 2007
BAFTAs) *MASSIVE SHUDDERS* then again it wouldn't
take much to be BETTER than Ruby! [and I make no
apologies to Ruby Wax fans except "I'm sorry you're a fan." *eg*]
'Precious and rare all Love is, gender matters not.'
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