Hollywood: Gay marriage’s best man

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“These are all milestones on a long path to complete understanding and tolerance.” Another mainstream arrow in Hollywood’s tolerance quiver was Lisa Cholodenko’s 2010 dysfunctional-family drama The Kids Are Alright, whose protagonists (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) are a married lesbian couple whose decision to have children by artificial insemination brings a sperm donor played by Mark Ruffalo into the saga. Kids was a touchstone for director Stacie Passon, whose soon-to-be-released feature film, Concussion, is about a woman in a gay marriage who hits her head and suddenly wants to escape her minivan life, surely a fear/fantasy not limited to gays and lesbians. “We’re past the stories of people coming out,” says Passon. “We have now evolved so that people can see themselves in this married couple, because everyone has the seven-year itch or a midlife crisis.” She takes it as a sign of cultural progress that “people have told me that (Concussion) is not a gay movie. It’s about something that all couples face when love dies.
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West Hollywood Prop 8 Rally Remembers Those Who Made 2013 Supreme Court Decision Possible

The clerk said we might see some action. Outside, the interest was even greater, as small groups of fans gathered along the police line protecting the crews tents and trailers. Cedarville resident Robin Polisky brought her 4-year-old son, Kobi, to the courthouse Thursday morning in the hope of meeting Downey and the rest of the cast. Kobi has been in several commercials and a TV show pilot and looked forward to meeting the Iron Man star. They camped out outside the courtroom during filming and made friends with some of the crew but never made it into the shoot. They moved outside during the crews lunch break and were rewarded with glimpses of Downey playing with his own young son on the way back to his trailer. Bianca Bortoluzzi, a visitor from North Carolina and maybe the biggest Robert Downey Jr.
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Hollywood crew films movie at the Plymouth Trial Court

It’s a giant weight being lifted off everyone’s shoulders,” said Kacee Wheeler (middle). She attended the West Hollywood rally with her friends Luis Escamilla and Ashley Gomez. The trio, all 23 years old, have been best friends since they attended El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera. Marc Markley “I don’t even have a boyfriend and I’m not in the market to get married. But I’m happy to be able to,” said Marc Markley, 43. “I’ve been marching since Prop 8 passed,” he continued.
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China Strengthens Ties with Hollywood

He made his mark with hugely popular comedies like “Cellphone,” but in recent years has concentrated on more serious subjects. His latest movie, “Personal Tailor,” is a laffer and is due to bow in December. The slate features movies by local favorite Gu Changwei, Taiwanese Doze Niu, and Hong Kong helmers Mabel Cheung and Alex Law. Wang spoke of how the Chinese market had its own characteristics, which meant that a certain flexibility was necessary. “The Chinese market is different. The screening market and moviegoers are yet to be developed.
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Hollywood Park: Include Me Out may skip A Gleam to await Clement Hirsch

– Include Me Out, the multiple Grade 1 winner who won her 2013 debut in Sunday’s Desert Stormer Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park, may not race again until the $300,000 Clement Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on Aug. 3, trainer Ron Ellis said. The winner of the Grade 1 Hirsch Stakes in 2012, Include Me Out was third in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic at Santa Anita last November. Getting to the same race this year on Nov. 1 is a goal for Ellis and owner Samantha Siegel. Include Me Out won the six-furlong Desert Stormer by three-quarters of a length over pacesetter Shumoos.
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WME Punks CAA With ‘CAAN’T’ Posters Around Hollywood

Domain-name registration data confirms the site was updated on May 7, a few days before the Post item ran. That means the attack campaign was orchestrated for weeks. PHOTOS: Secrets of Hollywood Agency Mailrooms   Sources tell THR that the ad blitz, which cost several thousand dollars, was authorized by WME co-CEOs Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, and is intended as a joke. But the potshot comes at time when WME has seriously stepped up its competitiveness against CAA. The two agencies are currently fighting in court over commissions from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises after Nolan followed his agent Dan Aloni from CAA to WME last March. Last week, Great Gatsby actress Carey Mulligan left CAA for WME as well, and Steven Spielberg recently took his TV business from CAA to WME.
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