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July 29 2014


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Andi Dorfman Chooses Josh Murray And Gets Engaged On 'The Bachelorette' Finale

It's official: Andi Dorfman has made her choice! Drumroll please ... (AND SPOILER ALERT!)

The 27-year-old Atlanta district attorney chose Josh Murray during "The Bachelorette" Season 10 finale on July 28 -- and he got down on one knee to propose with a Neil Lane sparkler. So did she say yes? Well, of course she did!

"Andi, you are the answer to all my prayers. You are the woman of my dreams. You are the woman that I never thought existed in this world," Murray told Dorfman, who was smiling from ear-to-ear.

"I know that feeling from the very first time I saw you, I know that feeling now, is love. It is," Dorfman gushed. "You're the one I want to spend the rest of my life with. You're the one I want to have babies with."

Murray, 29, is a former professional baseball player who now works as Financial Services Rep for Capstone Financial. And luckily for Dorfman, he also lives in Atlanta.

The runner-up, Nick Viall, was thrown a curveball when he was sent home heartbroken after Dorfman told him their relationship just didn't "feel right" in a hotel room before the final rose ceremony. Although he received the first impression rose on the series premiere in May, it appears Viall wasn't the front-runner like he had thought.

Congrats to Andi and Josh! Here's to another TV wedding ...

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US: Russia violated nuclear missile treaty

US: Russia violated nuclear missile treaty


Amid already strained relations between the nations, the Obama administration called the alleged breach a 'very serious matter.'Response from Russian officials

Drag Race Star Alaska: Sharon Needles Breakup Still Leads to Awkward Moments

Call Alaska Thunderfuck a drag queen, musician or reality-television sensation. After her upcoming appearance in the San Francisco-based production Sex and the City: Live -- which opened July 24 -- you can even call her an actress. But the performer scoffs at the idea that RuPaul's Drag Race made her a "superstar."

"It's not legitimate superstardom, because if it was that, I'd have paparazzi outside my house," joked Thunderfuck during a recent telephone interview. "I'm just happy to be popular and have a job."


While the appropriateness of the "superstar" label is apparently open to debate, simply calling her "popular" is an understatement. Since placing in the top three on the fifth season of LOGO's hugely successful reality-TV competition for the title of "America's Next Top Drag Superstar," this affable queen has become one of the series' go-to performers.

Whether it's nightclub engagements around the world or performing at regional Pride festivities (including her first trip to Alaska for Anchorage Pride), Thunderfuck is working nonstop. Her recent music video, "Your Make Up Looks Terrible" -- a memorable quotation coined when she was competing on Drag Race -- is pushing toward half a million YouTube views, and she promises a new song soon. (It's called "Nails." You heard it here first!)

In her latest adventure, Thunderfuck joins Bay Area standouts Heklina (Carrie Bradshaw), D'Arcy Drollinger (Samantha) and Lady Bear (Miranda) for a laugh-out-loud funny staging of Sex and the City. The show has a limited 12-performance run.

"I'm so excited to be, like, acting in a theater again," said Thunderfuck, who plays the somewhat mousy, maternal Charlotte, a character made famous by actress Kristin Davis. "I love it."

"I'm such a theater person, so I feel really at home when I'm in rehearsals and in a regular production, like, onstage," she confided. "That's the most exciting part to me."

Equally exciting, Thunderfuck shared, is playing against her type. "I get to be brunette," she deadpans, "so I don't know how it's going to go!"

Being blond isn't the only thing the gender bender is known for, of course. Underlying the joke is recognition that fans around the world know mostly what they've seen on Drag Race -- and where Thunderfuck is concerned, that's quite a bit!

After she auditioned for multiple seasons, fans rallied behind the unique, zany star's efforts. That kicked into high gear after her then-partner, Sharon Needles, not only made it onto the show but won Season 4.

Throughout Needles' ascent and Alaska's eventual casting, Drag Race heavily focused on the couple's "kai kai" relationship (gay translation: "partnered drag queens"). After two full seasons of exposure, they were considered by most a gay "power couple." Fans and LGBT press alike were hanging on their every move, declaring the misfits beacons of hope and true love. Such intense fan investment in her personal life was great when times were good, Thunderfuck said, but that eventually changed.

At some point the relationship became rocky, and the dynamic duo decided to go their separate ways. While Thunderfuck said that those close to the couple knew this well in advance, they made their late-2013 breakup as public as the relationship itself, issuing a media statement about it.


"A lot of people didn't see the press release," Thunderfuck admitted. "It's weird having people know all your business, but the weirder thing is a lot of people don't know. They just know the stuff they know from Drag Race."

Their relationship is more than six months in the past, Thunderfuck stated. Still, new viewers are continually introduced to the relationship as Seasons 4 and 5 live on in global reruns. This has led to some uncomfortable situations for the star.

"Every day I get tweets and messages that are like, 'You and Sharon are such an inspiration,' or, 'You're such a beautiful couple, and I love you both!'" Thunderfuck confessed. "Or I'll be out at a gig and people will be like, 'So how's Sharon?'"

While it can be awkward at times, Thunderfuck wouldn't change anything about her Drag Race experience. After all, she said, letting viewers into her life "was what we signed up for" when she auditioned.

"It's weird that everybody knows things about my life, but it's kind of what we were asking for," she told me with a laugh. "So I'm kind of happy about it -- I guess."

Yup. Sounds like the problems of a "legitimate superstar" to me!

Sex and the City: Live runs through Aug. 10 at the Victoria Theatre. Showings occur Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 7 p.m. For more information visit trannyshack.com.

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Verdict reached in Donald Sterling case

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A federal judge had to decide whether the Los Angeles Clippers owner could halt the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.His final word on the issue

Lord Jacob Rothschild to Receive J. Paul Getty Award for Contributions to Art World

Lord Jacob Rothschild has been awarded with the J. Paul Getty Award for his contributions to British arts and culture.  Rothschild has long been a supporter of the arts, and has served as a board chair at the National Gallery in London, the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund.  “No one embodies the [...]
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6.2 million domestic and international visitors made their way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art during this past fiscal year, making it the third year in a row that the museum’s attendance  has exceeded six million visitors. This number is comprised of visitors to both the Met as well as the Cloisters in Upper Manhattan, [...]
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Plans for New Goldsmiths Gallery Announced by Sir Antony Gormley

A new gallery is scheduled to open in 2016 at Goldsmith College, University of London, which will showcase art created by the college’s current students and alumni, who include Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, and Sarah Lucas. The gallery will be housed in the renovated water tanks of the early twentieth century Laurie Grove Baths, a project which will [...]

New Guide Details NYC’s “Other Museums”

The new guide “Not the Met” seeks to introduce museum-goers to New York City’s lesser-known institutions. Written by a pair of friends from Brooklyn, the guide contains information and reviews of 80 museums, including more well-known institutions like the Frick Collection and the Morgan Library alongside smaller, more specialized museums like the Paley Center for [...]
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