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Reporter Reads About Himself in Alan Cumming’s New Book

AlanCummingBookCoverPresently, Tim Teeman writes for The Daily Beast. But back in 2010, his byline could be found in The London Times, and it was during that time that had a very large impact on actor Alan Cumming‘s life.

As Teeman discovered and recounted this week for The Daily Beast:

Journalists generally shouldn’t be part of the stories they cover. But today, sitting with Alan Cumming in the Union Square vegan restaurant Peacefood Café, it’s unavoidable. I am part of the story, a key one, it turns out; when I reached page 31 of The Good Wife star’s memoir, Not My Father’s Son, the color drained from my face when I discovered why.

“Isn’t it funny? You’re actually integral to this book,” Cumming says, taking off his lovely, fitted checkered coat and scarf and liberating a curtain of dark floppy hair from under a jaunty hat. “If it hadn’t been for us meeting and doing that interview my dad would never have told me — at that time anyway… and maybe not ever.”

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Shia LaBeouf Talks Whiskey, Cigarettes and Cabaret

This may be a small consolation for actor Shia LaBeouf, and certainly not what he was aiming for when he started out that day watching the FIFA World Cup at a Manhattan bar. But last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the actor – over the course of seven ribald, hilarious minutes – joined the ranks of all-time great late night talk show anecdotes.

The tale of how LaBeouf wound up in a New York City police station holding cell, admitting that he was in for Cabaret, is more in line with the New York of Johnny, Ed and another one on the rocks. At one point in the story, LaBeouf doesn’t just joke that it could have been Allen Iverson instead of Alan Cumming up there on stage; he runs, hilariously, with that swap-out for the rest of his Great White WTF recollection.

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Starry-Eyed: A Look At Life.com’s Best Photos Of 2010

To celebrate the end of 2010, Life.com asked various celebrities and media personalities — including Andy Richter, Harry Benson, Khaled Hosseini, Alan Cumming,  Salman Rushdie, Brian Williams, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Wales, Arianna Huffington, Terry McDonell and Fareed Zakaria — to choose their personal favorite images from among Life‘s 2010 Pictures of the Year. Life.com has the final list of photos, including each person’s explanation for why, exactly, each specific image resonated for him or her.

Pictured here is author Salman Rushdie’s choice, “Heavenly Bodies,” a striking image of the Carina Nebula region taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Rushdie explains why he selected this particular image: “The universe creates beauty on the most gigantic of scales, humbling us by reminding us of our smallness, and simultaneously lifting our hearts by showing us so much glory.”

Win Tickets to GLAAD Media Awards Show

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20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
April 18, 2009
Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

Honoring Kathy Griffin, Rt. Rev V. Gene Robinson and The L Word
Special Appearances By: Jennifer Beals, Ilene Chaiken, Wilson Cruz, Alan Cumming, Thea Gill, Pam Grier, TR Knight, Megan Mullally, Peter Paige, George Takei, Bruno Tonioli, Gus Van Sant, and many more!

Event Details:

5:00 pm Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 pm GLAAD Media Awards Show
9:00 pm VIP Dinner & After Party
For Tickets and Information Visit Here.

Live & Silent Auction
Preview this year’s live and silent auction items, donate or place a proxy bid, go here.

Be the first person to send us an email with “Go GLAAD” in the subject and a pair of tickets to the event is yours.

Meatpacking Protesters Annoy Christina Aguilera, Nylon Party

Partygoers lining up outside Hotel Gansevoort for Nylon‘s 8th anniversary rooftop bash Wednesday night were treated to thongs, er, throngs of sign-wielding and bucket-banging Meatpacking District residents none-too-thrilled with the hotel’s plan to put up a billboard in their ‘hood.

Once inside, though, it took revelers roughly two SoCo-with-limes and an hourlong “gifting suite” — open to all attendees — to forget about the silly little protest on the street some 14 floors below. (“What’s the big deal about a billboard? Look at these jeans!”)

Christina Aguilera, the evening’s host, eventually showed, as did Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Lance Bass, who sang-along to Bass’ former boy-band boy Justin Timberlake‘s “Sexy Back.”

Other FBNY notables: Alan Cumming, Run-D.M.C.’s Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, Eve, Page Sixer Corynne Steindler with her sister, and Daily News Gatecrasher Ben Widdicome sporting an impressive Boris Becker beard.