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Annual Parade Marks Martin Luther King Day

The 26th annual Kingdom Day Parade attracted thousands this morning to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade, held in South Los Angeles, culminates with a festival in Leimert Park. The theme of this year’s festivities is “Working together, we can make the dream come true.”

In the clip below, Local FOX channel KTTV 11 speaks with Congresswoman Maxine Waters and City Councilwoman Jan Perry during the hustle and bustle of the pre-parade prep:

Thousands Attend Kingdom Day Parade: MyFoxLA.com

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Actress Amber Heard GLAAD to Be Out

Is it still a big deal in today’s Hollywood when an actress slated to appear on screen opposite Johnny Depp (in next year’s The Rum Diary) officially comes out of the closet? Absolutely.

At last night’s celebration of GLAAD’s 25th anniversary at Harmony Gold in Hollywood, Amber Heard (pictured, left) proudly walked the red carpet with partner Tasya van Ree as she has done before. But this time, she added an exclusive caveat via, appropriately enough, website AfterEllen.com.

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KNBC Just Says No To MLK Parade

parade.jpgKNBC-TV apparently isn’t aware that the U.S. just elected its first black president.

The local NBC affiliate decided today it was no longer providing coverage for the Martin Luther King Day Parade today, KNBC confirmed to LA Weekly.

A weak-willed excuse was soon provided: “NBC4 has been proud to present live broadcast coverage of the Kingdom Day Parade since 2001. This year, the station plans to cover this important community celebration honoring Dr. King within our newscasts, on our website and on ‘News Raw,’ our news service airing on NBC4′s Digital Channel 4.2 (Time Warner Channel 225 – Cox Channel 804 – Charter Cable 304).”

Way to get off to a good start with the national administration in this brave new world.

Madonna: I’m A ‘Top’

madonna_crucifix.jpgFrom Madonna‘s interview yesterday on Sirius’ OutQ channel devoted to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community:

Larry Flick: “You’re kind of girly like a queen…”

Madonna: “But I’m kind of tough like a guy.”

Larry Flick: “You’re a top.”

Madonna: “Yes, definitely.”

Larry Flick: “You’re definitely not a bottom.”

Madonna: “No — don’t tell that to my husband (laughing). Gay men are … perfect men for girls who are tough. They’re not threatened by strong women, and they’re usually very in touch with their feelings and pay attention to details. I’ve always had an affinity with gay men.”

Also, this gem: “I want to be like Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, and John Lennon … but I want to stay alive.”

Jesus.