HEADS UP: Gone With the Wind Returns to Philly Big Screens for 75th Anniversary

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Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh as Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara

This one’s for you, classic film fans: Gone With the Wind, the 10-time Oscar-winning film based on Margaret Mitchell’s gangbusters 1936 novel, turns 75 this year. To celebrate Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is rolling out two days of big-screen viewings across the country. The Civil War saga will be shown in its original 1:37 aspect ratio at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m on September 28th and October 1st.

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WATCH: Brian Sims Rappels Commerce Square in Center City



If you thought you saw Brian Sims rappelling down the Commerce Square building in Center City this afternoon your eyes weren’t deceiving you. The state representative scurried down from the fourth story of the skyscraper to practice for an upcoming charity rappel down Brandywine Realty Trust’s One Logan Square on Friday, October 24th. He, along with a team of local LGBTers lead by Angela Giampolo, are taking on the task to raise money for The Philadelphia Outward Bound School.

Check out photos of Sims’ rappel above, and a video below. To learn more about the event and to donate, go here.

WATCH: Diplo and Channing Tatum Collaborate on “Dick Graze”

Channing Tatum and Philly-bred DJ Diplo have collaborated on a ridiculous—albeit hilarious–song and video that recalls Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg’s “Dick in a Box.”

“Dick Graze” is all about dudes greeting each other with a soft pat on the groin area—something we absolutely don’t recommend trying at home. Tatum’s 22 Jump Street co-star Jillian Bell also makes what could be an even funnier appearance, introducing the female version of a “Dick Graze,” the “Booby Meeting.” (Definitely don’t try that at home, either).

Check it out above.

 

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WATCH: The Roots and Jimmy Fallon Square Off On Family Feud

Last night Steve Harvey stopped by The Tonight Show to host a round of Tonight Show Family Feud that pitted host Jimmy Fallon (along with Jason Segel and show announcer Steve Higgins) against Questlove, Tarik, and James of The Roots.

The teams were asked to come up with alternative names for marijuana, and a fill-in-the-blank question that started “I love to play with my … ”

Check it out up top.

PHOTOS: 9th Annual GreenFest Philly in Headhouse Square



Allentown Trans Woman Sues Former Employer Over Discriminatory Behavior

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Kate Lynn Blatt

A transgender woman in Allentown has filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer, Tilden Township sporting goods store Cabela’s, saying that the company discriminated against her when she was transitioning, even going so far as to fire her because of her gender identity.

Kate Lynn Blatt’s lawsuit claims that management wouldn’t let her wear a gender-appropriate uniform, they forced her to wear a name tag with her birth name on it, and refused to let her use the women’s restroom.

“I mean it personally tore me down,” she says. “It never let up, they never stopped, and it prevented me from expressing who I was. … [My right to use the women's restroom was] refused and thrown in my face, even after I had provided all the documentation and proved my case.”

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WATCH: Scrapple TV Documents Philly Naked Bike Ride Like Only Scrapple TV Can

Local filmographers Scrapple TV have put together this hilarious documentation of Saturday’s Naked Bike Ride, which captures everything from a medic talking about fixing chafed butts to a folk artist singing a ditty about riding naked through Philly’s streets.

It goes without saying that you may not want to watch this at work. As one innocent bystander in the video says, “There’s penis everywhere!”

GAY NEWS FLASH: Neil Patrick Harris and Partner David Burtka Tie the Knot

If you heard the gay Internet explode a few minutes ago, it’s because superstar gay Neil Patrick Harris broke the news on Twitter that he married his partner of 10 years, David Burtka.

According to People the couple tied the knot in Italy in “an intimate ceremony surrounded by their close friends and family.” They donned custom-made Tom Ford tuxedos, and How I Met Your Mother director Pam Fryman officiated.

So sweet. Congrats, boys!

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