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1999's 25 WILDEST, WEIRDEST, AND WINNINGEST MOMENTS IN ENTERTAINMENT.

ONE ALLY DONNED A WIG; ANOTHER SMOOCHED A GIRL. FOR GAYS AND LESBIANS, THE FIN DE SIECLE WAS FILLED WITH KISSES, DISSES, AND NEAR MISSES ...

|1 After meeting her at a post-Oscar bash, Sir Ian McKellen escorts Monica Lewinsky to the London premiere of Gods and Monsters. |2 The wild urban gay soap Queer as Folk stirs controversy in England--and plans for an American version. |3 Lesbian teen playwright Samantha Gellar becomes a hero for youth when her lesbian-themed play is nixed by a Charlotte, N.C., contest, then an all-star reading in New York. |4 Ally (Calista Flockhart) passion-kisses Ling (Lucy Liu), sending Ally McBeal to its highest rating ever. |5 Cheers! The British Museum shells out more than $2 million for a Roman-era goblet decorated with explicit homosexual love scenes. |6 Brit boy band Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, 23, yups he's gay. And in The Advocate's own out parade: Nathan Lane, Will & Grate's Megan Mullally (as bi), alternarocker Moby (bi too), and actor Alan Cumming (who tells us he's "pansexual"). |7 Glen Meadmore, a gay Christian punk-country singer, releases Hot, Horny & Born Again. |8 A postage stamp boasting the likeness of Queen's deceased lead singer Freddie Mercury--and approved by the queen--causes conservatives to go postal in the United Kingdom. |9 Writer-director Bill Condon earns an Oscar for his God and Monsters script. |10 Critics be damned, Ally Sheedy tackles the lead in the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. |11 Hot gay producing duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron's version of Annie scores the highest TV movie ratings of the year. |12 Cocky movie mogul Bobby G. (Lee Arenberg) proudly stands nude before ultra-impressed agent Peter Dragon (Jay Mohr) on Fox's satire Action. |13 Angst-ridden teen Jack McPhee (Kerr Smith) comes out to his pals in Dawson's Creek. |14 Lesbian scribe Carol Ann Duffy is bypassed as England's poet laureate, inspiring cries of homophobia around the world. |15 Unusual suspect Kevin Spacey insists--and insists--to Playboy he isn't gay. |16 Queer filmmaker Kimberly Peirce and straight-but-not-narrow star Hilary Swank elicit tears--and Oscar buzz--with Boys Don't Cry. |17 Justin, The Real Worlds hyperintellectual gay roomie, bolts from the show halfway through ifs season. |18 Comedian Milton Berle takes a gay publication to court for running an ad that included an old photo of him in drag, The suit is later tossed out; call it the Carmen Miranda decision. |19 That dog! Rupert Everett moves from Manhattan to Los Angeles reportedly because the climate is better for Moise, his arthritic Labrador retriever. |20 Mariel Hemingway comes back as a lesbian icon, swinging with women in the indie film The Sex Monster and, in First Daughter, playing a spy who's so buffed, everyone thinks she goes for women, It's the highest-rated basic cable movie ever. |21 R&B heartthrob Tevin Campbell, 22, pleads no contest to charges he solicited sex from a male undercover officer. |22 The world's first openly gay Best Actor Oscar nominee, Nigel Hawthorne, is knighted, |23 Gwyneth Paltrow signs to star in a film of Jeanette Winterson's The Passion as a, um, web-footed, cross-dressing lesbian. |24 George Michael tells a British tab he wouldn't mind shagging Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. |25 The whole Ricky Martin thing.
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Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 18, 2000
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