Oh, so you thought the week would go by without yet another Taye Diggs update? Not gonna happen.
In case the same-sex kiss and storyline as Will's boyfriend on
Jack & Karen Will & Grace isn't enough ... or his longtime association with Rent and other fabulous musicals doesn't cut it ... comes the ultimate barometer of gay iconography: An appearance in a Lifetime movie. We saw an earlier screening of Cake which will be re-broadcast tonight at 2100est. It's an fun romantic comedy. Taye has a supporting role as a potential love interest of Heather Graham, who is apparently making a career out of starring opposite black actors who have played gay. Cake and Lifetime are Rod 2.0 sponsors, so show them some love.
The February/March Complex is finally here.
After Usher's ridiculous "no homo" comments in the last issue, well, let's just say we weren't hoping for very much. However, there are some surprises. In addition to the brilliant cover with Naomi Campbell, there's a clever profile and layout of Rockmond Dunbar. "Where some actors shy away from challenging roles that might adversely affect their careers, Dunbar fears not. In 2000, he played both family man Kenny Chadway on Showtime's Soul Food: The Series and a sexually ambiguous music producer who kisses another man in Punks, Patrik-Ian Polk's depiction of the gay, black experience."