· Avatar tops the biggest box office weekend.
· One of President Obama's openly gay appointees has been confirmed by the Senate. Minneapolis Assistant Police Chief Sharon Lubinski will become Minnesota’s next U.S. Marshal.
· Umm, what exactly are JLS' Aston and Marvin doing?
· Tyra Banks announces the end of her talk show: "Banks will focus on the launch of Bankable Studios, a NY-based film production company. Banks aims to bring 'positive images of women to the big screen,' says an industry insider. With encouragement from filmmaker Tyler Perry and longtime mentor Oprah Winfrey, Banks is 'redefining beauty for women in film,' adds the source. 'With Oprah’s big announcement this year, I think that gave Tyra the confidence to get out there and follow her longtime dream of film producing.'"
· Towleroad reports tickets for Lady Gaga's Miami Beach New Year's Eve performance "are almost non-existent" with "only a few 25,000-dollar tables left."
· Kareem Mortimer's Children of God is a new Bahamian film that explores homophobia: "As a gay Bahamian, Mortimer adds, 'I felt really afraid. I can't even express how I felt, and one politician said things like "the only good homosexual is a dead homosexual" that went unchallenged in the country. Bahamians are very generous, loving people, but it was an act of great shame.' To show Bahamians another side of the issue, Mortimer focused his story on three very different characters: the wife of a secretly gay pastor, a homophobic firebrand; a young black man who is trying to hide his sexuality from his family; and the conflicted white man he becomes involved with."