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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Famed Los Angeles gay bar bans bachelorette parties

LA Gay Bar Bans Bachelorette Parties Until Gay Marriage Is LegalDavid Cooley, owner of The Abbey, says he'll be banning parties for soon-to-be-wed straight women until gays and lesbians are allowed the same privilege. By Aylin Zafar | @azafar | May 26, 2012 | + No one likes watching people flaunt something they more
TIME ( 5/26/2012 6:01:03 AM -08:00 )

Gay bar bans straight bachelorette parties until same-sex marriage is legalised
Gay bar bans straight bachelorette parties until same-sex marriage is legalisedBy Daily Mail Reporter But the Abbey nightclub in West Hollywood will soon be closing its doors to a particular type of clientele. The bustling bar will be banning straight women's bachelorette parties until gay marriage is legalised. more
Daily Mail ( 5/25/2012 1:12:41 PM -08:00 )

Famous California gay bar bans bachelorette parties in stand for marriage equality
Famous California gay bar bans bachelorette parties in stand for marriage equalityA popular Los Angeles gay bar is saying “I don't.” The famed West Hollywood watering hole The Abbey is getting into the same-sex marriage fight, by banning bachelorettes from celebrating their upcoming nuptials at the bar until marriage equality is more
New York Daily News ( 5/25/2012 8:40:49 AM -08:00 )

'Flaunting it': Gay bar bans straight bachelorette parties
The Abbey nightclub in West Hollywood, Calif., regularly welcomes customers who are not gay, but operators say they will ban straight bachelorette parties until same-sex marriage is legal across the land. KNBC-TV's Angie Crouch reports. more
msnbc.com ( 5/25/2012 5:05:40 AM -08:00 )

Bar Bans Bachelorettes
Bar Bans BachelorettesBy Angie Crouch, KNBC The Abbey nightclub in West Hollywood, California regularly welcomes customers who are not gay, but operators say there will be an exception to that policy until same sex marriage is legal across the land. more
KSEE ( 5/26/2012 11:18:17 PM -08:00 )

Famed Los Angeles gay bar bans bachelorette parties
The Abbey, a popular gay bar in West Hollywood, has joined the marriage equality debate by banning bachelorette parties “as a sign of solidarity until marriage is legal everywhere for everyone,” according to a press release. more
TheCelebrityCafe.com ( 5/26/2012 10:47:38 PM -08:00 )

Keep Your Bachelorette Party Out of My Gay Bar
West Hollywood gay bar The Abbey recently decided to ban straight bachelorette parties. Their decision, according to Abbey owner David Cooley, is a form of political protest. We love our straight girlfriends coming in to celebrate one of the happiest more
Gawker ( 5/26/2012 12:16:57 PM -08:00 )

Iconic gay bar, The Abbey, bans bachelorette parties until marriage legal for gays
Iconic gay bar, The Abbey, bans bachelorette parties until marriage legal for gaysWEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The Abbey, the iconic West Hollywood gay bar twice-named the “Best Gay Bar in the World,” has banned bachelorette parties until same-sex marriage becomes legal. David Cooley, founder and president of The Abbey, more
LGBTQ Nation ( 5/26/2012 9:49:36 AM -08:00 )

Gay Bar The Abbey Bans Bachelorette Parties
Gay Bar The Abbey Bans Bachelorette PartiesBy On Top Magazine Staff David Cooley, the owner of The Abbey, has banned bachelorettes from celebrating their upcoming nuptials at the bar until gay marriage is legal. “We love our straight girlfriends,” Cooley said in a statement. more
On Top Magazine ( 5/26/2012 9:09:37 AM -08:00 )

Gay bar bans straight bachelorette parties
Gay bar bans straight bachelorette partiesThe Abbey nightclub in West Hollywood is one of America's most popular gay bars and often plays host to female fans because of their male go go dancers. But owner David Cooley will soon be banning the groups, telling msnbc.com: “We love our straight more
Pink Paper ( 5/26/2012 3:52:06 AM -08:00 )

LA Nightclub Bans Bachelorette Parties…
LA Nightclub Bans Bachelorette Parties…But only until marriage is legal for ALL! The Abbey, a gay nightclub in West Hollywood, is a regular hotspot for bachelorette celebrations - mostly due to supa fine male dancers combined with copius amounts of alcohol! But, owner David Cooley recently more
PerezHilton.com ( 5/25/2012 7:41:17 PM -08:00 )

West Hollywood's gay hotspot The Abbey bans bachelorette parties
West HollywoodThe Abbey, the gay West Hollywood hotspot that also attracts a sizable straight crowd, announced Friday (25 May) that it is banning the bachelorette parties that have become increasingly popular there in recent years. Founder David Cooley said the more
Gay Star News ( 5/25/2012 4:18:49 PM -08:00 )

L.A. Gay Bar Bans Bachelorette Parties in Protest for Same Sex Marriage
L.A. Gay Bar Bans Bachelorette Parties in Protest for Same Sex MarriageA famous West Hollywood hot spot is putting an end to bachelorette parties to protest the state of California's stance against marriage equality. The popular libation joint The Abbey has thrown its hat into the political ring for the first time, more
Opposing Views ( 5/25/2012 2:09:15 PM -08:00 )

West Hollywood Abbey bans bachelorette parties in wake of NC gay marriage ban
West Hollywood Abbey bans bachelorette parties in wake of NC gay marriage banSonora Chase (L) and Dasha Snyder (2ed L), and Matthew Krumlick (2ed R) and Sawyer Snowden (R) participate in a symbolic group commitment ceremony for same-sex couples to kick off National Gay Pride Month at The Abbey bar and restaurant on June 4, more
89.3 KPCC ( 5/25/2012 1:31:18 PM -08:00 )

Famous gay bar in Los Angeles bans bachelorette parties until marriage becomes
Famous gay bar in Los Angeles bans bachelorette parties until marriage becomesby Edmund Broch for PinkNews.co.uk Twice voted the best gay bar in the world, The Abbey in Los Angeles has banned all bachelorette parties until marriage becomes equal for gay couples. David Cooley, founder and president of the bar, told CBS that he more
PinkNews.co.uk ( 5/25/2012 12:21:05 PM -08:00 )

Dear Abbey: Just Admit You Don't Want (Too Many) Women Around
By Brian Addison You see, I've always had an issue with WeHo -- and with much of popular gay culture, which WeHo takes to a parodic extreme that lacks any smack of pastiche -- and that issue is the fact that it is, through and through, more
Long Beach Post ( 5/25/2012 11:52:28 AM -08:00 )

Gay Bar Bans Bachelorette Parties Until Marriage Equality is Law
Gay Bar Bans Bachelorette Parties Until Marriage Equality is LawFamous West Coast gay watering hole, The Abbey has had quite enough of packs of straight girls in penis hats rubbing their upcoming weddings in the faces of all the gay boys on the dance floor, thank you very much. Every Friday and Saturday night, more
Unicorn Booty (blog) ( 5/25/2012 7:29:13 AM -08:00 )

The Abbey puts ban on bachelorette parties
The Abbey puts ban on bachelorette partiesWEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- The Abbey, a night spot known as the world's best gay bar, is closing its doors to bachelorette parties. "To see the girls in here having a great time and the celebration for their big day to get married, I love seeing more
abc7.com ( 5/24/2012 11:06:26 PM -08:00 )

WeHo's Abbey Food & Bar Bans All Bachelorette Parties
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - The Abbey Food & Bar, known as the best Gay Bar in the World, having won the title two year's in a row from MTV's Logo, announced today all bachelorette parties have been banned from taking place within its doors. more
EDGEOnTheNet ( 5/24/2012 9:09:59 PM -08:00 )

Should Castro Bars Ban Bachelorette Parties Too?
Should Castro Bars Ban Bachelorette Parties Too?Take note, gay bars, The Abbey in West Hollywood has taken a stand against the scourge of bachelorette parties, as reported over at LAist. The bar has decided enough is enough, and despite being an enormous venue with room to spare most evenings for more
SFist ( 5/24/2012 3:14:30 PM -08:00 )

Al Gordon, Skit Writer for Benny and Burnett, Dies at 89

Al Gordon, Skit Writer for Benny and Burnett, Dies at 89Al Gordon, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer whose fast-paced material helped Jack Benny make the transition from radio to television in the 1950s and was later a staple of the Smothers Brothers, Flip Wilson and Carol Burnett comedy shows in the more
New York Times ( 5/26/2012 7:08:12 PM -08:00 )

Al Gordon, Jack Benny comedy-writer, dies at 89
LOS ANGELES — An Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who spent much of his career working for legendary comic Jack Benny has died in Los Angeles. Al Gordon was 89. His son, Neil, tells Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/JXFWte ) that Gordon died Wednesday more
CBS News ( 5/25/2012 11:18:51 PM -08:00 )

Al Gordon, comedy writer, 90
Al Gordon, 90, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who spent much of his career working for legendary comic Jack Benny has died. His son, Neil, told the Los Angeles Times that Mr. Gordon died Wednesday of age-related causes at a Los Angeles hospital. more
Philadelphia Inquirer ( 5/25/2012 11:02:51 PM -08:00 )

Jack Benny comedy writer Al Gordon dies at 89
AP LOS ANGELES—Al Gordon, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who spent much of his career working for legendary comic Jack Benny, has died. He was 89. His son, Neil, tells Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/JXFWte) that Gordon died of age-related more
San Jose Mercury News ( 5/25/2012 5:56:57 AM -08:00 )

Al Gordon Dies at 89
Al Gordon Dies at 89Al Gordon, an Emmy-winning comedy writer who worked most of his career for Jack Benny's show, has died at the age of 89. He died Wednesday of age-related causes in Los Angeles. His career began after World War II, and he became famous for teaming with more
Daily Beast ( 5/25/2012 4:32:01 AM -08:00 )

Al Gordon dies at 89; Emmy-winning comedy writer for Jack Benny
He and writing partner Hal Goldman worked for the legendary comedian for 24 years. They also wrote for stars such as Carol Burnett, Flip Wilson and the Smothers Brothers. Comedian Jack Benny, center, is surrounded by his writers -- from left, more
Los Angeles Times ( 5/24/2012 11:53:02 PM -08:00 )

Al Gordon, Emmy-winning writer for Jack Benny, dies at 89
By DENNIS MCLELLAN LOS ANGELES -- Al Gordon, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who spent much of his more than 40-year career writing for Jack Benny's penny-pinching, vain and perennially 39-year-old persona, has died. He was 89. more
Kansas City Star ( 5/24/2012 7:38:10 PM -08:00 )

Comedy writer Al Gordon dead at 89
LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winning comedy writer Al Gordon has died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family said. He was 89. Gordon's son, Neil, confirmed his death Wednesday of age-related causes to the Los Angeles Times more
UPI.com ( 5/25/2012 3:22:52 PM -08:00 )

'Watch the Throne' sequel confirmed by Producer

Los Angeles: Grammy Award winning hip-hop producer Mike Dean has confirmed that there are plans for the follow up of Jay Z and Kanye West hit album, `Watch the Throne`. Dean, who is also credited for his work in West`s `My Beautiful Dark Twisted more
Zee News ( 5/26/2012 6:43:17 PM -08:00 )

Jay-Z and Kanye West – review
Jay-Z and Kanye West – reviewThere probably isn't much more fun to be had in an arena than watching drug dealer-turned-auteur businessman Jay-Z and producer-turned-rapper-turned-provocateur Kanye West trading raps on top of 20ft screens with images of marauding sharks playing on more
The Guardian ( 5/26/2012 3:06:06 PM -08:00 )

'Watch The Throne 2': Producer Says Sequel To Kanye West & Jay-Z Album Is in
Kanye West and Jay-Z will record a sequel to "Watch the Throne," according to producer Mike Dean. Jay-Z and Kanye West will re-team for a sequel to Watch The Throne. According to Mike Dean, a veteran producer who worked on the first collaboration album more
Huffington Post ( 5/26/2012 8:15:45 AM -08:00 )

Jay-Z and Kanye West to release 'Watch The Throne 2'?
Jay-Z and Kanye West to release Jay-Z and Kanye West are planning to make a follow up to their collaboration album 'Watch The Throne'. Mike Dean, who helped co-produce their 2011 project, has confirmed that there will be a 'Watch The Throne 2' LP in the future. more
NME.com ( 5/25/2012 1:33:47 PM -08:00 )

'Watch the Throne' Sequel Coming, Says Producer
Jay-Z and Kanye West perform during the 'Watch the Throne' tour at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. By Rolling Stone "I'm working on the GOOD Music album, of course," said Dean, "and Watch The Throne 2 – it's not started yet, but it's coming. more
RollingStone.com ( 5/25/2012 11:50:13 AM -08:00 )

'Watch the Throne' sequel confirmed by Producer
Jay-Z and Kanye West will collaborate again for a sequel to 'Watch the Throne,' according to producer Mike Dean. Mike Dean co-produced Watch the Throne and has worked with Kanye West several times over his career, according to Rolling Stone. more
TheCelebrityCafe.com ( 5/26/2012 6:03:19 PM -08:00 )

Jay-Z and Kanye West 'Watch the Throne' sequel in the works
Jay-Z and Kanye West are set to reteam for a sequel to their popular album Watch the Throne. The rappers released the album last year, with singles like 'Otis' and 'N**gas in Paris' catapulting the record to the number one spot on the US Billboard more
Digital Spy UK ( 5/26/2012 10:48:51 AM -08:00 )

'Watch the Throne' Sequel: Jay-Z and Kanye West Plotting Another Album
Who's ready for "N----s in Paris II" or a second helping of "HAM?" As the NME reports, producer Mike Dean recently told Quiet Lunch that Jay-Z and Kanye West are plotting a sequel to their Watch the Throne collaborative album. more
The BoomBox ( 5/26/2012 7:48:18 AM -08:00 )

Jay-Z & Kanye West Plan 'Watch The Throne 2' Release
Jay-Z & Kanye West Plan Following their huge collaboration success with 'Watch The Throne', it's been confirmed that Jay-Z and Kanye West are planning to release a follow-up album, titled 'Watch The Throne 2' LP in the future. The duo sold out a whopping five nights at more
Entertainmentwise ( 5/26/2012 2:52:48 AM -08:00 )

Reports: "Watch The Throne 2 On The Way
Reports: "Watch The Throne 2 On The Wayby Houston Williams May 25th, 2012 @ 11:34pm (AllHipHop News) Jay-Z and Kanye West have plans for a sequel to their collaborative album, Watch The Throne. Producer Mike Dean, who worked on WTT and several of West's projects, confirmed that the duo were more
AllHipHop ( 5/25/2012 7:34:52 PM -08:00 )

Sequel to Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' Is Coming, Confirms Producer
Sequel to Jay-Z and Kanye WestMike Dean, who co-produced the hit collaboration album along with Yeezy, details in a recent magazine interview that no material has been recorded for the planned effort. Rap moguls Jay-Z and Kanye West haven't done with their collaborative project more
AceShowbiz ( 5/25/2012 7:30:41 PM -08:00 )

Kanye West and Jay-Z Planning 'Watch The Throne' Follow-Up
Jay-Z and Kanye West are planning to make a follow-up to their collaboration album Watch the Throne, according to one of their collaborators. NME has reported that Mike Dean, who helped co-produce Watch the Throne last year, has confirmed there will be more
Music Feeds ( 5/25/2012 5:14:31 PM -08:00 )

Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne 2 Confirmed
By the producerÖ Mike Dean, who produced Kanye West and Jay-Z's 2011 collaboration Watch the Throne, has confirmed that the duo will make a follow-up album. Dean spoke to Quiet Lunch recently and revealed that he will be working on the new album. more
411mania.com ( 5/25/2012 4:23:02 PM -08:00 )

'Watch the Throne 2': Jay-Z and Kanye West set to team up again
By Liz Kelly Nelson Jay-Z and Kanye West are set to team up again on a second album. "Watch the Throne 2," is in the works producer Mike Dean says in an interview with Quiet Lunch. "I'm working on the GOOD Music album, of course," says Dean of another more
Zap2it.com (blog) ( 5/25/2012 4:08:06 PM -08:00 )

News Roundup: New Eminem Album In The Works, 'Watch The Throne 2′ Confirmed
By Laura Aguirre This week, Eminem revealed that he would start working on a followup to Recovery next week. Also, Aerosmith finally announced the official release date for their upcoming record Music From Another Dimension. more
BeatCrave.com ( 5/25/2012 3:34:01 PM -08:00 )

Jay-Z and Kanye West Making Watch the Throne 2, Says Producer (VIDEO)
Get ready: Watch the Throne 2 might be on its way from Kanye West and Jay-Z. The rap superstars are set to collaborate on a follow-up to their blockbuster Watch the Throne album, according to producer Mike Dean. Dean co-produced Watch the Throne and more
GossipCop ( 5/25/2012 2:25:26 PM -08:00 )

'Watch The Throne 2' Is On It Way!
By Jonathan Hailey, Assistant Editor Jay-Z and Kanye West will be putting out a sequel to their joint album Watch The Throne. Producer Mike Dean confirmed the album being in the works. The news of Watch The Throne 2 actually happening has fans more
The Urban Daily ( 5/25/2012 2:14:48 PM -08:00 )

Jay-Z + Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne 2' Is in the Works
This is good news for Jay-Z and Kanye West fans. The rap duo's platinum-selling LP 'Watch the Throne' will get a sequel. West's go-to producer Mike Dean has confirmed that a follow-up to the opulent album is in the works although he didn't give more
PopCrush ( 5/25/2012 1:20:33 PM -08:00 )

News: Shyne Gets The Royal Treatment, Ex-Bad Boy Comes Face-To-Face W/ The Throne
News: Shyne Gets The Royal Treatment, Ex-Bad Boy Comes Face-To-Face W/ The ThroneFormer Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne has had a pretty big few months rekindling relationships as of late but possibly none bigger than coming face-to-face with hip-hop elite Jay-Z and Kanye West overseas this week. Based on footage of Shyne alongside more
SOHH ( 5/25/2012 12:53:04 PM -08:00 )

Snapshots: Shyne hangs with Kanye West & Jay-Z in Cannes
While the premiere of Kanye West's short – but apparently extravagant – film, Cruel Summer, brought out the whole GOOD Music team to Cannes (as spotted in this “secret” photoshoot), another special guest made the trip to France: Shyne. more
SoulCulture (blog) ( 5/25/2012 12:51:08 PM -08:00 )