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George Chakiris Tells His 'West Side' Story

George Chakiris Tells His 'West Side' Story

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | May 6

Actor George Chakiris won an Oscar for playing Bernardo in "West Side Story" some 60 years ago. Recently the actor-turned-jewelry designer decided to tell his life story. EDGE spoke to Chakiris about "My West Side Story: A Memoir."

Watch: Are 'The Circle's' Chloe and Mitchell Dating?

Watch: Are 'The Circle's' Chloe and Mitchell Dating?

ENTERTAINMENT | May 6

The second season of Netflix's breakout reality series "The Circle" ended this week, but is the relationship between Chloe Veitch and Mitchell Eason just beginning?

Was LGBTQ Teen's Death Suicide? Mother Says No Way and Demands Answers

Was LGBTQ Teen's Death Suicide? Mother Says No Way and Demands Answers

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 6

A Massachusetts mother denies that her LGTBQ daughter committed suicide, and says police won't listen to her fears that the 16-year-old girl was murdered. Her story has sparked an outcry.

British Hunk Duncan James Finds His Gay Comfort Zone. Admits It Hasn't Been Easy

British Hunk Duncan James Finds His Gay Comfort Zone. Admits It Hasn't Been Easy

ENTERTAINMENT | May 6

Out British singer Duncan James admitted to being "ashamed" of being gay in the past, he told the British magazine OK! He is now comfortable with who he is, but discussed the cruel responses he has had on social media to his being gay.

Luke Evans Set for Another Mainstream Project

Luke Evans Set for Another Mainstream Project

ENTERTAINMENT | May 6

Luke Evans continues to defy the notion that an out actor could never land lucrative, mainstream projects. This week he signed on for the male lead in an upcoming Apple series "Echo 3" from Oscar winner Mark Boal ("The Hurt Locker").

Napoleon Was a 'Gay-Friendly' Emperor, Historian Claims

Napoleon Was a 'Gay-Friendly' Emperor, Historian Claims

NEWS | May 6

While France is divided about Napoleon Bonaparte's legacy on the 200th anniversary of his death, a French historian maintains that he was a 'gay friendly' emperor.

Home of San Francisco's 1st Same-Sex Spouses Now a Landmark

Home of San Francisco's 1st Same-Sex Spouses Now a Landmark

NEWS | May 6

The hilltop cottage belonging to a lesbian couple who were the first same-sex partners to legally marry in San Francisco has become a city landmark.

'Sex and the City' Reboot to Add Several New Characters Including 3 Women of Color

'Sex and the City' Reboot to Add Several New Characters Including 3 Women of Color

ENTERTAINMENT | May 6

There's a big shakeup coming to the "Sex and the City" reboot, called "And Just Like That..."

As He Pushes the Envelope on 'SNL,' Bowen Yang Recalls his Gayest Skit

As He Pushes the Envelope on 'SNL,' Bowen Yang Recalls his Gayest Skit

ENTERTAINMENT | May 6

Bowen Yang has had a number of milestones as a "Saturday Night Live" regular: The first Chinese American to star on the show and the first open LGBTQ performer to appear beyond one season. In a recent interview he described his gayest moment on the show.

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner to Critics in Hannity Interview: 'I Move On'

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner to Critics in Hannity Interview: 'I Move On'

NEWS | By Michael R. Blood | May 6

Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican whose campaign for California governor has elicited angry reaction from some members of the LGBTQ community, said Wednesday that "I move on" when it comes to her critics.

Entertainment

Is Penis Size as Plain as a Nose on a Face? New Study Thinks So

Is Penis Size as Plain as a Nose on a Face? New Study Thinks So

ENTERTAINMENT | May 6

The clue may be as plain as the nose on a face. Literally. In support of the 'big nose, big hose' theory, a scientific study has found that men with larger noses do indeed have longer penises.

Business

Dubai Luxury Home Market Soars as World's Rich Flee Pandemic

Dubai Luxury Home Market Soars as World's Rich Flee Pandemic

BUSINESS | By Isabel DeBre | May 6

After nearly three decades in London, Christophe Reech was fed up with the city's pandemic lockdowns. This spring, he sold his luxury townhouse and jetted off to the desert sheikhdom of Dubai to start a new life with his family.

Technology

Facebook Board's Trump Decision Could have Wider Impacts

Facebook Board's Trump Decision Could have Wider Impacts

TECHNOLOGY | By Barbara Ortutay | May 5

Since the day after the deadly Jan. 6 riots on the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump's social media accounts have been silent — muzzled for inciting violence using the platforms as online megaphones.

Cars

Baidu Rolls Out Paid Driverless Taxi Service in Beijing

Baidu Rolls Out Paid Driverless Taxi Service in Beijing

CARS | May 3

Chinese tech giant Baidu rolled out its paid driverless taxi service on Sunday, making it the first company to commercialize autonomous driving operations in China.

Health/Fitness

Mom who Gave Birth on Flight Didn't Know She was Pregnant

Mom who Gave Birth on Flight Didn't Know She was Pregnant

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Caleb Jones | May 6

Lavinia "Lavi" Mounga had no idea a baby was coming when she went into labor on a flight from her home in Utah to Honolulu last week.

Nightlife

Burning Man Cancels 2021 Festival in Northern Nevada Desert

Burning Man Cancels 2021 Festival in Northern Nevada Desert

NIGHTLIFE | By Scott Sonner | Apr 29

Burning Man organizers announced Tuesday they are canceling this summer's annual counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert for the second year in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic.