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Dustin Lance Black Accepts Pasadena Community College's Re-Invite
Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has accepted Pasadena Community College's re-invitation to speak at the school's commencement ceremony after initially being dumped in a gay panic non-controversy. To make matters worse for themselves, the replacement speaker tapped by PCC wound up being even more controversial when videos surfaced of Pasadena Public Health Director Eric Walsh sermonizing that Will & Grace was the work of Satan, among other terrible things. Walsh has since been put on leave.
PCC Superintendent-President Mark Rocha personally called Black on Saturday morning to apologize for the way his school handled the matter and extend the re-invite, according to a press release from the school. “All of us at PCC are so proud of Mr. Black and are delighted he is returning to his alma mater," said Rocha in the release.
"I look forward to the honor of returning to PCC to support the 2014 graduates of Pasadena City College," said Black of the commencement ceremony scheduled for this Friday. He was originally dumped from the ceremony when the school discovered that photos of him having unprotected sex with his boyfriend were on the Internet. The photos were leaked without his consent.
Black graduated from PCC in 1994, and won an Academy Award in 2009 for his screenplay of Gus Van Sant's Milk, a biopic about the gay politician Harvey Milk.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.