“Tell Me Something Good,” indeed. The legendary Chaka Khan is in need of good news now that her 25-year-old son, Damien Holland, has been arrested for first-degree murder and held on $1 million bail. Los Angeles police were called last Friday after a gun that Holland and an 18-year-old guy were fighting over went off and struck the youth, who died later in the hospital.
Let’s get this party started. France finally has an all-gay TV channel. It’s called Pink. Was there already a Puce? It launches Oct. 25 on cable and satellite; monthly charge will be $11. The channel plans to contribute to the debate on homosexuality but will not be militant. The UK, of course, already has two gay channels: GayDate TV, a shopping channel, and GayTV, a late-night soft-core porn channel. But Pink is the first nationally broadcast gay channel of its kind and is aiming for at least 180,000 subscribers, half of whom will live in some Paris arrondissement or other. In the US, it seems every channel is either gay-friendly or gay-glutted, but next February the all-gay LOGO network will launch anyway.