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James Franco, drinking while pregnant, and Tim Gunn's promise of hope

Not only is he gorgeous, hilarious, a talented actor and a Columbia-educated writer, James Franco also looks fabulous in lipstick, eyeshadow and black leather gloves. Franco posed for the cover of the second issue of Candy, a magazine dedicated to transversal culture and style. Franco, who identifies as straight, has shown his interest in exploring sexuality before by playing gay men and directing movies about gay men.

Not only is he gorgeous, hilarious, a talented actor and a Columbia-educated writer, James Franco also looks fabulous in lipstick, eyeshadow and black leather gloves. Franco posed for the cover of the second issue of Candy, a magazine dedicated to transversal culture and style. Franco, who identifies as straight, has shown his interest in exploring sexuality before by playing gay men and directing movies about gay men. Check out the cover here and the awesome promotional video for the magazine here.

A new study of more than 11,000 five-year-olds has found no evidence of harm when mothers consumed one to two units of alcohol a week. The study found that while heavy drinking during pregnancy caused significant behavioural and emotional problems, children of light drinkers showed no damage — in fact they actually scored slightly higher on cognitive tests and had fewer behavioural problems than women who completely abstained during pregnancy.

It’s day four of the Commonweath Games in New Delhi, and at least one Canadian lady is already medalling in the pool. Julia Wilkinson of Stratford, Ont. won the bronze in the 100-metre backstroke yesterday, adding to her bronze in the 200 individual medley for a third place finish on day one.

Project Runway’s Tim Gunn has made an incredibly moving video for the “It Gets Better” campaign. The campaign was started by sex columnist Dan Savage and his partner Terry in reaction to the high rate of suicide in LGBTQ youth. It uses videos to express to young members of the LGBTQ community that things will quite literally get better. An emotional Gunn tells the story of his own suicide attempt when he was 17, and reminds youth to reach out in times of despair.

British Columbian smoked-salmon lovers beware: a recent study has found listeria bacteria in 18 percent of ready-to-eat fish products in the province, and all of those products were smoked salmon. An investigation by the CBC has also uncovered listeria in BC smoked salmon, but at levels too low to trigger a recall in Canada.