The Venice Biennale announced this year’s Golden Lion award recipients. The Golden Lion for an artist participating in the central international exhibition was awarded to Argentinian León Ferrari for La Civilización Occidental y Cristiana, his 1965 sculpture of Christ crucified on a fighter jet.

Brazil’s gay media is now flourishing: Junior was just released last month, and there is already a new gay magazine set for a November launch. It will be called Dom, and it will likely feature Andre Ziehe on the cover of the first issue, with 50,000 copies printed. Competition will grow next year with the release of a third gay magazine called Romeu.

29-year-old bartender and go-go dancer Edmilson Araújo was voted Mr. Gay Manaus.

Ricky Martin got a much deserved star in the Walk Of Fame.

Thanks to his single Until The End Of Time parking on the 24th slot on the Billboard charts this week, Justin Timberlake became the first solo male artist this decade to spawn six top 40 hits from the same album. Shania Twain’s Come On Over, which had six top 40 Hot 100 hits from 1997 to 99, was the last album overall to reach the same heights.

Rumor has it that Matthew McConaughey is thinking about having a baby with Brazilian girlfriend Camila Alves.

Someone at DNA magazine is reading Made In Brazil.

The work of Brazilian illustrator Filipe Jardim recently ended up on the pages of the NYT and The Wall Street Journal, thanks to his partnership with Tiffany’s. Filipe had previously collaborated with Louis Vuitton and Hermès.

Cathy Horyn takes a final look at the spring 2008 collections, and elects her favorite show. picked their Ten favorite collections of the season. Question: why is Rodarte on the list?

Fashion Rio is getting a very strong competitor come 2008. Enterpreneur Nizan Guanaes is planning to launch his much anticipated Ipanema Beach Fashion Week on November of next year, bringing together the biggest names in Brazilian beachwear and sportswear. There are rumors going around that Mr. Guanaes is also looking into buying São Paulo Fashion Week, which would turn him into the emperor of Brazilian fashion.