News: Crater, Chelsea Clinton, Wikileaks, Sonoma County, Alcide
Wikileaks releases damning set of documents on Afghanistan, revealing Pakistani aid to insurgency.
Zachary Quinto rehearses for the revival of Angels in America in NYC.
Kings of Leon driven from concert by pigeon poop.
Pope Benedict has written a children's book called The Friends of Jesus.
President Obama to appear on The View on Wednesday: "The president will take the hot seat among the show's five female hosts, who represent a range of backgrounds and political views, at a time when his administration grapples with challenges from the economy to the BP oil spill."
UVA study: Positive development of adoptive children not related to sexual orientation of parents. "We found that children adopted by lesbian and gay couples are thriving."
Chelsea Clinton wedding price tag could top $2 million: "Smart money has the ClintVinskys tying the knot on the grounds of Astor Courts, a private, Versailles-inspired Beaux-Arts mansion on 50 acres overlooking the Hudson in Rhinebeck. The rehearsal dinner is said to be at a stone barn at nearby Grasmere, a 525-acre Revolutionary-era estate. Only those personally close to the bride or groom made it onto a tightly-held list that reportedly contains 400 to 500 names, more about which later."
What in the world has Eric McCormack been up to?
Best-preserved meteor crater in the world found via Google Earth.
Matt Rettenmund visits Andy Warhol: The Last Decade at the Brooklyn Museum.
Clean-up crews finding less surface oil in Gulf.
"Reading on the toilet" is James Franco's favorite guy ritual.
Sonoma County settles out of court with Clay Green: "Their nightmare began only two years ago, and no one can undue the psychological damage done to Clay Green and Harold Scull or return to the surviving spouse the home and virtually all the property and personal possessions the two men had shared for 20 years, but their injuries have finally been acknowledged. Last Friday, just two days before his suit would have been opened in court, California's Sonoma County, agreed to a settle Greene's complaint out of court, for the amount of $653,000. Greene will retain $275,000, his lawyers will take $300,000*, and Scull's estate will be given the remainder. It was announced in the San Francisco Chronicle that the nursing home will pay $53,000, but it was not made clear where it will end up."
First look: Chris Evans as Captain America.
Male model fix: Jamie Jewitt.
Direct action and political protest hashed out at Netroots Nation.
Alcide at Comic-Con.
The Kids Are All Right is this summer's sleeper hit: "When the film opened three weeks ago on seven screens, per-theater ticket sales averaged $72,127, the highest for any movie this year. This weekend, after growing from 35 to 201 venues, 'The Kids' continued its winning streak, generating more than $2.6 million (with another robust per-theater average of $13,173, the best of any film in release), bringing its cumulative box-office to just under $5 million."
Diane von Furstenburg has designed a "Team Pelosi" tote bag.
Michelle Rodriguez, on why the strong female characters she plays always get killed: Because I don't take my clothes off, and I'm nobody's girlfriend. The writers are new to the whole tough girl thing, and they don't know what to do with [me]. We've got the dude who's strong, so what do we do with the chick who's strong? We kill her."