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News: Crater, Chelsea Clinton, Wikileaks, Sonoma County, Alcide

Road Wikileaks releases damning set of documents on Afghanistan, revealing Pakistani aid to insurgency.

Quinto RoadZachary Quinto rehearses for the revival of Angels in America in NYC.

RoadKings of Leon driven from concert by pigeon poop.

RoadPope Benedict has written a children's book called The Friends of Jesus.

RoadPresident 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."

RoadUVA 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."

RoadChelsea 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."

RoadWhat in the world has Eric McCormack been up to?

CraterRoadBest-preserved meteor crater in the world found via Google Earth.

RoadMatt Rettenmund visits Andy Warhol: The Last Decade at the Brooklyn Museum.

RoadClean-up crews finding less surface oil in Gulf.

Road  "Reading on the toilet" is James Franco's favorite guy ritual.

RoadSonoma 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."

RoadFirst look: Chris Evans as Captain America.

Jewitt  RoadMale model fix: Jamie Jewitt.

RoadDirect action and political protest hashed out at Netroots Nation.

RoadAlcide at Comic-Con.

RoadThe 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."

RoadDiane von Furstenburg has designed a "Team Pelosi" tote bag.

RoadMichelle 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."

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  1. Guess I'll have to DVR the View on both Wed and Thu because I read online that Obama taped his episode on Wed and the show he's on will air Thursday.

    Posted by: lazlo | Jul 26, 2010 5:42:44 PM

  2. Ejecta rays? Hmmm... hopefully, those will be on that loathsome Nazinger's butthole after the meteor hits (see Maurizio Cattelan's 'Ninth Hour' in the link below).

    Posted by: bading | Jul 26, 2010 6:35:08 PM

  3. Perhaps after the view, Obama can take his nobel peace prize and join Bush and Cheney at The Hague to face justice for war crimes. We live in a seriously fucked up world.

    Posted by: gaylib | Jul 26, 2010 7:09:10 PM

  4. "Pakistan Aids Insurgency in Afghanistan, Reports Assert"

    Oh, well there's a shock! Next they'll be stoning women and hanging gays in Iran...

    Posted by: Max | Jul 26, 2010 8:26:58 PM

  5. re True Blood/Alcide: his ass was on display last night, albeit too briefly

    also, the first gay kiss on the show with Lafayette & Jesus - was so glad they had the balls to do it without compromise

    Posted by: neverstops | Jul 26, 2010 9:12:49 PM

  6. Hi Andy: HUGE towleroad fan here. Quick request: I s there any way u could easily include a caption or an arrow for the pictures in these multiple-entry news items??? It's often very difficult to match the pic to one of the items. Just a (VERY STRONG) suggestion! :)

    Posted by: David | Jul 26, 2010 10:22:24 PM

  7. RE: Male model fix: Any chance for ditching the pubescent types for a while and showing us some real men? Hair, maybe gray and a wrinkle or two would be pretty dang hot. This under 40 set is kinda dull to those who like an aged vintage.. Gracias.

    Posted by: pickles | Jul 26, 2010 10:26:35 PM

  8. @David: the lines/links/articles are always top aligned to the person/item/image being discussed.

    @Pickles: good luck finding a lot of models in their 40s and over, much less many other Towleroad readers (of any age) interested in looking at them. That's not meant as an insult or affront, but modeling inherently involves young men (and women).

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 27, 2010 12:52:21 AM

  9. If you scroll over the picture with your pointer the name will pop up.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Jul 27, 2010 4:31:30 AM

  10. Ref James Franco's favorite guy ritual - go to the link and read some of the others - some quite interesting even though the names are not familiar.

    Posted by: Jim | Jul 27, 2010 9:24:45 AM

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