News: John Travolta, Maryland, Stephanie Seymour, Yale, Odors
Maryland poised to expand gay rights, marriage.
Warhol Mao portrait shot up by Dennis Hopper sells for $302,000: "Hopper, who died of cancer last year aged 74, later showed Warhol the bullet holes, and the pair agreed to consider the work a collaboration. Warhol drew circles around the holes, labelling the one over Mao's right shoulder 'warning shot' and the one at his upper left eyelid "'bullet hole.'"
Lady Gaga to perform at Grammy Awards.
John Travolta shows off new baby boy Ben.
Iowans gather at state capital to support freedom to marry: "Equal rights advocates from across the state came together to share their support of marriage equality and to encourage Iowa legislators to focus on issues that move Iowa forward. 'Not even the snow could dampen the incredible energy of pro-equality advocates today,' said One Iowa Executive Director Carolyn Jenison. 'I’m confident our legislators have heard our message loud and clear. We won’t go back on the freedom to marry. We’ll continue to share our stories and work to move Iowa forward.'"
Settlement? Shepard Fairey - AP Obama lawsuit dropped.
Zac Efron boasts 18 pounds of new muscle.
Stephanie Seymour and her gay son: photo causes stir.
Tax deduction error strikes gays working for Yale and their domestic partners: "The university, which has extended health insurance to its same-sex employees’ domestic partners since 1994, typically withholds those taxes from employees’ paychecks over the course of the year. But due to the programming error, employees will be responsible for paying the taxes for both years in 2011."
Broadway vet Margaret Whiting dies at 86.
Difficulty identifying odors in old age associated with greater risk of death.
Wilson Cruz rocks a kilt.
Daniel Craig returning as 007.
Before streaking across a tennis court, check first for invisible barriers.
Gay Austrian TV host Alfons Haider, who served as inspiration for Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno', says he'll take male partner on TV dance contest. "I am going to dance with a heterosexual. This is not about being gay."
Julian Assange says Wikileaks cannot survive much longer financially without the ability to garner online donations. His team fears he could be executed if extradited to the U.S.. Assange talks to the New Statesman about China, Rupert Murdoch, and Bradley Manning. And Assange's lawyer said a Justice Department subpoena to Twitter amounts to harassment.
The many bodies of Christian Bale.
Gay Serbian NGO pushes for new marriage definition: We believe that change is important, in order to leave the possibility for the gay-lesbian community in Serbia to, one day, when it's ready, legalize same-sex marriages, without making new changes to the Constitution."
Massive image of night sky unveiled: "It is actually a collection of millions of images taken since 1998 with a 2.5-metre telescope at Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico...Altogether, the images in the newly released collection contain more than a trillion pixels of data, covering a third of the sky in great detail."