News: Ed Harris, Sea Turtle, Days of Our Lives, Fukushima
Commitment to Life: Why we must never forget Elizabeth Taylor.
Kevin Sessums offers outtakes from a 1997 interview with Elizabeth Taylor which include a secret about James Dean that she entrusted to him until her death.
The boys from Ipanema.
Ed Kennedy at AfterElton notes: "Let me get this straight: Adam Lambert snogs a dude on the American Music Awards, and spends months banned from ABC shows like Good Morning America and The View. Chris Brown breaks a window and storms out of Good Morning America when he’s asked about his felony assault of Rihanna, and he’s still welcome to perform on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. So male-male kissing is worse than violence. Thanks for clearing that up ABC."
Ed Harris to play John McCain in Game Change.
Advocates seek Senate hearings on DOMA repeal: "Favorable hearings on DOMA repeal are unlikely in the House with Republicans in control of the chamber. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, has spoken out in support of maintaining the anti-gay statute. Consequently, the decision on whether to hold hearings rests with Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Known as an LGBT advocate, Leahy is among the co-sponsors of the DOMA repeal legislation."
A look at all the plastic ingested by a sea turtle.
Jeremy Piven replacing Charlie Sheen?
Cast of Modern Family to go Inside the Actors Studio: "EW just learned the cast ofModern Family has booked an appearance on Inside the Actors Studio. The six leads of the hit comedy — Stonestreet, Burrell, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Ed O’Neill, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson — will tape the episode May 16 in New York."
Days of Our Lives to introduce gay storyline: "As Days of Our Lives celebrates its 45th anniversary in daytime, the traditionally conservative soap is about to get a lot more contemporary: EW has learned exclusively that a gay storyline may be in the works! From what we gather, it may involve a current cast member hooking up with someone new."
First look inside the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.
The NYT paywall subscription is $100 more than the WSJ, Economist, and The Daily combined.
$48 million: highest price paid for a condo in NYC.
Nick Pitera: a one-man Disney movie.
Serotonin signaling implicated in mating behavior of mice: "If given access to a female or her scent, males that lacked serotonin signaling would respond just as their peers did. But, if given equal access to males and females, they seemed to have no preference whatsoever. Instead of responding aggressively to a challenge from another male, the mutant mice 'showed significantly more mounting of male intruders.'"