News: Pixar, Luke MacFarlane, Whole Foods, Carl Kruger

Road Japan tries to stem leak of radioactive water from nuke plant.

RoadACLU demands schools stop viewpoint-based censorship of LGBT web content.

MartinRoadRicky Martin is proclaimed "Hell's ambassador" by Puerto Rican evangelical.

RoadBrave: Pixar introduces first-ever female lead character.

RoadDarren Aronofsky defends Natalie Portman from claims by her dance double: "Here is the reality. I had my editor count shots. There are 139 dance shots in the film. 111 are Natalie Portman untouched. 28 are her dance double Sarah Lane. If you do the math that’s 80% Natalie Portman."

RoadLuke MacFarlane and Patrick Breen join cast of The Normal Heart on Broadway.

RoadEnrique Iglesias to tour with Britney Spears. Or not?

RoadVermont governor Peter Shumlin to speak about same-sex marriage in Rhode Island: "Shumlin's office says he will travel to Rhode Island on Thursday at the invitation of the group Marriage Equality Rhode Island. He'll meet with the governor and legislative leaders. Shumlin spokeswoman Susan Allen says the Vermont governor, a Democrat, will talk about the Vermont experience of passing civil unions and later gay marriage."

RoadAdam Lambert and Jake Shears have dinner

Mcconaughey RoadMatthew McConaughey found a bird in the bush.

RoadSharer beware: a word on Facebook and privacy.

RoadChoices after death: cremation or being dissolved in lye?

RoadSwedish boy attacked by bear he woke from hibernation while skiing: "The bear woke up from his winter-long slumber and dragged one of the boys down into the lair, according to Jämtland police."

RoadWhole Foods introducing bars serving beer and local wine.

RoadFCKH8 donates $300,000 to LGBT non-profits: "What started as an expletive-laced stance for marriage equality has become a powerful voice against hatred. 'In the beginning, everything we did was pink,' general manager Cole Stevens says of the campaign’s initial merchandise offerings. 'Then when bullying became a hot topic, we switched to purple.'"

Road Japan's Dorito packaging is far more interesting than ours.

Kruger RoadHow anti-gay closet case NY Senator Carl Kruger spent his bribe money.

RoadFriday: Rebecca Black Swan.

RoadMIT professor claims to have invented solar cell artificial leaf: "With a single gallon of water, Nocera says, the chip could produce enough electricity to power a house in a developing country for an entire day. Provide every house on the planet with an artificial leaf and we could satisfy our 14-terrawatt need with just one gallon of water a day."

RoadNPR: Wikileaks soldier Bradley Manning had troubled family life and threatened stepmother with knife.

RoadFor senior couples waiting for same-sex marriage, the clock ticks with more urgency: "Those who will be harmed, Courage Campaign chairman Rick Jacobs argued in an accompanying letter to the court, are couples like Kernek and Watson and San Diego residents Jerry Peterson and Bob Smith, both in their 70s and longing to marry before the end of an appeals process that could outlive them. Shane Mayer and John Quintana, 28-year-olds from San Francisco, want to marry while Mayer's cancer-stricken father can still take part, the friend-of-the-court letter testified."

Posted March 29, 2011 at 3:40pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel