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Cicadas emerge after 13 years underground.
Lady Gaga to pre-release parts of new album on FarmVille: "How is this exactly going to work? Well, for one thing Farmville players will be treated to 'a Gaga inspired farm in-game, which will showcase Lady Gaga's style and themes from the album and videos... think crystals, unicorns, sheep on motorcycles..." Image from cover of V.
Bristol Palin says that "corrective jaw surgery" was why the plastic surgeon completely rearranged her face.
White House party crasher Michaele Salahi to release single.
NYT publishes statement from family of Osama bin Laden, demanding justice.
Are American Idol and FOX enforcing a closeted agenda? "...watch The Voice pre-audition interviews, where contestants casually reference their sexual orientation and hug their partners after passing to the next round. It raises an interesting question: Why don’t we see this on Idol? And should we?"
Anti-gay marriage rally planned for Raleigh, North Carolina.
Jackman: Abs of Real Steel.
Cannes documentary to screen dying Diana photo: "A spokesman for St James’s Palace declined to comment but royal sources said Diana's sons would be sickened by the news." The filmmaker speaks: "Unlawful Killing is not about a conspiracy before the crash, but a provable conspiracy after the crash."
Amazon.com renews $25,000 grant to Lambda Literary Writers’ Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices.
Philadelphia is the only Top 10 U.S. city never to elect an openly LGBT candidate to its city council. That could change in a week.
Abraham Lincoln vs. Vampires.
After 60 years, an unfaded desire to make it legal “Our friends have told us, ‘You two guys should get married in Massachusetts or Connecticut,’ but we’ve always been New Yorkers, and after 61 years of togetherness, we feel we have a right to be married in New York."
Indiana governor Mitch Daniels signs bill to defund Planned Parenthood.
Slate imagines "Final Edition" of the NYT.
Openly gay athlete voted high school prom king in Pennsylvania.
Neil Patrick Harris confirmed as 2011 Tony Awards host.
New safety alert system unveiled in NYC: "The Personal Localized Alerting Network, or PLAN, is a free service that sends geographically targeted, text message-like alerts. The messages -- which include alerts issued by the president, alerts involving imminent threats to safety of life and Amber Alerts -- are sent by authorized government officials and are pushed out by participating wireless providers using their cell towers."