News: JONAH, Terrence Malick, Obesity, Dan Savage, Belize
Pop culture site Modern Tonic relaunches.
Slave to the Photoshop.
Study: "Rampant" homophobia in Canadian schools. “LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, queer, or questioning) students are exposed to language that insults their dignity as part of everyday school experiences, and youth with LGBTQ family members are constantly hearing their loved ones being denigrated."
An undercover visit to JONAH (Jews, Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality).
Oprah's final show to be hosted by Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise and feature huge list of guests.
Scientists find genetic "switch" for obesity.
Geneaologist: Madonna and Lady Gaga are related. "'They are ninth cousins once removed,' Child said with a sly grin. He presented a handwritten piece of paper, which traced the relations of Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone and Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta back to a French immigrant farming couple who came to Quebec in the 1600s. Born this way, indeed."
Kings of Leon's Jared Followill gets some pool time before going commando at his brother's wedding.
Cast of A-List Dallas revealed.
Britney Spears reveals new single artwork.
Where is the GOP getting the money to pay for DOMA defense? "Dan Strodel, the House's chief administrative officer, is the man who, according to Honda's office, would ultimately write the checks to Brancroft PLLC. But at the hearing, he also said he had no knowledge of where the money would come from."
Charlie Hunnam channels hot in Paris.
Cathay Pacific jet makes emergency landing after engine fire: "With the plane shaking violently, the passengers were told they were headed back to Singapore. Many passengers started saying, ‘God save our flight, give us your protection,’ the prayers getting louder as they made it back to the airport.'"
Dan Savage talks about sex, fatherhood at The Good Men Project.
The NYT notes that the British are currently experiencing a parakeet invasion, including this brightly colored glory hole variety.
Photo: Rabbi Yehuda Levin at the NOM/Diaz hate rally.
Male model fix: Ram Boneh.
Trans triathlete Chris Mosier earns sponsorship with TRX.
Hollywood Reporter reviews Terrence Malick's Tree of Life: "Brandishing an ambition it’s likely no film, including this one, could entirely fulfill, The Tree of Life is nonetheless a singular work, an impressionistic metaphysical inquiry into mankind’s place in the grand scheme of things that releases waves of insights amidst its narrative imprecisions. This fifth feature in Terrence Malick’s eccentric four-decade career is a beauteous creation that ponders the imponderables, asks the questions that religious and thoughtful people have posed for millennia and provokes expansive philosophical musings along with intense personal introspection. As such, it is hardly a movie for the masses and will polarize even buffs, some of whom may fail to grasp the connection between the depiction of the beginnings of life on Earth and the travails of a 1950s Texas family." Film called polarizing.