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 road Terrence Malick's new film The Tree Of Life wins the Palme d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Poland  road 14 people arrested in Poland after 150 anti-gay protesters try to disrupt a gay pride parade in that country.

 road Is this a sign that Sarah Palin will run for president?

 road Director Nicolas Winding Refn just can't keep his hands off of Ryan Gosling

 road The FDA approves the first new HIV drug, called Edurant, in three years: "The new medicine may still find a niche among patients who don't respond to Atripla or can't tolerate its side effects."

 road Republican state representative Frederick Ladd Wintle arrested after pulling a gun on a reporter he mistakenly thought was a drug dealer.

 road Kelly Clarkson to release new single in July.

 road Blogger snags interview with his "man crush"; prime minister Vladimir V. Putin.

Obama  road Michelle Obama alludes to gay families in speech to graduates at West Point: "I ask you to remember that family has always been a centerpiece of our American story. No matter how you’ve grown up, no matter how you define family, all of you have someone in your life who believed in you and pushed you."

 road Japan kicks Russell Brand out of the country.

 road Academy Award-winning songwriter who penned “You Light Up My Life" found dead in apparent suicide.

 road Freshly out news anchor Don Lemon: "It's time for us, especially black people, to stop trying to pray the gay away and to get on our knees and start praying that the discrimination of gay people ends."

 road Michael Bublé gives marriage with the same woman another shot.

 road Scottish politician calls the exclusion of openly gay ministers in the Church of Scotland "old-fashioned prejudice masquerading as morality."

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  1. Re: Songwriter of "You Light Up My Life":

    "You give me hope
    To carry on..."

    Ironic and sad. 73 years is a good run. I wonder why he couldn't make it another dozen or so.

    Posted by: Jeff | May 22, 2011 6:51:02 PM

  2. Gee, think maybe Mr. Brooks's son murdering his GF and the old man's own upcoming prosecution for multiple sex assaults had any affect on his mental state? Hmmmmm...............
    The Maine Republican state rep. couldn't post 3500. bail? And his court date is in July?
    Russell Brand [and his GF] are a d*ckheads.
    Eastern Europe is a sh*thole for gays. Maybe for everybody. 45-75 years of communist rule will do that to a place.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 22, 2011 7:26:52 PM

  3. That's probably the worst photo of Michelle Obama I've seen. It looks like she's got a little pot belly.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | May 22, 2011 8:48:35 PM

  4. Dastius, Michelle O is very hit and miss. Sometimes she looks smokin' hot, other times not so much.

    Posted by: Max | May 22, 2011 8:57:52 PM

  5. Don Lemon really should have avoided the use of "get on our knees" given the context of that quotation. I agree with his sentiment--though I hardly think that civil rights are achieved through prayer--but really. That wording is laughable.

    As for Michelle Obama, no woman would look good in that dress. It looks like something my mother would wear around the house to be comfortable. And she's 78 and, needless to say, not the First Lady. And the red and white stripes are especially bad in front of a huge US flag!

    And it looks to me like Ryan Gosling was the one initiating that affection, which involved more than hands!

    Posted by: Paul R | May 22, 2011 9:39:08 PM

  6. Sarah Palin and a run for the Senate makes sense. She knows a Presidential run would be brutal (particularly the Republican Primary). She could avoid a confrontation with her political clone Bachmann. The press scrutiny during a Senate race may be high but not nearly as exacting as the Presidential race. Arizona probably has the perfect voter mix for her message. She could hold off an announcement to the last minute since she would immediately have financial backing.

    Posted by: PLAINTOM | May 22, 2011 9:44:18 PM

  7. For some reason, M. Obama insists on wearing those little sweaters which are not all becoming to her.

    Posted by: meercat | May 22, 2011 10:01:11 PM

  8. ok, my 3rd try at posting in this specific thread

    Well said Don Lemon!

    The best Michele Obama has ever looked in my opinion while in italy

    ratbastard, you would have a point except eastern europe was always considered despotic and backwards pre communism by the rest of europe

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv | May 22, 2011 10:16:29 PM

  9. sorry I think that is in Spain and not italy

    Anyway; she looked HAWT! very euro Hawt and too much so for prudish america

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv | May 22, 2011 10:40:54 PM


    Communism has made EVERY place it's taken hold,backward. Including China. And I'm not a rabid ideologue like you MSTROZFCKSLV.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 22, 2011 10:42:56 PM


    'Prudish' America is the world center for the production of pornographic movies.

    'Prudish' America is a world center of Avant-Garde art.

    'Prudish' America was the world center of the 60's social and sexual revolution. 'Prudish' America was/is in the vanguard of the modern gay rights movement as well as other modern civil rights movements. Others copied what was going on in America.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 22, 2011 10:47:52 PM

  12. ratbastard I was in no way defending communism

    Now democratic socialism like in sweeden, belgium, denmark, finland, etc I would defend

    But come on now, eastern europe was backwards way before communism. The polish attacked Hitler's tanks with pitchforks and on horseback .....though brave by poetic standards.... just a sign of how dark ages poland was pre communism

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv | May 22, 2011 11:21:44 PM

  13. PS

    america is the vanguard of gay rights?

    BS! The spark might have started in america but many places ass backwards compared to America have far exceeded america in gay rights. Gay marriage is allowed in quite a few south american countries where one shouldn't drink the water without iodine tablets added. America is lagging far behind in gay rights

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv | May 22, 2011 11:28:29 PM

  14. The plot thickens:

    Maybe suicide was a good option in this case, for a creepy old man with a huge problem. I'll never think of "You Light Up My Life" the same way again.

    Posted by: Jeff | May 22, 2011 11:34:11 PM

  15. I never think of "You Light Up My Life," but you're damn right that's a super creepy family.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 23, 2011 12:16:07 AM

  16. Name a non creepy Hollyweird family!

    Hollyweird is brimming with nut jobs, not sure which came first-crazy immorals to the place or the place makes you into a crazy immoral?

    Me think a bit of both!

    And America the center of avant garde? Are you kidding me? Tell that to the Germans and the French who created these movements at separate times, at the cusp of the 20th century when it was recorded but pre when it happened.

    You guys got involved in the arts during the 80's with abstract expressionism.

    The legacy of Pop Art art was not taking seriously by the critics until the 90's

    Posted by: Rowan | May 23, 2011 4:48:07 AM

  17. The re:solve AIDS project is raising money to get a promising AIDS vaccine through human testing so that it can be produced and made available to everyone who needs it.

    Posted by: Patty | May 26, 2011 11:52:58 AM

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