News: Poland, HIV, Don Lemon, Michelle Obama, Scotland

 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."

Comments

  1. Jeff says

    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.

  2. ratbastard says

    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……………
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    The Maine Republican state rep. couldn’t post 3500. bail? And his court date is in July?
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    Russell Brand [and his GF] are a d*ckheads.
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    Eastern Europe is a sh*thole for gays. Maybe for everybody. 45-75 years of communist rule will do that to a place.

  3. Paul R says

    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!

  4. PLAINTOM says

    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.

  5. ratbastard says

    @MSTROZFCKSLV,

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

  6. ratbastard says

    @MSTROZFCKSLV,

    ‘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.

  7. mstrozfckslv says

    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

  8. mstrozfckslv says

    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

  9. Rowan says

    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

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