News: Adam Levine, Chicago, Grizzly Bear, Aladdin, Rupert Murdoch

Road Glenn Beck moving to Texas, opening studio in Dallas.

RoadMurdoch phone hacking scandal deepens, expands to other media titles….

Farrah RoadThe University of Texas wants Ryan O'Neal's Warhol Farrah portrait.

RoadDavid Beckham checks out his bruised bum.

RoadNOM handing out 'Tombstone Awards' to pro-equality lawmakers. And they don't mean the pizza.

RoadFlorence Brudenell-Bruce is one lucky girl.

RoadWichita, Kansas doctor takes on fight for abortions by raising, rather than lowering, her profile.

RoadBachmann now leads Romney in Iowa straw poll: "Bachmann received support from 25 percent of likely Iowa caucus goers in the poll, while Romney is backed by 21 percent.  The poll also shows signs of growth for former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who now stands in third place in statistical tie with Herman Cain at just under nine percent.  Ron Paul finished with six percent, Newt Gingrich with four percent, Rick Santorum with two percent, and Jon Huntsman rounded out the field with one percent."

RoadRebecca Black is having her "Moment" on July 18, which is not a Friday.

Elements RoadCoolhunting: The Elements of F*cking Style.

RoadStabbing exposes racial rift in Chicago's boystown: "At a community policing meeting, which I documented last night, it was standing-room only for hundreds in the auditorium of the Inter-American Elementary School. All came because of a common concern about the latest high-profile and violent attack in their community. The recorded images of the attack show a crowd beating, stabbing and jeering at a 25-year-old African American man Sunday night on Boystown’s busy Halsted Street."

RoadVIDEO: Woman rescued from grizzly bear in Yellowstone.

RoadTransparenthood: Mom blogs about raising a transgender child. "Sam continued, 'Something happened to my Y – it was supposed to be a Y but it turned into an X (erasing the bottom stem of a sloppily drawn Y) and that is why I am a girl when I was really suppose to be a boy.' All I could feel at that moment was an excruciating pain in my heart thinking about the magnitude of the internal struggle this child must be enduring for ‘her’ to come away with this self-diagnosis from a simple 3rd grade science lesson on chromosomes."

RoadMale model fix: Fraser Barke.

Levine RoadAdam Levine strips down for new "Moves Like Jagger" video.

RoadDid TOMS shoes founder Blake Mycoskie really not know about Focus on the Family?

RoadWhat kind of "doctor" is Marcus Bachmann?

RoadLawn chemical killing trees: "So many trees have died — from the East Coast west to Iowa — that the damage is projected to be in the millions of dollars, and now many states and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are investigating the possible link to Imprelis."

RoadThe hunky cast of Broadway's upcoming Aladdin musical plays some shirtless Fourth of July football.

RoadPittsburgh Presbyterians celebrate the ordination of gay clergy: "On this new day the church continues to live into its call to be a house of prayer for all people, seeking reconciliation, calling forth the gifts of all who seek to serve Christ in the world. While we celebrate this day, we also know that minds and hearts need time and clarity to understand issues that divide us. We pray for God's guidance, humbly seeking to be united in our common purpose — to live and proclaim the good news of the gospel."

Posted July 11, 2011 at 3:05pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel