News: Kanye West, London, Jane Lynch, West Virginia, X-Factor

 road San Francisco man Maurice James (aka Mo) missing for a week. More.

 roadItalian alien film warns of imminent arrival of extraterrestrials in viral YouTube clip.

Warhol  roadSculptor imagines Andy Warhol at 83.

 road Kanye West says people look at him like he's Hitler.

 roadSeventh Circuit strikes down ban on hormone treatment for transgender prisoners: "Significantly, the court rooted its decision in the Eighth Amendment’s bar on cruel and unusual punishment, which establishes that '[r]efusing to provide effective treatment for a serious medical condition serves no valid penological purpose and amounts to torture.'"

 roadA first look at Jane Lynch's new memoir.

 roadPolice arrest Florida man, charge him "with sexual intercourse with HIV" after former partner accuses him of not telling him in the four years that they dated.

 roadGay London bookshop vandalized: "Mr Lenart said he did not know whether the shop was attacked because it is a gay store, but pointed out that no other shops in the area had their windows smashed. He said: 'They were apparently laughing their heads off as they smashed the window. One can’t jump to conclusions but the facts are there.' He added: 'We are just relieved that the rock wasn’t followed by a match.'"

 roadGeithner: S&P showed "terrible judgment".

 roadPoliticos bloviate on the "Tea Party Downgrade".

Jacobs_bernard  roadCourage Campaign President Rick Jacobs throws reception for White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard: "He joked that he was 'thrilled to be at something with his name on it where I’m not asking for money.' Bernard said the Obamas where the 'greatest and best bosses one could work for.'"

 roadMatthew Rettenmund pays a visit to GLAAD Manhattan.

 roadA man has already lined up for the iPhone 5, a month early.

 roadX-Factor winner will receive a recording contract and $5 million in cash. Simon Cowell: "If I didn't think we couldn't find someone worth $5 million in America we wouldn't have made the show in America."

 roadLISTEN: New Jay-Z and Kanye single featuring Beyoncé "Lift Off".

Arantes  roadMale model fix: Lucas Arantes.

 roadTEASE: Lady Gaga and Gaultier.

 roadNew Fairness West Virginia campaign targets anti-gay bullying: Fairness WV has partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia for the campaign, dubbed "West Virginia Bully-Free." The Fairness website features videos and written stories of young West Virginians who experienced bullying, isolation and intimidation when they were growing up in school. Website.

 roadSad: Shark found dumped in New Hampshire forest, more than an hour from the ocean.

 roadEsurance donates $50,000 to the Trevor Project: "Esurance recently launched the charitable giving campaign on its Facebook page. For each new “Like,” the company donated $10 to The Trevor Project to help support the Trevor Lifeline, a 24/7 crisis intervention phone hotline offering free and confidential suicide prevention counseling to youth nationwide. With Twitter and Facebook support from The Trevor Project itself, and the mentions from celebrities such as Perez Hilton, Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block, and others spreading the word, Esurance quickly reached its stated goal of $50,000."

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  1. Fairness West Virginia is an inspiration. They're going to need all the help they can get and teaming with the ACLU is an excellent strategy. Best wishes to all the people at both organizations who are fighting on the side of the angels.

    Posted by: justme | Aug 8, 2011 4:38:42 PM

  2. Very hot model this Lucas Arantes, nice abs and wonderful lips.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Aug 8, 2011 4:39:26 PM

  3. Yay Esurance!

    Posted by: luminum | Aug 8, 2011 4:50:55 PM

  4. How nice. A sculpture of Andy Warhol apparently taking a dump and with no teeth. Beautiful tribute.

    Posted by: prophet | Aug 8, 2011 4:57:36 PM

  5. I like that it's called "tea party downgrade" on here because that's completely accurate. After the market crashed today it'll be interesting to see the finger pointing tomorrow and see who is still left standing.

    Posted by: Gaytorium | Aug 8, 2011 6:00:09 PM

  6. Yeah, leave it to towleroad to totally ignore this story....I guess that the teens aren't black enough and the victim isn't white and gay enough.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Aug 8, 2011 6:28:07 PM

  7. Ha. Andy would've hated the look of that sculpture but still said "It's kind of great actually."

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | Aug 9, 2011 4:15:04 PM

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