News: Pete Burns, Wikipedia, JJ Abrams, Housewives, Sean Avery

Road What we have going for us.

RoadGoogle backs restoration of Bletchley Park after backing bid to buy papers of Alan Turing.

Fonda RoadJane Fonda at 73: "Your body may fall apart, but on every level that really matters, you can ascend toward enlightenment, wisdom, and authenticity. That's what I'm going for."

RoadPete Burns takes a different approach than Fonda.

RoadFirst look at Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.

RoadMcDonald's attacker of trans woman Chrissy Lee Polis pleads guilty: "Prosecutors expect to seek a prison term of five years when [Teonna Monae Brown] is sentenced next month."

RoadWikipedia losing contributors: "Speaking with The Associated Press on the sidelines of the website's annual conference, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said the nonprofit company that runs the site is scrambling to simplify editing procedures in an attempt to retain volunteers. 'We are not replenishing our ranks,' said Wales. 'It is not a crisis, but I consider it to be important.'"

RoadNeil Patrick Harris and David Burtka's kids have playdate with Elton John and David Furnish's son, in St. Tropez.

RoadRehab: Coldplay pays tribute to Amy Winehouse.

Vanderplaats RoadDid Bob Vander Plaats get thrown under the 'Values Bus'?

RoadJean-Paul Gaultier to interview Lady Gaga for the CW: "The interview special will feature Lady Gaga meeting with designer Jean Paul Gaultier at his atelier in Paris to talk about her relationship with fans, her control over her image, and her relationship with fans."

RoadFiveThirtyEight: The stock market is the least of Obama's worries.

RoadJJ Abrams says he may create a gay character for the next Star Trek movie: "You know what’s funny? As someone who was never a huge Star Trek fan and I didn’t watch the shows. And my experiences with the movie was the first series and then watching and re-watching some of the movies that I’ve seen. I’m frankly shocked that in the history of Star Trek there have never been gay characters in all the series. In Deep Space Nine and all the Enterprises that that’s never come up….So I do believe that it’s something that, you know, should happen and I would love to be able to be a part of that."

RoadNY Ranger Sean Avery arrested for shoving a cop.

Turtle RoadTurtle transforms.

RoadPolice in Australia believe that at least 26 suicides can be attributed to abuse by pedophile Catholic priests.

RoadCouple accused in Palm Springs hate crime face September 27 hearing: "Bates and Sheehy began punching the men with closed fists while yelling derogatory comments directed at their sexual orientation, according to police. One of the victims had teeth knocked out during the attack and both suffered bruises and cuts and were hospitalized, investigators said."

RoadMatthew Rettenmund reacts to the reactions to his interview with wannabe gay teen socialite Kevin Michael Barba.

RoadReal Housewives network in the Hamptons: "To some, a 'Housewives' social pecking order has emerged. 'Kelly Bensimon worked at Elle before, so she’s more appropriate for fashion parties,' said Ariel Moses of Fingerprint Communications, who represents the Axe Lounge at Dune Southampton. 'She’s also an actual socialite. LuAnn, she has a great name, so she’s good for charities. Jill is a businesswoman. So if I’m doing an event around powerful women, we’ll feature her….And the funny thing to emerge from the show is that Sonja Morgan has become the queen of the gays,' Ms. Moses added. 'They love her. She’s always tweeting about that now.'"

Posted August 5, 2011 at 3:05pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel