News: James Dobson, Koala, David Furnish, Skinny Models, Apple

RoadApple now worth more than Greece.

RoadTammy Baldwin raised more than $1 million last quarter for her Senate race. "Baldwin is the presumptive Democratic candidate running for the retiring Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.)'s seat in the Senate and would be the first out LGBT senator in the nation's history."

DeppRoadJohnny Depp lifts a finger in a new still from Dark Shadows.

RoadDavid Furnish blames Madonna outburst on his "emotional juices", wishes her the best.

RoadGLAAD is giddy over the 30 Rock episode spoofing the Tracy Morgan stand-up incident, in which Morgan's character Tracy Jordan mistakenly apologizes to the makers of Glad bags. Senior Director of Programs Herndon Graddick: “I thought it was hilarious. We’ve been called worse than trash bag manufacturers and look forward to seeing the second part next week.”

RoadMarriage equality close to veto proof majority in NJ? "State Sen. Raymond Lesniak, one of the bill’s sponsors, estimated the chamber had between 24 and 27 supporters for legislation to allow for same-sex marriage in New Jersey. It takes 27 votes in the 40-member state senate to override a governor’s veto."

RoadAn adopted son writes a letter to his two gay dads.

RoadJake Gyllenhaal and Adam Levine have a sushi lunch date.

SparroRoadSam Sparro to Return to Paradise in May.

RoadClear Channel radio host John Kobylt on why models are skinny: "Gay guys control the fashion industry and the casting industry and the whole Hollywood look. And gays like bodies that remind them of a 14 year old-boy. Guys like curves. Guys like curves. Absolutely, positively. It's biological, because a woman with curves looks like she can bear your children successfully and that's biologically what a man is looking for. So sexually a guy is much more turned on by a woman with curves than these 14 year old-boy stick figures. And that's how I know for sure, I don't need to do any research or any proof that it's gay guys who control the entire casting industry."

RoadFirst look at Adam Lambert's "Better Than I Know Myself" video.

RoadCNN invites hate group leader Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council to breakfast: "As is the norm for cable news hosts, O’Brien failed to acknowledge Perkins’ status as an anti-gay hate group leader, instead treating him as a respectable and legitimate source of political commentary."

KoalaRoadKoala can't believe it.

RoadMichael Phelps and his pornstache lounge around a pool in South Beach.

RoadFor the first time ever, all 100 firms on Fortune's Best Companies To Work For list have non-discrimination policies that cover sexual orientation.

RoadVideo shown on Italian television shows Costa Concordia officials instructing guests to return to their rooms after the ship had been struck.

RoadFocus on the Family founder James Dobson endorses Santorum: "The institution of the family is the key issue facing this great nation. It is the foundation, the bedrock, upon which every dimension of Western Civilization rests. If it is undermined or weakened by cultural and governmental forces, the entire superstructure will collapse in short order. And indeed, today it is in serious jeopardy. The very definition of marriage is threatened, which has implications for the next generation and the stability of society itself. Of all the Republican candidates who are vying for the presidency, former Sen. Santorum is the one who has spoken passionately in every debate about this concern. He has pleaded with the nation and its leaders to come to the aid of marriages, parents, and their children. What a refreshing message…"

Posted January 20, 2012 at 3:50pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel