News: Nick Gruber, Hulu, Anthony Wong, The Wanted, TED

RoadHulu adds LGBT category

RoadElton John and David Furnish plan to have another child: “I would like Zachary to have a sibling. I think he would be better with a sibling than on his own. It’s something we talk about all the time. But in terms of when, where and how, nothing’s decided yet."

GruberRoadCalvin Klein boyfriend Nick Gruber appears in court on charges of assault, resisting arrest and criminal possession of a controlled substance: "Nick Gruber, 22, a model and former gay porn star, was accused of bloodying New Jersey college student Calvin Swint, 20, during the 4:20 a.m. fisticuffs."

RoadDigestive systems cower in fear.

RoadPatrick Breen Luke MacFarlane, and Christopher Hanke to lead national tour of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart: "Arena Stage today announced initial casting for its limited engagement of THE NORMAL HEART, which will run June 8 to July 29, 2012 and will coincide with AIDS 2012, the biennial international AIDS conference that returns to the United States for the first time in 22 years."

RoadKardashians ink $40 million deal with E!

WongRoadHong Kong pop star Anthony Wong comes out of the closet at the end of a concert: “People don’t need to guess whether or not I’m a tongzhi [Chinese slang for homosexual] anymore. I’m saying, I’m gay. I’m a homosexual. G-A-Y.” VIDEO.

RoadJudge refuses to throw out charges against Wikileaks soldier Bradley Manning: "Army Col. Denise Lind denied the defense motion to dismiss all 22 charges during a pretrial hearing in the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning. The ruling means the hearing that's mainly concerned with the exchange of evidence will continue."

RoadTED launches new initiative for assisting educators in the classroom.

RoadJustin Bieber gets his mascara on.

RoadAdam Sandler snatched Chris Colfer's Candy Land dreams: "When I was fourteen, I was obsessed with Candy Land, and I wanted to make it into a Broadway musical. I thought Candy Land could be the next Wicked. Candy Land the game was invented for kids with polio, so the story would start out with a boy who had polio and was magically transported into Candy Land and got to have all these adventures that he normally couldn't because he was chained to a hospital bed. So when I found that Adam Sandler had snatched up the rights to the movie, I was so bummed!"

RoadRomney wins New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island, sets record.

RoadUK boy band The Wanted premiere new video for "Chasing the Sun".

WainwrightRoadRufus Wainwright buttons up for Vman.

RoadCalifornia Senate panel advances bill protecting citizens from "ex-gay" therapy: "he law does not outright ban all ex-gay therapy, but it does prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from undergoing sexual orientation change efforts."

RoadGay cop sues NYPD after poor evaluation, claims supervisor taunted him: "In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the probationary sergeant, Michael Fox, said Lt. Roger Lurch routinely sneered things at him in the West 100th Street station house like, 'You’re not a real cop,' 'You belong at a desk,' and, 'In the real world, we have to lay hands on people and make arrests.'"

Road22 elephants massacred by poachers in Congo.

RoadFamily of slain gay Nova Scotia activist Raymond Taavel thanks supporters: "We are overwhelmed by the people of Halifax and Nova Scotia and your explosion of compassion and love for our son and brother. We are so grateful for what you have done and are doing in Raymond’s memory. We do not mourn alone when you mourn with us. You will never know what this meant for us…Raymond died the way he lived, helping people. He is our hero, and you are heroes for what you are doing for him, and also for us. Nova Scotia is a good place to be. Our hope is that all the ‘Raymonds’ of the world can someday find their own ‘Nova Scotia’."

Posted April 25, 2012 at 3:45pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel