News: Anderson Cooper, Beirut, Michael Phelps, Chick-fil-A

RoadSupreme Court delays DOMA deadline: "The new deadline means that House Speaker John Boehner's lawyers could take the chance to take aim at the Obama administration, which stopped defending DOMA in early 2011, following the conclusion of the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30 and before the start of the Democratic National Convention the next week."

CooperRoadAnderson Cooper's daytime show gets makeover. "When Anderson Cooper’s eponymous talk show returns for its second season Sept. 10, it will do so with a new name – Anderson Live — and rotating daily guest hosts, an experiment that proved successful during May sweeps."

RoadJ Lo boy toy Casper Smart seen exiting gay peep show in Manhattan?

RoadDestinee Hooker loves her name: "Hooker -- who's CRUSHING it London right now (indoor team is undefeated!) -- tells TMZ, 'When it comes to my name, I honestly find nothing wrong with it. I love my name.'"

RoadBurglars steal two dogs from gay Atlanta couple.

RoadMacaulay Culkin reported to have life-threatening addication to heroin and Oxycodone.

RoadGay cinema "haven for perverts" raided in Beirut: "As the city of Aleppo fell under siege to the Syrian army last weekend, 200 miles to the south the Lebanese mukhabarat/secret service raided a cinema with a reputation for showing gay pornography. On Saturday, July 28th, 36 men were arrested for being what local television called 'shazoz' (perverts) and carted off to Maghfar Hbeish, a jail reserved for those in drug- and prostitution-related arrests."

RoadUnnecessary Olympic censorship?

PhelpsRoadMichael Phelps now the most decorated Olympian of all time.

RoadU.S. Senate to get new teabagger Ted Cruz after primary win? "Millions of Texans, millions of Americans are rising up to reclaim our country, defend liberty and restore the Constitution."

RoadKarl Lagerfeld says another dumb thing: “Kate Middleton has a nice silhouette and she is the right girl for that boy. I like that kind of woman, I like romantic beauties. On the other hand, her sister struggles. I don't like the sister's face. She should only show her back."

RoadVietnam to hold first-ever LGBT Pride festival in Hanoi on Sunday: "Viet Pride will run from Aug 3-5 and will feature film screenings, research presentations, music live performances, and a cycle parade through the city center on Sunday morning beginning at My Dinh Stadium and ending at Ly Tu Trong Park."

RoadRiver Phoenix's last film Dark Blood to debut in September in Utrecht. "Dutch director George Sluizer has finally finished Dark Blood, the movie actor River Phoenix was working on when he died at age 23 of a heart attack on Halloween night 1993 outside the Viper Room in West Hollywood."

RoadLana del Rey to re-release Born to Die with seven new songs.

Fame_gagaRoadLady Gaga covers up in latex for new Fame ad.

RoadThe 'Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day' local news reports are pouring in from around the country. Here's what's happening - in Atlanta they're looping around the street, fans are "flocking" to Dallas chains, residents are "packing" the CFA in Waco, Texas, the Fort Worth seminary bought more than 200 sandwiches, Indianapolis locations are "seeing long lines", and protests are "clogging Albuquerque streets". That's all for now, more "hatechicken updates later.

RoadState Dept: Sharp decline in terror attacks following Bin Laden's death.

RoadNext magazine takes you into the homes of Fire Island.

RoadRhino horn trafficker busted in NYC: "A double-crossing Manhattan antiques dealer pleaded guilty today to illegally buying the stuffed heads of two rhinoceroses after signing up to help the feds crack down on black-market sales of rhino horns. David Hausman, 67, was busted last year after a sting operation in which he paid $8,500 for the head of an endangered black rhino. Following the November 2011 transaction, which took place at a truck stop in Princeton, Ill., agents with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service agents spotted Hausman sawing off the horns in a motel parking lot. A later search of his apartment turned up a treasure trove of taxidermist stuffed rhino heads and horns, including the two he removed in the parking lot."

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  1. i am gagging on the fierceness of that new gaga ad.

    Posted by: redball | Aug 1, 2012 3:55:19 PM

  2. Phelps is the best! and the tall goofy look just makes him even better

    & wishing luck to "flying squirrel" Gabrielle Daniels ..yesterday the girls gymnastic team won a gold

    Posted by: say what | Aug 1, 2012 3:59:17 PM

  3. meant douglas...not daniels

    Gabrielle Douglas

    Posted by: say what | Aug 1, 2012 4:04:13 PM

  4. Great for Anderson it may wean him off thinking he's a talk show host.I like him but his talk show sucked!

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Aug 1, 2012 4:05:36 PM

  5. Costa Mesa, CA CFA has a backup down the street. Funny, the people who are most likely to be eating their fried chicken today are the people who most likely shouldn't be eating fried chicken - Protest gay marriage and get a free side of diabetes! Yaaaa!

    Posted by: Craig | Aug 1, 2012 4:27:23 PM

  6. Comedy - a "friend" on facebook just posted that the line at the Costa Mesa CFA was too long so she's going to the Starbucks across the street (because she "felt like coffee anyway"). I had to point out the irony in her decision.

    Posted by: Craig | Aug 1, 2012 5:07:17 PM

  7. So Caca has an album, a tour, and now a perfume with the word "Fame". Sounds like someone is a little famewh0re who will do anything to keep her "fame".

    Posted by: Pancake Azz | Aug 1, 2012 5:09:03 PM

  8. The US Supreme Court is controlled by the Republicans. Always has been and always will be until we demand change !

    The whole system is corrupt. We need to admit it's a mess and start to fix it.

    The Supreme Court are not just supposed to do what any political party asks them to do - they are supposed to be above political influence. This pathetic lot of judges has proved they are not capable of doing that so we need to kick them all out.

    It's a national embarrassment.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Aug 1, 2012 5:17:12 PM

  9. Why put a "?" after the Ted Cruz thing, of course he'll be the Texas Senator. A young Conservative Hispanic Senator. Two of them in the Senate soon! I worked my ass off for Rubio and Cruz.
    The liberal's nightmare.
    So where da liberal Hispanic Senators? Why so many old white people?!

    Posted by: MarkUs | Aug 1, 2012 5:21:29 PM

  10. Sorry I meant to say Macaulay Culkin IS an adult so let him kill himself.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Aug 1, 2012 5:21:55 PM

  11. Towle goes with a homophobic epithet again "U.S. Senate to get new teabagger." Self-loathing much, gay progs?

    Posted by: AG | Aug 1, 2012 5:22:45 PM

  12. The Olympic "sensoring" of the divers just makes the whole things seem dirtier than it is- congratulations Mr Phelps! Ted Cruz sounds like a total idiot.

    Posted by: jaragon | Aug 1, 2012 5:31:01 PM

  13. Oh look, AG is trolling the forums again. How sad your life must be.

    Posted by: LiamB | Aug 1, 2012 5:32:57 PM

  14. Yuck, Michael Phelps is gross. He looks like Gomer Pyle.

    Posted by: ? | Aug 1, 2012 5:38:11 PM

  15. @AG: how is "teabagger" homophobic? last i checked, straights teabag too.

    Posted by: redball | Aug 1, 2012 5:40:32 PM

  16. @AG - Whenever I think of "teabagging" I think of frat boy pranks. Gays don't have to teabag, it's called "foreplay" to us.

    Posted by: Craig | Aug 1, 2012 5:51:19 PM

  17. Hey, I had a crush on Gomer Pyle when I was but a wee thing — he was also a bit twee. Mr Phelps is indeed a bit sexier, I'm sure his body is better than Gomer's was. In any event this is all just useless information.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Aug 1, 2012 6:19:53 PM

  18. LOl @Craig- agreed!!!

    @Markus- it's great that you're involved in the civic process- and I understand the points that many different conservatives are trying to make- about the deficit, etc.- but is Cruz really going to stand up for gay Texans, too?

    Look, I think the sooner everyone is equal, and treated as such, the sooner we can actually get down to fixing things- real problems. There could be just as many gay conservatives on that day as there are gay progressives and independents. But so many Republicans do everything they can do deny gay people rights, to treat us like sh*t, and I def wouldn't feel welcome in that party.

    Posted by: scott | Aug 1, 2012 6:21:42 PM

  19. Phelps is a great athlete, but only so-so as far as the hotness quotient goes (and I think he is definitely gay); Lochte is hotter, but not as great an athlete.

    Lots of hot bods among the swimmers and divers and water polo players, of course, but in case some of you have missed it, check out the US archery team--they get my gold medal for hotness at the Olympics, so far. Two real hotties and another that is not bad at all. It was a great pleasure to watch them competing the other day--not only were they all hot, but all three had nice bulges in their shorts! Plus the archery poses showed off their biceps perfectly. All-American boys at their best.

    Much more attractive than any of the gymnasts....and the Russian gymnasts were cuter than the US team, too--looking forward to seeing more of them in the individuals.

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 1, 2012 6:36:27 PM

  20. I know Phelps is butt ugly. But I'm starting to have a bit of a crush on that monster, and I don't know why.

    Posted by: Marky | Aug 1, 2012 6:54:23 PM

  21. Just a heads-up, Towleroad. J-Lo and Casper have some big gun attorneys threatening to sue anyone who publishes that story.

    Posted by: Hector | Aug 1, 2012 7:02:34 PM

  22. The one-month extension for filing in the DOMA cases means nothing. Surprised to find Geidner hyperventilating. The GOP will use teh issue as it pleases. It doesn't need a particular event to be timed in a certain way in order to do its thing.

    Posted by: Bingo | Aug 1, 2012 7:08:52 PM

  23. Gaga's book should be called "Manufactured Fame" They should have let Anderson's show crash and burn, but nobody can so no to the arrogant brat. The Supreme Court needs more time to decide how to get Justice Thomas out of that "Mommy" T-shirt.

    Posted by: GB | Aug 1, 2012 7:16:44 PM

  24. Uhm markus

    guess U didnt get the memo

    Top repub campaign operative (probably karl rove himself...remember how he yelled in fear of I am not a witch senate lady who lost miserably) said yesterday cruz election will scare/ see texas turning purple in 4 years

    the tea party is destroying the party of lincoln

    Posted by: say what | Aug 1, 2012 7:19:09 PM

  25. Anderson. You spent years scowling on CNN, now we're supposed to think that smile is genuine? There was only one Dinah Shore. At least Nate Berkus has a talent. He should be put in your time slot.

    Posted by: Gary | Aug 1, 2012 7:29:49 PM

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