News: Batman, Ryan Lochte, Elk, Blue Umbrella, Tennis Men

RoadColorado town holds vigil for stunning elk shot by police officer.

Bruce_wayneThe real Batman. RoadA Bruce Wayne morph of Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Christian Bale.

RoadJames Franco makes a Justin Bieber video.

RoadMary J Blige talks to Kevin Sessums, has message for those who say gay marriage is incompatible with her born-again Christianity: "I would say this to those people: I’m not God. God said not to judge anyone lest you be judged. That’s it. Who am I to point my finger? You’ve got to walk in love. To say you do not want people to be happy is so mean, so not me."

RoadFive things Chuck Hagel should do for gay troops.

RoadWhat Would Ryan Lochte Do? Olympic swimmer gets E! reality series. "The series will 'feature the swimmer partying and training as he prepares for the 2016 Rio Olympics while building his fashion line, making media appearances, dealing with his close-knit and outspoken family and friends and looking for the right girl,' according to Deadline."

RoadBlue Umbrella: Disney/Pixar releases a clip from their new short film.

RoadThe AP is now selling its tweets.

WinehouseRoadSecond coroner confirms Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning.

RoadWant of the week: "Controlled by a keyboard or tablet computer, a digital globe can toggle between familiar, static images, like the world’s political boundaries, topography or vegetation. It can animate complex phenomena, like the formation of weather systems, the effect of global warming on wolverine habitats or the annual pulse of sea ice. It can display the surface of the moon, the churning azure cloudscapes of Neptune or the celestial globe — the night sky."

Road22 of Matt Dallas' hottest photos.

RoadPoachers kill family of 11 elephants in largest slaughter of its kind in Kenya: "A gang of about 10 attackers hacked off the elephants' tusks in Tsavo East National Park on Saturday, officials said – the latest sign of a resurgence of mostly Asian demand for ivory jewellery and ornaments."

RoadBradley Cooper racking up the awards for Silver Linings Playbook.

RoadChelsea gets almost neighborhood-wide WiFi network from Google.

SamprasRoadK212: The 75 hottest male tennis players of the Open era.

RoadAlabama lawmaker Patricia Todd introduces bill that would repeal the inclusion of anti-gay curriculum in schools: "Under the current curriculum set by the state, teachers are required to teach that homosexuality is an unacceptable, criminal lifestyle. If passed, the legislation would put sex education programs in the hands of the state Department of Education, rather than the state government. Rep. Todd, who is the first openly gay legislator in the state, introduced a similar bill last year, but it did not pass out of committee."

RoadBette Midler returning to Broadway in John Logan's new play, I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers: "Appearing on Broadway for the first time in 30 years, Tony and Grammy Award-winning superstar Bette Midler will play the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers (1932-2011) in the new, one-character play."

RoadCNN covers Ashley Broadway, military spouse denied membership to Association of Bragg Officers' Spouses because she's a lesbian: "'I thought, 'Here's a chance to make some close friends who would really understand me,'' Broadway said. 'And I could get very active in events that help other families like mine. I was excited, really excited, to be a part of this group.' But the Bragg spouse club apparently didn't feel the same way. Broadway's married to Lt. Col. Heather Mack."

Posted January 8, 2013 at 4:00pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel