News: Morrissey, Meteor, Neil Patrick Harris, Rome, Kathleen Wynne

RoadHow the universe might end.

RoadSignorile: The AP's refusal to treat gay and straight marriages equally.

MorrisseyRoadMorrissey to play first-ever vegetarian concert at Staples Center. "I don't look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals."

RoadWould it be more shocking if Lisa Lampanelli didn't use a slur?

RoadOfficemates unwittingly spend entire workday talking to each other on Grindr: "At press time, sources confirmed the men’s plan to hook up had been aborted after each had arrived at the agreed-upon meeting place and unexpectedly caught sight of a coworker."

RoadNeil Patrick Harris on celebrity Survivor? Yes, please.

RoadChinese Army Unit tied to hacking against the United States: "The building off Datong Road, surrounded by restaurants, massage parlors and a wine importer, is the headquarters of P.L.A. Unit 61398. A growing body of digital forensic evidence — confirmed by American intelligence officials who say they have tapped into the activity of the army unit for years — leaves little doubt that an overwhelming percentage of the attacks on American corporations, organizations and government agencies originate in and around the white tower."

RoadMichael Jackson's son Prince is now a reporter for Entertainment Tonight.

RoadDavid Bowie teases second single off his new album.

RoadGuy Cecil, the gay man leading Democrats to keep the U.S. Senate in 2012, profiled.

RoadBradley Cooper appeared on a 1999 Inside the Actor's Studio with Sean Penn, as an audience member.

MetRoadHow powerful was that Russian meteor? "The object is estimated to have been about 17 m across with a mass of 7,000–10,000 tonnes when it hit atmosphere. It exploded with a force of nearly 500 kilotons of TNT –- some 30 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb — around 15 to 20 km above the ground."

RoadOntario Premier Kathleen Wynne thanks Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto for being place of refuge for her when she was coming out: "After a standing ovation, Wynne explained how when she was coming out, she would sometimes “sneak” from North Toronto to the church near Gerrard St. E. and Logan Ave. Back when her kids were young, she and her partner, Jane Rounthwaite, would go to some evening services there, Wynne said, thanking the congregation for the 'strength' it gave them."

RoadMadonna's boytoy Brahim Zaibat shows off his singular expression on the runway.

RoadRome's gays toast the departure of the Pope: "He was less human than the last one."

ArtRoadAustrian men get exposed to art.

RoadCatholic Bishops, who once fought for inclusive marriage laws, fight to keep gays out: "The bishops have gone from making a strong moral and religious case for ending interracial marriage bans in the 1960s to making a largely political argument in 2013. They are now urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hold back on finding same-sex couples to have similar constitutional rights."

RoadBritney Spears has a new man and some people are trying to figure out who he is.

RoadRally to mark end of gay activist's 6,000 mile walk to the White House from Seattle: "The longer answer is that he's walking to raise awareness of gender identity and expression and sexual orientation, and to honor those lost, often brutally, in the struggle for LGBT equality."

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  1. Andy,

    You realize the Co-worker Grindr story is from The Onion, right?

    Posted by: Ben | Feb 19, 2013 3:44:45 PM

  2. Um....that article about the co-workers on grindr was from "The Onion". Are you trying to be funny or have you fallen victim to the same phenomenon as the Chinese paper that copied a story from the same source that said North Korean Dictator Kim Song Un had been voted the sexiest man alive?

    Posted by: faustny | Feb 19, 2013 3:50:25 PM

  3. Either way, the Onion story was amusing -- I just don't know why I can't get my RHOBH here news also.

    Posted by: Fahd | Feb 19, 2013 3:52:26 PM

  4. Yay Morrissey !!!

    Posted by: DukeJupiter | Feb 19, 2013 5:05:57 PM

  5. Change the Guy Cecil tag to 2014 not 2012; you do realize it's 2013, right?

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Feb 19, 2013 6:54:03 PM

  6. I thought everybody already knew about Bradley Cooper asking Sean Penn a question on his ITAS episode? I guess not.

    Posted by: Jude | Feb 19, 2013 6:56:49 PM

  7. What is it with Americans that don't seem to care that China is out to destroy our economy ?

    Posted by: Buckie | Feb 19, 2013 9:13:33 PM

  8. I see I'm not the first one to notice that Towleroad got punked by The Onion.

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 19, 2013 9:57:40 PM

  9. BUCKIE - I had not thought of that, and of course you're right. Thank you.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Feb 20, 2013 12:25:13 AM

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