News: Pandas, Bradley Manning, Sinn Fein, William Blake, T Rex
Lindsay Lohan signs $2 million deal for Oprah OWN network reality show.
Giant panda gives birth to twins at the Atlanta zoo. First born in the U.S. since 1987.
Kanye West sells plain white t-shirt for $120.
T Rex tooth found embedded in prey: "This is unambiguous evidence that T rex was an active predator," the authors write in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Such evidence is rare in the fossil record for good reason – prey rarely escapes."
Darren Criss honors Cory Monteith with black ribbon.
Michelangelo Signorile moves from SiriusOutQ to launch new "Progress" channel: "I'm ecstatic about expanding my show and moving to the new SiriusXM Progress channel. We’ll inform and inspire listeners on all the big issues progressives care about, from the environment to gun violence, from immigration to the economy. And as always, I will take every opportunity to confront all forms of discrimination and give listeners the tools they need to fight back.”
Call her maybe, but not to pitch.
Pet Shop Boys 12 greatest collaborations.
William Blake's cottage is for sale: "The poet who wrote "The Tyger" and the collections "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience" lived in the brick and stone cottage from 1800-1803."
Is Mister the grown-up Grindr?
Alaskan volcano screams before erupting.
Sinn Fein criticizes Russina government over anti-gay law. "The Russian government has tried to justify this draconian legislation by stating that it will protect minors. This is completely misguided and based on the incorrect premise that someone’s sexuality can be taught."
Terry McAuliffe up 4 on Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia.
Dutch football to participate in Amsterdam's Gay Pride parade for first time: "This year's main attraction during the boat parade through Amsterdam's canals, one of Europe's most important gay and lesbian events, will be an orange launch emblazoned with the letters KNVB, the abbreviation for Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond, or Royal Dutch Football Association. The most prominent person on board will be Louis van Gaal, the coach of the Dutch national team. The decision of Van Gaal, the former coach of FC Bayern Munich, to take part in the colorful gay and lesbian parade in early August sends a clear signal."
Jake Gyllenhaal is taken again.
Maggie Gallagher defends "ex-gay" therapy.
8 more straight white House Republicans sign on to renewed attempt at Federal Marriage Amendment.
Bradley Manning's attorneys make one last attempt to have "aiding the enemy" charge dismissed: "Addressing the judge in a military court in Fort Meade, Coombs said that "no case has ever been prosecuted under this type of theory: that an individual, by the nature of giving information to a journalistic organisation, would then be subject to" a charge of 'aiding the enemy'. Conviction of such an office would bring 'a hammer down on any whistleblower or anybody who wants to put information out'.
Lightning strikes woman in supermarket checkout line: "Brooks was paying for her items about 2 p.m. when a flash of lightning hit her inside the store at 561 Grand Caillou Road."
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan won't run for governor: "Ms. Madigan, 46, will instead seek a fourth term as attorney general. Her decision will help narrow the Democratic field in the governor’s race for William M. Daley, a former chief of staff to President Obama who is expected to oppose Gov. Pat Quinn in a primary."