News: Subway Shark, The Sun, Donald Trump, Bangerz, Steve Grand

RoadNOAA: 2012 among the 10 warmest years on record.

RoadWashington Post: It's time for Obama to sign an ENDA executive order.

SharkRoadSad: Dead shark photographed on NYC subway.

RoadOprah reached out to Paula Deen during the N-word scandal. “In the very first days I tried to reach her and then I decided to stay out of it as I saw it blowing up. In time she will be fine. For me, it all just felt kind of sad."

RoadIAAF calls on Russia to reconsider anti-gay laws.

RoadHow should gay couples fend off pressure to marry? " Given the recent focus on the many benefits of marriage that same-sex couples were being denied, it’s not surprising that many of our friends and relatives assumed gay lovebirds would get hitched if only we could."

RoadMatt Bomer rocks some tight leather.

RoadSteve Grand to perform at Chicago's Market Days on Saturday before Wilson Phillips hits the stage: "Grand will perform his viral gay-themed love song “All American Boy” at 8 :15 p.m. on the street festival’s North Stage. Market Days’ headliners also include names like Lynda Carter and David Cassidy."

RoadMiley Cyrus's new album is called Bangerz: “If you don’t know why my record is called BANGERZ you’ll know as soon as you hear it. Nothin but #BANGERZ".

RoadVideo game invites you to slap Hillary.

AzariaRoadHank Azaria on playing his Birdcage character: "'Hesitant' is too mild of a word... not only could I be offending all gay people... but is the character going to work? Is it funny?"

RoadGLAAD gives Donald Trump some instructions he won't listen to: "Now is the time for Donald Trump to show some leadership and to demonstrate that he is not like the other anti-LGBT activists out there. Donald Trump needs to use this speaking opportunity to publically and unequivocally distance himself from the radical and outlandish claims being made by Vander Plaats and his colleagues at the Family Leadership Summit."

RoadMain terminal at Kenya's airport destroyed by fire.

RoadHomelessness a greater risk for gays in some cities.

RoadPennsylvania's leading bigot lawmaker Rep. Daryl Metcalfe wants to impeach elected officials who issue marriage licenses to gays.

RoadFrank Bruni: Striking Olympic Gold. "Imagine this: it’s the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A huge television event, watched the world over. The American Olympians join the proud march of nations. They’re our emissaries, our exemplars. And as the television cameras zoom in on Team U.S.A., one of its members quietly pulls out a rainbow flag, no bigger than a handkerchief, and holds it up. Not ostentatiously high, but just high enough that it can’t be mistaken."

SunRoadSun's magnetic field about to flip. "It looks like we're no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal," solar physicist Todd Hoeksema, director of Stanford University's Wilcox Solar Observatory, said in a statement. "This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system."

RoadLittle Britain's David Walliams talks sexuality: "I think it's all about falling in love with the person and that is overlooked, really...I hate it when people 'confess' or 'reveal' their sexuality and also things can change for people over the years. So it is about the person but I also think it goes beyond that. You don't just fall in love with someone's body, do you? You fall in love with someone's soul and heart and brain."

RoadVIDEO: Morrissey performs "Every Day is Like Sunday" on new concert DVD.

RoadIra Sachs adds John Lithgow and Marisa Tomei to follow-up to Keep The Lights On: "Lithgow last month boarded the project replacing Michael Gambon, who was initially set to star opposite Alfred Molina. Lithgow and Molina will now play Ben and George, respectively, partners of 38 years who finally are able to marry only to be forced to crash separately with friends and family after they lose their apartment. Tomei will play novelist Kate, who’s married to Ben’s nephew. When crisis strikes Ben moves in with the couple."

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  1. Kenya only has one airport?

    Posted by: at | Aug 7, 2013 4:35:57 PM


  2. Agador Spartacus is among the most memorable - and wonderful - film characters of the last quarter century, in my opinion.

    Posted by: scott | Aug 7, 2013 5:43:11 PM


  3. I'm sure it has its defenders, but Birdcage was a pretty baaaaad movie. Hank Azaria slipping on a waxed floor because he didn't know how to wear shoes wasn't helping.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 7, 2013 5:43:19 PM


  4. I can't say I know who this David Walliams is but I can't say I agree with him. I'm way over on one end of the scale. I know sexuality is sort of fluid for some people but not for all of us. I'm not gonna fall in love with a woman. Nope. Just not there.

    Posted by: Ben Nevis | Aug 7, 2013 5:51:49 PM


  5. I just bought Birdcage this weekend because I saw it and remembered loving Hank and Nathan.
    Such great lines. "Honey, you're WASTING your gum!"
    "Don't worry. I'm leaving. The monster. THE FREAK! Is leaving."

    Posted by: MIke | Aug 7, 2013 6:13:54 PM


  6. Not enough, Frank Bruni: Kile Ozier Not solely the athletes; everyone. EVERYONE who enters that stadium should have pocketed a swag of brilliantly fluorescent, pink fabric and, once the Processional begins, out of thousands of pockets come these bright, shiny pink swatches of fabric, being waved back and forth, over the heads of all in attendance and irrefutably visible in EVERY FRAME OF EVERY VIDEO AND EVERY PHOTOGRAPH of the ceremonies from there, on out. Back in the pockets as they leave the stadium; to emerge again and again and again with each competition - from ice arena to ski slope, fill the frame and the memory of the Olympics with Pink (it'll look FABulous, agains the snow!). Solidarity. If we can't take the Games out of Sochi; let's simply Take The Games.

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Aug 7, 2013 6:24:52 PM


  7. 1. Steve [delusions of] Grand[eur]'s song is NOT a "gay-themed love song"—it's a tired, dated, counterproductive exercise in reinforcing the myth that all gay men try to seduce straight men which recent research demonstrates is THE fear fueling homophobia.

    2. With respect, Kile, why "brilliantly fluorescent, pink fabric"? I absolutely agree that every participant in the Olympics should be encouraged to display solidarity in some way but why something so stereotypically weak and fey rather than the symbol of proud, assertive gay liberation, the rainbow flag? Thanks.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Aug 7, 2013 6:46:33 PM


  8. Michael Bedwell: Steve Grand doesn't describe his song as a "gay-themed love song". That text comes from the article. I won't think it's fair to judge an artist over something he never said.

    Your interpretation of the song/video is very different than mine. The character misreads the signals and gets shot down. That's worlds away from an attempt to seduce a straight man.

    The song is about unrequited love. Perhaps you are so perfect that everyone you ever wanted jumped at the chance to be with you. But, most of us mortals have experienced unrequited love.

    Posted by: alex | Aug 7, 2013 7:37:28 PM


  9. The sun's magnetic field flips every 11 years or so. NBD.

    Posted by: BZ | Aug 7, 2013 11:20:05 PM


  10. I'm just gonna assume Miley likes Arrested Development...

    v=FtW7eaSvd6A

    Posted by: Sam | Aug 8, 2013 12:17:52 AM


  11. Have the American Olympic uniforms been designed yet? Why not weave a rainbow band around an arm or down the sleeves or legs? Why aren't more democratic, pro-LGBT countries considering this? After all, I've heard rumors that a whole Hell of a lot of clothing designers are LGBT folks and their straight allies. If any of you personally know anyone involved in the design of the uniforms, couldn't you lean on them to push designs that promote freedom and counter Putin's attempt to replicate Hitler's Olympics?

    Posted by: Thomas Cardellino | Aug 8, 2013 12:42:37 AM


  12. Bruni--why just Americans?

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Aug 8, 2013 1:26:42 AM


  13. Better stock up on SPF 4000 sunblock.

    Hank Azaria's performance was hysterical in Birdcage...actually the best part of the film.

    ^^X^^

    Posted by: Bruce Wayne | Aug 8, 2013 2:56:57 AM


  14. If the past holds true, it will likely Ralph Lauren who supplies the uniforms for the Parade of Athletes, may be too late to get to the source but writing to the USOC might do some good, I think R.L. picks up the tad for the free publicity they gander for the glory of sports. Check out the source and start a writing campaign ,

    Just make sure all garments are American made!

    Posted by: EJC | Aug 9, 2013 3:14:10 PM


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