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Milo Road Frank Darabont brings Milo Ventimiglia back to the small screen in a new noir style mini-series heading to AMC titled Mob City.

Road U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asks Ireland to extradite 'largest facilitator of child porn': "He is accused of using encryption technology to offer an anonymous hosting service for websites with a total of more than 1 million pornographic pictures, including images of rape and torture of pre-pubescent children."

Road Miley Cyrus poses for Terry Richardson.

Road Debate: would a Hilary Clinton administration be more pacifistic or more hawkish?

Road Kyra Sedgwick dishes to Andy Cohen about Helen Mirren's love for porn.

NewspeciesRoad The Smithsonian announced the discovery of a new species of animal that is apparently a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear called the olinguito (pronounced oh-lin-GHEE-toe): "Researchers argue that the olinguito should be considered the smallest living member of the raccoon family, which includes other animals that make us go "awww" such as cats, dogs and meerkats. This one had been seen before by humans, Helgen said, but it had been "a case of mistaken identity." You know he's going to make a cameo in the Ted sequel.

Road British stuntman who parachuted into the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics as James Bond has died in a wingsuit-jump accident in the alps.

Road Lindsay Lohan will guest star on East Bound and Down. The comeback tour continues!

Road Death toll in Egypt rises to 525 as protesters clash with government, torch government buildings. President Obama says President Morsi's government "was not inclusive and did not respect the views of all Egyptians" but condemns the actions of the interim government: "The United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt's interim government and security forces. We deplore violence against civilians. We support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. We oppose the pursuit of martial law, which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual freedom or that might makes right. And today the United States extends its condolences to the families or those who were killed and those who were wounded.

WillsRoad CNN gets first interview with Prince William since the birth of his son, Prince George of Cambridge. The Duke of Cambridge also talks about his passion for conservation in Africa.

Road In case you've ever thought how you'd much rather go to your vet than a doctor, don't. No, really.

Road People are freaking the eff out over the possibility of Laura Prepon leaving Orange is the New Black.

Road "Visible Bodies: Transgender Narratives Retold" tells the stories of "transgender, gender-varient, and gender non-conforming individuals" through photos (some images NSFW).

Road Frank Ocean addresses parking lot fight with Chris Brown in new song: "He called me faggot, I was just calling his bluff ... Why his mug all bloody? That was a 3-on-1"

Road Aaron Paull and Ethan Hawke give good AMA.

Road Darren Young becomes the first WWE superstar to come out as gay: “Look at me. I’m a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy.”

Road Senator Rand Paul on the defeat of the Voter Rights Act: "I don't think there is objective evidence that we're precluding African-Americans from voting any longer."

Road Aaron Taylor-Johnson continues to look all kinds of fine. This time in GQ.

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  1. seeing as how most european royalties made a killing (literally and figuratively) in increasing their fortunes via africa ....a little pay back would be nice

    the biggest offender was leopold II king of the belgians and SOLE OWNER of the CONGO which he raped and made his fortune

    the Brittan raped africa (british empire once holding 17 african countries and pillaging the lot of them) and india etc

    Posted by: Moz's | Aug 15, 2013 12:24:20 PM


  2. ANDY COHEN- is a turd, He is the worst gay stereotype ever. And yes, it would give me pleasure to tell him.

    Posted by: HA!!! | Aug 15, 2013 1:31:35 PM


  3. The Darren Young story is huge and all over media, sports channels, social media today, yet Towleroad relegates it to a mere blurb.

    Posted by: Malcolm | Aug 15, 2013 1:40:27 PM


  4. Malcolm: I'm surprised that it didn't get a bigger treatment here, because it's all over the internet

    And russian champion Isimbayeva showed the world that you can be a great champion and a first class bigot at the same time. Shame on her

    Posted by: jjose712 | Aug 15, 2013 1:53:43 PM


  5. Why isn't Darren Young his own story? That's big news!

    Posted by: reality | Aug 15, 2013 2:21:23 PM


  6. Dogs and cats are not in the same Family as raccoons (Procyonidae), they are in the same Order (Carnivora).

    Just so you will know, and your children will someday know . . .

    Posted by: Cassandra | Aug 15, 2013 2:22:05 PM


  7. Being (like his father) a racist, Rand Paul is a fine one to opine on "objective evidence" of black voter suppression.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Aug 15, 2013 2:23:04 PM


  8. The FBI is going after privacy and people who have nothing to do with child porn. It's despicable and horrific that TR reduces this issue to a trivial little blurb.

    Wake up. You're next. Silence is DEATH.

    Wake up.

    Posted by: Buckie | Aug 15, 2013 2:23:45 PM


  9. It's ok if you aren't physically attracted to Darren Young, there Andy...but it's kind of a big story. #towlefail

    Posted by: Truth BeSold | Aug 15, 2013 2:27:48 PM


  10. Yeah, I was expecting a big headline story here on major wrestler Darren Young. After all, it has been a topping trending topic all day and all over ESPN. Yet, Towleroad gives it faint coverage. You have to wonder if they are just that deaf to sports or have some sinister bias at work.

    Posted by: Kyle | Aug 15, 2013 2:37:29 PM


  11. It is kind of strange that Towleroad reduced the Darren Young story to a blurb. At first I thought, "Well, it's a pretty new story so someone's probably writing it now." But I thought that about 6 HOURS ago!

    Posted by: Caliban | Aug 15, 2013 3:10:46 PM


  12. In other news -- As reported in the Los Angeles Times yesterday afternoon (and elsewhere) ... "the California Supreme Court refused to revive Proposition 8, ending the last remaining legal challenge to same-sex marriage in the state."

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-supreme-court-prop-8-20130814,0,1311803.story

    Posted by: Rexford | Aug 15, 2013 3:43:18 PM


  13. Coming to the party late, but on an unrelated note, speaking as someone who lives way out in the sticks, it isn't unusual for people here to seek treatment from a vet. Most of the clinics around here are staffed only part time and the vets are more accessible and cheaper.

    Posted by: Butch | Aug 15, 2013 3:51:47 PM


  14. Eric Marques of Dublin,Ireland should be found dead from a severe baseball bat beating. That would be more appropriate than 20 years in an isolation ward of a U.S. prison with all the other skinners and pervs.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 15, 2013 4:17:36 PM


  15. Eric Marques of Dublin,Ireland should be found dead from a severe baseball bat beating. That would be more appropriate than 20 years in an isolation ward of a U.S. prison with all the other skinners and pervs.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 15, 2013 4:17:36 PM


  16. Eric Marques of Dublin,Ireland should be found dead from a severe baseball bat beating. That would be more appropriate than 20 years in an isolation ward of a U.S. prison with all the other skinners and pervs.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 15, 2013 4:17:37 PM


  17. @ Ratbastard

    being a bleeding heart liberal I'd say drop him off in the middle of the sahara dessert without clothes or water

    the .0000000000000000000000000009% chance at survival would satisfy my bleeding heart while also serving justice. Maybe even a castration to make sure if he stumbled across any bedoiuns or Tuareg he wouldn't try to rape their kids before they could hack him to pieces

    In other words we sort of agree, it is jut the manner of justice that is different

    Posted by: Moz's | Aug 15, 2013 4:41:45 PM


  18. "freaking the eff out"

    Seriously?

    Call me old-fashioned, but with this hip new lingo your blog writer is using, I'm starting to lose my ability to relate to Towleroad these days.

    Posted by: johnny | Aug 15, 2013 4:54:30 PM


  19. it is suspicious that the Darren Young story is a tiny little substory instead of its own major story, especially since it is a major media story this afternoon. Hmmm, does Towleroad dislike black athletes?

    Posted by: Luke | Aug 15, 2013 4:57:52 PM


  20. @ MOZ'S,

    Thanks.

    If I'd made your thoughtful observation Rick and his army of White supremacist homos would have been all on my case.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 15, 2013 5:02:09 PM


  21. To change the subject—Miley Cyrus, yuk but Terry Richardson, double yuk. Grody, grody, grody, I never thought that trailer trash could get so far.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Aug 15, 2013 5:23:09 PM


  22. @ Derrick

    about the royals, africa, etc ?

    Yeah, though the British royals' ancestors didn't benefit as much as Belgium and France ...and though not saints they were at least better than Leopold II

    recently reading the news saw that Leopold's grandson abdicated due to age to make way for his son and thought....FUCKERS! give your billions to Congo, Zaire, etc and keep a few million and disappear to some deserted island

    The estimates on the genocide for ivory and rubber is from 2 to 12 million with many experts saying most likely Leopold II reigned over the murder of 10 million people and countless others who had their hands chopped off for not meeting rubber quotas etc

    Posted by: Moz's | Aug 15, 2013 5:25:59 PM


  23. Oh and PS

    I highly recommend Mark Twain's SCATHING satirical pamphlet attacking leopld II's autrocities

    title = Leopold's Soliloquy

    Twain wrote it from the point of view of Leopold bemoaning people complaining about the genocide, raping, etc since he was allowing some missionaries in to convert people etc

    Posted by: Moz's | Aug 15, 2013 5:29:26 PM


  24. The Frank Ocean article was trite, who gives a rats buttox ?

    In the sidebar of the article, though, was this :

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/13/incarceration-rate-per-capita_n_3745291.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

    The USA has more of it's population in prison than any other nation. We think the US is soooo great, that we're soooo free, that we have Liberty and Justice, that there's soooo much to be proud of, because, hey, we're f*ing AMERICANS.

    It's all nationalistic horse crap.

    Wake up. YOU'RE next. Silence IS death.

    Posted by: Justsayin | Aug 15, 2013 5:57:53 PM


  25. The Smithsonian did NOT say that cats and dogs are part of the raccoon family. Talk about summarising something into gibberish!

    Posted by: Mike W | Aug 15, 2013 6:20:34 PM


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