News: Randy Jones, Voyager I, Tina Brown, New Mexico, Terry Jones

RoadRyan Kwanten cut off all his blond.

Road"Chunks" of feces making it through USDA's flawed meat inspection program.

MeltRoadWhat would happen if all the Earth's ice melted?

RoadBritney Spears debuts cover art for "Work Bitch".

RoadAs a counterpoint to the Indiewire review I posted about yesterday, here are a couple reviews of Dallas Buyer's Club from the Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

RoadMiley Cyrus officially confirmed for Kanye West's "Black Skinhead" remix.

RoadPastor Terry Jones arrested in possession of 2,998 kerosene-soaked Korans. preparing to burn them.

RoadU.S. to destroy ivory stocks in effort to stop illegal elephant poaching.

RoadSatellite image suggests North Korea has restarted nuclear reactor. "U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said a satellite image from August 31 shows white steam rising from a building near the hall that houses the plutonium production reactor's steam turbines and electric generators."

RoadThe two highest-paid men in European football meet for the first time.

RoadSignorile on Christine Quinn and the maturation of the LGBT vote: "I do want to say that those LGBT leaders of groups based in Washington, D.C., that raised lots of money for Quinn and are now lamenting her loss -- and blaming LGBT New Yorkers for abandoning her -- are insulting the well-informed, politically active LGBT voters of New York, and it will only cause further backlash against them if they continue."

RoadPrinces Harry and William get on the horn for charity.

VoyagerRoadVoyager 1 spacecraft becomes first man-made object to leave the solar system. "New and unexpected data indicate Voyager 1 has been traveling for about one year through plasma, or ionized gas, present in the space between stars. Voyager is in a transitional region immediately outside the solar bubble, where some effects from our sun are still evident."

RoadTina Brown leaving Daily Beast, starting new company, Tina Brown Live Media: "(Tina Brown Live Media) is really a marriage of her commitment to journalism and story telling, its going to be really event orientated," the source said, adding it will expand on Brown's Women in the World conferences and will put together other events such as flash debates.

RoadMassive underground water reserve discovered in Kenya.

RoadConvicted felon gets two life sentences for murder of gay Atlanta paralegal John E. Ray: "Ray's killing stumped Atlanta police, who missed a break the day after Ray's body was discovered in his Lakewood Heights home. That's when officers spotted Ray’s car not far from his home. But a police chase of the vehicle was called off just before the driver crashed into a utility pole. When police arrived, the driver had fled. In 2011, Atlanta police turned to media outlets in an attempt to revive the cold case. Later that year, DNA linked Jackson to the murder and he was arrested on Dec. 15, 2011 as he was serving a sentence for an unrelated robbery conviction."

RoadLittle outcry over same-sex marriage in New Mexico.

R_jonesRoadVillage People cowboy Randy Jones to marry his partner in NYC. "Disco deity Randy Jones, 60, is rounding up friends and family in Manhattan to legally wed longtime partner Will Grega, a software developer and composer, during three days of festivities, the couple said in a press release."

RoadBusiness Insider CTO Pax Dickinson fired over racist, homophobic tweets: "A Business Insider executive has made some comments on Twitter that do not reflect our values and have no place at our company. The executive has left the company, effective immediately. Business Insider's team is composed of more than 100 talented men and women of many backgrounds, and we highly value this diversity."

RoadMontreal man says he's victim of Russia's anti-gay law: "He's challenging his insurance company's refusal to cover his cancellation of a tour to Russia. In 2010, K. David Brody wrote a novel called Mourning and Celebration, Jewish Orthodox and Gay, Past and Present, which went on to win several awards. And right after Russia passed its contentious anti-gay propaganda law, Brody figured it wasn't safe to go there, so he cancelled a trip he had planned for this summer. 'I certainly wasn't going to lay myself open to that risk of going on vacation there, and running the risk of getting arrested and fined and goodness knows what.'"

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  1. Does Tina Brown's move effect Andrew Sullivan?

    Posted by: Gee | Sep 12, 2013 4:10:01 PM

  2. Terry Jones is SUCH a loser ! What a one-trick pony ! Burning Korans is SO 2009 ! Can he seriously not think of anything new to grab the attention he so desperately NEEDS ?
    He is embarrassing !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Sep 12, 2013 4:31:28 PM

  3. Voyager 1: far out!

    It was very cynical of them to arrest Terry Jones and claim it was not because he's making a political statement, but because of ordinance violations. Now he'll get the ACLU on board.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 12, 2013 5:05:43 PM

  4. In case you haven't read, the Arctic Ice has more than doubled in size now and we're in for a cooling era. What's a matter, has Al Gore hit you up for some more money? Have to pay for that California beach megamansion.

    Posted by: MIke | Sep 12, 2013 5:16:20 PM

  5. I kinda like those maps better, sucks I live in NYC (And Seattle...) but the continent looks cool like that.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Sep 12, 2013 5:18:14 PM

  6. Climate change deniers are *adorable*!

    Posted by: Mikey | Sep 12, 2013 5:26:48 PM

  7. Andy, can't you spend some of your time promoting genuine female singers rather than fakes like Miley and Britney? Your site is increasingly devoted to fakes, Andy.

    Posted by: Bob | Sep 12, 2013 5:41:05 PM

  8. "What would happen if all the Earth's ice melted?"

    Why the hell did you link to a blog that talks about the National Geographic story. Why not link directly to National Geographic? That's just lazy reporting.

    Posted by: MarkusT123 | Sep 12, 2013 5:42:36 PM

  9. I was always against global warming, but if we get rid of florida i might be on board

    Posted by: abe | Sep 12, 2013 5:59:33 PM

  10. "In case you haven't read, the Arctic Ice has more than doubled in size now and we're in for a cooling era. What's a matter, has Al Gore hit you up for some more money? Have to pay for that California beach megamansion."

    You might want to get your scientific information from actual scientists not Fox News. The Arctic Ice has increased by 1/3 from the same time last year when we had a record low (not more than doubled like you claim). It's still trending lower and lower each decade.

    Posted by: MarkusT123 | Sep 12, 2013 6:05:30 PM

  11. Gee. Global warming and Florida disappears into the ocean? Decisions, decisions....

    Posted by: Caliban | Sep 12, 2013 6:21:46 PM

  12. i'm most outraged that ryan kwanten cut off his hair and grew a stache. not a good look. for a role maybe?

    Posted by: gomez | Sep 12, 2013 6:30:17 PM

  13. Mike's source was David Rose, a well-known climate change denialist at The Daily Mail. Arctic ice ebbs and flows (melts in the summer, builds up in the winter), but has been trending downwards. The Arctic ice comparison is compared to last year, which was unusually bad. This year isn't as bad as last year but is still trending down. In addition, the ice this year is thin -- it spreads over a greater surface area, but is thinner, and that means it will melt this summer faster than ever. David Rose knows all this. He interviewed climatologists who explained to him where he was mistaken. He just refused to print what they said.

    Posted by: Kevin_BGFH | Sep 12, 2013 7:33:09 PM

  14. Trigger warning: common sense

    Oh noes! An idiot was going to burn his own legally-obtained books to make a (true) political statement.

    But instead of talking about the actual problem here -- unsafely transporting fuel -- it's all about what a terrorist he is.

    Let's be clear. He's no terrorist. He's a clown. You want to do something about terrorists, why don't you start with people who threaten other people with death, just for drawings.

    Here's such a drawing: ಠ_ಠ

    It may, or may not be someone's prophet. If my comment is deleted, or if I'm tracked down and beheaded, you'll know which one it looks like.

    Posted by: Randy | Sep 12, 2013 7:48:52 PM

  15. @Gomez: I'm not digging Ryan Kwanten's look, either. But, even if it's not for a role, it's a smart move. It's easier to get cast in non-pretty boy roles if Casting Directors can see photos of him not looking as gorgeous as he usually appears.

    Posted by: alex | Sep 12, 2013 9:25:26 PM

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