News: Granny Orca, Beverly Hills Hotel, Men's Shorts, Michael Sam

RoadSoon just two stage gay marriage bans will be unchallenged in court...

CulkinRoadMacauley Culkin pulls some Ryan Gosling-style Inception hijinks.

RoadPeter LaBarbera admits that NOM's Starbucks boycott failed: "The NOM “Dump Starbucks” boycott that followed seems anemic two years later (only 68,200 pledges)–but Starbucks [877-421-9062] remains a plump target for a more effectual and better organized boycott."

RoadV. Stiviano learns you shouldn't drive with one of those damn visors on.

RoadESPN, NFL had no hesitation about airing Michael Sam kiss: "We're a young production crew and quite honestly it was just another moment in the years we've done this. In the truck, we were only saying, 'Wow, this is great emotion here.' No one stepped up and said, 'Oh, wow, do we really want to be showing this?'"

RoadOut to Win: Small Town Gay Bar director focuses on LGBT athletes in new doc. "Pic chronicles the present-day victories for LGBT athletes within a historical context of those who have come before, highlighting the experiences of athletes who have fought and struggled, both in and out of the closet. The history is told through the voices of pioneers, present-day heroes, tomorrow’s superstars and the people who’ve helped them get to where they are, including former NFL, MLB and NBA players and others."

RoadExorcist says Satan took the form of two lesbians throwing chocolate at him on a plane: “once you hear a Satanic growl, you never forget it. It’s like smelling Margherita pizza for the first time. It’s something you never forget.”

VRoadalentin Chmerkovskiy tries to get some shirtless attention on the basketball court.

RoadJustin Bieber suggests he's a pure bred stallion.

Conchita_wurstRoadEurovision sausage fest: Conchita Wurst.

RoadBeverly Hills hotel calls in damage control expert: "Mark Fabiani, formerly a special counsel to President Bill Clinton, was hired as a consultant, a hotel spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. In an email to THR, the consultant stated that his 'individual firm, Mark Fabiani LLC, has been retained for the last several days.' Fabiani has advised the San Diego Chargers since 2002 and consulted for Lance Armstrong in 2010 during his doping scandal."

RoadWall Street Journal: hemlines on men's shorts are on the rise. "In the past few years, the low-water-mark length of a 15-inch-or-so inseam receded to knee-length (11 inches), then a knee-baring 9 inches, then to a quadriceps-exposing 7 inches and on to the newly fashionable thigh-flaunting 5 inches. If men's shorts were a glacier in Greenland, scientists would be freaking out."

RoadBeyoncé and Jay Z all smiles at Nets game.

RoadAFA and 'pro-family' groups meet with FCC, warn it not to relax decency rules.

OrcaRoadWorld's oldest known living Orca spotted: "Killer whale ‘Granny,’ the 103-year-old matriarch of the Southern Resident killer whale community, last week led J-Pod up from California into the Strait of Georgia just in time for Mother’s Day in the Northwest."

RoadProp 8 resentment lingers in Sacramento County District Attorney's race: "One of the candidates, Anne Marie Schubert, the gay sister of the architect of California's notorious anti-gay marriage ballot initiative, Proposition 8, is running as a conservative law and order candidate endorsed by every major law enforcement association and correctional officer's union."

RoadJamaican Prime Minister candidate says he would allow gays in his cabinet. "This rather innocuous statement represents a major shift from the views of his immediate predecessor, former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding. In a now infamous 2008 BBC interview, Golding declared that gays would not be a part of his administration."

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  1. "hemlines on men's shorts are on the rise."

    While I may miss the "male dress" (long basketball shorts), I welcome the return of actual shorts.

    Posted by: Randy | May 13, 2014 4:23:38 PM

  2. "Satanic growl" ???

    What a looney tune!

    Posted by: Joel | May 13, 2014 4:46:57 PM

  3. "Soon just two stage gay marriage bans will be unchallenged in court..."

    Hey, Andy, I think you meant to write "two STATE gay marriage bans" . . .

    Posted by: mccoysmarket | May 13, 2014 4:48:34 PM

  4. Good too see Macauley Culkin has put on weight.

    Posted by: Bollox | May 13, 2014 5:23:07 PM

  5. Glad shorts are shorter, yet again. Bieber link led to upcoming photo shoot with my fav Steven R. McQueen. Have to look for that.

    Posted by: Arrow | May 13, 2014 6:27:27 PM

  6. Randy: I think of them as "culottes". It will be a grand day if basketball players return to REAL shorts!

    Posted by: gregorybrown | May 13, 2014 7:01:16 PM

  7. Yay short shorts! I just bought a few pairs in Australia where they are obviously way ahead of the game on this trend.

    Posted by: Craig | May 14, 2014 1:35:29 AM

  8. "If men's shorts were a glacier in Greenland, scientists would be freaking out."

    Is the Murderous Murdoch's wretched rag taunting the global warming as if it were a witty joke?

    Posted by: iban4yesu | May 14, 2014 1:54:01 AM

  9. Worst Devil ever, is this what the Christians fear a chocolate throwing Devil.

    Why don't they just treat it like Santa and start celebrating it, they could have chocolate parties where they summon the Devil and get free chocolate.

    Posted by: I.Smith | May 14, 2014 4:04:00 AM

  10. Glad shorts are getting shorter. I'm tired of this below-the-knee stuff. I'm a leg man and I want to see some thigh!

    Posted by: Jack M | May 14, 2014 8:10:28 AM

  11. OK. Why would gay people just for a candidate just because she's gay? If you're a gay Republican, you're Republican. No thanks. Republicans suck.

    Posted by: Bruce | May 14, 2014 8:37:48 AM

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