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News: Great White, South Africa, Hillary Clinton, Minnesota

 road Some Republicans are hoping New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will run for the presidency in 2012.

Shia  road Shia LaBeouf sucks on a lolly.

 road Palm Beach County has granted same-sex domestic partners in Palm Beach County the right to take unpaid leave if they need to care for their partner at the same time securing their jobs for when they return.

 road Great White spotted feeding on a dead whale off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.

 road Dick Cheney still thinking about the possibility of a heart transplant.

 road Take a look at production stills from the Footloose remake.

 road Horrific: 13-year-old lesbian the latest "corrective rape" victim in South Africa. The Human Rights Watch responds: "The vicious nature of the assault is a potent reminder that these attacks are premeditated, planned, and often committed with impunity."

 road David Beckham unhurt after a car accident on LA's 405 freeway.

 road Vanessa Redgrave on the time she found her husband in bed with her father.

White house  road An Orthodox Hasidic newspaper, which never prints images of women for fear they might be "sexually suggestive," has photoshoped Hillary Clinton out of the historical White House Situation Room photo.

 road The story of Mother's Day.

 road The ACLU has demanded that a Minnesota school district:"This is not a case where overbroad filters are accidentally filtering out LGBT websites. These filters are designed to discriminate and are programmed specifically to target LGBT-related content that would not otherwise be blocked as sexually explicit or inappropriate."

 road The launch of the new iPad 2 in China causes a fistfight in Beijing.

 road Any parenting advice given by Dina Lohan should be taken with a grain of salt.

Dick Cheney Congratulates Obama in Statement on Bin Laden Death

Former Vice President Dick Cheney released a statement Monday morning on the death of Osama bin Laden:

Cheney "The death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of American forces is a victory for the United States and a tremendous achievement for the military and intelligence professionals who carried out this important mission.   Their tireless work since 9/11 has made this achievement possible, and enabled us to capture or kill thousands of al Qaeda terrorists and many of their leaders.  I also want to congratulate President Obama and the members of his national security team.  At this moment when bin Laden has been brought to justice, we especially remember the sacrifice of the young Americans who've paid the ultimate price in defense of the nation, as well as the nearly 3000 Americans who lost their lives on 9/11.  Al Qaeda remains a dangerous enemy.  Though bin Laden is dead, the war goes on.  We must remain vigilant, especially now, and we must continue to support our men and women in uniform who are fighting on the front lines of this war every day.  Today, the message our forces have sent is clear -- if you attack the United States, we will find you and bring you to justice."

Cheney's statement follows similar remarks from Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

The State Department has issued a worldwide warning to travelers in the wake of bin Laden's death:

“Given the uncertainty and volatility of the current situation, U.S. citizens in areas where recent events could cause anti-American violence are strongly urged to limit their travel outside of their homes and hotels and avoid mass gatherings and demonstrations."

Video: Inside the Compound Where Bin Laden was Killed [tr]
Bin Laden Buried at Sea; Hoax Death Photos Emerge [tr]
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Breaking: President Announces Osama Bin Laden Is Dead [tr]

News: Kristin Chenoweth, Joe McElderry, Arizona, Rent

 road Kristin Chenoweth on the reaction caused by her speaking out against the Newsweek article in which she defended Sean Hayes and other openly gay actors: “If it was a way to get the conversation started then I’m very happy. I said exactly what I needed to in that article and I stand by everything that I said.”

Joe  road Joe McElderry grateful for the support he's received since his coming out. One of those supporters, Simon Cowell, is "thrilled" about his decision.

 road Ne-Yo says that people think he's gay because he's never shot a person before.

 road Madonna-directed film "W.E." takes shoots in Paris.

 road The US version of the incredibly raw UK show "Skins" has changed the original show's gay dancer character with that of a lesbian cheerleader.

 road Dick Cheney in the hospital after heart surgery.

 road Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison won't vote to confirm Elena Kagan: “Her decision on military recruiters while at Harvard gives evidence of her personal views instructing her professional decisions in order to promote a social agenda. I simply cannot reconcile Ms. Kagan’s sparse record and my concerns about whether she will be an impartial arbiter of the law and so I will oppose her appointment."

 road Don't be surprised to find out your Blackberry doesn't work in the UAE.

 road 15 years ago, Lisa Simpson was married on this date - August 1, 2010.

 road Sarah Palin's focus will certainly change over the next 2 years: "I've never committed to running for president. That's not where my focus is."

 road Those affected by the BP Oil spill might get a lump sum payout.

Ar  road Men protest Arizona's immigration law by storming Citi Field with Mexican flags during Mets/Arizona Diamondbacks game.

 road Gay perceptions in both Jamaican and Japanese reggae: "Over the last decade, gay activism, which has led to the cancellations of European tours for a number of Jamaican dancehall artistes, has made Japanese reggae fans aware of the presence of anti-gay lyrics in Jamaican dancehall. This has led to debates within the Japanese dancehall community on the extent to which aspects of Jamaican dancehall performance should be adopted in Japan when the social circumstances in Japan are different,"

 road I don't think Tiger Woods marrying one of his mistresses would improve his PR image.

 road A Neil Patrick Harris-helmed Rent prepares to take over the Hollywood Bowl next weekend.

The Space Station's cooling system is experiencing big problems.

 road Eddie Munster gets a Mrs. Munster.

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #695

FOX HOST ANDREW NAPOLITANO: Bush and Cheney should have been indicted.

DANCE: Brazilian competition features male partners and a kiss.

SEDATE: Johnny Weir on his personal style...

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Eric Massa In Esquire Magazine

Former New York Congressman Eric Massa is profiled in a lengthy article in the new issue of Esquire Magazine. The piece reveals some interesting information such as Massa's claim that Dick Cheney attempted to convince General David Petraeus to run as the GOP candidate for president in 2012. We also learn that Massa tried to commit suicide not once, but twice around the time he resigned from office.


Massa, who you may recall admitted that he groped and tickled a male staff member, talks to the article's author, Ryan D'Agostino, about his political career:

"I'm done," he says. "Finito. I got people on the Right wanting me to run for Senate, I got people on the Left want to burn me in hell, I got people in the White House trying to convince everybody that I'm a gay rapist going after dogs, I got people in the press, I mean, it's" — he makes the sound of an explosion with his mouth — "all Massa all the time on every news channel. I mean, what?"

Massa also manages to make a vague, seemingly flirtatious comment about gay bars directed at D'Agostino, though he does refrain from using any "salty language." Writes the author:

"Massa, exercised by the rigors of moral suasion, leaned back in his chair, suddenly at ease. He took the last gulp of his coffee, cold by now, and looked at me with a mischievous glint in his eye. "What are you, seventeen?" He turned to another editor and pointed at me. "What is he, seventeen?" Turning back to me, he laughed and said, "You better watch yourself around gay bars, my friend. It could get interesting."


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