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News: Carly Rae Jepsen, Utah, Sochi Security Fears, Vampire Diaries

Road"Call Me Maybe" crooner Carly Rae Jepsen to star in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway. Fran Drescher will be playing the role of the evil stepmother. 

Puppy RoadKarma's a Bieber.

RoadTaye Diggs is wasting no time

RoadMandy Moore says she's ready for the Zombie Apocolypse: "After several episodes of Survivorman, I’m fairly certain I could make it through a Zombie Apocalypse relatively unscathed."

RoadBeyonce and Jay Z reportedly spent $6,000 at a sex shop: “They didn’t buy anything tacky or too extreme...It was all top-of-the-line stuff. Some of it was even gold-plated!” 

RoadHappy Male Model Monday!

RoadFirst Lady Michelle Obama shows her support for Robin Roberts.

RoadUtah still hasn't filed a request for a stay with the U.S. Supreme Court and isn't expected to today. Attorney General Sean Reyes, who is being sworn in today, is said to meet with Governor Herbert after the ceremony.

RoadThe Duke of Cambridge, a.k.a. Prince William, will be returning to school at Cambridge University for a master's in agriculture management.  

RoadHow to avoid Uber's high surge charges on New Year's Eve

RoadCombined death toll for Volgograd, Russia bombings stands at to 31.

RoadU.S. offers to help with security efforts at Sochi in wake of terrorist attacks: “The United States stands in solidarity with the Russian people against terrorism,” National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said in a statement. “The U.S. government has offered our full support to the Russian government in security preparations for the Sochi Olympic Games, and we would welcome the opportunity for closer cooperation for the safety of the athletes, spectators, and other participants.”

Lightning RoadPlane landing in Brisbane, Australia gets struck by lightning. Onlooker grabs it on video. 

RoadAfter five seasons, The Vampire Diaries is set to get a gay character: "According to E!, the new character Luke is 'a new hottie is enrolling at Whitmore after winter break! And he'll be spending time with Caroline! Except he's so not into her in that way as Luke, handsome and sarcastic, is gay.'"

RoadClever girl.

RoadNew Hampshire state representative David Camopbell being investigated for allegedly running over as many as 6 ducks outside a hotel in Nashua: “We are conducting an investigation,” Moushegian told The Telegraph on Thursday. “It’s still an open investigation, and therefore I’m not going to release any specifics about it.” According to an eyewitness: “All of a sudden, this 5 Series BMW comes up, it’s going about 15 miles an hour, and then when he gets to the ducks, it’s not like it even slowed down,” [James] Murphy said. “It just crushed all of the ducks.”

RoadTeenage girl declared brain-dead after tonsillectomy gone wrong.

News: Fran Drescher, Jupiter, Haley Barbour, Portland, Stonewall

RoadNY Attorney General candidates: Would you file suit against DOMA?

RoadThe Bilerico Project examines the money behind GetEQUAL.

Jupiter RoadA mystery space object (likely asteroid) struck Jupiter.

RoadBad Romance.

RoadThe Illegal Wedding Fair is happening this weekend in NYC.

RoadDavid Mixner loved Stonewall Uprising: "As I watched the film, my stomach churned recalling my own experiences as a closeted gay man in the 1950's and 1960's." Trailer here.

RoadFran Drescher's ex-husband is gay.

RoadGary Coleman's wife comes off as a selfish, negligent bitch.

RoadSt. Petersburg, Russia Gay Pride organizers arrested at demonstration: "his public protest, organised on the last day of each month by the political opposition and several human rights groups, was not authorised by the authorities. The French news agency Agence France Presse reported that 300 participants in the St. Petersburg rally. Organisers said that 100 people were arrested during the march. St. Petersburg Gay Pride organisers Maria Efremenkova and Alexader Sheremetyev were among the people detained in St Petersburg. 'They were violent and threw us on the ground,' said Ms Efremenkova."

RoadEnrique Iglesias teams up with Jersey Shore.

RoadJohnny Weir is getting involved in the AIDS/Lifecycle benefit through one of his fans, named Rider X.

Plus RoadFantastic Man features plus-size men in sponsored content.

RoadMississippi governor Haley Barbour praises BP, mocks news coverage of oil spill: "But we haven’t had, really, any impact. I mean, we haven’t had enough oil hit Mississippi’s beaches to fill up a milk jug."

RoadGay man, lesbian chosen for Pentagon panels.

RoadRobyn and Kelis announce summer tour dates.

RoadPortland center for gay youths reaches out to African-Americans in location move: "At our old location we saw primarily fairly affluent, white young people; our number for youth of color was really low, and we knew we were not meeting a community need. We discovered that when we serve youth in their neighborhood, they feel more safe and welcomed. It was the perfect choice to move to MLK."

RoadRussell Brand flashes his headlights.

Evans Concept art for RoadChris Evans as Captain America.

RoadWest Valley, Utah passes LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance.

RoadPhotos - Gerard Butler gets in uniform for the Iraq war version of Shakespeare's Coriolanus: "Ralph Fiennes is starring in and directing the movie, which is about a banished hero of Rome who allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city."

RoadThe Good Men Project: a new online magazine for all men.

RoadAustinites split over Gay Pride: "This week, two Austin groups — Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation and Queer Bomb — will salute the historic riots in distinct ways."

RoadThe NYT adopts Nate Silver and his site Five Thirty

RoadFightback NY PAC plays with the anti-gay rhetoric of NY state senator Ruben Diaz, Sr.

RoadIowa homophobe Chuck Hurley gathers up more than 800 anti-gay pastors in his latest attempt to kill the state's marriage equality law: "During this morning’’s news conference Hurley referred to the 800-plus ministers who signed his group’s petition as 'real' pastors. 'We are at a crisis moment in this state and we will either stand up for good, Godly, family and marriage or we will go the way of other civilizations that have said, ‘Oh well,’' Hurley said. 'We are here on behalf of 834 pastors who are not willing to say, ‘Oh well,’ and we applaud them for that.'"

Fran Drescher Fights Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment in California


Ex-Nanny Fran Drescher is throwing a benefit to fight Proposition 8 (the ballot measure that would define marriage as between a man and a woman in California) with her ex-husband Peter Jacobson tonight for $100 a head. It's sold out.

Drescher told E!'s Marc Malkin: "I don't know if you realize this, but I'm a gay icon. But even if I weren't, I'm a political activist who believes in preserving the American dream which is tolerance of diversity and the separation of church and state…It's simply un-American not to be tolerant of different lifestyles. If you wanna live in a single-minded, religious-based country you're in the wrong place. It's not about being gay or straight…If two people are in love and they want to be married, they should have the right to do this."

Fran Drescher's Fight to Save Gay Marriage [marc malkin]


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