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News: Jim Parsons, Dick Cheney, Titanic, Britney Spears

RoadHarry Styles plays volleyball down under. Jim

RoadJim Parsons makes first official public appearance with boyfriend Todd Spiewak, jointly receiving GLSEN's Inspiration Award.

RoadLady Gaga will be joining forces with The Muppets for a holiday special this year. Hopefully she won't be wearing any of them.

RoadArt imitates life? "Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he once feared that terrorists could use the electrical device that had been implanted near his heart to kill him and had his doctor disable its wireless function...Years later, Cheney watched an episode of the Showtime series Homeland in which such a scenario was part of the plot. 'I found it credible,' Cheney tells 60 Minutes in a segment to be aired Sunday. 'I know from the experience we had, and the necessity for adjusting my own device, that it was an accurate portrayal of what was possible.'"

RoadWho do you think should replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation? 12 suggestions.

RoadViolin from the Titanic that played while the ship sank sells for $1.7 million at auction.

RoadWith the government back in business, the National Zoo has re-opened. You know what that means. Panda-cam is back.

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Nate Silver discusses the launch of FiveThirtyEight on ESPN: "It'll be no subscription fee, we hope you guys click on the banner ads or the sponsorships...The content plan is to cover three buckets that are about equal in size -- one being kind of politics and political news, of course emphasizing elections still very heavily, one third being sports and one third being everything else put together. So with a special emphasis on economics, for example, maybe topics like education."

RoadApple says it can't intercept iMessages. The Washington Post: it's 'semantics.'

RoadLacking inspiration for your Halloween ensemble this year? Check out these 90s-tastic incarnations.

Road(Belatedly) celebrate the birthday of Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey in GIFs.

RoadBritney Spears tells UK talk show host Alan Carr that "Work B**ch" is an homage of sorts to her gay fans: "I don't call everyone … that word. I just use it as, it's like in respect to the gays as a term of endearment..It's like a street slang for everyone, you know, like you get to work, that's what you do when you get to work and it's, like, cool."


Universal Studios Hollywood's Homophobic Halloween Show: VIDEO

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As Halloween draws near, many of you will likely be getting your ghoul on and partaking in special Halloween shows and events. One such attraction, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, involves a play of sorts titled Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure. It has drawn attention as of late for the across-the-board offensive attitudes on display, including plot lines and "jokes" that are blatantly homophobic. Most notably, in this year's play, Bill & Ted are transported to the Land of Oz via tornado (or as they call it, the "ghost of Cory Monteith") where they encounter Superman who promises to help them fight the evil witches of Oz. This all goes awry when Superman accidentally gets dusted with "fairy dust" by one of the witches and becomes gay. Vice has the report:

After becoming gay, Superman's voice and posture changes. His lips purse, his toes point inward, and his wrists become limp. His new voice sounds like a homophobic uncle doing a drunken impression of Richard Simmons, complete with lisps and frequent use of the word "faaaaaaabulous!" [...]

Obviously, now that Superman is gay, he is not going to be of any use to them. "Who could possibly make a worse Superman?" asks Bill. "Ben Affleck?" responds Ted. [...]

Then, because Superman is now gay, he minces over to Bill and Ted, blows kisses at them, and slaps Ted on the ass. As he does this, Bill and Ted say "awwww dude!" with disgusted voices.

After a few more attempts at molesting Bill and Ted, Superman ends up aboard the Starship Enterprise, where he runs into Superman villain General Zod. General Zod tells Superman to get on his knees. Because Superman is now gay, he assumes this is an invitation to give Zod oral sex. "Finally!" he squeals.

Also aboard the Starship Enterprise, the gang runs into George Takei. Because George Takei is gay too, he and Superman share an instant mutual attraction. "Who's your friend?" asks George, in the same lisping, gay-minstrel voice that Superman uses. 

Before Bill and/or Ted can answer, Superman interrupts by yelling "Hey daddy!" to George...George and Superman disappear to have sex. "Time to boldly go where no man has gone before!" says George, as they exit the stage. 

This is the last we see of Superman in the play.

Previously, in 2006, Universal Studios Hollywood offered a version of the Bill and Ted play that featured a gay Superman more interested in ribbon-dancing and saying the word "rainbows" than fighting evil.

Check out a video of Superman ribbon-dancing and a clip from this year's incarnation which shows Superman getting beat up by General Zod after Superman implies he'd like to perform oral sex on him AFTER THE JUMP...

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Is This Remote-Controlled Warlock on a Broom The Best Halloween Toy Ever? — VIDEO

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What kind of sorcery is this?

Writes Otto Dieffenbach: "I was asked to build a Man on a Broom for a British TV show so I started cutting Depron. He is a great flyer but a difficult build." More on his company here.

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The Meanest Trick You Can Play on a Kid: VIDEO

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Once again this year, Jimmy Kimmel told parents to prank their children by telling them they ate all their Halloween candy. And once again, among the shrieking and the crying and the frustrated were a few kids with hearts made of such sweetness that the lost candy didn't matter.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1241

HENRI 4: L'Haunting. Cat does not suffer fools.

iPUMPKIN: A time-lapse Steve Jobs Jack O'Lantern.

SHARON NEEDLES: "Every Day is Halloween".

FELIX BAUMGARTNER: His sonic boom captured from the ground. Sound is quick double boom at :20.

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Ellen is Sofia Vergara for Halloween: VIDEO

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Ellen reveals her Halloween costume. And someone is not amused.

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