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News: Sidney Lumet, Betty White, iPad, Earth's Gravity

 road Rare pink diamond is expected to go for as much as $12 million at Christie's in New York.

Sl  road Sidney Lumet, who directed such film classics as Dog Day Afternoon and Network has died at the age of 86.

 road Betty White advises movie stars to be grateful for their great careers: "I cannot stand the people who get wonderful starts in showbusiness, and who abuse it. Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, for example, although there are plenty of others, too. They are the most blessed people in the world and they don’t appreciate it."

 road Real Housewives Of New Jersey‘s Dina Manzo gets her own reality show.

 road Egyptian protests in Tahrir Square begin anew.

 road Donald Trump will pick a fight with just about anyone so long as it gets him the attention he deserves.

 road Charlie Sheen gets booed off stage again.

Earth  road Scientists create a very cool-looking map of Earth's gravity field.

 road Time magazine on what it takes to be a gay icon.

 road Nashville grants gays more rights: By a vote of 21-15 the Nashville City Council passed an “anti-discrimination” ordinance on April 5 making it illegal for companies that do business with the city to discriminate in their hiring policies based sexual orientation or gender identity.

 road Snooki and The Situation will each rake in $100K for each episode of Jersey Shore.

 road Dave Franco joins the cast of the upcoming 21 Jump Street movie.

 road iPad problems: "Apple has confirmed that a "small number" of Verizon iPad 2 users are having connectivity problems."


Does this iPad Make Me Look Gay?

Or something like that, writes the NYT, in the made-up trend story of the week:

Ipad Call it the male iPad dilemma: too large to slip into a pants pocket, too stiff to be curled up like a magazine and too precious to leave unprotected. With its rigid tablet shape, Apple’s iPad has raised an awkward consideration for many men: how to carry it in a manner that is practical and yet, well, masculine.

The shame:

But guys who want to lug around their iPads are finding themselves quietly reaching for a so-called man purse, or murse. The iPad-shaped bags seem to be the gadgetphile’s equivalent of a woman’s clutch...But even the most fashionable iPad bag can be mistaken for a murse. Some men are so stymied by the iPad’s shape that they have avoided buying one. 'How do you carry it?' asked Keith Nowak, a 27-year-old entrepreneur in New York City. 'It’s this weird in-limbo device. It’s why I haven’t gotten one: I don’t know what I would do with it.' But he still wrestles with iPad envy. 'It’s supercool, and I want one,' he said.


Watch: Activist Banned for Life from Smithsonian for iPad Protest of Censored Gay David Wojnarowicz Art Piece

 

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A clever, if short-lived, form of protest against censorship.

A demonstrator against the Smithsonian's shameful censorship of the David Wojnarowicz video art piece "A Fire in My Belly" (I wrote about it here) wears the art piece on an iPad around his neck and distributes flyers to visitors telling them about the museum's caving to the Catholic League.

Fireinmybelly As punishment for their protest, the activist wearing the iPad and the activist filming it were banned from the museum for life.

Blake Gopnik writes:

Smithsonian spokeperson Linda St. Thomas says that the banning was entirely the business of the DC police. Smithsonian security officers, she says, have no authority to issue such a ban. She believes the protesters' offence was leafletting, which is banned in Smithsonian buildings, and often becomes an issue when political protests on the Mall spill over into its museums: "It doesn't matteir what the cause is, you just can't bother our visitors that way." 

St. Thomas admits, however, it's not clear that Blasenstein was guilty even of leafletting: "You're not supposed to hand [leaflets] out, but you can walk in carrying them," she says. (The video shot by Iacovone, and now widely available on the Web, seems to confirm that Blasenstein was entirely passive.

Watch the iPad protest, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Tom Hardy, Karl Rove, iPad, Space, Burlesque

 road San Jose only has only one openly gay male police officer among the 1,200 cops on its force.

Hardy  road Tom Hardy gets more ink on his body.

 road Gay group in Mesa, Arizona holds vigil to call attention to suicide in LGBT community.

 road Karl Rove on Sarah Palin: Her three book stops in Iowa are "a smart thing to do...It gives her an excuse to be there as something other than a candidate, which is really important. That's a pretty smart move if you're thinking about running for president."

 road Teen arrested for attempting to blow up van at Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland.

 road Hugh Jackman gets buff for Wolverine 2.

 road The Department of Homeland Security has seized dozens of domain names that the believe violate copyright laws.

 road Prince Chunk goes to kitty heaven.

Saturn  road NASA probe finds oxygen on Saturn's second largest moon, Rhea, a satellite composed ice.

 road Bowling Green, Ohio votes to keep LGBT rights: The City Council "passed the anti-bias laws last year. But opponents demanded that the ordinances go before voters, in the evident belief that they could kill the measures with a divisive, distorted, and mean-spirited campaign...(voters) rejected the notion that sexual orientation or gender identity and expression is an appropriate basis for government-sanctioned bias."

 road Ugly Betty bit actor goes insane, hacks mother to death after thinking she is possessed by a demon.

 road Richard Branson does not want to be outdone by Rupert Murdoch in the quest to create iPad-exclusive publications.

 road Nikki Finke on Burlesque: "Screen Gems chief Clint Culpepper greenlighted his boyfriend's $55+ million passion project."


News: Australia, iPad, Cher, North Korea, The Vatican

 road Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart step out to do a Q&A for John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole.

 road The owner of The Abbey in West Hollywood on what makes his bar a success: "Anyone who walks through my gate is a VIP. Everyone is gonna be treated the same."

Aust  road New Nielsen polls shows strong support for marriage equality in Australia: "The poll, published on Monday in Fairfax newspapers, found nearly 60 per cent of people support same-sex marriage, with 37 per cent against. The same poll also shows the federal coalition leads Labor by 51 points to 49 on a two-party preferred basis."

 road Disney decides it's done with movies based on classic fairy tales.

 road Gay and lesbians rally in the Bronx: “For so long the Bronx has been very quiet about LGBT issues. This particular event sparked the feeling to doing something and how do you do it—you do it in unity.”

 road Desperate Housewives will go on with one less housewife.

 road North Korea shows American scientist new secret nuclear facility: "He had been “stunned” by the sophistication of the new plant, where he saw “hundreds and hundreds” of centrifuges that had just been installed, and that were operated from what he called “an ultra-modern control room.”

Cher road Cher knows her limits: “Look, I have a very narrow range. I’ve never tried anything more than playing who I am. If you look at my characters, they’re all me.”

 road Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch to team up on an iPad-only newspaper: "There will be no "print edition" or "web edition"; the central innovation, developed with assistance from Apple engineers, will be to dispatch the publication automatically to an iPad or any of the growing number of similar devices."

 road If you think adult pandas are cute, wait until you see a picture of a newborn panda.

 road One-time correspondent professor Pontifical Academy of St Thomas Aquinas in the Vatican tells German magazine: “It must be acknowledged that a large number of Catholic clerics and trainee priests in Europe and the United States are homosexually-inclined,”

 road Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I has a big box office weekend.

 road Paris Hilton fulfills part of her 200 hour community service.

 road Arrests made at a sit-in on Ottawa in to mark Transgendered Day of Remembrance.


News: 10/10/10, Gareth Thomas, George Bush, iPad

 road 32,000 couples will marry today simply because of the date: 10/10/10.

Gt  road Gareth Thomas on the two codes of rugby: "People don't even think – they just say it automatically because it's been bred in them. A lot of them don't even know what they're talking about. They're just sayin' it because everybody says it."

 road This girl makes a hot Jared Leto.

 road A report from the Toronto Sun on homophobia in the Netherlands: "If you think Amsterdam is the gay capital of Europe, you’re half-right, but 10 years out of date. Today it’s the gay-bashing capital of Europe. Because Amsterdam isn’t just gay. Now it’s Muslim, too."

 road Mariah Carey shows up at her husband's 30th birthday party amidst baby rumors.

 road Daniel Radcliffe's wardrobe gets autumnal.

Chip  road A federal judge has ruled that the Chippendales look of a shirtless guy with wrist cuffs and a bow-tie collar cannot be trademarked.

 road It looks light the iPad might go on sale at Wal-Mart.

 road The argument for the self-driving car currently being tested by Google sounds like a good one: "Robot drivers react faster than humans, have 360-degree perception and do not get distracted, sleepy or intoxicated."

 road Like we need another reason to be afraid to fly: air traffic controllers are apparently getting more careless.

 road People really like the new Facebook movie.

 road Why isn't george Bush on the campaign trail; this election season? No one wants him.


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