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NEWS: Manning, Dolan, The NSA, Josh Hutcherson's Penis, Baby Puffins

Road A verdict for Bradley Manning should be announced later today. 

Road Thanks to controversy surrounding his most recent escapades of online "sex messaging", Anthony Weiner has dropped to fourth place in a poll published by the Huffington Post. HuffPost also quipped: "Carlos is in danger..."  Josh_hutcherson_nude_leaked_nsfw

Road Meanwhile, Cardinal Timothy Dolan has no problem judging gay people, but he refuses to judge Anthony Weiner.

Road Debate has emerged online over a nude photo currently making the rounds in various gossip blogs. Life Of The Rich And Famous claims that the member-in-question belongs to celebrity straight-ally Josh Hutcherson. Others remain unconvinced. 

Road A teacher who recently appeared on an episode of Bravo’s Princesses: Long Island will now be losing her job thanks to an anti-gay slur she used while being filmed. 

Road Home prices are continuing to rise, and this most recent year-to-year jump is the highest that the housing market has experienced since March 2006. Experts cite a drop in foreclosures and fewer houses being left on the market among the chief reasons. 

Road The NSA has announced that it will be declassifying more documents regarding their controversial surveillance programs. 

Road Miley Cyrus released the 'director's cut' of her video for "We Can't Stop". Why do they need a director's cut? To get rid of the product placement, of course!

Road Lea Michele has spoken out for the very first time since the death of Cory Monteith. 

Road Matt Damon stopped by Univision's Despierta America to promote Elysium. Apparently, he doesn't really speak Spanish, but he seems to at least understand it very well...

Road They created a Grumpy Cat Grumppuccino. Seriously...see for yourself. Diana-goop-vf-30jul13-01

Road Neil Patrick Harris took his hubby and kids to the premiere of Smurfs 2. Naturally, the whole family was absolutely adorable.

Road Angelina Jolie topped the list of highest-paid celebrities.

Road Politico recently posted a rather unfortunate typo about Hillary Clinton on its website. 

Road Princess Diana will be gracing the cover of September's Vanity Fair, thanks to her new infant grandson and her upcoming biopic with Naomi Watts. 

Road Drivers in the town of North Berwick, Scotland, are being advised to keep an eye out for young puffins that could be hiding under their vehicles. Scientists say the young puffins settle there after leaving their burrows for the first time. The Scottish Seabird Centre has issued a statement...but who cares?! Baby puffins!!!


Netflix Snags Emmy Award Nominations: Full List

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BY BOBBY HANKINSON

The nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul read the nominees joined by Neil Patrick Harris (a last-minute replacement for House of Cards' Kate Mara). 

Netflix earned its first Emmy nominations since debuting original programming. 

Check out the full list of nominees announced this morning, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Matt Damon Is Humanity's Last Hope In New 'Elysium' Trailer: VIDEO

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The full trailer for the upcoming sci-fi dystopian thriller starring Matt Damon and Jodi Foster has finally dropped. The film, directed by District 9's Neil Blomkamp, arrives in theaters on August 9th. 

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Matt Damon Tries to Bring Down Jodie Foster's World in 'Elysium': VIDEO

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A new trailer for the upcoming sci-fi dystopian thriller from District 9's Neil Blomkamp.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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The Making of 'Behind the Candelabra': VIDEO

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Early in May I posted a "making of" featurette on Behind the Candelabra, the Liberace biopic that premiered last night on HBO. Late this week, HBO posted a new "extended" 14-minute version of that featurette with extra material, which is definitely worth checking out if you enjoyed the film.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

What did you think of the film? Love it? Hate it? Let us know in the comments.

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Weekend Movies: Behind the Candelabra

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Michael Douglas and Matt Damon share a bed and the story of Liberace and Scott Thorson

BY NATHANIEL ROGERS 

"Too much of a good thing is wonderful"

That was a signature catchphrase of Liberace, the classical pianist who became a household name as a flamboyant nightclub entertainer. Liberace was born Vladziu Valentino Liberace but known by "Walter" or "Lee" to his intimates -- even the names were too many… too much! He didn't just popularize the catchphrase but lived it maintaining his most unlikely monster career for roughly four decades -- which is, what, a century in showbiz years?

The new biopic BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, premiering Sunday on HBO, is smart enough to adopt it as tagline. But is it too much? Is it wonderful? Hollywood studios thought so, at least in regards to the first question. Director Steven Soderbergh hasn't been shy about telling the press that the story was too gay for the movie studios and while we can't know the ins and outs of how true this is or to what extent he tried to make it happen as a theatrical feature before going to television, it sounds trueish. Hollywood has been curiously reluctant to relive the mainstream success of Brokeback Mountain (a major hit grossing nearly $100 million in domestic release) even though they're usually downright shameless about cashing in on any success with quick imitation.

But bless Soderbergh for pushing it forward, even if he's a weird fit for the material. As a director he's never been exactly "flamboyant" visually, preferring subtle formal experimentation to Liberace's rhinestone-slathered "look at me" effort.

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