* The New York Court of Appeals is expected to rule this week on the issue of same-sex marriage. The ruling could come as early as today. “Lesbians and gay people who fall in love, make commitments to each other, and raise children together deserve to have all of the protections that married New Yorkers take for granted,” ACLU lawyer Roberta Kaplan told the justices. The Attorney General’s office maintains that any changes to marriage laws in New York State should come through the Legislature, not the Courts. A similar same-sex marriage is up for review next week in California. [365 Gay]
* “Oh my God, Becks, I’m going bald!”: Victoria Beckham gets a $3,000 haircut (er, hair extension session?) after seeing unflatting photos of her which showed an apparent bald spot. Poor girl.
* Peace protesters tell South Beach and Atkins to take a hike: Yesterday 150 protesters, organized by women’s anti-war group CodePink, ate their last meal in front of the White House before embarking on a hunger strike “that some said will continue until American troops return from Iraq.” Cindy Sheehan said she will drink only water this summer as she camps out at the President’s Texas ranch. “This war is a crime,” Sheehan told a crowd of protesters. “We represent millions of Americans who withdraw their support from this government.” No word yet on whether Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleezza Rice will be joining in the hunger strike. [Reuters]
* Paris Hilton’s ovaries on high alert: “I know in my heart of hearts I would be a great mother,” Hilton told the London Mirror. “I have a lot of beautiful animals that I look after and I feel that I would have a lot to give to my children. . . . And I don’t want to be an old mom — hopefully it’ll happen soon, within the next five years.” Because taking care of animals and raising children are such frightfully similar activities.