Obama delivers jobs bill, urges Congress to pass it immediately.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Man United spiff up the NYT 'T' men's fashion magazine.
Minnesota anti-gay marriage campaign hires communications director: "Chuck Darrell, who previously served as communications director of the Minnesota Family Council, will head the media efforts of Minnesota for Marriage, a coalition of conservative Christian groups that are working to convince voters to back a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage."
Jason Momoa shows off his Conan bod at the beach.
Marriage equality plays coming to NYC: "Producers announced today that Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, the hit L.A. production about the fight for marriage equality in the United States, will make its way to NYC this fall. The anthology play features nine works by some of today’s top wordsmiths — including Neil LaBute (Fat Pig), Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations), and Doug Wright (Grey Gardens) — and inspired EW writer Tanner Stransky.."
Alexander Skarsgard shows off his lines for Men's Journal.
Kate Bush announces new album.
UK activist Peter Tatchell criticizes less restrictive blood ban for gays: "Although the new policy is a big improvement on the existing lifetime exclusion, a 12-month ban is still excessive and unjustified. Most gay and bisexual men do not have HIV and will never have HIV. If they always have safe sex with a condom, have only one partner and test HIV negative, their blood is safe to donate. They can and should be allowed to help save lives by becoming donors. Sadly, the 12-month ban will apply even if the blood of gay and bisexual men is safe – even if they always use a condom and even if they test HIV-negative."
Male model fix: Parke & Ronen takes it off.
Gay singer/songwriter Clayton Hawkins wants you to be happy or else.
NASA satellite to crash to Earth: "In a teleconference today, Nicholas Johnson, NASA’s chief scientist for orbital debris in Houston, said your odds of getting bonked by something from orbit are about 1 in 21 trillion, so rest easy. But he said the chances of someone, somewhere on this planet, getting hit by a piece of NASA’s UARS satellite are 1 in 3,200."
Val Kilmer channels Fabio.
Ellen and Portia launch TV comedy together: "After a heated bidding war, a multi-camera comedy executive produced by DeGeneres and starring Arrested Development alumna de Rossi, has landed at NBC with a put pilot commitment. I hear the project, to be written by Samantha Who? co-creator/executive producer Don Todd, is about dueling sisters, one of them played by de Rossi."
Cyndi Lauper botches National Anthem.
Geriatrician talks about being gay, aging, and being alone: "As a geriatrician, I’ve come to learn a bit about people’s fears about growing old and dying. I most often see it in my patients’ family members, but I think that it exists in all of us to an extent. Physicians feel it, too. This unease may be one of the reasons why the number of geriatricians is decreasing even as there is an acknowledged need for more providers who are proficient in the care of older adults. Growing up suspecting I was gay, one of my greatest fears was to end up alone. When I came out to my parents, the one aspect about being gay that most worried my mother was the punishing solitude that she thought I would face as a gay man in the world."