DOWN UNDER. Troye Sivan supports marriage equality in his Calvins.
NUPTIALS. Rupert Murdoch married Jerry Hall on Friday after they said they would wed on Saturday. The pair got engaged 7 weeks ago.
REPUBLICANS RIOTING. Cleveland police want riot gear ahead of the GOP National Convention taking place there in July: “The city this week posted to its contracting website a notice seeking bidders to provide the gear. City documents refer to the ‘Elite Defender’ riot-control suit manufactured by HWI Gear and a 26-inch baton manufactured by Monadnock, plus 2,000 bags to carry them.”
SWEET TOOTH. You can now get a chocolate Easter bunny in the shape of Benedict Cumberbatch’s face.
MOTHER MONSTER. Lady Gaga got matching tattoos with other sexual assault survivors. She also will be returning to the next season of American Horror Story.
POLITICS. Here’s this weekend’s primary schedule.
SKIN. Joshua Jackson gets shirtless in music video for Menew’s song, “Baby You’re Like A Drug.”
GOP DROPOUT. Ben Carson had some problems quitting the presidential race. First he said he saw no path forward. Then he spoke at CPAC on Friday saying, “[E]ven though I am leaving the campaign trail, I will still be heavily involved.” That required campaign staff clarifying that he is, in fact, finally, officially suspending his campaign.
Future cable news contributor ends hype game https://t.co/j2UChTQAO6
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) March 4, 2016
CPAC. Meanwhile, the conference opened with a discussion on religious liberty and gay marriage yesterday. In case you thought the Republican Party might in any way be abandoning its bigoted ways.
CPAC MÁS. Also, Donald Trump skipped the event: “Trump was scheduled to speak at the annual gathering of the who’s-who of the conservative world Saturday, but said he would be campaigning, instead. In a statement, the Trump campaign said the GOP front-runner will instead attend rallies in Kansas and Florida…CPAC is a must-do event on the conservative calendar, with the other candidates and many of the former candidates making an appearance this year.”
OJ UPDATE. Cop who found knife on the property of O.J. Simpson’s former Brentwood mansion says he told LAPD about it when he found it but they had no interest in it. Via TMZ, who broke the story: “Sources connected with the cop tell us, the officer retired in 1998 and in 2002 was working security on a movie shoot across the street when the construction worker gave him the weapon and told him the story. We’re told the cop called the West L.A. Division of LAPD and spoke with a female officer who was working the desk and explained the story and said the knife was ‘rusty, dirty and muddy.’ The cop says the officer put him on hold for a while and a supervisor came on the line, who said, ‘This case is closed … and O.J. was acquitted.’ The cop says the supervisor then discussed how O.J. could not be prosecuted again because of double jeopardy.”
HATE. Right wing-nut Brian Camenker likens “anti-Christian persecution” in America to Nazi Germany: “I saw what happened to Jews in the 1930s and 40s and much of that same thing is happening to Christians now.”
REAL ESTATE. Jackie Collins’ LA mansion hits the market for $30 million.
STEAMY. Steve Grand gets bassackwards in the shower.