ST. PETERSBURG. 10 dead, dozens injured after subway explosion. “The explosion occurred on a subway train traveling between the Technology Institute and Sennaya Square stations, according to the Investigative Committee, Russia’s federal criminal investigation agency. At the time of the attack, President Vladimir V. Putin was a few miles away in St. Petersburg, his hometown and the country’s second-largest city and former capital, on official business.”
JUSTIN TRUDEAU. He’d like to punch Matthew Perry.
MELANIA TRUMP. Her first official White House portrait.
Official Portrait of First Lady pic.twitter.com/K1DUVE5kSI
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) April 3, 2017
ART. Rainbow flag to be hoisted over Tate Britain: “A rainbow flag is to be hoisted over Tate Britain as the gallery opens the first major exhibition dedicated to queer British art, from covert images of same-sex desire by Simeon Solomon to the couldn’t care less enjoyment of David Hockney. The gallery is marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, a momentous, transformative moment which decriminalised private homosexual acts between men over 21 in England and Wales.”
NOTRE DAME. Rainbow stickers cause controversy: “Following the stickers being torn down a second time last week, vice chancellor Celia Hammond wrote an email to Gojak saying that the university does not endorse the rainbow flag but also disapproves of the way the NDSA stickers were torn down.”
CLEVELAND. Man threatened at gas station for being gay. “The 20-year-old victim was inside the gas station when a man walked through the door and approached him. The man shoved the victim out of the way and asked him “What are you doing in here, you gay (expletive)?” the report says. ”
NYC. Subway rider assaulted in homophobic attack: “‘You’re a f—–g f—-t and are probably f—–g the guy right next to you,’ the assailant seethed, before repeatedly punching the 29-year-old victim in the face on a Manhattan-bound C train about 9 a.m. Thursday, police said. The unprovoked attack erupted as the train was headed toward the Lafayette Ave. station in Fort Greene. ‘N—–s like me take care of f—–s like you,’ the unhinged assailant said before spitting in the victim’s face and punching him two more times, according to cops.”
ZACHARY QUINTO. He April Fooled the hell out of his boyfriend Miles McMillan.
ZAC EFRON. Showing his guns in Dubai.
GENIUS JUNIOR. Neil Patrick Harris to host game show for smart 12-year-olds: “‘Genius Junior’ is the ultimate test of smarts. Twelve teams of the most incredible children in the country will compete to be crowned Genius Junior. Over five grueling rounds, with each round tougher than the last, teams of three children will have to work together to beat the competition. It’s not enough to win a spelling bee, be a mathlete or even a memory champion – to win ‘Genius Junior’ you have to be brilliant at everything.”
MALE MODEL MONDAY. Justin Petzschke. More here.
IN YOUR FACE. Grandma by flying poo at John Ball zoo.
MONDAY MUSCLE. Ralph Rint.