News: Thomas Jane, Levi Johnston, Hurricanes, Homophobia

 road Like father, like son.

GagaLady Gaga plays Vegas, is still dedicating "Boys Boys Boys" to her gay fans.

 road The Queens Pride House, which caters to all people in the LGBT community in NYC, is in the midst of some big financial trouble.

 road Thomas Jane and Patricia Arquette hang up their marriage. Again.

 road Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln dead at 80.

 road It's been scientifically proven: The best way to pour champagne is at a tilt.

 road Milk is the latest tainted food scare from China.

 road Never before seen deleted scene from Return of the Jedi.

 road After telling
Levi Johnston that he should run as the naked mayor of Wasilla, Jimmy Kimme quipped, "Levi Johnston is to Sarah Palin what voicemail is to Mel Gibson."

 road Glee gets the comic book treatment.

Color  road A change in the color of ocean waters could have an impact on hurricanes around the world.

 road Philadelphia
Eagles player Todd Herremans is sorry
for his homophobic tweet about True Blood that read, "Not a fan of how
they get u hooked w/ 2 seasons then bring on a barrage of
homosexuality." Said Herremans: "It was not my intention to offend or
hurt anyone."

 road After their apology last week, Target may now face a boycott from the Right.

 road Sports Illustrated's Jeff Pearlman on baseball manager Brent Bowers's apology for his anti-gay slurs: "Even in the aftermath of his resignation, Bowers still didn't seem to get it. Yes, he was sorry and upset and all that stuff. But, come day's end, he was a skipper being a skipper. "There were a couple of instances in two games where I got kicked out in the first inning from that umpire, OK?" he told the Edmonton Journal. "And some of my players also got kicked out from that same umpire. I just though, as manager, I needed to go out there and just ask why is this happening to me and us, and it just came to a point then where I just started saying bad things to him, and for that I'm sorry."

 road Sharks are even smarter than you think.

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—  John Wright

Levi Johnston, Mayor Of Wasilla?

One-time Playgirl model Levi Johnston has announced his candidacy for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, the job once held by his baby mama’s mama. Johnston’s campaign will be documented for a reality show to be titled Loving Levi: The Road To The Mayor’s Office. From the show’s press release:

“The docu-soap will follow the ever controversial, headline making, matinee idol, handsome father of one as he embarks on a run for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska… [the] series will chronicle a ‘no-holds-barred’ period in Levi’s tumultuous life; co-raising his son Tripp, looking for love, and taking care of business for his fellow Wasillians. He will give us a real inside look into who he is as a father, a skilled hunter, an avid dirt biker, and of course his journey down the road of small town politics — right after he gets his high school diploma.”

Production on the pilot episode has already begun in Beverly Hills. Of course. Levi promises that if elected, HE will serve his full term. Ooh, suh-NAP!

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright