Ride the Ride: David Beckham assures us that Tom Cruise doesn't shove Scientology down his throat. (Of course not. He can't reach that high.) (DailyMail)
TransLoophole: If you're going to waste your time with organized "religion," then you gotta love those Methodists. They're letting a tranny pastor stay on board because UMC bars gays and lesbians from serving as clergy, but its rule book, called the Book of Discipline, does not include discussion of transsexual people. (Advocate)
Broken Record: Another anti-gay GOP fag? Yep. This time it's Washington State Rep Richard Curtis, whose credits include opposing gay civil union legislation and employment non-discrimination initiatives. And he didn't even have the decency to not parade around town looking like a member of the Village People. (Queerty)
Wide Net for Wide Stance: A sting aimed a men who cruise a rest area off Interstate 684 in tony Bedford, N.Y. (Martha Stewart country), for gay sex resulted in charges against 20 men in the past month, including a Catholic priest and a registered sex offender. With the exception of the priest, all 19 of the men are married. But guess how many of the men identify as being gay. (NONE!) (LoHud)
Cold Cash: Elvis is still the King. Presley, who earned an estimated $49 million in the past 12 months, has reclaimed the No. 1 spot on Forbes.com's list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities. He last topped the list in 2005. John Lennon ranks second with earnings of $44 million, followed by Charles M. Schulz ($35 million), George Harrison ($22 million), Albert Einstein ($18 million), Andy Warhol ($15 million), Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) ($13 million), Tupac Shakur ($9 million), Marilyn Monroe ($7 million), Steve McQueen ($6 million), James Brown ($5 million), Bob Marley ($4 million) and James Dean ($3.5 million). (AP)
No Surprises: President Bush met at the White House on Tuesday with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni for talks that focused on trade, HIV/AIDS but seemingly ignored alleged human rights abuses of gays and lesbians. (365Gay)
Nips and Tucks: For its fifth season, FX's "Nip/Tuck" has a fresh look. Not any major work; just a few nips and tucks, including a move to the City of Angels. Is it a good idea? Jump/Shark? The L.A. Times checks out nine established shows that received "makeovers" to see how they fared. (LAT)
Define 'Came': Depending on which article you read assessing the exact same data, we now know that HIV did /didn't come to the United States by way of Haiti.
Whorebivore: Jerry Seinfeld told David Letterman that his wife, Jessica, isn't guilty of "vegetable plagiarism" for including recipes remarkably similar to another woman's in her new cookbook, "Deceptively Delicious." Oddly, he said nothing about picking her up on her first honeymoon. (AP)
Queen of Hearts: Viscount David Linley, a furniture maker and the Queen of England's nephew, has been identified as the likely target of the gay sex tape extortion plot by socialite Ian Strachan and his accomplice Sean McGuigan. (Towleroad)
Dolly Would: Dolly Parton is one of the most talented (and underrated) musicians to ever walk this planet. She's also one hell of a nice woman. (AP)
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