Monday, July 28, 2008

Page 1 Consider (07/28)

  • Oh La La! Those French boys catch up with (212) fave Christopher Leabu, 2(x)ist's latest dreamboat model. (Charmants)

  • HB-NO! First they cancel "The Comeback" and now "Tell Me You Love Me." What kind of fool is in charge of programming over at HBO these days? (EW)

  • Double Fault: Tennis player Ashley Harkelroad's decision to pose in Playboy wouldn't be so tragic if she weren't a washed up, 23-year-old divorcee with a history of laxative addiction and bulimia. You go, girl (or something). (TennisWeek)

  • Spanish Fly: Rafael Nadal cannot be stopped. (AP)

  • Annie Get Your Gun: This deadly shooting at a church in Knoxville, Tenn., is beyond tragic, yet somehow the story is unintentionally funny from beginning to end: Amira Parkey, 16, had just uttered her first lines as Miss Hannigan in "Annie, Jr." when the performance at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church was interrupted by a loud pop, witnesses said. "We were just, 'Oh, my God, that’s not part of the play,'" Amira said, adding that she saw a man standing near the door of the sanctuary and firing into the room. It took a beat longer for fear to strike the audience. "The music director realized what was going on and she yelled, 'Get the hell out of here, everybody,'" said Sheila Bowen, 70, a church member. (NYT)

  • Scrambling: Think you could beat Andy Roddick? How about if he played with a frying pan? (SI)

  • Book Him: Don't bother reading Christopher Ciccone's book about Madonna when Matt has everything you need to know and more in his own review, which admittedly is longer than the book itself. (BoyCulture)

  • Retro Marriage: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom married actress Jennifer Siebel over the weekend in the bride's native Stevensville, Mont., where straight marriage is still legal. (People)

  • BlogHer: Is there a glass ceiling in blogging? Don't tell Arianna Huffington. (NYT)

  • Big Surprise: "Dr." James Dobson of Focus on the Family goes both ways. (PageOneQ)

  • Crime Report: Hate crimes in Los Angeles County soared last year to their highest mark in five years even as overall crime dropped across the region, according to a report released last week. (AP)

  • Strawberry Kim Fields Forever: Was Tootie down with Charlene? (FourFour)

  • Bunch of Crabs: People in Maryland are apparently really bored because they have nothing better to do than try to undo the rights of transgender people citizens of the state. (365Gay)

  • Wrongful Death? The family of Steven Paul Hirschfield, the dancer on a San Diego gay pride party boat who was shot and killed by police who claim he resisted rescue attempts and seized an officer's weapon, says they don't believe the officers' accounts and plan to sue. (Towleroad)

  • RIP: Cassette tapes. (NYT)
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