Don’t forget snicks is liveblogging Days of Our Lives today and every day this week.
Robert Pattinson awoke to news that he was to play the role of abtacular Finnick Odair in Catching Fire, which he knew nothing about. So he called his agent who told him “[My agent] was like no one’s going to offer you that part. I was like, thanks for the reassurance.”
The earliest known panda fossils have been found in Spain, of all places. I have a fondness for all things panda, as they were my elementary school mascot. This little guy is a member of Ailuropodinae subfamily, which modern pandas are the only living member of. He was tiny, only about 130lbs. Can you imagine having a house pet sized panda?
Over 2,000 people showed up in Newton, NC to protest Pastor Worley’s message of rounding up gays and putting them in an electric fence to die out. There was a counterprotest of about 50 people, some of whom carried signs saying “Sodomites are vile, unnatural and worthy of death. Romans 1:21-32.” Charming.
The folks at Centives have put a price on the list of the Top 100 Things I’d Do If I Was an Evil Overlord. Some things are expensive, like providing unemployment for all attractive tavern wenches so they can’t rally to the side of the hero. Others, like not keeping your usurped brother in a prison and just killing him off, carry a net savings.
In Miami, police have shot and killed a naked man who was attacking another man and eating his face while he was still alive. The face-eaten man is in serious condition. I guess he didn’t have money for that chef who cooked his junk.
Men In Black 3 owned the weekend box office, powering to $202 million overseas and is headed to $80 million for for the four day weekend here in the United States. The Avengers took second place with a mere $47 million for the four day, and a $1.2 billion global haul.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel threw a massive engagement party this weekend, and had a fairly gay guest list including Ellen and Portia and Lance Bass. Maybe once he ties the knot he can finally get back to making music.
Police in Moscow broke up fights between gay rights protesters outside the Moscow Duma and Orthodox priests who attacked them, arresting 10 people from both sides as journalists snapped pictures. Russia has been moving to ban any “promotion” of homosexuality.
American Idol winner Phillip Phillips is reportedly giving his new Ford Fusion to his parents, preferring to keep his old 2001 Ford Ranger. At least he kept the brand consistent.
Lady Gaga has officially canceled her Indonesian concert after protests and fear of keeping the singer and her Little Monsters safe in the face of threats of violence. Lady Gaga tweeted “I will try to put together something special for you. My love for Indonesia has only grown. #GagaSendsLoveToJakarta and all its people.”
While Eurovision took over my Twitter feed, life in host country Azerbaijan isn’t great for gays. It’s an authoritarian regime, and no protections for GLBT people beyond the mandatory decriminalization of homosexuality required for them to join the Council of Europe. To create the beautiful Eurovision venue, thousands of the poor were evicted from their homes.
Jennifer Saunders won the BAFTA for comedic acting, and Sherlock and Downton Abbey were shut out of the big prizes by Appropriate Adult. The winner for Top Live & Sport Event went to the BBC’s coverage of the Royal Wedding.