HBO is backing a documentary based on Going Clear, a book about Scientology and Hollywood -- and isn't taking any chances with the legal side of things. "We have probably 160 lawyers [looking at the film]" said HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins. The film by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lawrence Wright digs into the life of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and the influence his church has had on its believers, many of whom have close ties to Hollywood.
A Lane County grand jury indicted both terry beans and his xboyfriend on two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sexual abuse.
And the story doesn't get less gross after that.
Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the NBA, announced his retirement from the league on Wednesday. Collins made the announcement through a self-penned article on Sports Illustrated's website that appears in the Nov. 24 issue of the magazine. Collins writes, "There are still no publicly gay players in the NFL, NHL or Major League Baseball. Believe me: They exist. Every pro sport has them. I know some of them personally. When we get to the point where a gay pro athlete is no longer forced to live in fear that he'll be shunned by teammates or outed by tabloids, when we get to the point where he plays while his significant other waits in the family room, when we get to the point where he's not compelled to hide his true self and is able to live an authentic life, then coming out won't be such a big deal. But we're not there yet." read more
Think you're having a rough week? Bono is having a worse one. The 54-year-old U2 front man injured his arm in a Central Park cycling crash and now needs surgery, a statement on the band's official website said Sunday. News of the fall comes just days after the rear hatch flew off an aircraft taking the singer from Dublin to Berlin. The ground crew discovered that the hatch was missing shortly after the aircraft landed. "The ground crew realized the door was gone and two suitcases had fallen out," said Germout Freitag of the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation.
The 43 Mexican students who disappeared in southern Mexico in September were abducted by police on order of a local mayor, and are believed to have been turned over to a gang that killed them and burned their bodies before throwing some remains in a river, the nation's attorney general said Friday. The victims were men mostly in their 20s studying to become teachers at a college in rural Ayotzinapa. On September 26, they traveled on buses and vans to nearby Iguala for a protest about lack of funding for their school. They haven't been seen or heard from since. read more