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July 4, 2011

Handpicked News for July 4th: ‘Billy Elliot’ Writer, Tour Boat Sinks, Gays Are “Social Garbage”

by Accidental Bear


Prince William, Kate Heckled by French Canadians

Prince William (pictured, left) and Kate Middleton (pictured, right) have been visiting Canada, which they own. And they love it! (Unlike the Queen.) Yesterday they hung out in Quebec, and despite the presence of heckling protestors, and an airplane carrying a “Vive le Quebec libre” (“Live Quebec, for Free”) banner, William tried to speak in French. (“Bonjour,” he told 20-year-old Alexandra Powell.) They also went to a homeless shelter for runaway teens, which is where the above photograph is from. [NYDN]

Pakistani Conservatives: Gays Are “Social Garbage”

Taiwan’s Gays Welcome Lady Gaga

Fox News Politics Twitter Account Hacked, Disturbing Tweets Appear UPDATE: Fox News released a statement confirming the hacking and adding that “the hacking is beingFox News Twitter Hacked investigated, and regrets any distress the false tweets may have created.”The vice president and general manager of Fox News Digital, Jeff Misenti, said that is working with Twitter to address the situation as quickly as possible. In a statement he said, “We will be requesting a detailed investigation from Twitter about how this occurred, and measures to prevent future unauthorized access into accounts.”

Tour Boat Sinks MexicoTour Boat Sinks With Americans Off Mexican Coast (VIDEO)The Mexican Navy reported that an American man has died after a tour boat carrying 44 people, 27 of whom were Americans, capsized off the Baja California port of San Felipe after encountering rough weather early Sunday, according to an AP Report. But in a conflicting story, the United States Coast Guard initially told CNN all 27 Americans were accounted for.  In an earlier report, Petty Officer Pamela Boehland of the U.S. Coast Guard told CNN: “You have 27 U.S. citizens accounted for” and that they “were safe in a Mexican hotel,” with no mention of the reported U.S. tourist death.

‘Beach’ Canceled Over Gay Character: ‘Billy Elliot’ Writer Lee Hall Explains LONDON — “Billy Elliot” playwright Lee Hall says his latest project, a community opera involving 300 children, hasLee Hall Billy Elliot
collapsed after backers demanded he cut words spoken by a gay character. 
Hall said he refused to remove the lines “I am queer” and “I prefer a lad to a lass” from his opera “Beached” as requested by the primary school involved.

July 4, 2011

Morning Warm-up 4th of July: Bearded Men Breaking Things, Shower like a Man, Sunscreen on Your Beard

by Accidental Bear

Thanks for the tips on this beardy goodness.

July 4, 2011

All Eyes On the Bearded Wonder Jewelry Maker Philip Crangi

by Accidental Bear

This CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award for Best Designer Award winner and craftsman approaches his growing business like an artisan, but still manages to bring himself to larger and larger markets. Every one of his lines including Philip Crangi Jewelry and Giles & Brother employs unusual materials, ancient metalwork techniques, a solid grasp of history, and a scenester’s understanding of humor and shock. After recent projects like collaborations with Boy by Band of Outsiders and just about every other truly cool designer at New York Fashion Week, he’s  opened his first “brick and mortar” shop, The Crangi Family Project, in Meatpacking District. How does he find the time?

Above, from left: Philip Crangi, image via E.R. Butler & Co.; A piece from Giles & Brother fall ’09.


July 4, 2011

Bradley Cooper with White Boy Dreads & Cub Cuddling

by Accidental Bear

Bradley Cooper: Tiger Cub Cuddling!Bradley Cooper cuddles a tiger cub on the set of a new project on Tuesday (June 28) in Los Angeles.

The 36-year-old actor sported dreadlocks and a pair of yellow sunglasses for his new project, directed by Dax Shepard.

“He just took her and she immediately fell in love with him,” the cub’s caretaker, Karl Mitchell of Big Cat Encounter, told People. “He has some kind of an animal connection inside of him that’s fairly obvious.”

FYI: The tiger cub is 2 months old and is named Anastasia.


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July 4, 2011

Bernhard Willhelm SS12 Menswear: Tie-dye on the Runway, Blasphemy of Cool ?

by Accidental Bear

If Jesus had a baby with Van Halen, took them shopping in the juniors department, got them a Jersey Show spray on tan, and finished off their look with their favorite tie-dye from “college days” and raided the  free fabrics box at the local Salvation Army, you would get Bernhard Willhelm’s new collection.


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July 4, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: It’s Going to be a Hairy 4th of July

by Accidental Bear


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