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 FoxNews.com regrets any distress the false tweets may have created.”The vice president and general manager of Fox News Digital, Jeff Misenti, said that FoxNews.com 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 FoxNews.com 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.

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