Welcome to the Short List, where you’ll find all the news and entertainment tidbits worth digesting for the day.
*Now that REM has broken up, Michael Stipe is working on new projects, like producing the gay Korean flick Dol [Pink News UK]
* Rugby player Lee Steele—whose name sounds like a gay porn star—was benched after sending out player Gareth Thomas a homophobic tweet [Oxford Mail]
*ABC’s Pan Am might be set in the early 60s, but its going for a modern twist with a lesbian kiss between Christina Ricci and Ashley Greene on Sunday’s episode. Pilot to copilot: we goin’ down! [SheWired]
*Betty White fierces the house down while celebrating the big 9-0 [Just Jared]
*Holy fuck: The Supreme Court doesn’t want to relax the FCC’s rules against profanity. [Los Angeles Times]
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