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HEADLINES: Britney, Graham Norton Falls, Zimbabwe’s Gays, Nepal Trans Marriage


BRITNEY SPEARS Old “friends” of the pop star — former manager Sam Lutfi and lawyer Jon Eardley — have been given court orders to stay away from Spears. [People]

BRITAIN Politico jokes about killing Miss California Carrie Prejean. Murder jokes, evidently, don’t go over well with everyone. [Telegraph]

WHAT DIVORCE? Amid rumors they’re splitting, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker instead surprise the world that they’re expecting twin girls via surrogate. [E!]

NEPAL Born a girl, 17-year-old Bimala now goes by Suman and identifies as a boy. She’s been in a civil union with her girlfriend for three years, and now they want to get married. Enter: Conflict. [My Republica]

ZIMBABWE In an impoverished country where President Robert Mugabe says gays are “worse than dogs and pigs,” the queer community is lobbying for constitutional protections. In Zimbabwe, being gay isn’t a crime, but sex between two men is. [Zimbabwe Times]

SWITZERLAND The previously enjoyed sport of nude hiking could now net you a $200 fine. [CDN]


SLIP & FALL Graham Norton fell down and broke two ribs at home after the Baftas. We’re gonna go with the “too much celebrating” excuse. [Telegraph]

MOVIES Distributor TLA hunts for ways to survive the economy. [Advocate]

HIGHER ED “On the heels of a controversy over student-fee funding for a gay group at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, two gay students have been elected president and vice president for the next school year.” [Colorado Gazette

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