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MAYOR PETE loses his cool in this interview with the New York Times‘ editorial board.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to James Earl Jones, Michelle Obama, and Betty White! All three icons share today as a birthday.

Mark Hamill wished the voice of his movie dad (Darth Vader) well.

Jones who turned 89 is seen below with Muhammad Ali in a scene from the film, The Greatest, in which Jones portrays Malcolm X, filmed at Miami Beach, Oct. 12, 1976. (AP Photo)

Mrs. Obama turned 56.

And Betty White turned 98. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds sang Happy Birthday to White and posted it on Twitter and Instagram. “Happy birthday to you,” Bullock, 55, and Reynolds, 43, separately sing over video chat in a viral video posted to Reynolds’ Twitter and Instagram Friday morning. The video has racked up over 72,000 likes and 3.2 million views on the platforms, respectively.  The three all worked together on the 2009 film The Proposal, in which the Golden Girls star plays Reynolds’ grandmother.

White credits her old age and good health to a lifetime of happiness.

YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN Nature in its purest form.

HE’S A MONSTER Eminem dropped his new song “Godzilla.”

QUIZ Which of these 2020 Democrats agrees with you most? The Washington Post has got you sorted.

THIRST TRAP Follow Bruno Baba on Insta. Daily short fitness tips are posted under his pictures (available in 4 languages) and on YouTube.

WHAT A MAN GOTTA DO The Jonas Brothers dropped their latest single, “What a Man Gotta Do,” along with an accompanying music video on Friday.

And people seem to love it.

In the video, Nick, Joe and Kevin recreate classic romantic movies, with their wives playing opposite as their love interests. Nick Jonas enters first as Tom Cruise’s Joel Goodsen from Risky Business, wearing nothing but a white Tom Ford button-up shirt and sunglasses.

REACTING TO GAY MEMES 3 In @It’sJustNick’s latest video he says, “This LGBT boy today is going to react to cute gays memes 2019! no lgbt tik toks sorry… They are LGBTQ friendly and my gay couple boyfriend and I love them!”

ATLANTA STRIPPER is charged with murdering his boyfriend. William Bradley Morgan, 37, fatally shot Brian Campbell in his sleep after learning that Campbell planned to break up with him, according to news reports. Both were married to women at the time of the murder, but the two men had been together for a year and shared a condo in Midtown Atlanta. Morgan, who worked as a dancer at the gay bar Swinging Richards, was separated from his wife. But the 43-year-old Campbell lived with his wife and children in Delaware, traveling to Atlanta for his work as a Comcast executive. “Morgan’s drug addiction, his reliance on Campbell, and the overall complications caused by the fact that both men were married and engaged in a secret romance, led Campbell to consider ending the relationship with Morgan,” prosecutors said in a news release, according to Project Q Atlanta.

Prosecutors say Morgan (above) was addicted to methamphetamine, and financially dependent on Campbell.

PURPLE HAZE The sky above an Arizona town glowed purple due to  a nearby marijuana farm. “This photo taken from Snowflake, AZ early this morning showcased purple glow for miles!” the Navajo County Facebook post on Friday said. “The purple glow is a result of LED grow lights from nearby medical marijuana farm Copperstate Farms and the snow clouds overhead.”

PETER STALEY VERSUS GILEAD Staley wrote on Instagram: Yesterday was INCREDIBLY TENSE, as Staley v Gilead had its first oral arguments before U.S. District Judge Edward Chen of the Northern District of California. After Gilead Sciences et al. (3 other pharma co’s) had filed motions to dismiss the case, and our side had filed a response, etc., this was the moment when Judge Chen could grill each side about their arguments.  He had scheduled one hour for this, but it ended up taking over 3 hours! Brenda and I sat in the front row to witness it all, and we were surrounded by local AIDS activists that filled the rows behind us, many wearing ACT UP and S=D t-shirts and buttons.

I’ll be blunt. Chen grilled our side much harder than he grilled the defendants’ lawyers. It was a very deep-dive into antitrust legal theories, especially around the concept of “ancillary restraints” in joint ventures — when two companies agree to work together on something. The companies’ deal has to pass various antitrust tests to make sure they are not thwarting competition within a market.

The agreements Gilead struck with Bristol-Myers and other co’s to combine their antivirals into single combo-pills (the one-pill-once-a-day regimens most people with HIV now take) must add something to the market (which we all agree they did!), but without restricting competition so that monopolies develop (we contend the agreements did just that, creating a near-monopoly for Gilead in HIV treatment and prevention). The agreements included “no-generics clauses” — both companies agreed not to compete with each other years later when either of their meds lost patent protection.

Gilead claims these clauses are just “ancillary restraints” — necessary for the partnerships to work. We think that’s bull. They used the agreements to keep combo-pills with generic components off the market, raising ARV combo pills to obscene prices (around $35K/yr, the price of a fancy SUV), and then sharing these inflated profits with its co-conspirators.

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PART 1 (see next post for part 2) Yesterday was INCREDIBLY TENSE, as Staley v Gilead had its first oral arguments before U.S. District Judge Edward Chen of the Northern District of California. After Gilead Sciences et al. (3 other pharma co's) had filed motions to dismiss the case, and our side had filed a response, etc., this was the moment when Judge Chen could grill each side about their arguments. He had scheduled one hour for this, but it ended up taking over 3 hours! Brenda and I sat in the front row to witness it all, and we were surrounded by local AIDS activists that filled the rows behind us, many wearing ACT UP and S=D t-shirts and buttons. I'll be blunt. Chen grilled our side much harder than he grilled the defendants' lawyers. It was a very deep-dive into antitrust legal theories, especially around the concept of "ancillary restraints" in joint ventures — when two companies agree to work together on something. The companies' deal has to pass various antitrust tests to make sure they are not thwarting competition within a market. The agreements Gilead struck with Bristol-Myers and other co's to combine their antivirals into single combo-pills (the one-pill-once-a-day regimens most people with HIV now take) must add something to the market (which we all agree they did!), but without restricting competition so that monopolies develop (we contend the agreements did just that, creating a near-monopoly for Gilead in HIV treatment and prevention). The agreements included "no-generics clauses" — both companies agreed not to compete with each other years later when either of their meds lost patent protection. Gilead claims these clauses are just "ancillary restraints" — necessary for the partnerships to work. We think that's bull. They used the agreements to keep combo-pills with generic components off the market, raising ARV combo pills to obscene prices (around $35K/yr, the price of a fancy SUV), and then sharing these inflated profits with its co-conspirators. . Continued in next post

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FLASH FACT Ezra Miller posted this on @sonsofanillustriousfather’s Instagram story the other day and we haven’t stopped gay nerd screaming since!! Read all about the #Arrowversecrossover episodes and #EzraMiller’s special appearance at the link in the bio! ⚡️⚡️⚡️ #TheFlash #TheCW#DCEU #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths#DCComics #GrantGustin #flash4flash#yeshomo #GAY

MADONNA TAKES A BATH with help of 25 year-old boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams.

BABY YODA  Build-A-Bear is going to debut a build-your-own Baby Yoda.

And the child is everywhere! “A family friend took this picture while on vacation and I can’t unsee Baby Yoda,” said this Reddit user.

DUELING FATES The last entry in the Skywalker family saga had a different name and way less Palpatine in Colin Trevorrow’s original script according to Games Radar.

PERFECTION This is glorious and perfect and makes me so happy.

DISNEY Drops Fox from the name of studios it bought from Rupert Murdoch. 20th Century Fox will become 20th Century Films to distance the studio from its association with Fox News.

HARRY POTTER don’t give a HuffleF*ck and other fun candles on Etsy.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY to January 1994 when a 6.7 scale earthquake rocked Northridge in Southern California.

POTHEADS are smoking.

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Goodnight fam 🤙🏼🥰

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WOLVERINE illustrator Adam Kubert teases some art featuring Omega Red from Logan’s upcoming new Marvel series.

TGIF “Looking extra scruffy after work. Thanks gay-Jesus for the weekend,” writes Scott from Bristol in the United Kingdom. He’s a self described rugby player, Security Engineer, gym rat, and cat dad. In that order.

 

 

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