Rupert Gets Spanked and a Queen Is Crowned

Happy May Day! Occupy Wall Street’s general strike is today with protests planned in 135 cities. [Occupy]

In case you want to see some action on the screen, the third trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming mother of all films, The Dark Knight Rises, has been released and features even more explosions and flying cars than we had previously seen. Don’t pretend like you won’t be waiting in line to see this one opening weekend. [YouTube]

In dethroning news of the day, in the wake of the phone hacking scandal, a British parliamentary panel has decided that media mogul Rupert Murdoch is “not a fit person” to run his empire. [NYT]

The nominations for the 2012 Tony Awards were announced this morning, and the little guy doesn’t always lose—the musical that could, Once, based on the sweet albeit twee film of the same name, swept up, garnering 11 nominations. [Tony Awards]

If you know gay people, and you should, you’ll know that last night RuPaul’s Drag Race, perhaps the best reality show around, crowned a winner for its fourth season. We won’t spoil it for you, but we will say that we are very, very pleased with the outcome. Oh whatever, fine, it was Sharon Needles. [EW]

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