Linkage: Mean Mitt, Rebellious Rihanna, Senior Skaters

Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney might not like gay marriage, but he sure loves a good prank. During his totally heterosexual days an a Michigan boarding school, Romney was known to take practical jokes and hazing too far, once pinning down a schoolmate and cutting off his supposedly inappropriate coif and another time leading a blind teacher into a set of closed doors. [WaPo

Middle-aged men, no longer happy to play golf or skeeze on their secretaries, have reclaimed skateboarding as a way to get their all-important cardio workouts and also reclaim the glory of their long-haired youth. “The skate geezers are having their revenge,” on of them declared before noticing the glasses he couldn’t find were, in fact, on his face. [NYT

Pop star Rihanna shocked fans and the rest of us by tweeting a photo of an IV in her arm after she suffered a bout of that classic celebrity ailment, “dehydration,” following this week’s ultra-glamorous Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. But wait! Perhaps there’s something more to the story. One insider blabbed that the “We Found Love” singer’s illness had more to do with, “excessive partying and not slowing down. She has been traveling nonstop and going wild. Rihanna has been rebelling against her record label because she feels she has been made to work too hard.” [NYP

Recent BlackBook cover girl Anna Faris is knocked up! She and husband Chris Pratt are expecting their first visit from the stork this fall. [People

Linkage: Rick Backs Mitt, Beasties Speak, and the Return of CBGBs

Last night, former Republican Presidential candidate (and Google problem extraordinaire) Rick Santorum emailed his supporters to let them know he’s endorsing Mitt Romney in the upcoming race to the White House. "Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated," Santorum wrote about his new crush Romney, who was until recently his bitter foe. [Politico]

The owners of the assets of infamous rock club CBGBs say they’re planning a festival in New York City for this summer, and that they hope to buy a Lower Manhattan building in which to open a new version of the venue. [NYT

Actor John Travolta is being sued by a masseur for an alleged series of unwanted sexual advances that took place during a massage and burger-eating session at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Reps for Travolta, who has long dealt with rumors about his sexuality, say he wasn’t even in town on the date in question. [TMZ

Surviving Beastie Boys Mike D and Ad-Rock have broken their silence surrounding the death of Adam Yauch. The rappers shared memories and photos of their recently deceased cohort Yauch on the band’s Facebook page, and wrote, “We should have tweeted and instagrammed every sad, happy and inspired thought, smile or tear by now. But honestly the last few days have just been a blur of deep emotions for our closest friend, band mate and really brother. I miss Adam so much.” [Facebook

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]