· Will Smith is in love with the idea of playing Barack Obama in a movie. "But of course he has to write the third act in a couple of years," Smith said, alluding to a presidential bid. "There's absolutely going to be a third act and I believe [Obama] is going to be the hero."
· Alaska's governor fast-tracks court-ordered domestic partner benefits. Meanwhile, the data tells it straight—three quarters of domestic partnerships in New York City are heterosexual couples. (Thanks Bernie!)
· Rev. Al Sharpton continues his mission to get black churches to re-focus on social justice. Speaking in Indianapolis, the reverend said it was time to move beyond the issues of abortion and gay rights. "We have been inundated in the faith community with bedroom sexual morality issues. And not dealing with the broader moral issues of poverty, of injustice and of healthcare. And we must, as a church, speak to those issues."