Around 1:00 AM in downtown New York City, police cornered protesters who have been camping in tents in Zuccotti Park (AKA “Liberty Park”) for the last two months as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Police, acting on an order from Mayor Bloomberg—the legality of which was specious—gave protesters only minutes to pack up and move, promising that the demonstrators would be able to return once police had “cleaned up” the area.
Then, for the next several hours, NYPD loaded protesters’ tents, food, equipment, and medical supplies into garbage trucks, confiscating as many as 5000 books that had been donated to the #OWS movement. Maybe more chillingly, all press was penned a safe distance away (and in the meantime, airspace above Zuccotti Park was also closed, so that even CNN’s helicopters couldn’t see in from overhead) in what was seemingly a concerted effort to squelch mainstream news coverage. City councilman Ydanis Rodriguez was supposedly beaten before his arrest, other reporters were arrested (with New York Times contributor Jared Malsin first among them), and still others had their press credentials taken away by police. But without the mainstream press present to either report or confirm, other stories—really damning, real-time reports and photos of police using tear gas and “sound bombing” to control the displaced crowds—had, by morning, become the stuff of speculation.
Meanwhile, celebrities on Twitter joined the outcry:
Photo: ows peaceful gathering downtown. Police blocking our way. http://tmblr.co/ZfxHVyByoR3d
#OWS moved out of Liberty Park “because they’re blocking 1st responders”- here’s my 1st response “that’s bullsh—t.”
A real life horror movie is unfolding in NYC as police tear apart #OWS camp. Watch here: http://www.livestream.com/occupynyc Stay safe NYC
November 15, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Jenn
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you guys. Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were spied making out with each other a month ago. A month ago! I know! And we’re only just hearing about it? Some scoop, Us Weekly.
Anyway, I am not entirely opposed to this new pairing. The two are pretty close in age (he’s 30), have both been in the biz since they were each 10ish, and have talent to spare. Scarlett has always struck me as a little self-absorbed and over-serious, and maybe Joe could help her mellow out. It’s actually kind of genius! They could record an album together! Can you see it?
Us Weekly promises to have all the deets on the new couple in its Friday issue.
October 20, 2011 at 4:30 am by Jenn
Yeah, so I think that headline and this video really speak for themselves. Well, and also I thought that some of you might care to hear Joseph Gordon-Levitt talk about sex. That’s bound to do something for someone, right?
October 4, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Emily
I’m going to make a bold statement. Are you ready? I think that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has the potential to be the next Ryan Gosling. You know what I mean? Of course, it’s not like Ryan Gosling is anywhere close to being over, I just think that when all the “Hey Girls” die down a little and he stops being Hollywood’s superhero, Joseph here could slip right in that void. Really, he’s that cute. Does anyone else see it?
Alternatively, if it’s too early to consider such a thing, you can just settle in and enjoy Joseph displaying his charm and one of his many talents. Enjoy!
August 26, 2011 at 4:30 am by Emily
It was announced yesterday that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s brother Dan tragically passed, and today we’re learning that his demise may have been drug-related.
October 6, 2010 at 1:14 pm by Molls
Because it’s not 2010 without covering Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” You know, I was a fan of JGL before the revival hit earlier this year — I didn’t, you know, want to bang him or anything, because he kind of struck me as a cute, cuddly teddy bear that, despite numerous pleas, would only ever be “just a friend,” but I rather enjoyed him in Third Rock From the Sun, one of the best sitcoms ever in my humble opinion, and yes, he was rather assertive in Halloween: H20, but for crying out loud, I was a teenager when that came out, so of course I was paying more attention to Josh Hartnett back then anyway. Plus, he ended up with an ice skate in the face, and that’s always problematic when finding someone attractive.
Here’s for all of you Joseph Gordon-Levitt fans. I think I’m going to mosey on over to eBay to see if I can get 3rd Rock on DVD. With some free shipping, maybe. Wish me luck!