Eavesdropping In: Rupert Murdoch Pie Attacker Charged, Obama Endorses Repeal Of Marriage Law

by Mara Siegler · July 20, 2011

New Zealand's Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages has blacklisted the name "Lucifer." Sorry folks. [SydneyMorningHerald]

The heat wave currently plaguing the US has broken more than 1,000 heat records and claimed 13 lives. [AP]

President Obama has endorsed a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman. [NYT]

Johnnie Marbles, the British comedian who tried to pie Rupert Murdoch has been charged with "behavior causing harassment, alarm or distress in a public place." [Independent]

After two different drunk men were arrested for vandalizing the entrance to the Ed Sullivan Theater, where the Late Show with David Letterman is taped, another one has tried. Matt Lauer! [Gawker]