Members of the conservative party in England are proposing that internet porn sites be automatically blocked from computers. Their stated purpose is to make it more difficult for children to access inappropriate content. Adults would still be able to view X-rated sites, but would actually have to "opt-in" to do so. (Yikes, there go all those excuses about how you had no idea why those certain images and pages popped up on the ol' PC!) The proposal has generated controversy with liberals arguing that the law would provide a slippery slope that would allow government officials to designate exactly what constitutes inappropriate content and that mainstream sites could end up being part of the ban. "Protecting the children" has long been a mantra of politicians who want to pass controversial legislation that might have political implications. It's not certain the law will be passed, probably because elected officials who frequent such sites would be reluctant to go on the record and "opt in" to view sites they probably view more than the average person.
Alhtough Mineo had been engaged to actress Jill Haworth, his penchant for male lovers was well-known in Hollywood's gay community.
A new biography of Sal Mineo has been optioned for the screen by actor James Franco's production company, though Franco won't appear in the film. Mineo gained fame and an Oscar nomination as a teenager in Rebel Without a Cause and earned another nomination for Exodus. However, he led a troubled personal life and had to deal with his bi-sexuality in an era in which homosexuality among leading men had to be swept under the rug. Mineo died tragically when he was murdered in a random act of violence in 1976. For more click here