Disney Tries, Fails To Trademark Dia De Los Muertos

  • Disney filed several trademark applications for the phrase “Dia de Los Muertos,” a holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin countries to honor the deceased, for a Pixar film. But after an outcry on the Internet, Disney put the kibosh on the project. [Southern California Public Radio]
  • Aurora, Colorado’s “Dark Knight Rises” shooter James Holmes will plead not guilty by reason of insanity. [ABC News]
  • Wade Robson, a choreographer for Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, has reversed his prior denials and filed a lawsuit accusing the late Michael Jackson of molesting him as a child. Robson testified in Jackson’s 2005 molestation trial that he had shared a bed as a child with the singer, but was never molested. [New York Daily News]
  • Kristen Wiig’s “Saturday Night Live” promos are here! [NYmag.com]
  • Twenty American mansions fit for Jay Gatsby. [Flavorwire]
  • Rachael Leigh Cook from “She’s All That” is expecting her first child with her husband Daniel Gillies from “The Vampire Diaries.” Congrats! [People]
  • The designer John Galliano, who was videotaped making anti-Semitic comments, won’t be teaching a class at Parsons School of Design after all. [Racked]
  • Retro-inspired summer swimsuits? Yes, please. [The Glitter Guide]

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