> James Franco graduates from NYU graduate program.
> New York City Mayor Bloomberg lobbies for gay marriage.
> Timothy Ray Brown, the first person to (apparently? hopefully?) be cured of AIDS via stem cells gives his first television interview.
> Dust off your tambourine: Fleetwood Mac is reuniting in 2012.
> One more reason to hope the world doesn't end in 2012: China will debut a Hello Kitty theme park in 2014.