Quickies: Wednesday, May 11 2011

> Lady Gaga to preview songs from her upcoming album, Born This Way, in a FarmVille-type video game called GagaVille.

> Back in the real world, the Gaga crusade marches on: Tonight the pop star will play the Cannes Film Festival.

> The Presbyterian Church lifts ban on gay clergy.

> Playwright Tony Kushner finally received an honorary degree from City University of New York (CUNY). The decision to award the degree was delayed after members of the university's board cited concerns with what they referred to as "Kushner's unfair criticism of Israel."

> Want to own a piece of history? Madonna's childhood home is up for sale.

> Confirmed: Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2011 Tony Awards.

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