1. While moving on without the legendary Joan Rivers is no easy feat, if E!'s first promo is anything thing to go by, sass will certainly not be lacking in the next season of Fashion Police. Kathy Griffin struts the runway in this short teaser, and we couldn't be more excited to see what she has in store. (E! News)
2. Ellen DeGeneres' "dance dare" took a dark turn when online "prankster," Alexander BOK, was assaulted by police while dancing on the streets of New York City on Christmas Eve. After harmlessly dancing behind a police officer, he was verbally berated by members of the NYPD before being thrown to the ground. (RawStory)
3. In a landmark victory for LGBT rights in Europe, a German federal court ruled that the male partner of any man with a surrogate child may also be regarded as the child's parent. (Gay Star News)
4. An attempted coup against violently homophobic Gambian president, Yahyah Jammeh, failed today. In Gambia, homosexuality is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. (PinkNews)
5. On the topic of anti-LGBT villains, the team at HuffPo's Gay Voices have compiled a list of the year's 14 worst. (Huffinton Post)
6. And the ladies of Pussy Riot have released a new video in protest to the indictment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Despite their somewhat confused relationship to the feminist punk protest group, Nadya and Masha feature prominantly.