Toddler, 22 Months, Who Inspired ‘Banana Split Parties’ Dies

Ryan Roberts wasn't even two years old but he inspired thousands of families worldwide to host 'banana split parties' in his honor. He died July 8 after battling his entire life with Down syndrome and a congenial heart defect. "I love and miss my Hero so much already," Ryan's mother, Diane Roberts, wrote on her Facebook page July 8. Diane and her husband, Erik Roberts, made the painful decision to issue a Do Not Resuscitate Order for their son. After four surgeries, doctors told Ryan's parents that there was nothing more that could be done. The terminal-ill toddler's story captivated the nation when friends of Ryan's family created a Facebook page that encouraged families to have banana split parties in order to create lifelong memories with their children. "Through all of this, their one wish for their son Ryan is for everyone to have a banana split for dinner, because Ryan will
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Will Gluck in Talks to Direct Sex on the Moon

Will Gluck (Easy A) is in talks to direct Sex on the Moon, an adaptation of Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History.

Sex on the Moon is written by Ben Mezrich, author of The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted by Aaron Sorkin into the Academy Award winning The Social Network.

The book follows Thad Ryan Roberts, a geologist and high-achieving Nasa intern in Texas who, in an effort to impress a girl, orchestrates a plan to steal lunar rocks from the Johnson Space Center and sell them on the Internet.

Like The Social Network, Sex on the Moon will be produced by Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Kevin Spacey.

Gluck’s latest directorial effort, the sex comedy Friends with Benefits, will be released in the UK on September 2.

Source La Times
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Pic Post! The week in sports (September 2, 2009)

Yet again we turn our queer eye to the sports world for our regular weekly roundup of arresting images. In this installment we offer up everything from ultimate fighters to cricket players. Enjoy!

Brisbane, Australia - September 01: Pierre Spies of South africa in action during a Springboks training session at Brisbane Boys College on September 1, 2009 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Tertius Pickard/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Chester-le-street, England - September 01: Tember 01: Liam Plunkett celebrates taking the wicket of Peter Trego of Durham during the Lv County Championship match between Durham and Somerset at The Riverside on September 1, 2009 in Chester-le-Street, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

St. Albans, England - August 26: Fabio Ongaro of Saracens poses for a portrait during the Saracens squad photo call at Saracens Training Centre on August 26, 2009 in St. Albans, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Portland, Or - August 28:
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