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We’re Talking About: Jon Stewart’s Turning on Obama, a Gay Student’s Suicide, and Tony Curtis

-Hollywood icon Tony Curtis died Wednesday of cardiac arrest in his Las Vegas-area home. He was 85. [ New York Times ]

- Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old Rutgers University freshman, apparently committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge after his roommate streamed his sexual encounter with another male classmate on the Internet. [ New York Times ]

- Faced with allegations of hiring an undocumented worker and then firing her when she came for help with her legal status, Meg Whitman ’s camp now suggests that this was nothing more than a political smear campaign set up by the Democrats. See Hanna Rosin’s post about the Whitman kerfuffle here . [ The Daily Beast ]

-On last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart came out swinging with his strongest anti-Obama segment to date. [ Gawker ]

- Chelsea Handler ‘s unapologetic stance on sleeping around and drinking has made her the bad girl’s de facto self-help guru. [ Variety ]

Photograph of Tony Curtis by Valerie Macon for Getty Images Entertainment.