Evening Quickies: Cynthia Nixon Clarifies Controversial “Gay Is A Choice” Comments

Jessica Wakeman | January 30, 2012 - 6:00 pm
  • Cynthia Nixon from “Sex and the City” is clarifying her comments about how, for her, being gay is a choice by pointing out she was only speaking for her. In a statement, Cynthia said: “My recent comments in The New York Times were about me and my personal story of being gay. I believe we all have different ways we came to the gay community and we can’t and shouldn’t be pigeon-holed into one cultural narrative which can be uninclusive and disempowering.”  [The Advocate]
  • We were so distracted by the drip running down Christina Aguilera’s leg at Etta James’ funeral — apparently it was spray tanner? — that we didn’t mention Christina killed it performing “At Last.” [Evil Beet Gossip]
  • “The Real Housewives of New York City”‘s Cindy Barshop has promised to only use faux fur in her fox fur merkins. Umm, that doesn’t make the furry merkin idea any less stupid. [NYMag.com]
  • Rihanna made the extremely necessary art purchase of a $160,000 Marilyn Monroe portrait made of 65,000 crystals by the artist Claire Milner. [StarPulse]
  • Kermit and Miss Piggy — yes, you read that right — respond to an accusation by some wackadoodle that “The Muppets” is liberal propaganda. [Evil Beet Gossip]
  • Shirley MacLaine is joining “Downton Abbey” as Lady Grantham’s mama. I can’t wait to watch her character and Maggie Smith’s character brawl, rich lady-style. [Fox News]
  • A ladies’ guide to enjoying a strip club. [The Gloss]
  • How to have a fight about Lana Del Rey. [Black Book]
  • Stop blaming yourself because he cheated. [Betty Confidential]
  • “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” has been banned in India for its “unsuitable sex scenes.”  [Uh, the rape scenes? — Editor] [Starpulse]
  • In honor of “Gossip Girl”‘s 100th episode, 10 trends that the show made happen. Daytime sequins and hairbands for all! [Lucky Magazine]
  • Evangelicals have slammed the Star Wars: The Old Republican videogame for having gay and lesbian relationships in it. The horror! [Newser]