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I Suggest We Kiss And Gaze … I Eagerly Await Your Candid Reply

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Romance would be so much easier if we could get straight to the point, couldn’t we? [JayMug.com] Keep reading »

Louis C.K. Defends Tracy Morgan’s Jokes About Gays

Tracy's Gay Jokes
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Tracy Morgan joked he would stab his son if the child were gay. Read More »
Tracy's Apology
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Tracy Morgan apologized and says he's actually for gay marriage. Read More »
Tina Fey On Tracy
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Tina Fey addresses homophobic jokes made by her "30 Rock" co-star. Read More »
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Tracy Morgan said something wrong, evil, cruel, ignorant and hilarious. He was on a comedy stage, not a pulpit. It is clear to anyone with an ability to reason and understand people that he didn’t mean a word of what he said. He was fucking around. I think the opportunity that was lost was for the gay community to ask Tracy, ‘Why did you say that?’ and ‘What was your dad like?’ and ‘What is being a man mean to you?’ you know what I mean? It could have been a starting point of a conversation that might have actually made a difference in how people feel about homophobia.”

Anyone who loves Louis C.K.‘s standup or his amazing FX show “Louie” knows the comedian pushes the envelope of good taste yet always has a point when he does so. (For example, the joke about how if child molestations was considered “less bad,” child molesters wouldn’t kill so many children and might return them to their parents. Which is like … damn, you went there.) Louis C.K. has come to Tracy Morgan’s defense over the incident this spring when the “30 Rock” star joked on a Nashville stage that gay bullying is bullshit and if his own son was gay he would pull out a knife and stab him. I honestly, genuinely, don’t find any of that humorous, I can’t say that I agree with Louis C.K. on the humor aspect here. But he does have a point about about how having a conversation about homophobic jokes or attitudes — or sexist ones, or racist ones — is probably more useful than shrill shrieks for an apology. What do y’all think? [Queerty]

Morning Quickies: James Franco Pens Movie Review Of “Breaking Dawn” For Fancypants Literary Mag

James Franco, Gay?
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James Franco likes to talk about gayness. Is he or isn't he? Read More »
Book Review Sexism
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Author Jodi Picoult says book reviewers favor white men. Read More »
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  • James Franco, artiste, reviewed “Breaking Dawn, Part One” for the fancypants literary magazine, The Paris Review, in which he says intellectual things like “Death comes pretty simply in the latest installment of Stephenie Meyer’s ‘Twilight’ series, too: the conceit allows the filmmakers to get away with murder, literally.” [The Paris Review]
  • Derek Jeter hooks up with women and send them home the next day in a chauffered car bearing an autographed baseball in a gift basket. More hookups should come with gift bags, really. [New York Post]
  • Tyra Banks and her longtime boyfriend are dunzo, which prompted an “Eat, Pray, Love”-style spiritual retreat around Bali. [Madame Noire] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Kate Winslet Is Dating Someone Named “Ned Rocknroll”

Kate, Heartbreaker
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Kate Winslet is a heartbreaker, says ex Louis Dowler. Read More »
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  • Kate Winslet dumped a male model while staying at Richard Branson’s private island, as you do. But the real story is that she she dumped him for a fellow with a very questionable name: Ned Rocknroll. Mr. Rocknroll is a nephew of Branson’s and changed his name from something far more common years ago (though God only knows why).  [Us Weekly]
  • Jessica Simpson inked a $3 million deal with Weight Watchers to drop her baby weight. Mind you, Jess hasn’t even pooped that baby out yet. [NY Post]
  • Lowe’s has issued a lame-o apologizing for yanking advertising from TLC over “All-American Muslim” because a Christian group in Florida pressured them. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • A “Twilight” flatiron is going too damn far, people. [Beauty Blogging Junkie]
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Today’s Lady News: PA Pulls Controversial Date Rape Drinking Ad

  • The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Commission has pulled a date rape awareness PSA that came under fire for appearing to blame the victims of date rape for drinking too much. The poster, which I wrote about last week, depicted a woman’s legs with her panties around the ankles and the words “02:19 A.M. She didn’t want to do it, but she couldn’t say no.” [Ad Week]
  • Speaking of rape: atheists are distrusted as much as rapists, according to a study by the University of British Columbia and the University of Oregon. Come on, people. Let’s redirect some of that mistrust at politicians, shall we? [Washington Post]
  • The state of North Carolina is considering ways to redress forced sterilizations of thousands of girls, boys, men, and women between the 1930s and the 1980s. People were sterilized for reasons like being poorly educated or having been raped and some were threatened that their family’s government aid would be revoked if they didn’t undergo the procedure. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Newt Gingriches Promises He Won’t Cheat On His Third Wife

Cain Suspends Campaign
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Herman Cain says his campaign had too many "distractions." Read More »
Cain Getting Handsy?
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Herman Cain was accused of sexual harassment by two women. Read More »
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Politicians and peanut butter go together like infidelity and chocolate. Wait. Hmm. Oh, you know what I mean. Anyway, wannabe GOP presidential nominee Newt Gingrich is now supporting a pledge from a social conservative group called The Family Leader promising to be faithful to his wife. The candidate issued a statement saying he agrees with the following:

“I pledge to uphold the institution of marriage through personal fidelity to my spouse and respect for the marital bonds of other.”

Now, marital fidelity is a fine idea indeed for those who choose it; the thing is, he hasn’t. Gingrich is on Wife #3 and carried on an affair with Wife #2 while he lead the impeachment campaign against President Clinton. (Gingrich has also been accused of filing for divorce from Wife #1 while she was hospitalized for cancer, although his daughter disputes that claim.) Keep reading »

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