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

Being Gay Is A Choice
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So says Cynthia Nixon, who has been both gay and straight. Read More »
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  • 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] Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Christina Aguilera Mysteriously Drips At Etta James’ Funeral

Etta James Died
Blues and soul singer Etta James has died. Read More »
Christina Hates Pants
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Why does Christina Aguilera hate wearing pants? Read More »
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Did Kelly Osbourne really just call Christina Aguilera fat? Read More »
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Oof, that's not dirrty, that's just sad. Read More »
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  • What the hell was running down Christina Aguilera’s leg at Etta James’ funeral? [Dlisted]
  • Demi Moore may have been smoking a drug called K2 Spice, an herbal incense similar to marijuana, when she started convulsing. [Fox News
  • Oprah and Barbara Walters are in a bidding war to get the first TV interview with Pippa Middleton. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Brad Pitt says his kids aren’t allowed to Google him or Angelina Jolie. [People]
  • Katrina Bowden from “30 Rock” is engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Ben Jorgensen. Mazel tov! [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Etta James Has Died

Etta James has died at age 73, according to her longtime manager.

The blues singer was born in 1938 in Los Angeles as Jamesetta Hawkins and proved herself a gospel prodigy from a young age, performing in churches and on the radio. At age 12, she began working with bandleader Johnny Otis and changed her stage name to Etta James; at 17, she launched a solo career where she became famous with ballads like “At Last.” Keep reading »

At Last: The Obama’s First Dance

Originally, I was a little bit mocking of the fact that Beyonce got the honor of singing the song for President and First Lady Obama’s first dance at the Inaugural Ball last night — but that woman brought it. Above, the first couple dances to Etta James’ “At Last” and Barack even throws in a twirl or two. Amazing. Keep reading »

Women Top “Best Idea” Charts

The Campaign for Museums and the 24 Hour Museum recently held a survey to commemorate Museums and Galleries Month. They asked a variety of people about the greatest and worst innovations and ideas of all time. While the wheel took the top spot, with the internet close behind, equal rights for women and the pill cracked the top five. Plus, two famous feminists, Mary Wollstonecraft and Emmeline Pankhurst, also were recognized as “People in History Responsible For the Best Ideas.” Hooray! We modern women sure have accomplished a lot — from the right to vote to the right to orgasm. Speaking of which, it’s National Masturbation Month, so be sure to congratulate yourself for all you’ve achieved! [Metro UK]

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