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Melissa Etheridge Says Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Was Not ‘Brave’

When Angelina Jolie revealed her choice to have a preventative double mastectomy, celebrities fell all over themselves in their rush to call her courageous—but not Melissa Etheridge. In an interview with the Washington Blade last week that apparently just got noticed by the celebrity media, Etheridge—a breast cancer survivor herself—says, “I wouldn’t call it the brave choice. I actually think it’s the most fearful choice you can make when confronting anything with cancer.” She says she, too, carries the breast cancer gene mutation that caused Jolie to make her decision. Read more on Newser…

Melissa Etheridge Is Dating Her Best Man

Melissa Etheridge has a new woman coming to her window and it’s none other than her best man. Melissa is officially dating “Nurse Jackie” creator Linda Wallem. Sources say they got together about three months after Melissa and Tammy called it quits. But Linda has been around for a long time. The pair have been best friends for 10 years. Linda even served as Melissa’s best man at her 2003 wedding to Tammy. It’s like “My Best Friend’s Wedding” only way more complicated. The happy couple share a birthday and also, apparently, a stylist. [People] Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Melissa Etheridge Says Tammy Lynn Michaels Used The Kids As “Pawns”

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Quotable: Tammy Lynn Michaels Suggests Melissa Etheridge Breakup Wasn’t Amicable

“disappearances into the
hourglass-shaped wood with strings
never to finish a fight
never interested in clarifying,
making sense, making it right
even finishing the fight
more interested in making something rhyme
time after time after time
and later angsting that you and me, WE
it didn’t work out
you evolved
you needed to be happy-
but really… you withdrew your hands
from family and intimacy
to pluck those strings more
Story continues below”

– Tammy Lynn Michaels penned a poem about her split from Melissa Etheridge, who claimed to Oprah that the breakup was mutual. In this little taste of Tammy Lynn’s poem, it’s pretty clear that the end wasn’t amicable. This rant sort of reminds me of Tammy Lynn’s bitchy character, Nicole Julian, on “Popular,” the gone-too-soon comedy of the late ’90s. [Dlisted] Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Melissa Etheridge And Tammy Lynn Michaels Are Over!

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Quotable: Melissa Etheridge Says The New Mammogram Guidelines Are Phooey

“We have gotten ourselves into a big, deep hole in the way that we look at health. Women have to take control of our healthcare back. We are in a system where they get money when we’re sick. That’s never going to work for us. So when someone says, ‘You don’t need a mammogram until you’re 50,’ you take charge of that. I don’t trust any of that.”

—Melissa Etheridge, breast cancer survivor, on the new recommendation that women not get screened for the disease until they’re 50 [People] Keep reading »

Rick Warren Hums Along To Melissa Etheridge’s Tune

Sigh. We hate to say it, but Obama unified the country and then disenfranchised one of his core constituent groups — the gays! When he chose the proselytizing pro-Proposition 8 pastor Rick Warren to swear him in on the upcoming Inauguration Day, everyone from gayelle talking head Rachel Maddow to Republican Governor Schwarzenegger went, “Huh?” Honestly, why Obama, why would you choose a dude whose spent the past six months shouting fire and brimstone-style slurs about homosexuals and smack-talking gay marriage by likening it to pedophilia and incest? But thanks to a pop star, it looks like the pastor might be repenting!

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The Greatest & Gayest Headlines Of 2008

With the passing of Proposition 8, 2008 has left a bad taste in a lot of our mouths. But it would be sad to let a year full of PR triumphs for one of the hardest working and most outspoken communities slip by without acknowledging all the honors and milestones that have been achieved! So, forget the h8terade, from the death of “don’t ask, don’t tell” to the first openly gay prime time news anchor, there were a lot of wins to be proud of — just take a look at the long list of Great Gay Headlines In 2008! Keep reading »

The Protesting Of Proposition 8

The passing of Prop 8, which bans gay marriage in the State of California, has been causing a riot on The Frisky, but that’s nothing compared to what been going on in the streets and in the gay community. Borrowing chants from the Civil Rights movement, homosexuals have rallied together this week to fight for their rights to have families.

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Star Couplings: Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake Hear Wedding Bells

  • Well, not their own, at least yet. Beverley Mitchell, who played the most annoying sister on “7th Heaven” got married in Italy — Jessica Biel was a bridesmaid and Justin Timberlake was in attendance. Clearly, that’s the only reason why we care. [Us Weekly]
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