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Matthew McConaughey Tried To Defend The Redskins’ Racist Team Name To GQ

  • Matthew McConaughey weighed in on the campaign to change the name of the Redskins football team. The team’s name is a racial slur, but apparently McConaughey just doesn’t care. He told GQ: ”I know a lot of Native Americans don’t have a problem with it, but they’re not going to say, ‘No, we really want the name.’ That’s not how they’re going to use their pulpit…What interests me is how quickly it got pushed into the social consciousness. We were all fine with it since the 1930s, and all of a sudden we go, ‘No, gotta change it’? It seems like when the first levee breaks, everybody gets on board. I love the emblem. I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. But now that it’s in the court of public opinion, it’s going to change. I wish it wouldn’t, but it will.” Ugh. [Gawker]
  • Rainn Wilson will produce a new comedy series called “Hollywood And Vine,” starring accused rapist Curtis Lepore. Lepore is a Vine superstar, and his ex Jessie Smiles accused him of raping her when she was unconscious. He pleaded no contest to the assault and proceeded to post smug jokes about it on Twitter. [Death and Taxes] Keep reading »

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

  • Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to (a paltry) five years in jail for the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide. [Us Weekly]
  • Jill Duggar and her husband are expecting a son, the first of what I’m sure will be a boatload of kids. [People]
  • Many celebrities shared their thoughts on designer Oscar de la Renta following news of his passing yesterday, including some of the women he dressed often, like Taylor Swift, who wrote on Instagram, “My all-time favorite designer has passed away. Oscar, it was an honor to wear your creations and to know you. In loving memory.” [Us Weekly] Keep reading »

Shonda Rhimes Will Not Tolerate Twitter Homophobes

  • Shonda Rhimes shut down homophobes on Twitter like a badass after haters criticized the love scenes in her shows that feature gay characters. When one viewer tweeted that the “gay scenes in ‘Scandal’ and ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ are too much,” she fired back with, “There are no GAY scenes. There are scenes with people in them.” YAS. [Pink Is The New Blog]
  • Bethenny Frankel (who Katie and I totally ran into at the Starbucks by the Frisky office the other week) will return to “The Real Housewives of New York City” when it begins its seventh season. [NYMag.com]
  • Blake Lively’s artisanal pregnancy cravings, curated by Preserve. [YouBeauty] Keep reading »

Sinead O’Connor Slams The AMAs, Says Producers Tried To Get Her To Appear With Pope Francis

  • So, this is interesting: Sinead O’Connor took to her website yesterday to slam the people behind the American Music Awards, saying they contacted her about performing at the show, and then proposed having POPE FRANCIS introduce her, saying the moment would be “important,” “relevant,” and “meaningful.” (Sinead, of course, is well known for having ripped up a picture of Pope John Paul II on “Saturday Night Live” in the early ’90s.) The producers of the show, Dick Clark Productions, never heard back from the Vatican (OBVIOUSLY) and Sinead said she was suddenly cut. “I never heard anything so warped and disrespectful to both the Pope and myself, as well as millions of catholics (As well as my fans, with whom I have some f–king street cred, thanks, and integrity)  in my life,” she wrote. Odd, all around. [Us Weekly]
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton’s second child is due in April 2015, which means he or she will either be a Taurus or an Aries, two of my favorite signs, so good for them. [People]
  • It’s the San Francisco Giants vs. the Kansas City Royals in the upcoming World Series, and some San Francisco radio stations have banned Lorde’s song “Royals” from being played on air ahead of the series. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »

Bruce Jenner Is Dating His Ex-Wife’s BFF

  • Bruce Jenner is dating soon-to-be ex-wife Kris Jenner’s best friend and former assistant Ronda Kamihira. Bruce and Kris just filed for divorce last month after being separated for a year. Kendall and Kylie Jenner grew up hanging out with Kamihira’s kids, so this new relationship is bound to really awkward for the family. [People]
  • REM singer Michael Stipe is teaching art classes at NYU. [Neatorama]
  • An open letter to Jameis Winston. [YourTango]
  • Reasons to stay in this weekend (you know you want to)! [Bustle] Keep reading »

Ke$ha First Told Rehab Doctors About Dr. Luke’s Alleged Assault And Abuse

  • Ke$ha allegations of emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of her producer Dr. Luke originally came to light when the singer went to rehab earlier this year for an eating disorder. According to TMZ, she began telling her doctors about the sexual assault and they have a written record of their sessions. [TMZ]
  • Snoop Dogg has officially apologized to Iggy Azalea for comparing her to that character in “White Chicks,” amongst other things, and posted the above video to Instagram. The world’s stupidest beef is over. [Instagram]
  • Hunter Biden, the second son of VP Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the navy for doing cocaine. [Washington Post] Keep reading »
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