Beyonce is super stoked for newly out R&B singer Frank Ocean, and to show her support, she did what only Bey-Bey could: She posted a poem for Ocean on her website. The rather repetitive verse encourages Ocean to be himself and be an inspiration. Would we expect anything less from Beyonce, really?
After the jump, seven more soulful celebrity poets (including Charlie Sheen — yes, really).
Back in March, Rosie O’Donnell was leaving the Super Bowl when she encountered a few Christian street preachers in the parking lot. They called her a “lesbian pig” who was “going to hell” and she should “go do the dishes.” Rather unoriginal and also I think Rosie probably has someone on staff who does her dishes. Anyway, Rosie retorted, “Actually, I’m going to go home and fuck my wife.” Boom! Preacher jerk, you just got served. Video above. [Dlisted]
Chelsea Handler has never hidden the fact she became pregnant at age 16 and had an abortion. But this is the first I’ve heard her describe the circumstances in more detail, like how it was her parents who encouraged her against becoming a teen mom. “They were, like, you’re getting an abortion,” Chelsea told Rosie O’Donnell on “The Rosie Show.” “I was trying to argue with them and they said, ‘you don’t understand, you’re throwing your entire life away, you’re not having a child right now, this is not what our family is about. You’re supposed to create a life for yourself. You’re supposed to enjoy your life and create a life for yourself. You’re not supposed to be raising a child and we’re certainly not going to raise it for you.’” Keep reading »
Due to the increasingly universal embrace of men’s skincare and hair products, our gaydar has become super untrustworthy. It might be time to buy stock in the Gaydar Gun because once single women catch wind of this it will be flying off the shelves. Thanks for the help, Rosie! [Think Progress] Keep reading »
Have you been watching “Glee”? Popular bad boy, Puck (played by Mark Salling), admitted he has the hots for bad ass big girl, Lauren (played by Ashley Fink). They aren’t officially a couple, but Puck is courting Lauren at her request while she plays hard to get. I was thinking it was just a matter of time before someone voiced an unkind opinion about the romance, but I didn’t expect it to come from Rosie O’Donnell. Find out what she said after the jump. Keep reading »
Yesterday Rosie O’Donnell appeared on “Oprah” to promote her new HBO documentary, “A Family Is a Family Is a Family,” which is about the diversity of families around the world today. In the clip above, she opens up about her split from longtime partner Kelli Carpenter, and how she thinks lesbian divorces can be different from straight ones. Keep reading »
I grew up in a liberal town in the very un-liberal state of North Carolina. In 1998, when John Edwards busted on the scene and took down Republican stalwart Lauch Faircloth, Edwards instantly became a local hero. For years, I thought he and his wife Elizabeth were the bee’s knees—a loving couple who’d had hard times (the death of a child, her cancer battle) but were still dedicating their lives to making the country a better place. Of course, after the revelation of John Edwards’ affair and subsequent love child, my impression of the couple shifted drastically. But a new book, Game Change, by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin—which delves not only into the Edwards’ lives but all the major political figures involved in the 2008 election from Obama to Palin—has completely squashed any teenage idolization I had left for the Edwards. Keep reading »
“I hope [there's] not another telethon on the air, and if there is one, there should be a demand that every person who participates donates a minimum, because it was very infuriating to me after 9/11, to see millionaires asking the people in the country for their, you know, pennies … It’s like, if you’re gonna go on and you’re a millionaire, please give a million dollars. Like, there should be a cover charge to do those, in my opinion … I think celebrities should step up and America should stop asking for just their presence at a publicized event … They should also demand their money.”
– Rosie O’Donnell on how celebrities can really help relief efforts in Haiti. [OMG!] Keep reading »
Lesbianism is such a hot topic, some celebs even seem to be capitalizing on the media coming out party. While faux-mo’s make us want to barf, in general, the mainstreaming of what was once considered counterculture is exciting. Now heteros can finally play Indigo Girls’ records in public without being judged! But who are the trailblazing scissor sisters bridging their community? Since everyone’s personalities are a mixture of nurture and nature, here are the basic types of lesbians from which you can make-up the Venn diagram of lesbian society.
The Sophisticate Usually an artist or academic, this well read member of the intelligentsia is socially conscious without smelling like patchouli. An important public person, she’s a wise, loving role model. Example: Melissa Etheridge
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