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02/01/2015

Sam Smith On Being an 'Old Soul' Lover and Why He's Attracted to 'Dangerous' Guys

In an interview for the February issue of GQ, 22-year-old crooner Sam Smith dished on everything from his music idols to the kinds of guys he goes for to why he still thinks dating apps like Grindr and Tinder are "killing romance."

Said Smith:

Smith1I feel so much more comfortable wanting what I'm never going to get. Like recently, I met two guys. One of them on paper is perfect and ticks all the boxes. The other is dangerous and—well, he ticks boxes actually, too...I've chosen him. I want that excitement. I want something that's unobtainable. I made a statement recently about how Grindr and Tinder and those dating apps are just killing romance. People are losing the ability to just walk up to people in a bar and say hello. Sex is on tap, isn't it, with apps like that? It may work for some people, but I miss the mystery. I find it much more sexy when someone's fully dressed in a suit and you've got to work to undress them. Do you know what I mean? Instead of them just immediately being naked for you. I sound like a complete old soul right now, but I am. I just feel like people need role models, you know, that are dressed.

Depending on when Smith was interviewed, the "dangerous" guy mentioned might be Jonathan Zeizel, Smith's former boyfriend. Smith announced at a concert late last month that the two had recently called it quits. 

In the interview, Smith also shot down the notion that his debut album In the Lonely Hour was "for gay people" -

...I am not Sam Smith, the gay singer. I am Sam Smith, the singer who happens to be gay. I preach all the time about being myself and being comfortable with myself, but if I'm honest, I struggle every day. I'm still figuring out who I am. I don't want to pretend I've got everything sorted out in my mind, because I really don't.

Check out the full interview here

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Posted Feb. 1,2015 at 3:15 PM EST by in Sam Smith | Permalink | Comments (2)


Lesbian Couple Share the Heartwarming Story of How They Met in Adorable Hallmark Ad: VIDEO

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As part of a new Hallmark Card campaign encouraging people to "go beyond 'I love you'", Eugenia and Corinna - who've been together for two years now - share the story of how they met and fell in love. The two are also asked to describe their feelings for one another without using the word "love."

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Posted Feb. 1,2015 at 2:15 PM EST by in Advertising, Gay Advertising | Permalink | Comments (1)


Mike Huckabee Compares Being Gay to 'Lifestyle Choices' Like Drinking and Swearing: VIDEO

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Former Arkansas Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee made an appearance on CNN's State of the Union this morning where Dana Bash asked him about the conflict between his religious beliefs regarding homosexuality (he has called it "an aberrant, unnatural and sinful lifestyle") and the "gay friends" he claims to have.

Said Huckabee:

"People can be my friends who have lifestyles that are not necessarily my lifestyle. I don't shut people out of my circle or out of my life because they have a different point of view. I don't drink alcohol, but gosh -- a lot of my friends, maybe most of them, do. You know, I don't use profanity, but believe me, I've got a lot of friends who do. Some people really like classical music and ballet and opera -- it's not my cup of tea."

Huckabee then made a few remarks propping up the far-right's new signature meme - that it is not gay people who are being disenfranchised when businesses refuse to serve them, it's the religious business owners who are the victims:

"I'd like to think that there's room in America for people who have different points of view without screaming and shouting and wanting to shut their businesses down. What worries me in this new environment we're in, it's not just that someone might disagree. They don't want to argue with me, even take a different point of view. They want to close someone's business down. Put them in an economic position of disenfranchisement."

Finally, Huckabee said his point of view is never changing:

"For me, as it was for President Obama in 2008, this is not just a political issue. It is a biblical issue. And as a biblical issue -- unless I get a new version of the scriptures, it's really not my place to say, okay, I'm just going to evolve. It's like asking someone who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli. We don't want to do that. I mean, we're not going to do that. Or like asking a Muslim to serve up something that is offensive to him, or to have dogs in his backyard. We're so sensitive to make sure we don't offend certain religions, but then we act like Christians can't have the convictions that they've had for 2,000 years."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Feb. 1,2015 at 1:15 PM EST by in 2016 Election, Gay Marriage, Mike Huckabee, News | Permalink | Comments (34)


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Ellen Scares Jimmy Fallon: VIDEO

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Never one to pass up the opportunity for a scare, Ellen DeGeneres invited Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon on her show this past week and had producers tell the late night host that there was an old photo of the two comedians waiting for him in the dressing room's bathroom.

Fallon cautiously approached the bathroom prepared for a scare but Ellen still managed to make him scream. Later in the clip, Fallon shared the story of his dad heckling him in the audience for his first night hosting the Tonight Show.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

 

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Posted Feb. 1,2015 at 12:22 PM EST by in Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon | Permalink | Comments (0)


Fire Completely Destroys Lincoln, Nebraska's Largest Gay Nightclub: VIDEO

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Lincoln, Nebraska's largest gay nightclub Karma has been destroyed after a large fire erupted inside the building Saturday night. 

The Lincoln Journal Star reports:

The fire started at the club at 226 S. Ninth St. around 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Club occupants were being evacuated from the building by 7:30 p.m., when flames were seen coming from the building.

Around 8:15 p.m., firefighters began to take defensive positions around the perimeter of the club and at 8:25 they began to form a collapse zone around the structure.

Within minutes, the roof collapsed and heavy smoke came pouring out.

10/11 News adds:

Karma1Lincoln Fire Battalion Chief Leo Benes said the business is at a total loss. Fire crews were on the scene throughout the night to control any hot spots that might appear.

Benes said fire investigators will come Sunday morning. Benes also mentioned that crews have not battled a fire this large in quite some time. 

Performers and patrons reportedly gathered across the street as the fire blazed Saturday night, with many hugging and wiping away tears. 

No word yet on how the fire began and no injuries have been reported.

Watch a news report on the story, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Feb. 1,2015 at 11:20 AM EST by in Lincoln, NE, Nebraska, Nightlife | Permalink | Comments (6)


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