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11/14/2012

The Full Trailer for James Franco's 'Wizard of Oz' Prequel: VIDEO

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A twister spirits James Franco to the land of Oz in the new Sam Raimi-directed Disney flick, Oz the Great and Powerful, which tells the story of the pre-Dorothy years when Oscar Diggs (Franco), a small-time circus magician, transformed himself into the Wizard after facing down three powerful witches.

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Posted Nov. 14,2012 at 11:06 AM EST by in Film, James Franco, News | Permalink | Comments (26)


Nancy Pelosi to Remain House Minority Leader

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will stay on as House Minority Leader, the Washington Post reports:

PelosiDemocrats say she feels compelled to remain in leadership because the issues Congress is set to tackle are at the core of why she first ran for office.

Pelosi, 72, revealed her decision in a 9 a.m. meeting with House Democrats, surrounded by nearly 40 members of her party who were victorious in elections last week.

“The message is clear from the American people. They want us to work together to get things done. And that’s what these folks are here to do. Just like all of you,” Pelosi said, according to the notes taken a Democrat in the room. “We may not have the gavel, but as I can see in this room, we have the unity.”

Posted Nov. 14,2012 at 10:46 AM EST by in Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi, News | Permalink | Comments (1)


Why Do Men Wake Up with 'Morning Wood'? — VIDEO

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The guys at ASAP Science are back to answer a burning physiological question about why guys frequently pitch a tent in the morning even without knowing anything about camping.

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Posted Nov. 14,2012 at 10:40 AM EST by in News, Science | Permalink | Comments (20)


Donald Trump Fires Back at Petition Calling for Macy's to Dump Him, Starts Twitter War with Cher

Yesterday I reported that a petition urging Macy's to dump Donald Trump had gathered nearly a half million signatures. Currently as of this posting, the number of signatures is up to 558,707.

TrumpWrite the petition's creators:

Donald Trump does not reflect the "magic of Macy's." We urge you to sever ties with him. Macy's says it has a strong obligation to be "socially responsible" and that "actions speak louder than words." Indeed. It's time to act.

Macy's has a special deal with Donald Trump. They invest in developing Trump's brand and sell his clothing line and fragrance at their locations. To this end, they have had major events at Macy's Herald Square location and they often feature and promote Trump in advertisements designed to celebrate the magic of Macy's. Recently, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren sent Donald Trump a letter touting how excited Macy's was to be working with Trump and promising to expand Trump's brand even further than it already is. But, why is Macy's celebrating Trump?

Trump's spokesman is firing back at the petition's creator:

“What I find incredulous is that the creator of the petition is protecting his First Amendment right to free speech while simultaneously trying to impede upon Mr. Trump’s,” Michael Cohen, executive vice president and special counsel to Trump, told Celebuzz. “It’s ironic.”

“I question the legitimacy and accuracy of the website and the number of signatures claimed to have joined this petition,” he added. “Regardless, The Trump Organization values its longstanding relationship with Macy’s and looks forward to many more years of continued success.”

CherAnd Cher has entered the fray:

One of his critics is Cher, who tweeted on Monday, “I’ll NEVER GO TO MACY’S AGAIN ! I didnt know they sold Donald Trump’s Line! If they don’t care that they sell products from a LOUDMOUTH RACIST CRETIN,WHO’D LIE LIKE “HIS RUG”TO GET SOME CHEAP PRESS ! I CANT BELIEVE MACY’S THINKS HE’S THE RIGHT “MAN” 2 REPRESENT THEIR NAME!”

Needless to say, the feud-loving Trump struck back.

On Tuesday, he wrote to Cher, “I don’t wear a “rug”—it’s mine. And I promise not to talk about your massive plastic surgeries that didn’t work.”

Trump added, “It’s amazing how people can talk about me but I’m not allowed to talk about them.”

Posted Nov. 14,2012 at 10:12 AM EST by in Donald Trump, News | Permalink | Comments (45)


Andy Cohen Forced to Apologize for Calling One Direction 'Twinks'

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You can tell the election news cycle is over when...

An actual story/outrage making headlines this week:

Appearing on the Today Show just hours after Harry Styles and co had performed in front of their thousands of fans who had queued for days to see them, Cohen recalled the moment when he saw the band in the green room.

He said: "This morning, I went into the normal green room that we typically go into. I barged in, there are all these people in front of us. Oh, it's all the leftover One Direction fans. I barged right into a room of twinks: One Direction! Security was not exactly too tight, with all due respect. I barged right in. It was crazy!"

The term "twinks" is said to be a slang word for young gay men and is deemed to be offensive and derogatory.

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Taking to his Twitter page after reportedly getting tweets from One Direction fans who were unhappy with his comments, Cohen apologised saying: "Misused word earlier — I just meant they’re cute. #1D” But he has left his tweet from earlier still on his official page.

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Posted Nov. 14,2012 at 9:48 AM EST by in Andy Cohen, News, One Direction | Permalink | Comments (72)


The Only Solution to the Petraeus Scandal is to Ban Non-Gays from the Military: VIDEO

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Jon Stewart discusses the widening David Petraeus scandal with The Daily Show's Senior Military Analyst John Oliver, who says that the only solution is to ban heterosexuals from serving in the armed forces:

Petraeus"A few symbolic firings is not going to do the trick. We have to do something about heterosexuals in the military. They've got to be banned. If we think about it, it was probably a mistake to let them in in the first place...Read the Bible. These people are incapable of monogamy..."

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Posted Nov. 14,2012 at 9:32 AM EST by in David Petraeus, Jon Stewart, Military, News | Permalink | Comments (3)



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