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11/27/2012

Cleveland Browns Says It Has 'Made Very Clear' to Tank Carder That They Don't Condone the Word 'Faggot'

Yesterday I posted a flurry of tweets from Cleveland Browns linebacker Tank Carder in which he used the word "faggot" in an exchange with another user and followed it up with several non-apologies and this statement:

Tank_carder"I don't agree with being gay or lesbian at all, but saying faggot doesn't make me a homophobe, it's just a word."

Today, the Cleveland Browns issued a statement:

"These comments are certainly not reflective of the Cleveland Browns organization, nor do we condone them in any fashion. We have spoken with Tank and have made this very clear to him."

And Carder has issued yet another non-apology on Twitter:

"I was not bashing the gay community in any way...if you knew me you would know I wouldn't do that. Again I'm sorry if you were offended"

Writes Outsports of the Browns' statement: "I assume the Browns and the NFL don’t believe that’s the end of it. A statement from the Browns is a good start, not the end of this."

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Browns Linebacker Tank Carder Calls Someone a 'Faggot' on Twitter, Doesn't Agree with Being Gay, Apologizes [tlrd]

Posted Nov. 27,2012 at 12:06 PM EST by in Football (American), Gay Slurs, News, Sports, Tank Carder | Permalink | Comments (35)


Neil Patrick Harris Takes You into His 'Puppet Dreams': VIDEO

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Yesterday I posted the preview for Neil Patrick Harris' raucous new web series Neil's Puppet Dreams, and today we get the first installment, in which we find out what happens at the end of one of those 'falling' dreams.

I used to have them myself, though I never woke up to David Burtka.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Nov. 27,2012 at 11:51 AM EST by in Neil Patrick Harris, News | Permalink | Comments (6)


Born-Again Christian Actor Angus T. Jones Calls 'Two and a Half Men' Ungodly 'Filth': VIDEO

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Actor Angus T. Jones, who makes $350,000 an episode on Two and a Half Men, appears in a new video describing how he became a born-again Christian and urges people to NOT watch his show any longer.

Says Jones:

Please stop filling your head with filth. Please. People say it’s just entertainment. The fact that it’s entertainment. Do some research on the effects of television and your brain and I promise you you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to the television…It’s bad news. I don’t know if it means any more coming from me. But you might have heard it otherwise. But watch out…A lot of people don’t like to think how deceptive the enemy is. He’s been doing this a lot longer than any of us have been around…You cannot be a true, God-fearing person and be on a show like that.

It's unclear what's going to happen between Jones and producers, TMZ reports:

We've learned Angus has not contacted any of the show honchos to express his intentions, nor have any of his reps done the same.  Although Angus says in the video he doesn't want to be on the show anymore, that message has not been conveyed to show execs.

On the other side, we've learned Chuck Lorre, the brains behind the show, has not played his hand ... even to Warner Bros. executives.  Today could be telling, because there's a scheduled rehearsal this AM.  It's unclear if Angus is supposed to be there, but if he's a no-show his absence could be the first step toward the door.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Nov. 27,2012 at 11:04 AM EST by in Angus T. Jones, Evangelical Christians, Evangelicals, News, Television | Permalink | Comments (64)


Dolly Parton is Neither Gay Nor a Convincing Drag Queen: VIDEO

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Dolly Parton sat down with Nightline last night to discuss her career, and her personal life.

Parton said that she laughs over rumors that she is gay, adding that she has that in common with Oprah, and they've discussed it:

"Like Gayle [King], her friend, Judy, my friend, they just think that you just can't be that close to somebody," Parton said. "Judy and I have been best friends since we were like in the third and fourth grade… We still just have a great friendship and relationship and I love her as much as I love anybody in the whole world, but we're not romantically involved."

Parton also talks about a drag queen contest she once entered, and lost:

"They had a bunch of Chers and Dollys that year, so I just over-exaggerated -- made my beauty mark bigger, the eyes bigger, the hair bigger, everything. All these beautiful drag queens had worked for weeks and months getting their clothes. So I just got in the line and I just walked across, and they just thought I was some little short gay guy.. but I got the least applause."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Nov. 27,2012 at 10:37 AM EST by in Dolly Parton, Drag Queens, I'm Not Gay, News | Permalink | Comments (16)


Pastor John Hagee: Gays are Destroying America's 'Purity' -VIDEO

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Pastor and televangelist John Hagee is still spouting off his anti-gay rhetoric.

At a recent sermon, Hagee declared that gays are defiling America's "purity", Right Wing Watch reports:

“America does not have purity when men marry men and women marry women, it does not have purity.”

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Hagee, you may recall, gave a sermon in 1990 that says Hitler acted on God's behalf in "hunting" the Jews so that they might establish Israel, and has made disparaging remarks about Catholics (for which he apologized) and has also said that gay sin was responsible for Hurricane Katrina. John McCain was forced to cut ties with Hagee during the 2008 election. Last year Hagee warned that DOMA repeal would lead to polygamy.

Posted Nov. 27,2012 at 10:24 AM EST by in Evangelical Christians, Evangelicals, John Hagee, News | Permalink | Comments (38)


James Franco and Giant Cat Remake the Final Scene of 'Grease': WATCH

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Add another item to the list of oddities in James Franco's career.

You may recall in 2011 that a tribute to Grease for Franco's disastrous Oscar hosting gig was cut from the show. Footage which appears to be shot at that time has appeared online in the form of a video for R.E.M.'s track "That Someone is You", with Franco as Danny Zuko in that final scene from the film.

Franco's co-star is a female feline that bears a certain resemblance to Anne Hathaway.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Nov. 27,2012 at 9:56 AM EST by in James Franco, Music, Music Video, News | Permalink | Comments (7)



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