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01/11/2013

North Carolina Cafe Owner Hands Lesbian Couple Letter Condemning Homosexuality As They Leave

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Ariel and Shawnee McPhail, a married lesbian couple from North Carolina, say Ed McGovern, the owner of the Sting Ray Cafe in New Bern, handed them a letter as they left his restaurant, condemning their homosexuality, WCTI reports.

Said the letter:

God said in the last days that man and wom[a]n would be lover of self, more [than] the lover of God.

That man and woman would have unnatural [affection] for one another. Then, the coming of the Son of Man, who is Jesus. So please, look at your life. See how it hurt[s] everyone around you. And ask the Lord to open your eye[s] before it [is] to[o] late.

The Love of Christ

P.S. my daughter also was gay. It destroy[ed] her life and my grandson."

McGovern says he didn't like that the couple was kissing outside his restaurant, which they deny doing.

"First of all, we didn't kiss. We don't kiss in public. We were holding hands," said Shawnee McPhail. "Secondly, if I did kiss my wife in public, what married couple would you go to and say, 'how dare you. You cannot hold hands and you cannot kiss in public therefore you deserve my judgement.'"

Watch WCTI's interview with the couple HERE. Read the letter below.

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Posted Jan. 11,2013 at 9:15 AM EST by in Discrimination, Evangelical Christians, Evangelicals, News, North Carolina | Permalink | Comments (54)


Critics Trash First Official Portrait of Kate Middleton: VIDEO

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Artist Paul Emsley was commissioned to do the first official portrait of Kate Middleton which will hang in the National Portrait Gallery, but nobody likes it.

The Daily Beast writes:

Believe it or not, this is not some provocative project cooked up by an attention seeking art student (or Morrissey) aiming to show us what Kate would look like if she was twenty years older, smoked, never washed her hair and ate junk food, but her first official portrait.

The Telegraph called it 'an aesthetic disaster":

For the Duchess of Cambridge, however, he has produced what looks like a piece of mawkish book illustration, a work that could be read as an almost comical pastiche of a certain kind of ‘sensitive’ painting – that might pass muster on the cover of a Catherine Cookson novel, but will hardly bear sustained scrutiny in a major art gallery. If Kim Jong un, Supreme Leader of North Korea, had a portrait painted of himself in a similar idiom, we’d all be crowing from the rafters about the pitiful taste of foreign despots.

And Twitter appears not to be on board.

The Royal Channel released a video about it. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Jan. 11,2013 at 8:51 AM EST by in Art and Design, Kate Middleton, News, Royalty | Permalink | Comments (48)


Andrew Rannells is a 'Purebred' Gay

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[SPOILERY]

NY Mag's Vulture caught up with Andrew Rannells at the Cinema Society screening this week and asked him if he's ever, like his gay character Elijah will in Girls, experimented with a woman.

Said Rannells:

I personally have never had sex with a woman. I'm more of what you call gold-star gay. I'm purebred. So I knew it wasn't my thing, so I was like, Why do that? So I didn't.

Vulture seemed startled by the word 'purebred'. Added Rannells:

In my circle of friends, it's used. Like, "Andrew, he's a purebred." Yeah...I feel like I'm in the minority for a lot of gay men. Most of my friends have tried [having sex with a woman] at some point....Although, I have a lot of friends who, actually, after they've realized they're gay, they feel empowered in a way that they do some things that they didn't think they would do, like explore some things because they're a little more comfortable with who they are.

Anybody have any other names for 'purebred' or 'gold-star' gay?

Posted Jan. 11,2013 at 8:23 AM EST by in Andrew Rannells, Girls, News, Playing Gay, Television | Permalink | Comments (61)


Ben Affleck Thanks The Academy Upon Winning Best Director at Critics Choice Hours After Oscar Snub: VIDEO

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The Critics Choice Awards were handed out last night, and Ben Affleck's Argo took home Best Picture and Best Director. Affleck took a moment to acknowledge the fact that he had been left off a list for the latter at the Oscars just hours earlier.

Watch (along with the full Critics Choice winners list), AFTER THE JUMP...

The list:

BEST PICTURE
"Argo"
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Django Unchained"
"Les Miserables"
"Life of Pi"
"Lincoln"
"The Master"
"Moonrise Kingdom"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"


BEST ACTOR
Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
John Hawkes - "The Sessions"
Hugh Jackman - "Les Miserables"
Joaquin Phoenix - "The Master"
Denzel Washington - "Flight"


BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Marion Cotillard - "Rust and Bone"
Jennifer Lawrence - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Emmanuelle Riva - "Amour"
Quvenzhane Wallis - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Naomi Watts - "The Impossible"


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin - "Argo"
Javier Bardem - "Skyfall"
Robert De Niro - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "The Master"
Tommy Lee Jones - "Lincoln"
Matthew McConaughey - "Magic Mike"


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams - "The Master"
Judi Dench - "Skyfall"
Ann Dowd - "Compliance"
Sally Field - "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway - "Les Miserables"
Helen Hunt - "The Sessions"


BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Elle Fanning - "Ginger & Rosa"
Kara Hayward - "Moonrise Kingdom"
Tom Holland - "The Impossible"
Logan Lerman - "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
Suraj Sharma - "Life of Pi"
Quvenzhane Wallis - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"


BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
"Argo"
"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
"Les Miserables"
"Lincoln"
"Moonrise Kingdom"
"Silver Linings Playbook"


BEST DIRECTOR
Ben Affleck - "Argo"
Kathryn Bigelow - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Tom Hooper - "Les Miserables"
Ang Lee - "Life of Pi"
David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Steven Spielberg - "Lincoln"


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin Tarantino - "Django Unchained"
John Gatins - "Flight"
Rian Johnson - "Looper"
Paul Thomas Anderson - "The Master"
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola - "Moonrise Kingdom"
Mark Boal - "Zero Dark Thirty"


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Chris Terrio - "Argo"
Tony Kushner - "Lincoln"
David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"
David Magee - "Life of Pi"
Stephen Chbosky - "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
"Life of Pi" - Claudio Miranda
"Lincoln" - Janusz Kaminski
"Les Miserables" - Danny Cohen
"The Master" - Mihai Malaimare Jr.
"Skyfall" - Roger Deakins


BEST ART DIRECTION
"Anna Karenina" - Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer, Katie Spencer/Set Decorator
"The Hobbit" - Dan Hennah/Production Designer, Ra Vincent & Simon Bright/Set Decorators
"Les Miserables" - Eve Stewart/Production Designer, Anna Lynch-Robinson/Set Decorator
"Life of Pi" - David Gropman/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator
"Lincoln" - Rick Carter/Production Designer, Jim Erickson/Set Decorator


BEST EDITING
"Argo" - William Goldenberg
"Les Miserables" - Melanie Ann Oliver, Chris Dickens
"Life of Pi" - Tim Squyres
"Lincoln" - Michael Kahn
"Zero Dark Thirty" - William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor


BEST COSTUME DESIGN
"Anna Karenina" - Jacqueline Durran
"Cloud Atlas" - Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gayraud
"The Hobbit" - Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor
"Les Miserables" - Paco Delgado
"Lincoln" - Joanna Johnston


BEST MAKEUP
"Cloud Atlas"
"The Hobbit"
"Les Miserables"
"Lincoln"


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
"The Avengers"
"Cloud Atlas"
"The Dark Knight Rises"
"The Hobbit"
"Life of Pi"


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
"Brave"
"Frankenweenie"
"Madagascar 3"
"ParaNorman"
"Rise of the Guardians"
"Wreck-It Ralph"


BEST ACTION MOVIE
"The Avengers"
"The Dark Knight Rises"
"Looper"
"Skyfall"


BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Christian Bale - "The Dark Knight Rises"
Daniel Craig - "Skyfall"
Robert Downey Jr. - "The Avengers"
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - "Looper"
Jake Gyllenhaal - "End of Watch"


BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Emily Blunt - "Looper"
Gina Carano - "Haywire"
Judi Dench - "Skyfall"
Anne Hathaway - "The Dark Knight Rises"
Jennifer Lawrence - "The Hunger Games"


BEST COMEDY
"Bernie"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Ted"
"This Is 40"
"21 Jump Street"


BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jack Black - "Bernie"
Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Paul Rudd - "This Is 40"
Channing Tatum - "21 Jump Street"
Mark Wahlberg - "Ted"


BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Mila Kunis - "Ted"
Jennifer Lawrence - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Shirley MacLaine - "Bernie"
Leslie Mann - "This Is 40"
Rebel Wilson - "Pitch Perfect"


BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
"Cabin in the Woods"
"Looper"
"Prometheus"


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"Amour"
"The Intouchables"
"A Royal Affair"
"Rust and Bone"


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
"Bully"
"The Imposter"
"Queen of Versailles"
"Searching for Sugar Man"
"The Central Park Five"
"West of Memphis"


BEST SONG
"For You" - performed by Keith Urban/written by Monty Powell & Keith Urban - "Actor of Valor"
"Skyfall" - performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth - "Skyfall"
"Still Alive" - performed by Paul Williams/written by Paul Williams - Paul Williams "Still Alive"
"Suddenly" - Performed by Hugh Jackman / Music by Claude Michel Schonberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil - "Les Miserables"
"Learn Me Right" - performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons/written by Mumford & Sons - "Brave"


BEST SCORE "Argo" - Alexandre Desplat
"Life of Pi" - Mychael Danna
"Lincoln" - John Williams
"The Master" - Jonny Greenwood
"Moonrise Kingdom" - Alexandre Desplat
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Posted Jan. 11,2013 at 7:41 AM EST by | Permalink | Comments (12)


Ricky Gervais and Conan Take a Bubble Bath Together: VIDEO

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Ricky Gervais and Conan shared some water and suds on Wednesday night's Conan.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Jan. 11,2013 at 7:19 AM EST by in Conan O'Brien, News, Ricky Gervais, Television | Permalink | Comments (4)



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