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1NewsIcon GQ magazine, Andy Cohen discusses why straight guys love his show: "I show a bunch of boobs and asses and good-looking women. I get your wives and girlfriends playing drinking games. I get 'em wound up, I get 'em drunk, and just when they're at the point where.... [then] I'm off the air.'"

Guycode1NewsIcon MTV2's testosterone-laden show Guy Code will be addressing the gay spectrum next week, and most of the gents agree there is such a spectrum.

1NewsIcon They don't illustrate like this anymore.

1NewsIcon On gun control and gay marriage: "...The long-term trend on gun control, unlike gay marriage, has been a rise in opposition. As recently as April, the Pew Research Center put out a report noting the divergent trends on the two issues, noting that 'on gun control, Americans have become more conservative; on gay marriage, Americans have become more liberal.'"

1NewsIcon  Michael Triplett, president of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association, has died at the age of 48 after a battle with cancer. From the group's website: "His quiet demeanor masked a steely resolve and an uncanny ability to push our organization forward. Michael quickly became someone who could be relied on both to provide sage advice as well as the time and energy to help us accomplish our goals…. Michael was truly a joy for all of us to work with, and his loss will be felt among our organization for years to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with his partner, Jack and his family in Alabama."

1NewsIcon An unknown number of hostages are dead during a state-run raid to end a siege in Algeria.

Snowflake1NewsIcon This camera can capture 3D images of falling snow.

1NewsIcon Chris Christie calls the NRA ad attacking the President for using Secret Service for his children "reprehensible."

1NewsIcon Sorry, conservatives, but Bette Midler is right about Ronald Reagan and the mentally ill.

1NewsIcon Hateful Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins is wrong about It Gets Better, which he calls a "deceptive lie."

1NewsIcon Pauline Friedman Phillips, the woman who wrote the Dr. Abby column as Abigail Van Buren, died at the age of 94.

1NewsIcon A Toronto man accused of murdering his husband is now asking for the victim's $2 million life insurance and is also demanding his mourning family never see a dime.

1NewsIcon Nicholous Hoult looked refreshingly hot at the Rome premiere of Warm Bodies.

1NewsIcon You will be forgiven for taking some time to watch Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj hate one another.

1NewsIcon Heads up, Australia - Robert Pattinson brought his guitar.

BomerT1NewsIcon Matt Bomer is designing men's apparel inspired by his show, White Collar.

1NewsIcon There's a new support group for GBT men in Atlanta who have been victims of hate crimes.

1NewsIcon Retired Baptist Rev. Howard Bess stands with gay students at evangelical Wheaton College: "I am one of those supporters though I am not gay. Wheaton College is my alma mater and I am proud to be a Wheaton graduate. I found Wheaton to be a home for a rigorous academic education, and Wheaton’s student body and faculty comprised the greatest group of people I have ever known. They were dedicated, hard-working and highly principled. To them, Christ was Lord; nothing else was so important."

1NewsIcon British Evangelical leader Steve Chalke comes out for recognition of same-sex relationships: "When we refuse to make room for gay people to live in loving, stable relationships, we consign them to lives of loneness, secrecy and fear."

1NewsIcon Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is again leading the call for Homeland Security and the Justice Department to guarantee that married bi-national same-sex couples not be deported or separated before the Supreme Court rules on marriage equality. "By taking these interim steps, vulnerable families affected by DOMA can remain together until the Supreme Court issues its decision," Gillibrand and other senators wrote. "Preserving family unity is a fundamental American value and is the cornerstone of our nation’s immigration law."

1NewsIcon "No more wedding jokes, please," says Kim Kardashian.

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  1. "Matt Bomer is designing men's apparel inspired by his show, White Collar."

    I love Matt, but shouldn't the costume designer do that? May he/she's silently "helping".

    Posted by: Billy | Jan 17, 2013 8:10:24 PM


  2. Woah, wait... you're floating hits toward MRC NewsBusters now? WTF???

    Posted by: johnny | Jan 17, 2013 9:22:41 PM


  3. It's "Dear Abby" not "Dr.Abby"

    and it's

    "Nicholas Hoult" not "Nicholous Hoult"

    and Nicholas was at the peak of his hotness in Skins imho, even though he shined in The Single Man, despite bad makeup.

    Posted by: Fahd | Jan 17, 2013 9:54:13 PM


  4. @Billy

    He's designing clothes inspired BY his show to be worn by the public ... not designing clothes FOR his show.

    Posted by: sparks | Jan 18, 2013 12:17:36 AM


  5. My reaction is the same as Johnny. Maybe DON'T link to articles on websites where the comment sections are congested with comments comparing having liberal political views with mental illness. Surely there's another online news blog that has covered that story?

    Posted by: Sean | Jan 18, 2013 1:03:07 AM


  6. What a ridiculous story comparing gun control and gay marriage. Yes, both are hot topics, but they are miles apart. Instead of looking at conservative vs. liberal views of America, maybe its time to call them "humanistic views"? Marriage equality and some level of gun control is intrinsically right. Opposing them is wrong. Maybe there should be less of an emphasis on choosing a title for your viewpoints and then trying to live up to that and more of a focus on what it means to be a decent human being outside of political labels.

    Posted by: Isaak | Jan 18, 2013 6:02:17 AM


  7. Bette nailed it! What the linked story failed to mention was that at the same time the great God Ronnie signed the referenced bill, he de-funded (un-funded?) all the state mental institutions, closing over half due to funding issues. The California state mental health system has never recovered.

    Posted by: dbaudit | Jan 18, 2013 12:56:25 PM


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