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09/01/2013

Lance Bass is Engaged to Boyfriend Michael Turchin

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Lance Bass is engaged to be married to boyfriend Michael Turchin.

Wrote the singer on Instagram: "He said YES!! Love this man"

Us Weekly adds:

Dating since December 2011, the couple got engaged in New Orleans after Bass proposed to the aspiring actor and model with a black diamond band. He even texted his future husband's parents to ask for their permission first.

"They're such a great couple, everyone is so happy for them," another source tells Us. "Their friends and family are thrilled."

Congrats!

Posted Sep. 1,2013 at 5:43 PM EST by in Couples, Lance Bass, News | Permalink | Comments (76)


Services Set for Army Sergeant Darren Manzella

Former Army Sergeant Darren Manzella, who died tragically in a car accident on Thursday night, will receive full military honors at his funeral Tuesday. Visiting hours and services have been set for Monday, the Democrat and Chronicle reports:

ManzellaVisiting hours and funeral services have been scheduled for Darren Manzella, a former U.S. Army sergeant who fought against the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

The family will welcome visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave. Brocton, Chautauqua County.

Funeral services will begin at 11 am. Tuesday at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, 12 Central Ave., in Brocton, Chautauqua County. Burial will take place at Portland Evergreen Cemetery.

Full military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army National Guard in conjunction with the local American Legion post.

Posted Sep. 1,2013 at 5:37 PM EST by in Darren Manzella, Military, News | Permalink | Comments (12)


Veteran TV Journalist David Frost Dead at 74

Veteran TV journalist David Frost, who interviewed Nixon following his resignation, has died at 74, the NYT reports:

Frost_nixonHis death, which was announced in a statement by the Frost family to the BBC, was confirmed by a spokesman for Al Jazeera English, where Mr. Frost hosted an interview program. The statement said Mr. Frost died, possibly of a heart attack, while aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, where he was scheduled to give a speech.

Mr. Frost was 74, and according to Richard Brock, his executive producer at Al Jazeera English, had just moved to a home close to Oxford. He also had a home in London.

In a statement published by the BBC, Mr. Frost’s family said that a private funeral would be followed by a memorial service. Details about the memorial will be announced “in due course,” the statement said.

Frost's interview with Nixon, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Sep. 1,2013 at 4:30 PM EST by in Deaths, News | Permalink | Comments (1)


The Season 4 Trailer of 'Downton Abbey' is Here: VIDEO

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Teasind characters old and new, the trailer for Downton Abbey's fourth season is here.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Sep. 1,2013 at 2:32 PM EST by in Downton Abbey, News, Television | Permalink | Comments (14)


Boulder Narrowly Misses Car During Landslide in Taiwan: VIDEO

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Heavy rain in Taiwan is causing massive landslides, and a driver's dashcam caught the frightening moment a massive boulder almost squished a car near Keelung City.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

The Taipei Times has a photograph of the car and boulder from the other direction.

Posted Sep. 1,2013 at 12:15 PM EST by in Nature, News, Taiwan | Permalink | Comments (9)


Mary Cheney Calls Liz Cheney 'Dead Wrong' on Gay Marriage Position

Liz Cheney, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Wyoming, responded to charges from her opponent Mike Enzi that she "aggressively promotes" gay marriage by making this statement on Friday:

“I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage, [I believe] the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves.”

CheneypoeCheney's sister Mary, who is gay and married Heather Poe last year, responded to her sister's remarks:

Posting on Facebook on Friday evening, Mary Cheney, who is gay and married her longtime partner last year, wrote: “For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage.”

Their father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, supports same-sex marriage, and the younger Cheney echoed some of his language on the issue when she added, “Freedom means freedom for everyone.”

“That means that all families — regardless of how they look or how they are made — all families are entitled to the same rights, privileges and protections as every other,” Mary Cheney wrote.

Posted Sep. 1,2013 at 11:15 AM EST by in Gay Marriage, Liz Cheney, Mary Cheney | Permalink | Comments (24)



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