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03/03/2014

Ellen Catches Up with Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o, and the Pizza Guy in Post-Oscars Show: VIDEO

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A day after her hosting gig at the Oscars, Ellen DeGeneres welcomed winners Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o to her show to rehash last night's pizza-eating, selfie-taking telecast, which drew 43 million viewers, and was the most-watched in the last 10 years.

Leto says he still hasn't watched Dallas Buyers Club and doesn't have plans to.

Ellen also welcomed Edgar the pizza guy and gave him a big tip for delivering all those slices.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Lupita Nyong-o:

Edgar the pizza guy:

Posted Mar. 3,2014 at 8:30 PM EST by in Ellen DeGeneres, Jared Leto, News, Oscars | Permalink | Comments (26)


Steve King: Gays Don't Deserve Equal Rights Because Homosexuality Can't Be 'Independently Verified': VIDEO

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Congressman Steve King (R-IA) told Des Moines' WHO TV that he disagrees with Jan Brewer's veto of Arizona's SB 1062, the bill that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gays based on religious beliefs, Right Wing Watch reports.

Said King:

"When you’re in the private sector and you’re an individual entrepreneur with God-given rights that our founding fathers defined in the Declaration, you should be able to make our own decisions on what you do in that private business."

King went on to argue that homosexuality is "self-professed behavior"

"That’s what they’re trying to protect is special rights for self-professed behavior."

King added:

“If it’s not specifically protected in the Constitution, then it’s got to be an immutable characteristic, that being a characteristic that can be independently verified and cannot be willfully changed.”

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Mar. 3,2014 at 8:00 PM EST by in Arizona, Discrimination, Jan Brewer, News, Steve King | Permalink | Comments (48)


Jason Collins to Get Second 10-Day Contract with Brooklyn Nets: REPORT

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The Brooklyn Nets are planning to offer a second 10-day contract to Jason Collins, according to the AP. His first contract expires on Tuesday. The Nets would sign him again on Wednesday and if they were to renew that contract, would have to do it for the season.

Yahoo Sports also reported on the possible second deal.

Collins plays for the first time in Brooklyn this evening and faced the media at home for the first time this afternoon.

(image brooklyn nets twitter)

Posted Mar. 3,2014 at 7:30 PM EST by in Basketball, Jason Collins, News, Sports | Permalink | Comments (9)


Bebe Zahara Benet Puts in Some 'Face' Time: VIDEO

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Drag Race first season winner Bebe Zahara Benet is out with a new video today called "Face", directed by Francisco Legge, in which she serves up a smorgasbord of looks.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Mar. 3,2014 at 7:00 PM EST by in Drag Queens, News | Permalink | Comments (6)


Gay Couple in Myanmar Makes History with First Public Gay Wedding Ceremony: VIDEO

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A gay couple in Myanmar, where homosexuality is illegal, took a bold step in that conservative nation and held a public wedding ceremony, AFP reports:

Tin Ko Ko and Myo Min Htet exchanged rings in an upmarket Yangon hotel Sunday, in the latest sign of changing social mores in the Southeast Asian nation as it emerges from the shadow of military dictatorship.

The marriage does not enjoy any legal status but followed the customs of other Myanmar weddings, with the two men arriving in solemn procession followed by six groomsmen in front of some two hundred guests.

"My family accepted me. I am so glad that my parents were understanding... but he had to overcome many difficulties from his family," said Tin Ko Ko, 38, of his partner in an emotional speech.

The couple has been together for 10 years. The laws against homosexuality are not strictly enforced.

Watch video of the couple's wedding, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Mar. 3,2014 at 6:30 PM EST by in Gay Marriage, Myanmar, News | Permalink | Comments (10)


What To Watch This Week on TV: 'Looking' Says Goodbye (For Now), Seven More 'Drag Race' Queens - VIDEO

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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— The hilarious co-host of The Talk and voice of Lana Kane on Archer, Aisha Tyler, joins Modern Family's slate of season five guest stars Wednesday at 9 p.m. Eastern on ABC. She'll be playing a former classmate of Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson).

More picks and clips, including Naomi Campbell serving Face and the Fashion Police most-wanted list, AFTER THE JUMP...

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— We all agree that Lupita Nyong'o has killed it on all the red carpets this season, yes? So basically Joan Rivers and her Fashion Police pals are just bickering over the runners-up. Find out their picks for (second) best and worst tonight at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on E!.

 

 

— Last week, we met the first seven queens on RuPaul's Drag Race. Tonight we get introduced to the second half of the contestant pool, including some of my early favorites Milk, Bianca Del Rio and Courtney Act. Sashay over to Logo at 9 p.m. Eastern to see all the action. (Then shantay back here for our recap.)

 

 

— Watch out for flying phones when Naomi Campbell returns as the host of The Face, a modeling reality competition on Oxygen. The second season kicks off Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern.

 

— After a rocky start, it seems like Looking has found its footing ahead of Sunday's first season finale. The show will return for a second season, but when it does, will Patrick (jonathan Groff) be with Richie (Raúl Castillo), Kevin (Russell Tovey) or neither (or both)? Grab a dish of peri peri chicken and check it out Sunday at 10:30 Eastern on HBO.

Posted Mar. 3,2014 at 6:00 PM EST by in Film and TV, Jonathan Groff, Looking, Modern Family, RuPaul, Television | Permalink | Comments (5)



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