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1NewsIcon What a Tea Party take over of the Senate means: "Although divisive social issues have gotten little play this election year with many Republicans running on job creation and a stagnant economy, their election would usher in a majority that is just as conservative socially as it is fiscally."

BlueEtch1NewsIcon The Ohio Art Company is again capitalizing on the infamous "Romney is an Etch-a-Sketch" meme by releasing red and blue models of their famous product ahead of the election. The new tag line reads, "Exercise your freedom of expression".

1NewsIcon Unfortunately for the GOP, their ideological followers continue partaking in racist activities.

1NewsIcon Australian Gina Rinehart, the world's richest woman, told the "jealous" poor that they too can be rich - if they "spend less time drinking or smoking". That's offensive for a lot of different reasons.

1NewsIcon ABC filed a story on the start of the Internet Cat Film Festival under "bizarre news". Me-ow!

1NewsIcon On a related note: MTV has canceled Jersey Shore.

1NewsIcon The Film Experience guest blogger Melanie Lynskey got out actor Zachary Quinto to reflect on Il Postino. Writes Quinto: "I found myself alone at one of the only art house movie theaters in pittsburgh at the time. I was so enraptured by the experience. the tenderness and intimacy of the story. The beauty of the landscape. the powerful exploration of love. and in particular the performance of Massimo Troisi."

TanningMomXL1NewsIcon Perfectly awful or awfully perfect? Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil was the guest of honor at gay NYC club XL's "hot mess" party last night.

1NewsIcon President Obama's "ask me anything" session briefly broke Reddit and brought us no closer to knowing the recipe for Obama's WH-made beer, though he claims the truth will be revealed soon. He did, however, suggest a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision that gave rise to super PACs that now have massive influence on electoral politics.

1NewsIcon Has Lindsay Lohan convinced you yet that she can play Elizabeth Taylor? Maybe these shots from the set will help.

1NewsIcon The hateful groups Focus on the Family and the Alliance Defense Fund have put together a list of recommendations for bullying legislation. Not surprisingly, it benefits their ideological ilk: one of their suggestions says bullying laws "should not apply to 'religious, political, philosophical, or other protected student speech'. So basically any motivation that yields homophobia.

1NewsIcon A 30-pound baby loggerhead turtle was caught in Canarsie, Brooklyn. It will now be released in a different type of wild.

1NewsIcon Brian Moylan tells you how to get laid at the Republican National Convention. If you're into that sort of thing.

1NewsIcon Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox keeps quiet on plans to extend marriage equality there.

1NewsIcon Hunky GOP Rep. Aaron Schock thinks Paul Ryan needs to be shirtless more often. That's something on which we can probably all agree.

1NewsIcon Commandant Gen. James Amos, the head of the U.S. Marine Corps, says there have been no problems since Don't Ask, Don't Tell's repeal.

GaryBauerBlackandWhite1NewsIcon Former RNC Chairman Gary Bauer blasted Sen. Orrin Hatch for not supporting a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. "The goal of the gay rights movement is to take a state that has same-sex marriage and to use that state as a battering ram and a lawsuit before the Supreme Court to force every state to have same sex marriage," he said. "So I’m sorry that Orrin fell for it. But if only your side was willing to allow each state to make the decision on their own. I think Orrin Hatch may have had a bad moment or he forgets what’s happened in the last 30 years -- courts forcing radical social change on the American people."

1NewsIcon Adele did not have a secret wedding. Just an FYI.

1NewsIcon Just yesterday I asked a friend, "Where is Winona Ryder?" Here she is!

News: Adele, Plea Deal, Hangover Cure, 'Husbands'

AstroGlideDiner 1NewsIcon The Good Stuff diner in Chelsea apparently has an AstroGlide dispenser. Does this make it more or less appetizing?

1NewsIcon The Republican Party reportedly brought in $4.2 million after the Supreme Court health care ruling.

1NewsIcon Gay gamers will be out in full force during Toronto's gay pride parade this weekend to fight what they say is an increasingly anti-gay video game community: "As the audience for games grows wider, there’s a hostile and deeply conservative reaction to it opening up."

1NewsIcon A Gallup poll finds the nation split on the Supreme Court's health care ruling.

1NewsIcon In honor of Magic Mike, a collection of male stripper clips. (Some of the videos, as you can imagine, are not so friendly for work.)

1NewsIcon Congratulations to Adele and boyfriend Steve Konecki, who are expecting their first child. "I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together," Adele wrote on her website the 24-year-old singer wrote on her official website. "I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time."

1NewsIcon Speaking of Adele, here's "Rolling in the Deep," doggie style.

Eyeborg1NewsIcon This is incredible: color blind artist Neil Harbisson uses a prosthetic eyepiece to convert hues into sound. "This gadget detects the light’s hue, and converts the light into a sound frequency that I can hear as a note [wavelength is inversely proportional to frequency so it can easily convert the wavelength of the light into a sound frequency]," he said. "It also translates the saturation of the colour into volume. So if it’s a vivid red I will hear it more loudly."

1NewsIcon Lauryn Hill appeared in court today to fight her tax evasion charges. Apparently the singer is not aware that simply disagreeing with government policy is not a valid reason to not pay said government.

1NewsIcon How to cure a hangover - with science!

1NewsIcon As Pentagon celebrates pride, a gay soldier tells his tale.

1NewsIcon DC prosecutors are preparing a plea deal for the three people accused of stabbing a 16-year old during a hate crime this week.

BaldwinPaps1NewsIcon 30 Rock actor Alec Baldwin went off on another photog today. Those pictures will make photogs a mint, no doubt.

1NewsIcon Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris discusses the prospects of passing marriage equality there.

1NewsIcon This is a stain on our United States: 1,000,000 school-aged children were homeless during the 2010-2011 school year.

1NewsIcon Good news! Gay web series Husbands will have a second season.

1NewsIcon Jamal Brown, 26, discusses how racism stopped him from coming out to his mother.

1NewsIcon Tea Party Republican Congressman and all around wingnut Allen West says that Nancy Pelosi is "delusional" for supporting President Obama's health care law.

Celine Dion Covers Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep': LISTEN


You need the proper pipes to cover this one, and Celine's got 'em.

Listen (from a June 9 Vegas performance), AFTER THE JUMP...


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The 'Brokeback Mountain' - Adele Mash-Up You've Been Waiting for is Finally Here: VIDEO


Wallow in it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Adele Meets Daft Punk: LISTEN


Need something groovy for your Tuesday? Try "Something About the Fire", Carlos Serrano's mash-up of Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" and Daft Punk's "Something About Us".

Good stuff, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Adele Flips the Bird After Getting Cut Off at Brit Awards: VIDEO


Adele won Album of the Year at this evening's Brit Awards, but producers made host James Corden cut her off moments into her speech. She responded by flipping them the bird.

Adele said her gesture was aimed at "the suits, not the fans".


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