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The View Takes On Homophobic Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Cuccinelli: VIDEO

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Towleroad has already reported on Virginia State Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, and his extensive history of ignorant and homophobic remarks. Luckily, Cuccinelli's comments have not gone unnoticed by members of the media, and have received extensive criticism from news pundits and entertainers alike. 

This morning, the ladies of The View joined the growing list of media personalities criticizing Cuccinelli and his outdated rhetoric. After congratulating Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson on his recent marriage, co-host Whoopi Goldberg quickly outlined the Virginia AG's goal to reinstate a "Crimes Against Nature Law," which would make such acts as oral and anal sex between consenting adults a felony. "Why are you in my bedroom? Get out!" shouted Goldberg, a long time supporter of LGBT rights. Barbara Walters added, "What he does is he automatically equates oral sex with homosexuality." "Well then I'm gayer than a gay 2 dollar bill..." added Sherri Shepherd, a co-host who hasn't always seen eye-to-eye with LGBT rights advocates. Joy Behar had perhaps the most amusing quip to offer: “he wants the government on my back and my husband off of it.”

Watch the entire exchange, via ThinkProgress, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Zachary Quinto Has Been Practicing for his Barbara Walters Close Encounter Since Childhood: VIDEO

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Zachary Quinto appeared on The View yesterday and demonstrated that years of practice facing Barbara Walters prepared him to be able to charm the pants off her.

"I used to set up a video camera, and I would put a light on myself, and I would ask myself questions in my head, not out loud, like 'what was your biggest fear getting you to this moment in your life and career?'. But I wouldn't say it out loud. I would only say it to myself and then I would answer it out loud to the video camera, as if you were on the other side of the camera..."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Barbara Walters: News of Elisabeth Hasselbeck's 'View' Departure Has Been Greatly Exaggerated - VIDEO

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Over the weekend US Weekly reported that Elisabeth Hasselbeck was leaving The View because of viewers unhappy with her right-wing chatter. Not true, says Barbara Walters.

"The truth is we love Elisabeth!"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Romney's Credit, Paula Broadwell, Lego Movie, Liberia

Mitt Romney's campaign canceled all their credit cards after the failed presidential hopeful conceded the race to President Obama. Many staffers, caught unaware, were left stranded: "Aides taking cabs home late that night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked."

RomneyOrderingSecret Service were notified early Wednesday that their time guarding Mitt Romney had come to an end. "Javelin, Jockey details, all posts, discontinue," read the command text.

Anti-gay Muslim and Christian activists protested in Monrovia, Liberia, today to ban all gay and lesbian activities there.

Did Paula Broadwell's husband write to Chuck Klosterman at The Ethicist to ask for advice about how to handle her affair with David Petraeus?

Raise your hand if you wish Becks had taken you and not wife Victoria to see Barbra Streisand perform.

Is it gauche to ask wedding guests to donate to marriage equality causes in lieu of gifts?

The DC Eagle is closing.

JawsLegoLiam Neeson, Will Ferrell and Alison Brie have all signed on for the Lego movie.

This is what happens when you buy an "iPad" from a gas station.

Baby tiger and chihuahua find love in a hopeless place.

May we all age as well as Daniel Day-Lewis.

Brian Brown and his mob at the National Organization for Marriage want to make equality-supporting Starbucks "pay a price" in the Middle East. "Their international outreach is where we can have the most effect,” Brown said during a conference call with his minions. “So for example, in Qatar, in the Middle East, we’ve begun working to make sure that there’s some price to be paid for this. These are not countries that look kindly on same-sex marriage. And this is where Starbucks wants to expand, as well as India. So we have done some of this; we’ve got to do a lot more.”

Lindsay Lohan has decided not to sit down for an interview with Barbara Walters.

Eugene Delgaudio, the Virginia conservative who used a gay couple's wedding picture to campaign against Colorado State Sen. Jean White and propagandize against marriage equality, is being investigated for allegedly using public resources and employees to fuel his anti-gay crusade.

RBSPSThis is what the Earth sounds like. PBS explains: "Physicist Craig Kletzing, a professor at the University of Iowa, and his colleagues at NASA recently recorded the clearest example yet of this chorus from the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, a pair of satellites surveying the radiation fields that envelop the Earth. Just days after the satellites' launch, they were beaming back high-resolution data that matches the quality of CD audio."

President Obama is officially the winner in Florida, collecting the state's 29 electoral votes and bringing his total to 332 over Romney's 206.

Nate Silver says GOP still has an electoral disadvantage for next two election cycles at least. "States like Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Iowa are overwhelmingly white – but also highly educated, with fairly progressive views on social policy. If Republicans moderated their tone on social issues, they might be more competitive in these states, while regaining ground in Northern Virginia and in the Philadelphia suburbs," says the statistician.


Kirstie Alley to Barbara Walters: John Travolta is Not Gay - VIDEO

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Kirstie Alley tells Barbara Walters in a new interview that it took everything she had "to not run off and marry John and be with John for the rest of my life" and that Travolta isn't gay:

“I know John. With all my heart and soul, he’s not gay...I think it’s some weird way, in Hollywood, if someone gets big enough and famous enough, and they’re not out doing drugs and they’re not womanizing, what do you say about them?”

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Barbara Walters Discusses George Zimmerman Interview That Never Was: VIDEO

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While Sean Hannity always had exclusive rights to George Zimmerman's first television interview, Barbara Walters was also supposed to have an interview with the man accused of shooting and killing 17-year old Trayvon Martin. That interview never happened.

According to Walters, she and her producers flew down to Florida to chat with Zimmerman, but the 28-year old had a demand they couldn't grant. Walters wouldn't say what that demand was — "It was a condition that, being a member of ABC News, I was unable to grant.” — but many speculate cash-strapped Zimmerman wanted ABC News to put him up in a hotel for a month.

Though she didn't get to conduct an official interview with Zimmerman, Walters did spend about an hour with him and describes him as "polite, soft-spoken and stubborn."

Watch Walters discuss the aborted interview mission AFTER THE JUMP.

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