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ABC Gay Double Standard Continues with Barbara Walters Special

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I hate to have to belabor this point because I'm really sick of it, but...for the record...

Last night on Barbara Walters' ABC special the network had no problem showing a clip of Lady Gaga in a lip-lock with a female dancer in her "Love Game" video (above), but when it came time to discuss Adam Lambert's performance at the American Music Awards in a segment following shortly thereafter, Walters said, "He also turned the music industry inside out, doing things we won't show you here."

Why not?

TMZ reports: "ABC says there is not even a trace of homophobia in the network's decision to 86 the Adam Lambert kiss from the Barbara Walters special last night. The network says, 'It was an editorial decision to show very little from the performance and focus on the fresh, new interview with Adam Lambert.' Interesting, because the 'fresh new interview' was all about 'the kiss.' ABC went on to explain its decision to show girl-on-girl by saying, 'The Lady Gaga kiss was used quickly in context of things that upset her father.'"

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Carrie Prejean Visits The View

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"But Miss Prejean, you made the tape, you have photos of yourself, you didn't go along with the morals clause which is in the pageant's rules, and yet you say you're a victim — I don't totally buy it!"

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The Ladies of The View Moved by Brüno

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Barbara Walters and Joy Behar weigh in.

Walters warns of the giant wagging penises: "I think this could make people — if you're not homophobic — make you."

Says Behar: "I just want to address one thing about the homophobia. I don't think that people are gonna become anti-gay from the movie cause he is such a stereotype and so out there as this "gay, queen wacky" that there are straight people who are just as crazy, so if you don't know the difference there's something wrong with you."

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David Hyde Pierce Reveals He is Married, Speaks Out on Prop 8

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David Hyde Pierce reveals he was married in California to his partner of 25 years Brian Hargrove, on The View. He also voices his anger about Proposition 8.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #486

HARD TO UNDERSTAND: GOP Chair Michael Steele goes with a speech impediment quip on Barney Frank.

LADY GAGA: Takes a ride on her disco stick on Dancing with the Stars finale.

JESSE VENTURA: Tells Elisabeth Hasselbeck how it is on waterboarding.

GLENN BECK: Barbara Walters unloads, Whoopi Goldberg calls him a "lying sack of dog mess".


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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Thought Michelle Obama Looked Delicious

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck's pregnancy cravings are really getting out of hand. Michelle Obama looked so good at TIME's 100 Most Influential People at Lincoln Center in New York that the right-wing View host appeared to want a bite of her.

Kidding aside, Obama was the evening's focus: "And it was a powerful crowd that stood to applaud her entrance, including fellow honorees Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters and her cohorts from 'The View,' financial analyst Suze Orman, fashion designer Stella McCartney, and the guys who invented Twitter. Not on the honoree list but also attending: Diane Sawyer and Charlie Rose. Actors Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy, Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler. Director Judd Apatow, 'Saturday Night Live' producer Lorne Michaels, conservative pundit Ann Coulter. In her speech, Mrs. Obama spoke of the importance of public service in her own life, and then announced that the president's budget proposal for next year will include $50 million to help promote national service and advise nonprofit groups."

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She told those gathered: "Our success was made possible with the encouragement of a diligent parent or teacher, a grandparent who told us we had real talent, an older sibling who paved the way and set a good example, a scholarship or grant that created an unexpected opportunity, or a neighbor or community leader who told us to dream big. That's certainly been the case in my own life...As global leaders, let's not underestimate the power each of us has to change the world for someone -– and let us not be afraid to try."


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