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What you really wanted for Christmas?
Singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton got married. And Stevie Nicks officiated.
Are gay marriage bans in jeopardy? Some say "not so fast": "'I wouldn't say [the Windsor ruling] is the death knell for marriage exclusion through the rest of the states, but I think it does initiate the next round of marriage equality victories,' said Bill Eskridge, a professor at Yale Law School and a constitutional law expert who has authored many works on legal issues facing same-sex couples. 'My prediction is that there will be a very fair number of judges who will be persuaded that marriage equality should prevail,' he added."
The residency has begun.
And the stars showed up to get a piece of her.
In case you missed it, the trailer for Zac Efron's raunchy comedy That Awkward Moment that features a scantily clad (and work unfriendly) Efron dealing with some consequences of taking a certain little blue pill.
Boy Scouts to open ranks to gay youth come January 1: "'My hope is there will be the same effect this Jan. 1 as the Y2K scare,' said Brad Haddock, a BSA national executive board member who chairs the policy implementation committee. 'It's business as usual, nothing happens and we move forward.'"
Tina Fey has a new show in the works about a "woman who escapes a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City." Sadly, she won't be in this one.
Fellow funny lady Rashida Jones has also sold a show with a somewhat wacky bent:"The half hour comedy [set to air on HBO] is called Claws and is described as a midnight-dark workplace dramedy-noir about a nail salon in Florida and the strange, dangerous women who work there."
Feathers appear to have been the exception rather than the rule with Dinosaurs.
The 38 most haunting abandoned places on earth.
Is Facebook losing ground with teens? "Researching the Facebook use of 16-18 year olds in eight EU countries, the Global Social Media Impact Study found that as parents and older users saturate Facebook, its younger users are shifting to alternative platforms. 'Facebook is not just on the slide - it is basically dead and buried,' wrote Daniel Miller, lead anthropologist on the research team, who is professor of material culture of University College London. 'Mostly they feel embarrassed to even be associated with it. Where once parents worried about their children joining Facebook, the children now say it is their family that insists they stay there to post about their lives.'"
U.N. Peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan: "U.N. warns that despite efforts to organize a ceasefire, tensions remain precariously high."
NY Times reexamines Benghazi terror attack, finds no evidence of a link to Al Qaeda. "Interviews show militia and insults to Islam fueled assault."
Did you want a blunt with that?
One Direction will be on SNL this weekend. Teenage glee said to be near all-time highs.
Reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated.
PETA upset over use of rodents in erectile dysfunction studies.
Lady Gaga gives her best impression of a Picasso.
Amidst rumors of retirement, Britney Jean Spears releases a teaser trailer for "Perfume."
Government panel in Japan urges continued use of nuclear power despite Fukushima disaster.
In case you missed it, his name is Michael Campayno.
Gabby Giffords starts PAC to boost Senators that favor gun control.
Reunited and it feels so good.
For those of you who love a man in uniform.
'The Sound of Music' brought in NBC's biggest ratings in 4 years.
From Texas to Tennessee, much of the country is covered in ice.
Do you think their names are Naughty and Nice?
Remembering Mandela: three films you can watch for free about the legendary freedom fighter.
US Soccer team draws Group G for 2014 World Cup. Panic ensues. "In 20 years, there hasn’t been a harder Group of Death."
Britney Spears sits down with Ellen today to talk about her new album Britney Jean, and Ellen's audience is extremely amused by the track "Work Bitch".
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Spears made headlines recently with some remarks about her gay fans:
"They're adorable," says Spears, 32. "They're absolutely adorable."
It seems like an appropriate time to tell her how that "adorable and hilarious" comment went viral and rubbed some the wrong way.
"Wait, what? Who felt the other way?" she asks, sincerely concerned she's offended people, and even a little lost. You get the impression Britney Spears doesn't Google herself.
So, I fill her in.
"I would never say anything to be mean to them. I love my gay fans. Gay people are always usually my best friends in the whole world," she says. "I completely adore them."...
"I get inspiration from them on almost all of my songs," Spears says of her gay fans. "They're somewhat girls, so it's so inspiring to do stuff that they like to hear, like the cool 'in' stuff. Whatever I do for each record is definitely inspired by them."
William Orbit produced "Alien", a track for Britney Spears upcoming album, and a version of the track has hit the web.
Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...
Orbit wrote on Facebook earlier today that it's not the final: "It's the wrong version of 'Alien' that's out there. Right song, but had wrong chorus notes, (now fixed) on THE version"
Oprah Winfrey's yard sale includes a chest of drawers worth $50,000.
Nepal held its very first gay beauty pageant today: "The country's only openly gay lawmaker and BDS president, Sunil Babu Pant said: 'This programme has encouraged gay men to reveal their hidden talents and will create more awareness about gender and sexuality.'"
The father of the man who went on a shooting spree at LAX yesterday called police about his son around the same time the shootings actually took place.
The former owner of a gay bar that was badly damaged in a fire has been charged with arson.
Bernhard Goetz has been arrested for trying to sell marijuana to an undercover NYC cop.
Two kidnapped French journalists have been killed in Mali.
Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is adamant: "I'm not resigning."
A bunbled up Matt Bomer and less bundled up Simon Halls take in a movie in LA.
New law in Germany introduces a third sex option for those born with both male and female characteristics. They reason: "The council had argued, among other things, that many people born with both sex characteristics who were operated on as children say they wouldn't have consented to the surgery."
Teens talk about the teen problem on Facebook.
Britney Spears promotes her new single "Perfume" on Snapchat.
There's a good chance that anti-discrimination laws could become a reality in Holland, Michigan if two anti-gay council members are defeated in Tuesday's election.
The family of jailed Pussy Riot Nadezhda Tolokonnikova claims she is now missing.