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04/19/2007


Meet X-Factor Star Ray Quinn and His Skating, Surfing, Six-Pack: VIDEO

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Ray Quinn, a former X Factor runner-up, was crowned champion of the UK's Dancing on Ice reality skating competition on Sunday in the final episode of the show. Quinn received a perfect score for the first of his routines - a surfing safari set to a Beach Boys medley.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1521

SHE4ME: A beautiful new marriage equality PSA. "SHE4ME is set against a song called 'She' by Jen Foster who makes a cameo appearance as 'The Wedding Singer'. The song has been a favorite within the lesbian community for over a decade and is often used in commitment ceremonies. She has been reworked specifically for this project, by renowned music producer Eve Nelson. SHE4ME was directed by Nicole Conn, who was officially crowned the #1 LGBT Feature film Writer/Director of all time by Wolfe Video in January 2014."

ANGEL HAZE AND SIA: "Battle Cry".

GOATS: Just havin' fun.

THE SCIENCE OF FIGURE SKATING: The ASAPScience guys head back to the Olympics.

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Figure Skater Ashley Wagner Arrives in Sochi, Immediately Touts Support for Equality

Figure skater Ashley Wagner has arrived in Sochi and indicated the irony with which she views the Sochi decorating scheme and says she won't tone down her criticism of the country's anti-gay laws, USA Today reports:

Wagner"It doesn't really matter where I am, it's still my opinion. It's a very colorful venue, though. I think it's funny," Wagner said, laughing, after she finished her practice.

Asked if she was referring to the Sochi Games' rainbow-colored logo, which is plastered everywhere, she said yes.

"It's very rainbow colorful," she said. "I love it, I really do."

Wagner added that she is not going to be quiet if asked about the laws:

"I stand by what I've said before. I'm an athlete here at the games, there's only so much I can do," she said. "But I believe in equality for all. You're born with the right to be as equal as anyone else."

Wagner has been the most outspoken U.S. Olympic athlete when it comes to condemning Russia's anti-gay position.


The U.S. Men's Heterosexual Figure Skating Championships on SNL: VIDEO

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"The U.S. Committee has decided to put together a B-squad of less talented but undeniably heterosexual figure skaters" in case of any last minute problems with Russia's anti-gay laws.

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Jason Brown Headed to Sochi Following Epic Free Skate Performance: VIDEO

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Jason Brown and Jeremy Abbott have been selected for the U.S. Olympic figure skating team in Sochi. Brown's performance at the National Championships over the weekend is burning up the internet.

Says the announcer: "He has something that's very unique - that ability to connect with the audience."

That is an understatement.

Watch Brown bring the crowd to its feet, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via buzzfeed)

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Skating on Glass: VIDEO

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This is just a very simple clip of people skating on a lake in Montana's Swan Valley that froze so quickly it's as transparent as glass. It might give you some peace today.

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