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Ariana Grande Ditched Catholicism for Her Gay Brother Frankie

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Pop princess Ariana Grande has a big "Problem" with the Catholic church's intolerance regarding gays, specifically when it comes to her out brother (and recent Big Brother cast member), Frankie Grande. In a recent interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Grande said that "when my brother was told that God didn’t love him I was like, ‘OK, that’s not cool'."

The Grande siblings have since traded in their rosaries for Kabbalah bracelets. They discovered their new spiritual practice (which famously includes other diva believers like Madonna and Britney) a few years back when checking out a Kabbalah center that had just opened near their home in Florida. Now the singer says it's the key to her success and sense of well-being. “Since then, my life has unfolded in a really beautiful way," she said. "I think that it has a lot to do with the tools I’ve learned through Kabbalah, I really do."

Grande has come to her older half-brother's defense before, notably when he was attacked by Internet trolls over his bad-boy role on Big Brother back in August. Frankie, a singer and showman in his own right, is set to make his Broadway debut next month as he joins the cast of the 80s jukebox musical Rock of Ages


BB 16's Frankie Grande Claims Gay Men Have 'Genetic Predisposition' But Lesbians 'Choose To Become Lesbians': VIDEO

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"Big Brother 16" house guest Frankie Grande, who has received a great deal of press for his many cuddle sessions with apparently heterosexual competitors and his revelation that he's pop star Ariana Grande's half-brother, recently took it upon himself to inform everyone about why gay people are the way they are. Is it a choice? Is it biology? Frankie seems to have all the answers.

Grande2At first he tells his housemates that gay men have a "genetic predisposition towards being attracted to other men. There's genetic markers in your blood, there's pheromone receptors in your nose...However, I believe society can change you. It depends on how you've been raised." Certainly a problematic perspective, though he clarifies somewhat when he states that society can make one "choose to go against their genetic markers," presumably speaking about the constant homophobic pressures around us.

Things get really hairy, though, when Frankie delves into the mysteries of gay women.

Crushable reports:

That theory, which he’s pontificating on to a room full of reality TV contestants who don’t know any better... apparently only applies to gay men. Only they are born with this mythical predisposition — women never are.

“Any lesbians choose to become lesbians later in life. Women who have been with man after man after man after man choose to become a lesbian later in life. Gay men it doesn’t work so much that way. It’s usually they’re like ‘oh okay, no I’m gay.’”

Truly incredible stuff, Frankie. The most disturbing part? The housemates, and, it seems, Frankie himself, have deemed him resident LGBTQ expert. They hang on to every last word as though it is indisputable. 

"Nature versus nurture is a very highly debated subject, even within my own community," he says. I'm not sure what community you are representing, Mr. Grande, but one where only scorned women "become" lesbians is not the community of which I count myself a part.

Watch the full discussion, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ariana Grande Defends Gay Brother Frankie, Destroys Homophobic Troll On Instagram: VIDEO

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The pop songstress came to the defense of her gay brother, Frankie Grande, currently a contestant on Big Brother 16, when someone commented on a photo of Frankie on Instagram, calling him, "that homo":

“That ‘homo’ is the fiercest, most incredible, funniest, most intelligent, kind hearted and most LOVED person on the face of the planet! he also cleaned up his game and told the truth to everybody in the house WHICH by the way, nobody else on the show has done. so i don’t give a flying fuck if or when he comes home!!! he is incredible and i am SO proud!!!! oh and also ‘that homo’ gets more ass than you’ll ever get in your life. k miss thing?”

Snap. Watch Ariana's latest music video, "Break Free", AFTER THE JUMP...

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Big Brother’s Frankie Reveals to Houseguests His Sister is Pop Star Ariana Grande: VIDEO

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Openly gay Big Brother 16 contestant Frankie Grande, who's been busy this summer cozying up to all the good-looking straight men in the house, has so far been keeping a big secret from the other houseguests: he's the half-brother of pop star Ariana Grande. 

"Who?" - those over a certain age might be asking. Well she's the singer of the hit summer song "Problems" with Iggy Azalea and also starred in the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious a few years back. There you go, all caught up. 

Screen Shot 2014-08-10 at 10.32.56 AMAnyhow, Frankie realized his fame-connection secret was "eating his soul away" and decided to spill the beans to the rest of the house late Friday.

Watch Frankie's reveal and the house's reaction, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Straight 'Big Brother' Housemate Cody Throws Wrench Into 'Zrankie' Showmance, Cuddles With Frankie: VIDEO

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"Zrankie," the Frankie-Zach "Big Brother" showmance to end all showmances has, well, ended. For the time being at least, Frankie has moved on to another cuddle-buddy, the presumably hetero Cody Calafiore. Though Frankie, Zach, and Cody have previously laid in bed together, "Zrankie" only recently professed their love, leading one to wonder if Cody could have been a little bit jealous.

Of course it is impossible to tell just how real anyone's emotions are at the present; a cuddle could mean very little. Still, it is exciting to see the bonds develop, and for Frankie's relationship with his heterosexual housemates to extend beyond vague intimations of gay panic or, as in other seasons, outright homophobia.

Check out the cozy and cuddly footage, AFTER THE JUMP...

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'Zankie' Confesses Their Love As 'Big Brother' Bromance Heats Up: VIDEO

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Is the bromance becoming a showmance? Whatever we call it, the relationship between Big Brother 16 contestants Frankie and Zach (aka ‘Zankie’) continues to heat up with the two almost locking lips and confessing that they are in love with each other. 

BigBrotherDish has the transcript of how things went down on the live feed:

July 25, 12:55pm, Camera 2. HoH Room. Frankie and Zach.

Zach: What up, Frankie?

Frankie jumps into bed to spoon Zach.

Frankie: I'm like falling in love with you a little bit.

Zach: Are you?  I'm in love with you.

Frankie: A little bit.

Zach: I'm in love with you, without a doubt. 

Check out a GIF play-by play of Zankie’s love confession and, as a bonus, watch Frankie give Cody’s butt a deep tissue massage, AFTER THE JUMP…

(GIFs via AllBBUpdates and Zankie)

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