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Jessie J Can Sing With Her Mouth Closed And It's Very Bizarre: VIDEO

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"Bang Bang" singer Jessie J stopped by The Graham Norton Show and showed off why she's "chat show gold," sharing a party trick she developed as a child where she speaks as if she's in a box. She soon learned that she could also sing as if she were in a box. At Norton's prodding, J sang her Grammy nominated song using this technique. The end result of which is both bizarre and fascinating.

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Graham Norton: Gay Relationships 'More Difficult' Than Straight Ones

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British talk show host Graham Norton ruminates about relationships to the UK Mirror:

“When I look back at my romantic history, I have to say it’s taken second place to my job. Perhaps I don’t expect my love affairs to last. Or it could just be that I have a low attention span. I have a theory. I think there’s something about having a male partner that makes it more difficult. This will sound sexist but that doesn’t mean it’s any less true. If I were a straight man, my female partner would have a role in the eyes of society. She would be the mother of my children, my hostess, the person on my arm at red carpet events. She would have a defined function. But that’s not the case if your partner is male. Every man – no matter how young or fey – has something of the alpha in him. So all the things they thought they’d enjoy about going out with me become loathsome in the end because they haven't earned it for themselves. Increasingly, that puts a strain on the relationship."

Norton says that his dogs Bailey and Madge are easier to love:

“They’re my heart’s delight. But we tend to love our dogs differently because we know that it’s going to be a temporary love. Barring a bus hitting me, Bailey and Madge are going to go first. In a way, that makes you adore them more or, at any rate, in a different way.”

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Sir Ian McKellen And Harry Styles Share A Cuddle: VIDEO

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Sir Ian McKellen and the members of British boy-band One Direction stopped by The Graham Norton Show last week. McKellen talked about The Lord of the Rings movie franchise coming to an end with the latest installment of The Hobbit and how the band and Gandalf almost met once before. Now finally meeting in the flesh, McKellen and Harry Styles shared some admiration for each other's work. Talking about how he might* have watched all The Lord of the Rings films one day when off sick from school, Styles told McKellen, "You're amazing." To which McKellen cooed, "So are you." The two then shared a good cuddle, as you do. 

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Eurovision Winner Conchita Wurst Glams Up the Graham Norton Show: VIDEO

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Fresh off her Eurovision win, Conchita Wurst appeared on The Graham Norton Show to discuss her attachment to the trophy, the support she received from Cher, why she has the beard, and what she's doing next.

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Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy Explore the Internet’s Best Gay Fan Fiction of Themselves: VIDEO

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If you’re like me, you probably think Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy would make a really great couple. They could even have a cute "couple" name like Fassvoy or McAssbender.

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Regardless, a good portion of the internet also thinks the two belong in a relationship, as there appears to be a great deal of fan-made slash fiction about the dream couple and their wonderfully domesticated life together.

As guests on Friday's episode of The Graham Norton Show, the X-Men: Days of Future Past stars were treated to the very best selections of this fanfic, with the duo having a fun time exploring the dynamics and scenarios of their hypothetical relationship.

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BBC's Graham Norton ‘Furious’ Over Irish Broadcaster’s Payout to Anti-gay Catholic Group

Openly gay BBC presenter Graham Norton is reportedly “furious” about Irish broadcaster RTE’s decision to pay a $116,000 settlement to anti-gay Catholic lobbying group, calling the decision “absolutely moronic.” The settlement came after Catholic lobby group Iona Institute and two prominent Irish journalists threatened legal action after being described as homophobic and “horrible and mean about gays” during a program on the flagship Irish public broadcaster channel last month. BBC reports:

Graham nortonIn his Hot Press cover interview Norton said he was disappointed that the journalists had decided to take legal action instead of examining why they might be accused of homophobia.

Although he said he has no desire to get married himself, Norton added: "I want to ask these people, 'Why are you so scared and intimidated by the idea of gay marriage?'" [...]

He added: "This tiny minority can yell all they want, but it's over. It's all done. The Iona Institute, and people like that, are like rats trapped in the corner of a barn. They know the jig is up. That's why they're screaming so loud."

However, he added that he was glad gay marriage opponents existed as "they drag everyone towards the centre".

"You hear their opinions and suddenly you're a little bit more tolerant - because you don't want to be them!"


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