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New Nikon Ad Campaign Features Gay Couple Social Media Made Famous, Kordale And Kaleb Lewis

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Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 2.31.03 PMNikon shot a new commercial for its "I Am Generation Image," campaign featuring Kordale and Kaleb Lewis and their three children, whose morning routine selfie they posted to their Instagram went viral overnight last year. The morning routine selfie, showing the two fathers styling their two daughters' hair, garnered thousands of favorites, likes and comments; both positive and negative. Many of the negative comments they received were homophobic and racist in nature. 

In Nikon's video the two fathers explain the background story behind the selfie, confidently address the negative comments they received and express what they hope for their children going into the future. Kordale Lewis is also a writer and wrote a memoir about his life and the selfie that made them famous called, Picture Perfect? In it, Kordale talks about dealing with abuse, coming into his sexual identity, becoming a father at a young age and how he and Kaleb dealt with their new-found fame that came after posting the now famous selfie to Instagram. Despite all the negative comments they've received about the photo, the family is all smiles in Nikon's new video. Watch the heartwarming video that'll bring a smile to your face, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rihanna's Cover Of Madonna's 'Vogue' Surfaces: LISTEN

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Hints of Rihanna's return to the music scene are surfacing as the singer's cover of Madonna's classic Vogue surfaced this week reports OutAccording to U.K.'s Attitude, the cover is from 2008 and her vocal stylings sound reminiscent of her Good Girl Gone Bad days, which served as a guide track for a live performance. Rihanna's absence from the music scene and pop charts has fans and others anxious, and curious, about the release date of her next album, which many, including Rihanna, have dubbed #R8. The singer has dropped an album virtually every year since her debut album Music of the Sun in 2005, and her last album Unapologetic was released in 2012.

However, Rihanna's kept busy in the interim with her film career in a cameo role in 2014's Annie and one of the lead roles in DreamWorks' new animated film Home--set to debut on March 27, features on other artists songs including Shakira's Can't Remember to Forget You and world tours. Rumblings of a new album began in early 2014 after Rihanna left her label Def Jam to fully sign with Roc Nation and news of rising artist Kiesza writing new material for the artist. Rihanna posted a snippet of demo song Kiss it Better on her Instagram late last year and a rough demo of a song called World Peace leaked on the internet and was subsequently taken down. Crooner Sam Smith also let slip that Rihanna shared details with him about the new album stating that he's "excited," for it.

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 4.08.48 PMMeanwhile Rihanna's fans certainly haven't forgotten the singer. Notable fan Mina Gerges, a college student with 35,000 followers on Instagram, recreates famous photographs of female celebrities including Kim Kardashian's "Break the Internet" picture, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Rihanna and posts them on his Instagram.

In the meantime Gerges, and other Rihanna fans hungry for new music, can listen to the singer's cover of Vogue in full, AFTER THE JUMP... 

 

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Snoop Dogg Threatened with Lawsuit Over Transphobic Instagram Post

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Snoop Dogg is not known as being one of the more homophobic rappers in the music industry; in fact, his song "Dove of Peace" that he performed with Elton John at the end of Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno along with explicitly stating that he's cool with gay people seems to make him an outright ally.

And perhaps deep down he is, despite having previous instances of homophobia on the internet. What he is not, however, is sensitive to the discrimination and hate that the gay and especially trans community face on a daily basis. This insensitivity is highlighted by a now-removed Instagram photo of Cortez Booze, a caretaker at a senior care facility in Edgewater, Maryland with the caption, "Whose auntcle is this?"

The remark was tasteless and transphobic on its own, regardless of Booze's gender identity, but Snoop's followers, being members of the internet horde, escalated things by orders of magnitude by hurling slurs and hate directly at Booze. In response, Booze allegedly reached out to Instagram to have the post taken down, but when it remained up he consulted his lawyer to investigate a lawsuit against the notorious D-O-Double-G.

The Instagram post has since been taken down, but Snoop has made no public comment and for the moment Booze appears to still be investigating pursuing a lawsuit.


Murray Bartlett Brings The Beefcake On Instagram: PHOTOS

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Looking star Murray Bartlett brings his considerable beefcake to a series of new photos shot by New York photographer Luke Austin-Paglialonga that the HBO show has shared on Instagram. The photos are part of the show's #LookingArtistSessions.

The second season of the San Francisco-based gay drama starring Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Raul Castillo, Russell Tovey and, of course, Bartlett, is set to air tomorrow. 

Catch two more snaps of Bartlett dishing out the beefcake while flashing his bedroom eyes, AFTER THE JUMP...

Check out the trailer for the upcoming season HERE.

And don't miss Towleroad's exclusive interview with series creator Michael Lannan HERE

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25 Famous Men Who Brought Muscles, Mustaches, and More to Instagram This Week — PHOTOS

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Scissor Sister Jake Shears and his dog needed some scissors, and Looking's Raul Castillo hung 10 outside of San Francisco with 'Looking' creator Michael Lannan and actor John Johnson.

Murray Bartlett, Joe Manganiello, Russell Tovey, Jonathan Groff, Matthew Camp, Aaron Schock, Alex Minsky, Dan Osborne, Robbie Rogers, Frankie J Grande, Derek Theler, Harry Shum Jr, Chris Salvatore, Michael Sam, Brad Goreski, Nick Jonas, Harry Judd, Tom Daley, Tim Schou, Daniel Franzese, Steve Grand, Ronnie Kroell, and Ty Herndon brought their game to Instagram this week.

Find out which GOP politician was spending time with a dance music diva, who was getting drunk on grape juice, and how many mustaches were being rocked for Movember,
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Surfs up. At Ocean Beach with @michaellannan and John Johnson this morning. Good times

A photo posted by Raúl Castillo (@officialraulcastillo) on Nov 11, 2014 at 1:24pm PST

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Guy Candy: 16 Famous Men Who Got Shirtless on Instagram This Week - PHOTOS

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What are James Franco and Seth Rogen afraid of?

The bare pair showed some skin on Instagram this week along with Chris Salvatore, Miguel, Antonio Sabato Jr., Rep. Aaron Schock, Ashley Parker Angel, Brad Goreski, Ryan Cabrera, Idris Elba, Jack Falahee, Alex Minsky, Derek Theler, Terry Miller and Le1f.

Check out this week's guy candy, AFTER THE JUMP...

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