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Jake Shears Serenades Anderson Cooper at the GLAAD Awards: VIDEO

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At Saturday night's GLAAD awards, Jake Shears covered "A Real Hero", the gorgeous College & Electric Youth track that served as a musical centerpiece to Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 Ryan Gosling film Drive, and he added a special lyric for Anderson Cooper.

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Jake Shears Is Not Buying Azealia Banks' 'Context' Argument

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Gay singer Jake Shears has waded into the Azealia Banks versus Perez Hilton feud, and he's definitely not standing by Banks, who blew up her gay fan base by called Hilton a "messy faggot" on Twitter.

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Banks claimed that her bisexuality, the context of her remark and a complicated hierarchy of gendered denigrations of both gay men and women, made her use of the f-word a-okay, but Shears, frontman for Scissor Sisters, disagrees, writing, "It all about context. And right now, I'm sorry, but context is not on your side." He also reminded Banks that singer Donna Summer was "ostracized" for years for her past comments about gay fans, something that may very well happen to Banks.

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GLAAD also came out against Banks. "[That] is an ugly, archaic word that was used to stigmatize a population of people who suffer high rates of violence both here in the U.S. and abroad," said Matt Kane, the group's Associate Director of Entertainment Media. "As far as we’ve come in this society, seeing it used by an artist many young people may look up to is painful, but even more so for those young fans, many of whom GLAAD has heard from."

GLAAD also offered, via Twitter, Banks an opportunity to open a dialogue that they hope will help her change her ways, or at least change her word choice.

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The New Scissor Sisters Video 'Baby Come Home' Has a Big Head: WATCH

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A big head, as in beer.

Scissor Sisters dropped a new UK single today, "Baby Come Home", and along with it a video which sees Jake Shears, Baby Daddy, Ana Matronic, and Del Marquis dropped into a series of fantasy micro brew labels as vikings, nuns, sailors, and witches.

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Up top is a behind-the-scenes shot from photographer Kevin Tachman. You can see more here.

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Gay Times with the Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears and Baby Daddy

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Jake Shears and Baby Daddy give good chest on the new cover of the UK's Gay Times.

They also get a nice write-up in London's Evening Standard:

"Jake, 33, was raised on San Juan Island, just north of Seattle, and came out as gay at school, before telling his parents: ‘Although, if they were surprised by anything, then they were in some deep denial,’ he says. ‘I was a very effusive, verbose, effeminate, wacky kid.’ One early brave turn came during a high school talent show when he sang ‘I Will Always Love You’ in a wig, adopting the persona of ‘Whip Me Houston’. His largely Mormon classmates practically chased him out of town with pitchforks. He met Babydaddy (originally from Lexington, Kentucky) through a classmate while studying journalism at Occidental College in LA. The pair moved to New York where Jake spent a year or two as a go-go dancer and did a cabaret turn as Jason the Amazing Back-Alley Late-Term Abortion, covered in blood and coat hangers. They set up Scissors as a duo before meeting Ana at Knockoff, a Lower East Side cabaret night she was running. They auditioned for a drummer and bass player and Scissor Sisters was born."


Scissor Sisters are Back with 'Only the Horses': VIDEO

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Scissor Sisters debuted their brand new track "Only the Horses" about an hour ago on BBC's Radio 1 and simultaneously dropped a lyric video for the track, which is on their forthcoming album. It's co-produced by Calvin Harris and Alex Ridha.

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Watch: Scissor Sisters Video for 'Shady Love'

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Scissor Sisters today a video for their untitled forthcoming album. The track, called "Shady Love" and featuring Azealia Banks as alter ego Krystal Pepsy, and marks an aural departure for the queer group, leaning closer to dancehall than the straight-up dance jams with which we've grown familiar.

Nick Levine from NME offers his thoughts:

...There's more to 'Shady Love' than Jake and his cod Latino flow. It's produced by Alex 'Boyz Noise' Ridha and co-written with Azealia 'Cool List' Banks, who's also kind enough to contribute vocals and crafty enough to nab a "vs." credit under the guise of "Krystal Pepsy". Maybe you had to be there?

Anyway, thepoint is that 'Shady Love' pulls off a pretty nifty trick: it sounds like no other Scissor Sisters track, but still sounds unmistakably like Scissor Sisters. Respect.

It borrows from electro, house and disco, winking at both ABBA and Calvin Harris, and it's got some Latin freestyle junk in its trunk. First you'll think "WTF?!" Then you'll think "Hmm…" And finally you'll be too busy shaking your booty like Beyoncé at Glastonbury to think about goddamn anything. If not, you deserve to be locked in a padded cell and forced to listen to Little Mix's 'Cannonball' for all of eternity.

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