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RoadAnd Harry's beard made a cameo too.

RoadThe Powerpuff Girls to return to TV.

RoadDeseret News: Utah has "historic opportunity" to defend marriage -- "[Governor] Herbert and [Attorney General] Reyes, however, have both the opportunity and the willingness to take a full and vigorous legal fight forward. Building on the extraordinary social and economic results that we believe stems from Utah’s deep-seated support of the traditional family, Herbert and Reyes can shape a full-vetting of the complex issues involved in this vitally important debate in both the courts and in the court of public opinion. The vision, tone and rigor that they bring to this debate will provide much needed leadership, not just for Utah, but for the nation."

RoadA very Obama Christmas.

RoadFeud: Joan Rivers vs. Jennifer Lawrence.

RoadCulprit shot dead in Christmas home invasion in Texas turns out to be the Mayor's son.

RoadZachary Quinto prank calls Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Christian Borle.


Aprons RoadNJ Governor Christie has a reputation of being something of a bully.

RoadPussy Riot members granted amnesty in run-up to Sochi games; reunited after leaving prison.

RoadJustin Bieber insists he is retiring.

RoadOne Direction's Liam Payne challenges Tom Daley to an apron-off.

RoadAnd apparently Dustin Lance Black and boyfriend Daley both received a pair of rainbow toe socks for Christmas.

RoadNYT asks, "Is the Internet a Mob without Consequence?": "The immediacy and fast pace of the Internet can be magical. But when someone makes a comment that the masses disagree with, a mob with 140-character pitchforks can develop in seconds and the Internet can become terrifyingly bellicose."


The First Gay Bachelor, with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and George Takei: VIDEO

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The first gay edition of The Bachelor is here, and George Takei and the contestants (including NFL player Scott Fujita and Lance Bass) have a few surprises for Jesse Tyler Ferguson in this new twist on the reality show.

Check out all the wooing as Jesse finds the man of his dreams, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Named Celebrity Ambassador For Marriage Equality By ACLU: VIDEO

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the Broadway veteran and "Modern Family" star, has been named the Celebrity Ambassador for the ACLU's Out for Freedom campaign. The campaign is aimed at promoting the adoption of marriage equality across the United States, and Ferguson's involvement in the Ambassador Project, "a new initiative that joins personalities from the worlds of film, television, music and comedy with ACLU priority issues," will help promote its values.

The press release reads:

“I worked with the ACLU and the New York Civil Liberties Union a lot when I was living in New York. I was always very invigorated by the passion and the drive and the vast knowledge they have,” Ferguson said. “I learned so much just by working with them on policy and legislation and getting in touch with lawmakers and making my voice heard. I just felt like it was so important to keep that energy spinning. Having conversations with the people making our laws is so important, so I was really inspired to continue working with them. It just seemed like a no-brainer.”

Ferguson is already making a difference. He and his husband Justin Mikita, traveled to Ferguson’s home state of New Mexico in late September to rally people around the fight for the freedom to marry. Since then, the couple’s non-profit Tie the Knot has made a grant of $10,000 to the ACLU of New Mexico to support its work on marriage for same-sex couples.

Other Ambassadors include comedian Lewis Black, musicians Cyndi Lauper, Melissa Etheridge, and Harry Belafonte, and television host W. Kamau Bell.

For more information about the Ambassador Project, head to the ACLU's website. To support Ferguson and Mikita's Tie the Knot campaign, head over here.

And check out a quick bowtie tutorial from the man himself, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Tonight on TV: Oprah's Gay Double Feature — VIDEO

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Tonight starting at 9 pm ET, Oprah is hosting a gay-themed edition of Oprah's Next Chapter speaking with Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, comedienne Wanda Sykes, and Scandal's Dan Bucatinsky about gay issues. The discussion is followed by the premiere of Bridegroom, the Linda Bloodworth Thomason-directed documentary about what happened to Shane Bitney Crone after his boyfriend Tom's sudden death.

Watch previews of both shows, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mitch And Cam Evolve Their 'Modern Family' [Spoilers]: VIDEO

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On last night's season premiere of Modern Family, Mitch and Cam (arguably the most prominent gay couple on television today) celebrated the end of Prop. 8 by getting engaged. After lots of speculation (as well as some pressure from the ACLU), the Emmy-winning comedy had both characters drop to one knee simultaneously for a dual proposal. As the show enters its fifth season (as well as its first in syndication), Mitch and Cam continue to (sometimes slowly) broaden audiences' exposure to gay relationships on TV.

Watch the scene and see Eric Stonestreet discuss the possibility of a Mitch and Cam wedding on a recent appearance on The Ellen Show, AFTER THE JUMP...

Jeffrey Richman, one of the show's openly gay writers, tells THR how it went down:

As I started writing, I became unexpectedly emotional. I teared up writing it. I teared up hearing it read. And I completely teared up seeing that moment where they both just say "yes" at the exact same time. That was so moving for me. I felt like, "OK, maybe I got it right because I never cry at weddings." My boyfriend [actor John Benjamin Hickey] always reads the first draft and he called me in tears after he read this one.

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Five Ways This Sunday's Emmy Awards May Surprise You

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Even the most staid awards shows have a few tricks up their sleeves, and this year's Primetime Emmy Awards are no different. Before you tune in to Sunday's broadcast (8 p.m. Eastern on CBS), check out these five ways in which this year's ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, may surprise you.

More, AFTER THE JUMP...

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