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Judge Judy Hears Grindr Case: VIDEO

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In a very special episode of Judge Judy that, from afar, would appear to have been produced by World of Wonder and Bianca Del Rio, Judge Sheindlin learned all about Grindr. Sterns v. Murphy is a cautionary tale as old as time: Older man with a penchant for younger men finds a “friend” who, in exchange for companionship, asks for temporary loans to, you know, cover bills and stuff.

The case in and of itself is rather run of the mill. It’s Judy’s reaction to the circumstances and how the plaintiff and defendant met that’s the shining spectacle of the show.

"Um, we met on a social website,"  explained defendant Adam Murphy "It's actually called Grindr, it's an app. For your phone or your iPad. It's a social app that tells you where homosexual males are and their proximity. To where you are."

Murphy claims that he only sought companionship from Sterns and that any exchange of money between the individuals should be considered “gifts” rather than the loans Sterns was looking to recoup. After a fair amount of chuckling from the gallery and requisite eye-rolling, Judge Judy dismissed the case, citing that Sterns gave the money over willingly with no expectation of ever being repaid.

We can only assume that RuPaul is out there somewhere living for this.

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What To Watch This Week on TV: 'Normal Heart,' 'Idol' Finale, 'Judge Judy' After Dark - VIDEO

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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— Larry Kramer's powerful play gets a worthy TV-movie treatment Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern in HBO's The Normal Heart. Directed by Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story), the HIV/AIDS epidemic is gut-wrenchingly portrayed by an all-star cast, including Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts.

More picks and clips, including an end to the first half of Mad Men's final season, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Americans React to Obama's Nomination of Judge Judy to the Supreme Court: VIDEO

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Jimmy Kimmel solicits reactions from people on the street to Obama's nomination of Judge Judy to the Supreme Court. We agree with this guy.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #450

JUDGE JUDY: On Prop 8 and the Arkansas gay adoption and foster parent ban - "It's just plain wrong."

JIM CRAMER: Speaks out for the first time since Jon Stewart's lashing of CNBC.

SUBWAY ART GALLERY OPENING: Improv Everywhere's latest stunt. "How much is it worth?"

UN DECLARATION: Rachel Maddow on the Obama administration's decision to support a declaration calling for the global decriminalization of homosexuality.


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #391

RACHEL MADDOW: Makes the case for why Lieberman should not keep his committee chair.

SARAH PALIN: Here's why Palin didn't give a press conference.

JUDGE JUDY: Visits Larry King and talks about Obama, gay marriage, and gay adoption.

BALLOON FAIL: How to make a fool of oneself in three minutes or less.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #152

KEITH OLBERMANN: Has a little chat with Michael Moore.

JUDGE JUDY: What is a booty bump? (source: virtual matter)

COLTON FORD: The porn actor-turned-singer has a new single out, "The Way You Love Me".

HELEN THOMAS vs. BUSH: Broken record.

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