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Rod Stewart Denies He Got Stomach Pumped After Gay Tryst: 'I'm as Heterosexual as They Come' - VIDEO

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Rod Stewart took the opportunity on Katie Couric's daytime show "Katie" to dispel some of the urban myths that have surrounded his career, including one involving a medical operation to remove a pint of semen from his stomach.

Asked Katie: "Fact or fiction? Rod once needed to get his stomach pumped after an encounter with sailors at a gay bar in San Diego."

Stewart explains that the rumor was started by a publicist who wanted revenge.

"That is definitely not true. I'm as heterosexual as they come."

On another portion of the show, Katie also shared a photo of Stewart and Elton bathing next to one another after a soccer game.

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Sarah Palin Co-Hosting the 'Today' Show: VIDEO

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Tomorrow on Today, Sarah Palin is "ready to unveil a side you haven't seen before."

Palin will be going head-to-head with her nemesis Katie Couric, who's filling in on GMA.

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Lady Gaga's Thanksgiving Special

LadyGagaDragCropThe Thanksgiving Special: A wholesome hour or two in which known, beloved characters explore themes of patriotism and filial togetherness. See "This Is America, Charlie Brown" and All In The Famiky: "The Little Atheist."

Obviously, this is very much Lady Gaga's bag. "A Very Gaga Thanksgiving" will feature Mother Monster and Katie Couric co-hosting a 90-minute special in which Gaga will perform for an "intimate" audience of "friends and family," and Couric will interview Gaga re: Gaga. Gaga will talk about Catholic school, family, New York, and food. According to MTV.com:

In addition to her new single, "Marry the Night," and other songs from Born This Way ("You and I," "The Edge of Glory"), Gaga will perform "White Christmas" and her duet with Tony Bennett, "The Lady Is a Tramp." Chef Art Smith will also drop in to share some recipes on the special, including his holiday classic, deep-fried turkey and waffles.

"A Very Gaga Thanksgiving" airs November 24th, on ABC.


News: Illinois, Hawaii, Uganda, Channing Tatum, Yachts

 road Illinois county clerks gear up for the legalization of civil unions, which are expected to start taking place in that state on June 1.

Haw  road In a 19-6 vote, the state Senate in Hawaii has approved the civil unions bill. Next stop: The House of Representatives.

 road Hope College in Holland, Michigan amends its 16-year-old Statement on Homosexuality. It's really not much of an improvement: "...the board said that the college would continue to not recognize or support on-campus groups aiming to promote a vision of human sexuality contrary to Scriptures, but would invite the entire Hope community to a “renewed encounter” with the biblical witness regarding human sexuality."

 road NY Times reporter remembers his meeting with LGBT activist David Kato in 2009: "He was a small man with thick glasses and thin wrists. He said police officers had broken his arm and cracked him in the nose after he held Uganda’s first gay rights news conference several years ago. He talked fast, constantly scanning the darkness. He struck me as clearly brave and deeply frightened."

Chan  road Channing Tatum makes sure to wear layers at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

 road Just because the world's first $ 1 billion yacht has been designed doesn't mean its likely to get built.

 road You won't have to wait much longer for Britney Spears' new album. It drops on March 15.

 road Monkeys!

 road Courtney Love walks into a a Chelsea wind tunnel.

 road Ashton Kutcher to go back to his modeling roots.

 road Ugandan woman who fears for her life if she were to return to her home country wins last-minute stay of deportation in Britain: "Her lawyer said she had already boarded the flight when immigration officials were notified of the judge’s ruling and then escorted Ms. Namigadde off the aircraft and returned her to the detention center."

 road Twin power: American twins win Australian Open doubles title.

 road Back in 1994, Katie Couric couldn't explain the Internet.


Watch: Sarah Palin Wants to Clean Up 'Sorry State' of Journalism, Won't Do Any More 'Biased' Couric Interviews

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Sarah Palin says she wants to clean up the sorry state of journalism, because she knows and studied the "who what where when and why" of reporting.

As for doing another interview with Katie Couric, Palin adds: "So a journalist, a reporter who is so biased and will, no doubt, spin and gin up whatever it is that I have to say to create controversy, I swear to you, I will not waste my time with her. Or him."

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Watch: Katie Couric's Mega-Chat with Jane 'Sue Sylvester' Lynch

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Katie Couric interviewed Jane Lynch for 30 minutes on @Katie Couric. 

Lynch also says she draws on an acting teacher she used to call "the dragon lady" when she plays Sue Sylvester and discusses why Sue's such a mean bitch.

Lynch talks about Madonna's reaction and praise for her and Chris Colfer in the Madonna episode:  "Chris and I held each other tenderly, we were so touched by it."

There's also a short clip from the interview in which Couric asks Lynch about Ramin Setoodeh's Newsweek interview. Says Lynch: "I play straight people all the time and nobody's upset about it."

Do you worry at all about the impact of being so open about your sexuality?

I have Ellen DeGeneres, and Melissa Etheridge, and, uh, all of them to thank for kind of paving the way. Rosie O'Donnell. So, it's not such a big deal anymore. You know what, I really don't think about it. It's not like I have a strategy of how I'm going to deal with my orientation. I'm kind of just very open about who I am and I'm more than just that...it is just one aspect of who I am and I would like it to be viewed that way for everybody."

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