Annie Lennox stopped by The View yesterday to promote Nostalgia, her first non-holiday album in 7 years that features covers of classic 20th century hits - including "Georgia on My Mind" as made famous by Ray Charles.
Lennox also sat down with the ladies to share how she picked which songs to cover on the album and to clarify her "feminist-lite" Beyonce comments.
Check out the interview and her fantastic performance, AFTER THE JUMP...
After suggesting earlier this week that he wouldn't be meeting any gay people at the pearly gates in the afterlife, Iowa Rep. Steve King attempted to clarify his remarks in right-wing fashion - claiming they were "fabricated" by the media...but that he still stood by them.
Said King to Newsmax host Steve Malzberg:
“What I said was it’s between them and God. And I said what was a sin 2,000 years ago is a sin today. That was what I said. And I stand on what I said, and they’ve manufactured this and so maybe I won't meet the people that distort the truth in the next life either and I'm going to do my best to get to Heaven."
First gays, now journalists...maybe next week King can condemn to hell all those immigration activists who get on his nerves.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
[via Right Wing Watch]
A summary judgement challenge to South Carolina's gay marriage ban filed by Lambda Legal on behalf of two Charleston women could be decided early next month after a federal judge denied South Carolina's request for extra time to file responses, The Post and Courier reports:
During a conversation in court Friday with attorneys on both sides, Gergel denied a verbal request from a state Attorney General lawyer to extend by three days a Nov. 3 deadline to file responses to the couple's injunction request.
"The plaintiff in this case has asserted irreparable injury" due to being denied a marriage license, Gergel said.
"They are entitled to an expeditious review," he added.
Beth Littrell, Senior Attorney in Lambda Legal’s Southern Regional Office based in Atlanta, said:
There is no reason why South Carolinians should be denied the freedom to marry one more day. The Fourth Circuit’s decision is binding on South Carolina and Governor Haley and Attorney General Wilson should not be allowed to continue to ignore the rule of law. There really is only one legal and logical result--we’re urging the court to allow same-sex couples in South Carolina to marry without any further delay.
A separate lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage was filed earlier this week.
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Family Circle, the women's magazine dedicated to home and family life, began a new Q&A column entitled "Modern Life" as a part of their aim to "be reflective of all families." In the most recent issue Chris and Bob Osner-Hackett appear alongside their two daughters, and almost as if on cue the magazine began receiving hate mail and mean-spirited messages on their Facebook page. The magazine stood fast in the face of this bout of Christian Love™, with vice president and editor-in-chief of the magazine Linda Fears saying:
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We are certainly not the first magazine or media brand to share the story of gay parents. But we will also publish stories on single parents, multi-racial couples, and unmarried couples with kids. People may not like those either, but they are all representative of American family life today.
Jamaica is a remarkably homophobic nation with massive opposition to the "gay agenda" that forces gay youth to live in sewers, and even results in murder. The Human Rights Watch has taken notice of the hostilities and violence and put together a short documentary video that explores the island's abuses of and utter governmental apathy towards its gay citizens.
While not graphic or explicit, the video is a little rough emotionally. You can watch it AFTER THE JUMP...
Alternative band Cobra Starship - whom you may remember did the closing credits to Snakes on a Plane with the awesomely cheesy "Bring It!" - have just released the music video for their new song "Never Been In Love", featuring Icona Pop. The bouncy piano-centric tune is party-friendly and is fertile for some dance club remixing.
Give it a listen for yourself AFTER THE JUMP...