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Chris Christie Previews RNC Keynote, Says Romney Probably Regrets Birther Joke: VIDEO


Chris Christie sits down with Matt Lauer on Today to preview his keynote speech tonight at the Republican National Convention. Christie denies reports that he turned down the VP slot because he thinks Romney can't win.

Lauer also asks Christie whether Romney should release more tax returns, and if he should have made a birther joke last week:

I think if he had to do it over again, he wouldn’t make the joke. But you know what, when you’re on camera 12, 14 hours a day, and you’re at a big rallies and you’re just going off the cuff, there are going to be times you’re going to say stuff you wish you could take back. If you get a chance to talk to Governor Romney, I think he’d tell you that he wishes he could take that one back.’


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Sarah Palin Joins the 'Lamestream Media' on 'Today': VIDEO


Sarah Palin was interviewed by Matt Lauer in the first part of her appearance on the Today show after making fun of her own idiocy by pretending to read a pile of newspapers.

"A shake-up is still possible," insisted Palin when asked by Lauer if she approved of the choice of Mitt Romney as GOP nominee.

Asked Lauer: "When you were plucked from obscurity in 2008, you didn't have any experience on the national stage, and in this era of intense media scrutiny you took some lumps. You had mixed results, as we all know. Do you think if Mitt Romney is the nominee he should choose someone with more experience on the national battlefield than you had at the time?"

Palin responded by saying any candidate is going to be "clobbered by the lamestream media."

Said Lauer: "You are going to join us for our 8:00 hour, which technically makes you part of the lamestream media."

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WATCH: Matt Lauer Interviews Congressman Aaron Schock About His Body, Asks if He's Single


Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) brings his "ripped Representative" crusade to the Today show, where Matt Lauer interviews him about the beefy photo spread in Men's Health, along with the magazine's editor-in-chief Dave Zinczenko.

Schock also went on Morning Joe

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Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) Shows Off His Abs in Men's Health cover story [tr]

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News: Dracula Fish, GENDA, Gary Coleman, Cape Town

RoadOutrage over GMHC relocation.

Road Gender Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) gets major boost in New York.

Dracula RoadDracula fish makes Top 10 list of new species.

RoadNick Jonas brings new panty-creaming excitement to Les Miserables in London.

RoadYoung gay republican challenges out Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox: "Erich Sturn, 24, is hoping to unseat Fox, who was elected to succeed state Rep. William Murphy (D-West Warwick) in February. He is a political novice, but he told EDGE he feels the time is right to throw his name into the ring due to the state’s double-digit unemployment rate and dire economic conditions."

RoadBlog 4 Equality: Up-and-coming bloggers can win a trip to Netroots Nation in Vegas from Freedom to Marry.

RoadReport: Gary Coleman on life support. UPDATE: Sadly, Coleman has died.

RoadThe Amityville Horror house is on sale for $1.15 million. Takers?

RoadIan McKellen went into acting to meet other gay people: "I'd heard that a lot of professional actors were gay. Acting seemed like a chance for me to meet like-minded people.  You know, at that time same-sex love in Britain got you into prison. Homosexuality was being completely hushed up. Gay teachers, politicians or firemen - that was something unthinkable.  When I was young I thought I was the only gay Brit. That's why I was glad to find people like me in the actors guild."

RoadHugh Jackman: just like the rest of us.

GirthyRoadManhattan gets girthy in subway map overhaul.

RoadMarc Jacobs got a hair transplant. "I was starting to thin on top, see. I can’t dye it for a while, so this is my natural colour.”

RoadMinnesota non-profit Christian ministry tied to Michelle Bachmann praises Muslim call for executions of gays in America: “Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America. This just shows you they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do, because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality is an abomination.”

RoadHow wealthy were all the Presidents?

RoadMatt Lauer in transgender infidelity scandal.

RoadRand Paul: U.S. should stop granting citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.

RoadCagney & Lacey, together again.

Capetown RoadCape Town declared gay capital of Africa.

RoadDid Uganda lie to Germany to continue receiving aid? "Uganda has reassured Germany it does not support a bid by one parliamentarian to outlaw homosexual acts, in order to win an extension of existing aid payments, German officials said Friday. The German development aid ministry said in Berlin it had cleared pledges totalling 120 million euros (148 million dollars) to Uganda over the next three years."

RoadDoes Daniel Craig's fab penthouse make him gay? How about his real estate agent?

Road22nd annual Lambda Literary Awards handed out in NYC: Winners.

RoadGay City News on the shutdown of Brian Ellner's appointment to the Empire State Pride Agenda: "Nearly everyone who spoke to Gay City News — both advocates and foes of Ellner — cited the adamant opposition to him from board member Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, one of the city’s most progressive labor leaders and a tough critic of Bloomberg. Appelbaum declined comment to Gay City News."

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MIKE DIAMOND LOVES BALLS: In search of realness at the Love Ball.

THAT BITCH IS ALL PLASTIC: Aunt Barbara is the queen of Tupperware.


THE RESOLVE OF A MOTHER: Hoover's mom testifies before Congress on bullying.

Carrie Fisher on Her Family's First Gay Man


Carrie Fisher spoke to Matt Lauer about her new memoir on the Today show, and the interview included some insight into her mother Debbie Reynolds' reaction to the news that Fisher's ex with whom she had a child, agent Bryan Lourd, was gay:

"She said 'We have all sorts of men in our family. We've had horse thieves and one-man bands, but this is our first homosexual.' What's she gonna say, 'I'm sorry?' Any other kind of mom it wouldn't work out."

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