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04/19/2007


News: Carly Rae Jepsen, Utah, Sochi Security Fears, Vampire Diaries

Road"Call Me Maybe" crooner Carly Rae Jepsen to star in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway. Fran Drescher will be playing the role of the evil stepmother. 

Puppy RoadKarma's a Bieber.

RoadTaye Diggs is wasting no time

RoadMandy Moore says she's ready for the Zombie Apocolypse: "After several episodes of Survivorman, I’m fairly certain I could make it through a Zombie Apocalypse relatively unscathed."

RoadBeyonce and Jay Z reportedly spent $6,000 at a sex shop: “They didn’t buy anything tacky or too extreme...It was all top-of-the-line stuff. Some of it was even gold-plated!” 

RoadHappy Male Model Monday!

RoadFirst Lady Michelle Obama shows her support for Robin Roberts.

RoadUtah still hasn't filed a request for a stay with the U.S. Supreme Court and isn't expected to today. Attorney General Sean Reyes, who is being sworn in today, is said to meet with Governor Herbert after the ceremony.

RoadThe Duke of Cambridge, a.k.a. Prince William, will be returning to school at Cambridge University for a master's in agriculture management.  

RoadHow to avoid Uber's high surge charges on New Year's Eve

RoadCombined death toll for Volgograd, Russia bombings stands at to 31.

RoadU.S. offers to help with security efforts at Sochi in wake of terrorist attacks: “The United States stands in solidarity with the Russian people against terrorism,” National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said in a statement. “The U.S. government has offered our full support to the Russian government in security preparations for the Sochi Olympic Games, and we would welcome the opportunity for closer cooperation for the safety of the athletes, spectators, and other participants.”

Lightning RoadPlane landing in Brisbane, Australia gets struck by lightning. Onlooker grabs it on video. 

RoadAfter five seasons, The Vampire Diaries is set to get a gay character: "According to E!, the new character Luke is 'a new hottie is enrolling at Whitmore after winter break! And he'll be spending time with Caroline! Except he's so not into her in that way as Luke, handsome and sarcastic, is gay.'"

RoadClever girl.

RoadNew Hampshire state representative David Camopbell being investigated for allegedly running over as many as 6 ducks outside a hotel in Nashua: “We are conducting an investigation,” Moushegian told The Telegraph on Thursday. “It’s still an open investigation, and therefore I’m not going to release any specifics about it.” According to an eyewitness: “All of a sudden, this 5 Series BMW comes up, it’s going about 15 miles an hour, and then when he gets to the ducks, it’s not like it even slowed down,” [James] Murphy said. “It just crushed all of the ducks.”

RoadTeenage girl declared brain-dead after tonsillectomy gone wrong.


George W. Bush Shares His Paintings with Hillary Clinton on Air Force One: PHOTO

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On the way back from the Mandela memorial, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Attorney General Eric Holder,  National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett were treated to an iPad showing of George W. Bush's paintings.

(White House photo - Pete Souza)


Michele Bachmann, Anti-Gay GOP Congressmen Attack Supreme Court Marriage Ruling: VIDEO

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In case you missed it, following yesterday's Supreme Court ruling, Rep. Michele Bachmann and other members of Congress' Anti-Gay Hall of Fame held a press conference to attack SCOTUS for striking down DOMA.

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Melissa Harris-Perry Panel Mostly Thinks It Was Wrong for 'GetEQUAL' to Heckle Michelle Obama: VIDEO

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Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel took a look at the heckling of Michelle Obama last week by GetEQUAL activist Ellen Sturtz. The panelists, Anthea Butler, Maria Teresa Kumar, Edwina Rogers, and Ezra Klein mostly thought it was the wrong place and the wrong time to do so.

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Ellen Sturtz, the activist who heckled FLOTUS, explained herself in a WaPo opinion piece on Saturday.

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Glenn Beck: Michelle Obama's Heckling Reaction Shows She's a 'Monster, Lady Macbeth' — VIDEO

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Glenn Beck phones in from Planet Tea Party to attack Michelle Obama after she responded aggressively toward GetEQUAL activist Ellen Sturtz earlier this week after being heckled at a fundraiser, Right Wing Watch reports.

Claims Beck:

"This woman's a monster. She is Lady Macbeth. She is a frightening woman. I’ll tell you something, I really truly believe, Valerie Jarrett, Michelle and Mrs. Eric Holder, that’s where the information is going, the wives are talking."

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Why Ellen Sturtz, the Lesbian Activist, Heckled Michelle Obama

Ellen Sturtz, the GetEQUAL activist who heckled Michelle Obama at a fundraiser early this week and made international headlines, defends her actions today in a WaPo opinion piece.

SturtzWrites Sturtz:

As a gray-haired, 56-year-old lesbian, I don’t have time to wait another generation for equality — it’s been almost 40 years since similar legislation to ENDA was first introduced in Congress. And being polite hasn’t gotten us any closer to it becoming a reality.

Sturtz says her comments were a spontaneous reaction to Obama's statement about standing up for kids because she thought about all the homeless LGBT youth on the streets who have nobody to speak for them.

Continues Sturtz:

For most of my life, I have been in one closet or another, as my “coming out” process took decades. I remained in the work closet the longest, as a public servant doing environmental and consumer protection work. In the mid-90s, in the final round of interviews for a position I was offered and accepted, I was asked why I was moving to the area. I lied and responded that I was moving to help take care of a “family member.” The interviewer seemed satisfied with the response, not wanting to pry further and assuming it was an elderly parent. In truth, it was my partner of seven years — who I felt I had to hide and whose humanity I felt ashamed to acknowledge. After years of these lonely, isolating and dehumanizing experiences, I’ve only recently been able to find the strength to advocate for myself and millions of others.

ObamahecklerSturtz praises the First Lady but stands by her statements:

Mrs. Obama has accomplished extraordinary things and is inarguably the conscience of the White House. She understands injustice at a deep level, and it was that political conscience I was hoping to stir at this week’s fundraiser. Some have said it was disrespectful for a white woman to interrupt an African American woman, or for an activist to interrupt the first lady. All I can say is that in that moment, I could no longer remain silent while standing in front of one of our country’s most powerful political figures. I spoke up for the millions of LGBT Americans who have to make small and excruciating choices each day about the extent to which they are able to live safe and honest lives.

Read the full editorial here.


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