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Passengers Give Airplane A Jump-Start On Frozen Tarmac In Siberia: VIDEO


In case weather woes are flummoxing your travel plans today, the busiest travel day of the year in the U.S., take comfort in knowing you are not in Siberia. A plane that was stuck on a frozen tarmac in the town of Igarka, Siberia had to rely on its hardy passengers to take to the tarmac and give the plane a running start as temperatures reportedly sank below negative 52 degrees Celsius (negative 66 degrees Fahrenheit)!

Someone get these poor people some hand-warmers.



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NEWS: Darren Wilson, Ellen's Gardner, 'Love Is Strange', Laser Watch

Darren RoadDarren Wilson talks to George Stephanopoulos about shooting and killing Michael Brown: “The reason I have a clean conscience is because I know I did my job right...I’m sorry that [Michael] lost his life. It wasn’t the intention of that day, but it’s what occurred that day. There’s nothing you can say that would make a parent feel better.”

RoadMichael Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., calls Wilson's remarks "disrespectful" and "crazy": "For one, my son, he respected law enforcement. Two, who in their right mind would rush or charge at a police officer that has his gun drawn?”

RoadA lesbian couple challenging Michigan's same-sex marriage ban, a case that may reach the Supreme Court, just adopted their fourth child yesterday. 

RoadTaylor Swift performs "Blank Space" (a.k.a. "Lonely Starbucks Lovers") on The Voice and makes one superfan's day. 

RoadMeanwhile, Chris Pine croons like Sinatra for a fan on Ellen.

Billy RoadSpeaking of Ellen, her hunky (former?) gardner Billy Reilich, smolders in a new photoshoot that puts his beefcake on display. 

RoadBette Midler backs off of Ariana Grande

RoadKevin Federline says that wasn't him

RoadThe first tiny teaser for Game of Thrones Season 5 has arrived and it's all about Arya

RoadFormer O-Town member Ashley Parker Angel strips down for OUT Magazine, talks playing Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway.

RoadJennifer Aniston pranks a BBC radio interviewer in a cringe-worthy video.

Road"Marlene Dietrich in a top hat" may be the best one on this list. 

RoadVending machines at bathhouses will offer HIV testing.

RoadLove Is Strange, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a gay couple faced with homelessness in New York, picked up four Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best Picture.

RoadSupermodel Miranda Kerr's gay brother is getting married. 

RoadFeeling villainous? Watch inspired by retro James Bond films has laser attached that can cut through plastic. 

RoadThe Cambridges have a new family portrait

Mike Huckabee: Gay Marriage Threatens 'The Foundation Of Our Society And Culture' - VIDEO


Former Arkansas Governor and likely 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been on a tour of Europe entitled “Reagan, Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II Tour: God Raising Extraordinary Leaders for Extraordinary Times.” As hate-monger Matt Barber notes, Huckabee invited "evangelical pastors from the states of New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina, and Nevada on special 10-day tour of Europe... to study the lives of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II  and understand how these three individuals were 'used by God to change the world’s history.'" So essentially, this is the Grand Tour re-imagined for right-wing wing-nuts.

Huckabee's final stop on this tour was to Auschwitz and Birkenau, which, as The New Civil Rights Movement points out, provided Huckabee the perfect opportunity to compare Nazi Germany and present day America. The horror that was Hitler's Germany was the natural by-product of "systematically [removing God and religion] from their culture and their society." Drawing a parallel to America, Huckabee said, "The soul of America is a sick soul... because it has forsaken and forgotten its God." How exactly has America forsaken and forgotten its God? By providing equality to the gays, of course:

"The foundation of our society and culture, marriage, not only by which we produce the next generation but it is the entity through which God has chosen for us to create the next generation and train them to be our replacements, and when we tinker with its definition and we decide that it can mean anything we wish for it to mean and that rather than to take a biblical perspective we will take a very human one and we will base marriage on human experience and desire as opposed to biblical standard, then I fear that we will pay the consequences for having upended the very foundation which is the essence of how a civilization survives. So the soul of America is in real trouble."

Governor Huckabee has obviously not seen how Biblical arguments against same-sex marriage and homosexuality can rather easily be debunked. 

The Arkansan seems hell-bent on continuing to prove worthy of Megyn Kelly's special pet moniker for him. Well done, Governor.

Watch Governor Huckabee's latest anti-gay diatribe, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Postmodern Jukebox Turns Ariana Grande's 'Love Me Harder' Into A James Bond Theme: VIDEO


Scott Bradley's Postmodern Jukebox is back and this time serving up a sultry James Bond-esque version of Ariana Grande's "Love Me Harder." Cristina Gatti lends her vocals and channels the legendary Shirley Bassey. 

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

And in case you've missed previous jams from Postmodern Jukebox, check out their retro-infused covers below: 

Ariana Grande's "Break Free" Gets a Soulful Twist

A Jazz-Crooner Cover of David Guetta and Sia's "Titanium"

Sam Smith's "I'm Not The Only One" - New Orleans Style

Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Heads to Motown

A Vintage Latin Rendition of Calvin Harris' "Summer"

Madonna's "Like A Prayer"...If It Were a 40s Swing Song

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New Marriage Equality Bill Introduced In Australian Parliament

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A bill legalizing same-sex marriage was introduced in the Australian parliament today. Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm was the sponsoring member of the Freedom To Marry legislation which would would allow Australians to wed regardless of “sex, sexual orientation and gender identity”. The proposed bill has an exception for ministers or clergy to opt out of same-sex marriage ceremonies if it is against their beliefs.

"All my bill does is prevent the Government from stopping two people from getting married on the grounds that they are not a man and a woman,"  said Leyonhjelm. "It does nothing more, and it requires nothing more than tolerance."

This would be the second time a marriage is considered by the Australian parliament. In 2012, a similar bill was defeated by an overwhelming margin, with just 42 members of their House of Representatives in favor and 98 members against. However public opinion down under has changed remarkably, with 72% of Australians in a recent poll in favor of same-sex marriage. Still the current Prime Minister Tony Abbott has advised against introducing the bill making its passage questionable. Also, the nation's high court struck down a local jurisdiction's attempt at marriage equality in 2013

But Leyonhjeim hopes that given the shift in local public opinion and the fact that same-sex marriage is currently recognized by 13 countries worldwide and a number of states in the U.S., it might be enough to sway some votes in the conservative legislative body. He also plans to appeal to a more basic, democratic idea. "When the law says that LGBTI people can't marry, in an important sense, it is diminishing their liberty."

Tom Goss Wants To Tell You A Black Friday Gay Love Story: VIDEO


Have you ever had a full relationship, from start to finish, while waiting in line for your favorite Black Friday sale to start? Tom Goss has in his new comedic video Black Friday: A Gay Love Story. Reportedly based on "many true stories," the video's description touts, "Black Friday is a time for consumerism, long lines and most especially, gay drama."

Watch the life cycle of a gay relationship, AFTER THE JUMP...


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