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Tonight on TV: Oprah's Gay Double Feature — VIDEO

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Tonight starting at 9 pm ET, Oprah is hosting a gay-themed edition of Oprah's Next Chapter speaking with Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, comedienne Wanda Sykes, and Scandal's Dan Bucatinsky about gay issues. The discussion is followed by the premiere of Bridegroom, the Linda Bloodworth Thomason-directed documentary about what happened to Shane Bitney Crone after his boyfriend Tom's sudden death.

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'Bridegroom', The Documentary of One Gay Couple's Love Cut Short, to Premiere on OWN: TRAILER

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Many of you are familiar with the devastating video "It Could Happen to You" made by Shane Bitney Crone in response to the accidental death of his boyfriend Tom Bridegroom. The video, which chronicled what happened to Shane after Tom's sudden death has been viewed more than 4.1 million times.

On October 27, Bridegroom, a crowd-funded documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth Thomason which broke Kickstarter records , will have its TV premiere on Oprah's OWN network. It showed earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Bridgeroom will be part of a special night of programming on OWN about being gay in America that will include an Oprah's Next Chapter interview segment with Wanda Sykes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Scandal's Dan Bucatinsky.

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UPDATE: The film will also begin airing on Netflix on October 27.

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NEWS: Lohan's Interview, Gaga V. Perez, Hostages, Ambush In Egypt, Public Sex Boxes

Road During a post-rehab interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lindsay Lohan confessed to being an "addict", and blamed the start of her troubles on the success that she met immediately following the release of Mean GirlsLindsay Lohan

Road Conflict in Egypt continues to rage on as an ambush claimed the lives of 25 soldiers earlier today in the Sinai Peninsula. 

Road Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton took to Twitter yesterday in an apparent feud after Hilton allegedly tried to enter Gaga's apartment. 

Road Gaga also released the video to her new single, "Applause" today. 

Road The U.S. Navy released a guide for gay service members about same-sex partner benefits

Road Oscar Pistorius appeared in court earlier today and apparently wept during his hearing. His trial is set to begin on March 3rd. 

Road A hostage situation continues as an armed man keeps several people captive in the German city of Ingolstadt. Twitter Feud 

Road Ashton Kutcher's jOBS didn't seem to draw very many crowds this weekend. They were apparently too busy watching The Butler

Road At least 37 people were killed in Bihar, India when an express train crossed tracks at a remote station. 

Road Mexican authorities have captured the leader of a major drug cartel: Mario Ramirez Trevino. 

Road Alexander Skarsgard bared it all on last night's episode of True Blood (ALERT: link contains spoilers).  Prince-shares-breakfast-can-wait-cover-art-featuring-dave-chappelle1-400x400

Road Sen. Rand Paul, who has vowed a "government shutdown" as Obamacare laws take effect, confessed yesterday that he "doesn't think it's a good idea."

Road Prostitutes in Zurich will now be able to offer their services under the cover of private drive-in sex boxes

Road Apparently, Prince has no problem taking a joke...

Road Beyonce dares you to hate on her new hairstyle.

Road Nick Jonas is apparently putting his beefy bod to work for a good cause.

Road While Princess Diana has been dead for over a decade, conspiracy theories surrounding her death are still alive and well. 

Road Russell Simmons had no idea that a "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape" might offend a few people.


Movies: White House & Golden Oprah in "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

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BY NATHANIEL ROGERS 

Somewhere in the vast middle of LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER, a movie about a White House butler who served US Presidents from Eisenhower through Reagan, there's a terrific agitated scene in which we leave the butler behind to check in on his wife Gloria. Gloria (Oprah Winfrey) and Howard (Terrence Howard), the neighbor she's turned to from loneliness, argue on a couch. Howard is trying to sweet-talk his way back into her bed. Gloria, guilt-ridden, distracts herself with chain smoking, occasionally side-eyeing him as if he were a buzzing nuisance and -- damn, where is her fly swatter?

Slick Howard begins spinning two of her clothes hangers in the air to visualize their parallel worlds. Gloria reacts with extreme annoyance to the comic pleasure of the audience -- Oprah gets one laugh after another, all of them blessedly intentional, in her rousing return to the big screen.  It's a weird but lively domestic hothouse scene that feels, at first, largely divorced from the movie containing it, a somewhat duller "greatest hits" tour of America's civil rights journey. But in its own peculiar way it's also the movie's key scene.

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Civil Rights Hero Bayard Rustin, Astronaut Sally Ride to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Two LGBT heroes are among 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced today by President Obama. The award is the nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

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Sally Ride (posthumous)

Sally Ride was the first American female astronaut to travel to space.  As a role model to generations of young women, she advocated passionately for science education, stood up for racial and gender equality in the classroom, and taught students from every background that there are no limits to what they can accomplish.  Dr. Ride also served in several administrations as an advisor on space exploration.

Bayard Rustin (posthumous)

Bayard Rustin was an unyielding activist for civil rights, dignity, and equality for all.  An advisor to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he promoted nonviolent resistance, participated in one of the first Freedom Rides, organized the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and fought tirelessly for marginalized communities at home and abroad.  As an openly gay African American, Mr. Rustin stood at the intersection of several of the fights for equal rights.

Also receiving the honor: Ernie Banks, Ben Bradlee, Bill Clinton, Daniel Inouye, Daniel Kahneman, Richard Lugar, Loretta Lynn, Mario Molina, Arturo Sandoval, Dean Smith, Gloria Steinem, Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian, Patricia Wald, and Oprah Winfrey.


Oprah Discusses The New Reality Of Gay Marriage: VIDEO

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On  Oprah Winfrey Network's daytime talk show Super Soul Sunday, Oprah took a moment to discuss the dramatic shift in the general public's support for gay marriage and the underlying reasons behind the change.

Oprah asked her panelists, Episcopal Rev. Ed Bacon, author and educator Elizabeth Lesser, and philosopher Mark Nepo whether the change is "a social revolution or cultural shift" and why marriage equality could enrich the institution for everyone - gay and straight.

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