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Sally Field and Julia Roberts Compete in a Potty-Mouthed Curse-Off: VIDEO

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Jimmy Kimmel attempted to find out last night whether Sally Field or Julia Roberts has the foulest mouth by having them compete in a celebrity curse-off (actually, it was more like a bleep-off).

Can you guess who won the (wash your mouth out with) soap-on-a-rope?

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Sally Field Calls Being A Part of Her Gay Son’s Journey 'One of the Great Privileges of My Life'

In an open letter for the Human Rights Campaign, Oscar-winning actress and vocal LGBT ally Sally Field shared her experience raising a gay son, calling it “one of the great privileges of my life.”

Sally field“The three things I’m most proud of in my life are my sons, Peter, Eli and Sam. They are kind, loving and productive people. Each with their own list of talents and accomplishments. Sam is my youngest son, by 18 years, and he’s gay. To that, I say: So what?

“Growing up, Sam wanted desperately to just be like his older brothers – athletic, rambunctious and even a little bit macho. He wanted to beat Eli at tennis, trounce Peter at computer football and learn everything about every basketball player on the court. But Sam was different. And his journey to allow himself to be what nature intended him to be was not an easy one.

“When I saw him struggling, I wanted to jump in. But his older brothers held me back. They told me I couldn’t travel that road for Sam. It was his to travel, not mine. I had to wait for him to own himself in his own time.

“I could make it easier only by standing visibly to the side, clearly loving him, always being there and always letting him know. Finally, at 20, long after he beat his brothers at tennis and computer games and knew as much as anyone about basketball, Sam was able to stand up proudly and say, ‘I am a gay man’.

Field’s letter is part of a new fundraising campaign by the HRC to help prevent the introduction of laws similar to those brought up in Arizona and Kansas that would allow religious-based discrimination against gays.

“There are people out there – organizations and politicians, strangers who have never even met Sam – who would rather devote themselves to denying his happiness.

“Why would anyone want to prevent my son—or anyone’s son or daughter—from having basic legal safeguards like family medical leave, Social Security survivors benefits, or health insurance? It doesn’t make any sense—but it won’t change until people speak out. 


Cher, Sally Field, Shirley Maclaine, Harrison Ford, and Kathy Bates Sound Off on Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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Staunch allies stand firm at AFI's Night at the Movies.

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'Lincoln,' 'Les Mis' Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations: COMPLETE LIST

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Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone were up early this morning (or up late last night) to announce the 2013 Oscar nominations, and the selection is both predictable and deserving.

Biopic Lincoln is definitely leading the pack with five nominations out of the six major categories, including Daniel Day-Lewis in Best Actor and Sally Field in Best Supporting Actress, and Les Miserables received four, including Hugh Jackman for Best Actor and Anne Hathway for Best Supporting Actress. Both flicks were also nominated for Best Picture, as were Quentin Tarantino's controversial Django Unchained, the Denzel Washington-starrer Flight, which also garnered him a Best Actor nomination, and Zero Dark Thirty, the tale about the SEAL team's successful quest to kill Osama bin Laden.

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Sally Field Speaks with Oprah About Her Gay Son, Her Future: VIDEO

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Sally Field spoke with Oprah last night as part of her 'Oprah's Next Chapter' series. One of the items Field touched on was her gay son Sam (who as many of you know serves as Towleroad's intern).

Field_samSaid Field:

"It's important to have a parent speak about racing a magnificent, proud,intelligent, funny, lovable, sexy gay son. And there are so many parents who are frightened of that and who don't embrace their children as they struggle. Those children are struggling to embrace who they are, what nature intended them to be."

Trying to find a longer clip than the one below, but until I do, enjoy the brief one along with two others in which Field talks about her next chapter and how her roles have informed her life.

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Sally Field And NAACP's Ben Jealous Honored At HRC Gala: VIDEOS

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Towleroad intern Sam Greisman mentioned last Friday that he was headed to DC to present his mother Sally Field with HRC's Ally for Equality Award. So he did, and he was marvelous, setting the stage with stories of gratitude and humor before the lovely actress took the mic to deliver a touching and eloquent speech of her own.

Field's remarks, delivered after she removed her heels to meet the mic halfway, emphasized the biological innateness of being gay. "Sam is what nature intended him to be," she told the audience. She knew well before her son that he was gay, of course, and had wanted to explain it all to him, but thanks to her other sons' insistence, she let Sam find his own way. And she couldn't be more proud.

Parents who kick out their children or turn their backs, she said, need to realize "these children have something important to teach their parents:" Love and acceptance. Some children are gay, she explains, "So the f*ck what?"

In addition to the always lively Field, last night's festivities also included speeches from Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and Newark's hero mayor, Cory Booker, as well as the presentation of the National Equality Award to the NAACP and its president, Ben Jealous.

Introduced by HRC president Chad Griffin and a video highlighting his organization's commitment to equality, Jealous told the audience that we owe it to our children to turn our pledge of allegiance — "liberty and justice for all," in case you've forgotten — into a reality.

"As an American people, we celebrate the many times that our nation has led this world away from hate and ever toward hope," he said. "In this precipitous moment, when we as a movement are on the brink of massive change and tremendous progress...let us stand up for marriage equality from coast-to-coast and border-to-border!"

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