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Dr. Evil Interrupts Sam Smith's Very Somber Christmas on SNL to Take a Shot at North Korea: VIDEO

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On last night's cold open for SNL, Sam Smith's "A Very Somber Christmas" special was interrupted by none other than Dr. Evil himself, who preempted the program because he was "furious that North Korea and Sony Pictures have both given evil organizations a bad name."

Added Dr. Evil about the Guardians of Peace cyberterrorist group claming responsibility for the Sony hack: "Hello!? Way to go a-holes! There's already a GOP...and they're already an evil organization."

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Sam Smith Finds Romance with Extra from His Music Video as Debut Album Goes Platinum

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Sam Smith tells The Sun that he is dating a man who served as an extra on his video for "Like I Can":

“It’s very early days. I’m talking very, very, very early days. But he’s really sweet… he was one of 20 extras. It’s a surreal thing to be talking about because I haven’t even confirmed with him that we’re officially seeing each other."

Sam doesn't think that he'll ever find a place where he is content, however: "People need to realize I’m never going to be happy. The reason I do what I do is because I’m an artist who is always going to be blue about something."

Smith has a lot to be happy about at the end of 2014, however. In addition to his six Grammy Nominations for In The Lonely Hour, the RIAA announced today that the album has been certified Platinum.

In addition to In the Lonely Hour selling more than one million copies via physical and download album sales, it has sold an additional one million via track- and stream-equivalent albums (as computed by Nielsen SoundScan).

Watch the video for "Like I Can"  HERE if you missed it.


Sam Smith Is In Love and Dressed to the Nines in 'Like I Can' Music Video: WATCH

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"Like I Can," the latest single off of Sam Smith's debut album In the Lonely Hour has a music video out today featuring everyone's favorite British crooner exploring New York City alongside some very dapper gentlemen.

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Smith is leading the pack ahead of the 2015 Grammy awards, having recieved a total of six nominations last week, including best solo performance, best new artist, song of the year, and album of the year. 

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Gay, Bi, Transgender: The 80 Most Powerful Comings Out of 2014

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"I think coming out...is really about coming out as your authentic self, coming out as the person you always knew you were but no one else may have known, and now you're sharing that honestly with people for the first time."

2014faces2Such is how Rodrigo Lehtinen, the trans son of Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, explained to CBS Miami last month what it meant for him to now be open about who he is.

It's as simple as that, whether you're gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or some fluid combination of any of them. But it's certainly an act of courage in a world where LGBTQ people face obstacles in marriage, employment, and even basic acceptance. In many places, the status of being 'out' about one's sexual orientation or gender identity is dangerous, even life-threatening.

In 2014 thousands, perhaps millions of people came out all over the world. They all made a difference. The folks featured here are just a few who happened to make a big difference and caught our eye on Towleroad this year. Some are well-known, some are little-known: the CEO of the largest corporation in the world, an NFL player, a Kenyan literary figure, fashion models, the foreign minister of a Baltic state, country singers, Mormon pop stars, a few of the stars of your favorite television shows, and unknowns from the world of YouTube.

When it comes to coming out, 2014 was certainly the year of the athlete.

Of the 80 people on our list this year, more than 1/3 come from the sports world — football, baseball, boxing, tennis, long distance running, hurling, basketball, rowing, and diving. Many of these athletes are making a name for themselves in college sports, many in conservative places. Twenty-one come from the entertainment world. And they are from all over the world — Japan, Peru, Ireland, Uruguay, Brazil, Germany, Australia, Finland, Canada, Spain, Chile, and more... Also, the leader of a company worth more than all the world's airlines combined, worth more than the entire Russian stock market.

It's quite an impressive group of folks. We're proud of all of you. By choosing to come out as L, G, B, T, queer, or whatever label your sexual orientation or gender identity is telling you is yours, you've made life easier for all those who haven't come out yet, and all those who are currently struggling for their civil and human rights.

Please enjoy reading their stories. And share this post with your friends, family, and anyone in the closet to whom you'd like to offer a bit of courage or support.

 

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Contributions to this post were made earlier this year by Kyler Geoffroy, Sean Mandell, Joseph Ehrman-Dupre, Steve Pep, Brian Sloan, Daniel Villareal, Anthony Costello, Jim Redmond, Charles Pulliam-Moore, Christian Walters, John Wright, and Jake Folsom.

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DJ Earworm's United State Of Pop 2014: VIDEO

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DJ Earworm, known for mixing the year's greatest hits into one, yearly mega mash-up, is back again with a mega-mix of 2014's top songs from Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Sam Smith, Pharrell, Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, John Legend, Lorde and relative newcomers Meghan Trainor, Bastille, Tove Lo and Magic! among others. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Sam Smith Talks To Ellen About Coming Out, Being a Spokesperson for the Gay Community: VIDEO

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Out crooner and man of the moment Sam Smith stopped by Ellen yesterday and talked about his recent American Music Award win and about why he decided to come out before he released his debut album, In The Lonely Hour. Though, according to Sam, it didn't really feel like a coming out:

"I came out when I was, like 4 years old. My mum said she knew when I was like three. So I didn't have to actually properly come out...So I came out at a very, very young age. I kind of felt like I just had to mention it before I released my record. Just so people knew who the record was about. And it felt like a brave thing to do, as well. I wanted to do it before because if I did it afterwards people probably would have thought I was lying just to sell records, which wasn’t the case."

Referring to his previous remarks that he didn't want to be a spokesperson for the gay community, Smith clarified his stance:

“I do, of course I do [want to be a spokesperson for the gay community], but I want to be a spokesperson for everyone. Ya know straight people, gay people, bisexual. I don’t want to be limited."

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