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04/19/2007


North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Comes Out for Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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In SNL's cold open last night, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un lifted the nation's ban on same-sex marriage because of a gay nephew:

"Watching him suffer unhappiness because of this policy affected me deeply. I still had to have him executed, but not because he was gay. It was because he was hosting a weekly book discussion group at his apartment. And here let me make one thing really clear. I have no personal stake in gay marriage one way or the other. I'm about as heterosexual as a person can be..."

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YOLO: VIDEO

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"The Lonely Island - YOLO", the track performed with Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar on Saturday night's SNL, has rocketed to the top of the iTunes music chart.

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P.S. - you may recall our earlier favorite musical take on YOLO.

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Adam Levine Persuaded to Lose Shirt in SNL Opener: VIDEO

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Andy Samberg and Cameron Diaz couldn't convince Adam Levine to prove his SNL hosting prowess by removing his shirt, but somehow the words of Jerry Seinfeld proved more persuasive.

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SNL Mocks Jodie Foster's Kind-Of Coming Out Speech: VIDEO

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As predicted, Saturday Night Live took on the Jodie Foster Golden Globes speech with a turn by Kate McKinnon in a Piers Morgan spoof which also featured two other celebrity confessions from Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o.

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News: James Franco, Barbara Walters, Albuquerque, Bird Strikes

1NewsIcon A 15-year old boy has been charged with the shooting deaths of two adults and three children in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Police say the teen had at least one assault rifle.

GunDay1NewsIcon Five people were injured in separate incidents during yesterday's "Gun Appreciation Day."

1NewsIcon Vicco, Kentucky, population 344, may be the smallest town in America to ban anti-gay discrimination.

1NewsIcon What promises made during his first inaugural speech did President Obama keep?

1NewsIcon Can former NYC Mayor Ed Koch's AIDS record be discussed without whispers about his sexuality? "Absent the hostility, a more speculative version of this position is offered in the film by Ethan Geto, a media and political strategist, who says simply that during the epidemic "it would have been so incredibly valuable for a popular mayor of New York to declare he was gay."

1NewsIcon Labour MP Paul Flynn is introducing a bill that would allow gay royals to marry and for their children to be potential heirs to the British thrown.

1NewsIcon This is horrific and graphic but definitely something you should pay attention to: video of a CVS manager strangling a homeless shoplifter to death while pedestrians hold the man down. No criminal charges are pending.

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1NewsIcon Daniel Radcliffe is already tired and "weirded out" by all the questions about the gay sex in his new film, Kill Your Darlings. "What weirded me out the most last night was people were asking me all these questions about the gay sex scenes. I was like: 'You know I did Equus?'. Some people are asking me questions like this is a more shocking subject, which is so strange," he said.

1NewsIcon A review of James Franco's Interior Leather Bar, an homage to the graphic gay sex cut from the controversial gay classic Cruisin': "Interior Leather Bar does contain one very graphic sex scene - a tender encounter between two men we are told are a real-life couple, which seems to be entirely against the film's idea of re-queering gay sex. And in general it's much more about talking about sex than actually showing it, which also makes its claims toward provocation a little weaker."

1NewsIcon Did you see Jennifer Lawrence host Saturday Night Live?

1NewsIcon ABC News' Barbara Walters was hospitalized after falling and hitting her head at an inauguration party.

1NewsIcon Loneliness is bad for your health: "[A new study] reveals that people who are lonely experience more reactivation of latent viruses in their systems than the well-connected. Lonely people also are more likely than others to produce inflammatory compounds in response to stress, a factor implicated in heart disease and other chronic disorders."

1NewsIcon More on American anti-gay crusader Brian Brown's efforts to block marriage equality in France.

Birdplane1NewsIcon Want to stop bird strikes? Turn up the bass.

1NewsIcon Jared Padalecki's a hot daddy.

1NewsIcon Justin Bieber shared his butt with the world.

1NewsIcon When Florence Welch met A$AP Rocky.

1NewsIcon Hundreds of activists gathered to say adieu as Steven Goldstein prepares to step down as Garden State Equality's executive director.


Frank Ocean's 'Pyramids' Video, SNL Performances: WATCH

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Frank Ocean was the season opener guest on Saturday Night Live over the weekend and performed "Thinking About You" and "Pyramids", for which John Mayer joined him on stage.

Ocean also dropped the (work-unfriendly) gorgeous mini-film for "Pyramids" about a complex relationship with a female stripper, which sets itself in a club and a highway in the desert.

Watch his two SNL performances and his (work-unfriendly) "Pyramids" video,
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