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04/19/2007


John Cena Has A Gay Brother: VIDEO

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On a recent episode of E!'s reality show Total Divas viewers learned that WWE Superstar John Cena has a gay brother. The show follows the lives of twin female wrestlers Nikki and Brie Bella, a.k.a. The Bella Twins. On the episode in question, Nikki, who has been dating John Cena since at least November 2012 according to TMZ, joined Cena for a rare gathering of his entire family. Among the clan come to break bread were John Cena's brother Steve and his partner Darlando. Other than providing a screen caption introducing Steve and Darlando, the episode of Divas did not provide any additional focus on them or their relationship with Cena.

Cena landed in hot water back in 2011 over homophobic jokes and comments he directed at The Rock (a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson) which prompted the WWE to form a partnership with GLAAD in an effort to "ensure that [their] fans know that WWE is against bullying or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation." However, last month, after fellow WWE Superstar Darren Young unexpectedly came out to TMZ at LAX, Cena offered his congratulations.

Check out a video of Cena congratulating Young and talking about his gay brother along with a clip from Total Divas that shows Steven and Darlando AFTER THE JUMP...

Steven does a killer impression of Stewie from Family Guy that's not to be missed.

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Wrestling Restored to the Summer Olympics

Wrestling has been restored to the Olympics, the NYT reports:

WrestlingChastened by calls to modernize its leadership and energize its matches, wrestling changed its rules, created more weight classes for women and easily prevailed over squash and a combined bid by baseball and softball.

Wrestling received 49 votes, compared with 24 for baseball/softball and 22 for squash in voting by delegates of the Olympic committee. The vote guaranteed that freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling would be contested at least through the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo and the 2024 Olympics, which have yet to be awarded.

Last February, in what was seen as a wake-up call, the 15-member executive board of the I.O.C. removed wrestling from the core sports of the Summer Games after the 2016 Rio Olympics.

If you'll remember, at the time Russian wrestling coach Vladimir Uruimagov blamed the sport's ejection from the Olympics on — you guessed it! Masculinity-hating gays.

“If they expel wrestling now, that means that gays will soon run the whole world,” said Uruimagov, saying it was "a blow to masculine origins. Uruimagov added: "It turns out this committee is headed by representative of these [sexual] minorities."

Uruimagov added: "It is necessary for millions around the world who understand that this is a man’s sport and who understand the need to continue the human race to go out and explain their position to the Olympic Committee. We should prove and explain that in any other case there is no future."


WWE Superstar Darren Young Comes Out: VIDEO

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As mentioned yesterday, when arriving at LAX, WWE superstar Darren Young was asked by TMZ whether a gay man could succeed in the WWE to which Young responded, “Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE superstar and, to be honest with you, I’m gay." The confession caught the camera-man off guard, as CNN notes:

"Man, that's in ... that's ... sorry. I'm kinda' of flabbergasted man. I think ... I didn't know and obviously I think that's just ... I commend your bravery," the cameraman said.

"I don't think it matters. Does it matter? Does it matter to you?...Does it change what you think about me?" Young rhetorically asked after making the statement.

"Not an iota," TMZ's cameraman said. "In fact I commend you even more that you would share something so beautiful and personal with me."

"We're all adults. All sports are physical. When I come to work, I come to work," Young said. "Business is business...Some people might not like it, and some people will like it."

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. offered its support of Young following his statement: "[The] WWE is proud of Darren Young for being open about his sexuality, and we will continue to support him as a WWE Superstar." HRC notes that fellow WWE superstar John Cena has since congratulated Young on coming out.

Young seems to be focused on the impact his actions can have on others, telling TMZ, "I’m hoping to be able to make a difference...It’s very important to me that people understand that someone’s sexual preference doesn’t really matter. It’s about the person." The WWE also commented that Young was planning to spend Thursday at an anti-bullying event "to teach children how to create positive environments for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation."

Young is only the second professional wrestler to come out, following former wrestler Chris Kanyon who tragically took his own life in 2010.

Check out Young's conversation with TMZ along with a clip of him in action AFTER THE JUMP...

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NEWS: Frank Ocean, WWE, Egypt, Helen Mirren, New Species

Milo Road Frank Darabont brings Milo Ventimiglia back to the small screen in a new noir style mini-series heading to AMC titled Mob City.

Road U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asks Ireland to extradite 'largest facilitator of child porn': "He is accused of using encryption technology to offer an anonymous hosting service for websites with a total of more than 1 million pornographic pictures, including images of rape and torture of pre-pubescent children."

Road Miley Cyrus poses for Terry Richardson.

Road Debate: would a Hilary Clinton administration be more pacifistic or more hawkish?

Road Kyra Sedgwick dishes to Andy Cohen about Helen Mirren's love for porn.

NewspeciesRoad The Smithsonian announced the discovery of a new species of animal that is apparently a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear called the olinguito (pronounced oh-lin-GHEE-toe): "Researchers argue that the olinguito should be considered the smallest living member of the raccoon family, which includes other animals that make us go "awww" such as cats, dogs and meerkats. This one had been seen before by humans, Helgen said, but it had been "a case of mistaken identity." You know he's going to make a cameo in the Ted sequel.

Road British stuntman who parachuted into the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics as James Bond has died in a wingsuit-jump accident in the alps.

Road Lindsay Lohan will guest star on East Bound and Down. The comeback tour continues!

Road Death toll in Egypt rises to 525 as protesters clash with government, torch government buildings. President Obama says President Morsi's government "was not inclusive and did not respect the views of all Egyptians" but condemns the actions of the interim government: "The United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt's interim government and security forces. We deplore violence against civilians. We support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. We oppose the pursuit of martial law, which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual freedom or that might makes right. And today the United States extends its condolences to the families or those who were killed and those who were wounded.

WillsRoad CNN gets first interview with Prince William since the birth of his son, Prince George of Cambridge. The Duke of Cambridge also talks about his passion for conservation in Africa.

Road In case you've ever thought how you'd much rather go to your vet than a doctor, don't. No, really.

Road People are freaking the eff out over the possibility of Laura Prepon leaving Orange is the New Black.

Road "Visible Bodies: Transgender Narratives Retold" tells the stories of "transgender, gender-varient, and gender non-conforming individuals" through photos (some images NSFW).

Road Frank Ocean addresses parking lot fight with Chris Brown in new song: "He called me faggot, I was just calling his bluff ... Why his mug all bloody? That was a 3-on-1"

Road Aaron Paull and Ethan Hawke give good AMA.

Road Darren Young becomes the first WWE superstar to come out as gay: “Look at me. I’m a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy.”

Road Senator Rand Paul on the defeat of the Voter Rights Act: "I don't think there is objective evidence that we're precluding African-Americans from voting any longer."

Road Aaron Taylor-Johnson continues to look all kinds of fine. This time in GQ.


Pro Wrestler Jay Briscoe Says He'll 'F**king Shoot' Anyone Who Tells His Kid Gay Marriage Is Okay

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Pro wrestler Jay Briscoe, who currently wrestles with Ring of Honor, Combat Zone Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling Guerilla, and is the current Ring of Honor Chammpion with his brother Mark Briscoe, made some disgusting comments on Twitter yesterday morning following the passage of marriage equality in Delaware.

Said Briscoe: "The Delaware Senate passed a bill yesterday that allows same sex couples to get married. If that makes you happy, then congratulations!!!!! ... try and teach my kids that there's nothing wrong with that and I'll f**king shoot you"

Briscoe's Twitter account is offline as of this moment but I screencapped the tweets last night (below).

And he's being blasted by a couple of sports writers, like Matt Bishop:

If a WWE wrestler made these statements, it would probably be pretty close to the end for them. Luckily for Briscoe, ROH is so far under the radar that he'll likely skate on these statements.

And Keith Harris at SB Nation:

However, even if he wasn't the Ring of Honor World Champion, Jay Briscoe's latest homophobic outburst on Twitter should not only embarrass ROH management, but also the whole wrestling industry. It's one thing to politely disagree with gay marriage, quite another to say that you would commit acts of violence on anyone who teaches your children that it's OK.

This is much worse than TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray recently using gay slurs to trash talk a ringside fan. Ray was a heel who went too far in his attempts to generate heat whilst in the zone performing. It was a dumb move, but at least he and Dixie Carter quickly apologized for his indiscretion.


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Pro Wrestler Bully Ray Apologizes After Calling Fan 'Faggot' and 'Frickin Queer' on Camera: VIDEO

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Pro wrestler and TNA world heavyweight champion Bully Ray apologized yesterday for spewing homophobic slurs at a fan after a match in Chicago earlier this week. Bully Ray, aka Mark LoMonaco, is featured on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) which airs on Spike TV.

Said the wrestler on Twitter:

"Had a very positive talk with the man I got into a verbal altercation with in Chicago. I personally apologized for my careless choice of words and my ignorance with regard to certain slurs I used. I take full responsibility and once again I apologize to all.

Here's what he said:

"Sit down, faggot. Yeah… [inaudible for a second]. What are you gonna do? You ain't gonna do a damn thing. You got punked in your own frickin' town. I'm punkin' you out in front of [Bully leans to the side, looks at who's sitting next to the fan, and says], I'm gonna say your daughter. You got punked! You invented fags, you fag. You should've did something already, you should've did something already, but you ain't doing nothing'. I'm punking you in front of your hometown. You frickin' queer. You shave your frickin' chest."

A TNA official said "this will not be tolerated" but there is no word of what kind of discipline might be meted out.

Watch it on video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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