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Former Bush campaign director Ken Mehlman comes out as gay

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The same-sex marriage debate is producing some interesting consequences — Ken Melhman, former chair of the Republican National Committee and leader of the 2004 Bush-Cheney re-election campaign, has come out as gay and as a supporter of same-sex marriage in an interview with the Atlantic. In an interview with Politico, Melman said one reason for […] [Read More]

Parenting advice from Jon Gosselin

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I’d generally avoid taking parenting advice from anyone who: wears Ed Hardy clothing, behaves more like a kid than his children and trades in his married family life for romps with younger ladies… but apparently not everyone agrees. Otherwise, why would Jon Gosselin, formerly the father on Jon and Kate Plus 8, be planning to […] [Read More]
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Sean Connery: Can it be? 007 is 80

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My, how times flies when you’re saving the world and escaping the diabolical ways evil geniuses have devised to kill you. But Connery, Sean Connery is 80. The Daily Record of Glasgow reports that he is at his home in the Bahamas with his wife and family.  No word on whether Miss Moneypenny was there. […] [Read More]
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All those hours watching The Wire might pay off

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ABOVE: Classic lines from The Wire (totally NSFW, unless you have headphones). The DEA needs David Simon. Or maybe they should just collectively watch some reruns of The Wire. According to the Associated Press, the Feds are in need of Ebonics translators to help with drug investigations (no, really): The Drug Enforcement Administration recently sent […] [Read More]
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Naked football player tased and arrested for trespassing

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An Oregon State football player won’t be suiting up this fall. Although, that may be the way he prefers to play. Tyler Patrick Thomas, 19, was dismissed from the football team after he was arrested for trespassing in an area woman’s home. Thing is, this wasn’t your everyday trespass. Thomas was in the 32-year-old woman’s […] [Read More]
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Miss Philippines answers — sort of — and loses Miss Universe

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Back in the day a beauty pageant contestant had only to answer: “I just want everyone to love everybody and for the world to live in peace.” Didn’t make any difference if the question was about global warming or the price of milk. If the contestant said this, it was a winner. Especially if she […] [Read More]
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Cee-Lo to Shawhank warden: F*@% you too

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ABOVE: The mashup which is — for obvious reasons — NSFW. Cee-Lo to Shawhank warden: F*@% you too. Well not exactly,  but it didn’t take long for somebody to create a mashup of Cee-Lo’s instantly-popular single (that went viral last week) and the opera scene from The Shawshank Redemption. The original scene was nears perfection […] [Read More]
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China traffic jam enters 9th day

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Imagine calling work one morning and saying, “I’m stuck in traffic. I’ll try to get there by the end of the week.” And we grumble about an hour or two. Outside Beijing, an epic traffic jam is entering its ninth day. The thing is more than 60 miles long, according to Chinese media. Construction is […] [Read More]
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