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Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Dies At 94 [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Liz Smith, the longtime queen of New York’s tabloid gossip columns, who for more than three decades chronicled little triumphs and trespasses in the soap-opera lives of the rich, the famous and the merely beautiful, died on Sunday at her home in Manhattan. She was 94. Her friend and literary agent, Joni Evans, confirmed her ...

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British Poll: 37 Is Too Old To Go Clubbing

According to a survey conducted by a British electronics retailer, 37 is the average age at which respondents felt people are too old to go clubbing. The Independent reports: Once you hit 37, you’re seen as too old for a night on the town, with a brutal 37 per cent of respondents saying that there’s nothing more “tragic” than seeing ...

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Ten Nations Select Eurovision 2017 Entries [VIDEO]

The International Olympic Super Bowl Of Homosexuality And Camp, more commonly known as the Eurovision Song Contest, arrives in May and ten nations so far have selected their entries. Watch below. You’ll note that a “Celebrate Diversity” logo appears between every snippet. This year’s contest will be held in Kiev as Ukraine won last year with their grim song about ...

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Carrie Fisher In Critical Condition After Cardiac Episode

The Los Angeles Times reports: “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher was in critical condition Friday after suffering a “cardiac episode” during a flight from London to Los Angeles, according to emergency officials. Fisher, 60, was rushed to the hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics shortly after noon, after her flight touched down at LAX. A source who said they ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Google’s 2016 Year In Search

Via Mashable: Google has posted its top lists of most popular topics in 2016, and a lot of it is a painful reminder of all the great people that left us this year. In overall global searches, Prince and David Bowie are in fourth and sixth place. Google lists a category called “Losses” this year, and there the two rock ...

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On The Gay Subtext In The TV Classic Rudolph

Over at Vulture, Brian Moylan today unpacks what he sees as the glittery gay subtext in the 1964 television classic, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. An excerpt from the slightly tongue-in-cheek piece: “For a year the Donner family did a good job hiding Rudolph’s — non-conformity,” the narrator tells us, pausing slightly before landing on the right euphemism. This is the ...

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2016 Presidential Medal Of Freedom Honorees: Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen, Others

Note that two of this year’s honorees, De Niro and Springsteen, are among the loudest Trump critics. CBS News reports: The White House on Wednesday announced the recipients of the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The prestigious accolade is given to people “who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Petition Launched To Legalize Bodega Cats After Bitchy One-Star Yelp Review Goes Viral

Bodega cats are a beloved Gotham institution and the subjects of popular Tumblr and Instagram accounts. But their technical illegality is in the news this week thanks to an outraged Yelp review that has gone locally viral. Yahoo News reports: Don’t mess with the bodega cats. Walk into any corner store a.k.a bodega in New York City, and you’ll find ...

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The Bachelor Contestants Find Love (In Each Other)

Fusion reports: Everyone on The Bachelor is looking for love. The suitor, obviously, is searching for a mate among 25 women. And these contestants have left their jobs and friends for six weeks of slumber party hell to try and find someone to be with. The hope is that at the very first cocktail party, your eyes will lock and ...

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Coming Soon: Golden Girls Action Figures

ABC News reports: As it is every year, next week’s New York Comic Con is famous for its exclusive products — that is, toys and other items that you can only buy there. This year, the company Funko is releasing action figures of four unlikely heroes: Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sofia — yes, of “The Golden Girls.” The four-day annual ...

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On Masculinity And Homophobia [SHORT FILM]

The Huffington Post reports: A riveting new short film is taking a gripping and unfiltered look at the effects of masculine ideals on both American culture and the actions and development of men who may be attracted to men. “American Male” is the winner of MTV’s Look Different Creator Competition, which invited up-and-coming filmmakers to create work surrounding the topic ...

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PREVIEW: The Rocky Horror Picture Show [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly recaps: The time to do the time warp again is… now. Fox released the first five minutes of The Rocky Horror Picture Show late Thursday night on Twitter and Periscope, showing off its modernized take on the cult classic. The reimagining of the musical — which stars Laverne Cox, Ryan McCartan, Adam Lambert, Christina Milian, and Tim Curry ...

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New To The Oxford Dictionary: Squee, YOLO, Moobs, Gender-Fluid, Biatch, Butt-Fucker, Clickbait, Slacktivist

Reuters reports: You know, some yogalates could tackle those splendiferous moobs. Confused? Then turn to the Oxford English Dictionary which has included the words among more than 1,000 revisions and updates for its latest update. Splendiferous, meaning full of or abounding in splendor, joins yogalates, a fitness routine combining pilates exercises with the techniques of yoga, and moobs, unusually prominent ...

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