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Gay Dads Star In New Baby Formula Ad [VIDEO]

JMG readers and gay parents Michael and Tony are the stars of a new commercial for baby formula brand Enfamil, which was launched in the 1950s and is currently owned by the global conglomerate Reckitt Benckiser. The clip is part of the brand’s “most important person” campaign. The most important person in the world probably isn’t who you’re thinking of. …

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NBC News reports: A Florida man wearing a blue bonnet and a long dress with flowers on it is accused of stealing $450 worth of baby formula from a Cape Coral Publix. A witness told police she saw a man in his 50s wearing a bonnet, a dress, a black jacket and white sneakers ride around a Publix on Santa …

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Orlando’s ABC affiliate reports: A Florida man involved in a shootout with police is asking for all his charges to be dismissed. Neighbors called police after a disturbance between Laforrest Gray and his wife, but he said it was all part of their sexual role-playing. “I am an artist, not a criminal,” Gray wrote in a letter to a judge. …

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Jacksonville’s ABC affiliate reports: A Florida man thrown out of a Tampa-area library for being drunk was arrested after telling police his name was Jason Bourne, authorities said. Jonathan William Chapman, 45, was under the influence of alcohol and refused to leave the library despite multiple requests from library staff that he go, according to the report. When police arrived, …

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Tampa’s ABC affiliate reports: Deputies in Charlotte County are looking for the Florida man who broke into the business office of Custom Pools by Precision on Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte on Saturday, April 27. Once inside, the man made himself at home, using the computer to surf the web and helping himself to a drink out of the fridge. …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Taylor Swift toppled multiple YouTube records with the debut of her new music video for “ME!” featuring Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie. According to a release from YouTube sent on Saturday (April 27), Swift’s “ME!” video clocked in a record-breaking 65.2 million views within the first 24 hours of its release on April 26. YouTube confirms …

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TODAY: The Fifteenth Blogiversary Of Joe.My.God.

Today marks the fifteenth blogiversary of this here website thingy. Counting this one, we’re at 82,865 posts over 15 years, the last eleven of which have been without a day off. As I said on this day last year, whether I am insanely committed or am insane and should be committed – that is your call. A few weeks ago …

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CBS News reports: The Australian government wants to kill two million feral cats by next year — and it wants to do it by airdropping poisonous sausages. There are currently an estimated 2 to 6 million free-roaming cats across the country, and officials say they are threatening native wildlife populations. According to the Australian government, the goal is to “reduce …

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Orlando’s NBC affiliate reports: An apparently hallucinating Florida man used a bedpost to attack a mattress where he thought a man was hiding.  His girlfriend told deputies Oquendo thought she was cheating on him with a man he thought he saw in the mattress at their Fort Walton Beach home. She said Oquendo hit the mattress with a bed post, …

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Deadline reports: It is a small moment but a milestone nonetheless in such a global appeal blockbuster. Avengers: Endgame introduces the first openly gay character to ever appear in a Disney/Marvel movie. That character isn’t a superhero, and he is played in an early scene by Joe Russo, who co-directed with brother Anthony Russo. The character is an average guy …

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Slate reports: A flock of cassowaries — birds the size of human beings with talons like a velociraptor’s – will be available via auction in Florida this Saturday. These birds need a new home because one of them killed their owner when he fell between their cages on April 12. Reporting on the impending murder bird sale for the New …

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New from our pal Matt Baume: Remember the time RuPaul went over to LL Cool J’s house to teach him about drag? Strange as it sounds, this was an actual episode of primetime TV that aired in the mid-90s, at a time when many people dismissed drag as a punchline. The episode helped break down outdated rules about who’s supposed …

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USA Today reports: A Florida man was arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer after he tried to pull over a driver who was a real detective. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew Joseph Erris, 26, activated red and blue lights on the grill of his 2007 SUV on April 17 to pull over a vehicle. Erris didn’t …

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The BBC reports: Swiss scientists say there is a higher amount of bacteria lurking in beard bristles than in the fur of your dog. Researchers from the Hirslanden Clinic in Switzerland took swabs from the facial fuzz of 18 men and the necks of 30 dogs, across a range of breeds – that’s the dogs, not the men, by the …

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Playbill reports: In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Lincoln Center Theater’s My Fair Lady on Broadway, NBC Nightly News gave viewers a brand new view: a 360-degree look at a live performance. In the video, viewers can navigate around the stage during the Act 2 opener “Embassy Waltz.” The number features choreography by Christopher Gattelli in the production directed …

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The Tampa Bay Times reports: Wearing a baseball cap, gloves and, it seems, nothing else, a Florida man burglarized a Little League concession stand in Dunedin earlier this month. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is now asking for help in identifying the man, who Greater Dunedin Little League president Susan Semitecolos said caused about $5,000 in damages. According to the …

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Playbill reports: The party is back on—this time on the small screen. Mart Crowley’s 1968 play The Boys in the Band, which received its Broadway premiere in a starry staging last year, will be adapted for Netflix. The project hails from Ryan Murphy, who produced the revival alongside David Stone (also attached to the film version with Ned Martel), as …

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ABC News reports: A Florida man was arrested after being filmed wrestling with a fake alligator in a mall. Gianny Sosa-Hernandez was charged with criminal mischief after damaging the display alligator at The Falls Shopping Center in Miami-Dade County, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department. Sosa-Hernandez picks up the alligator before performing a wrestling move on it that police identified …

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Playbill reports: The Tony Awards has partnered with Audience Rewards, Broadway’s only loyalty program for ticket buyers, to present the 2019 Tony Awards Challenge. Entrants will fill out a full Tony Awards ballot and can adjust their choices until June 9, the day of the Tony Awards and its CBS broadcast. Players will be able to create and join leagues …

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Tampa’s ABC News affiliate reports: A Florida man is behind bars after a man shot a woman with a water gun containing his own urine. According to an arrest affidavit, Joel Benjamin,71, approached a woman walking her dog on April 13 just before 9:30 p.m. on 58th Street South when he squirted the woman with his own urine several times. …

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