Les News, 051412


  • President Barack Obama is named The First “Gay” President by Newsweek magazine. [Global Grind]
  • Neil Patrick Harris is still learning how to use Twitter. [Buzzfeed]
  • Are First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey feuding? [ONTD!]
  • Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield spend Mother’s Day with her mother. [PopSugar]
  • Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson will guest star on Glee next season. [GossipCop]
  • Chicago Fire looks hawt! [Oh La La]
  • JJ Abrams is out to destroy the world. [Towleroad]
  • The Dalai Lama donates $1.5 million to charity. [Newser]
  • Disassembled. [Heavy]
  • Nicki Minaj gets her Wango Tango on. [Idolator]
  • Tank loves his mother. [arjanwrites]
  • Olivia Wilde smooches on Jason Sudeikis. [Starpulse]
  • Johnny Depp promotes Dark Shadows in Japan. [LaineyGossip]
  • Amber Tamblyn is 29, Shanice is 39, Sofia Coppola is 41, Cate Blanchett & Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block are 43, Fabrice Morvan of Milli Vanilli is 46, C.C. DeVille of Poison is 50 and George Lucas is 68 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
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  • Krissy

    I am so glad that Obama endorsed gay marriage, but I really dislike Newsweek’s cover.

    1. I think that it has been a bully tactic to call those who stand up for the LGBT community “gay” as a slur. That came to mind when I first saw the text.

    2. I think it diminishes the idea that you don’t have to actually BE gay (or LBT) to support American citizens having equal rights. This issue shouldn’t be framed as LGBT vs. Straight….IMO, it is more Equality vs. Inequality.

    • @Krissy — The term “gay” wasn’t used as a slur by Newsweek. It was meant to highlight the revolutionary nature of a sitting president to endorse gay marriage.

    • Krissy

      I know how they were saying it in much the same way Bill Clinton was called the first “black” President…But I think young people hearing it won’t get it in that context.

      I am not being super articulate, but I think a better way to sum up the situation is that he is the first President to champion gay rights to this extent. And I actually really like Andrew Sullivan, I just think the headline was a bit of a cry for attention and might not have been the best choice.

    • @Krissy — Yes, exactly. I completely agree with you. Your Clinton example is spot on.