A circuit judge in Florida has just ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is in direct violation of the US constitution and, as such, has been struck down. Circuit Judge Luis Garcia in Monroe County issued his ruling just a short time ago, making Florida the latest state to have it’s ban on same-sex marriage struck down as unconstitutional (you may recall that Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage was struck down earlier this month and Indiana and Wisconsin‘s bans on same-sex marriage were struck down last month alone). Pending appeal, no doubt, Florida is poised to become the 20th state in the US to enjoy marriage equality — BUT only in one county! Yeah, it’s complicated … read on to learn more More »
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Beyoncé leads with 8 noms, Iggy & Em follow with 7
On Sunday August 24, 2014, the MTV Video Music Awards will take place LIVE at the Forum here in Los Angeles, CA and today we learn which musicians will be vying for the coveted Moonman trophy. MTV announced the nominess for the 2014 MTV VMAs today and unsurprisingly, Beyoncé walked away with the most nominations this year. Bey snagged 8 noms, including Video of the Year for Drunk in Love, Best Female Video, Best Collaboration (with hubby Jay Z) and Best Choreography. Iggy Azalea‘s hit song/video Fancy (Featuring Charli XCX) garnered 7 nominations as did Eminem. Click below to see the full list of nominees for the 2014 MTV VMAs and see if YOUR faves snagged a nom. More »
"I have a lot of experience being part of something bigger than myself"
St. Louis Rams football player Michael Sam was honored at the ESPY Awards here in Los Angeles, CA last night with the 2014 Arthur Ashe Courage Award and as you can see above, he delivered a powerful speech upon accepting his award. Thankfully, the ESPY Awards allows winners to speak at length when they receive their awards so Michael was allowed to deliver his entire 5 minute long speech. Wow. Michael covered a lot of ground in his speech and didn’t manage to make me start crying until about the 3 minute mark. Trust me, people, you’re going to want to spend 5 minutes watching this speech. Click the embed above to watch Michael Sam‘s ESPY Awards speech and then click below to see a great photo of Michael and his boyfriend Vito Cammisano on the red carpet before the awards show. More »
'Game of Thrones' leads the pack with 19 noms! 'Orphan Black' snubbed!!
Hollywood was up early today to announce the nominees for the 66th annual Emmy Awards. As usual, many favorite TV shows and actors walked away with nominations — some for the first time every (what’s up, cast of Orange is the new Black?) — and, of course, there were the outrageous snubs. Game of Thrones garnered the most nominations this year with 19 noms … new series Fargo follows with 18 noms and American Horror Story: Coven grabbed 17 noms. Among the biggest snubs this year include Tatiana Maslany who was not nominated for her stunning work on Orphan Black (nor was the show nominated at all), everyone from Sons of Anarchy and both Mads Mikelsen & Hugh Dancy for their amazing work in Hannibal. There’s a lot of good news and a lot of bad news in regards to the Emmy noms this year … just like every year prior. Click below to see the full (long) list of this year’s Emmy nominees. More »
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It would appear that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes aren’t the only Hollywood couple with exciting baby news to share … Robert Downey, Jr. and his wife Susan are also expecting a bundle of joy themselves. RDJ shared the happy baby news on his official Twitter profile by announcing to the world that he and Susan will be birthing a baby girl this November. As you can see below, RDJ made the announcement in oh so many words but I guess when you’ve only got 140 characters to use, you have to be judicious with your official statements. Click below to read Downey‘s baby announcement in full. More »
Earlier today we hear a rumor that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are expecting a baby together … and right now, we learn that People magazine has confirmed the news as true. Even tho reps for both Gosling and Mendes have yet to officially make a statement about this baby news, if People magazine says they have confirmation that the couple are pregnant … then it is pretty much assured that the couple are pregnant. Wow. A Gosling baby is on the way. I’m not even sure the world is quite ready for something so extraordinary to occur. More »
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Who am I to argue?
Back in November of last year, People magazine named Adam Levine as the Sexiest Man Alive. In April, they named Lupita Nyong’o as the Most Beautiful Person. Today we learn that the magazine famed for naming the sexiest and most beautiful has named actor/director Joe Manganiello as the Hottest Bachelor in Hollywood. Joe and his sick bod grace the cover of this week’s new issue of People devoted to all of the Hottest Bachelors in Hollywood. Click thru the gallery to see a few examples of why Joey Man has been deemed the Hottest Bachelor and then click below to read excerpts from People‘s interview with Joe in this week’s new issue. More »
After only 6 months of dating
Congratulations are in order for actress 50-year old Courteney Cox and her 37-year old boyfriend of 6 months Johnny McDaid … because last night she announced on Twitter that the couple got themselves engaged to be married! That’s right, even tho Courteney and Johnny (from the band Snow Patrol) have only known one another for a short while (and have only been dating for an even shorter while), they are — apparently — ready to get hitched and spend the rest of their lives together … so … Congrats!! More »
Last week we learned that Madonna‘s eldest child Lourdes Maria successfully graduated high school and is very likely attending classes at the University of Michigan in the fall. Today we learn that Eminem‘s eldest child, Hailie Jade, has also graduated high school this year. A photo from her high school graduation at Chippewa Valley High School made its way to my inbox so I’m happy to share it with all y’all. Hay Hay is a high school graduate, you guys … doesn’t that make you feel OLD?! More »
"Looking back on the past four years of high school ..."
Way back in the Fall of 2010 we learned that Madonna‘s eldest child, Lourdes Maria, started her first day at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (the Fame school) and today — 4 years later — we learn that Lola is now a high school graduate. Um, what? In a blogpost that she wrote on the official site for her Material Girl clothing line, Lola looks back on the past four years and reminisces a bit about her time in high school and the first four years of Material Girl. I can’t get my head wrapped around the fact that Madonna‘s baby girl is now a high school graduate but, I digress. Click below to read excerpts from Lola‘s blogpost and weep with me as we come to the realization that Madonna‘s daughter is practically a grown woman now. More »