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Pascal Tessier Becomes The First Openly Gay Eagle Scout

The Highest Honor of the Boy Scouts of America

In May of last year, the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow openly gay members to join/be a part of their organization and on January 1, the restriction banning gay members was lifted. Today we learn that 17 year old Pascal Tessier has just become the first openly gay Eagle Scout in the history of the Boy Scouts of America. Now, keep in mind, there have been countless Boy Scouts who are gay and countless gay Eagle Scouts but Tessier is the first gay Eagle Scout to be officially sanctioned by the BSA. And, as happy as this news is … the BSA‘s policy to ban gay adults in their organization has tarnished Tessier‘s story because when he turns 18, they could boot him out of the Boy Scouts of America. Ugh. More »

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Jamie Anderson Wins The Second US Gold Medal At The Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

She's the First Woman to Win Slopestyle Snowboarding Gold

Yesterday we learned that US athlete Sage Kotsenburg became the first American to win a Gold Medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, taking the top spot in men’s slopestyle snowboarding. Today we learn that fellow US athlete Jamie Anderson became the second American (and first female US athlete) to win gold at the Winter Games. Like Kotsenburg, Anderson took the top spot in women’s slopestyle snowboarding — an event making its debut at the Olympic Games this year. That means that Sage and Jamie not only swept the Gold Medals for this event but they are the first two athletes ever to win Gold Medals for this inaugural Olympic event. Yay! More »

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Sage Kotsenburg Wins The First US Gold Medal At The Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

The slopestyle snowboarder does America proud

Snowboarder Sage Kotsenberg became the first US athlete to win a Gold Medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games by busting out a move he had never done before in the slopestyle snowboarding competition. With Kotzenburg‘s gold, the US is off and running toward a hopeful domination of the Olympic medal count and, more specifically, the Gold Medal count. As you are likely well aware, the Olympic Winter Games got started Thursday ahead of the Opening Ceremonies that took place inside Fisht Olympic Stadium last night. Except for one fairly noticeable techinical glitch, the rest of the ceremonies seemed to go off without a hitch. Click below to learn about Sage winning the first US Gold Medal of these Sochi Games and see a few photos from the Opening Ceremonies spectacle that took place in Sochi last night. More »

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Watch: Bravo Host Andy Cohen Marries A Same-Sex Couple On ‘Watch What Happens Live: The Aftershow’

So much amazing
I now pronounce you Husband and Husband

Last night on the online-only aftershow of the Bravo TV late night talk show Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen officiated a same-sex wedding for a very cute couple LIVE for the whole world to see. I watch WWHL as it airs on Bravo but I don’t ever log on to watch the aftershow … so sadly, I missed seeing this live last night. Thankfully, Bravo has shared the video so that we can watch video of Daniel Cunningham and Ricardo Santiago gettin’ hitched right here, right now … and as many times as we like to our hearts’ content. Watch the video embedded above to see how adorable this little wedding ceremony turned out. Even tho there were a few jokes tossed in, the whole ceremony was really heartfelt and very very sweet. Congrats Daniel and Ricardo! Here’s to a very long, healthy and happy life together :)

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Bruno Mars’s Halftime Show Was The Most Watched In Super Bowl History

Yep, more viewers than Beyoncé, Madonna, Prince, etc.

110.8 million people tuned in to watch Beyoncé perform the halftime show during Super Bowl XLVII, in 2012 a then record-setting 114 million people tuned in to watch Madonna perform the halftime show during Super Bowl XLVI … today we learn that Bruno Mars, who performed during Super Bowl XLVIII a couple of days ago, now holds the record for the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show EVER! A new record-setting 115.3 million people tuned in to watch Bruno (and special guests Red Hot Chili Peppers) perform on Sunday during the big game … which makes Bruno the new KING of the Super Bowl halftime show. Wow. More »

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Confirmed: Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Are Gettin’ Hitched!

Congrats!

It’s official! Yesterday we heard whisperings about a possible engagement betwixt Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Shortly thereafter the rumors were confirmed, as sources revealed that the two are totally, officially gettin’ hitched. Even though Johnny Depp is blonde now (LMAO), he will always be one of my biggest Hollywood crushes… with his weird ass. So, um, I don’t really wanna see him get married! But congrats are in order anyway, so click inside for more!
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A Federal Judge Rules That Oklahoma’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Is Unconstitutional

OK becomes the 18th or 19th state to enjoy marriage equality (Utah is still complicated)

OMG. The day that I never thought would come has come. A federal judge has just ruled today that Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional … which means essentially that one of the most conservative states in the US can now enjoy marriage equality!! BUT, as we saw in Utah, pending an appeal the citizens of OK may not yet be able to get married until the matter can be settled in appeals court. Even still, today is a GREAT DAY for the people of Oklahoma and another GREAT DAY for the US as a whole! More »

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Ciara Confirms Her Pregnancy With Fiancée Future

Bump Watch

Singer Ciara was a guest on The View this morning and she used her appearance on the show to announce to the world that she is pregnant with her first child with fiancée/rapper Future (real name Nayvadius Cash). As I understand it, Ciara and Future got themselves engaged to be married last year and I’m guessing that the bun in her oven may have had something to do with the couple’s decision to tie the knot. View co-host Jenny McCarthy tweeted a photo on her official Twitter profile of Ciara proudly showing off her burgeoning baby bump, which you can see in full below. More »

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Ashlee Simpson & Diana Ross’s Son Evan Ross Are Gettin’ Hitched!

Congrats!

Congratulations are in order for former popstar/actress Ashlee Simpson and her man Evan Ross because they have announced to the world on their individual Twitter profiles that they are engaged to be married! As you may recall, we last heard from Ashlee in January of 2013 when she released a new song titled Bat for a Heart and it was believed that she was on the brink of making a return to the music world. The song fizzled upon arrival and she released no more music all year long. Back in July, Ashlee went public with her relationship with Evan (who is the son of Motown legend Diana Ross) and now, they’re gettin’ hitched! Click below to see the engagement photo the couple each shared with the world last night. More »

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Bobbi Kristina Brown & Nick Gordon Got Hitched!

"Yerp"

Remember back in July when Bobbi Kristina Brown “formally” announced on Twitter that she and her so-called “pseudo brother”/boyfriend Nick Gordon got themselves engaged to be married? Well, it looks like the couple went thru with the engagement because Bobbi Kris announced on her official Twitter profile last night that she and Nick got married! Bobbi shared a photo of the couple’s wedding rings so I guess she’s serious … tho, I suppose it’s possible she’s just saying the couple got married for attention. Whatever the case may be, it sure looks like Bobbi and Nick are seriously serious about their romantic relationship. More »

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