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Why Using Bert & Ernie to Celebrate Marriage Equality Doesn’t Make Sense

DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a post about anyone's beliefs, opinions, ideas, thoughts, or otherwise on homosexuality or same-sex marriage. This is a post about how some media outlets--in this specific case, The New Yorker--are celebrating marriage equality. Understand upfront that comments that are hateful and offensive to anyone will not be published.

So, The New Yorker released its July 8-15, 2013 cover this morning, "Moment of Joy."

"Moment of Joy" depicts Bert and Ernie, two Sesame Street...
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Shock, Confusion, Revenge: 7 Tips for Dealing With Sudden Death

One of America's favorite mob bosses passed away yesterday.

51-year-old actor James Gandolfini, perhaps best known for his Emmy award-winning role as the conflicted crime boss Tony Soprano on HBO's wildly successful hit The Sopranos, died yesterday (June 19, 2013). Gandolfini was visiting Rome, Italy when he reportedly succumbed to a heart attack. Gandolfini was scheduled to to arrive in Sicily on Saturday to attend the closing of the Taormina Film Festival.

Gandolfini was 51...
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Rihanna Might Head to Love Rehab

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love!

OK, so some of my younger readers not get that reference (and if you don't, here you go), but according to Grazia Daily, our beloved Rihanna might be addicted to love--specifically, Chris Brown's love.

(If you'll remember, Rihanna and Chris Brown began dating in 2006, but split up after Brown assaulted her after...
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Weekend Reading: Filter Frontman Richard Patrick Talks Mental Health, Drugs, and Sobriety

I suppose this could be a Weekend Listening post, too, because guess who got back together and released a new album last week?


Why, yes, I am excited about it!

Filter's first album, Short Bus, was one of the first CDs I owned, and their 2000 hit "Take a Picture" off Title of Record was a pretty regular jam during my freshman year of college.

Just in time for the band's sixth and latest studio release,...
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Paris Jackson Hospitalized for Reported Suicide Attempt

UPDATE: 06/06/2013: US Magazine reports that Paris' uncles Marlo, Jackie, and Tito Jackson have confirmed with TMZ that Paris is now "safe" and "doing fine."

Original Story

Paris Jackson was rushed to a hospital early Wednesday morning after what some sources have confirmed was a suicide attempt.

Paris, the 15-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson, has reportedly been dealing with severe depression, possibly stemming from her father's death in 2009.

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