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Paris Hilton Criticizes Gay Men

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television, Rants,

Paris HiltonParis Hilton has branded gay men "disgusting."

The socialite was recorded in a cab in Manhattan, New York City, on September 7 making derogatory marks during a conversation with a homosexual friend and also says she would be "afraid" to be gay in case she "died of AIDS." In the audio, which has been posted on RadarOnline.com, Paris' friend said, "Say I log into Grindr [a gay hook-up app], someone that's on Grindr can be in that building and it tells you all the locations of where they are and you can be like, 'Yo, you wanna f**k?' and he might be on like, the sixth floor."

Paris replies, "Ewww. Eww. To get f***ed? Gay guys are the horniest people in the world. They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS. I would be so scared if I was a gay guy, you might like, die of AIDS."

A spokesperson for the heiress insists her remarks have been taken out of context and, as a "huge supporter" of the gay community, she meant no offense:

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Karlie Kloss and Jason Wu’s $50,000 Walk

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers, Models, News,

Karlie Kloss and Jason WuKarlie Kloss and Jason Wu are teaming up to raise $50,000 for AIDS organizations.

The model and the designer are close friends and will head up a team called Step Forward to complete a 6.2-mile sponsored AIDS Walk around New York this Saturday. They are currently taking sponsorships to reach their target.

"The idea came about at the Met Ball with a mutual friend of ours. We were in a sea of glamour and we looked at each other and said, 'what do we do next?' The AIDS Walk became a perfect opportunity to change our ballgown and black tie for sneakers and work-out clothes. Juicy Couture is even donating a bucket of money for me to wear their clothes for the event which is amazing - it's fantastic to see my friends in the fashion community getting behind us, come on guys!" Karlie explained.

Karlie, 19, wore a custom-made pink gown by Jason to the Met ball earlier this month. She joked she had been training for the walk by getting plenty of practice on catwalks:

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Josh Hutcherson Lost Two Uncles to AIDS

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Charity,

Josh HutchersonJosh Hutcherson has opened up about his heartbreak at having two uncles die from AIDS. The 19-year-old Hunger Games star - who is a staunch campaigner for gay rights - reveals how he never got to meet his homosexual relatives, who were struck down with the disease at the height of the epidemic.

"They were in their early 30s, in great shape, but unfortunately they were taken away from us too soon. Both passed away at about the time I was born," he said.

Josh is set to become the youngest recipient of the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles today, following in the footsteps of Hollywood heavyweights including Elizabeth Taylor, Charlize Theron and Janet Jackson, and considers his charity work to be his biggest achievement.

"My mom has always been a big advocate, especially in the gay, lesbian, transsexual and bisexual community so for me it's always been a part of my soul. This is what my family is most proud of and the same for me. Acting is one thing, but actually trying to change the world and the way people think to make people's lives better? That's the stuff I'm most proud of."

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Comic Lisa Lampanelli vs. The Westboro Baptist Church

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Television, Rivalries,

Lisa Lampanelli

Remember the church that wanted to stage a protest at screen legend Elizabeth Taylor’s memorial because she was an active AIDS humanitarian? Well, they’re not big fans of comedienne Lisa Lampanelli, either.

Lampanelli, an outspoken proponent of gay rights, has a show scheduled in Kansas this weekend, where the Westboro Baptist Church is based. The WBC is organizing a protest of Lampaenelli’s show, but she’s going to make sure it backfires.

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Generous Billionaire Resurrects Dead Celebs

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Movies, Music, Television, Charity,

Stewart Rahr, a pharmaceutical billionaire, must have really been jonesing for a Lady Gaga tweet.

The mogul donated a whopping $500,000 to assist in AIDS research, thus ending the social networking ban many celebs took in order to raise money.

The Digital Death campaign has managed to get a lot of attention since it started on December 1 ... and from the right people, it seems. Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian and Elijah Wood were among the stars who digitally died for the cause.

Meanwhile, we're still alive and kicking on Twitter, so follow us for all the latest celebrity gossip.

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TV Talk: Captains Return to Deadliest Catch, Starz Recasts Spartacus

Capt. Sig Hansen-After threatening to leave the program, Capts. Sig Hansen and Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand have agreed to return to Deadliest Catch. Filming on Season 7 of the Discovery Channel series will begin this week.

-A number of comediennes will return to NBC for a two-hour special airing November 1. Familiar faces on The Women of SNL will include Laraine Newman, Nora Dunn, Cheri Oteri, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and, of course, Tina Fey.

-Starz has decided to renew Spartacus with a new actor in the lead role. Andy Whitfield had hoped to continue with the series, but was forced to drop out after his non-Hodgkin lymphoma returned.

-An HIV-positive muppet will be included in the Nigerian version of Sesame Street. The female character named Kami will help the show address important regional issues including AIDS, malaria and gender inequality.


Quote of the Day: Lady Gaga on Being Celibate

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Charity,

Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper

“Or [instead of using a condom], and I can’t believe I’m saying this – don’t have sex. I’m single right now and I’ve chosen to be single because I don’t have the time to get to know anybody. So it’s OK not to have sex, it’s OK to get to know people. I’m celibate, celibacy’s fine… Something I do want to celebrate with my fans is that it’s OK to be whomever it is that you want to be. You don’t have to have sex to feel good about yourself, and if you’re not ready, don’t do it… I remember the cool girls when I was growing up. Everyone started to have sex. But it’s not really cool any more to have sex all the time. It’s cooler to be strong and independent.”

- telling her fans that there is an alternative to practicing safe sex. (Gaga and Cyndi Lauper have teamed up with Mac’s Viva Glam campaign to help promote HIV/AIDS awareness.)

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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Ozzy Osbourne Misdiagnosed as HIV Positive

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Rock,

Ozzy Osbourne was once diagnosed as HIV positive - but later told the test results were wrong.

The Black Sabbath rocker was devastated to be told he had contracted the deadly virus, before further medical investigations revealed the results were due to the damage years of drug and alcohol abuse had caused to his immune system.

“I went to the doctor and had an AIDS test and he told me it was positive. That was one of the worst days of my life,” Ozzy explained in an interview with Glamour magazine. “When I used to get f***ing loaded I would get myself into all kinds of situations. It turns out that because I was drinking and using drugs so much, my immune system had dropped so that it was a borderline result. When I went back to be tested again it was negative.”

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Elton John Plans to Adopt Ukrainian

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Charity, Kind Acts, Rumors,

Elton John and husband David Furnish plan to expand their familyUPDATE: John and Furnish will not we allowed to take home the boy after all. Ukrainian national law prohibits unmarried and/or same-sex couples to adopt.

It seems as if Sir Elton John caught whatever bug Katherine Heigl contracted, as he now wants to adopt a Ukrainian toddler who “stole his heart.”

The veteran pop star and his husband David Furnish “would love” to adopt 14-month-old Lev after spending time with him at an orphanage for babies with HIV or who have parents with the disease.

“David and I have always talked about adoption. David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said ‘no’ because I’m 62, and I think because of the traveling I do and the life I have, maybe it wouldn’t be fair for the child. But seeing Lev today, I would love to adopt him. I don’t know how we do that, but he has stolen my heart. And he has stolen David’s heart and it would be wonderful if we can have a home. I’ve changed my mind today. He’s such a scrumptious thing, bless his heart.”

According to orphanage worker Olga Rudneva, Elton said he didn’t mind if Lev was HIV positive or not. The tot’s mother reportedly lives near the children’s home, but has not visited her son since she gave him to the center.

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Dell Opens Custom Lid Design Studio, Let’s You Decorate Your Laptop

Posted by Patrick Phelps Categories: Corporate News, Design, PC / Laptop,

Dell Design Studio announced today that their Studio laptop line is taking customization to the next level – you can now have one of more than 100 designs tattooed on the lid of your Dell Studio 15 or 17 laptop in Dell Design Studio, a unique online experience which allows the purchaser to personalize their new laptop with exclusive, original artwork.

The company says it has commissioned over 100 works of original art from a number of different artists, such as Mike Ming, Guillaume Wolf, Tristan Eaton, Brittany Waldner and Joseph Amedokpo. Online shoppers in the U.S. can apply a design, change viewing angles, zoom in on details, and read an artist’s inspiration or bio with a few mouse clicks. Once you have chosen your favorite design, it can be applied to the lid of the Studio system being ordered, at a cost of $75; choose one of the 52 (PRODUCT)RED designs and Dell directly donates $20 to the Global Fund, which helps fund AIDS programs in Africa.

Dell notes that the art is permanently infused or “tattooed” into the laptop display’s back, making it extremely durable. The question is: will you change your wardrobe to match your computer, or just pick out a design that goes with what you already wear?

Maybe, eventually (we hope), the consumer will be able to submit their own artwork for a truly custom lid – but let’s not get ahead of ourselves…

Read More | Business Wire

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