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Celebrities React to NY's Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage

(NEW YORK) — On Friday night, the New York State Senate voted in favor of legislation that will allow same-sex couples in the state to marry, and some celebrities took to Twitter to express their feelings about the passing of the bill. Pop star Lady Gaga, who has been a vocal supporter of gay rights, was in Tokyo when the Marriage Equality Act of 2011 passed in the New York Senate, and expressed her happiness online tweeting “I can’t stop crying. We did it kids.” Lady Gaga also tweeted a picture of herself with a group of young people, with the message “The revolution is ours to fight for love, justice+equality. Rejoice NY, and propose. We did it!!!” accompanying the twitpic. Leading up to the vote Actor Neil Patrick Harris, who is openly gay, tweeted “I’d sure love to get married. Please, NY Senate, vote in favor of marriage equality today. My family would really appreciate it.” And after the bill was passed, Harris hopped back onto Twitter to say, “It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!” Funnyman Seth Meyers, of Saturday Night Live, added some humor to the reactions on Twitter, saying “In the last 10 minutes I’ve had 100 missed calls from Stefon.” SNL fans know “Stefon” as a flamboyant Correspondent character on the show. New York joins Connecticut, Vermont, Iowa, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, as the sixth state to legalize gay marriage. Same-sex nuptials are also legal in Washington, D.C.

'Jackass' Star Ryan Dunn Killed In Car Crash

(WEST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Pa.) — Ryan Dunn, a star of the Jackass movies, has died, reports TMZ. 

Dunn, who was 34, died in a car crash in Pennsylvania early Monday morning. Another person in the car also died, but it’s unclear who was driving.  TMZ reports that hours before his death, Dunn posted a Twitter photo of himself drinking with friends.

Dunn appeared in all of the Jackass movies, on MTV’s Homewrecker and Viva La Bam, and on the Spike TV show Bam’s World Domination. Over the weekend, he was on the game show Minute to Win It.

@Blaustein's Instant Talk Show

While he’s amassed a following for his work in the “Twilight” movies, Jackson Rathbone is a serious renaissance man and when I say renaissance man I mean he likes to wear dresses. While that’s not true, we think, Rathbone acts, makes music, writes books and produces movies. Somehow, he and longtime friend and band mate, Ben Graupner, found time to stop by our luxurious studios on Manhattan’s Upper West Side where we discussed their upcoming album, tour, making movies, the end of “Twilight,” Ben’s bad horror flicks and writing books about dookie

 
I’ve distilled the interview down to 7:17 replete with tracks from the new album “Liquid Zoo.” 


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'Cheating' Website Makes Schwarzenegger a $10 Million Offer

(NEW YORK) — Arnold Schwarzenegger’s movie career is now on hold in the wake of his escalating paternity scandal, but at least he’s gotten one new, lucrative job offer.

ABC News Radio has confirmed the parent company of the website AshleyMadison.com — which helps facilitate marital affairs between its more than 9.3 million anonymous members — has offered the disgraced former California governor star a five-year, $10 million contract to be its spokesman.

Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman has sent a copy of the contract to Schwarzenegger’s agent, Richard Lovett.  The offer is for Schwarzenegger to be the official German language spokesman in his native Austria, as well as Germany and Switzerland.

Biderman explained to ABC News Radio, “Powerful men, particularly those in politics and the public eye, tend to take multiple risks on their way to the top, and so taking a risk within their personal life, since they feel they are made of Teflon, is a natural extension.  Simply put, the more successful you are, the more prone to cheating you are.”

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Lady Gaga Tops Forbes Celebrity 100 List

(NEW YORK) — She doesn’t earn as much money, but when it comes to celebrity power, Lady Gaga’s got it all over Oprah Winfrey.  This year, Gaga tops Forbes magazine’s annual Celebrity 100 list, a ranking of the most powerful stars of music, movies, TV, sports, comedy, publishing and modeling. 

The list was compiled based not only on a celebrity’s earnings, but also their standing on social media, mentions in the press, and appearances on TV and magazine cover stories.  So even though Gaga earned $90 million this past year compared to Oprah’s $170 million, Gaga’s complete and utter domination of Twitter and Facebook allowed her to pass Oprah to snag the #1 spot — Oprah had to settle for #2.  Justin Bieber is number three on the list, also thanks to his social media dominance.  He’s followed by U2 at #4 and Elton John at #5.    The rest of the top 10 includes Tiger Woods, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Simon Cowell, and Lebron James, in that order.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor Undergoes Surgery, Slips into Coma

(LOS ANGELES) — Zsa Zsa Gabor was back in the hospital Tuesday after suffering an infection in her stomach, according to TMZ.com.

Her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, told the website that the 94-year-old actress slipped into a coma early Wednesday after undergoing surgery for an infection caused by a feeding tube.

Speaking with CNN, Gabor’s spokesman said the tube, which was inserted into her stomach, was “bleeding…like a fountain.”  The spokesman said Gabor could remain in the Los Angeles hospital for the next few days.

Gabor has made several trips to the hospital since breaking her hip last July.  She had most of her right leg amputated in January because of an infection.

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Schwarzenegger's Future in Peril After Scandal?

(LOS ANGELES) — Can former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger survive his sex scandal for a successful second act in politics or on the Silver Screen? Time will tell for the man who made the phrase “I’ll be back” famous in the 1984 thriller The Terminator. But there are plenty of examples to suggest the answer could go either way. 

Before news of his extramarital affair broke, Schwarzenegger was charting a course as a political advocate for his favored causes and seeking a reprise as a Hollywood star. He joined President Obama at the White House last month for a private meeting of immigration reform “stakeholders.” And in March, he stumped for environmental sustainability at an international conference in Brazil, part of his signature campaign to combat global climate change.

Schwarzenegger had even been urged by some supporters to seek new political leadership roles abroad since he’s ineligible to run for president in the United States. 

Ultimately, it seemed Schwarzenegger was headed back to the movies, signing on to three starring roles earlier this month in the movies Cry MachoThe Last Stand, and another installment of Terminator, his spokesman Alan Mendelsohn told the Contra Costa Times

Those deals, and the credibility of his high-profile political advocacy, could now be in question, as the public and Schwarzenegger’s critics pour over his personal and professional record with a new lens. 

Recent history shows Schwarzenegger’s future could hinge on his transparency and willingness to seek public forgiveness after his embarrassing sexual escapades have come to light. 

"Scandals like this hurt people who have built their credibility on being moral, and I don’t think that Arnold Schwarzenegger has ever pretended to be a paragon of virtue," conservative Daily Callercolumnist Matt Lewis told ABC News.

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Author James Frey Returns to 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'

(CHICAGO) — Five years after he was humbled by Oprah Winfrey on her talk show, author James Frey returned to the program on Monday.

During his 2006 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Frey was rebuked by Winfrey, who had selected his memoir,A Million Little Pieces, for her book club before learning that it was partly fabricated.

On Monday’s show, Frey said, “I was dishonest in promoting the book” and that he “made a mistake and at a certain point it came time to pay for it.”

Frey said he’s never seen the 2006 interview with Winfrey, which he called a “personal car crash.”  His latest conversation with the talk show host continues Tuesday.

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