Beyonce’s publicist wrote in to Buzzfeed to ask them to take down “unflattering” photos of the Queen Bey they had in their Super Bowl post. Buzzfeed responded in the only sensible way, by publishing the letter and republishing the photos, ensuring the Streisand Effect will be in full force.
The Pentagon is set to extend additional benefits to same-sex spouses, as much as they are able to do within the current confines of the Defense of Marriage Act. The announcement and details are expected next week.
Fox News has booted blowhard Dick Morris from their stable of commentators. Morris is responding by appearing on CNN with Piers Morgan.
Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes’ husband Sean Eldridge has filed paperwork to run for Congress in New York, challenging Republican Rep. Chris Gibson.
The ethics committee in the Maryland assembly has found that Del. Burns violated the rules when he used official stationary to write a letter to the Baltimore Orioles demanding that they stop Brendon Ayanbadejo from speaking out for marriage equality, but not further punishment will be handed out.
Disney confirms that it is looking into spinning off Star Wars characters into their own movies, outside the upcoming trilogy. First up is reportedly Yoda.
Meanwhile, Chris Pratt has landed the role of Star Lord in the upcoming Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Pratt’s comedic timing from Parks and Recreation helped, but what put him over the top was reportedly his beefed up role in Zero Dark Thirty.
An Illinois Senate panel has advanced the marriage equality bill in the state, clearing the way for a vote before the full Senate.
In Sweden Crown Princess Victoria made a surprise appearance to hand out the country’s Gay of the Year Award to author Jonas Gardell. You may recall Norway’s future queen Princess Mette-Marit recently used a diplomatic passport to slip into India and care for the surrogate child of two gay palace employees.
The police report on the Chris Brown-Frank Ocean scuffle is fairly brutal, with two of Brown’s men pinning Ocean to a wall and attempting to kick him while someone shouted “Faggot.” Ocean has elected not to press charges though.
Speaking of Chris Brown (and I’d rather not), the L.A. District Attorney thinks Brown faked his community service for beating up Rihanna, and wants his probation revoked. The DA says that some dates in the records match up to trips and concerts that Brown made to Mexico, plus the community center responsible for most of his service used to be run by his mother. They’re due in court tomorrow.
P!nk, who is now a Cover Girl, says she didn’t always consider herself pretty. “Well, I was always considered butch. Feeling beautiful to me is when I feel good in my leather pants and my husband grabs my ass. Or when I’m sitting on a mat and my daughter runs to me with complete joy.” But the real quote is the story of how she reconciled with her husband Carey Hart. You have to read it.
The Calvin Klein underwear ad inspired a lot of celebrity tweets, from Ryan Seacrest saying it made him put down the fourth slice of pizza he had just grabbed, to Damon Lindelof, “In my dreams tonight, Beyonce and Calvin Klein Underwear Man will be fighting to the death for my hand in marriage.” Chris Kluwe? For the record, not even close yet.
In case you were wondering, the Clydesdale foal from the Budweiser commercial is now named Hope.
Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes says he will make and transport the wedding cake for free for the lesbians who were denied by a homophobic bakery. He gave the best quote: “Wait — I can do something, there’s injustice involving a cake!”
Does Kevin Keller have a boyfriend?