Meme: Lending Jaret Leto An Ear, Gloria Steinem Hates “Real Housewives,” and The Doctor Speaks To A Wise Little Girl

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Jared Leto was asked what the weirdest thing a fan has ever sent him, and he had a heck of an answer – an ear. A fan “cut their ear off once and sent it to me… A whole ear. The Van Gogh move.” If you think that’s weird, it’s nothing compared to the fact that Leto poked a hole in it and wore it as a necklace.

GLAAD has announced that they are officially changing their name – sort of. GLAAD will simply be known as “GLAAD,” dropping the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation expansion as part of their affirmation towards advocating more for the rights of transgender person and bisexuals.

The Croods had a better box office than expected with $44 million, as did Olympus Has Fallen with $30.5 million. Despite big buzz, Spring Breakers earned a modest $4.5 million.

Tea Party darling Senator Rand Paul says he’s a supporter of “traditional marriage” but wouldn’t mind if the federal government was neutral on marriage and left it entirely to the states. His idea of “neutral” is fairly radical, including a complete overhaul of the tax code to a flat tax, regardless of marital status.

Nearly 300,000 showed up to protest marriage equality in Paris on Sunday, with the end of the march turning violent as protesters attempted to break onto the Champs Elysées, where they Gloria Steinemhad been banned from marching, leading police to deploy tear gas.

I’m guessing Gloria Steinem isn’t a fan of Andy Cohen, because she says the worst portrayal of women on television is the Real Housewives series. As for Girls, she thinks the sex is overdone, but finds it a real portrayal, which scares the crap out of me.

After a lot of pressure, the FAA may loosen rules on reading devices during takeoff and landing, but not cell phones. I recently took a series of short flights, and by the time they cleared me to turn my iPad back on, it was almost time to turn it off again to land.

Failed has-been Ralph Reed is still proclaiming that biological parents are the best solution for children, which evidence just doesn’t back up. “The verdict of social science is overwhelming and irrefutable, and that is without regards to straight or gay. This applies to one-parent households, this applies to foster homes, it applies to the whole panoply, they’ve looked at them all. The enduring, loving intact biological mother and father is best for children and it’s not even a close call.”

Despite intense interest in including Twitter buzz in ratings for shows, experts say that tweeting during a show hurts advertisers, Joe Weiderrather than help them, because your attention is split and you’re less likely to remember the ads.

Joe Weider, bodybuilder and fitness mogul, has passed away at the age of 93. Weider was a controversial figure, advocating that his bodybuilders remain in the closet so that the public didn’t think all of them were gay.

There’s a rumor that Tom Hiddleston is the latest star to be making a cameo in The Muppets…Again!, but the role is unknown.

Truman CapoteYou can download the first episode of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere radio play, but hurry, it’s only available until Friday, when episode two goes up.

For reasons that I can’t possibly understand, Tilda Swinton is sleeping inside a glass box at MoMA on random days, in full display of the public. People are convinced this is art.

Joanne Carson looked into the possibility of taking Truman Capote’s ashes (of which she is custodian of part of) to the opening of Breakfast At Tiffany’s on Broadway, but had to decline because of security concerns, as there have been attempts to steal the ashes in the past.


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