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‘KB Home’ Slashes CEO’s Bonus for Homophobic, Misogynistic Tirade at Kathy Griffin

Jeffrey Mezger, the CEO of KB Home, one of the largest homebuilding companies in the country, was recorded on tape this week calling actress and comedienne Kathy Griffin a “c**t” and a “bald faced d**e.” The company has slashed his bonus, CBS News reports: KB Home (KBH) chief executive Jeffrey Mezger will see his annual bonus reduced by 25 percent after unleashing a tirade-laden rant at comedian Kathy Griffin, his Los Angeles neighbor…. KB Home, which is known for building high-end homes that can cost upwards of $2 million each, said in a regulatory filing Mezger’s behavior was “unacceptable and a negative reflection” on the company. It warned that Mezger would be fired if there was another similar incident. It’s unclear what...

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Hellboy, Ralph Shortey, Depeche Mode, JJ Abrams, Sean Spicer, Kelly Clarkson: HOT LINKS

SEAN SPICER. “Have you ever seen the president naked?” IRONY. Leaked memo reveals White House attempt to plug leaks. DEFIES COMMON SENSE. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested government jet to take him and Louise Linton on Honeymoon. RALPH SHORTEY. Former GOP Oklahoma state senator sought “boy or bromance” on Craigslist: ‘The investigation of former state Sen. Ralph Shortey uncovered evidence that he posted Craigslist ads several times “attempting to solicit young males for sexual contact,” the FBI reports.’ CALLING ME LIAR? Amber Tamblyn is not finished ripping James Woods to shreds. WHEN MADONNA CALLS. Boy Culture hooks up with Madonna producer Patrick Leonard and “Dear Jessie” at Joe’s Pub in NYC. STAR WARS GAY CHARACTERS. Will JJ Abrams...

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Donald Trump Jr., Graydon Carter, Hurricane, Irma, Bat, Zayn and Sia, David Hockney, Mean Girls, DACA: HOT LINKS

HURRICANE IRMA. Latest models above. South Florida being evacuated, shutting down ahead of “nuclear hurricane”. Miami Beach mayor: "Leave Miami Beach. Don't come to Miami Beach." https://t.co/FkzKWIkrdJ — Meg Wagner (@megwagner) September 7, 2017 TRYING TO STOP HIM. Trump ad hammers Schumer and Pelosi one day after he makes debt ceiling deal with them. DONALD TRUMP JR. His prepared statement for the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning. “Donald Trump Jr. told Senate investigators on Thursday that he set up a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer because he was intrigued that she might have damaging information about Hillary Clinton, saying it was important to learn about Mrs. Clinton’s “fitness” to be president.” JUST IN: Donald Trump Jr.'s prepared...

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Jay-Z’s Mom Explained How She Came Out to Him as Gay

Jay-Z’s mother Gloria Carter explained how she told her son she was gay in an interview on the D’USSE Friday podcast. Earlier this year, Jay-Z released a song, “Smile”, with a rap that discussed his mother’s coming out. The track ended with Carter reciting a poem about “Living two lives, happy but not free.” Said Carter on the podcast (transcript via NME): “I just finally started telling Jay who I was. Besides your mother, this is the person that I am. This is the life that I live. So my son started actually tearing. ‘Cause he’s like, ‘That had to be a horrible life, ma’. I was like, ‘My life was never horrible. It was just different.’...

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Harry Styles, St. Vincent, Martha Stewart, Trump Disapproval, Hurricane Harvey, Miley Cyrus, Sunbathing: HOT LINKS

FOX NEWS POLL. Disastrous ratings for Trump: “His job ratings are increasingly negative — and 56 percent feel Trump’s “tearing the country apart,” versus 33 percent who say he’s “drawing the country together.” About two-thirds of Republicans feel Trump is drawing the country together (68 percent), while 15 percent say tearing the country apart and 18 percent are unsure. Nearly all Democrats (93 percent) and over half of independents (59 percent) say Trump is tearing the country apart.” BAKED. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg reenact the famous scene from Ghost. FIRST HAND. Trump didn’t witness any of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation first hand. He lied again. “He met with a number of local officials who are eating, sleeping, breathing the Harvey disaster,” Sanders said. ...

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Democrats Vow to Ban Trump’s Racist, Homophobic, Climate Change Denying USDA Nom Sam Clovis

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (right) has said that Democrats will try to block Donald Trump’s choice of undersecretary for research, education and economics at the Department of Agriculture if the President doesn’t withdraw his nomination. Schumer and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) said yesterday that Trump’s nomination of Sam Clovis (above) sends a “clear as day message to the world that this administration continues to tolerate hate.” RELATED: Trump Nominee Sam Clovis: Being Gay is a Choice and LGBT Rights Will Lead to Legalizing Pedophilia – WATCH Clovis is a climate change denier. He has said that Barack Obama wanted to “enslave” his opponents and that former president was happy after the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. In 2011, he called progressives “liars, race traders...

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Tim Cook, Dolly Parton, Nyle DiMarco, Dana Nessel, Neil Gorsuch, Chris Hemsworth, Apple, Chicago: HOT LINKS

APPLE. Tim Cook tells employees the company is donating $2 million to fight hate groups: “Cook sent a memo to employees Wednesday pledging the donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. The Montgomery, Alabama based SPLC is one of the leading groups that track the rise of hate groups. Cook is an Alabama native. Apple is also encouraging employees to contribute as well, and is matching their payments by two to one through Sept. 30. Additionally, Apple is setting up a system in Apple’s iTunes software to let consumers directly donate to the SPLC, which Cook said would be operational within the next few days.” DELIVER US FROM EVIL. A new album from Dolly Parton! JACKIE SPEIER. Congresswoman calls for ...

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Haiti May Ban Public Support for LGBTQ Rights, Set Prison Term for Gay Marriage

The Haitian Senate passed a bill last week that would prohibit public support for LGBTQ rights as well as further criminalize same-sex marriage, which is already illegal. It must still be approved by the Chamber of Deputies, and LGBTQ rights organizations have already signaled a campaign against that outcome: A bill passed by the Haitian Senate last week provides for up to three years in prison and a fine of about $8,000 for either party to a marriage not between a man and a woman. The bill also would prohibit any public support or advocacy for LGBTQ rights. Haitian law already specifically defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Charlot Jeudy of the gay rights organization Kouraj said the legislation would violate Haiti’s constitution...

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Matt Joyce Suspended Two Games Without Pay After Twitter Apology for Anti-Gay Slur

Oakland Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce was suspended for two games without pay for an anti-gay slur he hurled at a fan during a game against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. . @Athletics OF Matt Joyce has received a 2-game suspension w/o pay, starting tonight. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) August 5, 2017 Joyce apologized on Twitter on Saturday, writing: “In regard to last night’s incident, I first and foremost want to sincerely apologize to the fans, the Oakland A’s, MLB and the most importantly the LGBTQ community for my comments and actions. A fan yelled vulgar and obscene words about me and my family and I let my frustrations and emotions get the better of me. I am beyond sorry for the inappropriate language that...

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Aaron Carter Comes Out as Bisexual

Singer and actor Aaron Carter came out as bisexual in a note on social media last night, saying that it “has been weighing on his chest for nearly half of his life.” Carter, the brother of Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, said that since the age of 13 he has found both boys and girls attractive and had his first experience with a man at the age of 17. Added Carter: “This doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off of me.” Carter has been open about his struggles with eating disorders and substance abuse and was arrested in mid-July on suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession. Saying he ...

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Gay.com Domain, Worth an Estimated $7 Million, Donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Gay.com, a domain estimated to be worth $7 million, has been donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center by its owner, VS Media, and will become part of the center’s online advocacy presence. Writes Itay Hod at The Wrap: Gay.com is in the process of transferring over to its new owner, and still has a NSFW page with adult content. But it will soon direct people to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s newly launched blog, Vanguard, said Jim Key, chief marketing officer at the Los Angeles LGBT Center… …Los Angeles-based VS Media, best known for its live-cam site, Flirt4Free, acquired the Gay.com URL last year. But the company said the domain wasn’t being used as well as it could...

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Men Missing From Toronoto’s Gay Village Could Be Connected to Three Open Cases: VIDEO

Toronto police have voiced concerns that the disappearance of two gay men from the city’s gay village could be linked to three other men who have not been seen for more than five years. The recent missing persons cases of 44-year-old Selim Esen (above right) and 49-year-old Andrew Kinsman (above left) are being viewed as suspicious. According to Global News, Esen was last seen on April 14th while Kinsman was last spotted on June 26th. Andrew Kinsman, 49, was last seen June 26, and Selim Esen, 44, was last seen April 14.https://t.co/F6NNEW3FwL — TorontoNews (@torontonews3) July 29, 2017 In a press release last Friday, Toronto police confirmed that they are investigating whether the two missing persons cases are connected. Vice reports that the latest...

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Samantha Bee, Scott Baio, Ellen DeGeneres, Poe Dameron, NOM, NAFTA, Jason Chaffetz: HOT LINKS

NOT THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER. Samantha Bee event will be broadcast on Twitter. “The teens who run our social media accounts said we should do this, and honestly, I was about three margaritas in at the time, so I guess it’s happening.” #NotTheWHCD will air April 29 at 10 P.M. on TBS and 11 P.M. ET on Twitter. UNHAPPY DAYS. Erin Moran’s brother goes off on Scott Baio: “A special shout out to Scott Baio. I already went on Twitter about you. I hope it finds you. You and my lil sis had a very very brief fling. She dumped you. 2 reasons. 1. She told me that you were more like a lil girl and not a man. 2. She told me that you were...

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