It's about time!!
After months of endless debate, the Boy Scouts of America finally voted to allow openly gay scouts to join their ranks!!
Over 60% of the 1,400 person polled think the youth organization should allow all qualified members, regardless of sexual orientation!!
Even though the a large percentage of the organization is run by those affiliated with Mormon and Catholic churches who are, sadly, sometimes unhip to LGBT tolerance, the measure was still able to pass!
The first hard fought battle was won, but plenty of work remains!!
Disney just can't help but stir up controversy lately!
The latest comes from teen sitcom Jessie. The newest episode pokes fun at a little boy with a restricted diet, and includes a scene where a nanny throws pancakes at the gluten-free child.
Well fans who suffer from celiac disease, a disorder that causes their bodies to react painfully to gluten, were outraged. And they made their outrage heard.
The Disney channel released a statement on its Facebook page, saying:
When Disney first acquired Marvel, we wondered if we'd see a bunch of CG animated versions of the publisher's more kid-friendly titles.
And now we have our answer! Big Hero 6!
Big Hero 6 is sort of like Japan's Avengers, a team of new superheroes that must come together to defeat a major villain.
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the first footage of the future blockbuster that won't be out until November of 2014!
OK, we know nothing really happens in this very preliminary footage, but it does give you a sense of the look and feel of the movie. It feels to us a lot like Pixar- and we all know how successful those movies have been!
Ch-ch-check out the pic (below) if you can't wait to see the new superheroes- especially now that we know there won't be another Iron Man!
When we heard Courtney Stodden was doing some shopping in a children's store, our first thought was that she and hubby Doug Hutchison were thinking about kids!
But as usual, Courtney just wants us to think about kids.
The sexed up, sexy, really-wants-you-to-think-she's-sexy sexpot stepped into a kids' apparel and toy store, and did her thing.
Ch-ch-check out the pics (below) to see Courtney
defile play with a rocking horse, a lollipop, and even a couple Sesame Street muppets!
Hey, wait! That's not her husband with her! But she's totes holding hands with this guy!
Oh, we get it. She has to hold an adult's hand to cross the street! LOLz!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
That's what we'd say to the creator of this neat ad if we ever met them.
A new Spanish anti-abuse ad shows adults one message, and kids another!
For adults - the picture is of a kid and says "sometimes, child abuse is only visible to the child suffering it."
For kids - the picture changes to the same kid but with a bruised face and reads "if somebody hurts you, phone us and we’ll help you", and provides a phone number.
We're super curious if an ad like this can help abused kids because that would obviously be incredible.
Check out the video (above) and decide for yourself whether you think this ad is brilliant or overrated!
Would you like a side of amazing with your meal?
Public School 244 in Flushing, NY has become the first school in the entire nation to implement an all vegetarian cafeteria, and our only question is what took so long?!?!
The chefs at the school have changed the menu from mystery meat and rubber tasting hot dogs to black beans, tofu and falafel.
So far the kids have been enjoying the heck out of it!
Here's what a school spokesperson said:
Robert Downey Jr. is full of surprises!
First he shocks a Moscow fan convention by showing up unannounced! Now he's doing it closer to home- NYC!
The superhero made a drop-in at special screening of Iron Man 3 held for kids and teens that volunteered with the Police Athletic League during Hurricane Sandy!
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see Iron Man himself applaud the heroic kids!
The appearance was especially meaningful for RDJ, who grew up in NYC. He said: