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PR Executive Fired After "Hateful" Tweets On AIDS & Africa Go Viral! See Her Apology HERE!

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This is being coined as the extremely insensitive tweet heard round the world!

Justine Sacco, a *former* director of communications at Diller's IAC, was fired after tweeting the following before boarding a flight from London to Africa on December 20th:

“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”

As soon as her phone was turned off, Twitter lost its shizzz—spreading the tweet virally and sparking hashtags like #HasJustineLandedYet.

In the midst of the public and media-driven firestorm, IAC issued a statement condemning Justine's words and firing her on the spot:

"The offensive comment does not reflect the views and values of IAC. We take this issue very seriously, and we have parted ways with the employee in question. There is no excuse for the hateful statements that have been made and we condemn them unequivocally. We hope, however, that time and action, and the forgiving human spirit, will not result in the wholesale condemnation of an individual who we have otherwise known to be a decent person at core."

Justine has issued an apology since the incident that you can ch-ch-check it out….AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Alan Cumming Puts HBO's Girls On Blast For Unprotected Sex!

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Alan Cumming has a problem with Girls! And it's too much unprotected sex!

During a recent discussion about AIDS at the 92nd Street Y, the Good Wife star pointed specifically at Lena Dunham's critical darling as a show that has too much promiscuity.

Alan thinks the media should be more conscientious with the way it shows condom use as a way to stop the spread of disease. He says:

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Diane von Furstenberg, Vogue & Shopbop Join Forces With Fashion To End HIV Transmission!

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Fabulous fashion and an amaze cause?!

We've never been so IN!

Diane von Furstenberg, Shopbop, and Vogue have just launched BORNFREE, a campaign to eradicate the transmission of HIV from mother to baby by the end of 2015!

As part of the faboosh movement, 23 designers (who are mostly mothers), including Donna Karan, Tory Burch, Sarah Burton, Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney, and Donatella Versace, have created limited-edition collections which will be available for purchase on Shopbop—an Amazon site!

If you're not sold yet, here's the BEST part…

100% of the proceeds will go directly to countries that need the funds the most!

In the clip (below), DVF summed up the project perfectly, saying:

"We already have the solution, we just need to scream it. It's the very beginning of the end of HIV."

Ch-ch-check out the exceptionally moving video to go along with the campaign …AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Rihanna Is The Next Viva Glam Spokesmodel For MAC!

Rihanna is putting her MAC makeup success toward a great cause -- just announced as next Viva Glam spokesperson!

All of Rihanna’s collaborations with MAC thus far have been Rih-diculously successful, so why not keep the positive momentum going??

With the upcoming release of her final makeup collection, the singer and the makeup giant have already plotted out their next gig.

MAC announced on Twitter on Friday that the Barbadian beauty will be following in the footsteps puckered lips of Cyndi Lauper and Nicki Minaj as the new spokesmodel for Viva Glam lipstick.

The release date of her campaign is January of next year and we just know it's going to be hawt cause!

Congrats, Rih!

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Perez Hilton's Bringing In The Holiday Cheer! Records Original Song For 2013 Broadway's Carols For A Cure

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Tis the season!!!

2013 has been so uber-exciting for us! There's so much to celebrate and be thankful for!

With the holiday season thisclose to being here, we were thrilled to hear that once again, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations, would be putting together their annual Broadway’s Carols for a Cure holiday album.

And what's more, guess which celebrity gossip blogger and Broadway fan they asked BACK to sing on the record? Duh, who else? PEREZ!!!

Not only that, but for the 15th volume of the wonderful series, an original song was written just for us! It's called Perez’s 2013 Holiday Dishlist and it was produced by Lynn Pinto, with Andros Rodriguez as the recording & mix engineer, Jason Michael Webb as the arranger & music director, and George Howe helping with lyrics.

OMG you guys — just WAIT till you hear it! It's going to mix all the magic of the season with all the juicy celebrity dirt from the past year!

And it case you missed it, CLICK HERE to listen to our X-Mas song from last year, A Perez Hilton Christmas!

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Hillary Clinton To Be Honored At Elton John AIDS Foundation's 12th Annual Benefit!

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More than 20 years ago, Sir Elton John founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation in hopes of thwarting the terrible disease, and the organization has grown quite a lot over the past couple of decades!

On October 15th, the EJAF will be hosting its 12th annual An Enduring Vision benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, and it has a very impressive guest list!

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will be hosting the event for the 7th consecutive year, and one of the major guests of honor will be Hillary Rodham Clinton!

The former Secretary of State will be given the Founder's Award for her moving speech in Geneva, where she famously said "gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights," and she's also being recognized for her efforts to reach the goal of living in an AIDS free world!

It's so great to see Elton John's organization taking on such an important issue and making sure it doesn't simply get swept under the rug!

Hopefully events like these will continue to raise awareness and get even more people talking about how we can beat AIDS, once and for all!

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Matthew McConaughey Has The Prescription For Oscar In Dallas Buyers Club Trailer! Watch It HERE!

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This could be it!

This could be the movie that makes Matthew McCounaughey an Academy Award winner!

One look at the Dallas Buyers Club trailer and you KNOW this flick is going to be talked about from now until Oscar night!

Matthew stars in the true story of HIV stricken cowboy Ron Woodroof who, after being diagnosed with the disease, starts up his own "alternative" medicine club to help save people's lives during the AIDS epidemic of the '80s.

This is the film that McCounaughey lost more than 30 lbs. for! And holy shiz, you can tell in the trailer! Skin and bones!

Jennifer Garner also stars in the film, playing Matthew's doctor and love interest while Jared Leto serves as his cross-dressing partner in caring crime!

The movie comes out November 1.

Ch-ch-check out the first trailer for Dallas Buyers Club …AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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