At least she's taking some sort of responsibility.
Hilary Swank got into trouble a couple months ago when she attended a party for Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, a man who is accused of torturing and murdering.
She later apologized for the incident, but then made an appearance this week on The Tonight Show, her first since the controversy, to say she was in deep "regret" and "shame on me," for not doing her research beforehand.
Finally. We hope you learned your lesson.
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Wow, these guys just keep getting better and better!
Recently revealed to public knowledge, The Beatles absolutely refused to play for
The four legends put it in legal writing to never play for segregated audiences in their 1965 and '66 tours.
Back then, this was a big deal. But The Beatles were never a stranger to activism, especially John Lennon, who penned:
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Heather Matarazzo is getting married!!!
Thank to the recent change in New York's social climate, Heather gets to ceremoniously show the world just how much she loves long-time girlfriend Caroline Murphy.
And when we say ceremoniously, we mean it. They want
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According to a representative for the anti-gay group, Focus on the Family, a study found families with opposite-sex parents to be overall healthier and happier.
Senator Al Franken checked the study out for himself, and found Tom Minnery misrepresenting the information found in the study.
The study stated
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A new poll surveyed by the National Journal has found that most Republicans believe same-sex marriage should be avoided.
According to the study, 56% believed avoidance of the issue would work best for the GOP's goals. This is much larger than the 37% that believed the same in 2009.
Still, 30% oppose it and feel the party should openly oppose it as well (50% in previous polls).
Only 14% support marriage equality, but
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California recently passed a bill mandating the inclusion of historical contributions made by GLBT Americans in textbooks.
Opponents of the bill call it an attack on family. They have already rallied together to enact a statewide vote to overturn the law.
Supporters call it a display of equality. They hope this bill will ease the bullying which have led to suicides in the past.
Bob Beckel, a Fox News commentator and political analyst, supports the bill.
On Friday's edition of The Five, he explained his support:
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"It is encouraging that New York has joined the movement to grant equal marriage rights to its citizens. But it is each American’s Constitutional right to marry the person they love, no matter what state they inhabit. No state should decide who can marry and who cannot. Thanks to the tireless work of so many, someday soon this discrimination will end and every American will be able to enjoy their equal right to marriage."
Brad Pitt to People magazine on human rights.
[Image via WENN.]
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