Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

Written by The AP Monday, 14 April 2014 11:18

Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.

The pop star and "American Idol" judge was honored Saturday night at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community. In addition to being an outspoken advocate for gay rights, Lopez serves as executive producer of the ABC Family series "The Fosters," which centers on a lesbian couple raising their children. "The Fosters" also won the award for outstanding drama series.

No tacos for you: NY restaurant chain ‘bans’ Putin

Written by The AP Monday, 07 April 2014 11:21

Hey Putin, don’t even think about ordering a Super Mighty in Buffalo, N.Y.

Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican-style fast-foot restaurants, has banned Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of the company’s 23 locations in western New York.

Man does C-section on dead porcupine, saves baby

Written by WiGWAG Monday, 31 March 2014 13:31

A Maine man in search of a valuable mineral cut open a dead porcupine on the side of the road and unexpectedly pulled out its baby.

Jared Buzzell, of Lisbon, Maine, says he was searching for wild mushrooms when he saw a porcupine get hit by a car in Minot. Buzzell says he’d heard that a valuable mineral deposit used in Chinese medicine formed in the stomachs of porcupines.

Rocker Ted Nugent paid not to sing at event

Written by WiG reports Sunday, 23 March 2014 09:04

The town of Longview, Texas, has reportedly paid far-right Rocker Ted Nugent $16,000 not to appear at the town's Fourth of July Festival.

An Italian priest was dismissed after police charged him with stealing money from a convent to pay for sex with his Moroccan boy toy, according to the daily newspaper Il Gazzettino.

April Fools: GQ raves about gay U.S. Rep. Jared Polis' fashion sense

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 01 April 2014 10:23

Democrat Jared Polis, an openly gay congressman from Colorado, is GQ Magazine’s new spokesman for 2014, the publication announced today.

Calling a polo shirt with a bow tie (potie) “the new black,” the magazine praised Polis for his innovative and groundbreaking fashion sense and noted his ability to “blow up” Twitter and fashion blogs as he explores uncharted style combinations.

Germans intercept cocaine-filled condom headed for Vatican

Written by AP Tuesday, 25 March 2014 06:30

The drug haul was unremarkable, but the destination raised eyebrows.

N.C. man charged with assault for sucking woman's toes in Walmart

Written by WiG Friday, 21 March 2014 18:58

A North Carolina man has been arrested on misdemeanor assault charges after he sucked on a woman’s toes at a Lincolnton, N.C., Walmart.

Erika Porras, 37, said that Michael Brown, 31, told her he was a podiatry student conducting research. He persuaded her into helping her try on a pair of shoes, then suddenly “grabbed my foot and started licking it,” Porras told police.

Comic book Archie to die a hero in July

Written by The AP Wednesday, 09 April 2014 08:11

Not even Archie Andrews is immortal in the world of comics.

Archie Comics announced Tuesday that the famous comic book character will heroically sacrifice himself while saving the life of a friend in a July installment of "Life with Archie," a comic book series that tells the story of grown-up renditions of Archie and his Riverdale gang.

Hoops oops: Mitch McConnell ad mistakes Duke for Kentucky

Written by AP Tuesday, 01 April 2014 06:53

A campaign ad for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell hit all the necessary Kentucky high points: horse racing, bluegrass — and Duke basketball?

The campaign had to scramble to remove an online video that featured a split-second clip of Duke basketball players celebrating their 2010 national championship.

Gay marriage foe to march in NYC LGBT Pride parade

Written by The AP Monday, 24 March 2014 19:01

The Catholic League will be allowed to march with an anti-gay-marriage banner in New York City's annual Pride parade, organizers said on the heels of a St. Patrick's Day parade prohibition on gay-rights signs and subsequent boycott that drew widespread attention.

Parade organizer David Studinski said recently that he has no problem with Catholic League President Bill Donohue's plan to participate in the June 29 parade.

'How to Poo on a Date' wins oddest book title prize

Written by The AP Friday, 21 March 2014 10:36

A guide to coping with an awkward romantic moment has been awarded a prize for the year's oddest book title.

Humorous self-help book "How to Poo on a Date: The Lovers' Guide to Toilet Etiquette" triumphed on March 21 in the quirky Diagram Prize.