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WiGWAG news with a twist | July 2

Ben & Jerry’s is celebrating marriage equality with “I Dough, I Dough,” a flavor formerly known as “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.” The company renamed the flavor as a nod to the Supreme Court’s historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the United States. Ben & Jerry’s was one of the first companies to give partners benefits to employees regardless of their sexual orientation.

Flavor of the day

Ben & Jerry’s is celebrating marriage equality with “I Dough, I Dough,” a flavor formerly known as “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.” The company renamed the flavor as a nod to the Supreme Court’s historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the United States. Ben & Jerry’s was one of the first companies to give partners benefits to employees regardless of their sexual orientation.

Not one of his fans

Donald Trump’s kick-off speech for the Republican presidential nomination was well received by the crowd, including a number of actors allegedly paid $50 to cheer. But the actors who were not paid had few kind words for The Donald.  “Donald Trump’s ego is so inflated, he might as well be the Hindenburg!” tweeted Cher, who also called the follicle-challenged billionaire an “obnoxious a**shole” and a “loudmouth bigot.”

NBC, Univision say no gracias to Trump

Trump’s kick-off speech, included some outrageous remarks about Mexicans, whom he accused of bringing drugs, crime and rape across the border with them. The Spanish-language broadcaster Univision promptly announced that it would no longer partner with Trump on the Miss Universe pageant or any of his other endeavors. NBC followed up several days later, severing all relationships with Trump, who vowed to sue both broadcasters. Macy’s dumped Trump on July 1.

Ever hear of birth control?

After becoming a millionaire promoting abstinence-only birth control, Bristol Palin is once again pregnant out of wedlock, she announced in a blog post.

The daughter of former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin became the face of unwed teenage mothers when she announced during the 2008 presidential campaign that she and her one-time fiance Levi Johnston — who later posed naked for Playgirl — were expecting a baby. Palin was 17. She later went to work as a teen pregnancy ambassador for The Candie’s Foundation, where she stirred controversy in 2009 when it was revealed that her take-home pay was several times what the charity actually brought in via donations. No word yet on the identity of her new baby daddy. 

Diamond in the rough

Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show Saved by the Bell, was sentenced to four months in jail for a barroom stabbing in Sheboygan on Christmas Day 2014. Judge Paul Malloy also sentenced the actor, comedian, author and pornographer to 15 months’ probation. Malloy said the sentence “has to send a message to the community that we’re just not going to live like this.”

Damn Yankees

A North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer was fired after posting a picture of himself on Facebook dressed in boxer shorts emblazoned with the image of the Confederate flag. The stunt came days after Gov. Nikki Haley said Confederate flags should be removed from public property in the wake of a racist massacre.

Beefy eye-candy

Hooters and other so-called “breastraunts” now have competition from the guys. Tallywackers, which features scantily clad male hunks who love showing off their six packs, opened to overflow crowds in the Dallas area. 

Trompe l’oeil

CNN’s coverage of London’s gay Pride celebration included a segment devoted to an ISIS flag reportedly spotted in the crowd. But while the flag appeared to be covered in Arabic, it was actually tricked out with emblems of sex toys arranged to look like the ISIS flag. 

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