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‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch makes ‘vile’ statements to describe LGBT people

| Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Phil Robertson
In an interview with GQ magazine, Phil Robertson — patriarch of the family whose duck hunting products have made them a fortune, and landed them their own reality show, “Duck Dynasty,” on A&E — speaks out against homosexuality, in what GLAAD calls “the vilest and most extreme statements uttered against LGBT people in a mainstream publication.”

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Sam Champion leaving ABC News for The Weather Channel

| Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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NEW YORK — "Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion is leaving ABC News to join The Weather Channel.

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‘Biggest Loser’ trainer Bob Harper comes out as gay publicly for the first time

| Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Bob Harper
LOS ANGELES -- Personal trainer Bob Harper of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" opened up about his personal life and came out as gay publicly for the first time on Tuesday night’s episode of the weight loss reality show.

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Ellen DeGeneres has global ‘goal’ for next year’s Oscar telecast

| Saturday, November 23, 2013
Richard Shotwell, Invision/APEllen DeGeneres
LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres has high aspirations for her second time around hosting the Oscars.

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Ellen vs. Hallmark: ‘Oh how gay it is…’

| Friday, November 22, 2013
After changing the word on an ornament, Hallmark fell under some scrutiny. Ellen had a great way for them to get back on track.

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Alec Baldwin tries to ease backlash over gay slur by professing love for a man

| Thursday, November 21, 2013
Alec Baldwin
SAN FRANCISCO -- Alec Baldwin jokingly professed his love for a man in front of a large crowd Wednesday as he tried to ease the backlash triggered by an Internet clip that captured him berating a photographer with what sounded like a gay slur.

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MSNBC suspends Alec Baldwin’s show for two episodes following gay slur

| Friday, November 15, 2013
Alec Baldwin
NEW YORK — Alec Baldwin's new weekly MSNBC talk show was suspended for two episodes after the actor was videotaped using an anti-gay epithet against a photographer during a New York street encounter.

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Openly gay rapper Big Freedia brings bounce to TV audience

| Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Jeremy Simmons, FUSE/APThis undated photo released by FUSE shows New Orleans hip-hop artist Big Freedia in a recording session.
NEW YORK — New Orleans hip-hop artist Big Freedia is twerking his way to TV screens.

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GLAAD study: Gay depictions slip on network TV

| Friday, October 11, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- Fewer gay and bisexual characters are part of the new broadcast TV season following a record-setting year, while cable depictions continued to increase, according to a new study from media advocacy group GLAAD.

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Sean Hayes’ manic style, skilled comic timing is back in ‘Sean Saves the World’

| Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Vivian Zink, NBCThis publicity image released by NBC shows Samantha Isler as Ellie, left, and Sean Hayes as Sean in "Sean Saves The World," premiering Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. ET.
NEW YORK -- Beloved for his supporting role on "Will & Grace," Sean Hayes is back in an NBC sitcom, this time as the leading man whose name is in the title: "Sean Saves the World."

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