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New York will become the sixth and most populous U.S. state to allow gay marriage. State senators voted 33-29 on Friday evening to approve marriage equality legislation and Cuomo, a Democrat who had introduced the measure, signed it into law.
"This vote today will send a message across the country. This is the way to go, the time to do it is now, and it is achievable; it's no longer a dream or an aspiration. I think you're going to see a rapid evolution," Cuomo, who is in his first year of office, told a news conference.
"We reached a new level of social justice," he said.
Same-sex weddings can start taking place in New York in 30 days, though religious institutions and nonprofit groups with religious affiliations will not be compelled to officiate at such ceremonies. The legislation also gives gay couples the right to divorce.
"I have to define doing the right thing as treating all persons with equality and that equality includes within the definition of marriage," Republican Senator Stephen Saland said before the bill was passed. He was one of four Republicans to vote for the legislation. (read more)
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She adds: "I finally found out what love really means." (read more)
"I'm not Finn Hudson," the actor who plays him, Cory Monteith, tells Parade magazine in an eye-opening interview that will appear Sunday.
When it comes to his present and his past, Monteith, 29, admits, "I'm lucky on so many counts – I'm lucky to be alive."
A precocious child whose parents divorced when he was 7, Monteith was, at 13, skipping school, getting drunk and smoking pot in his native British Columbia. By age 16, he says, "I was out of control." (read more)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Unless a showrunner can suspend the laws of time and begin writing seasons that address just days or weeks, they eventually face a decision as to how they'll adapt their shows to older stars. Will they follow them from high school to new stages in life? Or bring in new characters? Perhaps both?
According to "Glee" showrunner Ryan Murphy, he's leaning toward doing the latter.
He confirmed to Ryan Seacrest that he's looking to move the current cast on from high school, with them graduating at the end of the third season, and bringing in fresh talent to the show -- which is the entire function of the new Oxygen Network show, "The Glee Project."
"That is true. I don't think of it in terms of eliminating or replacing. Because I think the thing about this cast is people love them and they are incredibly talented. They've left sort of an indelible mark," Murphy told Seacrest on his radio show. "The thing that I wanted to do and the cast wanted to do, we didn't want to have a show where they were in high school for 8 years. We really wanted it to be true to that experience. We thought it would be really cool if we were true to the timeline." (read more)
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The trailer for the latest instalment in the series, Breaking Dawn – Part 1, was released online this morning to coincide with the film's MTV success. The awards, which take place annually in Los Angeles, are decided by viewers in an online vote.
Elsewhere, gongs were split evenly between a number of different films. Best comedic performance went to Emma Stone for comedy Easy A, best line from a movie was picked up by Alexys Nicole Sanchez for Grown Ups ("I want to get chocolate wasted"), best jaw-dropping moment was apparently Justin Bieber in Never Say Never and best villain was handed to Harry Potter's Tom Felton. Chloe Moretz took home best breakout star and biggest badass star for her turn as Hit Girl in Kick-Ass.
Pattinson in particular seemed to be doing his best to add edge to proceedings. As well as uttering the F word during an awkward tribute to Water to Elephants co-star Reese Witherspoon, in which he referred to "fucking" her, he accepted a feigned apology from mother-to-be and Twilight co-star Bryce Dallas Howard relating to an on-screen fight with the words: "It's OK – I ripped your head off and now you're pregnant!" (source)
The Breaking Dawn star, 23, and her American Idol alum beau, 26, are engaged, a source confirms to E!'s Marc Malkin.
Posing together at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards, the couple showed off a sparkler on Reed's left ring finger as she told E!, "He's the one."
"I love him and I don't care," Reed told PEOPLE in May.
"I've never met anyone like him. I've never met anyone who has such a good solid heart and comes from such a good solid family and is just a genuine person. We have the exact same sense of humor. I've never laughed so much with anyone as I do with him."