The Latest GOP Debate Started with an Awkward Train-wreck: WATCH

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Saturday night’s GOP debate in New Hampshire began with what can best be described as an awkward and hilarious train wreck.

Before any of the candidates could even utter an opening statement or thank the voters of New Hampshire, Ben Carson became confused about when he was supposed to take the debate stage, lingering in the wings and almost going on when Ted Cruz’s name was called. He kept waiting to be called onto the stage and as a result caused something of a pile-up. And thankfully, all of which was caught on camera.

Politico reports: 

The trouble began during the candidate introductions to Saturday night’s ABC News debate. As Gov. Chris Christie walked out on stage, moderators David Muir and Martha Raddatz called out Dr. Ben Carson. A camera backstage showed Carson starting to walk out, but he stopped himself once he heard the moderators announce the next candidate, Ted Cruz.

Cruz walked out, and Carson stayed put as a stage manager tried to wave Carson on stage. He didn’t move. Donald Trump then walked up next to Carson as his name was called, but also stopped next to Carson.

Marco Rubio was called up next, walking past both Trump and Carson onto the stage, as did Jeb Bush. John Kasich initially didn’t make it out onto the stage at all.

The moderators then said, “Ladies and gentlemen, the Republican candidates.” Except they were missing Carson, Trump and Kasich. So Radditz piped in, “Dr. Ben Carson, please come out on the stage. He’s standing there, as well. Dr. Carson.”Carson meandered on stage. Trump still waited. “And Donald Trump.” But Trump would not come out on stage, and the nightmare would not end. So they tried again: “And lastly, we welcome back to the debate stage Donald Trump.” But oh wait, John Katich was still in the wings. Chris Christie asked, “Can I introduce Kasich?” The Muir said, “It’s so noisy in here, yes, yes, we’re going to introduce Ohio governor John Kasich.”

The awkwardness must be seen to be believed.

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Catch Up on the Steamy Gay Love Story on Basketball Soap ‘Hit the Floor’ – VIDEO

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We’ve profiled gay storylines on daytime and nighttime soap operas before, notably Will and Sonny on Days of Our Lives, Luke and Noah (aka Nuke) on As The World Turns, Fish and Kyle on One Life to Live, among others.

You can now add to that list Jude and Zero (or J & 0 as they’re sometimes known online) from VH1’s basketball series Hit The Floor. The show started out focusing primarily on the world of professional cheerleading as it relates to basketball. However, as HTF progressed, new characters and storylines have come into play.

Enter Jude (Brent Antonello) and Zero (Adam Senn). Zero is a star player for the fictional Los Angeles Devils. And Jude is Zero’s sports agent. Add to that soap fodder the fact that Jude insists he’s not gay when the pair first start their flirtation. For his part, Zero says that he’s historically more bisexual and finds himself falling hard for Jude despite his best efforts to avoid romantic entanglements.

While not all the clips from J & 0’s romance are posted online, you can do some serious catching up with these videos, sourced from VH1 and one super-fan, below.

(Parts 6 & 7 are missing)

Did we mention that Jonathan Bennett is in the show too?

 

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Beyonce Pulls a Beyonce with Surprise New Music Video, ‘Formation (Dirty)’ – WATCH

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Beyonce surprised the internet on Saturday when she dropped a music video for a new song, “Formation (Dirty).”

The release comes just one day before she’s set to appear during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show alongside Coldplay and Bruno Mars.

Beyonce’s biggest surprise to date was the release of her self-titled video album in 2013 that virtually no one saw coming. The release of “Formation” caught fans and music followers equally off guard.

The video announces her return to the music scene with the opening declaration, “B*tch, I’m back.” Later she proclaims, “I take what’s mine / I’m a star.”

Lush and wide-ranging in visual style, “Formation (Dirty)” sets its scene in the American south (Louisiana to be specific), with images that call to mind racial injustice, police brutality, voodoo, post-Katrina New Orleans, and old-world glamour.

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Watch, below.

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Moves to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that he would be taking a series of executive actions intended to effectively ban gay conversion therapy, the harmful and barbaric practice that seeks to make gay people straight, in the Empire State.

Last year, a bill that sought to outlaw the administration of conversion therapy to minors was stalled in New York’s Republican-controlled senate.

Governor Cuomo said in a statement issued on Saturday, “New York has been at the forefront of acceptance and equality for the LGBT community for decades – and today we are continuing that legacy and leading by example. We will not allow the misguided and the intolerant to punish LGBT young people for simply being who they are.”

Cuomo also shared the news on Twitter.

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The New York Times reports:

Mr. Cuomo’s plan relies on economic incentives meant to discourage conversion therapy’s use on young people. Insurers in New York, for instance, will now beprohibited from covering the cost of such therapy for anyone under 18.

That action — issued through the State Financial Services Department — would be combined with a new regulation from the State Health Department that would prohibit the use of Medicaid to pay for conversion therapy. Centers overseen by the State Office of Mental Health would also be barred from providing conversion therapy to minors, according to the governor’s office.

Taken as a whole, the new regulations would severely restrict conversion therapy, which Mr. Cuomo called “a hateful and fundamentally flawed practice” in a statement. […]

Mr. Cuomo’s office said on Saturday that the governor believed the financial incentives being offered would effectively end conversion therapy in New York.

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HRC President Chad Griffin praised Cuomo on Twitter, saying Cuomo “has been a tireless advocate for equality. Today he again stands up for LGBTQ people across New York.”

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Jack Falahee Live Tweets What It’s Like to Film a Gay Sex Scene – LOOK

Jack Falahee has given his fans and followers an insight into what it’s like to film a gay sex scene.

On Friday, the 26-year-old actor live-tweeted and Instagrammed the preparations he was going through to get ready for a sex scene he was about to film for ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder, in which he plays the rakish character Connor Walsh.

RELATED – Jack Falahee is Sick of People Asking Him If He’s Gay Just Because His Character Is

Falahee opened with a quip about the awkward-ness of filming such a scene, tweeting, “I’m putting a cock sock on to film a scene and all 4 of my grandparents are still alive.”

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Which prompted this pitch-perfect response from one Twitter user whose GIF game is strong.

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Falahee then revealed that while sex scenes are meant to look natural, the preparation is anything but. He tweeted, “The amount of make up and baby oil to do a naked scene.. I did not wake up like this. #nude #mybody #bodyimage”

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One artful (and kinda thieving) Twitter used responded to that tweet with a screen grab of a Snpchat Falahee had apparently sent of him shaving his chest for a shirtless scene. It’s not clear when that Snap was sent.

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Falahee also shared a photo on Instagram of him in hair and make up prepping for the shoot. Notice the breath freshener in the foreground.

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Captioned “Tattoo cover up for my nude scene”, that cover up was presumably applied for this guy.

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Falahee also shared a photo of the choice of undergarments (the aforementioned cock socks) he was given to wear for his sex scene.

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RELATED – Jonathan Groff Talks Dick Socks, Anal Covers and What It’s Like to Film a Gay Sex Scene – LISTEN

Back on Twitter, Falahee said that he was sharing some of the unglamorous gritty bits about filming a sex scene because, in his words, “I just want people to know that men also can feel this way about their bodies.”

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Immediately after filming his scene, Falahee said he binged on a bevy of foods that would normally not be recommended to ingest before a sex scene. He tweeted, “FYI I ate 3 slices of pizza, half a box of Girl Scout cookies, 3 meatballs and a bunch of burrata after my shirtless scene.”

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Bill Maher on Bernie Sanders: ‘F*ck Yeah!’ He’s Ready to be Commander in Chief – WATCH

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Bill Maher issued a strong defense of Bernie Sanders’ credentials to be Commander in Chief on his show Real Time on Friday night.

The politically incorrect host was moderating a discussion with his panel about Bernie Sanders’ electability. When challenged by MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, one of his panelists, about whether Sanders possesses the same command on foreign policy as his rival Hillary Clinton, Maher said that Sanders’ vote on the Iraq war proves that he’s qualified.

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With MSNBC analyst Alex Morgan saying she believed Sanders won the first half of the debate dealing with jobs and the economy, she stated that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton clearly was superior when it came to the foreign policy portion.

“Do you want Bernie Sanders getting off Air Force One making a deal with–,” Wagner asked Maher. “Seriously — on foreign policy — do you think that he’s at the level that we need–”

Wagner never finished her question as Maher jumped right in.

“F*ck yeah!’ he exclaimed to cheers from the audience.

“The guy who voted right on the Iraq war?” he shot back. “Yeah I do.”

Watch Bill Maher and the panel tackle Bernie Sanders’ electability and knowledge on foreign policy, below.

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Should You Diet Harder or Work Out More? ASAPScience Explains – WATCH

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2016 is still somewhat nascent and this may be the time that many are starting to find their New Year’s resolutions a bit overwhelming.

For those who vowed to get in shape or lose weight this year, the question of what’s more important, diet or exercise, might be one that causes consternation. Luckily, ASAPScience has posted a new video in which they address a common question asked by those seeking to shed some pounds: “If you had to choose, should you be hitting the gym or eating salads?”

RELATED – ASAPScience Explains Our Obsession With Bacon: VIDEO

As it turns out, the old adage that “great bodies are made in the kitchen, not the gym” proves true.

Watch ASAPScience’s Greg and Mitch explain why you get more bang for your buck if you eat right, below.

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