Stories I’m Too Lazy To Write About [8-20-12]

Lisa Whelchel (Blair on Facts Of Life) will compete on Survivor: Philippines. (Entertainment Weekly)

Comedian/actress Phyllis Diller died in her sleep at age 95. (Los Angeles Times)

Gathering of the Juggalos fan photos. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. (Spin)

Let’s all move to Carmel. No, not that Carmel. (CNN)

Jeremy Renner, Jensen Ackles, and Zachary Levi can SING!? (Pajiba)

Drunk Republican congressman Kevin Yoder went skinny dipping in Israel. (ABC)

Megan Fox is the skinniest pregnant lady ever. (E! Online)

Did you ever have a heart attack? Rosie O’Donnell did, cured it with Bayer. (Gawker)

Giants players in hot water with coach Coughlin after icy hazing video reaches the internet. (Yahoo!)

The latest American Idol judge is Nicki Minaj, I think. (Us Weekly)

Transgendered Woman Allowed In Miss Universe Pageant

A promising day in LBGT history was made when Miss Universe president Paula Shugart and contest co-owner Donald Trump allowed Jenna Talackova, a post-op transgendered Canadian woman, to enter the pageant.

GLAAD petitioned hard for the woman to be allowed to compete and for her case to be reviewed, after she was disqualified last month due to a rule that entrees must be born women. Shugart says:

“We want to give credit where credit is due, and the decision to include transgender women in our beauty competitions is a result of our ongoing discussions with GLAAD. We have a long history of supporting equality for all women, and this was something we took very seriously.”   Continue reading “Transgendered Woman Allowed In Miss Universe Pageant”