Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley: Married?!

Tom Hardy has been receiving more attention for his acting than ever before, but even with his fame at an all-time high, the British heartthrob was able to keep his recent wedding with longtime girlfriend Charlotte Riley under wraps.

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At least that’s the claim being made by British tabloids, who report that Hardy and Riley exchanged vows back on July 4.

London’s Daily Mail reported yesterday that Tom proposed to Charlotte in 2010, and they’ve has spent the years since trying to find a gap in Hardy’s work schedule so that they could get hitched.

That day finally came over the summer, and the couple kept it on the down-low with an extremely small ceremony attended only by immediate family and close friends. Tom’s 6-year-old son from his previous marriage served as ring-bearer:

“It was a beautiful, low-key day made even more special by the fact that they had their closest friends and family around them,” said one guest.

“There was nothing flashy about the wedding. They always said they want it to be about the two of them and their family rather than any grand gesture.”

Hardy is perhaps best known to American audiences for his role as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.

He escaped a troubled past (including drug addiction and rumors that he was mentoring Lindsay Lohan) to become one of the most in-demand actors currently working in Hollywood.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married out of nowhere in August 2014! Congratulations!

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Elton John: Jesus Christ would have been pro-gay marriage & anti-celibacy

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The UK made same-sex civil unions legal back in 2004, and then this year, they made gay marriage legal. A decade ago, Elton John and his long-time love David Furnish made it official by entering into a domestic partnership/union, and when the UK legalized gay marriage several months ago, Elton announced that he and David were going to get married as well. I kind of thought Elton and David were dual citizens by now – don’t they spend most of their time in LA anyway? Aren’t they pretty much raising their kids in America? But I guess they wanted to wait for the UK to legalize it, and so be it. Elton gave an exclusive interview to Sky News about his plans to wed David, why he likes the new Pope and why he thinks Jesus would have been cool with gay marriage:

Elton plans to speak to Vladimir Putin about gay rights this year: “Globally, we seem to have gone backwards over the last 18 months. I will see Putin and talk to him – I don’t know what good it will do though.”

He hopes the Church of England will learn tolerance from Pope Francis: “The new Pope has been wonderful, he’s excited me so much. He’s stripped it [the Church] down to the bare bones and said it’s all basically about love.”

He thinks gay clergy should be allowed to get married & suggested that the celibacy vow for Catholic priests be abolished: “These are old and stupid things. If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying this could not happen. He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring people together and that’s what the church should be about.”

His marriage plans: “I don’t think we can get married until next year. However, when we do do, it will be very quiet and off the cuff – we had our big shebang when we had our civil union.”

[From Sky News]

In case you’re going to yell at Elton for just talking about personal stuff and religion, he did the interview to promote a charity concert which would raise money for SportsAid, an organization that would support young athletes training for the Olympics and Paralympics. He hopes the concert will raise something like $1 million and “for the next eight years 20 kids will get a grant of £2,000 that they normally couldn’t get. It is just a way of supplementing their incomes and giving them hope for the future.”

As for what Elton has to say about gay marriage and Jesus Christ… I don’t know, I don’t have a dog in this hunt. I tend to think that Christianity would do better to strip away everything but the teachings of Christ. So, yeah, I think Jesus would probably be fine with two people loving each other, getting married and raising some babies, regardless if that couple was straight or gay.

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Tom Hardy looks especially small in London: would you hit it or feed it?

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Ever since I read a description of what Tom Hardy really looks like in a Wall Street Journal profile last week, I can’t stop thinking about how small he is in real life. Apparently, he’s barely 5’10” and when he’s not consciously bulking up for a role, his weight is probably around 160 lbs. But he carries himself like a bigger dude. Until you look closer. Which is what I’m doing now – these are photos of Tom in London yesterday. All of a sudden, he looks so small! He’s thinned out a lot in the past year. He’s also still doing the clean shaven thing, which isn’t bad. I still prefer the ginger beard though. Here’s how Tom describes himself:

“I’m not huge at all,” says the London-born Mr. Hardy. “I’ve had lots of lads tell me ‘I thought you were bigger.’” He’s 5-foot-9. His normal weight is about 158 pounds, and even for shirtless, muscle-bound roles in “Warrior” and “Bronson” he only beefed up into the 180s. “There’s ways of creating an image—camera angles, intention, voice. You put the weight on in places where the camera’s going to pick it up. You stand in a way that the camera’s going to pick up. I would move as if my limbs were much heavier, move a bit like a boat on the water.”

[From the WSJ]

In that WSJ piece, he talks about preparing to play Elton John, which I guess will be the next thing he films? Maybe? The only problem, perhaps, is that Tom says: “I can’t hold a tune to save my life.” The Elton John bio-pic will either be brilliant or a total hot mess.

A few days ago, it was announced that Tom had signed on to play Ronnie and Reggie Kray, twin gangsters from London’s East End who were arrested in May 1968. I’m not incredibly familiar with the story of the Kray twins, but sure – if there’s one actor to play twin gangsters in the 1960s, it might as well be Tom Hardy.

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KRIS AND BRUCE JENNER Celebrating Anniversary – Are They Together?!

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Honestly, I feel like every single week I’m reporting an “are they or aren’t they” with Kris and Bruce Jenner!

When they returned from the family vacation to Thailand they were seen walking through LAX holding hands while wearing their wedding rings. And when asked if that meant they were back together Bruce said they were never apart. Then, about a week later, the “couple” confirmed that they were still separated. And NOW it seems that well… they might still be together.

Kris took to her Instagram account to wish Bruce a happy 23rd anniversary saying, “Happy Anniversary to one of the most amazing men I know!!!!! I love you, Wow 23 years!!!! #love #weareofficiallyvintage.”

So what’s the deal guys – are you or aren’t you together?

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SELENA GOMEZ Might Have Found Her New Manager – KRIS JENNER

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Not to brag or anything, but I saw this coming from a mile away. It appears that after ditching her mother and step-father as her managers, Selena Gomez has found new representation in none-other than momager extraordinaire, Kris Jenner.

Selena reportedly told her parents that she wanted to take her career to the next level with a manager that’s familiar with working with A-listers. Sources are saying that Selena also wanted to work with someone who was already working with some of her friends… and Kris Jenner fits at least one of those bills.

While the Kardashian/Jenner ladies might not be A-listers in terms of winning awards, they certainly know how to hustle, and Kris has built a huge empire around her daughters.

What do you think of this news?

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BRUCE JENNER and KRIS JENNER Definitely Not Back Together

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Despite embarking on a family vacation together, holding hands while walking through the airport, still wearing their wedding rings, and saying “we’ve never been apart” – it appears that Bruce Jenner and Kris Jenner are, in fact, still separated.

Which leads us to think this might be the most amicable (and confusing) separation ever. A source close to the couple (who are these sources that are so close, but have no problem dishing to the press?!) said that the couple are still leading “very separate” lives – although they’re still great friends – and that they consider their wedding rings friendship rings at this point.

So what do you think about all of this, dear readers? Are the Jenners pulling our leg, or are they really separated and just the best friends ever?

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Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons: Coming to E!

Please accept our most heartfelt apologies, residents of The Hamptons.

Because Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian are coming your way.

E! announced today via depressing press release that Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons will premiere in the fall of 2014.

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From the producers of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the series will focus on Kourtney, Khloe and Scott Disick “taking the city by storm,” according to the official synopsis.

The description adds:

The girls have their work cut out for them as they set out to relocate the Dash New York store to a hot new property while managing the initial struggles of opening their first pop-up store in the Hamptons.

Talk about tension! Suspense! Drama!

Who would not want to watch mega rich reality stars cater to mega rich citizens of arguably the most posh area in the country?

E!, of course, has also aired spinoffs set in Miami and New York that feature Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian.

It also confirmed today that it is developing Dash Dolls, a program centering on employees hired to manage Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe’s boutiques. 

Click through some fashionable photos of the Kardashians and decide: Will you watch them Take The Hamptons?

The Kardashians blow some kisses our way in this appearance. This is a photo from their fragrance launch in 2011.

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The Kardashians blow some kisses our way in this appearance. This is a photo from their fragrance launch in 2011.


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The Kardashian sisters wave to their fans in this photo. It’s unclear why they have fans, of course.


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Kim Kardashian and kompany greet fans overseas in this photo. They are a big hit in England. No one knows why.


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Kim Kardashian poses here at… who knows where? It’s just one of a number of red carpet events that pay her to stand around.


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Looking good, Khloe Kardashian! The reality star poses here on the red carpet.


Red Karpet Kouple

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That’s how we would look, too, if we were holding Kim Kardashian’s hand. Kanye West realizes here just what he has gotten into.


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Kim Kardashian does two things well: pose naked and stand on a red carpet. She’s spotted here, doing the latter.


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What do you think of Kim Kardashian in gold? We’re loving this color on the reality star.


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Khloe Kardashian looks like a giant alongside Kim Kardashian. And speaking of giant: look at those boobs!


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Kim Kardashian turned 33 with a party in Las Vegas. Sisters Kourtney and Khloe came along for the occasion.


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Lamar Odom and Kris Humphries have something in common: they have each seen a Kardashian sister naked.


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It’s the Kardashians! And the Jenners! It’s TV’s most irritating family!


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It’s one big, happy, attention-starved family. Kim Kardashian poses alongside her sister, brother in law, husband and mom here.


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Smile, Kardashians! The sisters showed up on the red carpet of the Eclipse premiere, a reward for doing… whatever it is they do.


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Kourtney, Khloe and Rob Kardashian at US Weekly’s Annual Hot Hollywood Style Celebration held at MyHouse in Hollywood, CA. Yes, they have a brother named Rob who spells his name normally.


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Kim Kardashian plus Kanye West equals Kimye! Yeah… we hate the nickname, too.


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Kourtney Kardashian came out for Elton John’s Oscar party. Do you like her outfit?


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Which is your favorite Kardashian sibling? Kim, Kourtney and Khloe pose here.


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Khloe Kardashian chills here on a red carpet. She filed for divorce in December 2013.


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Khloe Kardashian is on a Las Vegas red carpet in this photo. She’s there to celebrate her sister’s 33rd birthday.


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Rob Kardashian is close friends with Lamar Odom. He’s rooting for his pal to kick his alleged drug habit.


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Rob Kardashian is all smiles in this photo. He must not be able to see his tattoo.


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Celebrity Birthday Tracker For March 25th

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Actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker turns 49 today. Happy birthday to SJP and everyone else celebrating their birthday today!

  • Sportscasting legend Howard Cosell died at 77 (1918-1995)
  • Singer Anita Bryant is 74
  • Singer Aretha Franklin is 72
  • Actor Paul Michael Glaser is 71
  • Musician Elton John is 67
  • Actress Bonnie Bedelia is 66
  • Actress-comedian Mary Gross is 61
  • Actor James McDaniel is 56
  • Saxophonist Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet is 54
  • Actor Haywood Nelson is 54
  • Actress Brenda Strong is 54
  • Actress Marcia Cross is 52
  • Actress Lisa Gay Hamilton is 50
  • Women’s basketball player Sheryl Swoopes is 43
  • Singer Melanie Blatt of All Saints is 39
  • Heavyweight boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko is 38
  • English soccer player Kevin Davies is 37
  • Actor Lee Pace is 35
  • Race car driver Danica Patrick is 32
  • Singer Katharine McPhee is 30
  • Producer Ryan Lewis of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is 26
  • Rapper Big Sean is 26
  • Singer-actress Aly Michalka of Aly and AJ is 25

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Tyler Glenn, Neon Trees Lead Singer, Comes Out as Gay

Tyler Glenn, the frontman for alternative rock band Neon Trees, has come out as gay.

“I’ve always felt like I’m an open book, and yet obviously I haven’t been completely,” the 30-year-old singer tells Rolling Stone.

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Glenn continued:

“I had my crushes on guys throughout high school, but it was never an overwhelming thing until my twenties. Then I’d be dating girls and in love with my straight friend and it was the worst feeling in the world.”

Neon Trees is best known for their hit “Everybody Talks.”

And now, of course, many are talking about Glenn’s big news.

“I really love all of the sports figures that are coming out recently,” Tyler added. “I appreciated Michael Sam was like, ‘I want to be able to go to the movies and hold hands with my boyfriend.’ Even hearing him say ‘boyfriend,’ I was just like, that’s cool.”

We applaud Glenn, Ellen Page and the other celebrities on the following list who are out, about and proud:

Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She’s gay. We applaud her for it.

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Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She’s gay. We applaud her for it.


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Neil Patrick Harris plays a womanizer on How I Met Your Mother. But he’s married to a man in real life.


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Jim Parsons is a multi-time Emmy winner. He came out in an interview with The New York Times.


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It’s the silver fox! Anderson Cooper made his announcment in a moving personal statement.


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Zachary Quinto is best known for roles in Heroes, American Horror Story and on the stage. He also plays Spock in the new Star Trek franchise.


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There was never any real doubt about Adam Lambert’s sexuality. But he made it clear not long after his run on American Idol ended.


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He’ll always be George O’Malley to Grey’s Anatomy fans. T.R. Knight was at the center of a gay slur scandal that led to a series cast shake-up.


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Rosie O’Donnell is one of our more outspoken celebrities. She has five kids.


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Sean Hayes is a beloved sitcom star. He’ll always be revered for his role on Will & Grace.


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Ellen DeGeneres is married to Portia de Rossi. She absolutely cracks us up on her talk show.


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Lance Bass sang his way into our hearts a long time ago. We may still have his poster on our bedroom wall.


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Portia de Rossi is married to Ellen DeGeneres and slays us on Arrested Development. She’s never been shy about her sexuality.


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Robin Roberts came out in late 2013. Reporters don’t get more respected than this GMA anchor.


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We adore Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Modern Family. The gay actor plays a gay character on the sitcom.


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Jane Lynch has been out of the closet for awhile. She cracks us up on Glee.


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Chris Colfer is doubly gay! He’s gay in real life and he plays a gay high school graduate on Glee.


Cynthia Nixon

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Cynthia Nixon slept with a lot of men on Sex and the City. But she’s partial to women off screen.


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Clay Aiken is another gay American Idol alum. He’s running for Congress in North Carolina.


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Wanda Sykes is a hilarious actress. She has never hidden the fact that she’s gay.


Ricky Martin

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Ricky Martin is the father of twin boys. He’s living La Vida Loca.


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Melissa Etheridge is a great singer. She wants to come to the window of women only.


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It’s shocking but true, folks: Elton John is gay!


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Michael Sam announced his sexuality prior to the 2014 NFL Draft. He was appropriately applauded for doing so.


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Chely Wright is the proud mothr of twins. The country star came out in early 2011.


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Who doesn’t adore Kristian Nairn as Hodor on Game of Thrones? The actor came out as gay in early 2014.


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Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation wasted $1.5 million: is it fraud?

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Lord, I still can’t over Lady Gaga’s busted wig game at the Oscars. SMH. She has money! She should be able to afford a quality lace-front. Anyway, speaking on money and Gaga and how she spends that money… you know how Gaga formed the Born This Way Foundation several years ago? The foundation seemed to be formed as some kind of anti-bullying, pro-LGBT advocacy group, but the mission always seemed convoluted, and it seemed more like a vanity project/cracked-out delusion more than anything else. And as it turns out, The Born This Way Foundation is basically a scam, a front for Gaga to fund her travels and her huge staff. From Roger Friedman at Showbiz 411:

Don’t get me wrong: I like Lady Gaga and her parents. But celebrities probably shouldn’t start charitable foundations. Now the latest federal tax report is in for Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Foundation, and it’s not good news. Despite spending $348,000 in 2012 on their outreach bus tour, the Born this Way Foundation otherwise managed to fritter away around $1.5 million on legal fees, publicity, and a website.

The foundation, which lists Gaga’s lovely mom, Cynthia Germanotta, as president, had a lot of expenses in 2012 that had nothing to do with helping anyone. They spent $300,000 on “Strategic Consulting (web, digital),” $62,836 on “Stage Productions (Harvard, LA, UN),” $50,000 on “Social Media,” and another almost $50,000 on “Event Coordination.” What?

Born this Way also spent: $808,661 on “other”; $406,552 on “Legal”; $150,000 on “Philanthropic Consulting”; $60,000 on “research”; 58,768 on “Publicity fees”; $78,000 on “travel”. They spent $72,000 on salaries– presumably for running the Born this Way bus, although that episode had its own expense line.

Under ‘grants to organizations or individuals”: $ 5000. Five thousand dollars.

They claimed net assets of $2.1 million. Donations came to $2.6 million, up from $1.4 million in 2011. But there’s no detailed listing of contributors or donations. I suspect most of the money came from Lady Gaga’s earnings. Where it went, and why it went there, is a mystery still.

On top of that, it looks like Lady Gaga loaned Born this Way over $10,000 to pay expenses. Meantime, it’s unclear that anyone was really helped by the Born this Way Foundation other than lawyers, consultants, publicists and travel agents. Gaga would have been better served just writing a check to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. It would have done more good, and quickly.

[From Showbiz 411]

$300,000 on web and digital? More than $400,000 on LEGAL?! WTF? But settle down, little monsters, because Cynthia Germanotta (Gaga’s mom) and Marc Brackett (“Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence”) have written a HuffPo essay about the foundation’s mission and how this tax filing is pretty much on target with what they were always trying to do:

It is important for us to set the record straight regarding Born This Way Foundation’s mission and how the organization allocates its funds. There is quite a bit of inaccurate information out there right now that misinterprets the essential mission and critical work of a very special organization that was founded several years ago by Stefani Germanotta, whom you all know as Lady Gaga.

First and foremost, we are an organization that conducts our charitable activity directly, and we fund our own work. We are not a grant-maker that funds the work of other charities, and were never intended to be.

Our activity has included The Born Brave Bus Tour, which has travelled to 23 communities, interacting with more than 19,000 young people and raising awareness to the tune of more than 300 million media impressions. The foundation’s messages of kindness and bravery have touched more than half a million online users via our website, which includes the Bravest Map Ever and the Play Brave Game, as well as social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook — which on a peak week can hit 50 million individual users.

Lady Gaga founded Born This Way Foundation to foster a more accepting society for our young people. She covered all of the start-up costs for the organization with her own money and uses her celebrity to constantly advocate on behalf of tolerance, individualism and kindness. Moreover, Born This Way Foundation’s work has focused heavily on providing information on empowerment through its website, raising awareness of the importance of being kind to others through public relations and social media, bringing messages about individuality and bravery to communities around the country via the Born Brave Bus Tour and multiple events.

Every dollar spent across these categories, including the legal fees towards the safe and effective implementation of each initiative, directly serves Born This Way Foundation’s core mission of empowering youth. And we are having a profound impact in just a very short period of time.

Each of these initiatives was funded via monies detailed on the 2012 Form 990. And a true examination of this form, not to mention a clear understanding of the differences between a grant-making organization and one that carries out its work directly would have made this a non-story.

[From HuffPo]

What I’m getting is that their mission was never to “make grants” or “give money the needy.” The foundation’s mission – if you read between the lines – is to fund Lady Gaga and her staff to travel around and have Gaga make self-absorbed speeches about how she helps the LGBT community, all while wearing a crazy outfit. And if Gaga is the only one funding her foundation, so be it. That just means she’s spending her own money on this vanity project. But it was my understanding that Gaga raked in some significant cash from her fans too? And did those donations come with the understanding that the foundation is just an extension of Gaga’s ego and narcissism? Here’s the part that kills my soul a little: “raising awareness to the tune of more than 300 million media impressions.” ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

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