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This 2009 photo released by Constance McMillen's family via The ACLU ofJACKSON, Miss. – A northern Mississippi school district will not be hosting a high school prom this spring after a lesbian student sought to attend with her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo. (more…)

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Quincy Jones

The world still needs help.

It’s been 25 years since Quincy Jones helped gather the biggest names in music to record “We Are the World,” but the song is as relevant today as it was then.

Jones confirmed to me today that he’s helping spearhead a new recording of the charity song with the proceeds going to help Haiti. The new version will be reorded on Monday in Los Angeles. (more…)

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By Mirror.co.uk:

Harry Connick Jr (Pic: Getty)

Harry Connick Jr reacted with fury on a TV show after a group with blacked-up faces mimicked the Jacksons.

The 42-year-old American blasted: “If I knew that was going to be part of the show I definitely wouldn’t have done it.”

He was visibly upset after the “skit” on Australian programme Hey Hey It’s Saturday. The actor and singer said: “Man, if they turned up looking like that in the United States then hey hey, there’s no more show.

“We have spent so much time trying to not make black people look like buffoons that when we see stuff like that we take it really to heart.” After an advert break, host Daryl Somers issued an on-air apology. He said: “It didn’t occur to me that we may have offended you with that act.

“I deeply apologise on behalf of all of us. I know that for your countrymen it’s an insult to have a black face routine.”

Harry was acting as a judge on the Channel 9 show  in a segment called Red Faces when a Jackson tribute band performed the song Can You Feel It?

Dr Anand Deva, an Asian plastic surgeon who wore white make-up to play Michael Jackson, said: “It certainly was not meant to be racist at all. I think Harry took it the wrong way.”

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