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VIDEO: Ellen Opens Up About JCPenney Controversy

Ellen DeGeneres is speaking out about the outcry that followed after JC Penney hired her as a new spokeswoman. In a great moment on her talk show, she showed us a reminder that HATE is always out of style.

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Ellen DeGeneres is speaking out about the outcry that followed after JC Penney hired her as a new spokeswoman. In a great moment on her talk show, she showed us a reminder that HATE is always out of style.

“For those of you are just tuning in for the first time, it’s true. I’m gay. I hope you were sitting down,” she joyfully added.

In true comedic form (but with a serious intent that she brought home at the end) DeGeneres poked fun at the One Million Moms group who had urged J.C. Penney to drop her as a spokeswoman because she is a lesbian. They also accused the retail chain of being on a ‘pro-gay bandwagon.’ She proudly thanked Penney for keeping her on as the audience roared in approval.

“Being gay or pro-gay isn’t a bandwagon. You don’t get a free ride anywhere. There’s no music. And occasionally we’ll sing ‘We Are Family’ but that’s about it,” she said.

Tongue firmly in cheek – she called out other questionable spokespeople – like the Pillsbury Dough Boy, who is always ‘walking around with no pants on’ and ‘begging for people to poke his belly.’

She also noted that the One Million Moms group “only have 40,000 members on their (Facebook) page. So they’re rounding up to the nearest million and I get that.”

She concluded by telling her “haters,” “I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.”

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LISTEN: Britney Spears Wants Her Life Back – Full Testimony Details Claims Of Prolonged Abuse

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For the first time, Britney Spears is speaking publicly about the conditions surrounding her conservatorship. In a powerful 23 minutes, she claimed the conservatorship does way more harm than good, detailing punishments and bullying from her father and a team of people on her payroll.

The full testimony is below.

In one instance she referred to her previous statements to her social media following where she claimed she was ‘okay’ and ‘happy,’ revealing that the statement was a lie.

“Now I’m telling you the truth, OK? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry it’s insane.”

Another hearing is scheduled for July, but the exact next steps remain unknown.

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Amber Riley Performs Beautiful Tribute To Naya Rivera On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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RIP.

Whenever Amber Riley and Naya Rivera combined their insurmountable talents on the hit show Glee there was an almost tangible magic that left fans in awe of the powerhouse duo. Playing Mercedes Jones and Santana Lopez respectively, the two characters may not have always seen eye to eye but when they joined you knew you were in for a memorable performance. It is sad to think that we will never get another “River Deep, Mountain High” or “The Boy Is Mine” moment after Rivera’s passing last month but there is something special in knowing Riley will carry the torch for her fallen costar forever.

On Thursday night introduced by guest-host Lil Rel, Riley virtually appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  to perform a new song from her EP entitled “A Moment” which was dedicated to Rivera. “Not too long ago we both lost a really amazing friend in a tragic accident and we both will miss her forever,” said Lil Rel. The performance is displayed in black and white and features Riley singing in front of a montage of photos of her former co-star. It is truly stunning.

Check out the tribute below.

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You Will Have Hearts In Your Eyes When You See Cardi B’s New Hair Do

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Wait till you see her WAP (Wonderfully Artistic Pigtails)

Cardi B has never shied away from a bold look and her latest hair do is proof of that.

The 27-year-old “WAP” singer…song of the year IMO…took to Instagram Tuesday night to show off her pink, heart-shaped pigtails and people are loving the look. In the short video Cardi asks fans if they would “go to the club with your hair like this” and I think we can all agree that this look would definitely turn heads at the clurb.

The artistic hair do was crafted by Cardi’s long time longtime stylist Tokyo Stylez and took at least three hours to complete. Fans commented about how beautiful the unique hairstyle is but questioned how the rapper was going to sleep that night. Let’s hope those pigtails can be twisted off and be thrown on the nightstand.

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