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‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Accused of Raping Little Boys

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Here, lemme just start with the tl;dr version of this story: A 31-year-old guy named Michael Egan says that when he was about 15, “X-Men” director Bryan Singer began sexually abusing him under the guise of helping him establish an acting career. Now Egan has filed a civil suit and wants a whole bunch of money for it.

Here’s the more detailed version: When Egan was 15, he and his family moved to L.A. from Nevada so he could become an actor and a model. Not long afterward, Egan wound up at a pool party at an estate in Encino, which was apparently some sort of hotbed (so to speak) where men lured twinks, plied them with drugs and alcohol, and then had sex with them — all while promising to make them stars.

If you want the really detailed version, toddle over to The Wrap, which has excerpts from the legal documents and such. And TMZ (because of course TMZ) has video of a presser Egan did earlier today.

Are the accusations true? Who knows.

Of course Singer’s rep has denied everything ever, calling the allegations “defamatory” and “completely without merit,” but we do know that in 1997, Singer was unsuccessfully sued by a 14-year-old extra from his movie “Apt Pupil” who said that during a shower scene, Singer made him (and other little boys) get nekkid. The rumor was that he saved that footage for his own personal use.

But back to Egan’s claims. Look, I don’t know any more about this than anyone else, and Michael K over at dlisted heard about Singer’s twink parties a long time ago, so something hinky probably WAS going on.

That said, Jeff Herman, the lawyer who’s representing Egan, is the same one who represented five guys with dubious claims against “Sesame Street” Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash a couple years ago. Four of those cases were dismissed, and the remaining plaintiff never could get his story straight — and was just sentenced to jail for being a thief.

“Hollywood has a problem with the sexual exploitation of children,” Herman said. “This is the first of many cases I will be filing to give these victims a voice and to expose the issue.”

He’s almost certainly right about Hollywood’s exploitation of children. I’d just feel a lot better about his sense of justice if it didn’t have so many dollar signs attached.

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Universe Exacts Revenge on Ashton Kutcher By Giving Him a Daughter

Maybe they'll name her Meg

Maybe they’ll name her Meg

Mila Kunis could quite literally have just about any man (or, really, any woman) she wants. Which makes it all the more puzzling that she sifted through the world’s population of roughly 7 billion people and plucked out … Ashton Kutcher.

But because we are not meant to understand all of life’s little mysteries, the former “That ’70s Show” co-stars are now engaged and even expecting a baby together. And while I may think Ashton is a lying, cheating piece, there’s little question that he’s a pretty lying, cheating piece, so the blending of his DNA with Mila’s should, in theory anyway, produce a beautiful child.

And according to Us Weekly, that genetically gifted offspring will be a girl.

Although the daughter-to-be will be the first child for both Kunis, 30, and Kutcher, 36, the ‘Two and Half Men’ hunk “got plenty of practice with Demi’s girls,” one pal notes. Indeed, for six years, Kutcher was famously stepdad to Rumer, 25, Scout, 22, and Tallulah, 20, ex-wife Demi Moore‘s kids with Bruce Willis.

Ecstatic for impending fatherhood, “Ashton is doting on Mila,” another friend notes of the reformed party boy, who’s already lining up playdates with the couple’s old “That ’70s Show” costar Danny Masterson and Fianna, his 2-month-old daughter.

What all this means is in just a few years, Ashton will be threatening the lives of boys just like him — proving karma does exist after all.

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Don’t Be Fooled By the Rock That She Got, She’s Still Jenny With a New Kid on the Block

Hope you've had your shots, Donnie

Hope you’ve had your shots, Donnie

Subtitle: Three-Time Razzie Award Winner Who People Used To Want To See Naked Engaged to “Entourage” Creator Mark Wahlberg’s Older Brother Who Used to Be Kind Of Relevant

That’s right, your favorite “danger to public welfare” Jenny McCarthy is back in the news, but this time it’s more awwtism than autism (shut up). Despite her earlier protests that she would never again get married, the former host of “Singled Out” and star of a shoe commercial that depicted her with her underwear around her ankles just accepted a proposal from boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg, who was NKOTB’s bad boy if you believe NKOTB was capable of having such things.

The individual-responsible-for-the-spread-of-preventable-diseases was thrilled to accept a substantial yellow sapphire rock from the individual-responsible-for-the-spread-of-boy-bands-like-One-Direction. Unfortunately, Wahlberg did not simply say “please don’t go, girl,” “you got the right stuff” and I want to be “hangin’ tough” with you forever (which, come on, would’ve been cheestastically awesome) but instead enlisted McCarthy’s son to hold up signs asking her to marry Donnie because that’s not emotionally manipulative at all.

The how-are-these-two-not-irrelevant-by-now couple are planning an August 2015 wedding. We expect Debbie Gibson will officiate and the pair will exchange vows and his-and-hers snap bracelets.

In happier news, Jim Carrey is somewhere breathing a sigh of relief and hoping this means the 2am texts will finally stop.

[photos via Twitter/ABC]

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Talking ‘Drag Race’ with Chiffon Dior — Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersized

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Okay, seriously RuPaul, was a double episode REALLY necessary? I mean maybe, just maybe I had something super fun and exciting to do on Monday night? Maybe I got a booty call and didn’t have time to commit to two full episodes so I could make myself presentable. (Shut up, it could happen.)

Well, this thing isn’t going to write itself — so let’s do it, kittens. [ more >> ]

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Captain Janeway Isn’t Batshit After All [UPDATED]

Reality! Scientific proof! I shoot you dead! PEW PEW PEW!

Reality! Scientific proof! I shoot you dead! PEW PEW PEW!

UPDATED: Mulgrew issued a statement on her Facebook page saying she was only a “voice for hire” and adding, “I am not a geocentrist, nor am I in any way a proponent of geocentrism.” So it looks like the creepy Robert Sungenis somehow duped more than scientists for his little project.

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Once upon a time, like, 400 years ago, a dude named Galileo posited that the earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around like everyone thought. Long story short, he got in a lot of trouble for his theory, even though he was completely and totally right and everyone has known it for HUNDREDS OF YEARS.

Well, everyone except the 25 percent of Americans that a recent survey found don’t know even the most basic shit about science. And it’s those people that Kate Mulgrew — aka Captain Janeway from “Star Trek: Voyager” and, more recently, Red from “Orange Is the New Black” — is apparently targeting with her latest project, which is narrating a documentary called “The Principle” that says Galileo duped us all and hahahah funny story but the sun actually revolves around the earth, you guys!

Making matters worse is that the filmmaker is noted anti-Semite and Holocaust-denier Robert Sungenis, who boasts about having noted scientists involved with this fairy tale — except at least one of them, Lawrence Krauss, tweeted this today:

Anyway, here’s the movie trailer in which you’ll hear Mulgrew saying, “Everything we think we know about our universe is wrong,” thus causing Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s eyes to roll so hard he had to take a break from filming “Cosmos” to find them.

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Kurt Cobain — 20 Years On

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Universal Music

Hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the suicide of Kurt Cobain. (I refuse to type “alleged suicide.” Courtney Love, Cobain’s widow, might not be the paragon of innocence and stability, but that doesn’t mean I buy into the murder/conspiracy theories. Yet, anyway.)

The world has changed a lot from the one the Seattle Grunge Messiah once knew: Doc Martens are no longer the fashionable stompers they used to be, Al Gore’s internet has connected the world in a digital realm of file sharing and animated GIFs, and plaid flannel shirts have once again become the almost sole domain of Canadian lumberjacks.

In the time since Cobain shuffled off this mortal coil, we’ve also seen the rise of Britney Spears, her inevitable fall, her comeback, and her becoming a Vegas staple (there was also some head-shaving in there … but that isn’t really relevant to anything, probably).

Anyway, things might be different than they used to be, but that doesn’t mean that Nirvana has faded from our hearts and minds. Impressively — thanks to live albums, greatest hits, box sets, singles, and previously unreleased tracks — the group has had more album releases posthumously than when Cobain was still with us. And on April 10, Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (an honor possibly less significant when you realize Hall and Oates are in the same induction class).

Also keeping Nirvana relevant in modern pop culture? All the court battles that have sprung up over the years between Courtney Love and Cobain’s surviving bandmates, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, over who exactly holds the legal rights to Nirvana’s music.

Aside from that, Courtney and her band Hole recently announced a reunion and an upcoming single, and she’s also kept her legal team busy with a landmark Twitter libel case (in which we all won the right to continue mocking those who annoy us in 140 characters or less).

Meanwhile, Nirvana’s former drummer Dave Grohl started and fronts a little band you may have heard of called Foo Fighters (fingers crossed they’ll take off soon — they’ve only sold 10 million albums in the US but I’m confident they’ll get noticed if they just hang in there). As for Krist Novoselic, Nirvana bass handler, he’s been super politically active and, uh, lost most of his hair.

Look, I know not everyone was a fan of Nirvana’s or Cobain’s. In fact, not everyone reading this was even alive when Cobain’s body was found on April 8, 1994, a few days after he died of a self-inflicted gunshot at the tender age of 27. Personally, I was a fan — and I can still remember where I was when I heard the tragic news. It’s a loss I still feel to this day.

And the worst part is we’ll never know what might have been.

Talking ‘Drag Race’ with Chiffon Dior — Episode 6: Oh No She Betta Don’t

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Michelle’s necklace says “Top.” Shouldn’t Santino’s say “Bottom”?

Hello hello hello kittens! I am SUPER excited to be covering tonight’s rap themed episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” because who knows more about rap than a pudgy white drag queen from the ‘burbs? (Based on tonight’s episode, virtually everyone on the show this season it seems.) Let’s get this hot mess over with, shall we?

Yes, I know we're all excited for this.

Yes, I know we’re all excited

This week picked up right as our fearless flock of queens returned to the work room, where Trinity Bonet bravely revealed she is HIV positive and all the girls rallied around her, showing nothing but sincere support. Thus endeth the sole feel-good moment of the show. [ more >> ]

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s Split Is More Pretentious Than Brunch in the Hamptons

Because Gwyneth Paltrow can’t even have her heart broken like a poor, she took to her website today to announce that she and her husband of more than a decade, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, are “consciously uncoupling.”

GOOP crashed hard (and is still down as of this writing) but here’s a screencap:

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This is all very sad and WHO WILL THINK OF THE CHILDREN and whatever, but look at the photo she included. See, when normal people break up, they take Magic Markers and draw evil eyebrows on their exes. Not the Paltrow-Martins.

It looks like they commissioned a portrait session for their split complete with sundresses and ties casually askew, and they probably had Cee Lo’s “Forget You” playing the whole time (Gwyneth’s version from “Glee,” naturally) because they’re evolved enough to already be good friends who can laugh at breakup songs with no residual bitterness at all.

But I like to imagine that late at night, when no one’s looking, she heads for the kitchen and breakup-binges like any other girl. (With an $800 bottle of wine and beluga caviar on gluten-free gourmet crackers, of course.)

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