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Jay-Z backs Obama on gay marriage

Jay-Z backs Obama on gay marriage

President Barack Obama has a vocal playmaker in his corner on gay marriage — Jay-Z. That's right, Hova himself is now backing gay marriage, revealing in a CNN interview he thinks gays and lesbians are fighting for the same equality blacks fought for, calling it "the right thing to do." He didn't even throw in a "no homo" for effect, so you know he's serious. "I've always thought (of) it as something that was still holding the country back," Jay-Z said. "What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That's their business. It's no different than discriminating against blacks. It's discrimination plain and simple."

Stunning price tag for 'Men in Black 3'

On Memorial Day weekend, Hollywood execs will unleash Men in Black 3, a sequel to a movie that came out 15 years ago. The L.A. Times is reporting that it was a troubled shoot from the start, requiring delays for multiple rewrites for a story with no middle and the pacification of allegedly irritable star Will Smith. Oh, and now they casually throw in there it has become one of the most expensive movies ever made. The final tally — even with franchise director Barry Sonnenfeld getting $10 million, less than half what he was paid for MiB2 — approached $250 million, plus millions more for marketing and distribution, bringing the total to somewhere in the neighborhood of $375 million. That puts it in the company of megabucks neighbors like Spider-Man 3 and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. The difference is, The Juice* wouldn't bet on Men in Black 3 making back even half that total.

Baby name game

We must follow every incremental baby development in Celebrityville, so guess what Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley named their new baby girl? No, it's not even weird: Adalaide Marie Hope. Not a Bear Blu or a Cosmo in sight. People says the rep confirms the news of the couple's second daughter, who was adopted from somewhere in the States after older sister Naleigh was imported from South Korea in 2009.

Jay-Z backs Obama on gay marriage 05/15/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 7:07pm]

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