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The Williams Institute, a think-tank devoted to LGBT research at UCLA did a recent study that found that an estimated 9 million Americans identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. That’s 4% of the entire American population. 1.8% of that 4 make up the bisexual chunk. It was also found that the bisexual identification is classified more in women than in men. This is the most up-to-date report of the population which actually test lower than than a percentage that is mostly commonly used by many LGBT groups done in 1948. That study found that 10% of the American population identified as LGBT.

What’s really interesting is that this study comes on the heels of another report published by the Institute of Medicine that emphasizes the need for more federal funding to research LGBT health problems. “Sexual orientation is complex, but measurable,” said Gary J. Gates, chief researcher and a Williams Distinguished Scholar. “Hopefully, this will begin to prompt some dialogue on what it means when we say LGBT.”

Did you know that 19 million Americans (8.2 percent of the population) said they had engaged in same-sex behavior, and 25.6 million (11%) acknowledged same-sex attraction. Many gay advocacy groups are saying the report is a critical first step to inform public policy, research and federal funding, crucial in identifying health and economic disparities, discrimination, domestic partnership benefits and the impact of same-sex marriage.

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Jersey Shore Cast Get A BIG Raise For Next Season

In: Patrick, TV Shows

The Jersey Shore cast have certainly made a living out of gym, tanning, laundry…and most importantly, partying. So how much will they be making next season? First, lets talk about how much they were making in season 2…after negotiations, they landed $10,000 per episode. In the upcoming fourth season, the entire cast is heading to Italy and the “core” cast will be making at least $100,000 per episode.

You know, they’ve more than proven their money making ability for MTV and have earned the salary raise. They’re the ones that are making fools of themselves, generating huge ratings for the network, MTV best share the wealth. Besides, if they’re not making money on the show, they can certainly get it elsewhere now, so there’s that factor as well.

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Sports Stud: Kayne Lawton

In: Patrick, Sports & Health, Totally GAY!

This week, we’re going down (under) on Kayne Lawton, an Australian Rugby League Player for the Gold Coast Titans in the NRL. He started his rugby career in 2008 and his position is hooker. Surprisingly, this guy is only 21 years old! Not surprisingly, he’s already taken part in the elite and delicious Gods of Football photo shoots to show off his goods.

In his past interview for Gods of Football, he revealed that he has a lucky pair of leopard skin underwear, listens to Lady Gaga, and in a personal ad, would describe himself as “fun, sporty and relaxed”. They also asked him how it was to take off all his clothes in front of the camera, to which he replied, “Nerve wracking but towards the end it was good fun! Yep, I would do it again.”

Lawton has an incredible body, but he works at it. He lifts three 145kg reps on the bench press as a regular part of his intense workouts. Certainly, if he decides to quick rugby, he’s got a career in modelling.

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SVEDKA Vodka really knows how to throw a party. After covering the red carpet at Logo’s NewNowNext Awards, Alex and I jetted over to SVEDKA’s “Night of a Billion Reality Stars” to join in on the fun. Thankfully, Lexington Social House was literally across the street, so we didn’t have to worry about getting stuck in LA traffic. Being a huge reality television fan, I jumped at the chance to be in a room full of reality TV’s most familiar faces. While there wasn’t a billion, if certainly felt like it. Every time I turned around, I was bumping into a reality star I loved. I’m talking to you Kyle Richards and Lo Bosworth.

The celebration marked SVEDKA Vodka’s partnership with FunnyOrDie.com on three comedic shorts which spoof the outrageous and inevitable future of reality TV and star Joan Rivers, Brian Austin Green, talking dogs and Jeff Probst, among others.  The first video in the series, which will roll out over a period of three consecutive weeks, premiered today, April 8, 2011. Here it is below:

“The Planet’s Most Extreme Model, Designer, Chef, Lover, Dancer, Drag Queen, Alien, Fish Wrangler From Outer Space,” a future competition show mash up, starring E!’s Gastineau Girls Brittny and Lisa Gastineau, The Bachelor’s Vienna Girardi and Real World Las Vegas roommate Trishelle Cannatella, hosted by Survivor’s Jeff Probst.

Joan Rivers kicked off the evening by premiering the off-color comedies to a room full of unscripted superstars.  They all watched and laughed as they accepted the inevitable: in the future, everyone will be famous!  After the films rolled, DJ Solange Knowles took to the turntables to spin for the gorgeous gala-goers. Who knew Beyonce’s sister was such a great DJ? I didn’t. At one point, I even went up to her and gave her a thumbs up for playing Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody“. Naturally, she laughed.

The entire venue was decorated with dozens of life-sized cutouts of reality stars. Every where you looked it was a reality television explosion. The restrooms were labeled Smush Rooms, books by reality stars riddled all the seating areas and there was even a confessional booth to take a picture. Check out Alex and my pic here. Special shout outs go to the delicious SVEDKA Vodka cocktails (Future Famous and Joan In a Jar were my favorite). Maybe I’m getting old, but the vodka sno-cone was toats strong. I couldn’t believe I had to nurse it. The duck confit was also quite tasty.

check out which reality celebs attended the event after the jump. we even took a few snaps with us with them

Not talking about sex enough in your life or maybe, not having enough? Want to live vicariously through someone else’s stories? Now, all you have to do is watch a new talk show coming to E! soon called Foursome. The concept of the show is to talk openly about sex, sexual encounters and the like. Neil Patrick Harris’ husband David Burtka is one of the members along with American Idol contestant and best friend to Homorazzi, Kimberly Caldwell.

David talked to TV Guide about the show in a recent issue stating, “I have quite a past. I have lots of stories to talk about.” An insider who has seen the pilot says that the show will be the hottest and hippest show to hit the network since the introduction of Chelsea Lately. Have no fear Neil. David says that he will only talk about former sexcapades and not about what currently goes down in his own bedroom.

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Scarlett Johansson takes a stand for Planned Parenthood in a new PSA shedding light on the new federal bill that is in proposal to be passed to terminate funding for programs such as breast exams, cervical cancer screening, HIV testing and the like.

Scarlett joins a long list of angry Americans who are having a hard time comprehending Congress’ proposal to cut the funding I previously mentioned. She isn’t the only star to jump on board. Gwyneth Paltrow has also previously recorded a message for Planned Parenthood as well.

“For many people, especially those with low incomes, Planned Parenthood is is their only source of health care. Let your members of Congress know where you stand.”

Watch the PSA and Sign the Petition after the jump.

A US company called Adzookie wants to turn your home into a billboard to promote their mobile advertising business. In exchange, they’ll make your mortgage payments! You know what, if I didn’t live in a high rise, I’d be all over this. Why not? It’s better than selling ad space on your forehead. They’ll pay for your mortgage every month that it remains painted.

There are a few things they are looking for. You must own your home, not rent or lease it. They’d be painting the entire outside of the house (excluding the roof, windows, and awnings) which would take 3-5 days. You also must keep the ad paint up for a minimum of three months and up to a year. After three months, if you decide to cancel, they’ll repaint your house to the way it was.

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Last night, new Glee favorite Darren Criss attended the Oxygen upfront presentation in New York where he cam to support the new show The Glee Project which will debut on Oxygen this summer. The show follows auditions all across America to search for that special someone to be cast in a 7 episode story arc in next season’s Glee. Darren Criss serves as one of the show’s mentors.

But that wasn’t the only thing that Darren Criss was talking about according to Access Hollywood. Are there talks of Darren Criss leaving Glee to do his own spin-off? “Hey, I’m just happy to be invited to the party,” Criss said. “A spin-off, whatever they want, I’m happy where I am.” So, he didn’t deny it but didn’t confirm it either. According to other reports, the Glee spin-off isn’t a totally a myth but Darren says that if it were to fly, he’s definitely in. “I think Blaine serves a really cool function in the grander scheme of ‘Glee,’ so I don’t think we need to focus particularly — you know, but if they want to do it, hey, I’m down! Whatever they want,” he said.

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