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May 13, 2015

A 13-year-old girl thought she was going to be reunited with her mother

People are outraged after a Cambodian TV show has played a homophobic joke on a 13-year-old girl.

Autumn Allen, a teen singer-songwriter, appeared on Cambodian TV show Penh Chet Ort (Like It Or Not) for a special Mother's Day episode on Sunday.

During her segment, the hosts tricked Allen by saying she'll be reuinted with her estranged mother.

Considering she hasn't seen her since she was six, when she left the US with her father to live in Cambodia, this would have been an incredible moment.

March 5, 2015

'I don’t know that my family nor my soul could take it'

He looked great in his tighty whities and did a great opening number hosting this year's Academy Awards but several jokes fell flat and the ratings were down.

So does Neil Patrick Harris, four-time Tony Award host and twice host of the Emmys, hope for a chance to do better by hosting the Oscars again?

'I don’t know that my family nor my soul could take it,' he tells Huffington Post.

August 18, 2014

Angry Italians are calling for the gossip magazine Visto to be removed from shops over the free supplement 'The Best Gay Jokes Ever'

A magazine has become the butt of the joke after giving out a free pamphlet full of the worst jokes ever about gay people.

The giveaway, ‘The Best Gay Jokes’, was attached to the latest edition of the weekly Italian gossip magazine Visto.

The front cover of the joke book depicts a cartoon of two men. One says: ‘Do you want to play hide and seek?’

The other replies: ‘OK, if you find me you can rape me. If you don’t find me…I’ll be in the closet.’

Maybe the 'joke' didn’t translate.

February 1, 2013

'I was trying to do everything to end it'

The man pretending to be a woman in a bizarre online hoax involving college football star Manti Te'o said he was desperate to end the ruse so he decided to kill his online alter-ego off with cancer.

'I was trying to do everything to end it,' Ronaiah Tuiasosopo told talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw in part one of an interview that aired Thursday (31 January). 'People say it was a cruel joke. Cruel true, joke never.'

October 19, 2012

A student newspaper in Arizona has apologized for publishing a cartoon which has been accused of promoting homophobic violence

A student newspaper in the US has been forced to apologize for publishing a cartoon which seemed to encourage violence against gay people.

The comic strip which appeared in the Arizona Daily Wildcat features a father telling his son: 'If you ever tell me you're gay...I will shoot you with my shotgun, roll you up in a carpet and throw you off of a bridge.'

To which the child joked: 'Well I guess that's what they call a Fruit Roll-Up!'

August 10, 2012

Frequent contributor to NPR's This American Life was 47 and had written about his cancer battle

It was just last year that David Rackoff won the prestigious Thurber Prize for American Humor for his essay collection Half Empty.  One of the essays, another shoe, had the author ruminating about his battle with cancer and how there was chance he would have to have his left arm and shoulder amputated.

'There are other extra-functional and non-cosmetic realities I have to consider,' he wrote. 'How does someone without a left arm know he’s having a heart attack, for example?'

On Thursday (9 August), Rakoff died from the cancer at the age of 47.

June 3, 2012

Actor Jason Alexander apologizes for gay joke made on the show The Late Late Show

 

Jason Alexander, known for his role on the television show Seinfeld, has apologized for a joke he recently made on the CBS show The Late Late Show.

Last week he and the show's host, Craig Ferguson, were debating the merits of cricket. Alexander called the sport 'gay' and 'queer.'