Special Olympian Pens Open Letter To Ann Coulter Over ‘Retard’ Remark

Special Olympian Pens Open Letter To Ann Coulter Over 'Retard' RemarkDuring Monday’s presidential debate, conservative pundit and paid provocateur Ann Coulter said she supported Mitt Romney’s strategy to not attack President Barack Obama. Or, as Coulter put it on Twitter, “I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.” On Tuesday, John Franklin Stephens, a Special Olympics athlete, published an open letter to Coulter, asking her why she continually uses the “R-word.”

‘Dumb and shallow’

“I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow,” Stephens wrote. “I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you. In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.”

More from Stephens’ letter:

After I saw your tweet, I realized you just wanted to belittle the President by linking him to people like me. You assumed that people would understand and accept that being linked to someone like me is an insult and you assumed you could get away with it and still appear on TV.

I have to wonder if you considered other hateful words but recoiled from the backlash.

‘Heart unchanged’

Stephens concluded by inviting Coulter to the Special Olympics:

See if you can walk away with your heart unchanged.

A friend you haven’t made yet,

John Franklin Stephens

Not surprisingly, the letter quickly went viral, garnering more than 10,000 “likes” on Facebook, 6,000-plus Twitter shares and nearly 1,000 comments on the Special Olympics blog—virtually all of them supportive of Stephens.

And if you’re waiting for Coulter to apologize for her R-word tweet, don’t hold your breath. On Tuesday, Coulter criticized a line in President Obama’s stump speech, tweeting: “‘Stage 3 Romneysia’—because cancer references are HILARIOUS. If he’s ‘the smartest guy in the room’ it must be one retarded room.”

What can you say about Ann Coulter’s “retard” remarks? Do you think she would ever send a reply to John Franklin Stephens’ open letter?

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Donald Trump: I Have An Announcement That Could Change The Election

Donald Trump I Have An Announcement That Could Change The ElectionDonald Trump, the real estate mogul, reality TV star and de facto leader of the “birther” movement, says he is planning a “big announcement” about President Barack Obama.

‘Bigger than anybody would know’

“I have something very, very big concerning the president of the United States,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” on Monday during a phone interview. “I will be announcing it sometime probably Wednesday and it’s going to be very big.”

“Will it change the election?” co-host Gretchen Carlson asked Trump.

“Possibly,” Trump replied. “It’s very big—bigger than anybody would know.”

‘Big surprise’

Trump—who has been live-tweeting during the presidential debates—said he would likely make the announcement on “the Twitter.”

The “Celebrity Apprentice” host was supposed to deliver a “big surprise” at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., but Hurricane Isaac forced the GOP to cut his appearance from the truncated schedule. The “big surprise”? A video featuring an Obama impersonator who Trump predictably fired.

What do you think could Donald Trump’s “big surprise” be? Do you really believe this so-called revelation has the power to change the election? Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with us via the comment box below!

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Yankees Try To Disguise Empty Seats At ALCS

Yankees Try To Disguise Empty Seats At ALCSFor the second consecutive playoff game, swaths of empty seats filled Yankee Stadium, entire rows without a single fan. And on Saturday night, instead of letting them sit embarrassingly open for Game 1 of the ALCS, ushers were told to fill them with fans from other sections.

‘Second consecutive non-sellout’

While some Yankees fans mobilized on Twitter and other social networks to rationalize the second consecutive non-sellout, fans in Section 334 were miffed and disappointed that a metropolitan area of 22 million couldn’t sell out a stadium with a capacity short of 51,000. The announced attendance was 47,122. To see Yankee Stadium with giant blue patches not only down the left-field line but in Section 207 in right field was stunning and inconceivable for a game played at the old Yankee Stadium, which was shuttered in 2008.

Indeed, the face-value ticket prices are exorbitant. Seats for Sunday’s Game 2 against the Detroit Tigers are available on the Yankees’ website for between $113 and $688. The Legends Seats – behind home plate and the surrounding areas – range from $860 to $1,715. A spokesman for Major League Baseball said the league offers a variety of potential ticket prices to each team, which then chooses its desired pricing for its LCS home games.

For the discerning consumer, on the other hand, there are bargains to be found. On StubHub at 10:30 p.m. ET, more than 8,000 tickets were available – nearly 250 for less than $40.

‘Cubic zirconia’

Still, these are the Yankees. Winners of 27 championships. Purveyors of the most popular brand in American sports. Architects of a $1.5 billion stadium that was supposed to be the diamond of baseball diamonds. On Saturday, it was cubic zirconia, the team resorting to desperate measures to fill seats.

Would you buy a ticket to the Yankees game for $600? How should they address the issue of empty seats? Feel free to share your thoughts via the comment box below!

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Stacey Dash Faces Racist Twitter Storm After Endorsing Romney

“Clueless” star Stacey Dash recently tweeted her support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, accompanied by a patriotic swimsuit picture of herself.

But now her political viewpoint has become the subject of online attacks, with many expressing crude distaste that she isn’t endorsing President Obama – and race has become a key motivator behind the digital abuse.

“You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing Mitt Romney. You’re voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot,” one Twitter user wrote, while @Black Voice wrote, “Stacey Dash had a perm since birth. I knew I couldn’t trust her.. lol.”

Others accused the actress of “voting for white supremacy,” claiming she “is white with a dark tan,” and calling Dash a slur of offensive names. Several other Obama supporters even went as far as to encourage “the old hag” to “kill herself.” One suicide encourager is listed as a doctor and politically active Democrat in Washington D.C., and although he reportedly has deleted the inflammatory “kill yourself” tweet, it was captured by social media news site, Twitchy.com.

But Dash seems to be taking the backlash in stride: “My humble opinion… EVERYONE is entitled to one,” she tweeted in response.

Do you admire Stacey Dash for taking a stand for her opinion? Are you going to vote for Obama or for Romney? Give us a holler regarding this issue via the comment box below!

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Bill and Giuliana Rancic Welcome Baby Boy

He’s here! Bill and Giuliana Rancic welcomed their first child, son Edward Duke Rancic, on Wednesday, Aug. 29 in Denver, the couple announced via Twitter Thursday morning.

“The ‘Duke’ has landed! Edward Duke Rancic was welcomed into the world last night at 7 lbs., 4 oz.,” the Apprentice winner writes. “G & I feel blessed beyond words…We did it!”

Born at 10:12 p.m. with the parents in the delivery room, the baby’s cord was cut by Bill and he was first held by Giuliana, the couple tell E! News. After struggles with infertility, miscarriage and a breast cancer battle for E! news anchor and Fashion Police co-host Giuliana, 37, the couple announced that they were expecting a baby via gestational surrogate.

In June, the Rancics shared that they’d be welcoming a boy whom they planned to give a traditional name.

“Our journey has a happy ending,” Bill, 41, tells PEOPLE. “We didn’t give up, we didn’t quit and we’re going to have a good ending to this.”

Are you happy that Bill and Giuliana Rancic finally had a baby boy after all they’ve been through? Would you go to the same great lengths just to conceive or have a baby? Share your thoughts and opinions with us via the comment box below!

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Myla Sinanaj: I Have No Baby Bump!

Last week, TMZ reported that Myla Sinanaj, the woman who claims to have had a relationship with Kris Humphries following his split from Kim Kardashian, is pregnant. Sources claiming to be friends of the NYC hotel worker said she is three months along — and the baby is Kris’s! Fast forward to this week, and Myla says she’s NOT in the family way!

Myla fired back at the report on Twitter, posting a series of tweets and a photo of herself looking curvy but without a noticeable baby bump. “Uhhh ooooo Loook No babyy bump! ‪#Shocker‬ yes I’m a thick curvy girl *All natural I’m comfortable in my skin,” she tweeted.

“What because I dont [sic] have fake boobs, fake ass, lipo, cellulite & laser treatments I’m fat? F**k Yall! I’m natural baby! Worry bout the fake!” she continued.

Finally, Myla promised to tell all, tweeting, “I’m doing a Video right NOW that I will Post with the TRUTH out of MY mouth and kill all these ‘sources’ story’s ‪#overIT.”

This is all good news for Kris, who has insisted on a paternity test, says the New York Post. The drama surrounding Myla’s is-she-or-isn’t-she pregnancy has reportedly put a huge wrench in his divorce case.

Well, aren’t we all confused right now! Do you think the pregnancy rumors are true, or is Myla just playing with Kris’ head? Did she have an abortion? Well, feel free to speculate with us and type in your opinions in the comment box below!

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Cher’s Mom Looks Unbelievably Young And Gorgeous!

Ever wonder how Cher manages to look so great at age 66? Look no further than her genes, as evidenced by a photo the singer/actress tweeted of her beautiful mother, Georgia Holt, on Wednesday.

The shot was taken en route to meet President Obama–Cher took Mom along as her “date”–and it appears even he was impressed by Holt’s slender and youthful appearance: ”Told him mom’s 86,” Cher tweeted of the meeting. “He said ‘Georgia, tell me what u eat’ & smiled!”

Holt’s reaction to the President’s admiration? “Mom was all ‘OMG!’” Cher said. Can’t blame her–it’s not every day a girl gets compliments from the Commander in Chief!

Cher also noted on Twitter that President Obama was “warm, funny,” and “so sweet.” Cher’s mom wasn’t the only family member who got to come along for the special occasion. Cher also tweeted a photo with her son Chaz, who was suited up for the meeting in dress slacks, tie, and a big smile.

We can’t deny the very close resemblance that Cher has with her mom. Still, we can’t resist asking… Do you think the pair just has good genes.. or good doctors? Tell us your opinions in the comment box below!

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Demi Moore’s First Public Appearance After Rehab Treatment

Demi Moore made her first official appearance since getting out of treatment, showing up Tuesday at a Beverly Hills house party to support her close friend, British TV host Amanda De Cadenet.

Hosted by InStyle Managing Editor Ariel Foxman, the intimate gathering celebrated the April 26 launch of De Cadenet’s Lifetime interview show, The Conversation. Moore is both executive producer of the show and one of its inspirations. Before stepping out Tuesday night, Moore had stayed almost entirely out of sight since leaving treatment. Since returning from an island vacation with friends in March, she has in fact been lying low at her L.A. home, focusing on moving forward with her life and career, says a source.

Moore, 49, also returned to Twitter over the weekend after a three-month absence, posting a self-portrait and still using the @mrskutcher handle. However, Tuesday she did send a message to fans saying, “time for a change, twitter name change … any suggestions?”

In November, she announced the end of her six-year marriage to Ashton Kutcher, 34. Two months later, Moore was hospitalized with convulsions and sought unspecified treatment.

Do you have any great suggestions for Demi Moore’s new Twitter name? Share your ideas with us below!

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Jim Carrey All Set in ‘Dumb and Dumber 2′?

Peter and Bobby Farrelly have been quietly developing a sequel to “Dumb and Dumber” for awhile now.

Back in October, we heard that Sean Anders and John Morris — the comedy screenwriting duo behind “Hot Tub Time Machine” and “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” — were hard at work on a script. That was the last bit of news about the project… at least until this weekend, when Peter Farrelly dropped a Twitter-imploding bombshell in the middle of a “Three Stooges” press junket.

“We’re getting set to shoot Dumb and Dumber 2 in September,” the director told ComingSoon.net. “We’ve got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back.”

Farrelly may have jumped the gun a little bit — a source close to the production tells EW that the film is “moving along, but it’s not greenlit yet.” It’s hard to imagine a green light is too far away, though — following last week’s announcement about the impending arrival of “Anchorman 2,” this feels like the moment for long-awaited comedy sequels. (Also: Is this a big day for Jeff Daniels, or what?)

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Taylor Swift ‘Genuinely Stunned’ by Tim Tebow Joke

The 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards kicked off in typical fashion, with veteran co-hosts Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire trading barbs about current events and their fellow country superstars. However, one joke involving a well-known bit of gossip seemed to genuinely stun one of the superstars in the audience — namely, Taylor Swift.

Shelton and McEntire, while cracking a few jokes about current NFL darling Tim Tebow, made reference to the rumor that the uber-famous quarterback had gone on a date with Swift — a report that made headlines all over at the end of February. “Now we know what he’s been praying for,” Shelton deadpanned.

When the camera flashed on Swift, the blond singer had a baffled look on her face. Now, we know Swift is notorious for her dramatic on-air reactions, but in this case it appeared to be the real thing.

It’s clear Swift was trying to be a good sport about the joke — but why so flustered? Could she actually have not have heard the gossip…or could she be overcompensating at being called out on the truth? It’s doubtful that the football star and Swift are actually an item — most reports merely remarked about the two having dinner together — but hey, you never know.

The incident sparked some chatter on Twitter, with viewers mostly chuckling about the joke. “Taylor Swift was looking extra salty after that Tim Tebow joke, HA!” one fan tweeted. Other fans felt Shelton went too far: “He was making fun of Tim Tebow and Taylor swift,” read a disgruntled tweet. “It was just rude.”

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