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Sugar Bits — Same-Sex Marriage Ban in California Might Pass


  • Although it is still too close to call, it looks like California has passed Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage just months after it was legalized in the state. Similar measures restricting the rights of gay Americans passed in three other states as well. — CitzenSugar
  • Celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey were live in Chicago for Barack Obama's acceptance speech, while others have released their happy reactions to the news. — Us Weekly
  • Tim Robbins was told his name wasn't on the register at a polling place he'd been going to for years, and he refused to fill out a provisional ballot, went down to a judge, and after five hours voted on a machine. — TMZ
  • Simon Cowell opened up about his split with Terri Seymour and said that although they want "different path(s)" in life because he does not want to get married or have children, they remain friends. — Fox News
  • There was an anthrax scare at a Chicago police station where Patrick Swayze was filming yesterday, although he did not come into contact with the package, which turned out to be corn starch. — Chicago Tribune
  • Patrick Dempsey told Ellen DeGeneres he doesn't know why Brooke Smith was fired from Grey's Anatomy, that it's "too bad," and read a statement from ABC as a response on Wednesday's show. — The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • Todd Shemarya, an agent that has represented Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, and Leonardo DiCaprio, is being sued by his former assistant, who alleges he sexually harassed her and discussed Brad's private parts with her as well as stole gifts from Brad and Jennifer. — Page Six

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