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The Daily Shuffle: Anti-Gay Group Attacks JC Penny For Partnering With Ellen DeGeneres

Feb 02, 2012 | 5:27am EST

ellen degeneresAfter Ellen DeGeneres announced her partnership with JC Penny last week, a group known as OneMillionMoms.com (from the American Family Association) is petitioning to get the TV host fired because she's openly gay. A statement on their site reads, “Funny that JC Penney thinks hiring an open homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of their customers are traditional families." It goes on to say, “Degeneres is not a true representation of the type of families that shop at their store. The majority of JC Penney shoppers will be offended and choose to no longer shop there.” Luckily, GLAAD has come to DeGeneres' defense and started a petition of their own to prove to the store they made the right decision after all. So if you're pro-Ellen (as we all should be), head over to the GLAAD site and help stop these hater-moms from stomping all over Ellen's dance parade. - Radar, GLAAD, OneMillionMoms.com

Apparently Nicki Minaj's tour rider is looking to receive 15 minutes of fame by revealing to Wonderland magazine what it takes to keep the singer happy while on the road. Minaj's list of requirements includes two dozen pink or white roses, candles with the scent of baked goods, two space heaters, Halls Mentho-Lyptus Honey Lemon Throat Cough Drops, Bumble Bee tuna in water, three 12-piece buckets of spicy fried chicken (no thighs allowed), and 24 bottles of Dasani water -- 12 at room temperature, 12 on ice. It's not the most insane set of demands a celebrity has ever made, but you have to give the girl props for her level of specificity. - US, Wonderland

Amanda Seyfried wants you to know that just because she's been romantically linked to some of the hottest hunks in Hollywood -- Dominic Cooper, Ryan Phillippe and Alexander Skarsgard, to name a few -- doesn't mean that she's sleeping around. In a recent interview with Glamour magazine, the actress opened up about her dating life, saying, "I'm terrified of being promiscuous. I don't like the feeling you get when it's not something that you truly want to do, and I hate the emotional abuse you give yourself afterward." She goes on to add, "It's just uncomfortable when you're with somebody and you're like, 'I don't really know if I'm even comfortable with this. Why did I? Eww!' I think dating can come without sex." That's definitely a moral philosophy to live by, but she almost protests too much, which could signal that she has been promiscuous in the past and now regrets it. If that's the case she really shouldn't beat herself up about it. Given the caliber of male eye-candy she's been hanging around lately, no one would blame her. - Glamour

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