Variety•The period drama starring Steve Buscemi has been nominated for drama series Emmys in each of its first two seasons and has averaged 2.5 million viewers through the first two episodes of its third season. The season-two finale was the show’s highest-rated episode of 2011 with 3.0 million viewers.
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edge•A website that popped up this week is making headlines for tracking how many times anti-gay slurs are used on Twitter.
Nohomophobes.com features several charts and graphs that track Twitter users who use the words “faggot,” “so gay,” “no homo” and “dyke,” in their tweets. The cleverly named site, also has a live feed that shows the actual homophobic tweets soon after they’re made.
As of July 5, 2012, the website claims that “faggot” has been used a staggering 2,538,063 times and counting. Tweeters have used the controversial phrase, “so gay” 906,664 times and “no homo” has been tweeted 832,309 times. “Dyke” has been written 351, 206 times on the social networking website.
(No link)Suit claims man was fired by Boca Raton Starbucks because of his HIV status
A Fort Lauderdale man has sued a Starbucks in suburban Boca Raton, claiming he was fired shortly after he told his supervisor he was HIV-positive. Former Starbucks manager Stephen Barbosa, 34, said he was fired after he returned to work from a two-month medical leave, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court.His supervisor allegedly accused him of manipulating the time clock and cited his repeated absences for his dismissal, the suit says, adding the action violated the Americans With Disability Act. Before the firing, Barbosa had worked as a Starbucks manager for four years.
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