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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has vetoed legislation that would've allowed state businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds.

She said the Arizona "religious freedom" bill, which became a national talking point, had "the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve."

"Senate Bill 1062 does not address a specific or present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona," she said of the controversial bill passed this month.

"I have not heard one example of business owners' religious liberty [being] violated."

Brewer said she understands proponents' position, but believes passing such a bill would devastatingly divide Arizona in ways no one would ever want.

The Arizona state legislature passed the bill, known as SB 1062, last week.

Almost as soon as it did, it came under intense criticism from activists, lawmakers and business interests both in Arizona and across the nation.

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) faces a pressing decision about a bill on her desk that has prompted a national debate over religious and gay rights.

Arizona's State Legislature passed a bill last week allowing businesses whose owners cite sincerely held religious beliefs to deny service to gays.

It allows any business, church or person to cite this new law as a defense in any action brought by the government or individual claiming discrimination.

Late Tuesday night, Brewer wasn't tipping her hand. The Governor Tweeted:

"I assure you, as always, I will do the right thing for the State of Arizona."

The legislation has caused a national uproar, debate and controversy.

Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, both Republicans, have publicly stated their opposition, joining the state's Democratic House members.

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Nice try, President Obama.

But Jonathan Davis is on to you.

TMZ caught up with Korn singer Jonathan Davis today and asked him about his band's new music video (below). Why is it filled with clips of Miley Cyrus dancing and other pop culture events?

Because, Davis calmly explained, "our government uses [celebrities] to distract from what’s really going on."

Referring the Miley Cyrus VMA performance that dominated all headlines for days?

"When that went down, Barack Obama passed a law that made him basically a dictator," Davis says. "He can imprison whoever he wants.”

Watch the interview with Davis and the Korn video for "Spike in My Veins" now. Do you agree that Obama used celebrity scandals to exercise illegal political power?

Somewhere, even Ted Nugent is shaking his head over Davis' comments.

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Happy Presidents Day 2014 from all of us at The Hollywood Gossip!

Today, we honor two titans of history, two true heroes peerless in their time. Two American badasses who were so awesome, you get a day off from work because of them.

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, people. Bow down.

The very first President of the United States, Washington led the rebellion over Great Britain, then helped oversee the birth of our great nation's constitution.

Four score and seven years later, Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, vying to preserve the union his predecessors fought valiantly for. He delivered.

Long story short? They were legends of their era and today. Ranking their achievements and legacies is impossible ... but that's no fun, so let's try anyway!

Vote for your favorite President in our survey below!

And the Winner is?

They were both A-plus chief executives, but which U.S. President do you love more, Abraham Lincoln or George Washington? That's what we wanna know! View Poll »

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Joel McHale is graduating from Greendale and heading to the White House.

The hilarious actor and Soup host has been selected as emcee of this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, an annual event that skewers both the media and the politicians they cover.

It takes place on May 3 and will be broadcast on CSPAN.

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Tweeted WHCA President Steven Thomma in announcing the news:

“We’re thrilled that Joel will headline the dinner when we celebrate our centennial. He’s sharp, funny, and just the type of comic who can navigate the unique challenge of our dinner, making fun of Democrats, Republicans and especially the news media. Washington can use a little good-natured ribbing."

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U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen ruled Virginia's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional Thursday, saying the right of equality should apply to all.

The ruling found that law barring "same-sex marriage or prohibits Virginia's recognition of lawful same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions unconstitutional."

"These laws deny Plaintiffs their rights to due process and equal protection guaranteed under the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution."

"Our Constitution declares that 'all men' are created equal. Surely this means all of us," wrote Wright Allen, an Eastern District of Virginia judge in Norfolk.

"While ever vigilant for the wisdom that can come from the voices of our voting public, our courts have never long tolerated the perpetuation of laws rooted in unlawful prejudice."

"One of the judiciary's endeavors is to scrutinize laws that emerge from such roots."

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An archive of diaries, memos and notes from conversations kept by one of Hillary Clinton’s best friends have shed new light on her reaction to the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

The papers offer a look at the mindset of the then-First Lady through some of the most difficult parts of her husband’s presidency, including the affair that nearly ended it.

Clinton's friend, the late Diane Blair, was a political science professor whose papers were donated to the University of Arkansas Special Collections library in 2010.

The information has been available there since then but only recently came to light after a conservative website reviewed them and shared their findings.

In "The Hillary Papers," she actually credited Bill Clinton with trying to break away from intern Monica Lewinsky, whom she called a “narcissistic loony toon.”

Blair also said Hillary Clinton cited a series of personal tragedies like the death of friend Vince Foster, her father and Bill’s mother in taking a toll on their marriage.

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Elizabeth Hurley has denied ever having an affair with Bill Clinton, and the man who made that allegation is now also saying that it didn't happen.

In an undated audio tape obtained by celebrity gossip site Radar Online, the ex-boyfriend of Hurley, Tom Sizemore, is heard recalling how he set them up.

Only nothing of the sort ever took place, he now concedes.

Sizemore, at the White House for a Saving Private Ryan screening, said Bill asked him for Hurley’s number and when he hesitated, got pissed, saying:

"Give it to me. You dumb motherf---r, I'm the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America. The buck stops here. Give me the damn number."

The troubled actor, who has battled with substance abuse, said on the tape that Clinton immediately called Hurley and sent a private plane to pick her up.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has officially declared February 6 Bob Marley Day in honor of the Jamaican singer, who would have turned 69 years old today.

Perhaps it's no surprise that Ford is a Marley fan, as the politician was seen in a video posted this winter dancing to "One Love" during a council session.

He is also high as a kite most of the time, from what we can tell.

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In his official proclamation of Bob Marley Day, Rob Ford said:

"We honor the legacy of Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley, an influential musician, advocate for human rights and international ambassador of peace."

P.S. Pass the bong whenever you get a chance ... mon.

A video of Rob Ford smoking crack surfaced last year, as did reports of city council outbursts in which is he believed to be drunk on the job. Standard.

Ford has been pressured to step down as mayor, but refuses ...

"'Cause every little thing's ... gonna be all right!"

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Clay Aiken has made the rumor into a reality:

He is running for Congress in North Carolina.

The former American Idol champion has released a lengthy video to promote his campaign, citing his success in music and his work with UNICEF as reasons why he should earn your vote.

“I’m not a politician. I don’t ever want to be one,” says Aiken, slamming incumbents for their military cuts and last year's government shutdown.

“This is what’s wrong with Washington," Aiken explains. "That a Congresswoman would go there and vote against the best interests on North Carolina military families, and those that depend on the military for their job.”

Will you vote for Aiken, who may struggle for support from Rihanna fans? VOTE NOW:

 

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