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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is making headlines for an unusual reason.

Last month, he was widely mocked for saying he wasn't sure of the age of the Earth. On Wednesday, he assured the public that he does, in fact, know the Earth's age.

Rubio

It's about 4.5 billion years old, he says, and more significantly, the 41-year-old Miami native doesn't think that fact is inconsistent with his Roman Catholic faith.

"There is no scientific debate on the age of the Earth, it's established pretty definitively, it's at least 4.5 billion years old," he told Politico's Mike Allen Wednesday.

"I was referring to a theological debate."

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It's hard to envision Pope Benedict XVI cranking out musings on his iPhone 5 every 20 minutes, but the pontiff has officially joined Twitter, according to reports.

At the age of 85, the Pope himself is about to be launched into the brave new world of social networking, complete with the official handle of “@pontifex”.

Pope Benedict XVI

@pontifex already has 360,000+ followers and has yet to Tweet once. Badass.

It's easy to see why the Catholic Church, which has struggled to connect with teenagers and young adults (as have all religions) launched this initiative.

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Jamie Foxx sparked controversy by calling President Obama "our Lord and Savior" at the 2012 Soul Train Awards, prompting backlash from at least one group.

The show was televised Sunday night but was taped in Las Vegas a few days after the 2012 election. Take a look at Foxx's out-of-this-world praise for the Prez:

The president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States, Bill Donahue, released a statement regarding the actor's comment:

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Mila Kunis is a lot more than a gorgeous face and ridiculously attractive body.

The newly-crowned Sexiest Woman Alive doesn't simply pose for one of the most seductive magazine spreads in recent memory in the latest issue of Esquire, she touches on a few political issues.

Gorgeous Mila Kunis

"The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me," Kunis says. "And the way they talk about religion is offensive.

"I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time? And it's baffling to me how a poor person in Georgia can say, 'I'm a Republican.' Why?"

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Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (also known as Sam Bacile) has been revealed as the creator of the anti-Muslim film that has contributed to violent protests in the Middle East.

"Innocence of Muslims", a low-budget movie filmed this year, has been blamed at least in part for the recent political and social unrest in the already volatile region.

Here's the New York Daily News' photo of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (a.k.a. Sam Bacile) on the set of Innocence of Muslims with actress Anna Gurji ...

 Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (a.k.a. Sam Bacile)

Nakoula, who resides in Cerritos, Calif., is believed to have gotten considerable financial backing for the now-infamous movie from strident anti-Islam organizations.

The film triggered violence in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestinian territories and Libya, where Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed.

Federal investigators questioned - but later released - Nakoula, who is on probation for a check-kiting scheme. The 55-year-old was not arrested by authorities.

The Egyptian-born filmmaker has since gone into hiding, according to The AP.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denounced the video as "disgusting and reprehensible" last week but defended the right of American citizens to express their opinions.

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Pat Robertson is at it again.

The controversial televangelist suggested that a caller move to Saudi Arabia, ostensibly so he can legally beat his non-submissive, disrespectful spouse.

On Monday's broadcast of his show The 700 Club, viewer Michael asked for marital advice, as his wife "has no respect for me as the head of the house."

Robertson's take: "Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her."

Robertson's co-host, Terry Meeuwsen, laughed at this. He wasn't done either.

"I don’t think we condone wife-beating these days but something has got to be done to make her," he said, calling the unnamed woman a "rebellious child."

Since the Bible doesn't allow for divorce, Robertson urged they "move to Saudi Arabia," where, ostensibly, beating her would be more socially permissible.

So, there's your free advice Michael. Good thing this guy doesn't have a huge audience and isn't a widely respected figure among many ... never mind.

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Ah, Hank Williams Jr.

Guy really needs to join fellow musicians Ted Nugent and Dave Mustaine on a Anti-Obama Conspiracy Tour 2012. The sound bites would be incredible.

At his concert Friday night at the Iowa State Fair - where Obama bought beers earlier in the week - Williams absolutely laid into the President on stage.

What did he say, exactly?

  • Hank Williams, Jr. Photo
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Following Williams' song "We Don’t Apologize For America” a chant of “U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A” broke out amongst the crowd, according to the Des Moines Register.

Hank told the crowd he was their mouthpiece, and said, “We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the US and we hate him!”

The cheers that followed were loud and enthusiastic.

A hard-line Republican, Williams was fired by ESPN last fall after dropped after he made similarly offensive comments about President Obama last year.

Amazingly, Hank's belief that Barack is Muslim (he's Christian) is only the second most absurd thing we've heard a musician say about him this week.

Did you guys know Obama staged the Aurora shooting?!?

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Lena Dunham, creator and star of HBO's Girls, posted a picture and caption on Twitter recently that some of her followers were offended by.

Wearing a scarf resembling a Muslim hijab (below), Dunham wrote "I had a real goth / fundamentalist attitude when I woke up from my nap."

Lena certainly didn't mean to insult anyone by it, but in the wake of the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, many were not amused:

Lena Dunham Muslim Photo

After people went crazy, Lena Dunham apologized, saying she hadn't even heard about the shooting: "Been in production and completely not reading the news."

"Didn't realize what a bad time it was to make a joke like that. Not a good excuse, but an excuse nonetheless. I'm glad you keep me informed and I'm deleting those tweets."

"Will spend tonight reading my pile of old NY Times, contemplating the boundaries of humor. I try and learn something new every day."

Then, after some fans came to Lena's defense and said she shouldn't be criticized for the joke/photo, the 26-year-old insisted she deserved it ... while mocking Kristen Stewart's apology for cheating on Robert Pattinson with Rupert Sanders:

"You SHOULD apologize if you make a mistake! I mean, not to the K Stew level, but ... "

Ouch. Point Lena?

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The claws have come out between Alexis Bellino, her husband Jim and Tamra Barney. The legal claws, that is.

Days after The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion special, Alexis and Jim have released a statement in which they threaten to sue their castmate over recent remarks, most notably her insistence on referring to Alexis as "Jesus Jugs."

  • On Team Alexis Bellino
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"The Real Housewives of Orange County is a reality show that is meant to entertain and engage audiences with the lives of its cast members. We recognize that the personalities, drama and conflict of the show attract fans to the popular Bravo reality series," the Bellinos said to Us Weekly.

"Unfortunately, some cast members use the show as a platform for personal attacks and character assassination, perhaps out of personal insecurity or simply to inflict pain. To the extent possible, we try to ignore this behavior.

"This vicious and malicious attack on our family will no longer be tolerated. We have continually tried to take the high road, however, if necessary, we are prepared to defend ourselves against these unfounded, slanderous and defamatory remarks to the fullest extent of the law."

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Brad Pitt has been a vocal advocate for gay rights, so it came as a bit of a surprise to learn that his mom write an editorial in her local Missouri newspaper that supports presidential candidate Mitt Romney's conservative views on homosexuality.

Springfield's News-Leader confirms that the author is Brad's mom.

Jane Pitt's letter was primarily penned to express support for Romney, in response to a previous News-Leader editorial urging readers to shun the Republican's bid to unseat President Barack Obama because of his Mormon beliefs.

Jane Pitt and Brad Pitt

In her response, which was published on Tuesday, she wrote:

"I think any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is Mormon."

"Anyone who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama - a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years and did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer."

Obama, she writes, is "a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage. I hope all Christians give their vote prayerful consideration because voting is a sacred privilege and a serious responsibility."

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