Vince Vaughn’s “electric cars are gay” joke may have been cut from the trailer for “The Dilemma,” but director Ron Howard says it’s staying in the movie.  Despite public outcry from both GLAAD and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who declared the words insensitive and harmful, Howard told the Los Angeles Times, “I believe in sensitivity but not censorship.”  Read More

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