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I won't tell you what Jason Mraz told me during our interview in early 2012. Realizing after the fact that a political remark could potentially shake up his love club, he graciously asked me to omit that bit from the story. I did.
Over two years later, I'm reminded once again of Mraz's mindfulness. Evident both in the meditative nature of his sun-kissed ditties and his conversational style - ruminations preceded by long stretches of thought-processing silence - it's a quality that continues to endear the self-proclaimed "geek in pink" to hopeless romantics around the world.
Does Sinead have balls? Of course she does. Big ones. She talked about that region during our recent conversation, insisting that sex - whether it's with a man or a woman - isn't necessary for making her "dick hard." Still, she lets it all hang out on her 10th studio album, "I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss" (out Aug. 12), candidly revealing that, "Everybody wants something from me / They rarely ever wanna just know me."
The exception: this chat, during which Sinead recalled her introduction to the gay community - and how that community gave her the courage to be herself, speak out and "take shit."
George Takei knows the power of a cat meme. Because of all things, it's the pussy that gave him a platform and set the stage for something more than just pervy postings and silly jests: LGBT activism.
Now, the 77-year-old, the iconic Hikaru Sulu on "Star Trek" from 1966-1969, isn't only the voice of a generation - he's the voice of generations.