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April 7, 2014

But so far there 'hasn't even been a conversation at all' with CBS

Once David Letterman announced that he plans to step down as host of The Late Show on CBS, names of possible successors immediately began to be floated.

One of those names is Neil Patrick Harris who would make history as the first openly gay late night host.

'But I'm a big fan of CBS and [CBS's chairman and chief executive officer Les Moonves], so who knows?' Harris tells the New York Observer.

April 7, 2014

But so far there 'hasn't even been a conversation at all' with CBS

Once David Letterman announced that he plans to step down as host of The Late Show on CBS, names of possible successors immediately began to be floated.

One of those names is Neil Patrick Harris who would make history as the first openly gay late night host.

'But I'm a big fan of CBS and [CBS's chairman and chief executive officer Les Moonves], so who knows?' Harris tells the New York Observer.

March 18, 2014

Andrew Santino, a ginger-haired comic, is tipped to be playing the lead character's gay best friend

In what is being hyped as the next big sitcom, How I Met Your Mother’s spinoff is adding a second gay character.

As the CBS hit series draws to a close, new series How I Met Your Dad is kicking production into high gear.

Greta Gerwig will play Sally the female lead, with Drew Tarver as her gay best friend.

Deadline has announced the show has added two more characters, including Sally’s gay, perfect but uptight brother Danny.

Ginger-haired Andrew Santino, currently starring on ABC’s Mixology, is being tapped for the role.

March 12, 2014

Fans will be getting plenty more of Jim Parsons and The Big Bang Theory

Jim Parsons, who has already won three Emmys for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, will have plenty of opportunity to win more.

CBS took the unusual step today of renewing the ratings hit for three more seasons instead of the usual season-by-season approach almost all shows must endure.

The lengthy renewal assures the show of being on the air through the 2016-17 season. The show premiered in 2007.

Parsons casually came out as gay in a line that was part of a larger profile on him in The New York Times in May 2012.

March 12, 2014

Fans will be getting plenty more of Jim Parsons and The Big Bang Theory

Jim Parsons, who has already won three Emmys for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, will have plenty of opportunity to win more.

CBS took the unusual step today of renewing the ratings hit for three more seasons instead of the usual season-by-season approach almost all shows must endure.

The lengthy renewal assures the show of being on the air through the 2016-17 season. The show premiered in 2007.

Parsons casually came out as gay in a line that was part of a larger profile on him in The New York Times in May 2012.

March 11, 2014

Leaving TV series and Los Angeles behind, actor has stepped into high heels of East German transgender glam rock singer

Later this month, Neil Patrick Harris will make his final appearance as skirt chasing Barney Stinson on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

But his new life has already began.

The actor, partner David Burtka and their two children have already moved from Los Angeles to New York City where Harris is deep into rehearsals for the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch which opens next month.

January 29, 2014

CBS management have denied that there was a deliberate decision to avoid show gay and lesbian couples kissing after they were married by Queen Latifa during Macklemore’s Same Love performance at the Grammys

CBS couples have rubbished claims that they intentionally cut away from the couples who were married during Macklemore’s performance at the Grammys.

The live edit of the performance cut away when several of the couples went to embrace each other at the end of the wedding ceremony – the traditional time when the newly weds kiss.

January 22, 2014

Group also gives prize to documentary Bridegroom while other selections including 12 Years a Slave mirror other recent awards

The lesbian-themed French film Blue is the Warmest Color may have been shutout at the Oscars but it was named Foreign Language Film of the Year and LGBT Film of the Year by the Gay and Lesbian Critics Association (GALECA).

GALECA unveiled the winners of its 2013 Dorian Awards on Tuesday (21 January). The group is comprised of over 80 professional entertainment journalists across the US and Europe, including Gay Star News, who write or report for media outlets easily accessible in America.

December 17, 2013

'I’m sexually attracted to the female form even though I am with a man'

Alan Cumming may be married to artist Grant Shaffer, but that doesn't mean he has stopped identifying himself as bisexual.

'I have a healthy sexual appetite and a healthy imagination,' Cumming tells Instinct. 'I still define myself as a bisexual even though I have chosen to be with Grant.'

October 29, 2013

Police arrest man for arson who claimed he only did it because he was attacked by a 'possessed homosexual demon'

‘A gay demon made me do it.’

Police thought they heard it all until they asked why an Oklahoma City man would barricade himself inside his apartment and start fires.

Jeremy Jarnell Anderson, 22, was arrested after a neighbor called 911 and reported heavy banging coming from next door.

October 24, 2013

'It’s just the struggle of the elephant in the room which is "How do you get viewers to NBC?" ... It just doesn’t have the eyeballs CBS does'

Sean Hayes return to television in Sean Saves the World has not been the ratings success that his last sitcom Will & Grace was - not even close.

But the Emmy winner, who plays a gay single dad in the new show, says the show itself is not at fault.

October 11, 2013

Shows like Modern Family, Glee and Pretty Little Liars contribute to strong representation

With its array of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters, the musical-comedy series Glee helps to make the FOX network the most LGBT inclusive broadcast US television network.

The media advocacy organization GLAAD released its 7th annual Network Responsibility Index (NRI) and the 18th annual Where We Are on TV Report on Friday (11 October) and gave some networks high grades while others struggled.

September 29, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Chrisitie ia against gay marriage, but wants to see it on the ballot for voters to decide

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is standing by his call to have voters decide on marriage equality.

The Republican, who is seeking reelection, was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning. In the wide ranging interview, Christie repeated that he is against gay marriage.

'...I will tell you is that I understand that good people of good will have a difference of opinion on this. And so my view on it is, put it on the ballot. Let the people decide,' Christie said.

September 23, 2013

In speech, calls boyfriend his 'favorite person on the planet'

Jim Parsons, the openly gay star of the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory, won his third Emmy Award on Sunday (22 September) evening.

Among those he beat out were Alec Baldwin who had been favored to win for the final season of the NBC comedy 30 Rock.

'I want you to know I’m very aware about how exceedingly fortunate I am … to be able to do this role and this show,' Parsons said in his speech. '(And) to be here and to be a part of such a phenomenal group of people and for seemingly happenstance reasons to be up here right now.'

September 19, 2013

Andy Herren wins $500,000 first prize but loses job

After a season filled with racial slurs, anti-gay slurs and overall bad behavior, gay contestant Andy Herren was crowned Wednesday (18 September) winner of the CBS reality competition Big Brother.

Herren took home the $500,000 first prize for outlasting all of the contestants sent to live together in a house 27/4 and having their every move captured.

Herren, 26, is from Illinois and says 'I think I played my cards right when I needed to.'

September 17, 2013

Andy Herren is latest player to be fired for behavior on the reality show

It's a good thing for Andy Herren that he is still in the running to win the $500,000 first prize on the CBS reality show Big Brother.

That's because this season's openly gay contestant has just lost his job in the real world.

The College of DuPage has stated on Facebook that Herren no longer works for them as a part-time instructor.

The college is apparently trying to distance itself from controversial comments Herren said in the show during a season that has been filled with racist and homophobic remarks made by several of the contestants.

September 17, 2013

Andy Herren is latest player to be fired for behavior on the reality show

It's a good thing for Andy Herren that he is still in the running to win the $500,000 first prize on the CBS reality show Big Brother.

That's because this season's openly gay contestant has just lost his job in the real world.

The College of DuPage has stated on Facebook that Herren no longer works for them as a part-time instructor.

The college is apparently trying to distance itself from controversial comments Herren said in the show during a season that has been filled with racist and homophobic remarks made by several of the contestants.

September 13, 2013

She and The Big Bang Theory star played a couple on TV's Roseanne

When Sara Gilbert debuted as one of the co-hosts of CBS's daytime hit The Talk three years ago, she quickly acknowledged publicly for the first time that she is a lesbian.

On the show this week, Gilbert took things even further when by sharing some details about her coming out journey which began in her teens while co-starring on the classic sitcom Roseanne.

She revealed that she was dating actor Johnny Galecki who played her boyfriend then later her husband on the show. He now stars on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

September 9, 2013

Roseanne alum now juggling being co-host on The Talk with new sitcom role

Sara Gilbert has done a whole lot of talking and not much acting since helping to create and being a co-host of the CBS talk show The Talk in 2011.

But the actress who came to fame as Darlene Connor on the sitcom Roseanne is carving out some time to return to her sitcom roots in the upcoming CBS sitcom Bad Teacher based on the feature film that starred Cameron Diaz.

How will Gilbert, who is engaged to musician Linda Perry, juggle it all?

July 29, 2013

'They’ll do something that blows your mind and then they’ll spit all their food out on the carpet'

Neil Patrick Harris has his movie star hat on this week with the release on Wednesday (1 August) of his new film Smurfs 2.

But he will soon be putting back on his TV star hat when his CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother begins production of its ninth and final season. Then in September, his awards show hat goes back on when he hosts the Primetime Emmys.

But amid it all, the 40-year-old Harris is wearing the hat of parent to nearly 3-year-old twins who he is raising with fiance David Burtka.

It's been an adjustment.

July 18, 2013

Conservative FOX News host wants states to decide issue for themselves

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly says he is 'outraged' that the US Supreme Court last month allowed California's Proposition 8 to be overturned resulting in gay marriages resuming in the state.

'I was outraged that the people of California vote for traditional marriage and then the Supreme Court finds a loophole to overturn that vote,' he said today on CBS This Morning. 'That's not what America's all about.'

California voters approved the ban on gay marriage in 2008 after a four month period during which same-sex marriages were allowed to take place.

July 9, 2013

'Faggot,' 'dyke' and 'queer' among terms used in derogatory way

The house on the CBS reality show Big Brother this summer is filled with several racists and homophobes, according to a live internet feed of the show.

CBS aired just a small portion of the offensive remarks on Sunday's episode which garnered higher ratings as the controversy heats up.

An online video compilation (see below) has surfaced and shows the full extent of the bigotry that exists inside the house.

July 9, 2013

'Faggot,' 'dyke' and 'queer' among terms used in derogatory way

The house on the CBS reality show Big Brother this summer is filled with several racists and homophobes, according to a live internet feed of the show.

CBS aired just a small portion of the offensive remarks on Sunday's episode which garnered higher ratings as the controversy heats up.

An online video compilation (see below) has surfaced and shows the full extent of the bigotry that exists inside the house.

June 27, 2013

The Young and the Restless actor says no plans to get married right now

Greg Rikaart of the CBS soap The Young and the Restless added yet another way for an actor to come out as gay: tweet a photo of yourself with your boyfriend in celebration of the Supreme Court marriage equality victories.

Sometime after midnight on Thursday, the Emmy winning actor posted the photo with this message: 'Not getting married anytime soon, but celebrating #equality tonight nonetheless.'

Rikaart, 36, has played the role of Kevin Fisher on the CBS soap The Young and the Restless since 2003.