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July 8, 2014

Will & Grace alum joins cast of CBS comedy The Millers

Sean Hayes is returning to series television just a year after his NBC sitcom, Sean Saves the World, was launched and failed.

But this time, the Will & Grace alum has a bigger chance at success as he joins the cast of the CBS sitcom The Millers which returns for a second season.

July 8, 2014

Zach and gay Frankie even cuddle in bed but Zach insists 'I'm straight and I only date women

During a recent episode of CBS's Big Brother, male contestants Zach Rance and Frankie Grande were laying on a bed together.

Zach, the straight one, said softly to his gay friend: 'Frankie, can you just like caress me.'

They then began to spoon.

Grande, the brother of singer Ariana Grande, and Rance are the season's first big 'showmance' and have given themselves the moniker of 'Zrankie.'

'I'm not gay,' Rance tells viewers. 'But the bond Frankie and I have is so genuine and sincere that I truly feel that he is my boyfriend.' '

June 28, 2014

Caleb Reynolds came under fire after an Instagram post in which he allegedly used homophobic and racist language

The annual CBS summer reality competition, Big Brother, returned to the air this week and one of its contestants allegedly posted a homophobic and racist rant on Instagram.

June 25, 2014

Fiance and Survivor castmate Colton Cumbie tweets: 'I wish it was me'

Caleb Bankston, a contestant last year on the CBS reality competition Survivor, was killed Tuesday in a train derailment in Alabama.

Blankston, 26, worked as a conductor on Brimingham’s Alabama Warrior Railway.

He appeared last year in Survivor: Blood vs. Water, the show's 27th season. He finished the game in ninth place. His fiancé, Colton Cumbie, also competed but dropped out early on.

A grief-stricken Cumbie tweeted: 'I wish it was me.'

June 18, 2014

Zoey Tur and Dana Vahle were competitors who have since become friends

It was 20 years ago this week that US television viewers sat rapt before their television screens as a fugitive OJ Simpson led law enforcement officers on a slow chase on the freeways of Southern California.

Simpson was to turn himself in after being arrested for the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman.

But the ex-NFL star turned actor and pitchman instead decided to flee in a white Bronco with his friend Al Cowlings behind the wheel.

May 23, 2014

The deliciously mysterious Bob Benson wants an arranged marriage to advance his career

James Wolk was busy making the CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones when he got word that his mysterious Mad Men character would be returning to the show in an episode that aired last Sunday (18 May).

His Mad Men alter ego Bob Benson had made quite an impression in season six with viewers wondering what he was all about and wanting to see more of him.

But Benson did not return until the next-to-last episode of the first half of season seven (the show's final season has been split in half with a long gap in between).

May 20, 2014

The longtime gay icon is still going strong as she closes in on 70

As she turns 68 today, Cher isn't slowing down - she's still revving up.

The Oscar, Emmy and Grammy award-winning legend who has had at least one number one single in each of the last six decades is currently touring the US with her Dressed to Kill Tour.

Last week she announced additional dates and fans are hoping this current show will stretch on and on as her previous 'farewell tour' did before finally ending after three years in 2005.

As a tribute to this icon with legions of gay fans, GSN has come up with 68 reasons why we love Cher.

May 15, 2014

‘I don’t have any interest in doing monologue, commercial, sketch, guest, guest, guest, musical act, good night'

When Stephen Colbert was hired to replace David Letterman on The Late Show, it seemed like he was the first and only choice of CBS brass.

But it turns out Neil Patrick Harris was very much a part of the conversation and could have become the first openly gay host in the history of late night network television.

May 5, 2014

'I was completely green, fresh out of college, and honestly, I was scared'

Van Hansis, the actor who played the gay character of Luke Snyder on the CBS soap As the World Turns, has come out publicly in real life.

In an interview promoting his current web series The Eastsiders, the 32-year-old Hansis talks about why he didn't talk about being gay during his time on the CBS soap which was canceled in 2010.

April 10, 2014

Harris, who had been rumored as possible Letterman successor, tweets: 'He's a fantastic choice. I'm a huge fan'

The selection of Stephen Colbert today to replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show on CBS ended speculation that Neil Patrick Harris could become the first openly gay host in late night history.

Harris took to Twitter to congratulate the host of The Colbert Report who will take over for Letterman next year.

He tweeted: 'I'm thrilled for replacing Dave. He's a fantastic choice. I'm a huge fan. Colbert is rad.'

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.'