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January 27, 2015

Emmy nominee McKinnon known for impersonations of Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Bieber

Following in the footsteps of such female Saturday Night Live alums as Tina Fey, Kristin Wiig and Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon is heading to the movies.

McKinnon, the first openly lesbian cast member in the show's history, has landed a starring role in an all-female version of Ghostbusters.

The film will also star Melissa McCarthy, Wiig and Leslie Jones who is also a current SNL castmember, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

January 26, 2015

Writer/Director Ira Sachs tells a delicate love story with a stellar cast

'Delicate' was a word that seemed to be frequently used by the distributor's representative as he introduced the screening of Love Is Strange at the Odeon cinema in London's Covent Garden.

Delicate is exactly what this movie is - from the subtle, nuanced performances, to the slowly revealed, if sometimes obtuse, storyline.

January 19, 2015

'The idea that the dude could be bisexual - whoa, that’s just too much for people to handle'

Trans actress Alexis Arquette made headlines last summer when she claimed to have slept with Oscar winner Jared Leto while she was still presenting as a male.

She's still talking about it and wonders what all the fuss is about.

Part of the fuss is Arquette had said of Leto's manhood: 'It’s not only massive; it’s like a Praetorian Guard’s helmet.'

January 19, 2015

Former Olympic wrestler tweets: 'I'm sorry I said I hated it. I love it'

Retired wrestler and 1984 Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz is sorry he blew his stack on social media over the movie Foxcatcher which is based on his real-life story.

'I'm sorry I said I hated it. I love it,' Schultz has posted on Twitter.

Channing Tatum portrays Schultz in the film which also stars Oscar nominees Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo.

January 14, 2015

His film Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas is up for Worst Picture

Former Growing Pains actor and anti-gay activist Kirk Cameron is nominated for a Razzie 'award'.

The 80s sitcom star turned religious mouthpiece is up for three accolades: Worst Picture for Saving Christmas, Worst Actor for the same film, and Worst Screen Combo where he and his ego have been nominated together.

Cameron has previously described homosexuality as 'unnatural', 'detrimental', and 'ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization'.

January 13, 2015

Organization insists LGBT people have a disorder that can be cured

Fox News anchor Bret Baier has dropped out as a speaker at next month's Letagus Summit a day after actor Gary Sinise did the same.

The Summit is the annual conference of Letagus, a Catholic business organization that believes homosexuality is a 'disorder' that can be ‘cured.'

January 13, 2015

Legatus believes homosexuality is a 'disorder' that can be 'cured'

Forrest Gump actor Gary Sinise has pulled out of the annual conference of a Catholic business organization that believes homosexuality is a 'disorder' that can be ‘cured.'

The Oscar-nominated veterans activist today (13 January) said he did not know about Legatus' 'views on personal matters' when he agreed to speak at the summit.

'For me, faith has been a catalyst for my mission to honor the men and women who serve in our nation’s military,' he said.

January 13, 2015

E! network identifies pair as 'Liza Miinnelli and guest'

Andrew Rannells and Lena Dunham, who play BFFs on HBO's Girls, got a surprise at the Golden Globe Awards when they stopped on the red carpet to chat with E! host Ryan Seacrest.

The entertainment channel identified the pair in its graphic as 'Liza Minnelli and guest.'

Rannells posted a screen grab of the flub on Twitter on Tuesday and wrote: This is really special. I assume I am “guest” but… you never know.'

January 12, 2015

Openly gay comedian loses long battle with cancer

Openly gay actor, comedian and writer Taylor Negron has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 57 years old.

His cousin, Chuck Negron of the 1970s band Three Dog Night, announced his passing Saturday (10 January) in a YouTube video.

'I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away,' he said.

'His mother, his brother Alex and my brother Rene and his wife Julie were all there with him.

'May he rest in peace.'

January 12, 2015

He's gone from a maybe gay teen on Mean Girls to sexy bear on HBO series

Daniel Franzese came out publicly last April and now he finds himself as a cast member on HBO's Looking which had its second season premiere on Sunday (11 January).

And he was completely naked in a skinny dipping scene in the Russian River in the first episode.

January 12, 2015

'I hope they bleep that. I apologize. I don’t know why I said that'

Rosie O'Donnell was a naughty girl on Monday's episode of The View.

The co-host, who has been acting as moderator in recent weeks in the absence of Whoopi Goldberg, let an F-bomb slip during the show's Hot Topics segment.

Guest co-host Nikki Glaser is to blame.

January 10, 2015

The production is a revival of a 2005 musical originally produced by Oprah Winfrey

Award winning performer Jennifer Hudson will make her Broadway debut in the musical The Color Purple.

According to Brodway.com, the LGBT ally will portray Shug Avery, the play's bisexual blues singer.

January 9, 2015

Cooper's camp counselor character had memorable sex scene in a tool shed in cult classic being revived by Netlix

When the summer camp comedy Wet Hot American Summer was released in theaters in 2001, it came and went without creating so much as a blip at the box office.

But in the years since, it has become a cult hit and much of that has to do with the fact that it starred many unknowns who have gone on to become big stars: Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks, among others.

January 9, 2015

Broadway legend accuses retired figure skater of 'horrible behavior'

Don't expect Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein and Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir to be hanging out any time soon - or ever.

The force behind such musicals as Kinky Boots and Torch Song Trilogy had some harsh words when discussing Weir in an interview this week regarding his behavior during a very public break-up with Victor Voronov.

Referring to Weir as 'that asshole,' Fierstein tells PrideSource that last year he was 'called out for being so angry at that stupid ass-wipe figure skater.'

January 7, 2015

Openly gay Bomer will play the closeted movie icon who starred in A Place in the Sun and  and From Here To Eternity

HBO will be making the Montgomery Clift biopic that has Matt Bomer attached to portray the late film icon.

The project began as an independent film but now has the corporate muscle of HBO behind it to bring it to fruition. The pay cable channel also brought the gay-themed Behind the Candelabra and The Normal Heart to the screen in recent years.

January 7, 2015

‘Do the opposite of what I did and you'll be fine’

It's a select group of performers who have hosted the Academy Awards.

Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres and ... Anne Hathaway and James Franco?

Yes, that unlikely due was chosen to host the 2011 Academy Awards and it did not go well.

The Academy was hoping to hook into a younger demographic with the youthful pairing.

January 6, 2015

'Here's somebody who is so great and has an amazing side of himself that he can't really share'

John Travolta, married more than 20 years to actress Kelly Preston, has never confirmed or denied speculation that he is gay or bisexual.

But that hasn't stopped others from talking about his sexuality.

The latest to weigh in is bisexual comic Margret Cho who was questioned by HuffPost Live this week about previously saying that outing Travolta would be 'like outing Liberace' because 'it's so obvious.'

January 5, 2015

Director announces next film Silencio

Openly gay director Pedro Almodóvar has said he passed up Brokeback Mountain because he felt the story was too 'physical' and that Hollywood would not let him make the film how he wanted.

The Spanish Oscar-winner also revealed the title of his next movie, Silencio, which he said would be 'a return to the cinema of women.'

'They offered me Brokeback Mountain but I had many doubts,' he told the Financial Times.

January 2, 2015

Former Olympic wrestler calls certain scenes between Channing Tatum and Steve Carell a 'sickening and insulting lie'

One person not happy with the movie Foxcatcher is the man whose real-life story the film starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo is based on.

Mark Schultz, a retired wrestler and 1984 Olympic gold medalist, takes issue with the film suggesting he (played by Tatum) might have had a sexual relationship with benefactor John du Pont(Carell).

January 1, 2015

Later tweets: 'Anyone know how to get red dye out of hair?'

Anderson Cooper never knows quite what to expect when he co-hosts CNN's New Year's Eve coverage from New York's Times Square with Kathy Griffin.

This year - their eighth together - was no exception. Among the more memorable moments came towards the end when Griffin brought some hair dye out.

'Just lean your head down a little bit, close your eyes, and we're gonna have a little bit of fun, shall we?' she said to her white=haired pal. 'Just trust me.'

January 1, 2015

The cult director is staging a video installation of one of his most famous works but this time featuring children reading the character roles

A new cinematic work from cult director John Waters will receive its world premiere next week… but before you get too excited, it will be screening for a strictly limited period in a New York gallery only.

Waters, who has often been described as ‘the Pope of trash’, earned notoriety for a series of low-budget films in the late 1960s and 70s, many starring his friend, Glenn Milstead; better known by his drag alter ego, Divine.

December 25, 2014

'Get (your family) a gift of simply telling them to watch me host the Oscars'

Oscar producers chose Christmas Day to unveil their first 2015 Academy Awards promo featuring host Neil Patrick Harris.

Harris says in the video: 'This holiday season, get your family a gift they'll never forget: Instead of traditional presents, get them a gift of simply telling them to watch me host the Oscars.'

Harris is a four-time Emmy winner, a 2014 Tony winner and a 2015 Grammy nominee. He appeared this year in the films Gone Girl and A Million Ways to Die in the West.

December 24, 2014

'Our intention was to make it as clear as possible that Korra and Asami have romantic feelings for each other'

The creators of Nickelodeon show Legend of Korra have confirmed that the two lead characters are a lesbian couple.

The spin-off to Avatar: The Last Airbender ended last week with Korra and Asami walking into the spirit world together hand-in-hand.

December 23, 2014

Sony decides on small Christmas Day release for film that was target of North Korean cyber hacking attack

James Franco and Seth Rogen are so happy about their film The Interview being released after all that they started making out.

But not just with each other.

After it was announced by Sony Pictures that their beleaguered movie would hitting theaters on Christmas Day, Franco posted a photo of a three-way kiss between himself, Rogen and actor Nick Kroll who is not in the film.

There were tongues everywhere.