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December 17, 2014

Candy magazine cover features 14 transgender role models

Transgender role models Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Carmen Carrera and Geena Rocerro grace the cover of the latest issue of 'transversal style magazine' Candy 

Named after Warhol's transgender muse Candy Darling, the biannual can already boast Tilda Swinton and James Franco as cover stars.

For Candy's fifth-anniversary edition, photographer Mariano Vivanco shot a foldout cover 'starring 14 women who are leading the contemporary trans revolution.'

Magazine founder Luis said the cover was inspired by Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue.

December 17, 2014

Hackers behind the Sony cyber attack vow to carry out 9/11-style attacks on theaters that show the Franco-Seth Rogen comedy

Don't expect to see Rosie O'Donnell standing in line to buy tickets to the new James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy The Interview which opens in theaters on 24 December.

Threats of 9/11-type attacks have been made against theaters that show the film - threats from the hackers behind a major cyber attack against Sony, the studio releasing the movie.

O'Donnell said on The View today that she's too scared to go to a theater.

December 16, 2014

First gay player drafted by NFL team is 'not afraid to continue on this journey' despite being cut my two teams this season

Michael Sam wants you to know that he is unbroken.

The first openly gay man to be drafted by an NFL team isn't playing this season after being cut from the St. Louis Rams after the pre-season then later from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.

'I'm not afraid to continue on this journey trying to make an NFL team - that is my dream,' Sam said in a message that is part of the #Unbroken online video campaign in conjunction with the release of Angelina Jolie-directed film of the same name.

December 12, 2014

It is adorable and amazing

It's hard to capture a perfect kiss. Most of the time on camera the actors look uncomfortable, or there's no chemistry, or it just feels unnatural.

For New York Times Magazine, 18 of the year's biggest stars coupled up to participate in nine short films about trying to capture that single kiss.

While a masked Benedict Cumberbatch kisses a big-haired Reese Witherspoon and Timothy Spall wins an arm wrestling match by pecking David Oyelowo on the lips, we have a favorite.

December 10, 2014

Actor says of his Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks co-star: 'I thought, "How am I going to do this really until I get over my worship of her?"'

Cheyenne Jackson did not have a lot of time to prepare for his leading role in the film Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks which opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday (12 December).

Four days to be exact.

Sean Hayes had to drop out of the film just before production was set to begin in Hungary. Filmmakers contacted the busy Jackson who also appeared in the films Love is Strange and The One I Wrote For You this year.

December 10, 2014

Scott Rudin is first producer to have won an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy

Don't expect to see producer Scott Rudin and movie queen Angelina Jolie working together anytime soon.

A scathing email Rudin sent to Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal about Jolie is part of the fallout from a cyber-attack on the studio and was leaked on Tuesday (9 December).

An ongoing email exchange between Rudin and Pascal over much of 2014 included Rudin's fury over Jolie's alleged objection over David Fincher directing a Steve Jobs biopic instead of her remake of Cleopatra.

December 10, 2014

Trans actress Laverne Cox also nominated for Orange is the New Black

The Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game picked up three Screen Actors Guild nominations on Wednesday (10 December).

The nominations are seen as providing crucial boosts for films hoping to score Oscar nods next month.

Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for his performance as Turing and co-star Keira Knightly earned a supporting actress nod for her work as Joan Clarke in the film.

December 5, 2014

Harris and Jackson up for Broadway cast albums and Waters nominated for Best Spoken Word Album

Neil Patrick Harris has won a Tony and four Emmys.

Now he has a change to add a Grammy to his collection of the biggest awards in showbiz.

He is among the openly gay artists who scored Grammy nominations on Friday (5 December) besides British singer Sam Smith.

Smith earned five nominations including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

December 1, 2014

'These are some big shoes I'm going to fill. Joan was truly one of a kind'

It's official: Kathy Griffin will take over for Joan Rivers on the popular E! series Fashion Police.

Griffin's name had been mentioned as a possible successor immediately after Rivers' death this fall but she downplayed the possibility and other names were floated.

The show will return to the air on 12 January to critique the fashions worn at the Golden Globe Awards.

'I get it! These are some big shoes I'm going to fill. Joan was truly one of a kind,' Griffin said in a statement.

December 1, 2014

Iron Man star reveals what he's been up to online

Once you're a super star like Robert Downey Jr, you know better than most to avoid Googling yourself.

You never know what you might find: it could be bad reviews, it could be dodgy paparazzi shots, or Photoshopped images of you doing something you might never have done before.

That's what the Iron Man star discovered when he went online and found something hilarious and super hot.

'HA! This is what happens when you google yourself, kids...,' he said, next to a picture of this:

November 29, 2014

'We literally turned him into a beast… Jake, my god, he’s a very electric, powerful fighter in this movie...'

Jack Twist is getting in the boxing ring.

Jake Gyllenhaal, one of the stars in the love story Brokeback Mountain, is transforming himself for his next project.

November 28, 2014

The BBC presenter has told the Evening Standard newspaper of a late-night encounter with a London black cab driver who wanted to offer him more than a lift home

The newspaper approached several London figures in the wake of an incident this week when a politician was recorded swearing and arguing with a taxi driver.

Former Conservative cabinet minister David Mellor swore at the driver when they argued over the quickest route from Marylebone High Street to St Katherine’s Docks, East London. He has since said that he regretted losing his temper.

The Evening Standard asked celebrities about their most memorable rides in London taxis.

November 28, 2014

Watch a video of his interpretation of Wind Beneath My Wings inside

Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett broke two of his ribs while performing an interpretive dance of Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler.

He filmed the routine with two friends shortly after learning he would be on Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) but decided to keep it secret until the season ended.

In the video, Bennett can be seen descending a stairs then lies on a railing, only to fall several on his back with a loud thud.

TMZ reported that he broke two ribs and hurt his arm, which required two months in a sling.

November 25, 2014

Stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as married couple pulled apart when one is fired from Catholic for being gay

The gay-themed drama Love is Strange received four Independent Spirit Award nominations today including one for Best Feature.

The film tells the story of Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) who are finally able to get legally married in New York after nearly 40 years together.

But not long after their joyful wedding, George is fired from his job teaching music at a Catholic school. Someone at the school saw their wedding photos posted in Facebook.

November 21, 2014

'I still get enraged when I think about him talking about being in love with that woman on 60 Minutes'

A US talk show host has called for actor Kevin Spacey to come out as gay in his new memoir, The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year.

In an entry dated 9 September 2013, Cohen recalled running into the two-time Oscar winner at the US Open finals.

'Kevin Spacey was in front of us with a face full of makeup and three male companions who were definitely NOT raising any questions,' he wrote.

In another entry, Cohen recounted a conversation he had with gay actor Neil Patrick Harris on the set of his talk show Watch What Happens Live:

November 21, 2014

To follow Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Michael C. Hall in current Broadway production

Move over bitches, John Cameron Mitchell is stepping into the platform shoes of Hedwig again.

Mitchell is set to step into the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway after Michael C. Hall completes his run on 18 January.

He co-created the role of a transgender punk rocker, debuted it Off-Broadway in 1998 and later starred in a 2001 feature film.

The current Broadway production has been a smash since it opened in the spring with Neil Patrick Harris in the role.

November 20, 2014

Among the 200-plus other 'gorgeous guys' featured by People Magazine are gay celebs Harris, Matt Bomer, Andy Cohen and Adam Lambert

There had been reports that Neil Patrick Harris was among the three finalists for People Magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive' title.

But when the magazine hit the stands on Wednesday (19 November), it was Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth on the cover.

Harris made light of the speculation after Hemsworth was announced by tweeting: '...I was almost so sexy...'

The Tony winner and recently named Oscar host can be found on page 150 of the 170-page issue under the title of 'Sexiest Moments of the Year.'

November 18, 2014

Multi-talented performer is reported to be among finalists

There's no denying that Neil Patrick Harris is having a banner year.

He got married, won a Tony, was named Oscars host, had a memoir published, was in two movies and completed a nine year run on How I Met Your Mother.

Will he be adding the People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive title to his heady list of 2014 accomplishments?

November 17, 2014

Retired player Chris Kluwe tells GSN Sam should be playing because 'there are a lot of bad defensive teams in the NFL right now'

It's a good thing that Michael Sam was asked to wear a tuxedo as he posed holding a football during a photo shoot for the new issue of GQ.

He doesn't currently have a team uniform.

But that didn't stop the magazine from putting Sam on the cover of its annual Men of the Year issue.

The first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team is one of six cover subject - the others include Chris Pratt and Steve Carell - chosen for making an impact on pop culture in the past year.

The magazine unveiled the six covers on Monday (17 November).

November 11, 2014

Closeted during his days starring in Damn Yankees and other films, Hunter came out publicly as gay in 2005

There was a time when Tab Hunter would not want to be seen at an event like the Los Angeles LGBT Center's 45th anniversary gala.

But there he was over the weekend, front and center, presenting an award to George Takei and enjoying a standing ovation from the audience.

The star of the classic movie musical Damn Yankees told Gay Star News he was attending his first high-profile LGBTI event even though he had come out publicly in his 2005 autobiography Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star.

November 11, 2014

He could fill our blank space, etc etc

If you are one of the 7 million people to have viewed Taylor Swift's new video, you may be wondering who exactly is the insanely hot guy playing her new boytoy.

He is Sean O'Pry, a 25-year-old American model (obviously) who has been the face of Calvin Klein, but this isn't his first go at appearing as a piece of man candy for a female global superstar.

Madonna snapped him up to star in one of her most recent music videos, Girl Gone Wild.

November 5, 2014

Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jim Parsons also get nods

The nominations for the People's Choice Awards have been announced and while it is not a particularly LGBT-heavy year, there is some representation in the television and music categories.

The gays actually outnumber the straights in the Favorite Comedic TV Actor category with Chris Colfer of Glee, Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family and Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory nominated along with Two and a Half Men's Ashton Kutcher and Modern Family's Ty Burrell.

November 5, 2014

Melissa Rivers has reportedly agreed to continue producing the show, as long as her mother's replacement is someone that her mother would have loved

Joan Rivers is irreplacable. But if there is one comic that could follow in her footsteps, it could only be fellow comic icon and lover of the gays Kathy Griffin.

With E! desperate to keep Fashion Police going, they have reportedly offered the job to the 'D-List' star.

While there were reports that Griffin may take the job in September, the red-haired comic said she had had no conversations with E!

'They did offer it to me,' she told People at the Make Equality Reality gala.

November 4, 2014

Actor earned Academy Award nomination starring opposite the late Heath Ledger in gay love story

Jake Gyllenhaal is generating Oscar buzz for his performance in the thriller Nightcrawler which opened in first place at the US box office over the weekend.

The 33-year-old actor received his first Oscar nod in 2006 for his performance opposite Heath Ledger as two men who fall in love while working on a sheep ranch in the 1960s

Gyllenhaal said this week that the film changed his career and how he viewed movies.