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May 26, 2015

Stevie Phillips, who also repped Liza Minnelli, writes shocking tell-all

Stevie Phillips waited for 46 years after Judy Garland's death to write a book filled with shocking revelations about the troubled star.

But now that she has, Garland's one-time agent is holding nothing back.

Among the stories shared in the book Judy & Liza & Robert & Freddie & David & Sue are that Garland sometimes amused herself by having lesbian sex during limo rides to her concerts.

May 24, 2015

A special mention was given to ‘The Lobster’, an eccentric fable starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz about lovers who risk being turned into animals if they fail to find a partner

A lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara won the 2015 Queer Palm award, an independently sponsored prize entered into the Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Todd Haynes, 'Carol' is adapted from a Patricia Highsmith novel ('The Price of Salt') that tells the story of two women who fall in love in 1950s New York at a time when homosexuality was criminalized.

Blanchett plays Carol, a wealthy married woman who falls in love with an ambitious shopgirl played by Mara.

May 22, 2015

Book is expected to be the blockbuster celebrity memoir of 2017

Barbra Streisand, an A-List superstar for more than 50 years, is working on a memoir to be published in 2017 by Viking.

'Barbra Streisand’s memoir is the entertainment story that has been on the top of every publisher’s wish list for years,' Viking president Brian Tart said in a statement.

'There are over fifty unauthorized biographies about Ms. Streisand that are full of myths and inaccuracies, and she is finally going to tell her own story.'

May 21, 2015

Their buff bodies being used to ratchet up interest in male stripper sequel before July release

At last, the five main actors in the summer sequel Magic Mike XXL are together in one poster.

Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez, previously been featured in individual posters, are shirtless, ripped and doing dance moves.

The male stripper flick hits theaters in the US on 1 July but for more than a month, Warner Bros has been unveiling individual posters of the main male cast members.

May 21, 2015

‘He played piano, and all his friends were gay’

Before Warren Beatty married Annette Bening in 1992, the movie icon had a reputation as a legendary ladies’ man.

The Oscar winning director's past loves include Julie Christie, Natalie Wood, Diane Keaton, Madonna, Joan Collins, Michelle Phillips and Leslie Caron, among others.

But Jane Fonda, who rose to movie stardom in the early 1960s at the same time as Beatty, was apparently immune to his considerable charms.

'I thought Warren was gay,’ the two-time Oscar winner tells W Magazine.

Why did she think so?

May 21, 2015

Litchfield ladies pick their codenames for Red Nose Day

The stars of Orange Is The New Black are planning their own mastermind heist in a killer new Reservoir Dogs parody.

The sketch for NBC's Red Nose Day telethon brings the Netflix series together, including lesbian actress Lea DeLaria, for a reworking of the Quentin Tarantino film.

Reservoir Bitches sees the Litchfield inmates planning the crime, but they're a little bit annoyed about their code names.

This is one of several comedy sketches produced by Funny or Die for the three-hour primetime fundraiser.

May 21, 2015

The entertainer shares her travel stories with Gay Star News

LaDiva is a drag performer that has become an integral part of the nightlife of Brussels. You can see LaDiva's weekly cabaret show at La Boule Rouge and she is a regular feature on the annual La Demence Cruise.

May 18, 2015

Following his Top Male Artist award win at last night's Billboard Music Awards, we count down the best of the birthday boy – from Brits to Grammys to shirtless selfies

It's a good and bad week to be Sam Smith.

The openly gay Stay With Me singer won Top Male Artist at the Billboard Music Awards last night – but was forced to accept it via video with cue cards, following throat surgery for a vocal hemorrhage.

But we hope the multimillion-selling star is in a somewhat celebratory mood despite his operation – especially as he turns 23 tomorrow [Tuesday 19 May]!

In recognition of his special day, here, we count down Mr. Smith's 23 best moments since hitting the big time. Happy birthday Sam!

May 18, 2015

She knows how to cause a commotion

Madonna has caused a commotion once again on Instagram.

This time, she posted a picture of a Jewish man about to kiss a Muslim man. She captioned it with an emoji and the hashtag #rebelhearts.

Fans argued the singing superstar was triggering people of faith, knowing they would be upset by the picture. Others said it was a positive message and should be celebrated.

'Islam doesn't support homosexuality and if someone doesn't like that then they don't have to be Muslim. Its that's simple,' one said.

May 12, 2015

Grace and Frankie star remembers the tremendous controversy when he starred in 1972 TV movie That Certain Summer

There was not a ripple of controversy when Martin Sheen took the role of a gay man in the Netflix comedy Grace & Frankie which premiered last week.

But in 1972, it was considered a huge career risk when Sheen agreed to star opposite Hal Holbrook as a gay couple in the television movie That Certain Summer.

'Then it was a big controversy,' Sheen said Tuesday (12 May) on The Meredith Vieira Show.

May 6, 2015

Matt Bomer, Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello are taking it all off again

Magic Mike XXL won't hit theaters in the US until 1 July but the tantalizing pre-release hype continues.

Warner Bros. on Wednesday (7 May) released its first full trailer for the sequel to the 2012 film about a merry band of male strippers led by Channing Tatum.

In addition to Tatum, a real-life former stripper, the sequel also brings back Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Alex Rodriguez from the first movie.

The highlight of the 2:03 trailer is Manganiello impromptu dance inside a convenience store next to a Pepsi refrigerator.

April 30, 2015

'It's so nifty being back together again as old broads'

It's been 35 years since Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda teamed with Dolly Parton to play secretaries getting sweet revenge on their boss in the classic comedy 9 to 5.

Now Tomlin and Fonda, who have remained close over the years, are back together on screen again in the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie which premieres on 8 May.

'It's so nifty being back together as old broads, even though it seems like only two months ago that we made 9 to 5,' Tomlin tells TV Guide. 'It's so right it seems preordained.'

April 28, 2015

'I think gay people are able to play straight roles; straight people are able to play gay roles. The whole point of being an actor is to transform'

Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon thinks people need to 'lighten up' if they aren't cool with straights playing gay roles and vice versa.

'I think gay people are able to play straight roles; straight people are able to play gay roles,' the actress tells PrideSource in an interview posted Tuesday (28 April).

'The whole point of being an actor is to transform. If people don't understand that we need to be malleable in our sexuality, then I think they need to lighten up.'

April 27, 2015

Emmy winning talk show host to receive Excellence in Media Award for promoting LGBTI equality

Kelly Eipa's trophy case is suddenly getting very crowded.

She and Live With Kelly and Michael co-host Michael Strahan won the Daytime Emmy on Sunday for outstanding talk show hosts and it was announced today that Ripa is being honored by GLAAD next month.

Ripa will receive GLAAD's Excellence in Media Award on 9 May in New York City and it will be presented by her close friend Anderson Cooper.

April 24, 2015

The ultimate gay icons from Hollywood’s Golden Age

Greta Garbo, and Monroe, Deitrich and DiMaggio, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean on the cover of a magazine...

It’s 25 years since Madonna gave us the ultimate line-up of style icons in her hit song Vogue.

To mark the anniversary, openly gay artist Jody Little’s new exhibition ‘Vague’ is a collection of portraits that celebrate the Hollywood legends from the song.
‘From Bette Davis to Marlene Dietrich the stars are the ultimate gay icons,’ he says.

So strike a pose.

April 23, 2015

Late actor portrays gay man coming to terms with his sexuality late in life

One of Robin Williams' last roles was that of a gay man finally coming to terms with his sexuality in the film Boulevard.

That independent movie, which had so far only been seen on the film festival circuit, will be released into theaters in North America in July by Starz Digital.

April 22, 2015

But Sandra Bullock gets the cover of the annual issue dedicated to female beauties

Sandra Bullock may have been given the cover but Laverne Cox is still getting plenty of attention for being included in People Magazine's annual World's Most Beautiful Woman issue.

The trans actress, who was showcased on the cover of Time Magazine last year, was also nominated for an Emmy for her breakout role on the Netflix comedy Orange is the New Black.

April 21, 2015

'We kissed goodbye and he gave me a big hug and he held onto me. I was in tears'

Doris Day first met Rock Hudson in 1959 on the set of Pillow Talk, their first movie together.

But it is the last time they saw each other that makes the now 91-year-old retired movie legend the most emotional now.

'He was very sick. But I just brushed that off and I came out and put my arms around him and said "Am I glad to see you,"' she tells People Magazine.

April 21, 2015

The lady's not for vogueing

Madonna has built a career of being an ally to the LGBTI community, so it was perhaps not the greatest idea to say she is inspired by Margaret Thatcher.

The late British Prime Minister, the only female political leader Britain has ever had, was an unapologetic homophobe who brought in Section 28 - the law that banned the 'promotion' of homosexuality in schools.

It apparently started when the Queen of Pop was attending a performance of Tony award-winning Broadway play Hamilton on Saturday night (18 April).

April 19, 2015

Iconic movie takes three Hollywood stars on a trans road-trip through middle America

To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar is more than just an unusually long movie title.

Released in 1995, this was really the first Hollywood movie since 1959's Some Like It Hot that had its stars cross-dressing. While Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon jumped into women's clothes out of necessity, the stars of To Wong Foo were depicting something else completely.

April 16, 2015

Lorna Luft: 'She was incredibly warm and amazingly funny. She was smart and so gifted'

Lorna Luft, now 62, was still a teenager when her legendary mother died in 1969 of an accidental drug overdose.

But she doesn't want anyone to think of Judy Garland as a tragic figure.

April 14, 2015

Glee alum latest big name set to play transgender punk rocker in hit musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Darren Criss was tweeted out the first photo of his transformed into a transgender punk rocker for his upcoming role in Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

The transformation involved taming Criss' famously thick eyebrows.

He's not telling how this was accomplished.

April 9, 2015

'Let people love people and let's focus on what truly needs looked at and help homeless people, homeless pets, sick people'

Hilary Swank knows there has been progress since she won her first Oscar for her portrayal of a transgender male in 1999's Boys Don't Cry.

But the actress said on the Meredith Vieira Show on Thursday (9 April) that far too much energy is still being spent in the US on fighting equality for LGBTI people.

'Let people love people and let's focus on what truly needs looked at and help homeless people, homeless pets, sick people,' Swank said. 'Look at the rest of the world, let's focus on those things.'

April 8, 2015

A guide to the films that help define what it means to be a gay man.

In the early days of cinema, there was plenty of gay subtext in movies but very few overtly gay characters. Reflecting the changing nature of society, we now have movies that portray the rull range of gay men and the lives that we lead.

There is something special about watching a movie that somehow relfects your experience or your aspirations – to see characters embarking on a journey that mirrors some aspect of your life, or to watch a love story that you can emotionally connect with.