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June 20, 2014

Pretend conservative Comedy Central talking head Stephen Colbert has pledged to stop talking about opposing same-sex marriage in solidarity with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker who has said he will no longer state his opinion on the issue

The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert has promised to no longer state what position he pretends to take on same-sex marriage, mocking politicians who ‘evolve’ on the issue by taking calculated steps towards going public with their support.

Colbert had been reacting to recent comments by Wisconsin state governor Scott Walker in which he said he will no longer have a public position on same-sex marriage after his state’s ban on gay couples marrying was struck down.

June 11, 2014

Filmmaker writes book about his adventure and says: 'You don't need to go on a dating site, just go hitchhiking!'

Legendary filmmaker John Waters (Hairspray) says he learned a lot about America during the nine days he spent hitchhiking from Baltimore, Maryland to San Francisco, California.

Waters told Stephen Colbert Tuesday (10 June) that it took 21 rides to get him to his destination and along the way, he ride in the cars of a preacher's wife, a trucker, a police officer, a coal miner, a young politician and a rock band called Here We Go Magic.

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 9, 2014

Host of The Colbert Report says such an announcement would have given his Comedy Central show a ratings boost

Ellen Page dropped by Comedy Central's The Colbert Report Thursday (8 May) night and host Stephen Colbert gave her a hard time about coming out.

The faux conservative didn't seem to have a problem with Page coming out - just how she did it.

He pointed out that after Page came out at a Human Rights Campaign event, 'people responded so effusively that it actually broke the Human Rights Campaign website. ... Your selfish coming out broke human rights.'

May 2, 2014

The gay man who came second place in the 2003 American Idol contest is trying to unseat Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers and take North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district for the Democrats

2003 American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken is making a bid for national political office in his home state of North Carolina, hoping his star power can unseat a Republican incumbent for the Democrats.

Aiken announced his candidacy with a campaign website and video on 5 February but it had gone largely unnoticed until he made a guest appearance on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report to discuss why he is running for office.

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.'

January 16, 2014

'You will admit there was some heat between us'

Who would have thought that Stephen Colbert's dream woman is a 70 year old world famous lesbian?

Well, it's a quite dazzling 70 year old by the name of Billie Jean King so maybe it does make sense.

The tennis legend has been making the media rounds in advance of her duties as an official US delegate to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and paid a visit this week to The Colbert Report.

Colbert asked King: 'Isn't your mere existence propaganda for homosexuality because you make it look so good?'

Replied King: 'Well, I hope so!'

November 13, 2013

Jennifer Neuman-Roper won court order to marry longtime partner

One of the plaintiffs in a New Mexico gay marriage case being considered by the state's Supreme Court has died.

Jennifer Neuman-Roper was suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer and able to get a court's permission to marry her longtime partner in August.

The 44 year old and wife Angelique Neuman-Roper were married in the hospital the very day a judge ordered Santa Fe County clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

October 2, 2013

'It's a much more grounded, real person than the other character I played on Will & Grace'

Don't expect to see the second coming of Jack Mcfarland if you tune in to Sean Hayes' new sitcom when it premieres on Thursday (4 October).

The Emmy Award-winning actor is playing gay again on NBC's Sean Saves the World, his first series since Will & Grace left the air in 2006. But his new TV character will not be near as over-the-top as his Will & Grace alter ego was for eight seasons.

August 29, 2013

'Same Love' collaborators address the internet rumors and joke about their relationship

Rapper Macklemore and his collaborator Ryan Lewis have joked about their relationship, saying ‘Fine, we’re gay!’

On Chelsea Lately last night (28 August), the ‘Same Love’ musicians talked about the marriage equality hit.

The track recently won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Social Message Song.

‘It was an issue that I wanted to tackle but as a straight man, I’m like, “What is my vantage point on this issue?”’ Macklemore said, talking about Same Love.

April 5, 2013

'After all, you've been together for 27 years. It's time to put a ring on it'

Oscar winning actor Jeremy Irons has provided comic fodder for many for wondering if gay marriage becoming legal would lead to marriages between a father and a son.

January 29, 2013

Girl decided to come out as a lesbian in a way that really takes the cake

What is the best way to come out? One girl had a fantastic idea by saying it with cake.

Laurel, who posted the picture on her Tumblr, came out to her parents by leaving a cake saying ‘I’m gay’ and a letter on the kitchen table.

The letter said: ‘Good morning parents,

‘I'm gay. I've wanted to tell you for a long time. I thought doing it this way would be a piece of cake. I hope you still love me. I mean, it's hard not to love someone who baked you a cake.

September 12, 2012

Award-winning British comic to close London comedy gala in aid of gay equality charity Stonewall

British stand-up comedian Sarah Millican will be the closing act at a comedy night in aid of gay rights charity Stonewall.

The inaugural Gala Girls’ Night Out comedy gala at London's Bloomsbury Theatre on 24 September features an all-female line-up including Susan Calman, Shappi Khorsandi and Zoe Lyons, with Jen Brister as MC.

The event will raise money for Stonewall’s Education for All campaign which helps teachers, schools and local authorities tackle and prevent homophobic bullying.

August 9, 2012

'Little Britain' and 'Bridesmaids' British actor will be a guest star in the acclaimed NBC comedy

Gay British comic Matt Lucas will guest star in the acclaimed US sitcom Community.

According to a TVLine report, the actor has landed a multi-episode guest-starring role in the NBC comedy celebrated for its pop culture references and quick-witted writing.

The show follows a group of seven students who attend a slightly less than functional community college in Greendale, Colorado.

July 26, 2012

Comedienne's weekly hour on Bravo network is heavy on gay content

Kathy Griffin's weekly talk show was deemed by guest Jane Fonda as 'the weirdest show I've ever done in my life' and had another guest, Anderson Cooper, saying on the air: 'Bitch, what the f-- are you doing?'

Bravo announced on Thursday (26 July) that the fun on Kathy will continue for a second season.

June 7, 2012

'I spent most of the concert in a stall, rocking back and forth'

Don't expect to ever see Eddie Murphy as a guest on Bravo's Watch What Happen Live hosted by Andy Cohen.

In his new memoir, Most Talkative, the openly gay Cohen shares a traumatic experience he had in high school when he and his friends went to see Murphy in concert during his days on Saturday Night Live.

'Unfortunately, his live routine differed from his television shtick; namely in that it mostly consisted of ridiculing gay people,' Cohen writes. 'Every other word out of his mouth was 'faggot' and with each and every gay joke, the crowd went wild.'

May 15, 2012

Joins exclusive club that includes Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg and George Carlin

Ellen DeGeneres, whose talk show has won 25 Emmys, will need to make room on her awards shelf for yet another honor: the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Past winners include Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Fey, George Carlin and Will Ferrell.

'It's such an honor to receive the Mark Twain Prize,' she said in a statement. 'To get the same award that has been given to people like Bill Cosby, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell, it really makes me wonder … why didn't I get this sooner?'

March 29, 2012

Kate McKinnon in the running to become a regular on NBC late night staple

With Kristin Wiig uncertain about whether she will be returning to Saturday Night Live next season, the show is finding some reinforcements including lesbian comedienne Kate McKinnon who makes her debut this week.

It's been more than 25 years since a lesbian has been cast on SNL. The late Danitra Vance was a regular during the 1985-86 season.

March 8, 2012

Tom Wahlen and Russell Kemp wed after nearly 20 years and two children together

After nearly 20 years together, Tom Wahlen and Russell Kemp never thought the day would come when they would be able to stand before their loved ones and their two children and become legally married.

And they most certainly never thought their ceremony would be performed by Fran Drescher!

But that was the scene last night at The Out Hotel in New York City because the couple won the Love Is Love Gay Marriage Contest put on by Drescher and TV Land, the network that airs her sitcom Happily Divorced.

January 16, 2012

Support from Jay Leno and Chelsea Handler boost former intern's TV career

Television audiences first met Ross Mathews more than a decade ago when he began covering celebrity events as an intern for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

On Wednesday (18 January), Mathews will appear as Leno's guest for the first time to talk about guest hosting the E! show Chelsea Lately all next week.

'It's going to be cool to actually sit down on the show,' Mathews tells Gay Star News. 'I've never actually sat down if you think about it.'

January 13, 2012

Bill Maher jokes that politician 'thinks about gay sex more than any gay man in America.'

As Rick Santorum campaigns in South Carolina in advance of next week's Republican presidential primary in that state, the candidate's extreme anti-gay views are generating comedy material.

Comedian Bill Maher appeared on the E! Entertainment show Chelsea Lately on Thursday (12 January) to plug his latest book called The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass.