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May 1, 2015

Actor speaks to Gay Star News ahead of upcoming nuptials with John Halbach

Mad Men's Kit Williamson was all set to propose to his longtime boyfriend John Halbach – that is, until John pipped him to the post.

'I was going to propose on our "manniversary" but he beat me to it!' Kit enthused after announcing his engagement in a statement earlier this week.

Speaking to Gay Star News, the loved-up star told us: 'The engagement feels right. Nothing's changed between us, and I don't think marriage will change our relationship either.

April 1, 2015

He's got tomfoolery on his mind

This might be the most boring April Fools' joke ever, and it has come from Sam Smith.

The gay singer has proven that he is not quite qualified to work at The Onion after he took to his Twitter today. 

We imagine him, waking up in his Paris hotel, trying to think of the most hilarious prank to play on his 2.4 million Twitter followers.

Will they be fooled? Will they be duped? Will they be bamboozled by my tomfoolery?

He said:

Sam Smith April 1

March 5, 2015

'I don’t know that my family nor my soul could take it'

He looked great in his tighty whities and did a great opening number hosting this year's Academy Awards but several jokes fell flat and the ratings were down.

So does Neil Patrick Harris, four-time Tony Award host and twice host of the Emmys, hope for a chance to do better by hosting the Oscars again?

'I don’t know that my family nor my soul could take it,' he tells Huffington Post.

December 5, 2014

Openly gay singer will compete for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist and more

Sam Smith's year just got even more amazing as the openly gay British singer has received five Grammy nominations.

Smith will compete for Record of the Year and Song of the Year with Stay With Me, for Best New Artist as well as Best Pop Vocal Album (In the Lonely Hour) and Best Pop Solo Performance (Stay With Me).

Smith tweeted: '4 Grammy Nominations and I haven't even got out of bed yet - fucking hell.'

November 27, 2014

Canadian comedian Sabrina Jalees has posted a heartwarming video about coming out to her Muslim family, and how her dad showed her support when others rejected her

Sabrina Jalees confesses that before she came out, she was ‘kinda homophobic’. The reason? Her own fear in dealing with her sexuality.

Sabrina grew up in Toronto. She is the daughter of a Swiss mother, Ursula Frei, and Pakistani father, Sayed Jalees.

Having realized that she was attracted to women, she reached a stage when she says that she was ‘sick of lying’, which meant coming out to her family – a process she compares to ‘cliff diving’ in terms of scariness.

August 28, 2014

Comic now in stable but critical condition at a New York hospital

Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers stopped breathing during a throat operation on Thursday (28 August).

The 81-year-old was being operated on at an outpatient clinic and was rushed to a New York hospital where she is reported to be in stable but critical condition.

'This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to,' said hospital rep Sid Dinsay.

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 27, 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.