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May 13, 2015

'I’d have a partner to share my life with, but I’d go have affairs'

At 55, Allison Janney has never been married.

But the six-time Emmy winner doesn't rule out getting hitched one day - possibly to a gay man.

'I have gay friends that I would marry in a heartbeat and be perfectly happy. That might be my next step,' she tells The Advocate in an interview posted Wednesday (13 May).

'I’d have a partner to share my life with, but I’d go have affairs. Maybe I’d get on Tinder?'

May 5, 2015

'Let's play them a song on our equality flute!'

An Irish girl group have voiced their support for marriage equality by releasing a song asking people to vote in favor of marriage equality.

The Nualas, known for their comedy elements and sharp wit, released the video to their catchy new track Yes 2 Love.

Produced by Emmy-nominated Be-Active Media, the video shows the group celebrating love in all forms – while also having to brave a storm of protesters crashing the party.

April 30, 2015

Emmy winner tells GSN:  'I think his relationships with women have been difficult at best'

Greg Rikaart has a wish for his character on the CBS daytime soap The Young and the Restless.

'I want him to come out,' the actor told Gay Star News on the red carpet at the Daytime Emmys in Los Angeles earlier this week.

Rikaart, who came out publicly as gay in 2013, has played the role of Kevin for 11 years and won a Daytime Emmy for his portrayal in 2005.

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 27, 2015

Actor confrims to Gay Star News he's leaving Days of Our Lives but door open for his return

Freddie Smith, who plays the gay character of Sonny Kiriakis on NBC's Days of Our Lives, won his first Daytime Emmy Award on Sunday.

'This award is for the LGBT community for showing strength and courage and being an inspiration to all of us,' Smith said while accepting his award at a ceremony held on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank.

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 17, 2015

'It was such a happy time ...  I think it would've been really great to do it a few more years'

It turns out eight seasons of Will & Grace was not quite enough for Debra Messing.

The actress, who won an Emmy for her portrayal of Grace Adler on the classic sitcom, told HuffPost Live on Thursday that the ideal stopping point would have been 10 seasons.

April 9, 2015

Says her prose is about love: 'It's two people connecting - with four other people. And aliens'

It is Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren who steals the show in the season three trailer for Orange is the New Black unveiled by Netflix on Thursday (9 April).

Portrayed by Emmy and SAG award winner Uzo Aduba, the lesbian prisoner with a violent history has been doing some writing. When confronted and told her writing is 'obscene' and 'pornographic, Crazy Eyes is having none of it.

She explains: 'It's not sex, it's love. It's two people connecting - with four other people. And aliens.'

March 31, 2015

Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, Sara Gilbert, Meredith Baxter and Clinton Kelly get nods

The 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards announced Tuesday are peppered with nominations for LGBTI personalities including Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, Sara Gilbert and Meredith Baxter.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show will look to continue its dominance in the category of outstanding talk show/entertainment, an award the show has already won an astounding eight times.

DeGeneres is nominated as executive producer of the show but not as outstanding talk show host after taking herself out of the running in that category several years ago after six wins in seven years.

March 19, 2015

Beloved gay icon said to be making 'excellent progress'

The legendary Liza Minnelli has checked in to a rehab facility in Malibu to be treated for alcohol abuse.

The Oscar-Emmy-Tony winner, who turned 69 just last week, has had several stays in rehab facilities over the past three decades.

Her rep said in a statement: 'Liza Minnelli has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years and whenever she has needed to seek treatment she has done so. She is currently making excellent progress at an undisclosed facility.'

March 19, 2015

Reign Edwards' character tells her sibling: 'You’re not my sister, Maya ... You’re Myron, my brother'

Emmy winning CBS daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful revealed on Wednesday (18 March) that one of its characters is transgender.

It was a twist that the most loyal of viewers did not see coming.

The big reveal came during a confrontation between sisters Maya (Karla Mosley) and Nicole (Reign Edwards).

'You’re not my sister, Maya. You’re not Maya at all,' Nicole said to her sibling. 'You’re Myron, my brother.'

Maya is a model who's dating Rick Forrester (Jacob Young) and transitioned from a male to a female at a young age.

March 16, 2015

'There are people in the world who you can trust who love you - find those people'

Jane Lynch knows what it's like to feel like an outsider.

But the two-time Emmy winner has said her life got exponentially happier once she 'found my people' acting in theater and felt more comfortable about being a lesbian.

That's one of the reasons why the actress has been proud to be one of the stars of Glee which ends its six-year run on Friday (20 March).

March 16, 2015

Cheyenne Jackson also has a role while Jessica Lange confirms she will not be returning for fifth season of FX anthology

Golden Globe Award winning actor Matt Bomer will star opposite Lady Gaga in the new season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story.

The fifth season will be titled American Horror Story: Hotel.

While Gaga's participation had already been confirmed, Bomer's involvement was announced on Sunday night at the end of an American Horror Story panel at PaleyFest in Hollywood.

March 12, 2015

The four-time Emmy winner is joined at ceremony by his co-stars on The Big Bang Theory

Jim Parsons was thrilled to get a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week.

But don't expect to find The Big Bang Theory star hanging around it much now that his induction ceremony is over and the red carpet is rolled up.

'It is a funny place to honor anyone,' Parsons tells Variety. '"We will put your name right on the ground." And if there is gum there? Come on, it is the ground!'

February 12, 2015

Emmy nominated actress will shift from comedy of Orange is the New Black

Laverne Cox is continuing her showbiz hot streak.

The transgender actress, nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the comedy series Orange is the New Black, has landed a dramatic role on Doubt, a legal pilot for CBS.

'I am so grateful for the universe's plan for me and the amazing people in my life who support me and that plan. Thank you so much,' Cox tweeted on Wednesday (11 February).

February 4, 2015

Character revealed last month that he is transgender male

Viewers of TV's Glee learned last month that William McKinley High School's football coach Shannon Beiste is transitioning from female to male.

On the 13 February episode of the show - now in its sixth and final season - Beiste will unveil his new look.

Emmy nominated Dot-Marie Jones, who portrays Beiste, admits she initially had some reservations about the character's transition.

January 30, 2015

Four-time Emmy winner returns to Broadway to star in play An Act of God

Jim Parsons, who plays a theoretical physicist at Caltech on TV each week, is getting a promotion.

He will be playing God.

The four-time Emmy winner is set to return to Broadway in An Act of God based on the 2011 book The Last Testament: A Memoir By God written by David Javerbaum of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Javerbaum runs the popular satirical Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod and sent out a statement released from 'God.'

January 17, 2015

Dot Marie Jones' character explains: 'I never felt like my body matched who I was in the inside'

Viewers of the Fox series Glee learned on Friday's episode that William McKinley High School's football coach Shannon Beiste is transitioning from female to male.

Beiste, portrayed by Emmy nominee Dot Marie Jones, shared with school principal Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) and assistant football coach Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) that he has gender dysphoria - the formal diagnosis used by psychologists and physicians to describe people who identify as transgender.

January 7, 2015

'I’m more improvisational and I don’t know what I’m going to say and neither does anyone else on the panel'

Next week, the day after Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, Kathy Griffin will make her debut as host of E! network's Fashion Police.

It will be the first episode of the show since its Emmy recap in September which was taped just days before Joan Rivers had a minor medical procedure that resulted in her death at the age of 81.

So it will be a bittersweet occasion for her successor and close friend Griffin.

The comic told The Today Show this week that she will be similar to her mentor with her outspoken nature but will also have her own style.

December 22, 2014

Tuc Watkins, who played gay on Desperate Housewives, believes Modern Family couple is 80s stereotype

Openly gay actor Tuc Watkins has gotten Jesse Tyler Ferguson's attention with his Facebook post ripping on Modern Family's Cam and Mitch.

Watkins wrote that while he finds the ABC show ‘clever, hilarious, even terrifically subtle,’ he also has ‘a hard time laughing at the gay guys. In fact, I kinda cringe. It feels a little bit like the gay equivalent of “blackface.”'

He added: 'It doesn’t feel “modern” at all. Sure, people come in all shapes, sizes, etc. So why are we fed such 80s stereotypes every week?'

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.

November 14, 2014

'If your panties fall down all around your feet, step out of them and keep on singing'

For more than four decades now, drag queens have been dressing up like Bette Midler.

So it comes as no surprise that the Grammy, Emmy and Tony winner has some tips on how to be the most divine.

'A good pair of shoes - a really good pair of shoes - because you'll really hurt yourself. You'll hurt your joints,' Midler tells PrideSource.

In addition to the proper shoes, Midler recommends 'a serious undergarment.'

November 6, 2014

Actress is honored for her transgender advocacy

Transgender actress Laverne Cox has been named a woman of the year by Glamour magazine for her role in TV series Orange Is the New Black and her advocacy work.

It has already been a whirlwind year Cox, who became the first transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine and the first to be nominated for an Emmy Award in an acting category.

October 29, 2014

Ex-wife Lara Embry gets lump sum of $1.2 million, half of Glee and other TV royalties and more

Jane Lynch is now officially divorced from Dr. Lara Embry and it was a costly split for the two-time Emmy winner.

Embry will receive a lump sum of $1.2 million, spaced over over a 2-year period, half of several bank and trust accounts, totaling $847,485, half of a 401K totaling $315,079 and half of all royalties from Lynch's TV appearances, including Glee, according to legal documements obtained by TMZ.