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January 8, 2014

Guy Wilson on two-time Emmy winner Chandler Massey: 'He’s made my job easier, because he has established such an amazing character'

On Wednesday (8 January), viewers of the NBC daytime soap Days of Our Lives will  notice a dramatic change in the appearance of the gay character of Will Horton.

Yeah, Will is still gay and he's still be with first love Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith). But he will be played by actor Guy Wilson who will make his debut in the episode.

December 27, 2013

'We’re still telling a great story and shedding light on what’s happening'

On 2 January, viewers of the popular NBC soap Days of Our Lives will see Chandler Massey in the role of Will Horton for the last time.

The two-time Emmy winner played for the role for nearly four years - through Will's denial of being gay, his coming out to himself then to the whole town then falling in love with his friend Sonny Kiriakis.

Will also was charged with murder along the way, got shot and also got his ex-girlfriend pregnant.

December 10, 2013

Leslie Jordan says stage musical was to focus on Megan Mullally's lushy Karen Walker character

The verbal sparring matches between Will & Grace's pill popping lush Karen Walker and her bitchy nemesis Beverly Leslie made for some of the most delicious moments of the show's eight year run.

It was the character of Beverly, after all, who delivered this classic put down when he came face-to-face with Megan Mullally's Karen: 'Well, well, well. Karen Walker. I thought I smelled gin and regret.'

December 6, 2013

Emmy winner is flanked by hunky models in spot he wants to see go viral

He won an Emmy for his role as Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace, starred in Sordid Lives on stage and screen, and now has a recurring role on American Horror Story: Coven.

But openly gay actor Leslie Jordan has another dream: He wants to be in a Super Bowl commercial for Doritos.

In a spot written and produced by twins Gary and Larry Lane of Hollywood to Dollywood fame, Jordan goes up against some hunky models at a Doritos commercial audition and emerges with the job.

November 26, 2013

Game of Thrones actor wins the International Emmy for his performance as a gay transvestite in BBC drama Accused

British actor Sean Bean has won an International Emmy for playing a trans character.

The 54-year-old, known for playing butch roles in Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, strapped on heels and donned dresses in BBC One drama series Accused.

In the series shown on British television in August last year, Bean played a shy teacher with a transvestite alter ego. He then gets involved in an affair with a married man that leads to a brutal crime of passion.

November 21, 2013

Portrayed by Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra, Thorson arrested for violating probation and failure to appear in court

Scott Thorson, the one-time romantic partner of the late Liberace, is back in jail.

Thorton was arrested by deputies in Washoe County in Nevada for allegedly violating his probation and for failing to appear in court, according to TMZ.com.

November 15, 2013

Emmy winning Scandal star tells GSN there's much more to do

Dan Bucatinsky may only play a journalist on ABC's Scandal but the out actor is quite informed about the big news stories of the day - especially those that effect the LGBTI community.

The actor and writer, who won an Emmy in September for his performance on Scandal, chatted last weekend with Gay Star News about a recent string of LGBTI victories.

In the span of five days, the House of Representatives in both Hawaii and Illinois approved gay marriage bills bringing the total of US states with marriage equality to 16.

October 29, 2013

Openly gay star on outing celebrities and changing public perception of gays

Neil Patrick Harris, who came out publicly in 2006, thinks people are starting to think about the personal lives of gay celebrities the same way they look at anybody else.

'I think we live in a time where people seem less concerned about who you’re effing, and more importantly who you fall in love with. It’s not quite such a freak show or aberration,' the actor told HuffPost Tuesday (29 October).

October 25, 2013

'That doesn't threaten the sanctity of marriage, but my love for my spouse of 21 years, and our two kids, is going to ruin families? It's maddening'

Emmy winning actor Dan Bucatinsky wonders how people who watch shows like The Bachelor can think it is gays who are a threat to marriage.

'The sanctity of marriage is that you can be on a contest and at the end of 12 weeks, you're going to marry - for life - or at least say vows to, a person from a reality show that you just met. And that doesn't threaten the sanctity of marriage? Are you kidding me?'

October 24, 2013

Tells Oprah Winfrey his dad 'had this whole idea of what his son was going to be'

Jesse Tyler Ferguson plays a gay man on television's Modern Family and is famously gay off screen as well.

But there was a time when his father refused to believe his son was anything but straight.

So much so that the recently-married three-time Emmy nominee had to come out to his father three separate times before the news finally set in.

'He would like conveniently forget,' Ferguson says in the next episode of Oprah's Next Chapter airing on Sunday (27 October) on OWN that also features Wanda Sykes and Dan Bukatinsky.

October 21, 2013

'We are both surrounded by so many people who make our lives better and easier'

Three-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons and partner Todd Spiewak were the star attraction at the GLSEN Respect Awards over the weekend where they were presented with the Inspiration Award.

At the event at the Beverly Hills Hotel, which honored leaders in the struggle against bullying LGBT youth, Parsons said he never thought of himself as an activist.

October 16, 2013

Festival favorite will air on OWN this month

The powerful documentary Bridegroom brought many in a star-studded audience to tears at the film's Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday (15 October).

Adam Lambert, who allowed his song Outlaws of Love to be used on the film's soundtrack, was in attendance and later tweeted: 'Humbled to be part of this beautiful film!'

Other celebrities in the audience included multiple Emmy winner Lily Tomlin, Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr., director Adam Shankman and out actor and GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz.

October 8, 2013

Out actor has been nominated for two Emmys for role of Pepper Saltzman

Don't worry Mitch and Cam, Pepper Saltzman is here to help you with your upcoming wedding on Modern Family.

Or maybe start worrying.

The hilariously overbearing character, played by Nathan Lane, will appear in an upcoming episode when Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) allow him to help in the planning of their big day.

October 5, 2013

Emmy winner had a strong defender though: Helen Mirren, the director's wife

Openly gay actor Leslie Jordan has made a career out of playing over-the-top gay men.

He won an Emmy as Karen Walker's pretentious, sexually ambiguous arch-nemesis - Beverly Leslie - on TV's Will & Grace. Jordan is also well-known for his cross-dressing character of Brother Boy in the stage, feature film and television series versions of Sordid Lives.

No one has ever accused the actor, whose memoir is called My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, of being particularly butch.

September 23, 2013

'Emceeing the Emmys was fun, but I’m sure glad it’s over'

Just months after a stellar turn as Tony Awards host, Neil Patrick Harris is receiving mixed reviews for his performance as host of the Emmy Awards Sunday (22 September) in Los Angeles.

USA Today described his hosting as 'dull and off-kilter as his oddly downbeat show' and Harris as 'a talented man who seemed trapped between his desire not to repeat himself and our desire to be entertained.'

September 23, 2013

Offers to share award with co-star Matt Damon: 'Do You want the bottom or the top?'

Michael Douglas, already a two-time Oscar winner, added an Emmy to his award collection on Sunday (22 September) for his performance as Liberace in the HBO movie Behind the Candelabra.

Douglas beat out competition that included his Candelabra co-star Matt Damon who played Liberace's much-younger lover Scott Thorson.

'This was a two hander – and you’re only as good as your other hand,' he said to Damon.

September 23, 2013

ABC sitcom features gay couple raising a child among main characters

Modern Family was shut out in the acting categories but won its fourth consecutive outstanding comedy Emmy on Sunday (22 September).

The popular ABC show prominently features a gay couple raising a young child portrayed by two-time Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet, who was not nominated this year, and three-time nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson who suffered another Emmy loss.

The show's creator, Steve Levitan, was flanked by the show's large cast as he took to the stage to accept yet another best comedy Emmy.

September 23, 2013

In speech, calls boyfriend his 'favorite person on the planet'

Jim Parsons, the openly gay star of the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory, won his third Emmy Award on Sunday (22 September) evening.

Among those he beat out were Alec Baldwin who had been favored to win for the final season of the NBC comedy 30 Rock.

'I want you to know I’m very aware about how exceedingly fortunate I am … to be able to do this role and this show,' Parsons said in his speech. '(And) to be here and to be a part of such a phenomenal group of people and for seemingly happenstance reasons to be up here right now.'

September 22, 2013

Scott Thorson, Liberace's ex-lover, has no problem not being in Hollywood to attend the Emmys

Scott Thorson, Liberace's chauffeur and former lover, will be watching the Emmy Awards from home like most of us.

According to the entertainment site TMZ, Emmy officials  stated Thorson doesn't have a ticket and the program is sold out.

September 21, 2013

'I love TV and the motley crew of people that are part of it'

Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting the Emmy Awards on Sunday (22 September) - his second time doing the high-profile gig.

He was happy to be asked back.

'I love TV and the motley crew of people that are part of it,' Harris tells USA Today.

September 18, 2013

'I think (my mother) eventually figured out my sexuality, but we never talked about it'

Tim Gunn, who won an Emmy last weekend for hosting TV's Project Runway, says he never discussed being gay with his family.

Gunn, 60, tells Larry King in a new interview that he has such 'respect and admiration' for young people these days who are ready to declare themselves as out.

It's something he never even considered in his younger years.

'It was a very different time. It was a very different era,' Gunn says. 'And I had a lot of fears about being gay, about what that actually meant.'

September 17, 2013

'It's wild that they are all happening at the same time but I'm going with it'

Dan Bucatinsky was on of the big winners at last night's Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles where he took home the guest actor in a drama series prize for ABC's Scandal.

Gay Star News chatted with the busy actor-producer-writer at an event weeks before the Emmys and his excitement over merely being nominated was overflowing.

September 16, 2013

Behind the Candelabra, Lily Tomlin, Neil Patrick Harris, Tim Gunn and Dan Bucatinsky among the winners

No, that wasn't the GLAAD Media Awards taking place at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday night.

But it very well could have with all of the LGBT winners at the Creative Arts Emmys where a handful of acting Emmy are presented in addition to many of the non-acting categories. This is in advance of next weekend's Prime-Time Emmys telecast.

August 28, 2013

Openly gay Emmy winner says  in stream of consciousness post: 'I'm tickled pink'

Out actor Leslie Jordan returns to series television this fall with a role in American Horror Story: Coven, the FX franchise from Glee producer Ryan Murphy.

It's not known what role Jordan will play. He won an Emmy for his recurring role as Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace, has appeared in the stage and film versions of Sordid Lives and Southern Baptist Sissies and was recently in the feature film The Help.