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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.

March 5, 2015

It might not be a Minogue, but what do you think of the pick?

Australia has chosen its first ever representative at the Eurovision Song Contest, and they're not messing around.

Guy Sebastian, one of the most successful winners of Australian Idol, will perform on behalf of the country in Vienna this May.

His debut single 'Angels Brought Me Here' was the highest selling song in Australia last decade.

The title of the track that he will perform is scheduled to be announced in the coming weeks.

Sebastian said: 'It's incredibly exciting to be given the opportunity to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest.

March 4, 2015

But the out writer-director wore a suit when explaining why to crush Seth Meyers

Lee Daniels, currently riding high on the stupendous success of his TV series Empire, likes to work in his pajamas - even when working with Oprah Winfrey.

'I've always directed in my pajamas,' Daniels said on Late Night With Seth Meyers this week. 'I was overweight, I lost like 60 pounds, so (weight) was the primary reason.

'But it was just free, I was able to do my thing. I still direct in my pajamas even after losing the weight - I just get them tailored in. Because it liberates me. I sleep, eat, breathe work.'

March 4, 2015

'We all know she's difficult'

Gay cape designer Giorgio Armani has essentially blamed Madonna for her fall at the Brit Awards.

The superstar singer was yanked off some stairs and fell when a dancer unsuccessfully tried to pull off her Armani-designed cape during a performance for her latest single Living For Love.

Despite the fall, she carried on and finished the rest of the performance without any other tumbles.

Later, Madonna said that part of her matador-inspired costume was intended to fall off elegantly at her shoulders, but it had been fastened too tight.

March 4, 2015

'The audience does laugh at her and I think that would be hard for her'

Michael Urie was not offended when Barbra Streisand did not come to see him play her in the play Buyer & Cellar during its run in Los Angeles last year.

In fact, he was glad.

It's a completely fictional tale about a completely fake person who works in the absolutely real basement mall at Streisand’s house and Urie actually portrays the diva in a few scenes.

March 4, 2015

Acting legend hopes to save The Joiners Arms

Gandalf may be coming to the rescue again, but this time to save one of the most infamous East London gay pubs.

Sir Ian McKellen has signed his name to a petition to save The Joiners Arms, which is at risk of being turned into apartments.

The Hackney Road melting point for drag queens and kings, youthful party goers and the rest of the LGBTI community was forced to close in January 2015 after the license was not renewed. 

March 3, 2015

Characters played by Hayden Byerly, 14, and Gavin MacIntosh, 15, lock lips in sweet scene

Fans of the ABC Family drama The Fosters have seen this coming for awhile.

The characters of Jude and Connor finally kissed on this week's episode of the series about a lesbian couple raising their mix of biological, foster, and adopted children.

Jude is the youngest son in the family and he is played by Hayden Byerly, 14. Connor, the school friend who stood up for Jude when he was bullied, is played by 15 year old Gavin MacIntosh.

March 3, 2015

Get ready to go back behind bars for season three

Orange Is The New Black season three has a premiere date.

The Emmy-nominated women's prison drama will reveal its new episodes on 12 June.

If you've been behind bars for the past two years, it stars Taylor Schilling as Piper, a bisexual upper-middle class woman sent to jail for a drug running crime she committed a decade ago. Alex (Laura Prepon) plays her former (and now current) lover and inmate who helped send her to prison.

Starring more than 40 actors, it includes trans star Laverne Cox and lesbian singer Lea DeLaria.

March 3, 2015

Malik Yoba:  'He is gay, and he’s very committed to issues around the LGBT community'

On last week's episode of the Fox breakout hit Empire, the gay character of Jamal Lyon sung his way out of the closet in a dramatic performance.

Now Jussie Smollett, the actor who plays Jamal, is being outed as gay by co-star Malik Yoba.

'Jussie, he is gay, and he’s very committed to issues around the LGBT community. He and I have a very close relationship,' Yoba tells Black Film.

But Smollett isn't saying.

March 3, 2015

MSNBC host says: 'It would be historic, and I am willing and able'

Thomas Roberts, a rising star at MSNBC for several years now, launched a new two-hour news program this week and finally his name is in the title.

MSNBC Live With Thomas Roberts replaced the canceled Ronan Farrow Daily and The Reid Report in the cable network's 1-3 pm timeslot. It takes Roberts off of morning duties on Way Too Early and Morning Joe.

March 3, 2015

Heartbeat Song says the fact that people still hate gay people 'blows' her mind

Kelly Clarkson has said she doesn't care if her daughter is gay as long as she's happy.

The 'Heartbeat Song' singer said she never worries about any of her children, including new baby River Rose, will grow up gay.

'Oh, I don't care,' she told PrideSource. 'I mean, here's what I hope for her: I just hope she finds love. It took me a while, man and there was a lot of heartache throughout those years.'

March 3, 2015

Actor Alec Mapa among his critics: 'He's glad he's not effeminate? Well the feeling is mutual lady, I'm glad I'm not you

Looking star Russell Tovey is suffering backlash for comments he made about why he is masculine enough to play both gay and straight roles.

The openly gay actor told The Guardian he's grateful his father didn't allow him to attend theater school because 'I feel like I could have been really effeminate, if I hadn’t gone to the school I went to. ... where I felt like I had to toughen up.

March 3, 2015

Looking star criticized 'effeminate' gay men

Looking star Russell Tovey has said sorry after he said he was glad he was 'masculine' enough to play both gay and straight roles.

The British actor suffered backlash for his criticism of 'effeminate' men, with him saying he was branded the 'worst gay ever'.

During an interview with the Observer, he said if he had gone to drama school, he would have 'pranced around ' and 'could have been really effeminate'.

Writing on Twitter, the Australian actor and singer Brendan Maclean accused Tovey of 'internalized homophobia'.

March 3, 2015

Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry born over the weekend

Actress and talk show host Sara Gilbert gave birth to her first child over the weekend with music producer Linda Perry.

The announcement was made on Monday (2 March) by Gilbert's co-hosts on The Talk.

'Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry was born on Saturday and both mother and child are doing well,' co-host Julie Chen told viewers.

Co-host Sharon Osbourne then held up a photo of the baby and Chen described it as 'Pure perfection.'

March 2, 2015

Jonathan Groff, Ricky Martin, Clay Aiken and Steve Grand also make top 10 in Out Magazine poll

Adam Lambert has been voted the most eligible bachelor by the readers of Out Magazine besting Ricky Martin, Jonathan Groff and Steve Grand, among others.

It's the second year in row the American Idol alum has claimed the title.

This time he got a commanding 28% of the total votes and was able to withstand a flood of votes from Clay Aiken fans who catapulted their man to the number two spot.

March 2, 2015

Queen of Pop will visit Australia for the first time in over 20 years

Pop superstar Madonna is to promote her new album ‘Rebel Heart’ with a tour stretching around the world from Miami to Manchester.

The 'Living For Love' hitmaker has planned to be on the road from August to December this year, with plenty of room for more dates to be added.

Her 2012 ‘Sticky and Sweet’ tour grossed over $400 million (€356 million) and remains the biggest selling tour by a solo artist.

The highly anticipated tour follows the recent success of her Brit and Grammy appearances.

March 2, 2015

Star-studded dinner in LA hosted by Sandra Berhnard also drew Patti LuPpone, Andrew Rannells and Sarah Paulson

The Family Equality Council's awards dinner in Los Angeles raised $618,430 over the weekend and drew a slew of celebrities to the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The organization, which has long worked for LGBTI families to have legal equality, honored the TV shows Modern Family and Glee were for outstanding efforts in portraying LGBTI relationships and families.

The other honorees were Honey Maid for its progressive ads which feature same-sex couples and their children and Houston Mayor Annise Parker.

March 2, 2015

But it's all in fun in parody video celebrating 70th anniversary of Thomas the Tank Engine

No one could blame Neil Patrick Harris if he was feeling a little cranky following those mixed reviews he got for hosting the Oscar last week.

But really, yelling at a bunch of 6 year olds?

Well, it's all in fun for a new Funny or Die video celebrating the 75th anniversary of Thomas the Tank Engine.

The kids have the nerve to describe Thomas as being blue.

March 2, 2015

Race ru-turns on 2 March

There's lots of changes for RuPaul's Drag Race in season 7, with new queens, new judges and new challenges.

And with it, a replacement for the phrase that introduces each episode's events.

For the first five seasons, queens met in the workroom to await the sound of RuPaul saying 'Oooh, gurl, you've got she-mail! to tease what was about to happen.

March 2, 2015

UK singer will play a series of fundraising concerts in summer

Sam Smith has revealed plans to set up a global charity to help gay men struggling with their sexuality.

The UK singer said he was annoyed by the negative reaction he received in September after saying he did not want to be a gay spokesperson, and that he was trying to play his part for LGBTI rights – but in his own way.

March 1, 2015

British star of HBO’s Looking also talks about how he thinks he would have been more ‘effeminate’ if he had gone to stage school

British actor Russell Tovey has opened up about events which he feels shaped him as a gay man.

As one of the stars of HBO gay drama Looking, Tovey has spoken about his unique position as an actor who can convincingly play both gay and straight roles.

The actor also attributes his upbringing in Billericay, Essex as having a significant effect on him and the fact that he couldn’t go to Sylvia Young Theatre school, a very famous stage school in London with a great deal of famous alumni.

March 1, 2015

'Love is defined by two people in an intimate and personal way, and superimposing an institution on that isn't necessarily, for me, the most exciting idea.'

Actor Zachary Quinto, one of Hollywood's most high-profile gay celebrities and outspoken gay rights advocate, says he's not a fan of marriage, whether it’s gay or straight, which he sees as 'superimposing an institution' on a personal relationship between two people.

February 28, 2015

'Roy Moore is trying his best'

State Chief Justice Roy Moore has the support of a reality TV star.

Phil Robertson, the anti-gay patriarch of Duck Dynasty, not only hailed the marriage equality foe but compared terrorists to sexual minorities and their allies.

February 28, 2015

Heather Peace and Alicya Eyo both admit they were scared to come out as they discuss LGBTI people in TV and film

Hollywood is packed with LGBTI people and the studios want to support them but agents and managers stop people coming out.

That’s according to Oscar-winning Milk writer – and Tom Daley’s boyfriend – Dustin Lance Black.

He was speaking at a Student Pride debate in central London today (28 February).

That also saw Alicya Eyo and Heather Peace talking about their struggle with coming out as actors and a teaser on trans representation on top British TV soap EastEnders.