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October 24, 2014

Holy homosexuality!

After 75 years of caped crusading, you would have thought someone would have asked Batman about his close-knit relationship with Robin.

But finally, in a new comics series, he answers the question that has been on everyone's lips for three quarters of a century.

Multiversity: The Just #1, by Grant Morrison and Ben Oliver, was released on 22 October.

It features the offspring of the world's most famous DC Comics superheroes (Chris Kent, for example, the foster son of Clark Kent, Superman).

October 24, 2014

'I wanted to make sure no one really, really saw my wang'

Neil Patrick Harris is very nude in a pivotal scene with Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl.

Talk show host Conan O'Brien wanted the scoop and told Harris on Thursday (23 October): 'It's my duty to ask about these things.'

Harris then proceeded to talk nudity.

'We shot that particular scene for two days - two days of that,' he said. 'It was disarming ... your butt is just out there. There's a camera crew and there's your butt. But that had to happen - you just deal with it.

October 23, 2014

Clunie: 'We are very excited about co-parenting and starting our little 21st century, progressive, American family'

X-Men director Bryan Singer is going to be a father.

The mother of the child is actress Michelle Clunie, his ex-girlfriend.

Clunie, who played Melanie for five seasons on Showtime's Queer as Folk is seven-and-a-half months pregnant and wrote on Facebook Wednesday (22 October): 'We dated. We broke up. He came out to me. We still loved each other and so made a pact we would start a family together some day. We are now 7 1/2 months pregnant and very excited about co-parenting and starting our little 21st century, progressive, American family.

October 23, 2014

Big Brother alum says of sister Ariana Grande: 'We champion each other - we always have each other's backs'

Frankie Grande was on the opening night red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere of Pippin Wednesday (22 October) evening when he shared with Gay Star News that he himself would be in a musical soon.

The Big Brother alum said he will be stepping into the role of Franz in the current Broadway production of Rock of Ages starting 10 November through 19 January.

'I've been in for the role, I've had three final callbacks for this part. I've been auditioning for it for the past five years - everyone knows how passionate I am about it,' he said.

October 23, 2014

The former Friends actor offers a biological argument for gay men being ‘superhuman’, and talks about the possibility of a judging appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race for her character, Valerie Cherish

Actor Lisa Kudrow will always be famous for her long-running role as Phoebe on the hit sitcom Friends, but she also has a cult following for her portrayal of sitcom D-lister Valerie Cherish on HBO’s The Comeback.

The series, which was co-created by Kudrow and Sex & The City producer Michael Patrick King, first premiered in 2005, ran for one season, and then was promptly cancelled.

October 23, 2014

Gibson describes self as 'one of the prominent, black, significant, African American, straight men in this town called Hollywood'

Tyrese Gibson, best known for his role in the Fast and Furious franchise, is plenty furious with comedian Spanky Hayes.

Hayes recently gave an interview with TMZ in which he claimed he lost the lead role in the 2001 film Baby Boy to Gibson because of gay sexual favors, according to The Mirror.

Hayes alleged that director John Singleton said to them them: 'I fucking love both of you guys, but which one of you guys are gonna suck my cock?'

October 22, 2014

A Catholic high school in New York has reversed its decision for a fact-based drama about a lesbian couple, starring Ellen Page and Julianne Moore, to shoot scenes on its premises

A Catholic boy’s school that had previously granted permission for a film shoot to take place within its walls has now reversed its decision – allegedly after finding out that the film featured Ellen Page and Julianne Moore as a lesbian couple.

Director Peter Sollett’s film, Freeheld, is currently filming in New York State, and will also star Steve Carrell.

The civil rights drama is based on a 2007 documentary of the same name, and has been adapted by Philadelphia screenwriter Ron Nyswaner.

October 22, 2014

'People notice my eye looks different, I had my eyelid done because it was drooping'

Rosie O'Donnell told the audience of ABC's The View of Wednesday (22 October) that she had plastic surgery to take care of a droopy eyelid.

She made the disclosure during a discussion about Oscar winning actress Renee Zellweger who appeared at a red carpet event this week looking very different than she has in the past.

The has led to widespread speculation about what Zellweger may or may not have had done to her face.

October 22, 2014

The original members of the hit-making British pop band will be performing together again for the BBC’s annual charity fundraiser

Pop group S Club 7 have announced that they are to perform together again for the first time in over a decade.

The group – featuring the original line-up of Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt and Rachel Stevens – will be performing a medley of past hits for this year’s annual BBC fundraiser, Children in Need.

October 21, 2014

'He did say the reason he did it was I was the sexiest man he'd ever seen'

Actor Alan Cumming says he doesn't hold a grudge against Shia LaBeouf for grabbing his bum and other obnoxious behavior while attending a performance last June on Cabaret.

LaBeouf arrived at the Broadway show drunk and Cumming said he and other cast members were immediately aware there was a problem with the famous audience member.

'He was just wasted and he was wasted from the second he walked in,' Cumming told Conan O'Brien on Monday (20 October). 'Everyone was freaking out because someone seemed to be a crazy person shouting and stuff.'

October 21, 2014

'When my brother was told that God didn't love him I was like, "OK, that's not cool."'

Ariana Grande has revealed she renounced Catholicism in order to support her gay brother.

Her sibling, Frankie Grande, who recently appeared on Big Brother, was told by the Church that 'God didn't love him'.

The 21-year-old singer then decided to turn to Kabbalah.

'When my brother was told that God didn’t love him I was like, "OK, that’s not cool,"' she said in an interview with Sunday Telegraph magazine.

'They were building a Kabbalah center in Florida so we both checked it out and really had a connection with it.'

October 21, 2014

'Dark Lady' singer supports documentary that showed LGBTI Russians being held hostage by anti-gay groups

Cher has paid tribute to LGBTI Russians, describing them as 'brave warriors' today (21 October).

The 'Dark Lady' singer and living legend also promoted a recent documentary, Hunted, which showed the plight of gay youth suffering under the country's anti-gay laws.

She tweeted: 'Sending Love 2 Our Gay Brothers & Sisters, Being Held Hostage in Russia.

'Their ONLY Crime is Being True 2Themselves!

'They R Brave Warriors.'

October 21, 2014

Underbutler Thomas Barrow tries to change his sexuality with painful injections

The creator of Downton Abbey has revealed that gay underbutler Thomas Barrow will seek a 'cure' for his sexuality in the fifth season of the hit show.

Julian Fellowes said in an interview with ITV, 'He falls for the quackery that this can be cured, that he can get rid of this dumbbell he is dragging around with him. His fortitude takes him through a period of incredible physical discomfort.'

'The result he seeks is impossible – it’s not to be obtained by any medical treatment, it was just quackery.'

October 21, 2014

'While this is disappointing, I will take the lessons I learned here in Dallas and continue to fight for an opportunity to prove that I can play every Sunday'

Michael Sam has been cut from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.

The National Football League team made the announcement on 21 October.

'The practice squad player who joined the team on Sept. 3, spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man squad and never made it to the 53-man roster,' the team wrote in its release.

October 21, 2014

Gay blogger goes on video rant against Oscar winner for calling him out on posting her nude photos

A foul-mouthed Perez Hilton lashed out against Jennifer Lawrence in a video rant Monday (20 October) after she blasted him for posting a hacked nude photo of her on his site.

In a new article in Vanity Fair, the Oscar winner says of the controversial gay blogger in the article: 'He took it down because people got pissed, and that's the only reason why. And then I had to watch his apology. And what he basically said was "I just didn't think about it" … ‘I just didn't think about it’ is not an excuse. That is the exact issue itself.'

October 21, 2014

The Boyzone singer's family and husband are battling over his estate

The family of late Boyzone singer Stephen Gately have said they will hire a private investigator for a fresh probe into his death.

They said they still had unanswered questions over his death while they battle with his husband over his £1.5 million ($2.42 million) estate.

Gately, 33, died of an undetected heart condition in October 2009 while on holiday in Majorca with his husband, Andrew Cowles. He was found slumped on a sofa after returning home from a gay club with a Bulgarian model they had just met.

October 21, 2014

'I’ve had a couple of girls say, "I’d love to go out with him, but it puts me off that his mum is a lesbian"'

An X Factor star has opened up about his childhood, saying he had to defend his gay mother from bullies.

British singer Jack Walton, the 18-year-old currently competing in this year's ITV singing competition show, has revealed he has even had to leave girlfriends as they felt uncomfortable with him being brought up by two women.

The guitar-playing crooner, from the mining town of Castleford in Yorkshire, said he got a lot of hate from his schoolmates when he found out his mother was gay at age 11.

October 20, 2014

Couple will tie the knot five days before Christmas

Lance Bass and his actor-model fiance Michael Turchin have been engaged for more than a year but have remained tight-lipped about an actual wedding date.

Their lips are no linger sealed.

The couple will be tying the knot on 20 December.

Gay Star News chatted with Bass back in May about the upcoming nuptials.

October 20, 2014

Former The View co-host and anti-vaccine activist also claimed she would love a gay son so 'he could do my hair'

Jenny McCarthy has claimed she feels 'trans inside' as she describes herself as 'one of the boys'.

The former playboy bunny and TV personality also said she would like a gay son so he could do her hair.

Speaking to Pride Source about her role in the 90s sitcom Just Shoot Me, where she played a transgender woman, she said: 'I feel like that inside.

'I always felt like one of the guys wearing, like, a Playboy bunny outfit.

October 20, 2014

'Scandal' creator takes no prisoners when it comes to homophobia

Shonda Rhimes may know a thing or two about how to get away with murder, but she takes no prisoners when it comes to homophobia.

Arguably the most powerful showrunner in Hollywood, the Scandal creator gave the most perfect answer to a How To Get Away With Murder viewer who complained about the gay sex scenes.

'@shondarhimes the gay scenes in scandal and how to get away with murder are too much. There is no point and they add nothing to the plot,' the Twitter user said.

October 20, 2014

After playing dysfunctional couple in film, Harris nixed doing it again during first season of TV series that has become huge hit

Neil Patrick Harris has made no secret lately that he'd like a have some kind of a role in the enormously popular American Horror Story anthology series.

What the newly-named Oscar host had not made known until recently is that he and husband David Burtka had been asked to play a couple during the show's first season - the roles eventually played by Zachary Quinto and Teddy Sears.

The AHS couple died in an apparent murder/suicide and that's a big reason why Harris passed on it despite Burtka's wanting to do it.

October 17, 2014

'It’s usually me getting it — I’m biting Watson’s dog tags'

Benedict Cumberbatch won an Emmy last month for his performance as the title character in Sherlock, a contemporary adaptation the Sherlock Holmes detective stories.

The show, which has aired for three seasons, has attracted a rabid fan base and some of those fans have a creative imagination when it comes to Cumberbatch's Holmes and Martin Freeman's Doctor John Watson.

October 17, 2014

Filipina singing sensation Charice Pempengco says she would change her style but not her body

Filipina singing sensation Charice Pempengco has spoken candidly to Oprah about her sexuality and gender identity, six years after her first appearance on the show shot her to fame.

In 2008, a long-haired Charice was given a standing ovation for her performance of Whitney Houston's I Have Nothing. Now 22, she has starred in Glee and has a bestselling album as well as a radically different look - short blonde hair, tattoos and a dress shirt.

October 17, 2014

Annual Spirit Day campaign had Laverne Cox, Demi Lovato, Billie Jean King and others in purple attire

To mark Spirit Day on Thursday (16 October), a number of celebrities wore purple and millions of other people decided to 'go purple' online in a united stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth.

Emmy nominated actress Laverne Cox took things a step further when she took part in lighting New York City's famed Empire State Building purple for the night.