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August 27, 2014

Pair just completed filming Michael in which they play former lovers

The day after wrapping his three-week shoot on the film Michael, Zachary Quinto says he found his leading man James Franco to be 'inspiring.'

Quinto plays the former lover of Franco's character who went from gay magazine publisher to 'ex-gay' pastor.

'I had a great time working with James,' Quinto told The Backlot on Wednesday (27 August). 

August 26, 2014

Openly gay actor thanks his late father for always encouraging him

Jim Parsons won his fourth Emmy on Monday (25 August) for his performance on the smash CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory.

'Wow, oh my God I don't believe this,' a surprised Parsons said after prevailing over the field that included Louis C.K., Don Cheadle, Ricky Gervais, Matt LeBlanc, and William H. Macy.

'To say that I watch your work and I feel inspired is a bit of an understatement,' Parsons said to his competitors.

He said of his win: 'There's no accounting for taste. Through a lot of good fortune, I stand up here tonight.'

August 26, 2014

Fifth season of popular sitcom culminated in wedding of gay couple Mitch and Cam

ABC's Modern Family made it five for five at the Emmys on Monday (25 August).

The popular comedy won a record-tying fifth Emmy for best comedy series meaning it has won for each year it has been on the air.

C0-creator Steve Levitan accepted the award and was flanked on the stage by the cast including Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet who play gay couple Mitch and Cam on the show.

The engagement and planning of Mitch and Cam's wedding was one of the season's main storylines with the two-part season finale culminating in their tying the knot.

August 25, 2014

In demand actor will squeeze in guest spot with filming of Magic Mike 2

Matt Bomer, up for an Emmy tonight for his performance in The Normal Heart, has landed a role on the new season of FX's American Horror Story which is titled Freak Show.

Creator Ryan Murphy, who directed Bomer in The Normal Heart, had been keen to have the red-hot actor appear in the series now that Bomer has completed his final season of White Collar.

'I try to get him to do everything for me,' Murphy tells Entertainment Weekly.

August 21, 2014

Late actress said In Cold Blood author's story was 'a totally ridiculous suggestion'

Lauren Bacall was not amused.

Three years ago, she sat for an interview in her New York City apartment for a lengthy piece in the annual Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair.

The widow of Humphrey Bogart, and a film and Broadway legend in her own right, became irritated when the interviewer, Matt Tyrnauer, brought up a story spread by Truman Capote.

The In Cold Blood author was quoted as saying 'I gave Bogie a blow job one night' to settle a bet.

August 21, 2014

The Motion Picture Association of America has given an R-rating to a film staring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as elderly gay newly weds despite there being no sex, nudity, violence or drug use in the film

The body tasked with rating films for screening in the United States has given a film about an aging gay couple and their extended families an R-rating in a sign that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) may itself have fallen behind community standards.

The MPAA gave Love Is Strange, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a couple who have been together for four decades but who are forced to move in with their families, the rating supposedly for ‘language’ used in the film – though many are saying the decision is just plain homophobic.

August 19, 2014

Former Big Brother contestant describes the former boxing promoter, who has just come out as a trans woman, as a 'tranny'

When former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney, who has recently come out as a trans woman, went into the UK Celebrity Big Brother house – there was bound to be controversy.

But not even Channel 5 could have prepared itself for the onslaught of transphobia and conspiracies surrounding her involvement in the reality show.

With some on Twitter and Facebook referring to Maloney as ‘creepy’ and ‘disgusting’, others chose to use the transphobic slur ‘tranny’ to describe the former UKIP politician.

August 15, 2014

Christopher Knight says Robert Reed 'was as good or better a father figure than my own dad'

Robert Reed was one of the most popular TV dads of all time on the sitcom The Brady Bunch but it was not known to most viewers that he was gay.

But the young actors who played his and Florence Henderson's six children on the show did eventually know and one of them, Christopher Knight, said this week that he could not have asked for a better role model.

August 15, 2014

Carver will play Franco's ex-lover in Michael  and 'couldn't be more thrilled'

Charlie Carver is taking on another gay role only this time he doesn't turn into a werewolf.

The actor has been cast in the film Michael which stars James Franco as a man who went from being a gay activist and founder of a gay magazine to becoming a Christian pastor and an 'ex-gay.'

'Couldn't be more thrilled,' Carver tweeted on Thursday (14 August).

August 14, 2014

Late actress regarded the show as her greatest professional high

The late Lauren Bacall, who died this week at 89, took the greatest pride in her stage career where she received the roles and acclaim that often alluded her in films.

The stage role of her lifetime was that of Margo Channing in Applause, a musical version of the classic Bette Davis film All About Eve.

Bacall played the older actress who takes young and ambitious newcomer Eve Harrington under her wing only to later be betrayed.

August 13, 2014

Robin Williams influenced modern fatherhood more than any other person in today’s culture

The shock of the news of Robin Williams death will be forever carved in my memory. I heard it from one of my least favorite sources, Fox News. I was taking care of my elderly parents who insisted on having the conservative channel on, and the breaking bulletin interrupted their regular programming. Robin Williams was dead.

I had been filtering out the misinformation from the channel for the previous hour, but this report, sadly, was true.

August 13, 2014

Pop singer calls Big Brother housemate sibling 'the fiercest, most incredible, funniest, most intelligent being'

Singer Ariana Grande has utterly destroyed an Instagram troll after they targeted her gay brother.

Frankie Grande, currently starring on Big Brother US, recently revealed to the rest of his housemates he is Ariana’s brother.

The pop star posted a photo of her and her brother on Instagram.

After she noticed someone commenting, calling him ‘That homo’, she fought back and defended her brother.

She said: ‘That “homo” is the fiercest, most incredible, funniest, most intelligent, kind hearted and most LOVED person on the face of the planet!

August 13, 2014

Widow of Humphrey Bogart won two Tonys and an honorary Academy Award

There are not many people – any people perhaps – who could claim to be an A-List star for the past 70 years.

Lauren Bacall, who died of a stroke on Tuesday (12 August), certainly could.

She was 89 at the time of her death and had continued to work in films until her final years.

August 12, 2014

Oscar-winning actor had been battling a severe depression

Robin Williams was found dead Monday (11 August) at his home in Marin County, California.

The 63-year-old actor had apparently committed suicide.

An Oscar winner for Good Will Hunting who became a star on TV's Mork & Mindy in the late 1970s, Williams had been battling severe depression.

August 11, 2014

Josh Hutcherson wants to help teens from low-incomes or from rural areas who may not be able to connect with other LGBTI youth online

Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson has revealed a new campaign to help gay teens living in rural areas.

The actor is working with Straight But Not Narrow, The Trevor Project and humanI-T to provide LGBTI youth with tools to help find their community. The initiative will be called Power On.

From now through to 16 October, Spirit Day, the charities will be encouraging teens to donate their old and unused laptops, tablets and smartphones to be refurbished and distributed to LGBTI resource centers across the US.

August 11, 2014

Gay 'Stay With Me' singer could be following in the footsteps of Madonna, Adele and Tom Jones to record a new 007 song

Sam Smith will be recording the next James Bond theme, according to reports.

The gay British singer, who has recently burst onto the scene to critical and commercial acclaim, is believed to have been negotiating with bosses at MGM.

The next film, with the working title Bond 24, is set for release on 23 October 2015 in the UK and 6 November of the same year in the US.

The Sun has quoted a MGM source as saying Smith is their top choice after Adele rejected their offer to record a follow-up to the Oscar-winning theme Skyfall.

August 9, 2014

The Brit actor plays a gay character in Lilting but says Freddie Mercury biopic is on hold

On the release of his latest movie, British actor Ben Whishaw has talked more about coming out.

RADA-trained Whishaw, who rose to prominence alongside Dustin Hoffman in the 2006 movie, Perfume, and has since taken on the role of Q in the James Bond franchise, stars in Lilting, which opened in UK cinemas yesterday (8 August).

August 9, 2014

Remembers 'the darkest time of my life, when I was afraid to ask for help' and doesn't want any others to go through the same

Billy Bean quit pro baseball in 1996 unable to cope with playing in the big leagues and being a closeted gay man.

A year earlier, he had watched his partner die of HIV-related causes and went on to play in a game for the San Diego Padres on the same day. He didn't tell his teammates or anyone else.

Flash-forward 18 years and Bean is back in the game in Major League Baseball's newly-created job of Ambassador for Inclusion.

August 7, 2014

'Fly, you fool!'

Legendary gay actor Ian McKellen has recreated a Lord Of The Rings scene with a passing seagull.

The Gandalf actor posted a picture on Instagram of him walking on the street.

Spotting a seagull, he had a friend take the picture.

He then captioned it, saying: ‘Fly, you fool!’

This was in tribute to Gandalf’s fall after taking on the Balrog in the Fellowship of the Ring.

McKellen recently paid tribute to Pride in the UK and around the world in an exclusive interview with Gay Star News.

August 5, 2014

Former writer of the animated sitcom will return for three nights to sing from his most famous episode Marge vs the Monorail

TV host Conan O’Brien is to perform The Simpsons’ Monorail song with the Los Angeles Gay Men’s Choir.

It will be at The Hollywood Bowl, a three-day finale spectacular as cast members perform famous classic moments from one of the biggest animated shows of all time.

Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson), Hank Azaria (Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum) and Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpson) are all scheduled to appear.

Creator Matt Groening is also expected to guest star to provide anecdotes and talk about the show.

August 4, 2014

Ben Whishaw paid tribute to every person who has told their family or friends about their sexuality

James Bond star Ben Whishaw, who came out as gay last year, has said it takes extraordinary courage to open up about your sexuality.

The 33-year-old, known for his role as Q in Skyfall, revealed last year he was gay and had entered into a civil partnership with Australian composer Mark Bradshaw.

‘It's hard to have a conversation with people you've known your whole life about a very intimate thing,’ he said in a recent interview.

‘It's massively weighted with all sorts of stuff, whatever the wider world is saying.’

August 1, 2014

Filmmaker Kevin Smith’s Twitter account was hacked to say that he is gay and he has responded in the best possible way

Screenwriter and director Kevin Smith, best known for the films Clerks, Dogma and Red State, had his Twitter account hacked earlier today, with a hacker posting a fake coming-out tweet on his behalf.

‘I have never told anyone this not even my family or close friends,’ the hacker tweeted using his account, ‘Before this comes out I want to state that I am a gay proud man. #fear.’

However Smith later regained control of the account and confirmed it had been hacked.

July 29, 2014

Compliments 'really cute' man filming his interview for his 'nice curly hair' and 'good guns'

After causing international waves for kissing a man during opening ceremonies for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, John Barrowman headed to the US to spread his charm at ComicCon International.

The one-time Torchwood star was at the annual fan convention in San Diego over the weekend to talk up Arrow, the hit series on The CW on which he has been made a regular.

July 29, 2014

Money Monster will be fourth feature film directed by the two-time Oscar winner

Jodie Foster, up for an Emmy for directing an episode of TV's Orange is the New Black this year, has her next directing job lined up.

The two-time Oscar-winning actress will direct the thriller Money Monster starring George Clooney.