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February 27, 2015

Zachary Quinto also mourns the actor who died at the age of 83

Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy died Friday morning from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

He was 83.

Nimoy, who played half-human, half-Vulcan Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek television series and feature films, is being mourned by co-stars and fans.

'My heart is broken,' tweeted Zachary Quinto who co-starred with Nimoy in the Star Trek feature film franchise reboot.

'I love you profoundly,' Quinto added. 'I will miss you every day. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.'

February 25, 2015

TV chef Duff Goldman made the seven-tier gold and silver cake and drag queen Chi Chi LaRue DJ'ed at the reception

Food Network's Guy Fieri has married 101 gay couples at a mass wedding in Miami.

Decked out in a purple tuxedo, the host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives officiated the ceremony on Monday (23 February).

Fieri's late sister, Morgan, was a lesbian.

'Was an honor to be part of such an amazing day for so many loving couples,' he tweeted.

Art Smith, former personal chef to Oprah Winfrey, came up with the idea of a free over-the-top wedding after Florida judges lifted the state's ban on gay marriage last month.

February 25, 2015

Don’t ask the Oscars to care about us. Just stop caring about the Oscars

With the pomp and circumstance of the weekend’s Oscar extravaganza quickly fading it’s time for the annual deluge of op-eds and finger wagging about the lack of diversity at the Academy Awards.

The din of outrage over what attributes the winners have (or should have) becomes more intense every year. 2015 marked the year that conversations about minority representation finally drowned out the red carpet scrutiny over who-wore-who. Some colours are simply never as in as others during awards season.

February 22, 2015

The director behind the excellent 2009 film A Single Man says a new project is in the works and will start shooting later this year

Tom Ford, whose 2009 debut feature film ‘A Single Man’ earned an Oscar nomination for actor Colin Firth, says he hopes to shoot his second movie later this year.

Without revealing the title or the plot, the gay American fashion icon told Women's Wear Daily his new film project will be a thriller and in two parts – one that remains faithful to the source material, and another that deviates from it.

February 20, 2015

'I guess it's just a matter of what people are willing to sacrifice for what they consider to be success'

With his role as Spock in the current Star Trek franchise, Zachary Quinto is one of the most high-profile openly gay actors working in movies today.

While he has some company such as the in-demand Ian McKellen, there still is not a single A-list leading man who is out.

February 19, 2015

Canadian actress gets coy when asked about dating

Ellen Page has said coming out is the best decision she has ever made.

The Juno actress, who came out on Valentine's Day last year, has spoken out about what it has been like to be open to the world.

'I decided [to come out] because I was sad, I felt uninspired, I felt uncomfortable, it hurt relationships, I felt guilty for not being out, and it was time,' she said during an interview in Rio De Janeiro for Carnival.

'It's been the best decision I've ever made. I was immediately felt like a new person.'

February 18, 2015

The next project of the German-born director of Independence Day and Stargate will be a drama on the 1969 Stonewall riots

Writer-director Roland Emmerich is to be honored at the upcoming GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. He will be presented with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award by actor Channing Tatum.

Openly gay, German-born Emmerich has helmed some of Hollywood’s biggest hits in recent years.

Relocating to the US in the early 90s, his credits include Stargate, Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. He directed Tatum – who is soon to wow audiences in the eagerly-anticipated sequel to Magic Mike – in 2013's White House Down.

February 12, 2015

One-time Superman hopes all 13 episodes of Partners will be made available for fans

Since he burst on to the movie scene in the title role of Superman Returns in 2006, hunky Brandon Routh has had the attention of gay fans.

But his connection to that fan base has only grown since then as he has played gay characters on an episode of Will & Grace, in the movie Zack and Miri Make a Porno and on the short-lived CBS sitcom Partners.

February 12, 2015

'To their advantage, trans models are usually tall and extremely gregarious'

Thailand’s leading modeling agency last month celebrated the worldwide launch of its new transgender division.

Bangkok-based Apple Model Management Agency became the first agency in the world to represent transgender models when the division launched in Thailand in November.

Although transgender models have always been widely accepted in the southeast Asian country, the advent of transgender women in the mainstream media sparked the idea of creating a transgender division.

February 10, 2015

Centenary of the bisexual singer celebrated in song

It was 1915 when Eleanora Fagan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a troubled childhood, including an arrest and imprisonment for prostitution at the age of 14, it was in New York City's Harlem in around 1929 when she first took to the stage and began performing as Billie Holiday.

Holiday's successful career and troubled personal life are well documented, ending with her early death in 1959.

February 9, 2015

You'll always have Paris – so what about somewhere else?

Paris, Venice, Rome – the list of archetypal romantic locations is well-worn. This year, why not treat your loved one to something a little different? 

From Scotland to Sweden, we count down seven of the world's most surprisingly romantic getaways, for Valentine's Day and beyond…

February 6, 2015

Promoting new reality series, Barry Williams says he will do anything for ratngs

It's the kind of thing on TV's The Brady Bunch that would have resulted in Mike and Carol Brady sitting down their son Greg and giving him a stern lecture about his misbehavior.

The actor who played eldest son Greg on the 1969-74 sitcom and several of its subsequent incarnations stuck his foot in his mouth this week while promoting his new reality show.

Barry Williams, 60, told HuffPost Live that he would consider 'going transgender' like Bruce Jenner to get higher ratings.

February 5, 2015

The London-based singer shares her travel stories with Gay Star News

Born in Zambia, Rozalla Miller began pursuing a musical career when she moved to Zimbabwe as a teenager.

It was 1991 when Rozalla stormed the world's music charts with her massive hit 'Everybody's Free'.

'Everybody's Free' has become a dance anthem, remixed and re-released on a regular basis across the decades.

Now living in London, Rozalla continues to make music and continues to tour and perform around the world.

We caught up with her recently to share some feel-good travel stories. 

February 2, 2015

Screenwriter of Milk will speak at the end of LGBT History Month in the UK

Dustin Lance Black will share his insights and experience when he talks at Student Pride 2015 on 27 February.

The gay American director, producer and screenwriter will be part of the Attitude Question Time panel at the University of Westminster and join BBC Newsnight and Dragons Den presenter Evan Davis in a discussion on LGBTI representation in film and TV.

Black is best known as the screenwriter of award-winning film Milk and for dating British Olympic diver Tom Daley.

February 2, 2015

Actor had been advised against the part of closeted TV reporter in movie In & Out because of tabloid stories that he was gay himself

Tom Selleck didn't let tabloid stories saying he was gay stop him from taking on the role of a gay man in the 1997 film In & Out.

But there were plenty of people who advised the Magnum PI and Blue Bloods star against it.

'I was playing a closeted gay television reporter and a tabloid had said I was gay just a few years earlier,' Selleck says in the current issue of TV Guide.

But after starring in the box office hit Three Men and a Baby and its sequel, Selleck was keen to do another good comedy and In & Out fit the bill.

February 2, 2015

Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is reportedly transitioning to a woman

The creator of Golden Globe award-winnng TV series Transparent has apologized for an anti-trans joke about Bruce Jenner that drew fire from the transgender community.

Jill Soloway posted a Transparent poster on Facebook with Jenner and other Kardashian family members' faces superimposed on the characters. Jenner, who has reportedly started transitioning to a woman, took centerstage as transgender mother Maura.

January 30, 2015

Comedy legend was last above title in 1988's Big Business opposite Bette Midler  in 1988

The last time Lily Tomlin had a starring role in a film, the Berlin Wall was still standing, Ronald Reagan was president of the US and it still would be 16 more years before the launch of Facebook.

But the 75-year-old comedy legend is back above the title in the comedy Grandma which premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

In her first leading role since 1988's Big Business with Bette Midler, Tomlin plays a feminist poet who is breaking up with her far younger girlfriend and still dealing with the death of her longtime partner.

January 29, 2015

Oscar winning pair used scene to help them decide who to make the film with

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck won a screenwriting Oscar back in 1998 for Good Will Hunting - a movie that did not contain a gay sex scene.

But the original script they sent to prospective film studios did.

Harvey Weinstein, head of Miramax at that time, beat out the competition for the highly-coveted script because he took exception to it with the young writers.

January 28, 2015

'I don't think Ewan is as proud of his penis as most men who are as well hung would—or should—or could be'

Colin Farrell is mighty impressed by Ewan McGregor with whom he starred in the 2007 film Cassandra's Dream.

Farrell tells Nylon Guys that he is impressed not so much that McGregor is apparently so well-endowed, but by how modest he is about it.

'I don't think Ewan is as proud of his penis as most men who are as well hung would—or should—or could be,' Farrell says.

January 28, 2015

His daughter is Dirty Dancing actress Jennifer Grey who says: 'I feel very happy for my dad'

Joel Grey, who won the Academy Award for his performance in Cabaret 42 years ago, has come out publicly as a gay man.

'I don't like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I'm a gay man,' Grey tells People Magazine.

'All the people close to me have known for years who I am,' he adds. '[Yet] it took time to embrace that other part of who I always was.'

Grey, 82, has the staunch support of his daughter, actress Jennifer Grey of Dirty Dancing fame.

January 27, 2015

Emmy nominee McKinnon known for impersonations of Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Bieber

Following in the footsteps of such female Saturday Night Live alums as Tina Fey, Kristin Wiig and Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon is heading to the movies.

McKinnon, the first openly lesbian cast member in the show's history, has landed a starring role in an all-female version of Ghostbusters.

The film will also star Melissa McCarthy, Wiig and Leslie Jones who is also a current SNL castmember, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

January 24, 2015

Star discusses sexy scene with X Files legend; says it prompted her to quit 'The Good Wife'

Actress Archie Panjabi has discussed her steamy lesbian kiss scene with Gillian Anderson in the second series of crime drama The Fall – revealing their director had to ask her to ‘hold back’.

Speaking in an interview with the Radio Times, the star said: ‘When I was kissing [Gillian], Allan Cubitt, the show’s creator and director, had to say “Archie, can you hold back?” because Gillian was supposed to take me by complete surprise!’

January 23, 2015

Grande still enjoying bromances with Cody Calafiore and Zach Rance

Frankie Grande, Cody Calafiore and Zach Rance were often shirtless last summer when they competed in the CBS reality comptition Big Brother.

Apparently, not much has changed.

The trio were reunited this week after Grande performed his one-man show of pop hits and Broadway show tunes at 54 Below in New York City.

The brother of pop star Ariana Grande recently completed a run in the Broadway production of Rock of Ages.

January 22, 2015

'I mean, for Christ’s sake, it’s Superman!'

John Barrowman's not going to lie.

It's not unpleasant to be on the set of Arrow - the CW series on which he plays bad guy Malcolm Merlyn - with shirtless co-stars like lead Stephen Amell and new castmate Brandon Routh.

Barrowman once joked it was written into his contract that Amell be naked around him on camera (see photo below).