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August 25, 2014

Fiance David Burtka does pouring (and the laughing) as twins try to stay out of way

Neil Patrick Harris is all wet.

And he can thank David Burtka who did the honors and dumped a bucket of ice water (with ice cubes still visible) on top of his Tony Award-winning fiance's head.

Their adorable kids Harper and Gideon make cameos as they laugh and scramble to get out of the way before daddy gets doused.

It all takes place on the front stoop of their New York City home.

Among those who challenged Harris to do the ALS challenge that is sweeping the US was Ben Affleck.

August 19, 2014

Tony winner's caricature joins more than 1,300 others inside the legendary eatery

Neil Patrick Harris has ended his run on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and can add another major accolade to his Tony and Drama Desk awards.

The actor's caricature is now hanging on the wall at Sardi’s restaurant.

His fiance, David Burtka, posted this tweet about the honor: I couldn't be more proud of you ... you got your face up . Your legend lives on!'

August 18, 2014

Tony winner takes to Twitter to shoot down National Enquirer story

Neil Patrick Harris took to Twitter over the weekend to make one thing clear: he is a happy family man.

'I couldn’t be more in love with my family,' he tweeted. 'Any reports to the contrary are woefully mistaken.'

August 15, 2014

National Enquirer story completey debunked by Harris spokesman as 'complete and utter nonsense'

David Burtka has been with Neil Patrick Harris for more than a decade and they are the parents of twins.

But since they are not married, the National Enquirer tabloid is referring to Burtka as the Tony winner's 'gay lover' in a story about an alleged fiery split.

In the left top corner of the tabloid is the headline: Neil Patrick Harris: Storm Out on Gay Lover.'

The proof?

Harris, set to wrap up his run as Broadway's Hedwig this weekend, was spotted leaving the couple’s New York City brownstone at least four times since June all by himself.

August 12, 2014

Tweets Jesse Tyler Ferguson: 'It’s the mark of a true artist. I never knew him but I’m heartbroken by his passing'

The death of Robin Williams on Monday (11 August) has left many of the Oscar winning actor's showbiz friends shocked and in mourning.

Ellen DeGeneres, who welcomed Williams onto her daytime talk show many times over the years tweeted that she just could not believe the news.

'He gave so much to so many people,' she tweeted. ' I’m heartbroken.'

Neil Patrick Harris tweeted: 'I am stunned and just reeling from the news of Robin Williams’ death. He brought so much joy and heart to millions… Just, wow.'

August 12, 2014

Having kids with partner David Burtka made him 're-fall in love' with longtime partner

Before he became one of the most famous gay men in the world and met the love of his life, David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris slept with a girl.

'In high school all my friends were sleeping with girls, and it just seemed like that’s what one did,' he says in the new issue of Glamour Magazine.

'So therefore that’s what Idid.'

But it was not the fulfilling experience he thought it might be.

July 31, 2014

Unlike in the US on Logo, 'You've Got She-Mail' will be heard on nearly every single episode of the sixth season

RuPaul’s Drag Race is now on Netflix UK for eager Brits to soak up all the glitz and glamor.

But eagle-eyed viewers may spot some differences between the UK and US showings.

Netflix UK has removed the mini-challenge and ‘You’ve Got She-Mail’ intro in the fourth episode, but the latter will still be heard for the rest of the season.

For those unaware, US viewers reacted angrily to the mini-challenge entitled ‘Female or Shemale’ in the episode ‘Shade: The Rusical’.

July 30, 2014

Straight-talking judge talks to Gay Star News about the 'T' word debate, raising the bar for equality and Drag Race in the UK

Infighting in the LGBTI community makes us look ‘weak and pathetic’, according to RuPaul’s Drag Race star Michelle Visage.

Speaking to Gay Star News shortly before season six airs on Netflix UK, the straight-talking judge has reflected on the controversy.

Earlier this year, some were outraged by the use of the term ‘shemale’ in the ‘Female or She-male’ mini challenge of episode four.

Logo removed the challenge from the episode in later airings and the ‘You’ve got she-mail’ intro heard in all episodes was also taken out.

July 23, 2014

Award winning openly gay actor Nathan Lane has told a TV critics meeting that he thinks the idea that only gay actors should take on gay roles is ‘madness’

Birdcage and The Producers actor Nathan Lane has hit out at the notion that straight actors shouldn’t be allowed to take on gay roles, praising Mark Ruffalo’s performance in The Normal Heart as an example where a heterosexual actor has shined in a gay role.

Lane made the comments at a meeting of TV critics on Tuesday, noting that he wouldn’t have been able to take on some of his iconic roles if he wasn’t allowed to play straight characters as a gay man.

July 18, 2014

See an exclusive clip from the documentary uncovering the rise to fame of one of the world’s most famous drag queens, Divine

If drag is all about creating yourself, then Harris Glenn Milstead from Baltimore, US made one of the most imitable and long-lasting drag creations popular culture has ever seen.

Known as Divine, and instantly recognizable in those grainy film stills she is often seen in.

Revered by drag queen fans and avidly consumed by those just discovering her for the first time, Divine is the subject of a documentary I Am Divine.

July 4, 2014

'All through my career it (being gay) was a huge issue'

Rupert Everett is, once again, saying that his being openly gay limited his career in Hollywood films.

The 55-year-old actor, who appears next on the London stage in Amadeus, had major roles in My Best Friend's Wedding, An Ideal Husband, Inspector Gadget and The Next Best Thing and also voiced the Shrek sequels.

July 2, 2014

Greg Rikaart: 'It certainly would be interesting … in my opinion'

While rival US soaps such as Days of Our Lives and General Hospital currently have ongoing gay storylines, the top-rated The Young and the Restless remains quite heterosexual.

Out actor Greg Rikaart, who has played Kevin Fisher on the show for the past decade, thinks it would be interesting if an established character - such as his - were to come out.

July 2, 2014

RuPaul is eager to have it happen: 'Let’s do it! I’m ready for it'

Drag legend RuPaul is interested in hosting a UK version of RuPaul's Drag Race.

According to DragOfficial.com, RuPaul confirms that English television and radio presenter Jonathan Ross has bought rights to do a version of the popular US show in the UK.

Says RuPaul: 'Let’s do it! I’m ready for it. I’m ready for it… so, what’s the next step? He’s got to pitch it to a network?'

June 17, 2014

'After August, I'll be all up in waffles'

For his Broadway role as a gaunt transgender punk rock singer in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Neil Patrick Harris is thinner than at any time in his adult life.

The sacrifice has paid off for the star who has been a commercial and critical smash and last week won a Tony Award for his performance.

So what does he want to do when he ends his run as Hedwig in August and Andrew Rannells takes over the role?

June 16, 2014

'This is probably one of the proudest days of my life'

John Barrowman was recognized with a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) over the weekend and the honor has left the Torchwood and Arrow star 'chuffed.'

'It’s been the hardest thing for me to keep this a secret, but I’m glad it’s out now, because this is probably one of the proudest days of my life,' Barrowman said in a video posted online.

The openly-gay Barrowman, 47, was listed on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to entertainment as well as his contribution to charity.

June 15, 2014

The US drag trio, famous for their tongue in cheek parodies of famous pop songs, confirm their break up via frosty exchanges on social media

US drag trio DWV have confirmed they have split up, through a series of frosty Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr posts, the three drag queens are going their separate ways.

The group made up of drag queens Willam Belli, Detox Icunt and Vicky Vox, formed in 2012.

After becoming arguably the most recognizable drag pop group for two years, they have split up. However, many suspect the split may be slightly acrimonious because of some of their comments on social media.

June 11, 2014

'I went home, and I was like, "Oh my God, I have glitter between my teeth!"'

During Sunday night's Tony Awards, Neil Patrick Harris kissed fiance David Burtka on the mouth during his electrifying performance of Sugar Daddy from Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

But during his rehearsal of the number earlier in the day, those lips belonged to Looking star Jonathan Groff.

June 3, 2014

Out star already has crowded trophy shelf with four Emmys

Neil Patrick Harris has been the toast of the Tony Awards in the past as the singing and dancing host of Broadway's biggest night.

But on Sunday (8 June), it will be Hugh Jackman hosting and Harris will be in the audience as a nominee.

The consensus among pundits is that he can look forward to becoming a first-time Tony winner for his performance as a transsexual punk rock singer in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

May 26, 2014

San Francisco-based club Trannyshack will remove ‘tranny’ from the name, founder cites recent debate about the use of the word as the reason for the change

The founder of a US club called Trannyshack is to drop the word ‘tranny’ from the name, due to the recent debate surrounding use of the word ‘tranny’.

Heklina, founder of the San Francisco-based club, said in a Facebook post the word has become politically charged of late, and felt she had to change the name of the club.

‘I generally loathe to be political, but whether I like it or not the very name of my legendary nightclub has become political,’ she wrote.

May 22, 2014

US Drag Race host says if he was Jonathan Ross, the producer of the UK version, he would hire a British host

RuPaul has offered to host the UK version of Drag Race.

The most famous drag queen in the world has confirmed British chat show host Jonathan Ross has bought the rights to make the competition show in the UK.

RuPaul’s Drag Race has just finished airing its sixth season in the US on Logo and has become a huge LGBTI pop culture phenomenon.

Speaking on their new podcast, Ru said he and Michelle Visage were wondering whether Ross was going to hire them for the show across the pond.

May 21, 2014

Interactive book Choose Your Own Autobiography to be released in October

You wouldn't expect a memoir by Neil Patrick Harris to be your standard Hollywood tell-all would you?

Not a chance.

The four-time Emmy winner and 2014 Tony Award nominee will be releasing Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography in October and it will be an interactive experience for readers.

The book is described as a 'revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light. Celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets you, the reader, live his life.'

May 14, 2014

Halleloo! Check out these no teeth, no shade fans of one of the most heteronormative sports gagging over Drag Race eleganza!

Gentlemen start your engines, and may the best reading win!

NASCAR driver Eric Hollenbach is joined by his sister and parents, who recite the most sickening quotes from RuPaul herself and her legendary children.

Hollenbach, who himself is quite the racing hottie (I nominate him for next season's pit crew!), took a break from ripping it up on his mustang to throw some shade via YouTube.

Since this was uploaded to the Youtube page of Shawn Hollenbach (Eric's brother), we assume it's the openly gay comedian who's asking his family to recite the lines.

May 7, 2014

'Once all the cards were on the table, I got more opportunities than ever'

Neil Patrick Harris, currently the toast of Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, has taken it all off for the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

Harris is wearing nothing but a bow tie but a strategically-place top hat covers his most private bits.

The photo reveals an already slim actor who has lost even more weight for his Tony nominated role as a transsexual German glam rocker.

May 6, 2014

Athlete is 25 years younger than actor who is currently filming the movie Daddy

It was just last month that 22-year-old Derrick Gordon made history by becoming the first openly gay NCAA Division 1 men's college basketball player.

Over the weekend, the University of Massachusetts athlete caused a splash of a different sort when he arrived at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City with 47-year-old actor Gerald McCullouch.

Photos, including one of the two giving each other a kiss on the red carpet, have surfaced including some posted by the pair themselves who clearly had a good time at the high-profile event.