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December 18, 2014

Adorable

So not only has Neil Patrick Harris, partner David Burtka and their twins Harper and Gideon taken over Halloween, they're now on a mission to make us feel festive.

The 'How I Met Your Mother' star recorded his four-year-olds having a sing-song around the Christmas tree, and it is adorable.

Harris posted the video on Instagram, saying: 'Yay! David is back home, and the family all together! Time to trim us a tree! #trim #carols #JingleFeels.'

December 17, 2014

'It was weird and interesting writing about that publicly after we spent so much time trying to be private about it'

Neil Patrick Harris admits that it felt a bit odd to be sharing in his autobiography the details of what he and hubby David Burtka went through to become dads.

'I talk a lot about the details of having kids because I find it scientifically just fascinating that they're our actual DNA and that you can figure out that process and like weird visuals of being in a sterile room masturbating into a cup with a bigger plan in mind,' Harris said during a video Twitter chat this week.

December 15, 2014

'Acting is hard - you have to become another person and through that you become insecure as that person'

You have to be an awfully confident guy to put on giant platform shoes and sing and dance as a transgender punk rocker in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.

But even Neil Patrick Harris, who won a Tony Award as Hedwig, can still have insecurities about acting and they reared their ugly head when he filmed his recent guest spot on TV's American Horror Story: Freak Show.

'I like acting very much except it has its own insecurities,' Harris said Monday (15 December) during a Twitter chat with fans.

December 8, 2014

Come on season seven, let's get sickening!

Realness just got realer, as the queens of RuPaul's Drag Race season 7 have been revealed.

Polished, tucked and beaten for life, these divas are gunning for that crown.

Who will follow last year's champion Bianca Del Rio? Who will be who for this year's Snatch Game? And will all the girls have finally taken at least one sewing lesson?

From what we can tell from the trailer, it's going to be one shady and sickening season.

See what you make of the girls below:

December 8, 2014

He juggled sitcom with Broadway show, two movies and writing a book

It's clear that Neil Patrick Harris has had the biggest year of his career - so far - in 2014.

He had two movie roles, won a Tony for the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, was named host of the 2015 Academy Awards, wrote the book Choose Your Own Autobiography and appeared in his final season of How I Met Your Mother.

So how crazy did things get?

'This last year has been the most glorious of clusterf***s.' Harris writes in a first-person article in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

December 5, 2014

Emmy and Tony winner: 'It had to do with visibility, all the brave people who fought for marriage'

David Hyde Pierce, winner of four Emmy Awards for his performance as Niles Crane on the sitcom Frasier, married longtime partner Brian Hargrove in California in 2008.

Since then, same-sex marriage has become legal in 35 US states plus the District of Columbia which the actor is 'amazed' by.

'I’m amazed of the sort of domino effect with same-sex marriage happening throughout the states,' Pierce told Larry King this week on Larry King Now.

'It had to do with visibility (and) all the brave people who fought for marriage,' he said.

November 27, 2014

Barrowman flies home to be with family - gets row to himself on near empty plane

John Barrowman decided to travel on Thanksgiving Day.

'1st Thanksgiving with family and friends in almost 10 years. I'm hungry:)' the Arrow and Torchwood star tweeted from the airport.

He later tweeted that his plane was empty and 'had a row to myself.'

Barrowman was among the stars tweeting their thanks via Twitter before settling in to seriously stuff their faces on Thanksgiving Day.

November 24, 2014

'Every day, I hear some idiot calling me fag or threatening to kill me'

Lance Bass came out publicly as a gay man back in 2006.

But some people just can't deal with it.

'Every day, I hear some idiot calling me fag or threatening to kill me, and that's what you have to live with when there's still such a negative look at the LGBT community,' Bass tells ABC News.

'It's just sad what people are brainwashed into thinking.'

November 21, 2014

To follow Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Michael C. Hall in current Broadway production

Move over bitches, John Cameron Mitchell is stepping into the platform shoes of Hedwig again.

Mitchell is set to step into the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway after Michael C. Hall completes his run on 18 January.

He co-created the role of a transgender punk rocker, debuted it Off-Broadway in 1998 and later starred in a 2001 feature film.

The current Broadway production has been a smash since it opened in the spring with Neil Patrick Harris in the role.

November 20, 2014

Among the 200-plus other 'gorgeous guys' featured by People Magazine are gay celebs Harris, Matt Bomer, Andy Cohen and Adam Lambert

There had been reports that Neil Patrick Harris was among the three finalists for People Magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive' title.

But when the magazine hit the stands on Wednesday (19 November), it was Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth on the cover.

Harris made light of the speculation after Hemsworth was announced by tweeting: '...I was almost so sexy...'

The Tony winner and recently named Oscar host can be found on page 150 of the 170-page issue under the title of 'Sexiest Moments of the Year.'

November 19, 2014

'I spent a great deal of my life pretending to be someone else'

Actor Richard Chamberlain was nearly 70 when in 2003 he publicly acknowledged that he was gay.

By that time, he had been a major star for more than four decades and the leading man in the classic TV miniseries The Thorn Birds and Shogun as well as the hit 60s television series Dr. Kildare.

Now 80, Chamberlain says he has no regrets over his decision to stay in the closet.

November 18, 2014

Multi-talented performer is reported to be among finalists

There's no denying that Neil Patrick Harris is having a banner year.

He got married, won a Tony, was named Oscars host, had a memoir published, was in two movies and completed a nine year run on How I Met Your Mother.

Will he be adding the People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive title to his heady list of 2014 accomplishments?

November 11, 2014

Takei says of Hunter: 'He was blond and gorgeous ... he was a dreamboat'

George Takei picked 1950s movie heartthrob Tab Hunter to present an award to him and his husband, Brad, over the weekend at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's 45th anniversary gala.

The reason?

'When I was a teenager, Tab Hunter was my heartthrob,' Takei told the audience as the couple accepted the International Vanguard Award.

'He was blond and gorgeous - he was a dreamboat.'

Hunter, 83, had earlier told Gay Star News that he was making his first-ever appearance at a major LGBTI event.

November 11, 2014

Closeted during his days starring in Damn Yankees and other films, Hunter came out publicly as gay in 2005

There was a time when Tab Hunter would not want to be seen at an event like the Los Angeles LGBT Center's 45th anniversary gala.

But there he was over the weekend, front and center, presenting an award to George Takei and enjoying a standing ovation from the audience.

The star of the classic movie musical Damn Yankees told Gay Star News he was attending his first high-profile LGBTI event even though he had come out publicly in his 2005 autobiography Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star.

November 7, 2014

Shantay, you stay

If you've been thinking 2014 has been a drag ever since Bianca Del Rio sashayed away with the crown in May, then we've got good news.

Well first, RuPaul's Drag Race will back in a matter of weeks (January 2015). And on top of that, we already know the opening act of the tour.

Cary Nokey is fronted by 8bit (Rob Fusari), a Grammy-winning producer behind some of the biggest hits like Destiny Child's Booylicious and Lady Gaga's Paparazzi.

From February, the band will be touring with the queens from Drag Race on the 2015 Battle of the Seasons tour.

November 4, 2014

Hubby of Neil Patrick Harris to return to Broadway stage after a decade-plus away in It Shoulda Been You

David Burtka is getting ready to step out from behind the considerable shadow of husband Neil Patrick Harris.

Burtka, 39, has been tapped to star in the wedding-themed Broadway musical It Shoulda Been You which will open this spring.

The show will be directed by Tony winner David Hyde Pierce who is best known for his long run as Niles Crane on the sitcom Frasier.

It Shoulda Been You is described as 'a culture clash for the ages when two families from wildly different backgrounds come together to celebrate a wedding.'

November 2, 2014

'When I saw the camera I was like, "Brendan this is your moment...don't mess it up"'

Brendan Jordan is not prepared to leave the limelight.

The 15-year-old, whose runway moves on a local Nevada news broadcast went viral, was a guest on Queen Latifah's Show last week.

November 1, 2014

If there were an award for the cutest Halloween group photo, this family of four just might take it

US TV and Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris and his family seem to have a tradition of all looking completely adorable every Halloween.

And this year was no different.

The How I Met Your Mother star posed with his partner David Burtka and their twins Harper and Gideon as characters from the Batman comics.

Harris dons a green suit decorated with question marks as The Riddler, Burtka grins as The Joker and the twins double up as Batman and Batwoman.

The family tweeted their picture with the caption ‘Happy Halloween from Gotham City!’

October 31, 2014

Legendary actor awarded accolade for his work in promoting LGBTI rights

Sir Ian McKellen has been given the Freedom of the City of London.

The gay Shakespearean actor, known for his roles in Lord Of The Rings and X Men, received the award at Guildhall.

While largely ceremonial these days, it does come with some 'symbolic privileges' such as being allowed to drive sheep and cattle over London Bridge. (This technically no longer applies, but has been done periodically in recent years). 

One of the founders of campaigning group Stonewall UK, he also supports Pride London and The Albert Kennedy Trust.

October 29, 2014

David Burtka had wanted to be on the first season of show but Harris nixed offer

Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka are going to guest star on the smash FX series American Horror Story: Freak Show.

TVLine reports that Harris will appear in the final two episodes of the season as a chameleon salesman. Burtka will be in the season finale in part of the storyline involving a batty chanteuse played by Emmy winner Jessica Lange.

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 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 15, 2014

How I Met Your Mother star reveals how he struggled with his sexuality, sleeping with different men, before he met love of his life David Burtka

Neil Patrick Harris has revealed how he knew for certain he was gay when Burt Reynolds kissed him on the mouth.

The 41-year-old gay actor has revealed how he came to terms with his sexuality, but a surprising encounter sealed the deal for good.

In his new autobiography, he said he first suspected he was gay when he developed a crush on a trumpet player in his middle school band in 1986.

'Mom, I'm afraid I'm gay,' he said.

October 1, 2014

'You are alone with a man who is not your husband, who also has a husband'

Gone Girl's leading lady Rosamund Pike has a sex scene with Neil Patrick Harris in the highly-anticipated thriller opening in the US on Friday (3 October).

While the actual shooting of the scene was 'remarkably normal' the actress says things got a bit awkward before that.

Director David Fincher instructed Harris and Pike to spend two hours rehearsing their scene on an empty soundstage.