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October 28, 2014

Ex-wife Lara Embry gets lump sum of $1.2 million, half of Glee and other TV royalties and more

Jane Lynch is now officially divorced from Dr. Lara Embry and it was a costly split for the two-time Emmy winner.

Embry will receive a lump sum of $1.2 million, spaced over over a 2-year period, half of several bank and trust accounts, totaling $847,485, half of a 401K totaling $315,079 and half of all royalties from Lynch's TV appearances, including Glee, according to legal documements obtained by TMZ.

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 6, 2014

Glee creator announced he is now father to a second child at the American Horror Story season four premiere

Glee creator Ryan Murphy is a father for the second time and has said there is already sibling drama in the house.

The gay showrunner revealed he has had a baby boy with husband David Miller via surrogate at the American Horror Story season four premiere.

The couple welcomed their first child Logan into their family on Christmas Eve 2012.

Murphy told E! News: 'His name is Ford. I brought him home today from the hospital and Logan gave him kind of a side eye.

'For 21 months, Logan has been the light of my life and now there are two.'

September 14, 2014

The Broadway star married his fiancé at an outdoor ceremony in Los Angeles, which he called a ‘new beginning’ for the pair 

US Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson got married to his fiancé at a romantic ceremony yesterday in Los Angeles (13 September).

An an outdoor ceremony, Jackson tied the knot with entrepreneur Jason Landau.

The pair hit headlines when they announced their engagement six months after Jackson, 39, ended his 13-year relationship with his former husband.

People magazine reports the ceremony was attended by a group of celebrity friends such as Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Leah Remini and Alicia Silverstone.

September 8, 2014

'We need nationwide marriage equality NOW because two people in love should never be illegal'

On TV's Glee, the character of Artie Abrams isn't gay but he has had plenty of gay friends like Kurt, Blaine and Santana and lost his virginity to bisexual cheerleader Brittany.

Kevin McHale, the actor who has played Artie for the past five seasons, is also gay friendly and is speaking out for full marriage equality in the US.

'We need nationwide marriage equality now because two people in love should never be illegal,' McHale says in a new video for the Human Rights Campaign’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.

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 17, 2014

With Glee winding down its run, star has a second steady gig to fall back on

Jane Lynch is now a two-time Emmy winner.

The actress, who won her first Emmy for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee, picked up the second trophy Saturday (16 August) night for hosting NBC's Hollywood Game Night.

While the Primetime Emmys will be handed out next Sunday (24 August), many categories were presented at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Lynch won in the category of Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program.

July 17, 2014

 I wouldn't want anyone to rush into things because they see two characters like them get married.

As Glee prepares to begin shooting its sixth and final season, gay high school sweethearts Kurt and Blaine are engaged and pursuing showbiz careers in New York City.

Blaine (Darren Criss) had proposed to Kurt (Chris Colfer) last fall in an elaborate production set to The Beatles All You Need is Love (see video below).

Colfer, who has won a Golden Globe Award and been nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Kurt, said this week he hopes the couple takes things slow.

July 8, 2014

Actress will be back as lesbian character Santana following an alleged feud with star Lea Michele

Naya Rivera is confirmed to be back for the final season of Glee, according to reports.

The actress, who plays lesbian character Santana on the hit musical comedy drama, was written out of the show in the fifth season finale.

It was alleged she had been fired for feuding with Lea Michelle, or quitting over salary negotiations, or one of the multitude of other reasons that were reported.

But it appears it was unfounded, as Rivera will be back for a limited number of episodes.

July 4, 2014

'I'm just glad I wasn't "killed by a fruit truck" again'

Chris Colfer took to Twitter - for real this time - to joke about the hoax that had sent Glee fans reeling on Thursday (3 July).

The actor's Twitter account had been hacked with a tweet that informed his followers that he had suddenly been fired from Glee 'due to personal issues' that he would explain later.

A short time later, the tweet was reported to be a hoax and fans could rest assured that Colfer would be returning as Kurt Hummel for Glee's sixth and final season.

July 3, 2014

Fake tweet had read: 'Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE'

For awhile there, it looked like Chris Colfer has been fired from Glee.

Instead, he was the victim of a Twitter hoax.

Fans of the actor were stunned to read a tweet on his account this morning which read: 'Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly.'

It turns out that someone had hacked his account.

A FOX representative states: 'Rumors of his dismissal from ‘Glee' could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.'

May 20, 2014

Glee star Jane Lynch talks about when she knew she was gay at 14 and how she became comfortable with her sexuality as she grew up

US actress Jane Lynch has spoken about the difficulty she had coming to terms with her sexuality as a teenager, confessing she felt like she had been diagnosed with a disease.

The actress, best known for her role in US musical series Glee, stars in the video from It Got Better, produced by the team behind the It Gets Better project.

The It Got Better video project shares stories from famous LGBT people who struggled with their sexuality and are now proud of who they are.

Lynch speaks about knowing she was different from a young age.

April 15, 2014

Michael Sam, Rachel Maddow and Andy Cohen also in the top 10

Boosted by her triumph hosting the Academy Awards last month, Ellen DeGeneres has landed atop Out Magazine's 8th annual Power 50 list which ranks of the most influential LGBTI voices in American culture.

DeDeneres, who finished second on the list last year, moved up a spot based in the Oscars which were the highest rated Academy Awards telecast in a decade and resulted in the temporary crashing of Twitter due to the host's all-star selfie.

April 1, 2014

Describes himself in spot as 'actor, celebrity and ... magician!'

It's well known that Neil Patrick Harris as razor sharp comedy chops and can sing and dance with the best of them.

What might not be as well known are his skills as a magician.

The actor, who ended his nine-year run on How I Met Your Mother this week, gets to display some magic in a brand-new commercial for YoCrunch Yogurt that he has posted on his Twitter account.

He magically shows up in an office and announces to the workers there he is about to transform their workplace 'from boring to fun!'

February 14, 2014

Singer easily beats the likes of Chris Colfer, Ricky Martin, and Steve Grand in annual OUT Magazine poll

Adam Lambert is, by a landslide, the most dateable gay guy on the planet.

That is the verdict, announced today, of the readers of OUT Magazine who chose Lambert from a list of 100 eligible bachelors.

With 21.8% of the vote, the American Idol alum and Grammy nominee took over the top spot that was occupied by his Glee co-star Chris Colfer last year. Colfer slipped down to number 6 in this year's poll.

February 11, 2014

Annual event in LA has become one of hottest tickets on the LGBTI calendar and Gay Star News was there

Melissa Etheridge spent so much time on the arrivals line she didn't get into the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios until Darren Criss was almost done performing the opening number.

The singer was one of the last stars to arrive at the Family Equality Council Los Angeles Awards Dinner on Saturday (7 February) - an event that in just a few short years has become one of hottest LGBTI events on the calendar.

February 6, 2014

Broadway, TV and film star is engaged to entrepreneur Jason Landau

A divorce last year has not scared Cheyenne Jackson off of marriage.

He’s going to take the plunge again.

Jackson's representatives confirm that the busy Broadway, film and television actor is engaged to entrepreneur Jason Landau, according to E! Online.

January 14, 2014

'I rode my bike every day to set. I was in heaven'

Jonathan Groff says he fell in love during the filming of HBO's Looking with San Francisco which he calls 'the gay Oz.'

'The street where I was staying smelled like jasmine,' he tells Out Magazine in an interview published Tuesday (14 January). 'I rode my bike every day to set. I was in heaven.'

January 9, 2014

Glee star Chris Colfer also represents gays with a win for Favorite TV Comedy Actor

The people have spoken and they love Ellen DeGeneres - they really love her.

The stand-up comic who became a sitcom star then one of the most successful talk show hosts of all time won a record 14th People's Choice Award in Los Angeles on Wednesday (8 January) night.

'As a young girl growing up in New Orleans, if anyone would have told me I was going to win 14 People's Choice Awards, I ... I mean 12, yes. Thirteen? Maybe. But 14?' DeGeneres joked as she accepted her award.

January 8, 2014

Lara Embry to get less in spousal support than what she was asking for

Jane Lynch and former wife Lara Embry have settled their divorce and it won't be making as big a dent in the Glee star's pocket book as it could have.

Embry will be getting far less than the nearly $94,000 in monthly spousal support she had requested in order to keep living in the lifestyle to which she has become accustomed, according to TMZ.com.

The exact figure Embry will be getting was not disclosed.

December 24, 2013

GSN looks at 11 individuals, from A-list celebrities to high school students,  who stepped out of the closet and into the spotlight in 2013

The increasing visibility of openly gay politicians, actors and public figures speaks volumes for the progress the LGBTI community and allies have made in the past few decades.

This year saw beloved celebrities, athletes and young students come forward and share with the world one of the most important and intimate aspects of their lives.

Whether they came out at school, on the Golden Globes stage or in a Youtube video - GSN applauds the message these 11 individuals shared when they came out of the closet.

December 23, 2013

The Emmy nominee and Bridgett Casteen tie knot in their LA home

The guests who arrived at the Los Angeles home of Glee star Dot-Marie Jones on Saturday (21 December) thought they were there for a holiday party.

Instead, they found themselves at a wedding party.

Jones and longtime love Bridgett Casteen surprised their guests by announcing they were tying the knot right there and then, People.com reports.

December 13, 2013

'I’m trying to do my best for him, because that’s what he would have wanted'

It was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that the late Cory Monteith first publicly shared that he was involved romantically with his Glee co-star Lea Michele.

The 31-year-old actor's drug-related death last summer hit Michele especially hard and forced her to grieve with the eyes of the world on her as she returned to work on the Fox series on which they met.

Michele appeared with DeGeneres on her daytime show Thursday (12 December) and talked about how she is coping.

December 10, 2013

Adam Lambert, Fergie, Andrew Rannells, Kathy Griffin, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch and others turn out

Adam Lambert was the star attraction and one the last to arrive on a busy red carpet outside the Hollywood Palladium where Trevor Live, an evening with comedy and music, took place on Sunday evening (8 December).

Others whipping the photographers and fans into a frenzy included Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel, Andrew Rannells, host Kathy Griffin, Cheyenne Jackson, and a large contingent of Glee cast members Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Naya Rivera, Alex Newell, Dot-Marie Jones, Blake Jenner, and Amber Riley.