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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 11, 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.

November 29, 2013

Top 10 songs Gleeks choose will feature on the milestone episode of the Fox musical series

Glee fans will be the ones to choose the songs featured on its 100th episode.

Fans of the Fox musical comedy drama series will be able to choose 10 from 30 previously performed hits.

After the top 10 is chosen, they will then be ‘remixed’ to feature on the milestone episode on 18 March.

From first hit ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ to Forget You featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, from Defying Gravity to original song Loser Like Me, there’s a big choice over Glee’s first five seasons.

November 23, 2013

Glee star calls Fox News personality out on transphobic 2012 comment

Actor Alex Newell is calling Bill O'Reilly out for saying that Newell's transgender character on Glee might lead to 'dopey' kids to experiment with their gender identity.

'It’s wrong to call people dopey,' Newell told Fusion’s Alicia Menendez this week (21 November). 'When it’s something this poignant and such a big part of the society, you can’t call kids dopey because this is something that they’re actually going through, this is what they feel on the inside, there’s nothing dopey about it.'

November 9, 2013

'I know my own truth, I'm a very happy heterosexual man'

Glee is now into its fifth season and Matthew Morrison is still being asked about the gay rumors.

The actor, who was a star on Broadway before he landed on TV, was actually forced to come out as straight in 2009 after a writer for Elle Magazine assumed he was gay.

The topic was brought up again this week in a HuffPost Live interview.

November 6, 2013

Glee couple, Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Lynch, Zachary Quinto, Jim Parsons and more among the nominees

The Glee couple of Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson, played by Chris Colfer and Darren Criss, received multiple People's Choice Award nominations on Wednesday (6 November).

Blaine proposed marriage to Kurt in a recent episode and the couple seems to have weathered some hard times three episodes in to the show's fifth season.

They are clearly fan favorites with both Colfer and Criss being nominated for Favorite Comedic TV Actor as well as a nod for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry.

November 4, 2013

Was rejected by show that begins featuring him in guest role this week

Imagine an alternative pop culture universe where Adam Lambert was cast as a kid on Glee instead of making his name on American Idol.

It could have happened.

The Grammy-nominated star says he auditioned for the Fox hit in his pre-Idol days.

'It’s funny because I actually auditioned for the show before it started before I was on Idol. The casting director was like. "Well, I love your voice but I think you’re too old to be in the show" and so I didn’t get it. And then Idol happened.'

October 31, 2013

Unconfirmed reports reveal Ryan Murphy is considering a series of episodes to deal with Russia's gay propaganda laws

Glee is considering moving one of the most well known gay characters to Russia.

In what appears to the Fox musical comedy-drama wishing to tackle the country’s gay propaganda laws, Kurt played by Chris Colfer could be moving out of New York City.

Speaking to E!’s Watch With Kristin, a source said: ‘We are mulling around the idea of moving Kurt to Russia.’

According to the unconfirmed reports, Ryan Murphy and the production team are considering three storyline options for the show’s final season.

October 17, 2013

Fox musical comedy drama, with one of the most highest level of diverse characters on television, will finish on its sixth season

Glee is to end after its next season.

The Fox musical comedy, with one of the most diverse cast of characters on US television, will end next year after its sixth run of episodes.

Gay showrunner Ryan Murphy confirmed the show, which was picked up for a fifth and sixth season in April, will not be renewed.

Speaking at a Paley Centre event, Murphy explained how Glee’s finale was meant to finish with the late actor Cory Monteith’s character Finn and lead female Rachel.

October 11, 2013

Shows like Modern Family, Glee and Pretty Little Liars contribute to strong representation

With its array of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters, the musical-comedy series Glee helps to make the FOX network the most LGBT inclusive broadcast US television network.

The media advocacy organization GLAAD released its 7th annual Network Responsibility Index (NRI) and the 18th annual Where We Are on TV Report on Friday (11 October) and gave some networks high grades while others struggled.

October 11, 2013

Shows like Modern Family, Glee and Pretty Little Liars contribute to strong representation

With its array of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters, the musical-comedy series Glee helps to make the FOX network the most LGBT inclusive broadcast US television network.

The media advocacy organization GLAAD released its 7th annual Network Responsibility Index (NRI) and the 18th annual Where We Are on TV Report on Friday (11 October) and gave some networks high grades while others struggled.

October 7, 2013

'I never thought I’d find somebody that is so loving and kind'

Glee star Dot-Marie Jones proposed to her longtime girlfriend at Disneyland over the weekend - and she said yes.

Jones, who plays Coach Beiste on the Fox hit, popped the question to Biedgett Casteen in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle on Friday (4 October) during Gay Days at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

The three-time Emmy nominee and Casteen met nearly three years ago.

October 4, 2013

'I’ve never seen a crew where you can’t continue shooting because they left the room sobbing'

Next week's episode of Glee deals with the death of the character of Finn Hudson.

Finn, of course, was played by the late Cory Monteith who died last summer and whose autopsy this week confirmed it was from a toxic combination of alcohol and heroin.

The show’s openly gay co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy says it was not easy for cast and crew to shoot the episode which airs on 10 October.

October 2, 2013

Other details of actor's accidental overdose death revealed in coroner's report

Cory Monteith's death from a mixture of alcohol and heroin has officially been ruled an accident, according to a coroner's report released today (2 October).

The 31-year-old actor, who played gay-friendly teen Finn Hudson on the TV series Glee, died last July of 'intravenous heroin use in combination with ingestion of alcohol.'

The British Columbia Ministry of Justice has deemed Monteith's death accidental. Its coroner's report reveals that the actor had an ethyl alcohol limit of 0.13 percent which is consistent with a 'moderate level of intoxication.'

October 2, 2013

Other details of actor's accidental overdose death revealed in coroner's report

Cory Monteith's death from a mixture of alcohol and heroin has officially been ruled an accident, according to a coroner's report released today (2 October).

The 31-year-old actor, who played gay-friendly teen Finn Hudson on the TV series Glee, died last July of 'intravenous heroin use in combination with ingestion of alcohol.'

The British Columbia Ministry of Justice has deemed Monteith's death accidental. Its coroner's report reveals that the actor had an ethyl alcohol limit of 0.13 percent which is consistent with a 'moderate level of intoxication.'