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April 21, 2014

But director Ryan Murphy convinced the playwright that Bomer 'felt the ghosts' depicted in AIDS drama

Director Ryan Murphy felt right away that Matt Bomer was the perfect choice to portray Felix Turner in the long-awaited film version of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart.

But he had to convince Kramer.

April 18, 2014

Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer are featured in biggest look yet inside movie adaptation of Larry Kramer's acclaimed play

HBO today released the first full trailer of its upcoming film The Normal Heart which shows stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and Matt Bomer in dramatic and emotional scenes.

The film, which premieres on 25 May, is based on Larry Kramer's acclaimed play about the early days of the AIDS crisis in New York City.

Roberts, who plays a doctor in the film, says in the film: 'I've never seen or heard of anything like this - it seems to be only happening to gay men.'

March 21, 2014

Openly gay leading man juggling series with feature film roles

Matt Bomer will have a chance to bid his television alter ego Neal Caffrey goodbye in a shortened sixth season of the USA Network drama White Collar.

The final season of the show will consist of six episodes. The action will pick up from the season 5 cliffhanger that saw Bomer's con man turned FBI informant character abducted, according to Deadline.

March 14, 2014

Openly gay star of TV's White Collar continues to land feature film roles

The openly gay actor in a romantic leading role remains the final frontier for the US movie industry and Matt Bomer is shaping up as a candidate to scale that mountain.

The star of TV's White Collar was in Austin, Texas, this week for the world premiere of Space Station 76 at the South by Southwest film Festival.

He stars in the sci-fi flick with Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler.

It was announced this week that Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired all international rights to distribute the comedy drama set in the 1970s.

March 10, 2014

Actors will be portraying characters living in New York City at the beginning of the AIDS crisis during the early 1980s

Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer share a steamy kiss in a new trailer for The Normal Heart.

The actors will be starring in the HBO drama, to be directed by Ryan Murphy, about the AIDS crisis as it unfolded in New York City during the early 1980s.

The Normal Heart is based on the largely autobiographical Tony Award-winning play by Larry Kramer.

Julia Roberts is also starring as the paraplegic physician who treats several of the earlier victims of the disease

February 12, 2014

Hunky gay star says: 'I'm along for the ride however they'll have me'

Whenever he is called to duty for a Magic Mike sequel, Matt Bomer is ready to get back into stripper mode.

The White Collar star was told Tuesday night (11 February) by Vulture that Channing Tatum is busy writing a script for the second movie and is doing so beside a bust of Matthew McConaughey.

'I trust Channing and [co-writer] Reid [Carolin] implicitly, and I'm along for the ride however they'll have me,' Bomer said.

December 17, 2013

Actor plays closeted Wall Street executive in denial about having the disease

Taylor Kitsch had a lot to learn.

The 32-year-old actor is one of the stars of HBO's upcoming film The Normal Heart based on Larry Kramer's play about the early days of the AIDS epidemic in New York City.

'I mean, look: I was born in ’81. I had no idea about the whole AIDS epidemic,' the actor tellsVulture.

The Friday Night Lights star says it was all a bit of a stretch.

October 16, 2013

But out actor has to lay off tasty treats to finish losing 32 pounds for The Normal Heart

Matt Bomer is in the process of losing a total of 32 pounds for his role in AIDS drama The Normal Heart.

The White Collar star has already shed 10 pounds for his role as Felix Turner,  the closeted lover of the film's protagonist Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo).

So what was Bomer's last treat before going into severe weight loss mode for the role?

A Cronut.

The White Collar star has admitted his affection for the croissant-doughnut hybrid launched earlier this year at Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York.

October 14, 2013

Petition demanding Bomer be cast as Christian Grey seeks 100,000 signatures

Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of the Fifty Shades of Grey film and that has some Matt Bomer fans all worked up.

A petition championing Bomer for the role of Christian Grey had nearly 88,000 signatures as of Monday afternoon with organizers setting their goal at 100,000.

September 19, 2013

Clift's films included A Place in the Sun and From Here to Eternity

Montgomery Clift spent his years as a major movie star firmly in the closet.

In contrast, Matt Bomer is helping usher in an era where male stars are becoming more honest about being gay and continuing to have strong careers.

But Bomer will be stepping into Clift's shoes in a new feature film biopic about the star of such Hollywood classics as From Here to Eternity, A Place in the Sun, and Raintree County.

August 23, 2013

'Its very reflective of his amazing character'

Openly gay actor Matt Bomer applauded Wentworth Miller for coming out publicly this week and making a strong statement against Russia's anti-gay laws while doing so.

'Wow, I think its really bold and incredibly classy how he came out and did it,' Bomer told E! News.

January 18, 2013

Portion of sales will benefit Project ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease 

Matt Bomer may have been wearing next to nothing when he played a stripper in last summer's Magic Mike but in his weekly series White Collar, he's one of the best dressed men on television.

On the show, Bomer plays the stylish ex-con Neal Caffrey whose threads typically include perfectly tailored suits and accessories.

So it seems fitting that Bomer, who came out publicly as a gay man last year, has teamed up with Alton Lane and created a range of suits, shirts and bow ties based on the Caffrey character.

December 26, 2012

Anderson Cooper, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons and Andrew Rannells among those who came out rather casually then moved on

Ellen DeGeneres got a Time magazine cover when she came out as a lesbian in 1997. A decade or so later, Lance Bass got a People magazine when he announced to the world that he was a gay man and so did Clay Aiken a short time after that.

But in 2o12, several high-profile celebrities came out as gay and didn't find themselves at the center of a media frenzy. Among them: CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Emmy winning actor Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), and Broadway star-turned TV actor Andrew Rannells (The New Normal).

November 14, 2012

Actor featured with Channing Tatum, Richard Gere, Ben Affleck and others

His Magic Mike co-star Channing Tatum may be People magazine's newly-crowned 'Sexiest Man Alive' but Matt Bomer fans are no doubt happy to see the popular actor also featured in the issue.

October 26, 2012

Much of the out star's solo dancing didn't make final cut of summer hit

Matt Bomer fans who wanted to see more of the White Collar star in last summer's box office hit Magic Mike can rejoice. has posted this video of the openly gay actor which includes his deleted solo strip scene from the movie in which he played a male stripper alongside of Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer and Joe Manganiello.

October 19, 2012

Romantic novelist and gay icon Jackie Collins claims out White Collar actor was refused major Hollywood lead because of his sexuality

Romantic novelist Jackie Collins claims US actor Matt Bomer was refused the role of Superman in the upcoming Man of Steel movie because he is gay.

Collins says it's 'tremendously hard' for Hollywood actors to come out and cites Matt Bomer as an example of how a star's sexuality can adversely affect his or her career.

'Matt Bomer, who is the most gorgeous looking guy and the star of White Collar, he was up for the role of Superman,' she said during an interview with Gaydar Radio.

October 18, 2012

Actor's solo dance did not make the final cut of Magic Mike

There were plenty of Matt Bomer fans who wanted to see more of the actor in the summer box office hit Magic Mike in which he played a male stripper alongside of Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello.

But much of his solo stripping scene ended up on the editing room floor.

That's why images from the scene, which surfaced on various websites including Wednesday (17 October), are getting plenty of attention.

October 11, 2012

Will play the sexy ex-boyfriend of Andrew Rannells character

Matt Bomer, the hunky star of TV’s White Collar, is set to guest star on NBC’s The New Normal as the ex-boyfriend of the character played by Andrew Rannells.

The show’s creator Ryan Murphy has broken the news on Twitter: 'Guess who’s coming on The New Normal as Bryan’s sexy ex-boyfriend? The one and only Matt Bomer!!!'

In it, Rannells plays one-half of a gay couple (his partner is played by Justin Bartha) who are expecting a child by a surrogate mother with whom they have created an unusual blended family.

October 7, 2012

Gay actor and his partner has won an Inspiration award from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

Gay actor Matt Bomer has spoken about growing up gay and closeted in an award acceptance speech.

Speaking at a Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network ceremony in Palm Springs, the actor and his partner Simon Halls were honored with the Inspiration Award.

‘When I was in high school, there was no safe haven, there was no outlet for you to speak your mind,’ Bomer said.

September 7, 2012

Hunky star exhibits his Magic Mike body in episode of White Collar

Matt Bomer, already in terrific shape, got into even more amazing shape for his role as a male stripper in the summer hit Magic Mike.

As far as we're concerned, we didn’t get to see near enough of Matt in the film which was filled with other hunks including Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello and Alex Pettyfer.

But, thankfully, we get to see plenty of the gorgeous and gay Matt in his weekly USA Network series White Collar.

August 9, 2012

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network to present couple with its Inspiration Award

It was at an awards ceremony in Palm Springs last February that Matt Bomer publicly thanked his longtime partner, publicist Simon Halls, and their three children for the first time.

In October, he will be accepting another award - this time with Halls, a well-known Hollywood publicist whose clients include Ridley Scott, Sam Mendes, Ang Lee, Tom Ford, Jude Law, and Annette Bening.

August 8, 2012

American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis says casting Matt Bomer in Fifty Shades of Grey movie would be 'absolutely ludicrous' because he is openly gay

American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis says casting gay actor Matt Bomer in a Fifty Shades of Grey movie would be wrong because his sexuality 'complicates the role'.

The out Hollywood star, who was last seen baring all as a male stripper in Magic Mike, has been rumored to play Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of E L James's erotic bestseller.

However, not everyone is happy about the prospect of Bomer playing a straight businessman whose sadomasicistic sex life has titilated readers around the world.

July 18, 2012

Play is available royalty free for non-profit organizations and schools

Dustin Lance Black's play chronicling the historic trial challenging California’s Proposition 8 has just booked its 200th reading which will take place in Fargo, North Dakota, the Oscar winning screenwriter said Wednesday (18 July).

The play, simply called 8, has been performed in two star-studded benefit readings in New York and Los Angeles attracting such talent as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jane Lynch and Matt Bomer.

June 26, 2012

'I never really endeavored to hide anything'

Matt Bomer, busy promoting Magic Mike this week, opened up about his decision to go public about his sexuality earlier this year.

Bomer was subtle about it, mentioning partner Simon Halls and their three children in an awards show speech.