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January 30, 2015

But will this Material Girl hang up the pink leotard?

'My name is Adam, and I am addicted to being Madonna.'

Meet Adam Guerra, a Californian drag queen who is obsessed with expressing himself as the Material Girl and subject of the latest TLC documentary 'My Strange Addiction'.

If you think you know him, you might know him as Venus D'Lite from season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race. Eliminated first, he didn't even get to do Madonna in Snatch Game.

'I really challenge myself to look like her. I have had over 18 surgeries, I've spent $75,000 to look like Madonna,' he says, saying half of his face is fake.

January 30, 2015

'The word lawsuit was never even said and was never my intention'

Tom Petty says he never considered suing fellow singer Sam Smith over the striking similarities of his song I Won't Back Down to Smith's hit Stay With Me.

Publishers for the Petty/Lynne song recently contacted Smith's team about the similarities in the melodies of the choruses and a settlement was quickly reached.

January 29, 2015

American Idol alum's third album will be called The Original High

It may be his birthday today but Adam Lambert was doing the giving today.

The singer took to Twitter to share a new photo of himself featuring an arm tattoo and also shared the title of his upcoming third album.

It will be called The Original High.

'Enjoy the photo by Freddy Main. (It's not the cover...but it's something new!),' he tweeted. 'The Original High is executive produced by Max Martin and Shellback with 1st single out in April.'

January 27, 2015

On the road with the Swedish footballing superstar, from New York to New Zealand

Footballing legend and handsome Swede Anton Hysén shocked the world when he came out in 2011 – becoming one of the world's only openly gay professional footballers in the process.

However, Hysén's passions extend far the football pitch. Not only did he win the Swedish version of Dancing with the Stars in 2012, but he's also a keen traveller. We caught up with him to talk travel highs and lows...

January 26, 2015

It's going to get gaymazing

Kylie Minogue is among the music legends set to perform in London's Hyde Park this summer.

Performing at the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time 2015 event, the singer will be supported by Grace Jones and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers on 21 June.

'I'm so excited to perform at Hyde Park this summer,' Minogue said. 'I have great memories of playing shows there and am looking forward to doing it all again!

'Given the amazing artists performing and that it will be the longest day of the year, I can't wait!'

January 26, 2015

Amicable agreement reached after song's similarities to I Won't Back Down came to light

Sam Smith's Grammy-nominated hit Stay With Me is now being credited with two additional writers as part of the settlement of a copyright dispute.

The song, written by Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips, has too many similarities to Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne's I Won't Back Down to be ignored.

Publishers for the Petty/Lynne song recently contacted Smith's team about the similarities in the melodies of the choruses and a settlement was quickly reached.

January 24, 2015

But openly gay Bop Bop Baby singer hasn’t given up on music completely

Mark Feehily, the openly gay member of Irish mega-selling boyband Westlife, has embarked on a second career as the owner of a catering van business.

The handsome star now travels around festivals serving hot food and drinks with his new venture, and by the sounds of things, he couldn’t be happier, saying: ‘It’s my business and I love it, anything I get involved in I get involved in 110%.’

January 22, 2015

On the road with TV personalities, activists and models galore

Jason Carter [right] – on-air host and Pit Crew member for RuPaul's Drag Race

Best known as the most talkative of the Pit Crew on RuPaul’s Drag RaceJason Carter has also built on his modelling career to become a widely loved on-air host for television and social media entertainment programs.

January 22, 2015

Holding glass of red wine he writes: 'It's been a sad day. Beautiful show, but sad day'

It looks like six-time Grammy nominee Sam Smith is single again.

Smith posted a selfie on his on his Instagram page holding a glass of red wine and looking very sad.

He wrote: 'Sometimes you just need to lay in bed with a glass of red wine and a football T-shirt and listen to Joni Mitchell. It's been a sad day. Beautiful show, but sad day x.'

So are he and boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel kaput?

January 21, 2015

Says Knight: 'Going through this whole process with him has been really surreal'

During the height of his fame as a member of the band New Kids on the Block, Jonathan Knight was not open with the public about his being gay.

But he sure is now.

Knight is competing in the new season of the CBS reality competition The Amazing Race with his partner of seven years, Harley Rodriguez.

'Going through this whole process with him has been really surreal,' Knight, 46, says in a video introducing the new teams to viewers.

January 19, 2015

'It's still stuff that fans know and love but it's a new chapter100 percent'

Adam Lambert has been mighty busy in recent years with his solo touring and his performing as frontman with Queen.

But Lambert, who was a guest judge on American Idol last week, has not released a studio album since Trespassing in May 2012.

That is about to change.

Lambert has announced a new multiple-album deal with Warner Bros. with the first album (his third overall) due out in early summer. He had split with RCA after two albums due to creative differences.

January 14, 2015

Right-wing LGBTI group thought 'Baby' singer, at first, was a girl

Justin Bieber accidentally joined a meeting of gay right-wingers this week.

The 'Baby' singer turned up to the State Social House in Los Angeles with four friends only to find his spot had been taken up by a meeting of the Log Cabin Republicans.

Not fussed about being the elephant in the room, he took a seat in the private area anyway.

January 14, 2015

Chances are currently being rated from 'zero' to 'never in a billion years'

In what is perhaps the most shameless cry for attention since Perez Hilton last breathed, an adult company is offering Justin Bieber $2 million (€1.7 million) to film a gay sex scene.

Men.com have claimed they will offer the 'Boyfriend' singer the whopping sum to film a flick with their number one bottom Johnny Rapid.

A lot of money to most people, but probably loose change for the likes of the Biebs.

January 12, 2015

Neither bride wears a dress

New Zealand singer Ladyhawke and girlfriend Madeleine Sami tied the knot over the weekend.

Ladyhawke, real name Pip Brown, married the actress just outside her hometown Masterton on a sunny Saturday (10 January) afternoon.

Up to 200 guests attended the wedding, including Academy Award-nominated director Taika Waititi.

Over the years, Pip Brown has been tight-lipped about her relationship with Sami, whom she lives with in in Los Angeles.

January 9, 2015

One-stop travel shop returns to London's Heaven nightclub on 17 Jan

Andy Bell has personally designed an exclusive tote bag for Gay Star News – and it will be available at the Gay Star Travel Expo at London's Heaven nightclub next weekend, on January 17.

Following on from the success of the GSN tote bags designed by Jean Paul Gaultier last year, Andy is just one of the huge names we're teaming up with for the same project this year.

January 9, 2015

Rapper's post triggers torrent of homophobic abuse

Snoop Dogg has been threatened with a lawsuit after mocking a gay man online who received a torrent of homophobic abuse from his fans.

The US rapper Sunday (4 January) posted a photo of carer Cortez Booze on Instagram with the caption, 'Whose auntcle is this?'

The post has received more than 40,000 like and dozens of comments branding the carer a 'faggot,' 'shemale,' 'confused,' 'ugly' and a 'punk.'

January 7, 2015

Sorry Directioners, but it looks like a fake

Sorry Directioners, it looks like Styles didn't actually ask his bandmate Niall Horan if he could sit on his face.

The hoax, which has appeared to fool many fans as well as a lot of the world's media, has been going viral on social media for the last couple of days.

At first look, when Horan posted a cheeky selfie with his tongue out it seemed pretty innocent.

But then, a screenshot shows what appears to be Styles seemingly asking 'Can I sit on your face?' followed by a 'Please?'

January 7, 2015

Couple had ceremony in 2013 on island of Maui then wed in Oregon over weekend

Beth Ditto and Kristin Ogata were married in Oregon over the weekend.

The gossip frontwoman shared the joyous news on Facebook: 'Legally married finally, a year later! Thanks everyone who fought to make gay marriage legal in Oregon! In 2015, the whole US!'

January 6, 2015

Grindr loather claims people like Chaka Khan are better because they are 'humble and kind'

Sam Smith has said some popstars are 'just awful'.

In an interview with V magazine that involved him being in the same room as Chaka Khan, the gay singer declined to name any names.

'Even when you meet them – I won’t name names – but some of these pop stars are just awful,' he said.

Speaking directly to the 'I'm Every Woman' singer, he said: 'And they have not even had half the success that you’ve had and yet you’re so humble and kind.'

January 5, 2015

#Heaven

Ricky Martin is not dead, and he's got a good way of showing it.

Over the weekend, the singer dispelled rumors that he was killed in a car wreck on a freeway in Los Angeles.

He took to Instagram, sending out a pic of his holiday destination and hashtagged it #heaven.

While it does look a little bit like heaven to us, the Washington Post claims the beach image is actually Culebra, Puerto Rico.

The hoax video, widely shared on social media, fooled a lot of the fans.

December 22, 2014

Find out which bandmate sang at the wedding

Former N'Sync singer Lance Bass Saturday (20 December) married his boyfriend of four years Michael Tuchin in a star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles.

The ceremony was held at the Park Plaza hotel and only lasted 15 minutes.

Bass, 35, started dating his 27-year-old husband in 2011 and proposed to him in September last year.

'Today I marry the man of my dreams. He makes me smile; he makes my heart melt; he makes me....me,' he tweeted.

December 20, 2014

'Playing Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill on Broadway was one of the most challenging and artistically rewarding experiences of my career...'

Singer, actress, and LGBTI ally Audra McDonald will soon appear on HBO in a portrayal of jazz great Billie Holiday.

The six-time Tony winner will reprise her role in the Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill  for the premium cable and satellite television network

December 20, 2014

The project is set to appear sometime in 2015 and is co-produced by Latifah's company Flavor Unit

Be honest. Doesn't this Queen Latifah picture make you feel all tingly inside? Or, at the very least, jealous of the cigarette in her hand?

The photo is a tease from the upcoming HBO biopic Bessie. Latifah plays the lead in the drama about Bessie Smith,  nicknamed the Empress of the Blues.

Smith, who died in 1937 when she was 43, would have been fodder for today's fame machine. She had a husband, but also kept a female lover

Bisexual power at its best!

December 19, 2014

Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan tell people struggling with their sexuality 'just be yourself'

When you look at the fans of One Direction, it seems nearly every single one of them wants someone in the group to come out as gay for some reason.

And they have done nothing more to squash those rumors after three members have revealed who their 'gay' crushes are.

‘David Beckham is just a cool, cool guy but I saw Russell Brand on Jonathan Ross and he just speaks so incredibly. I look up to him he’s cool,’ said Louis Tomlinson.

‘Johnny Depp is pretty sick and he’s a really nice fella too,’ added Irish bandmate Niall Horan.