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February 10, 2015

Queen bitch knows her fanbase

Madonna is to go on Grindr and chat with five fans to promote her new album Rebel Heart.

The hookup app is offering unapologetic bitches everywhere the chance to talk to the material girl herself.

While we can't assume what the lucky winner will chat about, we're assuming hanky panky is off the table.

Hopeful users who want to speak to the Queen of Pop have to do four things.

One, recreate the Rebel Heart album cover as their Grindr profile picture and use the hashtag #LivingForLove as their headline. Do not strangle yourself with cables.

February 6, 2015

Video for Heartbeat Song follows a diverse group of people on their quest to find love again

Kelly Clarkson released her new music video for the first single from her upcoming album last night.

Heartbeat Song is the first song to be lifted from Clarkson’s new album Piece by piece which will hit shelves on 3 March.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the video is a celebration of love and features a diverse group of young people, including a gay couple, coping with break-ups.

In true Valentine’s Day fashion, a new love hides just around the corner – in the form of dog leashes tangling up or meeting at a party.

January 30, 2015

Break-Up is the opening track from Palmer's crowd-funded EP 'Stranger Than Fiction'

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Matt Palmer released his 2014 EP 'Stranger Than Fiction' in 2014, following a crowd-funding campaign to finance the project.

Since the EP's release, the track 'Snow' has won Best R&B Song of the Year at the 2014 USA Songwriting Competition and an extended version of the EP was released in Japan, hitting top five on the iTunes R&B charts there.

Now Palmer brings us the music video for Break-Up, the opening track from the EP.

January 29, 2015

We’ve done a quick pop-quiz of some seasoned travellers to help inspire your 2015 travels.

Holidays, vacations, and romantic mini-breaks are special moments in our lives. Whether you’ve invested months of planning or if it’s a spur-of-the-moment spontaneous decision, we are all chasing that elusive perfect holiday.

To help inspire your travel dreams for 2015 we did a quick pop-quiz of some seasoned travellers and asked them to share their best holiday memories and travel plans for the year ahead.

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Eli Lieb – singer/songwriter

January 15, 2015

We’ve done a quick pop-quiz of some seasoned travellers to help inspire your 2015 travels.

Holidays, vacations, and romantic mini-breaks are special moments in our lives. Whether you’ve invested months of planning or if it’s a spur-of-the-moment spontaneous decision, we are all chasing that elusive perfect holiday.

To help inspire your travel dreams for 2015 we did a quick pop-quiz of some seasoned travellers and asked them to share their best holiday memories and travel plans for the year ahead.

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Jack Mackenroth - advocate and campaigner

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.

January 1, 2015

The latest issue of the magazine marks Ward’s return to the world of pop with an exclusive photo shoot and interview: ‘I get called gay all the time’

The 2005 winner of the British X Factor series, Shayne Ward, returns to the world of pop this year with the release of his first new material since 2010.

To mark his return, he’s given an exclusive interview with Attitude magazine, in which he discusses his feelings about being called gay, raising money for his new album through crowd-funding after parting ways with Simon Cowell’s Syco label, and his gay best friends.

December 2, 2014

Singer previously said being an LGBTI role model would be 'awful'

Sam Smith yesterday said he does want to be a spokesperson for the gay community, a role he previously said would be 'awful.'

'People say, he doesn’t want to be a spokesperson for the gay community. I do, of course I do, but I want to be a spokesperson for everyone,' he said on the Ellen Degeneres Show.

'Ya know straight people, gay people, bisexual. I don’t want it to be limited.'

November 11, 2014

'Nick Jonas shaving his chest. This is something I just dream about'

Nick Jonas on Tuesday (11 November) agreed to play a game of 'crotchball' on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.

The singer and actor, in the middle of a publicity blitz for his new album, agreed to wear a hoop attached to his waist just above his crotch and allow Seacrest to throw a ball threw the hoop.

If Seacrest missed, Jonas had to agree to do a dare.

'This is much tamer than the stuff I've seen you do on social media,' Seacrest told Jonas.

On the third ball, Seacrest missed - quite purposely.

November 8, 2014

The song is distributed by the singer's new record company, Sony Music Austria

Conchita Wurst released a single today (8 November).

Heroes is the Austrian's first single since winning the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

According to the site Directlyrics, the drag queen star's single is on iTunes and is distributed by Sony Music Austria.

Heroes is to be part of an unnamed upcoming album.

November 7, 2014

Partners becomes singer's 52nd gold record -  more than any other female artist in history

At the age of 72, Barbra Streisand is proving to be as big a draw as she ever was.

The Recording Industry Association of America announced on Friday (7 November) that Streisand's latest album, Partners, has been certified gold meaning it has sold more than 500,000 copies.

This marks the 52nd gold record for Streisand whose first album was released 50 years ago last month.

No other female artist has achieved as many gold records as Streisand.

September 29, 2014

'Seriously, I'm healthier and in loving myself I attract a different kind of person now'

Grammy and Oscar winning musician Melissa Etheridge says there's one thing she has no complaints about since she turned 50: her sex life.

'The sex is better!' the 53 year old tells AARP Magazine. 'Seriously, I'm healthier and in loving myself I attract a different kind of person now.'

That person right now is Etheridge's new wife Linda Wallem who she married in May.

September 24, 2014

 It’s The Girls will include songs originated by The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, The Shirelles and many more

Unlike her fellow gay icon Cher, Bette Midler didn't wait 11 years to release a new album.

But almost.

Midler has announced that It's The Girls, her first new album since 2006, will be out 4 November in the US and a few weeks later in the UK.

It will consist of covers of songs originally performed by female singing groups - some famous like The Supremes and The Andrew Sisters while others are very obscure like The Boswell Sisters whose song is the title track.

September 16, 2014

Gay icon makes her first appearance on NBC's late night show in more than 50 years

Even after more than 50 years of stardom, Barbra Streisand remains kind of a really big deal.

And so was her first appearance on The Tonight Show in more than five decades on Monday (15 August).

Jimmy Fallon, host of the show since February, broke with tradition and insisted that the great star sit behind the host’s desk.

‘This is the first time in over fifty years you’re here, I think you should sit behind the desk,’ Fallon said. ‘Let’s be honest, you’re never coming back here.’

September 12, 2014

Jason Gould: 'My mother's such an icon. I thought, "I can't open my mouth, people would compare" and I just didn't think I'd ever want to go there'

Barbra Streisand sings duets with famous singers like Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Michael Buble on her new album, Partners, out next week.

Then there is a guy named Jason Gould.

He is her only child (his father is actor Elliot Gould) but waited until his mid-40s to begin pursuing music.

'I started exploring singing and music late in life,' the openly gay Gould says in a promo video released Friday (12 September).

August 12, 2014

Singer is promoting her latest album in gay clubs and sometimes brings along her hunky man

LeAnn Rimes is trying to make a musical comeback and she's courting the gays to help make it a success.

She's also bringing along her hunky husband, actor Eddie Cibrian, to some of her appearances at gay clubs to promote her new album Dance Like You Don't Give a ... which is a collection of remixes spanning her 20-year career.

'I've always said that Eddie and I are a gay man's wet dream. I sing, you can look at him, and it's perfect,' Rimes tells PrideSource.

July 28, 2014

The electro-pop singer joins the Rocket Man singer on his North American tour this autumn

Bright Light Bright Light, aka Rod Thomas, will open for Elton John's US leg of his 2014 tour.

Already friends in addition to collaborators, the Welsh musician recently featured Elton John on his single I Wish We Were Leaving, part of his latest album Life Is Easy released on 8 July.

In an interview Thomas revealed he’s already done some UK tour dates with John, and is looking forward to opening for the gay icon in America.

‘[John] took me on the road for some July dates, because that was the time of the release of the album.

July 7, 2014

Torchwood star calls You Raise Me Up 'the best album that I've ever, ever made'

When John Barrowman was dropped by his record company, the multi-talented performer simply placed more focus on his television acting and hosting work.

But his fans wanted a new album from the Arrow and Torchwood star and they let him know that.

The result is his new album You Raise Me Up which is selling well. It has 11 tracks including such songs as Listen to the Music, Mandy, Bridge Over Troubled Water and 1000 Years (see video below).

June 9, 2014

The prison warden turned X Factor star joins a line-up of yesteryear and today’s hottest stars performing at Brighton and Hove Pride 2014

Last year’s X Factor winner Sam Bailey has been announced as one of the headline acts for Brighton Pride’s closing party.

She will perform in one of Britain’s biggest LGBTI hubs located on the south coast, joining a line-up of confirmed pop stars and a newly revamped Pride progam.

This year's Brighton Pride highlights include:

May 26, 2014

The British singer talks about labels, and fear of press intrusion if she talks about her partners

British pop star La Roux has opened up about her sexuality, saying she does not identify with any of the LGBT labels.

‘I don't feel like I belong to any of those. So I'm not going to put myself in that camp, or under that title,’ she said.

‘I don't feel one thing or the other, I don't feel man, I don't feel woman – that's where the androgyny comes from.

‘I probably feel more feminine than I do masculine… but if people want to hold me up as a gay role model, absolutely, I'm proud to be that, but I don't feel the need to say that I'm gay to do it.’

May 17, 2014

All-American Boy singer wants to 'make sure I get it just right'

Steve Grand had hoped to be releasing his debut album right about now.

But the openly gay singer who propelled himself to fame with his self-released hit All-American Boy said the album will take a little longer than planned and will now likely be out by late summer.

Grand launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year hoping to raise $81,000 to record his album independently. He ended up raising a whopping $326,593, the most ever for a music project.

May 15, 2014

British lesbian artist says while it is great political points are made, she says she could never see herself representing the UK

English lesbian singer and actress Heather Peace has said UK artists shouldn’t bother entering the Eurovision Song Contest.

The 38-year-old artist, who found fame on Waterloo Road and Lip Service, has revealed she would never dare enter into as the UK representative to the camp competition.

Peace is about to release her second album, The Thin Line.

‘You might as well not bother if you’re British,’ she told Gay Star News.

‘You’re going in knowing there’s absolutely no chance, what’s the point?’

April 29, 2014

The Very Best of Adam Lambert will include three performances from American Idol

Adam Lambert has been plenty busy in 2014 filming episodes of Glee and preparing a tour with the surviving members of Queen.

One thing he has not done lately is release a new album.

But Sony Legacy is taking care of that - sort of.

The parent company of the singer's former label, RCA, is releasing a 14-track collection of Lambert's greatest hits and more on 27 May titled The Very Best of Adam Lambert.

March 19, 2014

Wham! singer says unlike the popular phrase these days, after he came out life did not 'get better'

George Michael has dated a man for 13 years, was caught cruising, and looked like this in the 80s.

But that has still not convinced some of his family members who still think he might one day ‘find the right girl’.

The ‘Careless Whisper’ hitmaker came out as gay back in 1998 and has lived openly ever since.

But the 50-year-old says some relatives simply refuse to believe it.

Speaking to the BBC, Michael said: ‘For some strange reason, my gay life didn't get easier when I came out. Quite the opposite happened, really.