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November 14, 2014

The pair have forged strong bromance on NBC's The Voice

There's no denying that Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Country music star Blake Shelton have a close relationship.

Their chemistry and mutual affection for each other is apparent to anyone who watches them each week as mentors on NBC's The Voice.

But does Shelton want to take things a step further?

Levine, last year's People Magazine sexiest man alive, seems to think so.

'He's sexually attracted to me. He wants to have sex with me for sure,' Levine said Thursday (13 November) on Conan O'Brien's late night talk show.

October 29, 2014

David Burtka had wanted to be on the first season of show but Harris nixed offer

Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka are going to guest star on the smash FX series American Horror Story: Freak Show.

TVLine reports that Harris will appear in the final two episodes of the season as a chameleon salesman. Burtka will be in the season finale in part of the storyline involving a batty chanteuse played by Emmy winner Jessica Lange.

October 27, 2014

Show is based on UK series Saturday Night Takeaway but won't air on Saturday nights

Less than a year after How I Met Your Mother left the air, Neil Patrick Harris has booked his next TV gig.

The recent Tony winner will host the US version of the UK series Saturday Night Takeaway for NBC.

Ten episodes of the show have been ordered but they will not air on Saturday nights. The US version does not yet have a title and will be produced by the UK-based ITV.

October 7, 2014

Freddie Smith lost control of his car in Ohio - passenger in critical condition

Actor Freddie Smith, who plays Sonny Kiriakis on the NBC daytime soap Days of Our Lives, has been injured in a car accident that has left his female passenger in critical condition.

Smith was driving and Alyssa Tabit a passenger when he lost control of his car early Tuesday (7 October) on Route 84 in Kingsville Township, Ohio.

October 1, 2014

LGBTI media advocacy group announces networks must include transgender characters to receive an 'Excellent' grade from next year

GLAAD has issued a record 'Excellent' grade to three TV networks this year.

With shows such as Modern Family, The Fosters and Looking huge hits, the US LGBT media advocacy organization has looked backwards at the previous season and rated the networks on their LGBT-inclusive content between June 2013 and May 2014.

They have also released the Where We Are On TV report, analyzing the scripted characters in the upcoming 2014-2015 season.

ABC Family, HBO and MTV have earned 'Excellent' this year.

September 29, 2014

Explains game called: How Much Money Would You Go Down on a Guy For?

The Weekend Update segment of the 40th season premiere of NBC's Saturday Night Live had the show's 'resident young person,' Pete Davidson, posing this provocative question: 'How much money would you go down on a guy for?'

Davidson goes on to to make a convincing argument about why being paid $1 million to go down on a guy 'is a steal.'

'I hope he starts at $1 million - I would do it for like $3,000 if I had to be honest with myself,' Davidson says with a big toothy smile.

September 17, 2014

'The guy’s such a stud. I met him once playing golf and couldn’t stop shaking his hand ... we had five good seconds of eye lock'

David Walton, star on the NBC comedy About a Boy, says NFL quarterback Tom Brady is an even bigger crush for him than Tom Cruise or Ryan Gosling.

The actor is straight but thinks sexuality is on a continuum 'with 1 being the strictest hetero and 10 being a gay person who’d vomit thinking about sleeping with the opposite sex.'

Walton says he's a 3 but tells The Advocate there are a few men who could cause the number to grow.

September 17, 2014

They were always there for each other. But were they there for you?

Friends is 20 years old. And it is still as popular as ever. On one TV channel, somewhere in the world, people are probably going commando, drinking coffee and asking 'How you doing?'

But while the hugely successful NBC sitcom is loved by many all over the world, it has its critics - especially LGBTI critics.

One video editor, Tijana Mamula, watched all 10 seasons of Friends to compile all of the gay jokes into one 50 minute video. And, to an extent, it does show how much homophobia and transphobia is in the show.

September 16, 2014

It happens, sort of, in brilliant new video mash-up Golden is The New Black

Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia are nowhere to be seen in a new video mash-up to the classic theme song of the legendary NBC sitcom The Golden Girls.

Instead, we have Orange is the New Black's Piper, Galina, Nicky and Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren who actually urinates during the song. That's something you would never have seen any of The Golden Girls do.

Well, maybe Sophia.

September 14, 2014

'Is this your faggot boyfriend?'

This past week a gay couple in Philadelphia was attacked by a group of men and women.

According to the site Philly.com, on 11 September two victims, both in their late 20s, were walking near 16th and Chancellor Streets (located in the Center City neighborhood of the city).

September 14, 2014

'Is this your faggot boyfriend?'

This past week a gay couple in Philadelphia was attacked by a group of men and women.

According to the site Philly.com, on 11 September two victims, both in their late 20s, were walking near 16th and Chancellor Streets (located in the Center City neighborhood of the city).

September 11, 2014

Singer is promoting her latest album, Partners, to be released next week

The last time Barbra Streisand appeared on NBC's The Tonight Show, John F. Kennedy was president of the US, The Beatles hadn't yet come to America and albums were only being released on vinyl.

Now, more than 50 years later, Streisand will return to the show which has been hosted by Jimmy Fallon since February.

The 72-year-old music legend and gay icon has an ulterior motive: she is promoting the release of her latest album, Partners, which comes out a day after her appearance on 15 September.

September 9, 2014

Organizers of Manhattan’s St Patrick’s have bowed to pressure to allow a gay group to participate, but the decision does not go far enough for some LGBT campaigners

August 27, 2014

'Being on a soap demands unbelievable discipline which I didn't always have'

Meredith Baxter thought she had a lot of lines to learn during her seven seasons playing Elyse Keaton on the classic NBC sitcom Family Ties.

Now that she has begun a role on the CBS daytime soap The Young and the Restless, she realizes she had it easy back then.

'Being on a soap demands unbelievable discipline, which I didn't always have,' she tells TV Guide magazine.

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.

August 4, 2014

'It was a joy working with that cast'

We at GSN know a few things. 

July 16, 2014

'I’ve got a big female (fan) base to a certain degree. Would some people not really want to see me in that role?'

Brandan Fehr is still talking about being a straight man playing a gay role on NBC's The Night Shift.

Last month, the actor said he was 'uncomfortable' kissing a man on screen and that there were 'a whole bunch' of risks playing 'a homosexual on network television' and not as many rewards.

July 15, 2014

Broadway star Andy Mientus technically beats fiance, Michael Arden of TV's Anger Management, to the question by mere minutes

Michael Arden, currently a regular on TV’s Anger Management, went to great lengths to plan a marriage proposal to actor Andy Mientus who was one of the stars of NBC's Smash.

What he didn't know was that Mientus had an elaborate plan of his own.

Mientus is appearing on Broadway in the 2014 revival of Les Misérables and when he had a break, the currently bi-coastal couple made plans to meet up in England for a holiday.

July 8, 2014

Will & Grace alum joins cast of CBS comedy The Millers

Sean Hayes is returning to series television just a year after his NBC sitcom, Sean Saves the World, was launched and failed.

But this time, the Will & Grace alum has a bigger chance at success as he joins the cast of the CBS sitcom The Millers which returns for a second season.

July 2, 2014

The out actor enjoys working with 'very handsome' straight co-star Brendan Fehr who plays his semi-closeted boyfriend

Luke Macfarlane, who came to fame as Scotty on ABC's Brothers & Sisters, is back on US network television.

He is again playing a gay character but this time he is a military man on NBC's new hospital drama The Night Shift.

His character of Rick is involved with a semi-closeted doctor named Drew - a former military man - who is played by Brendan Fehr.

June 26, 2014

'I don't like kissing guys, it doesn't do anything for me. It's really uncomfortable, but you gotta get past that'

Brendan Fehr played a gay prostitute in the sexually explicit 2004 film Sugar. Yet he says he was 'uncomfortable' about some aspects of his role as a closeted gay doctor in the new NBC drama The Night Shift.

Fehr, best known for the cult classic TV series Roswell, seemed to be most challenged by filming his first on-screen kiss with a man.

June 26, 2014

Janis Hetherington became the first open lesbian to be inseminated in the UK on 12 May 1971. Now her child Nick has grown into a man. Here is their incredible story

When filming a small documentary for the prestigious BBC Tonight Program, which was picked up and enhanced by NBC in early 1978, I was told by the US producer, Peter Poor: ‘You know after this you may be responsible for a second Baby Boom?’

I was a product of the first baby boom myself having been conceived just after the Second World War but before the affluence of the 50s and the restrictive contraception availability of the 60s brought the reproductive rate of most Western countries to an all-time high.

June 23, 2014

Former Days of Our Lives star has left show - footage of his successor in the role is mistakenly played when announcing his name as nominee

Chandler Massey has won his third consecutive Emmy Sunday for his acclaimed performance as gay college student and young father Will Horton on NBC’s Days of Our Lives.

The actor, who left the show last fall, used humor to diffuse what could have been an awkward moment after producers of the show showed a clip of his successor in the role, Guy Wilson, when announcing his name as a nominee.

'Did you see my reel? That was great!' Massey quipped as he took the stage to accept the trophy.

June 21, 2014

Approximately two years ago Mary Kristene Chapa and Mollie Judith Olgin, were found in Texas park; both shot in the head

A suspect has been arrested in the Portland, Texas shooting of two young lesbians.

As reported by NBC News, 27-year-old David Malcolm Strickland was taken into custody by US Marshals and Texas Rangers, on 20 June, in a suburb of San Antonio.

He's facing charges of capital murder, aggravated assault with a weapon, and aggravated sexual assault.