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July 24, 2014

The Grease star has long tried to silence his former airline pilot, Douglas Gotterba, who wants to publish a book about their ‘relationship’ in the 1980s

John Travolta’s former pilot, that has alleged a six-month affair with the Hollywood star, is now free to tell all.

The Grease star has long tried to silence his former airline pilot, Douglas Gotterba, who wants to publish a book about their ‘relationship’ in the 1980s.

In the court documents, Gotterba says the two had a ‘personal and intimate’ relationship.

The judge ruled the former pilot has the right to sue to speak openly, saying Gotterba has no duty of confidentiality to the star.

July 24, 2014

Gay actor, who plays Sheldon Cooper in the hit CBS show, was involved in a hoax that claimed he got in a fight with co-star Johnny Galecki

Jim Parsons is not quitting The Big Bang Theory.

The star, who made the CBS sitcom what it is as the breakout character Sheldon Cooper, was reported to not be returning for the eighth season.

The actor allegedly had an on-set fight with co-star Johnny Galecki, who plays Leonard.

It was claimed he had decided to move on from the role that had won him two Emmy awards.

However, the show is now contracted for another three seasons.

June 2, 2014

‘My Chacha is gay’ is the first book aimed at teaching tolerance and acceptance of LGBTI people to children in Pakistan

A new book by a Toronto, Canada based Pakistani author hopes to teach tolerance towards LGBTI people in Pakistan and beyond.

‘My Chacha is gay’ is believed to be the first ever resource designed to teach Pakistani young people about different family arrangements and tells the story of Ahmed, a little boy who lives in the city of Karachi in Pakistan and his gay favorite uncle.

Ahmed lives with his parents, sister, grandmother and uncle Chacha, and they are often visited by ‘Uncle' Faheem – Chacha’s boyfriend, who is a pilot and lets Ahmed wear his pilot’s hat.

May 30, 2014

Anger Management cast member tells GSN: 'I've like never been in the closet. I like open shelving'

On the TV sitcom Anger Management, Michael Arden plays a guy who is gay and happens to be passive-aggressive.

The character, named Patrick, is also the patient of an anger management therapist played by Charlie Sheen.

'I get to play a gay character which I love and get to be a guy who is bit of an asshole, a self-centered asshole,' Arden tells Gay Star News.

'I get to exercise that part of my make-up at work then my boyfriend doesn't have to deal with it at home.

May 12, 2014

In our latest Around The World feature, Seth Fornea turns us on to New Orleans and gives us a few reasons to visit Brazil

Whoever said beauty and brains don’t come in the same package, never had the pleasure of meeting Seth Fornea.

The hottest fixture on America’s gay party circuit, not to mention the latest erotica icon from media moguls COLT Studios, Fornea set himself apart from the saturated pool of virtual man-candy as the smoking ginger with boy-next-door-charm.

Before you start drooling over the pecs you can crack walnuts on and the baby blue eyes we want to get lost in, we’re happy to offer a look into the man behind the muscle.

April 30, 2014

When show debuted in 1998, Messing says such cluelessness 'was considered a good thing for the show'

The landmark NBC sitcom Will & Grace didn't want to be in your face when it premiered back in 1998 - a year after Ellen DeGeneres came out and more than a decade before the premiere of Modern Family.

Debra Messing, the actress who won an Emmy for her performance as the best friend of a gay man (played by Eric McCormack), remembers that the subject of Will's sexuality had to be introduced delicately.

April 7, 2014

Says kiss with Evan Handler on TV's Californication 'would make A Place in the Sun’s Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift proud'

Rob Lowe has kissed many attractive leading ladies during his more than three decade career in movies and television.

Now he's started kissing men.

The same-sex smooching was a part of his role in the Showtime comedy Californication and he writes about the experience in his newly-released memoir Love Life.

January 30, 2014

One Big Happy will try to make network's schedule and succeed where Sean Saves the World and The New Normal did not

It was back in 1997 that the character Ellen DeGeneres played on her self-titled ABC sitcom came out as a lesbian.

DeGeneres, now one of television's top talk show hosts, is returning to her sitcom roots but behind the scenes this time.

DeGeneres is one of the executive producers of One Big Happy, a comedy pilot ordered by NBC this week.

The comedy is about a lesbian and her straight male best friend who decide to have a baby together. But things get a bit complicated when during this process, one of them meets the love of their life.

September 17, 2013

'It's wild that they are all happening at the same time but I'm going with it'

Dan Bucatinsky was one of the big winners at last night's Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles where he took home the guest actor in a drama series prize for ABC's Scandal.

Gay Star News chatted with the busy actor-producer-writer at an event weeks before the Emmys and his excitement over merely being nominated was overflowing.

July 30, 2013

'I was waiting for myself to be okay with going back to TV'

Since Will & Grace went off the air in 2006 after eight seasons, Sean Hayes did not seem to be in any kind of rush to land another series.

Instead, he did such films as The Bucket List, Soul Men and The Three Stooges and conquered Broadway in the musical Promises, Promises for which he earned a Tony Award nomination.

But he will finally return to series television this fall as the lead in NBC's Sean Saves the World playing a gay man juggling raising a teenaged daughter with his demanding job and dealing with an outspoken mother.

April 18, 2013

Lead actresses Sherri Saum and Terri Polo can be seen locking lips in the exciting new teaser trailer.

The American television network ABC Family has released an exclusive new promo for its upcoming show  ‘The Fosters’.

The show, which is produced by singer Jennifer Lopez, will center around school vice principal Lena, her police officer partner Stef, and their children.

The Fosters will become one of the only primetime shows in America to feature a female gay couple raising children, following in the footsteps of pro-gay but male-oriented shows Modern Family, The New Normal and Will & Grace.

April 11, 2013

'Open' will be a complex drama which will explore sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships

Premium cable network has ordered a ‘complex’ relationship drama from the creator of Glee and American Horror Story.

Ryan Murphy, who also created gay relationship comedy The New Normal, has been given a pilot order for Open.

April 1, 2013

The Enchantress Returns will be released in early August

Chris Colfer has revealed that the title of his second The Land of Stories novel will be The Enchantress Returns.

The openly gay star, who plays the gay character of Kurt Hummel on Glee, is writing a follow-up to his best seller The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. It will be released 6 August, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The Enchantress in the title is an evil character who cursed Sleeping Beauty.

December 28, 2012

NBC has decided against making her Munsters update into a series next fall

Her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, may be on television virtually every single day but Portia de Rossi has been having trouble this year landing a regular television gig of her own.

NBC will not be making a series out of Mockingbird Lane, an updated version of the 1960s cult favorite series that De Rossi starred in with Jerry O'Connell.

She only became available for Mockingbird Lane because The Smart One, a pilot she starred in for ABC which was produced by DeGeneres, was not picked up as a series.

December 28, 2012

NBC has decided against making her Munsters update into a series next fall

Her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, may be on television virtually every single day but Portia de Rossi has been having trouble this year landing a regular television gig of her own.

NBC will not be making a series out of Mockingbird Lane, an updated version of the 1960s cult favorite series that De Rossi starred in with Jerry O'Connell.

She only became available for Mockingbird Lane because The Smart One, a pilot she starred in for ABC which was produced by DeGeneres, was not picked up as a series.

December 19, 2012

Could lead to gay actor's first series since Will & Grace

Sean Hayes, an Emmy winning sensation on NBC's Will & Grace for eight years, is starring in a pilot that may lead to his return to the network in a new comedy series.

The pilot, which does not yet have a title, has Hayes playing the father of a 14-year-opd girl who moves in with her dad. His character is adjusting to that change as well as having a new boss at work who is temperamental.

It's not yet clear if the Hayes character is gay or straight.

October 31, 2012

It Takes A Village, which originally aired on American TV, will be one of six pilots due to air next year

A new gay comedy is being lined up to be the next British television hit.

It Takes A Village, adapted from a US sitcom, is one of six new pilots being made for the BBC.

The story will tell the story of a 13-year-old math genius called George whose parents split, his mother remarrying and his dad moving across the road to live with his new boyfriend.

Writer and director Richard Hurst, who has worked on sitcoms Miranda and Secret Diary of a Call Girl, will adapt the show.

October 31, 2012

Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour says she is pleased gays can now fight and die for the US, free to be who they really are

The first African American female combat pilot has spoken about being gay and how pleased she is Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) is over.

DADT, which prevented lesbian, gay and bisexual people from serving openly in the US armed forces, finished a year ago. Research has since shown the change has had no impact on morale or military readiness.

Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour left the US Marines several years ago after a career as a helicopter combat pilot including deployments in Iraq and around the Middle East.

September 14, 2012

Talk show host will executive produce sitcom about single woman in her 30s

It's a good month to be Ellen DeGeneres.

The funny lady not only launched the 10th season of her talk show this week and got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week, she is also the star voice in  Finding Nemo which was re-released into theaters in 3D today (14 September).

But there's more good news on the professional front.

NBC has bought a sitcom from DeGeneres' production company and has as its central character an independent 32-year-old single woman.

September 14, 2012

Talk show host will executive produce sitcom about single woman in her 30s

It's a good month to be Ellen DeGeneres.

The funny lady not only launched the 10th season of her talk show this week and got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week, she is also the star voice in  Finding Nemo which was re-released into theaters in 3D today (14 September).

But there's more good news on the professional front.

NBC has bought a sitcom from DeGeneres' production company and has as its central character an independent 32-year-old single woman.

September 5, 2012

Alleged gay lover of Grease star claims Travolta wanted to film them having sex together

A man who claims he had a six-year affair with John Travolta has alleged the Hollywood actor wanted to make a sex tape with him.

The Grease star has been rocked by a string of apparently unfounded sexual accusations from male masseurs and Travolta’s former secretary, Joan Edwards, claimed that the Hollywood actor had a relationship with pilot Doug Gotterba.

Gotterba has now sold his story to National Enquirer, telling the US gossip magazine that Travolta pressured him to video their saucy bedroom antics.

August 8, 2012

GSN Interview:  'It's been a struggle to re-educate everyone that I was an actor before Queer Eye'

Landing the role of a sassy music agent on the new ABC Reba McEntire sitcom Malibu Country is more than just another job for Jai Rodriguez.

It's his best opportunity yet to re-establish himself as an actor after achieving fame as one of the 'fab five' of the Emmy-winning Queer Eye which ran for five seasons on Bravo.

August 2, 2012

Creators of Matthew Perry sitcom threw actress a curveball after she was cast

Scott Silveri, creator of the new NBC sitcom Go On, says that even though he's not gay, he did have an experience similar to what he imagines coming out is like.

He had already cast Julie White to be one of Matthew Perry's co-stars in the new comedy about an irreverent yet charming sportscaster (Perry) who, after the loss of his wife, finds solace from members of his mandatory group therapy sessions.

He then had to call the actress to inform her that there had been a change in her character: she was now a lesbian.

August 1, 2012

Ugly Betty alum talks to Gay Star News about his new comedy Partners

Michael Urie has not been a regular presence on television since Ugly Betty left the air two years ago.

But the talented actor has been keeping busy in the theater and film.

He starred off Broadway in The Tempermentals and made his Broadway debut this year in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

The openly gay star also co-starred in the indie film Petunia and executive produced and appeared in the documentary Thank You for Judging, both of which screened last month at LA’s Outfest Film Festival.