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February 25, 2015

Mona Iraqi is charged with defamation and spreading false news

An Egyptian TV journalist will face trial for defamation and spreading false news after she orchestrated a raid on an alleged gay bathhouse in Cairo.

Mona Iraqi tipped off police before entering 'the den of male sex' on the night of 7 December.

Iraqi filmed as 33 men were arrested and paraded naked out of the bathhouse. The footage was then broadcast on al-Qahira wal Nas news and made international headlines.

January 30, 2015

Gay Byrne's face is priceless

Stephen Fry is an unapologetic atheist, so if you're going to ask him a question about God then you better be prepared.

One who was not quite so ready was Gay Byrne, who was interviewing the newly-married broadcaster on his show The Meaning Of Life.

On his show, he likes to ask guests that when you die, you'll walk up to the pearly gates and you're confronted by God, what will you say to him?

'I'd say, bone cancer in children? What's that about? How dare you?' Fry responds to a totally stunned Byrne.

January 14, 2015

'The only way I’m trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another'

'The only way I’m trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another,' this is the response Ellen DeGeneres gave to the pastor who accused her of turning kids gay.

The gay TV host was responding to Larry Tomczak who wrote an article for the Christian Post that claimed Hollywood has a 'gay agenda'.

January 8, 2015

'I get to do exactly what I want to do, I get to be who I am'

Ellen DeGeneres has proven, once again, that she is definitely the people's choice.

She was presented with the Favorite Talk Show prize at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (7 January) in Los Angeles - her 14th win since 2005.

December 19, 2014

Reveals that her partner is a female but declines to name her

Spanish television celebrity Sandra Barneda found a clever way this week to reveal to viewers that she is gay.

Host of the Telecinco political show Un Tiempo Nuevo (A New Time) and the talk show Hable Con Ellas (Talk With Women), Barneda was asked a question on Wednesday (17 December) and gave a very honest answer, according to

November 3, 2014

Actor Aamir Khan is accused of endorsing a criminal offense

An Indian court has issued actor Aamir Khan with a notice to respond to a petition alleging he 'promoted' gay rights on his talkshow.

An episode of Satyamev Jayate broadcast on 19 October titled 'Accepting Alternative Sexualities' tried to dispels myths surrounding homosexuality.

November 3, 2014

What did he actually mean to go dressed as?

A man has won a costume contest as he looked like Ellen DeGeneres - but that wasn't exactly his intention.

Reddit user StuTOTHEart posted a picture of his last-minute Halloween outfit, which was essentially a shirt, wig and blush.

So when people assumed he was dressed as the gay TV host, he ran with it.

And it was enough to win him $50 at the karaoke bar.

November 3, 2014

Former BBC commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest opposes a drag queen winning the show

Irish TV personality Terry Wogan has called the Eurovision Song Contest Conchita Wurst a 'freak'.

The 76-year-old, who has appeared on numerous British and Irish television and radio shows, used to be the BBC's commentator for Eurovision until 2008.

Following this, gay Irish TV host Graham Norton took over the role.

To pay tribute to this, Wogan was asked by the Irish Times to review Norton's new book The Life and Loves of a He-Devil.

'The inspired, logical choice for my replacement was Graham,' Wogan says.

August 5, 2014

Former writer of the animated sitcom will return for three nights to sing from his most famous episode Marge vs the Monorail

TV host Conan O’Brien is to perform The Simpsons’ Monorail song with the Los Angeles Gay Men’s Choir.

It will be at The Hollywood Bowl, a three-day finale spectacular as cast members perform famous classic moments from one of the biggest animated shows of all time.

Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson), Hank Azaria (Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum) and Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpson) are all scheduled to appear.

Creator Matt Groening is also expected to guest star to provide anecdotes and talk about the show.

August 5, 2014

'I was assigned male at birth but I always felt like I was a girl'

First she took on Katie Couric and now Gayle King.

Actress Laverne Cox, nominated for an Emmy for her role on Orange is the New Black, once again found herself in the position of educating a TV host about how to interview transgender people.

Cox recently appeared on CBS This Morning where co-host Gayle King - also known as Oprah Winfrey's BFF - was stopped cold when she began the conversation this way: 'Let's let people know about you, Laverne, because you were born a boy but ... '

June 3, 2014

TV personality appears to have no idea about the reasons why Bryant famously got a pie in the face in 1977

Inexplicably, TV host Nancy Grace chose to defend one of the most infamous foes of gay and lesbian equality in history in a recent segment on her HLN show.

Grace tackled the topic of celebrity stalkers after Brad Pitt was attacked at a Hollywood premiere last week.

In doing so, she dragged out a 37 year old clip of Anita Bryant getting a pie shoved in her face and wondered why anybody would want to do this to such a 'sweet lady.'

May 22, 2014

Singer asked about his romantic status on live TV but dodges question saying: 'I am where I need to be right now'

Seemingly on behalf of all the single gay men on planet Earth, TV host Andy Cohen asked Ricky Martin a very important question this week: 'Are you single?'

Simple question, right?

Martin, who split from Carlos González Abella earlier this year, did not have a simple answer.

'I'm in a really good place right now - I am where I need to be right now,' he told Cohen on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live.

Then he stated the obvious: 'I did not say yes or no.'

May 17, 2014

Discussing Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend made Dallas talk show host Amy Kushnir walk off the set in a huff, but she did no such thing when surrounded by male erotic dancers

Amy Kushnir's outrage meter needs a checkup.

The Dallas talk show host transformed into an internet sensation when she stormed off the set during a conversation about Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after being selected by the St. Louis Rams.

May 10, 2014

David and Jason Benham were fired by HGTV when David’s homophobic rants surfaced, but he has now changed his view saying he has nothing against gay people

May 5, 2014

US home design guru and Jeremiah Brent become first same-sex couple to be married at landmark location

With Oprah Winfrey among the celebrity guests, home decorating guru and TV host Nate Berkus married his fiance of one year, Jeremiah Brent, over the weekend.

And the couple made a little bit of history while doing so by becoming the first same-sex couple to be married at the New York Public Library.

April 18, 2014

Popular TV personality B Scott lost the $2.5 million lawsuit against TV network that forced him to remove his make-up and heels, but plans to appeal the case.

Popular transgender TV host, style expert and blogger B Scott has reportedly lost his discrimination lawsuit against the US Black Entertainment Television (BET) network.

Gay Star News reported in August 2013 that Scott attempted to sue the network for $2.5 million for discrimination based on gender and sexual identity when he was forced to change his feminine appearance for a more masculine one for a television appearance.

March 21, 2014

Ben Cohen, Lorraine Kelly, Sue Perkins and Ian McKellen all need your support as voting reaches its last few days

Tom Daley looks set to win his first gay award at Britain’s ‘Gay Oscars’ this April.

The bisexual diver is currently way ahead of the rest of the field in the race to be named Sports Personality of the Year at the event.

And morning TV host Lorraine Kelly is tipped to be crowned nation’s favorite straight ally.

But there is still everything to play for and it’s now the last chance to choose your heroes.

February 5, 2014

O’Grady says he believes Putin is gay as he joins a global day of action against Russia anti-gay hate

Popular gay TV star Paul O’Grady has said he is boycotting Coca-Cola but supporting lesbian BBC Olympics anchor Clare Balding over Sochi.

O’Grady, who made his name as drag queen Lily Savage and is now a TV host, was fronting a protest in London as part of a day of action today (5 February) before the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Around 300 showed up for the protest in London, outside the Prime Minister’s Downing Street home, in the last hour – despite rain and a strike crippling the Tube network.

November 15, 2013

Pundit Arkady Mamontov has warned Russia must protect 'traditional love' or face the consequences

A Russian TV host has caused outrage after he has blamed falling meteorites on LGBTI people.

Arkady Mamontov, a pundit on state channel Rossiya 1, has warned Russia must respect ‘traditional love’ or face the consequences.

He named the Chelyabinsk meteorite, which fell in south-west Russia on 15 February and injured 1,491 people including 311 children, in his warning.

Mamontov was asked on politics show Special Correspondent to discuss new documentary film ‘Litsedei’, translated in English as ‘Hypocrites’.

September 18, 2013

'Sean Avery is straight ... I'd be happy if Sean and I were bangin'

It turns out the Twitter and Instagram photos of TV host Andy Cohen and NHL star Sean Avery were not hints of an impending engagement announcement.

They were just two pals hanging out.

Cohen, host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, was confronted about the growing speculation by TMZ cameras in New York City and decided the clear things up.

'Dude, Sean Avery is straight. Do you understand that?' Cohen said. 'So a gay guy and a straight guy should be able to be friends without you asking me if we're engaged, right? Very, very straight.'

August 15, 2013

Andy Cohen: '[I] didn’t feel right as a gay man stepping foot into Russia'

For the past two years, Andy Cohen has co-hosted the Miss Universe pageant with fellow US television personality Giuliana Rancic.

But Cohen has a very specific reason for turning down an offer to co-host for a third time: this year’s event will be in Moscow, Russia, where a draconian anti-gay propaganda law went into effect earlier this year.

The openly gay Bravo executive and host of Watch What Happens Live told Rancic on her E! News program that Russia’s 'discriminatory policies make it unsafe for the gays who live there and gays coming to work or visit.'

July 2, 2013

Lone Ranger star jokes: 'I do have a thing for talk show hosts'

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel got more than he bargained for when he told guest Johnny Depp: 'You have this very handsome, let's just be honest and say beautiful face.'

Depp, on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new movie The Lone Ranger, showed his gratitude by standing up and planting a kiss of Kimmel's cheek.

The actor sat back down but then decided that wasn't enough. He stood back up and went in for another smooch - this time square on Kimmel's lips.

Kimmel fanned himself with his hand and told his audience: 'I've lost my train of thought.'

June 28, 2013

Controversial entries include journalist Julie Bindel, criticized for transphobia. Read the full World Pride Power List, dominated by UK names, here

TV host Ellen DeGeneres has been named as the most powerful gay person in the world in a new list published today.

The 2013 World Pride Power list was celebrated at a gala dinner held at the Corinthia hotel in London last night (28 June) ahead of the release of the list to time with Pride in London today.

But some of those on the list will be controversial with British journalist, Julie Bindel, coming in at number 83 despite being slammed in the past for transphobia.

US comic and presenter Ellen DeGeneres moves up from 10th place in the 2012 list.

May 2, 2013

Host of WEtv's My Fair Wedding accused to addiction to prostitutes - he denies it

David Tutera, the host of the TV show My Fair Wedding, is embroiled in a nasty split from his longtime partner with whom he is currently expecting twins.

The couple, together as domestic partners for a decade, split in January and are due to become parents in July. Both have filed legal papers seeking full custody of the babies.

Tutera filed documents seeking to end his domestic partnership with Ryan Jurica this week. Two days earlier, Jurica filed papers of his own in Connecticut seeking to do the same.