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March 24, 2015

Rodner Figueroa was fired after saying image of Michelle Obama looked like cast member of Planet of the Apes

Rodner Figueroa wants his job back.

A high-powered lawyer hired by the fired Univision personality says his client has been unfairly painted as a racist for a comment about US First Lady Michelle Obama and is demanding that he be reinstated and receive a public apology.

March 23, 2015

ABC Family show about lesbian couple and their large brood has season finale tonight

When the characters of Jude and Connor shared a kiss on an episode of ABC Family's The Fosters earlier this month, they made television history.

Theirs is believed to have been the youngest same-sex kiss on the small screen and these two best friends continue to explore their feelings for each other.

The series follows the lives of the Foster family which is headed by an interracial lesbian couple who are raising a blended family of biological, adopted and foster children.

March 22, 2015

Director Roland Emmerich also honored with special award

There was no shortage of star power at the GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday led by honoree Kerry Washington and presenters Ellen DeGeneres and Channing Tatum.

DeGeneres took the stage to a standing ovation and quipped: 'This is the largest gathering of gay people in one room since yesterday. So congratulations to us!'

The ceremony was one of several held by GLAAD each year honoring media for fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.

March 20, 2015

Jonathan Groff, Murray Bartlett, Frankie J Alvarez, Raul Castillo and Daniel Franzese want to keep doing the beloved show with a small but rabid fan base

There was not a seat to be had last month at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills on a night dedicated to the HBO show Looking.

Most of the cast, including Jonathan Groff, were on hand for a panel discussion following the screening of an episode and the audience was wildly enthusiastic at every turn.

They get the characters of Patrick, Dom, Agustin, Kevin, Richie, Eddie and Doris who are navigating life and love in modern day San Francisco.

March 19, 2015

Cohen describes Griffin's reasons for quitting Fashion Police as 'the pot calling the kettle black'

Kathy Griffin may try to embarrass Anderson Cooper each year when they co-host CNN's New Year's Eve coverage but he's got her back.

On Wednesday's night's Watch What Happens Live after show, Cooper stood up for Griffin during a discussion about her well-publicized decision last week to quit as host of the E! show Fashion Police.

'I'm on Team Griffin,' said Cooper who accused Cohen of loving to 'stir the pot.'

March 19, 2015

Betty DeGeneres: 'She's not putting on an act'

Betty DeGeneres knows where she is going to be just about every weekday.

The 84-year-old mother of Ellen DeGeneres is on the Warner Bros lot in Burbank watching her daughter tape her wildly popular daytime talk show.

'I watch it every day. I go to the show and the next day I'll watch the show that I was at,' she told Gay Star News at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Los Angeles over the weekend.

'I don't miss it. Are you kidding? And then when it's reruns all summer I'll watch that too.'

March 19, 2015

Guy Wilson had to shift gears when his character of Will Horton cheated on his husband

A year ago, the characters of Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis got married on NBC's Days of Our Lives - a first for a male couple on a US daytime soap.

The couple remains front-and-center in the fictional town of Salem but many things have happened on their way to happily ever after.

It all began to unravel when Will (played by Guy Wilson) left town for a writing job and Sonny's ex-boyfriend - a pro baseball player named Paul Narita - arrived in town for shoulder surgery.

March 19, 2015

Reign Edwards' character tells her sibling: 'You’re not my sister, Maya ... You’re Myron, my brother'

Emmy winning CBS daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful revealed on Wednesday (18 March) that one of its characters is transgender.

It was a twist that the most loyal of viewers did not see coming.

The big reveal came during a confrontation between sisters Maya (Karla Mosley) and Nicole (Reign Edwards).

'You’re not my sister, Maya. You’re not Maya at all,' Nicole said to her sibling. 'You’re Myron, my brother.'

Maya is a model who's dating Rick Forrester (Jacob Young) and transitioned from a male to a female at a young age.

March 18, 2015

Popular American game show Lets Make a Deal was the venue for a surprise same-sex marriage proposal between two contestants earlier this week and the audience went wild for it

One of America’s longest running game shows was the venue for an impromptu same-sex marriage proposal this week.

Audience members on Let’s Make a Deal dress in distinctive costumes hoping they will be picked by host Wayne Brady to compete on the show and an unnamed gay couple got his attention by wearing matching German lederhosen outfits.

When Brady gave the microphone to the couple, one of the men asked Brady, ‘Can I give a little shout out?’ to which he replied ‘Of course!’

March 17, 2015

Actor tells Gay Star News: 'It was one of my favorite things'

Kurt Hummel may be the love of Blaine Anderson’s life on Glee but Blaine (Darren Criss) also has a lot of love in his heart for best friend Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet).

While Kurt and Blaine are known as Klaine, the BFF’s also have their own monikers: Blam or Slaine.

‘I always felt like we were on the same wavelength as far as the scenes and the energy,' Overstreet told Gay Star News during a tribute to Glee at PaleyFest in Hollywood last week.

March 17, 2015

From I Dreamed A Dream to Don't Stop Believin', take a look back of some of the best songs

Glee is ending. Did you stick by it or do you feel like that sentence should have been written years ago?

Love it or loathe it, the show choir musical dramady was a phenomenon. A show that put LGBTI characters in the spotlight and allowed them to shine.

Even in its most uneven moments, there were still covers of songs that sounded almost better than the originals and were a big part of why people loved the show.

March 17, 2015

Max Irons: 'I remember thinking, "You don't know what you're talking about, you're thinking about a problem out loud"'

As the cover subject of the latest issue of Out Magazine, Max Irons did not attempt to defend controversial comments previously made by his father about gay marriage.

Oscar winner Jeremy Irons told HuffPost Live in 2013, threw out a provocative question: 'Could a father not marry his son?'

When host Josh Zepps reminded the actor about incest laws, the elder Irons said that 'it's not incest between men' because 'incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don't breed.'

March 17, 2015

Football player and partner Peta Murgatroyd score 26 out of possible 40 dance the Cha-Cha to Uptown Funk

Michael Sam made his debut on ABC's Dancing With the Stars on Monday and scored in the middle of the pack of contenders.

While Sam's footwork was characterized as sloppy by the judges, he and partner Peta Murgatroyd scored 26 out of a possible 40 points for their Cha-Cha dance.

'That butt is a work of art,' openly gay judge Bruno Tonioli said to Sam after the dance.

Said judge Julianne Hough:'Your feet were a little sloppy but overall, you have a groove within you that is so fun to watch and infectious.'

March 17, 2015

Scandal producer receives HRC award for her portrayal of LGBTI people

Shonda Rhimes has said she is not diversifying TV, she is 'normalizing' it.

The producer was honored with an Ally for Equality award at the Human Rights Campaign gala dinner on Saturday (14 March) for her 'groundbreaking portrayals of LGBTI people' in Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder.

'I really hate the word "diversity,"' she told the crowd. 'It suggests something other. As if it is something special. Or rare.

March 16, 2015

'There are people in the world who you can trust who love you - find those people'

Jane Lynch knows what it's like to feel like an outsider.

But the two-time Emmy winner has said her life got exponentially happier once she 'found my people' acting in theater and felt more comfortable about being a lesbian.

That's one of the reasons why the actress has been proud to be one of the stars of Glee which ends its six-year run on Friday (20 March).

March 16, 2015

Cheyenne Jackson also has a role while Jessica Lange confirms she will not be returning for fifth season of FX anthology

Golden Globe Award winning actor Matt Bomer will star opposite Lady Gaga in the new season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story.

The fifth season will be titled American Horror Story: Hotel.

While Gaga's participation had already been confirmed, Bomer's involvement was announced on Sunday night at the end of an American Horror Story panel at PaleyFest in Hollywood.

March 15, 2015

LA event draws Lena Dunham, Matt Bomer, George Takei, Maria Bello, Sara Ramirez and Guillermo Diaz among others

When word got out that Mariah Carey would be performing at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Los Angeles, the event quickly became a sellout.

The crowd of 1,200 had to wait until the very end of a long, star-studded evening, before the Grammy winner was introduced by Empire star Jussie Smollett.

'I don't know how to explain how much I love this woman ... she is one of the greatest vocalists of all time,' said Smollett who came out publicly as a gay man earlier this month.

'I'm about to pee myself,' he admitted. 'She's right there.'

March 14, 2015

Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, and Chris Colfer among the stars to appear at PaleyFest 2015

It was nirvana for loyal Gleeks at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Friday (13 March).

As part of the PaleyFest 2015, Glee cast members Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Heather Morris, Dot-Marie Jones, Darren Criss and Chord Overstreet were on hand to talk about their years on the show which ends its six-year run next week.

Some attendees flew in from out of state and even other countries to be present and were rewarded by being among the first to see the first half of the show's two hour finale.

March 14, 2015

'But at the same time I do understand why it is something to talk about', says the Empire star

Earlier this week Jussie Smollett, who plays gay singer-songwriter Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox show Empire, came out as gay on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

However 31-year-old actor stressed that 'there's never been a closet that [he has] been in' in a backstage interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

March 13, 2015

Rodner Figueroa says his comment was misinterpreted and apologizes to First Lady: 'I am not racist in any way'

Rodner Figueroa may be out of a job but he wants it known that he is not a racist.

The openly gay Univision style host was fired from his job this week after he said: 'Mind you, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she’s part of the cast of Planet of the Apes.'

Figueroa made the comment during a segment on the program El Gordo y La Flaca about make-up artist Paolo Ballesteros’ viral transformations into various celebrities - including the US First Lady.

March 13, 2015

'I thought Top Gear was a clothing range for dominant homosexuals'

Openly gay comedian Julian Clary has backed a petition to make him the new lead presenter of Top Gear.

The job at the BBC's hit motoring show may be available after long-standing host Jeremy Clarkson was suspended after a fracas with a producer.

March 12, 2015

The four-time Emmy winner is joined at ceremony by his co-stars on The Big Bang Theory

Jim Parsons was thrilled to get a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week.

But don't expect to find The Big Bang Theory star hanging around it much now that his induction ceremony is over and the red carpet is rolled up.

'It is a funny place to honor anyone,' Parsons tells Variety. '"We will put your name right on the ground." And if there is gum there? Come on, it is the ground!'

March 12, 2015

Not known if incident played in to O'Donnell's decision to suddenly leave show

Rosie O'Donnell left The View last month but fallout from her brief return to the show continues.

A top producer on the show who berated O'Donnell in front of other staff members during a production meeting has been fired, according to Page Six .

Jennifer Shepard-Brookman, a senior producer who has worked at the ABC daytime show for over eight years, was 'profoundly and publicly disrespectful' to O’Donnell who complained to ABC’s human resources department.

March 12, 2015

'Nowadays I don't really want to be labeled either way, but I want people to understand what I'm talking about'

Raven-Symone was in the middle of some high stakes baby daddy drama on last night's episode of Empire.

Her character returned to claim her daughter who she alleged was fathered by her ex-husband - a just out of the closet Jamal Lyon who is played by Symone's real-life best friend Jussie Smollett.

The actress, best known for her roles on the sitcoms That's So Raven and The Cosby Show, is glad to see Empire tackling the story of a fake relationship to hide someone's true sexuality.