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July 22, 2014

'You make a statement, a big statement, when you go, "I don't want to play this part because it's gay"'

Actor Luke Grimes left the role of James on HBO hit True Blood reportedly over the character's same-sex pairing with gay character Lafayette.

Nelsan Ellis, who plays Lafayette, is speaking out for the first time about the departure of Grimes who was replaced by Nathan Parsons.

July 17, 2014

'You know when you stick your neck out ... some people are going to say some of the most vile things that you can possibly imagine'

True Blood star Anna Paquin did not have some grand PR plan when she came out as bisexual in 2010.

A few months before her marriage to co-star Stephen Moyer she had agreed to participate in Cyndi Lauper's Give A Damn public service campaign and through this, she went public.

July 17, 2014

 I wouldn't want anyone to rush into things because they see two characters like them get married.

As Glee prepares to begin shooting its sixth and final season, gay high school sweethearts Kurt and Blaine are engaged and pursuing showbiz careers in New York City.

Blaine (Darren Criss) had proposed to Kurt (Chris Colfer) last fall in an elaborate production set to The Beatles All You Need is Love (see video below).

Colfer, who has won a Golden Globe Award and been nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Kurt, said this week he hopes the couple takes things slow.

July 15, 2014

‘Even though I was playing an openly gay character, we thought we might want to keep the mystery of what I do behind closed doors'

Michael Urie, currently on a national tour of his smash Off-Broadway play Buyer and Cellar, has had no shortage of work since coming out publicly as a gay man towards the end of the four-year run of ABC’s Ugly Betty.

The openly gay actor played conniving Marc St. James, the assistant to diva magazine editor Wilhelmina Slater played by Vanessa Williams.

But back in 2006, when he began on the show, the actor says he was encouraged to stay in the closet.

July 14, 2014

One of the world’s most popular sci-fi shows returns to the BBC on 23 August, with a new doctor played by Scottish actor Peter Capaldi, a returning companion and a supporting cast including lesbian heroine Madame Vastra

Whovians rejoice as the Time Lord returns in his twelfth incarnation on 23 August.

Returning to TV screens are companion Clara, omnipresent foe the Daleks, and the scaly and spicy Silurian Madame Vastra, presumably along with her human wife Jenny Flint and short but mighty Sontaran Strax.

Vastra appears briefly in the newly released trailer for the new season.

‘Here we go again,’ she flashes the knowing and fearless smile viewers have come to know and love.

July 10, 2014

Out stars Matt Bomer, Kate McKinnon, Jim Parsons, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nathan Lane, and Jane Lynch among the nominees

When the 66th annual Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, those keeping an LGBTI scorecard had plenty to keep track of.

In addition to Laverne Cox making history as the first trans actress to receive a nomination for her role on Orange is the New Black, there are numerous out gay, lesbian and bisexual nominees.

July 10, 2014

Former co-host Joy Behar defends O'Donnell against blistering attack by nemesis Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Seven years after her fiery exit from The View, ABC officially confirmed today that Rosie O'Donnell is returning to the show - and the fireworks have already begun.

'ABC confirms Rosie O'Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18,' the network tweeted without further comment.

O'Donnell also has not yet commented on the news but two of her former co-hosts, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar are engaged in a war of words over her return.

July 10, 2014

Gets supporting actress nod for performance in Orange is the New Black

Laverne Cox has become the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category.

When nominations were ann0unced in Los Angeles this morning, Cox received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset in Orange is the New Black.

Her competition will include two OITNB co-stars (Natasha Lyonne ans Uzo Aduba) and a trio of established veterans: Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live), Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live) and Joan Cusack (Shameless).

July 9, 2014

'Here in comes to The View the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network'

Elisabeth Hasselbeck may no longer be on ABC's The View but that didn't stop her today from slamming the prospect of Rosie O'Donnell returning to the morning chatfest.

July 9, 2014

Show is first scripted series from network best known for Real Housewives franchise

Bravo, the network best known for its Real Housewives franchise, is launching its first scripted series and has lined up Laverne Cox as a guest star.

Cox, who last month was featured on the cover of Time Magazine, will appear in an episode of Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce which stars Lisa Edelstein as a recently divorced self-help writer.

Cox will portray a character by the name of Adele Northrop who is a Pulitzer Prize-winning war journalist and LGBT advocate. Northrop will be presenting who presents an award at a marriage equality gala.

July 8, 2014

Former co-host is reportedly in talks to rejoin ABC talk show seven years after her very fiery exit

ABC's The View is reportedly in talks with Rosie O'Donnell, the most controversial host in the show's history, to return to the fold.

According to TMZ, O’Donnell is in 'active negotiations' to rejoin. She is the only lesbian to have been a permanent host on the show since its debut in 1997.

July 8, 2014

Actress will be back as lesbian character Santana following an alleged feud with star Lea Michele

Naya Rivera is confirmed to be back for the final season of Glee, according to reports.

The actress, who plays lesbian character Santana on the hit musical comedy drama, was written out of the show in the fifth season finale.

It was alleged she had been fired for feuding with Lea Michelle, or quitting over salary negotiations, or one of the multitude of other reasons that were reported.

But it appears it was unfounded, as Rivera will be back for a limited number of episodes.

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 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).

July 4, 2014

'I'm just glad I wasn't "killed by a fruit truck" again'

Chris Colfer took to Twitter - for real this time - to joke about the hoax that had sent Glee fans reeling on Thursday (3 July).

The actor's Twitter account had been hacked with a tweet that informed his followers that he had suddenly been fired from Glee 'due to personal issues' that he would explain later.

A short time later, the tweet was reported to be a hoax and fans could rest assured that Colfer would be returning as Kurt Hummel for Glee's sixth and final season.

July 3, 2014

Fake tweet had read: 'Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE'

For awhile there, it looked like Chris Colfer has been fired from Glee.

Instead, he was the victim of a Twitter hoax.

Fans of the actor were stunned to read a tweet on his account this morning which read: 'Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly.'

It turns out that someone had hacked his account.

A FOX representative states: 'Rumors of his dismissal from ‘Glee' could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.'

July 3, 2014

'I sent it because people are raising stupid laws. Period'

Raven Symone doesn't have a lot to say now about taking to twitter last August and writing: 'I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.'

Rumors about her sexuality had long been swirling so reading between the lines, it seemed that the former star of TV's That's So Raven was officially coming out.

It's not something she denies, but she doesn't have a lot to say about it - at least publicly.

July 2, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bisexual star has revealed she thinks the TV host is very sexy because of her humor

Megan Fox has revealed she finds Ellen DeGeneres sexy.

The Transformers star has said the talk show host is one of her celebrity crushes.

‘I think Ellen is sexy,’ she said. ‘Maybe it's the way she gives off the impression that she's anti-“the business” even though she's engaging in it.

‘And humor is always sexy.’

The 28-year-old actress, who will be starring in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, has long been open about her being bisexual.

‘I have no question in my mind about being bisexual,’ she has said.

July 2, 2014

Out actor plays gay sidekick of 90210 alums on new ABC Family comedy Mystery Girls

Miguel Pinzon has filmed seven episodes of the new ABC Family comedy series Mystery Girls and still can't believe he's working alongside Beverly Hills 90210 icons Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling.

He describes the show as 'Scooby Doo meets AbFab.'

Garth and Spelling, of course, starred on the original 90210 from 1990-2000 and have reunited on a new show which premiered last week and airs its second episode tonight (2 July).

July 2, 2014

Greg Rikaart: 'It certainly would be interesting … in my opinion'

While rival US soaps such as Days of Our Lives and General Hospital currently have ongoing gay storylines, the top-rated The Young and the Restless remains quite heterosexual.

Out actor Greg Rikaart, who has played Kevin Fisher on the show for the past decade, thinks it would be interesting if an established character - such as his - were to come out.

July 2, 2014

'What you're telling me, sir, is you went on this website in order to find someone who had the same sexual predisposition you did?'

Imagine appearing before a no-nonsense 71-year-old judge and talking about Grindr.

That's what happened this week on an episode of the syndicated US courtroom series Judge Judy.

Judge Judy Sheindlin was asked to settle a dispute between a 47-year-old man who was suing a 23-year-old 'friend' for unpaid loans.

The younger man, Aaron Murphy, claimed the money was a gift and that the man wanted it back after he spurned his advances.

July 1, 2014

Ranks behind only Beyonce, LeBron James, Dr. Dre and Oprah Winfrey when ranking world’s most powerful celebrities

Ellen DeGeneres is showing that after more than 20 years in the spotlight, she is only getting more popular - and powerful.

DeGeneres climbed up five spaces from last year to reach fifth place on Forbes Magazine's 15th Annual Celebrity 100 list.

Beyonce tops the list for the first time with last year's leader, Oprah Winfrey, dropping to fourth. In second-place is LeBron James and number three is Dr. Dre.

June 30, 2014

Kwanten: 'We’d been pondering the thought, “What if we were ever put in a scene where it was just the two of us? What would happen?"'

The characters of Jason Stackhouse and Eric Northman had not shared a scene together - alone - on HBO's True Blood until the most recent episode which premiered on Sunday (29 June).

They made it a scene to remember.

Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and vampire Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) hook up at the start of the episode in a dream sequence that leaves little to the imagination.

June 28, 2014

Caleb Reynolds came under fire after an Instagram post in which he allegedly used homophobic and racist language

The annual CBS summer reality competition, Big Brother, returned to the air this week and one of its contestants allegedly posted a homophobic and racist rant on Instagram.