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October 20, 2014

'Scandal' creator takes no prisoners when it comes to homophobia

Shonda Rhimes may know a thing or two about how to get away with murder, but she takes no prisoners when it comes to homophobia.

Arguably the most powerful showrunner in Hollywood, the Scandal creator gave the most perfect answer to a How To Get Away With Murder viewer who complained about the gay sex scenes.

'@shondarhimes the gay scenes in scandal and how to get away with murder are too much. There is no point and they add nothing to the plot,' the Twitter user said.

October 15, 2014

'To just hear his voice, to see his smile ... For me, that would be an extraordinary thing'

While Anderson Cooper's famous mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, remains active at 90, the CNN anchor lost his father when he was only 10.

Author Wyatt Cooper died of a heart attack in 1978 at the age of 50.

During a conversation on CNN this week with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. about family genealogy, Cooper was asked which of his ancestors would he want to meet with today if he could.

October 14, 2014

Nick the gardener has impressed during shirtless appearances on boss' show

Channing Tatum called The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday (13 October) with big news about the Magic Mike sequel - but he wasn't calling for Ellen.

The actor was calling for Ellen's hunky gardener, Nick, who just happened to be on the set picking apples while shirtless.

'After careful inspection of your ab region, we have deducted that we need you in Magic Mike XXL,' Tatum told a disbelieving gardener whose real name is Bill Reilich.

The talk show host had floated the idea during one of the gardener's previous appearances on her show.

October 14, 2014

Is first major talent to get pink slip - nearly 1,500 expected to lose jobs

Jane Velez-Mitchell may not be as famous as Anderson Cooper, but she was getting about as much airtime each night as the host of her own show on CNN’s sister network, HLN.

That was until today when amid massive layoffs at CNN and HLN by Turner Broadcasting, Velez-Mitchell was the first prominent on-air talent to lose her job.

Her self-titled show, which aired five nights a week, has been canceled and her entire staff let go, according to TheWrap.

October 11, 2014

'From what we’ve been told by witnesses, it appears … that it may be a robbery gone bad'

Authorities in Los Angeles are offering a $50,000 (39,000) for information about the 2 October murder of a transgender woman.

Earlier this month, 47-year-old Aniya Parker was shot in the head trying to escape from three men near Kenmore and Melrose Avenues.

According to KTLA 5, a local news station, security video from local businesses shows the victim and suspects in a dispute.

October 9, 2014

The View co-host, a victim of abuse herself, says: 'He's the Michael Landon of this generation'

Rosie O'Donnell, a victim of child molestation herself, expressed shock on The View Thursday (9 October) over allegations against 7th Heaven star Stephen Collins.

'It devastates everyone in the radius of that person because it's a shocking allegation,' O'Donnell said of Collins. 'For me, I always have my antennae up, having had a childhood with that.'

Collins, who played a pastor on the long-running TV drama, allegedly admits to molesting multiple children in a tape was released this week from a therapy session with his estranged wife, Faye Grant.

October 8, 2014

'I remember Jesus had a lot of different kinds of friends. Jesus never turned anybody away'

With so much news on the gay marriage front this week, it's no surprise that it ended up being one of the hot topics on ABC's The View.

While lesbian co-host Rosie O'Donnell was joyous over the US Supreme Court letting the overturning of gay marriage bans in five states stand, it was the show's moderator Whoopi Goldberg who had the strongest words for opponents.

'You cannot stem this tide,' Goldberg said. 'It is coming whether you're comfortable with it or not.'

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 7, 2014

Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia receives its US TV premiere on HBO following its screening in the UK earlier this year

A film exposing how gay teens are lured, kidnapped and tortured in Russia received its US TV premiere on HBO last night (6 October).

Hunted: The War Against Gays In Russia aired to critical acclaim following its showing on UK television earlier this year.

Last year, GSN revealed how fascist leaders were spearheading the campaign against LGBTI teens.

October 5, 2014

The 22-year-old also has a thing for Game of Crowns, a beauty pageant reality show

Nick Jonas is everywhere. If he's not taking his shirt off at a New York City gay club, he's talking to  Cosmopolitan.com.

In the wide ranging interview with the magazine,  the pop singer is asked to name his celebrity crush. The answer puts him in good company.

'If you're asking, it's Daniel Craig,' Jonas replied.

October 1, 2014

'He recited a biblical passage -- I think it's a Deuteronomy passage'

A gay couple was shot with a BB gun while they were in front of a gay bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In a report by KMSP-TV, a local television station, the attack took place last week (25 September).

Suspect Wayne Steven Odegard was harassing customers of The Saloon, a gay bar in the Midwest US city

October 1, 2014

But, he admits: 'It was a few drinks in at that point. All bets were off'

Nick Jonas caused a bit of a stir last month when he took his shirt off at a few different New York City gay clubs and revealed his set of killer abs.

'I was in New York celebrating the release of the new music and I went to a couple of gay clubs and... (Laughs) They kind of made me do it, so I had to!' he tells PrideSource Magazine.

When it was pointed out that it was he himself taking that shirt off Jonas said: 'It was a few drinks in at that point. All bets were off.'

October 1, 2014

The View co-host says show was not about 'chick fights' when it was launched

Whoopi Goldberg explains her recent spat with Rosie O'Donnell this way: 'Like family, some days you're cranky. There are four of us and some days we're just cranky.'

September 30, 2014

Whoopi tells Rosie:  'I'm really sick of your s***!"

Less than two weeks into their stint as co-hosts on The View, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell had a heated fight during a commercial break.

The war of words occurred during the taping of the show last Thursday (25 September) when moderator Goldberg reportedly cut O'Donnell off during the show's Hot topics segment to go to a commercial, according to Daily Mail.

September 26, 2014

Saying gay sex is 'part of life,' How to Get Away With Murder creator Peter Nowalk promises lots more

Viewers of last night's series premiere of ABC's legal drama How to Get Away With Murder saw gay law student Connor Walsh seduce a man to get information on a case.

Their flirtation in a bar later moved to the bedroom where clothes came off, breathing gets heavy, and Connor (played by Jack Falahee) tells the guy to 'turn over' and presumably begins rimming him.

The scene aired on the same broadcast network that 25 years ago lost advertisers because two gay men were simply shown in bed together on the drama Thirtysomething.

September 24, 2014

'Where do you get the euros to buy a gay gift?'

The comedy duo Key & Peele are about to return to Comedy Central for a fourth season.

In preparation, they released a comic sketch of a family preparing for a gay wedding. Larry, played by Jordan Peele, calls the relatives together for a sit-down.

'Johnson family. Now we all know why we are here,' Larry announces. 'Cousin Delroy is getting married. To a man. Which is crazy.'

September 20, 2014

This straight father of two young daughters says, 'Some of my best friends are either gay, bi, lesbian, and family too... I didn't even have to really think about it'

It was a regular Saturday night out for Drew Bartscher and his friends until he ended up with a black eye.

The 27-year-old was waiting for his two friends outside Wiley's Tavern in downtown Sioux Falls in South Dakota at around 2am when he heard a woman use a derogatory term for homosexuals.

'I hear a woman regard – make a comment to her boyfriend. Uh, along the lines of, "These F-ing F-words,"' Bartscher told the media.

September 19, 2014

Sean Hannity: 'You guys want to tell parents what they can and cannot do'

In talking about child abuse allegations against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Sean Hannity Fox News personality somehow quickly found a way to make it about gays.

Peterson is accused of beating his 4 year old son with a tree branch and has been taken off the Minnesota Vikings roster.

Here's what Hannity had to say about that: 'This is my problem with liberals. Here's where my fear goes with all of this - you guys want to tell parents what they can and cannot do.

September 19, 2014

Jonas is promoting the new single Jealous and his role in the upcoming DirecTV series Kingdom

Give Nick Jonas credit for business smarts. He's doing all he can to get, and keep, LGBTI admirers.

The 22-year-old, who had a birthday this week, has been spending time showing a little skin at gay clubs in New York City and publicly declaring love to his gay fans.

September 18, 2014

'Remember those days, how scared the NFL was back then, that a gay man would ruin their league?'

Michael Sam is not the biggest story in the NFL these days - not even close.

The league's first openly gay player is now part of the Dallas Cowboy's practice team and it was less than a month ago that ESPN aired a story about where he took his shower when he was with the St. Louis Rams.

Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, said on Wednesday's (17 September) show: 'Remember those days? How scared the NFL was back then, that a gay man would ruin their league? Oh what the NFL wouldn't do right now for that kind of distraction.'

September 18, 2014

Legendary comic, who hosted the E! show since 2010, died on 4 September

Melissa Rivers is to pay tribute to her mother Joan on an episode of Fashion Police.

The producer of the E! show will present a 90-minute edition of the show honoring the late comedian, who presented the show since 2010.

Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos will also be there to remember Rivers and her legacy.

The special episode will also include never-before-seen show moments, behind-the-scenes footage, and side-splitting outtakes.

September 18, 2014

'Everyone assumes that obese people would just be jumping for joy that they were healthier and thinner'

Rosie O'Donnell returned to ABC's The View this week weighing more than 50 pounds less than she did the last time she co-hosted the show back in 2007.

But it's been an emotional adjustment for the star.

She suffered a heart attack in 2012 then earlier this year, underwent a vertical gastric sleeve procedure that helped her reach a healthier weight.

September 17, 2014

Gay Star News chats with stars Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light and creator Jill Soloway

A star-sudded crowd got an early look this week at the first two episodes of the new series Transparent, a dramedy about an LA man with three grown children who is transitioning to female.

Series lead Jeffrey Tambor told Gay Star News on the red carpet of a premiere screening at the Ace Hotel in downtown LA that he has had a lot help from the LGBT community in learning and in preparing for his role.

‘This is important, this is a part of a lifetime,’ he said. ‘This is why you went into acting.’

September 16, 2014

Performer has done striptease in in gay club in recent days and revealed his character in new series Kingdom might be gay

Nick Jonas continues to spread the love to his gay fans saying in a new interview: 'I love them.'

His latest remarks come at a time that Jonas, who turned 22 today (16 September), has been whipping fans into a frenzy with his recent striptease at New York City gay nightclubs.