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May 22, 2015

'I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret'

Josh Duggar, executive director of the lobbying arm of the anti-gay Family Research Council, resigned on Thursday (21 May).

He has admitted to sexually abusing five young girls, including some of his sisters, when he was a teenager.

Duggar is one of the members of the evangelical Christian family that stars in the TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting. He is one of the 19 children of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and a married father of three himself.

May 22, 2015

Duggar was head of lobbying arm of anti-gay Family Research Council

The TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting has been pulled off the air after one of the 19 admitted to sexually abusing five young girls, including some of his sisters, when he was a teenager.

Josh Duggar, executive director of the lobbying arm of the anti-gay Family Research Council, is at the center of a growing scandal that also led to his resigning from his FRC job on Thursday (21 May).

May 21, 2015

'I love you David and will miss you a lot'

A fellow television icon was having his last night on the air and Ellen DeGeneres did not want to let David Letterman go without paying the proper respect.

On Wednesday (20 May), the day of Letterman's last night as host of CBS's The Late Show, DeGeneres closed her own show with a tribute to Letterman's 33 years on network television.

'What a career he's had,' DeGeneres said. 'He is, for me personally, an inspiration.'

May 19, 2015

Daughters upset that Olympic champ was far along with transition but had kept family in the dark

This week's episode of the reality series Keeping Up With the Kardashians got very real as Bruce Jenner's decision to go public about his female gender identity took center stage.

Daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, stepdaughters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian and ex-wife Kris Jenner expressed support for Jenner's transition but called him out for his secrecy.

The family was stunned to learn about cosmetic procedures he had done and discovered Jenner was further along in his transition to female than any of them knew.

May 19, 2015

Former couple has emotional talk about their marriage in second part of TV special

In the second part of a Keeping Up With the Kardashians special, a tearful Bruce Jenner mourned the loss of her husband of 23 years.

'I just miss Bruce,' she said as she sat at the kitchen table with the 1976 Olympic gold medalist. 'I'm trying so hard to process my pain and get through my days.'

Bruce Jenner confirmed publicly last month that he identifies as female and is in the process of transitioning. His story is the focal point of a two-part Keeping Up With the Kardashian's special that concluded Monday.

May 19, 2015

He tells her: 'I just know that I love you and I want to spend my life with you'

The character of Maya on the CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful was recently revealed to viewers to be a transgender woman.

On Monday's episode of the show, her boyfriend found out too.

The setting was a mountain cabin where Rick Forrester (Jacob Young) had taken Maya (Karla Mosley) to propose marriage.

Although Rick had been in the dark, several people had already found out about Maya after her sister confided the news to the wrong person.

May 16, 2015

'We had so much in common that it was kind of a match made in heaven'

It's now become clear that Kris Jenner and her children did not participate in the highly-rated Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer because they had a TV special of their own planned.

That special, About Bruce, is a two-part Keeping Up with the Kardashians that will begin airing on Sunday (17 May).

In it, Kris opens up about their 25-year marriage which officially ended in March. Their split has been due to Bruce's decision to transition to female at the age of 65.

They had met on a blind date and Kris says 'it was kind of love at first sight.'

May 15, 2015

Tensions with Whoopi Goldberg, showdown with a producer, crumbling marriage and health concerns contributed

It's been three months since Rosie O'Donnell abruptly quit The View - again - but the interest in her stormy five-month return engagement to the struggling talk show remains high.

A new in-depth Vanity Fair report details just how tense things got behind-the-scenes and how O'Donnell being on the same panel with Whoopi Goldberg as moderator seemed doomed from the start.

May 14, 2015

'She kind of s**t all over my mother’s legacy'

Joan Rivers' daughter is no longer remaining silent about the implosion Fashion Police suffered as it tried to stay on the air after the death of her mother.

Melissa Rivers, who continued to executive produce the show after Kathy Griffin took over for her mother, is critical of how Griffin quit the show abruptly after less than three months on the job.

'My biggest complaint was the feeling that she kind of shit all over my mother’s legacy in her statement on leaving,' Rivers told Hoda Kotb Wednesday night in New York.

May 13, 2015

Emmy winner came out publicly the day in 2013 when the US Supreme Court gutted the Defense of Marriage Act

The Young and the Restless star Greg Rikaart has married television writer Robert Sudduth.

Rikaart broke the news on Twitter Wednesday morning by posting a photo of the beachside vows in Maui with the simple two-word caption: 'Holy matrimony.'

After a flood of well wishes, Rikaart took to Twitter again with this message: 'So much love today. Thanks for it all. Rob and I have enjoyed reading your kind wishes. Mahalo, as they say here on Maui.'

May 12, 2015

'My message to any LGBTQ kid out there who feels like I did - hopeless, ashamed, or cornered - I assure you, you are a gathering storm'

During Monday's broadcast of MSNBC Live With Thomas Roberts, the program's host reflected on less than 48 hours earlier when he was honored by GLAAD at a glittery ceremony in New York City.

'It was a tremendous night for a kid like me. What an honor,' Roberts told viewers.

On Saturday, while accepting an award named for the late activist and media figure Vito Russo, Roberts grew emotional when he thought back to those days when he was a kid.

May 8, 2015

Gay icon did her first of many guest spots with Letterman 29 years ago

Cher made a surprise visit to The Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday night.

The gay icon's appearance was not publicized and she simply walked out during Letterman's monologue for a few minutes of banter with the host who is retiring from the show later this month.

Cher's first appearance with Letterman was 29 years ago when his show was on NBC and she memorably called him as 'asshole.'

But even more memorable was her 1987 appearance with ex-husband Sonny Bono when the former singing partners sang in public together for the last time.

May 7, 2015

Weirdest places he's had sex is 'under the stands at Hollywood High School'

Andy Cohen has revealed the most famous he has had sex with is Lance Bass.

The Watch What Happens Live host admitted to kissing the N'Sync singer back in 2012 but it seems that wasn't the whole story.

On Tuesday (5 April) night, Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Morgan turned the tables on Cohen and grilled the host on his sex life.

She asks where's the most unusual place he's had sex.

When Morgan wouldn't accept his 'boring' first answer of airplane, he admits: 'Under the stands at Hollywood High School.'

May 4, 2015

In new clip, Kardashian family matriarch reacts to ex-husband's transition

Kris Jenner did not have a comment for Diane Sawyer to share during the recent highly-rated TV interview in which her ex-husband, Bruce Jenner, shared with the world that he is a transgender woman.

But Mrs. Jenner, queen of the Kardashian family showbiz empire, is not remaining silent.

She will share her thoughts, along with the rest of her family, on a special two-part episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians to air on 17 and 18 of May.

April 30, 2015

Emmy winner tells GSN:  'I think his relationships with women have been difficult at best'

Greg Rikaart has a wish for his character on the CBS daytime soap The Young and the Restless.

'I want him to come out,' the actor told Gay Star News on the red carpet at the Daytime Emmys in Los Angeles earlier this week.

Rikaart, who came out publicly as gay in 2013, has played the role of Kevin for 11 years and won a Daytime Emmy for his portrayal in 2005.

April 30, 2015

Says in new It Got Better video: 'She nurtured me and gave me what it was that I needed - to be seen, to be cared about'

When Rosie O'Donnell was in the seventh grade, an English teacher demanded to know why she hadn't done her homework.

This led to a classmate passed a note around which said 'Mr. Kaplan doesn't know that Roseanne's mother died and now she's sad.'

When she saw the note, she started to cry and ran out of the classroom and into the woods. There she stayed until they found her late in the night.

She did not return to school for a month.

April 29, 2015

War of words has erupted between both sides

Rosie O’Donnell and estranged wife Michelle Rounds are fighting for custody of their adopted daughter Dakota and it’s getting ugly.

The former couple split in November after nearly three years of marriage.

Both sides issued statements to Page Six that draw lines in the sand.

April 27, 2015

Actor confrims to Gay Star News he's leaving Days of Our Lives but door open for his return

Freddie Smith, who plays the gay character of Sonny Kiriakis on NBC's Days of Our Lives, won his first Daytime Emmy Award on Sunday.

'This award is for the LGBT community for showing strength and courage and being an inspiration to all of us,' Smith said while accepting his award at a ceremony held on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank.

April 25, 2015

'I've been thinking about this day forever and what I should do with my life'

Olympic champion turned reality show star Bruce Jenner confirmed on Friday (24 April) plans to transition to female.

'For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,' Jenner told Diane Sawyer minutes into a highly-anticipated interview on ABC.

April 25, 2015

Eight episode program on E! will explore Jenner’s transition to female

Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer was just the beginning.

The 1976 Olympic champion will return to television this summer in an eight episode documentary series on Jenner's new life as a woman.

The series, which does not yet have a title, will air on E!

'Bruce is incredibly courageous and an inspiration, and we are proud to be entrusted with this deeply personal and important story,' says Jeff Olde, executive vice president, programming and development, E!

April 25, 2015

The 17 million viewers result in highest-rated episode of 20/20 in 15 years

Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday earned ABC's 20/20 its highest ratings in 15 years and also exploded on Twitter.

The two-hour program garnered just under 17 million viewers - one of the biggest audience on a Friday night for a non-sports special since 2003.

During the show, Jenner discussed beginning the process of publicly transitioning to female at the age of 65.

The Jenner interview was the highest-rated for a 20/20 episode since a 2000 interview with John and Patsy Ramsey, parents of murder victim JonBenet Ramsey.

April 25, 2015

'I think what they’re doing with our characters is really unique'

Matt Bomer was at the CinemaCon event for theater owners to talk up the male stripper flick Magic Mike XXL but couldn't avoid being asked about American Horror Story: Hotel.

The hunky actor will star opposite Lady Gaga in the fifth season of the FX anthology series to premiere in October.

'I know that I’ll be working with Stefani [Germanotta], Lady Gaga, pretty extensively, so I’m excited about that,' Bomer told MTV News.

April 25, 2015

'Bruce has bigger fish to fry than turning into Belinda'

Don't expect Bruce Jenner and Wendy Williams to share a meal anytime soon.

April 24, 2015

Olympic champion turned reality TV star talks about his 'journey' with Diane Sawyer in interview tonight

The day for the airing of Bruce Jenner's highly-anticipated interview with Diane Sawyer has finally arrived.

'It’s going to be an emotional roller coaster but somehow I’m going to get through it,' Jenner says in the latest in a series of promos. 'I want to know how this story ends…you know… how does my story end?'

Sawyer appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and The View Friday to hype the two-hour special during which Jenner is expected his to publicly disclose that he is transitioning to female.