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August 15, 2014

Christopher Knight says Robert Reed 'was as good or better a father figure than my own dad'

Robert Reed was one of the most popular TV dads of all time on the sitcom The Brady Bunch but it was not known to most viewers that he was gay.

But the young actors who played his and Florence Henderson's six children on the show did eventually know and one of them, Christopher Knight, said this week that he could not have asked for a better role model.

August 13, 2014

The two were able to reconcile before his dad's death in 2012

Weather Channel anchor Sam Champion insists he was never really in the closet but it wasn’t until his final year on ABC’s Good Morning America that he shared the news with viewers.

Champion, who turns 53 today, had good reason for wanting to be more open: He had become engaged to marry husband Rubem Robierb.

August 12, 2014

Having kids with partner David Burtka made him 're-fall in love' with longtime partner

Before he became one of the most famous gay men in the world and met the love of his life, David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris slept with a girl.

'In high school all my friends were sleeping with girls, and it just seemed like that’s what one did,' he says in the new issue of Glamour Magazine.

'So therefore that’s what Idid.'

But it was not the fulfilling experience he thought it might be.

August 7, 2014

Lesbian actress's scene with on-screen husband required her to have an albino snake named Butter wrapped around her body

Sarah Paulson, nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the FX series American Horror Story: Coven, certainly earned her paycheck doing the part.

The actress was in a scene where her character of Coredelia had sex with her husband inside a ring of fire with snakes slithering around them. It was all part of a magical fertility spell.

Paulson confessed to talk show host Seth Meyers this week that she needed some liquid courage to get through the scene during which an albino snake named Butter was wrapped around her.

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 ... '

August 5, 2014

Emmy nominated actor and cast enjoyed a six-season run

Matt Bomer has filmed his last episode of White Collar, the USA Network action- drama that made him a star.

Bomer tweeted on Monday (4 August): 'Last day at White Collar-I love this family so much. Thank you to everyone who supported us over the years-we wouldn't be here without you!'

The show debuted in 2009 with a then little-known Bomer in the lead role of ex-con Neal Caffrey. As a way of staying out of prison, Neal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals and works with an FBI agent played by Tim Dekay.

August 5, 2014

Actress joins cast of The Young and the Restless as drinking buddy of character played by Melody Thomas Scott

Meredith Baxter, who long ago gave up drinking in real life, will be hitting the bottle on the CBS daytime soap The Young and the Restless starting early next month.

Baxter will join the cast as Maureen, a woman described as ‘charming, intelligent, middle-class woman who has always aspired to a more privileged life than she’s had,' according to TVGuide.com.

The character will be introduced as a drinking buddy of a fallen off the wagon Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott).

July 25, 2014

'You still have the anatomical bone structure of a man'

The same week that Andreja Pejic came out publicly as a transgender model, Project Runway's Tim Gunn is admitting that he has mixed feelings about a trans woman in the runway.

July 24, 2014

Gay actor, who plays Sheldon Cooper in the hit CBS show, was involved in a hoax that claimed he got in a fight with co-star Johnny Galecki

Jim Parsons is not quitting The Big Bang Theory.

The star, who made the CBS sitcom what it is as the breakout character Sheldon Cooper, was reported to not be returning for the eighth season.

The actor allegedly had an on-set fight with co-star Johnny Galecki, who plays Leonard.

It was claimed he had decided to move on from the role that had won him two Emmy awards.

However, the show is now contracted for another three seasons.

July 24, 2014

Co-star Patrick Wilson's character is bisexual in the Science fiction dark comedy

The trailer for a new feature film starring Matt Bomer has been released this week but it is not the openly gay actor playing the not so straight role.

In Space Station 76, described as a Science fiction dark comedy, it is co-star Patrick Wilson who plays a character who is struggling with bisexuality.

Bomer, currently filming the sixth and final season of TV's White Collar, plays the role of Ted, a mechanic married to a woman named Misty (Marisa Coughlan).

July 23, 2014

Says her wife will be part of 'top secret' story arc on political drama

Portia de Rossi has landed a role on the hit political drama Scandal.

The news was broken not by ABC or by a publicist but by the famous wife of the actress.

Ellen DeGeneres tweeted to her nearly 30 million followers: 'So annoying when people brag on twitter & that’s why I’m not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on Scandal. Oops.'

The show's writers later confirmed the news with their own tweet saying: 'We are so excited to have Portia de Rossi joining us this coming season.'

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 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 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.

June 27, 2014

Simon Hobbs says after awkward silence: 'Oh dear, was that an error?'

Apple CEO Tim Cook was ranked second this year on Out Magazine's 8th annual Power 50 list which ranks the most influential LGBTI voices in American culture.

The year before, he was ranked first.

But because he has never publicly uttered the words 'I'm gay,' there was an awkward moment Friday (27 June) on CNBC's Squawk on the Street show during a discussion about the lack of openly gay CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

June 26, 2014

'I don't like kissing guys, it doesn't do anything for me. It's really uncomfortable, but you gotta get past that'

Brendan Fehr played a gay prostitute in the sexually explicit 2004 film Sugar. Yet he says he was 'uncomfortable' about some aspects of his role as a closeted gay doctor in the new NBC drama The Night Shift.

Fehr, best known for the cult classic TV series Roswell, seemed to be most challenged by filming his first on-screen kiss with a man.

June 23, 2014

Former Days of Our Lives star has left show - footage of his successor in the role is mistakenly played when announcing his name as nominee

Chandler Massey has won his third consecutive Emmy Sunday for his acclaimed performance as gay college student and young father Will Horton on NBC’s Days of Our Lives.

The actor, who left the show last fall, used humor to diffuse what could have been an awkward moment after producers of the show showed a clip of his successor in the role, Guy Wilson, when announcing his name as a nominee.

'Did you see my reel? That was great!' Massey quipped as he took the stage to accept the trophy.

June 23, 2014

Biker attacks reporter for filming as he goes down the wrong way on a road near the Golden Gate Bridge

A motorcyclist was filmed not only disobeying traffic laws, but spouting off his homophobia, and got instantly served a good dose of karma.

Reporter Stanley Roberts was filming a news segment for KRON-4’s ‘People Behaving Badly’, capturing a man driving the wrong way down a one-way street near the Golden Gate Bridge.

When the man realized he was caught in the act by a news film crew, he decided to confront the reporter by telling a string of insults.

‘Go fuck yourself,’ the man yells as he walks away.

June 20, 2014

Pretend conservative Comedy Central talking head Stephen Colbert has pledged to stop talking about opposing same-sex marriage in solidarity with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker who has said he will no longer state his opinion on the issue

The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert has promised to no longer state what position he pretends to take on same-sex marriage, mocking politicians who ‘evolve’ on the issue by taking calculated steps towards going public with their support.

Colbert had been reacting to recent comments by Wisconsin state governor Scott Walker in which he said he will no longer have a public position on same-sex marriage after his state’s ban on gay couples marrying was struck down.

June 18, 2014

Host of The Daily Show rips into Texas governor for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism

Texas Governor Rick Perry has been mocked and criticized for his recent comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

But leave it to The Daily Show's Jon Stewart to really tell Perry what's what.

'You know what’s sad? Being gay is not a choice, but being a Texas Republican is,' Stewart said.

June 13, 2014

Regarding asking trans people about body parts, Cox tells Couric: 'It’s only a mistake if you make it twice'

Laverne Cox returned to The Katie Couric Show this week and there were no awkward moments like the last time they met on the air.

Couric was widely criticized and educated on the air by Cox after asking about genitalia.

'Last time you were here, I got a lot of flack because I asked about the physical process,' Couric said. 'I learned it is very, very upsetting and that your anatomy has very little to do with your gender identity.'