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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.'

June 11, 2014

Filmmaker writes book about his adventure and says: 'You don't need to go on a dating site, just go hitchhiking!'

Legendary filmmaker John Waters (Hairspray) says he learned a lot about America during the nine days he spent hitchhiking from Baltimore, Maryland to San Francisco, California.

Waters told Stephen Colbert Tuesday (10 June) that it took 21 rides to get him to his destination and along the way, he ride in the cars of a preacher's wife, a trucker, a police officer, a coal miner, a young politician and a rock band called Here We Go Magic.

June 11, 2014

Sherri Shepherd takes exception when Will Cain makes statement while co-hosting ABC's The View

While co-hosting ABC's The View on Wednesday (11 June), conservative pundit Will Cain was asked point-blank by co-host Sherri Shepherd: 'Are you bisexual?'

Shepherd asked the question after Cain agreed with co-host Jenny McCarthy that everybody is a little bit bi.

'I am not,' Cain replied. 'That's fine, that's the risk I run when I say that. A guy that wears boots like this, you're either gay or extremely confident straight.'

June 10, 2014

Zac Efron makes BuzzFeed's list of non-tall fellows whose sexiness is not in doubt

There are so many below average sexy men.

Let's take height. According to the people over at BuzzFeed, the average US male is 5ft 9.5in. For the rest of the world that's approximately 1.74m.

There's a list of 21 men who don't make the tall cut, but each one easily could get multiple phone numbers in any gay bar on planet Earth. Probably in other worlds also.

June 6, 2014

Looking star says filming show's sex scenes are 'the most challenging and easiest at the same time'

Sometimes, Jonathon Groff's wardrobe on the HBO series Looking is literally next to nothing.

The actor, in a recent panel discussion, shared how his nakedness and the simulation of certain sex acts is achieved.

For example, for those scenes where his character is being rimmed by another man, the show's costume designer has made an 'anal cover' for the actor to wear.

‘The intimacy on Looking is challenging because we are in nothing but like a dick sock and an anal cover and our legs are in the air,’ Groff explains.

June 5, 2014

Says person serving him 'looked at me like I was the loneliest, most pathetic person on the planet'

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper may be rich and famous but he's still a hard-working journalist who was on the job on his 47th birthday this week.

After doing a broadcast from Boston, he did the five-hour drive back to New York City and decided to duck into a McDonald's for a late-night birthday meal.

He ordered a Big Mac meal and 'I super-sized it because it was my birthday,' the CNN anchor told David Letterman Wednesday (4 June).

Then things got a little sad.

June 4, 2014

'These guys they came on to me. Even the one that looked exactly like a female said she liked guys with dreads'

One of the suspects in the Atlanta train attack of two trans women says he was provoked.

In an interview with WSB-TV Atlanta, Luther L. Thomas alleges he and his friends were goaded into a 20 May confrontation with Janell Crosby and Tyra Woods.

June 3, 2014

TV personality appears to have no idea about the reasons why Bryant famously got a pie in the face in 1977

Inexplicably, TV host Nancy Grace chose to defend one of the most infamous foes of gay and lesbian equality in history in a recent segment on her HLN show.

Grace tackled the topic of celebrity stalkers after Brad Pitt was attacked at a Hollywood premiere last week.

In doing so, she dragged out a 37 year old clip of Anita Bryant getting a pie shoved in her face and wondered why anybody would want to do this to such a 'sweet lady.'

May 31, 2014

Says Bomer: 'It's kind of a road trip film that leads to a stripper convention'

Basking in the critical and popular success of The Normal Heart, Matt Bomer appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday (31 May) to talk about that film and his next one.

Bomer shared how reading Larry Kramer's play The Normal Heart when he was a teenager really changed - and probably saved - his life.

'It encouraged me to practice safe sex,' he said. 'But also, I knew that somewhere out there, there was somebody who understood me and would stand by me.'