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November 28, 2014

ABC Family show centers on lesbian couple and their large brood

For five seasons on Showtime's Queer as Folk, Peter Paige played the role of Emmett Honeycutt who was part of a group of gay friends living in Pittsburgh.

Since then, Paige has gone on to create the ABC Family series The Fosters about the lives of an interracial lesbian couple who are married and raising biological and adoptive children together.

While Queer as Folk was quite sexually explicit, Paige tells Gay Star News The Fosters is even more 'subversive' in its own way.

November 28, 2014

'I've learned not to engage with them via media'

The last time Rosie O'Donnell made fun of Donald Trump on ABC's The View eight years ago, it ignited a bitter public feud.

Did O'Donnell kick open the door to round to on Friday's episode of The View which she returned to this fall?

During a discussion about rude people with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Nicole Wallace O'Donnell alluded to her infamous feud with Trump during which he called her a 'loser,' a 'slob' and took jabs at her weight.

November 26, 2014

' ... The soul of America is in real trouble'

On a speaking tour in Europe, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee attacked gay marriage saying it threatens 'the foundation of our society and culture.'

November 23, 2014

Activists want 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air, after the Duggar family have been accused of inciting hatred against gay and transgender people

158,000 people have signed an online petition called ‘End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars.’

The petition on Change.org is targeting the Duggar family of US TV show 19 Kids and Counting which has aired on the The Learning Channel (TLC) network since 2008.

The show follows the lives of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar from Tontitown, Arkansas. They are described as ‘devout Independent Baptists and adherents of the Christian patriarchy movement.’

November 20, 2014

Don Lemon: 'As a victim myself I would never want to suggest that any victim could have prevented a rape'

Don Lemon, an openly gay anchor for CNN, came under fire this week for his line of questioning to a woman who is accusing Bill Cosby of rape.

Joan Tarshis said she faked having an infection to avoid intercourse with Cosby but did other acts. Lemon said that 'there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it.'

He mentioned that one of the ways was 'the using of the teeth.'

Tarshis, who was 19 at the time of the alleged attack, remained composed during the interview and said it hadn't occurred to her to retaliate in that way.

November 20, 2014

'I think we have a lot in common. We’re both from Louisiana, we’re both hosts...'

Who knew that Robin Roberts and Ellen DeGeneres were so alike?

Today (20 November) the host of the ABC morning show Good Morning America sat across from Ellen on her own program.

The comic listed all the things the two shared.

November 19, 2014

Once crazy about Tom Cruise, her latest man crush is Mariska Hargitay's 'tall, handsome, charming and delicious' husband

Being one of the world's most famous lesbians didn't stop Rosie O'Donnell from flirting with a married man this week.

O'Donnell was at the Worldwide Orphans gala in New York City on Tuesday (18 November) and found herself at a table with movie hunks Hugh Jackman and Andrew Garfield.

But it was another handsome man who caught her eye: Peter Hermann who was at the event with his actress-wife Mariska Hargitay.

November 18, 2014

TV news legend was not pleased when Cohen suggested, on live television, that perhaps Walters was too old to understand film American Hustle

Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's nightly talk show Watch What Happens Live, found out the hard way what it's like to really tick off Barbara Walters.

Cohen recalled Monday (17 November) to time he guest hosted on The View nearly two years ago and suggested to the 80-plus Walters that maybe the reason she didn't understand the film American Hustle was due to her age.

The insult happened on live television and Walters' displeasure was instant.

November 18, 2014

'There goes my last lingering thread of my heterosexuality'

The Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon has stepped in to save a gay bull from the slaughterhouse.

The Hollywood producer bought Benjy the bull's freedom after he learned the animal was going to be killed as it wouldn't breed.

At first the Irish farmer who bought the Charolais assumed that Benjy might just be a 'discreet chappie' who didn't want to be 'doing the business in public'.

But after he brought in an expert, he realised the 'problem'.

November 17, 2014

Actor plays gay character of Sonny Kiriakis on NBC's Days of our Lives

Actor Freddie Smith, who plays the gay character of Sonny Kiriakis on NBC's Days of Our Lives, has been charged with drunk driving.

The 2013 Emmy nominee was involved in a serious car crash last month in Ohio when he lost control of his car early on Route 84 in Kingsville Township.

Smith suffered minor injuries but his girlfriend, Alyssa Tabit, was critically injured and trapped in the overturned car. She and had to be airlifted to a local hospital.

She is now recovering from her injuries.

November 16, 2014

A 26-year-old man has been charged in connection to the case

Stephen Patrick White, 46, has died on Saturday afternoon in a hospital from injuries after he was found beaten and burned in a Greensboro, North Carolina hotel room last weekend.

According to media reports, White, an army veteran, has had most of both arms amputated after he was severely burned in the incident last weekend when he went to the hotel with a man he met at a gay bar.

A 26-year-old man has as been charged in the crime.

November 15, 2014

'What a tease'

The internet has not recovered since Kim Kardashian's bountiful Paper magazine cover. Her bare backside photo has spawned multiple memes.

Here is one we are certain a few of our readers will actually remember.

Joe Jonas, older brother of Nick, Photoshopped the littlest Jonas' pouty stare on the Kardashian body.

'What a tease,' Joe Jonas writes under the Facebook picture.

November 14, 2014

A Florida gay couple who took each others’ surnames after they married in New York have been ordered by their state’s DMV to change their names back to what they were before they were married or their drivers licenses will be cancelled

A Florida gay couple who married out of state are in shock this week after they were sent a letter by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) telling them they would have their drivers licenses cancelled if they did not change their legal names.

Daniel and Scott Wall-Desousa became one of the first gay married couples in Florida to legally take each others’ surnames and appeared on WFTV 9News to speak about that on 30 October.

November 11, 2014

'Nick Jonas shaving his chest. This is something I just dream about'

Nick Jonas on Tuesday (11 November) agreed to play a game of 'crotchball' on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.

The singer and actor, in the middle of a publicity blitz for his new album, agreed to wear a hoop attached to his waist just above his crotch and allow Seacrest to throw a ball threw the hoop.

If Seacrest missed, Jonas had to agree to do a dare.

'This is much tamer than the stuff I've seen you do on social media,' Seacrest told Jonas.

On the third ball, Seacrest missed - quite purposely.

November 10, 2014

Star of new sitcom The McCarthys spent years trying to avoid the family business

Now that a few episodes of the CBS sitcom The McCarthys have aired, it's clear that lead Tyler Ritter is a chip off the old block.

The young actor not only looks very much like his late father, Three's Company star John Ritter, he also seems to have inherited some of his comic timing and onscreen charisma.

But the younger Ritter told Gay Star News Monday (10 October) that he fought for years against following in the footsteps of his dad and his older brother, Jason Ritter, who has starred in several TV series.

November 6, 2014

Actress is honored for her transgender advocacy

Transgender actress Laverne Cox has been named a woman of the year by Glamour magazine for her role in TV series Orange Is the New Black and her advocacy work.

It has already been a whirlwind year Cox, who became the first transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine and the first to be nominated for an Emmy Award in an acting category.

November 5, 2014

Singer-actor says one requirement is 'a willingness to do anything'

Nick Jonas has given his gay fans something else to love him for: crotch grabbing lessons.

The singer/actor, who recently channeled Mark Wahlberg's famous Calvin Klein underwear photo shoot in a photo shoot of his own, shares with Now Magazine how he did it.

He recommends turning to the side since 'profile is better' and says: 'It's very simple. You need three things: A hand, a crotch and a willingness to do anything.'

November 4, 2014

The View co-host also accuses conservative network of not always being factually correct

It wasn't like Rosie O'Donnell's former nemesis on The View, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, was going to be sending her a Christmas card anyway.

O'Donnell blasted Hasselbeck's current employer, Fox News, during a discussion on Tuesday (4 November) about Ben Stein's controversial comments about President Obama who he called racist.

'It was on Fox News, which I think just likes to incite a lot of hate and is not always factually correct,' said O'Donnell.

November 3, 2014

What did he actually mean to go dressed as?

A man has won a costume contest as he looked like Ellen DeGeneres - but that wasn't exactly his intention.

Reddit user StuTOTHEart posted a picture of his last-minute Halloween outfit, which was essentially a shirt, wig and blush.

So when people assumed he was dressed as the gay TV host, he ran with it.

And it was enough to win him $50 at the karaoke bar.

October 31, 2014

Tyler Ritter has followed his dad, grandfather and older brother into acting

It was just four years ago that Tyler Ritter decided to join the family business.

Now he finds himself as one of the leads on a network sitcom, the McCarthys, playing a single gay man navigating life with a sometimes overbearing but very loyal sports-loving family.

'The show starts out with him already having come out a few years before, and the family is totally OK and accepting of him,’ Ritter tells The Wrap.

October 31, 2014

Two and a Half Men star describes self as an 'effeminate heterosexual dork'

Jon Cryer's character on Two and a Half Men isn't gay and yet on next week's episode of the CBS sitcom, he's getting married to a man.

In real life, Cryer has been married to second wife Lisa Joyner since 2009 and yet he has often been mistaken for being gay.

October 29, 2014

Shepherd appears on Good Morning America and makes fun of O'Donnell's various ailments - predicts she will be on the show just one year

Sherri Shepherd, a former co-host of ABC's The View, relentlessly made fun of current co-host Rosie O'Donnell during a television interview this week.

Shepherd appeared in Good Morning America to promote her role in the Broadway musical Cinderella and said she still watches the show she co-hosted for seven years before departing in the summer.

Shepherd kicked off her Rosie ribbing by lifting up her leg which O'Donnell did during her first show this season. O'Donnell returned to the show after quitting in 2007 after one stormy year.

October 24, 2014

Nails Justin Bieber but has some trouble with Harry Styles and Zac Efron

First he took his shirt off in a few gay dance clubs and now he's trying to guess which bulge belongs to which male celebrity.

Nick Jonas certainly seems to be stepping up his efforts to court gay fans.

The singer and actor agreed to play Guess the Bulge for Sugarscape and while he was able to guess Justin Bieber fairly easily, he needs some hints to get Zac Efron and is completely blank on Harry Styles.

October 22, 2014

'People notice my eye looks different, I had my eyelid done because it was drooping'

Rosie O'Donnell told the audience of ABC's The View of Wednesday (22 October) that she had plastic surgery to take care of a droopy eyelid.

She made the disclosure during a discussion about Oscar winning actress Renee Zellweger who appeared at a red carpet event this week looking very different than she has in the past.

The has led to widespread speculation about what Zellweger may or may not have had done to her face.