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July 25, 2014

Posts bogus story alleging Dave Franco and Efron are now a couple

Between making movies, appearing on Broadway and writing and directing, it would seem that the prolific James Franco would not have much time to spare.

But the Oscar-nominated star found the time to pull a prank on his brother, actor Dave Franco, and Zac Efron with whom Dave co-starred in the recent box office smash Neighbors.

Franco posted a bogus tabloid story, written by 'Dave Francock,' on social media which claims Efron and Dave Franco are dating and uses photos of them on the set of their film and at a basketball game as evidence.

July 25, 2014

Stonestreet's TV character recently married his male spouse on ABC hit

Eric Stonestreet plays one of the most high-profile gay characters on television while Rick Santorum is one of the most high-profile opponents of gay marriage.

So when the two men encountered each other at the White House Correspondents Dinner this year, Stonestreet was surprised to have the former US Senator from Pennsylvania ask to be in a photo with him.

The two-time Emmy winning actor just could not do it.

July 24, 2014

Modern Family star says fans are 'generally disappointed' when they meet him because he's 'not as fun' as Cam

Eric Stonestreet describes his TV alter-ego on Modern Family as ‘bossy, fussy bottom.’

The actor, who is straight in real life, says people are so used to seeing him as the flamboyant gay character of Cam on the ABC comedy that they become concerned when they encounter Stonestreet in public.

'I get a lot of questions like, "Are you not feeling well?"' the actor tells HuffPost Live.

July 24, 2014

Torchwood actor kissed a male dancer in front of 42 Commonwealth countries that criminalize homosexuality

Gay actor John Barrowman is being told to 'die' after kissing a male dancer at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

He performed a song called Welcome to Scotland, celebrating everything that makes the country great including Nessie, Gretna Green and equal marriage.

However, some criticized the Scottish-American host – saying he deserved to ‘die’, ‘should commit suicide’ and the kiss was ‘embarrassing for everyone involved’.

‘[John Barrowman is] a horrific human being,’ one said on Twitter. Another said he ‘needs to die for this.’

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

Award winning openly gay actor Nathan Lane has told a TV critics meeting that he thinks the idea that only gay actors should take on gay roles is ‘madness’

Birdcage and The Producers actor Nathan Lane has hit out at the notion that straight actors shouldn’t be allowed to take on gay roles, praising Mark Ruffalo’s performance in The Normal Heart as an example where a heterosexual actor has shined in a gay role.

Lane made the comments at a meeting of TV critics on Tuesday, noting that he wouldn’t have been able to take on some of his iconic roles if he wasn’t allowed to play straight characters as a gay man.

July 22, 2014

Gay rights advocate also comments on his feud with William Shatner, saying he was the only one of the Star Trek cast who had no idea he was gay

Actor George Takei has revealed he attempted to persuade Star Trek writers to include an episode dealing with gay rights.

But, sadly, the show’s creator Gene Roddenberry wasn’t interested in the idea.

Takei, who found fame as Sulu in the original Star Trek series, appeared on Real Time will Bill Maher this week to talk about his life and career.

He said as the show was so good as tackling women’s rights, race relations and international politics, he would have loved for Star Trek to deal with the gay rights struggle in America and around the world.

July 22, 2014

'You make a statement, a big statement, when you go, "I don't want to play this part because it's gay"'

Actor Luke Grimes left the role of James on HBO hit True Blood reportedly over the character's same-sex pairing with gay character Lafayette.

Nelsan Ellis, who plays Lafayette, is speaking out for the first time about the departure of Grimes who was replaced by Nathan Parsons.

July 19, 2014

'He asked for the biggest, baddest adventure and it was an honor to oblige'

It seems Zac Efron likes to be shirtless. Not that anyone here plans on protesting that.

The actor's most recent no shirt required stint is a clip from the upcoming show Running Wild With Bear Grylls.

In the reality show, the adventurer and host takes the famous through some difficult outdoor adventures. Efron, who will appear on the program's 28 July premiere, went rappelling in the Catskill Mountains.

July 18, 2014

Openly gay actor will gueat star as Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold

Since his series Prison Break went off the air in 2009, Wentworth Miller has rarely been seen on television screens except for in reruns.

The the now openly gay actor is returning to the TV spotlight with a guest role on The CW's newest superhero series The Flash.

Miller, 42, will first appear in the fourth episode of the show which premieres this fall, it was announced on Friday (18 July).

His role is that of Leonard Snart (aka Captain Cold) who considered an enemy of The Flash and is the leader of a group called The Rogues.

July 17, 2014

Former Prison Break star feels 'more fully expressed' since coming out publicly

During his four years as the star of the Fox drama Prison Break, actor Wentworth Miller did not want the world to know that he is gay.

'I was out to a handful of people in my twenties, and once I hit 30, I was out to family and friends,' he says in a new interview with Details. 'But professionally, I was feeding a fantasy. I created this air of "We don't address that thing."'

July 16, 2014

'I’ve got a big female (fan) base to a certain degree. Would some people not really want to see me in that role?'

Brandan Fehr is still talking about being a straight man playing a gay role on NBC's The Night Shift.

Last month, the actor said he was 'uncomfortable' kissing a man on screen and that there were 'a whole bunch' of risks playing 'a homosexual on network television' and not as many rewards.

July 16, 2014

Tells GSN: 'There's no one else in my field who has done anything like this. This was my chance to break through and show 'em what I got'

He's billed as Frankie Valenti in the film Tiger Orange.

But from the first time his fans see him on screen, they will recognize him as porn star Johnny Hazzard whose titles include Wrong Side of the Tracks - parts 1 and 2.

While porn stars have generally been maligned for their lack of real acting chops, Hazzard has enjoyed solid reviews for his performance about two estranged gay brothers who struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their father.

July 15, 2014

Broadway star Andy Mientus technically beats fiance, Michael Arden of TV's Anger Management, to the question by mere minutes

Michael Arden, currently a regular on TV’s Anger Management, went to great lengths to plan a marriage proposal to actor Andy Mientus who was one of the stars of NBC's Smash.

What he didn't know was that Mientus had an elaborate plan of his own.

Mientus is appearing on Broadway in the 2014 revival of Les Misérables and when he had a break, the currently bi-coastal couple made plans to meet up in England for a holiday.

July 15, 2014

They both ponder such questions as 'What does it mean to be gay? How gay am I? Does my voice sound gay?''

Portraying a gay video-game developer named Patrick on HBO's Looking has provided actor Jonathan Groff with a character that fits like a glove.

'The character felt close to me than anything I had ever worked on before,' he said during an appearance with castmates at Outfest in Los Angeles over the weekend.

So what do he and Patrick have in common besides the fact that they are both gay?

July 15, 2014

‘Even though I was playing an openly gay character, we thought we might want to keep the mystery of what I do behind closed doors'

Michael Urie, currently on a national tour of his smash Off-Broadway play Buyer and Cellar, has had no shortage of work since coming out publicly as a gay man towards the end of the four-year run of ABC’s Ugly Betty.

The openly gay actor played conniving Marc St. James, the assistant to diva magazine editor Wilhelmina Slater played by Vanessa Williams.

But back in 2006, when he began on the show, the actor says he was encouraged to stay in the closet.

July 15, 2014

Gay 'Star Trek' actor will play the former boyfriend of Michael Glatze - the man who went from gay mag editor to 'ex-gay' pastor

Gay actor Zachary Quinto is set to star as the former boyfriend of James Franco’s character in a new film examining ‘gay cures’.

Franco will play Michael Glatze – the man who went from gay, proud and founder of a gay twink magazine to become a pastor and the poster boy for the ‘ex-gay’ movement.

Emma Roberts, from American Horror Story, has also reportedly signed on to play Glatze’s girlfriend.

The script for ‘Michael’ is based on ‘My Ex-Gay Friend’, a New York Times Magazine article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis.

July 11, 2014

Honoree James Schamus joked that Oldman is known to 'have a very, very large mouth, but his heart is much bigger'

It was known that filmmaker James Schamus would be receiving the lifetime achievement award at the opening night of Outfest Los Angeles on Thursday but what was not known was who would be presenting it to him.

It turned out to be quite s surprise for the audience at the LGBT film festival: actor Gary Oldman who last month suffered severe backlash for defending Alec Baldwin's use of an anti-gay slur.

Oldman has since apologized in an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and it appears all is forgiven since he was warmly received by the audience at the Orpheum Theatre.

July 10, 2014

Out stars Matt Bomer, Kate McKinnon, Jim Parsons, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nathan Lane, and Jane Lynch among the nominees

When the 66th annual Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, those keeping an LGBTI scorecard had plenty to keep track of.

In addition to Laverne Cox making history as the first trans actress to receive a nomination for her role on Orange is the New Black, there are numerous out gay, lesbian and bisexual nominees.

July 8, 2014

Paparazzi photos have sparked rumors of romance between the two film stars

Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron a hot item?

It could be.

The Fast and the Furious actress, who recently confirmed that she is bisexual, was photographed kissing the shirtless young actor while both were on holiday in Italy.

At 35, Rodriguez is nine years older than Efron who most recently starred in the hit comedy Neighbors.

When coming out as bisexual, Rodriguez said: 'I've gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too f–––ing curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.'

July 8, 2014

Will & Grace alum joins cast of CBS comedy The Millers

Sean Hayes is returning to series television just a year after his NBC sitcom, Sean Saves the World, was launched and failed.

But this time, the Will & Grace alum has a bigger chance at success as he joins the cast of the CBS sitcom The Millers which returns for a second season.

July 4, 2014

'I'm just glad I wasn't "killed by a fruit truck" again'

Chris Colfer took to Twitter - for real this time - to joke about the hoax that had sent Glee fans reeling on Thursday (3 July).

The actor's Twitter account had been hacked with a tweet that informed his followers that he had suddenly been fired from Glee 'due to personal issues' that he would explain later.

A short time later, the tweet was reported to be a hoax and fans could rest assured that Colfer would be returning as Kurt Hummel for Glee's sixth and final season.

July 4, 2014

'All through my career it (being gay) was a huge issue'

Rupert Everett is, once again, saying that his being openly gay limited his career in Hollywood films.

The 55-year-old actor, who appears next on the London stage in Amadeus, had major roles in My Best Friend's Wedding, An Ideal Husband, Inspector Gadget and The Next Best Thing and also voiced the Shrek sequels.