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Gay men prefer Prince Harry over William

Gay men would rather date Prince Harry than his brother William, according to a poll.

More than a third of those questioned expressed a desire for a romance with Harry while William received 23 per cent of the vote. A third of the single gay men said they would steer clear of both.

William's girlfriend Kate Middleton was named as the most lusted after royal date among the nation's lesbians.    READ MORE »

Latifah: Don’t care if people think I’m gay

The back seat of a stretch limo making a tight turn is no place to stick a pencil in your eye, but Queen Latifah didn’t flinch. En route to a meeting at Cover Girl, where she is the face — and the name — of its Queen Collection (makeup for women of color), she did a quick touch-up. Peering into the mirror she had pulled down from the car’s ceiling, she stretched her lower lid and, as the car swerved to the left, drew a perfect line inside it. I squinted at the pencil.

“Is that Cover Girl?” I asked.    READ MORE »

Melissa Etheridge to marry partner

Step aside, Ellen: It's Melissa Etheridge's turn to walk down the aisle.

The pop singer, 47, plans to tie the knot with her longtime partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels.    READ MORE »

There’s smooching all over the place

The usual gossip over who's kissing who takes an odd twist this week -- even for Hollywood.

imageFirst, there's Sean Penn. He's in the lead role for "Milk" about the assassinated San Francisco supervisor and gets to plant a peck on James Franco (photo), the uber hot Hollywood actor of "Spider-Man" fame.

After the exchange, Penn was so excited that he called former wife Madonna, who has kissed off her brother for his new tell-all book.

There's more, including video of Lance Bass kissing a woman, after the jump.    READ MORE »

Sean Penn ‘pops cherry’ with James Franco

Sean Penn, who is to star in new film "Milk," has shared an on-screen kiss with co-star James Franco.

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Bravo keeps ‘Project Runway’ for now

imageIn fashion, one day you are in and the next day you are out. Seems like a handy cliche for the producers of "Project Runway."

They wanted to bolt from NBC's Bravo after season five concludes in a few weeks and take the show to Lifetime, eliciting groans from gay fans concerned over the fate of the popular show.

On Friday, a New York judge ruled that the show stays put -- for now.

There's more after the jump.    READ MORE »

Judge rules ‘Project Runway’ stays put

The reality fashion show "Project Runway" will not be able to strut its stuff on the Lifetime TV channel, a judge ruled Friday.

A preliminary injunction was ordered by New York Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Lowe in a lawsuit filed by NBC Universal against the Weinstein Co., which produces the hit reality series hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum.

NBC Universal had aired the series on its Bravo channel. It sued Weinstein after the production company made a reported $150 million deal with Lifetime for the show.    READ MORE »

Gay ‘Survivor’ makes debut tonight

imageGay attorney and marathon runner Charlie Herschel is one of 18 participants in the newest edition of "Survivor: Gabon" that premieres tonight and the latest edition to the show's list of openly gay competitors.

It's an experience the 29-year-old New Yorker has relished since the CBS show premiered 17 seasons ago.

Watch a video interview after the jump.    READ MORE »

Claymate Watch Day II: Support rings out

Although Clay Aiken says his decision to come out might lose him a few fans, three of his former "American Idol" competitors have his back.

"This news does not change my opinion of him or my friendship with him," says Carmen Rasmusen, 23, who competed alongside Aiken during the show's second season. But she admits she was somewhat shocked by the news. "I'm surprised, I guess because he kept it quiet for so long!"    READ MORE »

Claymates come out with support

imageReaction continues to dribble in to Clay Aiken's surprising coming out in People. Well, surprising only in that he finally stated the obvious.

But nonetheless, Aiken's getting lots of support, including from some locals who are fans or fellow "American Idol" competitors.

See what they have to say after the jump.    READ MORE »

Clay Aiken (finally) comes out

"It was the first decision I made as a father," Clay Aiken told People magazine of his decision to stop dodging questions about his sexuality. The article's headline said it all: "Yes, I'm Gay." "I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things," the singer said. "I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that."    READ MORE »

Gay fans flock to stage premiere of ‘9 to 5’

It’s the opening night of 9 to 5 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles and all the gays are out. I run into producer Dan Jinks, whose film Milk will be released in November; the handsome as always Robert Gant; producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan (Hairspray); and even the young actor Mitch Morris (Another Gay Movie).    READ MORE »

George Michael says sorry after latest bust

British pop star George Michael apologised to his fans Sunday for "screwing up again" after being cautioned for possession of drugs in London.

"I want to apologise to my fans for screwing up again, and to promise them I'll sort myself out. And to say sorry to everybody else, just for boring them," he said in a statement.    READ MORE »

Author laments rewrites of ‘Brokeback’

imageAnnie Proulx's novel "The Shipping News" won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, and her stories include "Brokeback Mountain," the basis for the Academy Award-winning film. Her latest story collection, "Fine Just the Way It Is," is her third set in Wyoming. In nine pieces, she explores the hard lives of aging cowboys, ranch hands and pioneers, and especially the lot of women. She recently responded to questions from the Wall Street Journal, including a discussion of how "Brokeback" has been "the source of constant irritation in my private life."
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Logo’s got game with new show

imageLogo steps into the realm of gay jocks and basketball with the premiere tonight of "Shirts & Skins."

The six-episode series follows the Rock Dogs, a gay amateur basketball team, as they prepared for the National Gay Basketball Association championships earlier this year. The show is set in a loft in San Francisco's Mission District as six of the team's 12 players live together for more than three weeks as they practice and play.

"Shirts & Skins" doesn't shy away from skin or drama, but digs a little deeper than most reality television shows and includes a healthy dose of on-the-court action that helps it stand out from other reality TV. These guys can hoop, after all.

One of the six teammates living in the loft is Rory Ray, a web developer who joined the Rock Dogs in 2002 and now lives in New York City.

There's more after the jump.
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Logo’s got game with new show

imageGrowing up in a Mormon house with five athletic brothers and a football coach father taught Rory Ray lessons about himself, sports and family. It also unwittingly helped prepare him for his latest gig as a member of an ensemble cast on the newest entrant into reality television.

This offering, though, provides a new twist. Logo’s “Shirts & Skins” ventures into the locker-room with a candid look at an amateur basketball team that can dribble and dunk with skill yet also happens to have a roster full of gay men.    READ MORE »

Outkast member says he’s a dandy, not a gay

imageOutkast's Andre 3000 admits to dressing well, but not to being gay.

"People feel like, just because you like to dress well ... that don't mean you're gay. I don't know where that came from."
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Rachel Maddow an unlikely host for MSNBC?

imageLesbian Rachel Maddow is bringing her liberal take on life to television on a new show debuting this week on MSNBC.

And she does so at a time when the cable network is coming under increasing fire for what critics called its politicized coverage of the recent presidential nominating conventions.

Maddow, a 35-year-old lesbian and host of a show on Air America, brings with her an usual background for a television host, even one on MSNBC. She's a Rhodes Scholar and AIDS activist who's now working on a book about the role of the military in U.S. politics.    READ MORE »

 
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