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Chris Colfer signs multi-book deal

Monday, November 24, 2014
Chris Colfer
NEW YORK -- Chris Colfer is planning many return trips to the Land of Stories. Publisher Little, Brown and Company said Monday the actor best known for "Glee" has a multi-book deal. Colfer has two more "Land of Stories" installments planned, the fourth and fifth of his best-selling middle grade series, coming in July 2015 and July 2016. Both are currently untitled.

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Country music singers Ty Herndon, Billy Gilman come out as gay

Friday, November 21, 2014
Ty Herndon (left) and Billy Gillman
In separate announcements Thursday, country music singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman came out as gay. Herdon went first, in interviews with People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight. His announcement inspired Gilman to do go public as well in a You Tube video posted just a few hours later.

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Colin Farrell pleads for marriage equality in Ireland: ‘This is personal to me’

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Colin Farrell (right) with his brother Eamon
Actor Colin Farrell writes in this week’s Sunday World a personal appeal to the people of Ireland to vote in favor of marriage equality. In the heartfelt plea, Farrell recalls how his older brother Eamon was bullied as a child for being gay, and that it is “insane” that his brother had to travel to another country to get married.

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Sam Smith, the sad singer? Not really…

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Sam Smith
NEW YORK -- If you go to a Sam Smith concert, you'll probably hear his stories of unrequited love and how he's never been in a relationship. But he says that void has been slowly filled - partly thanks to meeting men and going on dates - but mainly because of his devoted fans who have helped him top the charts with his album, push millions of ...

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An open letter to Rose McGowan on turning misogyny into feminism

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan’s opinions have been all over social media the past few weeks. She started in an interview with a now infamous diss that gay men are “more misogynistic than hetero men.” ... From my perspective with grass roots advocates, I submit that if she truly believes there have not been huge outcries over women’s concerns, of which equal pay is just one, then she simply has not been listening.

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Bravo host dishes the dirt in new book, ‘The Andy Cohen Diaries’

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Andy Cohen
In his new book, "The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year," author and television host and executive Andy Cohen tries to explain to his rescue dog, Wacha, the luck of going from a West Virginia kill shelter to lunching at Jerry Seinfeld's estate in East Hampton, New York. Wacha may not get it, but we do.

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Sean Hayes is engaged

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Sean Hayes
Sean Hayes is engaged to his longtime partner, music producer Scott Icenogle. A representative of the Will & Grace actor confirmed rumors that have been swirling since Hayes was spotted wearing the band Monday on CBS’s The Talk.

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College to pay Dustin Lance Black $26,000 for rescinded invite

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Dustin Lance Black
PASADENA, Calif. -- A California community college has agreed to pay Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black $26,000 not to sue after the school rescinded an invitation to speak at commencement.

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Nathan Lane picture book out next fall

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Nathan Lane
NEW YORK -- Nathan Lane's first book is no shaggy dog story. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers announced Monday that the Broadway actor known for his starring role in "The Producers" has a deal for a picture book, "Naughty Mabel."

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Newlyweds Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are having a baby

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
Newlyweds Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent said Wednesday they are having a child together through surrogacy. Berkus, a designer and host of “American Dream Builders,” made the announcement in a post on his Facebook page...

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