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‘Duck Dynasty’ fans react to Robertson’s suspension by A&E

Thursday, December 19, 2013
LOS ANGELES — When the A&E network suspended "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson for disparaging gay people, it may have followed a time-honored TV tradition of quickly silencing a star who, for better or worse, speaks his mind. But in doing so it also ruffled the feathers of possibly millions of fans of its most popular show. [ Read more → ]
Zach Dilgard, A&E  (AP)From left: Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson from the A&E series, "Duck Dynasty."

La. governor Bobby Jindal critical of A&E ‘Duck Dynasty’ suspension

Thursday, December 19, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The A&E cable television network's suspension of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson from the hit reality show has drawn criticism from the governor of his home state. [ Read more → ]
Phil Robertson

Patriarch of ‘Duck Dynasty’ off show indefinitely after anti-gay comments

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- The A&E channel says "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson is off the show indefinitely after condemning gays as sinners in a magazine interview. [ Read more → ]
Phil Robertson

‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch makes ‘vile’ statements to describe LGBT people

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
In an interview with GQ magazine, Phil Robertson — patriarch of the family whose duck hunting products have made them a fortune, and landed them their own reality show, “Duck Dynasty,” on A&E — speaks out against homosexuality, in what GLAAD calls “the vilest and most extreme statements uttered against LGBT people in a mainstream publication.” [ Read more → ]
APSam Champion

Sam Champion leaving ABC News for The Weather Channel

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
NEW YORK — "Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion is leaving ABC News to join The Weather Channel. [ Read more → ]
Bob Harper

‘Biggest Loser’ trainer Bob Harper comes out as gay publicly for the first time

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- Personal trainer Bob Harper of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" opened up about his personal life and came out as gay publicly for the first time on Tuesday night’s episode of the weight loss reality show. [ Read more → ]
Richard Shotwell, Invision/APEllen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres has global ‘goal’ for next year’s Oscar telecast

Saturday, November 23, 2013
LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres has high aspirations for her second time around hosting the Oscars. [ Read more → ]

Ellen vs. Hallmark: ‘Oh how gay it is…’

Friday, November 22, 2013
After changing the word on an ornament, Hallmark fell under some scrutiny. Ellen had a great way for them to get back on track. [ Read more → ]
Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin tries to ease backlash over gay slur by professing love for a man

Thursday, November 21, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- Alec Baldwin jokingly professed his love for a man in front of a large crowd Wednesday as he tried to ease the backlash triggered by an Internet clip that captured him berating a photographer with what sounded like a gay slur. [ Read more → ]
Alec Baldwin

MSNBC suspends Alec Baldwin’s show for two episodes following gay slur

Friday, November 15, 2013
NEW YORK — Alec Baldwin's new weekly MSNBC talk show was suspended for two episodes after the actor was videotaped using an anti-gay epithet against a photographer during a New York street encounter. [ Read more → ]
Jeremy Simmons, FUSE/APThis undated photo released by FUSE shows New Orleans hip-hop artist Big Freedia in a recording session.

Openly gay rapper Big Freedia brings bounce to TV audience

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
NEW YORK — New Orleans hip-hop artist Big Freedia is twerking his way to TV screens. [ Read more → ]

GLAAD study: Gay depictions slip on network TV

Friday, October 11, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- Fewer gay and bisexual characters are part of the new broadcast TV season following a record-setting year, while cable depictions continued to increase, according to a new study from media advocacy group GLAAD. [ Read more → ]
Vivian Zink, NBCThis publicity image released by NBC shows Samantha Isler as Ellie, left, and Sean Hayes as Sean in "Sean Saves The World," premiering Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. ET.

Sean Hayes’ manic style, skilled comic timing is back in ‘Sean Saves the World’

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
NEW YORK -- Beloved for his supporting role on "Will & Grace," Sean Hayes is back in an NBC sitcom, this time as the leading man whose name is in the title: "Sean Saves the World." [ Read more → ]

Report: Hollywood is less gay-friendly off-screen

Saturday, September 28, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- A new study suggests the proliferation of gay and transgender characters in films and television shows has not prevented gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender actors from experiencing discrimination in Hollywood. [ Read more → ]

Michael Douglas, ‘Behind the Candelabra’ take top honors at Emmys

Sunday, September 22, 2013
Michael Douglas and HBO’s Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" took top honors at 65th Emmy Awards Sunday night. [ Read more → ]

Stars react to Emmy tribute for ‘Glee’ cast member Cory Monteith

Sunday, September 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- The inclusion of young "Glee" actor Cory Monteith among individual salutes at the Emmy Awards was a tough topic on the red carpet. [ Read more → ]
Chris Pizzello, Invision/APSir Elton John performs “Home Again” at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Sir Elton John remembers Liberace

Sunday, September 22, 2013
Upon being introduced by Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, the stars of HBO's Emmy-winning Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra," Sir Elton John spoke both of the performer's influence and his great dress sense. [ Read more → ]

Jim Parsons wins 3rd Emmy Award for Lead Actor in comedy series

Sunday, September 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES — Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" has won his third Emmy for best actor in a comedy. [ Read more → ]
Chris Pizzello, Invision/APKen Ehrlich, left, executive producer of Sundays 65th Emmy Awards telecast, host Neil Patrick Harris, center, and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum roll out the red carpet for the show during Emmy Awards Press Preview Day, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Stars of the small screen descend on the red carpet for a night of Emmy history

Sunday, September 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES — Merritt Wever of "Nurse Jackie" won the Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a comedy series Sunday, kicking off the ceremony on a surprising note and with a remarkably brief acceptance speech. [ Read more → ]
Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert: Ex-boyfriend, co-star Galecki helped her embrace her sexuality

Friday, September 13, 2013
Actress and talk show host Sara Gilbert on Thursday credited former "Roseanne" co-star and ex-boyfriend Johnny Galecki with helping her embrace her sexual orientation while they were still in a relationship. [ Read more → ]
Dan Hallman, Invision/APRoss Matthews

Ross Mathews’ new E! show celebrates pop culture

Friday, September 13, 2013
NEW YORK — With his high-pitch voice, infectious giggle and encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture and entertainment, TV personality Ross Mathews has broken into the in-crowd of Hollywood. [ Read more → ]
Florian Schuh, APSir Elton John performs on the Waldbuehne stage in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.

Elton John to perform Liberace tribute at Emmy Awards

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
LOS ANGELES — Elton John is about to do something he's never done: Perform live at the Emmy Awards. [ Read more → ]
Lionel Cironneau, APMatt Damon, left, and Michael Douglas, who star together in HBO's film, "Behind the Candelabra," will serve as presenters at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Liberace biopic nominees Matt Damon, Michael Douglas to present at Emmys

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Matt Damon and Michael Douglas won't just be competing for an Emmy. They'll be handing one out, too. Emmys producers announced the pair as this year's first presenters Tuesday. [ Read more → ]
Vivian Zink, NBC/APThomas Lennon as Max, left, and Sean Hayes as Sean in "Sean Saves The World," premiering Oct. 3 on NBC.

Annual fall harvest of new broadcast TV shows approaches

Sunday, September 1, 2013
It’s a familiar condition among the broadcast networks in their latest round of an aging tradition. For the Fall TV Season, there are too many new shows, with too many of them trying too hard to please. [ Read more → ]

‘Prison Break’ star Wentworth Miller declines Russian invite, comes out as gay

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Actor and screenwriter Wentowrth Miller, best known for his role on the Fox series "Prison Break," came out as gay on Wednesday in an open letter in which he declined an invitation to be a guest of honor at the St. Petersburg International Film Festival in Russia. [ Read more → ]
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