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  • 3rd February 2010

    Colin Firth receives Oscar nod for A Single Man 3

    Colin Firth has been nominated for an Oscar

    12:11 PM — Colin Firth has been nominated for an Oscar for his performance as a gay professor in A Single Man. Nominations for the annual awards were announced yesterday and the star is in the running for best actor.

  • 2nd February 2010

    Westlife star Mark Feehily announces engagement 18

    Mark Feehily is engaged

    5:47 PM — Westlife singer Mark Feehily announced his engagement last week on Twitter. The star and his boyfriend Kevin McDaid got engaged on their fifth anniversary. They have not revealed a date for their civil partnership.

  • Colin Firth says there are ‘invisible boundaries’ for gay actors 38

    Colin Firth said gay actors face barriers

    1:11 PM — Colin Firth has suggested that there are "invisible boundaries" preventing out gay actors from taking leading roles. Firth, a straight actor who played a gay man in Tom Ford's directorial debut A Single Man, said he felt "complicit" in the problem of gay actors losing out on parts.

  • Elton John and David Furnish ‘to produce Broadway play’ 5

    Elton John and David Furnish are joining the production team of Next Fall.

    12:51 PM — Gay singer Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish are reportedly planning to put on a Broadway production of a gay-themed play.

  • 1st February 2010

    Video: Lady Gaga and Elton John perform at the Grammy Awards 4

    Lady Gaga and Elton performed a duet last night

    5:26 PM — Lady Gaga and Elton John played a duet at last night's Grammy Awards smeared in dirt. The pair played on a double ended piano with makeup to look like they had fallen down a rubbish chute.

  • Amy Winehouse ‘is bisexual’ 16

    Friends claimed Amy Winehouse was bisexual

    1:29 PM — Back to Black singer Amy Winehouse is bisexual and has had relationships with women, her friends have claimed. She is said to have told close friends: "There is something about being with a woman that is very satisfying. I don't care what people think about me being bi - I do what feels good."

  • Glee star Jane Lynch ‘didn’t want to be gay’ 6

    Jane Lynch said she did not want to be gay

    11:20 AM — Glee actress Jane Lynch has revealed she didn't come out to her parents until her early thirties because she didn't want to be gay.

  • 29th January 2010

    Protests over Super bowl ads for anti-gay Christian group 7

    The Super Bowl is on Sunday

    7:19 PM — A gay group is protesting over the decision of US television network CBS to show an advert by Focus on the Family during the Super Bowl next Sunday.

  • Gay groups call on Grammys to condemn ‘homophobic’ Buju Banton 9

    Buju Banton performing in 2006 (Photo: Flickr user wili_hybrid)

    12:31 PM — US gay groups have called on organisers of this weekend's Grammy Awards to denounce nominee Buju Banton. The singer's most famous song appears to advocate the killing of gays and lesbians.

  • 28th January 2010

    Carol Ann Duffy to host ‘poetry Live Aid’ for Haiti 5

    Carol Ann Duffy is hosting Poetry Live for Haiti

    5:15 PM — Carol Ann Duffy, the first bisexual poet laureate, is to host a 'poetry Live Aid' fundraiser for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Duffy, who was given the post last year, has organised Saturday's event at Westminster's Central Hall with 21 other poets.

  • Bollywood gay film touted as India’s Brokeback Mountain 38

    A poster advertising the film

    3:49 PM — Although several gay scenes have featured already in Bollywood productions, an upcoming film is being touted as India's answer to Brokeback Mountain.

  • Elton John and Lady Gaga ‘to play Grammys duet’ 12

    Elton John and Lady Gaga could perform a duet

    2:28 PM — Elton John and Lady Gaga will reportedly perform a duet at this weekend's Grammy Awards. Sources told Metro that details still had to be finalised but organisers were keen for the two to sing together.

  • 26th January 2010

    Boyzone star Keith Duffy suffering panic attacks after Stephen Gately’s death 19

    Keith Duffy said he had suffered from panic attacks

    5:54 PM — Boyzone singer Keith Duffy has revealed he has been suffering from panic attacks since the death of his bandmate Stephen Gately.

  • 25th January 2010

    Glee star Jane Lynch to marry girlfriend 5

    Jane Lynch plays obsessive cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in Glee

    6:09 PM — US actress Jane Lynch, who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in Glee, is to marry her long-term girlfriend, reports said.

  • LGBT tourist office moves to Soho 2

    The tourism office has moved to Soho

    5:52 PM — London's first lesbian, gay bisexual and trans tourist information office has moved to Soho, the heart of the capital's gay scene. The tourism office can now be found at the corner of Frith Street and Old Compton Street, above Ku Bar.

  • Brighton hopes to entice gay American tourists 10

    Brighton is a popular LGBT holiday spot

    4:55 PM — Brighton and Hove city council has joined a campaign to attract more gay US tourists to Britain. The city is thought of as the top LGBT tourist destination in the UK and local tourism bosses are keen to hold onto this position.

  • 24th January 2010

    Film Review: Brothers 4

    Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Brothers

    12:12 AM — Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal appears in Brothers, the latest in a line of recent war movies that attempt to look into the psyche of soldiers as well as the effect that their absence, experiences and changed personas have on their families. However, the difference here is that this is just one facet of an incredibly complex film that deals with a multitude of themes.

  • Film Review: All About Steve

    Sandra Bullock stars in All about Steve

    12:05 AM — This loopy comedy caper about a nerdy crossword creator with a penchant for red cowboy boots will divide the audience firmly in two: you're either going to love it or hate it. Sandra Bullock dusts off her romantic comedy queen tiara and once again takes the helm of a fast-moving movie with throwaway one-liners and little resonance. If you're a rom-com sceptic at least you can rest assured that the experience will leave you almost as soon as you leave the cinema. If however, you're a fan of Bullock's quirky comedic heroines then you'll be booking a ticket for a second viewing.

  • Film Review: The Road

    The Road is out now

    12:02 AM — This month heralds the much-anticipated release of The Road. This adaptation of the seminal book by Cormac McCarthy certainly has plenty to live up to with the cult following of the novel leading to the usual poor expectations of the movie version. However, it appears that the critics will be silenced as John Hillcoat has successfully recreated the post-apocalyptic world that was so vividly, if sparingly, portrayed by McCarthy.

  • 23rd January 2010

    Film Review: It’s Complicated

    Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin

    11:59 PM — It sure is complicated. This comedy love triangle comes from perhaps the best female-perspective comedy director in the business: Nancy Meyers. With an acclaimed CV of hits including The Holiday; What Women Want; and Something's Gotta Give, to her name you know you're in safe hands when you sit down to watch her latest Hollywood blockbuster offering. The cast list is nothing to be sneered at either as the Meyers name manages to snare the likes of Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin onto the film set. The results speak for themselves and it proves that if you want to make waves in a genre that is rarely taken too seriously by serious film buffs then the least you can do is call in the acting cavalry.

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