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  • 14th April 2013

    US: Gay ‘Glee’ actor Jonathan Groff to appear in comedy TV pilot 9

    Jonathan Groff, pictured with Lea Michelle, is known for playing Jesse on Glee and for his relationship with Zachary Quinto (Image: Twitter)

    1:22 PM — Jonathan Groff will play a leading role in an upcoming comedy pilot about the lives of three gay men, commissioned for US Cable channel HBO.

  • 8th April 2013

    US: Saturday Night Live opens with Kim Jong Un ‘evolving’ on same-sex marriage 1

    Kim Jong Un was depicted on Saturday Night Live as supporting same-sex marriage

    2:46 PM — 'Saturday Night Live' satirised the current focus on same-sex marriage in the USA in an opening sketch featuring North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un coming out for marriage equality.

  • 5th April 2013

    Jim Davidson banned from performing at Kent theatre over his anti-gay views 15

    Jim Davidson criticised the decision on his blog

    10:48 AM — Jim Davidson has been told he cannot perform at a theatre in Kent because of his homophobic views.

  • 19th December 2012

    Video: This Christmas, George Takei will help you come out for your family for $99 8

    George Takei will help you come out!

    9:01 PM — In a spoof infomercial sketch for last night's Conan show, Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien's longtime sidekick with a little help from Star Trek star George Takei offered to help viewers come out to their family at the Christmas dinner.

  • Pam Ann: “Julia Gillard is like a ginger lesbian Harry Potter lookalike” 13

    No love for Julia Gillard from Pam Ann

    5:40 PM — Pam Ann, the air hostess alter-ego of Australian comedienne Caroline Reid, has taken time out from jetting across the skies to do a quick Q&A with PinkNews.co.uk – and she doesn’t have kind words for Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

  • 29th October 2012

    ITV commissions new gay sitcom starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi 23

    Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi (pictured) will play an elderly gay couple living in Covent Garden

    1:36 AM — A new sitcom has been commissioned by ITV, which is set to feature Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen as an elderly gay couple.

  • 21st December 2011

    US network “will meet LGBT groups” to discuss new show’s effect on trans community 44

    Ben Koldyke and Amaury Nolasco star in the new sitcom

    2:48 PM — US network executives say they will meet with LGBT groups over a comedy which has drawn criticism for its depiction of men dressing as women to find work.

  • 7th November 2011

    Interview: Wanda Sykes on stand-up, her four Emmys and coming out 3

    Wanda Sykes had her own sitcom, Wanda at Large for two seasons

    9:49 AM — Laurence Watts meets comedian Wanda Sykes, who came out publicly three years ago while protesting against Proposition 8.

  • 2nd February 2011

    Video: Saturday Night Live attacked for ‘transphobic’ skit 13

    A still from the fake commercial

    10:51 AM — US television show Saturday Night Live has been attacked for including a skit which mocked transgender women. The piece, a mock advertisement for hormone pills, was "destructive and dehumanising", the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said.

  • 6th January 2011

    US Navy Capt fired for lewd videos 1

    The Navy fired Capt Owen Honors from his role

    3:46 PM — US Navy Captain Owen Honors has been fired from his role over the obscene comedy videos he produced for his crew. He lost command of the USS Enterprise over the raunchy films, which one gay group described as "frat house behaviour".

  • 4th January 2011

    US Navy captain accused of making anti-gay videos 8

    The Navy is investigating the videos

    5:18 PM — A US Navy captain is expected to be temporarily relieved of his duties while the Navy investigates anti-gay and obscene comedy videos he produced for his crew.

  • 24th January 2010

    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.

  • 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.

  • 19th January 2010

    Gay romance expected for Glee 14

    Gay character Kurt is set to get a boyfriend

    3:45 PM — US comedy Glee will reportedly feature a gay romance in its second season. Producers of the comedy, which is currently being aired on UK screens, are casting for three more characters, one of whom will be a love interest for gay student Kurt.

  • 7th May 2008

    British star urges Hollywood gays out of the closet

    Marin Freeman played Tim in the hit TV show The Office

    3:52 PM — One of the stars of hit comedy The Office has said he is convinced there are many high-profile Hollywood celebrities who are gay, and he can't understand why they do not come out.

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