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'The New Normal' episode 3: Everyone's a bigot

They look happy to your right because this trio’s baby has a heartbeat — huzzah! — but the bulk of “Baby Clothes” involved aggression and tears. You see, everyone in this crazy mixed-up world is different, and so they hate each other.

In tonight’s third episode of The New Normal — brought to you by Pinkberry, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana, and Equinox — Bryan and David run into a bigot in an outlet mall. This bigot is a great big terror in a polo shirt who asks them to stop kissing (in the interest of “trying to protect my family”) and calls the idea of Bryan and David having a baby “disgusting.” Bryan and David head home to have a heart-to-heart about bringing a baby into “a world where idiot people are trained to hate what we do.” There are tears, and it is dire. No one wants their family members to suffer, but how can kids be protected when hate is all around? READ FULL STORY

Gay actor Rupert Everett slams gay parenting

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Rupert Everett has made a stir with his thoughts on gay parenting.

The 53-year-old gay actor, whose films include Shakespeare in Love and My Best Friend’s Wedding, told the Sunday Times Magazine that he “can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads… Some people might not agree with that. Fine! That’s just my opinion,” the Huffington Post reports.

He attempted to temper the comment by adding, “I’m not speaking on behalf of the gay community. In fact, I don’t feel like I’m part of any ‘community.’ The only community I belong to is humanity and we’ve got too many children on the planet, so it’s good not to have more.” READ FULL STORY

A gay 'Sex and the City'? New web series 'Hunting Season' tackles sex lives of gay New Yorkers -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

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It was bound to happen sooner or later: An update of Sex and the City that delves into the sexual exploits of gay New Yorkers. The new web series Hunting Season features a group of friends, many of whom are gay, as they navigate their love and sex lives in New York City. It’s based on the blog “The Great Cock Hunt,” which from 2005 to 2008 chronicled the love life of hot gay stud “Alex.” The site was followed up with a novel in 2008 about Alex’s college days. In Hunting Season, Alex is played by actor Ben Baur, who has appeared on Nip/Tuck and Happily Divorced.

Check out the EW exclusive clip below. It’s the opening two minutes of the first episode — a rare mostly-SFW segment of the show, which otherwise promises the same level of skin-bearing as its HBO-series inspiration (yes, that means full-frontal nudity). READ FULL STORY

'Modern Family' creator invites Ann Romney to officiate Mitch and Cam's wedding -- once it's legal

Could next season of Modern Family feature television’s first dressage-themed gay wedding?

First Lady nominee Ann Romney recently told Entertainment Tonight that Modern Family is her favorite TV show. ModFam co-creator Steve Levitan got wind of Romney’s praise and posted a reaction on his Twitter page yesterday: “Thrilled Ann Romney says ModFam is her favorite show. We’ll offer her the role of officiant at Mitch & Cam’s wedding. As soon as it’s legal.”

Sounds perfect! I can see it now: The grooms take turns riding elaborately dressed stallions down a rose petal-strewn aisle. At the end of it, Ann Romney waits, proudly posed atop Rafalca. Before the “I do”s, Luke accidentally sets Claire’s hair on fire and Hayley and Dylan are caught making out in a tucked-away vestibule. Gloria yells. Lily stares. Manny folds his handkerchief into a perfect pocket square. Alex rolls her eyes.

There’s just one problem here: Like her husband Mitt, Romney doesn’t believe in marriage equality.  READ FULL STORY

Bret Easton Ellis sees no shades of grey in latest gay actor flap

Now that Bret Easton Ellis has conceded that he wasn’t chosen to write the screen adaptation to Fifty Shades of Grey, you may have thought that his hyperactive tweets about E L James’ best-seller, the upcoming movie, his casting thoughts, his first choice for director, more of his casting thoughts, would finally subside. But Ellis has not gone quietly. On Wednesday, he followed up his announcement that the film’s producers were no longer considering him by provoking fans with a string of tweets that claimed Matt Bomer could never be cast as Christian Grey, the controlling sexual dynamo who opens Anastasia Steele’s eyes to kinky pleasures of the flesh in James’ novels. Ellis’ reason? “Okay I’ll say it. Matt Bomer isn’t right for Christian Grey because he is openly gay. He’s great for other roles but this is too big a game,” he argued in one tweet. “I am NOT discriminating Matt Bomer because of his sexuality. Fifty Shades of Grey demands an actor that is genuinely into women. Get it?!?,” he said in another. READ FULL STORY

'Dancing With the Stars Live' cast: Here's what happens in Vegas! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Last weekend I made the fantastic voyage to Planet Mirrorballus’ desert satellite to check out Dancing With the Stars: Live in Las Vegas — which got an extended run until August 5. See my review of the show here!

Our Pros Tristan MacManus and Lacey Schwimmer, Vegas host Carson Kressley, and season 4 runner-up Joey Fatone sat down with me backstage to dish on casino living and the difference between Live in Vegas and the “Liiiiiiiiiive! From Hollywood!” version we see on TV.  (Tristan has since left the show due to a knee injury — as you can see, he was already “elevating.” What the heck is that on his shoe?) Watch them below: READ FULL STORY

By the Way, We're Gay. The New Art of Coming Out

In an email to journalist Andrew Sullivan that was posted on the Daily Beast, Anderson Cooper acknowledged that he is “gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.”

The personal life of the popular CNN and CBS newsman has long been a matter of interest and speculation, but Cooper had always sidestepped the issue of his sexuality. But the culture has changed — evolved, you might say — and the recent June 29 EW cover story, below, captured that shift.

Fifteen years ago, when the star of a popular TV comedy decided to come out of the closet, it was big news. Not just big: It was the cover of Time magazine; a major story on Oprah, Primetime Live, and CNN; and the subject of a New York Times editorial that took her to task for her ”ostentatious display of affection with her lover in front of President Clinton.” At the time, it scarcely mattered that Ellen DeGeneres protested that she’d ”never wanted to be the spokesperson for the gay community.” That role was automatically assigned — by both the news media and a gay population desperate for high-visibility representatives — to any famous person who took such a rare public step. It was not to be relinquished for months, or perhaps years. She’d be expected to weigh in on everything from civil unions to ”Don’t ask, don’t tell” until the next willing celebrity came along.

Last month, another star of a popular TV comedy went public with his homosexuality. But the news that The Big Bang Theory‘s Emmy winner Jim Parsons is gay was reported with such matter-of-fact understatement that my first reaction was a quick Google search to see if maybe he was out already and we’d all just failed to notice. Parsons did not seek out any magazine covers; in fact, he turned down several offers. Instead, the ”big reveal” about his sexuality came in the 33rd paragraph of a Times profile about his return to Broadway this summer in Harvey. READ FULL STORY

What is your damage, Princess Merida's hair?

Welcome to ‘What Is Your Damage,’ Annie Barrett’s summer shop of all the melodrama and self-absorption she misses from springtime reality TV. Every Tuesday and Friday, she’ll rant about a current offense to her humanity, then assess readers’ damages via video replies. Don’t be shy about admitting what annoys or intrigues you. We’re all in this pop cult together!

What is your damage, Princess Merida’s hair? I am going through some MAJOR HAIR ENVY this week and it’s all 1,500 of your individually animated CGI curls’  fault!

You’ve completely mesmerized me. I see you everywhere now — undulating and breathing fire over my bed, waving your honorary Independent Spirit award in front of my face and whispering with varying degrees of fierceness, “Look at all my different textures.” I want to buy a blanket of you that I could drape over my head while in public and prop up somewhere in my line of vision while resting in private, non-mirrored rooms. Since you came into my life, I’d mist you so bad. READ FULL STORY

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