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Ellen Honored as Gay Trailblazer

DeGeneres receives top honor in humor

(Newser) - Some of the nation's top comedians hailed Ellen DeGeneres as a trailblazer at the Kennedy Center last night as she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the highest US humor prize:
  • "For a lot of people, Ellen is their only homosexual friend. She's there in
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Sean Hayes Will Host Tony Awards

But will his performance be convincing enough for 'Newsweek' critic?

(Newser) - Sean Hayes is a Broadway newcomer, but he's nominated for a Tony for lead actor in a musical—and he'll be hosting the award ceremony as well. Today's announcement comes in the wake of the controversy over Newsweek critic Ramin Setoodeh's dismissal of the openly gay Hayes' ability to play... More »

10 Gay Men Straight Women Find Hot

Plus 2 heartthrobs who may or may not be in the closet

(Newser) - With "is she or isn't she" the hot topic of the week, Irin Carmon of Jezebel leaves behind discussions of the Supreme Court for straight-up eye candy: gay men straight women find hot. See the slideshow for a preview, and click here for the full roster—and two bonus... More »

13 Actors Playing Against (Sexual) Type

Sean Hayes certainly isn't the first gay actor to play straight

(Newser) - Inspired by the controversy Newsweek stirred up when it ran a review slamming Sean Hayes’ portrayal of a straight man in Promises, Promises, CNN offers up a list of 13 actors who have played roles counter to their actual sexual orientation:
  • Portia de Rossi: Played it straight on Ally McBeal
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Actress Blasts 'Homophobic' Newsweek

Kristin Chenoweth defends 'Promises, Promises' co-star Sean Hayes

(Newser) - Sean Hayes made his Broadway debut shortly after officially coming out , and his performance has drawn mixed reviews, a Tony nomination—and one scathing notice from Ramin Setoodeh of Newsweek . Setoodeh, who is gay, called Hayes "the big pink elephant in the room" and deemed his performance as a... More »

Promises, Promises More Problems, Problems

Miscast and old-fashioned, revival falls flat

(Newser) - Back when it debuted in the late '60s, Promises, Promises was a critical darling. These days... not so much. Here's what the critics are saying:
  • “Problems, like promises, abound,” writes John Simon of Bloomberg . Chief among them: “Musical comedy has evolved well beyond these cookie-cutter songs, however
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Will & Grace Sidekick Comes Out

'What more do you want me to do?' asks Sean Hayes

(Newser) - Breaking news from, oh, 1998 or so: Sean Hayes is gay. After years of what many considered equivocating, the actor who gained fame as the flamboyant sidekick Jack on Will & Grace tells the Advocate , "I am who I am. I was never in, as they say. Never."... More »

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