Ellen DeGeneres says she received a bomb threat after coming out

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Ellen DeGeneres was celebrated by many during her historic coming out in 1997 but now the talk show host is opening up about the hardships she faced.

In a new interview with Ad Week, DeGeneres reveals she received death threats including a bomb threat.

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RuPaul lands daytime talk show pilot

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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RuPaul is filming a pilot for a daytime talk show.

According to Variety, the pilot is for Telepictures, which is a part of Warner Bros. Television. Telepictures is behind popular shows such as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Real” and “TMZ Live.”

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Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn split

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Sam Smith and “13 Reasons Why” star Brandon Flynn have broken up after nine months of dating, according to the Sun.

Smith, 26, has deleted photos of Flynn, 24, from his Instagram. Both he and Flynn have also unfollowed each other on Instagram although Flynn has not deleted photos of Smith from his account.

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Jim Parsons talks about how ‘weird’ it is being in a gay couple at his age

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Jim Parsons explained on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that being in a gay couple at his age is “weird.”

The actor recently celebrated his first wedding anniversary with Todd Spiewak, who he married in May 2017. Parsons says that although he and Spiewak just got married their anniversary of being a couple is a lot longer.

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Sarah Paulson gets a second scare on ‘Ellen’

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Sarah Paulson got another frightful surprise during her recent visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

During the sit-down portion of the interview, Paulson made a point to inspect the box in between her chair and DeGeneres’. The box is frequently the prop used to scare guests on the show. She also brought out a mirror to keep an eye on any surprises behind her.

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John Oliver spoofs Pence picture book about bunny, tops best seller list

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NEW YORK (AP) — John Oliver has trolled his way to the top.

The HBO host’s spoof of a new picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence was No. 1 on Amazon.com and out of stock as of midday March 19.

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Nick Robinson says his brother came out during filming for ‘Love, Simon’

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“Love, Simon” star Nick Robinson revealed that the film’s subject matter hit close to home in an interview for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

The 22-year-old actor, who portrays closeted teen Simon, told DeGeneres that his brother came out to him around the time of filming which gave the role more significance for him.

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Gus Kenworthy breaks thumb, jokes he won’t have to shake Pence’s hand

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Gus Kenworthy has broken his thumb while practicing to compete in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Kenworthy announced the bad news on Twitter but says he will still be able to compete. He also couldn’t help but take a jab at Vice President Mike Pence.

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Gus Kenworthy gets candid about being out at the Olympics on ‘Ellen’

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Gus Kenworthy sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to discuss being out at this year’s Winter Olympics, the inspiration behind his Head & Shoulders ad and Vice President Mike Pence leading the U.S. delegation to the Olympics.

“It’s going to be a different experience than last time around because I’m not in the closet,” Kenworthy says of being out for the first time during the Olympic games. “I just want to meet as many athletes as I can, get to enjoy the opening and closing ceremonies, [and] hopefully ski the best I possibly can.”

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Megan Mullally didn’t know Ellen DeGeneres was gay when they first met

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Megan Mullally didn’t know Ellen DeGeneres was gay despite the comedian living with multiple female “roommates” over the years.

Mullally appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and revealed she and DeGeneres lived a block away from each other 30 years ago.

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Demi Lovato wants to date Rihanna

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Demi Lovato revealed her crushes in the entertainment industry during “Who’d You Rather?” on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday. While she had a couple top picks, Rihanna was Lovato’s clear favorite.

Lovato, 25, picked Rihanna over the likes of Harry Styles, Zac Efron, Milo Ventimiglia, Drake, Rita Ora, Chance The Rapper and Kristen Stewart.

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Jussie Smollett praises LGBT love in ‘Freedom’ music video

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Jussie Smollett has released the music video for “Freedom,” which features a same-sex couple celebrating their love for each other.

Tika Sumpter and Cynthia Erivo portray a lesbian couple who enjoy each other’s company throughout the video. At the end, the couple attends a party with gay and straight couples finding freedom in their love for each other.

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