March 9th, 2010
10:48 AM ET

'Will & Grace's' Sean Hayes: 'I am who I am'

Sean HayesIn the April issue of The Advocate, it looks as though Sean Hayes, who played the flamboyantly gay Jack McFarland on “Will & Grace,” has come out of the closet. Sort of.

For the sitcom's run from 1998 to 2006, Hayes played the part of  Jack McFarland so well that it was only a matter of time before everyone inquired about his off-camera sexuality. Until now it was question that the 39-year-old actor steadfastly refused to comment on.

As he told the Detroit Free Press early in his career, “When I play a gay character I want to be as believable as possible. And when I’m playing a straight character I also want to be as believable as possible. So the less that people know about my personal life, the more believable I can be as a character.”


Filed under: Celebrities • television
March 9th, 2010
10:45 AM ET

Singer D'Angelo releases statement on arrest

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Fans of R & B singer D’Angelo hadn’t heard much from him until this past weekend when he was arrested for allegedly attempting to solicit an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute.

According to reports, the “Brown Sugar” singer allegedly offered $40 for a sex act. In the wake of the arrest, his management released the following statement:

“We know there is a lot of speculation in regard to the arrest of D’Angelo in New York City this past weekend. We would like his fans and the public at large to know that D’Angelo has pled not guilty — and is contesting the allegations made against him. Also know that, he is in good health and extremely excited about his forthcoming new album.

D’Angelo would like to personally thank all of his fans for the outpouring of concern, and appreciates if all would allow the American justice system to resolve the matter before jumping to any conclusions.”

Filed under: Celebrities • Music
March 9th, 2010
09:07 AM ET

'HIMYM's' Barney meets his match: J. Lo

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The history of stunt-casting on "How I Met Your Mother" is a mixed one - with Britney Spears delivering a bad performance in one of the series' best episodes (and a better performance in a later episode), Enrique Iglesias' pretty memorable turn (as opposed to Mandy Moore's), and Carrie Underwood upstaged by a teacup pig just last week.

On Monday night, we had Jennifer Lopez as the author of a book for single women, not unlike "The Rules," who refuses to be Barney's one-night stand... or even 16-night stand. This time, the guest shot worked: it moved the plot forward without distracting from it. At the end of the day, this show is about Ted, Robin, Marshall, Lily and Barney (and not really, by the way, about how Ted me the mother). One big flaw this season was how quickly Robin and Barney's relationship ended and was forgotten. Well, now, thankfully, this episode addressed that, when Robin, using J. Lo's author character Anita to get her revenge on Barney, once again relapsed into her "mourning period" - which, of course, involved going to the shooting range. FULL POST

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