'Fred' star Lucas Cruikshank: 'I'm gay'
August 21st, 2013
07:10 PM ET

'Fred' star Lucas Cruikshank: 'I'm gay'

Since Lucas Cruikshank is such a YouTube sensation, it makes sense that he would choose that venue to come out.

The star of the Nickelodeon series "Fred" based on the character he created announced to the world that he was gay during a Q & A video with his friend Jennifer Veal, of Disney Channel's "Jessie."

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While You Were Working...
August 21st, 2013
06:39 PM ET

While You Were Working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Just as her character's love life is heating up on "True Blood," Rutina Wesley and her husband, actor, Jacob Fishel, are reportedly ending their marriage after 8 years. [People]
  • After all that back and forth about Katy Perry and Lady Gaga's singles, Robin Thicke is still holding the top position on the charts with "Blurred Lines." He knew you wanted it. [Billboard]
  • Geek alert!! Joss Whedon says he wants to "humanize" Ultron in "Avengers 2." Which such be quite a feat cause he's, you know, a super-bot. But if anyone can do it, Whedon can. [EW]
  • Oh look, there's Anna Kendrick posing in a bra for GQ. OK, we know we didn't really have to tell you to look cause, really. We doubt you even finished reading the sentence. [GQ]
  • "Rizzoli & Isles" did a tribute to cast member Lee Thompson Young following his apparent suicide on Monday. [TMZ]
  • While we wait to see if *NSync is going to reunite or not, kudos to the person who turned Justin Timberlake's "Suit and Tie" into a metal song. Go on and show who you call daddy:

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Simon Cowell: 'I'm proud to be a dad'
August 21st, 2013
05:04 PM ET

Simon Cowell: 'I'm proud to be a dad'

Simon Cowell tried to joke his way out of reports that he will become a father, but he finally came clean.

The "X Factor" judge and reality TV/music executive walked the red carpet Tuesday night for the London premiere of the One Direction documentary "This Is Us"that Cowell co-produced. The Daily Mail reported Cowell joked about how proud he was of the boy band, who he signed to their record label.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Simon Cowell
James Franco gets a TV show
August 21st, 2013
02:13 PM ET

James Franco gets a TV show

It never stops with this guy.

James Franco is always doing something. No, seriously, as you read this he is undoubtedly doing something amazing. From art to soap star, we are beyond questioning if there is anything the actor can't do.

Variety is reporting Franco has now gotten his own television show. "James Franco Presents" is scheduled to premiere on cable network Ovation in November and will feature Franco exploring his passions and art.

Not only will he star in the unscripted series, but Franco will also executive produce the show about his various pursuits (remember when he taught a college course about himself?) Ovation's chief commercial officer, Robert Weiss, told "Variety" the series will not be a reality show, but rather an “anthology docuseries.”

“The show sees the word of art through James’ eyes,” he said. “All the different exploits that James is involved in, this show encompasses.”

Franco hasn't been on prime time regularly since the critically acclaimed "Freeks and Geeks." We can't wait to see what he does next. Because there definitely will be something next.


Filed under: Celebrities • James Franco • television
GLAAD finds films lacking in LGBT characters
August 21st, 2013
12:48 PM ET

GLAAD finds films lacking in LGBT characters

GLAAD released its first study on the diversity of Hollywood films and the news is not great.

The GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index examined the six largest film studios – 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Columbia, Universal Pictures, The Walt Disney Studios, and Warner Brothers – in terms of how inclusive they were in containing characters identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual. In looking at 101 movie releases from the studios in 2012, only 14 had LGBT characters.

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