The Daily Beast has fired columnist Howard Kurtz after he included an erroneous error in his story about NBA player Jason Collins' coming out, the news organization announced on Thursday.
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Jason Collins, the first male athlete to come out while being active in a major professional sport, will sit down with Oprah for his first interview with his family since he made headlines earlier this week.
The special episode of Oprah's Next Chapter (Sunday, 8/7c on OWN) will feature the 34-year-old Washington Wizards center along with his twin brother, former NBA player Jarron Collins, his parents Portia and Paul, his sister-in-law Elsa and his aunt Teri Jackson, the first family member that Jason came out to.
What advice did Lance Bass give Jason Collins about coming out?
"I'm happy to start the conversation," Collins said in his Sports Illustrated essay that he came out in. "I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, 'I'm different.' If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand."
Former 'N Sync member Lance Bass says he gave NBA player Jason Collins advice on coming out.
"He's been trying to plan this for a very long time, contemplating if he wanted to do this," Bass said on his Sirius XM show, Dirty Pop With Lance Bass. "In fact, he said he was going to call me months ago but was too scared, because he wanted to tell me."
Jason Collins becomes first active NBA player to come out
Jason Collins wasn't the only future celebrity on his Los Angeles high school basketball team. How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel was also a star player on the Harvard-Westlake Wolverines.
ESPN has apologized for the homophobic comments Chris Broussard made while discussing Jason Collins' coming out on the air.