Glee's Jane Lynch says show creator Ryan Murphy and guest-star Kristin Chenoweth were "heroic" to denounce a Newsweek article about gay actors, but adds that everyone is entitled to an opinion.
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In a recent Newsweek article, writer Ramin Setoodeh called Glee star Jonathan Groff an "average theater queen" and said Sean Hayes was too "wooden" to pass as Kristin Chenoweth's love interest in Broadway's Promises, Promises. Chenoweth released a statement criticizing the piece shortly after, followed by Murphy, who called for a boycott of Newsweek. GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios echoed Murphy's call for a boycott.
Kristin Chenoweth calls Newsweek article "homophobic"
"The thing is, actors are actors: You can't ...
Glee creator Ryan Murphy will meet with the writer of the Newsweek article he called a "hurtful bigoted diatribe."
In a new open letter released Thursday to Entertainment Weekly, Murphy said that Ramin Setoodeh contacted him earlier that day to accept his offer — posed in his first open letter on Tuesday — to visit the Glee writers' room to discuss why they took offense at the piece and for Seetodeh to see an example of what Murphy called an inclusive show. Murphy also said Setoodeh can observe ...
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GLAAD has joined Glee creator Ryan Murphy in seeking an apology from Newsweek after a recent article argued that gay actors aren't believable playing straight men.
"Whether he intended it to or not, Ramin Setoodeh's article in Newsweek sends a false and...
Glee creator Ryan Murphy is calling for a boycott after a recent Newsweek article that argues gay actors aren't believable playing straight men.
In an open letter released Tuesday, he called the Newsweek column a "damaging, needlessly cruel and mind-blowingly...
Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth
In answer to a Newsweek article that maintains gay actors aren't believable playing straight men, Kristin Chenoweth has written a letter to the editor rebuking the author's comments.
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In a Newsweek column titled "Straight Jacket," openly gay writer Ramin Setoodeh argues that gay actors rarely can pull off a convincing straight role. Setoodeh calls Sean Hayes' performance as a straight man in the Broadway musical Promises, Promises ...
Angela Lansbury will get the chance to make Tony Award history as she goes for her record sixth trophy next month.
On Tuesday, the actress earned a featured actress in a musical nomination — her seventh overall — for her role as Madame Armfeldt in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. The former Murder, She Wrote star, who's been 0-for-18 at the Emmys, tied Julie Harris last year as the winningest Tony performer when she picked up featured actress in a play for Blithe Spirit.
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Lansbury's Little Night Music co-star, Catherine Zeta-Jones, earned her first Tony nomination for lead actress in a musical.
Zeta-Jones wasn't the only high-profile nominee: The lead actor in a play race pits ...
Four years after Will & Grace ended its run on NBC, Sean Hayes has something to say about his sexuality.
"I am who I am. I was never in, as they say. Never," he tells The Advocate in a recent interview.
But, Hayes says, his sexuality isn't anybody's business...
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Swingtown creator Mike Kelley is developing BiCoastal a new one-hour drama exploring marriage, relationships as well as sexuality.Kelley, who formerly worked on Jericho before creating Swingtown, just signed a two-year overall deal with CBS Paramount Network TV, says The Hollywood Reporter . Under the deal, he'll be producing BiCoastal for CBS-owned Showtime along with Will & Grace star Sean Hayes' Hazy Mills Prods.The show will be about a successful family man who struggles to deal with family life (with his wife and kids) in Los Angeles as he falls in love with a man in New York."It has a lot of the watermarks of things I love to write about people with secrets and high-stakes love lives," Kelley told The Reporter. He also said that compared to Swingtown, that he wanted to "a bit of a harder edge." Insert naughty sex joke here. Erin Fox
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Jane Krakowski will make her first New York planks appearance since 2003 and Sean Hayes will make his Big Apple stage debut in a production of Damn Yankees hitting the City Center this summer. Though sources tell the New York Daily News' Gatecrasher the deals have yet to be inked, Krakowski would play Lola to Hayes' Devil. (The roles were filled by Bebe Neuwirth and Jerry Lewis when I caught a staging many years ago.)Krakowski has both a Tony and an Olivier Award on her mantle, and she also originated the lead in a workshop of Xanadu(but reportedly couldn't take the role to Broadway because of her 30 Rock commitment). MWM
Celebrity New Years Resolutions Looks like the brains behind FunnyorDie are at it again, and youre in for a real treat with this one because these celebs arent holding back when it comes to sharing their resolutions for '08. So what do they want to do to better themselves now that its a new year? Lets see, Will Ferrell would like to stop putting family and life commitments first and start getting a solid 13 hours of sleep. Sean Hayes (with baby in tow) wants to stop having unprotected sex. And for Fergie? Well, to just be less Fergalicious. Ok who do you think was funniest? We're big fans of Fergie's delivery!For more great videos, check out our Online Video Guide now!