From Ellen Degeneres coming out on television, to TV shows like “Will and Grace,” pop culture expert Ramin Setoodeh, Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis, and SCOTUSblog’s Tom Goldstein discuss how pop culture has moved the country to where it is today.
Sean Hayes broke his silence on the recent Newsweek controversy by not saying a word but engaging Kristin Chenoweth in a big, messy lip-lock at the top of Sunday night’s Tony Awards telecast on CBS. Hayes was among the actors singled out by Newsweek writer Ramin Setoodeh in a piece that questioned whether out gay […]
Talk about standing your ground. As journalist after journalist tried different ways to get Sean Hayes, the former ‘Will & Grace‘ star who is hosting the Tony Awards this year, to talk about the Newsweek article controversy, he held his ground with a flat out: not going there. “Well, um, if you don’t mind I’d […]
First there was Kristin Chenoweth. Next up was ‘Glee‘ creator Ryan Murphy and a slew of Broadway actors, all going on the attack against Newsweek writer Ramin Setoodeh over his article “Straight Jacket” in which the writer faulted gay actors for not being able to convincingly play straight characters. Now comes a twist in the […]
Fresh off the heels of Ryan Murphy’s first open letter calling for the boycott of Newsweek due to an article claiming gay actors are unable to play straight roles, the ‘Glee‘ co-creator has scribed a second letter stating that the article’s author, Ramin Setoodeh, has agreed to a sit-down talk with Murphy and his fellow […]
By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — A gay rights group is demanding an apology from Newsweek magazine for a recent story that the group says suggested gay actors can’t play straight characters. “An actor’s personal life should not be a factor in their believability in a role,” said Jarrett Barrios, president of […]
‘Glee‘ co-creator Ryan Murphy has joined the growing ranks of celebrities condemning Newsweek for a recent article by Ramin Setoodeh criticizing gay actors for their inability to play straight characters. In an open letter posted by EW, Murphy calls for an all-out boycott of the publication, saying the article’s contents are “damaging, needlessly cruel and […]
Kristin Chenoweth has built up quite a gay fan base after starring roles in a handful of hit Broadway musicals, so it should come as no surprise that the petite actress took offense to a recent Newsweek article that focused on the issue of gay actors playing straight. Perhaps it was Newsweek writer Ramin Setoodeh’s […]