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PETA's 'Vegetarian Icon' Stamps Feature Ricky Martin, Alan Cumming, and Other LGBT Celebs

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Animal rights group PETA is launching a limited-edition sheet of postal stamps honoring celebrated vegetarians including prominent queer celebrities like Alan Cumming, Ricky Martin, Sara Gilbert, and Morrissey.

Check out some of the other celebrities featured HERE.


Stephen Colbert and Alan Cumming Respond to 'Accidental Racist' with 'Oopsie-Daisy Homophobe': VIDEO

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Stephen Colbert notes that Brad Paisley's "Accidental Racist" has caused people from all races and ethnicities to join their voices as one and declare "this song suuuuucks."

He adds: "This level of unifying suckage has inspired me to write my own awful song in the hopes of bridging another deep cultural rift in America - the gay marriage divide."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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The Bonus Special of Gay Web Series 'The Outs' is Here: VIDEO

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When we last spoke with creator Adam Goldman, he had said he was going to be working on a sort of "capstone to the series" in the form of a 'Chanukah Special' which would tie up some loose ends.

It's here now, and fans of the web series won't be disappointed. Alan Cumming even makes an appearance, as himself.

Enjoy, AFTER THE JUMP...

If you haven't been following this six-episode, Kickstarter-funded serial, here are Episode 1, Episode 2Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, and Episode 6 which you may want to catch up on.

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Interview: Alan Cumming on love at first sight and "Any Day Now"

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Alan Cumming & Garrett Dillahunt celebrating ANY DAY NOW last spring. Now it's in theaters!

BY NATHANIEL ROGERS

SPECIAL "ANY DAY NOW" EDITION OF THE MOVIE COLUMN


Anydaynow-posterAny Day Now, a new 70s based gay drama from director Travis Fine, has just dropped into the super-crowded holiday movie marketplace. Consider it counter-programming to the wealth of glitzy Oscar contenders and big budget blockbusters. Alan Cumming plays Rudy Donatello, an outspoken performer who impulsively takes in a neglected teenager with Down Syndrome (played by Isaac Levya) when the boy's mother abandons him. Rudy attempts to keep the child, fighting the discriminatory legal system with the help of his lawyer boyfriend (Garret Dillahunt). This sad and moving story (inspired by true events) is at once enraging and comforting since these same issues are still very much with us but we've made numerous legal and societal strides since then.

Any Day Now has already won several audience awards on the festival circuit but it's just now hitting movie theaters. I sat down with Alan Cumming last week to discuss the film and his eclectic career. 

TOWLEROAD: How did Any Day Now come to you. Did they seek you out?

ALAN CUMMING: Yes, they asked me. One of my agents and one of my managers said "You should read this right now." I did so it happened very quickly. It was lovely. There were several versions of the script before it was finished, before the one we shot. It was great to be part of that process and talk to Travis about each version. It changed really radically, actually. The ending was very different.

I'm guessing happier. 

Yeah, I remember saying to him 'this is a little upbeat, isn't it?' The next one... [edited for spoilers] Whoops.

I wasn't expecting it to go there!

But it had to end that way! It couldn't have ended another way and been honest. It could easily have been cloying and manipulative but it's genuine. 

Did they specifically want a gay actor for the role?

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[Cumming on love at first sight, looking terrible in drag, and The Good Wife ...AFTER THE JUMP]

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Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt are a Gay Couple Fighting for Their Child in 'Any Day Now': VIDEO

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A new trailer is out for Any Day Now, in which Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt play a gay couple fighting to retain custody of a child with Down syndrome (Isaac Leyva) who comes to live with them after his mother, their neighbor, abandons him. The film, which has won the Audience Award at Outfest and the Chicago, Seattle, Woodstock, Provincetown, and Tribeca Film Festivals, as well as an acting award for Cumming at this year's Outfest, hits theaters on December 14.

Watch the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Alan Cumming Marries Partner Grant Shaffer in New York City

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Actor Alan Cumming married his partner Grant Shaffer over the weekend in New York City on the fifth anniversary of their civil partnership in the UK.

Tweeted Cumming on Saturday: "I just got married!!!!!"

Congrats to the happy couple from Towleroad!

One more shot tweeted from their nuptials, AFTER THE JUMP...

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