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Dax Shepard Says He'd Go Gay For Brad Pitt: VIDEO

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Dax Shepard sat down with Ellen earlier this week to chat about his newly released comedy-drama film This is Where I Leave You. While there, he also shared his deep and profound love for Brad Pitt - whose beauty seemingly transcends our mortal world.

"He is an angel," Shepard declared. "This is someone that has fallen from the stars and occasionally treats us to his image on these flickering pictures on the silver screen."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

This Is Where I Leave You starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Bryne, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard and Jane Fonda is in theaters now. You can catch a trailer of the film AFTER THE JUMP too. 

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Bill Hader Describes What It Tastes Like To Kiss James Franco, Paul Rudd

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The star of the new indie dramedy The Skeleton Twins spoke with Pride Source about all things gay, including his gay character in the film, Milo, the many men he has kissed, and of course Stefon. On his wife's reaction to so much same-sex kissing, Hader says:

I have my wife run up to me a lot of times and be like, "Don't brush your teeth. Let me kiss you. This is the closest I'll get to kissing James Franco," or whoever it is I just made out with. I've made out with Paul Rudd so many times on "SNL" it's insane!

On making out with Modern Family's Ty Burrell in The Skeleton Twins: 

It didn't make the cut. I'm gonna tell you right now, that was actually pretty hot. It was a hot scene.

On the distinct flavors one experiences when kissing Paul Rudd and James Franco respectively:

[Paul Rudd] tastes like chicken, and James Franco tastes like cinnamon.

And finally, as to where Stefon has gone:

He's on the corner of 23rd and 9th some place. Somewhere in Chelsea hanging out inside a haunted diaper.

You can read the full interview HERE and, ICYMI, you can watch the trailer for The Skeleton Twins HERE.


Downton Abbey's Robert James-Collier Talks About the Show's 'Harrowing' Upcoming Gay Storyline

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Rob James-Collier, who plays Downton Abbey's scheming gay footman  Thomas Barrow, revealed in an interview with Daily Mail that the show will feature a "harrowing" upcoming storyline about the character not only questioning his sexuality, but trying to change it - with devastating consequences. 

‘There are mornings of those scenes when you haven’t been able to sleep at night because you are so worried about how it will go. Thomas comes right up to the abyss.’

James-Collier, who was featured in our 10 LGBT TV Moments from 2013, has previously said he finds it easier kissing men on-screen than women.

And if you missed the season five trailer for the show from a few weeks back, you can catch it AFTER THE JUMP...

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John Travolta On Alleged Former Gay Lover: 'It's Just About People Wanting Money' - VIDEO

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In an interview with The Daily Beast, John Travolta has addressed allegations by a male former employee that they had a six year affair.

In July, a California appeals court judge ruled Travolta can no longer stop Douglas Gotterba from telling his side of the story. Gotterba claims that his working relationship with the actor became more personal when he was employed by Travolta’s aircraft company Alto in the 1980s.

While discussing Travolta’s latest movie The Forger, interviewer Marlo Stern asks the actor about the allegations.  Travolta replies:

“This is every celebrity’s Achilles heel. It’s just about people wanting money. That’s all. It happens on many levels.

Also, I don’t care that much about it. Other people may attack it back more than I do, but I let all the media stuff go a long time ago because I can’t control it. I think that’s why it persists, to some degree.

I found [the allegations] most offensive with the loss of my son. I felt like that was the lowest I’d ever felt. Sex stuff is always going to be interesting to somebody, but you stay away from family. You really should. With that, I always felt like the media—not all of the media, but parts of it—went too low there.”

Watch an interview with Travolta at a premiere for The Forger, AFTER THE JUMP...

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UCLA Study Reveals Hollywood May Not Be So LGBT-Friendly After All

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The film industry specializes in illusion: actors can play anywhere along a gay spectrum and full storylines are effectively created for gender non-conforming, bisexual, or transgender persons, even if American "culture" is not reflective of the willingness necessary to accept those representations. The "liberal Hollywood" archetype may be revealed as just an illusion, however, thanks to a new study out of UCLA's Williams Institute. 

In a survey of 5,700 SAG-AFTRA members, over half the lesbian, gay, and bisexual respondents reported hearing anti-gay comments from the crew. 53% "believed that directors and producers are biased against LGBT performers." These are surprising statistics when one considers the rapidity with which actors and actresses have been coming out in recent years, egged on by increasing levels of awareness and equal rights throughout the country. 

Deadline reports:

“We found that LGBT performers may have substantial barriers to overcome in their search for jobs,” said the authors of the study, M. V. Lee Badgett, a Williams Institute Distinguished Scholar and Director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration, and Jody L. Herman, manager of Transgender Research at the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law...

According to the study, “gay men were the most likely to re­port they have experienced some form of discrimination, with one in five reporting an experience. Bisexual actors were about half as likely to report discrimination as gay or lesbian actors. Gender nonconforming gay and bisexual men were more likely to experi­ence discrimination, as were men who were out professionally...”

The study also found that LGBT performers are less likely than heterosexual performers to have agents, “which may put LGBT performers at a disadvantage when looking for work.

Still, 72% of lesbian, gay, and bisexual respondents reported that coming out had had no ill effect on their career, and they recommended that other LGBT actors follow suit. The damning first-person accounts included in the study (gay actors being recast, fired, or told they "aren't right" for a role) would seem to suggest otherwise, but SAG-AFTRA is confident that the study will make an impact.

“Although our industry is heading in the right direction, there is clearly work left to do as certain attitudes and behaviors persist and continue to put pressure on actors to stay in the closet,” wrote Traci Godfrey and Jason Stuart, national co-chairs of the SAG-AFTRA LGBT Committee. “We are confident that this unprecedented study will have profound ramifications for the entertainment industry as a whole. By utilizing the data it contains as it reflects the realities performers face, we can identify the obstacles to equal employment opportunities and full inclusion.”

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Anna Kendrick Serenades Jeremy Jordan In First Look At 'The Last Five Years': VIDEO

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We're finally getting a look at Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan in the much anticipated film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's popular off-Broadway musical hit, The Last Five Years. The story follows the five-year-long love affair of struggling actress Cathy Hiatt and up-and-coming novelist Jamie Wellerstein (Jordan). Kendrick is no stranger to musical territory, as aca-awesome Pitch Perfect fans will attest. She's also appearing in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. Jordan is a Broadway veteran who also appeared on the show Smash, which followed the ups and downs of creating an original Broadway musical, and in a recent revival of Douglas Carter Beane's The Little Dog Laughed as a gay rentboy.

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