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Sir Ian McKellen And Harry Styles Share A Cuddle: VIDEO

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Sir Ian McKellen and the members of British boy-band One Direction stopped by The Graham Norton Show last week. McKellen talked about The Lord of the Rings movie franchise coming to an end with the latest installment of The Hobbit and how the band and Gandalf almost met once before. Now finally meeting in the flesh, McKellen and Harry Styles shared some admiration for each other's work. Talking about how he might* have watched all The Lord of the Rings films one day when off sick from school, Styles told McKellen, "You're amazing." To which McKellen cooed, "So are you." The two then shared a good cuddle, as you do. 

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Eurovision Winner Conchita Wurst Glams Up the Graham Norton Show: VIDEO

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Fresh off her Eurovision win, Conchita Wurst appeared on The Graham Norton Show to discuss her attachment to the trophy, the support she received from Cher, why she has the beard, and what she's doing next.

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Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy Explore the Internet’s Best Gay Fan Fiction of Themselves: VIDEO

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If you’re like me, you probably think Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy would make a really great couple. They could even have a cute "couple" name like Fassvoy or McAssbender.

Screen Shot 2014-05-04 at 1.19.59 PMOkay, nevermind, scratch that idea...

Regardless, a good portion of the internet also thinks the two belong in a relationship, as there appears to be a great deal of fan-made slash fiction about the dream couple and their wonderfully domesticated life together.

As guests on Friday's episode of The Graham Norton Show, the X-Men: Days of Future Past stars were treated to the very best selections of this fanfic, with the duo having a fun time exploring the dynamics and scenarios of their hypothetical relationship.

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BBC's Graham Norton ‘Furious’ Over Irish Broadcaster’s Payout to Anti-gay Catholic Group

Openly gay BBC presenter Graham Norton is reportedly “furious” about Irish broadcaster RTE’s decision to pay a $116,000 settlement to anti-gay Catholic lobbying group, calling the decision “absolutely moronic.” The settlement came after Catholic lobby group Iona Institute and two prominent Irish journalists threatened legal action after being described as homophobic and “horrible and mean about gays” during a program on the flagship Irish public broadcaster channel last month. BBC reports:

Graham nortonIn his Hot Press cover interview Norton said he was disappointed that the journalists had decided to take legal action instead of examining why they might be accused of homophobia.

Although he said he has no desire to get married himself, Norton added: "I want to ask these people, 'Why are you so scared and intimidated by the idea of gay marriage?'" [...]

He added: "This tiny minority can yell all they want, but it's over. It's all done. The Iona Institute, and people like that, are like rats trapped in the corner of a barn. They know the jig is up. That's why they're screaming so loud."

However, he added that he was glad gay marriage opponents existed as "they drag everyone towards the centre".

"You hear their opinions and suddenly you're a little bit more tolerant - because you don't want to be them!"


Elton John, Stephen Fry, George Michael, Graham Norton, and Tom Daley Get Together: PHOTO

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The Kaleidoscope Trust, a UK based international LGBT rights charity, is auctioning off seven sets of these Russian nesting dolls in a #ToRussiaWithLove campaign.

The auction will be held today through December 22  to raise money for The Kaleidoscope Trust and their counterparts in the Russian LGBT community, says the group.

They add: "Over Christmas, Mother will deliver a set of dolls to the Russian Embassy in London and The Kremlin as an act of solidarity with the LGBT community in Russia."


News: Marvel Vs. DC, Charlie Hunnam, Uganda, Apple

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Marvel Comics writer responds to a DC Comics executive who claims the lack of gay weddings in books DC publishes is due to the fact that superheroes are not supposed to be happy: "It's just lazy storytelling."

Charlie-hunnam-exits-fifty-shades-of-grey-movie6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Charile Hunnam will not be Christian Grey after all.

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Documentary film director Roger Ross Williams on the rise of anti-gay animosity in Uganda: "Everyone I've talked to in my film has said, 'You know, look America's lost.' As marriage equality has passed, America is lost to them, but they are winning the war in Uganda. And they believe that this war will be won by eradicating what they believe is sexual sin, and that means homosexuality. And that message gets translated very differently in an African context."

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Boston mayoral candidate announces proposal to protect LGBT youth: "Martin J. Walsh released Friday what he called a comprehensive platform to protect gays and lesbians, including designated “safe spaces” for gay youths in schools."

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Justin Bieber's 'stache.

Ssjm1013apple001-L6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Here's a preview of Apple's upcoming flying saucer-like new headquarters.

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Several national parks closed as part of the government shutdown have now re-opened - thanks to state money.

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Graham Norton on camp: "It’s a much harder thing to accept than being gay. Gay is easy. Being camp is difficult in that it comes with judgment all round."

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Richard Simmons gets doused in purple.

6a00d8341c730253ef019afff259e6970b Conservative political action committee. whose goal was essentially to notify voters San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio is gay, has been fined $7,500 violating campaign disclosure laws: "The group, called Conservatives for Gay Rights Supporting Carl DeMaio for Mayor 2012, did not provide the names of its principals or a valid street address, according to the city Ethics Commission, which announced the fine Friday. It also did not keep records explaining its expenditures, the commission said."


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