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04/19/2007


Tonight on TV: Oprah's Gay Double Feature — VIDEO

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Tonight starting at 9 pm ET, Oprah is hosting a gay-themed edition of Oprah's Next Chapter speaking with Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, comedienne Wanda Sykes, and Scandal's Dan Bucatinsky about gay issues. The discussion is followed by the premiere of Bridegroom, the Linda Bloodworth Thomason-directed documentary about what happened to Shane Bitney Crone after his boyfriend Tom's sudden death.

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Mitch And Cam Evolve Their 'Modern Family' [Spoilers]: VIDEO

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On last night's season premiere of Modern Family, Mitch and Cam (arguably the most prominent gay couple on television today) celebrated the end of Prop. 8 by getting engaged. After lots of speculation (as well as some pressure from the ACLU), the Emmy-winning comedy had both characters drop to one knee simultaneously for a dual proposal. As the show enters its fifth season (as well as its first in syndication), Mitch and Cam continue to (sometimes slowly) broaden audiences' exposure to gay relationships on TV.

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Jeffrey Richman, one of the show's openly gay writers, tells THR how it went down:

As I started writing, I became unexpectedly emotional. I teared up writing it. I teared up hearing it read. And I completely teared up seeing that moment where they both just say "yes" at the exact same time. That was so moving for me. I felt like, "OK, maybe I got it right because I never cry at weddings." My boyfriend [actor John Benjamin Hickey] always reads the first draft and he called me in tears after he read this one.

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Five Ways This Sunday's Emmy Awards May Surprise You

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Even the most staid awards shows have a few tricks up their sleeves, and this year's Primetime Emmy Awards are no different. Before you tune in to Sunday's broadcast (8 p.m. Eastern on CBS), check out these five ways in which this year's ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, may surprise you.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Witnesses First Gay Kiwi Wedding on Air New Zealand: VIDEO

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As RJ mentioned yesterday, marriage equality has come into effect in New Zealand and one of the country's first same-sex weddings was held aboard an Air New Zealand jet as a show of support from the Kiwi carrier. There to witness the nuptials was Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and here's a clip celebrating the moment.

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News: Baby Cambridge, Amanda Bynes, Freddie Mercury, Matt Bomer

Road King David's Palace unearthed by archaeologists in Israel? Royalbaby

Road The sex problem in the Navy.

Road New trailer for George Clooney & Sandra Bullock's Gravity.

Road The world finally meets HRH Baby Cambridge.

Road Sofia Vergara gives co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson wedding shout-out.

Road Shia LaBeouf understands the value of a well-planned ensemble when going to The Home Depot.

Road Justin Theroux proves guns are in this season.

Road Reese Witherspoon gets wild.

Road This is not a still from Magic Mike 2.

Road The most unfortunate back-brace/baseball hat combo ever.

Road Dennis Farina battled lung cancer leading up to his death.

Road Amanda Bynes tries to burn down a rando’s house, gets hospitalized against will for mental evaluation. Burns Dog in process. Is this real life?

Road In case you didn’t get your fill of Teen Beach buff-ness yet.

Road Armie Hammer went to Cowboy Camp. Seriously, no one got a pic of that?

Bomer  Road Possibly your new summer anthem. Not surprisingly by Icona Pop.

  Road I hate it when my hair gets caught in a fan.

  Road Even at the airport, Ricky Martin and those boys are darn cute.

  Road In more gun-related news, these firearms were on display earlier this week.

  Road The CW’s The Carrie Diaries finds its Samantha.

  Road Sacha Baron-Cohen will not play Freddie Mercury as earlier planned.

  Road Apparently we need to check out The Vineyard.

  Road A look back at Windsors in the family way.

  Road This might be the best pic from Comic-Con.

Road The fallout from SCOTUS’ VRA ruling isn’t pretty.

Road All in the family: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' gets mashed up with Growing Pains.

Road New Hunger Games movie promises to bring the beefcake.

Road The witch is back.

Road Maybe he just misinterpreted someone's order for a six inch sub.

Road Is Batman/Superman mashup a bad idea?

Road Mitt Romney's granddaughter shares Baby Cambridge's birthday. So does Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem's daughter.


Air New Zealand, Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Host Country's First Gay Wedding at 30,000 Feet

New Zealand's marriage equality law does not go into effect until August 19, but Air New Zealand wants to host the country's first gay wedding, and is bringing a couple of American hosts on board to help out, the Herald Sun reports:

Jesse_fergusonIt has recruited American actor and same sex marriage campaigner Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell in Modern Family, to be on board for the stunt. The openly-gay star is due to wed Justin Mikita in New York this month. Gay marriage was legalised in New York two years ago.

Air New Zealand's head of global brand development Jodi Williams said the wedding would attract media interest from around the globe.

"Naturally, the couple's family and friends will want to be on hand for the special occasion so we have plenty of seats set aside for them," she said.

The airline is also providing a honeymoon at Palm Springs in the United States.


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