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Lance Bass Says Perez Hilton Bullied Him Into Coming Out in 2006: VIDEO

In an interview with UK's Attitude, Lance Bass revealed that he was bullied into coming out by bloggers like Perez Hilton after he was given a 24-hour ultimatum back in July 2006.

The Independent reports:

BassThe singer, 35, told the Ricki Lake show in 2013 that he was frightened to come out in the early Ninetines and late Noughties, because he feared it would have “completely ruined" the hugely popular boyband.

He has since told Attitude that he was given a day to choose between coming out, or being outed.

"Two years before I came out I was really bullied on the internet by bloggers, that’s when Perez Hilton just started and was just really malicious against me," he said.

"So, because of the bloggers like him hounding me, all the other magazines started calling me and saying , ‘Look, we know you’re gay, you can write the story with or without us, but we have to write it,’ I decided to go with People [magazine] and I think they did a great job.

"I had 24 hours to decide if I was going to come out or not, and within 24 hours it was on the stands."

Check out a clip of Bass talking with childhood friends about living in the closet during his NSNYC days that aired on the Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding special earlier this week, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Lance Bass and Michael Turchin Had a Sexy Surprise Bachelor Party on Last Night's E! Wedding Special: VIDEO

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Lance Bass and Michael Turchin's December bachelor party was shown in all its glory on last night's E! special Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding.

Taking place at LA's The Abbey, the party featured Mardi Gras decorations, sexy strippers, a game of "Pin the Penis on the Popstar", aggressive lap dances, a surprise appearance by Alan Thicke, a dual penis cake, and more. 

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Watch the debauchery yourself, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Did you catch last night's wedding special? What did you think?

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Lance Bass Talks Wedding, Growing Up Gay in the South, and Feeling 'Liberated' as a Married Man: VIDEO

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Lance Bass and hubby Michael Turchin sat down with GLAAD: All Access host Claire Pires to discuss their tv special Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding which airs tonight on E!

In the interview, Bass (who grew up in Mississippi) revealed one of the main reasons why he wanted to televise his wedding in the first place:

"Growing up gay in the south is very lonely. So that's one of the main reasons I wanted to do this special was to give hope out there for small town kids to watch this special and let them know that there's nothing wrong with you. You can have this if you want it." 

The two also dished on the funny story of Turchin's proposal, the "humorous" planning that went into the wedding itself (which will be America's first televised same-sex wedding special) and on Lisa Vanderpump of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills being "appalled" at the state of their kitchenware before the big day. 

Later, the two shared why marriage means so much to them.

Said Bass:

"Once you're able to say 'husband' it just means so much more. And it means much more to everyone else. Because they treat you differently, they really do. They take you seriously. Then the next question is 'When are you having kids?' You feel like a whole human being....completely liberated, a whole person. No longer a second class citizen anymore - to be able to say 'husband' instead of 'civil partner'"

Bass and Turchin also did a separate interview with Meredith Vieira where they discussed their support for Alabama state Rep. Patricia Todd's pledge to "out" anti-gay lawmakers having extramarital affairs. 

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding airs tonight at 8/7c on E!

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What To Watch This Week on TV: Wedding Bells for 'Lance,' 'Glee' and 'Parks and Rec'

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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— Here comes the grooms in E! Network’s reality special, Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding, Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern. See the former boybander tie the knot, plus his bandmate JC Chasez serenades the happy couple.

What's coming up on the final seasons of Parks and Recreation and Glee, plus more TV this week, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Lance Bass And Husband Michael Turchin Discuss Their Marriage Ceremony On ET Ahead Of E! Wedding Special

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Screen Shot 2015-01-28 at 3.53.56 PMLance Bass and now husband Michael Turchin appeared on Entertainment Tonight to chat with Nancy O'Dell about their wedding ahead of an E! special airing next month about it. The two married on Dec. 20 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Guests included Kristina Applegate, Gabourey Sidibe, Kris Jenner and N'Sync member JC Chasez who also sang at the wedding. Bass said to O'Dell that one of his favorite moments from the wedding is when Chasez performed for the couple.

Said Bass:

"It was one of the best pieces of the wedding...and you'll see there's a really funny moment that happens (in the E! special)."

Bass and Turchin dated for several years until Bass asked Turchin's family for his hand in marriage and proposed in September 2013. Bass mentioned in the interview that getting to the altar was no easy task considering attitudes toward gay marriage in the South.

Said Bass:

"Coming from the South it's still a huge subject - the whole gay marriage...to see my Mississippi parents walking me down the aisle, it really spoke volumes."

The E! special, Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding, airs on Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.


Lance Bass and Michael Turchin Tie the Knot!

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After three years together, Lance Bass and Michael Turchin officially exchanged vows last night at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. 

People reports:

Wedding planner Sharon Sacks – who did Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's nuptials – produced a unique ceremony with a wedding party that included supermodel flower girls and the couple's three dogs, but also incorporated classic traditions from Bass's southern Baptist upbringing and Turchin's Jewish heritage. 

Bass says the approximately 300 guests – including Lisa Vanderpump and Bass's former 'NSYNC bandmates JC Chasez,Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick – were asked to come dressed as though they were attending "a royal wedding but at the Met Ball." 

Justin Timberlake is currently on tour and was unable to attend.

E! will be ariing a 90-minute special on the ceremony, Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding, on February 5. 

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