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'Empire' Actor Malik Yoba Backtracks After Potentially Outing Co-Star Jussie Smollett


Empire actor Malik Yoba has backtracked on his statements about co-star Jussie Smollett’s sexuality after inadvertently outing him as gay last month during an interview with Black Film. The plot revolving around Smollett’s character, Jamal Lyon, has focused primarily on his journey to come out as gay whilst vying for control of his father’s vast fortune. When asked about his own sexuality Smollett has consistently declined to comment.

Jussie-noh8-final"I am not willing to confirm or deny anything, I live my life…if anyone is looking to put me in a box, then that’s not going to happen,” Smollett said in an interview with Sway In The Morning. “But if you really want to know about me, just watch, because I don’t hide anything. I just don’t choose to talk about my personal life."

According to Yoba’s publicist the actor was misquoted in his Black Film interview.

“My reference to Jussie was only about his character and storyline on Empire,” he said in a statement to USA Today.

Smollett’s most recent assertion that his sexuality is an off-limits topic came before Yoba’s statement and subsequent clarification. The actor has yet to publicly comment on the renewed interest in his personal life.

'Teen Wolf' Introducing Two New Gay Characters


Matt Webb Mitovich of TV Line recently spilled some tea about two gay characters that will be making their debut on Teen Wolf in its upcoming season. The show is no stranger to gay characters, having given us some steamy man-on-man action in the past between Ethan (Charlie Carver) and Danny (Keahu Kahuanui) in the past.

Said Mitovich of what we can expect in season 5:

For those who’ve been holding out hope for Danny’s return, there’s this consolation prize: Episode 4 of the new season, titled “Condition Terminal,” will introduce the recurring character of Corey, who in the course of being treated in an operating room for a strange, painful wound dishes on his boyfriend Lucas. (Guest star Lucas, meanwhile, is described as a shy young man who has become an aggressive problem at a club.)

Danny, who was Teen Wolf's first gay character, was not seen in any of the episodes in season 4 though series creator Jeff Davis has hinted that we have not seen the last of of him.

No news yet on who will play the two new characters.


'The Fosters' Features Same-Sex Kiss Between Two 13-Year-Olds, Possibly Youngest In US TV History: VIDEO


Last night's episode of ABC Family's The Fosters saw a same-sex kiss between thirteen-year-old boys Jude and Connor, which may be the youngest same-sex kiss ever to be seen on US television. Executive Producer and show creator Peter Paige (whom you may recall from Queer As Folk) tweeted about the kiss, the history it made and how the moment shared between Jude and Connor (or #Jonnor as their social media fans know them) captures the "exquisite torture" of falling for someone in Jr. High and not being sure if that love is unrequited or not:

#Jonnor fans were not shy in sharing their elation over the kiss. 

The tension between Jude and Connor had been building for sometime on the show, as BuzzFeed notes. Jude is one of five children that live with a lesbian couple that have built a family composed of five biological, adopted and foster children. Jude and Connor first grew close when Connor wore nail polish to school to show solidarity with Jude who had been bullied for painting his nails. 


Things got a little more intense when the two went on a camping trip, sharing a tent and doing something that was vaguely referred to by Jude as "something that was wrong...I guess." Then, the pair upped the cuteness factor by interlocking pinkies whilst watching a movie (flanked by girls, sadly).


But all of this became too much for poor love-stricken Jude who finally confronted Connor about what happened that night in the tent in the woods and everything that had been building since:

“You kissed me! Remember? In the tent? And then at the movie theatre you held my hand. And now all day you’ve been…I just… I don’t get this. I don’t get you.”

And then, Connor took matters into his own hands and the kiss happened. Watch for yourself, AFTER THE JUMP...


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Tops and Bottoms: Power Ranking 'RuPaul's Drag Race' 07x01 — RECAP


Welcome back, hunties! Tighten your seatbelts, Drag Racers, because we've got 14 new queens and a new judging panel, including former Queer Eye style guru Carson Kressley and TV personality Ross Mathews. And if that's not gay enough, Kathy Griffin is tonight's guest judge!

Tonight's episode was a little bit fashion week and a little bit flashin' week. So, if you're ready to show a little skinsuit, unclasp those pearls, and click on to see how the queens are sizing up based on their fashions, performance and my own personal bias, AFTER THE JUMP ... (2)

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What To Watch This Week On TV: Streaming 'Kimmy Schmidt'; 'Housewives' Goes Down Under


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.

— There’s a lot to love about the new Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. For starters, it’s from the brilliant brain of SNL and 30 Rock vet, Tina Fey. Plus, it’s got the lovable Ellie Kemper (from Bridesmaids and The Office) in the titular role as a the former member of a doomsday cult who starts her life over in New York City. We’re laughing already. The series drops Friday.

Quakes, queens and a bunch of sassy sheilas, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Meet The Queens: Get To Know 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season Seven


It's time for fourteen new queens to compete for the crown of America's next drag superstar! Season seven of RuPaul's Drag Race premieres tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern on Logo, and we got a sneak peek at the girls.

Last week, all 14 contestants met the press and performed at Diamond Horseshoe in New York City for the season seven premiere party. We chatted them up about their drag style, why America is going to love them and a lot more. 

See what they had to say and what we thought of their performances, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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