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Controversial Writer Of Gay Actors Article Returns to Newsweek

Daily Intel | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The writer who raised celebrity hackles with a widely read essay about gay actors playing straight (and even earned himself a reference a...

Melissa Etheridge: My Songs 'Aren't Gay Enough' For 'Glee' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Melissa Etheridge's eleventh studio album, 'Fearless Love,' is dropping at the same time as she's rebuilding her love life from the ground up. The 48-...

Ramin Setoodeh Leaves Newsweek: Writer Of Controversial Gay Actors Piece Joining People

Huffington Post | Lindsay Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ramin Setoodeh, the Newsweek journalist who wrote the controversial "Straight Jacket" piece in April, is leaving Newsweek to write for People magazine...

Columbine and the End of Journalism: A Daily Blog Series, Part III

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

The lesson on this Columbine anniversary that hits April 20 may not come from the shootings themselves. But rather, how the media has covered the shootings since the ten-year anniversary last year.

Tony Awards Reflect a Boring Broadway Season

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

When musicals like Memphis and Million Dollar Quartet are able to snag nods for best musical... it's certain that the creative juices flowing around Times Square were strained this past season.

Cynthia Nixon 'Horrified' Over 'Homophobic' Newsweek Article (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Since Ramin Setoodeh wrote an article in Newsweek last month criticizing Sean Hayes' performance in 'Promises, Promises' because gays can't play strai...

If the Straightjacket Fits

Jason Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Stuart

At the end of the day, if Setoodeh can't accept a gay actor in a straight role, then that's really his problem, isn't it? And he needs to keep that in the closet.


Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It may be a rough weekend for some members of the media who are coming off cringe-worthy weeks. Below, check out the Media Losers of the Week, and vot...

Newsweek's Ramin Setoodeh Defends 'Homophobic' Piece, Will Visit 'Glee' Set

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Since Newsweek's Ramin Setoodeh wrote a now-infamous criticism of Sean Hayes' capacity to step out of gay and play straight in 'Promises, Promises,' h...

Life Is a Performance, Ramin

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

While the real world is not Broadway and filming Sex in the City sequels, the fact is that there are tens of thousands of gay men and women who perform in "straight roles" every day in the US military.

Now That You Mention It, Rock Hudson Did Seem Gay

Aaron Sorkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Aaron Sorkin

With all due respect to Kristin Chenoweth and all the Internet posters who've crashed down on the theater critic who claimed that gay actors can't and shouldn't play straight characters, I don't think the critic was being homophobic. Just wrong.

Kristin Chenoweth: Newsweek's Sean Hayes Piece 'Horrendously Homophobic'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Kristin Chenoweth has rushed to the defense of her 'Promises, Promises' costar Sean Hayes, whom Newsweek criticized for not being able to pull off pla...