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Producer Gary Janetti Talks New PBS Sitcom Vicious and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with writer/producer Gary Janetti about his groundbreaking new PBS sitcom Vicious, which tells the story of an older gay couple, played by Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen, and their longtime circle of friends as they struggle to maintain their visibility and significance in our youth-oriented world.

Gandalf, Is That YOU?!

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 05.02.2014 | Celebrity

Sir Ian McKellen was quite the looker back in the day. (Not that he still isn't!) The beloved actor made us completely forget about his portrayal o...

Sir Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen Wear Matching Bowler Hats, Achieve Next Level Preciousness

Posted 03.26.2014 | Celebrity

Adorable Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen have uploaded the latest documentation of their best friendship. Collaborating in an attempt to break t...

Sir McKellen And Sir Stewart Are Ready For The Super Bowl

Posted 02.01.2014 | Celebrity

Our favorite Sirs, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, love football ... all types of football! Stewart tweeted a photo that shows himself and BFF Mc...

2013 Was The Year Of The Friendship Of Sirs

Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

It was a banner year for BFFs Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen. The friends and frequent co-stars spent quite a lot of quality time together a...

10 Actors Who Are Just On The Big Screen To Pay Their Rent

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Television and film may seem to rule the entertainment world today, but live theater will not be silenced (the show, after all, must go on). It's well...

'Homeland' Star Apologizes To A-List Actor For 'Fruity' Remark

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

"Homeland" star Damian Lewis has apologized after making a comment about not wanting to be a "fruity" actor -- a remark some thought was directed at S...

Hollywood's Favorite Sirs Visit NYC's Most Famous Tree

Posted 12.12.2013 | Celebrity

Nothing says it's the holiday season quite like Rockefeller Center's dazzling Christmas Tree. Once the lights go on, the tree becomes a focal point of...

Everyone's Favorite Existential Vaudevillians

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

It is a testament to the genius of Samuel Beckett that after 60 years, Waiting for Godot can still astonish with its cutting-edge brilliance, even in a low-key staging like the one Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are now starring in at the Cort Theatre.

Be The Person You Want Your Students to Be

American Teacher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
American Teacher

I do everything the school requires of me but I supplement that with my passions. Listen, I don't expect anyone to duplicate what I do because I am a lunatic, but I think teachers get so busy with the system -- teaching that chapter or this book -- that they lose themselves.

A-Sides on the Red Carpet: Only Make Believe's 14th Annual Gala

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Jon Chattman

It's not every day you see Magneto brushing elbows with Tony Micelli, but that's exactly what happened at a benefit event in New York City last week. ...

A Chat With Sir Ian McKellen About Broadway Bound No Man's Land

Jamie Soja | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
Jamie Soja

As I entered Sir Ian's dressing room, he was napping on the couch, wearing a backwards flat cap and mock Hawaiian paradise shirt that said, "Iraq," hinting at the lesser known comedic side of his personality.

Patrick Stewart's Wedding Officiant Looks Very Familiar...

Posted 09.09.2013 | Weddings

Sir Patrick Stewart, best known for his roles in "Star Trek" and "The X-Men," married Sunny Ozell this weekend. The newlyweds announced their union...

'I'm Looking For A Husband'

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 09.20.2013 | Entertainment

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The entire cast of X-Men thrilled fans at Comic-Con by uniting on stage Saturday in the San Diego Convention Center's largest hall....

10 Gay Predictions For 2013

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

It's that time of year again when journalists speculate about what might happen in the year ahead. Following last year's crystal-ball gazing, I present my forecasts for 2013. By my reckoning it's going to be another barnburner for the gay community.

'What A Gas!' Sir Ian McKellen Is Excited About His 'X-Men' Return

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.29.2012 | Entertainment

On Tuesday, Bryan Singer tweeted that Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart will both reprise their roles as, respectively, Magneto and Professor X...

'Hobbit' Star Explains Why He Almost Passed On Big Role

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.18.2012 | Entertainment

Outside of director Peter Jackson, no one is more closely associated with the "Lord of the Rings" universe than Sir Ian McKellen. Which is why the ide...

Geekiest Political Protest Posters ... Ever

Oddee.com | Posted 04.26.2012 | Weird News

Further proof that geeks shall inherit the Earth: they're using Internet memes and Lord of the Rings characters to in political protest posters. Si...

Was Shakespeare Gay? One Award-Winning Actor Certainly Thinks So

Posted 01.06.2012 | Gay Voices

"Romeo and Juliet" may have set a multiple-century precedent for star-crossed -- and primarily heterosexual -- love stories, but at least one legendar...

Classroom Heroes: Rafe Esquith's Mission To Share Shakespeare With His Students

The Huffington Post | Erica Liepmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Sir Ian McKellen and the members of England's Royal Shakespeare Company sat in rapt attention inside an inner-city Los Angeles classroom. They watche...

Solving A Centuries-Old Mystery: "Who Is That Lady?" "That's No Lady, That's Mona Lisa."

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ellen Sterling

One wonders if da Vinci, by the time he died in 1519, had even the slightest notion of the impact of the painting and, in fact, his entire body of work.

The Value Of Milk, and The Best Gay-Themed Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

For me, seeing Milk was a transformative experience because it restored my belief that Hollywood can make quality pictures that have broad appeal.

My Brief Journalistic Dilemma Over California's Prop 8

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karen Ocamb

A producer for a local NPR radio station called to cancel my appearance on the network version of the show -- because the guest host wanted someone non-partisan.