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By The Gay UK, Jan 29 2015 07:00PM

We would never want to accuse heterosexual superstar COLIN FARRELL of being a ‘size queen’ BUT in an interview with NYLON GUYS MAGAZINE, the Irish actor says that his not just impressed with the fact that EWAN McGREGOR is so well endowed, but also by how modest he is about it.


"I don't think Ewan is as proud of his penis as most men who are as well hung would—or should—or could be," Farrell says. "I think that's the greatest demonstration of his innate humility, that he doesn't wear it like a badge of honour."


The two A List actors starred together as the Blaine Brothers in the 2007 movie ‘CASSANDRA’S DREAM’, but we are still not sure how Colin caught sight of Ewan’s privates. Unless of course he did it the same way as we did, by watching one of the very many movies when he did more than just ‘dropped trou’ but flaunted it for all the world to see.



Roger Walker-Dack







By The Gay UK, Jan 29 2015 05:37PM

So how does Sam Smith deal with homophobia? He just ignores it.


The Stay With Me singer has, despite mending his broken heart, talked about how he has dealt with homophobia to Rolling Stone magazine.


"You just want to kill them. I was always embarrassed for the people around me.


"It never actually deeply affected me. You just ignore it, you know?"


Sam, who came out in 2014, opened up homophobic bullying in the interview, but he was actually more embarrassed that his dad had to witness any anti-gay remarks thrown at him. He said, "I was just embarrassed that my dad had to see that, because I could only imagine how you feel as a parent."



Smith became the only artist in the world to score a million-selling album in both the UK and the US during 2014.


Meanwhile over in Canada, these 10-year-old twins, Abby and Sarah, managed to wow Ellen and her audience with the most awesome Sam Smith guitar medley ever.




By The Gay UK, Jan 29 2015 04:56PM

So what does Mr. Golden Balls think of THOSE CK underwear ads by Justin Bieber?



"Not bad, not bad, not bad. He looks good in his underwear ads. He looks very good." High praise indeed for Justin Bieber from the man who regularly shows off his undies.


Justin faced heavy online criticism after it was suggested that his photos might be photoshopped with added pubic hair and bigger muscles.


Earlier in January Marc Foster photographed 39-year-old DAVID BECKHAM in a stunning new campaign for H & M. Even if you get irritated when the man opens his mouth, or have had far too much of his ubiquitous wife, you simply cannot deny that this man is still hotter than hell. In fact the only thing we can say bad about these photographs is that he is wearing far too many clothes.





By The Gay UK, Jan 29 2015 10:15AM

Nestled amongst the snowy ski slopes of Park City in the heat of Utah, the latest edition of SUNDANCE, one of the world’s most famous film festivals, is well underway.

This premiere showcase for independent movies attracts all the leading lights of the industry including a fair sprinkling of headlining stars, and the world’s press to report on all the comings and goings and review the movies that hopefully will be in our cinemas sometime in 2015. Amongst the latter is THE GAY UK’s very own Contributing Editor Roger Walker-Dack, and we are the ONLY UK gay publication to have a man (or woman) on the ground there. Here is his initial sneak preview from Day 4 of the Festival.


Roger Walker-Dack
Roger Walker-Dack

Even with a coveted Press & Industry Pass I still need to get in line for any movie I want to see an hour ahead of its screening time, and then it still doesn’t guarantee me a seat. Several of my colleagues have been locked out of seeing some of the more pre-hyped movies, which is no fun when you started queuing, Starbucks in hand, as early as 8 am.


I get to see on average 5 to 6 movies a day and I actually feel if I only make it to watch 4, then I am slacking. Every single movie that is being shown here went through rigorous vetting and selection process, as the competition to participate is extremely fierce. It doesn’t however mean that everything in the schedule is to all of our likings, but hopefully in the main if we watch something that is not too our taste there is at least some redeeming feature that validates its selection.


Sundance is famous for routing out excellent quirky movies and one such one this year was FINDERS KEEPERS. It’s a documentary about an amputee who kept his old leg in an a storage unit that got sold off in an auction, and then developed into a well publicized and hilarious public fight as to who owned the leg. It was one of the funniest movies I have seen so far.


I have also been far from amused with the very latest misguided offering from James ‘Gay For Pay’ Franco as he continues his somewhat unhealthy obsession with all things gay whilst reminding us constantly how very straight he really is. In ‘I AM MICHAEL” based on an obnoxious true story, Franco plays a leading gay activist who very publicly turns ‘straight’ and becomes a Christian Pastor whilst publicly condemning everyone from his old life. It is a sensitive subject handled clumsily with a very stilted performance by Franco that will not enamor him to either the gay community or the Religious Right if the film ever sees the light of day in cinemas.


On the other hand, yesterday I was as happy as Larry too. Larry Kramer that is. In the first documentary that he has ever allowed to be made about his eventful life we are reminded how very grateful we were/are that his unceasing anger fuelled his activist work when the AIDS epidemic exploded, and his actions saved so many lives. It seemed fitting watching this the same day that Mark Ruffalo won a SAG Best Actor for portraying Ned Weeks aka Larry Kramer in in the movie of Larry’s groundbreaking play THE NORMAL HEART.


There is a not a great deal of specifically LGBT programming this year but one outstanding one is NASTY BABY. Written and directed by openly gay Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Silva who, in this his second American feature, is in front of the camera too. Silva plays Freddy a gay video artist desperate to become a parent but this cosy baby-making scenario unexpectedly develops into a brutal melodrama that really blows your mind. Not in quite the same way as in Silva’s 2013 hit movie CRYSTAL FAIRY AND THE MAGIC CACTUS where it’s a totally different, but equally wonderful trip. More on this later.


We are just halfway through the Festival, so look for my full report in THE GAY UK very soon.







By The Gay UK, Jan 29 2015 09:41AM

In one of the worst kept secrets in show business 82 year old Hollywood & Broadway Star actor JOEL GREY finally came out publicly as gay. He told PEOPLE MAGAZINE "I don't like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I'm a gay man,"


He says his friends and family know, but the Cabaret star, who was married to actress Jo Wilder for 24 years and raised two children, including actress Jennifer Grey, hasn't spoken publicly about his sexuality before now.


Grey is best known for his role as the M.C. in the stage and movie versions of CABARET for which he won both a TONY & an OSCAR, making him one of only eight people who have won both awards for the same role. He is also only the second out-gay actor who has won an OSCAR: the other being JODIE FOSTER. (Canadian actress ANNA PAQUIN who won when she was just aged 11 for her role in THE PIANO later publicly identified herself as bisexual).




By The Gay UK, Jan 28 2015 04:37PM

Whoopsie... Not something you want to say on national TV - but Perez has gone and done it.


OUTRAGE: Katie is outraged at Perez saying he didn't give a sh*t about the British public and demanded that the celebrity blogger apologised for his remarks.


After the revelation that Perez was hiding a room whilst the rest of the housemates were unaware that he was watching their every move, Perez has hit out at the British public after Katie Hopkins tells Perez that she values and believes in the British public as they have voted for him to be eternally nominated. Perez replies: "I don’t give a sh*t about the British public."


TONGUES: Too much? Perez tries to make up with Hopkins, by licking her. Katie is less than impressed with the advances.


LICKY LIPS: Perez goes for the lip lock, Katie pulls back from Hilton's unwanted attention.


KISS CHASE: Perez chases after Katie and asks for a hug and one night of fun.


The public vote for Perez to face eternal nomination for the rest of the series.


Perez then tries to lick Katie’s face and kiss her; this results in Katie laughing and Perez chasing her round the house. Perez says: ‘Let’s have a hug and one night of fun.’ Katie will not give into this reconciliation and demands that he says sorry for what he said about the British public and he says: ‘I love the British public.’


Around 4% of PerezHilton.com's traffic is from the United Kingdom. According to Alexa, his website's popularity has been dwindling, with a global rank of 1701. So is the feeling mutual?










By The Gay UK, Jan 28 2015 04:14PM

Do you remember O-Town? Well they got back together last year, but one person was missing from the lineup...


Ashley Parker Angel Instagram
Ashley Parker Angel Instagram

Ashley Parker Angel, 33, was the notable missing person from OTown's line up in 2014. However he's been posting to Instagram - and we have to say, it's one of the best instagram accounts around. Currently Ashley is staring as Fiyero in the show Wicked, which is touring Australia.


Ashley Parker Angel Instagram
Ashley Parker Angel Instagram

Check out the hotness coming from Ashley's account...









By The Gay UK, Jan 28 2015 11:30AM

Harper Lee’s classic American novel, which many will remember from their schooldays, is beautifully presented in this classy and stylistic play.

★★★★


Credits: Johan Persson
Credits: Johan Persson

Set in the deep south of America in the 1930s, issues of racism, prejudice and optimism are explored though the eyes of the young narrator, Scout, as she learns of the flaws in those who live amongst her in her neighbourhood and counterbalances this by watching her Father, an idealistic lawyer, as he defends a black man accused of raping a white girl. As tensions build within the small community, Scout learns about the impact of both hatred and of standing up for your beliefs, regardless of external pressures.


Despite its somewhat heavy themes and the dramatic tension displayed on stage, the play still maintains a good mixture of very gentle humour and childhood innocence which lifted it slightly, ably aided and enhanced by a strong cast who provided universally excellent performances. In particular, Zackary Momoh stood out as the accused Tom Robinson, the young leads performed well and Luke Potter provided some delightful and atmospheric musical accompaniment. The staging of the play was impressive, with scenes interspersed with the cast members reading directly from the novel, acting in the role of narrator, before seamlessly morphing into various characters in the story as another narrator took over. The actors entered and exited the stage though the audience, and placed the audience in the shoes of the Jury during the trial scenes. The set was deliberately sparse, with simple props being used to set the scene, allowing the performances and writing to be the focus and avoiding the drama being overshadowed by being style over substance. Director, Timothy Schrader cleverly utilises these techniques to provide an absorbing and engaging presentation which draws the audience in.


To Kill A Mockingbird is a thought provoking and timely reminder of the impact of blind prejudice and despite being written around 55 years ago, it’s themes are still pertinent today, especially when considering the persecution of the gay community in various parts of the world. Overall, this is a high quality production which is engrossing, engaging and enjoyable.


To Kill A Mockingbird is playing at Sheffield Theatres (www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk) until 31st January 2015 before continuing on its national tour (http://www.tokillamockingbirdplay.com/).


by Paul Szabo


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By The Gay UK, Jan 28 2015 08:22AM

Last night, Perez Hilton re-entered the Big Brother house after his fake exit to mixed reactions from his other housemates...


After the exit of Patsy Kensit, Big Brother re-installed Perez Hilton in the Big Brother compound, to mixed reactions from his fellow housemates. They learnt that he had been watching them all along from a secret room. Earlier in the week, Big Brother told Perez that he wanted to set him “the ultimate secret mission”, and Perez would have one hour to return to the House and convince the other Housemates that he was leaving. He then went into a secret room, where he observed the Housemate’s every move as Big Brother’s secret puppet master. When asked if he was up to the challenge, Perez responded, “I’m still fu*king here, so yes…. I don’t have a fu*king choice…I am fu*king still in the fu*king Perez show!”


OSCAR WINNING: Perez managed to successfully convince his fellow housemates that he was leaving the show after breaking the fire exit and storming off set.


PUPPET MASTER: Perez played the part of Big Brother's puppet muppet helping to put Cami Li up for eviction. However Patsy Kensit ended up leaving the show in last night's live show.


WATCHING YOUR EVERY MOVE: Perez endured two days in a secret room in the Big Brother compound watching his fellow housemates' every move and of course passing comment on all the happenings.


During the live show, Emma informed Perez that the public have been voting to decide if he will receive a pass to the final, or face eternal nomination.


It is revealed that Perez will face eternal nomination - a result that made Perez very happy!




By The Gay UK, Jan 28 2015 07:57AM

Patsy became the third Housemate to be evicted from the Big Brother House, to cheers from the audience.

Channel 5
Channel 5

AND SHE'S OUT: Patsy exits the house to applause. Wearing a simple black pant suit, the actress looked elegant, if not a little tied from her ordeal in the Celebrity Big Brother house.


She said she was "trilled" to be out of the "madness" of the House, and thanked the British public for voting her out. She then explained that she didn't want to get involved in the fights admitting, "literally day two, it went crazy!...I'm really happy to be out!"


After seeing who nominated her, Patsy said "You can fight with the world every day if you choose to, but I'm a very different person to who I was ten years ago...there were a lot of egos clashing and I didn't want to go there" She went on to add, "I've laughed my arse off in there" Patsy then described Cami-Li as "fabulous" and admitted, "I do have strong opinions but I didn't go in there to change anyone...The war is over for me now, thank God!"


Channel 5
Channel 5

THANK GOD IT'S OVER: The actress remarked that she was happy to be out of the madness and away from the war of the house.


Emma then showed Patsy a selection of clips of her "spreading the love" and Patsy admitted that "it was consistent!"


Channel 5
Channel 5

When asked about Katie Hopkins and Perez, Patsy said they "were very similar" and described living in the House as a "war zone". She admitted that she's "very set in her ways and happy to go back to them"


Patsy then described Nadia as "very strong" admitting that even though she loved Perez, she also told him when he was playing up, adding "I stand by Nadia and think she's amazing"


When Emma tells Patsy that Perez is in a secret room, a shocked Patsy shrieked, "What? I can't fu*king believe it!"


Big Brother then played a video montage of Perez into the House, to the shock of the remaining Housemates.


Perez re-joined the House and was greeted by all the Housemates, apart from Katie Hopkins and Cami-Li.


Emma then informed Perez that the public have been voting to decide if he will receive a pass to the final, or face eternal nomination.


It is revealed that Perez will face eternal nomination - a result that made Perez very happy!


Celebrity Big Brother is back at 9pm tonight on Channel 5







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