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“Steel Magnolias” With An All African-American Cast

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source & Credit: New York Post / Sean Daly

Posted: Monday July 2, 2012 @ 11:14 a.m PST

 

According to New York Post, there’s an “All African-American Cast” to star in “Steel Magnolias.”  The cast stars Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Alfre Woodward, Jill Scott and Adepreo Oduye.

STORY-PHOTO AND LINK:STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Jim Parsons Sexuality Is Gay and In A 10 Year Relationship

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: Mail Online – Linda Massarella

Photo Credit: The New York Times – Sara Krulwich

Posted: Thursday May 24, 2012 @12:35 a.m. PST

 

 

He didn’t shout it from the rooftops, but Jim Parsons has admitted he’s gay.

The information about The Big Bang Theory’s actor’s sexual preference – and the fact he’s been in a 10-year relationship with a man – was mentioned toward the bottom of a New York Times’ story today.

Times writer Patrick Healy, discussing a Broadway play the 39-year-old actor was in last year wrote, ‘The Normal Heart resonated with him on a few levels: Mr Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship… ‘

Unlike other actors who identify as gay, such as Ellen DeGeneres or Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Parsons has been very quiet on the subject.

Although he starred as a gay man in the Broadway play The Normal Heart, in his Emmy winning role as Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory, he plays a nerdy scientist who has little social or romantic skills.

He has also failed to reveal who his lover is.

Parsons has won countless acting awards, but has yet to bring his ‘other half.’

Now that he’s out of the closet, gay writers hope he’ll be a more vocal in his defense of other homosexual actors.

In a recent edition of Out magazine, columnist Michael Musto called for Jim Parsons, as well as other actors such as Queen Latifah, to come out of the closet loudly and proudly, calling it  the ‘honourable – and sensible – thing to do.’

Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory Star. Photo Credit: The New York Times – Sara Krulwich