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Ellen DeGeneres Will Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Landmark Coming Out Episode With Cast Reunion

Ellen DeGeneres will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of her coming out on the Ellen Show with a reunion with the cast (including guest star Oprah and Laura Dern).

The hour-long episode will air Friday, April 28 with series regulars Laura Dern, Joely Fisher, Clea Lewis and David Anthony Higgins all joining Ellen to reminisce and recount how important the moment was and still is.

In the episode, titled, The Puppy Episode, Ellen’s onscreen persona leaned across an airport PA system and announced to the world, “I’m gay.”

It is worth remembering that this moment happened just a couple weeks after DeGeneres herself came out publicly in real life. This of course happened on the historic Time magazine cover that showcased a simple yet powerful headline, “Yep, I’m Gay,” on April 14, 1997.

Ellen’s courageous decision to live openly and honestly – both on- and off-screen – was truly historic.

Make sure to tune in for the episode!

Bobby Brown Confirms Whitney Houston Had Secret Romance With Robyn Crawford

For many years, Whitney Houston was long rumoured to have had a secret same-sex romance with her best friend and assistant, Robyn Crawford.

Yet, the singer and her family strongly denied those claims – until now.

In his new memoir, Every Little Step, Bobby Brown has alleged that his late ex-wife was in fact bisexual and did have relationship with Crawford.


However, he says the relationship ended been because Houston’s family, including her mother, Cissy Houston, didn’t approve of the relationship — even insisting Crawford be fired.

Back in 2013, talking to Oprah Winfrey, Cissy stated that it “absolutely” would have bothered her if her daughter was gay, and she would not have condoned it.


But Bobby believes these actions were a contributor to Houston’s tragic.

I really feel that if Robyn was accepted into Whitney’s life, Whitney would still be alive today. She didn’t have close friends with her anymore.”

Houston and Crawford met as teens when they both worked at a community center in East Orange, New Jersey, and Crawford became her assistant and later creative director, traveling the world with the star.

After Houston’s February 2012 death from an overdose of cocaine, marijuana, Benadryl and Xanax, Crawford wrote in a piece for Esquire that the superstar was “a loyal friend” who “looked like an angel. I loved her laughter, and that’s what I’ll miss most.”


Ellen DeGeneres To Oprah: “I Didn’t Ever Think I Was Going To Come Out”

Oprah’s Master Class returned this Sunday, with Ellen DeGeneres sharing what she’s learned on her path to becoming a beloved daytime talk show host.


In 1997, Ellen became an unintentional activist when she announced she was gay around the same time that her television character came out on the show.

This decision, Ellen admits, was one she never thought she’d make. Talking to Oprah Winfrey, the comedian said she feared that coming out would end her career.

I certainly didn’t ever that I was going to come out. Period. And I didn’t think I’d be coming out on a show, ever.”

DeGeneres said she changed her mind after a friend gave her a ‘hippie retreat’ at the Esalen Institute called Changing the Inner Dialogue as a gift.

I wanted to know what the inner dialogue of my subconscious mind was, and it was scary and crazy. What came out of listening to what I had been saying to myself is. “Would I still be famous? Would they still love me if they knew I was gay?” And my fear was, “No, they wouldn’t.”

But DeGeneres said she felt shame that she was hiding her sexuality.

I just didn’t want to pretend to be somebody else anymore so that people would like.”

Watch a clip from the interview below:



Raven Symoné; A Woman With a Clear Sense of Who She Is and Isn’t

Raven Symoné is woman who has a very clear sense of who she is and isn’t. Watch this clip from the Oprah Show, and Raven Symoné discuss sexuality and race.


Raven has been relatively quiet about her personal life, but when pressed by Oprah, she gives a careful answer.

“That was my way of saying I’m proud of the country. But, I will say that I’m in an amazing, happy relationship with my partner. A woman. People in my family, they’ve taught me to keep my personal life to myself as much as possible. So, I try my best to hold the fence where I can. But I am proud to be who I am and what I am. But I am proud to be who I am and what I am.” Raven Symoné

The actress says she has known who she is before she was even a teenager.

“In that topic of dating… I knew when I was, like, 12. I was looking at everything. I don’t want to be labeled ‘gay,’. I want to be labeled ‘a human who loves humans.’ I’m tired of being labeled,” she says. “I’m an American. I’m not an African-American; I’m an American.” Raven Symoné

The remark seems to catch Oprah off guard. “Oh, girl. Don’t set up the Twitter on fire… Oh, my lord. What did you just say?” Raven explains…

“I mean, I don’t know where my roots go to. I don’t know how far back they go… I don’t know what country in Africa I’m from, but I do know that my roots are in Louisiana. I’m an American. And that’s a colorless person. I don’t label myself. I have darker skin. I have a nice, interesting grade of hair. I connect with Caucasian, I connect with Asian, I connect with Black, I connect with Indian, I connect with each culture.” Raven Symoné


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Our Top 5 Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenges – #IceBucketChallenge

Your Facebook feed has become full of Videos and images of celebrities such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Oprah, taking part in the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for the neurodegenerative illness ALS.

The challenge involves people pouring cold water, over their heads and posting the videos and images to social media. The participant then nominates someone to complete the challenge often in a set time frame, if they don’t they have to donate to the charity, or both.

Launched by the ALS Association in the US, to raise money and awareness of ALS or motor neurone disease as it’s known in the UK, the campaign has raised $4 million since 29 July, according to the charity.

Here’s a round-up of our Top 5 Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenges

Lady Gaga

Lena Dunham

Cara Delevingne


Charlie Sheen – who didn’t didn’t do the challenage, but who did donate $10,000 and nominate others to donate the same.

I *Heart* Whoopi Goldberg

Born Caryn Elaine Johnson, she took on the stage name Whoopi after a joke shop toy, a whoopee cushion. Her single mother, who was supportive of her daughter’s dreams of stardom, encouraged the stage surname Goldberg instead of the plain and ordinary Johnson. Goldberg went on to take acting classes, then improvisation classes, which led her to stand-up comedy routines for which Mike Nichols, a film director, took notice and offered to help Goldberg break into Broadway on her comedy routine (then named The Spook Show).

Goldberg’s star-making role was for a serious drama. She played Celie Harris, the main character in the 1985 film adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel The Colour Purple, which traces the life of a black girl in America as she is abused by her father, forced into marriage, and separated from her beloved sister.

With a renowned director as Steven Spielberg on the project, and Oprah Winfrey playing the free-spirited housewife Sofia, the relatively unknown Goldberg held her own in terms of performance and became the Walker’s own choice for the starring role.

Celie Harris’ life took a turn for the better upon making the acquaintance of Shug Avery, a beautiful lounge singer who proceeded to seduce Celie. Their lesbian relationship was explicit in the book but only implied in the film adaptation.

Since then, Goldberg went on to bring to life such memorable roles as the barkeep Guinan in the science fiction space opera Star Trek: The Next Generation, and returned to comedy in the film Sister Act where she played Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer who takes refuge at a convent after she witnesses her mobster boyfriend commit a murder.

Goldberg has been a staunch advocate and activist for gay rights, and received the Ally for Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign in February 2, 2013.