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These two gentlemen NEED to be back on television.
Which is why we're so excited that Cheyenne Jackson and Nathan Lane are teaming up to star in a comedy pilot for primetime television.
The two talented Broadway actors will star in a show for the USA Network, which will center around an actor, played by Nathan, who is going through a career slump.
His character heads to Texas to care for his sick father, played by Ken Jenkins, where he meets and befriends a doctor played by Cheyenne.
It's a pretty big deal to have two gay actors working as leads on a sitcom together. We couldn't be more proud of them. They both are soooo talented and deserve so much success.
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We love Cheyenne Jackson!!!
Sounds like this will be something truly special!
Last month, we heard all about Dustin Lance Black's new play 8, which focuses on the federal case challenging Prop 8!
We'd heard that the play would premiere as a Broadway benefit reading for one night only on Sept. 19th in NYC. We also heard it would feature an A-list ensemble cast including Morgan Freeman, Marisa Tomei, Anthony Edwards, Rob Reiner, John Lithgow, and Bradley Whitford….AND Matt Bomer & Cheyenne Jackson playing husbands!
Now, the play about the Prop 8 case opens in less than a week, and everyone seem VERY excited about it!
Here's what president of the American Foundation for Equal Rights Chad Griffin had to say about the play:
Taking advantage of New York's recent legalization of same sex marriage, Cheyenne Jackson and his longtime partner Monte Lapka officially married on Saturday.
After having a romantic beach wedding,
Yeah. Can someone come over here and re-attach our jaw?
It seemed to have fallen off, and we can't get it off the floor!
Dustin Lance Black will be premiering his new play 8 - which focuses on the federal case challenging Prop 8 - for one night only on September 19th in New York City as a benefit reading, which will not only feature an A-list ensemble of Morgan Freeman, Marisa Tomei, Anthony Edwards, Rob Reiner, John Lithgow, and Bradley Whitford, but according to new reports:
And they make Tina Fey look as though she went easy on him!
Tracy Morgan's 30 Rock co-star, Cheyenne Jackson, and his Rio co-star, Wanda Sykes, have lashed out out at the actor's HOrrific, unacceptable comments against the LGBT community during a stand-up set in Nashville earlier in the month, and as homosexuals themselves, they are understandably not too pleased with his shocking displays of ignorance and hatred!
Jackson says in a statement:
"I am disgusted and appalled by Tracy Morgan's homophobic rant. The devastating repercussions of hate-filled language manifest in very real ways for today's LGBTQ youth. I've known Tracy for two years, spent many long hours with him on set, and I want to believe that this behavior is not at the core of who he is. I'm incredibly disappointed by his actions, and hope that his apology is sincere."
Hey, just back from family road trip. Ok, Tracy Morgan. Good thing I was busy because it would have been ugly, name calling. Pt. 1
Had time to think. Tracy is just a dumb comic. I fault the TN lawmakers. They've created an anti-gay environment. Pt2
Don't believe Tracy would be so ignorant in LA, because we have a mayor, a city council,and police chief who believes we are all equal. Pt3
I do believe in free speech, but for a youth in TN or any other numerous place, Tracy just yelled, "Fire," in a crowded theater.
Ok, piss'd reading, "I don't want 2 live n a world where Tracy can't say…" I Do! U Keep the world, just break me off an evolved country.
Tracy has the right to say whatever he wants to say, just like we have the right to say, not acceptable. WE as a country. We used to picnic to watch public hangings, but WE figured out, that was some sick shit. No, society does effect the comedy stage, that's why you don't see anymore white comics in blackface. And it's up to us if we laugh or walk out. This isn't about comedy. What Tracy said is dangerous. We r just trying to protect our kids. Peace and love!
Personally, we think the only person that is responsible for Tracy Morgan's behavior is Tracy Morgan, and we sincerely hope that he's taken all of these comments into consideration LONG and HARD.
We're so glad so many are speaking up and are not TOLERATING this!
Wanda is right, this is NOT about comedy - it's DANGEROUS, and WRONG, and nobody should have to be subjected to that kind of hatred!
What do U think?? Do U agree with Cheyenne and/or Wanda??
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Despite the rumors that are going around that Cheyenne Jackson secretly married his partner, physicist Monte Lapka, the Broadway and television star has confirmed on his Twitter that he is NOT married.
The rumors started when Cheyenne told Out Magazine:
"We wanted to get as married as we could. I think we were filling in some forms for wills or insurance, and I just thought, Let's just make this as legal as we can. It was with a bunch of Russian mail-order brides, literally. And it was hilarious and it was romantic, just he and me, our little secret."
We guess it was all just a joke because he later confirmed:
Im not married, but thx 4 the love. Still illegal for us to get married in NY! Those ugly bridesmaid dresses will have 2 wait for equality.
it's unfortunate that gay marriage is still not legal in New York, but we have to admit, we're a little happy that he's still legally single.
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