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Ian McKellen Reveals he Never Told His Parents He's Gay

Ian McKellen Reveals he Never Told His Parents He's Gay

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brendan Walker | May 7

In a recent interview, Ian McKellen revealed how he never had the chance to come out to his parents before they passed away.

Sam Asghari Hits the Beach Without Britney (and the Paparazzi Follow)

Sam Asghari Hits the Beach Without Britney (and the Paparazzi Follow)

ENTERTAINMENT | May 7

When Sam Asghari goes to the beach, expect the paparazzi to follow. Such was the case on Thursday when the personal trainer and model, who is also Britney Spears' boyfriend, was seen hitting the surf on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

NJ School: We've Addressed Educator's Trans-Rant Beer Toss

NJ School: We've Addressed Educator's Trans-Rant Beer Toss

NEWS | By Wayne Parry | May 7

A New Jersey school district says it has responded in a "swift and serious" way to the case of a vice principal who threw beer on people who were videotaping his wife's extended rant against a transgender woman's use of a public bathroom.

Watch: 'It's Always Sunny' Star Rob McElhenney Honors his Gay Moms for Mother's Day

Watch: 'It's Always Sunny' Star Rob McElhenney Honors his Gay Moms for Mother's Day

ENTERTAINMENT | May 7

Rob McElhenney's character on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" may be a bit conflicted about being gay, but in real-life the actor is a proud son to his mothers, Helena McElhenney and her wife Mary Taylor.

Glenn Close on 8 Oscar Nods with No Wins: I am Not a Loser

Glenn Close on 8 Oscar Nods with No Wins: I am Not a Loser

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | May 7

Though Glenn Close has been nominated for eight Oscars without any wins, the distinguished actor wants to make one thing clear: she is not a loser.

Equality Advocate Dismisses Caitlyn Jenner as 'Phyllis Schlafly of the Trans Community'

Equality Advocate Dismisses Caitlyn Jenner as 'Phyllis Schlafly of the Trans Community'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 7

The woman the Washington Post called the "best-known transgender person in the country" may be picking up a new moniker: "The Phyllis Schlafy of the trans community."

Watch: Kentucky State Police Facebook Post Excoriated as Transphobic, Racist

Watch: Kentucky State Police Facebook Post Excoriated as Transphobic, Racist

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 7

A Kentucky State Police post prompted critiques ranging from "tone deaf" to "transphobic" and "discriminatory" before it was taken down. Officials said they only intended to show inclusivity.

Atlanta Police Warn of Grindr Robbery Spree

Atlanta Police Warn of Grindr Robbery Spree

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 7

Police in Atlanta, Georgia, have issued an advisory for Grindr users to be careful in the wake of at least eight instances in which men using the popular dating app were lured to out-of-the-way places and robbed.

Ryan Reynolds Wants Deadpool to be 'Openly' Bisexual in 'Deadpool 3'

Ryan Reynolds Wants Deadpool to be 'Openly' Bisexual in 'Deadpool 3'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | May 7

Ryan Reynolds, star of "Deadpool" and "Deadpool 2," is reportedly asking Marvel president Kevin Feige to "make Deadpool openly bi" in the superhero's next story arc.

Todrick Hall Introduces New Boyfriend on Instagram to Fans

Todrick Hall Introduces New Boyfriend on Instagram to Fans

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | May 7

The "American Idol" alum made it Instagram official with his new boyfriend, David Borum, by announcing: "It might make you sick cuz we're just too darn cute."

News

Travel Insurance Is Limited for Pricey Luggage

Travel Insurance Is Limited for Pricey Luggage

NEWS | By Erica Lamberg | May 7

If you prefer and appreciate the quality craftsmanship and designer flair of expensive luggage, it's important to understand the travel insurance limits for baggage.

Entertainment

Review: Severin's 'Deep Blood' a Slapdash Genre Oddity

Review: Severin's 'Deep Blood' a Slapdash Genre Oddity

ENTERTAINMENT | By Sam Cohen | May 7

Joe D'Amato's final word on sharksploitation, "Deep Blood," is now available on Blu-ray from Severin Films. Boasting a stellar 1080p presentation from a new 2K scan of the camera negative, this is the best this downtrodden, slapdash oddity has looked.

Business

Disney's Rainbow Collection Celebrates Pride, Supports LGBTQ Causes

Disney's Rainbow Collection Celebrates Pride, Supports LGBTQ Causes

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | May 6

In the run-up to Pride month, Disney has announced at Rainbow Collection of clothing and collectables that spread the rainbow joy.

Technology

Tripadvisor Removes Insensitive Review of Auschwitz Museum

Tripadvisor Removes Insensitive Review of Auschwitz Museum

TECHNOLOGY | May 7

Travel website Tripadvisor has removed an insensitive review of the Auschwitz Museum after initially saying it complied with its submission guidelines.rn

Finance

Pizza Chef Bruno DiFabio Gets Prison Time for Tax Evasion

Pizza Chef Bruno DiFabio Gets Prison Time for Tax Evasion

FINANCE | May 7

Bruno DiFabio, a celebrity pizza chef who owns restaurants in Connecticut and New York, was sentenced to 30 days in prison Thursday for tax evasion.

Cars

Baidu Rolls Out Paid Driverless Taxi Service in Beijing

Baidu Rolls Out Paid Driverless Taxi Service in Beijing

CARS | May 3

Chinese tech giant Baidu rolled out its paid driverless taxi service on Sunday, making it the first company to commercialize autonomous driving operations in China.

Style

Strong Sales from Tapestry, Lee Maker Show Clothing Rebound

Strong Sales from Tapestry, Lee Maker Show Clothing Rebound

STYLE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | May 7

Strong sales results from Coach's parent as well as from the maker of Wrangler and Lee jeans offer the latest evidence that shoppers' spending on fashion and accessories is rebounding to pre-pandemic levels.rn

Health/Fitness

UK to Ease Holiday Travel Ban Yet Keeps Most Quarantines

UK to Ease Holiday Travel Ban Yet Keeps Most Quarantines

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Jill Lawless | May 7

Britain announced a "first tentative step" Friday toward resuming international travel, saying U.K. citizens will be able to travel to countries including Portugal, Iceland and Israel later this month without having to quarantine upon their return.rn

Travel

Norwegian Cruise Line Threatens to Skip Florida's Ports

Norwegian Cruise Line Threatens to Skip Florida's Ports

TRAVEL | By David Koeing | May 7

Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line is threatening to steer clear of Florida after the governor signed legislation banning businesses from requiring that customers show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.rn

Nightlife

Helix Studios Owner Hospitalized in Domestic Assault; Also Denies Accusations by Former Models

Helix Studios Owner Hospitalized in Domestic Assault; Also Denies Accusations by Former Models

NIGHTLIFE | May 6

There has been considerable drama at Helix Studios, the Vegas-based adult male streaming company owned by Keith Miller. Last weekend 2 models left the studio, calling it a "glorified hell," & Miller was hospitalized in a domestic violence incident.