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Will & Grace reunite for GLAAD's Spirit Day

On September 21, 1998, a sitcom featuring a single woman living with a gay man debuted on NBC. The ground-breaking series would go on for eight seasons and garner Emmys for the entire main cast, even winning the big prize- Best Comedy in 2003.

Fifteen years later, Debra Messing and Eric McCormack reunited on the Today Show to reminisce about Will & Grace and celebrate GLAAD Spirit Day. Check out the duo discuss the social impact the show had below, along with other topics.

“It definitely does not feel like it was 15 years ago,” says Debra Messing. “It feels as if it was just two years ago.”



Ellen DeGeneres will host 2014 Oscars

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Television icon Ellen DeGeneres will return to host the Oscars for a second time, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced. The Academy Awards will be broadcast live on March 2, 2014 in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

"We are thrilled to have Ellen DeGeneres host the Oscars," said Zadan and Meron. "As a longtime friend, we had always hoped to find a project for us to do together and nothing could be more exciting than teaming up to do the Oscars. There are few stars today who have Ellen's gift for comedy, with her great warmth and humanity."

"Ellen is talented, wonderfully spontaneous, and knows how to entertain a worldwide audience," said Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO. "She's a big fan of the Oscars; we're huge fans of hers. It's a perfect match."

DeGeneres hosted the 79th Academy Awards in 2007, for which she received a Primetime Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program." 

DeGeneres has made a home for herself in daytime with her hit talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," which has earned a total of 45 Daytime Emmys during its 10 seasons.

DeGeneres' began her career as an emcee at a local comedy club in her hometown of New Orleans. Her acting career in television included roles in several successful sitcoms before being offered a part on "These Friends of Mine" by ABC. After the first season, the show was renamed "Ellen." Running from 1994 to 1998, the show garnered record ratings, with DeGeneres receiving Emmy nominations each season in the Best Actress category. In 1997, DeGeneres was the recipient of the coveted Peabody Award as well as earning an Emmy for writing the critically acclaimed "Puppy Episode" when her character came out as a gay woman to a record 46 million viewers.

DeGeneres has also been successful in her feature film work. DeGeneres scored unprecedented popular and critical response to her character, Dory, the fish with extreme short-term memory, in the blockbuster Pixar animated feature "Finding Nemo." DeGeneres recently announced the highly anticipated sequel to "Finding Nemo," Disney-Pixar's "Finding Dory," currently scheduled to be released in November 2015.


Marriage proposal on Project Runway

Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s guest appearance on Project Runway inspires one of the contestants to propose marriage to his partner.

In the episode to be broadcast in the US on Thursday, contestants are challenged to incorporate bow ties from Ferguson’s Tie the Knot – which raises awareness and funds for marriage equality – into their unique fashion designs.

“They design and sell these stunning ties and the proceeds are donated to support marriage equality,” judge Tim Gunn tells the contestants.

“It’s obviously a very important cause and it’s very resonant with me right now because Justin [Mikita] and I are actually planning our wedding now,” Ferguson says. (Ferguson and Mikita married in New York last month.)

One contestant, Bradon, is so inspired by Ferguson and the challenge that he proposes marriage to his partner of 18 years.

Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson Inspires Gay Wedding Proposal On Project Runway


Queer Eye For The Straight Guy turns 10


Can you believe it was TEN YEARS ago today that "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" premiered?

The series, which starred “The Fab Five,” including Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez, ran from 2003-2007 and followed the men as they performed a “make-better” on someone by revamping his wardrobe, upgrading his home décor, and offering overall lifestyle advice.

The launch of “Queer Eye” pushed boundaries for diversity in reality television, with the groundbreaking success leading to merchandise, spin offs, an Emmy Award and a whole lot of "tszujing."

Take a look at the Fab 5 in action!



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