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Matt Bomer Comes Out while accepting award; Thanks his partner & their children!

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After much speculation and rumors, former Guiding Light heartthrob and now starring on the hit TV series, White Collar, Matt Bomer has publicly come out as gay. The actor made it public at an awards ceremony and in a magazine article last week.

According to Towleroad,  Bomer was given the New Generation Arts and Activism Award from the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on Saturday.  The award is for his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  Upon accepting the award, he thanked his partner Simon Halls and his three children. Bomer stated, “And I’d really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry. Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment.

Bomer will soon be seen in Larry Kramer’s HIV/AIDS drama The Normal Heart, and is slated to play the older brother of gay character Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) on the hit TV series Glee. He’s also starred in the reading of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8 about California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Now after the jump watch the video of the beautiful speech delivered by Bomer upon accepting his award!

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Emma
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Emma

Congrats on coming out!!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

good for him,I have a very close friend who went through hell because he is gay,he never could come out and tell friends and family because he was afraid to ,In my heart I always knew he was special ,we were kids together,so i grew up knowing this person and loving him for who he is.and when he finally came out with it life was better for him and his family and friends,shouldnt have to keep anything locked up inside.

Rob
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Rob

I thought he came out ages ago…..

Tom
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Tom

I think he has always lived fairly openly but has never confirmed nor denied his sexuality.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Not sure why anyone would be surprised at his announcement. I met him at a soap event and knew right away he was gay. Nice guy, so what?

aria
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aria

He so HOT, his husband is lucky.

david
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david

Of course. Aren’t all the most attractive men gay? Coming out seems a little passe to me, but I live in a big city where nobody cares about sexual preference anymore.

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

Congrats & Big Blessings To You, Matt! 😀

ethel
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ethel

i don’t really see what the big deal is…………………

Heather
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Heather

“After much speculation and rumors, former Guiding Light heartthrob and now starring on … ”

That’s the problem with society. There shouldn’t never had been “speculation” and “rumors” in the first place. People need to learn to mind their own business in life and stop interfering on others.

ricardo
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ricardo

matt is such a good actor. i love his acting and he is so hot. my boyfriend looks alot like matt. been with my boyfriend for 2 years and is a well known actor. im not in the acting buisness. matt keep up the good work.

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Guiding Light Alum Murray Bartlett Scores SAG Award Nomination for His Performance in ‘White Lotus’

This Wednesday morning the 28th annual SAG Award nominations were announced in the fields of motion picture and television.

In the television category, in the running for the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series, is former Guiding Light and Looking star, Murray Bartlett (Ex-Cyrus, GL), who landed a nomination for his work in the comedy-drama, White Lotus.

Bartlett will compete for the award against: Oscar Isaac in Scenes from a Marriage, Michael Keaton in Dopesick,Ewan McGregor in Halston and Evan Peters in Mare of Easttown.

The 2022 SAG Awards are currently scheduled to air live on  TNT and TBS on February 27 from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

Last year’s ceremonies were a one-hour virtual presentation and delayed till April due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As of today, the SAG Award producers are still moving forward with an in-person event as planned along with red carpet arrivals and backstage virtual interviews with the winners.

For a complete list of all the nominees click here.

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Guiding Light’s Robert Newman Pays Tribute to the Brilliance of Lisa Brown

On Sunday, longtime Guiding Light mainstay, Robert Newman (Ex-Josh Lewis), shared a heartfelt message on his Facebook page on the death of his former co-star, Lisa Brown (Ex-Nola Reardon).

As previously reported, Brown passed away earlier this week at the age of 67 from cancer. She portrayed the beloved role of Nola on the CBS soap opera from 1980-1985 and was front and center in many stories which featured Nola’s antics, fantasies, and of course, her love affair with Quint, the late Michael Tylo.

In his message on Brown’s death, Robert Newman expressed: “I was greatly saddened to hear of the sudden death of the great Lisa Brown. When I first joined the show in 1981, Lisa was pretty much the center of everything. A real whirlwind. Her work with the late Michael Tylo was fantastic. I particularly have fond memories of Nola’s fantasies …Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, etc. I don’t think I was ever a part of those fantasies, but I remember watching them being taped in the studio and she was just amazing.”

Newman goes on to say: “One of my fondest Lisa memories, however, was sitting in the audience at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC watching Lisa head up the cast of 42nd Street with Lee Roy Reams in 1981 or so. It was one of those times when you see a colleague that you know from one genre, Daytime Drama, in an entirely different genre, Musical Comedy, and you are completely surprised and blown away. Again, she was just fantastic in the role and I as a fellow musical comedy performer, I had great, great respect for her. Below is a clip from a television performance of her as Peggy in 42nd Street. Her death at such a young age is a great loss to the daytime community. Love and prayers to her family and friends.”

Michael Fairman TV also shares below the video posted by Robert below, which reminds us of just how multi-talented Lisa was for her fans, the audience, and to all that knew her. On a personal note: “Lisa always performed at the ‘Night of the Daytime Stars’ benefit for AMFAR in New York City during the AIDS pandemic that I created and produced.  It was the annual event held the night before the Daytime Emmys, and she was always willing to lend her support and talents to help others in need.”

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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