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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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Tom Pelphrey and Kaley Cuoco Expecting First Child Together

Congratulations are in order for one of the finest actors we know, Tom Pelphrey (ex-Jonathan, Guiding Light) and his girlfriend former ‘Big Bang Theory’ star, Kaley Cuoco!

The couple each shared a series of photos on their Instagram accounts, announcing that they are expecting their first child, a baby girl!

Cuoco shared: “Baby girl Pelphrey coming 2023💕 beyond blessed and over the moon… I 💓you”

Pelphrey expressed: “And then it was even MORE BETTER. 🎀🎀🎀. Love you more than ever @kaleycuoco ♥️🙏♥️”

The couple had confirmed their relationship this past May and recently attended the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards in September where they both were nominees; Cuoco for The Flight Attendant and Pelphrey for Ozark.

Tom and Kaley actually met back in April, and it has been noted in the press as ‘love at first sight’ when Cuoco attended the premiere of Ozark.

Share your well-wishes for Tom, Kaley, and the bundle of joy on the way, via the comment section.

 

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Jerry verDorn Tribute on Tap During Virtual 18th Annual ‘Stars and Strikes’ Charity Event

Daytime lost one of its most beloved veteran actors in Jerry verDorn (ex-Ross, GL, ex-Clint, OLTL). The two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star passed away earlier this year on May 1st from his battle with cancer.

In celebration and remembrance of his life and career, the 18th annual Daytime Stars and Strikes fundraiser which has always been a staple event helmed by verDorn and his former GL co-star Liz Keifer, is having a livestream special on You Tube’s The Locher Room on Sunday, October 9th starting at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST.

Participating will be former colleagues and cast members of Jerry’s from both Guiding Light and One Life to Live including: Kristen Alderson,Terrell Anthony, Grant Aleksander, Bryan Buffinton, Jean Carol, Beth Chamberlin, Crystal Chappell, Justin Deas, Mark Derwin, Frank Dicopoulos, Ricky Paull Goldin, Melissa Hayden, Rick Hearst, Crystal Hunt, Vincent Irizarry, Liz Keifer, Maeve Kinkead, Wendy Moniz, Robert Newman, Michael O’Leary, Denise Pence, Ron Raines, Sean Ringgold, Peter Simon, Erika Slezak, Tina Sloan, Krista Tesreau, Gina Tognoni, Bree Williamson, Laura Wright and Kim Zimmer.

75% of the proceeds from the event will go to The Autism Society of America and the remaining 25% of proceeds will go to the newly established Jerry verDorn Scholarship Fund which will help send individuals with Autism to theater camps and other educational programs.

To watch the livestream on Oct 9 click here.

So, glad to hear that Jerry’s friends and former cast members will be gathering on a livestream to share their special remembrances of him while raising awareness and funds for a good cause? Comment below.

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PRIMETIME EMMYS: Soap Alums Murray Bartlett and Amanda Seyfried Take Home Acting Honors

The 74th annual Primetime Emmys were handed out Monday night during a three-hour telecast on NBC and streaming on Peacock.

When the dust settled two former daytime stars, who have gone found much success in television and film, took home the gold in their respective categories.

Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus, Guiding Light) won the Emmy for his role as Armond in The White Lotus in the Best Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

In his acceptance speech, Murray expressed many thanks: “To my P-Town family, I love you, to my partner Matt, thank you for being my sanctuary .. and finally I want to thank my mom all the way home in Australia for giving me the most wonderful foundation of unconditional love and inspiring me to believe that we can all do that for each other.”

Later in the evening, Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy, ATWT and ex-Joni , AMC) won the Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her performance in The Dropout.  In the Hulu limited series, which is based on the ABC News podcast of the same name, Seyfried portrays disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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In a major moment during the ceremony, Sheryl Lee Ralph won her first Emmy ever for her role in Abbott Elementary in the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category.

Ralph became only the second black actress to win in the supporting actress category in 35 years – the first being none other than Days of our Lives’ Jackée Harry (Paulina) who won for her performance in 1987 for 227.

After Sheryl sang when she hit the stage to accept the award, she clarified what she was singing about adding: “I’ve been singing that song for years because I think of myself as an artist as a woman, especially as a woman of color … I’m an endangered species. I don’t sing any victim song. I’m a woman. I’m an artist, and I know where my voice belongs. And there’s so many young actors, artists, even kids that think they know what they’re going to do in life, find your voice and put it where it belongs.”

In an historic Emmy-win, The Squid Game’s Lee Jung-jae became the first actor in a non-English series to win iLead Actor in a Drama Series category for his work in Netflix’s South Korean smash hit.

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Other Emmy highlights included a moving and emotional speech from Lizzo after Amazon’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls won the Emmy for Best Competition Program.

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Lizzo shared: “I’m very emotional. The trophy is nice, but my emotion is for these people who are on the stage with me. The stories that they shared, they’re not that unique. They just don’t get the platform. Telling stories, let’s just tell more stories. When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media, someone fat like me, Black like me, beautiful like me.  If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I’d be like, ‘You’re going to see that person, but Bitch, it’s gonna have to be you.’”

In the top show categories: Succession won Drama Series, Ted Lasso, Comedy Series and The White Lotus, Outstanding Limited Series. You can check out the full winners circle in all categories here.

Now, let us know, who you were most excited seeing take home the gold statuette during the 74th Primetime Emmys via the comment section. But first check out, Murray, Amanda, Sheryl Lee and Lizzo’s winning moments below.

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