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Wanda Sykes Didn't Plan On 'Coming Out' Speech

Comedienne Wanda Sykes had no plan to "come out" as a lesbian during her surprise appearance at a same-sex marriage rally in 2008.The Curb Your Enthusiasm regular wed wife Alex Sykes in the summer of...

24th February 2015

Jay Leno Praised And Teased By Peers As He Lands Coveted Mark Twain Comedy Prize

Chat show host and comedian Jay Leno lands the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which comes months after his final retirement from NBC's 'The Tonight Show' earlier this year.Leno lands top US comedy...

By Holly Williams | 20th October 2014

Wanda Sykes Fell Out With Parents After 'Coming Out'

Wanda Sykes' parents refused to attend the comedienne's wedding to her longtime girlfriend in 2008 after falling out with the star over her sexuality.The Monster-in-Law actress, who was previously married to male record producer Dave...

28th October 2013

Wanda Sykes Auctioning Off Bowling Date For Charity

Comedienne Wanda Sykes is offering her fans the chance to show off their sporting prowess by auctioning off a bowling date for charity.The Curb Your Enthusiasm star will pit her aim against the lucky winner...

17th May 2013

Ray Romano And Wanda Sykes To Perform At Comedy Benefit

Ray Romano, Wanda Sykes and Darrell Hammond are among the comedy stars who will take to the stage for an evening of laughs at Madison Square Garden in New York later this month (Jan13) to...

8th January 2013

Anderson Cooper Thanks Friends For Support In Wake Of Coming Out

Anderson Cooper has issued his heartfelt thanks to all the friends and celebrities who have come out in fierce support of him following the news going public that the TV host and journalist had come...

3rd July 2012

Anderson Cooper Overwhelmed With Support After Coming Out

Following Anderson Cooper 's revelations that he is gay, which he made public in a written letter to fellow gay journalist Andrew Sullivan, who subsequently posted it on website the Daily Beast, celebrities and friends...

3rd July 2012

Josh Hutcherson Honoured At Glaads

Actor Josh Hutcherson was among the honourees at this years 23rd annual Media Awards for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The Hunger Games actor won the Vanguard Award, which honours those who strive...

22nd April 2012

Wanda Sykes Taking Basketball Lessons For New Film

Comedienne Wanda Sykes is perfecting her basketball skills for a new movie.The Curb Your Enthusiasm star is preparing for a new film set in New Orleans, Louisiana and she has to look like she knows...

1st February 2012

Jason Segel Never Dreamed Of Starring In The Muppets

Jason Segel has been expressing his delight at his involvement in the 'The Muppets', the 31 year-old actor and writer taking at the red carpet premiere of the latest film, enthusing "I never dreamed that...

24th November 2011

Chely Wright And Wanda Sykes Set For Gala Honour

Openly gay stars Chely Wright and Wanda Sykes are to be honoured by bosses at a social service group on Saturday (12Nov11).The country star, who 'came out' as a lesbian last year (10), will accept...

10th November 2011

Wanda Sykes Had 'Panic Attack' After Double Mastectomy

Comedienne Wanda Sykes broke down and suffered a "panic attack" following her double mastectomy surgery in August (11) after realising the seriousness of her breast cancer battle.The Curb Your Enthusiasm star revealed all about her...

26th October 2011

Wanda Sykes Reveals She Had A Double Mastectomy

Stand-up comedian Wanda Sykes had a double mastectomy earlier this year after doctors found evidence of early-stage breast cancer. The revelation came when Sykes, once named as one of the 25 funniest people in America,...

24th September 2011

Wanda Sykes Opens Up About Breast Surgery

Comedienne Wanda Sykes has opened up for the first time about her secret breast cancer battle.The Curb Your Enthusiasm star revealed all about her health crisis in a taped interview with pal Ellen DeGeneres, which...

23rd September 2011

Tracy Morgan Anti-gay Rant: More Celeb Reactions

Tracy Morgan recently apologised for his homophobic rant at a stand-up show, after some of its contents appeared on Facebook, as Contactmusic.com reported yesterday. Now it seems that celebrities are lining up to either attack...

12th June 2011

Wanda Sykes 'Shocked' Herself With Lesbian Speech

Lesbian comedienne Wanda Sykes had "no intention" of publicly 'coming out' at a gay rights rally in 2008 and "shocked" herself by speaking openly about her sexuality in her motivational speech.The funnywoman was among a...

3rd June 2011

Jennifer Lopez To Star In Next Ice Age Film

Jennifer Lopez will voice a character in the next 'Ice Age' movie.The singer-and-actress has signed on to play Shira, a sabre toothed tiger who serves as a love interest for franchise regular Diego (Denis Leary)...

27th April 2011

Stars Campaign Against Homophobic Bullies

KATHY GRIFFIN, WANDA SYKES and TIM GUNN have joined forces to campaign against homophobic bullies following a spate of teenage suicides across America.The stars have rallied together to support The Trevor Project, a non-profit group...

5th October 2010

Sykes Rejected By Childhood Crush

Lesbian comedian WANDA SYKES suffered a painful rejection in high school when she "scared" away the first girl she ever had a crush on.The funnywoman, who publicly 'came out' in 2008, admits she first experienced...

26th August 2010

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"Oh, no, no, no, no. God forbid if it turns out to be Mel Gibson's babies. I'm in trouble... What am I going to do? That's it. Oh, Mel, I hope you didn't drop a...

26th August 2010

Sykes Broke Gay News To Parents In Phone Call

Lesbian comedian WANDA SYKES was so scared about revealing her sexuality to her parents, she broke the news to them in a "long distance phone call".The funnywoman 'came out' publicly in 2008 after attending a...

26th August 2010

Barrymore & Sykes To Be Honoured With Top Gay Media Awards

DREW BARRYMORE and WANDA SYKES are to be the recipients of this year's (10) top gay honours at the 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards.Officials at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation will bestow their...

18th February 2010

Sykes Breaks Foot During Talk Show

Comedienne WANDA SYKES struggled through her late-night talk show on Saturday (09Jan10) - after she broke her foot during production.The Emmy Award-winning funnywoman was filming parts of her Fox network show on Thursday (08Jan10) when...

10th January 2010

Sykes Saving Up This Christmas

Comedienne WANDA SYKES is having a cheap first Christmas with her baby twins - she refuses to buy them gifts because they won't even remember the occasion.The funnywoman and her wife Alex became parents to...

24th December 2009

Sykes Saw This Is It On Pirate Dvd

Comedienne WANDA SYKES has confessed to buying a bootleg DVD of the MICHAEL JACKSON concert documentary THIS IS IT - because she's too busy as a new mother of twins to go to the movie...

6th November 2009

Sykes' Anger At Proposition 8 Prompted Her To 'Come Out'

Comedienne WANDA SYKES chose to reveal she was gay last year (08) when California's same sex marriage bill was revoked because she was so incensed by lawmakers' decision.The Monster-in-Law star, who was married to record...

30th October 2009

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"Babies are very inconsiderate. Everyone said twins, they should be here after 35 weeks. Nothing. I was just sitting around, waiting. I was like, 'I got a big White House gig coming up!' Nothing. I...

28th May 2009

Sykes A Mum Of Twins

Comedienne WANDA SYKES is celebrating after becoming a mum to twins. Sykes' wife, Alex, gave birth to the couple's babies - a boy and girl on 27 April (09). The pair has named the tots Olivia...

14th May 2009

Obama Distanced From Sykes' Joke

WANDA SYKES has come under fire from representatives for U.S. President BARACK OBAMA after she jokingly suggested at a gala that RUSH LIMBAUGH was a September 11 hijacker. The comedienne was booked as an entertainer at...

12th May 2009

Sykes Upset By 'Keep It Clean' Caution

Comedienne WANDA SYKES was left reeling backstage at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday (09May09) when organisers told her to keep her hosting duties clean - just before she took to the stage. The actress...

11th May 2009

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Leaked "Batman vs. Superman" Trailer Generates Extra Publicity

As far as publicity goes, the leaked Batman vs. Superman trailer may...

Watch The Old Meet The New As 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Excites Fans [Trailer & Pictures]

Star Wars fans got what they’d been waiting for on Thursday, as the...

Jennifer Lopez To Pay Tribute To The Late Selena Quintanilla

Almost two decades after portraying Selena Quintanilla on the big screen...

George Clooney Travels Through Time In The Mysterious 'Tomorrowland' [Trailer + Pictures]

It's now time to get excited for what looks to be one of the most visually...

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'Child 44' Is Praised And Banned

As 'Child 44' opens in cinemas this weekend, novelist Tom Rob Smith is praising Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace as the...

'A Little Chaos' Brings British Humour To A French Tale

The new period drama 'A Little Chaos' may be set in France in the 17th century, but its...

'Furious 7' Sparks The Rumour Mill

As the seventh 'Fast & Furious' movie continues to dominate the global box office, rumours are swirling about where...

Live At Leeds 2015: Great For Music, Great For Life In General

So, Live At Leeds is but two weeks away from bringing some of the...

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