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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sykes Lands A Chat Show

Comedienne and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM regular WANDA SYKES has become the latest celebrity to land her own chat show. The Emmy-winning actress will host a new Saturday late-night talk show on U.S. channel Fox later this...

Sykes 'Comes Out' At Rally

Comedienne WANDA SYKES has confirmed she secretly wed her gay partner just before same-sex marriages were banned in California. The Curb Your Enthusiasm regular made the announcement at a rally against the passage of Proposition...

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