Gwen Stefani speaks her (gay) truth

Don’t speak? Gwen Stefani can’t help it as she opens up about her latest release – the “record that saved my life.” Featuring a multitude of diary-like outpourings related to Gavin Rossdale, whom the No Doub...
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Outspoken: Blake Shelton, Rosie O’Donnell and more…

Blake Shelton

“I have a man crush on Adam ... I want to kiss him. I want to kiss him so bad. I don’t care if it’s mutual or not ... He’s sexy, is the word I’m using.”

— Country singer Blake Shelton, on his “Voice” co-star, Adam Levine (inset). Shelton has drawn ire in the past for changing the lyrics to a Shania Twain song, tweeting, “Any man that tries Touching my behind He’s gonna be a beaten, bleeding’, heaving kind of guy.” Shelton apologized, saying “when it comes to gay/lesbian rights or just feelings… I love everybody.” (, March 7)

“I love a gender play; I love not being sure. I love walking down the streets of New York and when people pass me by dressed in an androgynous style… That’s what I’m aiming to do. Bring a style that does look androgynous, but really does fit a woman’s body.”

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Star’s recent tweets could make me regret coming out as a country music fan

Country musician Blake Shelton

Confession: I love country music. Perhaps it’s the Cash gene in me or simply because I grew up in the Deep South with a mother who carried a torch for Hank Williams (senior not junior — what a disappointment he is) until the day she died.

I think Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Little Big Town are among the most talented beings on the planet. Note I did not include Taylor Swift in that group. As an amateur musician, I often find myself drawn as much to Willie Nelson songs as to those of The Beatles and The Eagles.

Coming out as a country music fan has had its challenges. I have been ridiculed by friends and family alike for my subversive leanings. It’s just how I’m made, I explain, it’s in my DNA and there’s no denying it. They accept this without question about my sexual orientation, but they are not so forgiving when it comes to my passion for country music.

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Outspoken: Matthew Mitcham, Chaz Bono, David Mixner and more…

Lesbian wedding on Grey's Anatomy

“I want them to stay on the show, and you can’t have two amazing characters without throwing a little conflict in there. But right now they have reached a very happy place that I think we’ll hang onto for a while.”

—“Grey’s Anatomy” writer Stacy McKee, who wrote the recent episode where doctors Callie and Arizona tie the knot, on what the future holds for the female couple. (, May 4)

“Re-writing my fav Shania Twain song... Any man that tries Touching my behind He’s gonna be a beaten, bleedin’, heaving kind of guy.”

—Country star Blake Shelton on May 4 via Twitter, revising the Shania Twain lyrics, “Any man of mine better walk the line/ Better show me a teasin’ squeezin’ pleasin’ kinda time.” Shelton has apologized, saying “when it comes to gay/lesbian rights or just feelings… I love everybody.” (Detroit Free Press, May 6)