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Friday
Oct212011

‘Twilight’ Star in Gay Flap Gets Apology

Director Gus van Sant and script writer Dustin Lance Black. Anita Bugge/WireImage(ALEXANDRIA, Australia) -- The Australian edition of GQ magazine has issued an apology for an interview with Twilight actor Taylor Lautner that referenced the sexuality of two of his Hollywood colleagues.

The article mentions that Lautner recently had dinner with director Gus Van Sant and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, both of whom worked on the Sean Penn film Milk and are gay. When the writer asked Lautner if Van Sant and Black hit on him during the meal, the actor responded, “No, definitely not. I think they know I’m straight. But they’re great guys. They’re a lot of fun.”

After learning about the article, Black took to his blog to call the story a “clear attack on my character.” Addressing the author of the article, Black wrote, “I’m curious, will you be asking all of the handsome actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with or meeting if I made passes at them as well? I’d love to be there when you ask Sean Penn that same question. Or, Mr. GQ writer, were you projecting your own unprofessional desires onto me and Gus? Perhaps? Or worse still, are you a homophobe?”

GQ Australia has since posted an apology on its Facebook page. It wrote, “We’ve seen some of the comments floating around regarding our recent interview with Taylor Lautner and apologize if anyone was offended by anything in the article. It certainly wasn’t our intention to paint anyone in the story as a sexual predator. The point we were actually trying to push was that Taylor is irresistible to virtually everyone — regardless of sexuality or gender.”

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Thursday
Oct062011

Kristen Stewart Confirms She's Dating Robert Pattinson -- Sort Of

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Kristen Stewart has dropped her biggest hint yet that she's dating her Twilight co-star, Robert Pattinson. The British GQ cover girl casually remarked during a photo shoot for the magazine that her "boyfriend is English," according to reports.

Pattinson happens to be British, but she won't confirm that she was referring specifically to him. She reportedly told a British GQ writer, "I never would have said that if I knew you were interviewing me."

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Sunday
Dec192010

Winona Ryder: Mel Gibson Called Me an 'Oven Dodger'

Photo Courtesy - FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Winona Ryder claims she's known about Mel Gibson's not-so-palatable side for years.

"I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties,” Ryder told GQ Magazine in the January 2011 issue. “He was really drunk. I was with my friend, who's gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about 'oven dodgers,' but I didn't get it. I'd never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, 'He's anti-Semitic and he's homophobic.' No one believed me!"

Gibson's publicist did not immediately respond to an ABC News request for comment.

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Friday
Oct222010

Glee Star Apologizes for GQ Photo Spread

Photo Courtesy - GQ(NEW YORK) -- Glee star Dianna Agron isn't singing the praises of the racy GQ photo shoot featuring her and some other castmates.  The Parents Television Council this week criticized the sexy pictures that appear in the magazine's November's issue, saying the spread "borders on pedophilia."

The 24-year-old Agron responded to the controversy in her personal blog by saying, "Nobody is perfect, and these photos do not represent who I am.  For GQ, they asked us to play very heightened versions of our school characters.  A 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' version.  At the time, it wasn't my favorite idea, but I did not walk away."

Agron, who made sure to mention she was only passing along her own views and not those of Fox or the show's producers, tried to explain the photos by saying, "In the land of Madonna, Britney, Miley, Gossip Girl, other public figures and shows that have pushed the envelope and challenged the levels of comfort in their viewers and fans...we are not the first."

The actress added, "If you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention.  And if your eight-year-old has a copy of our GQ cover in hand, again I am sorry.  But I would have to ask, how on earth did it get there?"

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Thursday
Oct212010

Watchdog Group Fuming Over 'Glee's' Photos in 'GQ'

Photo Courtesy - GQ(NEW YORK) -- Glee has hit a sour note with the Parents Television Council.  The organization has released a statement lashing out at the Fox series and GQ magazine for a racy photo spread featuring several of the show's stars that appears in the November issue.

PTC President Tim Winter said, "It is disturbing that GQ, which is explicitly written for adult men, is sexualizing the actresses who play high school-aged characters on Glee in this way.  It borders on pedophilia.  Sadly, this is just the latest example of the overt sexualization of young girls in entertainment."

Winter then turns his attention to the Fox show, saying, "Glee creator Ryan Murphy has declared that it is his goal in life to remove every barrier to the depiction of explicit sex on TV."  He adds, "Parents need to be on guard as we expect the show to push the envelope even further.  Unfortunately, it seems Glee is only masquerading as family show and is far from appropriate for young viewers."

GQ Editor-in-Chief Jim Nelson responded to the PTC in a statement to Entertainment Tonight, saying, "The Parents Television Council must not be watching much TV these days and should learn to divide reality from fantasy.  As often happens in Hollywood, these 'kids' are in their twenties.  Cory Monteith's almost 30!  I think they're old enough to do what they want."

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