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Ben Whishaw: “I’m Gay and Married”

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Ben WishawBen Whishaw has confirmed he is gay and married to his partner since last year.

The 32-year-old actor - who is best known for playing Q in the James Bond movie Skyfall - revealed he entered into a civil partnership with Australian composer Mark Bradshaw in August 2012.

"Ben has never hidden his sexuality, but like many actors he prefers not to discuss his family or life outside of his work. Due to speculation, I can confirm that Ben and Mark entered into a civil partnership in August 2012. They were proud to do so and are very happy," a spokesperson for the actor said.

Ben and Mark, 30, met on the set of Jane Campion's 2009 movie Bright Star, which Ben starred in and Mark composed the score for. "Everyone's delighted for them. Mark's a lovely guy, very talented and very close to Jane Campion. There hasn't been a chance for a big celebration because of Ben's schedule but I'm sure there will be one at some point," a close friend said.

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Snoop Lion Wants Gay Marriage Equality

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Snoop LionSnoop Lion has "no issues" with gay marriage. The rapper spoke in favor of equality as the US Supreme Court debates California's ban on same-sex weddings, adding people should be free to do "as they please."

"People can do what they want and as they please ... Satisfy yourself accordingly. I have no issues with nobody, I live for me and I live my life doing what I do, so you should have the right to do whatever you want to do," he told The Huffington Post.

The 41-year-old musician - who embraced Rastafarianism and changed is name from Snoop Dogg last year - is one of a number of celebrities opposing the ban and hoping for it to be overturned. Seth MacFarlane wrote to his Twitter followers on Tuesday, "Supreme Court, stop acting like cowards. Now IS the time for a broad ruling to make the leap into the 20th century. --Sincerely, the 21st."

Snoop also spoke of his new culture, revealing he was "never nervous" about his time in Jamaica: "I'm never nervous. Always ready. Stay ready so I don't have to get ready. 'Nervous' has never been one of my traits. I like to be prepared and go do what I have to do. I love meeting pressure with performance."


Jesse Tyler Ferguson Plans New York Wedding

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television, Engagements, Weddings

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his fiance Justin MikitaJesse Tyler Ferguson will marry in New York this summer.

The Modern Family actor - who proposed to his boyfriend Justin Mikita in July but only announced it in September - wants to tie the knot in the city because it supports gay marriage.

"We wanted to get married in New York, because that's where it's legal, so we want to support the state that's in support of us. It will take place in a beautiful loft space. It's so nice -- I can't wait to see it all done. The guest list is around the 200 mark -- which to me seems big -- but people are telling me it's not that bad," he said.

Jesse, 37, and 27-year-old Justin - who have been dating for two years - hope their union will eventually be considered official everywhere in the United States, where current marriage status between couples of the same sex is different from state to state.

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Elton John Is Finished Having Kids

Elton John and David Furnish

Elton John and David Furnish's family is complete. The couple - who welcomed their second son Elijah in December, and also have a two-year-old son Zachary - have insisted they don't want to have any more children.

"We're done. That I can confirm. No more. We're complete. I got my tubes tied," David said. The 50-year-old filmmaker said the six-week-old tot is settling into their family well but admitted that Zachary is a little jealous of their new addition:

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s kids Are Desperate for Them to Wed

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with their kidsBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are being pressured into marriage by their kids.

The Hollywood couple hope to set a date for their upcoming nuptials sooner rather than later because their six children Maddox, 11, Pax, eight, Zahara, seven, Shiloh, six, and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne are clamoring for their parents to make their relationship official and tie the knot.

"We're getting a lot of pressure from the kids. We didn't realize how much it meant to them and then, in getting engaged, how much it also means to us," Brad told E! News.

The lovebirds - who met on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith - have previously stated they won't wed until same-sex marriage is legalized in America and Moneyball actor Brad, 48, says proposing to 37-year-old Angelina in April made him believe more than ever that everyone should have the right to get married. "Everyone should have [the right]," he added.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Will Marry in 2013

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin MikitaJesse Tyler Ferguson will tie the knot next year. The Modern Family star and his lawyer fiance Justin Mikita have hired a wedding planner to help them put the big day together and just hope they can find a venue in time.

"I did go get a Martha Stewart Weddings magazine but it's really a lot of over-the-top stuff, a lot of bridesmaids' gifts. Neither one of us ever dreamed of getting married. Maybe in the back of our heads we did, but we don't have a book of our dream wedding... It's a lot of learning as we go... It's about the venue," Jesse, 36, told E! News.

Jesse and Justin have just launched their own line bow ties, through their Tie the Knot Foundation, which supports the fight for marriage equality. "It's just a fun way to spruce up an outfit. Men don't get fun, exciting things to wear," he said.

They worked together on the project and Justin said it was easy because they both have different approaches to their work: "I adore Jesse in all ways and I think we are very compatible personally and business-wise. He's much more creative and I'm more business-oriented. I get stressed out and have certain ways of doing things and Jesse can deal with it for the most part and that's half the battle."


Anne Hathaway Donates Wedding Profits to Charity

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Anne Hathaway and Adam ShulmanAnne Hathaway is giving the money made from her wedding photos to charity.

The newlywed actress - who wed long-term boyfriend Adam Shulman in Big Sur, California on September 30 - is donating a portion of the proceeds made from her wedding pictures to non-profits advocating for same sex marriage, according to FreedomToMarry.org.

The 29-year-old is said to be donating the rest of the profits to a number of other charities including the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children's Research and The Girl Effect.

The Les Miserables star, who received an award from the Human Rights Campaign in 2008, worked directly with Freedom to Marry's National Engagement Party, helping to raise $500,000 for the "Win More States Fund."

She previously opened up about growing up with a gay brother: "In my household, being gay was, and is, no big deal. When my brother came out, we hugged him, said we loved him, and that was that."


Cynthia Nixon Shunned Wedding Traditions

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Cynthia Nixon and her wife Christine MarinoniCynthia Nixon and her wife didn't obey tradition on their wedding day.

The actress married her long-term partner Christine Marinoni in New York in May and Cynthia revealed the couple didn't try to keep their outfits a secret from each other before the ceremony and even got ready together on their big day.

"My wife and I were not at all traditional about not seeing each other before the wedding. I sent her pictures from my various fittings. I won't say what she said to me about it - it's personal - but she said many nice things. The day of the wedding, we dressed together at the venue with our kids upstairs."

However, the couple - who raise 19-month-old son Max, as well as kids Samantha, 16, and nine-year-old Charles from Cynthia's marriage to Danny Mozes together - did follow tradition in some respects: "I did hold on to a different tradition. I managed to wear something borrowed, a brooch that's an heirloom in my wife's family; something blue, my sapphire ring; something new, my dress and something old, me."


Cynthia Nixon Had Hair Worries for Wedding

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Christine Marinoni and Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon's wife was worried about her being bald on their wedding day. The former Sex and the City actress shaved her head for her role as a cancer sufferer in the stage play Wit before her May nuptials to long-term partner Christine Marinoni, and Cynthia revealed Christine was worried her baldness would overshadow their big day.

"I'd shaved my head to play a professor with ovarian cancer in Wit and my hair had just started to grow back. My wife was worried that my being bald was all anybody would want to talk about. My mother kept making suggestions like, 'Look at this cunning beaded cap Whitney Houston wore to her wedding, isn't it great?'" Cynthia told Elle.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Is Engaged

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Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler FergusonModern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has gotten engaged. The actor - who plays lawyer Mitchell Pritchett in the hit comedy - proposed to long-term boyfriend Justin Mikita, who happily accepted his romantic offer.

In a video posted on the website for the newly created foundation Tie the Knot, which supports the fight for marriage equality, Jesse said, "It's true, I popped the big Q," to which Justin replies: "I said yes!"

Jesse, 36, and 27-year-old Mikita - who have been dating for nearly two years - hope their union will eventually be considered official everywhere in the United States. They've also teamed up with Tie Bar to create a collection of bowties with all proceeds being donated to various organizations to help gay and lesbian couples receive civil rights.

While Jesse is now engaged, his Modern Family co-star and on-screen boyfriend Eric Stonestreet recently split from his long-term girlfriend.


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