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Extra Sprinkles: Bad for Bottoms, Tom Ford Lost Half his College Buds to AIDS, Norman Okay with the Gay

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Here's some stories from around the web:

Bad News for Bottoms: A new study out of the University of Montréal found that gay men who bottom with 20 or more partners during their lifetimes are more likely to develop prostate cancer.

While accepting the Award of Inspiration at amfAR Inspiration Gala, Tom Ford said half his college friends died of AIDS before 1990. 

Norman Reedus did not ask producers to keep his Walking Dead character straight. 

Jane Lynch is Officially Divorced

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Jane Lynch is finally divorced from Dr. Lara Embry, but it wasn't cheap! TMZ says that Dr. Lara will get a lump sum of $1.2 million spread out over two years, 50% of the funds in their bank accounts including a 401(k), 50% of Lynch’s TV royalties, 50% of their $56,810 tax refund, their yacht club membership, and the family dog. Yikes! 

But I suppose Jane got off easy. Dr. Lara, a psychologist, initially asked for spousal support of $94,000 a month (claiming she was used to spending $6,500 per month on clothes, $12,000 per month on entertainment and vacations, and $4,500 per month on dining out).

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out

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Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, officially came out today in a letter published in the Bloomberg Businessweek. Previously, the media had speculated about his sexuality and he was even "outed" by CNBC. Today, he addressed the speculation, saying that while he had never denied his sexuality, he had never acknowledged it either. Below are some excerpts, but you can read the entire letter at Bloomberg Businessweek:

For years, I’ve been open with many people about my sexual orientation. Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference in the way they treat me.

While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.

America is moving toward marriage equality, and the public figures who have bravely come out have helped change perceptions and made our culture more tolerant. Still, there are laws on the books in a majority of states that allow employers to fire people based solely on their sexual orientation. There are many places where landlords can evict tenants for being gay, or where we can be barred from visiting sick partners and sharing in their legacies. Countless people, particularly kids, face fear and abuse every day because of their sexual orientation.

I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others. So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.

Adam Lambert at Dsquared2 First Boutique in the USA Event

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Adam Lambert was spotted (shown with Rose McGowan and below getting photo bombed by Magazine editor George Kotsiopoulos ) at the celebration of Dsquared2's first USA boutique. Earlier in the week, he performed at Matthew Morrison's Halloween party at Hyde.

Wentworth Miller Returns to TV with Role on The Flash

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Wentworth Miller is returning to television as Captain Cold (aka Leonard Snart) on The Flash. His debut on the series was last night. Wentworth spoke to TheBacklot about his role and gay characters in television.

The Backlot: I may be guilty of having done the ‘gay gasp’ when I heard you were playing Cold. What’s the reaction been that you’re aware of about your part in the show?

WM: Couldn’t tell you. I don’t read entertainment journalism and I’m not online scrolling through the comments. I hope I’m well-received. But that’s not up to me. So I’m not losing sleep over it. One of my acting coaches told me, “You cannot give people what they want. You can only give them what you do. If what you do is what they want, you’re in business. If it’s not… move on.”

TheBacklot: There are so many gay characters on TV now, even more so than when Prison Break was on the air. What do you make of where we’re at when even a show likeThe Flash will have gay characters??

WM: Obviously it’s important for folks in the LGBT community – kids especially – to see themselves reflected onscreen. I can remember watching Melrose Place in college and paying special attention to the Matt Fielding character. Did that help ease the pain of coming out? No. Did I squirm a little wondering if my friends who were watching the show with me were connecting me to Matt? Yes. I also knew the actor (Doug Savant) was straight. But I did appreciate seeing some evidence that Hollywood was willing to tell Matt’s story. It wasn’t my story, but I felt a connection. Some representation. We’ve come a long way since then and I’m sure we’ll go a long way still.

The Flash airs Tuesday nights at 8 pm on the CW.

Neil Patrick Harris to Host Variety Show

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TV Line says that Neil Patrick Harris will star in his own NBC primetime variety show. The 10-episode series will be an American adaptation of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, a U.K. variety program produced by ITV.

NBC says the show will include “comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden camera pranks on celebrities and appearances by A-list stars” and it will be filmed in front of a live audience. NBC has ordered 10 episodes from ITV Studios America. The title and premiere date have not been determined yet.

Sean Hayes Engaged to Long-Time Partner Scott Icenogle

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Former Will & Grace star Sean Hayes is engaged to music producer and composer Scott Icenogle. Sean was spotted wearing a ring on his ring finger during appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday and on The Talk on Monday. Sean's rep confirmed the engagement.

Sean came out in 2010 and later apologized to the gay community for not coming out so.

The couple celebrated seven years together in May. Congrats!

Dolly Parton Talks About her Gay Following

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In a recent interview, Dolly Parton talked about her gay fans and her feelings on tolerance.  She told Billboard:

“They know that I completely love and accept them, as I do all people. I’ve struggled enough in my life to be appreciated and understood. I’ve had to go against all kinds of people through the years just to be myself.” 

“I think everybody should be allowed to be who they are, and to love who they love. I don’t think we should be judgmental. Lord, I’ve got enough problems of my own to pass judgment on somebody else.” 

Celebs Celebrate Halloween at Matthew Morrison's Party at Hyde

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@coltonlhaynes whaaaaaaaaaat

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The stars came out for Matthew Morrison's Halloween party at Hyde. Colton Haynes was unrecognizable in an amazing Princess Fiona outfit! Adam Lambert and Kelly Osbourne were also in attendance. 

Happy Bday @kellyosbourne ... Let's do the Time Warp Again

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Airline Passengers Take Down Homophobe at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

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A disturbed man starts an altercation with a man in a pink shirt, yelling that “Queers is what I’m upset about! This faggot right here!” before kicking and punching the man in pink. Passengers swarm and take the man down and eventually the popo gets involved. But why are passengers the first ones to notice the problem and why are passengers the first ones to intervene? This situation obviously was drawing attention - enough that a random person was filming it so where was the TSA? 

Culture Club wins Q Idol award at the Xperia Access Q Awards

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Boy George of Culture Club was on-hand to pick up Culture Club's Q Idol award at the Xperia Access Q Awards. Other artists recognized at this year’s Q awards included:

Q Best New Act presented by Xperia Access - Sam Smith

Q Best Solo Artist presented by Citroën - Ed Sheeran

Q Inspiration - Simple Minds

Q Hero - The Charlatans

Q Classic Album - Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon

Zachary Quinto at 'The Chair' Series Screening during the 2014 New York Television Festival

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Actor Zachary Quinto attended 'The Chair' series screening during the 2014 New York Television Festival. I'm just happy he's got on a suit and not the sweaters he's been wearing to premieres lately. I'm all for comfort, but it was giving me a Dad vibe (which is okay if you're into that sort of thing)! 

Extra Sprinkles: More Episodes, Less Recaps Please, Latest Ship, Dita Not Lez

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The CW has given a full season order to The Flash and MTV has given Faking It ten more episodes.

The latest ship appears to be Brad Pitt’s Wardaddy and Shia LaBeouf’s Bible in the movie Fury.

Why are there so many TV show recaps on AfterEllen? I'm looking for news on lesbian goodies, not a recap of every show on earth!

Dita Von Teese says she has “experimented” in the past (“I thought it was cool”) but is “not a lesbian.” Ok den.

Lawsuit says detained transgender teen being treated as boy

Michael Sam Dropped from Cowboy’s Practice Squad

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Michael Sam's NFL journey has had more twists and turns than a soap opera. After becoming the first openly gay NFL player, he was picked up and then dropped by the Rams, and then signed to the Cowboys practice squad. Well, they've kicked him to the curb, too, to make way for linebacker Troy Davis. Michael tweeted:

I want to thank the Jones family and the entire Cowboys organization for this opportunity, as well as my friends, family, teammates, and fans for their support. While this is disappointing, I will take the lessons I learned here in Dallas and continue to fight for an opportunity to prove that I can play every Sunday.