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Matt Bomer Says Hiding His Sexuality Taught Him How To Act: ‘It Was A Struggle’

2 May 2017 7:40 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Matt Bomer attributes his acting skills in part to years of hiding his sexuality. The 39-year-old recently told actor Andrew Rannells in an interview with Out Magazine about how difficult it was to come out to his family and how his big secret taught him how to be a better performer. “One of the ways I […] »

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Matt Bomer Says Hiding His Sexuality Taught Him How to Act: 'It Was a Struggle'

2 May 2017 6:25 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Matt Bomer attributes his acting skills in part to years of hiding his sexuality.

The 39-year-old recently told actor Andrew Rannells in an interview with Out Magazine about how difficult it was to come out to his family and how his big secret taught him how to be a better performer.

"One of the ways I learned how to act, really, is by having secrets, and having to function as a kid in a public school in suburban Bible Belt Texas," Bomer explained. "Subsequently I worked on a gas pipeline with my brother for a while — there were ex-cons with us. It was not an environment where it was safe to be gay."

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The Last Tycoon actor, who came out in February 2012, explained that he grew up in a very conservative Christian household and received many months »

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Matt Bomer Shares How He Came Out to His Parents: ‘It Was a Struggle’

2 May 2017 6:12 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Matt Bomer is sharing his coming out story and the difficulties he faced in telling his parents about his sexuality, saying the experience caused him to fight for his family.

Bomer, a native of Missouri, told Out Magazine he was raised in a conservative Christian home where he wasn’t allowed to watch “secular” TV. The actor, who realized he was gay while performing classics such as Romeo and Juliet and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, knew telling his parents would be a challenge.

“Telling your family is a huge, huge deal,” Bomer, 39, told the publication. »

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Matt Bomer Shares His Coming Out Story: ''It Was Time to Live My Life Truthfully''

2 May 2017 1:32 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Matt Bomer recently sat down with Andrew Rannells and Out Magazine to give his take on the coming out process. Before telling his family, Matt first came out to himself while performing in Romeo and Juliet and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. "I remember someone there who was a hair and makeup artist who I found really inspiring," said Matt. "I thought, 'If this person can live their truth, what am I doing?'" Although Matt was dating a girl in his company at the time, he knew it was time to his true self. "I thought she was really cool and talented, frankly. I just wanted to hang out with her. And then I just thought it »

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14 Cisgender Actors in Transgender Roles

1 May 2017 11:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

In The Weinstein Company's latest film, 3 Generations, Elle Fanning takes on the role of transgender teen Ray, who is transitioning from female to male.

Fanning's casting in the film was met with controversy as trans activists spoke out about yet another cisgender actor playing the part of a transgender person. Similar backlash occurred with the casting of Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club, Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl and most recently, Matt Bomer in Anything.

"The decision to put yet another man in a dress to portray a transgender woman touches a nerve for transgender people, and »

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14 Cisgender Actors in Transgender Roles

1 May 2017 11:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

In The Weinstein Company's latest film, 3 Generations, Elle Fanning takes on the role of transgender teen Ray, who is transitioning from female to male.

Fanning's casting in the film was met with controversy as trans activists spoke out about yet another cisgender actor playing the part of a transgender person. Similar backlash occurred with the casting of Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club, Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl and most recently, Matt Bomer in Anything.

"The decision to put yet another man in a dress to portray a transgender woman touches a nerve for transgender people, and »

- THR Staff

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2017 Sundance Film Festival: London announces full programme

25 April 2017 5:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sundance Institute and Picturehouse have today announced the programme of feature films, short films and panel discussions for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival: London, which takes place between June 1st and June 4th at Picturehouse Central.

The festival will present 14 feature films direct from this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah:

Beatriz at Dinner (Director: Miguel Arteta, Screenwriter: Mike White)

Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

Principal cast: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Chloë Sevigny, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Connie Britton

The Big Sick (Director: Michael Showalter, Screenwriters: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani)

Based on the real-life courtship: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and grad student Emily fall in love, »

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Matt Bomer Says His Sons’ Style Is ‘Very Uniquely California’: ‘They Always Surprise Us’

21 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Matt Bomer is no stranger to style, and when it comes to fashion sense, his three sons are following in their dad’s footsteps — without much guidance from their parents.

“They do their own thing, really,” Bomer told People Wednesday at the Mr Porter “Made In California” Launch Party in Hollywood, California. “We provide them with clothing, and they mix it up the way they like it.”

Bomer, 39, and his husband Simon Halls are parents to twins Henry and Kit, 8½, plus Walker, 11. And though the boys have their own signature style, they’re creating their looks from stores where a lot of tweens shop. »

- Abby Stern

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Lady Gaga Starts Shooting 'A Star Is Born' With Bradley Cooper After Coachella -- See the First Photo

17 April 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Lady Gaga had a very busy work weekend.

After performing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, on Saturday night, the 31-year-old pop star started shooting scenes with Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born. Expressing how grateful she is for the opportunity to star in the latest reimagining of the musical, Gaga shared the first photo of herself as the character of Ally and Cooper as Jackson Maine.

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"I am so excited to star in my first movie alongside someone I'm so lucky to call my friend. I always wanted to be an actress on the big screen," she captioned the image. "The story of A Star is Born is so special and I'm so grateful to Bradley for making my dream come true. Can't wait for you to meet Ally. She has her »

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James Corden Fires Fruit at Jessica Chastain, Lisa Kudrow, Victoria Beckham

30 March 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on ew.com.

James Corden likes to watch celebrities squirm.

The Late Late Show host on Wednesday brought back the Flinch game, though it isn’t actually a game so much as it is Corden laughing at his guests’ reactions while he fires fruit at them.

We’ve seen it with Kate Mara and Jessica Alba, Matt Bomer and Cindy Crawford, and a little variation with Matt LeBlanc. This time, it was Jessica Chastain, Lisa Kudrow, and Victoria Beckham’s turn. Kudrow was not having a ball, however, “This is my nightmare,” she said, »

- Nick Romano

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Love Is Love Successfully Raises $165K For Pulse Nightclub Massacre Victims

28 March 2017 9:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As much as we’d love to have superheroes here in the real world to help us through the darkest of times, we have to accept that it’s unfortunately not going to happen. Still, that doesn’t mean these characters can’t inspire, effectively bringing out the best in us when our fellow man needs us most. Thankfully, this notion isn’t lost on the talented people who currently bring these icons to life, thus bringing about Love is Love.

Those who are reading this, especially those living in the United States, no doubt remember the Pulse nightclub massacre that took place in Orlando, Florida, which had to be one of 2016’s most publicized tragedies. Knowing that the comics industry is no stranger to raising money for those who have suffered through something unimaginable (Superstorm Sandy immediately comes to mind), writer Marc Andreyko – with the help of Idw Publishing »

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TV News Roundup: John Cho Joins ‘Difficult People,’ Diane Sawyer Sets New Interview With Caitlyn Jenner

22 March 2017 2:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, “Star Trek” star John Cho snags an arc on Hulu’s “Difficult People,” Diane Sawyer will interview Caitlyn Jenner again two years after Jenner revealed in an interview with Sawyer that she is transgender, and more.

Casting 

John Cho has been cast for a multi-episode arc in the third season of Hulu‘s comedy series “Difficult People.” Cho will play the role of Todd, an advertising executive who becomes Billy’s (Billy Eichner) first real boyfriend.

Lethal Weapon” regular Johnathan Fernandez has scored a guest star role in CBS’ “Bull” as Giancarlo Sartor, an ambitious fashion designer who works directly for famous fashion icon. He will also appear in the upcoming second season of truTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything.” He is repped by Innovative Artists and Edna Cowan Management.

Specials 

Two years after Diane Sawyer‘s exclusive one-on-one interview with with Caitlyn Jenner in which Jenner revealed she was transgender, Sawyer »

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Matt Bomer and Simon Halls to be Honored by Family and Children Services Group

22 March 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Matt Bomer and Simon Halls' good deeds are not going unnoticed. The Hollywood power couple will be honored with the Ambassador of Children Award at Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove's upcoming Norma Jean Gala for their work on behalf of children and families in need. "We are so honored to be recognized by Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove in this way and are in awe of the work that they do to support children and families in need," Bomer and Halls said in a joint statement.  "Our family is the centerpiece of our lives, and we understand firsthand how important it is to provide each and every child with the tools they need to succeed.  We are thrilled to be involved with an »

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Matt Bomer and Simon Halls To Be Honored at Hollygrove’s Annual Norma Jean Gala

22 March 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Matt Bomer and husband Simon Halls are set to be honored at Hollygrove’s annual Norma Jean Gala when it takes place on May 18.

Bomer, 39, and Halls, 53, will both receive the Ambassador of Children award at the event, which raises funds for Uplift Family Services — a non-profit agency that provides help and hope to more than 1,200 at-risk children and their families in L.A. — and its behavioral and mental health programs.

“We are so honored to be recognized by Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove in this way and are in awe of the work that they do to support children and families in need, »

- Mariah Haas

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Walking Out’

21 March 2017 4:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Crafting a convincing tale of survival against steep odds in a harsh, unforgiving landscape would seem to be out of the reach of most low-budget independent filmmakers. Fortunately for twin-brother directors Alex and Andrew Smith, they’re able to rely on a key visual effect that won’t show up on any ledger sheet: the mountains around Montana’s Paradise Valley. Gorgeously shot in Big Sky Country, and stripped down to its most elemental components, “Walking Out” strands father-and-son hunters played by Matt Bomer and Josh Wiggins in the wilderness after an accident, and its unabashedly folky, less-is-more approach proves quietly moving.

Fourteen-year-old David (Wiggins) spends most of his time with his mother in Texas, but once a year, he hops on a duel-engine plane to see his semi-hermetic father Cal (Bomer), who lives a roughneck’s life in Montana. We don’t get too much in the way of backstory, »

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IFC Films Acquires Matt Bomer’s ‘Walking Out’ After Sundance Debut (Exclusive)

10 March 2017 10:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to “Walking Out,” a wilderness drama about a father and son that premiered in the U.S. dramatic competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The film, from sibling directors Alex and Andrew Smith, is set to screen at SXSW and will get its general release later this year.

Walking Out” stars Matt Bomer and Josh Wiggins as a father and teenage son who endure an extreme and transformative bonding experience while on an annual hunting trip in the Montana wilderness. The filmmakers, Montana natives themselves, describe the film as exploring “the unspoken, fragile bond” between two generations.

The Smiths said in a statement that they were “over the moon to be working with IFC Films on the theatrical release of our intimate epic, ‘Walking Out.'” They praised IFC for a track record of “cutting edge yet classic and internationally revered” films, »

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Joe Manganiello Writes a 40-Page Book of Love for Sofia Vergara

7 March 2017 11:40 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara are still on their honeymoon. Ok, maybe not literally. But if Manganiello's interview with Cosmopolitan U.K. is any indication, Vergara is a very lucky lady. The actors began dating in 2014, and as the actor recalls, "I was on a press tour when I found out Sofia was single [after her split from Nick Loeb]. My friend is an editor, and told me she was about to make the announcement. I got her number from [her Modern Family co-star] Jesse Tyler Ferguson, then flew to New Orleans to take her on a date." Manganiello proposed six months later on Christmas Day, and the actors got married in Palm Beach, Fla., on Nov. 21, 2015. Guests included Matt Bomer, Julie Bowen, Jenna »

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How Saved by the Bell Helped Turn Tiffani Theissen Into a Culinary Star

23 February 2017 7:28 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In many ways Tiffani Thiessen’s culinary career dates back to age 16, when she was playing Kelly Kapowski on the ’90s hit series Saved by the Bell.

“I was touring with Mark-Paul Gosselaar in Europe and was learning about different cultures and cooking techniques,” the actress tells People in this week’s issue, on newsstands Friday. “So I started doing my own research, watching other people cook and trying different styles of food. My love of entertaining and cooking truly came from traveling.”

Thiessen’s experience with food on set was a whole different story. Though many episodes took place at the after-school diner, »

- Ana Calderone

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2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards: Complete List of Winners

22 February 2017 4:25 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The stars got dressed up for the 2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards. Troian Bellisario, Matt Bomer, James Corden, Jane Fonda, Mamie Gummer, Kathryn Hahn, Amy Landecker, Rhea Perlman, Lily Tomlin, Octavia Spencer and Jess Weixler attended the event Tuesday. This Is Us' Mandy Moore hosted the 19th annual ceremony, which celebrates excellence in film, television and short-form costume design, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Several winners were announced in advance of Tuesday's ceremony: • Lily Collins received the Lacoste Spotlight Award. • Lois DeArmond received the Distinguished Service Award. • Jeffrey Kurland received the Career Achievement Award. • »

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‘The Last Tycoon’: Eion Bailey Set To Recur On Amazon Drama Series

14 February 2017 4:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Once Upon A Time‘s Eion Bailey is set to recur on Amazon’s The Last Tycoon, opposite stars Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins and Rosemarie DeWitt. Written and directed by Billy Ray based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's final unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, from Sony TV's TriStar Television, was inspired by the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg, on whom the book's protagonist Monroe Stahr was based. The project centers on Stahr (Bomer), Hollywood's first wunderkind… »

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