Lady of the Night Donna Summer and Her Roots in the LGBT Community
May 17 2012 6:22 PM ET

Donna Summer: LGBT Roots Versus Rumor

Clay Cane

Writer Clay Cane remembers interviewing the original Lady of the Night about an unrelenting rumor that she was homophobic.

Dolly Liza Janet Ellen Other Celebs React To Death of Donna Summer
May 17 2012 5:04 PM ET

Dolly, Liza, Janet, Ellen, Other Celebs React To Death of Donna Summer

Jeremy Kinser

Janet Jackson says the late Donna Summer "changed the world of music with her beautiful voice and incredible talent," while Dolly Parton says Summer had "one of the greatest voices ever." "We will miss Donna Summer! She changed the world of music with her beautiful voice and incredible talent," Jackson says in a statement released to the media.

EXCLUSIVE Donna Summer Denies Making Antigay Remarks That Hurt Her Career
May 17 2012 4:21 PM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Donna Summer Denied Making Antigay Remarks That Hurt Her Career

Jeremy Kinser

Donna Summer, whose post-'70s career was compromised by antigay remarks she allegedly made at a 1983 concert, disputed ever making the comments, blaming them on an angry journalist, and lamented the impact of AIDS on her close friends, during a 1989 interview with The Advocate.

Barbra Streisand Says Shes Shocked At Death of Donna Summer
May 17 2012 2:42 PM ET

Barbra Streisand Says She's Shocked At Death of Donna Summer

Jeremy Kinser

  Barbra Streisand says she is shocked at the death of Donna Summer, with whom she recorded the disco empowerment anthem "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," saying Summer looked so vital when she last saw her a few months ago. The 1979 collaboration between the two vocal powerhouses was recorded for Streisand's Wet album and as a new track for Summer's compilation double album entitled On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2. It quickly climbed to the top of the Billboard charts where it remained for two weeks.

Donna Summer Dies At 63
May 17 2012 12:33 PM ET

Donna Summer: Our Queen of Disco Dies at 63

Jeremy Kinser

The singer told The Advocate during the '80s AIDS crisis that, ā€œIā€™m hurtin as much as anyone else at the amount of people who are gone.ā€

Tupac Wasnt Homophobic Family Says
May 16 2012 7:15 PM ET

Tupac Wasn't Homophobic, Family Says

Jeremy Kinser

The family of Tupac Shakur denies claims made by music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight that the late rapper was homophobic, using as evidence Shakur's close friendship with the late gay designer Gianni Versace, reports TMZ.

Elton John Throws Hissy Fit on Stage in Las Vegas
May 14 2012 5:22 PM ET

Elton John Throws Hissy Fit Onstage in Las Vegas

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The ever-so-fabulous singer of "The Bitch Is Back" showed off his famous temper over the weekend while onstage at Caesars Palace's Colosseum in Las Vegas, home to his Million Dollar Piano show. According to Norm Clark of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, 65-year-old John threw a tantrum, making " a watery mess onstage and tossing a stool while hinting that heads were going to roll. Stagehands had to repeatedly come out and mop up water from the stage after John intentionally splashed water from his container four times. 

Clay Aiken Future Politician
May 14 2012 2:09 PM ET

Clay Aiken: Future Politician?

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Clay Aiken, the famously gingered gay dad who may just win The Celebrity Apprentice next Sunday, appeared on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday and handled the topic of marriage equality so well that Entertainment Weekly's Adam Vary said he looked "like a polished politician."

EXCLUSIVE Listen to Adam Lamberts Song About LGBT Equality
May 10 2012 10:56 AM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Listen to Adam Lambert's Song for Equality

Jeremy Kinser

Music superstar Adam Lambert says he was inspired to write "Outlaws of Love," one of standout tracks on his new album, Trespassing, by the struggle for marriage equality. 

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