Top Stories

Jason Collins Breaking News and Photos

Julie Bowen & Jesse Tyler Ferguson: Emmys Week Kick-Off Party

Julie Bowen and Jesse Tyler Ferguson arrive in style to the Audi and Altuzarra kick-off to Emmys Week 2013 held at Ceconni’s on Sunday evening (September 15) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 43-year-old actress and Jesse, 37, were joined by their Modern Family co-stars Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, and Sarah Hyland, along with Jesse‘s husband Justin Mikita, basketball player Jason Collins, and Sarah‘s Struck by Lightning co-star Allison Janney.

Modern Family is nominated for a whopping twelve awards for the 2013 Emmy Awards – tune in this Sunday (September 22) to find out all the winners!

FYI: Julie is wearing a Jenny Packham dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, and a Giuseppe Zanotti bag. Ty is wearing a Levi‘s shirt.

20+ pictures inside of Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and more at the Emmy kick-off party… More Here! »

julie bowen jesse tyler ferguson emmy week kick off 01
julie bowen jesse tyler ferguson emmy week kick off 02
julie bowen jesse tyler ferguson emmy week kick off 03
julie bowen jesse tyler ferguson emmy week kick off 04
julie bowen jesse tyler ferguson emmy week kick off 05

Josh Hutcherson & James Lafferty: SBNN Basketball Game!

Josh Hutcherson holds tight to the ball while attending his second annual Celebrity Basketball Game to benefit his charity Straight But Not Narrow on Friday (August 9) at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

The 20-year-old Hunger Games actor was joined at the event by James Lafferty, Josh Henderson, Jay Harrington, and others.

During a special halftime ceremony, Josh presented openly gay basketball player Jason Collins with the Straight But Not Narrow Advocate of the Year Award for his courage to further the fight for equality.

SBNN is an ally organization that prepares and trains young adults on how to become allies of their LGBTQ peers.

20+ pictures inside of Josh Hutcherson at the celebrity basketball game… More Here! »

josh hutcherson james lafferty sbnn basketball game 01
josh hutcherson james lafferty sbnn basketball game 02
josh hutcherson james lafferty sbnn basketball game 03
josh hutcherson james lafferty sbnn basketball game 04
josh hutcherson james lafferty sbnn basketball game 05

Celebrities & Players React to Jason Collins Coming Out as Gay

NBA player Jason Collins revealed earlier today (April 29) that he is gay and he became the first openly gay and active athlete on a major American sports team.

Celebrities, fellow athletes, the NBA, and even a former President of the United States have reacted to 34-year-old basketball player’s courageous move to be open about his sexuality.

“I have known Jason Collins since he was Chelsea’s classmate and friend at Stanford. Jason’s announcement today is an important moment for professional sports and in the history of the LGBT community,” Bill Clinton said in a statement (via Politico). “It is also the straightforward statement of a good man who wants no more than what so many of us seek: to be able to be who we are; to do our work; to build families and to contribute to our communities. For so many members of the LGBT community, these simple goals remain elusive. I hope that everyone, particularly Jason’s colleagues in the NBA, the media and his many fans extend to him their support and the respect he has earned.”

Click inside to read reactions from celebrities and sports stars… More Here! »

NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out as Gay Man

NBA player Jason Collins has come out as a gay man and has become the first athlete on a major American sports team to be open with his sexuality.

“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” Jason, who has played for the Wizards, Celtics, and Hawks in recent years, wrote in a feature for Sports Illustrated.

“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation,” Jason added. “I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, ‘I’m different.’ If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.”

Head on over to SportsIllustrated.com to read the full piece.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Jason Collins coming out as gay?

20+ pictures inside of Jason Collins playing on his various teams… More Here! »

nba player jason collins comes out as gay man 01
nba player jason collins comes out as gay man 02
nba player jason collins comes out as gay man 03
nba player jason collins comes out as gay man 04
nba player jason collins comes out as gay man 05

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here