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Lance Bass ‘N Sync with his sexuality
July 26th, 2006 under Admirable People, Lance Bass. [ Comments: none ]

Lance Bass, the former ‘N Sync heartthrob, reveals that he is gay, in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE. "I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys’ careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything," says Bass, referring to bandmates Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake. "I didn’t know: Could that be the end of ’N Sync? So I had that weight on me of like, ‘Wow, if I ever let anyone know, it’s bad.’ So I just never did," he says speaking about his sexual orientation for the first time with PEOPLE. Now, after years of keeping his personal life private, the Mississippi-bred, Southern Baptist-reared Bass, 27, is publicly revealing what he first shared with his friends, then his shocked family. "He took years to really think about how he was going to tell everyone," says his close buddy Fatone, 29, who was the first ‘N Sync bandmate to find out Bass is gay. "I back him up 100 percent." Adds Bass’s longtime pal, actress Christina Applegate: "I’ve always accepted him as who he is. It’s about his own serenity at this point." Having pursued acting, producing and – most memorably – space flight after ’N Sync went on hiatus in 2002, Bass now is looking ahead to new beginnings. He is in a "very stable" relationship with model-actor-Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuhl, 32, and is developing an Odd Couple-inspired sitcom pilot with Fatone in which his character will be gay. Mostly, though, he’s just enjoying the relief that comes with the culmination of a long, at times emotionally fraught journey. "The thing is, I’m not ashamed – that’s the one thing I want to say," he explains of his decision to come out. "I don’t think it’s wrong, I’m not devastated going through this. I’m more liberated and happy than I’ve been my whole life. I’m just happy." As for why he’s talking about this now Bass says, "The main reason I wanted to speak my mind was that (the rumors) really were starting to affect my daily life. Now it feels like it’s on my terms. I’m at peace with my family, my friends, myself and God so there’s really nothing else that I worry about."

People

Good for him! 

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Gameshow Marathon: Match Game
June 23rd, 2006 under Lance Bass. [ Comments: none ]

The best question last night was something like this;

Paris Hilton is considering doing CBS’s Survivor, but she is not sure she can go 39 days without ________ing. Fill in the blank.

Lance Bass said bathing and did not match with the majority answer of shopping. But Adrianne Knight came closest to what I was thinking…sex taping.

What do you thing the blank is?

To the person who made the comment…I will add, yes she is and Ricki Lake needed to treat Betty White with more respect and not have ignore her when Lance lost! Betty White is the woman!
Tune in to (hopefully the season and not series) finale of Gameshow Marathon next week as Brande Roderick and Kathy Najimy play the Family Feud!

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Watch Betty White on Gameshow Marathon tonight!
June 22nd, 2006 under Betty White, Lance Bass. [ Comments: none ]

 

Betty is one of the celebrity panelists during the second semi-final round tonight as LANCE BASS and KATHY NAJIMY compete in a nostalgic revival of the classic game show "Match Game."

We caught up with the beloved "Golden Girls" star backstage, and Betty set the record straight on a few lingering Hollywood rumors!

"I was a semi-regular on the original ‘Match Game,’" she told ET. During that original run, Betty says she "heard that [people] thought we drank during the breaks," because of their crazy antics during game play. "We never drank," she says. "We were just nuts."

She also had plenty to say about her former co-stars, BEA ARTHUR, RUE McCLANAHAN and ESTELLE GETTY.

Betty told us there are no plans for a reunion show, even though it’s a very common request. "Bea doesn’t want to do that, [saying] ‘Let’s quit while we’re ahead.’" But the one-time castmates still share a close bond. "We talk on the phone maybe every three or four weeks," she adds. "Of course with the DVDs coming out we get to see each other. I wish I could say Estelle was always with us [but] she’s not feeling so good. We talk on the phone, on a good day." Estelle’s health has been in decline due to Alzheimer’s.

A common misconception, however, is that Estelle was the youngest member of the show. "That’s a rumor she started," Betty says with a laugh. "Rue was the youngest, but Estelle thought that was a wonderful rumor to start."

And it seems Estelle had a little help keeping up her youthful appearance, according to Betty. "She came back after the first hiatus and she’d had a face lift — here they had to make her up as an older woman with all the lines, and they couldn’t even find the lines!"

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