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Former Will & Grace star and Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes may return to TV with a new NBC sitcom - as a gay dad. It was just announced at the Television Critics Association press tour. If it the makes it to air, the show will be about two dads raising a 12-year-old. Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan may be the writer and executive producer of the show.
Portia de Rossi has filed a legal request to change her name to "Portia Lee James DeGeneres" - to honor her wife, Ellen - according to a court document. Originally named Amanda Lee Rogers - Portia changed her name to Portia Lee De Rossi when she was 15-years old. Now she'll be Portia Lee James DeGeneres.
We've loved Portia in Ally McBeal, Arrested Development, and Nip/Tuck.
Openly gay actress Sara Gilbert will be joining five other women on a new CBS talk show targeted to moms. Sara is mother to two children - along with Allison Adler, her partner of eight years. The two are raising son Levi Hank, born to Allison in 2004, and daughter Sawyer, born to Sara in 2007.
Sara will be joined by Sharon Osbourne, Big Brother host Julie Chen, actress Holly Robinson Peete, Broadway actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Leah Remini from King of Queens.
Public comments received by CNN regarding "Gary and Tony Have a Baby" range from supportive to disenchanted. "Whether they are gay as a couple, or gay as a single parent -- as long as they love and nourish that child it will make absolutely no difference. Compared to the atrocious things that we read here on CNN about what parents do to their children, being raised by a gay parent will be a blessing," says one reader.
McDonald's focuses on a teen crush in one of its latest French ads, and the infatuation happens to include two boys. The fast food giant's commercial features a dad and son at the restaurant. Dad is at the counter ordering food - while his son is looking at photos of his classmates and longingly talking to someone on his cell. Viewers learn at the end of the commercial that the son attends an all-boy school.