Over the years, notable figures in film, TV, music, and sports have come out via magazine covers, lengthy interviews, songs, and speeches to reveal their sexuality to the public. We’re remembering some of the most notable celebrity coming out moments. 2013: Raven-Symone came out on Twitter after the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. Former childhood star Raven-Symone tookto Twitter to express her feelings over the Supreme Court’s ruling, saying,”I can finally get married. Yay government! So proud of you!” She later clarified her tweet to E! News , saying, “I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to.” 2013: NBA player Jason Collins became the first active athlete in a major American professional sport to come out. In the May 6, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated, NBA player Jason Collins admitted he was gay , saying “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” Fellow NBA players voiced their support, including Kobe Bryant who tweeted , “Proud of @ jasoncollins34 . Don’t suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others.” 2013: Jodie Foster came out in her speech at the Golden Globe Awards.
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The house opens to a grand entrance, with glossed hardwood floors, wood-paneled ceilings and formal spaces, including a book-lined library. Measuring 7,318 square feet, the home has six bedrooms, a full playroom, gym and media room. Gellar is set to star in the new CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones alongside Robin Williams. Want to be Gellars neighbor? There are 435 homes currently for sale in Brentwood. Zillow Mark Wahlberg recently sold his Beverly Hills home for $12.995 million. Mark Wahlberg has found success in a number of roles: model, singer, actor and producer. Despite his well-rounded talents, he didnt find quite the same level of success when it came to selling his home. His sprawling house at 9694 Oak Pass Rd, Beverly Hills, Calif., was first listed in 2008 for $15.9 million. After a series of price chops as well as some time on and off the market, the house just sold for $12.995 million, according to the L.A. Times , which is quite a discount. Wahlberg, however, only paid $4.95 million for the home in 2001.
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3. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Gwyneth Paltrow filmed a Hugo Boss commercial in downtown Los Angeles on October 3. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Amanda Seyfried and her denim cutoff shorts took Finn for a walk in New York City on October 3. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Cate Blanchett was peach perfection at the New York Film Festival Gala Tribute held in her honor Oct. 2 in New York. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Kerry Washington looked fierce as she headed in for ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ taping in New York City, Oct. 2. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Bethenny Frankel did some paddle boarding in the Hudson River in New York City on Oct. 2. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 A bespectacled Katy Perry was seen leaving Colette’s store on October 2, in Paris, France. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Khloe Kardashian was spotted filming “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” outside Katsuya Restaurant on October 2, in Encino, Calif. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Jennifer Hudson made her way to a taping ‘Good Morning America’ in Times Square, NYC, Oct. 2. She looked incredible in a tight red dress and black peeptoe booties.
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A native of Atlanta , Blaine was an honor student at Westminster School and, according to a friend, Peggy Ballard of Atlanta , Blaine considered herself a Buckhead girl all her life. Blaine, a University of Georgia graduate, learned to love travel during a two-month tour of Europe. Joining Osborne Travel Service in Atlanta , she divided her time between lining up clients for luxury and student trips to Europe, Asia or the South Pacific and acting as a guide overseas. In 1972, an airliner carrying her and her clients overshot the runway while landing in Tahiti and had to be evacuated because the plane had caught fire. Her sister, Helen Heyd of Atlanta , said Blaine was the last passenger to exit after checking to make sure all her clients were safe outside and after rescuing a satchel containing their travel documents. Thats just the way Carolyn was, Heyd said. She stayed cool during a crisis. Heyd said her sister prized orderliness, adding that Blaine arranged her clothes closets as meticulously as she planned celebrity events. In 1986 Blaine moved to California and was always on the go during the Hollywood phase of her career, according to a friend, Bill Leonard of Rancho Mirage, Calif. He said she became a personal assistant of Los Angeles Dodger star Steve Garvey and arranged social and publicity events for him and charity affairs for the Dodger organization. She networked with other personal assistants and got to know movie stars who employed them, becoming a regular presence at Academy Awards ceremonies. She went on to coordinate Elizabeth Taylors 65th birthday gala and several Emmy award nights. During this period she also worked for Prince Albert II of Monaco, staging a succession of annual events in Monte Carlo both the World Music Awards and a pro-celebrity tennis and golf tournament. Leonard said Blaine, given her engaging personality and her aptitude for trivia, crossword puzzles and word play, was chosen to be a contestant on numerous TV game shows, including Wheel of Fortune, To Tell the Truth and Match Game. Another friend, Sheri Jensen of Beverly Hills, Calif., said Blaines soft Southern accent was an asset in her work. I think a lot of men fell for C.B.
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to test the new program, according to a report. AFP RELAXNEWS Tracy Anderson / AFP Tracy Anderson “The Method For Beginners” DVD. The trainer has launched a new program just for men. Related Stories Mariah Carey says shoulder injury has been the toughest experience in my life in letter to fans Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson , famed for sculpting the famous physiques of Gwyneth Paltrow and Molly Sims, has launched a new program just for men. According to Details magazine, the 38-year-old hardbody has already recruited the likes of Matthew McConaughey and Robert Downey Jr. to test the program. RELATED: TRACY ANDERSON: I COULD TRANSFORM LENA DUNHAM The men’s program will include $40 for each class at Anderson’s Los Angeles and New York City studios, beginning October 14. A DVD release will follow in early 2014, plus classes on Xbox Fitness . While Anderson has created a fitness empire with her dance-based technique using light dumbbells, she doesn’t plan to change that too much for the guys. Weights will be about five to ten pounds (roughly three to five kilos), but with enough repetitions to leave you aching. Plus the course will feature “high-intensity, agility-based cardio work” and a “focused core routine that defines the abdominal muscles,” according to a press release.