News Round-Up: December 20, 2017

Some news items you might have missed:

• Sexy Santa? I got your Sexy Santa right here thanks to the above selfie from Alex Abramov 😉

• Get ready to disco down as Summer: The Donna Summer Musical is now heading for the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on Broadway with previews beginning March 28 with an April 23 opening night! From the same team that brought us the blockbuster Jersey Boys.

• Republican Gov. Chris Christie says Donald Trump Jr. totally “deserves the scrutiny” he’s getting regarding the ongoing Russian election interference probe. He recently told MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace, “He was involved in the transition and involved in meetings that call into question his role. And the facts will determine that ultimately.”

• Former pop-tart Aaron Carter says he’s ready to embrace his bisexuality.

• Eminem says he’s found dates on dating apps like Grindr and Tinder.

• A massive fire at a five-star hotel in Scotland took the lives of a gay travel writer and his boyfriend.

• Hump Day Bonus!

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Former Teen Pop Star Aaron Carter Comes Out As Bisexual

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Former teen pop star Aaron Carter came out as bisexual to his fans last night via social media.

“There’s something I’d like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life,” shared the 29-year-old singer. “This doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off me.”

“I grew up in this entertainment industry at a very young age and when I was around 13-years-old I started to find boys and girls attractive,” Carter continues. “There were years that went by that I thought about, but it wasn’t until I was 17-years-old, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with.”

Carter has publicly shared his personal battles with eating disorders and substance abuse in the past. He was arrested on July 15 on suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession. He also spent a month in rehab in 2011 for Xanax dependency.

Saying he never wants to be a “figure of disappointment,” Carter concluded his letter with a quote from Boy George: “I’ve never felt as though I didn’t belong, I just acted as though I did.”

Carter shared this at the end of last month: