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At 50, Actress Kristy McNichol Comes Out As A Lesbian To Combat Bullying

Kristy McNichol was once the hottest young actress in Hollywood. Then, she practically disappeared. Now, as she nears age 50, she is coming out publicly as a lesbian.

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During her younger years, Kristy McNichol was arguably the hottest young actress in Hollywood. From her early days on the series Family, to Empty Nest, and a gazillion guest roles and TV movies in between. Then, she practically disappeared. Now, as she nears age 50, she is coming out publicly as a lesbian.

McNichol has been in a twenty year relationship with her partner Martie Allen. (the photo at left is the happy couple.) In her ‘coming out’ interview with People Magazine, she says she decided to open up to combat the bullying of gay and lesbian youth.

“She hopes that coming out can help kids who need support … She would like to help others who feel different,” her publicist said to PEOPLE.

Despite an incredibly successful childhood in show business, that success would ultimately turn into a troubled young adult life. She eventually came to blame her depression, panic and emotional breakdowns on a delayed reaction to her unusual life as a child star. “From the time I was very young,” she said back in 1989, “I was a professional, making money and assuming responsibilities. I didn’t live the life of a child. I was living the life of a 30-year-old.” She was eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder and left show business.

Until now, McNichol frequently dodged questions about her sexual orientation. Our best to Kristy for her determination and courage in coming out to help others.

To learn how you can help stop anti-gay bullying, visit the “It Gets Better” project by visiting www.itgetsbetter.org.

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VIDEO: Why Paris Hilton Is A Chameleon.

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Paris Hilton sat down with me and Makho Ndlovu at the People Now studios to talk about her new fragrance “Electrify,” the first song she plays when she’s DJ’ing, and what character’s she likes the play… in real life!

What an amazing time it is visiting and guest co-hosting People Now. The people on camera and behind the scenes couldn’t be more kind and welcoming! And Paris herself was absolutely charming and sweet.


 

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Watch How This Hasselhoff Deepfake Takes Years Off The Actor!

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Visual effects artist Chris Ume takes countless images of David Hasselhoff from his past Baywatch days, then creates a younger avator, blending the new, artificial Hof onto the real life Hoff.

The process of this crazy magic? It’s called a Deepfake = combining and superimposing existing images and videos onto a source image or video. The process is incredible, and yet still relatively in its infancy. If things keep progressing this genre as we can only expect they will, it’s not a stretch to imagine that we could someday see an actor actress play a younger version of themselves so convincingly we won’t see how they did it.

To follow more of his work, subscribe to Chris’ youtube channel.

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Chatting With Charo: The “Hair” Edition

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Brace yourself! There is a lot you don’t know about Charo’s hair! Listen, learn – and laugh your ass off – all along the way!

I got to visit Charo at her home just a week ago (I’ve known her wonderful family for many years) and we started out chatting about food (which explains all the tapas on the table!) But not so shockingly, we got sidetracked! This conversation about her hair had me laughing until I was crying!

Catch more chatting with charo! Follow her on Twitter! 

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And Hey, why not follow me too! On twitter and instagram!

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