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Originally launched in 2012, Viewfinder is a short-form docuseries that is available on Yahoo’s video platform, Yahoo Screen, and social media site Tumblr. Each episode explore a new topic, from women’s rights in India to being a transgender teen in the U.S., and the first return episode is titled “Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays” which investigates gay rights in the U.S. as told through the eyes of Charles Francis, the former leader of a group of gay Republicans known as the Austin 12.

According to OUT, Matt did voiceover work to the documentary, and it’s now available to watch. Check it:

Matt is among the guests attending The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Annual Gala Dinner and Auction to be held next March 14 in Los Angeles. You can buy tickets for the event here. You can get an early bird VIP ticket discount if you purchase before 2/13/2015.

Shonda Rhimes will be honored at the gala. Shonda Rhimes is the biggest name in television today. A Golden Globe award winner, she was named as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. With everything she touches turning to gold, Rhimes is the creative force behind hugely successful shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder. HRC is proud to recognize Shonda Rhimes as this year’s recipient of the “Ally for Equality Award” for her incredible contributions to our movement.
Who You May Spot: Shonda Rhimes (Honoree, Screenwriter / Director and Producer), Michael Lombardo (Honoree, President of HBO Programming), Lena Dunham (Presenter, Actress/Screenwriter, Girls), Guillermo Diaz (Presenter, Actor, Scandal), Chad Griffin (HRC President), and Dana Goldberg (Live Auctioneer, Comedian).

Additional Guests: Matt Bomer (Actor, White Collar), Lance Bass (Singer, N*Sync), Cheyenne Jackson (Actor, 30 Rock), Wentworth Miller (Actor, Prison Break), Sara Ramirez (Actress, Grey’s Anatomy), Jonathan Del Arco (Actor, Major Crimes), Ross Matthews (TV Personality, Live From E!) Dan Bucatinsky (Actor, Scandal), Katia Winter (Actress, Sleepy Hollow) and George Takei (Actor, Star Trek).

For more about it, visit hrcladinner.com.

It was reported by Business Wire that Matt is set to attend the Gold Meets Golden today.

This year on Hollywood’s most golden weekend of Academy Awards® celebrations, “Gold Meets Golden” will again welcome some of the world’s greatest names from sports and entertainment. “Gold Meets Golden” will take place at the Equinox Sports Club Lounge on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 –the site of the inaugural 2013 celebration – with a luncheon where actors, athletes, artists and Olympians will merge in celebration of Hollywood Awards Season, and the Special Olympics World Games, which are being held over nine days in Los Angeles (July 25-Aug. 2) this summer. This event will specifically benefit the World Games “Support An Athlete” Program, which raises funds to cover costs for the 7,000 athletes during their stay in Los Angeles.

The 2015 event will continue to carry the torch of the Hollywood and sports connection initially lit by 2013 hosts Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Jon Bon Jovi, Stacy Keibler and Ryan Kavanaugh; and 2014 hosts Kerry Washington, Sofia Vergara and Hayden Panettiere; with the announcement of 2015 hosts Eddie Redmayne, Laura Dern, Gina Rodriguez, Matt Bomer and the return of host Nicole Kidman, and Olympic champion hosts Greg Louganis, Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner, and Maria Shriver, daughter of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

After dropping upwards of 40 pounds for his role in “The Normal Heart,” it’s all about love and family right now for Matt Bomer.

Bomer, 36, was “blown away and just so grateful” when his name was announced today as an Emmy Award nominee for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Felix in the HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer’s 1985 play about the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis among the gay population in New York City.

After the “White Collar” star dropped to an astonishing 130 pounds for the role to show how the disease can ravage the human body — which meant shedding the chiseled features he usually shows off in his hit TV show or movies like “Magic Mike.”

Even though it was a long, difficult road to this apex point — Bomer said all the hard work culminated in one call this morning from his husband Simon Halls.

“I’m in New York and was getting ready to go to work on ‘White Collar.’ I got a phone call from my husband and he shared the news with me,” Bomer said. “It was so great to get to share that moment with him, because I had to separate myself from my family for a while to play this role. I’m sure when I was 130 pounds, I wasn’t always in the best mood, so it was nice to get to share a happy moment with him.”

At first, Bomer admitted he couldn’t even grasp the gravity of an Emmy nomination.

“I couldn’t even speak for the first minute,” he said. “I was overcome with gratitude, just the moment was so profound for me. I’ve been working in TV for 13 years and to have this moment, I was completely overwhelmed and had to collect myself for a bit. Simon knew firsthand how hard I worked on this role, how much we put into it, myself as an actor, and us collectively as a family. it was just really great to get to share that moment with him.”

You can read the entire article here.

Two Carnegie Mellon University alumni – Zachary Quinto of Star Trek and Broadway’s The Glass Menagerie and Matt Bomer of The Normal Heart and White Collar – will debut an exclusive educator honor at this year’s Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8 on CBS.

On stage at Radio City Music Hall during the live broadcast, Quinto and Bomer will introduce the creation of the “Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre Education presented by Carnegie Mellon University,” which is the first, national recognition program to honor kindergarten through high-school (K-12) theatre educators. This follows the university’s announcement in April that it will collaborate with the Tony Awards as its first, exclusive higher education partner. Nominations for theatre educators will be accepted online this fall and the first recipient will be honored on stage at the 2015 Tony Awards.

The 2014 Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 8, on CBS. The 68th annual Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

You can read the rest of the article here.

Nominations for the Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced Wednesday morning and “The Normal Heart” scored a leading five nods apiece. The fourth annual awards, held by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer at the Beverly Hilton Hotel June 19. The ceremony will air on the CW at 8 p.m. ET that night.

BEST MOVIE
An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)
Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
Killing Kennedy (National Geographic Channel)
The Normal Heart (HBO)
Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Warren Brown, Luther (BBC America)
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Colin Hanks, Fargo (FX)
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Blair Underwood, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

You can view the entire list here.

Matt will be appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, May 30, 2014.

And in case you missed it, Matt tweeted from his verified account for the very first time. So exciting!

Outfest – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen – announced today its galas, including Opening and Closing Night, for the 32nd Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival. The nation’s leading LGBT festival and the oldest film festival in the city of Los Angeles, will be held July 10th to 20th, 2014.

Outfest Los Angeles 2014 will open with “Life Partners” – Susanna Fogel’s astute and cleverly written feature debut, starring Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Kate McKinnon and Gabourey Sidibe. “Life Partners” will screen at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on July 10 at 8:00pm.

“The 2014 [Outfest Los Angeles] Galas represent some of the most acclaimed and thematically diverse films of the year,” says Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director of Outfest. “These films are intimately familiar and yet surprisingly unique, showing us how much undiscovered territory there is in the world of LGBT cinema.”

Other gala screenings include: Writer/director/actress Desiree Akhavan’s “Appropriate Behavior” (U.S. Dramatic Centerpiece); Sundance award winner “Lilting” by Hong Khaou (International Centerpiece); Teddy Award and FIPRESCI prize winning “The Way He Looks” by Daniel Ribeiro (International Centerpiece); and the Vancouver Film Critics Circle winner “My Prairie Home” (Documentary Centerpiece).

Outfest Los Angeles 2014 will close on July 20 at the Ford Amphitheatre with the irreverent comedy “Space Station 76,” co-written and directed by Jack Plotnick and starring Matt Bomer, Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler and Jerry O’Connell.

The complete lineup for Outfest Los Angeles 2014 will be announced at the beginning of June.

Source: Outfest

One of USA Network‘s signature series, drama White Collar, is poised to wrap its run with a six-episode sixth and final season. There is no official word yet, but I hear the network and series producer Fox TV Studios are finalizing the deal. The size of the order looks like a compromise between a movie/mini-series conclusion USA had been considering and a full-length season, sought by producer FfvS. Season 5 ended with a cliffhanger involving the abduction of Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer). All of USA’s other established series — Monk, Burn Notice (also produced by FtvS), Psych and In Plain Sight — also had received a proper send-off. Moved to fall for the first time since its first season, White Collar got dinged up against in-season competition but rebounded in January when the conclusion of Season 5 averaged 2.8 million viewers in Live+Same Day, up 22% from fall, and 955,000 adults 18-49, up 32%.

With ratings still solid, the renewal negotiations zeroed in on the show’s economics. At this point in the run of a series, a network is responsible for the full production cost. With a well-known cast and extensive location shoots in New York, White Collar is an expensive show. What’s more, it is not owned by USA. USA parent NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment has made owning content a priority with the appointments of Jeff Wachtel and Dawn Olmstead to spearhead in-house production efforts. The network has a lot of projects in the pipeline and has been going through a portfolio changeover, replacing its older shows with new ones. From a business perspective, continuing White Collar at the current price tag might not have made a lot of sense for USA. But from a legacy standpoint, the show — which boasts one of the network’s most recognizable stars in Bomer and is one of is USA’s best critically received series — deserved a proper conclusion. (FtvS also had been willing to shoulder the cost of a final season and was open to a lower license fee.)

Source: Deadline

Matt’s new film “Space Station 76″ will be premiering at SXSW Film 2014 between March 7-15, 2014 in Austin, TX. For more information about attending, please click here.

SPACE STATION 76 is a comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970’s-version of the future. When a new Assistant Captain arrives, she inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew, prompting them to confront their darkest secrets. Barely contained lust, jealousy, and anger all bubble to the surface, becoming just as dangerous as the asteroid that’s heading right for them.

Check out the “Space Station 76″ page on their website here.

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