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YouTube Star Connor Franta Comes Out

YouTube Star Connor Franta Comes Out


... and five other things you need to know today.

1. Connor Franta, a 22-year-old YouTube star, came out today in an unscripted and emotional video posted to his account. Franta, who can boast a following of more than 3 million, said of his decision: "This has easily been the hardest thing I've ever had to do - but I'm so glad I'm doing it." The video sparked an deluge of support, making #WeLoveYouConnor a trend on Twitter. In response, Connor tweeted, "I am completely overwhelmed by all the kind, loving words pouring in right now - from the bottom of my heart & top of my soul, thank you <3"

2. Last week in Miami, Miley Cyrus and Paris Hilton were spotted making out at a club as Cyrus' boyfriend, Patrick Schwarzenegger, looked on. While none of them have commented on the incident, a source said that things got pretty steamy, and that all three left the club together at 5:30am ... [US Weekly]

3. According to The Daily Beast writer (and Out's November guest editor) Brandon Presser, gay anime is all the rage among Japanese women. [The Daily Beast]

4. While, true to form, casting for Ryan Murphy's upcoming horror-comedy series Scream Queens has been incredibly hush-hush, it's been learned that Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis will be playing central characters. [The Hollywood Reporter]

5. Taylor Lautner was spotted at a gay club in West Hollywood chatting away with an underwear model, causing gay hearts everywhere to stop. [The GailyGrind]

6. And, for your viewing pleasure, the YouTube commedy channel Epic Rap Battles of History has gifted upon us Oprah v. Ellen.

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