Justin Timberlake, George Michael Nixed From Ellen DeGeneres Nuptials

Ellen DeGeneres says Ryan Seacrest played a hand in keeping Justin Timberlake and George Michael from performing at her August Beverly Hills wedding to Portia de Rossi, which instead was “lovely and small.” Ellen said, “It just got bigger and bigger. It was going to be gigantic, and Ryan talked us out of it.” Ryan explained his advice saying, “I truly believe people get carried away with the volume of the wedding that they don’t enjoy the purpose of the wedding.”

The interview audio at kiisfm.com has since been removed.

George Michael Never Told His Mother He Was Gay

In an interview with ‘Good Morning America’ anchor Chris Cuomo, George Michael discussed the early struggles he had with his sexuality and how his first relationship didn’t happen until he was 27 years old. “I really had not come into my sexuality until I was 24, and six months into it, deep in the throes of love, I lost my partner to HIV and it took about three years to grieve,” he said.

The 45-year-old added that he didn’t tell his mother Lesley – who died in 1997 – he was gay, though he suspected she knew. “I remember her saying to me when I was about 17, ‘It must be so much easier for parents of gay people now.’ And I – I thought – and I didn’t even hear it at the time. I just thought, ‘Whoa, she said the word gay.’ And when I look back, I just thought, ‘Oh, bless her heart. She just wanted me to tell her,'” he said. Read more and watch the interview at ABCNews.go.com.

On TV: Miley Cyrus, George Michael, Alanis Morissette

Pop acts on television this week include:

Alanis Morissette, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Tuesday.

Keaton Simons, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Monday.

Nick Lachey, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Monday before hosting Monday night’s second half of the ‘High School Musical: Get in the Picture’ (ABC) premiere.

Sara Bareilles, who performs on ‘The Early Show’ (CBS) on Tuesday.

Brooke Hogan, who visits ‘Chelsea Lately’ (E!) on Tuesday.

Curt Smith of Tears For Fears, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show’ (CBS) on Wednesday.

Miley Cyrus, who is interviewed by Robin Roberts on ‘Good Morning America’ on Tuesday, co-hosts ‘Total Request Live’ (MTV) on Wednesday and Thursday, and performs on ‘Today’ on Friday.

Tilly and the Wall, who perform on ‘The Daily Habit’ (Fuel) on Wednesday.

Black Kids, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Thursday.

Gavin DeGraw, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Thursday.

Teddy Geiger, who visits ‘TRL’ (MTV) on Thursday.

George Michael, who visits ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ (Comedy Central) on Thursday.

Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls, who visits ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Thursday.

Vanessa Carlton, who performs in part two of ‘Soundstage: Stevie Nicks’ (PBS) on Thursday.

Feist, who performs on ‘Good Morning America’ (ABC) on Friday.

Jesse McCartney, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Friday.

Griffin House, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Friday.

England Rocked With 5.2 Earthquake

Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “Speaking of England, this week the country was rocked with a 5.2 earthquake, in England. In fact, it actually shook Hyde Park so badly, George Michael fell off the guy he was having sex in the bushes with.”

George Michael Talks With ‘Access Hollywood’

‘Access Hollywood’ correspondent Tim Vincent caught up with George Michael to discuss his recent TV appearances. The British singer even spilled the beans that a character loses his virginity to one of his hit songs. Watch the clip below.

George Michael In Tell-All Interview

When George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley found fame in Wham!, pop pin-up George felt it would be disastrous for their career to admit his true sexuality. “I lost my nerve,” the singer tells Gay Times magazine. “I wanted to come out but I didn’t realize how successful we were going to be. I think that’s understandable. I was nearly 20 and we were the biggest band in Europe, and within two years the biggest pop band in America. If your goal is to become the biggest-selling artist in America you’re not going to make life difficult for yourself, are you?” Read more.

George Michael Leaving Hotel In Prague

George Michael was spotted leaving the Four Seasons hotel on his way to the airport, where a private jet was waiting to fly him back to London on Saturday (June 2) in Prague, Czech Republic.

George Michael And Kenny Want Special Wedding

George Michael

News of the World caught up with George Michael for a Q&A, asking the singer if he and long-term partner Kenny Goss plan a summer wedding once he finishes his world tour in July. “When this tour is over and everything has died down we can think about that,” he responded. “Like me, Kenny wants our day to be special. I’d take no pleasure in entering a civil partnership if there was any publicity around it.” The full story at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.

Accident Forces George Michael To Cancel Prague Gig

According to The Associated Press, iDNES.cz reports that an accident involving one of the trucks carrying concert equipment for George Michael forced the British pop singer to cancel a show in Prague on Saturday (June 2).

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