The Most Memorable Celebrity ‘coming Out’ Moments

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Celebrity Cruises’ 71,545-ton Celebrity Century is by today’s standards a mid-sized classic but when introduced in 1995 as the Century, it was one of the world’s largest, most technically-advanced cruise ships.

Over the years, notable figures in film, TV, music, and sports have come out via magazine covers, lengthy interviews, songs, and speeches to reveal their sexuality to the public. We’re remembering some of the most notable celebrity coming out moments. 2013: Raven-Symone came out on Twitter after the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. Former childhood star Raven-Symone tookto Twitter to express her feelings over the Supreme Court’s ruling, saying,”I can finally get married. Yay government! So proud of you!” She later clarified her tweet to E! News , saying, “I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to.” 2013: NBA player Jason Collins became the first active athlete in a major American professional sport to come out. In the May 6, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated, NBA player Jason Collins admitted he was gay , saying “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” Fellow NBA players voiced their support, including Kobe Bryant who tweeted , “Proud of @ jasoncollins34 . Don’t suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others.” 2013: Jodie Foster came out in her speech at the Golden Globe Awards.

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8, admitting that they have been living apart for some time now. “But we will always have much love and respect for each other,” they said. “Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority.” Both have admitted that they have no plans to file for divorce. In happier news, Hayden Panettiere confirmed those engagement rumors and finally revealed that she is set to marry her beau, Wladimir Klitschko. Panettiere flashed her diamond while in NYC on Oct. 9 — and it’s allegedly worth close to $500,000. Also this week, Tom Hanks announced that he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” joking, “My doctor said, Look, if you can weigh as much as you weighed in high school, you will essentially be completely healthy and not have type 2 diabetes … And I said to her, ‘Well, Im gonna have type 2 diabetes. All jokes aside for this next one. Lea Michele gave her first interview since boyfriend and “Glee” co-star Cory Monteith’s death, telling TV Week Australia that she felt like she was in a daze after hearing the news. I really woke up every single day feeling like I was being in some sort of spell or something, that I was lucky enough to have him in my life,” Michele, 27, said. “I feel like what happened with Cory [the cause of his death] was this big, she explained, reportedly holding her fingers together to reflect a tiny amount, “in the scheme of who he was and his life.” See the best photos of the week below: Loading Slideshow Snooki and Cheryl Burke went out and about in West Hollywood, Calif., on Oct. 11. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Sandra Bullock arrived for the premiere of her new film “Gravity” at the 57th BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 10. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Khloe Kardashian supported Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edwards as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Oct.

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Seating 45 guests, it has a homey ambiance well suited for cocktail parties and after dinner drinks. Peter Knego The 47-seat Martini Bar is adjacent to Michaels Club. Another 2006 installation, it has chairs upholstered in white hide, a textured bulkhead and fiber-optic lighting that perpetually changes color. Peter Knego The upper level of the Celebrity Centurys beautiful three-deck-high Grand Foyer is a shopping gallery. Peter Knego Fullscreen When built, the foyer featured a cyber waterfall on a series of LED screens but in 2006, it was given its current look with a textured silver surface and giant curtains, evoking the atria aboard the lines quartet of Millennium Class ships. Peter Knego Immediately aft of the Grand Foyer on Deck 7, Fortunes Casino occupies 7,539 square feet and accommodates up to 265 gamers. Peter Knego Fullscreen The aft portion of Deck 7 is home to the 332-seat Crystal Room, a handsomely decorated space that has a raised central alcove surrounded in frosted glass panels. At night, it is home to the ships orchestra for Big Band, jazz and other musical events as well as a weekly gala dessert extravaganza. Peter Knego On Deck 6 another line-up of public rooms begins aft of the Celebrity Theater on the port side with OnLine@Celebrity, the ships internet room. Peter Knego On the starboard side, the Future Cruise Sales Desk is situated in a gallery that has an escalator leading up to Deck 7. Peter Knego Inboard of OnLine@Celebrity and the Future Cruise Sales Desk, there is a small theater and conference room. Peter Knego The first of two card rooms follows on the port side. Peter Knego Here is the main card room, which seats 50 guests.. Peter Knego On the starboard side following the Future Cruise Sales Desk, there is a 30-seat library with a large selection of books and DVDs. Peter Knego The Deck 6 balcony of the Grand Foyer is home to the Cova Cafe coffee bar, offering a full menu of specialty coffee drinks and cocktails, tea and wine. Peter Knego Cappuccinos are artfully presented and priced at $4.00. Peter Knego The Cova Cafe is also a great place to grab a quick snack or treat, offering a revolving selection of pastries, croissant sandwiches, tapas and cookies at varying times of day or night. Peter Knego A photo gallery is located on the port side of Deck 6, just aft of the Grand Foyer. Peter Knego Fullscreen The Rendezvous Lounge is a favorite hub for karaoke and live music performances. It is cleverly configured around an X-shaped passage that is another tribute to Celebritys Chandris family roots. X is the symbol for the Greek letter chi and is also the Celebrity Cruises logo. Peter Knego Fullscreen Celebrity Cruises is known for its spectacular main-dining venues and the Celebrity Centurys Grand Restaurant is no exception. Designed by Birch Coffey, it features a sweeping grand staircase, bronze-capped nickel pillars and a Deck 6 balcony lined with Art Deco-brass balustrades. Peter Knego A long gallery of seating with a view of the sea spans the starboard portion of the Deck 5 level of the Grand Foyer. Peter Knego From the reception desk at its base, there is an impressive view of the Grand Foyers staircase and fiber-optic skylight. Peter Knego Installed in 2006, the Murano specialty restaurant is located off the port side of the Deck 5 foyer. It seats 66 and features two alcoves as well as a long gallery with picture-window views of the sea. Peter Knego Fullscreen Murano table settings include fine china, linen napkins rolled in silver rings, Riedel stemware and silver-plate cutlery. The menu features French and Continental specialties and an optional four-course Gastronomic and Vineyard Tour pairing for $89 per person or a traditional menu with a cover charge of $40 per person. Peter Knego Fullscreen Meals in Murano begin with an amuse bouche, such as this beautifully-presented bite of ahi tuna. Appetizers include foie gras, sweetbread, escargots, scallops and a delicious goat-cheese souffle. Soups and salads include lobster bisque, phyllo with Anjou pear and Roquefort, heirloom tomatoes, wild mushroom cappuccino, mixed greens and spinach with frisee salad. Peter Knego Fullscreen Entrees include Dover sole, lobster tail, filet mignon, French turbot, shellfish and saffron risotto, a surf-and-turf lobster and steak duet, venison, lamb, duck breast and a seafood casserole. Desserts feature fresh sorbets and ice creams, a quartet of apple sweets, chocolate souffle, and (shown) a crepe ballon rouge that is prepared tableside. Peter Knego Fullscreen The lower level of the Grand Restaurant is located in the far aft portion of Deck 5.