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Hollywood publicist to launch coming out series | News Story on

Shamecca Harris

By Shamecca Harris,
07.23.2010 10:30am EDT

Publicist Howard Bragman is set to launch a new television series about coming out of the closet, Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood reports.

Bragman, who is openly gay, has represented celebrities such as Chaz Bono, Chely Wright and Meredith Baxter when they came out publicly.

The show, titled “Coming Out” will follow currently closeted celebrities in their journeys to publicly disclose their sexual orientation.

According to Deadline Hollywood, “The Coming Out Guru” is teaming up with JUMA entertainment and A&E to develop the new series.

Bragman recently served on a panel at the Los Angeles gay and lesbian film festival Outfest, where he described closeted public figures as “sad.”

“If there are superstar male actors who are in the closet and they are worth $100 million and they have this whole fake life, there’s just nothing sadder,” he said.

At the panel, Bragman reportedly called on the crowd to refer any public figures coming out of the closet to him for a “great TV opportunity.”

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