New York-based actor Matt Bomer, who plays the lead on USA’s popular heist show White Collar, has come out of the closet. Over the weekend, Mr. Bomer accepted an award for his work against AIDS, at which point he thanked his partner Simon Halls, whom the Huffington Post calls “a power publicist.” Surely Mr. Halls advised Mr. Bomer that the most charming way to come out of the closet bypasses the cover of People!
Though Mr. Bomer appeared in the recent Broadway revival of Larry Kramer’s AIDS drama The Normal Heart, he had never before commented on what had heretofore been rumors. “I have a network and a show riding on my shoulders,” said Mr. Bomer in 2010.