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David Furnish wishes hubby Elton John a happy birthday: “I love sharing my life with you”

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A very Happy Birthday to my incomparable husband. You never cease to amaze me with your indefatigable zest for living and your boundless heart. I love sharing my life with you. Thank-you for all that you do for our world. I love you @eltonjohn #HappyBirthday

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Morning Round-Up: LuPone joins “Pose” cast; Diana Ross tweets Michael Jackson critics; Mel B & more!

Everybody Rise! Legendary Patti LuPone Joining “Pose” Season 2 NewNowNext

Diana Ross To Michael Jackson Critics: “Stop In The Name Of Love” Deadline Hollywood

Mel B confirms she and Geri hooked up during the peak Spice Girls days Gay Star News

Cruel Intentions: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair look back on playing frenemies

With Netflix’s “Special,” Ryan O’Connell brings the first gay and disabled male character to TV Queerty

Weekend Tennis Round-Up: Kenneth in the 212

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Morning Man Classic: Paul Michael Glaser!

Today Paul Michael Glaser’s 76th birthday so I want to pay tribute to one of my early crushes in life.

My oldest brother had a color TV in his room and would let me watch shows with him like Starsky & Hutch, Baretta and Charlie’s Angels. The rest of the time I’d have to share the black and white TV with the rest of the kids in the living room.


With his curly black hair, beautiful blue eyes, hairy chest and tight jeans, I could not keep my eyes off Det. Dave Starsky. He and Det. Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson (David Soul) were two streetwise cops who busted criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear.

Paul once said in an interview: “I think between David’s and my chemistry and the notion of a buddy show, which I think, if I’m not mistaken, was the first of its kind on television…we had “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” as a feature, but we hadn’t seen that kind of pairing,… male bonding,.. whatever you want to call it in television. So this was kind of a first.”

Pre-TV fame, he appeared on Broadway in Butterflies Are Free then made his film debut playing Perchik in 1971′s movie version of Fiddler on the Roof.

After Starsky & Hutch, he directed such films as The Running Man starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Cutting Edge, and The Air Up There starring Kevin Bacon. He also directed episodes of several well-known TV series, including Miami Vice, Robbery Homicide Division and Judging Amy.

These days, Paul mostly writes and directs and continues his activism in the fight against Pediatric AIDS after losing his wife Elizabeth and their daughter to the disease. David still acts including a recent guest spot on Grace & Frankie.

Cheyenne Jackson and Michael Urie hilariously mistaken for Matt Bomer and Brad Goreski by rude fans

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Showtune Sunday: From Barrowman to Bassey, here are six fabulous renditions of ‘I Am What I Am’

This is one of my all-time favorite gay anthems.

The fabulous I Am What I Am is a song originally introduced in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles and is the finale number of the musical’s first act.

The song was composed in 1983 by Jerry Herman. It was later released as a single by Gloria Gaynor in 1983 and went on to become one of the singer’s best known songs.

A club hit in America, Gaynor’s version of was a hit throughout Europe and eventually became a gay anthem.

The great Shirley Bassey recorded the song for her 1984 album I Am What I Am.

Enjoy these versions and vote for your favorite!

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Morning Man Classic: Steve McQueen! McQueen, the ruggedly handsome star of The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, Papillon, The Sand Pebbles,  Bullitt, The Getaway, The Thomas Crown Affair and many other films, was born 89 years ago today.

McQueen, in my opinion, was one of a kind and one of the sexiest men to ever grace the big screen.

He was just 50 when he died in 1980 after developing several large abdominal tumors. Thank God for the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival which is where in recent years I’ve seen so many McQueen films on the big screen.

Kathy Griffin: The “CBS Sunday Morning” profile

In May 2017 Kathy Griffin’s life turned upside-down after the release of a photo of her holding what appeared to be the severed head of President Donald Trump – a joke that became anything but. Her career took a hit, she received death threats, and she found herself under investigation for conspiracy to assassinate the president. But while many people might have taken the opportunity to go into early retirement, Griffin did not. She talks with Luke Burbank about the personal and professional consequences she faced, and why she would do it over again.


Tyne Daly, Kristin Chenoweth, Lily Tomlin & more pay tribute to the epic life of Carol Channing

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Just got back from “Remembering Carol: A Tribute to Carol Channing” at McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. Carole Cook opened with “Before the Parade Passes By” and Kristin Chenoweth closed with “Smile.” In between was a plethora of classic stage, television and film performances and personal remembrances from Tyne Daly, Lily Tomlin, Ruta Lee, Gavin MAcLeod, Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, Mary Jo Catlett, John Bowab, Dori Berinsrein, Harlan Boll and performances by Davis Gaines and Alysha Umphress. #carolchanning #hellodolly #broadway #legend

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Weekend Round-up: Barbra Streisand clarifies; Gay race car legend Hurley Haywood speaks out; & more!

Barbra Streisand Clarifies Comments About Michael Jackson’s Alleged Child Sex Abuse Victims E! News

Race car legend Hurley Haywood on coming out, getting married and Patrick Dempsey Queerty

Adele and Jennifer Lawrence Stormed a NYC Gay Bar Last Night and Lived Their Best Lives Towleroad

‘Rocketman’ Director Denies ‘Rumors’ of Gay Sex Censorship, Promises ‘No Holds Barred, Musical Fantasy’ Twitter

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About Last Night: Greg in Hollywood at Gus Kenworthy’s AIDS Life/Cycle fundraising party

Earlier this week, I attended a fundraising party for AIDS Life/Cycle for Gus Kenworthy’s team which includes Matthew Wilkas, Kyle Krieger, and Jake Wilson. It was my most pathetic trivia contest results to date but still had much fun for a must excellent cause!

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We were happy to help bring Gus Kenworthy closer to his goal of raising $1 million for @aidslifecycle at tonight’s fundraiser at @beachesweho

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Gus Kenworthy and Matt Wilkas and their @aidslifecycle teammates held a really fun fundraiser in WeHo last night at @beachesweho. Good luck to them and their $1 million goal! #weho #hivaids #aidslifecycle #aidslifecycle2019

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Morning Round-Up: “Call Me By Your Name” sequel book; Antoni Porowski, “Rocketman” and more!

Call Me By Your Name sequel is officially coming later this year Gay Star News

Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski isn’t ashamed of how he met his boyfriend, says “It’s the 2019 way!” Queerty

Report: Studio Pressuring ‘Rocketman’ Filmmakers to Cut Taron Egerton and Richard Madden Sex Scene for PG-13 Rating Towleroad

Shangela Takes Stage at White Party; Etheridge to Headline San Diego Pride NewNowNext

Accusers Speak Out After Gay Billboard Editor Fired for IG Messages Advocate

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WATCH: David Letterman and his very long beard pay visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

David Letterman divulged to Ellen that he attempted to say hello to tourists taking a celebrity homes tour in Hollywood, but they didn’t recognize they had come face to face with the legendary talk show host. Plus, the comedian commended Ellen on her Netflix standup special “Relatable,” and shared a how he waits for his son Harry to say something funny in order to write new jokes.

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Friday Morning Man: Sachin Bhatt!

Today’s handsome, hairy-chested Morning Man is actor Sachin Bhatt.He played the lead (Akaash) in the first National Tour of Bombay Dreams and Chino in the Asian-European tour of The Westside Story.

His film roles include The Way You Look Tonight, Destruction Los Angeles, Eruption: LA, and Divorce: A Love Story.

He’s done TV series guest spots in 2 Broke Girls, Rules of Engagement, Outsourced, Growing Up Fisher, Private Practice, How I Met Your Mother, and Superior Donuts.

Sachin Born was born in St. Louis and trained in Opera at the top School of Music, Indiana University – Bloomington.

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Snapped! Steve Grand goes spinning!

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My sister @katie_bird4 finally convinced me to come to one of her Spin classes. This is how I felt at the end of it

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Dustin Lance Black on hubby Tom Daley: “Six years ago today I met the man of my dreams”


Dan and Eugene Levy announce that “Schitt’s Creek” will return for a sixth and final season

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“The Color Purple” actress Oluwaseyi Omooba fired from Broadway production for 2014 anti-gay FB post

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Richard E Grant: Julianne Moore fired from “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” over wanting to wear fat suit and fake nose

We all know by now that Julianne Moore had originally been cast as real-life literary forger Lee Israel in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me?

She was fired from the project two days before filming was due to begin. Melissa McCarthy ended up replacing her and earning a well-deserved Oscar nomination.

Richard E. Grant, Oscar nominated for the his performance in the film, had spilled the tea on why Moore was axed:

“Julianne Moore wanted to wear a fat suit and a false nose to play Lee Israel and (original director) Nicole Holofcener said ‘you’re not going to do that’,” Grant told an Advertising Week Europe event in central London.

According to The Independent he also said: “The original cast was going to be directed by Bob Balaban with Helena Bonham Carter and Sam Rockwell playing my part. Fast forward 10 years and then it was going to be Julianne Moore and Chris O’Dowd and then Nicole Holofcener, the co-screenwriter, fired Julianne Moore two days before they started shooting over creative differences and then Melissa McCarthy’s husband, who had been in the previous version and still played the same part, gave her the script to read and then she came on board and then I got cast so it was third time lucky for me otherwise I wouldn’t be here.”

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Del Shores shared “perfect day” with Olivia Newton-John: “She looks amazing, is doing great”

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Ever have one of those just perfect days? Today was one for me. I drove up the coast to have lunch and spend the afternoon with my dear friend Olivia. She looks amazing, is doing great, and cooked me a delicious lunch. We just sat, traded stories, laughed so much and caught up on family, friends and life! Then her sweet daughter Chloe came by and the reunion got even better! While I was there, Olivia got the call from her publicist telling her that her new book #dontstopbeleavin’ hit #12 today on the New York Times Best Seller list. She signed my book, gave me the CDS of the audio version. On my way back to LA, I was able to listen to the first seven chapters. IT IS AMAZING, y’all. Inspirational, funny, touching and truly feels like Olivia just talking to you! Get the book, get the audio version and celebrate the amazing life and career of the very special Olivia Newton-John! #olivianewtonjohn #delshores #sordidlives

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Matt Bomer guests on “Will & Grace” again tonight – taking over show’s Instagram feed later today

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Choosing a favorite episode of @nbcwillandgrace is a little bit like choosing a favorite finger- I appreciate ‘em all. But I have to say, tonight’s episode was my favorite that I got to be a part of this season. Not only did I get to work with this legendary cast- they threw the brilliant @_schwim_ #davidschwimmer into the mix. Honestly, it was all a little too much- but I soldiered through. To help me process this experience, I’ll be taking over the @nbcwillandgrace Instagram feed sometime today (probably around 530 pm PST/ 830 pm EST, but don’t hold me to it.)I will also try to explain the Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice realness going on in the first picture. Lastly: things seem to be going pretty well for Will and McCoy- is it time to give them a ship name? McWill? Wicoy? Share them thoughts!

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We’re all tonight on “Will & Grace”. Don’t miss an all NEW episode at 9:30/8:30c on NBC. #WillandGrace

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