celebs! hugging! greg!



Take the feed! Subscribe

Get GIH news via Twitter

Follow Greg: Twitter Facebook

Greg on Flickr:

Morning Round-Up: Lena Waithe; Will & Grace; Love, Simon; Cynthia Nixon; Christina Aguilera & more!

Lena Waithe is on the cover of Vanity Fair! Read the story HERE.

How “Will & Grace” Will Pay Loving Tribute To Debbie Reynolds NewNowNext

Matt Bomer buys out Love, Simon movie screenings for fans Gay Star News

Kim Cattrall breaks her silence about Cynthia Nixon’s run for governor Pink News

Cynthia Nixon Is at Least as ‘Qualified’ as Most of These Celebs Who’ve Run Advocate

Rise’s Straightwashing is a Stunning Letdown For Original Gay Stories

Christina Aguilera Reveals Her Track ‘Infatuation’ Was About a Gay Man Who Broke Her Heart Towleroad

FILE UNDER: Morning Round-Up

Ellen introduces ‘Adam Rippon On’ feature

Ellen DeGeneres is so crazy about Adam Rippon that she’s using him on a new Hot Topics segment. My favorite part of this is his answer to the Stormy Daniels question.

FILE UNDER: Uncategorized

How Robbie Rogers and Greg Berlanti are bringing ‘Love, Simon’ to Mississippi and Kentucky

@gberlanti and I have been so emotionally affected by the reactions to @lovesimonmovie that we have decided to buy out two theaters. We’ve partnered with local LGBTQ organizations in Jackson, MS and Louisville, KY. Our hope is that young LGBTQ people in these cities that might not have the opportunity to see @lovesimonmovie now will have the chance. Thank you everyone for supporting such an important beautiful movie! Scroll for more info… #lovesimon #pflag

A post shared by Robbie Rogers (@robbierogers) on

FILE UNDER: Uncategorized

Friday Morning Man: Kevin Love!

Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love did something incredibly heroic this month off the basketball court.

He wrote a column titled Everyone is Going Through Something in which he shared with the public that he suffers from panic attacks.

He had one so severe during a game against the Hawks in November that he had to leave the court.

He writes: “I was running from room to room, like I was looking for something I couldn’t find. Really I was just hoping my heart would stop racing. It was like my body was trying to say to me, You’re about to die. I ended up on the floor in the training room, lying on my back, trying to get enough air to breathe.”

Kevin has since found a therapist which has been helpful in beginning to.get to some of the root causes.

He hopes his going public will help others.

“No matter what our circumstances, we’re all carrying around things that hurt — and they can hurt us if we keep them buried inside,” he writes. “Not talking about our inner lives robs us of really getting to know ourselves and robs us of the chance to reach out to others in need.”

Kevin, 29, will help so many people who are suffering in silence.

What he’s done with this column ranks right up there with his being a five-time All-Star, winning an NBA championship with the Cavaliers in 2016, and being a member of the gold medal-winning USA men’s national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Summer Olympics.

FILE UNDER: Morning Men (2018)

Cynthia Nixon episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” reveals ancestor who killed abusive husband with ax

Since Cynthia Nixon is running for governor of New York, it’s time to learn about more than her acting credits. The two-time Tony and Emmy winning actress was featured on an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? and we are taken down a fascinating road. Enjoy!

FILE UNDER: Uncategorized

Broadway baby Nick Adams’ cold shoulder

cold shoulder . . @gerst_visuals)

A post shared by N I C K A D A M S (@thenickadams) on

FILE UNDER: Uncategorized

Lunch Break Video: See the premiere of the Matt Wilkas and Daniel Vincent Gordh sketch web series

This is the first episode of a new sketch comedy web series Matt & Dan created by Matt Wilkas and Daniel Vincent Gordh. The premise of the first episode, Sex Notes, is simple: two hot guys have just had sex. After they are done, one of them decides to give an upbeat but very matter-of-fact critique the other’s performance and give him tips for next time.


WATCH: RuPaul teases season 10 of “Drag Race”

Studio With THR joins RuPaul in his studio to talk about Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. He shares his journey from its beginnings in a stuffy Burbank studio to going on to become one of television’s most popular shows.


Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black celebrates “five years of wild adventures” with Olympian Tom Daley

Here’s to FIVE YEARS of wild adventures & impossible dreams made true. #TBT to 2013. #boyfriend #bestfriend #husband #futuredads I U @tomdaley!

A post shared by Dustin Lance Black (@dlanceblack) on


Throwback Thursday: When Kathy Griffin & Rosie O’Donnell talked about Barbra Streisand 20 yrs ago

Happy Birthday to my friend @rosie. Here we are, over twenty years ago, talking about how much we love @barbrastreisand. Love, KG

A post shared by Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) on

FILE UNDER: Uncategorized

Todd Fisher has written the book “My Girls” about mom Debbie Reynolds and sister Carrie Fisher

Todd Fisher, the son of Debbie Reynolds and brother of Carrie Fisher, announced this week that on June 5, HarperCollins will be releasing his book MY GIRLS: A Lifetime With Carrie and Debbie. He describes it as “an honest, loving tribute to my amazing mother and sister.”

I look forward to reading this! Todd is not a man with an ax to grind. He was genuinely close to his family and will do right by them. He somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the media spotlight as he struggled with his own overwhelming grief after Carrie and Debbie died within a day of each other in December 2016.

Todd shares his heart and his memories of Debbie and Carrie with deeply personal stories from his earliest years to those last unfathomable days. His book, part memoir, part homage, celebrates their legacies through a more intimate, poignant, and often hilarious portrait of these two remarkable women than has ever been revealed before. The book includes 32 pages of never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from his family’s private archives,

Fisher’s website has more information HERE.


Thursday Morning Man: Joey Mantia!

The Winter Olympics are over but this guy is too cute to forget. He’s 32-year-old U.S. speed skater Joey Mantia who was featured this week on the Kenneth in the 212 blog. He just missed out on a medal last month but he’s got plenty of other triumphs on his resume. 28-time world champion, and world record holder. Apart from his world titles, he won two gold medals at the 2003 Pan American Games and a further gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games, and won the American Speed Skater of the Year award three times in a row, in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

FILE UNDER: Morning Round-Up

2005 winner Greg Rikaart gets fifth Emmy nod for ‘The Young and the Restless’ – first as out actor

It was just so great to see Greg Rikaart’s name today included among the five Daytime Emmy nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actor. It is his fifth nomination for playing Kevin Fisher on the CBS soap The Young and the Restless. He won in 2005 but this is his first nod for Y&R since 2008 and his first since coming out publicly as a gay man in 2013. The nomination comes after Greg’s contract was not renewed last spring after 14 years on the soap. But he returned to the soap for a two-week stint last fall and he could appear in future episodes. Meanwhile, Greg will appear in a multi-episode arc of NBC’s Days of Our Lives in an undisclosed role. Greg married writer Robert Sudduth in 2015 and they became the parents of a son last June.


Happy birthday to Rosie O’Donnell!

Rosie O’Donnell turns 56 today.

I applaud Rosie for being an early and vocal critic of Donald Trump. She had him pegged more than a decade ago and his reaction to her criticism should have provided everyone with all they ever needed to know.

But, alas, here we are.

While Rosie continues to speak out about Trump just about every day, she also has managed to keep her acting career afloat with a role in the current Showtime series SMILF, a recurring role on The Fosters, and guest spots on such shows as Mom, Difficult People, and Empire. She also had a role in the ABC miniseries When We Rise and on NBC’s Hairspray Live!

Happy birthday Rosie ands keep doing what you’re doing!

FILE UNDER: Birthdays

Tweet of the day comes from Armie Hammer

Check out the entire hilarious thread HERE

FILE UNDER: Uncategorized

“Eastsiders” earns Emmy nods for Digital Drama Series, Van Hansis, Kit Williamson, John Halbach and Stephen Guarino

I am just thrilled about this.

The terrific series Eastsiders earned multiple Daytime Emmy nominations today including one for Outstanding Digital Drama Series.

Van Hansis, who is one of the series co-leads with series creator Kit Williamson, was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Series. It is the fifth Emmy nod for Hansis who was nominated for the same role in 2016. He had previously been nominated three times for his performance on the daytime soap As the World Turns.

Williamson was nominated for writing and directing.

John Halbach, who is married to Williamson in real life, was nominated in the supporting actor category. He is co-executive producer of the series with Williamson.

Among Halbach’s competition is Stephen Guarino who plays the role of Quincy and provides some of the biggest laughs on the series.

Congrats to all involved in Eastsiders – each nomination is well deserved!

Here is a LINK to the full list of nominations.


Three-time winner Chandler Massey earns Daytime Emmy nomination in supporting actor category

It’s just like old times.

Only better.

The Daytime Emmy nominations were announced today and Days of Our Lives star Chandler Massey was nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for the first time.

This is Chandler’s fifth nomination overall. He won three consecutive Emmys in the outstanding younger actor category before leaving the show for a few years. He returned last year and this time, the character of Will Horton has amnesia and does not remember his old life or his marriage to Sonny (Freddie Smith).

His competition includes his Days co-star Greg Vaughn as well as Wally Kurth who is on Days but was nominated for his role on General Hospital. Anthony Montgomery was also nominated for General Hospital. Rounding out the category is out actor Greg Rikaart for The Young and the Restless.

Here is a LINK to the full list of nominees.

Morning Round-Up: Alec Baldwin; Evan Rachel Wood; Will Young; American Crime Story; Ellen & John Oliver

Comic Slams Alec Baldwin’s Embarrassing Defense of SNL’s Lack of Gay Casting The Advocate

Evan Rachel Wood Channeled Her Own History of Abuse For the Queer Thriller Allure Out

Will Young reveals he was told his singing voice was ‘too gay’ after winning Pop Idol Pink News

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace cast reveals most difficult scenes to film Entertainment Weekly

Ellen joins John Oliver’s gay bunny campaign against Mike Pence LGBTQ Nation

FILE UNDER: Morning Round-Up

My night at Family Equality Council’s LA Impact Awards honoring TLC’s Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent

My apologies for the delay in posting about this terrific event earlier. I’ve got a day job!

But I did want to share with you some photos and highlights from Saturday night’s Family Equality Council Impact Awards where Call Me By Your Name star Armie Hammer presented Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent with the Murray-Reese Family Award for sharing their family-building journey on national television on their show, Nate and Jeremiah By Design.

Hammer was a huge hit during a hilarious introduction during which he lamented how perfect the honorees are.

“I want to start by saying that Nate and Jeremiah are so annoying,” he cracked. “They are the couple version of that friend that we all know that eats nothing but cheeseburgers and has a fucking six-pack.”

Then he asked the crowd at the Globe Theatre, Universal Studios: “Have you been to their house? I mean, we’ve all seen it because millions of people watch their show, but their house is perfect. Their house is so perfect that we took our daughter over to play with their perfect daughter Poppy—she even has a great name—and while we were there I snuck into the bathroom and started Googling California squatter rights because they were never going to get me out of there.”

Hammer added on a more serious note: “In all honesty, there’s not a better couple in the world that deserves an award from the Family Equality (Council). These guys are exemplary in every single way. They make everything look so easy and I’m sure they are going make raising two children look so easy.”

Berkus and Jeremiah, who are expecting a second child soon, took the ribbing with good humor but were soon emotional when they shared what it means to them to be a highly visible gay couple with a family.

“What does it feel like for a young gay, transgender or bisexual child to watch a family that looks like them, living openly on television?” Brent asked. “It is not lost on us. It is not lost on us how lucky we are to be a gay family at this moment at this time…We know that we now have a responsibility to love visibility.”

Said Berkus: “We meet different families from all different walks of life and through the exercise of home makeovers we try to break down the barriers and normalize the way our family looks and the way our family loves and copes and exists to the people in the middle of the country that may not know a family with two dads at the heart and at the helm.”

Brent got choked up a few times and Berkus explained to the crowd: “Jeremiah cries in every episode…literally every episode.”

Speaking of getting choked up, I found myself unexpectedly verklempt when Nate said of LGBT people: “Historically, we have been raised to fade to the back and to disappear. We’ve been raised to lie as children to fit into society and we;ve been raised to adapt. We have been raised to fear our capability. But that time is over.”

Olivia Holt presented Johnson & Johnson with an award for their Care With Pride Initiative.

Actor and comic Alec Mapa was the evening’s host and, as usual, was an absolute hoot. The Ugly Betty alum joked that he is using female pronouns now because “I present as a gay Filipino man but I identify as a rich, white woman.” Alec also joked that Hammer is so tall that “one of his kneecaps gave me a black eye” and tried to convince Berkus and Brent to treat him to a kitchen remodel.

Other attendees included Family Equality Council CEO Stan Sloan and Board Chair Erica Horton, Event Co-Chairs Greg Berlanti, David Marshall Grant, and Stuart Bell; Actress/Singer Becca Tobin; Grey’s Anatomy’s Jason George; Lance Bass and Michael Turchin; Netflix Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown; Oscar and Tony winner Marcia Gay Harden; Switched at Birth’s Vanessa Marano; Former NBA Player Jason Collins; The Fosters’ Peter Paige; Actress Constance Marie; actress Ann Walker; writer-director Del Shores; Blogger and TV Personality Perez Hilton. Guests were treated to musical performances by Debby Holiday, Blake McIver, and Misty Odell,

FILE UNDER: About Town, Benefits

Out actor Keiynan Lonsdale: ‘I was really repressing any kind of genuine feeling I had for guys’

Hollywood’s first mainstream queer coming-of-age comedy Love, Simon features Keiynan Lonsdale who recently came out as being attracted to both males and females. He doesn’t like labels like bisexual as he tells Billboard: I actually don’t label myself, but… Some people call me queer, some people call me bisexual, whatever it is now, I’m happy with all of it ’cause it all sort of represents me, in a way. I spent a majority of my life in the closet. I knew I was attracted to both [genders], but I was really repressing any kind of genuine feeling I had for guys. It just became really painful. At some point, I came out to a lot of friends and some family, but then I went back in the closet when I started working as an actor in America.

Then I realized in order for me to fully embrace myself, if I really wanted to grow as a person, then I needed to just let go of any kind of shame that I had. And the best way to do that was just to be out publicly. Then it was done. It wasn’t something I’d ever have to hide again.

… Most days I wake up and I feel different than what I did the day before. I could wake up and I might have no attraction to guys that day or that week, for whatever reason, or then for three months, I may not be interested in a girl at all, or I may not be interested in anyone. For any kind of label, you then feel like if you do wake you and you do feel different, but you’ve boxed yourself in and everyone is saying you have to be this way. You’re also sort of in another kind of closet where you’re not able to fully explore that genuine freedom of that moment because you feel like you’re not supposed to because you said that you’re just one specific way. For me, personally, I think that’s what it is. It’s just allowing people to be people.

That said, I do definitely believe that labels are important. It’s incredible to have a community for people to identity with. It goes both ways.

FILE UNDER: Actors/Actresses