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Nate Berkus remembers partner Fernando Bengoechea who died in tsunami: “Every day I think of him”

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It’s been almost 15 years since the tsunami, when we lost Fernando. Every day I think of him, but especially today on his birthday. Fernando’s brother Marcelo keeps his art alive by hand weaving photographs using the same technique and museum quality materials. This month, @fernando_bengoechea_photo is donating 10% of proceeds from the sale of each woven photograph to the Tsunami Relief Fund via @globalgiving. Visit fernandobengoechea.com for more.

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Elton John defends Harry & Meghan against “distorted and malicious account” of their stay at his home

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I am deeply distressed by today’s distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s private stay at my home in Nice last week. Prince Harry’s Mother, Diana Princess Of Wales was one of my dearest friends. I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana’s untimely death. After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home. To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight. To support Prince Harry’s commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral, by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint™ I highly respect and applaud both Harry and Meghan’s commitment to charity and I’m calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations on their character that are spuriously crafted on an almost daily basis.

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Morning Round-Up: Tom Ford; Pete Buttigieg; RuPaul; Antonio Banderas; Weekend Tennis Recap

Pete Buttigieg Said No to Personal Styling by Tom Ford NewNowNext

RuPaul Announces New Seasons of Drag Race and All Stars Advocate

Antonio Banderas says he ‘owes his life’ to a drag queen Pink News

Who Made Our List For The Sexiest ‘Real Housewives’ Studs? Instinct

Weekend Tennis Round-Up: Kenneth in the 212

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CNN’s John Berman profiles Randy Rainbow!

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Monday Morning Man: Hill Harper!

I really enjoy the new game shows that air on ABC on Sunday night – especially The $100,000 Pyramid.

Last night one of the celebrity players was the handsome actor Hill Harper who is best is known for his nine-year run on CSI: NY. He was also a regular or a recurring cast member on the series Limitless, The Good Doctor, Covert Affairs, Live Shot, Homeland, The Handler, City of Angels, and Married… with Children.

Hill made his feature film debut in Spike Lee’s Get on the Bus and then appeared in He Got Game. His other films include Beloved, Skulls, The Visit, Loving Jezebel, and Hav Plenty.

He’s an actor and an author with an impressive Ivy League academic background. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1988. In 1992, Harper graduated with a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. In addition, he also received his Master of Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He became friends with Barack Obama when they were both attending Harvard.

Harper is also the author of several books: Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny, published in 2006; Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny, published in 2008; and The Conversation: How (Black) Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships, published in 2010. His books, The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place and The Wiley Boys were both published in 2011. His book, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones was published in 2013.




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Snapped! Wilson Cruz with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Montreal Pride

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I’m looking for a man who would look at me like this. #MontrealPride @justinpjtrudeau pic by @michou12001

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In remarks to the press today, with @justinpjtrudeau at my side, I said in this moment in our history in the U.S. I was blessed to be here in this beautiful city and I was reminded that after all is said and done… “We fight for beauty. We fight for creativity. We fight to be who we are. But most of all, we fight to love.” Happy Pride #Montreal And thank you, Mr. Trudeau. You moved me to tears with your beautiful and heart felt words of support to our community. I had forgotten the power in hearing your head of state speak with such authority about ideas like diversity, inclusion, responsibility and yes LOVE! Thank you for restoring my hope we shall see that back home. @fiertemontreal

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Colton Haynes opens up about dark times: “I no longer want to project a curated life”

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Throwback. I don’t want worrying about if I look hot or not on Instagram to be my legacy. I don’t want to skirt around the truth to please other people or to gain economic success. I have far more important things to say than what magazine I just shot for or what tv show I’m a part of (Although I’m very thankful I still get to do what I love). I no longer want to project a curated life. I get immense joy when someone comes up to me & says that my willingness to open up about depression, anxiety, alcoholism, & addiction has helped them in some way. I’ve struggled the past year with trying to find my voice and where I fit in & that has been the most beautiful struggle I’ve ever had to go through. Worrying about what time to post on social media so I can maximize my likes or being mad at myself that I don’t look the same way I did when I was addicted to pills is a complete waste of why I was put on this earth. I’m posting these photos to let y’all in on my truth. I’m so grateful to be where I am now but man these times were dark. I’m a human being with flaws just like you. If ur in the middle of the dark times…I promise you it doesn’t have to last forever. Love y’all

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Sunday Round-Up: Tommy Bracco; George Takei; Pete Buttigieg; Aaron Schock; Kate McKinnon; Jessica Lange

What Did Tommy Bracco Really Look Like Before “Big Brother”? MetroSource

Why George Takei Is Backing Pete Buttigieg for President YouTube

Aaron Schock’s Beach Bro Says Former Congressman’s ‘Viewpoint Has Grown and Changed Significantly’ Towleroad

When “SNL” Star Kate McKinnon Finally Met Ruth Bader Ginsburg NewNowNext

Jessica Lange Ranks Her Best and Worst American Horror Story Seasons TV Line

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Morning Man Classic: Robert Redford!

Robert Redford is celebrating his 83rd birthday today!.

Although he has an Oscar for directing Ordinary People and received an Honorary Academy Award for his contributions to the film industry, it seems wrong that he’s not been nominated more for acting besides The Sting in 1974. He was absolutely robbed of a nod for All Is Lost for which he received some of the best reviews of his career.

So many wonderful performances over the years including my favorites: All the Presidents Men, The Way We Were and Three Days in the Condor.

Maybe Redford has been penalized for being such a beauty.

He spent the 60s as a leading in such films as Inside Daisy Clover and This Property is Condemned – both opposite Natalie Wood as well as Barefoot in the Park and The Chase, both with Jane Fonda. But his most famous pairing came when he and Paul Newman teamed up for 1969′s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Then came the 70s and a string of major films including The Candidate, The Sting, The Great Gatsby, Jeremiah Johnson, The Great Waldo Pepper, and Three Days of the Condor.

Beginning in the 80s, Redford mixed directing (Quiz Show, River Runs Through It, Horse Whisperer) with acting roles (Out of Africa, The Natural, Indecent Proposal, Spy Game, An Unfinished Life) and proved with All is Lost and last year’s The Old Man & the Gun that he’s still going strong and capable of carrying a film.


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Alan Cumming on cancellation of “Instinct” by CBS: “I’m grateful for two seasons of fun and gore”

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So the word is out. @instinctcbs will not be returning for a third season. Almost exactly three years ago I was sent a galley copy of a book by @jamespattersonbooks and @howardroughan and then I met the show runner @mbr34 who was to adapt it for TV and I jumped in. And I’m still in, for two more episodes tomorrow and the last one ever next Sunday. And while I’m sorry I won’t be getting to play with @bojnovak and the rest of the amazing cast and crew again, I’m grateful for two seasons of fun and gore and feeling like a dandy thanks to @danlawsonstyle’s costumes, and selfies with corpses and vegan options at catering and Lala’s occasional guest appearances in the police station when she got bored in her basket beneath my desk. I’m also proud to have played the first every leading character in a US network drama who is gay. Yes, really. Because of @instinctcbs millions of people will have seen a same sex marriage portrayed for the first time and I hope we changed and opened some minds in the process.

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WATCH: “The Boys” star Chace Crawford plays a game of “If You Could …”

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Celeb Instagram: Pete Buttigieg! Ronan Farrow! Sean Hayes! Adam Rippon! Borna Coric!

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I met an American hero. Thank you, @repjohnlewis, for your courage, your grace, your optimism, and for making the #goodtrouble, the necessary trouble, to advance the cause of justice in our time.

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Happy birthday to straight shooter respected on all sides @jonlovett. He’s okay, I guess!

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Wait….what??? #PTown

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Just a bag of candy and a dream

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Back to work @ssrachel20

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Los Angeles LGBT Center and friends celebrate National Non-Profit Day!

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On this #NationalNonprofitDay we wanted to highlight some close Center friends and share with you why they support the Center. Thank you @guskenworthy, @rubyrose, and @Nikita_Dragun for your continued support! #LGBT #Lesbian #Gay #Bisexual #Transgender #GusKenworhy #RubyRose #NikitaDragun

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Ellen DeGeneres wishes wife Portia de Rossi a happy 11th wedding anniversary!

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Happy anniversary, Portia. 11 years. My favorite number with my favorite person. : @laraporzak

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Check out calendar boy Chace Crawford!

Wow!

Chace Crawford has certainly aged magnificently since his days on Gossip Girl.

Now he’s the star of the new Amazon series The Boys and to promote it, a calendar featuring Crawford in a sexy bodysuit has been produced.

Here are some of my favorite months.

Enjoy!


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WATCH: CNN’s Anderson Cooper gets choked up during an interview with Stephen Colbert about grief

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Morning Round-Up: David Mixner; Ed Smart; Judith Light; Ryan O’Callaghan; Tituss Burgess; Pete Buttigieg

In The Thick of It With David Mixner: Lessons From a Political Legend Rage

Ryan O’Callaghan says being closeted in the NFL “damn near killed me” Queerty

Elizabeth Smart’s father Ed Smart comes out as gay, plans to divorce wife and leave Mormon church NY Daily News

Tituss Burgess To Host Cooking Competition Series ‘Dishmantled’ From ‘Chopped’ Creator Deadline

Judith Light and the Power of Possibility: Actress Talks Hollywood Ageism & Her New Soap-Star Role PrideSource

We Can All Relate to Hangry Pete Buttigieg NewNowNext

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Morning Man: Chris Van Vliet

Chris Van Vliet is Canadian television/radio personality, YouTuber, and professional film critic who is an entertainment reporter for FOX affiliate WSVN in Miami on the show Deco Drive.

He’s a handsome dude – and what a body!

It’s just been announced that Chris will be leaving his job at WSVN to join All Elite Wrestling (AEW) which will be debuting October 2nd on the TNT network. He will be a backstage interviewer.

He has been nominated for nine Emmys and won four.




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Days of Our Lives: Will and Sonny get to really enjoy each other after Will’s release from hospital

I’d lost track of Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis, the beloved gay couple on NBC’s Days of Our Lives.

I find some of the show’s other storylines so unappealing right now that I’m no longer watching regularly.

But this video popped up on YouTube and it was so good to see Sonny and Will actually happy and stress-free for a change.

In these scenes from last month, Will has been released from the hospital after escaping death and the pair are able to share so many sweet moments at the pub and at home.

Am going to try and catch up more and post more scenes if they are available.

Enjoy!

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Oscar winner Joel Grey gives “New York Magazine” a tour of his art-filled home


Joel Grey, an Oscar winner for Cabaret, is a man of many talents. He excels at acting, singing, dancing, writing, directing, and photography and is currently directing the Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof, which celebrated its one-year anniversary in July.

Grey took time out of his busy schedule to give a tour of his art-filled home and discuss his latest book of photographs with art director Sam Shahid. In the past 15 years, he has collaborated with Shahid on five books. Photos from The Flower Whisperer will be featured in an exhibition at Staley-Wise Gallery until August 16.

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