Celeb Instagram: Lambert sings in rain; AC ready for nap; Kathy Griffin & Cher; Berkus & Brent in Tapei
Grace & Frankie, the Netflix comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, has already been renewed for a third season. Judging from the this scene that showed up on YouTube, it’s a good thing. The premise is two women have their husbands – longtime law partners – leave them for each other. They are still struggling to remain family and this brilliant scene shows there are still wounds. Fonda should get an Emmy nod for this scene alone.
Bryan Hawn has made a name for himself by having a killer butt.
His YouTube videos – there are more than 250 in all – have parodied hits by Beyonce, Adele, Jennifer Lopez, Miranda Lambert and other artists.
Many have gone viral and all have one thing in common: his amazing booty.
Hawn is enjoying his internet fame but confesses that there can be a down side to having a much-admired ass.
‘I’m not currently dating anybody,’ he write in a first-person column for New York Magazine.
‘I think it’s become harder to develop relationships as my internet fame has grown. I’m never sure if people are interested in me, intrigued by my stardom, or just want a piece of my ass. It’s disconcerting. I try to take things slowly.’
As a single guy, he often runs into aggressive people ‘who figure it’s fine to touch my ass, grope it, or give it a squeeze.’
Then there are those who doubt that his perfectly sculpted rear-end is even real.
‘People often accuse me of having had butt implants, which just negates all of the hard work I’ve put into my training,’ he writes.
‘I try to look at it as a compliment. But seriously, you really can’t cheat fitness. Butt implants look fake because they’re not in sync with the rest of the body. People who know about anatomy know that everything I’ve got is real.’
When he was about 23, he started working with a trainer who was a professional bodybuilder. In time, his body began to transform and in particular, his booty began to take shape.
While there have been some downsides like the aggressive butt grabbers, the implant conspiracies and a tricky dating life, Hawn admits the good outweighs the bad.
‘When packed tightly into a nice pair of jeans, a killer butt can be a very useful accoutrement,’ he writes.
‘People offer to buy me drinks. They ask about my workout routine. Some guys get annoyed when their girlfriends fixate on my backside, but once I offer to share a few fitness tips, they usually change their tune. They know their girlfriends just want something really solid to grab on to.’
‘He’s such a special kid,’ Hamilton says. ‘And as his father, I want to teach him that he’s capable of anything.’
He’s known as The Flying Dutchman but I think we can also call him The Flying Hunk.
He’s 30 year old Epke Zonderland and he’s the 2012 Olympics gold medalist in the high bar.
His performance was regarded by many as one of the top performances of the 2012 games where he became the first Dutch gymnast (male or female) to win an individual Olympic medal.
He also won the 2013 World Championship and the 2014 World Championship on the high bar.
But last year the blond bombshell failed to defend the European title after falling off the high bar and also failed to defend the world title.
The busy Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who finished a sixth season of Modern Family and is currently starring on Broadway in Fully Committed, talked to Ellen about being married to a younger man, Sofía Vergara’s wedding, and his summer on Broadway. Below is a fun game Jesse and Ellen play called Pitch Please. Fun stuff!
I’m more impressed with Candis Cayne after watching her new It Got Better than I already was. Her resilience and her spirit are inspiring and her parents sound like the dream parents for an LGBT kid.
Candis, the transgender actress and regular on the reality series I Am Cait was living on the Hawaiian island of Maui and was being bullied by high school classmates.
‘I really was lost my freshman year of high school,’ she recalls. ‘I remember one time coming home on the bus and the kids were throwing gum at my hair and I was sitting there and I just wanted to get home and they were trying to cut my hair with scissors. And so I got off the bus (three miles from home) and I cried walking home. It just wasn’t bearable.’
To help ease the situation, her parents decided to send her to Los Angeles for her junior year in high school.
For about three months, it seemed like a dream come true. She was part of a dance troop, was in the school play and was looking forward to a U2 concert when it all changed in a day.
‘I get called into the office and they say, “You’re leaving tomorrow.”
‘ I was devastated and I went back to one of the teacher’s house where I was living and she looked at me and said, “You know you’re getting kicked out because you’re gay. And what you are is dirty and what you are is evil.”‘
At that point in her life, Candis had never uttered the words, ‘I’m gay’ so it all came as a total shock.
‘That was (a) big moment in my life where I saw first-hand the devastation of true homophobia,’ she says.
‘That time in my life is that time where you really feel like it can’t get better because there’s no way at that age to ever think that in three or four or five years you’re getting on a plane, moving where you want to be, and living your dream.’
For Candis that dream involved moving to New York City, getting work as a dancer and drag performer and coming to the realization that she is transgender.
‘I think the reason why I kind of got through it was my parents were there for me – they have always taught me to be who you are and always be true to yourself.’
Boy George was asked point-blank by talk show host Wendy Williams yesterday if he had ever been involved with Prince.
Williams said she had ‘heard something: you said you slept with him.’
George quickly cleared the air about his fellow pop star with whom he rose to gender-bending fame at around the same time in the 1980s.
‘I was doing The Voice last year and we were competing to get these kids on our team and one of the other judges said, “Oh, I’ve sung with Prince.” I said, as a joke, “Oh, I’ve slept with him.”
‘Of course that’s not true at all. And then I changed it and said, “I slept with a poster of him under me.”‘
George said he had been told by Prince’s Purple Rain leading lady Apollonia Kotero that the late singer, who died unexpectedly last month, was a fan of the Culture Club hit Karma Chameleon.
‘I did meet Prince once I’m a massive Prince fan – I was very, very, very heartbroken,’ George said.
‘I met him once in Italy and he was suitably eccentric that’s all I can say. He was exactly what you’d expect him to be – he was Prince!’
Been writing a lot in recent weeks about bathroom bills in states like North Carolina. It all comes down to some politicians deciding to take a stand against transgender people using the bathroom of the gender which they identify. If you don’t know any trans people personally, just try and picture Laverne Cox being forced to use a men’s room or Chaz Bono a women’s restroom.
Anyway, country music singer Brad Paisley appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live the other night and shared a song he wrote about the situation which he sung to the tune of Tammy Wynette’s classic Stand By Your Man.
Here are the lyrics so you can sing along – but only if you’re not at work!
Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman
Especially when you were born a man.
In North Carolina, they’re checking for vaginas…
…if you want to use the can.
(And I say) Sit by your man,
we’re all just human beings.
He’s just a human peeing…
in the stall right next to you.
Sit by your man
Why is this such a big deal?
Hike up your dress…and take a stand…
and sit by your man!
This handsome guy clearly spends a lot of time working on his body so don’t you think the least we could do is gawk at it a bit on this fine Thursday morning?
He’s cover fitness model Michael Dean Johnson.
I can’t find much biographical info on him except that he’s from Tennessee and wrote on the caption for the photo above: ‘Life is like a beach and I’m just playing in the sand.’
We’ll let the photos tell the rest of the story!
I've got food poisoning and my tummy really hurts and I'm in bed in a hotel room watching 'Fatal Attraction' on TV. Oh yes and my phone won't work and @verizon customer service talk too much and if one more person tells me to turn my phone off and on again, or pull out my SIM card, I will be even more sick than I am now
It was in April 1997 that 42 million viewers watched Ellen DeGeneres’ character come out as a lesbian in the ABC sitcom Ellen.
At the same time, DeGeneres was coming out in real life on the cover of Time Magazine with the headline ‘Yep, I’m gay.’
Wanda Sykes had just joined the writing staff of The Chris Rock Show that year was watching the backlash against DeGeneres from afar.
She was glad it wasn’t her.
‘After I saw what Ellen went through, that made everyone (pause) and go, “Put an extra lock on this (closet) door,”‘ she says in a new It Got Better video.
‘I remember conversations about “Yep, I’m Gay” and what’s she celeb rating that for? Why is she on the cover of a magazine? It was awful.’
Although DeGeneres’ sitcom was canceled soon after and she had a few lean years professionally, she has since become a beloved daytime talk show host whose wedding to actress Portia de Rossi was featured on the cover on People Magazine.
‘She want through that and look at her now,’ says Sykes who came out publicly in 2008 at a rally to defeat California’s Proposition 8 which, for a time, banned same-sex marriage in that state.
‘What she did definitely helped me to come out,’ she says of DeGeneres. ‘Not just coming out but just coming to grips with it myself like, “Wow, I’m a lesbian.” That was incredibly hard.’
In the video, Sykes says it was other people who filled in the holes when her coming out caused her to be shunned by her family for years.
‘It’s having good people around you who fill in… you’ll have another family and they will help you get through it.’
It’s the final challenge of their freshman year and the plebes of the US Naval Academy Class of 2019 formed a human pyramid to meet it.
As has been tradition since 1959, a group of 1,000 plebes took on the challenge of conquering the 21-foot-tall Herndon Monument at the military academy at Annapolis, Maryland.
It’s not made easy as the granite obelisk monument is greased before the plebes (the males are shirtless while the females stay more covered up) attempt the climb with the goal replacing the plebe cover at the top with a midshipman cover.
The monument was ultimately capped by Midshipman 4th Class Chris Bianchi in 1:12:34.
Bianchi (pictured above with his mother post-climb) told Navy News Service: ‘People just kept pushing me back up; it’s good to be a little guy. It felt amazing to be the one who actually capped it, but it’s really the people at the base that I owe it all to.’
Bianchi comes from a proud family legacy of naval service.
But it’s also a tragic one.
His father, Cmdr. Kevin Bianchi, graduated from the academy in 1985 and served as a helicopter pilot. He was killed in 2003 in an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter crash near Naval Air Station Sigonella.
His uncle, also a helicopter pilot and 1983 academy graduate, was killed in an HH-46 helicopter crash in the Philippines in 1987, before Bianchi was born.
Said his mother Rita Bianchi: ‘I was praying to his dad up in heaven to just help him get to the top.’
Hunky Dancing With the Stars contestant Nyle DiMarco has become the first deaf and first LGBT person to win the television competition.
The actor/model and his professional partner Peta Murgatroyd were crowned last night and seemed to seal victory a day earlier after performing a stunning freestyle routine to Disturbed’s cover of Sounds of Silence that left judges gobsmacked.
Judge Carrie Ann Inaba called it simply ‘the best dance I have ever seen … in 22 seasons.’
She also said: ‘What was so profound about it is not only do I see a man who wants to prove that he can dance … but I also see a man that is proving he can change the world through dance.”
Her fellow judge Bruno Tonioli said: ‘That was beyond dancing, that was a work of art.bI have chills.’
The third judge, Len Goodman, said it wasn’t just a dance for deaf people.
‘It was a dance for everyone. Nyle, you’re a very special person. And that was a very special dance.’
Ian McKellen turns 77 today – the same week as his It Got Better video was released by the It Gets Better Project. He talks about being closeted professionally for a big chunk of his career:
‘In the British theater individuality of course was celebrated. There were other gay people – all of them closeted, discreet. Nobody gave an interview and said they were gay. I thought if I were to talk about it in an interview – because there was opportunities – that it might affect my job prospects. If people knew I was gay they wouldn’t want me to play Romeo for example. … Nobody talked about being gay.’ ‘I wasn’t living a lie – I was just avoiding talking about it in certain situations. I thought this is just how one behaved.’
On his Twitter page, Brock Harris describes himself as an ‘Actor, musician, avid outdoorsman, and lover.’
He left out the words ‘totally adorable.’
Brock had a small role in 2013′s terrific indie comedy G.B.F and also appeared in the films Breathe In and Gone Missing.
He’s guested on three episodes of TNT’s Major Crimes and has had roles in the films Gone Missing, Sam, Those Who Wander and Adventures of Sweet Yellow.
Let’s hope for lots of shirtless scenes!
Here is episode 8 of season 2 of Go-Go Boy Interrupted which is titled When You Befriend Mean Gays. I just love Scott Evans in this episode. His character is working on a script in which Captain America has a gay brother. Just in case you don’t know, Chris Evans is Scott’s older brother. Enjoy the episode!