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Days of Our Lives: Will Horton hovers towards death

I’ve been trying to catch up on Days of Our Lives since it has been having some Will-centric episodes. Love seeing Chandler Massey in a meaty storyline and what could be better than a brain tumor, being close to death, a hospital bed marriage, your parents rushing in from foreign lands to say tearful goodbyes?

Here are some of the clips that I could find on social media. Start watching from the bottom up if you want to see it all unfold sequentially. Sorry, I posted them backwards.


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Peter Paige’s birthday week with fellow “Queer as Folk” alums Robert Cant, Michelle Clunie and Gale Harold

I’m loving the photos popping up on social media the past few days of Peter Paige, the executive producer of the TV series Good Trouble and The Fosters.

Peter turns 50 this week and has been celebrating in recent days with his fellow cast members from the late, great Showtime series Queer as Folk on which he played Emmett for five season.

Robert Gant (Ben) posted the top photo of himself with Paige and Gale Harold (Brian): Tres amigos celebrating Pietro’s birthday week. All on the fifty train with me leading the pack, Peter Paige pulling into the birthday station TOMORROW, and Gale just three weeks out. Donning a little gold to honor the golden b-day. (Catch the amazing oxfords on Mr. Paige!) Picture proof that smoldering looks aren’t perfected until Five Oh. #SexyPeter #OneDayMore #HappyBirthdayWeek It’s that time of year!

Yesterday, Grant posted a photo of him and Paige with Michelle Clunie (Melanie): It’s Peter Paige birthday week! And not just any birthday but the big, beautiful Five Oh this Thursday. As you can see, he, Michelle Clunie, and I hit the photo booth this weekend to kick things off. Please join me in ramping up the celebration! We love you, P!!!

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About Last Night: Garrett Clayton & friends premiered new cabaret show “It Takes Three” in Hollywood

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Kudos to Garrett Clayton, Ashley Argota and Desi Dennis-Dylan on last night’s opening performance of their cabaret show “It Takes Three” in Hollywood. It’s a celebration of talent and friendship. They will be doing dates in SD and SF this month too!

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Garrett Clayton kicked off a terrific new cabaret show tonight at @catalinajazzclub. Such a talent! #garrettclayton #catalinajazzclub

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Variety Pride Issue: Jim Parsons, Hannah Gadsby, Don lemon, MJ Rodriguez, Billy Eichner, and Asia Kate Dillon on cover!

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Very proud to be a part of this issue and a part of this group of people… thank you, @variety and happy pride, everyone!

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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos pay tribute to Gloria Vanderbilt, the mother of their close friend Anderson Cooper

Kelly and Mark reminisce about Gloria Vanderbilt, and take a look back at her appearance on the show with Anderson Cooper.

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Morning Round-Up: Troye Sivan; Joe Biden; Elton John; Anderson Cooper; Pete Buttigieg; Janet Mock

Troye Sivan’s Coming of Age The New Yorker

Joe Biden Stops by NYC’s Stonewall Inn Towleroad

Elton John to receive France’s highest civilian honor during farewell tour Gay Star News

Anderson Cooper Will Not Inherit His Late Mother’s Estate DListed

Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson sorry for past anti-gay tweets Gay Star News

Pete Buttigieg talks of need to ‘reinforce trust’ after officer-involved shooting Politico

Janet Mock Signs Landmark Overall Netflix Deal Variety

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Wednesday Morning Man: Giacomo Gianniotti!

This handsome actor turns 30 today.

He’s Giacomo Gianniotti who began playing a surgical resident, Dr. Andrew DeLuca, on Grey’s Anatomy in 2015.

The Italian-Canadian actor studied theater at Humber College and made his acting debut in the Italian television series Medicina Generale in 2010. He went on to play recurring roles in the television series Reign (2013) and Murdoch Mysteries (2013–2014). He also starred as Freddy in the now cancelled television series Selfie (2014), and later acted in the made-for-TV drama film The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe. In 2015, Gianniotti appeared in Backpackers as Andrew.

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Gus Kenworthy on his next Olympics and Lisa Vanderpump talks RHOBH on Rupaul’s chat show

On an episode of Rupaul’s talk show this week, Lisa Vanderpump addresses her future with “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and shares her one regret about Brad Pitt! Also on this episode, Olympic medalist Gus Kenworthy brings his rescue dog. Plus, Gus reveals if he’s competing in the next Olympics.

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Anderson Cooper’s tribute to mom Gloria Vanderbilt: “My mom believed in love more than anyone”

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In the end, after all else is stripped away, there is only love. My mom believed in love more than anyone. It was her guide, her solace, it’s what drove her, and in her final moments, it is what surrounded her. “i love you, you know that,” she would say to me, and i did, i knew it from the moment i was born, and i will know it till the moment i die. It was her greatest gift to me.

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‘Queer Eye’ renewed for seasons 4 and 5 at Netflix

One thing we know for sure: the Netflix of Queer Eye will last as many seasons as its predecessor which ran for five seasons on Bravo.

Netflix announced today that its version of Queer Eye has been renewed for seasons four and five.

Season four is set to debut on July 19. The fifth season will begin production next week and will debut on Netflix in 2020. In Season 4, The Fab Five will return to Kansas City while Season 5 will see them head to Philadelphia.

Season 3 of Queer Eye launched in March. The show’s Fab Five consists of five makeover experts: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming), Karamo Brown (Culture), and Tan France (Fashion).


WATCH: Ian McKellen talks about his epic surprise 80th birthday party on “The Graham Norton Show”

Ian McKellen recently turned 80 and the celebrations included a surprise birthday party during which Hugh Jackman got 30,000 people to sing Happy Birthday to the great star. He talks about it in this clip from his recent visit to The Graham Norton Show.


Morning Round-Up: “Pose” renewed; Pete Buttigieg; Rachel Dolezal; Laura Ingraham; “Serving in Silence”

Pose renewed for a third season at FX Gay Star News

Pete Buttigieg raised staggering $7 million in April alone Politico

Bisexuals respond to Rachel Dolezal’s Pride shout out with a collective “Girl, bye!” Queerty

Looking back at Serving in Silence, Glenn Close’s TV movie about LGBTQ exclusion in the military

Fox News: Laura Ingraham’s ‘The Ingraham Angle’ Draws Scrutiny For Anti-Gay Guests Deadline

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Tuesday Morning Man: Billy Slater!

It’s been awhile since I’ve featured a rugby hunk so let’s make up for lost time!

I present to you Australian footy player Billy Slater who is celebrating his 36th birthday today.

He’s a longtime member of Australia’s rugby team and scored over 570 points during his first 10 seasons with the Melbourne Storm. He was named Australia’s Greatest Athlete in 2009 and 2010.

And here’s an interesting little tidbit: Billy worked as a racehorse trainer assistant prior to starting his professional rugby career in 2003.

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“Schitt’s Creek” star Dan Levy wins MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance

Openly gay actor Dan Levy won the MTV Movie Award tonight for Best Comedic Performance. Here is a link to the Full List of Winners.

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I WON A F*CKING POPCORN! Biggest of all the thank yous go out to everyone who voted for me. We have the BEST fans! Thanks again, @mtv!

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Happy 76th birthday to Barry Manilow!

Looks like he made it!

Barry Manilow turns 76 today and so I thought I’d share with one of his classic songs. There are so many so sometimes you just gotta make those hard choices.

I feel so much better celebrating Barry as an openly gay man which he has been run recent years. He has said that if he had come out during the height of his popularity in the 1970s and 80s, it would have killed his career.

Probably true.

I suppose better late than never!

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Days of Our Lives: Will and Sonny get married again under life and death circumstances

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WATCH: A sweet 2016 interview with Gloria Vanderbilt and son Anderson Cooper on “CBS Sunday Morning”

Gloria Vanderbilt, who has died at the age of 95, had been in the public eye since she was born. According to her son, CNN anchor and “60 Minutes” correspondent Anderson Cooper, the world had never gotten to see the side she shared with him. In their book, The Rainbow Comes and Goes, and an HBO documentary, Nothing Left Unsaid, both explored the loving and occasionally bickering relationship between mother and son. Rita Braver reports in this piece originally broadcast April 3, 2016.

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Kathy Griffin shares memories of Gloria Vanderbilt: “I loved her so much. She let me call her ‘Glo Vandi’”

It was so sad that the friendship between Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper ended and one of the reasons was because the comic had been so close to his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.

I’m not sure if the two women remained in touch after the former CNN New Year’s Eve hosts fell out but upon Vanderbilt’s death at 95, Griffin reflected on their friendship:

I lost a friend today. The one and only Gloria Vanderbilt. I loved her so much. She let me call her “Glo Vandi” and I would be so flattered when she would refer to me as her daughter. When we would have our alone time, we would sit on this sofa and talk for hours. No topic was ever off-limits and believe it or not I would even shut up for a while because, oh the life that woman lived. I’d always plan on wearing something ridiculous to get her to laugh from the moment she opened the door. She would invite me to a book event, where I know I would be surrounded with so many intellectuals, I would always get overdressed and try to learn a new big word for the occasion! The dinner parties! I was so thrilled to be invited and spend more time with her. Often at these events I would be quite intimidated and Glo knew what to do. She would stop the conversation and say “Kaaaathy, WHAT is going on with the Lohans?” She would open up about her early life. The trauma she went through as a little girl & a grown woman. The ups, downs of her life. Her candor was extraordinary. I have no photos of those private conversations. “Kathy, there’s always more and we’re never done”. I love you Glo

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Andy Cohen on death of Gloria Vanderbilt: ” Anderson’s iconic and infectious giggle comes from his mom”

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Gloria Vanderbilt was an amazing woman who lived a life filled with incredible peaks and impossible obstacles. Through it all she remained eternally optimistic with a wicked sense of humor. In fact, Anderson’s iconic and infectious giggle comes from his mom. Sending Anderson all my love, and may she Rest In Peace.

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The death of Gloria Vanderbilt at age 95 is announced on CNN by her son, Anderson Cooper

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