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Anderson Cooper puts lying Sean Spicer on ‘The Ridiculist’ and says Spicer now lies ‘recreationally’

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Morning Round-Up: Anthony Scaramucci; Russell Tovey; Billie Jean King; Jared Leto, Aaron Carter; Johanna Larsson

Anthony Scaramucci Mocked on The View by Mario Cantone Queerty

Russell Tovey Heads To “Arrow”-verse As Gay Superhero The Ray NewNextNow

Billie Jean King’s Battle of the Sexes Win Was for Everyone

Olympian, top-100 tennis player Johanna Larsson comes out as gay Outsports

A Jared Leto Shirtless Selfie is Rocking Social Media Towleroad

Aaron Carter checks into rehab after distressing 911 calls Gay Star News

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WATCH: Oscar winner Dame Judi Dench plays a game of “Who’d You Rather?” with Ellen DeGeneres

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WATCH: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons opens up to Stephen Colbert about being married

Last weekend, I saw Jim Parsons and his husband, Todd, at a book signing in Los Angeles.

They are a lovely couple.

Last night, the four-time Emmy winner was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and talked about Todd and getting married to him after 15 years together.

“I didn’t really think we cared about the act of it that much, to be honest with you. And that sounds cold in a way, but I finally thought…well, let’s have a party then for the celebration of, and we’ll go ahead and legalize this thing. And I really thought it would kind of end at that, a party feel but it was so much more meaningful in the moment to me than I predicted. And it’s been resonantly more meaningful to me afterward than I ever saw coming. I’d been an adult gay person for so long at a time when that wasn’t possible that life was ‘fine,’ you know what I mean?”

He tried to explain how being married legally was different than just being partnered:

“There is an underlying thing a little buzz of something. I keep reminding myself of it. I kind of forget, and then I’m like, ‘we’re a legal thing, just like mom and dad were.’”

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Snapped! “Will & Grace” cast on the cover of Parade!

Thanks to @parademagazine for letting us scalawags appear in their magazine this weekend. @eric_mccormack @therealdebramessing @meganomullally @nbcwillandgrace

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Morning Videos: All about the must-see new movie ‘Battle of the Sexes’ in theaters now

Had such a good time watching these videos last night.

Battle of the Sexes, a superb film about the epic tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, opens in theaters today. I saw it last week and can’t wait to see it again.

Billie Jean is one of the great heroes of my life and what makes me excited about this film and the publicity tour connected to it is how visible BJK is and how younger generations can get to know this truly amazing individual.

The entire cast is so articulate and fabulous. Enjoy these clips!

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Morning Man Encore: Austin Stowell!

I featured the very handsome Austin Stowellearlier this year but am offering him up again because he is one of the stars of the new movie Battle of the Sexes which is in theaters today.

He plays Larry King, the then-husband of Billie Jean King, sand what I have been most impressed with is in interviews how Austin speaks of the great BJK> He has so much admiration for her and really gets the film;s message of equality.

He’s a special guy – and not just because he’s so damned handsome.

I first became aware of Austin in the 2015 film Bridge of Spies in which he played played Francis Gary Powers.

The 32-year-old actor has got more than 74,000 followers on Instagram and I’m one of them.

Since Bridge of Spies, Austin appeared in the film sci-fi film Colossal and in the British thriller Stratton.

Before Bridge of Spies, Austin was best known for the films Dolphin Tale and its sequel Dolphin Tale 2 as well as Love and Honor and Whiplash.

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Celeb Instagram: Andy Cohen & SJP! Adam Lambert! Conrad Ricamora! Nate Berkus & family!

All the classic NYC places are disappearing / glad to come back to @cornelia_street_cafe, on Cornelia Street of all places! See you on #WWHL w/ @kellyripa & @ryanseacrest! – ps sjp's shoes are @sjpcollection

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In love with the tribute video Produced by MinxFilms, Directed by Francesca Di Amico and Claudia Unger. #wilbur

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As a parent, you’ll do anything to make sure that your child is taken care of, and I can’t imagine the feeling of not being able to. Proud to support @baby2baby and their #hurricane relief efforts, which has already delivered almost 3 million essential items to children and families impacted in Texas. To donate to their Florida Relief Registry, please see the link in my bio #baby2baby

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Ellen DeGeneres on Donald Trump: “He’s dividing all of us. I just don’t want him on the show”

Megyn Kelly stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote her new show on NBC and, of course, the topic quickly turned to Donald Trump.

Kelly seemed surprised when DeGeneres asked her if she’d have Trump on the show.

“Definitely. I mean, I would not say no to the sitting president of the United States,” Kelly replied.

DeGeneres, however, quickly said she absolutely wouldn’t.

“He is who he is and he gets enough attention and he has his Twitter account and he has ways to get his message across,” DeGeneres said. “There’s nothing I’m going to say to him that’s going to change him and I don’t want to give him a platform, because it just validates him.”

“And for me to have someone on the show, I have to at least admire them in some way. And I can’t have someone that I feel is not only dangerous – for the country, and for me personally as a gay woman – but to the world. He’s dividing all of us. I just don’t want him on the show.”

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Elton John looks back at marriage to a woman which ’caused my wife sadness, and caused me huge guilt and regret’

I'm so excited to be back in Australia for a series of shows. Many years ago, I chose Australia for my wedding to a wonderful woman for whom I have so much love and admiration. I wanted more than anything to be a good husband, but I denied who I really was, which caused my wife sadness, and caused me huge guilt and regret. To be worthy of someone's love, you have to be brave enough and clear eyed enough to be honest with yourself and your partner. Almost 24 years ago, I met the person with whom I could be fully myself. When we married in 2014, it felt like that fact was accepted by the world. For David and I, being able to openly love and commit to one another, and for that to be recognised and celebrated is what makes life truly worth living. That acceptance and support makes us want to be as kind, responsible and productive members of society, as well as the best parents, that we can be. I love Australia. I love its spirit, it's lack of pretence, it's passion. I hope it can embrace the honesty and courage that seeks gay marriage as an expression not of desire but of love. #loveislove #marriageequality @davidfurnish

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Billie Jean King chats with Seth Meyers about ‘Battle of the Sexes’ and about meeting Barack Obama

It was 44 years ago this week that Billie Jean King squared off against Bobby Riggs in the classic Battle of the Sexes match. The stakes were high and BJK prevailed. The match and the events leading up to it are depicted in the new movie Battle of the Sexes out tomorrow with Emma Stone as King and Steve Carrell as Riggs. It’s a TERRIFIC film and I hope it scores big at the box office. Anyway, last night BJK paid a visit to Seth Meyers to talk about the movie which I saw at a screening last week. She also tells Seth about the time she met then-President Barack Obama, who admitted watching her Battle of the Sexes tennis match on TV was life changing for him as a father of two girls. BONUS VIDEOS: Below is Billie Jean’s appearance this morning on NBC’s The Today Show.


Morning Round-Up: Torch Song Trilogy Off-Broadway; Mario Lopez gym assault; Kimmel health care hero; Will & Grace; Ross Mathews

Michael Urie, Harvey Fierstein & the Cast of Torch Song Trilogy Ready for Off-Broadway

Mario Lopez assaulted in gym locker room Queerty

12-Year-Old Australian Boy Is Fighting for the ‘Right to Marry Chris HemsworthThe Advocate

Trump Judicial Nominee Said Gays Should Be ‘Cured’, Transgender Kids are Part of Satan’s Plan Towleroad

How Jimmy Kimmel, of all people, became one of the most influential voices on health care Washington Post

All Eight Seasons Of “Will & Grace” Are Coming To Hulu New Next Now

Ross Mathews: Emmy-Winning ‘Drag Race’ Educates By Showing ‘Humanity’ In Gay Stories HuffPost

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Thursday Morning Man: Luke Wilson!

Happy birthday to Luke Wilson who turns 45 today.

The talented and very handsome actor was a guest on Conan this week and was so funny that I’ve posted the clip below.

Luke was on the show promoting the new film Brad’s Status and last year starred in the TV series Roadies.

He made his film debut in 1996′s Bottle Rocket and has gone on to appear in such films as Old School, Legally Blonde, Charlie’s Angels, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, The Wendell Baker Story, Alex & Emma, The Royal Tenenbaums and Vacancy.

Some of my favorites are lesser-known Henry Poole Was Here, The Family Stone and The Skeleton Twins.

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Late Night Video: Grammy winner Sam Smith debuts moving ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ music video

After more than a year out of the limelight, you had to know that Sam Smith would eventually re-emerge with some powerful new music. The video for his new single, Too Good at Goodbyes, was unveiled this week. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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Celeb Instagram: Wilson Cruz! Sean Maher! Nico Tortorella! Robbie Rogers & coffee date!

I snuck away to @adcolor awards after the #startrekdiscovery premiere red carpet to receive my Advocate Award from @lenawaithe and @sarahkateellis, @glaad prez! #epicnight

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Happy Birthday to the show that changed my life in the most extraordinary ways. So much Love for the cast and crew…. and for the Browncoats- we are forever indebted to you all. What a wonderful ride it's been.

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dad and sun. @coveteur @alec_kugler

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Coffee date

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Anderson Cooper talks black T-shirt and his mom emailing him in middle of hurricane for Instagram advice

Anderson Cooper explains to Seth Meyer how his 93-year-old mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, is so obsessed with Instagram she emailed him for advice while he was reporting on a hurricane. He also reveals why he wears a tight, black T-shirt out in the field. He also talks about the six hours he spent with the Coast Guard the day before Trump criticized the media for not doing so, and the most incredible ten minutes of television no one has ever seen.

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Snapped! Eight handsome tennis champs!

This photo for this week’s Laver Cup includes all-time greats Roger Federer, Bjorn Borg and Rafael Nadal. I love them all. But my biggest crush in this group shot is Dominic Thiem who I am rooting for to break into the top echelon of the sport. He’s beaten all the top guys and is ranked #7 so seems to be on his way. Whether or not he ever becomes #1 or a grand slam champ, he already has the distinction of having the best booty in the history of men’s tennis.

Laver Cup #prague #mygame #TenSixSeventeen

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Morning Round-Up: Gay dads backlash; Brazil outrage; Kathy Griffin’s neighbor; Wilson Cruz & Anthony Rapp

Gay dads in McCain chips ad shocked at hateful social media backlash Gay Star News

Brazilian Judge Sparks Outrage By Approving Gay Conversion Therapy HuffPost

Kathy Griffin’s Neighbor Goes on Sexist, Homophobic Tirade Against Her The Advocate

Gossip Girl’s Gay Creator Regrets Not Having More Gay Characters On The Show NewNextNow

Wilson Cruz and Anthony Rapp Discuss Their Groundbreaking Gay Relationship on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Towleroad

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See the part of Sarah Paulson’s interview with Ellen DeGeneres where she isn’t being scared

Sarah Paulson is an awesome talk show guest and you can see this in these clips as she discusses with Ellen DeGeneres her various phobias. Enjoy!

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Greg Rikaart returning to daytime’s ‘The Young and the Restless” – at least for two weeks

I saw Greg Rikaart over the weekend at our friend Michael Ausiello’s book signing party (more on that today or tomorrow). Anyway, the Emmy winner confirmed for me the news reported by Entertainment Weekly that he will return to The Young and the Restless for a two-week gig starting Sept. 20. He’s only supposed to appear for a few episodes but… who knows what the tide will bring?

Rikaart plays Kevin Fisher, last seen in July episodes of the soap. Kevin worked for the Genoa City Police Department and had a daughter with his on-and-off again wife Chloe. When it was revealed earlier this year that Rikaart was bidding farewell, he released a statement that said, “at the moment it is unclear what lies ahead for Kevin and I, as we will be saying goodbye to Genoa City for a while. I am sad to leave a place I hold so dear but also really excited about what the future holds.”

Let’s hope this return becomes permanent. It would make a lot of fans very happy.