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Nico Tortorella opens up about his sexual fluidity: ‘It means I do whatever I want whenever I want it’

Younger star Nico Tortorella came out earlier this year as sexually fluid explaining that he has had relationships with both men and women.

During an appearance on Access Hollywood Live this week, he was pinned down with this question: Which gender is tougher to date?

Tortotella gave it a moment then replied that it is women who are tougher to date.

He isn’t given a chance to elaborate on why.

But he does elaborate on being sexually fluid and what that means.

‘It means I do whatever I want whenever I want it. And I don’t really have a problem with it!’ he says.

‘I think everybody has the right to do what they want and be the person that they want to be as long as it’s effecting positive change in the world. I just love people.’

Tortorella says he never really came out in his life but has always been who he is.

‘I think we just kind of have to take the weight off of it a little bit. Look, it’s 2016.’

Since his character on the show is involved in a love triangle, Tortorella was asked if he had ever been involved in one in real life.

‘Triangles, squares, circles, octagons,’ he joked. ‘Yeah! Of course!’


Celeb Instagram: Jesse Tyler Ferguson! Nate Berkus and Mindy Kaling! Ricky Martin! Russell Tovey!

I can't come to the phone right now. There's a new Modern Family tonight.

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Had such a blast with the beautiful & funny @mindykaling filming my cameo on @themindyproject_. Check out this week's episode on @hulu #MindyOnHulu #design

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#Chile it's wine o'clock

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Thank you @paigeisapeach for capturing this Make-up truck moment on @abcquantico this morning #quantico

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Lunch Break Video: See what happens when Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black hit pumpkin patch

They are adorbs.

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‘The Real O’Neals’ star Noah Galvin reflects on his toxic Vulture interview

Noah Galvin of TV’s The Real O’Neals gave ABC a public relations nightmare last June when he gave an explosive interview in which he maligned Bryan Singer, Colton Haynes and Eric Stonestreet.

He was recently asked by Variety what he learned in the aftermath of that experience.

‘The biggest thing I learned is just the potential reach I have … But I totally recognize that I messed up in some ways.’

The young actor, who is openly gay, had slammed Haynes for the manner in which the actor came out in May, dissed Stonestreet’s gay portrayal on Modern Family and accused director-producer Singer of inviting ‘little boys over to his pool and diddle them in the f-cking dark of night.’

Galvin then issued a detailed apology for his ‘brazen and hurtful comments’ on the day the interview was posted.

‘I’m just trying to learn from those mistakes and move forward and try to be a great advocate for the LGBT community,’ he now says. ‘The ultimate goal is to be a great actor and a great advocate.’

So why did he go after Singer, Haynes and Stonestreet in such a brutal way in the first place?

‘I think in the moment I was responding to frustrations that I felt in the business, being an out gay man in the business, and playing a gay kid on TV … I engaged in a conversation – a very cavalier conversation,’ says Galvin who also criticized ABC for the length of time the network took to renew O’Neals for a second season.

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‘Moonlight’ star Trevante Rhodes: ‘I easily could have been born loving men’

Trevante Rhodes isn’t gay but his character in the new drama Moonlight is.

Still, the 26-year-old knows things could have easily been different.

‘I was born loving women but I easily could have been born loving men,’ Rhodes tells

‘It’s the exact same sensation. You don’t fall in love with someone [just] for their physical [traits], but for their mental.’

The young actor plays the character of Chiron as an adult in a film that tells the story of a poor, gay, black boy growing up in Miami and coming to terms with his homosexuality.

‘It was really just about me it was really just falling in love with the person that [my co-star] André Holland is,’ Rhodes says. ‘I respect him, I love him for the father figure he is.’

Two other actors play younger versions of Chiron in the movie based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.

‘It talks about a subject matter that is so prevalent today,’ Rhodes says.

‘Being a black man in America is relatively difficult right now, being a gay man in America is incredibly difficult. And so being a black, gay man … can be perceived as the worst possible thing right now.

‘So it is something that we need, that the world needs, and I’m thinking it’s a beautiful thing that people are receiving it. I didn’t think we were ready for something like that. And it’s really surprising and really refreshing to me to see that people are.’

Moonlight opened in just four theaters last weekend and managed to earn an impressive $402,075. Its $100,519 per theater average is the highest for any film released so far in 2016. It opens wider across the US on 4 November.

Rhodes is new to movies. He was still a college track star at the University of Texas when he was discovered by a casting director while jogging on campus.

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Wednesday Morning Man: Julio Rocha!

Brazilian actor and model Julio Rocha had a birthday over the weekend so I made a note that he would be a most excellent Morning Man this week. He’s 37 and just seems to be getting better and better looking. On television he had a prominent role as the character João Batista in the novela Duas Caras , as the mysterious Enzo in Fina Estampa and in Amor à Vida as Jacques.

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Snapped! Van Hansis in South Dakota!

Peace and quiet. And mountains and lakes. #southdakota #ithinkitsouthdakotaatleast #maybewyoming #ormontana #roadtrip

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Late Night Video; Lady Gaga Carpool Karaoke!

Lady Gaga joins James Corden on The Late Late Show for a drive through Los Angeles singing her classics and tracks from her new album, “Joanne” before James tries on some of her classic looks and lets her take the wheel.

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Wanda Sykes thinks Trump is ‘a big, orange baby’

Wanda Sykes was no fan of Donald Trump even before his run for president.

Wanda says she stopped staying at Trump Tower as soon as Trump began his ‘birther’ movement which contended, wrongly, that President Barack Obama was not born in the US.

‘He’s just a big, orange baby,’ Sykes said of the Republican candidate during an appearance on the Sway in the Morning radio show.

Trump campaign has been sinking in recent weeks with him now trailing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in almost all polls.

‘I can’t wait for all this to be over because what’s he going to do next?’ Sykes wonders. ‘He has ruined his whole sh*t, his whole brand is done.’

She adds: ‘He’s alienated so many people. People ain’t staying at his hotels, they ain’t buying his steaks … he’s done.’

Sykes thinks even Trump’s golf courses will take a hit.

‘By the looks of those rallies he’s been having, the people at those rallies they don’t look like golfers to me. He’s going to have to find some other uses for them golf courses – maybe shooting ranges or maybe hold a monster truck rally.’

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Video: Ellen turns to shirtless hunks to predict the winner of Cubs vs. Indians World Series

The World Series starts this week so Ellen turned to her foolproof (and shirtless) method to predict the winner. Will it be the Chicago Cubs or the Cleveland Indians?

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Glenn Close is returning to Broadway as Norma Desmond in a revival of ‘Sunset Boulevard’

Three-time Tony Award-winner Glenn Close is returning to Broadway in her iconic role of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard. This follows a bravura sold-out engagement earlier this year at the English National Opera (ENO), which marked Close’s West End debut. The Broadway production will feature a 40-piece orchestra on the stage of The Palace Theatre and be directed by Lonny Price. Performances will begin on Thursday, February 2, 2017. It will play a limited 16-week engagement.

Sunset Boulevard originally premiered in London’s West End at the Adelphi Theatre in 1993 with Patti LuPone who was contractually set to take it to Broadway after one year. Close headlined the American premiere at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles. Close was such a success that she was chosen to star on Broadway over LuPone who sued and received a million settlement. The musical moved to Broadway in 1994 with what was then, the biggest advance in Broadway history, at $37.5million.

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Celeb Instagram: Jazz Jennings makes statement; Cam & Mitch in costume; Tom & Lance find a pumpkin

Spirit Week: "Squad Day" I thought this day basically promoted social cliques in high school and was an easy opportunity for isolation to occur among students. I wasn't invited into a squad so I created this shirt to represent other people like me! I always make a statement about everything

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Just clowning around… and also hanging with @ericstonestreet. All new #ModernFamily Halloween episode tomorrow night on ABC!

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@dlanceblack and I went to the pumpkin patch! Check out what happened in my latest VLOG in link in my bio :)

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Tuesday Morning Man: Alvaro Morata!

Today’s Morning Man is the dreamy Álvaro Morata. He’s a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and the Spain national team as a striker. This talented athlete clearly has a big heart. In March 2014, he shaved off all of his hair in solidarity with sick children, saying “kids with cancer wanted to have my haircut but they couldn’t, so I gave myself theirs.” Alvaro turned 24 over the weekend – a belated happy birthday to him!

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A recap of my evening at The Legacy Awards honoring Sean Hayes, Jill Soloway and Freeform

It’s been a few years since I’ve attended The Legacy Awards which benefits the Outfest UCLA Archives Legacy Project.

It’s gone from a standard awards show at The Orpheum Theatre to a more exclusive, high-end dinner at Vibiana downtown.

I’d missed the first few years in this new format but am so glad I was able to attend this year (thanks Jim and Keith!) because it is a really special evening.

Mingling in the courtyard while having wine and appetizers was wonderful – until the rain came.

We were all moved to the bar inside and it was cozier and darker. I was with my friends Stephen and Paul when I spotted Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce nearby and decided to sneak a photo of her.

Did not realize my flash would go off.


After the show she walked by me and swatted me on the behind and we had a laugh.

The wine and other booze from the open bar had been flowing for well over an hour – closer to 90 minutes – by the time we were seated for dinner. So plenty of people were plenty sauced by then judging from the volume of the chatter and that a woman in the group next to our did not seem to notice or care that she was literally leaning into me, backwards.

At the next table was Noah’s Arc star Darryl Stephens who is so talented and who I think the world of.

The evening was hosted by Harry Shum Jr. who was very charming and funny but unfortunately the room just could not settle down throughout his opening.

It was like the Golden Globes are during commercial breaks.

But at The Globes, the crowd behaves – mostly- when someone is one stage.

This crowd did not.

But Harry soldiered on amid the din and didn’t complain: ‘The Q in LGBTQ stands for questioning. I always thought it meant quickies.’

The same cannot be said of presenter Dax Shepard who was there to give the Trailblazer Award to his friend Sean Hayes.

Just as Dax began speaking, he noticed the servers being sent out.

‘Let’s bring out the entrees while I present,’ he said a bit sarcastically. ‘Anybody got any fireworks? Symbols?’

But he quickly got back on track and paid a moving and heartfelt tribute to Hayes.

He also joked: ‘I did not know until tonight that Sean was gay. It shines a different light on the time we made love. I thought we were doing a bit.’

When Hayes got on stage, he began with a joke thanking ‘my amazing wife Portia de Rossi.

He then asked the crowd what he should be for Halloween.

‘Do I go again as (Fox News anchor) Shepard Smith? I’ve had that costume in my closet for years.’ (Smith only recently came out of the closet publicly).

Hayes went on to give an honest, moving speech that was just right. I posted about it earlier HERE.

Sherri Saum of The Fosters and Shay Mitchell of Pretty Little Liars participated in the presentation of the Corporate Trailblazer Award to Freeform for LGBT-friendly shows including Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters and Shadowhunters.

Then Transparent cast members Amy Landecker and Jeffrey Tambor spoke about Visionary Award recipient Jill Soloway, the creator of their show.

Emmy winner Tambor said of his transgender role: ‘I thought i was going to go out playing Lear but I guess it’s Maura Pfefferman. It’s better, right?’

He later said: ‘We thank you Jill – thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You’ve change the playing field.’

Soloway thanked her father for coming out as a transgender woman at age 72 and alluded to own coming out recently as bisexual.

‘I got recruited by the queer people,’ she joked. ‘It is catching as it turns out.’

But her bigger message was this: ‘I want to take a stand for no secrets. … Every single time one person comes out there’s more freedom.’

@seanhayes discussing his journey as an actor and gay man at the #LegacyAwards2016

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@jillsoloway accepting the Visionary Award at the #LegacyAwards2016

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Snapped! It’s a ‘Noah’s Arc’ mini reunion at The Legacy Awards with Doug Spearman and Darryl Stephens

Haven’t had a chance yet to post my complete wrap-up of last night’s Legacy Awards where I had a crispy pork belly appetizer that was such heaven I wanted to cry tears of joy. But for now I post this photo of the handsome and talented Doug Spearman and Darryl Stephens who were at the table next to mine at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. Doug and Darryl are, of course, two of the core cast members of the late, great TV series Noah’s Arc. Doug played Chance and Darryl played the title character. They teamed up again for the 2013 film Hot Guys with Guns directed by Doug and yet again on Doug’s latest directorial effort From Zero to I Love You. Great guys both and their photo has been ‘liked’ by more than 450 people in less than 24 hours on my Facebook page. I figured I’d better share it here too!

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See season 5 finale of ‘Where the Bears Are’

In the rip-roaring, hair-raising season finale, Nelson, Todd, Winters and Martinez form the Wild Bear Bunch and descend upon a remote Mexican village right out of a spaghetti western film in order to rescue Reggie and Wood from Victor Garcia’s clutches, but the menacing crime lord has no intention of allowing any of them to leave the country alive once he has the thumb drive in his possession. Chaz Bono makes a brief appearance.


Watch Fortune Feimster do the ice cream dance!

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Celeb Instagram: Adam Lambert’s duck face; Candis Cayne in NYC; Daley, Kenworthy & Oakley do lunch

I swear I didn't realize I was making full duck face

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finally in NYC getting ready for the Shoot! With @paulmargolin and thank you for the love @marcbouwer

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jock lunch, olympians only.

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Sean Hayes at Legacy Awards: ‘My lucky break was inextricably tied to me thinking that i had to stay in the closet’

Sean Hayes received a standing ovation at The Legacy Awards last night after a remarkable speech in which he expressed regret – publicly – over not coming out sooner.

‘I was a young closeted actor having his first taste of a little success and unfortunately, in my mind, my lucky break was inextricably tied to me thinking that i had to stay in the closet in order to keep moving forward,’ Hayes told the crowd of more than 400 at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.

‘When it comes to night’s like tonight and honors like this, I’m consumed with what I didn’t do,’ Hayes admitted.

‘I know I should’ve come out sooner and I’m sorry for that. Especially when I think about the possibility that I might have made a difference in someone’s life. I would probably be able to sleep a lot better than I do if I had acted sooner, but such is life. We learn our lessons only when we are ready.’

Fame came for Hayes in 2008 with his Emmy-winning role as Jack Macfarland on TV’s Will & Grace.

Hayes remained closeted publicly throughout the show’s eight year run then came out in 2010.

‘Today I stand before you as a proud gay man and I humbly accept this award on behalf of all of us,’ Hayes said at the end of his speech.

‘This award is as much mine as it is yours.’ The evening was in support of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project which is dedicated to preserving and restoring LGBTI films.

Dax Shepard presented the award and said of his friend: ‘He exudes light and I feel so lucky he’s shined it on me over the last 10 years. I love him so much.’


Cheyenne Jackson: ‘Fatherhood is a TIRED like I’ve never known, a LOVE like I’ve never known’

Fatherhood is a TIRED like I've never known, & a LOVE like I've never known. #FairTrade. #2HoursSleep

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