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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo updates viewers on his battle with coronavirus: “I feel better than I deserve”


CNN’s Chris Cuomo, who is in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus, discussed his chest X-ray with Dr. Sanjay Gupta tonight as he continues to battle the sickness.

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Leslie Jordan gives self haircut – and shares stories

Instagram sensation Leslie Jordan just keeps the good stuff coming. Not only does he have an Emmy and a new TV series, he also reached 1 million Instagram followers last week. I love sharing his sheltering in place videos!

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I Almost Cut My Hair. #crosbystillsandnash #freakflagfly #hippie #rocknroll #trolldoll

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“Cuomosexual” Randy Rainbow’s new song parody is a keeper: “Andy” – a love song to NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo


Oh Randy Rainbow, your talent and creativity are getting us through some dark days and I thank you so much for that.

This latest Rainbow tune is a takeoff of John Travolta’s Sandy solo in Grease. This is called Andy and it is about Randy’s affection for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Enjoy!

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WATCH: The cast of “The Nanny” reunited virtually for a table reading of the sitcom’s pilot episode!

When you have some extra time on your hands – which could be right now! – check out this out!

The Nanny star Fran Drescher reunited with cast members including Charles Shaugnessy and Renee Taylor, for a virtual reading of the show’s pilot episode.

It is all kinds of fun – and comfort food!

FYI: Logo is airing a “Best of The Nanny” marathon, featuring the pilot and nine other classic episodes, today starting at 8pm ET.

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Ellen DeGeneres returns to TV – from her living room

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I’m thinking of you and sending love to you all. There’s no better way for me to do that than from my show.

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Steve Grand in his white boxer briefs: “A back view for you guys that have been asking”

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A #backview for you guys that have been asking. In my white @grandaxis boxer briefs. They also come in charcoal. I don’t know why I look like I’m being held hostage… #GrandAxis #guysinunderwear #guysinunderwearofinstagram #mensunderwear #boxerbrief #meninunderwear #shirtlessguys #shirtlessmen #glutes #squats #bigglutes #bigbutt #bigbuttboys #muscle #fitness

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Totally Random Video: Deleted scenes from “The Way We Were” that would’ve made the movie even better

Came across this on YouTube and had never seen it before.

This is from the making-of documentary of The Way We Were, the absolute classic 1973 movie starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford.

They are deleted scenes that, in retrospect, should most certainly have remained in the film – especially the scenes that shed light on why this great couple broke up! Watching them, suddenly the split makes all kinds of sense in a way that it did not before.

Such a pity they were cut.

And while there was a script for a sequel, it never happened. Streisand and Redford talked about it when they guested, together, on The Oprah Winfrey Show some years back.

Morning Round-Up: Elizabeth Gillies as Angelina Jolie; Cameron Esposito; Clive Davis; Michelle Visage

Elizabeth Gillies’s Spot-On Recreation Of Angelina Jolie’s Oscar Speech DListed

Cameron Esposito on Releasing a Comedic Memoir During a Pandemic Advocate

How I’m Living Now: Clive Davis, Music Industry Icon The Hollywood Reporter

Michelle Visage Talks to This Week’s Eliminated “Drag Race” Queen NewNowNext

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Monday Morning Man: Paul Rudd!


I’m crazy about Paul Rudd and my guess is that plenty of you are too.

Today is the Ant-Man star’s 51st birthday!

He’s gone from early film roles in Clueless, The Object of My Affection, The Cider House Rules, and Wet Hot American Summer to a series of comedies in a string of hit movies including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Role Models, I Love You, Man, and This is 40.

Paul has appeared a series of Broadway plays and has done several television roles including four episodes of NBC’s Parks and Recreation as Bobby Newport, a candidate for City Council and a rival of Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope, and on NBC’s Friends as Mike Hannigan, who dates and then marries Phoebe Buffay, played by Lisa Kudrow.

He also reprised his role as Andy from Wet Hot American Summer in the Netflix prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, alongside an ensemble cast including Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks, all reprising their roles from the 2001 film.

But some of my favorite television work is when Paul guest hosts NBC’s Saturday Night Live because he usually ends up kissing a guy in a sketch – and he really goes for it!


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See Lin-Manuel Miranda surprise a ‘Hamilton’ superfan with a special full-cast performance

This is amazing, uplifting, and absolutely wonderful.

John Krasinski, on the second episode of his YouTube show, Some Good News, gave a nine-year-old Hamilton megafan a surprise for the ages: he and the original Broadway cast surprised her with a virtual performance of her favorite song, Alexander Hamilton, the opening number for the musical.

Krasinski was joined by his wife Emily Blunt, who costarred with Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns, to deliver the happy news to the speechless young fan named Aubrey.

Miranda, who played Hamilton, kicked off the performance via video conference before he was joined by his former castmate Leslie Odom Jr., who portrayed Aaron Burr, and Anthony Ramos, who portrayed the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton.

Then, Daveed Diggs (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson) jumped in, followed by Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton) and Christopher Jackson (George Washington).

The group was also accompanied by the many more from the company, including Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Jonathan Groff (King George) and Javier Muñoz, who was Miranda’s understudy before later headlining as Hamilton.

Enjoy!

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Tennis hunk Jan-Michael Gambill forced to take action to deal with “out of control” “quarantine hair”

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Making the best of this #quarantine . Hair is getting out of control! Where are you @vutranhair ! #stayhome #trim #trust who else has been forced into this?

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WATCH: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth gives Coronavirus broadcast: ‘We will meet again’


Even if you’re not British, this address from Queen Elizabeth II today was much-needed and reassuring. At 93, she remains such an effective and important monarch. This was only her fifth direct address to the UK and the Commonwealth in her 68-year reign.

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Celeb Instagram: Tuc Watkins; Michael Urie; Rosie O’Donnell; Sam Smith; Dan Savage

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Jacob Marley or Kylo Ren? Please say Kylo Ren.

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Easier to stay six feet away on @citibike – w @ryanspahn and @kinleyanddawson

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me n jackie – bffs for 55 years – met in my backyard for a 6 ft apart sun bathe #friends

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Got out to feel the for a second. Staying home today is tough but let’s do this for our NHS ????????

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I don’t typically post selfies. But these are atypical times.

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Sunday Round-Up: Brad Pitt; Sean Hayes; Megan Rapinoe & Sue Bird; Marianne Faithful; Miley Cyrus


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Sean Hayes Talks Playing a Woman in Lazy Susan and Will & Grace’s End Advocate

Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird croon an inspirational duet in their latest Instagram Live: “Lean On Me,” by the late Bill Withers Outsports

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Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson Deliver Tacos to Healthcare Workers amid Coronavirus Pandemic People

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Totally Random Video: Bette Davis tells why she really did not like working with Faye Dunaway


In several interviews from 1988, Bette Davis throws serious shade at Faye Dunaway, with whom she costarred in the 1976 TV movie The Disappearance of Aimee. This is five years after her stroke and a year before her death and Miss Davis clearly had zero sh*ts to give at this point.

Showtune Sunday: Dubbing Through the Decades in Musicals – even Angela Lansbury was once dubbed!

Rosalind Russell in Gypsy and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady are two of the most famous examples of movie stars with limited singing abilities being cast as the lead in major Hollywood musicals and having their singing dubbed.

I had not realized how common this was until watching this video compilation – even very capable singers like Angela Lansbury, a Broadway musical legend, have been dubbed!

Below is Rosalind Russell singing Everything’s Coming Up Roses in her own voice.

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Morning Man Classic: Anthony Perkins!



If Anthony Perkins were still alive, yesterday would have been his 88th birthday. He, of course, was the star of the classic 1960 thriller Psycho in which he played Norman Bates and later reprised his role in three forgettable sequels.

But there was far more to the career of Mr. Perkins before Psycho. He was nominated for an Oscar for what was just his second movie: Friendly Persuasion and followed that up with Fear Strikes Out playing a trouble former pro baseball player.

In the late 50s, the heartthrob Perkins released three pop albums and one of his singles, Moon-Light Swim, reached number 24 on the Billboard charts.

He also starred opposite Shirley MacLaine in 1958′s The Matchmaker and opposite Jane Fonda in her first movie, 1960′s Tall Story and conquered the Broadway stage first in Tea and Sympathy then earning a Tony Award nomination for his performance in the play Look Homeward, Angel.

Film roles in the 60s and 70s included The Trial, Catch-22, Pretty Poison, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean and Murder on the Orient Express. He also starred opposite Diana Ross in what was her second feature film: Mahogany.

He had been married to the late photographer Berry Berenson (she died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks) for 19 years when he died and was the father of two sons when he died of AIDS in 1992 at the age of 60. He never came out publicly as gay or bisexual although Tab Hunter had discussed their romance in his autobiography.


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Broadway star Nick Adams opens up about having coronavirus: “We are safe and isolated”

Thinking of Broadway performer Nick Adams who went public this week with the news that he and his partner, Moulin Rouge actor Kyle Brown, are in isolation at an Airbnb in the Catskills after contracting the coronavirus.

Known for his beauty and brawn, Nick has appeared on Broadway in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Tony-winning revival of La Cage aux Folles, A Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls and The Pirate Queen.

I’ve seen him perform twice in national tours of hit shows: Wicked at The Pantages and last year in Falsettos at the Ahmanson. He also had a small but hilarious role in season one of The Other Two, the fabulous show on Comedy Central.

I chatted with Nick on February 25 at the Queerties award show in Hollywood. I had transcribed the interview a few weeks ago but hadn’t gotten around to posting it because of the pandemic. A lot has changed since then. On that night, Nick shared that he was about to fly back to New York to do a Netflix show that he could not yet talk about.

“I’m actually out here in LA for awhile,” Nick told me. He had rented a cozy house in Beachwood Canyon and was planning to spend the year working on television pilots while Brown remained in New York in his hit Broadway show.

Nick tells Variety how things quickly unfolded: I flew back to New York after a few weeks to shoot a new Netflix series at the end of February. The day before my return flight, I started to feel ill. I saw my doctor who told me it was probably a cold and to simply monitor my symptoms. I traveled back to L.A. the next day. Then my partner began to feel ill. Headlines were accumulating at this point about the growing threat of coronavirus in the U.S. Within a week, the severity of the global spread became more vast.

The auditioning season out West had all but evaporated. Kyle called me in a panic to tell me that his show was canceled that day due to two cast members showing symptoms. This came on the heels of reports about an infected Broadway usher. Within an hour, the Broadway League announced the suspension of all productions until at least April 12. A move like this is unprecedented. Broadway hasn’t been dark since the stagehand strike. With this news, I scrambled to find disinfectant wipes and searched for the next flight to New York in fear we might be separated for the unforeseeable future.

I was fortunate enough to make it home on a near-empty flight, scoop up my other half and our dog, and make our way to an Airbnb in the Catskills. We have the virus. We are safe and isolated. We’re feeling healthy.

We are both now unemployed. A string of my gigs including symphony concerts and masterclasses were canceled. I have no money coming in. My partner is waiting for a decision from the Broadway League and Actor’s Equity regarding how they will be financially assisted during this time.

It’s good got hear that Nick and Kyle are feeling healthy and wishing them all the luck and love they and other performers need moving forward with everything in limbo.

Going back to our interview, what Nick told me is even more poignant now: “I love my life, I’m having a great time. It’s one thing at a time. I try to stay grounded outside of what my career entails and not make it all about that. I’ve been with my partner for nine years. We met doing Priscilla Queen of the Desert on Broadway. He was part of the original cast with me and we fell in love and here we are nine years later. That show absolutely changed my life. It was the most fun I’ve ever had on stage. I’ve loved every experience. Falsettos was so gratifying in terms of subject matter and being able to tell that story ever night was really special. I’ve been fortunate to be able to do some iconic gay theater.”

His talent, good looks and buff body has gained Nick many loyal fans – and more than 66,000 Instagram followers – over the years.

Of those fans he said: “They are very sweet and keep me motivated.”

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Watch best of Cuomo brothers who have become America’s favorite TV family during coronavirus


The Cuomo brothers – New York Governor Andrew and CNN anchor Chris – have become household names thanks to nonstop coronavirus coverage — here are some of their greatest moments on air.

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Celeb Instagram: Sheltering in Place Edition

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Parents, caregivers, kids, and all those who like to be read to, I’ve teamed up with author @bradmeltzer to appear on StoryTime. Join me as I read “I Am Billie Jean King,” the story of my life. Video link in profile. Hoping this brings you a little joy this weekend. #storytime #raiseareader #reading #readersofinstagram #saturday

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Don’t underestimate boredom. Once there was somebody soooo bored, they rubbed 2 sticks together for hours. Now we have fire.???? #quarantinelife #Bulldog #StayHome

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Boy does this old ABC promo bring me JOY! I really needed this today. I want to go back there… (thanks Liza!) ☀️ ???? #SimplerTimes #The80s #Mork #Gavin #Herve #TomBosley #JoyceDeWitt

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We made it to Saturday.

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This is how we Saturday.

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Life is good. I have Sweet Pea. I have everything I need. #stayhome #staythefuckhome #flattenthecurve #staysafe #stopthespread #shelterinplace #chiweenie #chiweeniesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogs #gaysian #pocketgay #instagay #instagood

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