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Check out the somber but beautiful new Tom Goss single and video: “Still I Want You”

This was meant to post on Valentine’s Day yesterday but it slipped through the cracks during a busy day!

It’s a somber song from singer-songwriter Tom Goss — a personal favorite of mine — for all those who may have been struggling with Valentine’s Day or are stuck in a relationship that isn’t right for them.

Tom writes: “We’ve all been there. Thinking about someone who doesn’t care about us. May you find the courage to love yourself, more than you love another.”

The lyrics and video are below:

Still I Want You

You found another one,
left me all alone.
Crying at the alter
in front of my mother.

Still I want you.
Still I want you.
Still I want you.
Still I want you.

You call me on the phone
tell me that you’re sorry.
You come, I hold you close.
You turn away and close.

Still I want you.
Still I want you.
Still I want you.
Still I want you.

I should be stronger than this.
But I’m not stronger than this.

Scattered across the room
a mess of what you’ve strewn.
I finally know the truth.
I am nothing to you.

Still I want you.
Still I want you.
Still I want you.
Still I want you.

Still I want you.
Still I want you.
Still I want you.
Still I want you.

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ABOUT LAST NIGHT: Season three premiere party for NBC’s “World of Dance” with J-Lo and Derek Hough

Must confess, had not seen a single episode off the NBC dance competition series World of Dance until Wednesday night at a special screening held at NeueHouse Hollywood.

What a fantastic show!

The series features dance performers, including solo acts and larger groups, representing any style of dance, competing for a grand prize of $1 million. The contestants are scored by judges Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough.

The three judges plus new host Scott Evans were on hand for an intimate evening that included an advanced screening followed by cocktails and conversation with the judges and host.

It was impossible to get any time with JLo with such a swarm around her but my night was made when my guest Dave Trudell and I had a nice chat with Derek Hough at the party. I told him how much I enjoyed his enthusiasm and energy as a judge and he told me he just can’t help himself. I hope he never changes because his love of dance and passion for life shines through beautifully.

The third season premiere airs on February 26 on NBC! Check it out!


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Morning Round-Up: Arrests in Jussie Smollett attack; Ellen; Brandi Carlile; “Golden Girls” cruise

Chicago police arrest two men in Jussie Smollett case and say attack was not a hoax Los Angeles Times

Brandi Carlile said Ellen DeGeneres inspired her to come out as a teenager Gay Star News

Why Are People So Freaking Mad At Ellen DeGeneres? Instinct

The Killing Eve season 2 teaser is as gloriously queer as ever Gay Star News

A Golden Girls-themed cruise is about to hit the high seas LGBTQ Nation

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Celeb Instagram: Borna Coric! NPH & David Burtka! Alexandra Billings! Cheyenne Jackson & family!

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When you're single for Valentines, so you take your #GalaxyNote9 for a dinner. #aboutlastnight #withGalaxy . . Sponsored by Samsung

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I never got to post the most important picture yesterday. This man gets better every Valentine's Day. I am so lucky and grateful to have such a wonderful beautiful guy in my life. #lifeisbeautiful #lifeisaparty

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This human. This soul that fits me and fills me up. This wandering, hilarious, sexy, super smart, powerful, compassionate partner is the foundation of who I am and who I am becoming And she hold me and she has since 1976 And there is beauty in her smile and in her heart space and I am forever lost in her eyes. And she rearranges the tables in restaurants because they aren’t placed correctly and she categorizes her books and everything she plants blossoms like a brand new birth I am hers And she is mine And we are alone together and that is how we do it. I would marry her anytime she asked. Again. And I cannot believe my luck This soul. This fabulous soul is my wife And it is a true miracle #transisbeautiful #transrightsarehumanrights #wewillnotbeerased #resist #mymarriedlife

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My 3 Valentines. Taken shortly before a double 2-year-old meltdown of Titanic proportions. #ValentinesDazed

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WATCH: Crouton licking on “Will & Grace”


Hilarious highlight from last night’s episode of Will & Grace: Despite being on diets, Grace (Debra Messing) and Jack (Sean Hayes) can’t resist indulging in a crouton or two.

This made me laugh out loud – particularly the last part with Jack on the floor.

Enjoy!

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Friday Morning Man: Frederic Michalak!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LikzyndVj-g/SPc7-4XYYnI/AAAAAAAAk6Q/E3QhcGd2kAA/s400/frederic+michalak.jpgFrederic Michalak is a French rugby player who is ridiculously good looking as you can see.

Frederic currently plays for the Lyon OU. During France’s 2015 World Cup warm-up against England on August 22, 2016, he surpassed Christophe Lamaison as France’s all-time leading point scorer. Less than two months later he became France’s all-time leading Rugby World Cup points scorer during France’s 2015 World Cup match against Canada.

He has a lot of female fans and gay fans and has endorsements with Levis and Nike among other companies.

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Celeb Instagram: Valentine’s Day Edition Pt. 2

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Two exhausted parents . Happy Valentine’s Day Jwano. So lucky to call you my husband.

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"Today is Valentine’s Day and I know some of us that may not have someone, may not care for this day. It makes some of us feel lonely, feel left out, or even jealous of those “ideal” relationship you see. But I feel that today should be a wonderful day to celebrate something. Celebrate the love you have for yourself. Appreciate the hardship you went through that made you become a better you. Be happy with who you are. Treat yourself darling cause the most important person today is you!❤️" – @cisagawa One of my best friends wrote this and I can so relate. I've never had a Valentine and here's one more year without one. I've always hated Valentine's Day because of that honestly. I always felt left out and unloved. However, I realized that I have never loved myself as much as I do today. I still have a long way to go to get to where I want to be…but I'm finally being more of me. I believe society glorifies love. Which is okay. Because love is an amazing thing. But love from someone else without filling yourself up first, will always leave you empty. It must always first come from within you. To everyone who may not feel "loved", don't fall into the trap of lies. You are enough, you are worthy, you are loved, you are beautiful! Love yourself today and everyday! I promise it's not any less beautiful or fulfilling. *I mainly wrote this as a reminder for myself.* Also, zoom in closely on my belt…..I LOVE YOU! #loveyourself #fashion #professional #golfer #golf #athlete #asian #life #love #lovewins #home #beautiful #hawaii #oahu #inspiration #gay #instagay #gayguy #gayboy #inclusion #lgbtq #advocate #instagram #influencer #wanderlust #picoftheday • Thank you to @uniqlo_hawaii, @c4belts, @oahugolfapparel, @fourteengolf14, @seemoreputters for the love and support!

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Happy Valentine’s Day @LukeFontana

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TWO Valentines! Lucky me

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Happy Valentine’s Day to my one and only @halls.simon xoxo

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‪The great adventure of this life is made all the more special because I’m spending it with you. I cherish each moment, now and always. #valentinesday #lovewins #ThrowbackThursday ‬

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Happy Valentine’s Day to my sweet lady love @juxtaposedjacks! This sign says it all. Thank you for being awesome! Sending the single folks out there lots of love too. I spent most Valentines Days in my lifetime watching everyone celebrate love and getting gifts while I wondered when I’d meet someone. And then…I stole their cupcakes!

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America’s mom Florence Henderson was born 85 years ago today – we miss her still

Florence Henderson would have turned 85 today!

She died suddenly in November 2016 the same week she was seen at a taping of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars where she was supporting TV daughter Maureen McCormack. She was 82.

Of course I grew up watching this loveliest of ladies on The Brady Bunch then The Brady Bunch Variety Hour then The Brady Brides then A Very Brady Christmas and the last series, The Bradys.

But I’d also seen her perform her one-woman show several times and it gave you the full snapshot of an amazing career that began on Broadway and includes other television gigs from being a regular on The Today Show to dazzling us on Dancing With the Stars in her mid-70s.

It’s clear that anyone who came in contact with Florence really appreciated how down to Earth she always was. I’d interviewed her several times over the years, attended her 75th birthday concert, and moderated a panel at the West Hollywood Book Fair with Florence, Dyan Cannon, Stefanie Powers and Carrie White.

My absolute favorite moment came when I asked Florence to sing the Brady Bunch theme song and she did it!

I think everyone enjoyed immensely. But I didn’t think anyone got video of it.

But Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges of www.TraipsingThruFilms.com did! I didn’t know them then but they have become good friends of mine and I’ll be forever grateful that they captured part of it for us to enjoy again and again.

Today I’d also like to pay tribute to her huge career on the musical stage long before she was Mrs. Brady.

She starred as Maria for 15 months in the first national tour of The Sound of Music and went on to star in productions of Oklahoma! and The King and I.

She starred on Broadway in the long-running 1954 musical, Fanny (888 performances) in which she originated the title role and in 1963 starred on Broadway in The Girl Who Came to Supper.

Here is an assortment of videos of Miss Henderson singing and talking about her stage career. The bottom two videos are from recent years where she showed why she was always in such demand to perform in benefits. Enjoy!

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Morning Round-Up: Jussie Smollett blasts doubters; Ellen Page speaks out again; plus Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer & more!

Jussie Smollett Gives Robin Roberts First Interview Since Alleged Racist and Homophobic Attack Towleroad

Ellen Page Reminds The World That Trans And Queer Rights Are Not Up For Debate HuffPost

Chicago Police Questioning Persons of Interest in Jussie Smollett Attack Towleroad

Senate Passes Anti-Lynching Bill in Wake of Jussie Smollett Interview Advocate

Hollywood Flashback: Before Playing Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek Was a Gay Teen on Fox TV The Hollywood Reporter

Graham Norton and Alan Carr Join “RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K.” Judges Panel NewNowNext

Who is Michael Sanchez? Low-level Hollywood manager is a pivotal figure in Bezos-Pecker storm LA Times

Octavia Spencer Is Scary AF In Thriller Flick ‘Ma’ Homorazzi

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Celeb Instagram: Valentine’s Day Edition!

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it doesn’t matter what you’re saying, just that you’re saying it to me. Happy Valentines Day @gberlanti

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“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.” -@brenebrown Happy Valentine’s Day, @tommydidario. Insanely grateful for that trust, respect, kindness and affection.

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Every day is #valentinesday and every day I am #thankful

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Happy Valentine’s Day to this amazing man right here, @scotticenogle.

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We Cultivate Love When We Allow Our Most Vulnerable And Powerful Selves To Be Deeply Seen And Known, And When We Honour The Spiritual Connection That Grows From That Offering With Trust, Respect, Kindness And Affection. Love Is Not Something We Give Or Get, It Is Something That We Nurture And Grow, A Connection That Can Only Be Cultivated Between Two People When It Exists Within Each Of Them – We Can Only Love Others As Much As We Love Ourselves. Shame, Blame, Disrespect, Betrayal And The Withholding Of Affection Damages The Roots From Which Love Grows. Love Can Only Survive These Injuries If They Are Acknowledged, Healed And Rare”. -Brene Brown … #love #HappyValentinesDay #TransIsBeautiful #LoveWins

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Ben Platt: “If I was going to write about people I loved, I wasn’t going to pretend they weren’t men”

Tony Award winner Ben Platt of Dear Evan Hansen fame is releasing his first solo album and it has some deeply personal songs on it.

Platt explains why he is using the release of Sing to Me as an occasion to speak about being gay publicly for the first time.

“it’s scary,” he tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue. “It’s completely me. I’m getting to share without any filter of character or writing. But I really am loving that feeling.”

The album explores Platt’s romantic life over 12 songs he co-wrote that depict “a roller coaster of a relationship that is an amalgam of the ones I’ve had,” he says. “If I was going to write about people I loved, I wasn’t going to pretend they weren’t men just because I hadn’t talked about that before.”

The album gave Platt, who came out as gay when he was 12 years old, his “first opportunity to represent my relationships and the men that I’ve loved. I only wanted to take this leap if I was going to present every part of myself.”


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Thursday Morning Man: Ismael Cruz Cordova!


Miss Bala may not have been a box office success but I saw it at the ArcLight in Hollywood a few weeks ago and was mesmerized by the beauty of Ismael Cruz Cordova.

His character is a very bad man in the movie but the actor is so good and fleshing out the role that we do see some hints of a soul.

And those eyes!

The actor had a memorable role in the recent film Mary Queen of Scots as the title character’s gay private secretary.

According to IMDB, the actor was born and raised in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico. At age fifteen, Ismael began working locally in commercials, TV and film shortly after joining his High School Drama Club. In 2006 he decided to further pursue his dream and moved to New York City where he studied at NYU’s Tisch Shcool of the Arts.

Cordova first gained national attention playing Mando on Sesame Street and also had a successful role in the Showtime original series Ray Donovan.

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ABOUT LAST NIGHT: Greg In Hollywood takes in Steve Grand’s sold out show at Catalina Jazz Club

ABOUT LAST NIGHT: My blog is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary (next month!) and I want it to continue to be a living, breathing, ever-changing thing that keeps you – and me – interested.

So today I introduce you to the new About Last Night feature that will appear several times a week moving forward.

If you follow me on Instagram or are friends with me on Facebook, then you know I attend several events each week and post about them. They don’t always make their way onto the blog due to time constraints.

That changes starting now.

The About Last Night column will recap any noteworthy outings I’ve had in recent days. (Don’t worry, I won’t detail the nights when I bring home Chinese takeout and binge-watch Days of Our Lives with the dog next to me.)

Last night, my pal Jim Key joined me for the sold out Steve Grand concert at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Steve, who gained fame in 2013 when the video for his song All-American Boy went viral in 2013, mixed songs from his two albums with covers of songs by Queen, Lady Gaga, Neil Young, and others.

Grand really makes an effort to connect with the audience not only through his music but by sharing his story between songs. He covered coming out, quick fame, family, a seven-year relationship that is now over, and how it is a dream come true that he has been able to travel the world performing his music.

He also shamelessly, but charmingly, hawked his CDs All-American Boy and Not the End of Me and other “merch” which included a Steve Grand beach towel!

His Southern California tour continues this week in San Diego, Palm Springs and San Francisco. Go to stevegrand.org for more information.

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Andy Cohen: “I grew up reading People cover to cover, at a time when being gay meant there was no way to have a family”

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This is my son!! I grew up reading @People cover to cover, at a time when being gay meant there was no way to have a family. Now I’m honored to be featured on the magazine’s cover. Thank you @mrjesscagle for sharing my story. Link in bio, and check out the issue on stands Friday

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Morning Round-Up: Ben Platt on being gay; Queer Eye; Chris Pratt; Miley Cyrus; Jussie Smollett

Ben Platt Opens Up About Being Gay for First Time, Shares ‘Ease My Mind’ Video with Charlie Carver Towleroad

Netflix Announces “Queer Eye” Season 3 Premiere Date With New Carly Rae Jepsen Bop NewNowNext

Chris Pratt gets ripped to shreds on Twitter for his defense of homophobic church Queerty

Miley Cyrus Sashays Over To ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ For Season 11 Premiere Homorazzi

Jussie Smollett’s Phone Records Rejected by Police Probing Attack Advocate

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Sam Smith takes on body image issues in shirtless Instagram post: “I’ll always be at war with this bloody mirror”

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In the past if I have ever done a photo shoot with so much as a t-shirt on, I have starved myself for weeks in advance and then picked and prodded at every picture and then normally taken the picture down. Yesterday I decided to fight the fuck back. Reclaim my body and stop trying to change this chest and these hips and these curves that my mum and dad made and love so unconditionally. Some may take this as narcissistic and showing off but if you knew how much courage it took to do this and the body trauma I have experienced as a kid you wouldn’t think those things. Thank you for helping me celebrate my body AS IT IS @ryanpfluger I have never felt safer than I did with you. I’ll always be at war with this bloody mirror but this shoot and this day was a step in the right fucking direction

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See stupendous Grammy tribute to Dolly Parton

Just getting around to seeing all of the Grammy highlights and I like this one even more than the Diana Ross segment. Dolly Parton is joined here by several singers including Miley Cyrus for a medley of songs including her classic hits Jolene, Nine to Five and Here You Come Again.

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The great Stockard Channing turns 75 today – let’s enjoy some moments from her brilliant career

The winner of two Emmys and a Tony and an Oscar nominee for Six Degrees of Separation, Stockard Channing is one of our great actresses who is always terrific and interesting in all that she does.

It’s hard to believe that she turns 75 today because she still looks so young! But she always looked younger than her years as evidenced by the fact that she was 34 when she played Betty Rizzo in Grease.

The first time I ever saw her was in the TV movie The Girl Most Likely To …. which Miss Channing told me – when we spoke for a magazine profile I did in her more than a decade ago – is the movie people mention to her almost as much as Grease when she sees fans at airports etc.

She’s done so much from being a smash on Broadway in numerous plays to portraying the First Lady on TV’s The West Wing and been magnificent in it all.






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Wednesday Morning Man: Alex Crockford!

Gee, could this guy be more handsome or buff?

He’s a pretty impressive specimen!

I present to you today fitness model Alex Crockford who has appeared on the cover of Men’s Fitness and has more than 200,000 followers on Instagram and 25,000 Twitter followers.

“I love showing people not only how to get to where they want to be, but also how to stay there forever,” he posted this week on Twitter. “The real goal isn’t how quickly you can achieve it, but how long you can hold on to it.”

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Outfest Executive Director Christopher Racster moving on after a decade with the LGBTQ arts organization

If you a regular at Outfest events then you are familiar with the organization’s personable executive director Christopher Racster.

I’ve just received an email which states he is leaving the organization that he has been a part of for a decade.

“Christopher has decided it is time for him to chart the next course of his career,” stated a letter from Racster and Outfest co-presidents Terry Franklin and Marissa Román Griffith. “Christopher is a beloved member of the Outfest family and team. Under his leadership, Outfest has continued to be the leading LGBTQ arts organization in the world.”

This follows the recent departure of Outfest Programming Director Lucy Mukerjee who left to become a senior programmer of the Tribeca Film Festival.

The letter outlines a few of the key contributions that will define Christopher’s legacy with Outfest:

** The expansion of trans-inclusion across all Outfest programs including initiating the Outfest Anthony Meindl Acting Fellowship, an annual scholarship program for five transgender and non-binary actors.

** The creation of a new strategic plan which focuses on building a pipeline of LGBTQ talent through Outfest’s education and mentoring programs and the eventual expansion of Outfest to small towns in the MidWest and the South who do not have the same access to content and mentoring.

** The expansion of more diverse voices in Outfest’s programs, staff, and Board. In 2017, 50% of the films at the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival were made by women. And in 2018 over 2/3 of the filmmakers were women, people of color, transgender or non-binary. We also welcomed our first ally to the Board and (not only for the first time, but for two years in a row) Outfest has had two Board Co-Presidents who are persons of color.

The letter also states: “The Outfest Board and Christopher are committed to finding a new Executive Director who will continue to uphold Outfest as a pillar of excellence and ensuring that this transition is as seamless as possible.”

The Outfest Fusion LGBTQ People of Color Film Festival will be held March 1st – 5th and the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival will take place July 18th – 28th.

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