This footage of Jake Gyllenhaal and Rufus Wainwright’s duet on “All You Have to do is Dream” is everything
Jake Gyllenhaal and Rufus Wainwright are an unlikely pair but they sure do make beautiful music together.
The Oscar-Nominated actor and the singer, songwriter, and composer took the stage at New York’s Lincoln Center last Wednesday to perform the Everly Brothers’ classic All I Have to Do Is Dream together.
Gyllenhaal shared a video of the performance on Instagram but unfortunately, it’s less than a minute long.
I thought you might enjoy it. I also quite like Jake’s longer hair.
Paul Newman was, quite simply, one of the best looking men to have ever walked the Earth. Born in 1925, he would have been 95 today.
In addition to his Oscar-winning role in The Color of Money, his other classic films included Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler, The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Sweet Bird of Youth and Cool Hand Luke among many others.
Newman’s last movie appearance was as a conflicted mob boss in the 2002 film Road to Perdition opposite Tom Hanks, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
His last appearance overall was in 2005 in the HBO mini-series Empire Falls for which he won a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy.
At the time of his death in 2008, he had been married to Joanne Woodward for 50 years.
Brad Pitt Discusses “Thelma and Louise”, 90′s Films, “Seven” & “Fight Club” at Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Brad Pitt is the star of the moment, once again. He’s the front-runner for the Oscar for Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood and has just been such a charmer picking up the other awards along the way including the Golden Globe and the SAG. Here is Pitt at this week’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
I love whenever Wanda Sykes stops by for a chat with Ellen DeGeneres like she did this week. Wanda is an Executive Producer on a new AppleTV+ documentary called “Visible: Out on Television,” which details the history of the LGBTQ+ community on TV. She reminisced with Ellen about how famed pianist Liberace was the first gay person she remembers seeing on TV, and argued that he was definitely gay, despite never having confirmed it himself.
The comedian also explained why her 10-year-old twins don’t want her to talk about them in public anymore, and how she hurt her back… moving exercise equipment!
Today is this handsome guy’s 35th birthday.
He’s actor Michael Trevino who currently stars in the CW’s Roswell, New Mexico and was previously best known for his role as Tyler Lockwood in The CW’s series The Vampire Diaries.
Prior to taking on the role of Lockwood in 2009, Trevino was part of the CBS series Cane which had a stellar cast that included Jimmy Smits and Rita Moreno but sadly, lasted less than one season.
He also had recurring roles on The Riches and 90210.
Happy birthday to Michael!
Late Night Video: Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda share fun stories with James Corden on “Late Late Show”
James Corden welcomed his guests Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda on The Late Late Show last night and asked them about their matchmaking skills, and learns Jane once tried to set up her ex-husband Ted Turner with someone, but he declined and chose to have four girlfriends at once. After, Lily tells James how she came to officiate Kathy Griffin’s wedding.
I’m a bit of a groggy mess because I woke up at 3 am and flipped on the Australian Open on ESPN and my all-time favorite player Roger Federer was involved in a nail-biter of a match that he came two points from losing!
But sometime before 6 am, Roger was able to finally beat Australia’s John Millman 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(10-8) over four hours and three minutes for a place in the fourth round. (Millman is a hottie and a former Greg in Hollywood Morning Man – fabulous body!)
It was Federer’s 100th match win at the Australian Open where he has played each of the last 21 years. He is a six-time champion with his most recent titles coming in 2017 and 2018.
“Oh God, it was tough,” Federer told former World No. 1 Jim Courier in an on-court post-match interview. “Thank God it was a Match Tie-break, otherwise I would have lost this one. Where to start? I think John played a great match… He is a great fighter, a good guy and it came down to the wire at the end. A bit of luck maybe goes one way. I had to stay so focused, take the right decision. He was doing all that stuff at the beginning of the Match Tie-break, coming up with the goods and I thought, ‘Okay, I guess I tried.’ I didn’t play too bad after all and I was getting ready to explain myself in the press conference… What a match and John deserves over half of this one.”
it was a helluva match and it’s a pity there had to be a loser. But I’m rooting hard for Fed to win his seventh title and 21st grand slam crown overall.
This showed up on my YouTube feed yesterday and led to my reviving the long-dormant I Love Lucy Friday feature from the early years of the blog. This one’s a hoot! Fred asked for Lucy’s help in choosing Ethel’s birthday gift. Lucy selects some chic hostess pants which Ethel thinks are ridiculous. Ethel wanted a toaster! This clip doesn’t include the fight they had after but it does have Ethel’s priceless reactions as Lucy tries to convince her that these pants are perfect to wear when she throws “smart dinner parties.”
Morning Round-Up: Adam Lambert; Lil Nas X; Gus Kenworthy; Dan Levy & Kristen Stewart; Hallmark Channel CEO out
Adam Lambert Launches the Feel Something Foundation to Support LGBTQ Organizations Billboard
Lil Nas X’s Wild Ride From Obscurity to Grammy Nominee Variety
WATCH: Gus Kenworthy teams up with disabled teen to win unique contest Queerty
Dan Levy Cast Alongside Kristen Stewart in Gay Holiday Rom-Com NewNowNext
Hallmark Channel’s CEO Is Out a Month After Pulling Lesbian Wedding Ad Advocate
See “EastSiders: The Documentary” featuring interviews with Kit Williamson, John Halbach and Constance Wu!
Seven years, four seasons, 27 episodes, and now the story is coming to a close.
But first, take a look behind the scenes at the making of the show with the cast and creative team of EastSiders. It’s EastSiders: The Documentary featuring interviews with producers and cast members Kit Williamson and John Haibach as well as other cast members including Constance Wu and Van Hansis.
The doc was shot by Jordan Rennert, edited by Patrick Meaney and directed by Williamson.
Writes Williamson: We’re saying goodbye to EastSiders, but before we do we decided to thank our fans and supporters by releasing a free documentary with interviews from the cast and crew and never before seen footage from set! Thank you all for coming on this journey with us–it’s been an honor making this show for you, and I’m still in disbelief as to how far we’ve come. Cheers to the next adventure!”
Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee, and Donna Mills sit down for joint interview to mark “Knots Landing” 40th Anniversary
Last Saturday night I attended a fabulous event at The Hollywood Museum which reunited the three main leading ladies from the great prime-time soap Knots Landing which ran on CBS from 1979-93.
At the event, I chatted with well-known soap opera journalist Michael Fairman and he told me about an interview he had done that week with Joan Van Ark (Valene), Michele Lee (Karen) and Donna Mills (Abby) to commemorate the iconic primetime soap’s 40th anniversary.
This is a deep-dive interview where the trio discuss: their cameraderie, watch back key scenes, and deliver backstage insight on working on the CBS series that began as a spinoff of Dallas.
Dreamy Michael Ontkean turns 74 today and that is a perfect excuse to celebrate a guy who I always had a huge crush on.
Except for a cameo in the George Clooney film The Descendents, Ontkean hasn’t been seen in a any new movies or TV shows in several years. But the actor we know best from Twin Peaks, The Rookies and the film Making Love certainly made a lasting impression on us.
A Canadian, Ontkean was such a good hockey player growing up and at the University of Vermont that he was offered a contract to play professionally with the New York Rangers.
But the child of well-known Canadian performers Leonard and Muriel Ontkean loved acting more and headed to Hollywood in 1970. He soon landed a series of TV guest spots (including The Partridge Family!) and became a star when he was cast in The Rookies. He left the hit show after just two seasons and spent a few years writing poetry before returning to acting in 1977 with the hit Paul Newman film Slap Shot which united his two loves: acting and hockey.
He went on appearing in various films such as Voices (1979 with Amy Irving), Willie and Phil (1980) and Summer (1981 with Brooke Adams) and in 1982 reunited with Rookies co-star Kate Jackson in the film Making Love in which they played a married couple coping with the fact that Ontkean had fallen in love with another man played by Harry Hamlin.
Hamlin still talks about how this film killed his movie career while Ontkean has never made a similar claim. He went on to appear in such films as Made to Order and The Allnighter then landed another of his best-known roles: Sheriff Harry Truman in the 1990 TV series Twin Peaks.
Many other roles followed, my favorite of which was the 1994 miniseries Family Album opposite Jaclyn Smith.
Last night on The Late Late Show, host James Corden asks his guests Charlie Hunnam and Jesse Tyler Ferguson about their experiences turning 40 years old, and Jesse shared some big news — he and husband Justin Mikita are having a baby this year.
“It’s when you finally become an adult, I feel, you just start getting serious about things,” said Ferguson, who is 44, adding, “this is something I haven’t mentioned to anyone, if we could just keep it between the three of us, I’m actually expecting a baby in July with my husband.”
Corden said: “You are going to make the best parents, the two of you.”
Asked if he is having a boy or a girl, Ferguson replied, “a human.”
Fortune Feimster gets billboard in Times Square: “Took me 17 years of hustling in LA to get one of these beauties”
Morning Round-Up: Nikkie de Jager; “RuPaul’s drag race” queens; Lena Waithe; Janelle Monáe; Barry Manilow
Someone tried to destroy Nikkie de Jager’s life by outing her as trans. Now she’s on Ellen and more famous than ever Queerty
Meet the Queens of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 12 NewNowNext
Lena Waithe and wife Alana Mayo split just 2 months after announcing their marriage EW.com
Janelle Monáe to Receive HRC Equality Award Advocate
Barry Manilow Dropping New Album of Love-Song Standards — Hear His Take on ‘My Funny Valentine’ People.com
Broadway legend Chita Rivera turns 87 years young today.
I prefer to use the world ‘young’ instead of the usual ‘old’ when writing about a performer who is still at there on stage giving audiences all they’ve got.
That would certainly be the case with Chita who earned a best actress in a musical Tony Award nomination in 2015 for her performance in The Visit.
She is a national treasure and two-time Tony winner whose Broadway credits include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye Bye Birdie, Sweet Charity, West Side Story, Nine, Jerry’s Girls, The Rink, and Chicago, among many others.
Below is an in-depth, on-stage interview Chita did in 2016 with the SAG-AFTRA Foundayion.
Yesterday was John Wesley Shipp’s 65th birthday! Even though I’m a day late, he is today’s Morning Man in honor of that milestone.
He portrays Barry Allen’s father, Henry Allen, Jay Garrick/Flash and Earth-90 Barry Allen/Flash on the current The Flash series on The CW network.
He is still such a handsome guy but the younger John was really something to behold! I went to his Facebook page and snagged some picks from his days as a soap star on Guiding Light, Santa Barbara and As the World Turns (he won two Daytime Emmys) and time as The Flash on CBS and, of course, as Dawson’s hot dad on Dawson’s Creek.
John surfaced on ABC’s One Life to Live in its final years as villain Eddie Ford, played Kathy Griffin’s ex-husband in an episode of Drop Dead Diva and also appeared in several episodes of Teen Wolf.