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Lunch break Video: Check out Tom Daley’s six-minute stretching routine to relieve back pain

If anyone tries this, let me know how it turns out! And even if you don’t, enjoy seeing cutie pie Tom Daley shirtless!

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WATCH: Three Julia Sugarbaker rants for the ages

If you are a Designing Women fan then are no doubt aware that ABC is planning a reboot of the classic 1986-93 sitcom about a delicious quartet of women working for a design firm in Atlanta.

I must say, the first five seasons of the show are among the most brilliant ensemble comedy in the history of television. The writing was always sharp and smart and the cast of Dixie Carter (Julia), Delta Burke (Suzanne), Annie Potts (Mary Jo), and Jean Smart (Charlene) was magic.

They will be tough acts to follow.

One of the recurring features of the show were the Julia Sugarbaker rants that Carter delivered as only she could.

Here are three of them.

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Celeb Instagram: Shirtless Edition!

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First selfie with my new phone. I know I'm trash but only Dog can judge me! #GalaxyNote9

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Live your best life. #familyvacation #boomermalemon

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man. (human). #niconiconico #allofitisyou #loveyall From TV to literature—Nico Tortorella (@nicotortorella) shares their advocacies in more ways than one and there's nothing that can stop this artist from doing what they do best. Photography by Jerick Sanchez (@jericksanchez) Hair by Cats Del Rosario (@drcats) Grooming by Aimee Grey (@aimeegrey) Creative Direction by Suki Salvador (@sukisalvador) Art Direction by Macky Arquilla (@mackyarquilla) Styling by RJ Roque (@rjroquestar) Shoot Coordinator Thea Martin (@theadmartin) Special thanks to National Book Store (@nationalbookstore) Shot on location at Discovery Primea Makati (@discoveryprimea) Words by Francheska Testa (@170.c)

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Emmy winner Darren Criss thanks fans: “It’s an incredible feeling to have you all out there”

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THANKS EVERYONE! oh what a night

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Morning Round-Up: Rachel Maddow; Sesame Street; Jonathan Van Ness; Lee Pace; Nathan Sussex; Julie Chen

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Has Highest-Rated Week Ever Forbes

Former Sesame Street writer says Bert and Ernie are a gay couple, show denies it

Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness has hunky new boyfriend NewNowNext

Lee Pace Joins Hong Kong Drama Series ‘Flying Tiger’ in Key Role Variety

Gay Hollyoaks star Nathan Sussex on why straight men can play gay roles (and vice versa) Gay Star News

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Wednesday Morning Man: Ramin Karimloo!

Today is this handsome guy’s 39th birthday.

He’s Ramin Karimloo and he made his Broadway debut as Valjean in the 2014 revival production of Les Misérables for which he received a Tony Award nomination.

Before that, he starred in London productions of Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera, and played the iconic Phantom in Love Never Dies.

He has appeared in the West End production of Murder Ballad and in UK national tours of The Pirates of Penzance, Sunset Boulevard and Miss Saigon.

Below are a few videos for you to enjoy – and plenty of photos!

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Late Night Video: Sally Field talks about her new book, Burt Reynolds and more on “The View”


Billy Eichner’s birthday thoughts: “Still a lot left I want to accomplish but very grateful for where I’m at”

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Well, today is my birthday. Still a lot left I want to accomplish but very grateful for where I’m at. I mean, really though. What a dreamy life. I’m very lucky. Thanks for all the love and support. Now get out of my fucking way, I have work to do.

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WATCH: The cast of “Queer Eye” presents Matthew Rhys with his first Emmy for “The Americans

I’ve been a tremendous fan of Matthew Rhys from his years playing Kevin on the late, great TV series Brothers & Sisters. He played a gay attorney and his character was my favorite of the ensemble family drama headed by Sally Field. He moved on from that show to a very different role – a Russian spy – on the FX series The Americans and this week won an Emmy for it! The award was presented by the Fab Five, the Queer Eye guys, in their own unique way.


See the terrific debut episode of “Tube Talk With Michael Ausiello” with Kristen Schaal as inaugural guest

Congratulations to my friend Michael Ausiello, president and editorial director of TV Line, on the premiere episode of his new interview series Tube Talk!

The six-episode series is set in a subway in the Big Apple. In the debut show, Michael finds himself taking a wild ride with Bob’s Burgers funny lady Kristen Schaal. Michael initially tries to hide from her but then begins to pump the actress for information about everything from Season 9 of her animated Fox comedy Bob’s Burgers to the network’s cancellation of her other series, Last Man on Earth.

“I lost my family,” she laments before adding that, ironically, “after it got cancelled, more people than ever came up to me saying they liked the show. Where were they?!?”

Note: I’m a subway extra in this episode. We were given instruction to act like jaded subway riders who have seen it all. It was kind of hard because I found Kristen to be hilarious. I stayed in character by chewing gum and looking at my iPhone. Didn’t realize how vigorously I chew my gum! Yikes! Anyway, it was a lot of fun.

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At 92, Angela Lansbury Is Not Slowing Down

From the movies Gaslight, The Manchurian Candidate, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks to her long-running TV series Murder, She Wrote, Angela Lansbury is a true Hollywood legend. At 92, she’s still going strong with a role in there upcoming Mary Poppins Returns. Craig Bennett sits down with the stage and screen queen in this Australian television exclusive. I love how much Miss Lansbury talks about her late friend Elizabeth Taylor.


Morning Round-Up: Hillary Clinton; Will & Grace; Gus Kenworthy; Frank Ocean; Ellen; Julie Chen

Hillary Clinton Essay: American Democracy Is in Crisis The Atlantic

New “Will & Grace” Preview Is Raining Guest Stars and Plotlines NewNowNext

Gus Kenworthy’s Tribute to His Late Pup Beemo is Absolutely Heart-Wrenching Instinct

Frank Ocean’s Astroworld Cease & Desist Was About Pride, Not the Music

Ellen DeGeneres Meets School Counselor Who May Be Fired For Her Same-Sex Marriage HuffPost

Julie Chen Officially Exits The Talk TV Line

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Tuesday Morning Man: Serge Ibaka!

Happy birthday to gorgeous NBA player Serge Ibaka who turns 29 today!

He began his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009 and helped lead the team to the NBA Finals in 2012. He spent the first half of the 2016-17 season with the Orlando Magic before a trade sent him to the Toronto Raptors.

baka was born in the Republic of the Congo but officially represents Spain in international competition. He moved to Spain as a teenager before joining the NBA in 2008 and was part of the county’s silver medal winning teams at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Anderson Cooper shuts down Trump Jr.’s lie

Anderson Cooper debunks Donald Trump Jr.’s false tweet about the CNN anchor, which was an attempt to slam CNN’s coverage of Hurricane Florence by posting a photo from 2008.

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Snapped! Tennis champs Roger Federer and Andy Roddick together again!

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I got a lot of time for this guy! #TennisCreatesFriendships @thearfoundation #andyroddick

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2018 Emmy Awards: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” wins Reality-Competition prize for the first time

ConDRAGulations to RuPaul’s Drag Race which, for the first time, won the Emmy for outstanding reality-competition program.

“Thank you so much. This is so lovely,” RuPaul said as he accepted the award. “Thank you to the Academy. This is so lovely. We are so happy to present this show.”

The host mentioned “the 140 drag queens we have released into the wild” before ending his speech on an empowering note to “all of the dreamers out there.” He said: “Listen, if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an amen up in here? Now let the music play!”


“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” wins 3 Emmys including one for Darren Criss

Darren Criss is an Emmy winner!

The Glee alum took home the award for outstanding lead actor in a TV miniseries or movie for his portrayal of gay serial killer Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story which won the Outstanding Limited Series honor.

“Oh, my God, you guys are witnessing the most extraordinary moment of my life thus far. I’m very privileged to be in this room among so many people who inspire the crap out of me, and I’m so honored to be nominated,” Criss said in his acceptance speech. “A lot of you guys, I’ve been a fan of for such a long time. Actors are really only as good as the moments they are given and the moments they are granted. So I am profoundly indebted to my friend Ryan Murphy for entrusting me with this opportunity of a lifetime and for believing in me.”

Criss also thanked his mom and dad, adding: “Unlike the character I played, I was lucky enough to be raised in a home that was very loving and emphasized the value of hard work, compassion and not taking yourself too seriously.”

Murphy won an Emmy of his for directing an episode of the show.

While accepting the Limited Series award he said: “The show is about a lot of things, it’s about homophobia internalized and externalized, it’s about a country that allows hatred to grow unfettered and unchecked.”

Murphy added that he wanted to dedicate the award to victims of hate crimes within the LGBTQ community and to “awareness and to stricter hate crime laws.”

Speaking backstage, Murphy expanded on his acceptance speech. “I’m always happy to make a political statement in everything that I do,” he said. “The statistic that I said [that one out of four LGBTQ people will be the victim of a hate crime] … is true and heinous and as a gay man who was told when I started off in the business that I could not even write in 1998 a gay character, the idea that now, 20 years later, I get to tell the story and proselytize for my community is important to me.”



Kate McKinnon, Titus Burgess and Ricky Martin featured in “We Solved it” Emmys number

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“Black-ish” star Jenifer Lewis makes Nike fashion statement at Emmys: “Thank you for leading the resistance”

Bravo to Jenifer Lewis and her #Emmys outfit! She tells Variety: “I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality. I’ll wear Nike to say ‘thank you’ … thank you for leading the resistance. We need more of corporate America to stand up also. Thank you, Colin. Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for being brave. Thank you for taking a knee. Thank you.”


Emmy Awards: LGBT stars on the red carpet!

I’ll add to this gallery if I spot anymore LGBT people all dressed up for the Emmys!

So far I have 1. Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor 2. Ricky Martin 3. Kate McKinnon 4. Queer Eye cast Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Karamo Brown. 5. Titus Burguss 6. Brad Goreski 7. RuPaul’s Drag Race cast