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“Call Me Kat” renewed for 2nd season; Mayim Bialik’s costars include Leslie Jordan and Cheyenne Jackson

I’ve seen every episode of Call Me Kat and grew too love this quirky comedy more and more with each episode.

It is terrific news that FOX has renewed the show for a second season. It stars Mayim Bialik as a woman who spends her entire savings to open a cat café in Louisville, KY.

Swoosie Kurtz, Cheyenne Jackson, Leslie Jordan, Kyla Pratt and Julian Gant also star and it is an ensemble that has really jelled.

The sitcom is based on the BBC original screwball series Miranda created by Miranda Hart.

Read more at Deadline.

If you haven’t seen the show yet, here are sone clips. If you have Hulu,. go there and catch up!

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Laverne Cox to replace Giuliana Rancic as E! red carpet host: ‘I can’t wait to get started’

Love this news!

I’ll admit, the pandemic made awards shows – even the Oscars – seem far less important than they had in the past and there whole red carpet scene, which I once lived and breathed, seemed even more irrelevant.

But the news that Laverne Cox has been hired to replace Giuliana Rancic as the host of E! red carpet coverage is a very welcome development.

I’m so excited and deeply humbled to be hosting E!’s iconic red carpet coverage,” Cox says in a statement. “For many years I would wake up early on awards show days, get my snacks in place and watch E!’s coverage all day long. I dreamed of walking red carpets. Now, not only have I had several fun and amazing personal red carpet moments, I also get to be a red carpet guide for E!’s discerning audience and chat with my colleagues and folks I deeply admire for these very special events in their lives. I can’t wait to get started while hopefully serving up fashion fantasies for the ages honey.”

Cox’s hosting duties will begin in the 2022 awards season, and she will also host celebrity interview specials.

Rancic had been on the E! red carpet for 20 years and Ryan Seacrest had been hosting almost as long. He left E! a few years ago so he could focus on his other jobs hosting American Idol, Live With Kelly & Ryan, and a daily radio show.

Honestly, hooray for fresh faces in these jobs!


A new Randy Rainbow song parody has arrived: “Clang, Clang, Clang Went Josh Hawley!”

This is really something. When you think about the lyrics, it’s all painfully true – and absolutely shameful. For so many of those being skewered here, their biggest beef really seems to be whenever Joe Biden succeeds as president.

Randy Rainbow does some of his best work here.

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“Free” and “happy” Rob Lowe celebrates 31 years of being drug and alcohol free

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Totally Random Videos: A look back at the short-lived “Designing Women” spinoff “Women of the House”

One off my favorite sitcom characters of all time is the self-absorbed beauty queen with a heart of gold Suzanne Sugarbaker who Delta Burke played to perfection for the first five seasons of Designing Women. She earned two best lead actress in a comedy series Emmy nominations for her delicious performances.

But Miss Burke clashed with series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and a once very happy sitcom family fractured during the show’s fourth season. Delta was fired after season five and the show limped along creatively for two more seasons without her and without the brilliant Jean Smart. It wasn’t the same even with the considerable talents of Dixie Carter and Annie Potts leading the way and replacements including Jan Hooks, Judith Ivey and Julia Duffy.

Two years after Designing Women ended, Bloodworth-Thomason and Burke had made up and collaborated on the Designing Women spinoff Women of the House. In it, Suzanne takes over her late husband’s Congressional seat and her staff includes characters played by Patricia Heaton, Teri Garr, Valerie Mahaffey, and Julie Hagerty, among others. As you would expect, Heaton and Garr are terrific and you wonder what could have been had the show lasted longer than 13 episodes in 1995. Hagerty took over for Mahaffey after just a handful of episodes which was a pity because Mahaffey was perfect for the part. Not sure what happened.

I had seen a few episodes but it wasn’t until a few days ago that they popped up on YouTube that I had a bit of a binge starting from the first episode. It made me appreciate it more than I had and to really delight in the vintage Suzanne Sugarbaker moments like when she breaks the bed in the Lincoln Bedroom during a stay at The White House.

Today’s Morning Man: Pietro Rondoni!

If not the the yummy weekly tennis round-up on Kenneth in the 212, I would never had become aware of today’s Morning Man Pietro Rondoni.

So why have we never heard of this gorgeous Italian pro tennis player?

Because he is currently ranked number 642 in the world. But he’s more well-known in the ITF circuit for lower-ranked players where he is currently ranked 191 but has been as high as number 14 (in 2019).

If Pietro doesn’t manage to climb out to the tennis minor leagues so we can see him on television, we can start to follow him on Instagram where he posts some lovely photos like the ones you see on this page. My favorite is the one of him taking a dive into the water.


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Morning Round-Up: Pete Buttigieg & Gio Benitez; John Barrowman; John Travolta; Allison Janney & more!

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg interviewed by Gio Benitez on $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan: ‘Doing nothing is what’s truly unaffordable’ ABC News

John Barrowman accused of sexual misconduct on set, admits to “tomfoolery” and “exuberant behavior” Queerty

John Travolta Posts Emotional Tribute to Late Wife Kelly Preston on First Mother’s Day Without Her Just Jared

Allison Janney Says Mom Getting Canceled After 8 Seasons Was ‘a Shock’: ‘I Have My Own Theories’ People

Weekend Tennis Diary Kenneth in the 212

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WATCH: Don Lemon hits the gym!

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Celeb Instagram: Mother’s Day Edition!

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WATCH: Elizabeth Taylor speaks candidly about “Giant” and “A Place in the Sun” director George Stevens

Came across this on YouTube and got really mesmerized by it.

It’s Elizabeth Taylor in around 1983 (I’m guessing) talking candidly about George Stevens who directed two of her greatest films: A Place in the Sun and Giant.

Stevens, it seems, could be quite cruel.

His reaction to the death of James Dean – which occurred during production of Giant – is unbelievable: “He had it coming to him. … The way he drove, it was inevitable.”


Morning Round-Up: Ryan Reynolds; Glenn Close; John Cameron Mitchell; Karamo Brown; Pink; LA Pride

Ryan Reynolds Wants Deadpool to be ‘Openly Bi’ in Deadpool 3 and Beyond Towleroad

Glenn Close on 8 Oscar nods with no wins: I am not a loser AP News

John Cameron Mitchell on ants in his bed, ‘Hedwig 2’ and ‘Shrill’ Season 3 Queerty

Karamo Brown Shares Birthday Tribute to Ex-Fiancé: ‘Though Our Relationship Has Shifted… We Are Family’ People

P!nk’s ‘All I Know So Far Video’ Features Cher, Judith Light Advocate

LA Pride announces ‘Thrive with Pride’ LA Blade

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Morning Man Classic: Ricky Nelson!

Ricky Nelson, one of the best looking men and most talented performers to ever grace a concert stage, television or movie screen was born 81 years ago yesterday.

He grew up in front of America’s eyes performing with his parents and brother on Ozzie & Harriet. He began singing in the show and became one of the biggest teen idols of the 50s and 60s with such hits as I’m Walking, Travelin Man, Poor Little Fool, Teenage Idol and 25 other top 40 hits in all.

Sadly, Nelson died at the age of 45 in a plane crash on New Years Eve 1985. But his music lives on.

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“Sex and The City” Saturday: When Samantha needed to cool off and pretended to be Annabelle Bronstein

This is Samantha’s storyline from the season six episode titled Boy, Interupted, were she pretends to be a woman named Annabelle Bronstein to gain access to an elite private pool.

My favorite part comes towards the end when she pretends to be British.

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Weekend Round-Up: Elliot Page; Wilson Cruz; MJ Rodriguez; Brody Jenner; Jimmy Kimmel calls out Caitlyn Jenner

Elliot Page Asks Followers to Urge Tenn. Gov to Veto Anti-Trans Bills Advocate

Wilson Cruz Urges Viewers To Get Vaccinated Stating “We’ve Lost Too Many” Instinct

‘Pose’ Star MJ Rodriguez Joins Maya Rudolph in Apple TV+ Comedy Series Just Jared

Jimmy Kimmel Lambastes “Ignorant A-Hole” Caitlyn Jenner Over Hangar, Homeless Comments The Hollywood Reporter

Brody Jenner Cancels All Interviews for ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’ to Avoid Any Caitlyn Questions The WOW Report

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Today’s Morning Man: Adam Huber!

Sexy Adam Huber, best known for playing Liam Ridley in the CW series Dynasty, turns 34 today – a day after the fourth season premiere of the show.

Adam is just a good old-fashioned dreamboat and it’s no surprise that before the Penn State grad found success as an actor, he was a successful model.

He had been acting on the stage, doing guest spots on various TV shows, and been landing small film roles when he was cast as Liam Ridley. The character that was supposed to be a fleeting presence in Fallon Carrington’s life at the end of show’s first season but his chemistry with co-star Liz Gillies was electric. This led to his becoming a series regular.

“This has definitely been my first big role. I’ve learned so much more about the ins and outs of the business,” he told Euphoria Magazine. “I’ve learned all of the behind the scenes things that go into each episode and the art of playing the waiting game. What it’s like to get full-scene of rewrites the night before a shoot. What it’s like being on set working 12-14-hour days every day. It has taught me so much. And I still have so much more to learn. I don’t take one day on set for granted. I’m like a sponge absorbing as much as I can.

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Snapped! Ricki Lake & Andy Cohen – now and then!

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Todrick Hall introduces new boyfriend to world

Thanks to Queerty writer David Hudson for giving me a heads up on this story!

David was my editor when I was US correspondent for Gay Star News and hearing from him made me realize that next month will be four years since I left that job to accept a job at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Time passes quickly!

Anyway, how did we end up talking about me when this item is all about Todrick Hall and his new boyfriend David Borum? I guess that’s what happens when you name a blog after yourself!

Congrats to Todrick and David! read all about them HERE.


Flashback Friday: When a sexy, young Novak Djokovic rocked a speedo at a fashion show

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Morning Round-Up: Lena Waithe; Rob McElhenney; Janeane Garofalo; Ellen DeGeneres; Caitlyn Jenner

Lena Waithe is cementing her place as a Hollywood power player: ‘Like it or not, I’m not going anywhere’

Rob McElhenney Gushes to GLAAD About His Gay Moms BewNowNext

Janeane Garofalo Appears on Younger, Talks Bad Lesbian Sex to Maggie Advocate

Caitlyn Jenner tells Hannity friends are fleeing California because of homeless people The Hill

Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Why She’s Living at Courteney Cox’s Home, Denies ‘Marital Troubles’ People

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Morning Man Classic: Gary Cooper!

Today I present to you the dreamy Gary Cooper who just makes me swoon.

Such a great movie star who was born on this day in 1901.

My favorite films of Cooper’s are Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and High Noon which won him one of his two Academy Awards. The other Oscar was for Sergeant York.

Cooper, who died of cancer in 1961 at the age of 60, also starred as Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees played Roark in The Fountainhead, and starred opposite Lauren Bacall in Bright Leaf, Ingrid Bergman in To Whom the Bell Tolls, Helen Hayes in A Farewell to Arms and Barbara Stanwyck in Great Balls of Fire.

His first big movie role was in the silent film Wings which came only three years after he had failed to make the drama club in college!

In the last year of his life, Cooper received an Honorary Oscar ‘for his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, has gained for the motion picture industry.’ He could not attend the awards ceremony so James Stewart accepted the award on his behalf.

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