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Check out cover of “Empire” star Jussie Smollett’s debut album “Sum of My Music” out March 2

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Colton Haynes announces mom needs liver transplant: “She doesn’t have that much time to wait”

Actor Colton Haynes has made this heartbreaking post on Instagram:

My mom, Dana, always loves to laugh. Even when her liver & kidney doctors gave us the worst news you could get, my mom looked at us and said, “The best thing to do in these situations is to laugh.” She then chuckled so loud you could hear it to the other end of the hospital. That’s my mom. Shes funny, bull headed, & strong. My mom has been in and out of the hospital since January. After multiple tests we found out she actually has advanced cirrhosis of the liver & kidney failure. A diagnosis that can be cured with a liver transplant.. however..that bad news I mentioned before was that she doesn’t have that much time to wait for a new liver. The doctors suggested that we now focus on my mother’s quality of life rather than quantity of life. It’s heartbreaking. My strong mother has always been the anchor of this family and our best friend. Now we’re being forced to say goodbye to her. So with that horrible news from “Dr. Doom” (a name my mom came up for him) my family has set up steps to make mom comfortable. We set up in home hospice care so she can be home with her boyfriend, Gary, and her beloved cat, Fasa. Hospice care is covered by my moms insurance 100%. As well as nurses visits on a “need be” basis. A personal in home nurse that can be there 24/7, however, is not covered and would need to be paid out of pocket. My siblings and family are spread out around the country and world. We’ve been taking turns flying out when we can to help but it’s not enough. My brother wanted to do his part to help with the expense of hiring a full time nurse & guess what…the gofundme goal has been reached to pay for Amity Home Care in Hemet California! Now that the goal has been reached…every single penny we raise over the goal from today on will be donated to the American Liver Foundation to help others who are going through this horrible disease. It would mean the world to my family & I if we could make a massive donation to this incredible organization. Thank y’all for listening & sending all the love to my beautiful momma.

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Carl Radke of “Summer House” feels ‘Betrayed’ by costar who outed his sexual experience with a man

Okay, full disclosure here.

I have never watched Bravo’s Summer House and never heard of Carl Radke. But suddenly I’m interested because in the final seconds of Monday night’s episode, Stephen McGee dropped a major bomb about his fellow cast member.

“You said to me, sitting on a couch right next to me, that the best head you ever got was from a guy,” said McGee, 27.

Radke, 32, appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen directly following the episode and addressed McGee’s allegation.

“I can tell you this, Andy: I’m a straight man — very confident in my sexuality,” he said. “Stephen is actually one of my first gay friends. I told him something — yeah, I didn’t really know how to communicate it to him, and I made more of a joke than I should have — but I told him very private information about something happening to me when I was 22. It took me 10 years to actually come to grips [with it] and share it with someone.”

“I shared it with one of my gay friends, and somehow that got permeated to other people finding out, and here I am, having a conversation about it,” he continued. “Honestly, I felt like he betrayed my trust. You guys will have to tune in next week and see how it all unfolds — but I’m a straight guy, very confident in myself, and unfortunately crazy s— happens to guys sometimes.”

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Round-Up: Russell Tovey’s fiancee; Adam Rippon & Leslie Jones; Billy Graham; Drag Race Thailand

Russell Tovey’s Fiancé is Also Randy Blue Performer Ryan Stack Towleroad

Adam Rippon slays in first figure skating commentary stint alongside Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones Pink News

What the Obits Aren’t Saying: Evangelist Billy Graham Was a Homophobe The Advocate

Drag Race Thailand has arrived and Twitter is losing its mind Gay Star News

Should Atlantis Events come with a warning label? LA Blade

“Every Day” Author David Levithan Talks About The Movie’s Next-Level Take On Gender Fluidity NewNowNext

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Boy George’s sweet tribute to Adam Lambert

Went to see @adamlambert performing with #Queen in Sydney and it was fabulous. Adam’s voice is astounding and he does not need to apologize for not being Freddy Mercury. Adam brings his own flavor to those timeless songs and he is a wonderful artist in his own right. Loved the glittering 70s platforms. Brian singing ‘love of my life’ was beautiful. No need to apologize Brian you bring beauty and vulnerability to my fave Queen song! Roger on ‘It’s A Kind Of Magic’ was also full of feeling. Very Bowie-esque and I loved the drum solos and Brian’s axe lamenting. It was a night with everything. GO you will live for it!

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Out Olympians Gus Kenworthy & Eric Radford meet!

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Wednesday Morning Man: James Maslow!

It’s not hard to start crushing on James Maslow who is currently competing on Celebrity Big Brother. The 27-year-old actor and singer describes himself as ‘focused, sarcastic, and woke.’ James first became known for playing the role of James Diamond on Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush and was a member of the boy band with the same name. He also starred as Kevin Mohr on the Sony Crackle original series Sequestered.

In 2014, he competed as a contestant on the eighteenth season of Dancing with the Stars, in which he reached fourth place.

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Judith Light reflects on her LGBT activism

This interview is a few years old but I just came across it and wanted to share. About 12 years ago or more, Judith Light appeared at Outfest with the cast of a new show called Ugly Betty. When she was introduced, the audience clapped, and clapped, and clapped, and clapped, and clapped. Some stood. It was a prolonged and heart-felt ovation that I didn’t fully understand at the time but nevertheless was struck by. There was a lot of love in the room for the actress who was then best-known for her long stints on the sitcom Who’s the Boss and the soap One Life to Live. It was on that day that I became aware of just how much Judith had done for the LGBT community – for so long – and why she is so beloved. From the early days of the AIDS epidemic to now, she’s done so much. In this video, she talks about her activism and how it came about.

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Check out Gus Kenworthy’s “bruised peach”

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Round-Up: Sally Field & Adam Rippon; Gus Kenworthy; Daniela Vega; Sara Ramirez; Family Guy

Sally Field Is Trying To Set Her Son Up With Adam Rippon NewNowNext

Gus Kenworthy Destroyed a Homophobic Twitter Troll with Three Words Towleroad

Daniela Vega set to be first openly trans star to present an Oscar in history Gay Star News

Sara Ramirez, GLAAD Push for Better Spanish-Language Representation Advocate

Stewie Griffin Will Reveal His Sexuality To Therapist Ian McKellen In Upcoming Episode Of “Family Guy” NewNowNext

Matt LeBlanc responds to claims Friends is misogynistic, homophobic and anti-trans Pink News

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Tuesday Morning Man: Brad Hall!

Why not kick off our shortened work week with a big, blond, buff, British bobsledder named Brad?

He’s Brad Hall and he and partner Joel Fearon finished in 12th place in the two-man bobsleigh final at the Winter Olympics. It was Hall’s highest-ever finish in World competition with a time of just 1.48 seconds behind the two joint-winners at the end of four gruelling runs

Thanks to Kenneth in the 212 for bringing Brad and his buff body to our attention.

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WATCH: James Ivory accepts BAFTA adapted screenplay award for “Call Me By Your Name”

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WATCH: Amazing students from Parkland, Florida, speak out powerfully on gun law reform

I was at several events over the weekend and conversations were repeatedly about the mass shooting that left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Many people agreed that this time is different because of the student survivors who have become overnight activists. They are powerful, formidable and they are our hope for much-needed tougher gun laws in the U.S. Here is the impassioned speech from student Emma Gonzalez who has a message for Trump and the GOP. The second video is Gonzalez and classmate David Hogg on CNN.

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See James Maslow give Ross Mathews & Marissa Jaret Winokur a show undressing and stepping into shower on CBB

Been watching Celebrity Big Brother which I have found to be a fun escape. I stopped watching Dancing With the Stars years ago so I missed when James Maslow competed on it. Pity. He is such a hottie. On this fun clip from CBB, houemates Ross Mathews and Marissa Jaret Winokur are nearby as James is getting ready to take a shower. It’s pretty funny. Ross tries not to look but will want to see the clip later!

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Russell Tovey is engaged!

Congratulations to Quantico star Russell Tovey who has taken to social media to announce that he’s engaged. The lucky man is fitness coach Steve Brockman. “Completely unexpected but very very happy and looking forward to having a proper party to celebrate when back in London,” Tovey tells Digital Spy. Tovey, who spent two seasons on the HBO show Looking, made his debut late last year as The Ray, a superhero who has the ability to manipulate light who dwells on an alternate Earth where Nazis won World War II.

In the DC superhero miniseries ‘Crisis on Earth-X’ – which aired across The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow – the character made an appearance, romancing and kissing Wentworth Miller’s character Captain Cold.

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Snapped! Eric Radford post-Olympics!

It’s been a nice couple days in Seoul. Finally got to decompress and let everything that’s happened sink in. Thank you to the Four Seasons Seoul for the impeccable treatment and service. @fsseoul #cheers #olympics #celebrate #relax #goodtimes

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WATCH: On Presidents Day, Ellen pays shares her favorite moments with Obama, Bushes, Clinton

Love this video – especially all of Ellen DeGeneres’ interactions with Barack and Michelle Obama. I always thought they were class acts who had the best interests of our nation and its people at heart. In the past 13 crazy, maddening, frustrating, scandalous, depressing, bizarre, chaotic, mean-spirited, tacky, petty, scary, disgusting, horrendous months, I’ve come to appreciate them all the more.

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Monday Morning Man: Michael B. Jordan!

Like so many other people, I saw Black Panther this weekend. It is fantastic! One of the biggest reasons why is the mesmerizing presence of sexy Michael B. Jordan in the role of Erik Killmonger. Between this role and his starring role three years ago in Creed, Johnson is a bonafide movie star. He was also Johnny Storm in the ill-fated Fantastic Four reboot in 2015. The 31 year old previously had regular or recurring roles on television in The Wire, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood and All My Children.

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Gus Kenworthy reflects on Olympics: ‘I’m walking away more fulfilled without a medal than I did at the last Games with one’

This photo sums up yesterday for me. I failed to land my run in the final and didn't end up on the podium but, for me, the Olympics aren't solely about the medals. Being here now, out and proud and living my life authentically, I'm walking away more fulfilled without a medal than I did at the last Games with one. Of course I would've loved to have landed my run and been on the podium but it just wasn't my day. After years of preparation, countless hours of training and numerous injuries it's all over in a flash. At every contest there are three winners and a field of non-winners. This is the Olympics though and nobody here loses. Everybody gave it their best effort, fought hard, endured and made their country, their family, their friends and their fans proud. I'm holding my head high knowing that I gave it my all. I'm proud of what I did here and all those I was representing in the process and I'm very happy for @oysteinbraten, @nickgaper and @abmskier for walking away with medals. I may have worked tirelessly to get here but so did they and I'm proud of them for putting it down when it counts.

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Kiss Kiss Bish! Didn't realize this moment was being filmed yesterday but I'm so happy that it was. My childhood self would never have dreamed of seeing a gay kiss on TV at the Olympics but for the first time ever a kid watching at home CAN! Love is love is love. Also, shouts to @rightordoyle for being the third wheel of the century. Love you boo!

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A ‘flattered’ Adam Rippon declines offer from NBC to work as correspondent during these Olympics

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