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Snapped! Bernadette Peters in “Hello, Dolly!”

The new Dolly Levi has made her debut on Broadway! Two-time Tony award winner Bernadette Peters has officially taken over for Bette Midler in the current Broadway production of Hello, Dolly!

The Broadway legend has been a smash in a long list of musicals including Sunday in the Park With George, Into the Woods, Song and Dance, Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy, Follies, A Little Night Music and The Goodbye Girl.

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Morning Round-Up: GLAAD Award nominations; Nick Jonas selfie; Tig Notaro; Johnny Weir

“Call Me By Your Name,” “This Is Us,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Top 2018 GLAAD Media Award Nominations NewNowNext

Mike Pence lashes out at gay Olympic figure skater Pink News

Nick Jonas Dropped a Shirtless Selfie on Thirsty Thursday and His Fans Went Wild Towleroad

Amazon cancels Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi and people are not happy about it Gay Star News

‘Heathers’ Reboot Trailer Features A Genderqueer Heather Named Heath HuffPost

Johnny Weir tweets about why he never publicly came out as an Olympian Gay Star News

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Snapped! Shirtless Russell Tovey & his dog

Executive time

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WATCH: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin play drinking game on ‘Watch What Happens Live’

Love how these two icons, still going strong after so many decades of fame and excellence, are just so honest and real. Jane Fonda happily admits that she goes to see her own movies in the movie theater, alone, to see how they play. So many stars say they hate seeing themselves on screen and don’t watch. I don’t always believe them.

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Happy 72nd birthday to the great Dolly Parton!

It was 72 years ago today that Dolly Parton was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, as the fourth of 12 children.

It’s well known the family was quite poor in terms of material possessions but had strong values and a lot of love.

And out of that situation emerged a beloved star who has been making hits for nearly 50 years such as Jolene, Coat of Many Colors, I Will Always Love You, Islands in the Stream, Here You Come Again and Nine to Five, among others.

Dolly made a big splash in the movies in 1980s Nine to Five with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda and had another big hit with 1989′s Steel Magnolias – both films are huge with us gays.

Of her longevity, Dolly says: ‘People feel like they’ve known me so long because I’ve been around a long time. I’m really like an aunt or a cousin or a person you’ve grown up with—like somebody in the family. So I think they feel comfortable with me. I really think that is Southern hospitality.”’

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Friday Morning Man: Eugenio Siller!

Today’s Morning Man has so many different looks – and they are all pretty delicious!

He’s Mexican actor, singer, and model Eugenio Siller who is best known for starring in popular novelas Rebelde, Código Postal, Al Diablo con los Guapos, Mi Pecado, Aurora, Una Maid en Manhattan and Reina de Corazones.

Eugenio, 36, played the duel roles of Pedro “Perico” Pérez / Leonardo Fuentemayor in the novela ¿Quién es quién?

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Armie Hammer appears on “Popcorn With Peter Travers” to talk about “Call Me by Your Name”

Academy Award nominations will be announced next week. I’m hoping there are plenty for Call Me By Your Name. Armie Hammer guests on Popcorn With Peter Travers to talk about this superb film which made me weep!

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Celeb Instagram: Matthew Wilkas! Robbie Rogers! Melissa Etheridge! Dolly Parton! Gus Kenworthy!

Hey! It’s just me and my stool !!!! (Photo by @cthomasphoto )

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Some extra shots from our shoot w/ @soccerbible — loved working with @hanaasano and @alfiebakerstyle ❤️

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Don't let anyone tell you that you have to be a certain way. Be unique. Be what you feel. Thank you @Deezer for featuring me on the #WomensMarch playlist cover! Excited to perform at the march in LA for my fellow ladies this weekend. Listen: #melissaetheridge #weareme

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TWO World Records?! Well I didn't see that coming! Thank you to @GuinnessWorldRecords for presenting me with these records for 'Most Decades with a Top 20 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart', and 'Most Hits on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart by a Female Artist.'

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Stoked to be on the cover of this month's @gio_journal. Thank you @poloralphlauren for dressing me and @johnrussophoto for shooting me!

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Morning Round-Up: Antonio Sabato Jr; Kevin Spacey; Ricky Martin; RuPaul; Billie Jean King; Blaze Bernstein’s parents

GOP candidate Antonio Sabato Jr. outed for gay “adult film” past, says “That’s just the way any actor works” Queerty

Kevin Spacey Accused of Racism, Calling Black Security Guard The N-Word, On “House Of Cards” Set NewNowNext

Ricky Martin: ‘Victims of homophobia’ kept me in the closet Gay Star News

RuPaul Will Fly The Fierce Skies In “Drag Queens On A Plane” Disaster Movie NewNowNext

Margaret Court’s Husband Lobs Accusations Back at Billie Jean King Advocate

‘I Couldn’t Protect Him from Everything’: Parents of Slain Gay Teen Blaze Bernstein Speak Out Towleroad

Nyle DiMarco Books New TV Series “This Close” As He Heads To Broadway The Randy Report

Nancy Pelosi, Vanessa Williams and More To Judge ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Towleroad

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Gay Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon blasts selection of Mike Pence to lead U.S. delegation

Adam Rippon, the openly gay 2016 U.S. men’s figure skating champion, is criticizing the White House’s selection of Vice President Mike Pence to lead the 2018 U.S. Olympic delegation to South Korea.

“You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?” Rippon told USA Today. “I’m not buying it.”

Rippon, 28, said that he would prefer not to meet Pence during the traditional meet-and-greet between the official delegation and U.S. athletes in the hours leading to the opening ceremony.

“If it were before my event, I would absolutely not go out of my way to meet somebody who I felt has gone out of their way to not only show that they aren’t a friend of a gay person but that they think that they’re sick,” he said. “I wouldn’t go out of my way to meet somebody like that. “I don’t think he has a real concept of reality,” Rippon said of Pence. “To stand by some of the things that Donald Trump has said and for Mike Pence to say he’s a devout Christian man is completely contradictory. If he’s okay with what’s being said about people and Americans and foreigners and about different countries that are being called ‘shitholes,’ I think he should really go to church.”

Nippon added: “If I had the chance to meet him afterwards, after I’m finished competing, there might be a possibility to have an open conversation. He seems more mild-mannered than Donald Trump. … But I don’t think the current administration represents the values that I was taught growing up. Mike Pence doesn’t stand for anything that I really believe in.”

Rippon came out publicly as being gay in October 2015. He said recently he will not go to the White House for a post-Olympic celebration hosted by President Trump.

“I said no,” he reiterated Tuesday. Legendary skier Lindsey Vonn has said she will not attend as well.

But Rippon also said he will not protest for gay rights or against the Trump administration in any way during the Olympics themselves.

“No, I’m a U.S. athlete representing my country. I will continue to share my story, but I will participate in no form of protest. I’m representing myself and my country on the world stage. I have a lot of respect for this opportunity. What makes America great is that we’re all so different. It’s 2018 and being an openly gay man and an athlete, that is part of the face of America now.”


Out newsman Gio Benitez celebrates his fifth anniversary at ABC News: ‘What a journey’

#TBT Jan. 16, 2013: Five years ago this week, I delivered my first report for @ABCNews on @GoodMorningAmerica. What a journey. I’m grateful to our amazing team behind-the-scenes, the wonderful people I share the screen with, and all of you who tune in every day. Thank you.

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Thursday Morning Man: Eugene Lee Yang!

Today is YouTube star Eugene Lee Yang’s 32nd birthday. He is a USC grad from Texas who is best known for his work on the BuzzFeed series The Try Guys. In the video below, learn about Eugene as he tells his life story in a terrific video and discusses the importance of inspiring fellow Asian-American artists and influencers to create content and take risks in their career paths.

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Celeb Instagram: Jussie Smollett! Adam Lambert & Heidi Klum! Kathy Griffin! Zachary Quinto!

@naacpimageawards #BlackProm Styled by: @apuje Grooming: @johncotton3 & @nilmuir Pretty girl w/ me: @jurneebell Joy by: the Lordt

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@wolkmorais #wolkmorais @heidiklum @austin_kolbe

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6+ years together. Best #boyfriend #laugh #love #cougar #loveislove #kiss

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off again.

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Michael Urie shares a very funny Betty White story on the television legend’s 96th birthday

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Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are funny as ever as they promote the new season of “Grace & Frankie”

Beloved icons Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are busy making the rounds promoting the fourth season of their hit Netflix comedy series Grace & Frankie.

They are a delicious pair.

During a visit to NBC’s Today Show, on Thursday morning, they reflected on their enduring friendship as they chatted with hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie.

When Kotb asked how long they’d known each other, Fonda mused that it must be somewhere around fifty years, back before the classic film 9 to 5.

“Long time,” Jane noted diplomatically.

“I think before your first facelift,” Lily joked back.

Fonda: “Who are you, Megyn Kelly?”


Morning Round-Up: Pietro Boselli; Lindsay Lohan; Heather Matarazzo; Adam Rippon; Jazz jennings

Pietro Boselli gives the people exactly what they want in sweaty new workout video Queerty

Lindsay Lohan Says Past Relationships With Women Were Part Of ‘Living In L.A.’ HuffPost

Heather Matarazzo is engaged to partner Heather Turman Gay Star News

U.S. Olympic Skater Adam Rippon Rips Mike Pence: He Thinks Gay People are ‘Sick’ Towlerioad

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Wishing a happy 96th birthday to Betty White!

Betty White turns 96 today!

What a career she’s had from Life With Elizabeth in the 1950s to The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s to The Golden Girls in the 1980s and 90s to her most recent hit series Hot in Cleveland which ended its six season run in 2015.

I had my moment with Betty back in 2004 in the lobby of the Paley Center in Beverly Hills before a Golden Girls panel with her, Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan began.

We had a really good laugh when I told Betty that my absolute favorite Rose Nyland moment was when a little girl was holding Rose’s beloved teddy bear for ransom. In a moment of expert comedy timing, Rose grabs the teddy bear out of the little girl’s clutches and pushes her out the door while saying, “Sometimes life just isn’t fair kiddo!’

Check it out below:

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Sarah Jessica Parker suggests Ellen DeGeneres step into the role of Samantha in ‘Sex and the City 3′

She is kidding of course. But I stand by my earlier recommendation that Sharon Stone take over for Kim Catrall. I’m telling you, it could work!

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Edgar Ramirez and Darren Criss talk about “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

The second installment of Ryan Murphy’s anthology, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, premieres tonight and focuses on the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) by Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss). They appeared this week on the Build Series. The miniseries also Penelope Cruz stars as Donatella Versace with Ricky Martin as Gianni’s partner, Antonio D’Amico.

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Wednesday Morning Man: Pierre-Yves Cardinal!

I first became aware of today’s Morning Man Pierre-Yves Cardinal when he starred in the psychological thriller Tom at the Farm (Tom a la Ferme) at AFI Fest in 2013.

He managed to be totally terrifying and yet sexy without crossing over to that totally nutty place. It was a strong performance in a movie that won the critics prize at the Venice Film Festival.

Pierre-Yves is a 39-year-old Canadian and has also had roles in the films Polytechnique, Adrien (Le Garagiste), Le Fils de Jean, and Through the Mist.

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