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Morning Round-Up: RuPaul; John Heard; Walking Dead; Harry Styles; Star Trek; Chris Hemsworth

RuPaul is Alice in Wonderland’s Queen of Hearts in all-black Pirelli calendar Gay Star News

John Heard, the Frazzled Father in ‘Home Alone,’ Dies at 71 The New York Times

Kim Davis’s Anti-Gay Views Are Going To Cost Her State Big Time HuffPost

NJ Governor Chris Christie Signs Bill Protecting Rights Of Transgender Students NewNowNext

Watch ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Comic-Con Trailer We Love Soaps

Ryan Gosling Responds To Harry Styles’ Heart Beating Ever-So-Quickly For Him Boy Culture

Video: Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz to Bring First Gay Characters to Star Trek TV Series in Onscreen Romance :Towleroad

Watch Chris Hemsworth go shirtless in the new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok Gay Times

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Trump blocks Rosie O’Donnell on Twitter


WATCH: Laverne Cox and Ben Lawson share passionate love scene on CBS drama ‘Doubt’

Have you ever been scared when you really liked someone? But despite that fear you want to take the risk to trust again and be open to intimacy and maybe even love again? I think this is what both Cameron and Peter @bennyvegas are going through in this scene complicated by Cameron being trans and this being Peter's first relationship with a trans woman. But beyond her "trans-ness" they are just 2 human beings going through what so many of us go through in the search for connection and love. #Doubt #TransIsBeautiful #LoveIsLove

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Celeb Instagram: Shirtless Edition!

The winning number from yesterday's contest is…845. Check yesterdays post to see who won, if it's you, email proof to #contest #picoftheday #dogs

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Hi mum, I'm in Aruba which is why I've ignored all your calls but I promise I'll call you tomorrow. @pipkenworthy

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Poolside face-off Who gets the ball first?

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Post practice run this morning. I made @karlasouzaofficial take a photo so there was proof I trained. I'm teaming up with @nautica to raise money for the @nauticamalibutri – the proceeds from race help fight pediatric cancer by funding research at @childrensla #sponsored

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summer lovin

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As I sit on the Ibizan shores, I'm grateful I am able to reflect on how I got here and where I want to be… #ibiza #summer2017 #holiday #journey #adventuretime

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Happy Sunday Selfie

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give to medicine. surrender.

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Half of my heart. I was initially gonna write "he completes me" but the more I thought about it the less I wanted to put out that message. For any relationship to work I think both people need to realize that they are whole already. Complement each other don't complete each other. My relationship with Matt isn't perfect by any means but we work at it, communicate our frustrations and try and move through our issues together. Feeling lucky for the weekend we just spent together in Aruba! #renaruba

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Showtune Sunday: Cher’s movie music!

We think of Cher first as a singer but, of course, she’s also an Oscar winning actress.

The Oscar was for Moonstruck and her other most acclaimed movie roles came in Silkwood, Mask, Suspect and Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.

But Cher has never starred in a full-fledged musical on the big screen which is a real shame. There was talk of her doing a TV version of Mame so maybe that will happen but not likely.

Still, Cher has had some music in her movies and I’m highlighting it here. In one of her earliest films, 1969′s Chastity, the song Chastity’s Song (Band of Thieves) is part of the soundtrack.

Then there is the wonderful Shoop Shoop Song on the Mermaids soundtrack which gave Cher a #1 hit in the UK and a lovely little bit of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes from her 1999 film Tea With Mussolini.

The closest Cher has gotten to a real big screen musical was 2010′s Burlesque in which she has two memorable numbers: Welcome to Burlesque and the powerful balled You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me written by Diane Warren.

I’ve featured those songs below – enjoy!


Morning Man Classic: Marlon Brando!

Two-time Oscar winner Marlon Brando had a long career in movies that spanned over a half-century. In middle age, he won a second Academy Award for The Godfather and starred in both The Last Tango in Paris and Apocalypse Now.

Then he gained a tremendous amount of weight and his later movie roles were very uneven although there were some later gems such as A Dry White Season for which he received his last Oscar nod and Don Juan DeMarco with Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway.

But these photos are from his earlier years when he dazzled in such classics as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, The Wild One and Guys and Dolls, among others.

He definitely would have been named People mag’s sexiest man alive!

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Breaking News! Wilson Cruz to play Dr. Hugh Culber, medical officer of ‘Star Trek Discovery’

Couldn't be more #PROUD to bring Dr. Culber to you. #SDDC2017 #LatinosInSpace #GaysInSpace

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Saturday Round-Up: Ariana Grande, Sue Bird, Rosie O’Donnell, Queen Elizabeth, Trump tantrum

Twitter is vocal after ‘Billboard’ crowns Ariana Grande ‘gay icon of her generation’ USA Today

Sue Bird Confirms She’s Gay, Dating Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe HuffPost

Right Wing Loses It After Rosie O’Donnell Retweets Game Where Trump Falls Off Cliff Advocate

Jennifer Lopez casually posts beautiful photo of sister’s non-binary child Gay Star News

Unhinged Saturday Trump Tweetstorm Blames Everyone for Everything, Touts His ‘Complete Power to Pardon’ Towleroad

Queen Elizabeth reveals her favorite song to dance to and it’s so perfect Gay Star News

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Dustin Lance Black is so proud of Tom Daley: ‘My husband is World Champion!’

I already couldn't have loved you more or been prouder so I'll just go full Texan and say Holy Cow! My husband is World Champion! Now let's go honeymoon. I love u @tomdaley1994!! PHOTO: @Kickboxerlad

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WATCH: Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza are celebrated at Wimbledon Champions Dinner

The Wimbledon Champions Dinner is held every fortnight after the end of the tournament. Through the decades I’ve seen photos and read accounts of the evening. But I’d never seen video – until now. Here is some video of last Sunday’s event celebrating a most attractive pair of champions: Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza.

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Tom Daley claims his first individual World Championship gold in eight years

BBC: Britain’s Tom Daley claimed his first individual World Championship gold for eight years with a stunning victory in the 10m platform final in Budapest.

Daley, eliminated in the semi-finals of the same event at the Rio Olympics last year, dominated the final throughout.

The 23-year-old won with a score of 590.95, ahead of Olympic champion Chen Aisen of China (585.25). Fellow Briton Matty Lee finished 12th.

Earlier, Daley won silver alongside Grace Reid in the mixed 3m springboard.

The pair totalled 308.04 for their five routines with China (323.70) winning gold and Canada (297.72) taking the bronze medal.

Daley, who won his maiden world title at Rome 2009 when he was just 15 years old, led the standings in the 10m event from the first round. He then delivered five further stunning routines to secure gold.

“It’s been such a tough year getting over that competition in Rio,” said Daley.

“Today the Olympic champion was never going to let me have it easy but I wanted to fight until the very end and I really wanted to prove a point.

“I’m just so happy with the way it turned out. My score was a personal best and I think it would have got the gold last year at the Olympics.

“I saw Chen do his dive and all the Chinese divers cheer, so I thought ‘Watch this one. You do that, I’m going to do it better’.

“I went into this weird competitive mode that I’ve never even been in before.”

O M G I am world champion!!! Now time for that long overdue honeymoon @dlanceblack VLOG to come tomorrow guys!!!!

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Anderson Cooper remembers brother Carter who died 29 years ago today: ‘He remains in my heart’

My brother Carter Cooper Jan 27, 1965 – July 22, 1988 Hard to believe it has been 29 years. He remains in my heart, golden and true.

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Carter Cooper. January 27, 1965 – July 22, 1988 Not a day goes by that I do not think of him. He is close to me because he lives in my mind and heart forever.

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Celeb Instagram: Charlie Carver & Colton Haynes & Co! David Muir! Conrad Ricamora & Jack Fallahee! Garrett Clayton! Elton John!

fam bam #sdcc17

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Suddenly feeling the age gap. ( But I still listen to that music ) @alessiasmusic @zedd @liampayne @ajrobach credit: Heidi Gutman

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Wedding DJ? Guess you'll have to watch and find out! Season 4 premiere 2months away! #htgawm #coliver #elephante #TGIT

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A nap during my @inlovemag cover shoot today. Hahaha! #alwayssleeping

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A lovely show in Spain last night to close off these last few months of European shows. Thank you, @starlitemarbella! #EltonTour #europe #starlitemarbella2017

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Check out my latest stories for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s new Vanguard Blog

I began my fourth week working for the Los Angeles LGBT Center and so far it has been very rewarding!

I love being able to tell stories about some of what is going on at the Center – the people, the programs and the upcoming events.

Every day is an education.

I’ve met some remarkable people who are doing such important work. What a privilege it is to be able to shine a spotlight on that.

I’m going to be regularly posting links to my work posted on the Center’s new Vanguard Blog here on the Greg In Hollywood blog and hope you will check it out!

Below are four of my most recent:

Mexico to LGBT Community: We’re Here for You

Influencers Are Excitedly Preparing for The Glitter Run

Garden Gives LGBT Youth Chance to Grow

WeHo Homeless Have a New Friend

See the brilliant Randy Rainbow’s latest musical video poking fun at the Donald Trump Jr. scandal

This guy is a genius! Enjoy!


Friday Morning Man: Jonathan Chase!

Who can forget Jonathan Chase as the hottie in the 2006 film Another Gay Movie?

Not me!

Well, he’s done a lot since then and got back on my radar when I saw him in a promo for the TV series Love Thy Neighbor which premiered on OWN in 2013.

Now 37, Jonathan also had a role in the film A Madea Christmas and done scores of guest spots on such shows as 2 Broke Girls, NCIS: Los Angeles, Bones and The Mentalist.

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WATCH: Wearing a dress, John Barrowman sings ‘Copacabana’ at San Diego Comic Con

#JohnBarrowman sings Copacabana! #SDCC2017

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Morning Round-Up: Kevin Smith apologizes to Ben Affleck; Bianca Del Rio destroys Ann Coulter

Kevin Smith apologizes to Ben Affleck and Evan Rachel Wood Gay Star News

Shade! Bianca Del Rio destroys right-wing Ann Coulter in Twitter feud Gay Times

Right Wing Loses It After Rosie Retweets Game Where Trump Falls Off Cliff Advocate

Texas Tech Coach Kliff Kingsbury applauds Kansas State player coming out as gay Outsports

Teen Says Michelle Visage Saved His Life HuffPost

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WATCH: Every gay moment from season one of The CW’s ‘Riverdale’ (Best of Kevin Keller)

It all started with this classic line: ‘Archie got hot!’ It was uttered by the oh-so appealing Kevin Keller on The CW’s Riverdale. He’s cute, he’s witty, he’s gay – and he’s out. Here is a compilation of Kevin scenes from season one which included a date with a closeted football player named Moose and a romance with a gang member named Joaquin. Enjoy!

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Snapped! Russell Tovey and his dog!


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