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It’s my blogiversary! Greg in Hollywood turns 10!


Greg In Hollywood turns 10 today!

To keep a blog going requires commitment and consistency so this milestone does give me quite a feeling of accomplishment.

It’s hard to believe 10 years have gone by since Greg in Hollywood was quickly launched in 2009 – less than a week after I was downsized from the shrinking Los Angeles Daily News. I had been doing the Out in Hollywood blog at the paper since 2006 and loved it so much. So after my layoff, my main feeling was that I had to keep going.

My smart and talented friends Danny Sullivan, Lorna Harris, Kate Cohen and Val Cohen dropped everything for several days a decade ago to help me quickly get Greg In Hollywood up and running and allowed me to instantly turn lemons into lemonade. I’ll always be so grateful to them!

This blog has been my baby – a constant not just in my professional life, but in my life. Greg in Hollywood is directly responsible for my being approached about becoming U.S. correspondent at Gay Star News when it launched back in 2011 – a job I stayed with for a very rewarding 5.5 years. Since 2017, I’ve been juggling the blog with my job at the Los Angeles LGBT Center where I am a writer for the marketing & communications department.

For all the love and energy I continue to put into Greg In Hollywood, I get it in return in the form of really thoughtful emails that come out of nowhere and meeting longtime readers when I’m at an event or out and about.

People are so kind and so thoughtful – and honest.

So let me just say thank you for your loyalty, for checking the site every day and weighing in on the comments or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Now we start year 11!

Previous posts: Greg In Hollywood’s 5th Anniversary Party and From layoff to kick-off in seven days

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Celebrity encounters from the past 12 months: 1. Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant (above). 2. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon 2. Olympic free skier Gus Kenworthy 4. Actress Rosario Dawson 5. Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski 6. YouTube superstar Tyler Oakley 7. Actor Billy Eichner 8. Singer Steve Grand 9. Pose star Ryan Jamaal Swain 10. Tony winner Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls) 11. Queer as Folk alum Michelle Clunie 12.Actor-singer James Maslow 13. Actor-writer-producer-director Peter Paige and actor-activist Wilson Cruz 14. Actor Garrett Clayton 15. Dancer and TV personality Derek Hough 16. Actor Benjamin Patterson 17. Actor Nicholas Hoult (and my pal Jim Key!) 18. American Idol alum Trayvon Owen 19. Glee alum Kevin McHale 20. Eastsider stars John Haibach and Kit Williamson 21. Actress and author Jennifer Lewis 22. Retired LA Galaxy star Robbie Rogers






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27 Remarks

  1. March 1st, 2019 at 8:58 am
    Jimmy Short says:

    Congrats Greg!

    So proud for you, and of you! “Greg In Hollywood” in the very first site I pull up each AM to start my day. You always provide so much information, fresh, detailed & researched. I know you have dedicated fans from around the globe… cheers from just one more in Sacramento!

    ~ Jimmy Short

  2. CONGRATULATIONS GREG!

    Your hard work and dedication have paid off and you deserve all the greatness that comes with this TEN year anniversary. Never loose your unique perspective, great attitude, humanity and professional style. All your readers greatly appreciate your wonderful work.

    Best Wishes and here’s a toast to at least 10 more great entertainment filled years.

  3. Hey! Happy anniversary gorgeous man ~ I love your blog and read it every day. Thank you so much for keeping it going and I am so happy that it has brought you so many other opportunities. Keep up the fab work sweetie. x

  4. CONGRATS and a Happy 10 Years, Greg! You are my daily vitamina-reading regimen. Wishing you another auspicious ten years of celeb happenings.

  5. Thank you Greg for your amazing column and congratulations on your 10th Anniversary, may you have at least another 30.

  6. March 1st, 2019 at 1:51 pm
    terry hogan says:

    Congratulations and thank you for all the hard work you obviously put in to keep the blog current and interesting. After I check emails your blog is the next thing I read each morning.

  7. March 1st, 2019 at 2:02 pm
    Tommy Marx says:

    What an amazing achievement! It’s obvious how much hard work you put into your blog, and I’m glad that you are still finding it rewarding. I always enjoy your eclectic posts, and I think we must be around the same age (27) because we share a lot in common when it comes to the entertainment world.

  8. Happy Anniversary, Greg! I check Greg in Hollywood everyday and absolutely love it. Here’s to many, many more year.

  9. Blogiversary – I love it:)

    I don’t remember how i stumbled across you blog, but i’ve been reading it daily ever since. Thank you Greg for all of the great gay scoops and here’s to 10 more great years.

  10. Happy Anniversary, Greg. I look forward to your blog every day, and I hope to be reading it daily for a continued long time!

  11. Happy Anniversary Greg!!! I remember the first time finding this place and been coming back every day.

  12. Thank you Larry!

  13. Thank you Bill!!

  14. Thanks so much Rob!

  15. Thank you Tommy – fellow 27 year old!

  16. Thank u very much James!

  17. Thanks so much Terry!!!!!

  18. Joe, thanks so much!

  19. Much appreciated Sammie!!!

  20. Debs, thanks so much – I appreciate it!!!!

  21. Such kind words Max – very much appreciated!!!!

  22. Jimmy, so good to hear from you always. Thank you!!!!!!

  23. I’ve been coming here almost the entire time. It’s a part of my daily routine. Thank you for your time and effort, Greg. It really is appreciated.

    I think we’re overdue for YOU being a featured man! Get those beefcake photos made and post em up, sir!

    Congrats! Here’s to the next ten!

  24. Congratulations. It’s the first column I read every day. You’re always interesting and fun.

  25. Congratulations, Greg!!!

  26. OMFG ~ Greg, I have just seen Chip’s post and he is sooooo right, you absolutely need to be a “featured man” … go for it baby, you are so gorgeous inside and out. x

  27. Every year, a victory. Can’t believe it’s been 10 years already since you started this blog, but hey, time gets faster when one gets older, so they say. Congratulations and keep the good work.

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