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Late Night Video: It’s all kinds of fun seeing Sarah Paulson dish on various “Real Housewives”

Sarah Paulson is such a fun personality – I totally want to be friends with her. On Watch What Happens Live tonight, she tells Andy Cohen what she thinks about several of the hottest topics on RHONY and RHOBH including what she thinks of Leah McSweeney’s freshman year on RHONY. Paulson tells Andy about her unpleasant encounter with Lisa Vanderpump and talks about the backlash she received on social media from Vanderpump’s fans.

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See dreamy Derek Yates on the cover of Maximo!

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It’s all in the swipe ???????? Thanks @maximomagazine for the cover! @shotbylester

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Snapped! The “deliciano” Spanish tennis stud Feliciano Lopez gets some sun!

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@Isdin siempre me protege del sol sean cuales sean mis actividades deportivas. Este verano es un verano distinto e isdin me acompaña como de costumbre. Cuales son vuestros planes de verano? El mío, por ahora, es prepararme para la reanudación del circuito Atp en agosto y alguna mini escapada a la playa(si se puede claro..) #mysummerisdin

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Gay CNN reporter Richard Quest shares his longer than expected battle with “the long tail” of COVID-19

(CNN) The cough has come back, without warning and seemingly for no reason; so has the fatigue. True, neither are as debilitating as when I had the actual virus, but they are back.

Like many others, I am now coming to realize that I am living and suffering from the long tail of Covid-19.

I got infected back in mid-April. The onset of symptoms came quickly. I suddenly noticed I was feeling very tired and I had a new cough. I got tested and the morning after I received a phone call from the medical center, I had tested positive for coronavirus.

The virus is like a tornado. When it lands, it swirls through the body, causing chaos, confusion, coughs, wreaking damage to each organ it touches. Some won’t survive its visit. For those that do, when it has gone, one surveys the damage to the human landscape and realizes it’s much greater than first thought. My symptoms were on the milder side: I never had breathing difficulties, or loss of sense or smell. I was wiped-out tired and I always had “the cough,” which has now returned.

The Covid cough is not like your usual cough-it-up deep cough (what doctors politely call a “productive cough.”) It is very distinctive. It is a dry, raspy, wheezy, cough. In my case, lots of short, expelling gasps of air, followed by a long, deep, chest-wrenching expiration cough, that has standers by wondering if I am going to keel over.

I have tested negative for the virus and positive for the antibodies, and my doctor says it won’t return. But there are days when I feel that it has.
I am also discovering new areas of damage: I have now become incredibly clumsy. I was never the most lissome person, no one ever called me graceful, but my clumsiness is off the chart. If I reach for a glass, or take something out of a cupboard, I will knock it, or drop it on the floor. I have tripped over the curb and gone flying. I fall over furniture. It is as if that part of my brain, which subconsciously adjusts hand and movement to obstacles it sees, isn’t working.
At times there’s a sense of mild confusion. The micro delay in a thought, the hesitation with a word. Nobody would notice but me.
My digestive system is peculiar, to say the least.

It doesn’t matter whether I call them symptoms, traits, or wreckage — my body doesn’t feel quite right.
For those who have not had Covid, or witnessed the mess it leaves behind, again, I urge you, do whatever you can to avoid this tornado.

The doctors try to reassure me, saying, this will wear off, but they can’t tell me when. Last week was bad. The cough has been with me for days, I have been tired and needed to take naps. I tripped over the camera tripod then fell over a chair! I am concerned but not panicked, yet. This week already feels much better.

For those who have not had Covid, or witnessed the mess it leaves behind, again, I urge you, do whatever you can to avoid this tornado.
It will roar through the body — kill some on the way — injure all in its path — and then when you think “well, thank God that’s gone,” look around, the damage is strewn everywhere and will be with you long after the crisis has passed.

Covid is a tornado with a very long tail.

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Morning Round-Up: Javicia Leslie; Ruby Rose; Shepard Smith; Paris Jackson; Sean Doolittle

Bi ActressJavicia Leslie Cast as the First Black Batwoman Advocate

Ruby Rose reacts to Batwoman casting Javicia Leslie as new lead: ‘This is amazing!’

Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith to Host Evening Newscast on CNBC The Hollywood Reporter

Paris Jackson reveals her father Michael would tease her about liking girls as she opens up about her sexuality Pink News

Sean Doolittle’s LGBTQ outreach should set an example for the rest of pro baseball Outsports

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Thursday Morning Man: Jeremy Pope!

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grateful to be right where I am. writing this message surrounded by my family back at home. grandma made catfish and grits. we have birthday cake AND sweet potato pie on deck. we even hit that Mississippi Cha Cha Slide one good time right at midnight. (If you know, you know)⁣ ⁣ while my mind has been busy on all of the work that lies ahead, my heart is entirely full in this moment. family is everything. so are all you beautiful souls I’ve met along the way. here’s to another chapter of lessons, love, growth, & deeper understanding.

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Wishing a happy 28th birthday to actor Jeremy Pope who had one of the lead roles in the Netflix series Hollywood.

In 2019, he became the sixth person in Tony history to be nominated for performance twice in the same year. He was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his turn at Pharus in Choir Boy and for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his turn as Temptations’ Eddie Kendricks in Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations. What’s more, Choir Boy marked his Broadway debut.

The openly gay Pope originated the role of Pharus in the Off-Broadway production of Choir Boy in 2013. It’s a play by Oscar-winning Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McRaney. He also played the role in Atlanta and Los Angeles. He began as Kendricks in Ain’t Too Proud for it 2017 premiere at Berkeley Repertory Company and pre-Broadway engagements in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Toronto.

Other theatre credits include Invisible Thread (Second Stage Theater) and The View Upstairs (Lynn Redgrave Theater). On screen, Pope starred in The Ranger, which premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. His singles New Love and Feel So Good which are available on iTunes.

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“Glee” alum Naya Rivera is missing and presumed dead in drowning at lake in Ventura County

This is so awful.

Former Glee cast member Naya Rivera is missing and presumed dead, according to the Ventura Sheriff’s Department.

The actress/singer and her four year old son were on a rented pontoon boat on Lake Piru and were swimming. The son got back on the boat, his mom did not. He was wearing a life-vest, she was not, according to NBC4.

Authorities believe Rivera to be ‘presumed drowned’ and a search has been launched to locate her body, according to Captain Eric Buschow, a spokesman for the Venture County Sheriff’s Office.

Rivera received her breakthrough role as an adult as Santana Lopez on the Fox television series Glee (2009–2015). She was signed to Columbia Records as a solo artist in 2011 and released a single in 2013, Sorry, featuring rapper Big Sean.

She made her feature film debut as Vera in the horror film At the Devil’s Door (2014), and recurred as Blanca on the third season of the Lifetime television series Devious Maids in 2015. In 2016, she published a memoir Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up. She was most recently a regular on the YouTube series Step Up: High Water.

Two of Rivera’s Glee co-stars died young. Mark Salling (Puck), who she dated for three years, killed himself in 2018 at the age of 35 as he awaited sentencing on child pornography charges. Cory Montieth (Finn) died in 2013 at the age of 31 of a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol.


Snapped! Dominic Thiem goes sleeveless!

Who says the sleeveless looks in pro tennis belongs exclusively to Rafael Nadal?

The world’s number three player, Dominic Thiem of Austria, was rocking the sleeveless look this week and his legions of fans most certainly approve.

Dominic, already appreciated for his big booty and handsome face, has given us another reason to be mesmerized by him.

With the US Open and French Open taking place just weeks apart this year, I’m rooting for this three-time grand slam finalist to at last lift the trophy at a major.


WATCH: It turns out Kevin Bacon himself isn’t so good at playing “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon”

I’ve been mad about Kevin Bacon since Diner and today is his 62nd birthday.

I’ve even seen The Bacon Brothers in concert and got to meet him at the premiere of Beauty Shop where he played a pretty out there hairdresser.

There are so many movies and more recently TV shows he’s done. My faves include Wild Things, The River Wild, A Few Good Men, Apollo 13, She’s Having a Baby, Where the Truth Lies and, of course, Footloose. He’s had so many roles that it seems pretty much everyone in Hollywood can be connected to him by six people or less.

Recently, Kevin sat down for BuzzFeed for a game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon based on his career. It turns out that not only is it hard for him to keep track of who he’s worked with, it was apparently hard for Buzzfeed well.

Kevin’s new film is the thriller You Should Have Left.

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Pete Buttigieg previews his new book: “Trust”

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It’s called Trust: America's Best Chance, and is set to come out on October 6th. In order for our country to move forward, it will be more important than ever to build trust—in our institutions and leaders, in each other, and around the world in America itself. Link in bio to pre-order the book today, along with the audiobook that I'll be narrating. And please consider supporting your local independent bookstores at time when their work to educate and inspire has never been more important.

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Anderson Cooper blasts Trump: “We’re so deep down a well of lies it’s hard to realize how dark this is”

When asked about the current state of the US coronavirus response, President Donald Trump said that the US is “a good place” and will be in “very good shape” even while many states see record numbers of coronavirus cases. CNN’s Anderson Cooper explains why this isn’t true.

“We’re so deep down a well of lies it’s hard to realize how dark this is,” Cooper says at one point.

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WATCH: Some highlights from “Queer Eye” casts old and new competing for charity on “Family Feud”

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Morning Round-Up: Matt Bomer; Mary Trump; Don Lemon; Rufus Wainwright; Nick Cordero

Matt Bomer Talks Playing an In The Closet Gay Superhero on ‘Doom Patrol’ Instinct

The Sinner’ Star Matt Bomer on Playing a Serial Killer and His Brief Flirtation With ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Variety

Tell-All Book by Mary Trump Describes a Family of Liars, Cheats & Abusers Who Destroyed Her Dad People

Don Lemon Talks Tackling Race in New Podcast and Why Journalists Have to “Step Up” Amid Black Lives Matter Movement The Hollywood Reporter

Rufus Wainwright’s Career Has Never Followed the Rules Advocate

Nick Cordero’s GoFundMe page raises nearly $1 million after his death from COVID-19 at 41

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Wednesday Morning Man: Billy Campbell! Campbell, who celebrated his 61st birthday yesterday, will always have a special place in the hearts of gay fans because of two roles: Luke Fuller on Dynasty and Dr. Jon Philip Fielding on the original Tales of the City miniseries and its two sequels.

On Dynasty, he was Steven Carrington’s boyfriend and the two had just arrived at a solid place in their relationship when they had to go to Moldavia for the wedding of Steven’s sister Amanda. Well, there was a massacre during the wedding (Amanda was marrying a prince) and one of the victims was Luke!

Poor Steven was never going to find happiness on that show!

But his 1984-85 run on Dynasty jump-started Billy’s career in television and film and he went on to star in NBC’s Crime Story series then the feature film Rocketeer.

But it was in 1993 that another iconic gay role came his way in Tales of the City. His romance – and that kiss in the convertible! -  with Michael “Mouse” Tolliver were a highlight of the miniseries. He reprised the role in the less-magical sequels More Tales of the City and Further Tales of the City.

My favorite role of all though was Billy as divorced dad Rick Sammler who melds his family with Sela Ward’s on ABC’s late, great Once and Again. It was a series that was so well-done, so special. Of course it only lasted three seasons!

He had another hit with the series The 4400 and portrayed Darren Richmond on the AMC television series The Killing, Dr. Alan Farragut in the SyFy series Helix and Det. John Cardinal in Cardinal. For the latter series, he won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor in a Limited Series or Television Film.

When we spoke in 2011 at the TV Critics Association gathering, I wondered if Billy was happy with his overall body of work.

“I don’t even think of a body of work to tell you the truth,” he said. “I have as many bad things in my past as I do good. When I think about them, I think about them in terms of the people I met, the friends I have from many of those things which were good or bad. Most of why I like [acting] anyway is just having a job and going to work with people.”

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Elite college rower Maarten Hurkmans comes out on Instagram: “I’m very unapologetically me”

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Are you your unapologetic self? ⠀ ⠀ Everyone that knows me will say that I’m very unapologetically me. I have a clear presence, you can always read my mood straight of my face, and I can be the absolute worst morning person. I am also bisexual, something that I consider to be an important part of who I am.⠀ ⠀ For many people, sexuality is not something to consider much. However, for many LGBTQ+ people, a lot of time and anxiety can go into discovering, accepting and reconciling themselves with their sexuality. I am very lucky to have been brought up by amazing parents in an open and accepting environment, and luckily, I have never experienced my sexuality as much of a burden. Not everyone shares my experience though. ⠀ ⠀ It can be hard to come out, especially in sports. Not many elite athletes identify as LGBTQ+ and there are few role models to look up to and show that it doesn’t matter and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I am 2.01m, 110kgs, proud of who I am, and I row at the elite level. To many, I do not fit the stereotype, but I do want to be an example to anyone that feels like they can’t be their true self.⠀ ⠀ Identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community does not make you less masculine, or able to compete and win. In the end, we all line up at the same starting line with the same anticipation as we endure those final minutes before the start. Equally tense and ready for the green light. ⠀ ⠀ #pride

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Tweet of the Day winner: Billy Eichner!

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Garrett Clayton: “To people making negative jokes about me being gay everyday online. Byeeeeeeee”

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To ALL the Karen’s in the room. To people making negative jokes about me being gay everyday online. Byeeeeeeee

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Steve Grand: “I think it’s a jockstrap kind of day”

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How are you guys doing out there? I think it’s a #jockstrap kind of day get your GRAND AXIS only at (link in bio) #guysinunderwear #jockstrap #guysinjockstraps #underwear #mensunderwear #hotguys #hotguysofinsta #shirtlessguys #shirtlessmen #meninunderwear #underwearbulge

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WATCH: Tom Daley blows up 100 balloons, bakes a cake, and knits a Peanuts sweater for son Robbie’s 2nd birthday

This video is a real Tom Daley tour de force with some cute cameos from husband Dustin Lance Black. There couple celebrated their son Robbie’s second birthday with a sweet party. Daley blew up 100 balloons himself, knitted Robbie a sweater and baked an elaborately-decorated cake. In this video, he also does a cardio workout (shirtless alert!) and battles allergies.


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Morning Round-Up: Halle Berry; Queer Eye; Lucas Grabeel; Kristian Alfonso; Tennis Round-Up

Halle Berry apologizes and is no longer considering a transgender role in upcoming film CNN

Queer Eye hosts on that captivating scene with Wesley’s shooter that almost didn’t happen

Lucas Grabeel Says He’d Want a Gay Actor to Play His ‘High School Musical’ Role if it Were Made Today Towleroad

Kristian Alfonso Announces She’s Leaving Days of Our Lives After 37 Years

Weekend Tennis Round-Up: Kenneth in the 212

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