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Wednesday Morning Man: Utkarsh Ambudkar!

Saw the wonderfully charming new movie Brittany Runs a Marathon a few nights ago and absolutely loved it.

One of the reasons is Utkarsh Ambudkar who is a sexy, funny delight in the film.

The 35 year old is known for his work on Pitch Perfect, The Mindy Project, White Famous, Brockmire, and Barbershop: The Next Cut.

This fall, he’ll star on Broadway in Lin Manuel Miranda’s Freestyle Love Supreme and has a role in the upcoming Disney film Mulan. But despite these high-profile performances, Ambudkar, who is South Asian, hasn’t found it easy to avoid casting cliches. In the video below, he explains how he tries.

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Snapped! Andy Cohen & son!

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Sam Smith has an epiphany: “You are enough”

From Grammy winner Sam Smith’s Instagram account today: Just wanted to share a little thought with you all. Sitting here on my first holiday in a long long time. Looking back on a year and a half of therapy and what has been probably the most challenging time of my short 27 years here. I’ve watched and read so much over the last 6 months to try and make sense of all the mess in my head. Tried to find ways to organise all of my problems so that they are bound and organised into folders and boxes, so that they will never haunt me or effect me again. But I’m slowly starting to realise that the words above are the only words that really matter…. and they are the words of the incredible @brenebrown …. ‘You are enough’

That mess in your mind is not a mess. It is who you are. By constantly trying to change and seek perfection and a life of no pain only causes more pain I am realising.
Still on course and learning but feeling the closest I’ve ever felt to a real space of joy, gratitude and peace.

Sorry to blab on. But I know we are all dealing with some really heavy shit at times. And I find listening to words from strangers comforting. So hopefully sometimes I can be that stranger to you guys.
Now every morning and every night before you go to bed. Say these words to yourself in the mirror. I’m gonna do it to. We are in this together Hope you’re all having a gorgeous summer x


New photos from “JUDY” starring Renee Zellweger!

Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment will release JUDY in theaters September 27, 2019. Take a first look at Judy’s last love with these NEW photos featuring Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland and Finn Wittrock as Mickey Deans.

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.”


Serbian tennis hottie Janko Tipsarevic retiring

Janko Tipsarevic, who has one of the hottest bodies on the men’s tennis tour, has announced his retirement.

His career-high singles ranking is world No. 8, achieved on April 2, 2012. In his career, he has won four ATP World Tour titles, one ATP doubles title, three Futures, and 15 Challenger titles. Tipsarević also won the 2001 Australian Open Junior title. Tipsarević has achieved two victories over a World No. 1 player, having defeated compatriot Novak Djokovic twice. He also has thirteen victories against other players in the top 10: four wins against Tomáš Berdych, and one each against Fernando González, Mikhail Youzhny, David Ferrer, James Blake, Gaël Monfils, Andy Murray and Juan Mónaco. He holds victories over former World No. 1 players Carlos Moyá, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Andy Roddick. His best results at a Grand Slam have been reaching the quarterfinals at the US Open in 2011 and 2012.

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Janko Tipsarevic has announced he will retire from professional tennis at the end of this year. Congratulations on a great career, @tipsarevicjanko

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Morning Round-Up: Pete Buttigieg; Daniel Craig; Wanda Sykes; Dylan McDermott, Olivia Newton-John

Pete Buttigieg on Trump’s Fat-Shaming: ‘People in Glass Houses…’ Towleroad

Daniel Craig’s new James Bond movie gets an official title

Wanda Sykes Has Some Sage Advice If You’re Black or Female and Going to the Doctor NewNowNext

Dylan McDermott Celebrates 35 Years of Sobriety: It’s My ‘Greatest Accomplishment’

Song of the Day: ‘Please Mr. Please’ by Olivia Newton-John Kenneth in the 212

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Tuesday Morning Man: Brant Daugherty!

Today is gorgeous Brant Daugherty’s 34th birthday. As a present to him – and us – he gets another Morning Man feature.

In 2018, Brant played Luke Sawyer in the film Fifty Shades Freed. He was best known for his recurring role as Brian on Days of Our Lives, a character who dated Sonny Kiriakis for far too brief a time. But Sonny’s heart belonged only to Will.

Brant also played Noel Kahn on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars, was a regular of the cast of Lifetime Network’s Army Wives for season 7, and competed in season 17 of Dancing with the Stars.

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Nate Berkus remembers partner Fernando Bengoechea who died in tsunami: “Every day I think of him”

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It’s been almost 15 years since the tsunami, when we lost Fernando. Every day I think of him, but especially today on his birthday. Fernando’s brother Marcelo keeps his art alive by hand weaving photographs using the same technique and museum quality materials. This month, @fernando_bengoechea_photo is donating 10% of proceeds from the sale of each woven photograph to the Tsunami Relief Fund via @globalgiving. Visit for more.

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Elton John defends Harry & Meghan against “distorted and malicious account” of their stay at his home

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I am deeply distressed by today’s distorted and malicious account in the press surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s private stay at my home in Nice last week. Prince Harry’s Mother, Diana Princess Of Wales was one of my dearest friends. I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana’s untimely death. After a hectic year continuing their hard work and dedication to charity, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday inside the safety and tranquility of our home. To maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight. To support Prince Harry’s commitment to the environment, we ensured their flight was carbon neutral, by making the appropriate contribution to Carbon Footprint™ I highly respect and applaud both Harry and Meghan’s commitment to charity and I’m calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations on their character that are spuriously crafted on an almost daily basis.

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Morning Round-Up: Tom Ford; Pete Buttigieg; RuPaul; Antonio Banderas; Weekend Tennis Recap

Pete Buttigieg Said No to Personal Styling by Tom Ford NewNowNext

RuPaul Announces New Seasons of Drag Race and All Stars Advocate

Antonio Banderas says he ‘owes his life’ to a drag queen Pink News

Who Made Our List For The Sexiest ‘Real Housewives’ Studs? Instinct

Weekend Tennis Round-Up: Kenneth in the 212

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CNN’s John Berman profiles Randy Rainbow!

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Monday Morning Man: Hill Harper!

I really enjoy the new game shows that air on ABC on Sunday night – especially The $100,000 Pyramid.

Last night one of the celebrity players was the handsome actor Hill Harper who is best is known for his nine-year run on CSI: NY. He was also a regular or a recurring cast member on the series Limitless, The Good Doctor, Covert Affairs, Live Shot, Homeland, The Handler, City of Angels, and Married… with Children.

Hill made his feature film debut in Spike Lee’s Get on the Bus and then appeared in He Got Game. His other films include Beloved, Skulls, The Visit, Loving Jezebel, and Hav Plenty.

He’s an actor and an author with an impressive Ivy League academic background. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1988. In 1992, Harper graduated with a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. In addition, he also received his Master of Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He became friends with Barack Obama when they were both attending Harvard.

Harper is also the author of several books: Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny, published in 2006; Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny, published in 2008; and The Conversation: How (Black) Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships, published in 2010. His books, The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place and The Wiley Boys were both published in 2011. His book, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones was published in 2013.

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Snapped! Wilson Cruz with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Montreal Pride

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I’m looking for a man who would look at me like this. #MontrealPride @justinpjtrudeau pic by @michou12001

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In remarks to the press today, with @justinpjtrudeau at my side, I said in this moment in our history in the U.S. I was blessed to be here in this beautiful city and I was reminded that after all is said and done… “We fight for beauty. We fight for creativity. We fight to be who we are. But most of all, we fight to love.” Happy Pride #Montreal And thank you, Mr. Trudeau. You moved me to tears with your beautiful and heart felt words of support to our community. I had forgotten the power in hearing your head of state speak with such authority about ideas like diversity, inclusion, responsibility and yes LOVE! Thank you for restoring my hope we shall see that back home. @fiertemontreal

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Colton Haynes opens up about dark times: “I no longer want to project a curated life”

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Throwback. I don’t want worrying about if I look hot or not on Instagram to be my legacy. I don’t want to skirt around the truth to please other people or to gain economic success. I have far more important things to say than what magazine I just shot for or what tv show I’m a part of (Although I’m very thankful I still get to do what I love). I no longer want to project a curated life. I get immense joy when someone comes up to me & says that my willingness to open up about depression, anxiety, alcoholism, & addiction has helped them in some way. I’ve struggled the past year with trying to find my voice and where I fit in & that has been the most beautiful struggle I’ve ever had to go through. Worrying about what time to post on social media so I can maximize my likes or being mad at myself that I don’t look the same way I did when I was addicted to pills is a complete waste of why I was put on this earth. I’m posting these photos to let y’all in on my truth. I’m so grateful to be where I am now but man these times were dark. I’m a human being with flaws just like you. If ur in the middle of the dark times…I promise you it doesn’t have to last forever. Love y’all

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Sunday Round-Up: Tommy Bracco; George Takei; Pete Buttigieg; Aaron Schock; Kate McKinnon; Jessica Lange

What Did Tommy Bracco Really Look Like Before “Big Brother”? MetroSource

Why George Takei Is Backing Pete Buttigieg for President YouTube

Aaron Schock’s Beach Bro Says Former Congressman’s ‘Viewpoint Has Grown and Changed Significantly’ Towleroad

When “SNL” Star Kate McKinnon Finally Met Ruth Bader Ginsburg NewNowNext

Jessica Lange Ranks Her Best and Worst American Horror Story Seasons TV Line

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Morning Man Classic: Robert Redford!

Robert Redford is celebrating his 83rd birthday today!.

Although he has an Oscar for directing Ordinary People and received an Honorary Academy Award for his contributions to the film industry, it seems wrong that he’s not been nominated more for acting besides The Sting in 1974. He was absolutely robbed of a nod for All Is Lost for which he received some of the best reviews of his career.

So many wonderful performances over the years including my favorites: All the Presidents Men, The Way We Were and Three Days in the Condor.

Maybe Redford has been penalized for being such a beauty.

He spent the 60s as a leading in such films as Inside Daisy Clover and This Property is Condemned – both opposite Natalie Wood as well as Barefoot in the Park and The Chase, both with Jane Fonda. But his most famous pairing came when he and Paul Newman teamed up for 1969′s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Then came the 70s and a string of major films including The Candidate, The Sting, The Great Gatsby, Jeremiah Johnson, The Great Waldo Pepper, and Three Days of the Condor.

Beginning in the 80s, Redford mixed directing (Quiz Show, River Runs Through It, Horse Whisperer) with acting roles (Out of Africa, The Natural, Indecent Proposal, Spy Game, An Unfinished Life) and proved with All is Lost and last year’s The Old Man & the Gun that he’s still going strong and capable of carrying a film.

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Alan Cumming on cancellation of “Instinct” by CBS: “I’m grateful for two seasons of fun and gore”

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So the word is out. @instinctcbs will not be returning for a third season. Almost exactly three years ago I was sent a galley copy of a book by @jamespattersonbooks and @howardroughan and then I met the show runner @mbr34 who was to adapt it for TV and I jumped in. And I’m still in, for two more episodes tomorrow and the last one ever next Sunday. And while I’m sorry I won’t be getting to play with @bojnovak and the rest of the amazing cast and crew again, I’m grateful for two seasons of fun and gore and feeling like a dandy thanks to @danlawsonstyle’s costumes, and selfies with corpses and vegan options at catering and Lala’s occasional guest appearances in the police station when she got bored in her basket beneath my desk. I’m also proud to have played the first every leading character in a US network drama who is gay. Yes, really. Because of @instinctcbs millions of people will have seen a same sex marriage portrayed for the first time and I hope we changed and opened some minds in the process.

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WATCH: “The Boys” star Chace Crawford plays a game of “If You Could …”

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Celeb Instagram: Pete Buttigieg! Ronan Farrow! Sean Hayes! Adam Rippon! Borna Coric!

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I met an American hero. Thank you, @repjohnlewis, for your courage, your grace, your optimism, and for making the #goodtrouble, the necessary trouble, to advance the cause of justice in our time.

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Happy birthday to straight shooter respected on all sides @jonlovett. He’s okay, I guess!

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Wait….what??? #PTown

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Just a bag of candy and a dream

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Back to work @ssrachel20

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Los Angeles LGBT Center and friends celebrate National Non-Profit Day!

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On this #NationalNonprofitDay we wanted to highlight some close Center friends and share with you why they support the Center. Thank you @guskenworthy, @rubyrose, and @Nikita_Dragun for your continued support! #LGBT #Lesbian #Gay #Bisexual #Transgender #GusKenworhy #RubyRose #NikitaDragun

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