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Breaking News: Anderson Cooper is a dad!

What wonderful surprising news! Anderson Cooper has just announced that he is the father of as newborn son. Congratulations to him!

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I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son's middle name is Morgan. It's a family name on my mom's side. I know my mom and dad liked the name morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth. Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing – what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children. My surrogate has a beautiful family of her own, a wonderfully supportive husband, and kids, and I am incredibly thankful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues.

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Do you want to try Tom Daley’s intense 10-minute jump rope workout? Lemme know how it goes!

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WATCH: Leslie Jordan returns to the WeHo Starbucks where he once confronted some belligerent guys

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No, I won’t back down. You can google it. #tompetty @starbucks #protectthishouse #gaybucks #moondollars #fightforyourrightstodrinkcoffee

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Totally Random Video: When Elizabeth Taylor, then a bored political wife, did a loopy interview with Dinah Shore

This is an oddly fascinating interview that popped up on my YouTube page between Dinah Shore and Elizabeth Taylor.

It’s a telephone video interview with Taylor in Georgetown during the early years of her marriage to Senator John Warner before she got really overweight. She was promoting her film A Little Night Music but didn’t seem to want to talk about it much. In fact, she seemed rather out of it!

This was a post-Richard Burton period and before she got sober and became such a great AIDS humanitarian.

Morning Round-Up: Darren Criss; Greg Berlanti; Alan Cumming; Ada Vox; Ryan Murphy; Bobby Berk

Darren Criss Opens Up About Being Biracial: ‘I’m Closer to My Identity Than I Ever Was Before’ People

Greg Berlanti Commits $1M to Aid TV Crews, Production Staff, Organizations With COVID-19 Relief The Hollywood Reporter

Alan Cumming has strong opinions on pronouns and circumcision Queerty

Ryan Murphy explains how coronavirus is impacting his upcoming projects

‘Tea Time’ with Ada Vox, The Drag Queen of American Idol Instinct

Bobby Berk Has Some Design Tips for Your “Animal Crossing” House New Now Next

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Morning Man Classic: Perry King!

Dreamboat television and film actor Perry King is was a real heartthrob in the 80s when he was one of the stars of NBC’s Riptide.

Today Is his 72nd birthday!

Perry made his film debut in the 1972 feature Slaughterhouse Five but lost out on the role of Hans Solo in Star Wars three years later to Harrison Ford.

His other feature credits included The Lords of Flatbush with Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler, Lipstick with Margaux Hemingway and a very controversial movie for its time: A Different Story which cast him as a gay man best friends with a lesbian played by Meg Foster.

He made scores of TV movies including Inmates: A Love Story opposite Kate Jackson; The Hasty Heart for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the highly-rated miniseries I’ll Take Manhattan.

Post-Riptide, he had a recurring role on Melrose Place and played a patriarch of a very rich and very dysfunctional family in the NBC primetime soap Titans which also starred Victoria Principal, John Barrowman and Yasmine Bleeth, among others.

His most recent TV credits include guest spots on Big Love, The Mentalist and Drop Dead Diva.

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Pete Buttigieg talks to Katie Couric about Trump administration’s Covid-19 response and Joe Biden’s candidacy

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is testing the limits of our government — and the 2020 election is just around the corner. Katie Couric checked in with former Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg on Instagram Live this week about the state of our nation. The former South Bend, Indiana mayor told me how he thinks the Trump administration has handled (or mishandled) its response: “It’s put our lives in danger.” He also opened up about what he predicts in the post-Covid economy, and shared why he’s doing everything in his power to put former Vice President Joe Biden in the White House.

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On his 65th birthday, Leslie Jordan dishes on when he called Octavia Spencer the night she won the Oscar

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Thank you very much but I wanted a pony farm. @foxtv #hitandrun #firstinline #seniorcitizendiscount #uncletograndpa

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When you call an ICON and she answers. @octaviaspencer @tatetaylor51 #thehelp #firstinline #doublespanxx

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Totally Random Video: In “If We Took A Holiday,” actress is Madonna all day to cheer up gay friend

This brilliant 2014 short film blew me away the first time I saw it. If you have never seen it, it’s time you do!

If We Took a Holiday tells the story of a struggling L.A. actress (Nadya Ginsburg) who agrees to impersonate Madonna all day long as a birthday present for her recently dumped gay best friend (Dennis Hensley.)

Shenanigans and life lessons ensue.

The film is produced and written by Glenn Gaylord, Ginsburg and Hensley and directed by Gaylord whose feature film credits include such terrific movies as I Do and Leave it on the Floor.

I think the world of Dennis whose wildly popular The MisMatch Game series has raised a whole lot of money for the Los Angeles LGBT Center over the years. In the most recent edition in February, Ginsburg was hilarious and dead-on as Cher.


Morning Round-Up: Will Reeve; Fortune Feimster; Matt Bomer; Wanda Sykes; J. August Richards; Anna Wintour; “Melrose Place”

Pantsless “Good Morning America” Reporter Will Reeve Is All of Us Right Now The WOW Report

Fortune Feimster on Hooters, The Dinah, & Being Funny During a Crisis Advocate

Matt Bomer Reacts to Viral Meme Suggesting He Looks Like Every Other Ryan Murphy Leading Man Towleroad

Melrose Place Cast Reunites to Talk Wigs, Catfights and Why No One Wanted to Get In the Pool TV Line

How I’m Living Now: Wanda Sykes, Comedian Hollywood Reporter

Council of Dads’ J. August Richards on Black Gay Visibility’s Power Advocate

Anna Wintour Warns Fashion Will Change Forever After the Pandemic – “Waste and Excess” Will No Longer Be Tolerated The WOW Report

Octavia Spencer Donates Respiratory Monitors to Hospitals Across the United States People

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Wednesday Morning Man: Lucien Laviscount!

Handsome British actor Lucien Laviscount was one of the stars of the hit series Scream Queens, played Billy “F*ckin” Ayres on the TV series Snatch and now stars as Alexander Cabot in The CW series Katy Keene.

At 27, his star is certainly on the rise.

Lucien made a name for himself playing the role of Ben Richardson on the long-running British soap Coronation Street then went on to appear as a cast member on such series as Waterloo Road.’

He has also done guest spots on Episodes, Supernatural, and Skins.

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WATCH: Gus Kenworthy has learned to play guitar – but his dog doesn’t seem very impressed

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I've spent the past two months trying to learn the guitar and my dog is… honestly not very impressed.

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Don’t miss “Melrose Place” reunion tonight – Heather Locklear, Grant Show, Andrew Shue and more!

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We are so excited to have the residents of MELROSE PLACE join us today on #StarsInTheHouse! Tune in tonight at 8:00pm ET to watch the cast reunite live all on! @Josiebissett @reallymarcia @lauraleightonforreal @heatherlocklear @grant_show @andrewshue @daphnezuniga

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Patti LuPone dishes on Glenn Close, Sondheim, Streisand, “Cats” movie & more on WWHL

Patti LuPone is always a most delicious guest on Watch What Happens Live because of her outspoken candor.

Ask her opinion and she will give it. Last night, for example, she told Andy Cohen that Barbra Streisand is too old to play Mama Rose in Gypsy but that she would have been great “fifty years ago≥”

LuPone also reflected on trashing her dressing room in London after learning she was fired from the Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard: “I took a floor lamp and I used it as batting practice,” she said. “I smashed up my waiting area and then took the floor lamp and threw it out of the second floor window.”

She also made clear that she did not have drinks recently with Glenn Close who she was bumped from Sunset Boulevard in favor of: “We didn’t grab drinks. She crashed our table,”


Morning Round-Up: Jim Parsons; GLAAD; RuPaul’s Digital DragCon; Rob Lowe; Dr. Fauci

Jim Parsons on ‘Hollywood’: ‘I’ve Gone to a Lot of Gay Clubs and I’ve Never Seen That Many Naked People at Once, Ever’ Towleroad

GLAAD Livestream Raises $250K for Hard-Hit LGBTQ Centers Advocate

RuPaul’s Digital DragCon Will Sashay Into Your Living Room This Weekend New Now Next

Rob Lowe Says Tom Cruise Went ‘Ballistic’ Over Sharing a Room While Making The Outsiders

Dr. Fauci says Brad Pitt ‘did a great job’ impersonating him on Saturday Night Live

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Happy birthday to the great Ann-Margret! Let’s celebrate with some of her memorable musical numbers

There are stars and then there are stars.

It was so exciting and moving to Ann-Margret in the front row at last November’s wonderful memorial last November for Rip Taylor in North Hollywood.

The great star turns 79 today and I thought it would be a good time to celebrate a performer who isn’t always appreciated as much as she should be.

She got her start in movies 59 years ago opposite Bette Davis in Pocketful of Miracles then followed that up with major roles in the musicals State Fair and Bye-Bye Birdie.

She went on to star opposite Elvis Presley in Viva Las Vegas and Steve McQueen in The Cincinnati Kid.

She was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for her performance in the musical Tommy. She was also nominated for an Oscar for the drama Carnal Knowledge.

Ann-Margret has been nominated for Emmys for her stellar dramatic work in television movies including Who Will Love My Children?, A Streetcar Named Desire and Life of the Party and finally won for a memorable performance on Law & Order: SVU.

But the focus today is on her music and these clips, I think, are a nice mix of what this gorgeous and talented star can do.

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Tuesday Morning Man: Tom Welling!

Tom Welling celebrated his 43rd birthday over the weekend so today I am featuring this handsome guy as the MM!

When it came time to cast the role of Clark Kent for the series Smallville back in 2001, producers conducted a nationwide search to find the perfect man for the job and they came up with a then-unknown Welling.

Just 23 at the time, Tom stepped right into the lead in a series that chronicled the life of the young Kent before he becomes Superman.

The actor grew up before our eyes and not just as an actor: beginning with season nine, he is also an executive producer and has directed several episodes.

Tom worked as a model and in construction before Smallville came along.

He found the time for a few feature film roles during the show’s long run including Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel and co-starred in a remake of The Fog.

Since the show left the air in 2011, he has appeared in the films Parkland, Draft Day and The Choice. He also co-starred in the Fox fantasy comedy-drama Lucifer as Lt. Marcus Pierce.

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Celeb Instagram: Olivia Newton-John! Steve Grand! Jeremy Pope! Jonathan Bennett! Leslie Jordan!

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We know to stay home, but when we leave the house to run essential errands, the CDC recommends wearing homemade masks. Whether masking for your neighbor or BFF, pledge to mask for others when you leave the house #MaskingForAFriend @pandemicactionnetwork

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Is this appropriate restaurant attire?? ???????? from my last week in #puertoVallarta. Rocking my @grandaxis #bikini which will be for sale sometime this summer!!! In sizes S-3XXL #mensswimwear #mensbikini #guysinspeedos #speedoguys #muscle #fitness #stevegrand

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checking in. y’all good?

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This is who I am now. Just finished my 7 day fitness challenge with my cousin @sgunner9 and it was awesome! . 3k push-ups, 3k squats, & 1k crunches! I’m having such a blast working out with my cousin who’s in Texas during Quarantine. This challenge was so brutal but knowing that someone was doing it with me made me get through it a lot easier. . Guys working out during Quarantine absolutely sucks, it’s hard enough to work out when life is normal let alone when you have to do it at your house with bands and no weights. I had some not so great news this week, and emotionally I didn’t want to do the push ups most days, but I knew Scott was doing them and I couldn’t let him down. . *New Challenge** we are going to run a marathon over the next 7 days! 26 miles together but apart. Anyone they wants to join us start tomorrow! Also any runners that have good playlists on Spotify or know of good guided runs in iTunes, DM them to me! I need music! Basically it’s gotta feel like a @barrys bootcamp in my head if you want me to sprint. Maybe @theandrewkey @andrewnunez_3 @jordangluck ? Anyone wanna run a marathon this week?

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Almost home……and running out of juice. #fatandfull #tookthelongwayhome #alwayshungrydiet #missedmyprivateflight

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Darren Criss pays beautiful tribute to his handsome father, Charles William Criss, Jr. who has died at 78

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Charles William Criss, Jr. May 1941 – April 2020

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Billy Porter busy in quarantine but “being with my husband is the biggest source of joy right now”

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@barbrastreisand is someone I always turn to when I’m looking for joy. Her singing "When the Sun Comes Out" in one of her old black-and-white television specials is still beyond. I’m also working on the first draft of my memoir that’s due in October, I’ve just been hired to rework a musical, and I have new music coming out—so I got a lotta shit to do. But being with my husband is the biggest source of joy right now. We haven’t had a lot of time together this past year, so it’s been really great to just be with him and love on each other. I’m using this time to focus on that and not let the fear and the panic of the moment paralyze me.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Featured in @voguemagazine ⁠⠀ Wearing a @coach x @richardbernsteinart sweatshirt⁠⠀ Eyewear by @ditaeyewear stoned by @mercuranyc using @swarovski crystals

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