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“Happy Birthday Doug” starring Drew Droege closes at Celebration Theatre this weekend – it’s NYC bound!

If there are any tickets left, I highly recommend you see the brilliant Drew Droege in this outstanding one-man show! Here’s LINK to Celebration Theatre!

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I saw a real comedy tour de force tonight. The brilliant @drew_droege somehow managed to play every guest at a birthday party – plus the title character – in “Happy Birthday Doug” at @celebrationthtr #drewdroege #theater #latheater

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Morning Round-Up: Project Angel Food; Simon Dunn; Matthew Mitcham; Jeff Lewis; Ellen DeGeneres’s new dog

Project Angel Food raises more than $800,000, breaking Elizabeth Taylor record Los Angeles Blade

Simon Dunn opens up about his struggles with anxiety and his online persona Outsports

Matthew Mitcham shares his Europe wedding plans QN

Jeff Lewis’ Daughter, 2, Expelled from Preschool After He Criticized It on the Radio

Ellen DeGeneres Introduces New Rescue Puppy: ‘She’s So Cute, I Can’t Even Take It’

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Wednesday Morning Man: James Marsden!

Today’s Morning Man James Marsden turns 46 today!

Marsden has long been a gay fave because he’s a model handsome actor who is gay-friendly and has appeared in such films as The Notebook, 27 Dresses, X-Men, Enchanted,The D Train, Hairspray, The Butler and Anchorman 2 among others.

Marsden starred as gunslinger Teddy Flood, a sentient android, in the HBO science fiction series Westworld, as part of the main ensemble. He also plays Steve Wood in the Netflix dark comedy series, Dead to Me and is set star in Paramount’s upcoming film Sonic the Hedgehog and joined CBS All Access TV mini series The Stand. He will also be seen in the FX miniseries Mrs.America to debut in the spring of 2020

Does he know how good looking he is?

“I know I have a face like a model,” Marsden told Out Magazine last year. “But I’m actually just a goofy drama nerd underneath.”

James Marsden

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“The Dare Project” out Sept. 24 reunites original cast from the classic 2005 gay-themed short film “Dare”

Filmmakers David Brind and Adam Salky, who brought us the award-winning classic short film Dare, are back with the highly anticipated sequel. The Dare Project is a first of its kind short film, combining the original short together with its brand new follow-up, shot 15 years later, from the same cast and creative team.

It will premiere on demand on Sept. 24.

Dare told the story of Johnny and Ben, two very different high school boys who come unexpectedly together one night in a confluence of champagne, a swimming pool and adolescent bravado. They are played by Michael Cassidy and Adam Fleming.

The original short debuted on the film festival circuit in 2005, played over 50 festivals globally and won several grand jury and audience awards. It also became the lead-off and cover image short for Strand Releasing’s Boys Life 5, the fifth edition in their popular and critically acclaimed Boys Life short film series and was also distributed by the Logo network as one of its most popular gay-themed shorts. It has had more than 13 million views.

The Dare Project is historic because it is the first short film ever to bring back the original cast and creative team. Ben and Johnny, now in their early 30s fortuitously run into each other at a party in Los Angeles after not seeing each other since high school, where they shared one slightly dangerous, very sexy, boundary-pushing night in a swimming pool. Is their connection still alive, and what do they do about it?

Below os the trailer for the sequel.

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Happy Birthday to Nate Berkus!

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All I want for my birthday is a grocery store cake…white cake, white frosting, period.

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Snapped! Dan Levy gets fashionable!

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Honored to be on the cover of the @outmagazine FASHION ISSUE alongside the magnificent @janetmock! Thank you @pfpicardi for your words and your brain. Link in bio! ???? @ryanduffin / @coreytstokes / @lailalhayani

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#SchittsCreek stans, rise up: The charming, brilliant heartthrob #DanLevy graces the cover of our #Fashion Issue. Swipe up to read the full story—including his final moments on set.⁠ @ryanduffin;⁠ @coreytstokes. Dan wears shirt by @gucci, pants by @bode, jewelry by @tiffanyandco.⁠

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Morning Round-Up: Brad Pitt; Shane Gillis; Angelica Ross; Rob James-Collier; Jane Lynch & Cyndi Lauper & more!

Brad Pitt GQ cover story: Still Searching GQ

SNL Hire Shane Gillis Fired Over Racist, Homophobic Podcasts Towleroad

‘Pose’ Actress Angelica Ross To Host Presidential Candidate Forum On LGBTQ Issues Deadline

Downton Abbey’s Rob James-Collier talks to The Advocate

Jane Lynch and Cyndi Lauper unite for a ‘Golden Girls’ update for Netflix Queerty

Roy Cohn: Is This the Most Evil Gay Man in History? MetroSource

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ABC News correspondent Gio Benitez celebrates “proposalversary” with husband Tommy DiDario

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I’ve never shared the images leading up to the proposal photo, mostly because I didn’t even realize @paris_photographer captured them! Today marks four years since I woke Tommy up at 6 a.m. to “see the Eiffel Tower without tourists.” His sleepy-eyed reply: “Is this really necessary?” ???? He had no idea that just an hour later, I’d be getting down on bended knee and asking him to spend the rest of his life with me, as a photographer who specializes in surprise proposals looked on. Best decision I ever made was asking this human to marry me. Happy #Proposalversary, @tommydidario. I love you to Paris and back … and beyond.

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Morning Man Classic: John Ritter!

John Ritter, who left us far too soon, was born 71 years ago today.

Thanks to reruns, we get to see him all the time at the peak of his career – and his physical beauty – on Three’s Company.

What a handsome guy!

John died in September 2003 less than a week before what would have been his 55th birthday.

I had interviewed him the previous month for a cover profile for Orange Coast Magazine that was on the stands when his shocking death occurred.

John is best known, of course, for his eight seasons as Jack Tripper on Three’s Company and played the role for one season on the spinoff Three’s a Crowd.

He won an Emmy for his performance as Tripper and was nominated for one for his follow-up series Hooperman. He went on to star for three seasons of the sitcom Hearts Afire and had found success again with the ABC hit Eight Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter. The show was inn its second season when he died.

Instagram Hunks: Dan Amboyer! Tuc Watkins! Jwan Yosef! Pietro Boselli! Grigor Dmitrov! Trevor Donovan!

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In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread⚡️@giampaolosgura @georgecortina @dariocallegherproduction @benjaminthigpen @rafaolarra

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Two of these baths were unintentional. ????Catchen!

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hey this is me pensively wishing you a grrrreat Saturday.

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Dad bod sashay away

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Holiday mode is

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Ice King #healthyfood

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Moments from legendary life of movie and Broadway legend Lauren Bacall born 95 years ago today

It all began when the then-wife of director Howard Hawks saw a young model named Betty Bacall on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar.

She was soon flown to Hollywood, screen tested and cast opposite Humphrey Bogart in 1944′s To Have and Have Not.

Bacall, whose name was changed to Lauren, became an overnight star and Mrs. Humphrey Bogart.

What followed were 70 uninterrupted years of fame as she starred in such films as The Big Sleep, Key Largo, Written on the Wind, How to Marry a Millionaire, Designing Woman, Dark Passage, Blood Alley, Murder on the Orient Express, The Shootist, The Fan, The Portrait, Ready to Wear, Misery, Diamonds, and The Mirror has Two Faces, among many others. She received an honorary Academy Award for her film career and two Tony Awards for her work on Broadway where she starred in the long-running hits Applause, Woman of the Year, and Cactus Flower.

Miss Bacall, mother of a son and daughter from Bogart and a son from second husband Jason Robards Jr., died in 2015 a month before what would have been her 90th birthday.

These photos reflect a life of extraordinary accomplishment and experiences with presidents, royalty,fellow stars, husbands and children – clearly a life lived to the fullest.

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Snapped! Neil Patrick Harris shares a seat with Laverne Cox’s gorgeous gown at the Emmys!

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Sorry @nph. I didn't think through sitting in my gorgeous gown. But now we're both wearing @zacposen #creativeartsemmys

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Morning Round-Up: Out Emmy winners; Prince Harry & Gareth Thomas; Cara Delevingne; “Drag: The Complete Story book”

Out actresses Jane Lynch and Cherry Jones win Emmys NewNowNext

RuPaul Wins 4th Consecutive Emmy Award For ‘Outstanding Host The Randy Report

Prince Harry calls Gareth Thomas an ‘absolute legend’ as the pair announce plans to fight HIV stigma Pink News

See RuPaul, Bianca Del Rio, more in exclusive excerpts from Drag: The Complete Story book

Cara Delevingne: Harvey Weinstein Told Me to ‘Get a Beard’ Because I’d ‘Never Make it in the Industry as a Gay Woman’ Towleroad

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Are “The Boys in the Band” co-stars Andrew Rannells and Tuc Watkins dating? Kinda looks that way!

These two talented actors, currently shooting the film version of The Boys in the Band, have been popping up in each other’s Instagram with increasing regularity. If they are dating, I completely approve!

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Monday Morning Man: Matt Barr!

Came across a photo of gorgeous Matt Barr last week and realized I’d never featured him before as Morning Man,

So here he is!

The 35 year old has scores of television and movie credits including the recent CBS summer adventure series Blood & Treasure.

His other key roles included the acclaimed miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, the series Hellcats, Sleepy Hollow, and Valor.

His earlier roles include Mike Fleming in Commander in Chief, Ian Banks in One Tree Hill, and Christopher Sullivan in the mystery-horror limited series Harper’s Island.

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British footballer Gareth Thomas announces to the world that he is HIV-positive

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Dear Gareth, Thank-you for courageously sharing your HIV-positive status with the world. You are a shining example of someone living a full, healthy and happy life with HIV. Good luck with today’s Ironman Wales competition. Elton and I are cheering you on. The world needs more heroes like you. Love, David @gareththomasofficial @ejaf @eltonjohn

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Celeb Instagram: Creative Arts Emmys Edition!

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RuPaul Dedicates 4th Reality Host Emmy To Late #DragRace Producer Jacqueline Wilson

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‪Last night was everything. Thank you to the @televisionacad for honoring me in such illustrious company as @billyeichner and @j_corden. Not bad for my first rodeo. Meanwhile my mother was more excited that @anthonyanderson asked her for a tic tac.Thank you #TeamRainbow and Congratulations @carpoolkaraoke!!!

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Just lost Emmy #4!!!!!! But thanks to the @themensgroomer for making me look like I was going to win!

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HOLY CRAP, WE WON 4 EMMY’s LAST NIGHT! Final few pics from last night. What a night. And thanks again @varunbahlcouture for the beautiful look.

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Had a lovely evening with my lovely wife at the #CreativeArts #Emmys last night.

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#emmys #whodoyouthinkyouare #redcarpet @lisakudrow

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Weekend Round-Up: Michael Urie & Becki Newton; Rupert Everett; Megan Rapinoe & Sue Bird; Ellen Page

Becki Newton & Michael Urie To Star In Siblings Comedy ‘Fun’ Deadline

Rupert Everett Replaces Eddie Izzard in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woof? on Broadway Broadway World

Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird discuss their love life Outsports

Ellen Page Would Be “Thrilled” to Play Lesbian Characters Forever NewNowNext

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Brad Pitt pays a visit to Ellen DeGeneres!

For the first time in eight years, Brad Pitt sat down with Ellen, and she admitted she dated one of his ex-girlfriends. Plus, he talked about playing a stuntman in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opposite Leo DiCaprio, about Dax Shepard’s crush on him, and more. Sean Hayes also guests.

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Sitcom Saturday: When Mary Richards popped in to NYC and interrupted Rhoda and Joe’s weekend

During the first season of the spinoff Rhoda, Mary Tyler Moore appeared in four episodes as a guest star including this one when Mary Richards pops in on Rhoda (and Joe) in NYC unannounced. It leads to some complications but in the end, Rhoda and Mary’s friendship. Moore also appeared in the show’s first episode as she takes Rhoda to the airport, then in an episode where she gets a call from Rhoda with news that she’s getting married to Joe. And finally, Mary was featured prominently in the one-hour episode where Rhoda and Joe get married. Love the chemistry between Moore and the late, great Valerie Harper.

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