Caught a few episodes of the Canadian comedy series Schitt’s Creek and this sexy guy plays a bisexual named Jake. He’s 28-year-old Steve Lund who is known for his role as Nick Sorrentino in the TV series Bitten. He attended the Vancouver Film School acting program, before moving to Toronto where he was cast in TV shows like Blue Mountain State, Hemlock Grove and Haven.
‘Orange is the New Black’ star Lea DeLaria: ‘We have an idiot that is the president of the United States’
Lea DeLaria had a winning night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday (29 January) but the also had other things on her mind besides showbiz prizes.
His name is Donald Trump.
‘We have an idiot for president of the United States and I do not stand behind this idiot,’ the Orange is the New Black actress said on the red carpet.
DeLaria was among the stars at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles who were asked to comment on Trump’s controversial immigration travel ban that critics say unfairly targets Muslims.
She also has concerns about First Lady Melania Trump who is the US president’s third wife.
‘I just want to say Melania, honest, as a feminist I’m worried about you,’ she said.
‘Just give me a sign if you need me to rescue you.’
DeLaria and her castmates won the SAG Award for outstanding comedy series ensemble beating out the casts of Veep, The Big Bang Theory,Black-ish, and Modern Family.
In the span of two weeks, Jennifer Holliday went from almost singing at a Donald Trump inaugural concert to performing on an all-gay cruise.
The Tony Award winning diva was the headliner on last week’s Atlantis Events’ Caribbean cruise.
Holliday had infuriated her gay fans and others when it was announced she would be one of the singers at a concert at the Lincoln Memorial the night before’s Trump’s inauguration.
After initially defending her decision and saying she merely wanted to bring people together, Holliday backed out of the gig and apologized to her gay fans.
Atlantis reached out to her about performing after Holliday canceled on Trump.
‘The LGBT Community was mostly responsible for birthing my career and I am deeply indebted to you,’ she wrote in an open letter earlier this month.
‘You have loved me faithfully and unconditionally and for so many years you provided me with work even though my star had long since faded.’
People aboard the ship say the inauguration was not brought up by Holliday during her well-received performance, according to TMZ.
It appears that she and her gay fans have put the episode behind them.
Sarah Paulson called for people to donate to the American Civil Liberties Union while accepting her Screen Actors Guild on Sunday.
‘I would like to make plea for everyone, if they can, any money they have to spare please donate to the ACLU to protect the rights and liberties of people across this country,’ she said during an awards ceremony where US President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees and some legal immigrants from entering the US was very much on the minds of attendees.
The ACLU filed a legal challenged this weekend and successfully blocked parts of the order. The group says it has raised over $10 million since Saturday morning and gotten over 150,000 new members.
Paulson won the SAG Award for her acclaimed performance as prosecutor Marcia Clark in The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story.
‘This really means a lot to me … I wanted to be an actress since I was in utero,’ she said.
Paulson had previously won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the role of Clark and was accompanied to the awards ceremony in Los Angeles by the former prosector.
Paulson lauded Clark for her ‘strength, brilliance and perseverance.’
While accepting the Screen Actors Guild’s Life Achievement Award on Sunday, Lily Tomlin paid tribute to the woman with whom she has shared her life.
‘Thank those people on whose shoulders you stand – my partner Jane Wagner is the one whose shoulders I stand the tallest,’ the comedy legend said onstage in Los Angeles.
Wagner, 81, has been married to Tomlin since 2013 but the couple has been together personally and professionally for 46 years.
They have collaborated often over the decades with writer, director and producer Wagner winning three Emmys with Tomlin for various projects.
Tomlin, 77, was honored for her extensive career in television and film.
She gained fame on the classic series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and currently stars with Jane Fonda in the comedy Grace & Frankie.
Her film credits include an Oscar winning performance in Nashville as well as acclaimed roles in Short Cuts, Grandma, All of Me and 9 to 5.
The award was presented by Tomlin’s 9 to 5 co-star Dolly Parton. The third star of that classic film, Fonda, was scheduled to co-present but was too ill to attend.
Parton paid tribute not only to Tomlin’s acting work but also to her activism for LGBTI equality and other issues.
‘I feel like I’m just getting started,’ Tomlin said. ‘What sign should I make for the next march?’
— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 30, 2017
There should be no doubt over who is the greatest male tennis player of all time.
Glen Powell became a SAG Award winner last night when the cast of the wonderful film Hidden Figures took the outstanding ensemble prize. He also had a role in one of my favorite films from last year Everybody Wants Some!
The actor is 28 and has been appearing in movies and television shows for the past 13 years and has also made quite an impression in the role of college student Chad Radwell in the Fox series Scream Queens..
He was still a teenager when he appeared with Antonio Banderas and Sylvester Stallone in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. Then in 2007, before his first year of college, Glen landed a role in The Great Debaters which was directed by and starred Denzel Washington.
His other film roles include Expendables 3, Ride Along 2, Sex Ed, Stuck in Love, and The Dark Knight Rises.
Glen has also had guest spots on Jack & Bobby, CSI: Miami, NCIS, Without a Trace, Rizzoli & Isles and The Lying Game.
When it comes to divers, he’s the best there’s ever been. He’s the great Greg Louganis who over three Olympics won four gold medals and a silver medal. He turns 57 today and in recent years has been celebrated in ways he has long deserved. The 2015 HBO documentary Back on Board reminded people of Greg’s accomplishments and his courage. Since then he’s been honored with a Wheaties box and as co-grand marshall of the Rose Parade earlier this month. Happy birthday to a great athlete and a great man.
Adam Lambert, about to tour again with the surviving members of Queen, turns 35 today. Since 2009, Adam has sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide. His three albums For Your Entertainment, Trespassing and The Original High have all been big hits. The latter debuted at number one on the Billboard sales charts – this marked the first time in history that an openly gay male artist had ever achieved this feat. Happy birthday to Adam!
Just stayed up through the night to watch the Australian Open men’s final between two giants in the game. So glad I did because my all-time favorite player, Roger Federer, became the oldest man to win a Grand Slam singles title in 45 years. He managed it by defeating Rafael Nadal, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, to win the Australian Open for the fifth time. This extends his record number of slam titles to 18. Nadal, who has won 14 majors, remains tied for second place with Pete Sampras. The 2009 champion has now lost three Australian Open finals.
Federer had not played a tournament in six months and not won a slam since his seventh Wimbledon victory in 2012. His rabid fans, and there are legions of us, always kept the faith when it comes to our Roger.
“You don’t know if they ever come back, these moments,” Federer told the crowd after the match, “I hope to see you next year. If not, this was a wonderful run here, and I can’t be more happy to have won here tonight.”
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 29, 2017
It seems like the perfect time for a Norma Desmond sing-off. Glenn Close is returning to Broadway as Norma Desmond in a revival of Sunset Boulevard. It’s a role that won her a Tony Award in the mid-1990s. But she’s not the only Broadway legend to play Norma. Patti LuPone originated the role in London and was contracted to take it to Broadway a year later. But Close got the Broadway gig instead and LuPone sued. I have the soundtrack of LuPone’s Sunset and she’s dynamite. It’s a pity she never got to play it on Broadway. Betty Buckley is a big winner in all this as she replaced LuPone as Norma in London and later also played the role on Broadway. Others to play Broadway or London include Elaine Page and Petula Clark. I’ve also included Diahann Carroll in this post as she played the role in the Toronto production.
Later today, one of today’s Morning Men will be the 2017 Australian Open champion.
They are, of course Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who are already two of the greatest male tennis players in the history of the game. A victory by either one will only add to their legend.
Roger has won 17 grand slam titles – more than any other man in history. Nadal is tied with Pete Sampras in second place with 14. They have played in the French finals four times, the Wimbledon finals three times and once before in the Australian Open final. Nadal has not won a major since the 2014 French Open. For Federer, the slam title drought dates back to 2012 Wimbledon. But he was a Wimbledon finalist in 2014 and 2015 and a US Open finalist in 2015.
Federer’s run to the final in Australia comes after a six month break from the game as he recovered from injuries. He’s beaten three top10 players along the way including reigning US Open champion Stan Wawrinka. Nadal also ended last season a month early due to injury and his world ranking hd dropped to nine.
The two champions have always gotten along famously despite their intense on-court rivalry
Have only seen severely edited versions of Mary Tyler Moore’s surprise appearance in 1997 on The Oprah Winfrey Show. But after Mary’s death earlier this week, Oprah’s OWN YouTube channel has posted an extended version. It’s lovely to watch and to see Oprah in true shock and in fangirl mode.
Stephen Colbert know his stuff!
When it comes to Grand Slam achievement in the Open era, Serena Williams is now alone at the top.
Serena defeated big sister Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final earlier today. The win is her 23rd major title, breaking the record she had shared with Steffi Graf. She now has seven Australian Opens, seven Wimbledons, six US Opens and three French Opens.
Despite suffering her seventh loss to Serena in a grand slam final, Venus was joyously proud of her sibling: ‘That’s my little sister, guys,’ she told the crowd after the match.
‘Congratulations, Serena, on No. 23,’ Venus also said. ‘I have been there right with you. Some of them I lost right there against you. I guess that’s weird, but it’s been an awesome thing. Your win has always been my win. I think you know that. And all the time I couldn’t be there, wouldn’t be there, didn’t get there, you were there. I’m enormously proud of you. You mean the world to me.’
Serena is now within one victory of Margaret Court’s career record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, 11 of which were at the Australian.
She became the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in the Open era (1968 on), breaking her own record set at Wimbledon last year. Venus, 36, was the oldest Australian Open finalist in the Open era.
‘There’s no way I would be at 23 without her; there’s no way I would be at 1 without her,’ Serena said of Venus during the on-court ceremony. ‘There’s no way I would have anything without her. She’s my inspiration. She’s the only reason I’m standing here today, and the only reason that the Williams sisters exist. So thank you, Venus, for inspiring me to be the best player I could be and inspiring me to work hard. Every time you won this week, I felt like I’ve got to win, too.’