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It’s a fun day at the lake in Salem for Will, Sonny (and annoying Brent) on “Days of Our Lives”

The photo is from 2-3 summers ago but the boys are just as cute!

And now they are together and there’s a baby – and some cute but annoying guy named Brent.

Okay Brent, we get it, you can’t believe Sonny would rather stay home with the man he loves than go to a rave with you.

Brent is a jerk – but he does look good shirtless – and wet!

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Weekend Video Special: When Liberace guested on “Here’s Lucy” with cutie Desi Arnaz Jr.

Desi Arnaz Jr. was one of the cutest teen idols there ever was during the years he co-starred on his mom’s TV show, Here’s Lucy. So you gotta figure guest star Liberace – who we know liked ‘em young – probably found Desi. Jr. pretty easy on the eyes!

I know I sure did in watching this episode on YouTube. While I’ve seen every single I Love Lucy episode ever more than a 25 times or so, I don’t think I’ve seen all the Here’s Lucys – or don’t remember them!

In this episode, Craig Carter (Arnaz Jr.) is on a high school club initiation scavenger hunt that includes a candelabra that he borrowed from Liberace.

Lucy of course thinks it has been stolen and feels obliged to return it to the famous pianist. A cute song and dance segment follows as the whole family end up with Liberace at his home.

Enjoy!

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Days of Our Lives: Will starts to wonder if Sonny feels trapped with him, the baby and Gabi

Will overhears Sonny and his old friend, Brent, chatting and gets the wrong impression that a blissful Sonny is feeling trapped.

Will only overhears part of the conversation.

“This isn’t the life that I imagined but I love it,” Sonny tells the persistent Brent who wants him to go out on the town.

Sonny is solid. But Brent is trouble – and cute!

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Cher talks about her most memorable Oscars outfit

In 1986, Cher was egregiously overlooked by the Academy which failed to nominate her for an Oscar for her stellar performance in Mask.

But Cher, who won two years later for Moonstruck, showed up anyway – as a presenter in a feathered headdress and a midriff-baring beaded number.

And she stole the show wearing this Bob Mackie outfit and remarking that she had gotten her Academy handbook on how to dress like a serious actress.

In an interview with The New York Times this week, Cher talked about the outfit:

I just thought, ‘I’m going to look like I am,’ ” Cher said. “I’m going to be who I am. I don’t care if they like how I dress. And if you could have seen it up close. It was cashmere, the beading was beautiful, they made earrings, and the headdress was exquisite. It was impeccable. It was beautifully done.”

“Camp,” she added, “is in the eye of the beholder.”

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Friday Morning Man: Jerzy Janowicz!



Jerzy Janowicz is the only man standing between Andy Murray and another Wimbledon final.

I’m rooting for Andy to go all the way but am happy for the 6 foot, 8 inch Jerzy making to his first grand slam semifinal.

He beat fellow Polish player Lukasz Kubot in straight sets and had a wonderfully emotional reaction which you can see in the video below.

“This is a really big thing for me,” the world number 22 said after the match. “This is what I was waiting for, this is what I was dreaming about: I made the semi-final of a Grand Slam.

“Sometimes if you are dreaming about something really hard, it can actually happen,” he added. “I had some troubles during my career. So it’s not easy for me to control these emotions. Right now I’m the most happy person in the world.”




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Adam Lambert dazzles as headliner at concert for Trevor Project and AT&T’s Live Proud Campaign



Had such a great time last night (July 3) at Playhouse Nightclub in Hollywood where my pal Jim Key invited me to see Adam Lambert perform.

It was an event benefiting Trevor Project and AT&T’s Live Proud Campaign and we got the VIP treatment with delicious hors d’œuvres and an open bar.

One of the first people I spotted was Shane Bitney Crone whose movie, Bridegroom, will be screening at Outfest this month. I’m so excited to see it! The film, a documentary about the tragedy and heartbreak Shane endured after the sudden death of his partner, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it was introduced by former President Bill Clinton.

Anyway, it was soon time to head over to watch Adam perform and he did not disappoint! He talked about last week’s Supreme Court rulings on Prop. 8 and DOMA a bit before launching into a 10-song set!

I happen to know Adam was only obligated to do three songs so him doing so many more – and giving it all that he has – shows how passionate he is about Trevor Project and his fans.

Lambert, 31, is an ambassador for the organization, which is the national leader suicide prevention among LGBT youth.

‘The younger generation doesn’t always feel like you have to label yourself, because they feel like we’re moving past it. But the older generation is like, “But wait! We fought so hard for this!’”‘ Lambert told Yahoo.com.

‘So I think the two sides having a dialogue is a big step in trying to kind of get to the next place, which is a post-gay reality,’ he added. ‘We’re not there yet…but we’re on our way!’

Lambert performed several songs including Bob Marley’s Is This Love and Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze as well as his hit Whaddaya Want From Me.

Among those in the crowd was Extra co-host Mario Lopez who was standing right behind us through much of concert. Mario is just too cute for words and I was glad to get a photo with him!

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Fourth of July Morning Men: Tuc Watkins and David A. Gregory wearing only patriotic speedos

One Life to Live lives online and making it fun is gorgeous Tuc Watkins as David Vickers.

David has made it a 4th of July tradition to wear this special speedo and it’s a wonderful tradition.

A few years ago, his hunky former co-star David A. Gregory joined him.

Their fans are forever grateful!

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Must See Video: “All American Boy” by gay country singer Steve Grand depicts unrequited love

Every gay guy has probably experienced some version of this song a time or two in their life!

It’s All-American Boy by a new singer named Steve Grand who is gay and released the song and video on his Facebook page today saying ‘this is my story, my song, my dream.’

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Those fabulous Beekman Boys are married!

Congrats to Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge - aka The Fabulous Beekman Boys – on their marriage!

The couple, who won The Amazing Race last December, have been together for 14 years and got married two days after the Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop. 8.

And guess who was among the guests: Martha Stewart! She was once Brent’s boss.

To read more, go over to Gay Star News and see my story.

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Cher puts up with Anderson Cooper, and that is why people who don’t like her have been added to the RidicuList


I’m telling you, Anderson Cooper is just so much more fun now that he is openly gay in a public way. This Ridiculist segment all about his behavior with Cher last week is an absolute hoot!

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See videos of John Barrowman and Scott Gill as they are on their way to get married

John BarrowmanSo I wrote about John Barrowman and Scott Gill getting married yesterday in California but what I did not know was that those two cuties were making videos on their way to tie the knot.

these are such nice little moments captured and I’m very happy that this couple – already together TWENTY YEARS – could get legally wed.

Says John in one of the videos: “Thank you Supreme Court – about time you made it legal!”

John Barrowman on WhoSay

John Barrowman on WhoSay

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Lunch Break Videos: Celebrating the great Betty Buckley’s birthday with some of her performances

One of my top five divas, the great Betty Buckley, has a birthday today!

I met her last December at Trevor Live in Hollywood and went all fanboy on her.

Since I don’t have her home address and can’t send her a present, why not have her give us a present and let the Tony Award winning star of stage (Cats, Sunset Boulevard), television (OZ, Eight is Enough) and film (Tender Mercies, Frantic) sing for us!

Here are some Betty Buckley musical performances – no one sings quite like her:


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Days of Our Lives: An old friend of Sonny’s comes into town and tries to mess with his domestic bliss

Sonny is happy being with Will and the baby but people like his mom, Adrienne, and now his old friend, Brent, keep trying to plant seeds of doubt.

They bring up the adventurous Sonny, the one who did all this travel etc. before coming back to Salem and falling in love with Will.

So far, Sonny has been steadfast in his devotion to Will but we will see if that will last since this is a soap opera after all.

Anyway, Sami is not being indicted by the grand jury for shooting the dirty cop but you just KNOW this is not the end of it. And, Gabi and Nick reach resolution in their marriage.

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Wednesday Morning Man: Michael Campbell!


He’s being called a hero but hunky helicopter pilot Michael Campbell says he was just doing his job.

The 23 year old from New Jersey was flying a sightseeing helicopter above the Hudson River with four tourists aboard on Sunday when something went seriously wrong with the craft and he was forced to land in the middle of the water!

Not only was no hurt – there were four Swedish tourists aboard – no one even got wet!

“I was just doing my job,” he told reporters. “It was just another day and everything was going good.”

Campbell described the incident to the New York Post: “All of a sudden, I heard the noises, a big boom. I had about 20 seconds before I hit the ground. I first had to confirm my biggest fear — that the engine was out. I just needed to stay calm — because if I panicked, I knew it wouldn’t be a very good ending. It was like an umbrella turning inside out — the blades don’t have enough force’’ against them to keep the craft afloat, he explained.

But “helicopters can glide,’’ Campbell added.

He deployed the craft’s emergency pontoons just before it landed to keep it upright and afloat.

And now he’s the toast of the town appearing on Live With Kelly and Michael and appearing in blogs like Greg In Hollywood!


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Greg In Hollywood appears on Equality Radio to discuss celeb reaction to Prop. 8, DOMA rulings


Last week was such absolutely chaos covering the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop. 8 ruling that I forgot that amid that chaos, I found time to make my weekly appearance on Equality Radio! So here it is. I discuss the celeb reactions to the news – including John Stamos tweeting that he was so happy he could kiss a man! I was all puckered up but Stamos never dropped by.

Oh well.

John Barrowman is now a married man!

John Barrowman is now officially a married man and I now officially have no chance with him!

Not that I ever did since the Torchwood and The Arrow cutie has been with the equally cute Scott Gill since 1993.

John broke the news, and my heart, Tuesday evening via Twitter.

He tweeted out a photo of the couple holding their marriage license with this message: ‘We are now Legally Married. Thanks for all your great wishes. Jb and Scott.’

Barrowman and Gill have been together since Gill saw the actor in a play called The Rope 20 years ago.

They entered into a civil partnership on December 27, 2006 in Cardiff but they declined to call their relationship a marriage.

Barrowman and Gill were in California where same-sex marriages resumed last Friday, two days after the US Supreme Court upheld a ruling that struck down Proposition 8 which had banned the marriages since 2008.

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Video: Grandma accepted gay grandson totally: “How many people aren’t gay and they’re stinkers?”


Oh, I love this!

A 35-year-old gay man had a glass of wine with his 85-year-old grandma and she explains why it doesn’t matter to her at all that he is gay: “How many people aren’t gay and they’re stinkers?”

She has since died.

The grandson writes: “My grandma, Elaine, was a wonderful woman who made me laugh harder and think more than anyone else I have ever known. Here she shares her thoughts on how to live a good life and why me being gay makes no difference to her.”

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“Days of Our Lives” head honcho: “The door will always be open here to Chandler (Massey). We are not going to recast Will (Horton)”

I’ve reported already that Chandler Massey plans to leave Days of Our Lives at the end of the year – the end of his four-year contract – in order to return to college at UCLA.

The show’s executive producer, Ken Corday, has spoken to soaps guru Michael Fairman about a variety of topics in a new interview – including the prospect of the show losing its fabulous gay character of Will Horton.

“Chandler is a natural, first of all. He plays that character so well as a conflicted man having to go through all the things he went through with his family. And to his credit, he has had a wonderful, wonderful co-star in Freddie Smith, who plays Sonny.”

“It was a perfect storm – a great story idea, a great actor who was able to do it. Chandler deserves all the kudos he has gotten, and it was a well-deserved Emmy this second time around.”

“I wish he would stay. I keep telling him to change his mind, don’t go away. But there comes a time in every young actor’s life when they are pretty much at the top of their game, or getting there, and they to have to take time for themselves to figure out what’s next. I take my hat off to him.”

“The door will always be open here to Chandler. We are not going to recast Will, but I wish him well in the big pond.”

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Johnny Depp repeatedly smooches Jimmy Kimmel who fans himself, loses train of thought, and doesn’t complain

Well, I saw The Lone Ranger at The ArcLight last night and, well, it sure is long!

If perhaps it had been trimmed by 20 minutes and just decided to be a comedy I think it would have fared better. But none of it is the fault of Johnny Depp who does his best to breathe life into the movie and has plenty of fun moments.

Anyway, Jimmy Kimmel had Johnny on his show last night and said to Depp what a lot of people probably want to say to him: ‘You have this very handsome, let’s just be honest and say beautiful face.’

Jimmy got the kind of reaction I know most of us dream of getting: Johnny stood up, leaned over the desk and kissed him on the cheek. He sat back down but then decided that wasn’t enough. He stood back up and went in for another smooch – this time square on Kimmel’s lips!

Kimmel, probably NOT kidding, fanned himself with his hand and told his audience: ‘I’ve lost my train of thought.’

After Depp gave him yet a third kiss, Kimmel confessed: ‘That’s more kissing than I did in all of high school.’

Said Depp: ‘Me too.’

Depp then teased: ‘I do have a thing for talk show hosts obviously.’

I also love that Johnny admitted to playing with Barbie dolls.

The actor also said that a lot of the characters he has played ‘came from playing Barbies – and GI Joes. … I want to say something though: I played more Barbies.’

Concluded Kimmel: ‘I never realized the Supreme Court decision would have such an immediate impact – on both of us!’

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Snapped! Brenda Walsh, Steve Sanders and Kelly Taylor together again – in Las Vegas!


What would Brenda’s parents say? Does Brandon or Dylan know about this? No doubt Andrea Zuckerman does not approve and is doing an expose for the school newspaper.

Oh, wait.

This isn’t the 90s and Beverly Hills 90210 was just a television show!

What’s really happening here is former co-stars Shannon Doherty and Jennie Garth paid a visit to their old castmate Ian Ziering who is doing a gig with Chippendales.

Ziering and Garth stayed on 90210 the full 10 years while Doherty left after season four, She then starred in another hit, Charmed, but quit that too after three seasons.

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