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Neil Parick Harris on his Italian wedding to David Burtka: ‘Take that George Clooney!’

George Clooney’s Italian wedding may have gotten all of the attention over the weekend but Neil Patrick Harris points out that he got married in Italy first.

‘Take that Clooney! I don’t see you showing pictures of your wedding on talk shows!’ Harris joked Monday during an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Harris and his partner of 10 years David Burtka were married over the summer in a small Italian town near Perugia in front of about 50 guests which included Elton John.

‘Elton … sang a few songs which is super cool,’ Harris told the host. ‘He’s a friend and I didn’t expect that so that was overwhelming and he introduced our first dance.’

That first dance was to Kelly Clarkson’s A Moment Like This which was chosen because Harris and Burtka were wild about the singer during the first season of America Idol which she won.

They also chose Italy for the wedding because it is where they took their first trip together and because ‘a friend of a friend knew a dude who had a castle.’

In the video below, Harris shares with viewers some wedding photos.

He is making the talk show rounds to promote the film Gone Girl in which he has a supporting role.

Bonus Video: More of the NPH interview on Letterman below:

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Matt Bomer to star with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe on big screen in “The Nice Guys”

The magnificent Matt Bomer’s budding feature film career continues gain some serious momentum.

He has now been cast in the action-drama The Nice Guys with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, according to Deadline Hollywood.

The film, scheduled to be a summer 2016 release, is set in the 1970s and takes place in 1970s Los Angeles.

It casts Gosling plays a detective hired by a gangster played by Crowe to find a missing girl. A dangerous conspiracy is uncovered in the process which somehow involves Bomer’s character.

The busy Bomer is currently shooting the film Magic Mike XXL which is the sequel to the 2012 box office hit Magic Mike in which he also appeared.

In addition, Bomer was one of the stars of the recent limited release Space Station 76 and is attached to play Montgomery Clift in an upcoming feature film.

All of this big screen activity is happening as Bomer’s hit television series, White Collar, is about to enter its sixth and final season. The USA Network show will have a six episode finale beginning in November.

Bomer earned an Emmy nomination earlier this year for his portrayal of a man dying of AIDS in the HBO film The Normal Heart (he was robbed of a victory!).

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Tuesday Morning Man: Dave Annable!

Dave Annable is back on TV with a regular series this fall and that’s a good thing because not only is he very attractive, but he’s also a fine actor.

Dave, of course, is best known for his role as Justin on Brothers & Sisters. Now he plays hunky surgeon Dr. Jack McAndrew on ABC’s Red Band Society.

In between these two series, Dave was on ABC in the short-lived 666 Park Avenue which lasted just 13 episodes.

His first series was Reunion in 2005 which lasted one season.

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“Humiliated” porn sensation speaks out: “I’m not gay. Those videos I can understand making me look that way”

No one knew his name – but his body they were familiar with.

The bodybuilder had been posting photos and videos of himself online flexing his muscular body for awhile now.

But his profile really ratcheted up, particularly among gay blogs, when a solo video of him masturbating surfaced last week.

On Monday, the hunk took to YouTube to tell the world his name and to explain that he is a reluctant online porn sensation.

‘Hi guys, it’s Michael Hoffman,’ he says. ‘Most of you know me by now. I just want to say I know there are videos going around of me. I wanted to say a few things. I’m not gay. Those videos I can understand making me look that way – and I respect gay people completely – but I’m not gay, I’m straight.’

Hoffman explained why he made the videos: ‘I need the money, plain and simple. I made over $10,000 selling those videos.’

‘I was naive about it thinking they would never get online but someone started the whole thing posting them online,’ he adds. ‘It is what it is, can’t do anything about it.’

He says what has been seen so far is just a few ‘of the many’ he has made in the last few weeks.

‘It’s humiliating, it’s embarrassing. Can’t really walk around without being like looked at weird,’ he says.

But he plans to continue to do flexing videos on YouTube and says he also ‘will probably start acting and stuff.’

‘You guys can think what you want,’ he concludes. ‘I don’t care anymore.’

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Linda Hunt and wife show off Hollywood home

I gotta admit, I had no idea about Linda Hunt being a lesbian until I read a piece in the Los Angeles Times over the weekend about the home she shares with wife Karen Klein.

When one thinks of an Oscar winner actress who is an out lesbian and married to a woman, Jodie Foster is probably the first and only name that comes to mind.

But we’ve also got Miss Hunt who received the best supporting actress Oscar in 1983 for The Year of Living Dangerously.

Now a star of the CBS drama NCIS: Los Angeles, Hunt opened up the Hollywood home she shares with her wife to readers of The Times a feature published over the weekend.

Although the couple has been married since 2008, they have been together since 1987 and live in a historic Hollywood neighborhood.

‘This house has whimsy and a special kind of elegance,’ Hunt told the newspaper. ‘It’s welcoming.’

The home is filled with personal touches like Hunt’s personal collection of New Yorker covers – each laminated and framed – that cover the walls of the guest room bathroom.

‘From the minute I started saving them, I knew I wanted to do something with them,’ she said.

Hunt, who has an extensive list of film, television and stage credits, made history with her Oscar win as the first person to win an Oscar for playing a character of the opposite sex.


Melissa Etheridge’s sex life better than ever

Melissa Etheridge says there’s one thing she has no complaints about since she turned 50: her sex life.

‘The sex is better!’ the 53 year old tells AARP Magazine. ‘Seriously, I’m healthier and in loving myself I attract a different kind of person now.’

That person right now is Etheridge’s new wife Linda Wallem who she married in May.

Melissa has a new album, This is M.E., which comes out on Tuesday.

While in a happy period now, Melissa has had her share of hardship including a battle with breast cancer and an ugly split from ex Tammy Lynn Michaels with whom she has two children.

Melissa also has two children with another ex, Julie Cypher.

‘If I could have, I would have chosen not to go through cancer or my divorces in public,’ she says.

‘Yet you can’t say, “I’m only going to let the public see the good stuff.” Whenever I sit down with someone, I need to know that I’m not hiding anything.’


Van Hansis to star in “Kiss Me, Kill Me”

Van Hansis has landed a big movie role which is great news for his many loyal fans.

The actor who we loved as Luke Snyder on As the World Turns and who currently stars in the web series The Eastsiders has been cast as the star of Kiss Me, Kill Me, a murder mystery set in West Hollywood.

The film is to be directed by Casper Andreas from a screenplay by David Michael Barrett.

Others in the cast include: Gale Harold, Matthew Ludwinski, Willam Belli, Yolonda Ross, Tom Lenk, Kit Williamson, Jackie Monahan, Allison Lane and Jonathan Lisecki.

Any project Van Hansis is in is something I want to see!


See SNL’s resident young person explains “How Much Money Would You Go Down on a Guy For?” game

Watched the season premiere of SNL over the weekend and for the most part was underwhelmed for some reason – nothing really clicked with me until Weekend Update.

That’s when the show’s ‘Resident Young Person’ appeared on the newscast to explain the ‘How Much Money Would You Go Down on a Guy For?’ game.

It’s a scream! He makes a good point about how it would basically be irresponsible not to go down on a guy for $1 miliion – or even $3,000 – because money is money. And if you aren’t gay and doing such a thing freaks you out, you will have plenty of dough to pay for therapy.

So silly, so funny.


Monday Morning Man: Mark Wright!

English reality television personality and radio presenter Mark Wright, 27, is best known for being one of the original main cast members in The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE).

He is currently one of the contestants on Strictly Come Dancing and got mixed reviews for his first dance over the weekend. One judge said he was “cute and cheeky” while another said he was over-excited.

Before his TV fame, Wright was a semi-professional footballer, with a youth career at Tottenham Hotspur. In 2012, he rekindled his semi-pro football career by signing for St Neots Town. He is also a reporter on the ITV entertainment series Surprise Surprise.

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Days of Our Lives: Chad DiMera agrees to cooperate with Will Horton on an article about him

So Chad is back in Salem and has much more of an edge than when he left.

So perhaps he will make a compelling article subject – perhaps.

Chad has agreed to be interviewed by Will for a profile because Will, the impartial journalist, only seems to do be able to do articles on people he knows.

Will and Sonny also play some basketball with Rafe and Abigail agrees to babysit for Ari even though she’s not thrilled with Will because of the previous article.

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Showtune Sunday: The late, great Polly Bergen sings “I’m Still Here” from “Follies”

Polly Bergen had a long career with many film (Cape Fear, The Caretakers, Cry-Baby) and television (The Winds of War, Desperate Housewives, Commander in Chief) credits.

But two of her greatest triumphs involved music.

She won an Emmy in the late 1950s for her performance as singer Helen Morgan in The Helen Morgan Story then in 2001, she was nominated for a Tony Awatd for her performance in the musical Follies in which she sings the power ballad I’m Still Here.

She died last week at the age of 84.

BONUS VIDEO: Below is Miss Bergen performing I’m Through With Love in 1958.

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Morning Man Classic: Randy Stoklos!

There was a time, in the late 1980s and early 1990s that I spent plenty of Sunday afternoons watching men’s beach volleyball on NBC.

One of the biggest reasons was hunky Randy Stoklos who was a four-time winner of the Manhattan Beach Open and the tour’s biggest heartthrob.

Randy, now 53, was the first player to earn $1,000,000 in beach volleyball, won one U.S. championship and Five World championships with Sinjin Smith.

With 123 career wins, he is third all-time list. Randy was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame on October 23, 2008.

Randy played college volleyball at UCLA now owns a beach volleyball camp for kid in Santa Monica, Califorinia.

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See hilarious “Funny or Die” video featuring Kate Mara and Ellen Page as “Tiny Detectives”

Tiny Detectives with Kate Mara and Ellen Page from Kate Mara
Just wacky enough for a Friday afternoon. My favorite line is uttered by Ellen Page: ‘That’s just my face penis.”


Lunch Break Videos: To celebrate her 66th birthday, let’s enjoy some Olivia Newton-John duets

Okay, so all the focus this week has been on Barbra Streisand and her Partners album which debuted at number one on the Billboard chart.

But today is the great Olivia Newton-John’s 66th birthday and she’s pretty darn good at the duet thing too.

The first video is one I was actually present for and had no idea it was going to happen.

It was the 2002 Grease DVD Release Party on the Paramount lot and an Entertainment Tonight producer I had been chatting with said to me, “If I were you, I’d move close to the stage right about now.’

Within a few minutes, Olivia was joined by John Travolta on stage and they sang You’re the One That I Want.

It was magic.

I didn’t have a cell phone or even a camera so it was just in my memory until this video surfaced on YouTube.

Anyway, have also included some gorgeous duets with the late Andy Gibb, Olivia’s big hit Suddenly with Cliff Richard and, of course, Summer Nights with Travolta and company.

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Gay law student on ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder” kicks series off with steamy sex scene

It seem like only yesterday that a scene on ABC’s Thirtysomething caused an uproar because two gay men were simply shown in bed together – they weren’t even doing anything!

Fast-forward 25 years.

Viewers of last night’s series premiere of ABC’s legal drama How to Get Away With Murder saw gay law student Connor Walsh seduce a man to get information on a case.

Their flirtation in a bar later moved to the bedroom where clothes came off, breathing gets heavy, and Connor (played by Jack Falahee) tells the guy to ‘turn over’ and presumably begins rimming him.

Creator Peter Nowalk says there was no pushback from the network on this particular gay sex scene and those to come.

‘I knew I wanted to push the envelope, especially with the gay sex,’ Nowalk tells E! Online. ‘And to me, writing the gay characterization and writing some real gay sex into a network show is to right the wrong of all of the straight sex that you see on TV.

‘Because I didn’t see that growing up, and I feel like the more people get used to two men kissing, the less weird it will be for people. I just feel like it’s a lack of vision that you don’t see it on TV, but ABC has never had a note about any of the weird stuff in the show, so I’m gonna keep it going.’

The character of Connor is one of the law students being mentored by Professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) in a series where the students become entangled in an actual murder plot.

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The extraordinary, inspiring and funny film “PRIDE” opens in LA, NYC and San Francisco today!

PRIDE is a gem – complete and utter gem.

My British friend Lorna was keen to see the movie so we attended a screening of it this week at The ArcLight and I have to thank her publicly for turning me on to this inspiring, funny and moving film that I am strongly urging you to see if you live in one of the cities where it is opening in today.

The film is inspired by an extraordinary true story.

It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

The film is directed by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) from a screenplay by Stephen Beresford.

The cast is absolutely stellar and includes Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), a deliciously fun and strong Imelda Staunton (Maleficent), Dominic West (The Hour), Paddy Considine (Submarine), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Joseph Gilgun (Lockout), George MacKay (How I Live Now) and Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft).


Friday Morning Man: Grant Gustin!

So happy for Grant Gustin landing the lead role in the new CW series The Flash after debuting in the role last season on Arrow.

I first became aware of Grant when he played bad gay boy Sebastian on Glee, the schemer who tried to come between Kurt and Blaine during the early days of their romance.

We had a few red carpet chats while he was on Glee then had a recurring role on 90210. During one of those chats, Grant told me he quickly became aware of the Glee’s impact on LGBT kids.

Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel has had a huge impact in everyone,’ he said of his Glee co-star. ‘Any young man who is unsure about his sexuality, Kurt has opened up a lot of doors for a lot of people. So has Darren Criss as Blaine and I’d like to think that Sebastian has done the same.’

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Clay Aiken talks to Larry King about why he’s running for a seat in the US House of Representatives

Just because he isn’t on CNN anymore doesn’t mean that Larry King still isn’t one of the busiest interviewers around.

I regularly watch his series Larry King Now on Hulu and will sometimes catch his other show, Politicking, as well. He had Clay Aiken on Politicking this week and Clay talks about his run for a seat in the US House of Reps. He is the Democratic nominee for the seat representing North Carolina’s second district and faces an uphill climb in unseating Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers.

But Clay certainly seems to know the issues as you can see in this new interview.

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Tom Daley gets high marks from boyfriend Dustin Lance Black for surprise date on mountain top

I absolutely love this.

It was date night for that super couple Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black.

A movie? Dinner at a restaurant?

Not a chance.

With Olympic diver Daley in charge of the planning, the couple took a helicopter ride to the top of a mountain where they then proceeded to have a romantic picnic.

Black, the Oscar winning screenwriter, posted a photo on social media today with this gushing tweet: ‘So he said he had a date night surprise… Thank you @tomdaley1994 for the most magical date night ever. #MountainTopPicnic #OrbicAir: ‘


Days of Our Lives: New Chad DiMera has his first meeting with not so new anymore Will Horton

It’s been awhile since we’ve had Will or Sonny scenes and in today’s scenes are pretty brief.

The new Chad has his first scenes with the not so new anymore Will (Guy Wilson has been in the role for more than 8 months). Because the actors have not worked together before, they do seem like strangers even though the characters are close friends.

We’ll see what kind of rapport they develop now that Chad has agreed to be interviewed for a profile Will has been assigned to do on him.

It will be interesting to see that if Will continues as a “journalist” whether the writers will be imaginative enough to actually let him do stories on those closest to him.

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