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Morning Man Encore: Dylan Bruce!

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Originally posted September 20, 2010 – Dylan has since gone on to star in the TV series Orphan Black.

Just think, Dr. Reid Oliver’s heart could be beating inside of this heartthrob – well, the character played by this heartthrob. You see, before Daniel Cosgrove took over the role of Chris Hughes on As the World Turns, today’s Morning Man Dylan Bruce had been the most recent actor to play the role.

Since 1990, nine different actors had held down the part of Chris including Cosgrove, Bruce, Christian Siefert, and Bailey Chase.

Bruce, 30, played the role for 99 episodes in 2007 and 2008 before the character was dropped for a few years.

Earlier this year, the actor resurfaced in the star-studded web soap The Bay in the role of Brian. Also in the cast is such soap vets as Tristian Rogers, John Callahan, Charles Shaughnessy and Mary Beth Evans.

Before his soap days, Bruce played the role of Martin Kail on the 24 spinoff called 24: Conspiracy which lasted just one season in 2005. He’s also done guest spots on CSI: NY, The Sopranos, Las Vegas and Passions.

It’s no surprise that the stunning Bruce, who was raised in Seattle, Washington, launched his career as a model.

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Neil Patrick Harris says it is “inevitable” that he and David Burtka will marry but where and not decided

They have been a solid couple since 2004 and have two children so are Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka planning to get married?

“Certainly, we have children and marriage is an appropriate thing to do [as] a part of their well being, so I’m sure it will be inevitable—and awesome!” Harris told E!Online over the weekend.

Whenever it does happen, it’s not certain where the wedding would take place with NPH set to return to Broadway after he finishes his 10th and final season of How I Met Your Mother.

“We’re about to move to New York so it’s a tricky situation,” Harris said. “I don’t know if it would be an east coast or west coast thing.”

Of the Supreme Court gutting DOMA and upholding the striking down of Prop 8 NPH said: “I thought that was inevitable and was going to happen. It’s logical. If you look at public opinion polls, everyone, the majority of people, are very for people that fall in love with each other being able to own that.”

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Robbie Rogers writes letter to his 14-year-old self: “I want you to realize that God made you this way for a reason”

LA Galaxy player Robbie Rogers joined such fellow sports stars as Andy Murray, Aaron Rodgers and Gabby Douglas who wrote letters to their younger selves for ESPNGo.com.

Rogers, being the first openly gay player in the MLS, writes a letter that is especial;y meaningful for gay kids:
You’re walking around with a cramp in your stomach. You feel trapped within yourself. The pressure of being a high school freshman and playing for the U16 national team is stressful enough. But on top of that you’re worried that you’re different from everyone, especially your teammates. And you think that if they figure out who you are, you won’t be able to play the sport you love, or your family won’t agree with it. Sometimes you pray and think: I don’t wanna live through this. Why can’t I be like my brothers and sisters?

I’m not going to tell you to come out at 14 years old. I’m not going to tell you what’s going to happen in the future either, because the journey is important. But I want you to realize that God made you this way for a reason. You’re not damned or going to hell. You didn’t have a choice in this. But you do have a purpose in life, just as everyone does.

When guys say things in the locker room, remind yourself that most of them don’t actually feel this way. They aren’t really homophobic. These are people who are trying to please others, or think that’s what they’re supposed to say. Everyone is dealing with something whether they’re gay or straight. You don’t have to feel like you’re alone. Which brings me to this: If there’s any great advice I can give you, it’s to find someone you can speak to about what you’re feeling inside, someone you can trust who won’t judge or expose you. Because you can’t walk around with a burden like the one you’re carrying. You’ve got to share this with somebody.

I know I said I wouldn’t tell you what your future holds, but I will tell you that everything’s going to be fine — one day you’ll be happier than you ever thought possible. And while you can’t envision sharing your secret now, the world is changing. People are becoming more accepting. And when the time is right, the day might come when you’re ready to face the world as the beautiful person you truly are.

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Hugh Jackman’s wife is REALLY getting annoyed with gay rumors: “It’s stupid and it’s annoying”


You never see Kelly Preston speaking out like this in response to rumors about John Travolta. But Hugh Jackman’s wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, really seems to have had her fill of people thinking she is married to a gay man.

“It is just wrong, it’s like, it’s a lie … It’s just offensive,” she tells Australia’s 60 Minutes. “If he was gay, fine, he would say he’s gay. It has gotten so out of whack … it’s stupid, and yeah, it’s annoying, because it’s not true.”

Says Hugh: ‘If I was [gay], I would be… It’s, to me, not the most interesting thing about a person, anyway. I do get frustrated for Deb, cause I see Deb go, “Ah, this is just crazy!”‘

So, I guess we will see what works best: ignoring the rumors, laughing about them, or speaking about out about how frustrating it is. I think the Jackman’s have now tried all three approaches.

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Videos: See highlights from the Gay Men’s Chorus of LA’s recent “Not Entirely Wicked” show

I recently just raved about the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles presentation of Not Entirely Wicked featuring guest performers Stephen Schwartz and Liz Callaway.
Well, now you can see some of what I was talking about in this series of YouTube clips that has become available!





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Flashback Video: See Greg Rikaard as Jack McPhee’s boyfriend on episode of “Dawson’s Creek”

Now that the adorable Greg Rikaart is out publicly, I just want to write about him every day!

The Young and the Restless star has been with the CBS soap for 10 years and has a supporting actor Emmy.

But he’s done other work including an episode of Dawson’s Creek as Jack McPhee’s boyfriend!

Of course it couldn’t last – Greg and Kerr Smith together is too much handsome for a single TV screen!

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Images from San Franciso Pride of Jeff Zarrillo & Paul Katami, Thomas Roberts, Dustin Lance Black etc.


Looks like San Francisco was THE place to be this weekend.

It was just fate that SF Pride would come on the same weekend as same-sex marriages resumed in California. And one of the first couples to get married since the 2008 ban was lifted was Prop. 8 plaintiffs Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami who rode in the SF Pride Parade on Sunday.

Also in the parade was hunky MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts (he’s also pictured below with Cheyenne Jackson), and screenwriter/director/activist Dustin Lance Black.

Jeff and Paul and Lance are pictured in the bottom photo with HRC President Chad Griffin, American Foundation for Equal Rights head Adam Umhoefer.

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Monday Morning Man: Eric MacKenzie!


How about we kick the week off with a yummy Aussie?

He’s 25-year-old Eric Mackenzie, an Australian rules footballer currently listed with the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League. He also plays for the Claremont Tigers in the West Australian Football League.

Eric is a defender and he is from Perth.

Okay, that’s enough background. Now let’s enjoy the photos!

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See Cher’s perfomance of “Woman’s World” at NYC Pride – no bizarro wig concoction this time!


I think the song is growing on me! I predict yet another smash hit for Cher!

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Supreme Court denies request to stop CA marriages

This would seem to have to be the last gasp from the Prop 8 folks but you never know!

From SCOTUS Blog:

Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy turned down at midday Sunday a request to stop same-sex marriages from occurring in California. Without comment, and without seeking views from the other side, Kennedy rejected a challenge to action by the Ninth Circuit Court on Friday implementing a federal judge’s ruling allowing such marriages. The plea had been made on Saturday by the sponsors of California’s “Proposition 8,” a voter-approved measure that permitted marriage only between a man and a woman.

Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court had ruled that the measure’s backers did not have a legal right to defend the measure in either the Supreme Court or, earlier, in the Ninth Circuit Court. While the Supreme Court considered that case, the 2010 decision by a federal judge in San Francisco striking down “Proposition 8″ had been on hold. It was that hold (or “stay”) that the three-judge Circuit Court panel lifted on Friday. Very soon after that, gay and lesbian couples started getting married in ceremonies across the state. Thousands of such couples have now obtained marriage licenses from officials in the state.

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Morning Man Classic Encore: John F. Kennedy Jr.!

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He was the son of a president, a magazine publisher and once named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.”

He is, of course, the late John F. Kennedy Jr., who like his father died far too soon.

It’s been 11 years since he died in a plane crash at the age of 39, just four years after he founded George, a glossy politics-as-lifestyle monthly which sometimes took editorial aim even at members of his own family.

JFK Jr. was a graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law and famously failed the bar exam twice before finally passing. He then worked as a prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney’s office for four years.

He was quite the ladies man dating Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna and Darryl Hannah before marrying Carolyn Bessette in 1996. She was among those killed when the plane he was flying crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Martha’s Vinyard.

We’ll never know what could have been in store for him.

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Showtune Sunday: All about the great Judy Garland

It was 44 years ago last week that Judy Garland died at the age of 47.

She was a beloved gay icon to such a degree that some have also suggested a connection between the date of Garland’s death and funeral on June 27, 1969 and the Stonewall riots, the flashpoint of the modern Gay Liberation movement which started in the early hours of June 28.

This weekend, instead of riots, there are celebrations during Pride events over the Supreme Court’s historic rulings in favor of gay marriage.

So let’s celebrate with some classic Garland performances.



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See Anderson Cooper hanging out with Cher and Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” after show

This is awesome!

I don’t usually watch the Watch What Happens Live after show but when you have Cher as the guest and Anderson Cooper drops by it is must watch.

Anderson rushed over from doing his CNN show to hang out and he shared that his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, used to say that Cher was her “fantasy daughter” so Anderson grew up wondering if Cher was his sister!

So many stars come and go but after 49 years of stardom, Cher remains as cook and interesting as ever.

Long live Cher!

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Days of Our Lives: Sonny and Will – and the baby – get visits from their grandmas

I love the cute domestic moments with Will and Sonny and the baby.

But they are happening amid the drama of Sami and her shooting a dirty cop and about to be charged with murder.

Sonny’s mom drops in as Sami is visiting and the bad blood surfaces but Adrienne is realizing how much her son loves Will and that being against them will only drive him away from her.

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Lady Gaga re-emerges at NYC Pride!


Great to see her again! Here is part of her speech and her performance of the National Anthem.

Enjoy!

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See video of Kris Perry and Sandy Stier wedding!

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See video of Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami wedding!

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Same-sex marriages resume in California! Prop. 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier first to get married

Just watched the live feed of Kris Perry and Sandy Stier getting married and it gave me happy chills.

They were married at 4:45 pm at San Francisco City Hall by state Attorney General Kamala Harris who pronounced them “spouses for life.”

They then kissed FOUR times!

Same-sex couples resumed getting married in California late Friday afternoon.

Perry and Stier were one of the two couples who were the plaintiffs in the successful challenge to Proposition 8.

The ban on same-sex marriages in California was lifted after the US Supreme Court on Wednesdaydeclined to reverse an appellate court decision that had declared the law unconstitutional.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Perry and Stier and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo by the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

‘For Kris and Sandy, and gay and lesbian couples like them, this day is a long time coming,’ said Adam D. Umhoefer, executive director of AFER. ‘It’s a day when they can finally look into each other’s eyes and know that their love is equal in the eyes of the law.’

Meanwhile, Katami and Zarrillo (pictured below) also got a marriage license and were also set to get married Friday afternoon at Los Angeles City Hall.

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UPDATED: Alec Baldwin has homophobic Twitter meltdown – later issues apology for “ill-advised” attack

Alec Baldwin called a Daily Mail reporter a ‘toxic little queen’ in a Twitter rant after a story ran claiming Baldwin’s pregnant wife was tweeting during actor James Gandolfini’s funeral.

‘I’m gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna fuck…you…up.’ Baldwin said in one of a series of profanity-laden tweets.

Another tweet stated: ‘I’d put my foot up your fucking ass, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much.’

You know, no matter what happened or no matter how angry he was, it is mighty disappointing that Baldwin would use gay slurs in his tirade. No excuse. If those had been racial slurs, he would be on a Paula Deen apology tour.

The story had said of Hilaria Baldwin: The pregnant yoga instructor’s social media feed was full of upbeat posts while the Sopranos star’s friends, family and co-stars were gripped with grief at a New York Catholic church. Messages included a request for ideas about wedding anniversary presents and promotional notes about her upcoming appearance on the Rachael Ray show.

Hilaria Baldwin, reacting to the story, tweeted: ‘FYI I don’t believe in bringing phones into a funeral and I never did and I never would.’

Baldwin’s publicist, Matthew Hiltzik tells Huffington Post in a statement: ‘It is disgraceful that this reporter manufactured a story and never called for comment or explanation — especially when it needlessly diverted attention away from a day to honor the memory of a beloved figure like Mr Gandolfini.’

UPDATE: Alec Baldwin wrote the following to GLAAD this afternoon:

“My ill-advised attack on George Stark of the Daily Mail had absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone’s sexual orientation.  My anger was directed at Mr. Stark for blatantly lying and disseminating libelous information about my wife and her conduct at our friend’s funeral service.  As someone who fights against homophobia, I apologize.”

“I have worked, periodically, with numerous marriage equality organizations, especially over the past couple of years, to achieve the very rights that gay couples are earning by recent court decisions.  I would not advocate violence against someone for being gay and I hope that my friends at GLAAD and the gay community understand that my attack on Mr. Stark in no way was the result of homophobia.”

GLAAD Vice President of Communications Rich Ferraro states: “Alec Baldwin is making it clear that the intent behind his tweets does not excuse his language, especially at a time when there were 11 incidents of violence against gay men in New York City just last month. As we all work to end such senseless acts of violence, allies like Baldwin are right to use these moments to reinforce support for the community and LGBT equality.”

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See Funny or Die’s “World War G’ which is ‘based on a conservative fever dream’

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This World War G video is so well done!

The gay marriage parody of World War Z is a Funny or Die trailer ‘based on a conservative fever dream.’

It has plenty of Brad Pitt and proclaims that after this week’s SCOTUS rulings, ‘Heterosexuality as we know it will come to an end in 90 days.’

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