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George Takei gets portrait at Sardi’s

Goofing around at Broadway's legendary Sardi's, where they just made a portrait of me to put up on their wall of fame. Oh myyy. #GuessWhichIsMe #ChinUp

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New CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller: ‘I’m just a gay guy from Indiana who doesn’t play basketball’

CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller faced questions on Tuesday about the lack of diversity on the television network where he now heads the programming.

Geller pointed out that he himself is diverse.

‘I’m diverse, I fall into the LBGT category,’ he told journalists gathered at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour in Pasadena.

‘I’m just a gay guy from Indiana who doesn’t play basketball,’ said Geller who was appointed to his new post in September.

‘I mentioned my husband earlier, because I want to normalize my diversity. CBS will always reflect what American looks like.’

CBS, however, did not score high in last year’s GLAAD Network Responsibility Index which rated LGBT content on 15 networks during the 2014-2015 TV season.

While ABC Family and FOX ranked highest with ‘Excellent’ grades and ABC, CW, FX, HBO, MTV and Showtime ranked ‘Good,’ CBS ranked only ‘Adequate’ along with NBC, TLC, TNT, USA.

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Wednesday Morning Man: Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis!

The good looks certainly run in the family.

Today’s MM is 20-year-old model and musician Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis whose dad is three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis and whose mother is French actress Isabelle Adjani.

As a model, he’s a favorite of Karl Lagerfeld and made his first appearance at Paris Fashion Week last February, walking into the Chanel show with Julianne Moore on his arm.

He’s breaking into music too.

Under the name Gabriel-Kane, he released his first EP, Every Scar Is a Healing Place last September.

Just found this picture. Feeling really motivated to get back in the gym and work all the food I ate over the holidays off lol

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Celebrity Instagram: Jack Falahee gets in car accident then bonds with other driver over Bowie

I handed them my insurance card and said with a laugh, "It's a shame we have to meet this way", as "Under Pressure" blasted from my stereo, somehow. They looked at me and responded, without missing a beat, "It's a shame about Bowie".

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Rosie ODonnell’s message to estranged daughter Chelsea: “Come on kid”

a guy on a roof in a flood – boats comes by – "no he says – GOD will save me" the guy drowns – in heaven he yells at GOD – "Y DIDNT U SAVE ME ?" GOD REPLIES – who do u think sent the boats? help awaits as hope dwindles #comeONkid

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See Adam Lambert pay tribute to David Bowie

Adam Lambert paid tribute to the late David Bowie with a cover of his favorite song Let’s Dance at a show in Osaka, Japan, on Monday night. “I loved him so much,” he says onstage.

Yesterday, Lambert spoke with Billboard about Bowie’s last album Blackstar which came out just days before his death: “It is really beautiful. I think he knew that he was sick and kind of timed it to be a sort of farewell to his fans, and I think that is so beautiful that he treated his departure like a work of art. That’s fantastic, and it’s so him.”


My favorite part of State of the Union …

My fellow Americans, whatever you may believe, whether you prefer one party or no party, our collective future depends on your willingness to uphold your obligations as a citizen. To vote. To speak out. To stand up for others, especially the weak, especially the vulnerable, knowing that each of us is only here because somebody, somewhere, stood up for us. To stay active in our public life so it reflects the goodness and decency and optimism that I see in the American people every single day. ”

“It’s the son who finds the courage to come out as who he is, and the father whose love for that son overrides everything he’s been taught.

“I see it in the elderly woman who will wait in line to cast her vote as long as she has to; the new citizen who casts his for the first time; the volunteers at the polls who believe every vote should count, because each of them in different ways know how much that precious right is worth.

“That’s the America I know. That’s the country we love. Clear-eyed. Big-hearted. Optimistic that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. That’s what makes me so hopeful about our future. Because of you. I believe in you. That’s why I stand here confident that the State of our Union is strong. ”

.Inspired by those voices of fairness and vision, of grit and good humor and kindness that have helped America travel so far. Voices that help us see ourselves not first and foremost as black or white or Asian or Latino, not as gay or straight, immigrant or native born; not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Americans first, bound by a common creed. Voices Dr. King believed would have the final word – voices of unarmed truth and unconditional love.”

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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association announce nominees for The Dorian Awards

The lesbian love story Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara was nominated for seven Dorian Awards today by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) of which I am a proud member.

The film, shut out at this week’s Golden Globes, was nominated for Film of the Year, LGBTQ Film of the Year, Director of the Year (Todd Haynes), Performance of the Year – Actress (Blanchett and Mara), Screenplay of the Year (Phyllis Nagy) and for Visually Striking Film of the Year.

The acclaimed films Tangerine and The Danish Girl each received three nominations.

The independent, low-budget drama Tangerine which will vie for LGBTQ Film of the Year, Unsung Film of the Year and Director of the Year (Sean Baker).

The film’s stars, transgender actresses Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor, have also been nominated in the Rising Star category.

The Danish Girl will compete for LGBTQ Film of the Year, Performance of the Year – Actor (Eddie Redmayne) and Visually Striking Film of the Year.

GALECA is comprised of over 130 reputable critics and entertainment journalists nationwide. Its mission to honor content ‘from mainstream to gaystream’ in movies and television.


The Big Short / Paramount, Regency
Brooklyn / Fox Searchlight
Carol / The Weinstein Company
Mad Max: Fury Road / Warner Bros., Village Road Show
Spotlight / Open Road, Participant, First Look

(Film or Television)
Sean Baker, Tangerine / Magnolia Pictures
Todd Haynes, Carol / The Weinstein Company
Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, The Revenant / Fox
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight / Open Road, Participant, First Look
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road / Warner Bros., Village Road Show

Cate Blanchett, Carol / The Weinstein Company
Brie Larson, Room / A24
Rooney Mara, Carol / The Weinstein Company
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years / Sundance Selects
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn / Fox Searchlight

Matt Damon, The Martian / Fox
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant / Fox
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs / Universal
Tom Hardy, Legend / Universal, Cross Creek
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl / Focus, Working Title

Carol / The Weinstein Company
The Danish Girl / Focus, Working Title
Freeheld / Summit
Grandma / Sony Pictures Classics
Tangerine / Magnolia Pictures

The Assassin / Central Motion Pictures, Well Go USA
Mustang / Cohen Media Group
Phoenix / Sundance Selects
Son of Saul / Sony Pictures Classics
Viva / Magnolia Pictures

Emma Donoghue, Room / A24
Phyllis Nagy, Carol / The Weinstein Company
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short / Paramount, Regency
Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy, Spotlight / Open Road, Participant, First Look
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs / Universal

(theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)
Amy / A24
Best of Enemies / Magnolia Pictures, Magnet
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief / HBO
Making a Murderer / Netflix
What Happened, Miss Simone? / Netflix

(honoring a production of stunning beauty, from art direction to cinematography)
Carol / The Weinstein Company
The Danish Girl / Focus, Working Title
Mad Max: Fury Road / Warner Bros., Village Road Show
The Martian / Fox
The Revenant / Fox

The Diary of a Teenage Girl / Sony Pictures Classics
Ex Machina / A24
Grandma / Sony Pictures Classics
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl / Fox Searchlight
Tangerine (Magnolia)

The Boy Next Door
Fifty Shades of Grey
Magic Mike XXL
Jupiter Ascending

Fargo / FX
The Leftovers / HBO
Mad Men / AMC
Mr. Robot / USA
Orange is the New Black / Netflix

Grace and Frankie / Netflix
Master of None / Netflix
Transparent / Amazon
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt / Netflix
Veep / HBO

Titus Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt / Netflix
Jon Hamm, Mad Men / AMC
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot / USA
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent / Amazon
Justin Theroux, The Leftovers / HBO

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder / ABC
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie / Netflix
Taraji P. Henson, Empire / Fox
Krysten Ritter, Jessica Jones / Netflix
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie / Netflix

Anderson Cooper 360 / CNN
The Daily Show / Comedy Central
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver / HBO
The Rachel Maddow Show / MSNBC
Real Time with Bill Maher / HBO

Grace and Frankie / Netflix
Looking / HBO
Orange is the New Black / Netflix
Sense8 / Netflix
Transparent / Amazon

Broad City / Comedy Central
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend / CW
Getting On / HBO
Looking / HBO
UnReal / Lifetime

Adele: “Hello / ” Adele Live in New York City / NBC
Aretha Franklin: “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors / CBS
Lady Gaga: The Sound of Music 50th anniversary tribute, 87th Annual Academy Awards / ABC
Sydney Lucas and the Cast of Fun Home: “Ring of Keys” 69th Annual Tony Awards / CBS
John Legend and Common: “Glory” (Original song nominee, Selma): 87th Annual Academy Awards / ABC

American Horror Story: Hotel
How to Get Away with Murder
Scream Queens

Rami Malek
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez
Mya Taylor
Jacob Tremblay
Alicia Vikander

(honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)
Billy Eichner
Rachel Maddow
Tig Notaro
John Oliver
Amy Schumer

(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)
Andrew Haigh
Todd Haynes
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Tig Notaro
Amy Schumer

(to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)
Jane Fonda


MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts is dashing on the latest cover of Metro Source magazine

We love this shot of 2015 #glaadawards honoree @thomasaroberts on the cover of Metrosource Magazine! Don't forget to check out the interview.

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Lunch Break Video: See Ellen, Hillary Clinton & Tony Goldwyn play ‘Heads Up!’

A fictional US president and a possible future US President meet!

Ellen DeGeneres and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton teamed up to give clues to Scandal star Tony Goldwyn in this fun round of Heads Up! on yesterday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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Tuesday Morning Man: Charlie Carver!

A day after he came out publicly with such candor and class, Charlie Carver is our Morning Man.

So impressed with this young man who, I predict, will go on to become a bigger star than ever.

Charlie, 27, literally grew up before our eyes as Porter Scavo in the ABC television series Desperate Housewives on which he appeared with twin brother Max who is seven minutes younger than Charlie.

That has been followed by recurring role on Teen Wolf and now a regular role on HBO’s The Leftovers.

Max got some attention last summer when he came to Outfest in LA for the screening of I Am Michael in which he shared a steamy – but far too darkly lit – threesome scene with James Franco and Zachary Quinto.

It seemed pretty clear on that day that Charlie was gay so how great it is that he decided that this was the week to officially declare it to the world.

People can say, ‘Who cares?’ or “Why does it matter?’

It does matter and lots of people care – especially young gay kids who are big fans of his who might just be feeling a bit better about themselves today.

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Late Night Video: Kathy Griffin dishes on Anderson Cooper during recent visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

This is from last week but I’ve just seen it so thought I’d share it with you now.Hope you enjoy!

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Sam Smith on his broken romance; ‘I fell in love with him. I shouldn’t have done that’

Sam Smith isn’t blaming anyone for his broken romance last year.

Least of all Jonathan Zeizel, the model who he dated for a few months in late 2014 and early 2015 and quickly went public with via Instagram.

‘It was my fault,’ Smith told on the red carpet of the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

Why his fault?

‘I fell in love with him,’ Smith said. ‘I shouldn’t have done that.’

Smith had previously said he jumped the gun by quickly posting photos of the former couple on social media which made the romance seem more serious and far along than it really was.

But he doesn’t hold a grudge.

‘We’re still friends,’ he said. ‘It’s all good.’

Besides, life is good these days for Smith who won the Globe for best original song for Writing’s On The Wall, the theme to the James Bond film Spectre.

We find out Thursday if Sam is an Oscar nominee as well!

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“Where’s Zoila?”

Ran into Jeff Lewis of Flipping Out at the gym Sunday morning and had to ask: ‘Where’s Zoila?’

Jeff: ‘I do give her a day off every once in awhile.’

Me: ‘She’s a good employee!’

Jeff: ‘Good-ish,’

Me: ‘Well, she’s good TV!’

Jeff laughed as he got into his car and drove away.

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David Bowie’s widow, Iman, posted Facebook tribute to her husband in his final hours


Charlie Carver of “Teen Wolf” and “Desperate Housewives” fame comes out publicly as gay

This just makes my damned day folks.

Not just that a popular young actor has come out – but the way he’s come out. Wise words.

Charlie Carver, one of the former stars of MTV’s Teen Wolf series, has come out publicly as a gay man.

Carver, 27, went public by posting a heartfelt essay on Instagram about his journey which he titled Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger.

‘I’ve lived “out,” not feeling the need to announce so. I was comfortably out in my private life. And for a time, that was enough,’ he writes.

‘When it came to this differentiation of public/private, I was of the opinion that my sexuality could stay off the table. While my Coming Out was very important for me, I wanted to believe in a world where one’s sexuality was for the most part irrelevant.

‘After having the privilege of playing a range of characters, gay, straight and otherwise, I realize this is not the case.’

As his career, alongside twin brother, Max Carver, grew with recurring roles on the TV series Desperate Housewives, Teen Wolf and now The Leftovers, Carver began to evolve and feel the need to be authentic in his public life like he was privately.

‘I now believe that by omitting this part of myself from the record, I am complicit in perpetuating the suffering, fear, and shame cast upon so many in the world,’ Carver writes.

‘In my silence, I’ve helped decide for to you too that to be gay is to be, as a young man (or young woman, young anyone), inappropriate for a professional career in the Arts (WHAAA???) So now, let the record show this- I self-identify as gay.’

Carver realized he needed to be the person who he needed when he was first starting out in show business.

‘As a young man, I needed a young man in Hollywood to say that- and without being a dick about it, I owe it to myself, more than anything, to be who I needed when I was younger.’

He adds for those who might be wondering: ‘And let the record show my twin brother is just as cool for being straight.’

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Rock icon David Bowie left behind memories but also new music: see ‘Blackstar’ and ‘Lazarus’

The outpouring of grief over the death of David Bowie has been stunning.

His music, his art, his style, his everything has clearly touched so many for so long. It’s been a long time since I have seen so many people so inconsolable on social media.

It seems deeply personal to so many and the individual memories people have been so moving.

Making it all the more emotional is that Bowie released his last album just days ago – on his 69th birthday – and these new videos for Blackstar and Lazarus are must-sese.

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Celebrity Instagram: Margaret Cho; Sam Smith & Laverne Cox; Cheyenne, Gaga & Denis O’Hare!

Fashion Police tonight! Thank you @johntstapleton, @gayofthrones and @alibstyle for the glam!!

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Look how beautiful @samsmithworld and @therealsarahhyland look at last night's #GoldenGlobes @instylemagazine party #TransIsBeautiful

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A beautiful night with the siblings.

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You guys! There was a huge mistake and I did actually win!! #phew @goldenglobes

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Monday Morning Man: Joseph Cannata!

So, thought we’d go the smoldering sexy route with today’s MM because, well, it’s Monday.

He’s actor-model Joseph Cannata who was raised in Toronto and is best known for being on the cover of countless romance novels. So he would seem to be our new Fabio – only a bit less cheesy.

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David Bowie has died at 69 after battle with cancer

This is such shocking and sad news.

Pop music icon and actor David Bowie died today.

He was 69 and had cancer.

His official Facebook page states: “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

Bowie most recent album, Blackstar, was released just two days ago – on his 69th birthday.

The new album came more than 46 years after his first hit single Space Oddity, Three years later he introduced his flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust to the world and released the hit single Starman and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

It was in 1975 when he had his first major cross-over hit, Fame, which my brother used to play over and over and over on the stereo. He also had the follow-up single Golden Years.

Other hits included Ashes to Ashes, Under Pressure (with Queen), and Let’s Dance. My absolute favorite is his exuberant duet of Dancing In the Street with Mick Jagger.

Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January 1996.