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Friday Morning Man: Lockhart Brownlie!

Happy Friday!

Let’s end the work week with somebody really dreamy.

His name is Lockhart Brownlie and he’s a Tasmanian dancer who so far is best known for his work with Katy Perry.

He spent ten months on the road during the California Dream’s World Tour and later starred in the 3D movie, Katy Perry: Part of Me. He’s also danced with Ke$ha at the American Music Awards and Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Lockhart has also had guest spots on Glee and True Blood and recently got his green card so he can work more freely in the US where he moved in 2010.

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‘The Real O’Neals’ star Noah Galvin disses Colton Haynes, Eric Stonestreet and Bryan Singer in interview

So last Friday, I saw Noah Galvin down on the field at Dodgers Stadium during LGBT Pride Night.

This was a night I had chatted with Robbie Rogers and Lance Bass and was annoyed when I asked Noah for a quick soundbite and he said: ‘I’m not doing interviews.’

Well, he certainly did one with Vulture and it caused a world of trouble for the young actor today.

He slammed Colton Haynes for the manner in which the actor came out last month, dissed Eric Stonestreet’s gay portrayal on Modern Family and accused director-producer Bryan Singer of inviting ‘little boys over to his pool and diddle them in the f-cking dark of night.’

Then by the end of the day he was apologizing for what he said.

The part about Singer sounds like it was written by a lawyer: I sincerely apologize to Bryan Singer for the horrible statement I made about him in the interview I gave to New York Magazine. My comments were false and unwarranted. It was irresponsible and stupid of me to make those allegations against Bryan, and I deeply regret doing so. I have never been to Bryan’s house, and I admit there is no basis for any of the things I said or implied about Bryan in that interview. I understand now that my statements were not at all funny and have serious implications. I am very sorry and I hope that Bryan and everyone else who read that interview can forgive me for my serious lapse in judgment. I have contacted New York Magazine and the other publications that republished my statements and asked them all to print this retraction and apology.

To read the entire apology, see my story over at Gay Star News.

To read what Colton Haynes had to say in response to Galvin’s comments see my colleague Nigel Tan’s story.

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Late Night Audio: Listen to Barbra Streisand with Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley perform ‘At The Ballet’

This is the first preview from Barbra Streisand’s forthcoming album ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. All I can say is this album is going to be EPIC!

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Lunch Break Video: Hilarious prank as Ellen gets inside Kobe Bryant’s head – and makes him sweat!

This is really funny. I must say, Kobe Bryant is an absolute riot in this hidden camera prank. My favorite line: ‘Sweat Midler!’ Enjoy!

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Celeb Instagram: Dustin Lance Black gets early bday cake and sweet message from fiance Tom Daley

MINE! ALL MINE! A very Happy Early Birthday from the #WhenWeRise chefs and crew. THANK YOU! #HappyLance

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I know you're really busy doing your thing. But I sure do miss you. So please do it quickly so you can come home. #proud

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Elton John’s #TBT w/Joan Rivers, Pee-Wee & Cher!

This actually was the first episode of The Late Show starring Joan Rivers and the other guest that night was David Lee Roth. The show closed with Elton singing The Bitch is Back to Joan and Cher joined in. Loved, loved, loved it!

The Tonight Show with the late great Joan Rivers. Is this the campest photo ever taken?! #TBT @cher @peeweeherman @joanrivers

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Bobby Brown: Whitney Houston was bisexual

Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown says those longstanding rumors were true: the singer was bisexual.

Brown confirms the speculation in his new memoir Every Little Step, according to US Weekly.

‘I know,’ Brown, 47, tells the magazine. ‘We were married for 14 years. There are some things we talked about that were personal to us.’

Houston, who died in 2012, was long-rumored to be in a relationship with her best friend and assistant, Robyn Crawford.

Brown says there was family pressure to keep the women apart.

‘I really feel that if Robyn was accepted into Whitney’s life, Whitney would still be alive today,’ Brown says. ‘She didn’t have close friends with her anymore.’

Whitney’s mother had told Oprah Winfrey in 2013 she ‘absolutely’ would have been bothered if the singer had been lesbian.

Cissy Houston’s book, Remembering Whitney, touched on Whitney’s friendship with Crawford.

During the interview, Oprah read the section of the book where Cissy says: ‘I knew I didn’t want Robyn near my daughter and I told Nippy [the family’s pet name for Whitney] that.

‘There wasn’t much I could do though. Nippy liked Robyn. She was passed the age where I could forbid her from seeing someone. Kids have a mind of their own when they get older. They want to experiment with all kinds of things. And I don’t know if it was more than that.’

Questioned by Oprah, Cissy admitted she ‘didn’t really like’ Crawford, saying the way she spoke ‘disrespectful’.

But she added: ‘She was alright. She turned out to be okay, I guess, because that was her friend.’

However, when Oprah asked if she would have been ‘bothered’ if her daughter was a lesbian she answered with just one word: ‘Absolutely.’

‘It would have bothered you?’ Oprah asked.

‘Mmmm hmmmm,’ Cissy confirmed.

‘You wouldn’t have liked that?’

‘Not at all.’

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Richard Simmons is not transgender, just a recluse

Richard Simmons may be reclusive but that doesn’t mean he’s transgender, his spokesman says.

Tom Estey spoke up on behalf of his celebrity client after the tabloid The National Enquirer featured Simmons on its cover proclaiming: ‘He’s Now A Woman’ who wants to be called Fiona and wants to be ‘the next Caitlyn Jenner.

‘It’s not true,’ Estey tells People.com.

‘He is not transitioning into a woman. He has decided to live quietly the last few years. He had knee surgery a few years ago and has a bum knee. He is still on Twitter and Facebook and works behind the scenes continuing to inspire and motivate people to lose weight. When he decides to come back, he will come back.’

Simmons was in the hospital over the weekend for what Estey says was dehydration and was out the next day.

‘He’s a human being. He was in the public eye for over three decades, but he deserves his privacy,’ the spokesman says.

‘He should be able to have a private life. He just needed a break. He is still taking care of the people who need his help.

‘ His low profile has been out of character for the 67-year-old Simmons who for so long had been a regular presence on television.

This has had fans and friends worried.

‘We are all so worried about him,’ his friend June Park tells People. ‘People stop by his house, but nobody gets to see him. Nobody knows anything about what’s going on.’

Simmons has posted this message on Facebook: ‘Thank you to everyone who has reached out with love and concern after hearing I was in the hospital. I was dehydrated and needed some fluids and now I am feeling great! Summer is here – drink plenty of liquids. Big hugs and kisses for caring.

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Thursday Morning Man: Javier Raya!

This handsome guy is Spanish Olympic figure skater Javier Raya who recently come out publicly as a gay man on Instagram with a picture of him kissing his boyfriend.

The 25-year-old wrote: ‘Many of you know, others can imagine by the pictures and others will be surprised, but I have to say that right now I feel like the luckiest person in the world! Thank you @nicholsondrew.’

Javier is the 2011 Spanish national senior champion and placed 25th at 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Late Night Video: James Corden does Carpool Karaoke with some of Broadway’s biggest stars

With James Corden hosting the Tony Awards, this week he called on Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jane Krakowski to get him through New York traffic while they sing tunes from Hamilton, Les Misérables and other Broadway classics. Love it!

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Why Lea DeLaria wants to do away with ‘LGBT’

Lea DeLaria has had it with the use of LGBT and other initialism to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender.

‘Part of me believes that this inclusivity of calling us the LGBTQQTY-whatever-LMNOP tends to stress our differences,’ the Orange is the New Black star tells PrideSource.

‘And that’s why I refuse to do it. I say queer. Queer is everybody.

‘This is the biggest issue we have in the queer community to date and will continue to be the biggest issue until we learn to accept our differences, and that’s the issue.’

The actress and stand-up comic says those differences include ‘constantly dealing with the more conservative queers and the more radical queers like myself.’

In 2014 she refused to perform at Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival which does not admit transgender women.

‘I said in the statement when I pulled out of MichFest: “How fucked up is it when I’m the voice of reason?” You’ve got to be kidding me that you guys can’t see this. When Lea DeLaria and (author and activist) Larry Kramer are the voices of reasons, people are fucked. Cause we’re the two biggest bitches on the planet! We’re little brats. We scream and yell until people listen to us, that’s who we are.’

DeLaria makes these points when she speaks at universities ‘because apparently I’m a role model.

‘It just makes me laugh. Like, honey, if I’m a role model, queers are in a lot of fucking trouble. I speak about it a lot, but when we come together and don’t infight we get a lot done. That’s how we defeated DOMA, that’s how we defeated Prop 8, that’s why the SCOTUS decision happened.’

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Celeb Instagram: Guillermo Diaz & Hillary, Colton Haynes, Wilkas & Kenworthy, Tom Daley

@hillaryclinton Forward! Unidos #HistoryMade

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The @publicschoolnyc show was soooo insane today! . Incredible detail & awesome to see what they did with color! #PublicSchoolnyc #cfda

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It's 90° and humid… Still not as hot as young Elvis tho

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If you're anything like me with a sweet tooth. Check out my latest YouTube video with my Top 5 Tips to tackle cravings :) link in my bio :)

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Dads Matt Dallas, Blue Hamilton and their adorable son Crow take a trip to New York City

Okay, here’s the thing: I think I love these weekly Matt Dallas/Blue Hamilton videos so much because they don’t try and manufacture drama like the Real Housewives or the Kardashians. They just are – and that’s good enough for me!

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YouTube personality Alexis G. Zall comes out on her 18th birthday: ‘I definitely like girls’

YouTube personality Alexis G. Zall made sure she had an 18th birthday she will never forget.

And neither will her more than 1 million subscribers.

To mark her official passage into adulthood, Zall offered ’18 tips for 18 years.’

The tips are a list of what she’s learned in the past year of her life and include ‘the less time I’m on my phone, the happier I am,’ ‘I love nail polish,’ and this gem: ‘always, always, always invest in nice bras and name-brand tampons.’

Tip number 8 was the bombshell: ‘It is totally OK to be a girl who likes girl or a boy who likes boys and me personally, I am a girl who likes girls.’

She then perhaps read the minds of her subscribers by adding: ‘Did that bitch just come out?’

What follows is a joyous celebration with an u identified make friend with whom she shares a high-five, a hug and a chant of ‘Gay! Gay! Gay!’

And there was a huge sigh of relief.

Zall also said she ‘wouldn’t rule out ever dating guys but I definitely like girls and it’s totally okay to just be that.’

She then listed 10 more tips but none near as interesting as number 8.

Zall began the tradition of a birthday video starting when she 15 and only had about 400 followers.

She says of herself now: ‘I can say I feel the most comfortable with myself as a human being that I have ever felt. This year especially I feel like I learned so much.’

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See Meryl Streep as Donald Trump!

She’s played Margaret Thatcher, Julia Child, Karen Silkwood and fictionalized versions of Carrie Fisher, Nora Efron and Anna Wintour.

Now three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep has nailed Donald Trump.

Meryl transformed into Trump when she appeared at the Park Public Theater Gala in New York on Monday.

The 66-year-old acting legend achieved her look with the help of a black suit teamed with a Republican red tie, some tummy padding, a blonde wig and she painted her face with orange coloring.

Appearing with her as Hillary Clinton is Tony and Emmy winning actress Christine Baranski.

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Wednesday Morning Man: Dr. Justin Swan!

Paging Dr. McDreamy!

So last week I featured my close friend Jim Key as a Morning Man because I wanted to promote his participation in this year’s AIDS LifeCycle and his effort to raise $10,000.

Jim raised even more than that and began the ride from San Francisco on Sunday.

But his ride came to a sudden and painful end on day 2 when his bike spun out of control on some loose gravel and he ended up with a fractured femur.

Jim needed to have immediate surgery at a hospital in Salinas and it was performed by today’s Morning Man Dr. Justin Swan.

Dr. Swan – or should we call him Dr. Swoon? – is an orthopedic surgeon who is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area including Natividad Medical Center where Jim was taken.

The hot doc received his medical degree from Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He lives in Salinas with his wife.

We are grateful to him for taking good care of our buddy who we wish a very speedy recovery!

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A tweet from Hillary Clinton on historic night

Hillary Clinton Verified account ‏@HillaryClinton

To every little girl who dreams big: Yes, you can be anything you want—even president. Tonight is for you. -H

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Danny thinks Keith could be ‘the one’ in this week’s episode of ‘Go-Go Boy Interrupted’

Here is episode 10 of season 2 of Go-Go Boy Interrupted which I am really enjoying. Danny thinks Keith (Nick Adams) could be the one. His friends are skeptical with one friend observing: ‘I don’t know why you want to fall in love. We live in West Hollywood. You can literally order a guy off your cell phone.’

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Hunky “Animal Kingdom’ star Scott Speedman told to keep his shirt on my show’s director

Okay, so Scott Speedman isn’t the college jock he was while playing Ben on Felicity all those years ago.

But at 40, he’s still pretty darned hunky don’t you think?

Well, somebody tell that to the director of his current show Animal Kingdom.

Scott was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night and told the host how he was told to put his shirt back on.

It seems the younger dudes on the show are getting the shirtless action which looks to be the case in the cast photo above.

Somebody working on a Change.org petition?

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Celeb Instagram: California Primary Edition with Cher, Ricky Martin, Chris Colfer & Charlie Carver!

Hillary’s“Hillapaloozoa”(MY NAME 4Big CONCERT,NOT HERS). “SHES WITH US” CONCERT Mon.Nite,June 6th

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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! #imwithher

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With Stevie! Together for Hillary! #imwithher

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tomorrow we get our say. love you, California. #RockTheVote

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