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Days of Our Lives: Will thinks marriage counseling session went great, Sonny does not

It’s clear by now that Sonny and Will are at different levels when it comes to emotional maturity and it makes their interactions increasingly painful to watch. Will, of course, is trying to fast-forward through marriage counseling with his hand=picked doctor who focuses on moving forward rather than examining what got them to where they are. Sonny can see right through it because, well, he has a brain.

Still not sure how Will pushing for an article on this marriage counselor helps his efforts with Sonny but I’m sure it will all become clear soon.

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Caitlyn Jenner takes to Twitter and describes Laverne Cox as “fierce and fabulous”

Current Vanity Fair cover subject Caitlyn Jenner took to Twitter earlier today to reach out to past Time magazine cover subject Laverne Cox.

Jenner, who joined Twitter just over two weeks ago and has 2.5 million followers, tweeted to the Orange is the New Black star: @LaverneCox, you are fierce and fabulous! Your support means the world. Thank you for all that you do for the community. #TransIsBeautiful

Cox, 31, spoke recently to US Weekly about Jenner and said: ‘It was really important for me to celebrate the beauty that’s not external for Caitlyn, her courage and that of all trans people. It’s important that trans people are not evaluated just on how they look.’

Jenner, 65, has posted less than a dozen tweets since launching her @Caitlyn_Jenner account

Update: Cox replied to Jenner’s Tweet: My pleasure. Sending you lots of love always. #TransIsBeautiful

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Brad Goreski wants younger LGBT generation to learn their history and about the AIDS plague

Fashion Police panelist Brad Goreski was at last night’s 6th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala in New York and spoke to about his memories of the AIDS outbreak as a young boy:

“My father gave me a book. I still remember it. It was orange, black, and green on the cover and it said ‘What is AIDS?’ I think now people think that there’s a cure for HIV and AIDS and there are not. Education for the younger generation is what’s important because they didn’t grow up losing their community. I urge young LGBT youth to learn their history. It’s staggering what happened and it’s amazing that we’ve made leaps and bounds and getting closer to a cure but we still need to be practicing safe sex.”


Melissa Rivers to be new co-host of “Fashion Police”

Joan Rivers has got to be smiling down from comedy heaven today.

Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, has been named as a new co-host of the beleaguered Fashion Police, the show put on the television map by her late mother.

Rivers will be joined by returning co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski when the E! Network show returns to the air on August 31 when the panel will critique fashion from the MTV Video Music Awards.

‘As an executive producer since the beginning, Melissa helped shape Fashion Police into an iconic TV series that couples fashion with comedy,’ said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development for E!.

Rivers said in a statement: ‘I’m very excited to be given the opportunity to continue to work with my E! and ‘Fashion Police’ family.’

The show had stopped production last fall when Joan Rivers unexpectedly died shortly after the Emmy Awards edition aired. Production resumed in January with a Golden Globes edition with new panelists Kathy Griffin and Goreski joining returnees Rancic and Kelly Osbourne.

But the show imploded during its Academy Awards episode.

Rancic got into hot water when a joke written for her about actress Zendaya’s dreadlocks. She said they made the Disney star look as if she smelled ‘like patchouli oil’ or ‘weed.’

Rancic apologized on the air and it was later revealed that editing took the joke out of context and make Rancic look even worse. Osbourne, who had been outraged by the Zendaya incident, quit the show after five years as a panelist.

At an event in New York in May, Rivers spoke with Hoda Kotb about the tumult: ‘It was a very, very difficult time, I had a lot of conversations with everybody involved … It really shows that we were a family. We went back too fast, and when the matriarch died the sisters started fighting.’

It had been difficult for Rivers to watch because Fashion Police had been a major success that she shared with her mother.

“I felt like ‘Fashion Police’ was this little jewel, and it was the last piece I had of my mother and I working together. I felt like all these people were so out of control. They took the last thing I had and smashed it. I felt like I was Humpty Dumpty and I was on my knees gluing it back together.’

Now she will be doing so in front of the camera as well as behind the scenes.

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Rachel Dolezal says she’s bisexual

And apparently there’s even more to this story.

Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter president accused of pretending to be black, is also saying she’s bisexual.

She made the disclosure during an interview on NBC’s The Today Show when discussing how her racial identity impacts her romantic life.

‘I’m bisexual. And so, you know, I’ve dated men and women,’ she said.

‘I will intentionally ask, like, “So do you just date light-skinned women? What’s your spectrum?”‘

During the same interview, Dolezal also discussed how she related to the recent Vanity Fair cover story on Caitlyn Jenner who came out earlier this year as transgender.

‘I cried. Because I resonated with some of the themes of isolation, of being misunderstood – to not know if you have a conversation with somebody, will that relationship then end because they have seen you as one way.’

Dolezal resigned from her position as president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP this week after her parents, who are white, went public as her biological mother and father.

She has gone on to say she identifies as being black which has led some to compare her situation to that of Jenner and other trans people.

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Wednesday Morning Man: Lee Ryan!

The very cute lead singer British pop group Blue is celebrating his 32nd birthday today.

So as a birthday present, Lee Ryan is today’s Morning Man!

Lee made some news last year when he was on Celebrity Big Brother.

“‘Yeah I’ve been with a man. Everyone’s done experimentational s***. I’ll tell you later,” he told some female housemates.

He then added: “Of course, man. I’m a well-traveled person. I’ve never admitted it anywhere. No-one’s bothered to ask.”

Yeah baby!

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Late Night Video: 100 Gay TV Show Kisses!

There are all kinds here – everyone from Will Truman to Will Horton! Which ones are your faves?


See the latest “star-studded” episode of “It Takeis Two” – watch for Lynda Carter cameo!

George Takei and his husband Brad are back with a very Broadway-centric episode of his heightened reality series It Takeis Two titled A Great First Impression.

George’s musical Allegiance is opening soon on Broadway, fulfilling his life-long dream. But to his dismay, none of his industry friends have called to congratulate. Brad concocts a plan to have some heavy hitters leave well wishes on their answering machine, but George discovers that something is a little bit off about these dazzling divas. Still, as they say in the biz, “The show must go on!”



Adam Lambert no longer overcompensating

Adam Lambert’s new album, The Original High, is out today.

In an interview with PrideSource, Adam talks about why he has toned down his glossy post-American Idol image: “Over the last five years, right after “Idol,” I think there was a certain amount of overcompensation in certain ways. I was dressing really outlandishly, and it was a lot of fun and it’s definitely a part of who I am to wanna play dress up, but I think it got to a point where I was hiding behind it a bit. Behind all of that, all of everything. It was like a preemptive defense mechanism. It’s like the kid who goes to high school dressed goth and he’s actually not into the devil at all but doesn’t wanna be bothered by anybody. (Laughs) I don’t think I realized it at the time, but I can see this in hindsight now. At the time I thought, “This is who I am; this is what I do,” and now it just feels like I’m in a new place in my life. I’ve grown up and evolved and I’m in a new place, and the album – the subject matter and the sound – reflect that.”


Tuesday Morning Man: Jason Cameron!

Sure would be great to have this guy around the house!

He’s Jason Cameron and he’s best known for his role on the TLC reality show, While You Were Outfrom 2003-06 and is currently hosting Man Caves and Desperate Landscapes for the DIY Network.

His passion for carpentry and construction has been a perfect match for Jason who moved to New York City in 1999 originally to be an actor and model.

He landed a few minor roles including on Sex and the City, The Guiding Light and All My Children. At the same time, he became a print model appearing in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Maxim and GQ.

Jason is also a certified personal trainer, specializing in strength and conditioning. He has competed in numerous bodybuilding competitions and has worked as a fitness model, appearing in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness and Muscle Media.

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The Fosters’ Jonnor, Wilson Phillips, Pauley Perrette and other celebs bring star power to LA Pride

Word has it that The Late Late Show’s host James Corden spent some time at LA Pride on Friday night and Ty Herndon performed on Sunday night.

I wasn’t there on either of those nights but I did spend a big chunk of Saturday at the festival and attended the parade on Sunday so there were plenty of celeb sightings.

1. Wilson Phillips performs – they did their biggest hits as well as a lovely cover of California Dreamin. 2. The Transparent float in the parade with co-stars Amy Landecker and Melora Hardin among those on board. 3. NCIS star Pauley Perrette 4. That’s Greg In Hollywood with Jonnor! Also known as Jude (Hayden Byerly) and Connor (Gavin MacIntosh) 5. Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer on Magic Mike XXL float 6. Ellen’s mom, Betty DeGeneres rides in the parade 7. Hayden Byerly and Gavin MacIntosh.


Late Night Video: Seth Meyers on the night he ended up at a “queer-bombed” bar in Minneapolis

Seth Meyers did not expect to be standing in front of a guy holding up a glow in the dark dildo at a bar in Minneapolis. To find out how it happened, watch this video!


Jonathan Groff: Epic fight with Russell Tovey over monogamy on Looking ‘really hit home’

As Patrick on HBO’s Looking, Jonathan Groff’s character learned a lot about life and love during the show’s two seasons.

On the dramedy about about a group of gay friends living in San Francisco, Patrick fell in love with his boss Kevin (played by Russell Tovey) who was in a relationship when their romance began.

Groff, who is hoping the show gets some Emmy nominations, says the toughest scene for him to do was the ‘epic fight’ Patrick and Kevin over monogamy in the final episode of season two.

‘It really hit close to home,’ Groff tells The Wrap.

‘I had the monogamy conversations a million times with boyfriends and friends. Will we? Won’t we? What would it be like? It’s just something that’s been talked about a lot in different facets of my life.’

While that scene was difficult and draining, Groff points out that he also enjoyed lighter moments filming the show.

‘It’s all so fun.’ he says.

But what was the most fun?

‘I would say being in a swimming pool with Lauren Weedman (Doris) and Murray Bartlett (Dom), when we shot the seventh episode in Modesto,’ he says.

‘We were out of San Francisco on location doing car rides and making up songs. We just had so much fun doing that field-trip episode. The whole show felt like, “Wow, I can’t believe they’re paying me for this,” though I probably wouldn’t have said that to HBO while the show was still running.’

HBO cancelled Looking earlier this year but has promised to give devoted fans like me closure with a still-to-be-filmed finale.


Snapped! MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts throws out the first pitch at Baltimore Orioles game

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts looks like he’s one of the Baltimore Orioles! Earlier tonight,Thomas threw out the first pitch at the Orioles and described it as the ‘best night ever.’ It’s his hometown and he was joined at Camden Yards by some members of his family. Looks like a lot of fun Thomas!


Is Michael Sam’s football career over?

I don’t know what is going is going on with Michael Sam right now but it can’t be good.

He walked away from Montreal Alouettes training camp over the weekend and you have to wonder if he is walking away from football forever.

That’s the opinion of the general manager of Canadian Football League team which has now officially put Sam on its suspended list.

‘I’m surprised he left. I was very surprised,’ Jim Popp tells The Montreal Gazette.

‘If he doesn’t come back, I would think football’s over for him. He’s the one that has to face that. But I don’t think he doesn’t want to play football. That’s why he came here.’

Sam, 25, was signed by the CFL team last month after it became clear that he was not going to be drafted by an NFL team for their upcoming season.

Last year, Sam made history as the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team when he was signed by the St. Louis Rams. He was cut by The Rams after the pre-season then signed by the Dallas Cowboys for their practice squad but cut a month later.

Sam continued to speak of his continued desire to play pro football as his celebrity grew. He participated in Dancing With the Stars earlier this season and was also the subject of a documentary that aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Sam has yet to make any kind of public statement about his CFL departure and team management is able to shed little light.

‘There’s nothing to tell you,’ Popp says. ‘He wanted to go home, and that’s what he did. I don’t know why. When a guy wants to go home, they go home. He had some personal things to take care of. I wouldn’t be surprised if he returns.’

‘It’s a huge story because everybody keeps hounding and hounding and hounding. Michael Sam just wants to be a football player,’ Popp adds.

‘I would think anybody that’s 25 years old that has been going through it for a year and a half, it would have to affect him. I would think so. That’s one reason he didn’t want to do interviews and just concentrate on football.’


Happy 42nd birthday to Neil Patrick Harris!

Hey, maybe everyone will be shirtless on the blog today! Whaddaya think? This shot of Neil Patrick Harris doing a Birdman parody at the Oscars earlier this year is one of my favorites of today’s birthday boy. He turns 42 today with the next step in his always interesting career is a 10 episode NBC variety series premiering this fall.

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Monday Morning Men: LA Pride Edition!

Sorry, I don’t know any of their names but they sure are photogenic!

These are some of the hunky guys I crossed paths with at LA Pride over the weekend or spotted in the parade.

This is one of those weekends where the guys who work really hard on their bodies get to show them off to thousands and thousands of people.

I have absolutely no problem with that arrangement!

Hope everyone had a happy Pride – I sure did!

Snapped! Steve Grand in Austria!

The hunky All-American Boy performed in Vienna, Austria this weekend and posted this fine photo of himself performing.

Thank you Steve!

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“Magic Mike XXL” stars Matt Bomer and Channing Tatum surprise crowds at LA Pride Parade

It was so fun to watch Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer surprise crowds earlier today at Los Angeles Pride Parade in West Hollywood.

I managed to snap these and other photos of the Magic Mike XXL stars but I’m finding out that there were plenty of people who did know the two stars were even in the parade!

There was no publicity about their appearance and their names were not on the Magic Mike float. I got wind of it earlier in the morning and posted an alert on Facebook and parked myself next to the TV announcers where I knew they’d stop.

Co-star Adam Rodriguez was also on the float along with several hunky dancers.

Their film about a group of male strippers on a road trip hits theaters in the US on 1 July. It is a sequel to the 2012 box office hit Magic Mike.

This was a terrific way to get the gays even more exciting about Magic Mike XXL.

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Morning Man Classic: John Hamill!

Got home from LA Pride festival in West Hollywood last night and flipped on the Turner Classics Movie channel and just starting was the 1970 movie Trog.

I had never seen it but knew it was Joan Crawford’s last film so I decided to give it a look.

It was not Miss Crawford who got my attention in the film’s first few minutes, it was John Hamill who was running around wearing very little and scared to death because he’d seen a living troglodyte!

Hamill was one of Britain’s most popular “physique models” in the late 1960s before turning to acting, had cover appearances on several beefcake publications which earned him a considerable gay following that is still visible on the internet today.

In addition to Trog, he also appeared in the films Tower of Evil, The Over-Amorous Artist, No Blade of Grass, Travels with My Aunt and Hardcore.

His television credits include Crossroads, Space: 1999, The Venturers, and The Professionals.

Now 68, he left acting in the late 1980s.

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