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Snapped! Jack Falahee … in bed

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WATCH: Ronan Farrow talks with Stephen Colbert on how conspiracies fueled an insurrection

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author, Ronan Farrow, talks about his extensive coverage of the January 6th insurrection and how conservative media has played a large part in radicalizing American citizens.

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Happy 70th Birthday to the great Janis Ian!

She learned the truth At Seventeen and now the great singer-songwriter Janis Ian is 70!

Anyone who has ever felt like an outcast can relate to her Grammy-winning classic At Seventeen. Its lyrics about teen-aged angst sure struck a cord with me when I heard them even though I wasn’t a 17 year old high school girl who never got any Valentines. I was a gay kid who didn’t get a Valentine from who I really wanted: the high school quarterback!

Miss Ian, a 9-time Grammy nominee, burst onto the scene in the late 60s when she was just a teenager with Society’s Child, a song she wrote about an interracial romance. She released her autobiography in and named it after her first big hit.

She still records and came out as a lesbian in 1993.

Here is Janis performing At Seventeen in the 70s and Society’s Child as a teen in the 60s. Wow!

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Tuesday Round-Up: Nico Santos; Fortune Feimster; “Pose” trailer; Lil Nas X; Sheryl Underwood

Nico Santos is living on Cloud 9 Metro Source

Q&A: From ‘Barb and Star’ to ‘Yes Day,’ Fortune Feimster Is Giving the Gays Something to Talk AboutPrideSource

Pose Drops Trailer for Third and Final Season Advocate

Lil Nas X Hopes ‘Haters Are Sad’ As Controversial New Song Hits No. 1 HuffPost

Call Me by Your Name author ‘humbled’ by Lil Nas X’s unapologetically gay tribute Pink News

Sheryl Underwood Breaks Silence After Sharon Osbourne’s The Talk Exit, Says They Haven’t Spoken People

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Morning Man Classic: James Garner!

The late James Garner was born 93 years ago today.

I cannot tell you how many episodes of The Rockford Files I’ve watched with my dad since it is one of his all-time favorite shows. My dad just thought Garner was terrific as private investigator Jim Rockford from 1974-80 and in six TV movies in the mid-90s. He had been a fan since he played the gun-slinging Bret Maverick on TV’s Maverick from 1957-1960 and again in 1981-82.

My favorite Garner performances, however, came in the movies.

Who can forget him opposite Steve McQueen in The Great Escape and I loved him with Doris Day in Move Over Darling. An then there was the only movie performance he ever earned an Oscar nomination for: the 1985′s Murphy’s Romance opposite Sally Field – I think it’s my most favorite of all.

While he didn’t win the Oscar, he did win a pair of Emmys, three Golden Globes, two Peoples Choice Awards and the 2005 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award.

The handsome Garner easily segued between movies and TV, comedy and drama and leading and supporting roles throughout his career. It’s no wonder he had nearly 100 credits.

Other feature films included Victor/Victoria, The Children’s Hour, The Americanization of Emily, Support Your Local Gunfighter, The Fan, My Fellow Americans, Space Cowboys and The Notebook.

Notables TV films were Emmy nominated performances in Barbarians at the Gate, My Name is Bill W, The Promise, Decoration Day and my favorite, Heartsounds with Mary Tyler Moore.

Garner stepped in as the family patriarch on the ABC comedy 8 Simple Rules after John Ritter’s death and appeared in two-and-a-half seasons and also starred in the following short-lived series that lasted a season or less: First Monday, Man of the People and Nichols.

He died in 2014 at the age of 86.

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WATCH: Leslie Jordan dishes on Rock Hudson, Rue McClanahan, and Jackée Harry on WWHL

Call Me Kat star Leslie Jordan was on Watch What Happens Live tonight and was asked by Andy Cohen to dish on famous celebs he’s met including such as a Rue McClanahan, Jackée Harry, and Robert Downey Jr. and about one he almost met in a gay bar: Rock Hudson.

Andy rushes him a bit so the segment is not as good as it could’ve been but I love how Jackée blew off Leslie on the set of The Cool Kids because she was only interested in meeting fellow guest star Rick Fox, the tall and handsome former NBA star.

BONUS VIDEO: Below, Leslie talks about Dolly Parton:

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YouTube hunk Andrew Neighbors and his abs say goodbye to LA; See his shirtless farewell video

It’s kind of silly that I feel sad about Andrew Neighbors leaving LA to move to Washington State where he is buying a house in the woods.

It’s not like we ever hung out but somehow I liked him being here and knowing that maybe one day I’d run into him at a Trader Joes.

Anyway, he is one of my favorite YouTube dudes because he just has this way about him. Okay, he’s also got a rocking body but that, believe at or not, can get boring real quick if there’s no charisma and brains to go with it.

Andrew has both and I wish him great luck with his move and look forward to his sharing more of his journey with us.

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“Queer Eye” star Karamo Brown gets vaccinated and thanks healthcare workers: “We’re almost there”

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Flashback Video: That time Dolly Parton and Cher had a conversation completely in song lyrics

This is from the 1978 show that aired on ABC simply titled Cher…Special.

It was after the second Sonny & Cher variety series was canceled (viewers didn’t care for the pair divorced) and Cher was back on the top of the charts again with Take Me Home. Dolly Parton was having her first crossover hit with Here You Come Again.

At the time of this special, both had been stars for well over a decade and what a four-plus decades they had in front of them.

Both in their mid-70s, they can still sell out arenas, are in terrific shape, still have their voices and are beloved.

Enjoy this little trip down memory lane.

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Happy 52nd birthday to adorable Paul Rudd!

I’m crazy about Paul Rudd and my guess is that plenty of you are too.

Today is the Ant-Man star’s 52nd birthday!

He’s gone from early film roles in Clueless, The Object of My Affection, The Cider House Rules, and Wet Hot American Summer to a series of comedies in a string of hit movies including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Role Models, I Love You, Man, and This is 40.

Paul has appeared a series of Broadway plays and has done several television roles including four episodes of NBC’s Parks and Recreation as Bobby Newport, a candidate for City Council and a rival of Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope, and on NBC’s Friends as Mike Hannigan, who dates and then marries Phoebe Buffay, played by Lisa Kudrow.

He also reprised his role as Andy from Wet Hot American Summer in the Netflix prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, alongside an ensemble cast including Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks, all reprising their roles from the 2001 film.

But some of my favorite television work is when Paul guest hosts NBC’s Saturday Night Live because he usually ends up kissing a guy in a sketch – and he really goes for it!

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“Schitt’s Creek” cast wins SAG Award!

I’m just getting around to catching up on the SAG Awards which were presented on Sunday night in a virtual ceremony.

Am absolutely thrilled that Schitt’s Creek, one of the best comedy shows I’ve ever seen, won the award for Outstanding Comedy Series Ensemble and that Catherine O’Hara won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor for her performance as Moira Rose, one of the most delicious and eccentric characters in the history of television!

Here are their speeches!


Randy Rainbow Song Parody: “Ted and Lindsey!”

Even though Donald Trump is no longer in office, the talented Randy Rainbow still have plenty of material for his mini musicals which brighten our day whenever they land.

In this latest video posted earlier today, Randy takes aim at the hypocrisy of the vile US Senators Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz who have clearly lost their minds and their souls.

To what end I do not know.

Enjoy the well-deserved musical dragging.

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Hallmark movie hunk Trevor Donovan: “I don’t like to wear shirts when I don’t have to … so what”

Hey Trevor, no one is complaining – at least not anymore who reads this blog!

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WATCH: Jude and Connor of “The Fosters” reunite on “Good Trouble” and old feelings resurface

Back in 2015, theirs was the youngest gay kiss ever on television.

On The Fosters, Jude (Hayden Byerly) played the youngest son in the family and Connor (Gavin MacIntosh) was a school friend who stood up for Jude when he was bullied. They became boyfriends and went on to grapple with something other young couples face: how public should they go with their relationship and do they want to be labeled as gay? They were together until Connor moved to Los Angeles in a 2016 episode. The characters had been such a hit with with the show’s fans that they were given the moniker ‘Jonnor’?

Byerly’s character has appeared on Good Trouble, the follow-up series to The Fosters which was about a family which is headed by an interracial lesbian couple who are raising a blended family of biological, adopted and foster children. Good Trouble focuses on the college years of two of the members of the blended family.

Several cast members from The Fosters reunited for a graduation party in a recent episode and working as a server at the party was Connor. The first clip is from the Jonnor reunion and the second clip is one of their early kisses from the first series.



“Please Like Me” and “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” creator and star Josh Thomas on his autism

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In this lost interview, listen to what that late, great Bette Davis had to say about men and women

The late, great Bette Davis was born on this day in 1908.

She gave an audio interview in 1963 to Shirley Eder. This previously lost interview has been brought to life by PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank.

Created by former TV producer and print journalist David Gerlach, Blank on Blank brings back to life stories from American newsmakers on interview tapes that might otherwise be lost forever.

She gives her perspective on the battle of the sexes, reveals her experiences dealing with Hollywood executives while trying to balance her career with a “traditional” household in a male-dominated industry, and explains why being an intelligent female can be a “hindrance” in business.

“I think men have got to change an awful lot. I think somehow they still prefer the little woman. They’re just staying way, way behind and so as a rule I think millions of women are very happy to be by themselves, they’re so bored with the whole business of trying to be the little woman, when no such thing really exists anymore. It just simply doesn’t.”

As an early advocate of gender awareness, Davis added, “This world’s gone way beyond it. The real female should be partly male and the real male should be partly female anyway. So if you ever run into that in either sex you’ve run into something very, very fine, I think.”



Monday Morning Man: Nikola Mektić!

Robert Farah has been my doubles dreamboat for a few years now but I’m going to have to shove him aside today for a new crush: Croatia’s Nikola Mektić who on Sunday won the Miami Open with partner Mate Pavic.

Kenneth in the 212 did a spread on the duo today in his Weekend Tennis Diary that I quite enjoyed!

Mektic and Pavic became partners just this year and they have already won four tournaments and are now 25-3 on the season.

“It means a lot to win with a friend, with a fellow Croatian, to win such a big tournament.” the 32-year-old Mektic said after the match. “But … we just started, so I hope we are going to have much more to celebrate.”

After spending a better part of a decade on the ATP challenger tour and achieving a career high ranking of 213 in singles, in 2016 Mektić decided to focus on doubles.

It was a wise decision as he is now the fourth-ranked doubles player in the world. He won the 2020 ATP Finals in doubles partnering Wesley Koolhof and the 2020 Australian Open mixed doubles with Barbora Krejčíková.

He also reached the doubles final at the 2020 US Open with Koolhof and has reached at least the semifinals of the other three grand slam tournaments and was the mixed doubles finalist at the US Open in 2018.

He has won 12 doubles tournaments overall including won three Masters 1000 ATP tournaments in men’s doubles with three different partners – 2018 Mutua Madrid Open, the 2019 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and the 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters.

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Celeb Instagram: Easter Edition!

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Sunday Round-Up: Denis O’Hare; Leslie Jordan; Margaret Cho; Olympia Dukakis; Cher; Niecy Nash

Denis O’Hare Answers Every Question We Have About Being a Judge on The Good Wife Vulture

On ‘Company’s Comin’,’ Leslie Jordan And Gospel Greats Sing For Joy

Margaret Cho to guest star on Good Trouble spring finale

Olympia Dukakis Gets The Documentary Treatment In ‘Olympia’ Instinct

Cher Apologizes After She Received Backlash Over George Floyd Tweet Just Jared

Niecy Nash Says She Never Dated a Woman Before Her ‘Hersband’ Out

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Sunday Song: All about “In My Life”

In My Life is a classic song from the Beatles 1965 album Rubber Soul written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

“I liked ‘In My Life,’ McCartney said in 1976. “Those were words that John wrote, and I wrote the tune to it. That was a great one.”

Rolling Stone ranked it number 23 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”, as well as fifth on their list of the Beatles’ “100 Greatest Songs.”

I happen to enjoy other versions more than the Beatles and feature three of them here. Enjoy Bette Midler who memorably performed the song in the 1991 film For The Boys, James Taylor, and Judy Collins.

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