Garrett Clayton seems to be taking a page from the playbook of Kevin Spacey when it comes to discussing his sexuality.
Or make that not discussing his sexuality.
The young star of the new film King Cobra acknowledges there is heightened interest in the topic because he is playing a gay porn star in the film which open next week.
‘This is my job. And I’m happy to promote my work. And I’m happy to stand up for things I believe in,’ he tells PriceSource in an interview posted today. ‘If people can’t see the positivity in that, then I think that’s up to them.’
He’s aware of people who have been critical of his decision to keeps some things private.
‘I mean, they probably would feel a lot differently if people were calling them and saying, “So tell me: What you do in your bedroom every day?” You can have Mother Teresa giving food out and somebody will find something negative to say.’
Clayton, 25, got his big break when he was cast in 2013 in the role of Tanner in Disney’s musical Teen Beach Movie. He as since done several guest shots and films and is part of the cast of NBC’s upcoming Hairspray Live!
‘I moved out to LA to have a career where I got to play characters and focus on work and do all these awesome things, and I’m getting to do that now,’ he says. ‘I just don’t think it’s pertinent to talk about my personal life. I don’t think it adds to the work; it just distracts from it.
‘I’m supportive of an open-minded lifestyle and letting people do what they want to do with their lives, so it’s nice to be able to do another, different type of role,’ he adds. ‘Acting is about stepping out of body and getting to see different lives and experience different things, and I got to do that in this movie.’
Playing the role of gay porn star Brent Corrigan in King Cobra has given Clayton ‘a lot more sympathy’ for those who actually work in the adult film industry.
‘A lot of times society is so harsh on people who do work in porn, and they’re so judged and scrutinized, and yet they’re so accepted because porn drives the internet, and people watch it so consistently, and it’s a multi-billionaire dollar industry. When you’re done working in it, though, people shun you. They just treat people who work in this industry poorly, and yet they’re watching them alone in their bedroom, supporting them. You can’t pick and choose. You either are open-minded, or you’re not.’
At 70, Cher says she can still fit into her old concert costumes, but she doesn’t know how to accept the fact that she sees “this old lady ” in the mirror. The one and only Cher looks back on her legendary career and weighs in on the presidential race. NBC special anchor Maria Shriver reports for The Today Show. Of Donald Trump she says: ‘I feel like I’m yelling “Fire!” and no one is listening. I care about the country, and I know that the people that are following Trump, they care about the country, too. But I don’t think it’s the same country I care about.’
Of Hillary Clinton, who she is making campaign appearances for, Cher says: ‘She’s done some things that I’m sure she wishes she hadn’t done. And she’s done things — I can’t back every play. But I think that if she has the chance to be a great president, she will rise to that occasion.’
Tony nominated actor Andrew Rannells is starring in the Broadway revival Falsettos through January He tells Kathie Lee and Hoda on The Today Show that he watched the original cast perform on The Tony Awards in 1992 when he was still in Nebraska, where he grew up. The Book of Mormon star had stepped in to enormous hits on Broadway in recent years replacing Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Jonothan Groff in Hamilton.
To mark the occasion, I’m re-posting an interview Martina did at the 2015 Australian Open with one of my big crushes, retired Australian tennis star Todd Woodbridge who is still such a cutie patootie.
Todd asked Martina what her most legendary achievement outside of her tennis wins is and I absolutely love her answer: “My being out as a gay woman. I came out as an atlete when I was at the height of my career in 1981 – way before it was an okay thing to do. I (was) criticized for it then, I was an outcast. And now, I’m lauded for it. So it’s kind of funny how things have come full circle.”
She added: ” … By being out, I have helped a lot of people deal with their sexual orientation and I’ve gotten letters over the years from men and women saying I saved their life – literally. They were ready to call it a day because they thought they were the only one out there. Then they saw me on TV or read an article. This is from the days when the word homosexuality was hardly ever mentioned and when it was it was in a negative way.”
“That is something I didn’t think I was doing, I didn’t know I was doing but that’s pretty special.”
This is pretty funny. We have that big joker Randy Rainbow cleverly editing himself into Melania Trump’s interview with CNN this week. Funniest bit is when Melania says her husband uses bad language like boys do and Randy reminds her: ‘He’s like 80.’
Playing a potty-mouthed curmudgeon isn’t exactly new for Danny DeVito.
But playing such a guy who also happens to be deeply in love with another man was an interesting twist for the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star.
DeVito, 71, stars in the new short film Curmudgeons which premiered Monday on Vimeo and can be seen in its entirety below.
DeVito directed the movie and stars in it opposite his old friend David Margulies who died in January.
In the film, Ralphie (Margulies) and Jackie (DeVito) have fallen in love very late in life and are being kept apart after Jackie breaks his hip and they are sent to live in separate assisted living facilities.
But their supportive grandchildren help bring these curmudgeons back together.
The film is a showcase for Margulies and, it turned out, was his last role.
‘David and I [were] very close — if you know what I mean — for a very long time,’ DeVito tells Vimeo.com.
‘The first time we worked together was 1968 or ‘69. We [did] off-Broadway together, he directed me in a couple plays in New York, and he was a dear friend. So I obviously pushed myself into a role too; I had to give myself a part. We had a good time doing it. We did love each other. Really genuinely.
Margulies did get to see the movie before he died.
‘When I was finished with the film, I had it on my computer and I brought it up to David in Manhattan,’ DeVito says.
‘He was very, very ill. He was struggling — fighting for his life basically — and he got to see it. It was a great experience. It was just about finished, it didn’t have the music in it yet, but everything else was there. He passed away shortly after in January.’
The presidential election is less than a month away and Judy Shepard, the mother of hate crime victim Matthew Shepard, is speaking out against the candidacy of embattled Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump: “When I see the hate that Donald Trump brings to his campaign for president, it terrifies me. Words have an influence. Violence causes pain. Hate can rip us apart. I know what can happen as the result of hate, and Donald Trump should never be our president.”
British actor Max Irons plays Howard Carter in ITV’s latest drama Tutankhamun and everyone is swooning over his brooding looks. The 31-year-old (his birthday was yesterday!) is the son of Jeremy Irons and is also known for his roles in The Riot Club, Red Riding Hood, The White Queen and The Host.
While first starting off in acting, Irons worked as a bartender and had a modeling contract.
If Wanda Sykes is not looking quite as young as she used to, she says Donald Trump is to blame.
‘I never thought that I would need plastic surgery but Donald Trump has cracked my face,’ Wanda said on today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
‘I have permanent creases right here,’ she said as she pointed to frown lines between her eyebrows.
She explains that the deepening creases are from the ‘What the hell did he just say?’ expression she makes when the Republican presidential candidate says something outrageous.
Again pointing to her frown marks she complained: ‘Now I have a ditch right here in the middle of my forehead.’
Sykes, 52, said she’s been watching the presidential debates in recent weeks and doesn’t see Trump changing he style anytime soon.
‘Even from the beginning they said, “Oh, Trump just needs to learn how to be more presidential. He needs how to control his temper and just not be so impulsive, you know, fly off the handle. Well, control your temper and not being impulsive, those are things I’m teaching my kinds right now and they are seven. Donald Trump is 70! He’s not gonna learn anything at 70! That is just who he is.’