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Snapped! David Muir covers CA wildfires

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Prayers for California. Our third night here — and sadly, ‘Camp’ fire to the north just became deadliest wildfire in CA history.

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All-star tribute to Craig Zadan included J-Hud, Hilty, Bernadette, Audra, Chenoweth, Zellweger, Stamos, Connick Jr. & more!

A tribute to the life and career of late, great Craig Zadan – the prolific film, TV and Broadway producer – took place over the weekend at the Television Academy’s Wolf Theatre.

It looked like it was a show for the ages.

Here is an except from Deadline Hollywood’s Pete Hammond’s story detailing the evening:

Let’s face it, when you have a murderer’s row of incomparable talents like Kristen Chenoweth doing a duet with Sean Hayes from their Broadway teaming in the Zadan-Meron production Promises Promises, followed by her lilting solo of “Til There Was You” from The Music Man, in which she fought to stop the tears; then Amber Riley bringing down the house with a soaring “Home” from The Wiz; directly into Broadway superstar Bernadette Peters and her poignant rendition of the Sondheim song “With So Little To Be Sure Of” from Anyone Can Whistle; into Audra McDonald’s inspiring and powerful “Climb Every Mountain” from The Sound of Music ; and followed shortly by Jennifer Hudson and choir’s roof-raising Hairspray anthem “I Know Where I’ve Been” — with all receiving standing ovation after standing ovation — then you know you are witnessing something very rare and special in this business.

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Tuesday Morning Man: Yves Bright!

Handsome actor Yves Bright’s has done guest spots on such TV shows as Teen Wolf, Animal Kingdom, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Castle, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist and How I Met Your Mother.

Prior to his acting career, Yves was a professional surfer who traveled the world for such sponsors as Quiksilver, Channel Islands, and O’Neill.

He was named “California’s Hunk” in Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Annual “Hunks Across America” in 2003.

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Thomas Roberts has donated $25,000 he made for hosting Miss Universe pageant in 2013 to HRC

TV newsman Thomas Roberts posted this on social media today:

Five Years Ago I was in Russia to host Miss Universe.

At that time the Miss Universe Organization was jointly owned by my former employer, NBCUniversal and the Trump Organization.

The first place I met Donald Trump was in Moscow.

I made $25,000 for that job. In light of recent events over the last two years I have committed my entire paycheck to the Human Rights Campaign. #HRC

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Viola Davis pushed for Annalise’s sexual fluidity on HTGAWM after being inspired by Jazz Jennings

Viola Davis, the brilliant Oscar, Emmy, and Tony award winning actress, has done an interview with PrideSource and in it talks about her journey to LGBTQ acceptance, finding her power, and about why she is done with playing maids.

But the part of the interview that jumped out to me the most was when she explained how the sexual fluidity of her How to Get Away With Murder character came to be:

“I had everything to do with that. And so did (creator) Pete Nowak; I can’t leave him out. I really have to give him credit for that too. But yeah, absolutely. And also, “I Am Jazz”: I was watching that one night. I love that show. But I was watching that one night and (trans TV star and model Jazz Jennings) was playing in the closet with one of her friends who was a trans teenager, and it was just great. They were talking about who they see themselves with in the future, and they were like, “Whoever, you know. I’m open. I’m open to a boy, I’m open to a girl.” And they started talking about just the attributes of the people they wanted to be with.

That transformed me more than anything. I thought, “That is the greatest thing in the world,” and I thought that that was a great idea for Annalise because Annalise is so damaged, so traumatized that what if she just said, “I’m just open to love”? God, think about what we can explore there.”

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Gus Kenworthy and Jenifer Lewis among the guest judges set for “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars”

VH1 today announced the guest judges set to join the highly anticipated fourth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.”

RuPaul will be joined by a star-studded line-up of celebrities, alongside show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, and Ross Mathews, as they decide who will stay, lip-sync for their legacy, or “sashay away.” “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” follows the record-breaking tenth season of VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” which just became the first show to ever win an Emmy® Award in both the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program categories in the same year.

The series will return to the runway with supersized 90-minute episodes on Friday, December 14th at 8:00 PM ET/PT on VH1.

This season’s guest judges include Jenifer Lewis, Ciara, Kacey Musgraves, Gus Kenworthy, Keiynan Lonsdale, Zoë Kravitz, Yvette Nicole Brown, Cecily Strong, Rita Ora, Susanne Bartsch, Ellen Pompeo, Frances Bean Cobain, Felicity Huffman, Jason Wu and Erica Ash.

The 10 competing super queens will hold nothing back to impress the judges as they vie for a spot in the coveted “Drag Race Hall of Fame” and a grand prize of $100,000. The previously announced queens include: Farrah Moan (Season Nine), Gia Gunn (Season Six), Jasmine Masters (Season Seven), Latrice Royale (Season Four and “All Stars” One), Manila Luzon (Season Three and “All Stars” One), Monét X Change (Season Ten), Monique Heart (Season Ten), Naomi Smalls (Season Eight), Trinity Taylor (Season Nine), and Valentina (Season Nine).

To celebrate the upcoming season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” Logo will be airing a week-long marathon of every episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.” Starting on Friday, December 7th, at 10:00 PM ET/PT, the marathon will run until December 14th at 8:00 PM ET/PT, leading into the new season’s premiere.

Viewers will also get a holiday treat this year when “RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular” premieres on VH1 on Friday, December 7th at 8:00 PM ET/PT. The one-hour holiday-themed episode will bring back franchise favorites including Eureka O’Hara, Jasmine Masters, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Mayhem Miller, Shangela, Sonique, and Trixie Mattel as they compete for the title of America’s first “Drag Race Xmas Queen.”

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WATCH: Olympic medalist Tom Daley takes hunky British bodybuilder Joe Delaney diving

I’m suffering from allergies today and need a hunky distraction!

So here are Olympic diving medalist Tom Daley giving bodybuilder Joe Delaney a diving lesson at the London Aquatics Centre.

Enjoy!

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Celeb Instagram: Barbra Streisand; Gio Benitez; Jazz Jennings; Steve Grand; Sam Smith!

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Thank you to all the firefighters who risk your lives in times like these.

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Joining our @ABCNews coverage of the California wildfires at 7:40am on @GoodMorningAmerica. The fires have destroyed so many homes and claimed lives, but people are now using social media to help others. Hope you’ll join us.

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Meet me in the stratosphere

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First beach day of the season here in Puerto Vallarta. :) I’ll be here, performing at @act2pv every Tuesday(9:30) and Thursday (7:30) starting this Tuesday through Jan 31. Tickets here: https://www.actiientertainment.com/Shows/Steve-Grand/ @mantamarbc #mantamar #mantamarbeachclub #puertovallarta #beach #speedo #muscle #gay #shirtless #guysinspeedos

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Walk-walk passion baby, work it I'm a free bitch baby

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Sarah Jessica Parker on “L.A. Story,” “Honeymoon in Vegas,” Hocus Pocus” & other film roles


Over the weekend, I saw Jessica Jessica Parker’s new movie Here and Now which I would have to proclaim an interesting failure. I didn’t totally buy her as a doomed jazz singer but I still love watching her, as always.

But with the Sex and the City movie franchise now officially dead (thanks a lot Kim Cattrall!), SJP has to move on which she has with her current HBI series Divorce which has been renewed for a third season.

In this video, SPJ talks about some of her most famous film roles which include L.A. Story, Honeymoon in Vegas, and Hocus Pocus, among others.

Enjoy!

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Morning Round-Up: McKinnon as Sessions; Ian McKellen; Troye Sivan; Calum Scott; Audra McDonald

Ultimate Revenge: On SNL, a Gay Woman Humiliates Antigay Jeff Sessions Advocate

Ian McKellen Teases His Role in “Cats” Movie, Finding His “Inner Pussy” NewNowNext

Troye Sivan Slows Down “Somebody to Love” in Heartbreaking Rendition Out.com

Calum Scott’s ‘No Matter What’ is a Must-Watch Video About a Gay Man and His Parents’ Unconditional Love Towleroad

“SNL” Criticizes Term “Openly Gay” to Describe New Governor Jared Polis NewNowNext

For Broadway’s Audra McDonald, Artistry And Activism Go Hand In Hand HuffPost

Openly gay tennis player Luksika Kumkhum gets her biggest win on women’s tour Outsports

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Monday Morning Man: Miguel Ángel Silvestre!

Today’s sexy Morning Man is 36-year-old Spanish actor Miguel Ángel Silvestre.

He and had originally planned on becoming a professional tennis player before suffering a serious injury in a tournament.

On Sense8, he played a closeted gay telenovela star named Lito Rodriguez who is of Basque origin and lives in Mexico City with his boyfriend.

Miguel’s other credits include the TV series Narcos, thePedro Almodóvar film I’m So Excited and the Spanish horror thriller Verbo.

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“Real World” alum Judd Winick posts deeply moving tribute to Pedro Zamora who died 24 years ago today

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Adam Rippon turns 29 today!

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Birthday boy 11/11 Thank you all for the birthday messages. This is a picture of me feeling myself; a mood, vibe, and lifestyle I plan on bringing into 29.

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Happy birthday Mr. @adaripp. I must say you’re aging excellently. #rememberwhen #fabulous #birthday #figureskating #moisturize #contour

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Morning Man Classic: Van Williams!

Honestly, I don’t know how it is that I was not aware of Van Williams until coming across a photo of him a few years ago.

The former actor, who died in 2016 at age 82, was best known for his television role as Britt Reid/the Green Hornet when teamed for one season with the late Bruce Lee as his partner Kato, in the television series The Green Hornet, broadcast on ABC during the 1966–67 season.

He’s also known for his earlier leading role as Kenny Madison in both Warner Bros. television detective series Bourbon Street Beat and its sequel, Surfside 6.

Van was a diving instructor in the 1950s when he was discovered by producer Mike Todd (third husband of Elizabeth Taylor and, along with Richard Burton, the love of her life) who suggested he try acting.

He went on to appear in the 1960 film Tall Story with Jane Fonda and the 1963 film Caretakers. He was also a series regular Pat Burns in ABC’s The Tycoon with Walter Brennan, appeared in several episodes of the old Batman series as Green Hornet and starred in the NBC Saturday morning series Westwind for a season.

Van retired from acting in the early 1980s.

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“Days of Our Lives” spoiler alerts galore: One of Salem’s gay characters makes surprise return!


Days of Our Lives tapes many months in advance which is why we are being provided with a preview of scenes from the rest of the year and beyond. Spoiler alerts galore! In this extensive preview, we see what develops in the long-running triangle of Will, Sonny and Paul. And we see the return of a gay character played a most handsome Emmy-winning actor. Hooray!

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ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir gets an amazing birthday gift from Dolly Parton

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And I will always love you, @dollyparton – I still can’t believe this.

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Sunday Tunes: All About California



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Andy Mientus shares birthday reflections: “I got through all of last year and I’m here!”

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I’m gonna take a second to pat myself on the back because it’s my damn birthday and I am the best in the world at diminishing my own accomplishments. I always feel like I could or should be doing more, yet from last November 10 to this, I moved into a church in upstate New York and worked with my husband to make it our dream home, starred in 11 episodes of an international television series, sang with an orchestra in Japan, played a dream lead role in a musical, wrote and published two BOOKS, debuted and recorded newly discovered Jonathan Larson songs, and started work on my own cabaret solo show. Best of all, I made new friends and beautiful memories with old ones. I also heard “no” a lot, cried a lot, endured a lot of physical pain and was away from my love for a lot of the year. But that stuff was part of it and the highs wouldn’t be as high without the lows and I’d be absolutely insufferable if I always got everything I wanted. I can’t wait to see how all this informs whatever this year holds and I can’t wait to share it with the people who have gotten me this far. I got through all of last year and I’m here! Let’s go, 32.

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Weekend Round-Up: Nik Dodani; Caitlyn Jenner; Teddy Geigler & Emily Hampshire; Keira Knightley

Out actor Nik Dodani Chats About His First Gay Role in Murphy Brown Out.com

Caitlyn Jenner’s home burnt down in devastating California wildfire Gay Star News

Teddy Geiger is Engaged to ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Emily Hampshire! Just Jared

Keira Knightley reveals why she wanted to tone down the lesbian sex in Colette

These intimate pics of Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka at home are too cute Gay Star News

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Brady Bunch kids reunite after 15 years!

Earlier this week, all six Brady kids got back together for the first time in at least 15 years.

HGTV is renovating the house in the San Fernando Valley that was the exterior for the show and invited the six to attend the kickoff.

You watch for behind-the-scenes tension like between Maureen McCormick and Eve Plumb who you never see interacting. Then there’s rabid Trump supporter Susan Olsen who hurled some anti-gay slurs via Facebook at a gay actor who publicly disagreed with her politics. (Susan had mysteriously unfriended me on FB a few years back).

But everyone was all smiles and I’m assuming the paychecks were sizable to get them all there.

Enjoy the videos!

Earlier posts:
** Susan Olsen’s ugly anti-gay hate speech has killed a part of my Brady Bunch childhood

** Cindy Brady de-friends Greg In Hollywood on Facebook – now I know how Buddy Hinton feels!