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Andy Cohen to be honored with Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in NYC

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Just announced! @bravoandy will receive the Vito Russo Award at the #GLAADawards in NYC for being a force in the entertainment industry who consistently prioritizes and celebrates LGBTQ stories. Andy’s trademark brand of LGBTQ advocacy has resulted in some of the buzziest and entertaining culture changing moments.

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Happy birthday to dreamy Murray Bartlett who is Michael ‘Mouse’ Tolliver in new “Tales of the City”

Today is this very handsome, very sexy guy’s birthday.

He is, of course, Murray Bartlett who we loved so much as Dom on HBO’s late, great Looking.

Murray will resurface this summer as Michael ‘Mouse’ Tolliver in Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City on Netflix.

Post-Looking, Murray had a recurring role on Iron Fist, appeared on TNT’s Nashville and is one of the stars of the thriller Beach House.

I’ve been a tremendous fan of Murray’s since seeing him in the 2011 film August.

Happy birthday to Murray!

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Morning Round-Up: “American Idol” contestant comes out; Piers Morgan mocks Sam Smith; James Corden to host Tonys

“American Idol” Contestant Comes Out as Gay During “Awe” Inspiring Audition NewNowNext

Piers Morgan mocks Sam Smith for coming out as non-binary Gay Star News

James Corden to Host 2019 Tony Awards Variety

Twitter Thought Designer Tom Ford Trolled Melania Trump The Rqndy Report

Taron Egerton: It was ‘important’ to authentically portray Elton John’s sexuality in Rocketman Gay Star News

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Wednesday Morning Man: Jordan Torres!

Jordan Torres is a very successful model with a hall of fame chest.

Good gravy!

Jordan played in elite rugby league as a teenager in New Zealand and was set to play college at Penn State when he was approached by a modeling agency for a job.

The rest is history.

He tells us a bit about himself in the video below:

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Celeb Instagram: Dominic Thiem! Dan Amboyer! Laverne Cox! Stan Wawrinka & Grigor Dimitrov!

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Thiem’s breakthrough . . #BNPPO19 #TennisParadise #champion

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you coulda found me just like this behind the bleachers, back in the day

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That time you looked at me like that. … #TransIsBeautiful #resourcing #love

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Last night private party #InsideTheTeaRoom @eastmia @grigordimitrov #Giovanni #easthotelmiami #miami #party #atEAST #hotel

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Greg Louganis on posing for pic with presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg but not with VP Mike Pence

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A few years back, @vp #MikePence, who fights every day against basic equality, asked me to meet with him in his office in Indiana. I took the meeting, but when he asked for a photo op (think about that), I declined. This past week, I met a candidate for President that provided an alternative Indiana photo op: @pete.buttigieg, rightly getting a lot of positive attention, is someone I am proud to stand next to in a photo. Special mention of @evanhenzi, also in this pic, he's a smart, talented artist, and wisely, an early supporter of #mayorpete. Evan's hit song "Call to Arms" evokes the positive changes I see coming. #EqualityForAll #2020 @cnn @donlemoncnn @chrisccuomo @msnbc @maddowshow @foxnewssunday #music

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WATCH: The “Queer Eye” guys visit Kimmel!

The Queer Eye guys talk about watching themselves on the show, season three in Kansas City, waxing various body parts, the debate over the correct pronunciation of “squirrel,” Antoni’s viral photo with Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson making out, who the worst driver of the bunch is, and how they feel about Marie Kondo.

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Some first glimpses of “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” with Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Ellen Page!

I cannot tell you what the Tales of the City books and miniseries have meant to me over the years. I discovered them at a closeted time in my life and they were just everything.

Earlier today, Netflix released the first look at the upcoming original limited series Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City which will be premiering this summer.

It begins a new chapter in the beloved story. Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis), her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.

When this is released, I’m going to clear my calendar and just savor every moment.

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Adam Rippon is a “Jeopardy” question!

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Birthday wishes for Garrett Clayton!

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Time to break out the birthday suit again

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HAPPPPY BIRTHDAY to my best friend, my stud, my fiancé, my partner-in-crime, and my Player 1 in multiplayer video games… When you were leaving the house this morning I thought, “Wow, he’s just as handsome as when we met all those years back…” and then when I stopped drooling I realized that you’re even MORE wonderful, spirited, hilarious, and caring. Love you love you love you, @garrettclayton1! Happy bday! (Everyone go write birthday haikus on his wall!)

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#HappyBirthday to this fantastic and incredibly talented young man – @garrettclayton1 You have a great journey ahead of you. Love, Neil. #HairsprayLive

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Morning Round-Up: Dame Edna’s transphobia; Cory Booker makes promise; tennis round-up & more!

Dame Edna Everage stands by anti-trans comments Gay Star News

Cory Booker Promises To Reverse Trans Military Ban As President The Randy Report

Weekend Tennis Roundup Kenneth in the 212

Meet Bruley the French Bulldog, the Breakout Star of “Queer Eye” Season 3 NewNowNext

Calvin Klein’s ex boy toy Nick Gruber arrested for nearly slicing off man’s ear with a frying pan Queerty

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Tuesday Morning Man: Jonathan Bailey!

British actor Jonathan Bailey is currently on the London stage in Company with the great Patti LuPone.

Olivier Award-nominated actor is best known for the ITV drama Broadchurch, the BBC’s Doctor Who, W1A and Leonardo, and Channel 4 comedy Campus.

Openly gay, the 30 year old has a slew of stage credits including American Psycho, The Last Five Years, South Downs, King Lear, Othello, and The York Realist, among others.

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Celeb Instagram: Sam Smith as a child! Gio Benitez on assignment! Kathy Griffin interviewed! Chris Marchant’s haircut!

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Under bite growing at rapid speed in this picture

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Thinking about the thousands of families forced to leave their homes behind in America’s Heartland after devastating flooding here. Watch our full report on my Insta Story and IGTV.

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Honored to have @cbssundaymorning over to my house today to chat about my new film. Check it out this Sunday! #ahellofastory

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Trims by Trevor. #puertovallarta

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Happy 60th Birthday to Irene Cara!,+Irene+Cara,+Fame+Movie,+kids+from+fame,+Fame+MP3.jpgIt seems like only yesterday that Irene Cara was CoCo Hernandez in the 1980 movie Fame.

She sang the movie’s two best known songs: the title song Fame which was a huge hit and the gorgeous ballad Out Here on My Own.

Three years later she scored the biggest hit of her career with Flashdance … What a Feeling which she also co-wrote. She won the Academy Award for best original song, the Grammy for best pop vocal performance, Golden Globe Award and two American Music Awards.

What’s not so well known is that pre-Fame, Irene played the title role in the original Sparkle which was decades later remade with Whitney Houston in the mom role and released after her death. She earned the Image Award for Best Actress when she co-starred with Diahann Carroll and Rosalind Cash in the NBC Movie of the Week, Maya Angelou’s Sister, Sister. Cara portrayed Myrlie Evers-Williams in the PBS TV movie about civil rights leader Medgar Evers, For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story; and earned an NAACP Image Award Best Actress nomination.

Early in her career, she had roles in Roots: The Next Generations and Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.

Irene, who turns 60 today, had taken a long hiatus from singing an acting but resurfaced with the release the album Irene Cara presents: Hot Caramel.

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WATCH: Sexy Chris Hemsworth makes a friend!!!

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Morning Round-Up: Gayle King gets her due; Barbara Hammer; Arnold Schwarzenegger; Anna Wintour & more!

Yes, Gayle King Is Very Impressive. No, That’s Not New. Time

Ireland’s Gay PM Speaks Out Against Homophobia at White House Visit NewNowNext

Color Purple actress Oluwaseyi Omooba blasted for Facebook post: ‘I Do Not Believe Homosexuality is Right’ Towleroad

Pioneering Lesbian Filmmaker Barbara Hammer Has Died at 79 Advocate

Arnold Schwarzenegger Celebrates Marriage of Gay Strongman Rob Kearney in Australia Towleroad

Anna Wintour reveals why she hired a guy wearing a dress ‘on the spot’ Gay Star News

We used to love these 10 queer movies. Now, they kind of make us cringe. Queerty

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Monday Morning Man: Dominic Thiem!

I’ve been posting about Austrian cutie Dominic Thiem for a few years now and was starting to think he might never really become a consistent champion.

But he edged closer yesterday with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 win over Roger Federer in the final of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Thiem, long known for having the best booty in the game, won the 12th title of his career. He made the finals of the French Open last year and with the win over Federer is now ranked number four in the world.

After many heartbreaking losses, this may finally be Thiem’s time!

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Celeb Instagram: St. Patrick’s Day Edition!

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#mood #StPatricksDay

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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shhhhhhh… This Sunday morning #stpatricksday surprise will be revealed on @goodmorningamerica ! ☘️ either @whitjohnsontv or @danbharris will try to shame me for no green.. @evapilgrim is in on the surprise! #irish #green #bringcoffee

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Showtune Sunday: Jonathan Groff channels Sutton Foster’s title tap number from “Anything Goes”

Jonathan Groff enlisted ensemble dancers from Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Anything Goes — and even learned Tony winner Kathleen Marshall’s choreography — to recreate the eight-minute title tap number from the Cole Porter musical at MCC Theater’s March 26 “Miscast” benefit several years ago. Here’s the number in all its glory, sung and danced at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. The annual benefit brings together Broadway stars to perform songs from roles in which they’d never be cast.

BONUS VIDEO: Here is Sutton Foster rehearsing the same number. Amazing. Now that’s talent!

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Morning Man Classic: Kurt Russell!

Kurt Russell, who turns 68 today, is the kind of movie star who has been around so long and appeared in so many movies that I think we might take him for granted a little bit.

But as I researched him a little bit for this post, I looked at his filmography and realize how many of his movies that I really enjoyed including Breakdown, Executive Decision, Backdraft, Tequila Sunrise, Overboard, Dark Blue, Vanilla Sky, Unlawful Entry, Tombstone, The Best of Times and Silkwood.

Those are just the ones that I remember seeing and liking.

Kurt has many more notable movies including Miracle, The Thing, Poseidon, Escape from New York and Escape from LA, Stargate, Swing Shift (the film that brought him together with Goldie Hawn), Captain Ron, Tango & Cash, Grindhouse, Big Trouble in Little China, among many others.

He was a child actor whose first TV credit was an episode of Dennis the Menace and after scores of other TV guest spots, Kurt began appearing in such family films as The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, Superdad, The Strongest Man in the World, The Barefoot Executive and The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes.

Although he always had work on television and in films, his big breakthrough as an adult actor was his acclaimed Emmy-nominated performance as Elvis Presley in the 1979 ABC film Elvis.

Russell has nearly 100 film and television credits and is still working steadily. He and Hawn have been a couple for 36 years and have a son, Wyatt. He also has a son with ex-wife Season Hubley.

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