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Tuesday Round-Up: Sarah Paulson; Yvie Oddly; Jerrod Carmichael; Todrick Hall; Lisa Rinna & more!

Sarah Paulson Talks Fillers, Says She Doesn’t ‘Shoot Anything’ into Her Face: ‘Everyone Knows I’m 49′

Drag Race winner Yvie Oddly recalls meeting Whoopi Goldberg after Snatch Game impersonation: ‘I blanked out’

Jerrod Carmichael says controversial slave joke was taken out of context: ‘It has nothing to do with sex’

Todrick Hall Reacts to Backlash on GoFundMe Page for His Family Instinct

Jenna Jameson’s Wife Jessi Lawless Files for Divorce, Reveals Why in Video & Shares Alleged Text Messages Just Jared

Lisa Rinna says same-sex marriage is under attack and Americans will ‘lose democracy’ if Trump wins Advocate

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Dusty Springfield was born 85 years ago today – let’s celebrate by enjoying some of her classic songs

For more than a few decades now, I go through a Dusty Springfield phase where I start playing Dusty in Memphis again … and again … and again.

I just love this amazingly talented woman who left us far too soon – in 1999 just shy of her 60th birthday.

Born 85 years ago today, Dusty left behind a beautiful body of work.

I especially love her big hair TV appearances in the 60s and have several of them here for you to enjoy.

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Today’s Morning Man: Sean Maher!

happy 49th birthday to the stunning actor Sean Maher!

When I met Sean at the Los Angeles LGBT Center gala in November 2011, he was such a sweet guy and still seemed so moved by all the love that had come his way since coming out earlier that year.

‘I am still hearing from people who were inspired by my story and came out to their parents,’ he told me. ‘I’ve also been getting some old-fashioned fan mail from people that brought me to tears – their stories so inspire me.’

‘It was 14 years that I sort of had this layer of fear on me so it does feel different to kind to kind of shed all of this past baggage,’ he also said. ‘This part of my life that was so huge that I didn’t feel comfortable enough to share for fear of my career being destroyed.’

Maher and his partner, Paul, have been together for more than a decade and are raising two children. He is so committed to his family that he took two years off from acting to be a full-time dad.

His career was launched in a big way in 1999 when he was cast in the title role of the FOX series Ryan Caulfield: Year One. He followed that up with a recurring role on Party of Five and was a cast member of the short-lived series The $treet.

Since returning to full-time acting in 2009, Maher has done guest spots on such shows as Arrow, The Mentalist, Looking, 9-1-1, The Rookie, Human Target and Drop Dead Diva, was a regular on the ABC Family series Make it or Break It and on the short-lived NBC drama Playboy Club in which he played a closeted gay man.

He is best known to many fans for his role as Dr. Simon Tam on Firefly.

He also starred in the independent film version of Much Ado About Nothing and is the voice of Dick Grayson / Nightwing in series of animated Batman and Justice League films.

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Snapped! Russell Tovey in Venice!

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On “Watch What Happens Live,” Ben Platt discusses backstage visits with Beyonce and Barbra

On tonight’s Watch What Happens Live, Tony winner Ben Platt says he was incredibly nervous to perform while Beyoncé was in the audience at one of his Broadway shows, adding that she was lovely when they met afterward and she made him feel good about his performance. During a round of “Around the Ben’D,” Ben also talks about Barbra Streisand coming to see him in Dear Evan Hansen, where they discussed crying while singing.

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Happy birthday to Luke Evans!

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Gio Benitez and Tommy DiDario take a walk in NYC’s Central Park and celebrate eight years of marriage

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Monday Round-Up: Karamo Brown; Madonna; Billie Elish; Ella Matthes; Weekend Tennis Round-Up & more!

Karamo Brown opens up about his struggles after first catching fame: “I felt depressed and alone” Queerty

Billie Eilish Kisses YouTube & TikTok Star Quenlin Blackwell at Coachella 2024 Just Jared

Madonna says ‘I will always stand for the gays’ during moving tribute for Pulse shooting victims Attitude

Lesbian News publisher Ella Matthes has died at 81 Advocate

11 celebs who love their LGBTQ+ siblings

Weekend Tennis Round-Up: Kenneth in the 212

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My tribute to beloved television icon Elizabeth Montgomery who was born 91 years ago today

One of my all-time favorite stars was Elizabeth Montgomery who was born 91 years ago today.

Such a beauty and great talent.

Of course I grew up watching Bewitched which ran for eight seasons on ABC and loved her as Samantha (and sometimes as Serena) and her interactions with mother Endora, nosy neighbor Mrs. Kravitz, daffy Aunt Clara, nervous Esmeralda, naughty Uncle Arthur, Doctor Bombay and Darrins one and two.

(I purposely didn’t mention that soulless weasel Larry Tate because I could not stand him!)

After the show ended, Miss Montgomery never attempted another TV series. Instead, she became a TV movie queen of high quality and over two decades starred in 22 of them – a wide range of roles. They included The Legend of Lizzie Borden, Dark Victory, Mrs. Sundance, A Case of Rape, Belle Starr, Amos, Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story and her final two movies in which she played journalist Edna Buchanan in The Corpse Had a Familiar Face and Deadline For Murder.

She earned an Emmy nomination for her performance in the 1978 miniseries The Awakening Land (as well as for Lizzie Borden and Case of Rape) and six more Emmy nods for Bewitched but sadly never won.

What made me love her even more was her very public support of her former co-star Dick Sargent after he came out publicly as a gay man in the early 1990s.

She even rode with him in the West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade and when asked why, she answered: “For the love of Dick.”

Sadly, she was just 62 when she died in 1995 from cancer. She and her partner of 20 years Robert Foxworth finally married two years before her death. She had three children with third husband William Asher who produced Bewitched and she also had a five-year marriage to Oscar winner Gig Young.

She most certainly has never been forgotten and I would love to see her TV movies available for rental or purchase.

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Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper talk eclipse, Real Housewives & more w/Gayle King & Charles Barkley

The host of Bravo’s reality show “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” and CNN’s Anderson Cooper join Gayle King and Charles Barkley in studio for a wild ride of fun and games.

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See WWHL guest Michaela Jaé Rodriguez review some of her past red carpet ensembles

Loot star Michaela Jaé Rodriguez looks back on some of her past outfits and says whether she’s still into them or not during “Loot or Give It the Boot.” Michaela gives a “loot” to the Thom Browne gown she wore to the Met Gala, she still loves the structural outfit she wore to the Vanity Fair Oscar party, she gives a “loot” to the silver dress she wore to the Clooney Foundation event and says she felt like a flower at the Independent Spirit Awards in her pink mini dress.


Self-described “baby gay” Jerrod Carmichael gives a damn about everything Beyoncé does

Jerrod Carmichael played a round of “Does! Jerrod! Give a Damn!?” a few nights ago on WWHL and tells Andy Cohen which pop culture topics have his attention. He says he gives a damn about everything Beyoncé does, including her new album Cowboy Carter, and he’s ready for the new chapter of JoJo Siwa after her Kiss-inspired look at the iHeartRadio Awards. On the other hand, he doesn’t care about the upcoming Matrix 5 or the upcoming season of Bridgerton.

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Morning Man Classic: Lyle Waggoner!

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Sunday Round-Up: Bette Midler; Billy Porter; Dan Jervis; Brittney Griner; & more!

Inside Bette Midler’s Steamy Rise to Fame at a Gay Bathhouse People

Billy Porter delivers powerful speech at Miami Beach Pride after receiving key to the city

Out gay swimmer Dan Jervis qualifies for Paris 2024 Olympics, with partner watching on Outsports

Brittney Griner and Wife Cherelle Are Expecting Their First Baby: ‘Coming Soon’ People

J.K. Rowling says she won’t forgive Harry Potter stars for disagreeing with her transphobia

Gays name the “40 and older” male celebs they find incredibly attractive Queerty

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WATCH: Jennifer Hudson shines a spotlight on two inspiring divers who are Lifting up LGBTQ athletes

On her talk show this week, Jennifer Hudson met Ford McLiney, a competitive diver from Kansas City, Missouri. Ford tells Jennifer how Ryan Dafforn, a gay diver who is out and proud, inspired Ford to come out and embrace his sexuality. Ryan then surprised Ford on the show. Denny’s is committed to highlighting mental health awareness, and because of Ford’s mission to support other young people who are struggling to accept themselves, they gift him with $10,000 so he can help other athletes achieve their dreams while living their lives as their true selves.

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Morning Man Classic: Tony Dow!

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Nico Tortorella goes shirtless is “shameless self-promotion” of his new single “Grapefruit” – a “bi ballad”

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Alexandra Billings to anti-trans author J.K. Rowlings: “Transgenderism is not a choice, it is a genetic fact”

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Friday Round-Up: Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black; Jimmy Kimmel; Facu Imhoff; JoJo Siwa; Caitlyn Jenner & more!

Tom Daley discovers his mom initially thought he was setting Dustin Lance Black up with her Outsports

Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s hilarious LGBTQ+ campaign video: ‘You can’t spell Biden without Bi’ Advocate

Pro volleyball player Facu Imhoff wins a championship 5 years after coming out Queerty

JoJo Siwa admits she’s ‘not the inventor of gay pop’ but is willing to be the chief marketing officer

Here’s how you can watch Pedro Pascal & Ethan Hawke’s underrated gay cowboy movie

Caitlyn Jenner Doubles Down on Response to OJ Simpson’s Death, Responds to People Bringing Up Her Fatal Car Crash

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The great Ann Miller was born 101 years ago today – here is my tribute to the movie and Broadway legend

I don’t think the late, great Ann Miller really got her due during her lifetime for being the amazingly talented person she was. Born 101 years ago today, she could sing, act, and God she could tap dance.

For younger people who are not familiar with this showbiz legend, check out some of the clips below. I love her energy and her attitude.

She is best remembered for her work in the Classical Hollywood cinema musicals of the 1940s and 1950s. Her early work included roles in Frank Capra’s You Can’t Take It with You (1938) and the Marx Bros. film Room Service (1938). She later starred in the movie musical classics Easter Parade (1948), On the Town (1949) and Kiss Me Kate (1953). Her final film role was in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (2001).

She was just 13 when she was discovered by Lucille Ball and was signed to a contract (she had a fake birth certificate showing her age as 18). The next year, In 1937, she played Ginger Rogers’ dancing partner in Stage Door which if you have never seen, you must! It stars Katharine Hepburn, Rogers, Ball, and Eve Arden, among others. Miller left RKO to go to Broadway where in 1939 she was a smash in George White’s Scandals. She returned to RKO with a $3,000 a week contract. Prior to the Broadway success, she had earned $150 a week.

Via Wikipedia: In 1969, she starred on Broadway in the musical Mame, in which she wowed the audience in a tap number created just for her.

1971 found her starring in an iconic television commercial for “The Great American Soup” (created by Stan Freberg), with Miller rising up out of the floor on top of an eight-foot high cylinder designed to look like a giant soup can. The ad was a spectacular song and dance number in the tradition of the movie extravaganzas which were her stock in trade.

In 1979, she astounded audiences in the Broadway show Sugar Babies with fellow MGM veteran Mickey Rooney, which toured the United States extensively after its Broadway run. Miller and Rooney were both nominated for Tony Awards and overall starred in the show for nine years.



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