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Late Night Video: Relive some of the bromance and homoerotic moments from “Glee”

This video is pretty Chord Overstreet heavy and I have no problem with that!

I think even the straight male characters on Glee had crushes on him and he was shirtless so often his wardrobe budget must’ve been the cheapest of anyone in the cast!

The video also features lots of Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, a little bit of Blake Jenner and not enough of Grant Gustin who is now TV’s The Flash.

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Snapped! It’s Trevor Donovan for Fitness Gear!


Trevor Donovan made a fan for life out of me thanks to his portrayal of Teddy Montgomery on 90210. He is looking as stupendously studly as ever in this photo shoot for Fitness Gear. The Backlot has more images!

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A tribute to the late, great Anne Meara

In her later years, she may have been best known for being Ben Stiller’s mother but Anne Meara is someone I was well aware of since I was in elementary school and she starred in a CBS legal drama called Kate McShane.

She played a lawyer and I thought she was so smart and clever and it made me want to be a lawyer – at least for awhile.

I watched her on so many things after that from Rhoda to Archie Bunker’s Place to Sex and the City.

Anne has died at the age of 85 and is survived by her children and her husband and comedy partner Jerry Stiller who both together and separately have had long careers in all aspects of show business.

In thses episodes of Theater Talk four years ago, the couple talks about their early career when they first came to national attention as a comedy team on TV’s Ed Sullivan Show. I’ve also included various other clips including one from The Carol Burnett Show.




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Happy 76th Birthday to Ian McKellen!

Sir Ian McKellen turns 76 today and has been out publicly as a gay man since 1998.

It makes such a positive difference when someone like him is out and proud.

That should be his proudest personal accomplishment in a life filled with such professional accomplishments as six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Academy Award nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Award nominations.

McKellen’s work spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. His notable film roles include Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, Magneto in the X-Men films, and Sir Leigh Teabing in The Da Vinci Code.

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979, was knighted in 1991 for services to the performing arts.

I’ve selected a trio of videos of Sir Ian as himself because I think that is his greatest role!



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Here are a trio of Memorial Day Tunes from Mariah Carey, Cher and Jennifer Nettles



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Irish Morning Men: Pierce Brosnan, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Dornan, Colin Farrell and Colin O’Donoghue

http://www.topnews.in/files/Pierce_Brosnan.jpgIt is just the most amazing and beautiful thing that Ireland has approved same-sex marriage by popular vote.

It’s a huge statement about equality no matter how you feel about civil rights being voted on by the people.

To celebrate the victory, I present to you five Irish hunks: Pierce Brosnan, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Dornan, Colin Farrell and Colin O’Donoghue.

Last year, I chatted with Fassbender and asked him his thoughts on gay marriage.

‘I totally favor it,’ he said of gay marriage being made legal. ‘People are happy and want to get married, why not? I don’t understand where the resistance would be to be honest. It seems bizarre to me – ludicrous.’


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Celeb Tweets: Ireland Marriage Equality Edition!

Matt BomerSo happy and proud of my Irish heritage today. What an incredible victory! #IrelandVoteYes
Neil Patrick Harris I proudly raise a pint glass of Guinness and toast the people of Ireland for voting by a sweeping majority to legalize same sex marriage!
Cher I’M SO PROUD Of ALL MY IRISH FRIENDS. THE IRISH R AN AMAZING,LOVING PPL! I HAVE DEAR FRIENDS WHO LIVE IN DUBLIN,THEY LOVE FAMILY & LAUGHING
Ellen DeGeneres Ireland did it! The 1st country to legalize marriage equality by popular vote, but they won’t be the last! What an incredible accomplishment
Ricky Martin #Ireland says YES to marriage equality making it the first country to pass the freedom to marry by popular vote! #LoveAlwaysWins
Pauley PerretteWow! #CongratsIreland Full #MarriageEquality for everyone. Wow! Yay!
Jesse Tyler Ferguson I’m staunchly against leaving civil rights up to a popular vote but I’m thrilled the populous of Ireland seems to embrace #MarriageEqaulity!
Seth MacFarlaneCongratulations to Ireland for legalizing same-sex marriage on a national level! Come on U.S., let’s catch up to the future.
Stephen Fry The Irish people spoke. And the words they spoke were Respect, Dignity and, loudest of all, Love. The sanctity of marriage has been upheld.

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Who knew? Ellen the mom of hunky twins!

Ellen DeGeneres is just full of surprises.

The TV host told her audience this week that she has been the mother of twins named Leo and Theo who were born in 1989 and have grown up to be two very healthy and hunky young men.

Then they walked out, shirtless.

“I’m sorry, I don’t know where their shirts are,” Ellen apologized to the audience. “They’re at that age where they think its okay to run around half naked around strangers.”

We know Ellen is a big kidder but she could not have two better looking pretend sons!

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Happy Birthday to tennis stud Novak Djokovic!


The world’s number one tennis player Novak Djokovic celebrated his 28th birthday today and does so at the peak of his considerable powers. The defending Wimbledon and Australian Open champion heads into the French Open on Monday riding a 22-match winning streak as he once again tries to win the only grand slam title to allude him. If my man Roger Federer doesn’t win Paris then I hope it is Djokovic hoisting up that big trophy in two weeks time.

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Days of Our Lives: See Will Horton behave pathetically during confrontation with Paul

Paul is waiting for Sonny to answer his question. Is he still in love with him? Sonny’s expressive eyes say yes but Sonny I not answering. Even if he was going to, of course Will comes along with a paranoid “What’s going on here? entrance.

The writers have Will behaving so pathetic. It’s tough to watch. He’s so insecure about Paul it is but he really loses all dignity when he begs Paul not to tell Sonny about the blackmail he attempted on Paul’s mother.

How will this once beloved character be redeemed?

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Here is Cleve Jones’ powerful tribute to his mentor Harvey Milk who was born 85 years ago today

Harvey Milk was just 48 years old and had been a gay rights activist for less than a decade when he was murdered inside San Francisco City Hall.

But what a legacy he left behind.

Born 85 years ago today, Milk was the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

He fought hard against discrimination – including Proposition 6, a ballot initiative that would have made firing gay teachers—and any public school employees who supported gay rights—mandatory. It lost by a million votes.

As a supervisor, Milk was responsible for passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for the city but just 11 months into his term, he and Mayor George Moscone were murdered at City Hall by former Supervisor Dan White.

Today is Harvey Milk Day – a day to celebrate Milk’s story, message and legacy to give hope and inspire disenfranchised communities.

Clebe Jones worked alongside Milk during the 70s and penned a tribute to his mentor for Out.com. Here are some excerpts:

Meeting Harvey Milk was the single most important event of my life. He was a good friend and wonderful mentor. We were always talking about politics but I also went to him for solace and encouragement whenever I was discouraged or confused. He was very kind to me and I am still haunted by the sight of his lifeless body on the floor in City Hall that terrible day in November 1978.

I think of Harvey often, especially when there is news of progress for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He would deserve to be proud of our achievements because so much of what we have accomplished is directly connected to what he taught us almost 40 years ago.

He taught us that we had an obligation to ourselves and to our community to come out of our closets and live our lives honestly and openly. He understood that hatred and fear would be defeated only when LGBT people revealed the truth of our lives and our love to our friends, families, co-workers and neighbors. Harvey knew that not everyone could be an activist, but that we could all contribute to the movement simply by living openly.

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Within a few weeks, the Supreme Court of the United States will announce their decision on the marriage equality cases. It seems likely that we will win and that marriage equality will become the law of the land. Harvey would be proud of us, I’m sure. But he would also remind us that our struggle is not yet over, not as long as workers are harassed and fired for their sexual orientation or gender identity, not as long as gay and trans kids are being bullied into suicide. Our struggle is far from over but the way forward is clear and Harvey showed it to us.

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Taye Diggs reveals gay past – then says he’s joking

Taye Diggs will take over the title role in the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch in July and he says he is more than ready.

‘I feel very honored and flattered and excited and committed,’ Diggs told TMZ. ‘It’s a lot of work.’

Then he said: ‘I have a flaming homosexual inside me and I’m raring to let that out.’

He was also asked if he had ever had such a ‘glittery’ role and Diggs said, with a straight face, that he’d been a drag queen in high school and ‘experimented with homosexuality, ass play [and] I worked the streets in male prostitution.’

But before TMZ could run with that headline, Diggs added: ‘I’m kidding.’

The 44-year-old actor is divorced from Broadway star Idina Menzel whose career has been soaring thanks to the success of her recording of Let It Go from the film Frozen.

Diggs will be taking over the role of the transgender punk rocker Hedwig from Darren Criss in production that began more than a year ago with Neil Patrick Harris. Since the, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall and John Cameron Mitchell have also played the role.

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The NFL couldn’t manage to find a place for Michael Sam but the Canadian Football League has

Michael Sam will forever be the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team.

It’s too bad the league just couldn’t manage to go any further than that.

But the good news for Michael is that he now has a place to play pro ball.

He has been signed to a two-year contract to play with the The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

‘With the signing of Michael Sam, we have become a better organization today,’ Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said in a statement.

‘Not only have we added an outstanding football player, we have added even a better person that brings dignity, character, and heart to our team.’

It’s a warm welcome that Sam never managed to get from the NFL after being drafted by the St. Louis Rams last year. The Rams dropped him before the start of the regular season. He was then signed by the Dallas Cowboys for its practice squad then cut by them as well.

The Alouettes have held the exclusive CFL rights to Sam since his senior year at the University of Missouri when he was defensive player of the year in the highly competitive Southern Eastern Conference.

‘I am very excited and proud to join the Montreal Alouettes,’ Sam said in a statement.

‘… I cannot wait to put on the pads, get back on the field and work hard each and every day with my teammates to bring a Grey Cup to the great fans here in Montreal.’

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Morning Man Encore: Michael Ealy!

Originally posted December 13, 2013 – not updated
Here is a man is so sexy that a straight male friend of mine has suggested him as a Morning Man!

He’s Michael Ealy and he’s one of the stars of the new Fox sci-fi series Almost Human.

He plays a human-like android named Dorian.

“You can’t think of yourself as a robot, but you have to remember that you’re a droid. You have to remember that you’re not human,” the actor said in an interview published this week.

Michael is 40 and was previously best-known for his roles in various films including Barbershop and Barbershop 2, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Seven Pounds, For Colored Girls and Underworld: Awakening.

But he’s no stranger to television. Michael had a recurring role during season 2 of The Good Wife and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the Showtime series Sleeper Cell.

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Days of Our Lives: Paul wants to know if Sonny still loves him – so he just asks him point blank


A very Paul-centric episode which is a good thing because not only is the character appealing but the actor who plays him is just plain terrific.

First Paul confronts John about how his relationship with Marlena began as an extramarital affair but then realizes theirs was a love that could not be denied. He thinks the same could be true of he and Sonny.

Paul visits Sonny who is still furious that he punched Will. Paul tells him the reason why: Will called Paul’s mother a whore.

In the end, Paul asks Sonny if he still loves him.

Hopefully we get the answer tomorrow.

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Barbra Streisand is writing a memoir!

She’s got one helluva life story – enough to fill at least several books.

So the fact that Barbra Streisand is writing a memoir is big news.

‘Barbra Streisand’s memoir is the entertainment story that has been on the top of every publisher’s wish list for years,’ Viking president Brian Tart said in a statement.

‘There are over fifty unauthorized biographies about Ms. Streisand that are full of myths and inaccuracies, and she is finally going to tell her own story.’

Streisand, 72, remains a best-selling recording artist whose most recent album, Partners, reached number one on the Billboard album chart and was Grammy nominated.

She has won all of the entertainment industry’s major awards including the Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe and Peabody awards. In addition, she has received the Kennedy Center Honors and the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award.

Streisand’s hit movies include Funny Girl, The Way We Were, What’s Up Doc, A Star is Born, Yentl, The Prince of Tides and Meet the Fockers, among others.

She has directed three major studio films and battled against sexism in Hollywood and also worked to get Democratic candidates elected including two-term US President Bill Clinton.

It’s not known how much Streisand will dish about her private life but there would be no shortage of material.

She has been married to James Brolin since 1998 and was married to Elliott Gould from 1963 to 1971 and has an openly gay son, Jason Gould, who was born in 1966.

Streisand has also had high-profile relationships with Jon Peters, Ryan O’Neal, Don Jonson and Andre Agassi, among others.

She had a difficult relationship with her mother, her father died when she was still a toddler and she had a stepfather who was emotionally cruel to her at times.

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New “Magic Mike XXL” poster features Tatum, Bomer, Manganiello and the rest in all their shirtless glory

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Find out why a young Jane Fonda thought a then-unknown Warren Beatty was gay

Before Warren Beatty married Annette Bening in 1992, the movie icon and Oscar winning director had a reputation as a legendary ladies’ man.

His past loves include Julie Christie, Natalie Wood, Diane Keaton, Madonna, Joan Collins, Michelle Phillips, and Leslie Caron, among others.

But Jane Fonda, who rose to movie stardom in the early 1960s at the same time as Beatty, was apparently immune to his considerable charms.

“I thought Warren was gay,’ the two-time Oscar winner tells W Magazine.

Why did she think so?

‘He played piano, and all his friends were gay.’

In fact, Fonda did not even remember the two had done a screen test together. Beatty remembers being ‘thrown together like two lions in a cage and kissed until we had practically eaten each others’ heads off.’

H/T: Queerty

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Video: Ellen pays tribute to her mom on Betty DeGeneres’ 85th birthday


Betty DeGeneres, who told me recently that she attends just about every taping of her daughter’s daytime show, was the center of attention this week when Ellen had her on the mark Betty’s 85th birthday.

Ellen’s producers put together a highlight reel of Betty’s many appearances on the show over its 12 seasons.

It’s clear how much Ellen adores her mom who she describes as ‘someone who has been with me through it all.’

As a present, Ellen gave her mom a permanent seat in the audience complete with a plaque which reds: ‘Mama’s Seat.’

Then there was singing from the audience and a birthday cake with Ellen’s wife, Portia de Rossi also on hand along with guest Melissa McCarthy and her mother.

It sure looks like a lot of fun being Ellen’ mom!

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Thursday Morning Man: Matthew Chauncey!

Matthew Chauncey is a television writer whose work may be behind the scenes but who has managed to attract 10,400 Instagram followers with sexy pics of himself.

He is currently writing for the ABC series Agent Carter.

“Working on such on a top-secret project, where security is tight and on-set photography is verboten, has proven particularly challenging,” the 32-year-old tells Out.com.

“I’ve mostly made a name for myself chronicling my admittedly charmed life on Instagram, where I post pictures of my misadventures in Hollywood, usually without a shirt on. Sure, your average nerdy, genre geek isn’t typically known for shirtless selfies, but you know the saying, ‘Dress for the job you want.’ Or in my case, don’t get dressed at all.”

He adds, “I guess I’m not sure what this says about my professional ambitions.”

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