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Days of Our Lives: Will’s article has everyone he loves furious with him – and deservedly so

Will’s article comes out and everyone is blindsided – including Will whose editor inserted Abigail’s name in the story naming her as EJ’s mistress.

This whole storyline has made Will looks so stupid and clueless – especially when he defends his editor to Sonny.

Some of the best lines today are uttered by Sami who says after reading the article: “I’d rather be Hillary than Monica.”

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“Star Trek” icon George Takei is a real card as he answers questions about being gay

George Takei recently answered some really stupid questions about gay people with some really funny answers.

And he did so without uttering a word.

The Star Trek icon answered a series of questions posted on Twitter with answers written on cards which he then shared with the readers of BuzzFeed.

A sampling:

Q. Why do gay dudes like being flight attendants so much?

A. We’re used to being yelled at by strangers, shoving things in tight places and having liquids spilled on us daily.

Q. Why do gay guys like brunch?

A. Because brunch is a late breakfast – with booze.

Q. Why are gay guys always hitting on me? Please stop.

A. They’re not hitting on you. They’re judging your outfit. Please stop.

Q. Why do gay guys always hit on me when I’m at a gay club?

A. Perhaps you should stop wearing your ‘Butt Pirate’ T-shirt in gay clubs.


Daniel Radcliffe: ‘If people are speculating about your sexuality, then you’re doing OK’

Daniel Radcliffe has played a gay man on screen in Kill Your Darlings but off screen, he dates women.

That hasn’t stopped the speculative Google searches.

The actor tells The Guardian that the last time he Googled himself, the automatic search entries were: ‘Daniel Radcliffe alcoholic. Daniel Radcliffe gay. Daniel Radcliffe girlfriend.’

‘I’m pleased my girlfriend (Erin Darke) comes up before alcoholic or gay,’ Radcliffe says.

‘When I first did that, I got really annoyed for about half a minute, until I tried a few other people’s names and I found out [gay] comes up after almost everyone if they’re a man, and even some women – Florence Welch had it, and I was like, really?’

Not that Radcliffe, a staunch and vocal supporter of LGBTI equality, is particularly uptight about such things.

‘If people are speculating about your sexuality, then you’re doing OK,’ he says with a laugh.

Besides, he’s given up the self-Google anyway.

‘It fucks you up. You shouldn’t be on there if you’re an actor.’

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Friday Morning Man: Errol Barnett!

I’m in Chicago attending the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association convention and am back in my hotel room with CNN on after a full day of activity.

On the screen is this gorgeous guy: Errol Barnett.

Just 31, Errol is an anchor and correspondent for CNN International which hired him in 2008. He has also hosted the cultural affairs program Inside Africa and traveled to various countries on the continent including Senegal, Morocco, Ethiopia and Madagascar.

He was just 18 In 2001 when he was hired as an anchor/reporter for the in-school program Channel One News where Anderson Cooper and Lisa Ling, among others, got their starts.

FILE UNDER: Morning Men: 2014

Kristin Chenoweth vows to keep speaking out until marriage is an equal right nationwide

As if I didn’t love Kristin Chenoweth enough already.

This awesome woman makes no attempt to downplay her Christianity or her support of gay marriage in a video released today by the Human Rights Campaign.

The Emmy and Tony award winning actress describes herself as ‘an American and marriage equality supporter – yup, I’m also a Christian.’

She then lists other things about herself that reflect ‘how I was made’ including being ‘a shorty,’ ‘an Okie,’ a lover of gospel, and a dog lover.

‘Look, the bottom line is that regardless of how you were made or who you love, you should be able to get married,’ says the actress. ‘I truly believe it is that simple and I’ll keep speaking out until marriage is an equal right nationwide.’

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Throwback Thursday: When Elton John (then married to a woman) and Cher helped Joan Rivers launch her TV show

The late night show that Joan Rivers launched after her fiery exit from The Tonight Show didn’t last very long (about year on Fox) but it sure got off to a sensational start.

The debut show in 1986 had as its guests Cher, Elton John, PeeWee Herman and David Lee Roth. I was in college and remember watching it on my little black and white TV!

But I have not seen it in years and while the Bitch is Back sing-a-long with Elton, Cher and Joan is fun, watching the interview is fascinating because at the time Elton was married to a woman! And Cher talks a bit about her kids and the fashion choices of daughter Chastity who is now her son Chaz.


David Arquette on his transgender sister Alexis: “When she’s a girl she becomes cattier”

Caught an episode of Larry King Now this week and David Arquette was a very chatty guest to talk up his latest projects.

Then Larry asked him about his family – including transgender sister Alexis Arquette who made headlines this week when he claimed to have slept with Jared Leto.

Anyway, David was asked how his family (other sisters are Rosanna Arquette and Patricia Arquette) handled the transition of Alexis which was documented in the 2007 documentary: Alexis Arquette: She’s Our Brother.

‘We sort of knew so it was pretty easy,’ he said.

Then he added: ‘It’s pretty funny, I hate to say it but there’s like this … there’s an aspect of my sister that when she’s sort of part boy, part girl, it’s kind of what I grew up with. There’s something that’s more authentic to me than when she’s a girl. When she’s a girl she becomes cattier, it’s a little attitude. … I like her as sort of the medium girl. But I love her (so) that’s sort of silly to say. And I love her, I love her sort of diva-ness – it comes out.’

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Days of Our Lives: Will’s article posts online – and names Abigail as EJ’s mistress


Will supposedly wrote an article all about his mom and EJ’s split as a way to reign Sami in and to protect his cousin Abigail from continuing to be Sami’s target.

Just a stupid idea in the first place and it clearly means a world of trouble for Will, for Abby, for Sami, for Kate, for Sonny – for everyone!

Tsk, tsk, Will.

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Thursday Morning Man: Alvaro Negredo!

Look, I know World Cup is long over but I don’t think it’s ever too late to trot out yet another hunky footballer as Morning Man.

This is dreamy Álvaro Negredo, a Spanish pro who plays for Manchester City as a striker.

He’s 29 and he is currently sidelined with a broken metatarsal until the end of September.

Still, the Valencia team is interested in signing him but Manchester City does not appear keen to let him go.

And who can blame them!

FILE UNDER: Morning Men: 2014

Late Night Video: Tennis ace Novak Djokovic does a dance then does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Yes, I know these Ice Bucket Challenge videos are popping up so much that some people are getting snarky about them. I find them fun and for a good cause.

The bet of the bunch so far, I think, is the one posted this week by Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic.

He accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from John McEnroe, Niall Horan, Sabine Lisicki and Bernard Tomic. He has nominated the unlikely trio of Conchita Wurst, Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) and Michael Jordan to participate and raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Djokovic is shirtless in his video which is always nice because he looks good that way. He’s also just a fun guy and does some dancing and shows a wonderful spirit.


Classic Lauren Bacall scenes from “The Sopranos,” “The Mirror Has Two Faces” & “To Have & Have Not”

Obviously I’m still processing the death of Lauren Bacall who died last week at age 89.

I just have so much admiration for her and her memoir, By Myself, was the first celebrity autobiography I ever read – bought a paperback from Alpha Beta supermarket where it was on display at the end of an aisle.

So over the years, I’d watch all her interviews and was fortunate enough to interview her twice myself – the first time telling her about the Alpha Beta purchase.

Anyway, Miss Bacall always felt she wasn’t recognized as much of an actress in films (the stage was another matter). But she clearly accomplished a lot and was never better than in two of these scenes below: the mother-daughter heart-to-heart in The Mirror Has Two Faces and the scene from her film debut in To Have and Have Not where she instructs Bogie on just how to whistle.

And just for kicks, I led off with her very memorable cameo from The Sopranos – as herself and quite fucking foul mouthed!

BONUS VIDEO: Miss Bacall talks about Confidential Agent, the early film that almost sunk her career so soon after her debut in To Have and Have Not. She starred in it opposite Charles Boyer.


TV producer Greg Berlanti on boyfriend Robbie Rogers: “I’m absolutely crazy in love with him”

TV producer Greg Berlanti already has one hit show on the air with Arrow and will now likely have another with the debut next month of The Flash.

But he’s also getting some attention for his personal life these days because he’s dating LA Galaxy star Robbie Rogers, the first openly Major League Soccer player in history.

‘We’re open about our relationship. I’m absolutely crazy in love with him so I don’t think too much about all that (attention),’ he tells The Backlot.

‘I just try to live my life and I know he does too, like two people who are really happy and healthy and a relationship that we both feel really blessed about.’

The couple has been together for a year now.

Berlanti is living in the moment but also has an eye on the future.

‘Yeah, one day I would love to have a family and that’s a big part of my own personal dreams,’ he says. ‘I’ve thought about it and spoken about it for a while. I think right now I’m focused on what’s in front of me. I imagine my life however many years from now. I don’t want it to look like it looks now. I want it to look more full in that way.’


SF Police Officer Chris Kohrs, aka Hot Cop Of Castro, gets nice and wet in Ice Bucket Challenge!

When Chris Kohrs, aka the Hot Cop of Castro, agreed to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge that is currently sweeping the US, he decided to make it an event.

His planned dousing was announced days in advance and tickets were sold.

This is what happens when you become a local celebrity.

The hunky San Francisco cop sat shirtless on a stage at The Cafe in the Castro on Monday where he was doused with ice cold water before a cheering crowd that had paid between $5 and $30 to watch.

Kohrs decided to use the event to benefit The Officer Down Memorial Fund, an organization dedicated to remembering officers who are killed in the line of duty and supporting their families.

He is among the police officers and civilians across the country who are participating in the challenge to raise money for the ODMF.

Kohrs posted video of the dousing on his Facebook page and wrote: ‘Thanks for coming out last night, everybody!’

Kohrs initially hadn’t done anything to draw attention to himself earlier this year except for being hunky and doing his job as a patrol officer in one of the gayest neighborhoods in the US – the neighborhood where Harvey Milk launched his political career.

But a few candids of the Kohrs began to show up on blogs, including one posted on social media in May taken by celebrated author Armistead Maupin of Tales of the City fame.


Wednesday Morning Man: Manish Dayal!

If you have not yet seen The Hundred-Foot Journey, I highly suggest you do.

It’s a beautiful film that is my favorite so far this year and the biggest reason why is the very soulful and utterly appealing leading man Manish Dayal.

The young actor holds his own as a brilliant young chef opposite the great Helen Mirren. This may be a surprise if you only know him from his recurring roles on TV’s 90210, Rubicon and Outsourced.

His other recent film clips include The Domino Effect, The Whirling Dervish, and White Frog.

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Alexis Arquette claims she slept with Jared Leto

Drag queen Jackie Beat asked trans actress Alexis Arquette to tell her a secret.

She shared a doozy.

‘I had sex with Jared Leto back when I was presenting as a male,’ Arquette claims in a Q&A published in Frontiers Magazine.

Then she added a comment about Leto’s manhood: ‘And, yes, it’s not only massive; it’s like a Praetorian Guard’s helmet.’

Leto, who won the Academy Award this year for playing a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, has not commented on Arquette’s claim.

In the same article, Arquette is asked ‘What celebrity would you like to have wild, passionate, dirty animal sex with?’

Her answer: Jon Hamm.

She then describes herself as a ‘bleached golden goddess with delusions of grandeur needs to be put in her place.’

Arquette has appeared in more than 40 films including playing a Boy George-like singer in The Wedding Singer and supporting roles in Pulp Fiction, Threesome and The Bride of Chucky.

She is the sibling of actors Rosanna Arquette, David Arquette, and Patricia Arquette.

Arquette’s transition from male to female was documented in the film Alexis Arquette: She’s My Brother which debuted at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres look to the skies to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary

It was six years ago that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi tied the knot in an elaborate ceremony in California that made the cover of People magazine.

What a wonderful match.

To mark their sixth anniversary, Portia hired an airplane to write a simple three-letter message in the sky for her wife: ‘SIX.’

She and Ellen posed for a selfie while the message was still visible in the sky and the talk show host tweeted it along with this message: ‘Look what my wife did for our wedding anniversary. Six!’

Just perfect.

FILE UNDER: Romance, Selfies

Neil Patrick Harris makes the wall at Sardi’s!

Neil Patrick Harris has ended his run on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and can add another major accolade to his Tony and Drama Desk awards – his caricature is now hanging on the wall at Sardi’s restaurant.

Sardi’s is a Broadway institution located at 234 West 44th Street (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue) in the Theater District in Manhattan and is known for the more than 1,300 caricatures of show-business celebrities that adorn its walls.

Among the other openly gay celebs with caricatures at Sardi’s include Broadway alums Clay Aiken, Bryan Batt, Alan Cumming, Rupert Everett, John Benjamin Hickey, Cheyenne Jackson, Nathan Lane, Joe Mantello, Ian McKellen, Rosie O’Donnell, and Stephen Sondheim, among others.


Big flirt Frankie Grande gets spanked and humped by Caleb Reynolds on “Big Brother”

Frankie Grande not only is managing to survive on Big Brother, he’s also still getting plenty of faux gay action from the other guys in the house.

Most recently, Caleb Reynolds can be seen playfully spanking then humping Frankie after he jumps into a playful fracas between Caleb and Cody.

A shirtless Caleb jumps on hunky Cody after being called a clown by him. Frankie, wanting part of this action, also begins to call Caleb a clown so he too can be punished.

The brother of singer Ariana Grande has had quite a busy summer starting with his highly-publicized bromance with Zach Rance which recently cooled when Frankie supported a move to have Zach evicted.

In addition to spooning or cuddling with Zach, Frankie also found the time to massage Cody’s impressive buttocks on more than one occasion and also cuddle with him.

Ironically, Caleb had received pre-season publicity for allegedly posting a homophobic and racist rant on Instagram a few years ago. The post has since been deleted but was captured on screengrabs.

He seems pretty gay friendly now.

Big Brother’s Caleb Gives Frankie A Pounding from TheGailyGrind on Vimeo.


The unsinkable and multi-talented Debbie Reynolds to receive SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

Bravo to the Screen Actors Guild for selecting Debbie Reynolds as the recipient of SAG’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

A most excellent choice!

When I interviewed Debbie back in May, I mentioned that she was deserving of something big like the Kennedy Center Honors or an Honorary Oscar and she was quick to deflect the suggestion and made clear she’s not sitting at home waiting for these things to happen.

She sure isn’t – she’s still out performing her live show 40-plus weeks a year.

But she’s got to be gratified to have her remarkable career recognized. It spans from Singin’ in the Rain, Tammy and the Bachelor and The Tender Trap in the 1950s to the classic 1960s films The Unsinkable Molly Brown and How the West Was Won to later films including Mother, In & Out, Heaven and Earth and  Behind the Candelabra.

In addition, she’s appeared frequently on television throughout the decades with her most memorable TV role being that of Bobbi Adler (Grace’s mom) on Will & Grace.

“Her generous spirit and unforgettable performances have entertained audiences across the globe, moving us all from laughter to tears and back again,” Ken Howard, the president of the SAG-AFTRA labor union, said in a statement.

Debbie, 82, is also being recognized for her heroic efforts to preserve historical film memorabilia and for her humanitarian work, which includes a charity to help fight the stigma of mental illness, which she co-founded in 1955.

Pretty amazing life all around even if those three marriages did not work out!


Tuesday Morning Man: François Imbeau-Dulac!

Had not heard of François Imbeau-Dulac before but came across some of his diving pics and was quite smitten.

The handsome 23 year old is is a Canadian diver who was a member of the 2012 tam that competed at the Summer Olympics in London.

He competed in the 3 m springboard event at the Olympics. A year earlier, Imbeau-Dulac broke the Canadian record (held at the time by Alexandre Despatie) in the 1m springboard event.

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