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Showtune Sunday: Cher’s movie music!

We think of Cher first as a singer but, of course, she’s also an Oscar winning actress.

The Oscar was for Moonstruck and her other most acclaimed movie roles came in Silkwood, Mask, Suspect and Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.

After an eight year absence from the big screen, Cher returns this month in Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again.

The closest Cher had previously gotten to a real big screen musical was 2010′s Burlesque in which she has two memorable numbers: Welcome to Burlesque and the powerful balled You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me written by Diane Warren.

Cher has had some music in her ear;tier movies and I’m highlighting it here. In one of her earliest films, 1969′s Chastity, the song Chastity’s Song (Band of Thieves) is part of the soundtrack.

Then there is the wonderful Shoop Shoop Song on the Mermaids soundtrack which gave Cher a #1 hit in the UK and a lovely little bit of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes from her 1999 film Tea With Mussolini.






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Morning Men Classics: The Men of Wimbledon!

The 2014 men’s final at Wimbledon will be taking place today and either Novak Djokovic will win his fourth or Kevin Anderson his first.

On this day, let’s look back on some of the past men’s champion who I find particularly attractive.

Five-time champion Bjorn Borg (left and below) was quite the heartthrob during his era in the 1970s and early 80s. Aussie hunk Pat Rafter (pictured with seven-time champ Pete Sampras) never won but made it twice to the finals while Stefan Edberg, made three consecutive finals against Boris Becker and won two of them.

Andy Roddick (wearing the white baseball cap) made it to three Wimbledon finals in his career but, unfortunately for him, ran into Roger Federer each time and lost – including a heartbreaking final in 2009. Aussie Lleyton Lewitt (shaking hands with Roddick) only made it to one final (in 2002) but he won it.

And finally, there are a pair of Aussies who also had their moments at Wimbledon: the blond and buff Lew Hoad who won in 1956 and 57 and the handsome Pat Cash who was the men’s champion in 1877.

WATCH: Kathy Griffin on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’


Kathy Griffin talks with Jimmy Kimmel talks about her new friendship with Stormy Daniels, coming back to the comedy world after Trump tried to take her down, and talks about her 98-year-old mother Maggie who is in the audience.

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Outfest 2018: Gus Kenworthy and Robbie Rogers appear in support of the documentary ‘Alone in the Game’

Was excited to meet and interview Olympian @guskenworthy at @outfest tonight! He’s here for the screening of “Alone in the Game” in which he appears. #sports #guskenworthy #freeski #freeskiing #olympics #athlete #gay #lgbt

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Talked to Robbie Rogers tonight at @outfest about life after pro soccer. He was at the festival for screening of “Alone in the Game” about out athletes. #robbierogers #outfest #lagalaxy #soccer #gayathlete #lgbt

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WATCH: CNN’s Anderson Cooper is stunned by Trump’s latest ‘witch hunt’ claim despite new indictments


CNN’s Anderson Cooper reacts to President Donald Trump’s latest claim that the Russia investigation is a “witch hunt” despite new indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officials.

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See Ronan Farrow’s “resting beach face”

Resting beach face.

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‘Queer Eye’ Renewed For Third Season By Netflix!

A day after it received four Emmy nominations for season one, Netflix has announced a third season pickup of the hit reality series Queer Eye which will premiere in 2019.

Production on the eight-episode third season will begin production in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 16, with co-hosts Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion).

Congrats to all involved!

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Happy 50th birthday to Robert Gant!

This is my favorite picture of Robert Gant – for obvious reasons – so I’ve decided to feature it again today on his birthday.

I’ve loved him ever since he appeared as one of Pheobe’s boyfriend’s on Friends then he was the high school principal on Popular. But best of all, there was his wonderful run on Queer as Folk as professor Ben Bruckner.

He turns 50 today and is proof that the notion that openly gay actors can convincingly play straight roles or romantic leads.

He has managed to continue to be cast in both gay (Save Me) and straight roles (Special Delivery) and in comedies (Mike & Molly, Hot in Cleveland) and dramas (Personal Affairs, Bones, Nip/Tuck).

His most recent credits include recurring roles on 13 Reasons Why, The Fosters, and Supergirl. This year he also made the Hallmark movie Wedding of Dreams opposite Debbie Gibson.

Happy birthday to this wonderfully appealing – and hunky – actor!

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Billie Jean and Martina: Now and Then

Billie Jean King posted this photo today and herself with Martina Navratilova at this year’s Wimbledon. These are the two most heroic figures in women’s sports history in my opinion. Billie Jean was the leader is establishing the women’s tour in the early 1970s and has never given up the fight for equal treatment and opportunity for all. Martina was out publicly in 1981 when no top athlete at the top of their sport had ever done so before. Not many have followed her and what makes it all the more remarkable was that Martina won 16 of her 18 grand slam singles titles as an out woman who played on her own terms despite sometimes hostile crowds – especially when she faced America’s sweetheart Chris Evert.

In 1979, Martina and Billie Jean were a top doubles team and when they won the women’s doubles title at Wimbledon that year, it enabled Billie Jean to set the all-time record for most Wimbledon crowns overall in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Many years later, Martina would tie Billie Jean’s record with 20 titles overall.

Remarkable women on and off the court.

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News Round-Up: ‘Pose’ renewed for season 2; Harry Styles, Downton Abbey; Ariana Grande; ‘West 40s’ debuts

‘Pose’ Renewed for Season 2 at FX The Hollywood Reporter

Harry Styles Helps Fan Come Out to Her Mom at Concert NewNowNext

‘Downton Abbey’ Movie With Original Cast Gets Greenlight Deadline Hollywood

Ariana Grande drops new song God Is A Woman and the gays go wild Gay Star News

WATCH: Here’s the First Episode of ‘West 40s’, a New Web Series About the Single Lives of 40-Something Gay Men Towleroad

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Happy 30th birthday to Colton Haynes!

As you all know, my day job is working in Marketing and Communications at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Last month, Colton Haynes drove up and began unloading boxes and boxes of donations. We would not have even known he was there if one of my co-workers had not been strolling by and recognized him. He returned the next day with even more boxes of clothing and other items.

He couldn’t have been nicer.

Today Colton turns 30 and he does so back on the set of Arrow which he has rejoined as a regular for the show’s seventh season. He had left after season three.

Now single again after a six-month marriage, we wish Colton the very best – and a very happy birthday!

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Friday Morning Man: Mathew Leckie!

With the World Cup finals on Sunday, it’s a good time to feature another dreamy soccer stud.

I came across this handsome guy: Mathew Allan Leckie.

He’s an Australian footballer who plays for Hertha BSC and the Australia national team. He was a member of Australia’s 23 man World Cup team this year which competed in Russia.

Mathew is 27 and looks to have plenty of good playing years left!

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Openly gay newsman Thomas Roberts is returning to television as an anchor for CBS affiliate in Atlanta

Really have missed seeing Thomas Roberts on MSNBC since he and the cable network parted ways late last year.

Of course he’s movie star handsome but he is also a first-rate anchor and he represented the LGBT community so well as a fill-in anchor of NBC Nightly News (the first openly gay man to do so) and he was also frequently seen on The Today Show.

I’ve just seen a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Thomas is returning to Atlanta where he was once an anchor for CNN Headline News.

He has accepted a job co-anchoring the 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts for CBS46 and the 9 p.m. newscast on sister station Peachtree TV. His co-anchor will be Sharon Reed.

Thomas tells AJC: “I consider myself an underdog. I think CBS46 is the same. Throughout my career, it’s been nice to prove people wrong.”

Good luck Thomas!

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2018 Emmy nominations: Lily Tomlin, Ricky Martin, Kate McKinnon, Tituss Burgess & other LGBT performers score nods

The Emmy nominations were announced this morning. I don’t have time for any reaction or analysis but would love to hear from readers about which nominations they are happy with and who they think got snubbed!

There is some LGBT representation with Jane Lynch getting two nods and out performers Lily Tomlin, Ricky Martin, Sarah Paulson, Kate McKinnon, Tituss Burgess, RuPaul Charles, Cherry Jones, Tim Gunn, Wanda Sykes, and Rachel Evan Wood also getting nods.

I’ve put in bold performers who are LGBT or who were nominated for an LGBT roll because we care about that stuff here at Greg In Hollywood! If there’s an LGBT nominee I missed please let me know!

Outstanding Drama Series
The Americans
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brow, This Is Us
Ed Harris, Westworld
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy, The Crown
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Matt Smith, The Crown
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
F. Murray Abraham, Homeland
Cameron Britton, Mindhunter
Matthew Goode, The Crown
Gerald McRaney, This Is Us
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
Jimmi Simpson, Westworld

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder
Kelly Jernette, The Handmaid’s Tale
Viola Davis, Scandal
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Comedy Series
Atlanta
Barry
black-ish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson
Ted Danson
Larry David
Donald Glover
Bill Hader
William H. Macy

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon
Rachel Brosnahan
Allison Janney
Issa Rae
Tracee Ellis Ross
Lily Tomlin

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Henry Winkler, Barry
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Louis Anderson, Baskets
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Sterling K. Brown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Donald Glover, Saturday Night Live
Bryan Cranston, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Katt Williams, Atlania

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live
Wanda Sykes, black-ish
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
Molly Shannon, Will & Grace
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Television Movie
Fahrenheit 451
Flint
Paterno
The Tale
USS Callister (Black Mirror)

Outstanding Limited Series
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
Godless
Patrick Melrose

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Antonio Banderes Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss The Assassination of Gianni Versace:American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbath Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels The Looming Tower
John Legend Jesus Chris Superstar: Live
Jesse Plemons USS Callister, Black Mirror

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers
Regina King Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson: AHS Cult

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Jeff Daniels, Godless
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live
Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Finn Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Michael Stuhlbarg, The Looming Tower
John Leguizamo, Waco

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
Letitia Wright, Black Museum (Black Mirror)
Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live
Merritt Wever, Godless
Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Outstanding Reality Program
The Amazing Race
America Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Reality Host
W. Kamau Bell, United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell
RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen’s Game of Games
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway

Outstanding Variety Sketch
At Home with Amy Sedaris
Drunk History
I Love You America with Sarah Siverman
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The 2018 Emmy Awards air on NBC Monday, September 17, at 8 p.m. ET.

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Cheyenne Jackson on turning 43: “I’m stronger mentally and physically than I was at 33 or 23″

It’s my birthday and I’ll smize if I want to. I’m 43 today and I’m stronger mentally and physically than I was at 33 or 23. Grateful for my family, my health, my creativity, and for a chance every day to do better than the day before. #TonyDuranPhoto

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Outfest 2018: Festival opens tonight with “Studio 54″ – check out what else Greg in Hollywood plans to see!

I’m giddy with excitement because tonight is opening night of Outfest, the Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival.

I haven’t missed an opening night in 15 years and can’t think of a single year where I did not have a fabulous time. It kicks off 11 days of films, panels, and parties for a period that I have been known to call “Christmas in July.” I love that I get to spend so much time with my people watching films about my people.

If you have not been to the festival before, check out the schedule HERE and get yourself some tickets! I’ll be posting recaps on the blog as well as one my Facebook and Instagram pages throughout the festival. The Advocate and Out.com have posted some of their picks for the festival.

So far, I have tickets for Postcards from London, 1985, Bitter Melon, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, Riot, That Night of November, and We the Animals and will most certainly see other films and attend some panels as well.

I’ve already seen the documentary Every Act of Life about the Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally and highly, highly recommend.

Tonight’s opening night film at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown LA is the documentary Studio 54 which originally premiered at Sundance Film Festival this past January.

Directed by Matt Tyrnauer, the documentary follows the journeys of club owners Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell along their domination of New York City’s nightlife scene in the 1970s. The film Includes never before seen footage of the famous party space and interviews with both club owners and the seminal artists who performed there.

The film’s official synopsis reads: “Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism—a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club’s hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.”

Below is the trailer:

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News Round-Up: Russell Tovey; Larry Kramer; Keira Knightley; Ellen DeGeneres; Scarlett Johansson

The Russell Tovey and Rose Wylie Chat Worth Listening To OUT

ACT UP Founder Larry Kramer Warns the LGBTQ Community: “The Worst Is Yet to Come” NewNowNext

Keira Knightley has an affair with a French noblewoman in new movie Gay Star News

Ellen DeGeneres Opens Up About Struggles in Being Gay On TV Advocate

Watch These Trans Men ‘Audition’ For Scarlett Johansson’s Roles HuffPost

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Snapped! Carol Burnett surprises Jane Lynch!

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WATCH: Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro hug it out at Wimbledon after dramatic five-set match

Sure, I’m deeply disappointed that Roger Federer is out of Wimbledon but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the efforts of the other players in the tournament. Two of them, Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro battled for four sets in the quarterfinals on Wednesday with Nadal winning 6-4 in the fifth. Del Potro fell on the last point and this video showed the classy Nadal going over to the other side of the court to help him up and give him a hug. These are two very passionate fighters who always give their heart and soul in every match.

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Ronan Farrow schools Rep. Jim Jordan

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