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Patti LuPone found a great way to get noisy audience member to shut up during performance at 54 Below

You have got to be an idiot to go to and see Patti LuPone perform and decide to be a Chatty Cathy – during the diva’s show.

Miss LuPone won’t have it and isn’t afraid to give someone a public scolding.

Earlier this week, the two-time Tony winner was in the middle of a show at 54 Below show when a woman in the crowd would not stop talking.

The woman was shushed several times by others in the audience to no avail.

LuPone heard the shushing and said to the crowd, “What? Me? OK, I’ll go home.”

The Broadway legend then asked the noisy audience member, “What is it, honey? Are you drunk? Are you menopausal?”

The woman told LuPone that it was her birthday.

Patti handled the situation brilliantly.

She led the audience in singing Happy Birthday then said to the woman: “Now shut up.”

Love it!


Days of Our Lives: It’s the big reveal – John and Paul find out they are father and son!

It all goes down in the final seconds as Sonny, Paul, Will, Marlena, John and Paul’s mom are all brought together at Sonny’s club. This is Will Horton’s worst nightmare and we don’t feel badly for him since he has become such a desperate liar, cheater and blackmailer.

It all builds up nicely in this episode and I’m just glad it did not take forever.

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Mario Lopez ready for Sunday’s Miami Gay Pride Parade: “If you come from a place of love you can’t go wrong”

This post could have been accompanied by any photo of Mario Lopez so why not go shirtless?

Mario, a nice Catholic boy, will be grand marshal of this weekend’s Miami Gay Pride Parade.

The host of TV’s Extra says he has no trouble reconciling his Catholic faith with his support of the LGBTI community and for its equality.

‘Like the pope said, “Who am I to judge?”‘ Lopez tells The Miami Herald.

‘If the pope says that, who am I to judge anyone. I feel at the end of the day, if you come from a place of love you can’t go wrong. I always try to come from a place of love with people and treat all people with respect. That’s just my approach towards folks.’

Lopez, 41, posted on Twitter Friday that he was on his way to Miami with wife Courtney Mazzo, the mother of his two children.

‘I’m supportive of events like these and supportive for a lot of the issues that gay pride stands for,’ Lopez says. ‘A couple of cousins of mine, who I’m very close to, happen to be gay. Just to rally with them and the family. I’m very close with them and like to support when I can.’

Back in 1997, Lopez took on a high-profile gay role when he starred in the TV movie Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story.

‘I didn’t have any qualms, to tell you the truth, about what people were going to think,’ he says of portraying the four-time Olympic gold medalist.

‘The only people who were important to me were in my family. Once I had their support, it really didn’t matter.’


See first promo for Bruce Jenner interview

ABC News on Friday released the first official teaser for Diane Sawyer’s upcoming interview with Bruce Jenner to air on April 24.

The promo for the highly-anticipated two-hour special is vague when it comes to details but states it will cover ‘the journey, the decisions,’ and ‘the future.’

The 65-year-old reality TV star has not publicly commented on his widely-reported transition to female.

Jenner, the 1976 Olympic champion in the decathlon, has appeared on the reality series Keeping Up With the Kardashians since 2007 with his stepchildren, children and now ex-wife Kris Jenner.

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Check out the first trailer for “Grace and Frankie” starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

Oh, I cannot wait to see this. It’s the Netflix series Grace and Frankie starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women who form an unlikely bond after their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. The husbands are played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston!

Sheen’s character happily talks about their plans to marry each other.

“We can do that now,” he says.

“I know,” counters Tomlin’s Frankie. “I hosted that fundraiser.”

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Morning Man Encore: Chase Rice!

Was scrolling through Homorazzi’s feature on the 15 Hottest Survivor Guys Ever a few years back and discovered this handsome guy who is definitely worth an encore.

He’s Chase Rice who was the runner-up in Survivor Nicaragua (Season 21).

He’s a country music singer and songwriter and has released two albums: Country as Me and Dirt Road Communion.

After the season on Survivor, Rice played his single Buzz Back on the nationally televised reunion show.

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Former Wimbledon champ and world #1 Amelie Mauresmo is expecting a baby in August

This is such wonderful news.

Amelie Mauresmo, always a favorite of mine when she played on the pro tour, announced on Twitter earlier today that she is pregnant with her first child.

The 35 year old is due in August.

‘So happy,’ she tweeted.

The Frenchwoman was an out lesbian during a wonderful career that reached its peak in 2006 when she won both Wimbledon and the Australian Open. She also had a stretch of nearly 10 months as the number one player in the world.

Mauresmo was the Olympic silver medalist at the 2004 Games in Athens. In 2005, she won the WTA Tour Championships. In all, she won 25 singles titles on the WTA Tour.

She will be inducted in to the International Tennis Hall of Fame at a ceremony this summer.

Mauresmo remains very much an active part of the pro tennis scene as the coach of Andy Murray, the British player who is currently ranked third in the world and reached the Australian Open final in January.


Days of Our Lives: Sonny catches Will lying to him – again – but he dashes Paul’s hopes

Will just keeps lying to to Sonny – about the “bombshell” article about Paul’s paternity and about knowing Paul’s mom. We know he’s desperate but he’s just not a good person anymore and we want better for Sonny. But Sonny makes clear to Paul that he is a married man and not available to get back together with him.

Meanwhile, the topic of Paul’s paternity is now taking center stage and this scares Will more than anything. If Paul has family ties in Salem, he’ll never leave town.

In related news, Marelena pays a visit to Paul’s mom and confronts her about her past with John.

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Throwback Thursday: Rosie O and Madonna!

Rosie O’Donnell shared this gem of a photo on her Twitter account today – a Throwback Thursday of her and old pal Madonna.

The wrote: #TBT – me n mo pre kids

The two fabulous ladies who memorably co-starred in A League of Their Own all those years ago are still tight.

Madonna has three kids and Rosie five.


Chad Allen bids farewell to acting career that spanned “St. Elsewhere” to “Donald Strachey Mysteries”

When Chad Allen was in the middle of a six-year run playing Jane Seymour’s son on the TV series Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, he was cruelly outed when photos of him kissing a guy were sold to a tabloid in 1996.

But instead of going away, this talented actor spent nearly two more decades working on television, in movies and on the stage as an openly gay actor.

This week, Chad publicly said goodbye to that part of his life – on his terms.

The 40 year old posted a YouTube video commemorating the end of his fan site and said he has been studying the past two years to be a clinical psychologist.

‘It’s been an incredible journey … working on the incredible shows that I’ve been able to work on over the years,’ he said in the video. ‘I’m incredibly grateful and always will be.’

His most recent acting credit was the 2011 film Fright Flick and a 2010 episode of Dexter.

‘My life has taken me on a very different trajectory and after 30-plus years as an actor. I made a decision a couple of years ago to let go of that side of my life go and I’ve been focusing on my education.’

A child star who had a recurring roles on St. Elsewhere, Webster, My Two Dads and Our House, Chad’s biggest success was on Dr. Quinn in the role of Matthew Cooper.

After the end of Dr. Quinn in 1998, Chad went on to become a high-profile LGBTI activist.

He also took on several gay roles on stage in The Little Dog Laughed, in the feature films Save Me and Hollywood, je t’aime, and on television on General Hospital: Night Shift and in a series of TV movies as private eye Donald Strachey.

Last fall, Chad raised more than $13,000 for people living with HiV/AIDS by running a marathon in Australia.

‘That work won’t end,’ he says of his HIV-AIDS fundraising. ‘I promise you.’


See season 3 preview of “Orange is the New Black”

I have to confess to being an entire season behind. Gotta binge watch it before June 12 because that is when season three of Orange is the New Black will become available on Netflix.

The women of Litchfield return with a crisis of faith and their beliefs and loyalties being tested, each character must decide what and who to believe in.

I believe in Crazy Eyes!

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Are you ready for a reality show starring Boy George? Well, get ready!

Boy George in his own reality series?

This could be a real hoot!

The Culture Club lead singer is teaming with producers of the reality franchises Real World, Project Runway and Keeping Up with the Kardashians for a series of his own.

He is promising big things in the docu-series which will chronicle his move from London to Los Angeles.

‘If Marge Simpson met Dolly Parton and went dancing with Ziggy Stardust, it wouldn’t come close to what you’ll see,’ he said in a statement Thursday.

For anyone who questions why he would go the reality show route at this point in his life and career, George answers this way: ‘Why now…why not? Why me…who else?’

The show will be produced by Bunim/Murray Productions who are partnering with George’s manager Paul Kemsley and producer Cindy Cowan to develop the series.

‘This series will give viewers unprecedented access to his life as he launches his first tour in years and lets the cameras capture this next chapter of his life and career,’ said BMP’s Jeff Jenkins who will oversee production of the series.

No airdate has been set and we don’t know where it will air but E! is a good bet.


“American Idol” top eight are asked how they feel about their gay fans – they loved them!

I love this video from Steven Boyle of The Gaily Grind. He went backstage after last week’s American Idol and asked the top eight how they feel about gay fans. All were positive with only two of the guys still seeming a bit afraid to actually say the word ‘gay.’ But they still gave the ‘the more fans the better’ type answer.

Check it out!


Thursday Morning Man: Tom Austen!

I’ve already admitted to being hooked on The Royals and one of the reasons why is the sexy and mysterious character of Jasper who is the security detail – and a lot more – for the show’s druggy and slutty princess.

He’s played by the gorgeous Tom Austen who has also been a regular on the terrific series Grantchester as well as the series Jo and had a recurring role on The Borgias.

Tom has also had roles in the movies Legendary and Ironclad: Battle For Blood.

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Days of Our Lives: Will is summoned to Kiriakis mansion by Victor who asks: “What the hell is the matter with you?”

At last, Will Horton gets the telling off he has long deserved as he finds out what it’s like to incur the wrath of Sonny’s uncle Victor.

Victor says all the things we’ve been feeling for the past several months as once sweet Will has morphed into his mother Sami.

“You’re a clone of your mother – everything you do is somebody else’s fault,’ Victor says to Will.

He then gives Will a threat that if he ever hurts Sonny again, there will be consequences.

Love it!

Meanwhile, Will’s obnoxious idiot editor Zoe barges in on Sonny and Marlena and instantly becomes the most irritating character to appear on the show in a long time – even more irritating than Serena.

After she leaves Marlena speaks for all of us when she says: ‘What a bitch.’

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Barry Manilow gets married to manager Garry Keif

Barry Manilow is a married man.

The 71-year-old singer, who had never publicly acknowledged being gay, wed his manager Garry Kief at a surprise ceremony at his Palm Springs home.

The couple had invited between 20-30 guests to a ‘lunch’ which turned out to be a surprise wedding, reports.

‘He’s at a point now where he’s got his career and personal life in a great place and he really doesn’t care what people think,’ a source tells People. ‘He’s in love and happy.’

Manilow has been a music superstar for more than four decades. During that time, he has not denied being gay but he has not confirmed it or discussed it publicly at any time.

Manilow got his start as Bette Midler’s piano player when she made her splash at the Continental Baths in New York City.

He’s gone on to have a long string of hits including such songs as Mandy, I Write the Songs, Looks Like We Made It, I Made It Through the Rain, Can’t Smile Without You, Tryin’ to Get the Feeling, Weekend in New England and Copacabana.

Manilow is currently on what he is calling his farewell tour.

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Clay Aiken has potty mouth in “The Runner-Up”

Clay Aiken’s squeaky clean image from his long ago American Idol days is nowhere to be seen in The Runner-Up, the four-part documentary series premiered on Tuesday about his run for congress.

‘The truth is, cutting out the stuff where he doesn’t swear wasn’t an option–he swears all the time,’ producer Jonathan Chinn tells Reality Blurred. ‘In the case of his potty mouth, that is who he is, and sanitizing it would be disingenuous.’

In a preview of the premiere episode, the openly gay Aiken is emotional and raw when discussing the topic of same-sex marriage.

‘Last summer I met two women, a couple, and they had five kids at the table with them who all had Down’s Syndrome or some physical disability and I thought, “What the fuck is wrong with this country that these women are taking in these kids and we don’t let them get married?”‘

‘And that pissed me off – a lot,’ he said through tears. ‘Fuck people who have a problem with that. Fuck ‘em.’

A runner-up on both American Idol and Celebrity Apprentice, Aiken found himself finishing second once again in his bid for a North Carolina seat in the US House of Representatives.

He lost to Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers who garnered more than 56 percent of the vote in a heavily Republican congressional district in Aiken’s home state.

‘People say that a gay man cannot win in North Carolina and I don’t know if they’re right or not,’ he says in the documentary. ‘This is not a place to be gay.’

Aiken had no editorial control over the project.

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Snapped! All five of Broadway’s Hedwigs together!

This is really something. The four men who have played the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway in the past year are all together with the next man to take over the role.

In the center, of course, is John Cameron Mitchell who is currently inhabiting the role he wrote, originated Off-Broadway and on film. Flanking him (L-R) are Darren Criss who is soon to take over the role, Neil Patrick Harris who won the Tony Award as Hedwig, Andrew Rannells who took over for Harris and Michael C. Hall who replaced Rannells.

That is a lot of talent in one photo!


See the ladies of “The Talk” discuss Bruce Jenner’s upcoming interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer

I posted yesterday about KTLA’s Sam Rubin’s outrage over ABC dedicating two hours to an interview with Bruce Jenner on April 24. Since Sam has not yet seen the interview, I don’t know how he can be so dismissive of it.

I have a lot more respect for the ladies of The Talk who this week shared what questions they would like to ask Jenner.

See if they have covered all that you would like to know.

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Wednesday Morning Man: Taylor Kitsch!

It’s hard to believe that Taylor Kitsch has not yet been a Morning Man.

Why I bet he’s furious!

Well, the wait is over Taylor as we wish you a happy 34th birthday today.

He became known as Gambit for his role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and played the role of Tim Riggins on the NBC series Friday Night Lights.

Taylor has appeared in other hit films such as 2012′s Battleship and 2013′s Lone Survivor. He has also been cast to play Paul Woodrugh in the second season of the HBO crime series True Detective.

Taylor made the strongest impression on me in his role of Bruce Niles in HBO’s The Normal Heart.

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