Andrew Rannells was on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night promoting his new memoir Too Much is Not Enough. Later he took to Instagram to say he was “completely charmed” by the host. Who wouldn’t be? Love, love, love Stephen Colbert!
Had not heard of today’s Morning Man until yesterday when I came across him on Twitter.
Now, Beau Mirchoff is my world.
The 30-year-old Canadian actor is one of the stars of the new comedy series Now Apocalypse which premiered this week.
He previously had a main role during five seasons of the series Awkward, had a recurring role on Desperate Housewives for a season and has played the role of Jamie Hunter on three episodes of The Fosters and three episodes of its spinoff Good Trouble.
Beau’s feature film roles include Poker Night, All Summers End, and Flatliners, among others.
I’m rooting for Kathy Griffin to be as big as she ever was – or even bigger.
The backlash over her tasteless photo shoot in which she held a bloody Donald Trump head was way over-the-top. She lost work and she lost friends – chief among them Anderson Cooper with whom she hilariously co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve show with for a decade.
Now the show is hosted by Cooper and his pal Andy Cohen who Griffin apparently loathes.
At SXSW where her documentary Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story premiered, she comic was asked about Anderson, Andy and NY Eve. She said: “Did you see that s**t fest, New Year’s Eve? Stinker! Oh my god, I watched every minute. I hate watched it. It was a disaster. I was in heaven!”
The sarcasm continued as she joked, “Talk about chemistry!”
Via The Randy Report: With her trademark positive outlook, Grease star Olivia Newton-John shares personal anecdotes including a new afterword (added after the Australian printing) of her stay in her own hospital, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, last fall when she experienced a fractured sacrum.
Cameron Hawthorn has been getting a lot of well-deserved in recent days for releasing a wonderful new music video in which he came out publicly as a gay man.
The video for Dancing In The Living Room features romantic vignettes and highlights the intimacy of dancing with one’s partner at home. In the video, there is a diversity of couples including a lesbian couple moving in together, an elderly couple dancing in their kitchen, and Hawthorne dancing with his own partner.
“I remember always thinking how special it was to dance freely with my boyfriend in the living room of our apartment – being gay, it’s not as easy to dance as a couple in public together as it is for a straight couple,” he says. “I wanted to express how special that moment is for a couple, when it’s just the two of you in the privacy of your own four walls.”
He is from a small town in Kansas and after years of being in the closet and subtly avoiding songwriting about romantic love, Hawthorn says “I finally decided I needed to record and release this as a part of my journey. For me and for so many others, that message is beyond important. It’s a simple message, but it needs to be told right now in the world we live in.”
I’ve long been a big fan of Dionne Warwick’s music which includes a slew of 1960s hits like Walk on By, Say a Little Prayer, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, and What the World Needs Now and later hits including I’ll Never Love This Way Again, Deja Vu, Heartbreaker, and That’s What Friends Are For.
But for someone who has been a well-known HIV-AIDS activist and sees herself as an ally, the 78-year-old Warwick has a lot to learn about gay people.
Her new interview with PrideSource made me cringe – several times.
Here are some excerpts:
You’ve had a special relationship with the LGBTQ community for decades. Is that closeness to the gay community something that came out of that tragic period or did it start before?
Apparently it had started before, when I was singing gospel music as a teenager. The young man who played piano for our group was gay, but that was his lifestyle, that’s what he chose as a lifestyle. Who am I to judge him? He didn’t judge me. So, you know, everybody does what is satisfying to them to do, and I let you live your life and you allow me to live mine.
What was your relationship like with your gay church friend? You were close, I imagine.
Oh yeah. He was wonderful to be around, and could play a piano like nobody else. He was a human being, OK – that’s the way I look at people. I can’t judge you for your preference – that’s your choice, not mine. You gotta be who you are and I’ve gotta be who I am and that’s just the way it’s supposed to be.
You say “preference” and “lifestyle,” and I know some people still use both of those words. But a lot of gay people think they were born this way, that it wasn’t a chosen lifestyle or a preference. Do you think a gay person could be born gay?
Absolutely. It’s not only the way you’re born, it’s the lifestyle you’ve chosen to live and that’s your choice. I can’t define what it means or how it happens or why it happens or when it happens. It just is. I look at it that way.
So where were you the first time you saw John Barrowman?
I was in my old apartment in Long Beach, it was the mid-90s, and John appeared onscreen in the delicious but sadly short-lived CBS prime-time sudser Central Park West. He played a John F. Kennedy Jr. like character (until he killed his crazy tabloid reporter wife!) and I knew I had to see more of that man who turns 52 years old today.
It’s wonderful that John achieved some mainstream success with Torchwood and Arrow.
But boy, there’s nothing like seeing this gifted star sing.
He has more than 20 years of stage roles behind him – mostly on London’s West End where his shows have included Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes, Miss Saigon, Hair, Beauty and the Beast, Godspell and The Fix.
Here are three musical performances from Mr. Barrowman to enjoy:
Was watching NBC Nightly News over the weekend and this handsome guy did one of the stories.
I had to find out more about him.
He’s Morgan Chesky and he joined NBC News as a correspondent based in New York last November.
Chesky was hired away from the ABC affiliate in Seattle In 2016 where he received a regional Emmy for his work reporting on a cold case involving a young girl who disappeared from the Seattle area in the early ‘90s. That same year, he received a regional Emmy recognizing his body of work as a general assignment reporter.
Prior to his time in Seattle, Chesky reported on extreme weather events in Oklahoma.