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Morning Man Encore: Scott McGillvray!

Originally posted on May 23, 2012

Scott McGillivray has a smile that rivals that of Tom Cruise.

What. A. Cutie.

Regular viewers of HGTV are already familiar with this handsome man who is currently the Host and executive producer of HGTV’s hit series Income Property.

The 34 year old is from Ontario, Canada. He has also appeared on the HGTV shows All American Handyman and was a judge on Canada’s Handyman Challenge.

He became a father for the first time in January. He and wife, Sabrina, have a baby daughter named Myah.

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Video: Neil Patrick Harris talks to Conan O’Brien about his nude sex scenes in “Gone Girl”

If you’ve seen Gone Girl then you know that in it, Neil Patrick Harris has a scene where he is really naked. He told Conan O’Brien tonight: “You don’t mind a hint of the wang but you don’t want just a long moment of the wang. You’re conscious of that.”


Greg In Hollywood meets Frankie Grande!

All that energy he had on Big Brother all summer, not an act.

I met Frankie Grande last night at the LA opening of Pippin and he was a hoot.

We did an interview and you can read it over at Gay Star News.

He also took several selfies of us and while I look the same in my usual set pose in each, Frankie’s face is different in each one. He is a superstar selfie taker.

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“X-Men” director Bryan Singer and “Queer as Folk” alum Michelle Clunie are having a baby together

MODERN FAMILY: Saw this on my Facebook feed when I got home from Pippin last night: The lovely actress Michelle Clunie is having a child with X-Men director Bryan Singer who is her ex-boyfriend.

Michelle, who played Melanie for five seasons on Showtime’s Queer as Folk is 7.5 months pregnant and wrote on Facebook last night: “We dated. We broke up. He came out to me. We still loved each other and so made a pact we would start a family together some day. We are now 7 1/2 months pregnant and very excited about co-parenting and starting our little 21st century, progressive, American family. I have never been happier. All your warm wishes, support and congrats really carried me through this day of almost every article getting it wrong. Hey, as long as the story is the only thing that breaks today, I’m fine Thank you my sweet, gorgeous friends.You are all so beautiful. I love you xoMichelle”

Singer had a rough time earlier this year when a lawsuit, later dropped, was filed against him by a man alleging sexual abuse by singer. One of Singer’s staunchest defenders throughout the ordeal was Clunie.

Singer’s rep Simon Halls tells E! Online: “I can confirm that Michelle Clunie and Bryan Singer are happily expecting a baby together in early 2015. Best friends for 25 years, mother and father are both very excited about the upcoming birth and look forward to co-parenting the child together. The pair have been planning this baby for years and have been trying for the last two.”

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Thursday Morning Man: Matthew James Thomas!

Had the enormous thrill of seeing Matthew James Thomas perform in the title role of Pippin at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood last night and know now why he is one of the biggest stars in musical theater today.

He is stupendously good, enormously talented and not only has an amazing singing voice but is able to perform some very demanding physical stunts in this very physical of shows.

Matthew is currently part of the national tour after playing the role in the current Broadway revival.

Although he has a perfect American accent in the show, the 26 year old Matthew is, in fact, British.

He came to the US in 2010 to be part of the original Broadway cast of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. He was the alternate for the lead role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, performing in place of Reeve Carney twice a week and additionally in Carney’s absence.

Before his two most recent Broadway musicals, Matthew was best known for his role in the UK drama/musical show Britannia High.

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While talking about Renee Zellweger’s new face, Rosie O’Donnell acknowledges some plastic surgery

Rosie O’Donnell told the audience of ABC’s The View of earlier today that she had plastic surgery to take care of a droopy eyelid.

She made the disclosure during a discussion about Oscar winning actress Renee Zellweger who appeared at a red carpet event this week looking very different than she has in the past.

The has led to widespread speculation about what Zellweger may or may not have had done to her face.

‘I think Renee Zellweger is a very talented actress and I think anyone can do anything they want to their body or their face and you shouldn’t be surprised if people notice in the same way people notice I lost 50 pounds and had gastric surgery to do it,’ O’Donnell said during the show’s Hot Topics segment.

‘People notice my eye looks different, I had my eyelid done because it was drooping,’ she explained.

O’Donnell doesn’t think someone like Zellweger can be too upset over all the attention about her appearance.

‘If somebody who is a public figure drastically changes their appearance so that they’re unrecognizable, are we as a society supposed to pretend we don’t see it?’ she asked.

‘I agree we shouldn’t be mean about it but to actually observe the fact that she looks drastically different than she used to, if it’s not done in a mean, judgmental tone, I think it’s OK. Otherwise it’s the elephant in the room.’

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Video: Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles featured in Rob Canter’s new video “Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf”

Here’s a music video by Rob Cantor called Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf and it is really something. It features members of Gay Men’s Chorus of LA, The West LA Children’s Choir and The Argus String Quartet.



Days of Our Lives: Will’s “journalism” career is causing a rift in his marriage to Sonny

Is the honeymoon over for Will and Sonny?

I sense they are in for some really rough waters because, quite frankly, Will does not seem like the same guy Sonny married.

This Will is a magazine writer who specializes in writing about his own family, gets railroaded by his editor and seems to be getting increasingly addicted to the thrill of a byline.

I’d love to see these guys have a big split up and start dating others then maybe find their ways back to each other later.

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Happy 39th Birthday to Jesse Tyler Ferguson!

He’s one of the funniest guys on television and today is his birthday.

He is, of course, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the Emmy-nominated actor who plays Mitchell on ABC’s Modern Family.

I’ve been a big fan of his ever since he was on the late, great CBS comedy The Class.

I chatted with Jesse earlier this year and asked him if he thought the enormously popular Modern Family helping to change hearts and minds about gay marriage.

‘I think there are a lot of people who are fans of Modern Family and maybe that’s their safe way in to accepting a gay couple,’ Ferguson said. ‘It’s so much humor and it’s so much heart and it’s in their living room every day.’

‘I think there are minds that are being changed,’ he added. ‘I’m really hard on Middle America sometimes having grown up there (in Michigan) and I have to remind myself that I do live in the bubble of New York and Los Angeles right now. But there are progressive people in all 50 of our states and we have to really acknowledge that.’

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Dustin Lance Black completes 21-day speaking tour

Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and LGBT activist, has just completed a busy three weeks during which he spoke around the US.

He summed it all up this way on Facebook: DAY 21: 17 cities, 25 flights, 21 days and my Fall’14 tour has come to a close.

@UMKansasCity Thanks to all of the students, administrators and community members for sharing your stories and making this my favorite tour yet. You’ve all changed me for the better. #talkwithamerica

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Barbara Walters finds Neil Patrick Harris “fascinating” – Scarlett Johansson, Oprah & Chelsea Handler too

October is not yet over with but the ever-eager Barbara Walters is already leaking out some of the names to be featured on her annual 10 Most Fascinating People to air in December.

So four names have so far been revealed. The first is Scarlett Johansson which I find cool because we don’t see tons of interviews of this sort with her. There’s also Chelsea Handler and that should be fun for sure and it’s a good choice.

Then, for some reason, there’s Oprah Winfrey who is always fascinating but I’m not sure why more this year than other years.
Then there’s a terrific choice: Neil Patrick Harris.

He began the year with the last season of How I Met Your Mother then went straight into Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. He won his first Tony Award, co-starred in the movies Gone Girl and A Million Ways to Die in the West, released his autobiography and was chosen as host of the 2015 Academy Awards.

Oh yeah, he also got married to David Burtka.

Said Walters in a statement: “I was absolutely delighted when ABC approached me to do another year of ’10 Most Fascinating People.’ I know we said last year was our last, but there are just too many fascinating people out there…and you never pass up the opportunity to interview Oprah, Neil, Chelsea or Scarlett.”


Wednesday Morning Man: Jake McDorman!

Caught an episode of the new ABC romantic comedy Manhattan Love Story and was charmed, once again, by leading man Jake McDorman.

He first caught my attention a few years ago in the short-lived sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? that was created by Chelsea Handler.

Since then, the handsome 28 year old played the role of Mike Pratt in the Showtime series Shameless.

Previously, Jake starred as Evan Chambers on the hit ABC Family series Greek.

He has amassed numerous other television and film credits, including the role of convicted “Craigslist Killer” Philip Markoff in the Lifetime original film of the same name.

Other credits include a starring role on the Fox comedy Quintuplets, a recurring character on Run of the House and guest-starring roles on Cold Case, CSI: Miami and House.

Jake also has appeared in several feature films including Live Free or Die Hard, Bring It On: All or Nothing, Aquamarine, Echoes of Innocence, My Father; Going to Parties and All in a Day.

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Days of Our Lives: Will is suffering guilt over EJ being dead while his grieving mom has big troubles

Will’s stepdad EJ may be dead less than two days but he’s still got to deal with his latest magazine article on EJ’s little brother Chad who is now the “heir apparent” of the DiMera empire.

Meanwhile, the widow Sami has lied to shareholders and may be in trouble with the government and even face jail time.

You could say she’s having a very week.

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Wishing a Happy 32nd Birthday to Matt Dallas!

I’ll never forget how badly I felt for Matt Dallas several years back when he guested on Howard Stern’s radio show and Howard seemed incredulous when Matt said he was straight.

He wasn’t ready to be out then but took that brave step in early 2013 when he also shared with the world that he’s engaged to L.A. musician Blue James Hamilton.

The young guy who we first got to know as the star of the ABC Family Kyle XY is 32 today and he’s living his truth.

Since Kyle XY, Matt has done the short-lived series Eastwick and appeared in various feature films and TV movies including Where Are You Bobby Browning which he is currently filming.

Matt appeared in five episodes of the ABC Family comedy Baby Daddy last year and appeared in the film Ghost of Goodnight Lane..

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Michael Sam, the first gay player to be drafted in the NFL, is cut from Dallas Cowboys practice squad

Uh boy.

This makes me sad because if anyone deserves to be playing in the NFL based on grit and grace, it is Michael Sam.

But somehow, it is proving very difficult for the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team (the St. Louis Rams) who can’t seem to catch a break no matter how hard he tries.

Days after he was cut by The Rams earlier this fall, Michael was picked up by the Dallas Cowboys to be a part of its practice squad.

The hoopla over his being gay seemed to have died down and he, according to the coaches, was working hard.

The team has just announced that Sam has been dropped by team and will be replaced on the practice squad by linebacker Troy Davis, a second-year professional.

Like the Rams, the Cowboys can say this is only about football and the NFL is a business so that is their right, obviously. But I just have to wonder about how Micheal would have fared in the NFL after being a standout college star at the University of Missouri if he had stayed in the closet through the draft and through his first season.

I’m not a football expert but my hunch is he would have spent his rookie season on the roster of an NFL team somewhere and done just fine.

Below is the series of tweets the classy Michael posted this afternoon. Good luck to him moving forward as he continues to pursue his dream of playing pro football.


Snapped! Thomas Roberts even works in his sleep!

When you host a show on MSNBC called Way Too Early, it seems you try and keep up on the latest news even while in bed! That seems to be what a sleeping Thomas Roberts is doing in this photo snapped by his hubby last night.

Writes Thomas on Facebook: Ok, I may take reading, booking, emailing, story sharing a bit to the brink before turning in #waytooearly for @msnbc photo credit to @patrickdabner who found me like this last night! #disconnect

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Video: Alan Cumming is not holding a grudge against Shia LaBeouf for grabbing his butt during show

Alan Cumming says he doesn’t hold a grudge against Shia LaBeouf for grabbing his bum and other obnoxious behavior while attending a performance last June on Cabaret.

LaBeouf arrived at the Broadway show drunk and Cumming said he and other cast members were immediately aware there was a problem with the famous audience member.

‘He was just wasted and he was wasted from the second he walked in,’ Cumming told Conan O’Brien last night. ‘Everyone was freaking out because someone seemed to be a crazy person shouting and stuff.’

During the show, Cumming goes into the audience which is seated at tables to go with the show’s nightclub setting. It was at this point LaBeouf made his move.

As he explained to Jimmy Kimmel last week: ‘He walks past me and I give him a slap on the ass cause I think he deserves it, and he’s seducing me, I mean he’s the sexiest man I’ve ever seen. And I just don’t slap and slap but I slapped and grabbed him. I grabbed the whole cheek cause I wanted the party right here in my pants. I wanted to grab the whole party.’

Cumming does not dispute that version of events and thought LaBeouf ‘made a very good recovery’ with his telling of the story on Kimmel’s show.

‘He did say the reason he did it was I was the sexiest man he’d ever seen,’ Cumming said, laughing.

Of LaBeouf being drunk Cumming said: ‘We’ve all dine things where we’ve been out of it and messed up and not everyone has to deal with it on a worldwide scale.’

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Tuesday Morning Man: Cody Johns!

Sometimes I feel so uncool when it comes to technology.

For example, the whole Vine thing.

What? Huh? How?

Anyway, today’s cutie pie MM is a Vine sensation named Cody Johns. He’s also an actor whose first movie role was I Am Number Four. He has also appeared in the films Ned Venture and A Grail of Two Idiots.

But it’s the Vine thing that has made him all the rage and he has 2.5 million followers on his Vine page.

Just was at his Twitter page @Cody and it seems today is his his birthday Cody.

He lives in LA and is Content Creator. Creative Ambassador at @JoinNiche. His Instagram/Snapchat: @codyjohns

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Perez Hilton loses it over Jennifer Lawrence comments to Vanity Fair: “F*** you!”

Perez Hilton lashed out against Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence in a video today after she blasted him in a Vanity Fair article for posting a hacked nude photo of her on his site.

Lawrence says of the controversial gay blogger in the article: ‘He took it down because people got pissed, and that’s the only reason why. And then I had to watch his apology. And what he basically said was “I just didn’t think about it” … ‘I just didn’t think about it’ is not an excuse. That is the exact issue itself.’

After getting wind of the quote from Lawrence, Hilton made a five minutes and 35 seconds profanity-laced rebuttal video.

‘She mentions how she was forced to watch the (apology) video I made right after her naked photos surfaced online. In that video, I apologized to her sincerely from my heart. And I did so more than once. And I was tempted to apologize to her again, but you know what … No. Fuck that. Life isn’t always what you want. And you don’t always get what you ask for.’

Hilton in recent years has attempted to improve his image for snark and unflattering coverage of celebrities. He does not want to be judged for his past.

‘Just because I fucked up in the past – and I fucked up more than once and I fucked up a lot – doesn’t mean that I’m a fuck up. We are bigger than our mistakes. … I’m not trying to be Oprah. I am just a better version of me than I was 10 years ago.’

Hilton then appears enraged on the video at the thought that Lawrence is ‘trying to keep me in the prism of the past.’

‘Fuck you! This video is for Jennifer Lawrence and I say fuck you! And I’m going to get in trouble for that but I don’t give a shit.’

After remarking that Robert Downey Jr. and Angelina Jolie were able to successfully rehab their images, Hilton changes his tune towards Lawrence.

‘I’m going to apologize to Jennifer Lawrence again – I genuinely am sorry … I’m just glad I’m not the same person I was 4-5 years ago.’

“That video that I made and me explaining my thought process was real, it was sincere, and it wasn’t some bullshit made up excuse.”

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Neil Patrick Harris explains why he and hubby David Burtka were not on “American Horror Story”

Neil Patrick Harris has made no secret lately that he’d like a have some kind of a role in the enormously popular American Horror Story anthology series.

What the newly-named Oscar host had not made known until recently is that he and husband David Burtka had been asked to play a couple during the show’s first season – the roles eventually played by Zachary Quinto and Teddy Sears.

The AHS couple died in an apparent murder/suicide and that’s a big reason why Harris passed on it despite Burtka’s wanting to do it.

The couple had just played fictionalized versions of themselves in the 2011 film A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.

‘ … In it, he plays sort of my drug dealer and I really am straight and we’ve been pretending like we’re gay, it’s a very sort of meta joke. We have a terrible relationship, and we’re shouting at each other and it’s awful,’ Harris recently told EW Radio on Sirius XM.

‘We had just played ourselves as a couple, not getting along, and I thought, it just seems weird to do that twice, like as individual actors, to play a couple that hates each other twice. It just felt weird.

‘So I said no, that we shouldn’t do it. And David wanted to. I said, “I just don’t want us to be known as acouple that don’t like each other. That seems weird.” And then wouldn’t you know, American Horror Story is a big, gigantic success and super awesome.’

Not that Harris has not had other successes since turning down that series with winning a Tony Award for Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway and landing a supporting role in the current box office hit Gone Girl.

And Burtka clearly accepted Harris’ decision to pass on AHS with grace since the two got married last summer after 10 years together.

Below is one of their scenes from the Harold & Kumar movie. It’s a riot!