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WATCH: Randy Rainbow’s latest political parody video proclaims Trump as “Commander of Cheese”

Randy Rainbow is helping to keep us laughing at a time when we really want to cry. Thank you Randy and please keep up the good work!

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Steve Grand announces title of new album “Not the End of Me” and release date of July 6

“not the end of me” – out July 6

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News Round-Up: “Queer as Folk” reunion! “Queer Eye” coming out stories; Elton John and more!

Queer As Folk reunion! EW’s photos of the ageless cast Entertainment Weekly

In Alex Strangelove, Gay Teens Are Finally Pretty in Pink Advocate

‘Queer Eye’ Coming Out Stories: The Fab Five Open Up Out.com

Call Me Maybe Hunk Holden Nowell is Very Unhappy He Had to Play Gay in the Video Towleroad

Elton John tells Facebook: Fight AIDS rather than turn a quick buck Gay Star News

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Dominic Thiem makes first French Open final!

So happy to be in the final! Was a nice but also tough match today! Congrats to @ceck1 for an amazing tournament! But now full focus on Sunday! #final #paris #rg18 # #heretocreate #4ocean

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First @rolandgarros finalist: . Who will meet @domithiem in the #RG18 final?

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Friday Morning Man: Vasek Pospisil!

Okay, Vasek Pospisil is a great looking guy. But I think it’s some of his other assets that have me smitten.

The dude has a great booty!

Wimbledon starts next month and this is where the 27 year old has had his greatest success. He reached the quarterfinals in singles in 2015. A year earlier he and partner Jack Sock won the Wimbledon doubles title.

He was ranked as high as 24th in the world in singles in 2014 but is currently number 88. He has been accumulating ranking points by playing in ATP Challenger tournaments. He’s reached four finals this year and won two of thew smaller tournaments.

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Barry Manilow pays a visit to “The Today Show” to talk about “Manilow Las Vegas: The Hits Come Home”


The legendary Barry Manilow sat down with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on The Today Show this morning to talk about his new residency in Las Vegas, Manilow Las Vegas: The Hits Come Home. Says Barry: “This time around I wanted to see if I could get them all in one 90-minute show. It’s really something to go from one to the other. Everybody knows them.”

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WATCH: Sexy Austrian tennis pro Dominic Thiem manspreads during entire interview at French Open

This interview is from several days ago but I’ve just come across it and think it will help show you why I am so enamored with Austrian tennis pro Dominic Thiem.

He’s in the French Open semifinals for the third straight year and, I hope, this is the year he breaks through and wins the crown. Someone has to stop 10-time champ Rafael Nadal and Thiem is one of the very few guys who even has a remote chance of doing so.

In this Tennis Channel interview taped during a rain delay in Paris, the model handsome Thiem man spreads his long legs as he talks about his ambitions.

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News Round-Up: Zachary Quinto; Kathy Griffin; Jazz Jennings; Darren Criss; Greg Berlanti

Zachary Quinto to make movie on Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins romance Advocate

Kathy Griffin Honored For LGBTQ Activism NewNowNext

Jazz Jennings Reveals She’s Having Gender Confirmation Surgery Advocate

Darren Criss No Longer Has a Problem Getting Naked On-Screen Just Jared

Greg Berlanti Inks Mega $300+ Million New Overall Deal To Stay At Warner Bros. TV Through 2024 Deadline Hollywood

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“American Idol” alum Blake Lewis on his “great ass,” loyal gay fans and “rude” Clay Aiken

There was a time when I watched American Idol religiously.

That was a long time ago but I still remember the season when Jordin Sparks won and Blake Lewis was runner-up – and Melinda Doolittle was third.

Blake gave an interview to Instinct that I thought was really good so here are some excerpts:

Q: Okay, we have to quickly talk about the many fan sites dedicated to your butt! Do you know people say you have the best butt of any Idol guy?! One of the first things to pop up on Google is ‘Blake Lewis Butt’.

BL: “[Laughing] What!? No! That’s so random. I don’t Google myself. I appreciate it [though], I’ve got a great ass.”

Q: Why do you still perform for the gay community?

BL: “They are some of the best fans in the world. I don’t discriminate against people. I support human rights. I’m a lover and a unifier. The list goes on and on. My performance at Chicago Pride Fest is my first Pride performance in a while. I’m going to be staying in Chicago for a few days to visit family and experience the city.”

Q. Did you hear Clay Aiken’s comments bashing the rebooted Idol season? He threw contestant Catie Turner under the bus and called the new reboot a “therapy session.”

BL: “I wouldn’t trash anyone who was on the show. It’s Musicians just trying to [get ahead]. So, screw Clay Aiken. That’s just rude. These people are just kids. I’m not relating to Country Singers, but these kids are young. The show has way too many young kids on for me to get invested.

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See funny and smart Sarah Paulson – and her dress – on the red carpet of the premiere of “Ocean’s 8″

Some people are amused and some are annoyed by how much fun the cast of Ocean’s 8 is having with each other as they promote this very funny movie. Earlier this week Sarah Paulson and Cate Blanchett could literally not get through their Today Show interview and now on the red carpet, Paulson’s red carpet interview is interrupted by some silliness with Helena Bonham Carter. The movie, which opens Friday, really is delicious. What do you think of Sarah’s dress?

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Great idea of the day: Andrew Rannels has decided that today is Michael Carrington Thursday!

I’ve decided today is “Michael Carrington Thursday.” You’re welcome.

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Celeb Instagram: Jennifer Holliday’s Prince tribute; Streisand outtake from “Back to Broadway” photo shoot

PRINCE,HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY —WE LOVE YOU FOREVER!!! #RIPPRINCE #PrinceDay #blackmusicmonth

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An outtake from the photo session for my Back To Broadway album. 1993. #tbt

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Thursday Morning Man: Marlon Teixeira!

I suppose you all think I chose Brazilian model Marlon Teixeira as today’s Morning Man because of that amazing head of hair or that killer body.

I suppose you would be correct.

Marlon is tops in his field. He has walked in numerous fashion shows for companies like Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, and Roberto Cavalli and became the face of the Diesel fragrance Diesel Fuel for Life Denim Collection in 2011.

This stunner has also appeared on several magazine covers L’Officiel Hommes, Essential Homme, Fiasco, Made in Brazil, Client, and Hercules. Alongside this he has appeared in high fashion editorials for GQ, Vogue Espana, V, Elle, W magazine with Ginnifer Goodwin and Vanity Fair with Shakira.

I don’t know about you but I’m impressed!

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WATCH: A relaxed and open Jodie Foster answers the Web’s most searched questions about herself


Remember when Jodie Foster was so intensely private? It’s a different Jodie now – relaxed and not dreading any questions about her private life. The two-time Oscar winner stars in the new film Hotel Artemis (I saw it the other night and it is my new favorite Foster performance!).

As part of her publicity for the film, Foster takes the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answers the internet’s most searched questions about herself. How old was Jodie when she filmed Taxi Driver? Is she married to Mel Gibson? How many Oscars does she have? Does she have children? An accent? Siblings? Is she vegan? Is she a genius? What’s her IQ? Was she ever on the show Bonanza? What about Gunsmoke? How about Bad News Bears? Wasn’t she on Seinfeld? What’s her real name?

BONUS VIDEOS: Here is more Jodie from her appearance last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Morning Round-Up: Bob Mackie & Cher; The Fosters; Todrick Hall; Ellen & Portia; Queer Eye guys

Bob Mackie talks about recreating Cher’s iconic looks for Broadway NewNowNext

Ten Ways The Fosters Changed TV, as Remembered by Cast and Creator Advocate

Todrick Hall to black gay kids: “Keep dreaming and never let them tell you no” Queerty

Six wildlife-loving pics of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi in Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya Gay Star News

Of Course The ‘Queer Eye’ Guys Visited A Town Called Yass HuffPost

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See the first trailer for the latest version of “A Star is Born” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Warner Bros has unveiled the first trailer for the fourth version of A Star Is Born, the latest incarnation of the movie that has had previous versions starring Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland and Janet Gaynor.

This version stars Lady Gaga opposite Bradley Cooper who directs for the first time. Cooper also co-wrote the star-crossed, music-driven tale.

Cooper plays Jackson Maine, who discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship breaks down as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

The trailer features Cooper in full country gravel voice as Maine — all the music is original and was recorded live and Gaga also performs original songs she wrote with Cooper and the likes of Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell and Mark Ronson.

Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle
and Sam Elliott co-star in the pic, which hits theaters in the brunt of awards season October 5.

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WATCH: Sarah Paulson & Cate Blanchett Talk About ‘Ocean’s 8’ on ‘Today Show’ And Make Hoda Lose It

I am exhausted by this! You keep thinking the interview with settle down and it just never does. In the upcoming heist film “Ocean’s 8,” Sarah Paulson and Cate Blancett are two members of a stellar lineup of female stars – and in a live TODAY interview, they are irrepressible comedians, trying to upstage each other. “Can we talk about the movie? Anything but her,” says Blanchett. They make Hoda Kotb laugh so hard her mascara runs, and Savannah Guthrie comes running in to the rescue! I saw the movie last week at a screening and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Wednesday Morning Man: Damir Dzumhur!

Bosnian tennis pro Damir Dzumhur got a lot of attention last week not only for stretching second seed Alexander Zverev to five sets at the French Open, but also for a collision he had with a ballboy on the court.
Dzumhur handled the situation beautifully as he helped the boy off the court and gave him a hug before turning back to the game. After the match Dzumhur tweeted: ‘Sorry to my new friend but I’m glad you’re okay.’

The 26 year old is currently ranked number 29th in the world which is a career high for him.

By winning 2017 St. Petersburg Open singles tournament, Džumhur became the first player competing under the Bosnian flag to claim an ATP World Tour title. He added triumph in 2017 Kremlin Cup onto that, as the first player in tennis history to win in the same season both events played on Russian soil.

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Celeb Instagram: Election Day Edition!

Daddy’s home.

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It’s quick. It’s easy. It makes a difference. #istillbelieve #democracy

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WATCH: YouTube star Tyler Oakley features Los Angeles LGBT Center in “Chosen Family” series

Just watched this video for the first time and was so deeply moved.

I think you will be too.

Last month, Tyler Oakley visited the Los Angeles LGBT Center to shoot an episode of his “Chosen Family” series. He sat down with a group of youth experiencing homelessness who use the services the Center provides.

A big part of the video is an interview with actress and singer Alexandra Grey who is a former client of our Youth Center. Her story is so compelling – and inspiring.

Some of my colleagues in the Center’s Marketing and Communications department worked with Tyler and his people on the logistics. I was not involved in any way but I did meet Tyler while he was here and wanted to be sure and share the video here on my personal blog.

Let me know what you think!