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WATCH: Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg interviewed by Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show”



Stephen Colbert kicks off this interview on The Late Show by pointing out that Pete Buttigieg is the first LGBT person to win delegates in any presidential contest after his finish in the Iowa Caucuses. It’s a good interview and demonstrates just how impressive Mayor Pete is and why he’s gotten so far.

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Rep. Adam Schiff reflects on the impeachment: “Doing the right thing is always worth it”

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Since the conclusion of the trial, I’ve been asked several times: Was it worth it? Doing the right thing is always worth it. Defending our Constitution is worth it. America is worth it.

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Morning Round-Up: Billie Lourd; Phillip Schofield; Billy Porter; Pete Buttigieg; Kevin Hart; Rob McElhenney

Billie Lourd played Debbie Reynolds’ granddaughter on Will & Grace and fans can’t handle it Entertainment Weekly

British daytime TV presenter Phillip Schofield has come out as gay in an Instagram post Gay Star News

Billy Porter to Haters Mad at Sesame Street: ‘Stay Out of My Bedroom’ Advocate

Pete Buttigieg Responds To Homophobic Voter Who Pulled Her Support After Realizing He’s Gay The Gaily Grind

Edie Falco Is the Badass Lesbian Cop We Deserve in CBS’s “Tommy” NewNowNext

Kevin Hart finally seems to understand why LGBTQ people were mad at him, says “I did f*ck up” Queerty

Always Sunny’s Rob McElhenney Yells ‘Gay Rights!,’ Goes Viral The Advocate

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Friday Morning Man: Pierre Spies!

I don’t know about you, but I think it’s nice to have a big, handsome rugby stud as your Morning Man every now and then.

So today I present to you the big and handsome Pierre Spies.

Between 2005 and 2015, he spent the majority of his career playing Super Rugby for the Bulls and domestic South African rugby for the Blue Bulls. He also represented South Africa between 2006 and 2013.

Pierre is 35 and was born in Pretoria, South Africa. And I confess, I have no idea what this sentence means but rugby fans will: He usually plays as a Number 8, but can also play as a flank.

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Madonna blasts London Palladium for trying to pull the curtain down on her show: “Power to The People!”

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it was 5 minutes past our 11:00 curfew—-we had one more song to do and The Palladium decided to censor us by pulling.down the metal fire curtain that weighs 9 tons. Fortunately they stopped it half way and no one was hurt………….. Many Thanks to the entire Audience who did not move and never left us. Power to The People!! #Irise #ongod #madamextheatre #thelondonpalladium

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Hillary Clinton opens up to Ellen about impeachment trial, staying in her marriage and more

Hillary Clinton talked with Ellen DeGeneres about her Hulu documentary Hillary, and how it was “emotionally draining” to relive the Monica Lewinsky scandal for the new docuseries.

She also shared that she hopes her willingness to address difficult times in her own life will encourage others to be more supportive of people who have to make tough decisions that are best for themselves and revealed that she twice turned down former President Barack Obama’s offer of the position of Secretary of State.

Of Trump’s impeachment acquittal she said: “I wasn’t surprised because it’s hard to get 67 votes to convict and remove somebody. I was still disappointed that not more of the Republicans were willing to take the stand that Mitt Romney took.” She added that Romney’s speech was “extraordinary.” Throughout the speech, Romney said that “he felt the weight of history on his shoulders and that he was going to vote to convict on one of the articles of impeachment.”

“The evidence was really clear,” Clinton also said. “There was no doubt by the time it was all presented that actually the president had done what he was accused of. In fact, he admitted he had done what he was accused of. He just didn’t think that anybody would hold him accountable.”

She hopes that all American voters “pay attention and say to themselves, ‘Hey, you know, he has to be held accountable.’ And now the way to do that is with the election.”

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Gus Kenworthy faces instant Twitter backlash for daring to say Republican Senator Mitt Romney is “hot”


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Liza Minnelli on her Oscar & Tony wins

Liza Minnelli is on the cover of Variety magazine’s Oscars issue which makes me happy because, like her mother Judy Garland, Liza is a star for all time.

She talks a bit about her mom in the interview as well as some of her major award wins:

You were 19 when you became the youngest person to win a Tony for your Broadway debut, “Flora the Red Menace.” How did your life change after that?
The best part about winning an award is the night you win it. And then you have to go back to work. I believe that.

How did movies come along?
I read the book “The Sterile Cuckoo,” and I said to my father, “Daddy, if they ever make anything out of this, I want to play the girl Pookie Adams.” Then the director Alan Pakula announced he was making it. My dad knew him really well. He would come over to the house all the time. What I remember is Daddy saying to him, “Liza wants to play Pookie Adams.” I said I’ll audition. And I did.

Take me back to Oscar night. You’re in a yellow Halston dress.
It was like a T-shirt collar to the ground, straight down, and a sweater made of crepe, same as the dress. My father’s favorite color was yellow. I wore that and jewelry that Halston had picked for me for that night. I said to my dad, “Do I look all right?” He said, “You look perfect because you’re not overdressed and you’re not underdressed.”

Did you think you were going to win? The other nominees were Cicely Tyson [“Sounder”], Diana Ross [“Lady Sings the Blues”], Maggie Smith [“Travels With My Aunt”] and Liv Ullmann [“The Emigrants”].
I didn’t think I was going to win. I hadn’t planned [an acceptance speech]. If you plan something and then it doesn’t happen, then you’re disappointed. I asked my dad, “What should I say if I win?” And he said, “You’ll know what to say.” I said, “OK,” and off we went. When [Gene Hackman, who was presenting with Raquel Welch] said my name, my father screamed and he gave me tinnitus. I had tinnitus because of the way my father screamed at the Oscars, honestly.

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Cher Breaks Down 22 Looks From 1965 to Now


Every outfit tells a story, but especially after Cher has worn it. No celebrity has had as many headline-making looks or groundbreaking fashion moments as the Hollywood legend, who even today continues to innovate. The icon, looking smashing at 73, breaks down 22 of her looks for Vogue in this video. It was released in November but I just discovered it!

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Morning Round-Up: TJ Callan; Bayard Rustin; Pete Buttigieg; Jameela Jamil; Ross Mathews

Gay football player TJ Callan felt driven from University of Miami Hurricanes by anti-gay taunts Outsports

Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders separated by razor-thin margin with Iowa count nearly done Politico

Jameela Jamil comes out on Twitter Queerty

Civil Rights icon Bayard Rustin Finally Pardoned by California for Consensual Sex Arrest Advocate

Ross Mathews Remembers the Time Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc Were Mean Girls to Him on the Red Carpet The WOW Report

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Thursday Morning Man: Chris Wood!



Chris Wood is on tonight’s episode of The CW’s Legacies in which he reprises his Vampire Diaries role of Kai Parker.

“This role has always been so rewarding for me because Kai’s so eccentric and out there that, in playing him, I kind of have no rules,” he tells EW.com.

I first became aware of Chris six years ago when he played the part of Adam Weaver on The Carrie Diaries. His character became romantically involved with the young Carrie Bradshaw.

At that time, Chris had also appeared in an episode of Girls, done an episode of Major Crimes and had a role in the TV movie Browsers.

After The Carrie Diaries, he went on to appear as a regular on The Vampire Diaries, starred in the 2016 CW television series Containment in the leading role of Atlanta police officer Jake Riley. From 2016 to 2018, he played Mon-El on the CW superhero series Supergirl.

Here is something else: Chris is an active ambassador for Mental Health America and often advocates ending the stigma surrounding mental illness, following his father’s death from an untreated condition.



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Movie icon Kirk Douglas has died at age 103

Movie icon Kirk Douglas died today at the age of 103.

His son, Michael Douglas, said in a statement: “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103. To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard of us all to aspire to. But to me and my brothers, Joel and Peter, he was simply dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband. Kirk’s life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet. Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true. Dad- I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son.”

He was the star of such Hollywood classics as Spartacus, Lust for Life, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Paths of Glory, Champion, The Bad and the Beautiful and Young Man With a Horn.

A three-time Oscar nominee and recipient of an honorary Academy Award, Douglas was an amazing example of longevity as is his Oscar-winning son, Michael. The two starred in 2003′s It Runs in the Family, the first and only film in which they appeared together.

Here is what Kirk once said about surviving life in showbiz: “You must know how to function and how to maintain yourself, and you must have a love of what you do. But an actor also needs great good luck. I have had that luck. … It takes a lot out of you to work in this business. Many people fall by the wayside because they don’t have the energy to sustain their talent.”

Kirk Douglas had that energy in spades.

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History, and his grandkids, will look back kindly at Mitt Romney for voting to convict Donald Trump

Have not posted much about the impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate because it has profoundly upset me as an American to see so many lawmakers willing to give someone so clearly unfit for office a pass.

But one Republican, Sen. Mitt Romney, is not.

In a dramatic speech just two hours before the Senate was to take final votes on the articles of impeachment, Romney said in part:

“As a senator juror, I swore an oath before God to exercise impartial justice. I am profoundly religious. My faith is at the heart of who I am. I take an oath before God as enormously consequential. I knew from the outset that being tasked with judging the president, the leader of my own party, would be the most difficult decision I have ever faced. I was not wrong.”

“Accordingly, the president is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust. What he did was not perfect. No, it was a flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security, and our fundamental values. Corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one’s oath of office that I can imagine.”

“You see, I support a great deal of what the president has done. I voted with him 80% of the time, but my promise before god to apply impartial justice required that I put my personal feelings and political biases aside. Were I to ignore the evidence that has has been presented and disregard what I believe my oath and the Constitution demands of me for the sake of a partisan end, it would, I fear, expose my character to history’s rebuke and the censure of my own conscience.”

“Does anyone seriously believe that I would consent to these consequences other than from an inescapable conviction that my oath before God demanded it?”

“I acknowledge that my verdict will not remove the president from office. The results of this senate court will, in fact, be appealed to a higher court, the judgment the American people. My vote will likely be in the minority in the senate, but irrespective of these things, with my vote, I will tell my children and their children that I did my duty to the best of my ability believing that my country expected it of me. I will only be one name among many, no more, no less, to future generations of Americans who look at the record of this trial. They will note merely that I was among the senators who determined that what the president did was wrong, grievously wrong.”

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Today’s Talk Show Round-Up: Andy Cohen w/Jenny McCarthy; Sharon Osbourne; Fortune Feimster


Andy Cohen talks to Jenny McCarthy about eliminating Housewives, his Instagram Live with Tamra Judge, how reunions helped Porsha, and hurt Phaedra, and parallels of The Housewives and The View,” and the role that social media plays in returning cast members.

Tuesday on “The Talk” Sharon Osbourne reacts to Shannen Doherty announcing her breast cancer has returned. An emotional Osbourne says, “It’s so sad. She is a wonderfully brave young woman. And the fight that this woman has had over a number of years, it’s immeasurable. I mean, the pain that this woman has gone through. And she is so dignified, so positive, so strong. And just breaks you up to hear that she is going through this again in her life, after the last struggle that she had. I send her positive vibes and love, love, love. And everybody, send this woman good vibes only and pray for her, because you know what, she’s worth a good prayer. She’s one hell of a woman.” She adds, “I’ve just always had a soft spot for her, from the first time I met her.”

Fortune Feimster opens up to Kelly Clarkson about her coming out story and the sweet but unexpected reaction her mom had when she told her she was gay. Plus, Fortune tells Kelly all about her days as a debutante and how her mom made her pretend they were rich.

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Someone has put together a video entirely devoted to tennis star Dominic Thiem’s “thick booty”

Dominic Thiem is the world’s fourth-ranked tennis player and a three-time grand slam finalist.

And yet, some people insist on objectifying him.

Thank God!

I’ve been mad about this gorgeous Austrian for a few years now and enjoyed watching him move his way up the ranks and score multiple wins over Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

His next step is doing it in the finals of one of the sport’s four grand slam tournaments.

In the meantime, we can enjoy his beautiful game, his handsome face, his occasionally frosted hair, and well, that “thick booty.”

Enjoy!

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Morning Round-Up: Ryan Russell; Dan Levy; Jerry Herman; Calvin Harris; Nancy Pelosi; Madonna

The Reinvention of Football Player Ryan Russell Advocate

Dan Levy on His “Badass” Gay Billboard for “Schitt’s Creek” NewNowNext

Watch Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley & More Tribute Jerry Herman! Broadway World

Superstar DJ Calvin Harris Throws The Internet A Bone Instinct

Nancy Pelosi on Ripping Trump’s SOTU Speech: ‘It was the Courteous Thing to Do Considering the Alternatives’ Towleroad

Madonna Offers Her NYC Apartment to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: ‘Don’t Run Off to Canada’ People

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About Last Night: Greg is in Hollywood for party celebrating NBC’s “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

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Forgot our troubles and got happy at tonight’s fun and very crowded party celebrating @zoeysplaylist at @darrencriss piano bar @trampstampgrannys in Hollywood. Cast members at party included Jane Levy, Lauren Graham, @skylarastin @petergallagher @michaelthomasgrant @kapilsharma. @nbc #zoeysextraordinaryplaylist #nbc

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Wednesday Morning Man: Francesc Gascó!

He’s Spanish, he’s a paleontologist and an athlete, and he’s hunky as all heck.

He’s Francesc Gascó and I hereby nominate him for the hairy chest hall of fame!

He is also an actor known for Foam Party! (2017), Dulces pesadillas (2015) and Ultimate Beastmaster (2017).

Thankfully, Francesc doesn’t seem to be fond of wearing a shirt!



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Political Round-Up: Pete Buttigieg Edition

Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders leading in partial Iowa caucus results LA Times

Pete Buttigieg again claims victory after partial Iowa results show him leading The Hill

Buttigieg hasn’t won yet — but he’s crushing the spin game Politico

Iowa Buttigieg Voter Demands Ballot Back After Learning He’s Gay Advocate

Buttigieg gets choked up after early Iowa results show him with slight lead Politico

Buttigieg calls husband ‘the future first gentleman of the United States’ NBC News

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Billy Porter delivers the LGBTQ State of the Union


Logo TV has Billy Porter deliver the LGBTQ State of the Union, reflecting on the past year and looking to the year ahead for the LGBTQ+ community. I haven’t had a chance to watch it myself but wanted to quickly post it in. case you were skipping the real State of the Union tonight and wanted another option.

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