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Lunch Break Video: Trailer for “The Perfect Family” starring Kathleen Turner as overbearing mom missed this movie when it screened at Outfest last summer and after watching the trailer, cannot wait to see it!

It’s The Perfect Family and it stars Kathleen Turner as a woman nominated by her church for Catholic of the Year.  Problem is, her family just won’t cooperate. Her daughter (Emily Deschanel), instead of marrying a nice guy like mom wants her to, comes out as a lesbian! Then her son (Jason Ritter) leaves his wife and begins a relationship with a manicurist!

This looks like Turner’s most delicious film role since Serial Mom and as an added bonus, we get Thorn Birds star Richard Chamberlain back in a priest robe!

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Snapped! Neil Patrick Harris in Las Vegas!

A dashing Neil Patrick Harris was among the stars who were on hand this week for the grand opening of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. NPH was the host of a show that included such stars as Jennifer Hudson, Willie Nelson, Carole King, Emmylou Harris and Cheyenne Jackson.

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Donald Trump Jr. differs from his dad on gay marriage: “‘I’m totally for it – It’s never been an issue for me”

It’s nice to know that Donald Trump Jr. is a gay marriage ally.

His father infuriated many in the gay and lesbian community last year when, during his brief flirtation with running for the GOP presidential nomination, the three-times married Donald Trump said he was against gay marriage.

The younger Trump, who appears with his father on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, believes his father merely took the position out of political necessity.

‘I think part of it, and perhaps the shame of being a conservative, is you almost have to have those kind of stances to win any kind of primary,’ the younger Trump said in an interview with The Six Pack. ‘And then you have to sell out and become a moderate in the middle just like you have to do if you’re on the liberal side of the political spectrum.’

The son is much more clear on where he stands on gay marriage: ‘I’m totally for it. One of my best friends growing up was gay. It’s never been an issue for me.’

To read about why Trump Jr. once wished all the guys in college were gay, see my article over at Gay Star News.

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Thursday Morning Man: Dan Ewing! is 26-year-old Australian actor Dan Ewing and I’m so glad he has made it onto my radar.

What. A. Cutie.

Dan is best known for his two stints on the Aussie soap Home and Away. He played the role of Ruben Humphries when he was on the show back in 2005. Then last year, he returned in the much bigger role of Heath Braxton.

His return to Home and Away came around the same time as Dan’s participation in the Aussie version of Dancing With the Stars. He was partnered with Luda Kroiter and both were eliminated in week five. Ewing danced in support of the St Vincent de Paul Society, where his mother works.

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Rosie talks to Suzanne Somers about when she got fired from “Three’s Company” in salary dispute I catch a late-night rerun of Three’s Company on TV Land, I’m always so glad to see Jack, Chrissy and Janet doing their memorable brand of slapstick comedy.

Now that was a memorable trio.

Sadly, we only got four full seasons of them because by the fifth, Chrissy had been sent to visit her mother and appeared via phone call – Suzanne Somers’ punishment for demanding to be paid more money.

The show continued for three more years and was okay, but it never had the same magic.

Somers couldn’t get a TV job for several years but ended up back on ABC for a seven year run in the sitcom Step By Step.

She talks with Rosie O’Donnell about the firing and about how Johnny Carson helped her get her start in showbiz.

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Jeff Lewis debuts on Bravo’s “Interior Therapy” tonight; Find out how camera impact life with his boyfriend you are a fan of the Bravo series Flipping Out starring Jeff Lewis, then you will definitely want to check out his new series, Interior Therapy, which debuts tonight.

Everyone’s favorite obsessive-compulsive house-flipper is now moving in with his clients. He and business partner Jenni Pulos move into someone else’s home and Jeff does what he does best — he judges their flaws and redesigns their space.

During a conference call with reporters last week, I asked Jeff how the cameras have impacted his relationship with his boyfriend, Gage Edward, who also appears on the show:

“Well I think – you know, I think what the cameras do is obviously it puts a magnifying glass on your life and your relationship, and I think that we started off with a very, very strong foundation,” Jeff said.  “Gage and I dated for at least a year, year and a half before we even brought him on camera. So we always – we had a very kind of strong relationship before we entered this.”

“That said, it has brought a lot of stress because you know Gage wasn’t always depicted favorably last season of Flipping Out, and that was really hard on him because he really is a really good, nice person. He does have my back. He is very, very professional in a sense of he’s protecting my business. And when we had to let go of a few people last season, you know it wasn’t that it was – it wasn’t ultimately Gage’s decision; it was mine. But he did present the information, and as a result he took the heat for that.”

Jeff added: “We got a lot of very, very upsetting, nasty blogs, reviews, emails, and that was hard on him. For somebody who’s been you know under the radar for so long.”

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Busy “Glee” star Darren Criss offered “The X Factor” hosting job and very wisely turns it down X Factor seems increasingly desperate if you ask me.

The Fox show, produced by Simon Cowell, is intent on landing some big names in order to have the kind of ratings enjoyed by NBC’s The Voice as well as American Idol.

Janet Jackson reportedly turned them down to be a judge and there are apparently talks with Britney Spears.

I think they should’ve just kept Paula Adbul!

Now E!Online reports that Glee star Darren Criss was offered the job of host to replace Steve Jones.

Of course it would make absolutely no sense for Criss to take on a hosting job at this point in his thriving career which not only includes Glee, but also a recent stint in Broadway and a new movie with Kristin Wiig.

Anyway, we’ll see what big names they snag for judges and host and see if that helps.

Maybe getting rid of Simon is the answer!


Daytime Soap Clip: Will’s dad returns to Salem and reunites with his son on “Days of Our Lives”

Whoops! I’m behind on my Days of Our Lives clips!

Posted about things to come earlier this morning unaware that some of those scenes had already happened!

So, here they are folks!

We see Will reunite with his dad and he tells his son he is worried about him.

“I’m your dad and I want you to know what you can tell me anything,” he says to Will.

But Will is clearly not going open up about his kissing a guy and his dealing with being gay.

Instead, they end up talking about Will working for EJ and wants him to quit – immediately. Will tells his dad that EJ is blackmailing him because he knows Will shot him.

Great soapy stuff!!!

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Lunch Break Video: A perfect match: Adele’s music and scenes from “Brokeback Mountain”

I’m pretty much destroyed after watching this.

A YouTube user by the name of Gomnitus has created an amazing video montage of scenes from Brokeback Mountain with Adele’s ballad Someone Like You.

It’s such a perfect fit.

And just seeing those scenes takes you back to how very good Jake Gyllenhaal was in the film and how absolutely brilliant Heath Ledger was. It was the performance of Ledger’s far too-short career.

I have a feeling I’m going to be watching the movie in its entirety again in the coming days.

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Sonny resurfaces this week on “Days of Our Lives”

We haven’t seen as much of our Will Horton lately as we would like on Days of Our Lives and even less of Salem’s other gay, Sonny Kiriakis.

But according to the Langford on Soaps column over at, we get to see both at this week’s grand opening of Sonny’s coffee house, Common Grounds. All of Salem shows up for the big event.

Meanwhile, Will has a reunion with his father Lucas who wants to talk to Will about what has been going on in his life. Avoiding any discussion of his sexuality, Will turns the conversation to his working for EJ. Lucas is stunned to learn that EJ has been blackmailing Will because he knows that Will shot him all those years ago. Lucas confronts EJ and demands he stop blackmailing his son.

Surprisingly, EJ offers to free Will from is obligation, but Will declares he likes working for EJ and wants to keep his gig. Lucas is horrified by Will’s decision and vows to get his son out from under EJ’s evil influence.

I’ll post the video as soon as it becomes available!

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Wednesday Morning Man: Justin Deeley!

Since Trevor Donovan’s gay character of Teddy has been absent for much of the season, I have had no use for 90210.
That’s why I wasn’t aware of Justin Deeley who joined the cast at the start of the current fourth season as Austin.
The 26-year-old actor is from Louisville, Kentucky, and had major success as a model before he began to land television roles.
He had appeared on an episode of 90210 as a stripper before he landed the role as Austin. Deeley has three movies in the can: The Wicked, Thriftstore Cowboy and The Last Day on Earth.

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Video: Joan Rivers tells Jane Lynch about why she hates all politicians these days

I only got to see the first 15 minutes or so of Joan Rivers‘ appearance last night on Piers Morgan Tonight because a friend picked me up for dinner just as it was getting good.

Oh well, dinner was good too.

But here is a portion that I did get to see. Joan tells guest host Jane Lynch about why she hates all politicians right now – especially the men who want to tell women anything about contraception.

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“The X-Files” star Gillian Anderson gets candid about lesbian relationships she has had in the past

The publicity folks at OUT and The Advocate will often send me a heads-up about big interviews they have just published in their magazine or on their website.

When I saw one earlier today on Gillian Anderson I just scrolled right by thinking I didn’t have much use for it. But then I went back to it and read it.


She talks about relationships she had in high school, including one with a woman!

“I was in a relationship with a girl for a long time when I was in high school, and then I was in a relationship with a punk rock drug addict…Yeah, yeah, well it’s… You know, I’m old enough that I can talk about that. And then I was in a relationship with somebody who was way, way older than me.”

Of her decision to discuss this publicly for the first time Anderson said: ‘Yeah, yeah, well it’s… You know, I’m old enough that I can talk about that.’

On being bisexual: ‘If I had thought I was 100% gay, would it have been a different experience for me? Would it have been a bigger deal if shame had been attached to it and all those things that become huge life-altering issues for youngsters in that situation? It’s possible that my attitude around it came, on some level, from knowing that I still liked boys.’

The article is very good. Click HERE to read in its entirety.

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Ricky Martin: The Advocate interview

Ricky Martin is on the cover of the latest issue of The Advocate and gives a wonderful interview to the magazine’s Jeremy Kinser.

Here are some excerpts:

On fame: “You have to be careful. It’s not easy to deal with fame. I’m very lucky to be surrounded by amazing people who are raw and honest, who will say I’m wrong, and who will also congratulate me.”

On his memoir: “When I released the book, the people I met doing the in-store signings were like, ‘Please allow me to give you a hug. You have no idea what you’ve done for me.’ I had no idea it was going to be like that,” he says. “When I started writing this book I just wanted to let go of a lot of things I was holding within.”

On his role in Broadway’s Evita: “I get to feel many things. I can go from anger to love to uncertainty within 30 minutes of the show. That’s amazing because that’s what my life has been about for the last three years—feeling. Not sabotaging any kind of emotions. Letting everything just come through me and verbalize it. It’s a very spiritual exercise that I’ll do every night.”

On his twin sons: “Every decision I make and everything I do is based on their needs. I don’t want to sound cliché, but they teach me new things every day.”

On boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abella: “I think he’s so sexy. He’s very smart. That is such a turn-on,” Martin laughs. “He leaves the house every day in a suit and tie and that is so sexy. It’s two different worlds—his and mine. I know as much about his world as he knows about my world, which makes it really cool.”

Click HERE to read the entire article.

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Barbra Streisand’s “Gypsy” is going to happen! don’t know about you, but I was getting a little nervous that perhaps we’d never see Barbra Streisand in a big-screen musical again.

But the much-talked about big-screen version of Gypsy is indeed moving forward.

The Wrap reports today:  Julian Fellowes, the Academy Award-winning writer of Gosford Park and Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning writer of Downton Abbey doing the adaptation for Universal, the studio confirmed Tuesday. Streisand is producing with Joel Silver. No director has been announced.

In her first starring movie role since 1996′s The Mirror Has Two Faces, Steisand will play the overbrearing stage mother Mama Rose. The star of such musicals as Funny Girl, Hello Dolly!, A Star is Born and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever last appeared in a big screen musical in 1983′s Yentl which she also directed.

Mama Rose was played in the original 1962 film by Rosalind Russell and in a 1993 television version by Bette Midler. The role has, of course, been one of the great showcases for a number of actresses on Broadway starting with Ethel Merman who originated it. Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly and Patti LuPone won Tony Awards for their respective revivals of the show while Bernadette Peters was nominated for one.

The play and movie is based on the memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee, a burlesque dancer, and the relationship with her mother, Rose, who has since become the prototype of a “stage mom” in pop culture.

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Meryl Streep’s amazing tribute to Hillary Clinton, this is wonderful.

Three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep was the ideal choice to give a moving, informative and sometimes very funny speech paying tribute to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s third annual Women in the World Summit this weekend at Lincoln Center.

If you have time, I encourage you to watch the whole thing – it’s a real gem.

And at the end, there’s a fun moment where Meryl brings out the Oscar she won recently for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady and says: “This is what you get when you play a world leader.”

There is wild applause.

Then she says as she points to Clinton as she walks onto the stage: “But if you want the real world leader, THIS is what you get.”

Both such remarkable women.

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Tuesday Morning Men: Guys of Indian Wells Pt. 2!

As promised, here are three more of the hunky tennis players I encountered during my weekend at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

1) Olivier Rochus. He’s been ranked as high as #29 in the world but this Belgian hunk is currently at #48.

He won the 2004 French Open in doubles and has recorded several wins over far higher-ranked players including Novak Djokovic.

I could have sat and watched him practice all day but there were other men to stalk watch!

2) French star  Richard Gasquet drew a nice crowd of spectators as he practiced. He’s much more attractive than I realized so I very much enjoyed watching him work on his forehands, backhands and return of serve.

The 25-year-old is currently ranked #16 but has climbed as high as #7 and made it to the semifinals of Wimbledon in 2007.

3) Juan Martin del Potro is the 2010 US Open champion who has come back from nearly a year off the tour to return to the top 10.

The Argentinian hunk is just 23 and capable of beating anybody in the world.

Mark Deklin talks about his role as a closeted gay man with an understanding wife on ABC’s new “GCB”

So what do you all think of ABC’s new show GCB?

I think it has loads of potential but am hoping it gets more of a heart real soon otherwise it will remain a cartoon and we will all get sick of it.

I mean, I can just watch an episode of the horribly toxic and awful Real Housewives of Orange County if I want to watch a bunch of Mean Girls!

But I will watch the show forever as long as it has Annie Potts on it!

Oh, and Mark Deklin too!

Mark plays Blake Riley, one-half of a Down Low marriage to Cricket.

On last night’s episode, it became clear that this is an arrangement between Blake and Cricket and there are no problems as long as both put their family first. This meant Blake had to blow off an third-anniversary celebration with his boyfriend in order to make it to his daughter’s cheerleading performance.

Deklin talked to’s Jim Halterman about his role which often requires him to be shirtless and about the scrutiny his character will be under by gays and straights alike.

“It’s going to be interesting because I think, obviously, there’s going to be homophobic people who say ‘I don’t like that guy because he’s gay,’” Deklin said. “Unfortunately, inevitably, that happens. There will also be gay people who say ‘I don’t like that guy because he’s in the closet.’ So it will be interesting to see if people want to put aside judgements and just get to know this guy or not. Blake, at the end of the day, he’s one of the nicest and most trustworthy people in Dallas. He’s truly a good guy coming from the heart, and he’s a human being. I’d like to think that people will come to like Blake as they come to know him, but only time will tell if that’s going to happen.” keeping in shape for shirtless scenes: “This is insanity. When I was in my 20s, it was a different story. I could go out the night before and party and eat pizza, wake up the next day hung over and say ‘Oh you want me to take my shirt off? Okay.’ But I gotta tell you, when you hit your 40s, things change. I said to the producers very early on ‘you have to give me a heads up when I’m going to be shirtless. Give me a few days or a week heads up.’ So the answer to the question is, yes, the way I eat shifts a bit. I go full-on Atkins when I know I have a shirtless scene coming up. Of course, I pump up my workouts…my workout generally is an overall full body but when I know I’m going to have my shirt off I just neglect the legs and it’s all about chest and abs and shoulders. You know the deal. I could say I like to walk around camera ready with my shirt off, but that’s such a lie!”

On scrutiny from gay fans: “Believe me, I am well aware of all that! All the time I’m thinking potentially when it comes to physicality I am facing the harshest critics out there, so I am well aware of this and I am doing my best to make my gay boys proud!”

Read the entire interview at

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Lunch Break Video: You absolutely must see George Takei’s hilarious happy dance! why is George Takei so darn happy that he’s breaking into a happy dance?

No, it’s not because he got ‘fired’ from Celebrity Apprentice and won’t have to look at the dead animal atop Donald Trump’s head anymore.

He’s dancing because $158,322 has been raised for the Broadway bound musical Allegiance which is about the internment of Japanese American during WWII.

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My interview with Christian Borle of “Smash”

Christian Borle brought along a lot of first-hand experience when he was cast as composer Tom Levitt on NBC’s Smash, a television show about the making of a Broadway musical.

Borle, 38, was nominated for a Tony Award for Legally Blonde and has  appeared in the Broadway musicals Mary Poppins, Spamalot and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

‘This is my first TV experience and I’m excited and I’m very happy,’ the actor says. ‘We are lucky.’

While he is straight in real life, Borle has had no problem playing a gay character on Smash which airs on Monday nights on NBC and has benefited greatly from a time slot that follows the ratings hit The Voice.

‘Coming from the theater, all my best friends are gay,’ Borle says. ‘It was important for me to know what [writers] wanted to do and how was this going to be different from what we’ve already seen.’

In last week’s episode of the show, Tom had a few dates with a lawyer and the pair ended up in bed together – something that just over 20 years ago caused ABC’s Thirtysomething to lose advertisers.

The two men were seen lying in bed together talking after the fact – admitting to each other that the sex was lousy – but were not actually seen kissing passionately as the show’s heterosexual characters often are.

‘We find ourselves on network television and I think just because where we are as a country, there’s a certain levels that they don’t want to go to,’ Borle says. ‘We see some straight sex in the first couple of episodes and we don’t see some gay sex in the first couple of episodes. I would push for showing the actual balance of that but we’ll see what America’s ready for.’

To read the rest of the story, go over to Gay Star News.

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