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Emmys 2017: Lily Tomlin, Billy Eichner, Laverne Cox, RuPaul, Denis O’Hare, Wanda Sykes, BD Wong get nods

Glad to see so much LGBT representation in today’s Emmy nominations!

Love, love, love that Billy on the Street got its first nomination in the category of Best Variety Sketch Series. Yay for Billy Eichner and company.

RuPaul, coming off his first nomination and win last year, is nominated once again for Reality Show host and RuPaul’s Drag Race will compete again for Best Reality Show.

Will the show final get its first win? It certainly has the momentum.

Among those competing against RuPaul as host are former winners Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn for Project Runway.

The great Lily Tomlin is once again for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Grace & Frankie (Jane Fonda is nominated too!).

Tituss Burgess is also a repeat nominee for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Also nominated for Westworld is bisexual actress Rachel Evan Wood in the category of Best Actress in a Drama Series.

As usual, the Guest Actor and Guest Actress categories are filled with familiar names.

This year they include Wanda Sykes (Black-ish), Denis O’Hare (This Is Us), B.D. Wong (Mr. Robot), Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black).

You can see a full list of nominees HERE.


WATCH: Andy Cohen on Eileen Davidson’s ‘RHOBH’ exit & vacationing with the Coopers

Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen chats with Access Hollywood’s Scott Evans about his two-week vacation in Tahiti with Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk, Allison Williams and Anderson Cooper. He also discusses Eileen Davidson’s RHOBH exit.

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Celeb Instagram: Steve Grand & Brian Sims in P-Town! Sean Hayes neighborly; Colton Haynes thankful; Brian Justin Crum’s haircut

So awesome running into PA state Rep. @briansimspa yesterday while promoting my shows in #Ptown! Quite pleasantly surprised he remembered me from the first time me we met a few years back at an HRC event. This man is doing important work and is a powerful voice for the LGBT community, as well as other marginalized communities. What an inspiration to myself and so many! Keep it up, Sir! And do come see my show tonight! I'm holding ya to it ;p I play at the Provincetown Art House Theatre every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7 pm – through Aug 31st! Get your tickets here: Full tour schedule here: Booking inquiries? Contact: #BrianSims #BearWeek #Ptown

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Just being neighborly. @nbcwillandgrace

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Let the sunshine in! Thank y'all for all the incredible birthday messages! I've cried 50 times already today :) Happy tears :) @jeffleatham

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Fresh faded by the hair wizard @no_class_in_first_class

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Singing doctor who vowed judges on ‘America’s Got Talent’ killed in car accident – see his audition

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Venus Williams makes Wimbledon final at age 37!

Winning clearly never gets old for Venus Williams.

The 37-year-old American ended the hopes of Britain’s Johanna Konta in the women’s semifinals with a 6-4, 6-2 win on Centre Court on Thursday. Williams will be seeking a sixth Wimbledon singles title Saturday against Garbine Muguruza, who advanced to the final at the All England Club by beating Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1, 6-1.

If Venus wins Saturday, she would be the oldest women’s Grand Slam champion in the Open era (since 1968). She’s the oldest women’s finalist in any Grand Slam since Martina Navratilova reached the Wimbledon final in 1994.

“I’ve played in a lot of finals here,” Venus said in her televised interview after the match. “It’s been a blessing. I couldn’t have asked for more, but I’ll ask for a little more. One more win would be amazing.

“It won’t be a given, but I’m going to give it my all.”


Wishing Colton Haynes a happy 29th birthday!

Colton Haynes turns 29 today and how wonderful that he does so with nothing to hide. I’m always rooting for this actor who came to fame on Teen Wolf then Arrow and had to struggle with severe anxiety along the way because he was closeted. I very much appreciate how open he’s been about it all since coming out last year. Happy birthday Colton!

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Thursday Morning Man: Evan Antin!

He’s been described as America’s sexiest vet and, well, that sounds about right to me. This guy is all kinds of sexy. He’s Evan Antin, an animal expert and exotic animal veterinarian at Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital in Thousand Oaks, California. He’s got 1 million followers on Instagram – including me. “I love fitness and weightlifting,’ he tells ‘I was a personal trainer for a year before vet school. That’s when I knew I wanted to be a vet.’

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Roger Federer advances to 12th Wimbledon semifinal – is now just two matches away from 8th title

Roger Federer bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title remains alive as he moved into the semifinals earlier today with a 6-4 6-2 7-6 (7-4) win against Milos Raonic.

Federer, 35, made short work of beating last year’s runner-up and will now play Tomas Berdych in Friday’s semi-final after Novak Djokovic retired with an injury.

With Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal also out, Federer is the only former champion still in the draw and is a huge favorite to take the title.

American Sam Querrey will play Croatia’s Marin Cilic in the other semi-final.

Here’s what Boris Becker, a three-time Wimbledon champion, had to say about Federer’s play:

A masterclass. I can’t believe he is playing at that level at the age of 35. Everybody thought that last year was the last chance for him, then he had a knee injury and took six months off.

Fast forward and he is the dominant player, not only at Wimbledon but throughout the year. It is remarkable, I don’t know how he does it.

He is one of a kind. He needs very little effort to win his service games, he uses all six spots where you can hit the serve, he gives very few chances away.

He is the clear favorite now.


Neil Patrick Harris schools an ignorant James Woods

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Late Night Round-Up: Aiken exposes Trump; Theron loved playing bi; Gay marriage in Malta and more!

Clay Aiken says Trump didn’t make the decisions to fire people on Celebrity Apprentice Gay Star News

Charlize Theron Reveals Why She ‘Just Loved’ Playing Bisexual On The Big Screen HuffPost

Malta Approves Marriage Equality, is 15th EU Nation to Do So Towleroad

Jeff Sessions Gives Closed-Door Speech to Anti-LGBT Group Advocate

Star Australian cricketer Elyse Villani comes out as gay Outsports

Ariana Grande Receives Honorary Citizenship from Manchester Out

Celeb Instagram: Margaret Cho! Max Emerson! Ian McKellen & Maggie Smith! Chris Colfer!

@papermagazine shot you Albert Sanchez, link in my story!

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Chillin with my #Merman @andrescamilo___ . @lucasmurnaghan

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When Sir @ianmckellen and Dame Maggie Smith watch #tennis like the rest of us. #ATP #Wimbledon #jawdropper #Querrey #Murray @gettyimages

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Good morning! Stopping by the @todayshow then on my way to Clinton, CT for another #TLOS6 event How are you?

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Ageless Cheryl Ladd is 66 today!

Believe it or not, Cheryl Ladd turns 66 today. The Charlie’s Angels alum is still a busy working actress with roles in the feature film Unforgettable as Katherine Heigl’s scary mother and playing opposite John Travolta in American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson.

I watched every single episode of Charlie’s Angels when I was a kid and when Farrah Fawcett left, I thought it would go off the air because she was such a phenomenon.

But no.

Cheryl was brought on and was so appealing, so funny, so pretty, that I liked the show just as much if not more.

And then there was her song Think It Over. I bought the 45 single at the JC Penney and played it over and over and over. The first video is of Cheryl performing the song which, I am kind of surprised to discover, I still know pretty much by heart!

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Happy 42nd birthday to Cheyenne Jackson!

I snapped some photos of Cheyenne Jackson last night at Outfest where he appeared with the cast of Hello Again. I did not realize it would be his birthday in just a few hours. The birthday comes at such a busy time for the father of young twins who juggles live performances with roles in movies and on television. Happy birthday to this very busy talent!

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Wednesday Morning Man: Lauri Tilkanen!

At Outfest last night, I saw the movie Tom of Finland and was surprised at how much I liked it. One of the reasons is because Lauri Tilkanen has a major role – a gay role. graduated from the Theatre Academy of Helsinki in 2012. He made his feature lead debut in The Good Son directed by Zaida Bergroth in 2009, while he was still in acting school. Since then he has already become one of the foremost actors in Finland for his several roles in theatre, television and film.

Some of Lauri’s latest work includes the TV-series Tellus, the hospital series Syke and the crime drama Koukussa.

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Billie Jean King weighs in on Margaret Court’s anti-LGBT views: ‘She’s been hurtful to our community’

The great Billie Jean King – true a hero and a visionary – was asked last month about her former rival Margaret Court’s anti-gay and anti-trans comments.

There have been calls from many – including former numbers ones Martina Navratilova and Lindsay Davenport – to have the name of Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open changed because of Court’s bigoted comments.

King finds Court’s comments ‘hurtful’ but is not in favor of stripping her name from the arena.

“I still want her to have her name on the court at this point, but I’m disappointed,” said King, 73, a contemporary of Court, 74. “Because of her tennis, she deserves it . . . I’ve stood up for her before. So I separate those things.

“I think it’s really important to always have acts of kindness, love over hate, than to make judgments on others. Do I agree with her? Absolutely not. I’m gay and I think she’s been hurtful to our community and doesn’t really understand us as humans first.”

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Snapped! Jan-Michael Gambill hits BOA Steakhouse after returning from Wimbledon!

Nice to be home for a bit made it just in time @architec__ . #IX 7-11

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Sequel to ‘The L Word’ is in the works!

I know there are going to be so many fans deliriously happy about this.

Over the years I have heard from so many fans of The L Word who have never lost hope the show would somehow be revived.

Well, looks like it’s happening.

Showtime is developing a sequel to the drama which revolved around a group of lesbians in West Hollywood and their friends, family and lovers.

Deadline Hollywood reports that three of the original series’ lead cast members, Jennifer Beals, who played Bette, Kate Moennig (Shane) and Leisha Hailey (Alice), are expected to come on as executive producers on the sequel and, if the project moves forward, they would appear on the series, with their characters serving as a bridge between the original and the new show.

The original series premiered in 2004 and ran for six seasons.

It was created by Ilene Chaiken who will serve as an executive producer on the sequel but won’t have hands-on involvement as she serves as executive producer/showrunner on Fox’s Empire.

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Celeb Instagram: Adam Lambert! Brad Goreski! Charlie Carver & Colton Haynes! Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent! Chris Colfer!

#queenadamlambert @officialqueenmusic

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I see London, I see France! Super excited to be on the cover of @adonmagazine issue no. 26 by @caitlinmstudio! @benjaminthigpen @jessica_o_ Jacket and shirt @louisvuitton Underwear @calvinklein

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just @coltonlhaynes and me getting primped for that dewy final season @mtv @teenwolf lewk #BTS #teenwolf

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On-the-go at #NYFWM @cfda @nateberkus

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Thanks for celebrating #TLOS6 with me @livekellyandryan!

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Morning Round-Up: Nico Tortorella’s family; Tom Boswoth’s world record; Nelsan Ellis’ addiction

What Nico Tortorella; What a Queer Family Looks Like Advocate

Gay Olympian Tom Bosworth Sets A New World Record NewNowNext

Tyler The Creator has come out on a track on his new album Gay Star News

‘True Blood’ Actor Nelsan Ellis Died in Addiction Battle and Family Wants Public to Know Towleroad

‘Great British Bakeoff’ Star Sue Perkins Opens Up About Her Sexuality HuffPost

110 Photos of London Pride Letting Loose Advocate

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Tuesday Morning Man: Harris Dickinson!

I saw the film Beach Rats at Outfest on Sunday starring this quite stunning young man. Those lips! Those eyes! He’s Harris Dickinson and not only does the camera love his beautiful face and body, he’s also a wonderful actor who was making his film debut. In the film, he plays a closeted young guy in Brooklyn struggling to come to terms with his attraction to other men. “Sexual identity, for sure, is one of the main issues for Frankie,” Dickinson told Variety earlier this year when the film made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival. “More than sexual identity, is just identity as a whole and coming to terms with that and not fully allowing yourself to comprehend that. He doesn’t even want to deal with his sexuality.”

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