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Days of Our Lives: It’s morning after for Sonny & Leo – Adrienne rooting for a love match for her son

This is last Friday’s episode and we get plenty of hot new couple Sonny and Leo> They spent the night together but we don’t see any of it. They showed Will and Paul in bed last week so perhaps you can only show one same-sex couple in bed per week.

Hey, I’m glad the show is at least having some gay romance. It’s the only reason I’m watching again after more than two years away. Then you get caught up in all the other storylines like Gabby’s murder trial and Abigail’s multiple personalities.

The Sonny-Leo scenes are cute – especially when Leo meets Sonny’s parents. Greg Rikaart is a gem and I hope the powers that be find a way to keep him around for a long time.

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WATCH: Randy Rainbow latest musical parody rocks a riff on “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Broadway’s “Hairspray”

Randy Rainbow gets help from a famous Hairspray tune (You Can’t Stop the Beat) for his latest political parody. He calls out President Trump for his Twitter tirades with You Can’t Stop His Tweets!

Randy’s political spoofs are just first-rate – entertaining but also spot on.

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Colton Haynes is returning to “Arrow” cast

Good news for Colton Haynes fans.

The actor is returning to The CW series Arrow as a regular cast member in the role of Roy Harper for the show’s seventh season.

“We’re very fortunate and excited to welcome back Colton to Arrow,” the show’s executive producers said in a statement. “While we’ve always enjoyed Colton’s returns to the show, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him return as a proper series regular — and we’re very excited about all the creative opportunities Roy Harper’s return affords us.”

Haynes said in a statement he “could not be happier to return to my role as Roy Harper alongside my Arrow family.”

H/T: TV Line

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Morning Round-Up: Robert Páez; Kenworthy; Kimmel; Chelsea Handler; Ian McKellen; Abbi Jacobson

Venezuela’s Olympic diver Robert Páez comes out as gay man Outsports

Gus Kenworthy crowd surfed at Miami Beach Pride and it was iconic Pink News

Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes to ‘Those Who Took Offense’ to Gay Joke Towleroad

Chelsea Handler under fire for ‘homophobic’ tweets Gay Star News

Ian McKellen Shows All Sides Of Himself In New Documentary Trailer NewNowNext

‘Broad City’ Star Abbi Jacobson Confirms Bisexuality: ‘I Kind of Go Both Ways’ Towleroad

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Today’s sexy David Muir Instagram shot!

How do you erase this. Swipe. #backtoreality

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Monday Morning Man: John Cena!

Saw the new comedy Blockers last week and all I have to say is John Cena in a total DILF. He plays the over-protective father of a high school girl determined to lose her virginity on prom night. The movie is hilarious and Cena’s buff pro wrestler’s body is fully on display in a few scenes. He first became famous as a WWE wrestler who has won 25 championships, with 16 reigns as a world champion (13 times as WWE Champion and three times as WWE’s World Heavyweight Champion). He began an acting career in feature films in 2006 with his first role being in The Marine. He went on star and appear in other films such as 12 Rounds, Legendary, The Reunion, Trainwreck, Sisters, Daddy’s Home, The Wall, Daddy’s Home 2, Ferdinand and the upcoming Transformers prequel Bumblebee: The Movie.

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Kathy Griffin on her comeback: “I’m the same girl I’ve always been _ just a hardworking, obnoxious, red-haired”

Kathy Griffin has done an interview with the Associated Press. Here are some excerpts:
She will embark on a North American tour this summer, a year after she was widely condemned for posing for a picture in which she gripped a bloodied rendering of Donald Trump’s head.

“I’m the same girl I’ve always been _ just a hardworking, obnoxious, red-haired comedy girl. The whole time I’ve been consistent in just trying to make you laugh,” she says. “Am I shocking sometimes? For sure. Do I go too far? I hope so. That’s my job.”

Griffin insists that while she understands people don’t like the image, it is a form of free speech.
“If there’s one amendment I’m familiar with it’s the First Amendment. I know it back and forth and it’s how I make my living.”
The comedian’s life changed radically last May, when the image came out. Many colleagues, including Anderson Cooper, turned away. But one celebrity reached out, despite not knowing her well – Jim Carrey advised her to find the comedy in the situation.
“It was really meaningful to me that he called,” she says. “Jim’s advice was right on, which is, ‘Lean into this topic and you’ll find the comedy.’ And luckily I found a lot of comedy while hibernating.”

Unable to tour in the United States, Griffin has been overseas, performing in 23 cities in 15 countries. This summer she plans to tour in Mexico, Canada and the United States, including stops in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Chicago and a sold-out gig at Carnegie Hall in New York.
“I’m trying to sort of get people to forgive me and get people to come back to me or give me a chance. And it’s interesting. It’s really like I’m starting all over again.”

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Andy Cohen in LA to shoot ‘Watch What Happens Live’ and greets audience outside Wiltern Theatre

Los Angeles is TURNT!!!! See you live at 11! #WWHL

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‘Queer Eye’ star Karamo Brown presented with Human Right Campaign’s Impact Award by Jussie Smollett

Last night, @JussieSmollett presented @QueerEye’s @KaramoBrown with the HRC Visibility Award at the @hrc_houston gala last night. Thank you #KaramoBrown for living your truth and being a trailblazer for the #LGBTQ community . . . #RISEHOU2018 #LGBT #humanrightscampaign #queereye #equality

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Leaving Texas feeling so blessed to have received the @humanrightscampaign #ImpactAward presented to me by my close friend @jussiesmollett thank you @prideportraits for his photo & @ted_baker_menswear for dressing me. #QueerEye #Empire

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Showtune Sunday: All About ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ from ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Last Sunday, Sara Bareilles soared while performing the power ballad I Don’t Know How to Love Him on NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. Thought it would be fun to post her version alongside some of the other famous versions including those by Helen Reddy and Yvonne Elliman which were both top 40 hits. While Reddy’s was the bigger hit, Elliman performed the song as Mary Magdalene in the original Broadway production and film version. Petula Clark also had a minor hit with the song. I’ve also included a pre-stardom Susan Boyle who decades before her appearing on Britain’s Got Talent performed a lovely version in a local talent show. Enjoy the various versions and let me know which one you like best.

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Morning Man Classic: Bruce Bennett!

American actor Bruce Bennett was an Olympic silver medalist in the shot put who lived to be 100. Born Harold Herman Brix, Bennett played football (tackle) for the University of Washington in the 1926 Rose Bowl and was a track-and-field star. He won the Silver medal for the shot put in the 1928 Olympic Games, won the NCAA title in 1927, and In 1930 he set a world indoor record. He befriended actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr. who arranged a screen test for him at Paramount. Bennett was set to play Tarzan in movies but broke his shoulder making a football movie and was replaced by Johnny Weissmuller. But he did go on to play Tarzan in The New Adventures of Tarzan which was released in 1935. A second feature, Tarzan and the Green Goddess, was released in 1938. He also portrayed Tarzan in the serial Hawk of the Wilderness. His screen career was interrupted by World War II, when he served in the United States Navy.

Bennett appeared in many films in the 1940s and early 1950s, including Sahara (1943) with Humphrey Bogart, Mildred Pierce (1945) with Joan Crawford, Nora Prentiss (1947) with Ann Sheridan, Dark Passage (1947) with Bogart and Lauren Bacall, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) with Bogart and Walter Huston, Mystery Street (1950) with Ricardo Montalban, Sudden Fear (1952) with Joan Crawford and Gloria Grahame and Strategic Air Command (1955) with James Stewart. From the mid-1950s on, Bennett mainly appeared in B-films and was a very successful businessman during the 1960s.

WATCH: Jennifer Lopez dishes on ex-fiancee Ben Affleck’s clothes and on an alleged feud with Mariah Carey

Even though she’s a huge star, there’s just something very real about Jennifer Lopez. You can see it in this segment from Watch What Happens Live in which she doesn’t Plead the Fifth despite being asked about an alleged feud with Mariah Carey, about ex-fiancee Ben Affleck, and being asked whether actors, singers or dancers are better in bed.

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Morning Man Classic: James Garner!

The late, great James Garner, who died in 2014, was born 90 years ago today.

I cannot tell you how many episodes of The Rockford Files I’ve watched with my dad since it is one of his all-time favorite shows along with Matlock and NCIS.

My dad just thought Garner was terrific as private investigator Jim Rockford from 1974-80 and in six TV movies in the mid-90s. He had been a fan since he played the gun-slinging Bret Maverick on TV’s Maverick from 1957-1960 and again in 1981-82.

My favorite Garner performances, however, came in the movies.

Who can forget him opposite Steve McQueen in The Great Escape and I loved him with Doris Day in Move Over Darling. An then there was the only movie performance he ever earned an Oscar nomination for: the 1985′s Murphy’s Romance opposite Sally Field – I think it’s my most favorite of all.

While he didn’t win the Oscar, he did win a pair of Emmys, three Golden Globes, two Peoples Choice Awards and the 2005 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award.

The handsome Garner easily segued between movies and TV, comedy and drama and leading and supporting roles throughout his career. It’s no wonder he had nearly 100 credits.

Other feature films included The Children’s Hour, The Americanization of Emily, Support Your Local Gunfighter, The Fan, My Fellow Americans, Space Cowboys and The Notebook.

Notables TV films were Emmy nominated performances in Barbarians at the Gate, My Name is Bill W, The Promise, Decoration Day and my favorite, Heartsounds with Mary Tyler Moore.

Garner stepped in as the family patriarch on the ABC comedy 8 Simple Rules after John Ritter’s death and appeared in two-and-a-half seasons and also starred in the following short-lived series that lasted a season or less: First Monday, Man of the People and Nichols.

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Laverne Cox: ‘My work today is to love and accept myself as I am today’

My work today is to love and accept myself as I am today. Over the years even if I have not been where I would like to be in terms of my gender transition or my weight or my career or love life, my primary job all those days, a day at a time was acceptance. Today it's acceptance. Even as I work to get to the next level, closer to the dream, I must accept where I am and who I am today and love her, say kind things to her and treat her/me like my most cherished person in the world because I am. …………………………………………………………………. #nofilter #nofacetune necessary. #BeatForTheGods by @theladydeja #flashbackfriday. Last January on the @lipsyncbattle #redcarpet

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Today’s Instagram photo of David Muir!

Took the whole day to get these just right.

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Ellen shares some ‘Ellententionally Sexual’ moments

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Morning Round-Up: Rachel Maddow; Harvey Milk; Bob Dylan; Brokeback Mountain; Nyle DiMarco

Rachel Maddow Show Bests Hannity to Become Highest-Rated Cable News Program Advocate

Harvey Milk SFO (San Francisco International Airport) Terminal Name Approved Back2Stonewall

Bob Dylan Sings About Gay Love On New Album For Same-Sex Weddings NewNowNext

Brokeback Mountain writer reveals which actors almost starred in the classic film Attitude

Nyle DiMarco posts epic then and now photos Gay Star News

Marc Jacobs Proposed To His Boyfriend With A Chipotle Flash Mob HuffPost

Love, Simon director on why Simon doesn’t use Grindr, chances of sequel Gay Star News

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Kathy Griffin wouldn’t save lives of former friend Anderson Cooper or “talentless piece of sh*t” Andy Cohen

Howard Stern had Kathy Griffin on his radio show this week and asked her this question: “If you had to save Anderson Cooper‘s life, or Andy Cohen‘s life, who do you choose at this point?”

Kathy’s answer: “I would let them both die.”

The comic was chatting withStern to promote her comeback on the new comedy The President Show. Griffin dished on her feud with Donald Trump & family, Fox News and the Department of Justice after publishing a picture of herself holding a Trump mask smeared with ketchup.

In the wake of her Trump gag, Griffin found herself banned from network CNN, where she hosted New Year’s Eve coverage for a decade alongside her former bestie Cooper. It marked the end of their friendship.

[The friendship] was closer the first five years, then I think he’s the type of guy who’s into shiny objects, so later on he wasn’t as into it.”
“I was in love with him as a friend. Like, I loved him as a friend,” said Griffin.

Griffin claims Cooper sent her an insensitive text following the Trump photo incident, attacking her for not contacting him. Since then, Griffin says that Cohen and Cooper have made jokes at her expense. She then referred to Cohen as a “talent less piece of sh!t,”and that his “ambition exceed his talents.”

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Friday Morning Man: Paul Rudd!

I’m crazy about Paul Rudd and my guess is that plenty of you are too.

Today is the Ant-Man star’s 49th birthday so he’s getting the Greg in Hollywood Morning Man treatment!

He’s gone from early film roles in Clueless, The Object of My Affection, The Cider House Rules, and Wet Hot American Summer to a series of comedies in a string of hit movies including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Role Models, I Love You, Man, and This is 40.

Paul has appeared a series of Broadway plays and has done several television roles including four episodes of NBC’s Parks and Recreation as Bobby Newport, a candidate for City Council and a rival of Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope, and on NBC’s Friends as Mike Hannigan, who dates and then marries Phoebe Buffay, played by Lisa Kudrow.

He also reprised his role as Andy from Wet Hot American Summer in the Netflix prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, alongside an ensemble cast including Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks, all reprising their roles from the 2001 film.

But some of my favorite television work is when Paul guest hosts NBC’s Saturday Night Live because he usually ends up kissing a guy in a sketch – and he really goes for it!

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Find put why John Barrowman is absolutely furious with staff at the Target store in West Hollywood

@target @targetstyle @targetdoesitagain I am disgusted by what I was told. Arrest me for trying to help someone. The stupidity behind that rule. I want an explanation. My fans and followers please message #Target regarding this. JB

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