I’m a huge fan of the talented and oh-so gorgeous Patrick Wilson whose 45th birthday is today.
Patrick has had success on Broadway (The Full Monty, Oklahoma!), on television (Fargo, Angels in America) and in movies (The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, Little Children, The Phantom of the Opera, The Alamo, Watchmen, Lakeview Terrace, The Commuter.).
He has been cast as Orm Marius / Ocean Master in the upcoming DC Extended Universe superhero film Aquaman.
One of things I really enjoyed him in was his short-lived CBS series A Gifted Man which was canceled far too quickly by CBS. It was expected since the series did struggle in the ratings but I always enjoyed the show – especially when Patrick’s shirt was off!
So shallow, I know, but so true!
Patrick is a two-time Tony Award nominee and has also been nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe .
This wonderful thing happened last week and somehow I am just catching wind of it.
CBS News correspondent David Begnaud came out publicly via Facebook video joining other prominent out broadcast journalists as Ronan Farrow, Thomas Roberts, Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, Don Lemon, Robin Roberts, Shepard Smith, Seth Doan, Sam Champion, and Pete Williams, among others – and hopefully more to come.
Begnaud has done heroic reporting on the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Ricans. The story is far from over and he remains on it.
Congrats to David for living his truth personally – and for doing his job professionally.
Background from his CBSNews.com profile: He joined CBS News in August 2015 as a Miami-based correspondent and was relocated to the Network’s Dallas bureau in January 2017. His reporting has been featured across CBS News broadcasts and platforms including “CBS This Morning,” the “CBS Evening News,” “48 Hours,” CBS Sunday Morning” and CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service.
At CBS News, Begnaud has covered a wide range of breaking news stories including the deadliest shooting in U.S. history at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, and the devastating earthquake that hit Ecuador in April of 2016 leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured.
In the summer of 2017, Begnaud covered Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Hurricane Irma in Florida, and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. He reported in Puerto Rico for over 30 days covering Hurricane Maria and its devastation. Begnaud traveled outside of San Juan to chronicle the suffering of the people in the mountains and rural areas of the island. While on the ground, he used many different platforms to broadcast breaking news from the island, becoming the only source of information for many Puerto Ricans stuck without power. One of his interviews with the Governor of Puerto Rico was credited for bringing awareness about the lack of supplies being delivered to the residents. His reporting earned him the prestigious George Polk award for public service, which recognizes intrepid, bold, and influential work of the reporters themselves across all media.
Since I spent 5.5 years writing for Gay Star News, I’m a proud alum of the fabulous website that provide LGBTI news 24-7.
Adam Lambert recently gave an interview to GSN and talked about why he’s been single for more than five years.
Here’s an excerpt:
‘I haven’t been in a relationship for about five years. I’ve been working and traveling quite a bit so dating is temporary and transient. I could meet and really click with a special guy in whatever city I’m in for a few days, but then I have to continue to my next destination. What’s hard is attempting to see each other again – especially after just a first date. That’s a lot of expectation and pressure to place on someone. Flying to another country for a second date is understandably intimidating.”
Actress-turned-progressive politician Cynthia Nixon is taking on incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo in the race for Governor of New York. It’s not like her acting career was fading when she decided to run – she won her second Tony just last year and also has two Emmys on the shelf. Erin Moriarty catches up with the Sex and the City alum on CBS Sunday Morning this week.
It’s no surprise that Saquon Barkley is featured in ESPN Magazine’s “Body Issue” (see video below) because what a body!
The 21-year-old athlete is a running back for the New York Giants who drafted him second overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.
He played college football at Penn State for three seasons, running for 3,843 yards with 43 rushing touchdowns, while garnering 1,195 receiving yards with 8 touchdown receptions. He totaled 5,557 all-purpose yards in his three-year collegiate career.
Barkley received national attention and finished fourth in Heisman trophy voting with 304 total votes and third in Maxwell Award voting. He also received multiple national and Big Ten Conference awards and recognition. During Barkley’s three-year collegiate career, he broke and set numerous Penn State Records including most rushing touchdowns in a career, most rushing yards by a freshman and sophomore as well as most total yards in a single game.
Let’s celebrate the magnificent talent and showbiz survivor. Maureen McGovern’s just for the heck of it.
She, of course, came on to the scene in a big way with her #1 hit single The Morning After from the movie Poseidon Adventure It was Oscar-nominated and she was nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist.
After some lean years, Miss McGovern re-invented herself as a stage actress appearing on Broadway in The Pirates of Penzance and Little Women as well as on off-Broadway and in regional productions.
Here are three performances from throughout the years:
Congratulations to Collin Martin, a midfielder for Minnesota United, came out as gay on Twitter today.
He wrote: “I have been out as a gay man for many years to my family and friends, and this includes my teammates. Today, I’m proud that my entire team and the management of Minnesota United know that I am gay. I have received only kindness and acceptance from everyone in Major League Soccer and that has made my decision to come out publicly much easier. As we celebrate Pride night, I want to thank my teammates for their unconditional support for who I am. In light of my experience as a professional athlete, I want to take this moment to encourage others who play sports professionally or otherwise to have confidence that sport will welcome them wholeheartedly. June is Pride month, and I am proud to be playing for Pride, and to be playing as an out gay man.”
With Robbie Rogers now retired, Collin is the ONLY openly gay professional athlete active in any of the five major sports leagues: MLS, NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB.
They were a memorable team in 1983′s Silkwood and now Cher and Meryl Streep are reuniting on movie screens this summer in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. I prefer Cher as a brunette but I’m not going to quibble – I’m just damned happy to have her in a movie for the first time since 2010′s Burlesque.