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Monday Morning Man: Jeremy Sheffield!, I got caught up watching The Wedding Date on television last night – a movie starring Debra Messing as a woman who hires a handsome male escort (Dermott Mulroney) to accompany her to her sister’s wedding.

She does this to make the man who dumped her jealous and he is portrayed by today’s Morning Man Jeremy Sheffield, an English actor and former ballet dancer.

The 45-year-old actor is openly gay but has played mostly straight roles in such films as The Wedding Date, The Children, Last Chance Harvey and Creep and on the British drama series Holby Hills.

He participated on the ITV competition Dancing on Ice last year and has just joined the long-running series Coronation Street.

“I found that LA and Hollywood were particularly homophobic,” Jeremy said in a 2003 interview with Attitude Magazine. “It’s a high-risk industry with big budgets at stake, and there’s a fear – underlined by homophobia – of testing that theory. And I’m presuming that it’s the money people who aren’t prepared to take that risk, simply because it hasn’t been done before.

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On anniversary of Harvey Milk’s assassination, NOH8 Campaign remembers legacy & hope he left behind is a very sad anniversary: It was 33 years ago that San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk was assassinated in his City Hall office.

The No H8 Campaign has posted a beautiful tribute to this pioneering LGBT activist and I want to share parts of it with you. (Pictured below in NoH8 portraits are Milk’s close friend Cleve Jones and his nephew, Stuart Milk)

Whether you experienced his legacy in real time or learned about him for the first time through MILK, the 2008 Oscar-Award-Winning biopic of Harvey’s life, many of you have been affected by Harvey Milk’s story. Harvey Milk made it his mission to fight for the gay community and achieve equal rights and treatment for all people, and he often spoke about how important visibility was to changing the climate and humanizing the gay community.

Harvey Milk lived his life openly and honestly for the sake of the greater good so that someday, others didn’t have to live in fear. That visibility, according to Harvey, would directly lead an opposing vote to realize that they knew at least one gay or lesbian person who would be affected by discriminatory legislation.

Harvey Milk became the man who was willing to risk everything for his rights and the rights of his community, and his story continues to inspire us while giving hope to new generations of LGBT youth.



Roger Federer ends season with historic win!

What a happy day for we Roger Federer fans who are thrilled that our favorite player has turned around what had been a dismal season by winning the ATP World Tour Finals for a record sixth time.

Federer defeated Jo-Wilfred Tsonga 6-3, 6-7,6-3 to end his season on a 17-match winning streak and with three straight titles.

“I couldn’t be more happy. I couldn’t be more exhausted,” Federer told the crowd at the O2 Arena. “Jo sucked every last bit of energy out of me today.”

The victory means Federer surpasses Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras, who both won five titles at the season-ending event for the world’s top eight players. It was his 100th tournament final and 70th tournament win overall.

This is the first year since 2002 that Federer has ended a season without winning at least one of the sport’s four grand slam titles. The closest he came was a runner-up finish at the French Open.

The Swiss superstar had dropped to number four in the world but has climbed back up to number three and goes into the 2012 with great momentum and confidence as higher ranked Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are struggling with injury and motivation.

Roger Federer Of Switzerland Kisses


Celeb Tweets: David Burtka reminds all of NPH’s TV gig this week with Kelly Ripa; Cheyenne Jackson seeks home for Tofu [Updated]
David Burtka
Davidburtka David Burtka
Don’t forget to set your tv’s, Neil is on “LIVE with Kelly” all week staring tomorrow!!
Adam Lambert
adamlambert Adam Lambert
Happy Sunday! What a beautiful morning in LA!
Chaz Bono
ChazBono Chaz Bono
Go Raiders! That’s my team. Finally, a free Sunday to enjoy some NFL football. All #DWTS fans, remember tonight 8pm Being Chaz on OWN.
cher Cher
As my Grandma said at 96 ” everyone i can & the cute 1′s Twice”RT@bill8664: Cher wtf r u going 2 b doing when u r 90?Touring?Chanting?What?
Nick Adams
TheNickAdams Nick Adams
Had a great weekend with the fam. Hope you all had awesome holidays.
Alec Mapa
AlecMapa Alec Mapa
When a telemarketer calls I loudly interrupt w/a senior sounding HELLO? whenever they try to speak. Defeats them instantly.HILARIOUS!
Cheyenne Jackson
cheyennejackson Cheyenne Jackson
Adorable dog named TOFU used as bait in dogfights available 4 adoption. Every 1 needs a little tofu in their life, no?….
Chely Wright
chelywright Chely Wright
Shopping. #marriagechangeseverything
Ross Mathews
helloross Ross Mathews
(PIC) Spending today working on my book. Meet my writing partner:
Andy Cohen
BravoAndy Andy Cohen
Back in NYC. No wait for Midtown Tunnel !
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Rafael Nadal and Juan Monaco hug it out and more!

Rafael Nadal, Right, And  Juan Monaco From Argentina, Left, Hug Each Other

No doubt Rafael Nadal would rather be playing for the ATP Tour Finals title in London today but he crashed out early.

Instead, he headed home to Spain to immediately prepare for next weekend’s Davis Cup Final against Argentina.

The world number two is pictured here with opposing team member Juan Monaco during a tennis training session at the La Cartuja stadium, in Seville.

Rafa looks awfully glad to see the Argentinian greeting him with a big hug and giving his tush a good grab. Hopefully Monaco got to grab Nadal’s ample bottom in return!

(I know this is a silly post but had to share these pics!)

Spain's Rafael Nadal, Right, And Argentina's Juan Monaco React

Rafael Nadal, Left, And  Juan Monaco From Argentina, Right, React As


Chord Overstreet … shirtless!!!

chord overstreetChord Overstreet fans (like me!) are thrilled that the blond and beautiful hunk with that gorgeous trout mouth is returning to Glee soon. Until that happens, we get a nice eyeful with this new photo shoot from Tyler Shields who writes: You will never meet another human being like Chord Overstreet and that is an understatement! I have some incredible shots of him this is just a tease!

Cannot wait to see more!

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Showtune Sunday: All About Rita Moreno!

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ritamo.jpgThis month marked the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the classic musical West Side Story – a film that won Rita Moreno an Oscar for best supporting actor.

I got to interview this great star back in 2009. For some odd reason, one of my friends, a few weeks earlier, kept singing Miss Moreno’s heavily accented version of Everything’s Coming Up Roses from The Ritz and each time, I completely busted up.

So when I intrerviewed Miss Moreno, I told her about it and without missing a beat, she launched right into it! Almost fell outa my chair.

She’s the best!

She’s also the first woman to have won Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy awards.  In more recent years, she’s received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.

Miss Moreno is one of several female showbiz icons past 70 who are still performing on stage in one-woman shows. Others include Elaine Stritch, Florence Henderson, and Mitzi Gaynor.

“Aren’t we great?” she told me in 2009. “All I can say is that there’s the difference between us and people who don’t do anything at our age. It’s because we love our work. We love what we do. Why on Earth would we ever quit it?”

Let’s enjoy some vintage Rita Moreno!

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Out musician Dave Koz performed at Kim Kardashian wedding and now says “it didn’t feel right.” Kardashian’s 72-day “marriage” to Kris Humphries has plenty of people wondering if the whole affair was just a big publicity stunt to generate magazine covers and fodder for the family’s reality show franchise.

Among the doubters is Grammy nominee Dave Koz who performed at the over-the-top nuptials that were turned into an E! television special.

“Honestly, in retrospect, I’ve got to admit it didn’t feel right,” he tells the Corpus Christi Caller Times.

Koz performed his song, Know You By Heart and Here Comes The Bride as the wedding party walked down the aisle.

“I’ve played a lot of weddings,” he said. “Of course, this is a television show. But it felt like it was scene from a wedding, like a movie and not an actual wedding, if that makes sense. Who knows whether they were in love or not, but it just didn’t seem to have authenticity in that moment for me.”

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Chaz Bono proposes to Jennifer Elia on ‘Being Chaz’ which premieres on Oprah Winfrey Network tonight

Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia appear in a still from the OWN documentary, Being Chaz. - Provided courtesy of OWNBeing Chaz, the follow-up to the acclaimed documentary Becoming Chaz, will premiere tonight on OWN. In it, Chaz Bono proposes to his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Elia and presents her with a diamond ring.

Chaz Bono on Dancing With the Stars

The documentary chronicles Bono’s relationship with his girlfriend after transitioning from his female-to-male sex change. It also features his casting on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and the controversy which occurred after he was announced as a contestant.

At one point, Elia says tearfully: “People feel so angry that Chaz is entering their television. People who make change get shot, and I don’t think that’s worth it. This is insane. It’s not worth doing a show if you’re going to get shot. I don’t want him to die for a cause.”
After Being Chaz airs, I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition, which follows the life of a family and their transgendered daughter, is set to premiere on OWN.
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Morning Man Classic: Treat Williams!

Although younger people may know Treat Williams best from his starring role on Everwood from 2002-06, but this handsome actor made his big splash decades earlier.

It was in 1979 that Williams landed the lead in the big screen version of the musical Hair which earned hm a Golden Globe Award nomination. He was nominated again two years later for his starring role in the film Prince of the City then again for a television production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Now 59, Williams has more than 75 film and television credits including 1941, Once Upon a Time in America, Miss Congeniality 2, Howl and 127 Hours. He is also a stage veteran starring in Broadway productions of Follies, Grease, The Pirates of Penzance and Love Letters.

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Celeb Tweets: Alec Mapa says he’d look like Nick Nolte’s mugshot if he has Chris Gorham’s hair! MapaAlecMapa Alec Mapa @Chris_Gorham I seriously love your haircut. But on me it would make me look like Nick Nolte’s mug shot.
Christopher GorhamChris_Gorham Christopher Gorham @AlecMapa lol, please photoshop that!
Gavin Creelgavincreel Gavin Creel
saw the BOOK OF MORMON yesterday for the 2nd time. i am proud to call @andrewrannells & the WHOLE gang on that stage my friends. incredible
Margaret Chomargaretcho Margaret Cho
get that pie and all those thanksgiving leftovers out of here i mean it
Chaz BonoChazBono Chaz Bono
I wanted let you know that Becoming Chaz is now available to buy on DVD. Also don’t miss my follow up special Being Chaz on OWN 11/27 @ 8pm.
Alec MapaAlecMapa Alec Mapa
Just passed a store that sells boxed cigarettes which reminds me I have to answer my prison fan mail .
Johnny WeirJohnnyGWeir Johnny Weir
SFO—►JFK. I need to sleep for a week! Or at least a few hours.
Cheyenne Jacksoncheyennejackson Cheyenne Jackson
I wanna be in WHAM’s “Last Christmas” music video snowball fight.
Nick AdamsTheNickAdams Nick Adams
Wilson Cruz
wcruz73 Wilson Cruz
Today was about plugging in and recharging. Needed it badly. Yoga, gym, lunch w/ friends, and now chillin’ at home with a drink! Just one!
Madison Hildebrand
MadisonMalibu Madison Hildebrand
Helllloooo Argentina! I am here and love your country! Going dancing tonight…..saw a polo match today too…happy!
Sean Hayes
theseanhayes Sean Hayes

@KChenoweth Holidays. No original programming except for football and holiday specials.
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Roger Federer makes 100th career final!

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LONDON (AP)—It seems every time Roger Federer steps onto the tennis court these days, there’s another milestone within his grasp.

The former top-ranked Swiss star scratched another one off the list on Saturday, reaching his 100th career final by beating David Ferrer of Spain 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinals of the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals. Federer could add a few more on Sunday, as the win puts him in position to win his 70th title overall and a record sixth at the season-ending tournament for the world’s top eight players.

“It’s obviously a special occasion for me tomorrow,” said Federer, who will face the winner of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych. “Playing my 100th final, possibly winning my 70th, winning my sixth at the World Tour Finals. That would be a record.”

Federer—who holds a record 16 Grand Slam titles—is tied with Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras with five victories at the ATP finals, formally known as the Masters Cup. A win on Sunday would also tie Lendl’s record of 39 match victories in the event.

Federer became just the fifth player to reach 100 finals in the open era, joining Jimmy Connors (163), Lendl (146), John McEnroe (108) and Guillermo Vilas (104).

“I’m shocked every time that I’ve reached so many finals or won against so many players or whatever record it is,” Federer said. “It strikes me and makes me obviously very happy and very proud that I’ve been able to do it for so many years at the highest of levels.”

For added measure, Federer also matched childhood hero Stefan Edberg with 806 career wins to sit tied for sixth on the all-time list.

“Stefan was my idol,” Federer said. “So to achieve something that he achieved is obviously very nice. I don’t think it matters much, but it’s still very nice to get reminded that you equaled your idol’s or hero’s achievements.”

In a tournament where his biggest rivals complained of fatigue after failing to make it out of the group stage, the 30-year-old Federer showed no signs of slowing down as he extended his unbeaten streak to 16 matches after winning titles in Basel and Paris before coming to London.

The victory over Ferrer also means Federer will overtake Andy Murray for the No. 3 spot in the year-end rankings, behind No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.


Daytime Soap Clip: Will Horton angrily confronts his cheating mother about her disappearance Horton is furious with his mother in the aftermath of his brother’s disappearance.

(Thinking her son was dead, Will’s mom had sex with her ex-husband and Will walked in on them. He is now trying to get her to admit it.)

“You abandoned your family when we needed you the most,” Will says to his mom. “What kind of mother does that to her kids?”

Chandler Massey continues to impress us with his performance and the previews show us that much more drama is to come!

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Morning Man Encore: Peter Krause! posted Oct. 13, 2009

There were so many reasons to mourn the cancellation of ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money last year. One of the biggest was that we wouldn’t be able to see Peter Krause on TV each week.

But that will change early next year when NBC’s Parenthood premieres as a mid-season replacement series.

Peter is, of course, best known for his five seasons as Nate Fisher on HBO’s late, great series Six Feet Under. He and Michael C. Hall (Dexter) played brothers who run the family’s funeral home business. His girlfriend was played by Rachel Griffiths. What a cast! Peter earned three Emmy nominations for his performance as Nate.

Before that show, Peter spent three years co-starring on the acclaimed ABC comedy Sports Night opposite Felicity Huffman, among others.

It’ll be great to have him back in another show!

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Will Novak Djokovic follow Roger Federer’s stellar career path or fade as Mats Wilander did? a tennis player win three grand slam singles titles in a single year, ascend to the number one ranking for the first time then lose his edge forever and fade into oblivion?

It happened to Swedish star Mats Wilander after his stellar 1988 season and I’m wondering if the same fate awaits  Novak Djokovic who finished his spectacular season this week by losing more matches in three days than he did in the first seven months of the year.

Djokovic was eliminated earlier today from the ATP World Tour Finals and has not won a tournament since his US Open victory in early September. He has won Wimbledon and the Australian Open plus seven other tournaments in 2011.

“What is missing … is that freshness,” Djokovic said after losing 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to fellow Serb Janko Tipsarevic. “The will to win, just being on the court, giving 100 percent. I’m not able to do that now because I just have very little left.”

He finishes the year with a 71-6 record.

The real test comes in January and the Australian Open. Will Djokovic, who spent more than four years ranked third in world behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, have regained his freshness and will to win by then?

Federer managed to win three majors in a singles season in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and two slams in 2005 and 2009. He always came back strong as had Nadal who won three slams in 2010 and two slams in 2008.

Back in 1988, Wilander broke through after more than five years in the top four. He had won a pair of French Opens (1982 and 1985) and Australian Opens (1983 and 1984) but found himself overshadowed by the likes of John McEnroe, Boris Becker and especially Ivan Lendl.

Much like Djokovic, he stayed close then eventually overtook his rivals in 1988 to win his third French Open, third Australian Open and first US Open. He also became number one for the first time and he was just 25.

What did he do for an encore?

Not much.

Wilander quickly faded after spending five months as number one. By the end of 1990, he was ranked number 49 and in 1993, was ranked 330. He managed to climb back to number 46 in 1995 and retired the next year.

In all, Wilander won seven slam singles titles and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Djokovic is at four and counting while Federer has won 16 and Nadal 10.

Time will tell if Djokovic will be another Wilander or continue his march to all-time greatness.


Kelly Ripa enjoyed seeing Mark Consuelos kiss man was an article on Huffington Post about actor Mark Consuelos appearing in Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays and stopping the interview because he became distracted by a video clip of a dancing Rob Kardashian and his ample rear end.

Mark, who is married to Kelly Ripa, is not only secure enough in his sexuality to comment on Rob’s assets. he also was willing to make out with actor Craig Bierko in the play.

“Um, I didn’t tell [Kelly] about the kiss, wanted her to be surprised,” Mark said.”She loved it. I thought she could relate.”

Kelly even had some kissing tips: “Craig Bierko is a very handsome man. I asked Kelly to give me notes and she gave me two after seeing the show.[She said] ‘Don’t strong-arm Craig when he goes in for the kiss’ and ‘don’t strong-arm Craig when he goes in for the kiss.’”

Kelly confirmed to the NY Daily News that she enjoyed watching the lip lock: “As an actor, there’s something voyeuristic and perversely sexy about watching my husband” kiss someone else.


Celeb Tweets: Anderson Cooper’s anti-waffle views upset BD Wong; Cher back on Twitter! [Updated] WONG
This Tweet saddens and upsets me!!! “@andersoncooper: I still don’t see the point in waffles. It’s a pancake with holes in it. @anderson
Dustin Lance Black
DLanceBlack Dustin Lance Black
So I’m hearing there’s this whole day named after me today… trouble is, I can’t stand shopping.
Kathy Griffin
kathygriffin Kathy Griffin
I get nervous calling today “black Friday” I just do.
Alec Mapa
AlecMapa Alec Mapa
Right now someone’s looking at a TV with a built in VCR and thinking “Kicking that fat bitch on Black Friday 1986 was SO worth it. “
Cheyenne Jackson
cheyennejackson Cheyenne Jackson
Open-mouthed, uncovered street sneezes. Unless ur a baby…unacceptable.
cher Cher
Hey Lovelies ……. I’MMM……BAAACK !!!! Did ya miss me ?
cher Cher
Was in Europe & my twitter wouldn’t tweet ! Not even a PEEP! Dead bird ! Yay ! I’m home ! 3 cheers 4 me ! Oh fk my battery is dying !
Don Lemon
donlemoncnn Don Lemon
At an 80th birthday party. But sneaking a peek at the #LSU game in my iPhone. #GeauxTigers
Kathy Griffin
kathygriffin Kathy Griffin
A vote 4 me is a vote NOT 4 Kim K #celebrealitystar #PeoplesChoice. Retweet to vote via @peopleschoice Cho
margaretcho Margaret Cho
get that goddamned pie out of this house now
Margaret Cho
margaretcho Margaret Cho
i am serious that pie has to go now
Kristin Chenoweth
KChenoweth Kristin Chenoweth
We ate leftovers. The turkey is kinda dry.
Kristin Chenoweth
KChenoweth Kristin Chenoweth
I did without gravy yesterday bc of sodium. I’m bitter about it now!
Alec Mapa
AlecMapa Alec Mapa
I don’t think anyone anticipated that wasting your time on Facebook was going to be their five year plan.
Ellen DeGeneres
TheEllenShow Ellen DeGeneres
Is cranberry sauce good on a bagel? #Leftovers
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“Priscilla, Queen of The Desert” cast performs “I Love the Nightlife/ I Will Survive” at Macy’s Parade

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Congratulations to newlywed Christopher Seiber!

Chr-20010101Christopher Seiber, star of stage and screen, has married longtime partner Kevin Burrows.

Seiber, a two-time Tony nominee for Shrek and Spamalot, is currently on tour with George Hamilton in La Cage Aux Folles.

Seiber starred opposite John Benjamin Hickey as a gay couple raising a daughter in the ABC sitcom It’s All Relative for one season and played the father of the Olsen twins in the comedy Two of a Kind.

Burrows has appeared on Broadway in the musicals The Full Monty, Hello, Dolly! and Beauty and the Beast.

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“I Love Lucy” Friday: Ricky loses it after Lucy pretends she’s his agent and gets him fired from MGM! Lucy wanted to do was get Ricky another movie at MGM after Don Juan was shelved.

So, without telling Ricky, she sets up a meeting with a studio exec and shows up pretending to be his agent. When she tells the exec that Ricky has a big Broadway offer, they release him from his contract!

Today’s scene is Lucy telling Ricky about what she’s done and we see him lose his temper in an unprecedented way by destroying the living room.

My favorite line is when Lucy is reaching under the couch to clean things up and Ethel walks in and says: “He killed her and tried to hide her body under the couch!”

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