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Snapped! What Anderson Cooper wears each day!

When I saw a Tweet about what Anderson Cooper wears every day, I was hoping it was one of those tight polo shirts we’ve seen him photographed in before. Sadly no. On the “Look Your Best for Less with Heidi Klum” show, Anderson revealed what he calls his, “uniform.”

Here it is: a pair of white sneakers, a hoodie, jeans and a t-shirt.

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Sunday Holiday Tunes: Bob Hope, Olivia Newton-John, Donny & Marie and others perform “Silver Bells”

http://www.rienzihills.com/ChristmasSing/images/silverbells.jpgA quartet of duets for you today.

The first two are of Bob Hope singing Silver Bells – the first with Olivia Newton-John and the second with his wife, Delores Hope, who died earlier this year at 102.

There’s also Donny and Marie Osmond during their 70s variety show era and a very random pairing of Glen Campbell and Anne Murray.

Enjoy!




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Morning Man Classic: John Beck!

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http://mrsjrewing.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/johnbeck2.jpgIt’s well-known that Bobby Ewing came back from the dead on Dallas and the season that took place without him was simply a dream Pam Ewing had.

One of the casualties of that “dream season” was actor John Beck whose character of Mark Graison married Pam while Bobby was “dead.”

It’s easy to see why Pam (Victoria Principal) would go for the hunky Mark after hunky Bobby (Patrick Duffy) “died.”

Beck, now 68, was one of my early crushes after seeing him as the lead in the 1977 feature film The Other Side of Midnight which I saw in television. Then I watched him in every single episode of the NBC prime-time soap Flamingo Road which also starred a very young and very sexy Mark Harmon and Morgan Fairchild.

He also starred with Anthony Hopkins and Marsha Mason in the thriller Audrey Rose which I remember seeing at the drive-in with my family! His other film credits include Rollerball, Sleeper and The Big Bus.

After Dallas, he appeared in the daytime soap Santa Barbara, had a recurring role on Walker: Texas Ranger. His last known screen role was the 2005 film Crash Landing.

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Daytime Soap Clip: Our gays Will & Sonny and their pal Chad back in silly website storyline hell

I know the last time we saw Will Horton, he was having drunken confrontations at family holiday parties.

But this clip, from Friday’s Days of Our Lives, takes us back to the ridiculous website storyline involving Will, Chad and Sonny.

Please make it go away. Please. Please. Please.

Meanwhile, a shirtless photo of Will (Chandler Massey) just to help with the pain of seeing our sexy trio through this ill-advised plot.

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Celeb Tweets: Nate Berkus thanks fans; Nick Adams is sold out; Joan Rivers and Alec Mapa make fun of Tom Cruise

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uMt3blqS0JM/TqW6TxfznGI/AAAAAAAAAXw/8KUYoNoyShw/s400/Nate+Berkus+profile.jpgNate Berkus
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Thank you twitter world for sharing all of your thought. The show has been so special to me, and all of you have been the inspiration XXX
Nick Adams
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Love a sold out matinee. Thanks for coming out today!
BD WONG
BD_WONG BD WONG
#GarryMarshallMoviesImDreading: “Cinco deMayo” “Flag Day” “National Breast Cancer Awareness Day”
Sandra Bernhard
SandraBernhard Sandra Bernhard
full moon in gemini no wonder i threw something across the room!
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Rumor has it, 200 people were paid to cheer for Tom Cruise in Mumbai. Katie Holmes is mad because she has to do it at home for free.
Alec Mapa
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Watching Tom Cruise in the new Mission Impossible trailer is like watching Carol Channing navigate stairs.I keep whispering “careful lady.”
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Today’s Holiday Tune: Michael Buble sings “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and more holiday faves!


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Neil Patrick Harris pays tribute to Hugh Jackman

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmqwcqIHuL1qaekzto1_400.jpgHugh Jackman, currently wowing audiences on Broadway, is one of the stars featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year Issue.

The magazine, wisely, asked Neil Patrick Harris to write the tribute and I share it with you here in its entirety:

Jack of all trades is a tricky job – and no one does it better than Hugh Jackman.

He can simultaneously be the super-studly action star of Real Steel, flit about the Broadway stage as the faaaaabulous Peter Allen, and be the charming tuxedodoed host of a major awards show, and no one questions it a bit. Nay, people eat it up.

I had the unique honor of working alongside Hugh during a performance at this year’s Tony Awards. When we were rehearsing, I marveled at his positivity and easygoing nature. He never said no to anything! Could I openly mock him? Sure thing. Have a snappy Chorus Line dance-off? You betcha. How about slow-dance together while harmonizing to You’re the Top? Absolutely. As a major giganntic-time movie star, Hugh had every right to say, “Crikey, let’s opt for something a little tamer, mate.”

There was none of that.

His agenda was simply for the good of the show. I think he’s that selfless, that committed, to everything he sets his mind to. It’s what makes him not only a star but a super one. I can’t wait to see what he’ll surprise us with next.

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Morning Man Encore: David Williams!

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Originally posted on May 27, 2009

Australian Rugby player David Williams is, I think, one of the he hottest Morning Men featured to date. So why not feature him again!

David was a Sunday Morning Man on April 26 and since then, was voted “King of the Hardwood” by the popular Outsports.com site. Each year, readers of the gay sports blog vote on the hottest jock in the world and David sure is a deserving winner don’t you think?

David, 22, is featured in the 2009 “Gods of Football” calendar and DVD featuring hot Aussie jocks baring all to raise money for breast-cancer awareness. He also graces the cover of the making-of DVD. Here is some of his interview with Outsports editor Jim Buzinski:

OUTSPORTS: David, congratulations on winning the Outsports King of the Hardwood contest! How do you feel about being voted the hottest jock in the world, beating out 63 others, including last year’s champ Ben Cohen?
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DAVID WILLIAMS: I’m speechless! And very honored! It’s most definitely better than being crowned “King of the Softwood!” [laughs]

OS: Our hot jock contest is voted on overwhelmingly by gay men. What is your reaction to that?

DW: I don’t have a reaction really to the fact the voters were gay. It doesn’t bother me that I have gay fans, in fact I quite like it. I’m surprised and honored that so many voted for me!

OS: Do you have any close friends or family you know are gay?

DW: Yeah, I got a couple of mates who are gay, but their sexuality makes no difference to me. They’re cool guys, and that’s all that matters.

OS: How would you treat a teammate if you found out he was gay?

DW: Exactly the same as I treated him before.

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Rosie goes after Donald Trump again!

We all know that Rosie O’Donnell is no stranger to celebrity feuds.

But I don’t know that she’s ever had two going on at the same time.

First of all, she’s royally pissed at David Letterman for calling her a tow truck driver in his monologue.

She let him have it on her own show the other night saying, among other things: “Dave, when you had that heart surgery, you shouldn’t have told the doctors to take out that whole thing, I remember when you had one, Dave, you were nice then.” [See full story HERE]

http://www.psychologytoday.com/files/u8/2_donald_trump.jpgThen she went on The Joy Behar Show last night and had some choice words about Donald Trump with whom she famously tussled with while she was on The View.

She called The Donald “Lord Voldemort,” and said “let’s just ignore that he exists.”

Her reaction to Trump moderating the next GOP debate?

“To me, he’s the perfect person to moderate the Republican debate, because what he is about who he is, is pretty much representative in all of those candidates as well … It’s become like the party of comedy of jokes … I don`t even believe it’s real any more.”

She also took jabs at:

Michele Bachmann: “Well, you know Michele Bachmann needs to pray the gay away every day, starting with her husband.”

Rick Perry and his anti-gay political ad: “It’s wrong, it’s sinful and it’s destroying the nation. It really is. Gay people are part of the fabric of America, they have been in every country and every animal species and kingdom. People have to wake up and get with the program. This is not the 1950s. So Rick Perry, shame on you.”

And finally, while Rosie would not consider marrying fiance Michelle Rounds on her show to boost ratings, she did say “Maybe I’ll do a Starr Jones and I’ll get a lot of free stuff.”

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“The Nate Berkus Show” has been canceled!

I wasn’t a regular viewer of The Nate Berkus Show but I’ve seen enough episodes over the past two seasons to know that he had become a relaxed and charming host who was nice to spend time with.

Sadly, the first nationally syndicated talk show to feature an openly gay man as host has been canceled and will end production after its current second season.

I have done a story on the cancellation for Gay Star News so do click over and read it. Also, here is a LINK to an interview I did with Nate last year just before the show launched.

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Greg’s Gay Star News stories: Rosie vs. Letterman, Tyler Clemente, and Martina and Billie Jean sticking up for gay marriage

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Hope everyone is having a terrific Friday.

Sorry for the low number of posts today. I’ve been busy with my Gay Star News work and fell asleep last night before getting the usual number of items up for Greg In Hollywood.

I’ll settle into a nice routine soon – this is just the first week and I kind of don’t know if I’m coming or going but I’m having a great time!

Here are links to today’s Gay Star News stories so far:

It’s Rosie versus Letterman

O’Donnell accuses fellow talk show host of being ‘anti-gay’ and ‘anti-tow truck driver’

Tyler Clementi foundation formed by parents

Family of cyberbullied Rutgers University student who killed himself wants his death to not be in vain

Tennis legends at odds over gay marriage

Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King slam Margaret Court for her efforts to block same-sex marriage in Australia
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Happy Birthday to Mario Cantone!

http://www.laughstub.com/images/comedians/Mario-Cantone-1.jpgBIRTHDAY BOY: The hilarious Mario Cantone turns 52 today and he has plenty of reasons to celebrate. Not only is he talented and good looking, but he’s also a newlywed!

He and partner Jerry Dixon got married in October after 20 years together.

“I got married for the same reasons you did,” Mario explained to The View’s Joy Behar. “We’re older now. We’ve been together 20 years. After 20 years you’re like, ‘Thanks for the anti-climactic honeymoon government!’’

One of the best things that ever happened to the Sex and the City franchise is the first time Charlotte got married, she hired a very bossy wedding planner named Anthony Marentino who was a bitch on wheels. That incredibly uptight bitch, of course, was played to perfection by Mario!

Anthony went on to show his sweet side but was always ready to revert to bitch mode and that’s why we love him. Hopefully there will someday be a third SATC feature film so we can see more of him.

Whatever happens, Cantone will find plenty of places for his fast-paced and energetic humor which we’ve also seen many times on The View. He’s appeared on numerous shows on Broadway including Assassins, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Violet Hour and The Tempest.

He also shined in two one-man shows on Broadway: an Evening With Mario Cantone and Laugh Whore – the latter show received a Tony nomination.

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Celeb Tweets: How Cher became Laverne; BD Wong still watching TV; Gavin Creel fired up over “Noise”

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Was take off on edith Bunker but when stage hand gave me gum Laverne came outRT @JoanneGrana:how did u come up with character of laverne?
BD WONG
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I just watched some seriously tacky American television. I thought last night’s TV was upsetting, but this was just more soul suckage. #sigh
Neil Patrick Harris
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Check out & download my friend @gavincreel ‘s new song #NOISE to raise money for @BroadwayImpact and equal rights. gavincreel.com
Gavin Creel
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@ActuallyNPH you are a dream. thank you sire. now come to new York please. thank you.
Gavin Creel
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11k views in 2 days fires me up! help spread it farther. please pass #NOISE to 10 new peeps 2morrow. let’s get 1million www.gavincreel.com
Chris Colfer
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Quote of the night: “I’m so white I’m practically see-thru!”-Me “His mom is half wonder-bread!”-@DarrenCriss. Hahahaha!
Kelly Osbourne
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Rick Perry I don’t approve of your ignorant bigoted message! In fact Im becoming an american citizen so i can vote against people like you!
Chely Wright
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It’s so cute when our sleeping dogs make noises in their sleep. I wonder what they’re dreaming about. So adorable. #sleepchirps
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Today’s Holiday Tune: The unique pairing of David Bowie and Bing Crosby on “Little Drummer Boy”

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_AMX21VKv97w/TRVwuZQWR3I/AAAAAAAAHlQ/3VAMM938ab4/s400/bowie+and+bing.jpgDavid Bowie, who was 30 at the time, and Bing Crosby, then 73, recorded this Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy duet  on Sept. 11, 1977, for Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas TV special.

A month later, Crosby was dead of a heart attack. The special was broadcast on CBS about a month after his death and their memorable duet has lived on ever since.

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Friday Morning Man: Will Skinner!

http://img.skysports.com/07/10/218x298/Will_Skinner_581024.jpgLook, I’m not sure what an openside flanker does in rugby but I do know that today’s Morning Man, Will Skinner, must be pretty darn good at it.

Will, 27, plays for the Harlequins in the Aviva Premireship and signed a new deal last year that will keep him with the club through 2014.

“The next few years are going to be an exciting era for the club,” he told the team’s website last year. “Quins is a fantastic club and we are, as a team, strong and committed to building great things for the club.”

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck makes sense – for once – in her views on Michele Bachman’s encounter w/little boy

http://www.mediaite.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Bachmann.jpgI had not seen, until a few minutes ago, the video of Michele Bachmann and a little boy who walked up to her at a book signing to tell her that his mom is gay and “doesn’t need fixing.”

Bachmann just said: “Bye bye” to the poor kid.

Hey, it’s clear the kid was put up to it and was a bit shy about saying it. But Bachmann could have been kinder to the kid and that is something staunch Republican Elisabeth Hasselbeck made on The View this morning.

I almost never agree with Hasselbeck and find her annoying 99 percent of the time but she made perfect sense as you will see.

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Will Horton, wearing tight green T-shirt, gets drunk and disrupts holiday party on “Days of Our Lives”

Will Horton has too much to drink at his family’s holiday gathering.

For someone who is as angry as he is – especially at his unfaithful mom – it’s a pretty combustible situation.

Chandler Massey continues to impress us not only with his considerable acting ability but also his wardrobe – the T-shirt Will wears in these scenes is just a perfect fit!


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Gay Star News: Oscar odds for LGBT films; Sara Gilbert and her sister Melissa; How Rosie’s engagement became news

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/06/03/arts/BEGINNERS-span/BEGINNERS-articleLarge.jpgIt’s been a mighty busy day with a press junket for the terrific film Pariah to attend and the Prop. 8 hearing in San Francisco to track.

So I’m busy writing all kinds of things for Gay Star News – my new day job that began this week – and I am going to provide you with links to stories I filed today on: LGBT films that have the best Oscar chances including Beginners starring Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor (pictured above); Sara Gilbert’s sister, Melissa, going on The Talk and sharing how Sara came out to her; and Rosie O’Donnell talking about how her engagement became big news so fast.

Check those out and the rest of the site which is in Beta-testing mode this month and officially launches Jan. 5, 2012!

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Snapped! See reunited co-stars Chord Overstreet and Mark Salling cuddling on the set of “Glee”

It’s so great to have Chord Overstreet back on Glee!

We as viewers are thrilled because Sam has been missed! He may not be as blond as he was last season but he’s still pretty darn cute!

Here is a photo that surfaced on Twitter of Overstreet and co-star Mark Salling getting cozy between shots.

Since ratings are down this season, maybe writers can make them a couple!

Okay, I know we already have Blaine and Kurt.

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Today’s Holiday Tune: The heartwarming classic “Merry Christmas Darling” by The Carpenters

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_GRdgxlF70gk/R2p50-EMtbI/AAAAAAAAAbY/qPTDCPeB470/s400/christmas_portrait.jpgNever get tired of listening to this song during the holidays.

Merry Christmas Darling was released by The Carpenters in 1970 and quickly went to number one of the Billboard Christmas Singles Chart.

The song was written by Richard Carpenter and Frank Pooler. But it is Karen Carpenter’s vocals that make this a classic.

Enjoy it all over again.

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