Lil Nas X quickly rose to fame with his song “Old Town Road,” which broke the record for Billboard’s longest-running No. 1 song of all time. The rapper, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, revealed his song “Closure” was his way of coming out as gay. He told “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King the journey to making that announcement was not easy.
Here is a partial transcript of their interview to air on CBS This Morning on Tuesday:
Gayle King: Did you know as a little boy that you were gay? Did you think that as a youngster while people were telling you it’s not a good thing, were you thinking, “Yeah, but I think I am?”
Lil Nas X: Yeah, definitely. I knew. Especially, like, around my teenage, like, years. You know, I would just, like, you know, pray, pray, and pray and.
GAYLE KING: What were you praying for?
LIL NAS X: That it was, like, a phase.
GAYLE KING: That it would go away.
LIL NAS X: Yeah, it would go away.
GAYLE KING: I’m good with it, but I’m not gonna tell anybody, yeah.
LIL NAS X: S– Yeah, I mean, ’cause me being in this position, like, it’s easy for me. But, like, some little boy ten miles from here in literally, like, you know, like, it’s not– it’s not gonna be good for him. Yeah.
GAYLE KING: But don’t you think you coming out, the– could probably help others who are struggling the way you were struggling with it?
LIL NAS X: I think it’s gonna always help, you know. It’s gonna, we still have a long way to go, because it’s not, like, everybody, is, like, messing with me now. ‘Cause of course, you know, like, for somebody listening– somebody who’s, like, listenin’ to me in school right now, it’s, like, you know, you listening to– you’re gay, ’cause you’re listening to him. So it’s, like, there’s still lot to be done, of course. But I– I do believe it’s-it’s helping.
The Book of Gutsy Women tells the stories of 103 inspirational women, from Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart and Harriet Tubman, to Billie Jean King, Aly Raisman and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The book was co-authored by a mother and daughter, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, who talk with Jane Pauley about who has inspired them. The former Secretary of State also talks with Pauley about President Trump, whom she calls “a clear and present danger” to the rule of law, and says that she supports an impeachment inquiry.
I always envied Greg Brady because he had his own room in the attic during season 5 of The Brady Bunch and I thought it just seemed like paradise.
I have three brothers and didn’t get my own room until the summer before I left for college! And I didn’t have Alice around to pick up my dirty clothes!
Anyway, hunky Greg was played by Barry Williams who was so dreamy.
Barry, who turns 65 today, was one of the more talented Brady kids and has never stopped working in showbiz. In addition to scores of TV guest spots, he’s toured with productions such as Grease, The Sound of Music, and West Side Story and in 1988 appeared on Broadway in the musical Romance/Romance.
He currently hosts the satellite radio trivia show, The Real Greg Brady’s Totally ’70s Pop Quiz starring Barry Williams, broadcast Saturdays on Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Totally ’70s” channel. He also joined with the other Brady Bunch children in the current television series A Very Brady Renovation on HGTV which concludes its four-week run tonight.
Barry has starred in a show at the Yakov Smirnoff theater in Branson, Missouri where he now lives. The musical variety show that showcases his singing and clips, videos, and stories from his time on The Brady Bunch, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, A Very Brady Christmas and The Bradys. He also tours with the musical group Barry Williams and the Traveliers.
Actress, author and singer Olivia Newton-John, 71, is battling breast cancer for the third time. “I’m happy. I’m lucky. I’m grateful. I have much to live for. And I intend to keep on living it,” she tells “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King in an emotional interview at her Los Angeles home. Newton-John talks about her diagnosis two years ago and how, while the pain can be unbearable, her spirit remains unshakable.
I guess you could say that Shaun Cassidy, who burned so bright as a teen idol in the 70s, was the Zac Efton or Justin Bieber of his day.
Today is his 61st birthday.
Shaun stardom picked up right where that of his older half-brother, David Cassidy, had left off with the elder Cassidy taking a low profile after his years on The Partridge Family and as a major pop star.
He was just 19 in 1977 when his self-titled debut album was released and had a number one single Da Doo Ron Ron and top 10 hits That’s Rock and Roll and Hey Deanie.
He also began a three-year run on ABC’s The Hardy Boys Mysteries during which Shaun released five more albums and did concert tours. Then, just as his brother’s stardom quickly faded, so did Shaun’s who also starred for a season in the ABC series Breaking Away.
But it really was just the beginning of a second act for the eldest son of Oscar winner Shirley Jones and the late actor Jack Cassidy (David has a different mother).
Shaun has become a prolific television writer and producer whose credits include American Gothic, Players, The Agency, Hollyweird, Invasion and Inseparable.
He’s also performed occasionally since his teen idol days. He and David Cassidy teamed up for a highly successful Broadway production of Blood Brothers and stayed with the show for more than a year in the mid-90s. Shaun has also appeared in several other Broadway and West End productions including Mass Appeal and Bus Stop.