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WATCH: Olympic hottie Tom Daley’s latest workout video focuses on hip mobility

These videos are more than just eye candy! They offer sound fitness tips.

Tom Daley writes of his latest workout: “Sometimes we can neglect the “boring” parts of working out. It’s important to stretch and keep our bodies functional!”


Morning Round-Up: “Smash” reunion concert; Queer as Folk; Anderson Cooper; Chely Wright; Mariah Carey & more!

Smash’s ‘Bombshell’ Concert to Stream Online and Feature a Cast Reunion TV Line

Which Queer As Folk Is Hotter: UK or US? Boy Culture

Anderson Cooper Opens Up About Co-Parenting His Son Wyatt with Ex: ‘My Friends Become My Family’ People

Chely Wright’s Return to the Grand Ole Opry Was Right on Time Advocate

Broadway Shutdown Extends To September Broadway World

GLSEN to honor Jennifer Beals and Charlie Carver at virtual Respect Everywhere event

All-Star Line-Up Set for May 14 Rainbowthon benefiting Los Angeles LGBT Center’s CARE Fund LGBT News Now

Pro Volleyballer Dennis Del Valle Talks Being Gay In The Lockeroom Instinct

Watch: Mariah Carey Treated Us to an Isolation Performance of “Through the Rain” and “Make It Happen.” The WOW Report

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Totally Random Video: When Bea Arthur was Carrie Bradshaw in a parody of “Sex and the City”

The late, great Bea Arthur was born 98 years ago today.

A Tony winner (Mame) and two-time Emmy winner (Maude, The Golden Girls), Miss Arthur was a television and Broadway star whose characters of Maude, Dorothy and Vera live on forever.

One character she is not as well known for was that of Carrie Bradshaw who she memorably portrayed in a TV Land parody.

The other members of the SATC quartet were played by Sally Struthers, Katherine Helmond and Charlotte Rae.

This is a lot of fun and something I thought you all would enjoy!

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Wednesday Morning Man: Lance Parker!

Thanks to Kenneth in the 212 for making me aware of this absolute hunk by highlighting him in the Tennis Tuesday feature.

This is Lance Parker, a retired soccer pro who is also a successful model who has been on the cover of such magazines as Men’s Health, GQ, and Vogue Hommes and has landed fragrance campaigns with Oscar de la Renta and Nautica, among others. He is now primarily a fitness expert (check out his Instagram account HERE).

The 34-year-old was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and played soccer for four years at Missouri State. He began his Major League Soccer (MLS) career with the club Chivas USA in 2008 and played for various teams and leagues before retiring after the 2016 season.

Once he began juggling modeling with his soccer career, Parker gained a lot of gay fans which he talked about with Outsports in 2012.

Here is an excerpt:

Outsports: I first came across your name on a gay Web site. Then another. It seems you’ve built quite a following among gay men. How do you feel about that?
Lance Parker: I am happy that I have been able to grow a fan base that appreciates my soccer and modeling, regardless of who they are.

How long have you been a model? How did you get your start?
I have been modeling for only a couple of years now, on and off. It all started one day at the airport when I was flying out for a soccer game and was approached by someone that told me I had nice legs. My first thought was that they were just creeping on me, but then we got to talking for a bit. They had some people that they wanted me to meet regarding modeling, and so we exchanged information. I was thinking that they probably told this to just about everyone they ran into, but I figured, what’s the worst that could come from it. Whenever I was back from the trip, they got in contact with me, we met up, and the next day I was with a modeling agency. I never really saw myself modeling, but I was happy that I had a way to bring in some extra income. And although I don’t ever really have time to model during my soccer season, it has become something that I really enjoy doing whenever I have some off time.

Do you have gay friends or relatives?
Yes, I have actually become friends with many gay people. Seeing as how the majority of people in the fashion and modeling world are gay, I have had the chance to meet people with all different kinds of personalities and backgrounds. I feel very lucky to have been able to create the great friendships I have through the years.

How do you feel about gay marriage?
I think that if two people love each other, then they should be able to be together, regardless of who they are.

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Celeb Instagram: Leslie Jordan! Ricky Martin! Jake Borelli! Nick Adams! Andrew Neighbors!

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Losing my, really. #foodline #emptypockets #UghWickerDuh

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Full lockdown. Day #60 #quarantine . swipe ???????? ????: @jwanyosef

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My magical princess

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Chasten Buttigieg’s memoir “I Have Something to Tell You” will be released on September 1

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I am so excited to finally share with you what I’ve been working so hard on for the last year (as well as, you know, helping Peter run for president!) I wrote a book! My memoir, I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU, is coming out on September 1st, but available for pre-order now! (LINK IN BIO!) This book is a story of growing up, finding myself, coming out, heartbreak, falling in love, and, of course, marrying a mayor and running for president. The last year and a half on the campaign trail taught me just as much about myself as it did our country. I hope this book gives you a different type of “behind the curtain" approach to political memoirs, as well as an opportunity to think about how all of our stories can have an impact. Pull up a chair because I have something to tell you!

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Greg Berlanti’s sweet b-day wish to hubby Robbie Rogers: “Your tenderness, strength and compassion are the foundation of our family”

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Happy Birthday @robbierogers your inner and outer beauty knows no bounds in either direction. Your tenderness, strength and compassion are the foundation of our family AND you just happen to be all my favorite things about the universe rolled into one person. As Whitman wrote, “We were together, I forget the rest.”

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WATCH: Leslie Jordan is close to landing new book deal and reads us some of the book proposal

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I’m writing a book. And, it’s all about me. I hate talking about me. Now that’s funny. #needabookdeal #untoldstories

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Totally Random Video: See Elizabeth Taylor and Kim Novak face off in “The Mirror Crack’d”’s clip is a dandy: In 1980, the great star Elizabeth Taylor returned to the big screen for the first time since 1977′s A Little Night Music.

The film was The Mirror Crack’d which also starred Rock Hudson, Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis and Kim Novak who had also had a long absence from movies.

This scene is a delicious insult-laden showdown between Taylor and Novak who play rival actresses who clearly do not like each other!


Morning Round-Up: Elton John calls Anderson Cooper; Tyra Banks’ past; Jim Parsons hair; & more!

Anderson Cooper received call from fellow gay dads club member Elton John after becoming a father Towleroad

That time Tyra Banks told a model not to be proud about being gay has come back to haunt her Queerty

Jim Parsons on why he bleached his hair DListed

Billy Porter Brings It to “The Twilight Zone” in Spooky Season 2 Trailer NewNowNext

HRC President Alphonso David: Why We Must Elect Joe Biden Advocate

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Morning Man Classic: Bruce Boxleitner!

Happy birthday to Bruce Boxleitner who turns 70 today.

The first time I saw Bruce I was sitting in the living room of Zura Hall at San Diego State University all excited to see Kate Jackson in her first TV series since leaving Charlie’s Angels.

I came to watch Kate but could not take my eyes off of the handsome Bruce who had previously starred in the series How the West Was Won and Bring ‘Em Back Alive.

The show ran for four seasons and Bruce went on to have another hit series with Babylon 5 as Captain John J. Sheridan as well as several Babylon 5 TV movies.

Bruce is also known for his dual role as the characters Alan Bradley and Tron in the 1982 film Tron, a role which he reprised in the 2010 sequel, Tron: Legacy and the animated series Tron: Uprising which takes place between the two films.

In recent years, Bruce had a recurring role in the TV series Cedar Cove and recurred as President Phillip Baker in Supergirl. He has also appeared in a steady string of movies on Hallmark Channel including Gourmet Detective: Eat, Drink, and Be Buried, The Christmas Contract, Holiday Date, Matchmaker Mysteries: A Killer Engagement, and Matchmaker Mysteries: A Fatal Romance, among others.

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See the powerful new video for Cher’s Spanish-language version on ABBA classic “Chiquitita”

Even at the age of 73, Cher is still trying new things.

The Grammy-winning legend has recorded the first Spanish-language song in her 55-year career: the ABBA classic Chiquitita. Proceeds from the new single go to UNICEF.

She tells Billboard: “It was difficult to sing something in Spanish that you have sung in English because I’m a perfectionist. Singing in another language, trying to make it emotional and getting the words right… they have letters that make a completely different sound than I’m used to or than is done in English. We don’t roll any of our R’s. We recorded it four times while my engineer and the woman who taught me the song were both in England over Skype. I kept going back and back over certain lines. I don’t speak Spanish, but forty years ago I knew a teeny bit of it. Still, my pronunciation is pretty good.”

Of the gorgeous video Cher says: “I shot my part of the video at home and they later sent me the final cut with children from around the world in it. It’s such a beautiful, optimistic experience. It’s great when you can see anything positive now because all of the turmoil we are in.”


Ben Platt and Noah Galvin are dating!

We knew that actors Ben Platt and Noah Galvin were quarantining together (along with actress Kathryn Gallagher) but we did not know today that they are dating.

“Ben and I are dating,” Galvin said on the podcast Little Known Facts With Ilana Levine. “I asked him this morning, I was like, are we allowed to talk about this? And he’s like, ‘Don’t go into our nitty gritty, but yeah, people can know.’ It’s still relatively new.”

Both are 26 and have starred on Broadway as the lead in Dear Evan Hansen.


Catch up on Season 2 of Chase Michael Torrence’s provocative “Mixed Boy Joy” with episodes 3 and 4

Caught up on some of my viewing last night and am happy to present to you episodes 3 and 4 of season two of Mixed Boy Joy.

I just want to hug Jordan Clark, a lost biracial college student, who is navigating the world as he discovers his identity and place in society while his problematic friends make his journey that much more difficult.

Jordan is played by my good friend Chase Michael Torrence who writes and executive produces the series and who I am so proud of!

Check out his wonderful show.

Episode 4: Artrell and Troy are met with the choice to save their friendship or let it die. Blake challenges Kyle after an upsetting event that puts their relationship on the line. Claire shoots her shot at Troy not knowing what she’s getting herself into. All while Jordan and Megan run into Mack and every one gets mixed signals.

Episode 3: On a mission to save Artrell and Troy’s friendship, Jordan puts the group in an awkward and uncomfortable situation. Things go south quick leaving Megan with heavy guilt that rests on her shoulders.


Wishing a happy birthday to Major League Baseball’s Billy Bean who came out publicly in 1999

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Wishing a happy birthday to former Major League Baseball player Billy Bean who publicly came out as gay in 1999. He went on to become the league’s first Ambassador for Inclusion and is currently a league Vice President and special assistant to the commissioner. Billy is a real hero of mine and his memoir “Going the Other Day” made me cry. I’m here with Billy on LA Dodgers Pride Day in 2017. @billysbeans @mlb @ladodgers__

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Celeb Instagram: Jan-Michael Gambill! Boys of “Hollywood”! Russell Tovey! Kathy & Maggie Griffin!

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Such a nice weekend to get away from LA lots of distance up here! Anyone been to Idyllwild? A hidden gem for sure. #idyllwild #hike #fitness #crossfit #outdoors

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The Boys of Summer

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#somethinglefttolove music vid – @fabiodandreaofficial @jerryreeve – link in the bio

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When I took her as my date to the primetime Emmys. So many folks were clamoring to meet her, hug her, and tell her how they felt like they knew her & loved her. I had the time of my life acting as her personal bodyguard and HER “plus one” #mothersday #mothersdaymemories

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Totally Random Video: Relive two “I Love Lucy” musical numbers from the great “The Operetta” episode! see the chocolate factory and grape stomping episodes often mentioned as classics but as far as my favorite I Love Lucy episodes go,. The Operetta is also right up there in the top 10.

Lucy’s women’s club wants to stage an operetta, but they’re completely broke. (Lucy, the treasurer, seems to have spent it all to pay her own bills.) Thus, Lucy and Ethel write and star in the musical, but when their postdated check bounces for the costumes and scenery, the rental company repossesses everything in mid-performance.

But before the rental company steps in, we get to enjoy the great Vivian Vance as Lilly of the Valley then Lucille Ball as Queen of the Gypsies. One can sing like a dream and, well, the other can’t.

Enjoy these two musical numbers from this wonderful episode.

Morning Round-Up: Tennis Round-Up; Sam Smith; Jamie Dornan; Ryan Murphy; Adam Joseph & more!

Weekend Tennis Round-Up Kenneth in the 212

Sam Smith Reveals They Are Missing ‘McDonald’s & A Gay Bar’ During Quarantine Instinct

Jamie Dornan Reveals Drag Makeover and Armie Hammer Thinks He Looks Like a ‘Fierce Bitch’ Towleroad

Ryan Murphy announces American Horror Story spin-off series in the works

Ryan Murphy and Janet Mock Drop Hints About “Hollywood” Season 2 New Now Next

Hunky gay meteorologist Adam Joseph is showing off his home workout routine and so much more Queerty

How I’m Living Now: Katie Couric, Journalist The Hollywood Reporter

Jerry Stiller, Funnyman of ‘Seinfeld’ and Stiller and Meara Fame, Dies at 92 The Hollywood Reporter

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Monday Morning Man: Cam Newton!

Wishing a happy 31st birthday to NFL quarterback Cam Newton!

He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2011 and played with the team until he was released this year after injuries shortened his last few seasons. He is currently a free agent. He has several stellar seasons peaking with a 15–1 record in 2015 and a Super Bowl appearance in which the Panthers lost to the Denver Broncos.

Newton was the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft which made him just the third player to win the Heisman Trophy, a national championship, and be the first overall draft pick all in the same one-year span.

Football runs in the family. Cam’s father is Cecil Newton, Sr., who played strong safety for two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and his older brother, Cecil Newton Jr. was a center who played for Hartford Colonials, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens..

In his NFL debut, Newton became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to throw for 400 yards in his NFL regular-season opener, breaking Payton Manning’s rookie record.

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Celeb Instagram: Mother’s Day Edition!

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I don’t write about her much because she doesn’t really like the spotlight but I wanted to acknowledge my incredible mom Debbie. Sometimes you don’t meet your parents until later in life – I met Debbie when I was 7 years old, and just in time. She is my best friend and the wisest person I know. Thanks for loving me and giving me the tools to take on the world

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Happy Mother’s Day to my pioneering badass mama @realmiafarrow. Here we are in a casual and un-posed candid.

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Happy Mother’s Day to the best Mom ever! Love you to pieces @lindaborelli

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Happy Mother’s Day to a lady who’s always there for me and our family for advice, a laugh, a cry, a hug or just a beer. Love you mom.

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Happy Mother’s Day to my mamma and all the wonderful mothers out the there. There is no doubt that it’s the hardest job in the world — especially raising me. #littlehellion #mamatried #lovemymama #MammaAndThem

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Happy Mother’s Day Mom! I love you!

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