He’s actor and singer James Maslow who describes himself as ‘focused, sarcastic, and woke.’
James first became known for playing the role of James Diamond on Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush and was a member of the boy band with the same name. He also starred as Kevin Mohr on the Sony Crackle original series Sequestered.
In 2014, he competed as a contestant on the eighteenth season of Dancing with the Stars, in which he reached fourth place and last year competed on Celebrity Big Brother.
The late, great Valerie Harper won four Emmys during her career for her portrayal of Rhoda Morgenstern. Three were in the supporting actress category during the four years Harper was part of the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The fourth win was in the lead actress category for the spinoff series Rhoda which ran for five seasons.
Harper died last year at the age of 80 after a long battle with cancer.
Now those four Emmys are up for auction by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills – they are among the more than 900 pieces of entertainment memorabilia as part of its “Hollywood: Legends & Explorers” auction.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Television Academy, which awards the Emmys, has sued Julien’s arguing that Emmy Award statuettes can’t be sold. It claims that while winners can keep the statute for life, and their heirs can inherit the shiny, gold award, it’s the Academy that actually owns it and it merely “lends a copy of the Emmy Statuette to the Emmy winner to symbolize and honor his or her achievement.”
Patrik-Ian Polk joined Bevy Smith on Bevelations to discuss the new Starz show P-Valley and discussed the recent reunion episode of his groundbreaking show Noah’s Arc and whether he feels there is a chance the show could be rebooted for TV. A half- million people have seen the reunion episode so far!
If I’m short on time, it’s not a good idea for me to go exploring YouTube in search of Linda Ronstadt videos to post because I end up spending a good hour watching all kinds of gems then trying to narrow it down to three or so.
On the occasion of this great singer’s 74th birthday, I’ve settled on this trio of performances – the first of which is one of her early big hits called Long Long Time which in my teen years, I played again and again when I fell in unrequited love with a straight boy.
Yeah, really, would be there on the floor of the living room, giant headphones on, and wallow.
Anyway, enough about me!
This is about Linda and the other two videos I selected are her huge 1977 hit Blue Bayou and her appearance with Smokey Robinson that includes What’s New and a duet with Smokey on Ooh Baby Baby.
Wishing a happy 34th birthday today to actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II!
He is best known for portraying David Kane / Black Manta in the DC Extended Universe superhero film Aquaman and Cal Abar in the HBO limited series Watchmen.
Since starring in the Netflix musical drama series The Get Down, Abdul-Mateen appeared in numerous films, including Baywatch, The Greatest Showman, The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, First Match, Boundaries, All Day and a Night, and Us. He has also been in episodes of Black Mirror and The Handmaid’s Tale.
He has already filmed The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Candyman and will next appear in The Matrix 4.
He wasn’t originally an actor. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in architecture, he worked as a city planner in San Francisco. While at Berkeley, he became a member of the fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha and competed as a hurdler for the California Golden Bears. He later received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama and began working as a stage actor.
To the right is my favorite picture of Robert Gant – for obvious reasons – so I’ve decided to feature it again today on his birthday.
I’ve loved him ever since he appeared as one of Pheobe’s boyfriend’s on Friends then he was the high school principal on Popular. But best of all, there was his wonderful run on Queer as Folk as professor Ben Bruckner.
He turns 52 today and is proof that the notion that openly gay actors can convincingly play straight roles or romantic leads.
He has managed to continue to be cast in both gay (Save Me) and straight roles (Special Delivery) and in comedies (Mike & Molly, Hot in Cleveland) and dramas (Personal Affairs, Bones, Nip/Tuck).
His most recent credits include recurring roles on 13 Reasons Why, The Fosters, and Supergirl. In 2018, he made the Hallmark movie Wedding of Dreams opposite Debbie Gibson and last year guested on Good Trouble, All Rise, and Why Women Kill.
Happy birthday to this wonderfully appealing – and hunky – actor!