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WATCH: CNN hosts Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon rip into Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross


CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon reacted on their respective shows last night to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ remarks regarding federal works who are not being paid due to the partial government shutdown.

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Morning Round-Up: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” cast; Bryan Singer keeps job; “Trophy Boy” movie & more!

Meet the drop dead gorgeous cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 Gay Star News

Bryan Singer to Remain as ‘Red Sonja’ Director Despite New Sexual Misconduct Accusations The Wrap

Acclaimed Short Film ‘Trophy Boy’ Heading To Television The Randy Report

Anna Wintour: Remove Homophobe Margaret Court’s Name From Arena Advocate

“Backyard Envy” Is the “Will & Grace” Home Improvement Show We Didn’t Know We Needed NewNowNext

West End Company Revival, Starring Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig, to Release Cast Album Playbill

Broadway-bound Magic Mike musical sets world premiere EW.com

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Friday Morning Man: Jorge Antonio Guerrero!

If you’ve seen Roma then you are well aware of today’s Morning Man Jorge Antonio Guerrero.

His character has a full frontal nude scene for the ages!

Guerrero is in the news right now because he is a Mexican citizen and has three times been denied a tourist visa to attend awards season events. He wants to attend the Academy Awards next month where Roma is up for 10 Oscars.

The other 25-year-old actor appears in the TV series Besieged and had roles in Narcos: Mexico and Luis Miguel: La Serie.

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Late Night Video: Kate McKinnon’s hilarious Senator Elizabeth Warren portrayal is dead on!


Missed Saturday Night Live so am just now catching up. During the Weekend Update segment, Senator Elizabeth Warren (Kate McKinnon) talks to Colin Jost about running for president in 2020 and comments on fellow Democratic opponents like Kirsten Gillibrand and Beto O’Rourke.

I actually think McKinnon’s Warren portrayal is even better than her Hillary Clinton!

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GLAAD pulls ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ nomination due to latest accusations against director Bryan Singer

GLAAD doesn’t announce the nominees for its annual awards until tomorrow morning but the organization has already announced that Bohemian Rhapsody has been pulled from consideration.

The reason is this weeks article in The Atlantic which details sexual allegations against director Bryan Singer who was fired from the film with three weeks of shooting remaining.

GLAAD said in a statement:

In light of the latest allegations against director Bryan Singer, GLAAD has made the difficult decision to remove Bohemian Rhapsody from contention for a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category this year. This week’s story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light a reality that cannot be ignored or even tacitly rewarded.

Singer’s response to The Atlantic story wrongfully used ‘homophobia’ to deflect from sexual assault allegations and GLAAD urges the media and the industry at large to not gloss over the fact that survivors of sexual assault should be put first.

The team that worked so hard on Bohemian Rhapsody as well as the legacy of Freddy(sic) Mercury deserve so much more than to be tainted in this way. Bohemian Rhapsody brought the story of LGBTQ icon Freddy(sic) Mercury to audiences around the world, many of whom never saw an out and proud lead character in a film or saw the impact of HIV and AIDS in fair and accurate ways. The impact of the film is undeniable. We believe, however, that we must send a clear and unequivocal message to LGBTQ youth and all survivors of sexual assault that GLAAD and our community will stand with survivors and will not be silent when it comes to protecting them from those who would do them harm.

Other films that involve Singer now or in the future should take note of the backlash to The Atlantic story and other previous allegations. The industry cannot let those who perpetuate harms against anyone – especially vulnerable young people – go unnoticed or unchecked any longer.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

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Celeb Instagram: Gorgeous Dudes Edition!

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Puerto Vallarta mid Feb to mid March – who wants to go play on some sharp rocks? @fotohomme

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One of the most beautiful places on earth. #Paradise #oneandonlymaldives

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Performing TONIGHT in #puertovallarta & next Tuesday & Thursday at 7:30 at @act2pv. Then PV is a wrap! The 31st is my last show here this season. Get tickets at the door or at Act2pv.com I do an all-acoustic, solo music show where I play piano, guitar and sing. I do some Elton, some Queen, some Bruce Springsteen and lots more including originals. Come check it out! :D Photo by: @thescruffyphotographer

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Elton was amazing last night! So much fun almost 3 hours of music. Go see the show! #farewellyellowbrickroad #eltonjohn #staplescenter #la

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Happy 73rd birthday to Michael Ontkean!

Except for a cameo in the George Clooney film The Descendents, dreamy Michael Ontkean hasn’t been seen in a any new movies or TV shows in several years but the actor we know best from Twin Peaks, The Rookies and the film Making Love certainly made an impression.

Today, the handsome Canadian actor turns 73 and, sadly, appears to be retired from acting for good.

The child of well-known Canadian performers Leonard and Muriel Ontkean loved acting more and headed to Hollywood in 1970. He soon landed a series of TV guest spots (including The Partridge Family!) and became a star when he was cast in The Rookies. He left the hit show after just two seasons and spent a few years writing poetry before returning to acting in 1977 with the hit Paul Newman film Slap Shot which united his two loves: acting and hockey.

He went on appearing in various films such as Voices (1979 with Amy Irving), Willie and Phil (1980) and Summer (1981 with Brooke Adams) and in 1982 reunited with Rookies co-star  Kate Jackson in the film Making Love in which they played a married couple coping with the fact that Ontkean had fallen in love with another man played by Harry Hamlin.

After appearing in such films as Made to Order and The Allnighter, he landed another of his best-known roles: Sheriff Harry Truman in the 1990 TV series Twin Peaks.

Many other roles followed, my favorite of which was the 1994 miniseries Family Album opposite Jaclyn Smith. He has not had any credits since a series of guest appearances in 2004 on the Fox series North Shore.

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Greg Rikaart makes Daytime Emmys pre-noms for delicious Leo Stark portrayal on “Days of Our Lives’

Ever since Greg Rikaart showed up as Leo Stark on Days of Our Lives, Salem has been a much more interesting place.

It’s been such a delicious performance each and every episode. He’s created an utterly delightful comedic villain who we don’t hate despite his dastardly deeds.

So I’m very happy to see that this Emmy winner for The Young and the Restless has a chance to win a second Emmy.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards and Mr. Rikaart is among the 10 actors who have a chance to make the final nominations in the category of supporting actor. Nominations will be announced on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 and there are typically five nominees in each category.

Among the other Salem gays who are pre-nominees is Christopher Sean as Paul Narita. But three-time Emmy winner and five-time nominee Chandler Massey (Will Horton) did not make the cut this year nor did previous Emmy winner Freddie Smith who plays Sonny Kiriakis.

The other supporting actor pre-nominees are: Darin Brooks, as Wyatt Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful; Max Gail, as Mike Corbin on General Hospital; Bryton James, as Devon Hamilton on The Young and the Restless; Thad Luckinbill, as JT Hellstrom on The Young and the Restless; Eric Martsolf, as Brady Black on Days of Our Lives; Wes Ramsey, as Peter August on General Hospital; Aaron D. Spears, as Justin Barber on The Bold and the Beautiful; and Dominic Zamprogna, as Dante Falconeri on General Hospital.

You can see a full list of the pre-nominees HERE.

How Andrew Rannells managed to “force a friendship” with Broadway legend “Patti LuPone”

Andrew Rannells has a memoir coming out about his pre-stardom days and has done a an interview with The Daily Beast to promote it.

It’s a good interview so check it out.

My favorite part was a little bit about my queen, Patti LuPone:

He just booked his trip for the unofficial gay pilgrimage of 2019: tickets to see Patti LuPone in the West End production of Company. After doing a scene with the acting legend on Girls, he’s managed to “force a friendship” and was able to text her and get house seats.

“My little 13-year-old brain was exploding as I was texting with her, and she said, ‘Well honey, do you need a place to stay while you’re here? You can stay with me,’” he says. “My little head really almost exploded.”

In the end, he opted for a hotel with friends. This is one case that really would have been too much.

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WATCH: Darren Criss in a blonde wig, crop top, glittering heels for tonight’s “Lip Sync Battle”

Emmy Award winner Darren Criss was a smash on stage in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He channels that role a bit in tonight’s episode of Lip Sync Battle! Darren transforms into Mariah Carey for a performance of Heartbreaker.

Here’s a sneak peak!

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Morning Round-Up: Matthew Wilkas & Drew Droege; Rami Malek on Bryan Singer; Anna Wintour & more!

Matthew Wilkas and Drew Droege Set to Star in Los Angeles Premiere of Born to Win Playbill

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ star Rami Malek claims he was ‘not aware’ of Bryan Singer allegations Los Angeles Times

Anna Wintour slams Australian PM over anti-LGBTI stance Gay Star News

Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe wants to have a baby via surrogate Gay Star News

Kristen Bell confirms her Good Place character is bisexual Pink News

John McEnroe can’t stop talking about naked Rafael Nadal New York Post

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Thursday Morning Man: Steve Lund!

Love the Canadian comedy series Schitt’s Creek and this sexy guy plays a bisexual named Jake.

He’s 30-year-old Steve Lund who is known for his role as Nick Sorrentino in the TV series Bitten.

He attended the Vancouver Film School acting program, before moving to Toronto where he was cast in TV shows like Blue Mountain State, Hemlock Grove and Haven.

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Late Night Video: Sarah Paulson and Billy Eichner guest on “Watch What Happens Live”


During the Watch What Happens Live After Show, actress Sarah Paulson shares how she and partner Holland Taylor met and how their relationship bloomed via Twitter. We also learn that Billy Eichner is currently single and doesn’t have much luck on the various dating apps. Earlier on the regular show, Sarah and Billy play a game of When Co-Stars Align. They must say if they think Glenn Close or Lady Gaga should win the Oscar, choose between Madonna and Cher as most iconic and Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters as biggest Broadway diva. My answers: Glenn Close, Cher, and absolute tie between LuPone and Peters.

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Patti LuPone answers questions from fans from her “Company” dressing room in London


I love this! The great star Patti LuPone answers fan questions from her Company dressing room at the Gielgud Theatre in London.

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Days of Our Lives: Leo wonders why he can’t remember having sex with Xander – turns out he was drugged!

Whenever I don’t have time to watch Days of Our Lives, I just go over to the website soaps.sheknows.com where there are the most terrific recaps.

Here is what happened with Leo and Xander who we have been so intrigued with. It seems they didn’t have sex at all beyond Leo kissing Xander. The scheming sociopath drugged his fellow bottom feeder before things could go too far:

Xander returns to his room and tells Leo he was out getting breakfast. He needed to refuel after their night together. Leo’s puzzled. “We slept together?” Xander corrects him. Not much sleeping actually occurred. Leo doesn’t recall, so Xander says he’s hurt. He was reluctant but once he got into it, they both had a good time. Since Leo can’t recall, he suggests that Xander drugged him and when he suggests getting the glass tested, Xander smashes it. He flashes to drugging him and admits it to Leo, then lets him know that he made out with Sarah. Leo storms out.

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Turns out former controversial U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock is a Sam Smith and Elton John fanboy

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It is Him.

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Morning Round-Up: Sarah Jessica Parker; Bryan Singer; Brandon Truaxe; Logan Paul; RuPaul

Matt Damon Convinces Sarah Jessica Parker To Resurrect Carrie Bradshaw For Good Cause Homorazzi

Bryan Singer Faces New Sexual Assault Claims in Exposé Revealing Horrific Details of Alleged Incidents Towleroad

Deciem Founder Brandon Truaxe Found Dead Among Rumors Of Erratic Behavior Instinct

Logan Paul apologizes for ‘go gay’ comment, then deflects and plays the victim Gay Star News

RuPaul shuts down Meghan Markle’s haters, says ‘pay them b****es no mind’ Pink News

Myanmar’s biggest gay celebrity ‘feels free’ six months after coming out Gay Star News

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See the trailer for “Kaye Ballard: The Show Goes On”

It is so cool that the documentary Kaye Ballard: The Show Goes On premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival earlier this month and that Miss Ballard was able to be in attendance and bask in the glory of it all.

She died this week at age 93 and her death has resulted in a real appreciation of a multi-talented, unforgettable performer who most certainly should have been an even bigger star.

Here is the trailer for the film which I am so excited to see. In it, Hal Prince laments that Miss Ballard never got to play Mama Rose in Gypsy on Broadway. It does seem like a role perfectly suited to her talents. She did tour with the show and the brief clip of her singing Everything’s Coming Up Roses makes you hunger for more.

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WATCH: “Grace and Frankie” stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda hilariously answer all kinds of questions


“Grace and Frankie” co-stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda go wild during an outrageous Q&A session on “The Talk.” Host Sara Gilbert asks, “When I have trouble going to sleep I…” “Smoke my vape pipe,” confesses Fonda. When asked what would be found in her nightstand drawer, Fonda reveals, “A vibrator.” Host Carrie Ann Inaba asks Tomlin, “What have you wasted the most money on?” “Cosmetics,” says Tomlin to Fonda’s surprise. Fonda also confesses to spending the most money on gardening. “Before, when I had land and was land rich, like Scarlett O’Hara, I would buy 40 foot tall trees or steal them from my ex-husband Ted Turner.”
BONUS VIDEO: Fonda and Tomlin (below) take the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answer the internet’s most searched questions about themselves.

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Wednesday Morning Man: David Muir!

Those guns! That hair! That face!

Sorry Anderson Cooper and Chris Cuomo, but gorgeous ABC News anchorman David Muir just edges you out as is the hunkiest newsman on the air.

He is the definition of dreamboat.

David, who also co-hosts ABC’s 20/20, was profiled last August in Time Magazine,

Here is an excerpt:

On ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir, the nation’s best-liked anchorman could well be made of pixels, so effectively does the newscast approximate the digital vibrancy of a computer screen. But put the man on a New York City street at midday and his corporeal reality is affirmed by a steady stream of strangers, mostly women and mostly of a certain age.

“If I were younger …” says a grinning pedestrian approaching Muir at the corner of Central Park West and 66th Street, where he has arrived to have his photo taken for TIME.

“He’s even more handsome in person,” another calls out.

Muir shouts back, “Louder!”

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“I think that in this era, where people are really hungry for someone that they can trust and a team they can trust, that it’s just something they sense in their gut,” Muir says. “And we go out there and try to earn that trust every single night. And we’re not perfect. One of the great gifts of this job is that you can go out the next night and give it your best shot again. But we never forget that we’re reporting to a divided country.”

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