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Morning Man Classic: Brian Kerwin!

I’ve had a big crush on Brian Kerwin ever since seeing him in 1983′s big screen version of Torch Song Trilogy as Harvey Feirstein’s hunky blond boyfriend who seduces Harvey’s current boyfriend (played by Matthew Broderick) on top of bails of hay inside a barn. (see photos below).

Today is Brian ‘s 71st birthday!

Some of my favorite things he has done are his two season run on Showtime’s Beggars and Choosers (puleeze put it out on DVD already!) and his role opposite Sally Field in Murphy’s Romance. He’s done many other movies, was part of the cast of there late, great soap One Life to Live, and starred on Broadway in The Little Foxes, After Night and the Music, and August: Osage County.

Back in the mid-70s, he was just coming off his first soap role on The Young and the Restless and was about to star in NBC’s The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo and did this interview with Rona Barrett’s Gossip magazine. Here is an excerpt:

Q: Do you find that some people assume you’re not much of an actor or even dumb because you have those all-American good looks?

Brian: So what’s wrong with a pretty face? (Laughs.) I don’t think I’ve gotten anywhere with my looks. I was checking the mirror this morning and my hair’s coming out in handfuls back there. A bald all-American boy! (Laughs.)

Q: Have you ever run into the so-called “Hollywood casting couch” syndrome?

Brian: I’ve only run into it once. On a gay level. It was just one guy. A casting director. I’m not very naive, but I did accidentally lead the guy on because…well, I’d met the guy once before and he’d never made any moved toward me. I had just had some new photos taken and I was looking for wark. It was a hot summer day and I’m wearing these cut-offs that were ripped up the sides and I’m delivering pictures all over town to all the casting directors. I walked into this guy’s office in Studio City and said, “I’d like you to look at my new pictures.” And he said, “Well, sit down, Brian.” And it was just talk, talk, talk. It went very well. He seemed to like me very much and I felt great. I didn’t suspect anything. But when I got up to leave, the guy stood up in front of me and said, “I just thought that I ought to tell you that I think you’re a really sexy guy.” And I said, “Oh?” And then he said, “I hope you don’t mind that.” Considering myself cool, I said, “No..uh, I don’t mind that at all.” And then I walked out. And by five o’clock that evening, I had been invited to dinner, a movie, and a weekend at Zuma Beach! (Laughs.)

WATCH: Olivia Newton-John and Marlon Wayans guest on “Watch What Happens Live”

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Saturday Video: Lucille Ball in all her Broadway glory performing “Hey, Look Me Over” from “Wildcat”

This just popped up and I love, love, love it. The only footage that has surfaced to date of Lucille Ball’s triumphant performance in the 1961 Broadway musical Wildcat is this TV performance of the show’s hit song Hey, Look Me Over. The critics loved her but were lukewarm about the show but the public flocked to the show which played to sold out houses for its entire 6 month run.

She did this show after I Love Lucy ended in 1960 and before the The Lucy Show began in 1962. This is more than 12 years before Miss Ball starred in the big screen version of the musical Mame. It’s also proof that had she been able to do that film when she was younger, it would’ve worked out far better.

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Celeb Instagram: “I Voted” Edition!

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Vote. And get your friends and family to vote. And phone bank and get people you don’t KNOW to vote. Because we need to beat this fucker by a landslide.

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What can I say? I feel good… exercising my right to vote. #GOVOTE #ifeelgood #votebitches #vote

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this felt GOOD. finally arrived and back in the mailbox the same day. #VOTE and why yes I am wearing a @tyinc shirt #dadstuff

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Jwan Yosef is a beautiful “blob”

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The Blob

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Saturday Round-Up: Jennifer Lawrence scolded Anderson Cooper; All-star Biden concert; Adam Rippon; Pete Buttigieg

Jennifer Lawrence says she confronted Anderson Cooper after he claimed she faked her Oscars fall

Cher, “Queer Eye” Guys, Billy Porter, and More Headline Joe Biden Concert NewNowNext

Adam Rippon enters the world of TV comedy Outsports

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Still Slaying on FOX News, Watch Him Turn the Tables on the Hunter Biden Non-Scandal The WOW Report

Giuliani, With Pants Half-Down, Got Transphobic After Borat Prank Advocate

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Saturday Morning Man: Oliver Jackson-Cohen!

I present to you the especially handsome actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen who is celebrating his 34th birthday today.

Oliver is an English actor and model who played Jonathan Harker, a journalist, in NBC’s television series Dracula and also starred in the TV series Emerald City for NBC and The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix.

His first big break was landing a role in the television series Hollyoaks when he was 15, and he later appeared in the ITV series The Time of Your Life in 2007.

He has since appeared in the films Life and Death at 17 starring Jennifer Lawrence and Richard Gere, Going the Distance starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, and Faster opposite Dwayne Johnson.

In 2011, he starred as Prince William in a series of Funny or Die shorts with Allison Williams as newlywed Kate Middleton.

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Snapped! Lil Nas X!

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industry baby

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Instagram sensation Leslie Jordan is guest hosting Entertainment Tonight: “I hope I don’t mess it up!”

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ET phone home. Check me out tonight. I am guest hosting Entertainment Tonight “tonight.” I hope I don’t mess it up. Love y’all.

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Morning Round-Up: Colton Ford; Susan Sarandon vs Cher; Hannah Gadsby; Chris Evans; Matthew McConaughey

Colton Ford on His New Single, Dating Life & What’s Ahead For Him Instinct

Susan Sarandon Says That Cher Stole Her Role In “The Witches Of Eastwick” DListed

Hannah Gadsby on Douglas and How She’s Still Punching Up Advocate

Captain America Chris Evans is trying to … captain America Washington Post

Matthew McConaughey Says He Was ‘Blackmailed Into Having Sex’ at 15: ‘I’ve Never Felt Like a Victim’ People

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Trailer for Dolly Parton’s “Christmas on The Square”

Dolly Parton is getting a head start on spreading holiday (movie) cheer and boy, do we need it right now.

On Thursday, Netflix dropped the first trailer for Dolly’s movie Christmas on the Square and it’s stuffed full of festive fun. Directed and choreographed by three-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner Debbie Allen, the film also features Christine Baranski, Jenifer Lewis, Treat Williams, Jeanine Mason , Josh Segarra, and 14 original songs by Parton.

Christmas on the Square sees a rich, nasty Scrooge-like woman, Regina Fuller (Baranski), return to her small hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer — and she decides her tenants have to be out by Christmas Eve. Of course, the power of Christmas spirit can overcome even the grumpiest holiday hater, and with the help actual angel (Parton), the frost around Regina’s heart starts to thaw.

Enjoy the trailer!

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Friday Morning Man: Ryan Reynolds!

I’ve been a huge fan of Ryan Reynolds since seeing in Van Wilder then fell in love with him after he appeared hilariously naked in the comedy Buying the Cow

In the decades since, his career has blossomed and endured. Today he turns 44 and remains at the height of his career with his biggest commercial successes coming with the superhero films Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018), in which he played the title character.

His other films include X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Proposal, The Amityville Horror, Blade: Trinity, Just Friends, The Change-Up, Safe House, Buried, The Nines, Waiting, Woman in Gold, Green Lantern, Life, and 6 Underground, among others.

The world may see Ryan as the charismatic counterpart to his stunning wife Blake Lively, father to two precious girls, and a quick-witted actor, but 2010′s Sexiest Man Alive has had his personal struggles. In an interview with The New York Times a few years ago, he spoke candidly about about his lifelong battle with anxiety.

“I have anxiety. I’ve always had anxiety,” he told the publication. “Both in the lighthearted ‘I’m anxious about this’ kind of thing, and I’ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun.”

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“Modern Family” alum Jesse Tyler Ferguson celebrates his birthday with his best present ever!

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my first birthday with this little nugget in my arms

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See trailer for “The Prom” – Meryl is everything in it!

Okay, let’s just get real right now.

I’m going to be completely obsessed with The Prom and three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep’s character of Dee Dee Allen. In the trailer that dropped today, she plops her two Tony Awards – one at a time – on the front desk of a hotel to get her way. It gave me a bit of the Miranda Priestley vibe and I got all tingly.

The plot: Dee Dee and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winner James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.

Directed by Ryan Murphy, The Prom is the spectacular, big-hearted film adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Screenplay by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin.

Enjoy the trailer!

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Adam Rippon’s voting message from the rink!

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Rippon Lutz all the way to the polls. Make a voting plan! LETS GO. #skatetothepolls #bidenharris2020

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WATCH: “Knots Landing” cast members Michele Lee, Donna Mills, Joan Van Ark and Ted Shackleford reunite!

This took place last week and I haven’t had the chance to watch it all. But as a Knots Landing fan from season one through 14 I think it’s pretty cool to have a TV Cast Reunion with Michele Lee, Donna Mills, Joan Van Ark, and Ted Shackleford. It comes not long after the death of another key cast member, Kevin Dobson.

Enjoy the dish!

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Morning Round-Up: Ellen DeGeneres; Betty Buckley; Niecy Nash; Jamie Lee Curtis & Neve Campbell; “GLOW” & more!

Ellen DeGeneres Debuts New Look on Talk Show People

Betty Buckley To Trump: Stop Using My Music ‘Your Presidency Is The Very Antithesis Of Art’ The Randy Report

Niecy Nash to Host Daytime Syndicated Talk Show PilotThe Hollywood Reporter

GLOW stars asked for more inclusive, authentic representation before cancellation

Horror Icons Jamie Lee Curtis and Neve Campbell Compare Notes on Their Reigns as Scream Queens Variety

Song of the Day: “Gimme Some Lovin’” by Olivia Newton-John Kenneth in the 212

Fleshback: Checking Out HOTEL Heartthrob Shea Farrell Boy Culture

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Mantique of the Day is ex-actor Shea Farrell, memorable as “Hotel’s” Mark Danning on 1983-1986. He worked from 1982-2003, and with the exception of playing a drunk Santa in a 2013 TV movie has largely retired from in front of the camera (which loves him and misses him), and now works as a director and in production. #celebritybirthdays #mantiques #hotguys #handsome #handsomeman #hotel #arthurhailey #tv #gr8erdays

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Thursday Morning Man: Marcus Scribner!

I emerged from my Schitt’s Creek bingeing last night long enough to catch the new episode of black-ish on ABC. Such a good show that I don’t watch often enough.

The episode was quite topical with son Andre (portrayed by today’s Morning Man Marcus Scribner) deeply upsetting his doctor mother (Tracee Ellis Ross) by secretly having his girlfriend over during quarantine.

Scribner, now 20, has grown up before our eyes as a member of the show’s cast since its first season in 2014. He has won two NAACP Image Awards for his performance on the show.

The busy actor also voices the character Bow in the critically acclaimed Netflix animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.

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WATCH: Dolly Parton makes Stephen Colbert cry

Dolly Parton graced the A Late Show With Stephen Colbert audience with a bit of Bury Me Beneath The Willow, a song her mom would to sing to her as a child and it brought Colbert to tears.

Dolly stopped her singing and said, “Oh, you’re crying? I better hush before you cry yourself to death and we can’t finish the show.”

Replied Colbert: “Like a lot of Americans, I’m under a lot of stress right now, Dolly. You got my trip wire right there. I’ll tell you. That was pretty beautiful.”

Dolly’s new book Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is available everywhere now, and her new album is A Holly Dolly Christmas.

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Celeb Instagram: Get Out and Vote Edition!

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GET YOUR VOTE ON ! @oldnavy is spreading the word & they’re paying their employees to work the polls on Election Day. PLUS: We’re cooking up something special for the #RuPaulidays. Stay tuned & make a plan to vote. #oldnavystyle #itsuptoWE #spottedinoldnavy

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Hey guys. Some of my friends from “Will & Grace” and I are reminding you all to #makeaplan to get out and #VOTE. Ask 5 people if they have a plan, and if they don’t, send them to Remember…vote, vote, vote!

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My 2nd Mom/Auntie @shoshnewyork designed these shirts to help urge everyone to use their voice and VOTE VOTE VOTE! All proceeds go to garment workers in NYC whose livelihoods have been affected by the state of the world. Silence won’t MEND the world, VOTE! Go to to purchase yours.

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LATEST BLOG POST: PINS AND NEEDLES I went to the post office with Tulea several days ago to mail my ballot. And yesterday, having tracked it, I was told it had arrived and been counted! And speaking of voting, let me tell you this good news I just read:
More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes. The 22.2 million ballots submitted as of Friday night represents 16% of all the votes cast in the 2016 presidential election, even as eight states are not yet reporting their totals and voters still have more than two weeks to cast ballots. Americans’ rush to vote is leading election experts to predict that a record 150 million votes may be cast and turnout rates could be higher than in any presidential election since 1908. Continue reading at link in bio

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#VOTE Get voting info at & let’s do this!

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