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Michael Urie gets an official vintage Barry Manilow T-shirt for his 40th birthday: “I’ll never take it off”

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@ryanspahn got me this vintage @barrymanilowofficial shirt for my fortieth birthday and I’ll never take it off

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WATCH: Olivia Newton-John marks 40th anniversary of “Xanadu” with message to fans

Olivia Newton-John has a special message on the 40th anniversary of Xanadu, the movie musical that spawned her mega-hit songs Xanadu, Magic and Suddenly.

It was her first film after Grease and while it was considered a big flop at the time, it has lived on as a cult fave and later became a hit Broadway musical.

In this video, Olivia sends her best to co-star Michael Beck, songwriters John Farrar and Jeff Lynne, choreographer Kenny Ortega and the fabulous dancers in the film including Sandahl Bergman and Teri Beckerman.

She also thanks ex-husband Matt Lattanzi who she met on the film and later married. They eventually divorced but share a daughter named Chloe.

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Sexy Russian tennis star Karen Khachanov working up a sweat getting ready to return to the courts

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Finished strong a hard training week! Хорошее завершение недели тяжелых тренировок!

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Preparation continues. No pain, no gain! Подготовка к сезону продолжается. Без боли и работы результата не добиться!

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Saturday Round-Up: “Love, Victor” renewed; Helen Reddy; Ted Allen; Connor Franta; Damian Lillard

Hulu Renews “Love, Victor” for Season 2 NewNowNext

Helen Reddy and Her ’70s Feminist Anthem Roar in Trailer for I Am Woman Advocate

Ted Allen takes viewers behind the scenes of new Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay tournament

NBA’s Damian Lillard wore sweet Pride sneakers during game Outsports

Connor Franta Puts Trump On Blast Over Executive Order Banning TikTok in the United States Instinct

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Wishing a very happy 39th birthday to my tennis king … the one and only Roger Federer!

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Champion. Icon. Legend. Join us in wishing @rogerfederer a happy 39th birthday! ????

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Win or lose, tennis always leaves @rogerfederer smiling . #tennis #tennistv #atptour #federer #rogerfederer #smile #hbd #birthday

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Our eight-time champion turns 39 today #wimbledon @rogerfederer

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At Lincoln Memorial, Billy Porter uses words of Toni Morrison to inspire: “This is precisely the time when artists go to work”

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In the words of Toni Morison: “This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” – Toni Morrison @intoactionus #IntoAction

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Snapped! Ricky Martin’s hot hubby Jwan Yosef!

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Yalla Friday

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It’s Fiesta Friday with cutie Tom Daley!

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FIESTA FRIDAY #friday #fridayvibes #mexicanfood #chimichanga #margar

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Gay Good News: Thomas Roberts interviews Jane Clementi and newly out footballer Thomas Beattie

Kudos to Thomas Roberts and the latest episode of his terrific weekly show Gay Good News.

His guests this week are two people whose stories have really inspired.

I’ll never forget meeting Jane Clementi at The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles’ Voice Awards several years ago and being so moved by her. Her son, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide after his Rutgers University roommate cyber bullied him in a well-publicized case. He was just 18.

Jane and her family launched the Tyler Clementi Foundation which works to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities. They have an upcoming online fundraiser that reunites several of the cast members of Queer as Folk. Roberts will host.

You can see in this interviewed why I was so touched by Jane and how she has come out of such a tragedy such a strong person who is making a difference in her son’s name.

Retired British footballer Thomas Beattie has been getting a great deal of attention since coming out publicly in June.

“I really wanted to set myself free,” he tells Roberts in their interview. “I feel quite liberated. I didn’t realize how far the message would spread, how many people would resonate with it.”

Beattie is candid about how far his sport has to go for players to feel comfortable enough to come out during their careers. His 10-year career was shortened by an injury and he was already retired when he came out.

“Now I consider myself more of an advocate and I want to be that – the way I live, work, conduct myself,” he says. “I’ve become quite passionate about being more proactive. If you have a platform … there’s things that can be done and I feel empowered to do that.”

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Morning Round-Up: Melissa Etheridge; Ellen DeGeneres; Jussie Smollett; Paris Jackson; Brian Sims

Melissa Etheridge Opens Up About ‘Troubled’ Son Beckett’s Death: He Was ‘Addicted to Opioids‘ People

Ellen’s Celebrity Defenders Aren’t Helping Her The Atlantic

Jussie Smollett’s sister Jurnee breaks silence on his alleged attack: ‘It’s been f—ing painful’

Paris Jackson: “There Is No Label for My Sexuality” The WOW Report

Janelle Monáe Time-Travel Thriller ‘Antebellum’ Headed Straight to VOD Rolling Stone

Rep. Brian Sims on the Dangers of Performative Allyship Advocate

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Friday Morning Man: Rafael Amaya!

Today’s Morning Man Rafael Amaya, a Mexican model, singer, and actor who is best known for his character Aurelio Casillas in the Telemundo series El Señor de los Cielos.

The 43 year old has been nominated for multiple TVyNovelas, Premios People en Espanol, and Premios Tu Mundo Awards and won several of them for his work in the series El Senor de los Cielos, Las Dos Caras de Ana, Salome, and La Reina del Sur.

In 2016 he also had a guest role (and cameo appearance) in the American series Queen of the South which was an adaptation of the telenovela La Reina del Sur.

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WATCH: Leslie Jordan remembers the time he thought Barry Manilow sent him a dozen red roses

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“Let me be your fan tonight.” Words I will never forget. I will also never forget the prank my handsome friend, @newellprank played on me. @barrymanilowofficial @delshores

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Celeb Instagram: Nyle DeMarco! Pablo Alborán! Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black! Megan Rapinoe!

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can anyone bring me an espresso : @seanbarrowco

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DATE NIGHT @dl#datenight #date #datenightathome #husbands

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Wear a mask. Cast your vote. Save our country. #VOTE Order yours here: .@fairfightaction is partnering with @resistance_by_design on a limited edition VOTE mask. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Southern Center for Human Rights. Order yours here:

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Lucille Ball, born 109 years ago today, is helping me get through the pandemic with her classic show “I Love Lucy”

When you come from a big family like I do, there can be all kinds of good times and bad times.

But no matter what was happening, one thing we all could agree upon and settle down for was watching episodes of I Love Lucy.

It’s been that way all my life and it is still that way.

Today marks the 107th anniversary of the birth of series star Lucille Ball, the comedic genius who inhabited Lucy Ricardo, the greatest character in the history of television in my opinion.

Miss Ball got to share her immense talents with the world and even though she died in 1989, we are still enjoying her as much as we ever did.

I also find the first three seasons of her follow-up series, The Lucy Show, quite enjoyable because she was teamed again with the great Vivian Vance. Yesterday, a channel called Decades TV ran a marathon of some of those shows and I watched at least five episodes of Lucy and Viv’s antics. Loved every minute of it!

Earlier posts: My night at the opening of Hollywood Museum’s “Lucille Ball at 100 & I Love Lucy at 60″ exhibit and Lucie Arnaz on mom Lucille Ball’s legacy: “She wrung every last bit of humor and fun out of everything they gave her”

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Morning Round-Up: Anderson Cooper; Ellen DeGeneres; Jay Leno; Ashton Kutcher; Lilly Wachowski

In interview with Anderson Cooper, fallen ICU doctor’s husband responds to Trump’s ‘It Is What It Is’ statement Advocate

Jay Leno defends Ellen DeGeneres amid allegations about show environment The Hill

Ellen DeGeneres’ brother calls attacks on his sister ‘bulls–t’ NY Post

A-lister Ashton Kutcher is getting called out by fans after saying Ellen DeGeneres ‘never pandered to celebrity’ Insider

Lilly Wachowski Confirms “The Matrix” Is a Trans Allegory NewNowNext

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Thursday Morning Man: Robin van Persie!

This gorgeous guy with sexy lips is retired Dutch soccer pro Robin van Persie and today is his 37th birthday.

Regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation, he is the all-time top scorer for the Netherlands national team.

Hze played for Turkish Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe until last year and had also played for Manchester United from 2012-15. He was named captain of the Dutch national team in 2013. He previously played for Arsenal from 2004 to 2012.

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Former Ellen Show DJ Tony Okungbowa says he did ‘experience and feel the toxicity’ on talk show

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Hey Guys, I hope you are all keeping safe out there during these trying times. I have been getting calls asking me about the Ellen Degeneres Show and I would like to address the time I spent there. I was on air talent from 2003-2006 and from 2007 -2013. While I am grateful for the opportunity it afforded me, I did experience and feel the toxicity of the environment and I stand with my former colleagues in their quest to create a healthier and more inclusive workplace as the show moves forward.

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Celeb Instagram: Zachary Quinto! Andy Cohen! Robert Gant! Dan Amboyer! Rosie O’Donnell!

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this week i am so excited to #passtheplatform to the talented and inspiring @iamgmjohnson and share their newly published memoir/manifesto ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE (cover art by @charlylpalmer ). george is an accomplished journalist/activist/author (and soon to be mogul) who has written on race – gender – sex – and culture for essence – the advocate – buzz feed news – teen vogue and more than forty other national publications. their first book has already been optioned by @gabunion for development into a series and they are already working on their follow up to ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE. we have been chatting over the past few weeks and it’s a real honor to introduce them to my followers. you’ll be hearing more from george as the week goes on and friday we’ll share an IGTV chat where we discuss some things we have in common and some things we definitely do not. i am so grateful to know them and excited for you to as well!

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About to shoot our IN PERSON RHONY Reunion!! Putting on a suit and tie never felt so good…. Gonna be a great day!

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Saw these of my (Ben’s) first time shirtless on the dance floor at Babylon and thought of the Secret Life podcast I did that came out, so to speak, on Monday (Link in my bio above) about my coming out journey. Remembering how my own experiences on the dance floor factored in as an early part of the coming out process. #QAF #FindingFreedom

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Florida af

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summer 2020

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See a shirtless Dominic Thiem practice!

Okay, if Dominic Thiem, currently ranked third in the world, doesn’t win a grand slam tournament in the next few months, I’ll have to wonder if he ever will. The supremely talented (and gorgeous) Austrian star has to be considered one of the favorites to win the US Open. Four-time champ Rafael Nadal and five-time champ Roger Federer are not playing so Thiem will be seeded second and would not have to face top-ranked Novak Djokovic until the final. In late September, the French Open is scheduled to be held and Thiem has been runner-up the past two years. But Nadal, a 12-time champ in Paris, will likely be playing that tournament.

Still, this is Thiem’s time.

Thought you’d enjoy some video of him demonstrating his beautiful strokes – shirtless!

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Greg in Hollywood fave Tom Goss shows off some basketball skills in sweet new video: “Nerdy Bear”

Singer-songwriter Tom Goss has been a really bright light during the pandemic.

During the first few months he was doing almost daily mini-concerts on Facebook Live taking requests from fans.

Now he’s released a sweet new song and video called Nerdy Bear. Tom stars in the video and said during a FB Live chat on Tuesday: “It’s about bears that are nerds and I’m running around trying to get this nerdy bear who’s really cute.”