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Celebrating the 87th birthday of Dame Julie Andrews with songs from her greatest film and stage roles

There are stars and there are stars.

Julie Andrews is the real deal.

This legendary star of the classic films The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Victor/Victoria and Thoroughly Modern Millie and of Broadway’s Camelot and My Fair Lady turns 87 today.

The Hollywood legend with the amazing vocal range had her vocal chords damaged during a botched operation in 1997 and she has been unable to appear in any musicals since then.

But she hasn’t stopped working in films with The Princess Diaries and its sequel to her credit as well as the Shrek and Despicable Me franchises and this year’s Minions: The Rise of Gru. Miss Andrews is also the voice of Lady Whistledown on TV;’s Bridgerton.

She has also penned her memoirs and a series of popular children’s books.

At least we will always be able to hear that glorious voice by watching her classic movies and TV appearances. Here are some of them – enjoy!



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Morning Man Classic: George Peppard!

The luminous Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly isn’t the only reason why I’ve watched Breakfast at Tiffanys more than 100 times.

I fell hard for the beautiful George Peppard as Paul Varjak, a young writer being kept by the older married woman played by Patricia Neal.

It was a gorgeous performance that made Peppard a major film star for a time. He went on to appear in the epic western How the West Was Won and the dramatic saga The Carpetbaggers. After his film stardom faded, Peppard turned to television starring in the 70s series Banacek and the 80s hit The A Team. He was originally cast as Blake Carrington in Dynasty but was fired after the pilot after clashing with producers.

The actor was just 65 and battling lung cancer when he died in 1994 of pneumonia.

He was born 94 years ago today.

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Morning Round-Up: Cher; Jim Parsons; Kal Penn; Lil Nas X; ‘RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race’

Paris Fashion Week: Cher Wows the Fashionistas Walking the Balmain Runway (At 76!) The WOW Report

‘RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race’: AJ McLean, Kevin McHale and All the Stars Behind the Queens People

Jim Parsons & Michael Showalter Talk Crafting Spoiler Alert’s Story of Love & Loss Out.com

Kal Penn Danced with a Strawberry at Harry Styles Concert: ‘There Might Have Been Two Vodkas Involved’ People

Lil Nas X Paused His Concert This Week to Poop, Told Fans He’d Be a ‘Minute or Two’ Just Jared

Kathy Najimy explains why Mary’s crooked mouth is on the other side in Hocus Pocus 2 EW.com

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Anderson Cooper guests on “Live With Kelly and Ryan” and talks about his podcast “All There Is”


Anderson Cooper was the guest on Live With Kelly and Ryan talked about going through his mother’s belongings and talking about loss with Stephen Colbert on his podcast “All There Is.”

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Morning Man Classic: Barry Williams!

I always envied Greg Brady because he had his own room in the attic during season 5 of The Brady Bunch and I thought it just seemed like paradise.

I have three brothers and didn’t get my own room until the summer before I left for college! And I didn’t have Alice around to pick up my dirty clothes!

Anyway, hunky Greg was played by Barry Williams who was so dreamy.

Barry, who turns 68 today, was one of the more talented Brady kids and has never stopped working in showbiz. In addition to scores of TV guest spots, he’s toured with productions such as Grease, The Sound of Music, and West Side Story and in 1988 appeared on Broadway in the musical Romance/Romance.

He currently hosts the satellite radio trivia show, The Real Greg Brady’s Totally ’70s Pop Quiz starring Barry Williams, broadcast Saturdays on Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Totally ’70s” channel. He also joined with the other Brady Bunch children in the current television series A Very Brady Renovation on HGTV which concludes its four-week run tonight.

Barry has starred in a show at the Yakov Smirnoff theater in Branson, Missouri where he now lives. The musical variety show that showcases his singing and clips, videos, and stories from his time on The Brady Bunch, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, A Very Brady Christmas and The Bradys. He also tours with the musical group Barry Williams and the Traveliers.

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Billy Eichner & Luke Macfarlane and “Bros” castmates guest on “The Kelly Clarkson Show”


Today’s the day! Will Bros live up to all the hype? Reviews have been good so I’m hoping box office grosses are strong so we can have a sequel and more gay rom-coms that go into wide release.

Kelly Clarkson sure seemed to enjoy the film and was such a great host to Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane and the some of the cast on her show this week. I enjoyed these segments very much and think you will too.


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Morning Round-Up: “Bros” premiere; Ian McKellen; Amy Schneider; Pete Buttigieg; Melissa Etheridge; “Hocus Pocus 2″ & more!

Bros Stars Celebrate Film’s LA Premiere & Out’s 30th Anniversary Out.com

Sir Ian McKellen weighs in on gay-for-pay actors Queerty

‘Jeopardy!’ champ Amy Schneider shares photos of her wedding NBC News

How Melissa Etheridge’s pool parties with Ellen & Rosie inspired “The L Word” LGBTQ Nation

Hannah Gadsby uses new Netflix deal to promote trans & nonbinary comedians LGBTQ Nation

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg honored by Québec LGBTQ org LA Blade

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WATCH: Billy Eichner breaks down “Billy On The Street,” “Difficult People,” Parks & Rec,” “Bros” & more!


From his early days of wrangling hoards of lesbians in the streets of New York City to introducing Conan O’Brien to Grindr, here are a few of the moments that shaped Billy Eichner’s identity, life and career. His movie Bros opens in theaters tomorrow! I highly recommend!

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Chris Evans gives shout-out to “Bros”

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See the trailer for highly-anticipated film “Spoiler Alert” starring Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge

One of the very best memoirs I’ve ever read was Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies by Michael Ausiello. I laughed and cried throughout and was so deeply moved by the story of Michael and his late husband Kit. I’ve read it twice.

Now the book is a movie and the trailer is out today! The film is a heartwarming, funny and life-affirming story of how Michael and Kit’s relationship is transformed and deepened when one of them falls ill.

Jim Parsons, Ben Aldridge, and Sally Field star in Spoiler Alert, from the director of The Big Sick. Only In theaters December 2.


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Joel Kim Booster gets Time 100 tribute from Margaret Cho: “He’s giving a gorgeous face to the invisible”

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Anderson Cooper makes his 14th appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”


One of The Late Show’s all-time favorite guests, Anderson Cooper, returned for the 14th time last night to catch up with Stephen about the news of the day including the Jan 6 Committee hearings.

While going through his mother’s effects after she passed, Anderson Cooper found stacks of letters from her one-time fling Frank Sinatra. Read more stories about Anderson’s mom in his book, “Vanderbilt,” and check out his new podcast, “All There Is,”

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A bearded Tuc Watkins talks “The Inheritance” and so much more on “The Locher Room” podcast


What a treat for Tuc Watkins fans. This is a wonderful wide-ranging interview with Tuc who is a member of the cast of The Inheritance which is playing at Geffen Playhouse through November. It’s a two-part play with each section being three-plus hours. I have tickets to see it next week! Tuc talks about the play as well as his long-running stint as David Vickers on One Life to Live, about acting opposite Neil Patrick Harris in Uncoupled, his role in Black Monday, and much more. We learn about his road to fatherhood as well. Enjoy!

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Morning Round-Up: John Corbett; Guy Branum; Daniel Franzese; Vanessa Williams; “Schitt’s Creek” & more

Hey, pop tart! John Corbett is set to return to the Sex and the City universe in And Just Like That season 2 EW.com

Guy Branum Stayed on Bros Set to Make Sure Gay Sex Scenes Were Hot Enough Pride

Daniel Franzese Talks About Brendan Fraser’s Character in ‘The Whale’ Instinct

Vanessa Williams’ Penthouse Magazine Scandal to Be Adapted Into Series With Neil Meron Producing Broadway World

Meet the LGBTQ+ Characters of Netflix’s ‘Heartbreak High’ Reboot Out.com

‘Schitt’s Creek’ Is Leaving Netflix in October – Find Out Where to Watch it Next! Just Jared

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WATCH: Rosie O’Donnell talks about parenting and what she’s learned with Kelly Clarkson


Rosie O’Donnell dishes to Kelly Clarkson about playing a serious detective on the new Showtime series “American Gigolo,” and reveals it’s the first role she’s never had to audition for. Rosie also reminisces about her time hosting “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” and shares that the thing she misses the most about daytime is shining a spotlight on human interest stories. Rosie also opens up about her parenting evolution, adopting later in life, and how her 9-year-old daughter’s autism has shown her “a magical, different way of living.”

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John Barrowman’s new album “Centre Stage” tells journey through some of his musical career

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Tom Daley on cover of Cosmopolitan UK!

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Today’s TV gem: When Olivia Newton-John was the guest on “The Jane Pauley Show” in 2004

We all know beloved TV newswoman Jane Pauley from her long stints as co-host of NBC’s The Today Show and Dateline and from her current role as host of the absolutely terrific CBS Sunday Morning.

What you might not remember is that during the 2004-05 television season, Miss Pauley took a stab at becoming the next Oprah with her own syndicated talk show. She was great, as usual, but ratings weren’t big enough to result in a second season.

One of her guests during that year was Olivia Newton-John who was then 57 and had just released a new album paying tribute to various female singers who had influenced her. She sings a few of the songs on this show and my favorite is ONJ’s version of the Minnie Ripperton classic Lovin’ You.

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Morning Round-Up: LeAnn Rimes; Sam Smith; Neil Patrick Harris; Shangela; Betty Buckley & more!

LeAnn Rimes Drops New Album god’s work & Shows Love for LGBTQ+ Fans Out.com

Sam Smith Opens Up About People Messing Up Their Pronouns Just Jared

A photo of Neil Patrick Harris in grey sweatpants is drawing attention Queerty

Shangela reveals advice Courtney Act gave her before Dancing With the Stars EW.com

Betty Buckley Gets Ready for Her Return to Cafe Carlyle Broadway World

Netflix No Longer Tagging Dahmer Series ‘LGBTQ’ After Criticism Advocate

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