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WATCH: “Attitude” icon Graham Norton wants Brad Pitt to visit his show; dishes on other guests

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NPH & David Burtka share Miami memories

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Humorist David Sedaris has noticed that some people just don’t know when to dress their best

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Queer Eye announces Jeremiah Brent is replacing Bobby Berk for season nine of hit reality show

Netflix announced this week that interior designer Jeremiah Brent has been tapped to replace home design expert Bobby Berk in the upcoming season 9 of Queer Eye. Brent joins returning cast members Karamo Brown (culture), Tan France (fashion), Antoni Porowski (food), and Jonathan Van Ness (beauty) as they transform the lives of heroes in the upcoming Las Vegas-set season.

In 2020, Brent began starring as the design expert on Netflix’s reality show Say I Do – a wedding version of hit show Queer Eye.

Brent was featured in many television shows with a big break in 2011 when he became a styling associate to Rachel Zoe on her syndicated show The Rachel Zoe Project in the fourth season of the show. He was host of the Emmy Award-winning show Home Made Simple, broadcast for two seasons on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. Alongside his husband, fellow interior designer Nate Berkus, he launched in 2017 the TV show Nate & Jeremiah by Design broadcast on TLC network.[2] In 2017, he also became part of Living Spaces, particularly Living Spaces presents Behind the Design.

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Celebrating the 76th birthday to Broadway legend Bernadette Peters with some of her performances

It’s hard to believe that ageless Broadway legend Bernadette Peters turns 76 years young today.

She is so sexy and talented and she has a Broadway resume that is beyond compare including revivals of Hello, Dolly!, Follies and A Little Night Music for which she got raves. Her other stage triumphs includes Sunday in the Park With George (Tony nomination), Annie Get Your Gun (Tony win), Gypsy (Tony nod), Song and Dance (Tony win), and Into the Woods(Drama Desk nomination). She was also Tony nominated for The Goodbye Girl, On the Town, and Mack & Mabel.

She’s also a beloved gay icon who I had the thrill of interviewing in the fall of 2008. I asked her why the gays have loved her for so much for so long.

“I always say they have great taste,” she joked. “They just recognize when something is going on, they recognize truth. Growing up feeling like an outsider, their souls and emotions are more developed. They have an ultra-sensitivity and that’s why they love show business.”

I saw her perform last spring in Pasadena where she sold out all three nights and she is as great as she ever was.

Here are some of my favorite Bernadette performances ever:




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Today’s Morning Man: Brandon Beemer!

Yesterday was the 44th birthday of an actor who is as nice as he is handsome – and as talented.

He’s dreamy actor Brandon Beemer who is best known for his long-running role of Shawn-Douglas Brady Days of Our Lives which he has played on and off since 2006.

Brandon, who also played Owen Knight on The Bold and the Beautiful for four years, also has long had a recurring role on the Emmy-winning web soap The Bay and appeared in many TV movies including Gates of Darkness, Dead Ringer, Wedding Planner Mystery, Fear Clinic, Deadly Expose and Life With Dog. His prime-time television guest appearances have included 9-1-1: Lone Star, The Agency, CSI: Miami, among others.

The bottom picture is me with Brandon at the 2016 Daytime Emmys.




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TCM to Honor Jodie Foster with hand and footprint ceremony at 2024 Classic Film Festival

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced it will honor actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster with a hand and footprint ceremony at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® in Hollywood during the 15th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Friday, April 19. The Silence of the Lambs (1991), for which Foster earned an Academy Award® and BAFTA Award for Best Actress, will also play during the Festival with a special introduction by Foster.

“The truth is Jodie Foster deserves a hand and footprint ceremony solely for her work in 1976 alone – films she made when she was 13 years old – Taxi Driver, Bugsy Malone, Freaky Friday, and The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane. You could see her range already,” said Ben Mankiewicz, TCM Primetime Anchor and Official Host of the TCM Classic Film Festival. “Nearly 50 years later, we have an answer to this question: ‘What is a Jodie Foster character?’ The answer is: There is nothing she can’t play. If you want evidence of that, just look at the two movies she’s won Oscars for – a rigid, but dogged FBI agent in The Silence of the Lambs and a self-assured free spirit who summons the strength to seek justice in The Accused. To make it even more impressive, she’s also an accomplished filmmaker, directing for television and film, including a movie I watch every Thanksgiving – Home for the Holidays from 1995.”

This marks the 11th hand and footprint ceremony as part of the TCM Classic Film Festival. In 2011, Peter O’Toole was the honoree, followed by Kim Novak in 2012, Jane Fonda in 2013, Jerry Lewis in 2014, Christopher Plummer in 2015, Francis Ford Coppola in 2016, Carl and Rob Reiner in 2017, Cicely Tyson in 2018, Billy Crystal in 2019, and Lily Tomlin in 2022.

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Remembering Hollywood legend and AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor who was born 92 years ago today

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JXp60RhxmBo/TW_Fu7ryGTI/AAAAAAAAEB8/UY5B9UTtGNY/s1600/elizabeth-taylor.jpgElizabeth Taylor, a star for the ages, was born 92 years ago today.

I’ll never forget flipping on the television to MSNBC in April 2011 and hearing anchor Thomas Roberts share the news that she had died. I felt suddenly so sad.

We knew she had been so ill but it still came as a shock much like when Lucille Ball died in 1989. Both women were in their late 70s and somehow we thought they would live forever.

And just as Lucy has, so has Elizabeth.

As a movie star crazy kid growing up in the 70s, I would devour every issue of People Magazine and Rona Barrett’s various magazines and was particularly fascinated with Miss Taylor.

My mom had always been a big fan of the actress so whenever her movies were on television, I’d watch them with her. I didn’t really understand Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Suddenly Last Summer or Butterfield 8 when I first saw them but I was mesmerized by Miss Taylor’s beauty and her talent.

Elizabeth Taylor The following are classic (stock) images of Elizabeth Taylor.Image Circa: 1987.

But my real admiration for her came in the mid-80s when she decided to use to great fame to raise money and awareness in the fight against AIDS. She fought passionately, worked tirelessly and became one of the greatest humanitarians of our time. She began her work well before AIDS activism became fashionable and it became clear that her work as an activist had become far more important to her than her work as an actress.

Still, in addition to her earlier films, it was nice to see her do an occasional later movie like 1985′s Malice in Wonderland, 1987′s Poker Alice and a television version of Sweet Bird of Youth opposite Mark Harmon in 1989. Then there was her hilarious performance as Wilma’s mother Pearl Slaghoople in the 1994 feature film The Flintstones.

[My top five favorite Taylor films: 1. A Place in the Sun 2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 3. Who's Afraid if Virginia Woolf? 4. Suddenly Last Summer 5. Giant.]

I began covering Hollywood events in 2000 and since then, I’ve met just about every star I’ve ever wanted to meet. But never Elizabeth Taylor. I did get a pretty good look at her from my table at the Beverly Hilton when she took the stage to pay tribute to Barbra Streisand at the AFI Tribute in 2001.

My last chance came in 2008 at the Macy’s Passport benefit in Santa Monica. Miss Taylor was not doing interviews but she was slowly wheeled down the red carpet. Dripping with diamonds and wearing red lipstick, she smiled at us as she went by.

I was, as always, spellbound.

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Tuesday Round-Up: Don Lemon; Niecy Nash; Colin Grafton; Madonna; Joel Kim Booster & more!

CNN Pays Don Lemon $24.5 Million to Settle Anchor’s Network Ouster The Wrap

Pro figure skater Colin Grafton says ‘I’m gay’ publicly for the first time Outsports

Niecy Nash Celebrates 54th Birthday with Starry Emmy-Themed Party Thrown By Her Wife and Pals: ‘I Love It Here’ People

Madonna removes Luther Vandross from AIDS tribute at behest of his estate EW.com

Joel Kim Booster on all those jokes about getting mixed up with Bowen Yang: ‘Elevate the bit, honey’ Out.com

Weekend Tennis Round-Up Kenneth in the 212

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Morning Man Classic: Van Williams!

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WATCH: Bowen Yang slays on SNL’s Weekend Update as Truman Capote on Women’s History Month

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GALECA votes “All Of Us Strangers” as Film of the Year and LGBTQ Film Of The Year (full list of winners)

Here are the names and titles of the recipients of the 15th annual Dorian Awards, Motion Picture Categories, which were voted on by members of GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics. Three movies were each honored for both best of the year overall and LGBTQ best in their specific categories.

Film of the Year and LGBTQ Film Of The Year: “All Of Us Strangers.”

Non-English Language Film Of The Year and LGBTQ Non-English Language Film of the Year: “Anatomy Of A Fall.”

Documentary Of The Year and LGBTQ Documentary Of The Year: “Kokomo City.”

Film Performance Of The Year: Lily Gladstone for “Killers Of The Flower Moon.”

Supporting Film Performance Of The Year: Charles Melton for “May December.”

Director Of The Year: Greta Gerwig for “Barbie.”

Screenplay Of The Year (Original or adapted): Samy Burch for “May December.”

LGBTQ Screenplay Of The Year: Andrew Haigh for “All Of Us Strangers.”

Animated Film Of The Year: “The Boy And The Heron.”

Genre Film Of The Year (For excellence in science fiction, fantasy and horror): “Poor Things.”

Unsung Film Of The Year (To an exceptional movie worthy of greater attention): “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.”

Campiest Flick: “M3GAN.”

Film Music Of The Year: “Barbie.”

Visually Striking Film Of The Year: “Poor Things.”

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Jodie Foster named GALECA’s “Timeless Star” – other special awards announced by LGBTQ critics

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Monday Morning Round-Up: Nick Offerman; Dustin Lance Black; Kal Penn; Graham Norton

Nick Offerman Blasts Homophobic Response to ‘The Last of Us’ at Independent Spirit Awards 2024 Just Jared

‘I could easily have become bitter’: Dustin Lance Black on love, violence and losing his faith The Guardian

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2024: See the full winners list EW.com

Kal Penn to Star as Anna Nicole Smith’s Doctor In Upcoming Movie About Her Final Days Just Jared

Graham Norton on Life with Husband Jonathan McLeod & Getting Madonna on His Show Instinct

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Morning Man Classic: John Bolger!

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Tom Daley takes us through his silver medal-winning dives at recent World Championships

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Elton John AIDS Foundation pledges additional $2.9 million to Ukraine for HIV/AIDS services

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Snapped! “Fellow Travelers” nominee Matt Bomer dazzled at last night’s SAG Awards

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SAG Awards: Jennifer Aniston and Bradley Cooper present] Barbra Streisand with Lifetime Achievement Award


Barbra Streisand received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2024 Screen Actors Guild Awards earlier today. The 81-year-old actress, director and singer was presented with her honor by Jennifer Aniston, who praised her as an inspiration and an icon. Bradley Cooper also made a special appearance before Barbra accepted the award. The actor directed the remake of ‘A Star Is Born,’ the movie Barbra starred in early in her career.

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Morning Man Classic: James Farentino!

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