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Morning Round-Up: Dolly Parton; Colton Haynes; Alan Cumming; Matthew Camp; Dan Bucatinsky & more!

Dolly Parton Looks Back on How Her Father Would Secretly Clean Her Hometown Statue People

Colton Haynes, Eliot Glazer Are Working On a TV Show About InstaGays Out

Prodigal Son Adds Alan Cumming to Season 2 TV Line

Dan Bucatinsky Joins New ABC Drama Series ‘Rebel’ Deadline

Matthew Camp Speaks Out After Horrific Arson Attack NewNowNext

Jeff Lewis and Boyfriend Scott Anderson Split Again … for the Fourth Time Too Fab

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Morning Man Classic: Paul Newman!


Paul Newman was, quite simply, one of the best looking men to have ever walked the Earth. Born in 1925, he would have been 96 today.

In addition to his Oscar-winning role in The Color of Money, his other classic films included Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler, The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Sweet Bird of Youth and Cool Hand Luke among many others.

Newman’s last movie appearance was as a conflicted mob boss in the 2002 film Road to Perdition opposite Tom Hanks, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

His last appearance overall was in 2005 in the HBO mini-series Empire Falls for which he won a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy.

At the time of his death in 2008, he had been married to Joanne Woodward for 50 years.

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WATCH: Leslie Jordan opens up about his personal struggles with “Call Me Kat” co-star Mayim Bialik


In a new episode of her podcast, Mayim Bialik explores the neurobiology and neuroanatomical differences between gay and straight men while the beloved comedian Leslie Jordan shares his personal struggles with crystal meth and alcoholism. He discusses growing up gay in the south at a time when no one talked about gay rights and he reflects on starting his first serious relationship in his 50s and how sobriety has allowed him access to aspects of his mental health and love life he had never experienced.

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Wishing a happy birthday to the great Jenifer Lewis! Let’s hear her belt out a few tunes!

Today is the 64th birthday of Black-ish star Jenifer Lewis who sings one helluva number.

She’s been turning in powerful performances on stage, on screen and on television for decades and she’s been a staunch supporter of the LGBTQ community forever. Some of my favorite memories of events including AIDS Walk LA have been when Jenifer belts out You’ll Never Walk Alone. No one – no one – sings that song the way she does. I can’t find it on YouTube!

But I did find some other songs including I Know Where I’ve Been from the hit musical Hairspray and the Donna Summer classic Last Dance.

Happy birthday to the self-proclaimed “Mother of Black Hollywood.”

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Snapped! Ryan Carnes is shirtless in Oregon!

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Morning Round-Up: Bolu Okupe; Gus Kenworthy; Ellen; Larry King; President Biden and more!

Bolu Okupe, Son of Homophobic Nigerian Politician, Comes Out and Responds to Trolls Out

Larry King’s Best Celebrity Interviews: From Marlon Brando’s Kiss to Jerry Seinfeld’s Fit Plus Liza and Gaga Variety

Gus Kenworthy Displays His ‘Fresh Bruises’ Instinct

Joe Biden to End Trump’s Dangerous, Bigoted Trans Military Ban Advocate

Ellen DeGeneres Purchases Dory Painting While Out Shopping Just Jared

Abby Lee Miller Reacts to JoJo Siwa Coming Out as Part of LGBTQ+ Community Just Jared

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Monday Morning Man: Michael Trevino!


Today is this handsome guy’s 36th birthday.

He’s actor Michael Trevino who currently stars in the CW’s Roswell, New Mexico and was previously best known for his role as Tyler Lockwood in The CW’s series The Vampire Diaries.

Prior to taking on the role of Lockwood in 2009, Trevino was part of the CBS series Cane which had a stellar cast that included Jimmy Smits and Rita Moreno but sadly, lasted less than one season.

He also had recurring roles on The Riches and 90210.

Happy birthday to Michael!

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Tributes to the late Larry King from Robert Gant, Nico Santos, Fortune Feimster and Chris Colfer

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Elton John shares a nice memory of Neil Diamond’s kindness on the singer’s 80th birthday

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Sandra Bernard is so many of us right now

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Sunday Round-Up: TV Doppelgängers; Michelle Obama; Dr. Fauci; Bernie Sanders; Zachary Quinto; Larry King tribute

Looking Back at Classic TV Doppelgängers and Identical Relatives Kenneth in the 212

Michelle Obama’s Stylist Breaks Down Iconic Inauguration Outfit: ‘She Leads, She Inspires, She Slays’ People

Dr. Anthony Fauci Says Trump Administration ‘Blocked’ Him from Appearing on Rachel Maddow’s Show People

The Woman Who Made Bernie Sanders’ Viral Mittens Is A Lesbian Mom Instinct

Zachary Quinto Sports All Black While Grabbing Lunch to Go Just Jared

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Morning Man Classic: Michael Ontkean!


Dreamy Michael Ontkean turns 75 today and that is a perfect excuse to celebrate a guy who I always had a huge crush on.

Except for a cameo in the George Clooney film The Descendents, 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 a lasting impression on us.

A Canadian, Ontkean was such a good hockey player growing up and at the University of Vermont that he was offered a contract to play professionally with the New York Rangers.

But 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.

Hamlin still talks about how this film killed his movie career while Ontkean has never made a similar claim. He went on to appear in such films as Made to Order and The Allnighter then 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.


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Larry King dead at 87 – Rosie, Elton, Sandra Bernhard & Steve Grand pay tribute to talk show legend

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Wishing a happy 88th birthday to the great Broadway legend Chita Rivera!

Chita Rivera, the forever young Broadway legend, turns 88 today.

The original star of such Broadway shows as West Side Story, Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie, Nine, Jerry’s Girls, The Rink, Bring Back Birdie, Merlin, The Visit and Kiss of the Spider Woman is an inspiration to everyone to keep doing what you love.



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Pete Buttigieg guests on “The View” and talks about possibly becoming first openly gay cabinet member

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Today’s Insta Hunk: Pierre Vuala!

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Saturday Round-Up: Miley Cyrus; Ryan Murphy; JoJo Siwa; RuPaul’s Drag Race; Taye Diggs; and more!

Miley Cyrus Explains Why She Prefers Being in Same Sex Relationships Just Jared

Ryan Murphy On Bringing ‘The Prom’ To Netflix In Record Time, Juggling Musicals And Horror And Why He’s Had Over 100 Covid Tests Deadline

JoJo Siwa Comes Out as Gay After Viral ‘Born This Way’ TikTok Variety

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Makes Its First Cut: Was the Right Queen Sent Packing? TV Line

Taye Diggs Just Said the Sweetest Thing About Ex-Wife Idina Menzel Just Jared

On the Rag: A weekly look at what’s making news in the gay magazines Kenneth in the 212

Biden Admin Will Have LGBTQ+ Envoy, Allow Pride Flags at Embassies Advocate

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Morning Man Classic: Randolph Scott!


Randolph Scott made more than 100 movies in a career that reached its peak in the 1950s.

Scott was born on this day in 1898, retired from movies at the age of 64, and lived to be 89 years old.

His films were of various genres but he found his greatest success in westerns.

He starred in such films as Belle Starr, The Spoilers, Seven Men From Now, and Ride the High Country.

The handsome Mr. Scott was married twice including a 40-plus year marriage to Patricia Stillman.

But it was his close relationship with Cary Grant that got the most attention during the early years of their careers.

It is widely believed that the two were lovers but neither ever acknowledged this, obviously. But what is known is that they lived together off and on for about 10 years as ‘roommates’ and the many publicity photos of them together are stunning.

While Grant is known for being dashing and handsome, you can see that Scott was also quite stunning.


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WATCH: Leslie Jordan and Cheyenne Jackson pay tribute to Sam Cooke born 90 years ago today

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WATCH: A shaggy-haired Andrew Neighbors shares sweet story of how a five-year romance began


I have exes who speak well of and still have fond memories of and a few who, well, the less said the better. Andrew Neighbors shares such a sweet memory of how he met and fell in love with a guy in college who he went on to have a five-year relationship with. Geography caused them to go their separate ways but it sure sounded lovely while it lasted.

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