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Sean Hayes chats with Jimmy Kimmel about his podcast empire and being a regular in the ER

Emmy winner Sean Hayes was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and a lot of ground was covered! They talked about his podcast “SmartLess” with Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, starting a new additional podcast “HypochondriActor,” running into Jimmy in the Emergency Room, being a regular there because of his AFib, Jimmy’s dad talking about his medical conditions incessantly, interviewing Paul McCartney, and getting high before playing an elf on the Kenny Rogers Christmas Tour.

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Totally Random Video: When film newcomer Whoopi Goldberg won Golden Globe for “The Color Purple”

Since 2007, Whoopi Goldberg has co-hosted and moderated The View with her acting career taking a bit of a back seat. But for more than 20 years before that, Whoopi was a big movie star with such comedy hits as Sister Act, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Soapdish, and Ghost for which she was an Oscar.

She also headlined many dramatic films including The Long Walk Home, Clara’s Heart, Ghosts of Mississippi, and Girl, Interrupted. Her breakthrough film came in 1985 with her role as Celie, a mistreated woman in the Deep South, in Steven Spielberg’s period drama film The Color Purple, for which she won the Golden Globe Award and earned an Oscar nomination.

Somewhat randomly, Whoopi’s Golden Globe speech popped up as a suggested video for me on YouTube and when I watched it, I realized I had never seen it before! It’s a very young Whoopi who managed to beat out Cher (Mask), Meryl Streep (Out of Africa), Anne Bancroft (Agnes of God) and Geraldine Page (The Trip to Bountiful).

Whoopi’s co-star Oprah Winfrey was in the audience and I love how at the end of her speech Whoopi mentions Diahann Carroll and pays beautiful tribute to Hattie MacDaniel.

I’m so glad I came across this and am happy to share it with you.

Morning Round-Up: “Younger” cast; Broadway to re-open; Don Lemon; Caitlyn Jenner; Tennis Round-Up & more!

Sutton Foster, Younger Stars on Queer Rep and Its One True Love Story Advocate

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Says Broadway Can Reopen on May 19 The Hollywood Reporter

Don Lemon Loses It Over Rick Santorum’s CNN Return: ‘It Was Horrible and Insulting!’ Daily Beast

Caitlyn Jenner hits California nerve by siding with GOP on transgender athletes Politico

Luke Evans Lands Lead Role in Apple’s ‘Echo 3′ Just Jared

Stephen Fry recalls his very crotch-grabbing audition for ‘Gladiator’ Queerty

Weekend Tennis Round-Up Kenneth in the 212

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Billy Eichner is wondering if or why the FBI went through his luggage – and left him a souvenir

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WATCH: Billy Porter guests on “The View” and says it was a “gift” to tell story of AIDS crisis in “Pose”

Emmy award-winning actor Billy Porter was on The View earlier today and discussed the parallels he sees between the AIDS epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic and talks about the final season of Pose.


Wishing a happy seventh wedding anniversary to Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent!

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Viola Davis talks with Oprah Winfrey about researching and portraying bisexual singer Ma Rainey

Oprah Winfrey recently down with Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis to discuss her role as fearless blues singer Ma Rainey in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” I was rooting for Davis to win the Oscar a few weeks ago for her powerful portrayal. I’d watch her down an entire bottle of Coca Cola anytime!

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Morning Round-Up: Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade; Elliot Page; Colton Underwood; Breanna Stewart; Caitlyn Jenner

Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Have a Message for Haters & Transphobes: “If You Come at Us, Oh, Be Very Prepared…” The WOW Report

Elliot Page ‘knew’ he was a boy as a toddler Towleroad

Colton Underwood’s doomed Netflix series plus 10 more ill-begotten LGBTQ reality shows Queerty

WNBA Star Breanna Stewart Engaged to Marta Xargay Casademont: ‘She Said Yes’ People

Caitlyn Jenner faces backlash for opposing trans girls in girls’ sports

Caitlyn Jenner’s recall campaign goes silent in first week Politico

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Tom Daley and diving partner win gold in World Cup in Japan – he next competes in individual events

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WATCH: Leslie Jordan spent part of his birthday promoting his new book on “Late Night With Seth Meyers”

Leslie Jordan talked with Seth Meyers about his book How Y’all Doing?, working with George Clooney before he was famous and singing with Dolly Parton.

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Today’s Morning Man: David Beckham!

Today is soccer legend David Beckham’s 46th birthday so let’s celebrate this gorgeous athlete.

The top photo is well over a decade old and was from before much of his torso was covered with tattoos. I think he’s damned dreamy either way but especially loved how he looked when that underwear campaign came out, didn’t you?

During his remarkable career, Beckham played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain and the England national team. He was known for his range of passing, crossing ability and bending free-kicks as a right winger.

He is now the current president and co-owner of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City.

Showtune Sunday: All About Christine Baranski!

She’s been playing the terrific role of attorney Diane Lockhart since 2009 – first on The Good Wife and now on The Good Fight.

And while she’s earned scores of Emmy nominations for her dramatic work, on the occasion of her 69th birthday today, we celebrate the musical talents of Christine Baranski.

She, of course, starred in the two Mamma Mia movies, and also played Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and the title role in Mame.

A year ago, she was part of a most memorable performance (with Meryl Streep and Audra MacDonald) of The Ladies Who Lunch in celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday.

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Elliot Page:”Thank you for all the love & support”

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Remembering the late, great Olympia Dukakis who we loved in “Moonstruck,” “Steel Magnolias” and “Tales of the City”

So sad to learn about the passing of Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis earlier today at the age of 89.

She had been in declining health but certainly had been active in recent years including in 2019 when she reprised her iconic Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City role of Anna Madrigal, the pot-growing transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, for the fourth time.

She had been acting on stage, on television and in films for decades before becoming a household name in 1987 as the straight-talking Rose Castorini in Moonstruck. She won the Oscar, the Golden Globe and other awards for her hilarious and at times deeply moving portrayal of the mother of Cher’s character.

Then just two years later came the delicious role of bemused widow Clairee in 1989′s Steel Magnolias where she shared memorable scenes with Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field, Dolly Parton, and Julia Roberts.

Away from the big screen, Dukakis taught drama at NYU for more than 15 years and was a founding member of two regional theaters: The Charles Playhouse in Boston and the Whole Theater in Montclair, New Jersey.

Her husband of 55 years, stage and character actor Louis Zorich (Paul Reiser’s father in Mad About You), died in January 2018 at age 93. The couple co-founded and ran the Whole Theater in Montclair, N.J. From 1973-92 where they mounted five plays each year drawing such stars as Colleen Dewhurst, Blythe Danner, and Samuel L. Jackson. She also taught a master acting class at NYU for more than 15 years and wrote an autobiography titled Ask Me Again Tomorrow: A Life in Progress.

Dukakis died in New York, her brother Apollo wrote on Facebook. “After many months of failing health she is finally at peace and with her [husband] Louis.”

In 2012, I fell in love with a movie called Cloudburst when it screened at the Long Beach Q Film Festival.

It starred Dukakis and fellow Oscar winner Brenda Fricker as an aging couple who are forced apart when the granddaughter of Fricker’s character puts her in a nursing home despite the objections of her partner of 31 years.

In a last-ditch effort to stay together, they break her out of a nursing home in Maine and head to Nova Scotia to get married in Canada. Along the way, they pick up a cute hitchhiker played by Ryan Doucette.

Dukakis, whose character describes herself as an 80-year-old dyke, is a revelation from the very first frame when we see her driving her red truck. It is a performance that was sadly overlooked come awards time but should not have been. It was so fierce and passionate and funny and tender and wonderful.

Check out the trailer below then find a way to see the movie as a tribute to this great actress who we will never forget.


Watch tennis star Robert Farah practice volleys

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Late Night Round-Up: Caitlyn Jenner on trans girls in sports; Cher mourns Olympia Dukakis; Janet Mock mess & more!

Caitlyn Jenner Says Trans Girls Shouldn’t Compete in Female Sports

Billy Porter threw some serious shade at Caitlyn Jenner this week Queerty

Olympia Dukakis’ Message To The LGBT Community in one of her final interviews -“Stand In Your Truth” Instinct

Cher Mourns the Death of ‘Amazing’ Moonstruck Costar Olympia Dukakis: ‘I Talked to Her 3 Weeks Ago’ People

‘Pose’ Producer Janet Mock Admits to Infidelity During Speech at Premiere Party, Asks Boyfriend Angel Bismark Curiel Not to Leave Her Just Jared

A preview of Oprah’s interview with Elliot Page

Oprah Winfrey spoke to the Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page in his first tv interview since coming out as transgender. The actor is known for his role in “Juno” and “Inception.” They tackled a range of topics, including the challenges Page faced, exploring his identity in the public eye.

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“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is celebrating its 3,000th episode by giving away prizes

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Morning Round-Up: Anderson Cooper; President Biden; Janet Mock; Ewan McGregor; Scott Rudin; and more!

Anderson Cooper Scolds All 3 Jeopardy! Contestants for Failing to Identify Fleabag’s ‘Hot Priest’ TV Line

Biden Tells Trans Youth ‘Your President Has Your Back’ Advocate

Janet Mock raises eyebrows with caustic on-stage comments at Pose premiere in NYC Variety

Ewan McGregor explains how he was instructed in the ways of gay sex Queerty

The Rudin Effect: Bully Producer Scott Rudin’s Showbiz Reckoning Continues (Dionne Warwick Biopic Now in Limbo) The WOW Report

Anne Douglas, Philanthropist and Widow of Kirk Douglas, Dies at 102 The Hollywood Reporter

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Morning Man Classic: Perry King!

Dreamboat television and film actor Perry King is was a real heartthrob in the 80s when he was one of the stars of NBC’s Riptide.

Today Is his 73rd birthday!

Perry made his film debut in the 1972 feature Slaughterhouse Five but lost out on the role of Hans Solo in Star Wars three years later to Harrison Ford.

His other feature credits included The Lords of Flatbush with Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler, Lipstick with Margaux Hemingway and a very controversial movie for its time: A Different Story which cast him as a gay man best friends with a lesbian played by Meg Foster.

He made scores of TV movies including Inmates: A Love Story opposite Kate Jackson; The Hasty Heart for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the highly-rated miniseries I’ll Take Manhattan.

Post-Riptide, he had a recurring role on Melrose Place and played a patriarch of a very rich and very dysfunctional family in the NBC primetime soap Titans which also starred Victoria Principal, John Barrowman and Yasmine Bleeth, among others.

His most recent TV credits include guest spots on Big Love, The Mentalist and Drop Dead Diva.

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