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Dolly Parton pays visit to WWHL – see highlights!


On Watch What Happens Live last night, Andy Cohen asked Dolly Parton for some fun personal information including her favorite drink, what she did with the massive royalties from I Will Always Love You, and how she stays so positive.

During the After Show, Dolly answered virtual audience questions and talked about her involvement in “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and says she’s guest starring in “Grace and Frankie.” Andy also asked Dolly what she thinks about Britney Spears and the Free Britney movement and Dolly says if she’d ever consider doing a Las Vegas residency.

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Morning Round-Up: Ben Aldridge; Jamie Lee Curtis; Matt Bomer; Ellen DeGeneres; Pete Buttigieg; Madonna

Focus Greenlights ‘Spoiler Alert’; ‘Fleabag’s Ben Aldridge Joins Jim Parsons In Adaptation Of Michael Ausiello Memoir Deadline

Jamie Lee Curtis Reveals Her Youngest Child Is Transgender: I Feel ‘Wonder and Pride People

Matt Bomer To Star In ‘Echoes’ Netflix Limited Series Deadline

Despite playing naive, Ellen DeGeneres feared she was “dead meat” after last year’s scandal, insider says Queerty

Pete Buttigieg’s Husband Shared a Photo of Him Going Shirtless After a 60-Mile Bike Ride! Just Jared

Madonna Slams DaBaby for His ‘Hateful’ and Misinformed Remarks About HIV: ‘Know Your Facts’ People

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LISTEN: Rosie O’Donnell guests on “Radio Andy” and weighs in on Britney Spears’ conservatorship case


Rosie O’Donnell talks to Andy Cohen about Britney Spears’ appearances on ‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show’ and her ongoing conservatorship.

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Today’s Insta Hunk: Nick Adams!

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Morning Round-Up: Olympian Katarzyna Zillmann; Ricky Martin; Luke Evans; Savannah Smith; Ramsey Angela

Olympic Rower Katarzyna Zillmann Comes Out After Winning Silver Advocate

Ricky Martin recalls his decision to come out in ‘Behind the Music’ Queerty

Luke Evans Decided To Document His Body Transformation And Boy Aren’t We Glad! Instinct

Gossip Girl Star Savannah Smith’s Character Is Our New Lesbian Icon Out.com

Out Dutch Olympic Track Star Ramsey Angela Shows Off His Lightning Speed (& His New Boo…) The WOW Report

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Today’s Morning Man: Ibrahim Colak!

Thanks to Kenneth in the 212 for bringing our attention to this Turkish hottie.

He’s 26-year-old Olympic artistic gymnast Ibrahim Colak.

Colak’s event is Men’s Rings. He became silver medalist in the still rings event at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, captured the gold medal in the 2018 Mediterranean Games in Tarragona, Spain, and in the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships held in Stuttgart, Germany, he won the gold medal in still rings, the first gold and first medal for Turkey in world championships.



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Wentworth Miller reveals autism diagnosis: “Let’s just say it was a shock. But not a surprise”

Out actor Wentworth Miller, who gained fame on TV’s Prison Break and more recently starred on Legends of Tomorrow, took to Instagram this week to reveal his autism diagnosis.

He writes:

Like everyone, life in quarantine took things from me.

But in the quiet/isolation, I found unexpected gifts.

This fall marks 1 year since I received my informal autism diagnosis. Preceded by a self-diagnosis. Followed by a formal diagnosis.

It was a long, flawed process in need of updating. IMO. I’m a middle-aged man. Not a 5-year-old.

And (it’s a “both/and”) I recognize access to a diagnosis is a privilege many do not enjoy.

Let’s just say it was a shock. But not a surprise.

There is a now-familiar cultural narrative (in which I’ve participated) that goes, “Public figure shares A, B and C publicly, dedicates platform to D, E and F.”

Good for them. /srs

And (it’s a “both/and”) that’s not necessarily what’s going to happen here. I don’t know enough about autism. (There’s a lot to know.) Right now my work looks like evolving my understanding. Re-examining 5 decades of lived experience thru a new lens.

That will take time.

Meanwhile, I don’t want to run the risk of suddenly being a loud, ill-informed voice in the room. The #autistic community (this I do know) has historically been talked over. Spoken for. I don’t wish to do additional harm. Only to raise my hand, say, “I am here. Have been (w/o realizing it).”

If anyone’s interested in delving deeper into #autism + #neurodiversity, I’ll point you toward the numerous individuals sharing thoughtful + inspiring content on Instagram, TikTok… Unpacking terminology. Adding nuance. Fighting stigma.

These creators (some quite young) speak to the relevant issues more knowledgeably/fluently than I can. (They’ve been schooling me as well.)

That’s the extent of what I’m inclined to share atm.

Oh – this isn’t something I’d change. No. I get – got – immediately being autistic is central to who I am. To everything I’ve achieved/articulated.

Oh – I also want to say to the many (many) people who consciously or unconsciously gave me that extra bit of grace + space over the years, allowed me to move thru the world in a way that made sense to me whether or not it made sense to them… thank you.

And to those who made a different choice… well. People will reveal themselves.

Another gift.

W.M.

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I have “blind faith” in Trevor Donovan’s biceps

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Andy Cohen a model? Check out his new terrycloth summer loungewear capsule collection

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Morning Round-Up: Gus Kenworthy; Ruby Rose; Lucy Liu; DaBaby; Homophobe Anita Bryant’s granddaughter

Gus Kenworthy Trains for His Last Olympics — and Hollywood Advocate

Ruby Rose Hospitalized After Surgical Complications, Tearfully Says She Was Rejected from ERs People

Lucy Liu Reveals Exactly What Happened in Her ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Dispute with Bill Murray Just Jared

RuPaul joins Netflix animated series Chicago Party Aunt as fierce salon owner EW.com

Anita Bryant’s granddaughter wonders: should I invite my homophobic grandma to my wedding? Queerty

Rapper DaBaby trashes gay fans, HIV patients in unhinged rant Queerty

DaBaby Apologizes for Homophobic, Ignorant Comments About HIV/AIDS Just Jared

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Elton John speaks out against HIV misinformation and homophobia: “We must break down the stigma”

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WATCH: Tom Daley relives his Olympic experience!


Tom Daley posted this video yesterday and writes: “This has been a dream of mine ever since I was a little boy! It has been a wild ride but I can finally say that I am an Olympic Champion!!!!!!”

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Today’s Morning Man: Steven Romo!

This gorgeous guy is Steven Romo, a news anchor and general assignment reporter for the ABC News station KTRK Channel 13 in Houston.

Romo has appeared on ABC News platforms discussing his reporting experiences, beginning with coverage of Hurricane Harvey and the storm’s deadly aftermath. He also appeared on Good Morning America in. 2019 to support charities that fight poverty in the Houston area.

He got his start in journalism while attending Texas A&M University, where he wrote for the student-run newspaper, The Battalion. He joined ABC in 2016.

A week ago, Steven announced his engagement in an Instagram post and wrote:

I grew up with secrets. My family fought together to hide that we lived in a house full of garbage with a horde of dogs. But what they didn’t know, and was arguably even more difficult, was that I had a secret to carry all on my own: I was gay and trying with all my heart not to be.
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It took me years to see—despite what people at church might’ve said—being gay saved me. It made me strong. Strong enough to eventually stand next to the best human I’ve ever met and ask him to marry me.
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Before I met Stephen Morgan, I thought maybe this kind of love just wasn’t in the cards for me. That it was a journey I’d never take. But now I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. In my whole life. And I’ll soon be moving to New York City with the person I want to spend the rest of my life with.

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Time Capsule Tuesday: When fans converged upon Tower Records for Joan Rivers album signing


This popped up on my YouTube suggestions randomly and it really was a delicious time capsule from 1983. I was a closeted teenager and such a big Joan Rivers fan that I would tape her Tonight Show appearances with my cassette tape recorder. My laughter could be heard on tapes. This gem of a video was shot for The Norman News at Beverly Hills High by student journalist Jon Cherney. He interviews fans before and after they get their album signed and a few of them even attempt Joan Rivers imitations. In Cherney’s brief interview with the star, she gives a personal shout out to the kids at Beverly High.

Enjoy this trip in a time machine!

Morning Round-Up: Tom Daley; Raven-Symoné; Jack Whitehall; Tommy Dorfman & Lucas Hedges; Lil Nas X & more!

‘I feel very empowered’: Diver Tom Daley discusses being openly gay after winning gold USA Today

Raven-Symoné Shares That Falling in Love Helped Her Come Out Advocate

‘Jungle Cruise’ Star Jack Whitehall Is ‘Proud’ of His Gay Character’s Coming-Out Scene in Disney Film Variety

Tommy Dorfman & Lucas Hedges Cuddle Up at Outdoor Movie Screening in L.A. Just Jared

Lil Nas X issues apology…for not getting Jack Harlow in the shower Queerty

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Host ‘Mitchells vs. Machines’ Team at Hamptons Home for Screening The Hollywood Reporter

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Dolly Parton’s new fragrance “Sent From Above” actually has its own theme song!

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Tom Daley on finally winning Olympic gold: “Knowing my husband and son got to see us win is NEXT LEVEL!”

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PEOPLE.Com aricle: Tom Daley Tears Up at First Gold After 3 Olympics and Explains How Fatherhood Was a ‘Massive Turning Point’

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Alan Cumming tests positive for COVID-19 – but had been vaccinated and feels “totally fine”

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Tribute: Vivian Vance was born 112 years ago today


As Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy, she will forever be television’s greatest sidekick.

The proof is that more than 65 years since the debut of the classic sitcom, we are still watching and laughing at the antics of Lucy and Ethel and celebrating their friendship.

Vivian Vance, a 1954 Emmy winner for her performance as Ethel, was born 112 years ago today.

While Lucy and Ethel cannot be topped, Miss Vance and Lucille Ball came close in the follow-up series The Lucy Show as Lucy Carmichael and Vivian Bagely. They starred together for three seasons before Vance quit due to a grueling cross-country commute. The show went on for three more years but was not near as good without Vivian. who still made a guest appearance once a year.

Below are a few scenes from I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show as well as some of her Maxwell House Coffee commercials when she played Maxine the coffee lady.






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Leslie Jones goes nuts over Steve Kornacki!

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