Category Archives: Celebrity

I Love Being Gay

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Just in time for Pride, professional gay YOUTUBER  Davey Wavey has shared a new video in which he talks to other YouTubers about why they love being gay.

“Being gay is being us, being true to who we are,” said OliviaHas2MomsLateef Thynative added, “I love the fact that we have our own culture.” These YouTube stars cover a lot of territory, from having our own language, to being celebrated for who you are, to having the freedom to express yourself and dress however you want, and much more. RyannMinajj said of the impact being gay has had on him,”Not being accepted by everyone has made me accepting of everyone.”

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Barbra Streisand Tour 2016

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ONE MORE TIME!

The  74  year old singer  is  hitting  about 9 cities  later this year! Celebrating  six decades of music, Barbra Streisand  – The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic! Check out the dates below to see if she is coming to a city near you. Tickets go on sale May 20.  Streisand will perform her hits from each decade plus songs from her new album, “ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,” celebrating a career of unparalleled creative achievement.  Every ticket purchased online includes a CD of Streisand’s new album, which will be released later this year.

 

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Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center
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San Jose, CA
SAP Center
On sale May 20
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Las Vegas, NV
T-Mobile Arena
On sale May 20
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Chicago, IL
United Center
On sale May 20
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Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center
On sale May 20
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Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center
On sale May 20
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Boston, MA
TD Garden
On sale May 20
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Washington, DC
Verizon Center
On sale May 20
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Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center
On sale May 20
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Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre

 

 

 

 

Nick Jonas and Gay Baiting

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I PERSONALLY, think it’s GREAT when celebrities go out of their way to tackle  gay projects  and  include  their gay fans. It’s  NOT  gay baiting.

In his profile of Jonas, Chadwick Moore writes, 

As an album of R&B and pop, Nick Jonas received mostly positive reviews from critics, one of whom declared it as filling “the hole currently vacated by Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke.” However, that same reviewer, echoing the sentiments of many, accused Jonas of taking “a page out of the James Franco playbook, courting the LGBT community, aggressively working both the gay press and New York City’s club circuit.”

The accusations of gay baiting and opportunism have left Jonas a bit wounded. “It’s not the majority, but a large handful have a negative opinion for whatever reason,” he says, “and I think it’s really quite sad.” Still, regardless of whether he’s playing footsie with the LGBT community, his work is starting to speak for itself.

Jonas has perhaps gone out of his way to be LGBT-friendly, playing gay roles on the shows Kingdom and Scream Queens (well, let’s just say his character’s sexuality on Scream Queens is complicated). And Jonas says he has enjoyed playing those characters. Of the closeted MMA fighter he plays on Kingdom, Jonas says.

“It’s been a great character to play,” says Jonas, “one that I try to be respectful of and take myself out of. He’s on his own path.”

To prepare for the part, he spoke to some of his closest friends, some of whom were raised in conservative families, about their coming-out experiences. “It was a good way to research,” says Jonas, “to kind of build the character with some elements of real life.”

You can read the full interview with Jonas here.

Jonas told L’Uomo Vogue,

“It’s an honor, but I don’t think of myself as a  GAY  icon. There should be a lot more straight artists who don’t have a problem with having gay fans. I’m really proud to play gay characters and I’ll continue to do so. I think it’s among the challenges of maturing as an actor”

Jonas has been accused of queer-baiting in the past, though he says it’s not intentional. Jonas also recently refused to say whether or not he had sexually experimented with men: “I can’t say if I have or haven’t…”   HMMMMMMM

Colton Haynes is Officially GAY

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It’s finally official!  HE’S   GAY!

JANUARY,  actor Colton Haynes came out as gay in a coy post on Tumblr in response to a fan’s question about his “secret gay past.”

The Tumblr post that caught Haynes attention reads, “when I found out colton haynes had a secret gay past i got so excited even though i know it makes absolutely no difference in my life.” Haynes replied by writing, “Was it a secret? Let’s all just enjoy life & have no regrets :).”

HOT  GIFS  OF  COLTON HERE!

At 27, Colton Haynes is ready to live his own life on his own terms.

“People want you to be that GQ image that you put out, but people don’t realize what it’s like to act 24 hours a day. I’d go home and I was still acting,” the “Arrow” star shared of his sexuality with Entertainment Weekly. “People who are so judgmental about those who are gay or different don’t realize that acting 24 hours a day is the most exhausting thing in the world.”

Haynes, who had come out as gay to family, friends and co-workers early on, wasn’t prepared to face the masses in January after he responded to a Tumblr post about his “secret” gay past.

“I should have made a comment or a statement, but I just wasn’t ready. I didn’t feel like I owed anyone anything. I think in due time, everyone has to make those decisions when they’re ready, and I wasn’t ready yet,” he said.” But I felt like I was letting people down by not coming forward with the rest of what I should have said.”

“I asked to step away because I cared more about my mental and physical health than my career at the time,” Haynes explained. “I’ve had terminal anxiety my entire lie. Physically ill, fainting. I’m 27-years-old, and I have and ulcer. I had to step back.”

Finally in a place of ease, Haynes admitted that he has never felt better.

“It took me so long to get to this point, but I’m doing so good,” he noted. “I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and healthier than I’ve ever been, and that’s what I care about.”

Follow him  on TUMBLR.

 

Carver Twin Brothers in BLOOMS

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BLOOMS –  The project, included on MTV’s slate , is a crime drama/coming-of-age story of twentysomething twin brothers, Andrew and Elliott Bloom, who learn of one another’s existence upon the murder of their father. In turn, they inherit a hand-crafted secret criminal empire he’s left them — with many strings attached.

The immorality, corruption and debauchery of their father’s world is deep, and every time they think they’ve reached the bottom it gets worse. The young men are inexperienced but not innocent, vastly different but in many ways exactly the same, with each missing something in his life that only the other can supply. The Carver brothers will play Andrew and Elliott.

Leading the helm is  Drew  Barrymore – and the boys  are co-producing  the show. More at Hollywood Reporter.  – wouldn’t  it be a wet dream  if the other Carver bro  comes  out  gay???

North Carolina and Mississippi Boycott Continues

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It is truly amazing that SO MANY companies  have stood up  to North Carolina and Mississippi in recent weeks!

The rights holders of the musicals West Side Story and Footloose have quietly withdrawn permission for their musicals to be done in the states of North Carolina and Mississippi, apparently in reaction to laws passed in those states that discriminate against LGBT individuals.

Wicked ’s Stephen Schwartz Hopes Banning Shows from North Carolina Will Turn Anger Into Activism

Similarly, the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization announced that the rights holders of the musical Footloose had also withdrawn permission for their show, described as one of the most popular in the R&H catalogue, to be done in the two states. They issued this statement:
To the residents of North Carolina and Mississippi:

In light of the recent passage in your states of heinous and discriminatory laws that severely curtails the rights of many minorities, the creators of “Footloose” are suspending the issuance of any license to present or produce their work until such time as the legislature and governor reverse their decision.

Among arts groups, Cirque du Soleil canceled engagements in North Carolina after the state passed HB2, a “religious freedom” bill that allows individuals and businesses to deny services to LGBT individuals based on personal religious beliefs.

Upcoming performances of Ovo in Greensboro (April 20-24) and Charlotte (July 6-10), as well as Toruk – Avatar in Raleigh (June 22-26), have all been canceled in the wake of the legislation.  “Cirque du Soleil strongly believes in diversity and equality for every individual and is opposed to discrimination in any form. The new HB2 legislation passed in North Carolina is an important regression to ensuring human rights for all. We therefore choose to cancel our scheduled performances.”

 

Andy Cohen and Clifton Dassuncao

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Things  seem  to be getting  serious   for  47 year  old  Andy  Cohen  and  28 year  old Harvard PHD Student  Clifton Dassuncao!!  Andy  likes  em  young!

 

WHAT  WE KNOW –

  • Andy Cohen has been away twice in the past three months with Harvard PhD student Clifton Dassuncao
  • Cohen, 47, and Dassuncao, 28, spent both trips in the Caribbean on Barry Diller’s $150million yacht Eos
  • The pair were on the yacht at the end of December and again last week with a group of couples including Diller and Diane von Furtstenberg 
  • The first photograph of the two was posted on Dassuncao’s Instagram page in July of last year at a Watch What Happens Live taping 
  • Dassuncao grew up in Queens, attended private school in Manhattan, then went to MIT for undergrad and Harvard for a Masters and PhD  
  • He set his Instagram account to private on Thursday afternoon after requests for comment from Cohen’s reps
 In addition to all that, Kenneth in the 212 writes, “I’m not sure how serious they are about each other, but I can add to the speculation that I saw Dassuncao literally hanging off of Cohen at Elmo a couple months ago — in between make-out sessions — and they seemed to be enjoying each other’s company very much.”

Steve Grand and Eli Lieb – Duet

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IF  THEY GOT MARRIED – THEY COULD BE A POWER COUPLE!  Steve  Grand +  Eli Lieb!

They are NOT getting  married – but have written performed  a  duet together.

LOOK  AWAY

LYRICS:
I’ll never touch your body again
We gave it our all, but this is the end
So we say that we tried
Watching you fade, I know it’s goodbye

But I can’t look away from you
I can’t look away
I’m trying to face the truth
from the mess that we made
So we say that we tried
But I can’t look away from you
I can’t look away

I miss watching you sleep
You scent on my sheets
Such a bitter-sweet, beautiful mind
haunting my dreams
So I know you’ll be fine, say “it’s alright”
Watching you fade, cause this is goodbye

But I can’t look away from you
I can’t look away
I’m trying to face the truth
from the mess that we made
So we say that we tried
But I can’t look away from you
I can’t look away

I’ll be okay, are you okay?
Thinkin’ about the way that we left this
Will I grow to regret it
Watching you fade
I know it’s goodbye

But I can’t look away from you
I can’t look away
I’m trying to face the truth
from the mess that we made
So we say that we tried
But I can’t look away from you
I can’t look away

*Written by Eli Lieb and Steve Grand

 

WATCH  VIDEO  HERE

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James Franco Gay News

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He’s working on a dozen movies, teaching film, writing a novel – and still has time to paint hummingbirds at night!

James Franco – in ROLLING STONE this week!

Last spring, he clarified things somewhat, writing in a magazine article, “I’m gay in my art and straight in my life,” adding coyly, “I’m also gay in my life up to the point of intercourse.” But the line separating art from life can grow porous, as on Franco’s Instagram, where he’s posted numerous homoerotic shots of himself – bare-chested in an exercise room, his arm slung around an oiled-up actor in bikini briefs, or looking buff while getting his nipples shaved in a hotel room. Franco tells me he’s approached Instagram, at times, as “a way of finding out what boundaries are and pressing buttons.”

ROLLING STONE

 

Pet Shop Boys HAPPINESS

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Pet Shop Boys – ‘Happiness’ (Official Audio)

no big on Lyrics – but a good  beat…..

LISTEN

 

Manny Pacquiao Banned from Mall

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WE DON’T WANT YOUR KIND HERE!

Boxer Manny Pacquiao has been banned from Los Angeles’ The Grove following his most recent anti-gay comments. And it’s not the first time he’s been declared “not welcome” by the shopping mecca because of his hateful remarks.

That’s pretty cool,  that HUGE  COMPANIES  are standing up  for us!!

“These are statements of hatred,” Grove owner Rick Caruso tells us … “A lot of people from the gay community come to The Grove and they have a right not to feel uncomfortable.”

“Manny Pacquiao is no longer welcome.”

IN OTHER SIMILAR NEWS….

SUPERBOWL  – 

Georgia’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill could put the state’s future hosting the Super Bowl in jeopardy following a statement from the NFL.

The bill has been passed by the state’s general assembly and awaits Governor Nathan Deal’s signature.  But Deal’s decision could come at a significant cost to the state’s football future.

The Atlanta Falcons’ owner was quick to respond with the following statement:

“One of my bedrock values is ‘Include Everyone’ and it’s a principle we embrace and strive to live each and every day with my family and our associates, a vast majority of which live and work in Georgia. I strongly believe a diverse, inclusive and welcoming Georgia is critical to our citizens and the millions of visitors coming to enjoy all that our great state has to offer. House Bill 757 undermines these principles and would have long-lasting negative impact on our state and the people of Georgia.”

These are major  actions,  in support   of  gay rights!    YAY!

Colt Prattes Naked!

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OK – NOT REALLY NAKED!    BUT, Looks like newcomer Colt Prattes will be filling in Patrick Swayze’s dancing shoes. ABC and Lionsgate have announced that Prattes will play the iconic role of Johnny in the upcoming Dirty Dancing remake.

Prattes is a singer, dancer, and actor ( and crossfit enthusiast )best known for his appearance in P!nk’s “Try” music video, where he showed off his performance skills and chiseled physique. He also toured with P!nk and starred in Rock of Ages in Las Vegas.

In the three-hour musical airing on ABC, Prattes will portray Johnny, the dance instructor at the Catskill Mountains resort who teaches Baby — played by Abigail Breslin — to be his new partner. Debra Messing has also been cast to play Baby’s mother.

 

FYI  – he was  Nearly naked  in BROADWAY BARES  a  few years  back.

Model Ronnie Kroell in Reality Show

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Friend Movement In Collaboration with Vertex Media Announces Development of “The Ronnie and Eddie Show” and The Launch of Crowd-Funding Campaign on Indiegogo.

 

Friend Movement and Vertex Media are proud to announce the development of “The Ronnie and Eddie Show,” a comedic reality show that follows the lives of actor and entrepreneur duo, Ronnie Kroell and “Laughing Eddie” Lobo.

 

The Ronnie and Eddie Show follows the lives of BRAVO’s, “Make Me A Super Model” fan favorite, Ronnie Kroell, (pictured left) and Hollywood Funny Man, “Laughing Eddie” Lobo on a roller coaster journey of dreams, drama, and helping others. Each (30) minute episode brings the viewer an intimate look behind the smoke and mirrors of Hollywood, the challenges of operating a business, and the joy of making the dreams of others come true. The show promises to bring the humor of Laverne and Shirley, the drama of Vanderpump Rules, and the heart of Extreme Home Makeover.

 

Enjoy celebrity cameos from the likes of BRUCE VILANCH, KARAMO BROWN, AYLIN BAYRAMOGLU, FRENCHIE DAVIS, and more to be announced.

 

By supporting “THE RONNIE AND EDDIE SHOW” on Indiegogo, supporters have a part in creating a new Hollywood – a more inclusive, supportive, and talent driven place to dream.  To learn more on how you can help fund this project before March 4, 2016,   GO    HERE.

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Model Max Emerson Nude and Naked

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Max Emerson Nude and Naked?  Well……sort of!

Max Emerson in Hashtag Living with Baker Machado @Maxisms

Hashtag Living, with Baker Machado,  is  on World of Wonder’s WOW Presents Network.

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see also  MAXISM does DRAGcon

 

 

Singer Jared Huff – New Music

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We LOVE  Jared Huff!

We first met him in Chicago a couple years ago, when he passing through doing some gigs  and  promotions.

A free spirit with a softer side. Jared Huff is the middle ground.  Originally from Indiana, he moved to Chicago and then to Los Angeles as a dreamer on his own trail.

With two catchy new singles online and an EP on the way, he is steadily gaining momentum in the pop music realm.  He’s a playful guy who likes to have some fun, and sometimes fall in love.  These themes are the subject material for both of his new singles “Trouble” and “Boomerang” (which can be found on Itunes/Spotify).

Jared will undoubtedly be one to watch this year as he and his team of LA-based collaborators work together to put on a show!  With choreographer Devin Walker, he creates a show that is high energy and fun to watch!  Sound engineer David Wachs, and  LA-based photographer CJ Armenta Photography have all collaborated with Jared to reach his artistic vision on both of his recent singles.  2016 will see Jared stirring things up in several cities throughout the year… the ‘trouble’ has only just begun!

 

Stream him on Spotify!!  Boomerang  and Trouble by Jared Huff

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Sherry Vine QUEER Network

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Drag Darling Sherry Vine Launches Queer Network, gaySVTVworld 

The Internet is getting a whole lot gayer!   International drag darling Sherry Vine and former Here-TV executive Josh Rosenzweig are combining their style, humor and sensibility into a one-stop, digital destination for all of the world’s LGBTQ entertainment needs.  gaySVTVworld premieres February 14 with original shows, specials, music videos, short films and more: all free at YouTube.com/MissSherryVine.

“The world needs gaySVTVworld because they are hungry for original programming from top queer talent,” says Sherry Vine.  “We got ‘em all: Haus Of Mimosa, Pickles, David Serrano, Chris Semers … and this is only the beginning.”

“gaySVTVworld is created by and for LGBTQ audiences,” adds Josh Rosenzweig. “Nobody is going to tell our stories like we will. While our visibility has increased enormously over the last decade with the launch of several LGBT television networks, it is essential that the community have an online space to call our own.  A destination where we can go to find like-minded artists and feel the power of the collective.”

While gaySVTVworld draws inspiration from a traditional television model, it also presents a modern digital age spin with all shows under-seven minutes long.  “We’re offering short content so people can view several episodes in the same amount of time as one traditional TV show,” explains Vine.  “Maybe you only have five free minutes on your way to work or during a lunch break.  That’s enough time to catch a hilarious episode of Fashion Puhleez on your smart phone!”

The network will kick off its first season with a slate of eight programs, releasing daily, beginning with Sunday’s Sherry and the Greek, an original talk series starring Vine and Chris Semers, discussing a variety of fun topics and performing skits, characters, and musical numbers.

On Monday, queer notables share their pop culture picks on EduGAYtion.   Then Tuesday, The Rachel Zoe Show meets Project Runway in Fashion Puhleez, with lead players in the beauty industry discussing fashion, club couture and styling.

House of Mimosa presents The Anita & Gina Marie Show, a comedic show that chronicles the daily antics of two women as they cause mayhem throughout Astoria, Queens (singing out – or rather, airing out – all their dirty laundry) gets viewers over hump day.   Then its Throwback Thursdays with Pickles, a look back at a public access show that offers a glimpse into the gay, downtown art and nightlife scene of New York in the nineties.

Celebrate the end of the workweek with The Flames of Hell’s Kitchen, a telanovela about the life of Sherry Vine, her manager Gloria, assistant Busted and sexy Latino boyfriend, Diego.  In the first season, Sherry wins big, loses everything, slips back into a life of drugs, and faces an intervention. The show stars David Serrano, Busted, Patty McKeever and Al McKeever.

Finally, on Saturday, it’s movie night as gaySVTVworld presents The SVTV Short Film Fest, an online festival dedicated to spotlighting the very best LGBTQ filmmakers from around the world.  Each week is a new short film along with interviews from the filmmakers and special bonus features.

In addition, What’s In Your Purse?, a hilarious two-minute segment featuring Vine cornering nightlife celebrities and forcing them to reveal the contents of their bags, will run throughout the week.

“We knew launching a network was an ambitious endeavor but there are so many things we didn’t think of,” admits Vine.  “Josh and I and our amazing team have literally been working every day on gaySVTVworld for almost a year now.”

“So much of that time has been spent on brainstorming ideas, reaching out to people we wanted to work with and deciding on a slate we felt confident about,” continues Rosenzweig.  “We have several shows that are in various stages of development. Our intention is to continue to keep rolling out new programs, music videos and comedy sketches.”

Sherry Vine’s hilarious video parodies have made her a YouTube sensation, being viewed over 14,000,000 times!  She got her start in downtown NYC but today tours the world with her live singing and comedy shows.  Vine has appeared on the off-Broadway stage, in numerous films including Stonewall and Wigstock and she starred in two seasons of Here TV’s variety show, She’s Living For This, produced and directed by Josh Rosenzweig.

Josh Rosenzweig served as SVP of Here TV for ten years where he produced over two hundred hours of television programming including She’s Living For This and Heart of Broadway: An Inside Look at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He was also the host of the hit TV talk show Just Josh. Rosenzweig has directed many music videos, award-winning films and over forty productions for the theater.  He has been nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards.

gaySVTVworld premieres February 14 at YouTube.com/MissSherryVine.  

Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson

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Joseph Fiennes is cast as Michael Jackson in a TV programme for Sky Arts.  (Sky Arts (formerly known as Artsworld) is an art-oriented television channel offering 24 hours a day of programmes dedicated to arts.  including theatrical performances, movies, documentaries and music (such as opera performances and classical and jazz sessions). The channel is available via Sky, Virgin Media, and TalkTalk TV)

The actor plays the singer in the comedy about a supposed road trip taken by Jackson, Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor after the 9/11 terror attacks.

Some fans have reacted angrily to the casting, but Fiennes said he thought Jackson was “probably closer to my colour than his original colour”. Fiennes said he believed Jackson – who died in 2009 – had a “pigmentation issue” with his skin, so the issue of race should not come into play.  –

I  AGREE.

“It’s a light comedy look. It’s not in any way malicious. It’s actually endearing. And the more I actually looked at Michael – it’s great, as an actor, to have so much to copy and look at in interviews – the more I kind of fell in love with him.”

Describing the plot of the 30-minute programme – titled Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon – Fiennes said: “Michael and two of his best buddies, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando, happened to be in New York the night before 9/11.

“I don’t know if this is an urban legend or if it’s true, but the three of them couldn’t get out because air space was shut down, so the three of them jumped in a car and went on a road trip.”

Stockard Channing, who is best known for her roles in TV drama The West Wing and musical film Grease, is playing Taylor in the comedy with Scottish actor Brian Cox starring as Brando.

 

Wentworth Miller Returns

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OUT actor
Wentworth Miller made appearance on The Today Show on Thursday (January 21) in New York City.

The 43-year-old  actor promoted his brand new show DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and talked about the upcoming 10-episode limited series of his hit show Prison Break!

“I never imagined that we’d be coming back five or six years later to revisit these characters,” Wentworth expressed. “This is a treat and a privilege.”

 

Lady Gaga and Elton John

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Full circle and back to her roots!  From superstar performer, to getting jazzy with Tony Bennett, to acting….now, returning to her roots.

With an Oscar nominee and a Golden Globe win, Billboard’s Woman of the Year Lady Gaga has been working on a new album (yaaaasssss!), and the roster helping her whip up her next LP is already pretty robust. In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Sir Elton John confirmed that he has been in on the action.

“I’ve heard two songs, which are killer. They’re just great songs,” he told Lowe, per NME. “It’s like back to the early stuff of hers — like ‘You and I’ and the Bruce Springsteen one (as I always call it), ‘Bad Romance’.”

Lowe also tweeted that John said he’d be “writing with Gaga tomorrow.”

BOOMF Gay Marshmellows

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Boomf is a magical treat. It’s a scrumptious, squishy marshmallow – with your face on it! Free delivery worldwide.

James Middleton, the 27-year-old younger brother of Her Royal Highness Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has a business venture that hopes to make coming out as gay a little easier and a little sweeter.

Middleton’s company Boomf allows customers to put personalized images on marshmallows. ($25  +  FREE Shipping). One of the uses of customized marshmallows? According to Boomf, to tell your friends and loved ones that you’re gay. – In the  promotional video for his business Boomf, James Middleton says his sweets are the perfect way to break the news to friends and family with the slogan: ‘These pre-designed messages make that nerve-racking announcement a whole lot sweeter.’ WATCH NOW.

The Daily Mail refers to Middleton as Catherine’s “bachelor brother” and says he “raised eyebrows” with his latest ad campaign for his company. Just whose eyebrows exactly were raised though?

Boomf took to its blog to talk about their marketing towards a gay audience, writing, “Boomf is all about the big messages in life. We felt we were missing a way to say ‘straight is great, but gay is the way’, so Boomf! There it is! These pre-designed messages make that nerve-wracking announcement a whole lot sweeter.” The company also links to its other “homo-fabulous” designs.

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Say YES to the Dress – First Transgender Bride

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Friday’s episode (Jan 15th, 2016, 8pm Central time) of Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta will mark a first for the show when it features a transgender bride.

In a sneak peek of the episode, Precious Davis visits Bridals by Lori to find the perfect gown for her wedding. Davis and her fiancé Myles — both of whom are activists — will share their story on the show before getting married in Chicago in front of 1000 guests from their community. (@ Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago ).

“We want people to be inspired of what love can look like in its many forms,” Davis says. “We want to bring this kind of royalty because we feel we are royalty.”

Precious Davis is lauded both locally and nationally as an award winning diversity professional, social justice facilitator, and performance artist. She currently is the Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives at Columbia College Chicago , her alma mater from which she received a BA in Liberal Arts. Precious currently implements and oversees the Campus Wide Diversity Initiative and is the first woman of color to hold this position. see more HERE.

SNEAK PEAK of the show HERE.

Charlie Carvers Comes Out! GAY!

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Welcome to the team!!

Charlie Carver — best known around our parts for his role as Ethan on “Teen Wolf” — came out to his more than 700,000 Instagram followers yesterday.

In a touching essay, the “TW” twin admitted that while he has spent years growing accustomed to his homosexuality, he has been adamant about keeping his public and private lives separate… until now.

“As a young boy, I knew I wanted to be an actor,” Charlie wrote. “It was around that age that I also knew, however abstractly, that I was different from some of the other boys in my grade. Over time, this abstract ’knowing’ grew and articulated itself through a painful gestation marked by feelings of despair and alienation, ending in a climax of saying three words out loud: ’I am gay.’”

The San Francisco native has played a handful of homosexual characters on television, including half of the deliciously beefy (and often shirtless) twin duo on the MTV series. Not to be confused with Lydia’s love Aiden (RIP), played by Charlie’s twin brother Max, Ethan was openly gay on the show and had a longtime crush on fellow BHHS student Danny. (Remember that steamy motel scene in Season 3? We’ll never forget.)

Now that he has come out publicly, Charlie hopes his admission will serve helpful to other young people who fear their sexuality may someday hold them back.

“Honesty is probably a great step in the right direction,” he wrote. “I now believe that by omitting this part of myself from the record, I am complicit in perpetuating the suffering, fear and shame cast upon so many in the world. So now, let the record show this: I self-identify as gay. As a young man, I needed a young man in Hollywood to say that.”