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Billy Masters - "I know a lot of secrets about Andy. I guess the one that would most surprise people is he's a top. Believe me, there's nothing wrong with that. But I'm just saying I think that would surprise people. And I don't know this from personal experience, but from conversations I have had. I mean, it surprised me when I heard ...


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Big Freedia Explodes - Who was twerking when Miley Cyrus was still in diapers? Big Freedia, that's who! Known for bounce music based out of New Orleans, this artist brought his unique style of dancing to the mainstream. The second season of the World of Wonder-produced reality show Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce is now playing on Fuse. During publicity of the first season ...


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Dustin Lance Black plane scare; Quinto movie news; NeNe vs. Wendy - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Dustin Lance Black—the openly gay screenwriter who won as Oscar for his work on the film Milk—has been hired to adapt Paramount TV's event series Lindbergh, based on A. Scott Berg's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the same name, according to Deadline. Berg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Killoran and Kevin McCormick will produce the project. The story of Charles Lindbergh—both in his ...


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Rob Ford says he's not anti-gay; Glee trouble in UK - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he not homophobic, according to CBC.ca. There is an ongoing debate over whether Ford is anti-gay after he chose to sit during a standing ovation for WorldPride organizers and he was the lone vote against a study of homeless shelter space for LGBT youth. Doug Ford, the Rob's brother and campaign manager, said the sit-down ...


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Andy Cohen on show; Stevie Nicks; Robbie Rogers TV series - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Bravo's Andy Cohen recently talked with TV Guide about his show Watch What Happens Live, which is marking its fifth year. Among the things Cohen said is that he feels he can go places nobody else can when interviewing friends such as Kelly Ripa; that he loved Martha Stewart talked about having a threesome and sexting; and that Lady Gaga ...


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Billy Masters - "His coming-out was followed by a marriage. My marriage was followed by a coming-out."—Arianna Huffington quips after being brought onstage by Neil Patrick Harris at the recent NYC TrevorLIVE. Arianna was being honored with the Trevor Hero Award—presumably because she was married to a gay man and wrote a biography about Maria Callas. My critique of a work is often ...


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Chris Colfer signs 'Stories' in Skokie - Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on the Fox television show Glee, brought tons of fans to Barnes & Noble in Skokie over the weekend. Supporting his latest book The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning the Golden Globe winner arrived on July 12 to meet over 300 people waiting in line. At Anderson's Bookshop Naperville the night before, even ...


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Laverne Cox on 'FREE CECE,' kids and uniting LGBTs - Laverne Cox has changed the world as the first openly transgender person on the cover of Time Magazine this past June. Portraying Sophia Burset on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black has brought her into the computers and living rooms of people everywhere. Cox's latest endeavor is a documentary currently in production called FREE CECE, in which she ...


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Laverne Cox makes Emmy history - Orange gets 12 nods - The 2014 Emmy Awards nominations were announced July 10, and there was a lot of love for various TV series. The overall leader was HBO's Game of Thrones, with 19 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Lena Headey. The new FX show Fargo (based on the movie) scored 18 nods, American Horror Story: Coven got 17 ...


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Billy Masters - "When we played in the woods, one of them was Kirk, one of them was Spock, one of them was Indiana Jones and I was Wonder Woman, obviously. And they were like, 'You can't block a phaser with bracelets'. But, uh, you can. Plus I had a lasso!"—Cheyenne Jackson talks about growing up and playing with his brother and their ...


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Chris Colfer at Old Orchard on July 12 - New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe Award winner Chris Colfer will be at Skokie's Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 55 Old Orchard Center, on Saturday, July 12, at 12 p.m. Colfer will sign the third book in his #1 New York Times best-selling "Land of Stories" series for children aged 7 to 12. Land Of Stories: A Grimm Warning ...


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Drag Race in U.K.; Gaga, Judas Priest; Sean Hayes' new gig - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - RuPaul is interested in hosting a U.K. version of RuPaul's Drag Race, Gay Star News reported. RuPaul confirmed that English television and radio presenter Jonathan Ross has bought rights to do a version of the popular U.S. show in Britain. However, the idea is still in the works and has yet to be formally pitched to a network. Lady Gaga ...


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TELEVISION 'Major Crimes' airing coming-out story July 7 - TNT's Major Crimes has a coming-out storyline airing Monday, July 7. The plotline involves teen Rusty ( Graham Patrick Martin ), who currently lives with Capt. Sharon Raydor ( played by lead Mary McDonnell ). The show itself is a spinoff of The Closer, which starred Kyra Sedgwick. Several of those stars, including G.W. Bailey and Tony Denison ( whom ...


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George Takei: On Trump, Stern and 'Oh, my!' - NUNN ON ONE - The actor that will be forever be known as Sulu from Star Trek has been a pioneer for the LGBT community and boldly gone where many gays have not gone before. Not only has he performed in six Star Trek films but when he came out of the closet he made a big splash for equality. His work with Japanese ...


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Billy Masters - "Celebrity is just obscurity biding its time."—Carrie Fisher. Most television shows don't deliver breaking news over the summer. But most shows ain't The View. During the talk show's 17-year history, most of the explosive moments have taken place when the temperature rises. Original moderator Meredith Vieira left the show amicably on June 9, 2006. Two weeks later, Star Jones ambushed ...


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Moorehead among Radio Hall of Fame inductees - The late actress Agnes Moorehead ( probably best known as Endora on the classic TV series Bewitched ) will be among those who will be honored at the Chicago-based National Radio Hall of Fame's ceremony Nov. 9 in Los Angeles. It will mark the first time the induction ceremony has taken place outside of Chicago. Among the inductees is Moorehead, ...


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Billy Masters - "Being gay is not a choice, but being a Texas Republican is!"—Jon Stewart's quip after reporting that Rick Perry compared being gay to being an alcoholic. As you probably know, Hillary Clinton is in the midst of her book tour. And she better tour hard because that book ain't selling so well—something that doesn't surprise me since she already wrote ...


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Ricky Martin's change; Cooper's new home; 'Orange' wins - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Openly gay musical artist Ricky Martin surprised fans during a live concert in Morocco when he changed the lyrics to a song from "she" to "he," according to On Top Magazine. While performing at the Mawazine Festival ( Rhythms ), an annual music festival which takes place in Rabat, Morocco's second largest city, Martin altered the lyrics to his 1999 ...


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Gay Agenda Episode 5 available online - Part One of Episode Five of the Chicago-based LGBT talkshow The Gay Agenda is now online at http://thegayagendalive.com/ . "Check out Part One to see us discuss different degrees of gayness, high school superlatives and how we can use our different privileges to make a change in the way we view the world ( and the way the world views ...


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Billy Masters - "I went home and I was like, 'Oh my God, I have glitter between my teeth!'"—Jonathan Groff describes the aftermath of making out with Neil Patrick Harris during rehearsal of the Hedwig number for the Tony Awards. During the telecast, the recipient of Hedwig's foreign tongue was NPH's spousal-equivalent, David Burtka. You know something that's changed since I started writing ...


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NUNN ON ONE: TV A 'Unique' interview with Alex Newell - Alex Newell entered the limelight during auditions for The Glee Project on the Oxygen Network. The show surrounded a group of hopefuls competing to replace cast members on the successful musical television show Glee. Newell was one of several winners earning a guest shot for two episodes. To his surprise, his character, Wade Adams—also known at Unique—garnered such popularity that ...


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Jenifer Lewis talks versatility, HIV/AIDS, bipolar disorder - ENTERTAINMENT Extended for on online edition of Windy City Times - "Am I a great entertainer? Yes I am." These, ladies and gentlemen, are words longtime entertainer Jenifer Lewis said during a recent interview with Windy City Times—and the sentence embodies who she is: confident, independent, sometimes brash and, yes, talented. Lewis has appeared in more than 300 film and television projects, ranging from the upcoming movie Think Like A Man ...


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TELEVISION 'Power' stars discuss Chicago-set show - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - There's a new series on the Starz Channel called Power that Courtney Kemp Agboh created and rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson executive-produced. It tells the story of James St. Patrick, nicknamed "Ghost," who owns a popular New York City nightclub. Ghost also balances a life in the drug world as well as a family that leads to drama. Omari Hardwick ...


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Billy Masters - "'Casa Valentina, a nominee for Best Play, highlights the tension between married men who cross-dress and the gay community—two sides that never understood each other. It's kinda like people who are against same-sex marriage and people who mind their own business."—Hugh Jackman, at the Tony Awards. Moments earlier, he gave people in the mosh pit "the greatest view of the ...


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A Salute to Dick Cavett at Broadcast Museum June 21 - From a press release - A Salute to Dick Cavett The museum will celebrate Dick Cavett, the television talk-show legend that brought wit and wisdom to late night television. On June 21, Dean Richards, entertainment reporter and critic on WGN-TV and WGN Radio 720 AM, will serve as emcee for the evening's festivities, and the Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra will provide music throughout the ...


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Billy Masters - "I would be thrilled if it's embraced by drag queens. I think we all share a love of this kind of costume."—Angelina Jolie shares her opinion on playing Maleficent. Something tells me we'll be seeing a gaggle of Maleficents on Halloween! I never went to a prom. Don't cry for me, dear readers. I've made up for it by meeting ...


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Laverne Cox to be on Katie Couric show June 10 - From a press release - Katie Couric will sit down for a live interview with actress and LGBT advocate Laverne Cox for her nationally syndicated daytime talk show, "Katie." In this all new episode, Couric will talk to Laverne Cox about her Time Magazine cover story and the new season of the Netflix original hit "Orange Is The New Black." Cox first appeared on the ...


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TV: Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum check out new 'Talent' - NBC's America's Got Talent is now in its ninth season. The variety show that boasts big talent can include singers, dancers, comedians, magicians or other talented individuals competing for a million dollars that an audience vote decides. The four judges from last season have all returned: Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Melanie Brown and Howard Stern. A new twist was added ...


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Collins' new gig; Broadway news; Kelly McGillis dishes - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins will be a part of Marriott Hotel's newest ad campaign that targets LGBT individuals, known as "#LoveTravels," according to NetsDaily.com. Collins, who was the first openly gay NBA player, spending some of this past season with the Nets, will be featured in ads for Marriott to help promote the campaign. On the campaign, Collins called ...


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NUNN ON ONE: TV 'Bad Girl Club' comes to Chicagoland - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Season 12 of the hit Oxygen television show Bad Girls Club just began—and this time it's set in Chicago. Seven short-tempered young females live under one roof, hoping to make a change while being filmed for a reality show. Jonica Booth ( also known as Blu ) is from St. Louis, Missouri, and arrives with a big personality and a ...


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Documentary: Businessman's search for gay brother's killer - From a press release - Boston, MA…..What would you do if your gay younger brother was found dead at the bottom of a cliff 10,000 miles away in Australia, and authorities told you he had killed himself and closed the case? What if, 17 years later, a police investigation lifted the cover on a deadly Australian "sport" popular at the time of your brother's death, ...


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Billy Masters - "Anything but Johnny Weir. Leave me alone with that faggot. Anything but Johnny Weir and his divorce!"—Harvey Fierstein is asked if any topics are off-limits. Apparently he has no love for ice skating—or for being politically correct. We live in an age of political correctness. As luck would have it, the world got more politically correct just around the time ...


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Billy Masters - "This is like the Last Supper with Barbara as Jesus!"—Joy Behar gets in one last joke on Barbara Walters' final day on The View. I began writing this column in August 1995. Two years later, I moved to L.A., since work necessitated me being in Hollywood more and more. My apartment had a pullout sofa and my trusty television. On ...


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Neil Patrick items; Whoopi's sexuality; more Weir drama - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Before Stephen Colbert was officially named as the replacement for David Letterman, CBS CEO Les Moonves called in Neil Patrick Harris for a meeting in a room off his office, Harris told Howard Stern, according to ABC News. But Harris, 40, was not interested when he said Moonves asked whether he'd be interested in taking over for Letterman—and he also ...


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Oprah to air show on Sam - Update below: Oprah postpones show - Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League by the St. Louis Rams, will be the subject of documentary that will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network, the Wall Street Journal reported. The documentary is expected to take a "deeply, personal and up-close" look at the life of Sam after the football player made history ...


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Bearded drag queen wins Eurovision contest - One of the many eye-catching acts that this year's Eurovision Song Contest ( this time in Copenhagen, Denmark ) was winner Conchita Wurst—the bearded drag-queen alter ego of 25-year-old Austrian Thomas Neuwirth, according to Yahoo! News. Performing in a skintight dress with long hair and a full beard, Wurst scored 290 points to become Austria's first Eurovision winner since 1966, ...


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Billy Masters - "Lainie Kazan couldn't be here tonight. On her way to the theater, she passed a Sizzler!"—Frank DeCaro's quip about our dear friend Lainie, who had to cancel her appearance at the annual STAGE gala because she was shooting a film. Sadly, it also robbed us of the opportunity of dousing her with water and re-enacting her Playboy pictorial. Who are ...


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Joan Rivers gets animated in new show - There has never been an animated cartoon aimed at female viewers—until now. Comedy icon and fashion know-it-all Joan Rivers is launching her newest project, an animated series titled Fashionista and Glamour Girl, on Thursday, May 15, at www.FashionistaandGlamourGirl.com . "We took a superhero, made her a woman and a sidekick who is woman, and that is who Fashionista turned into," ...


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Tim Gunn vs. Anna Wintour; Antonio Banderas defends gays - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Project Runway guru Tim Gunn says Anna Wintour is still angry at him for comments he made about her years ago, according to Page Six. The bad blood runs so deep, when Gunn sees Wintour, "I don't look her in the eyes, because I will be turned into stone," he said. The brouhaha began in 2010, when Gunn wrote in ...


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Billy Masters - "Great to meet the strong & brave young women from #PussyRiot, who refuse to let their voices be silenced in #Russia."—Hillary Clinton's tweet after meeting Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina backstage at the Women in the World Summit. Am I the only one who loves that Hillary is tweeting the word "pussy?" Sometimes when I cover a story, I feel ...


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Gay 'Biggest Loser' star to participate in Ride for AIDS Chicago - Raheel "Bobby" Saleem is ready to tackle his next physical challenge, anchored by the confidence he found within during his just-completed season on The Biggest Loser. Saleem, a gay man who turned 29 last November and lives in west suburban Elmhurst, lost 188 pounds ( 52 percent of his overall body weight ) during the nationally broadcast TV show. He ...


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GLAAD honors Takei - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - GLAAD honored George Takei as well as the best in film and television at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Waldorf Astoria New Yorkon May 3, according to a press release. Takei received the Vito Russo Award, which is named after one of GLAAD's co-founders and the author of The Celluloid Closet. Naomi Watts, Kylie Minogue, Emmy Rossum, ...


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Laverne Cox with MTV, Logo; Elton John; Oprah's tea - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - MTV and Logo TV are partnering with actress Laverne Cox for a forthcoming documentary, Trans Teen: The Documentary, that will air simultaneously on MTV and Logo in the fall, according to a press release. This one-hour documentary will take viewers inside the lives of four trans youth. Ranging in age from 14 to 24, and hailing from diverse neighborhoods across ...


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Soap stars get Sapphic in web series 'Beacon Hill' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actress Crystal Chappell has portrayed a handful of daytime television's most beloved leading ladies, from Carly Manning on Days of our Lives (1990 to 2012), to Maggie Carpenter on One Life to Live (1995 to 1997), Olivia Spencer on Guiding Light (1999 to 2009) and Danielle Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful (2012-2013). Chappell's groundbreaking role in Venice The ...


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Billy Masters - "I think Tara and Johnny should replace David Gregory on Meet The Press!"—Someone online posts an opinion after the announcement that Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir would be hosting the Kentucky Derby for NBC. I have a feeling Johnny's big hats would get kinda tired after a few Sunday mornings. In an interview with Details, Matt Bomer revealed that he's ...


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Franco, Quinto selfies; Ellen's new HGTV show - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actor James Franco took a photo of himself in bed—with a man, according to the New York Daily News. "Bed selfie with Keegan Allen!!!!! Time to go nuts!!!!," Broadway's Of Mice and Men star captioned an Instagram photo in which he is lying shirtless under a blanket with the 24-year-old Pretty Little Liars actor. Franco, 35, had been dealing with ...


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Billy Masters - Have you heard about Bryan Singer and the underage teen? In 1999, Michael Egan was 17. He claims Marc Collins-Rector lured him into a world of alcohol, drugs and gay sex. Collins-Rector was the chairman of Digital Entertainment Network—a proposed gay Internet site that would stream videos to subscribers. In the complaint, Egan claims that Collins-Rector facilitated a meeting with ...


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'Drag Race' trans controversy; Tonys to honor Rosie - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The show RuPaul's Drag Race will refrain from using an anti-trans slur in the wake of controversy, according to The Huffington Post. During a mini-challenge on the show titled "Female or She-male," contestants were asked to identify whether a photo showed a cisgender ( non-trans ) woman or a former "Drag Race" contestant after viewing a cropped portion of the ...


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Billy Masters - "I have no problem with your pelvis at all, actually."—Bruno Tonioli disagrees with the other Dancing with the Stars judges, who complained that James Maslow's bottom half was somewhat out of sync. Then again, I'm sure Bruno never met a groin he didn't like. Can I tell you a secret? Shhhh, don't tell anyone, but one of my life's ambitions ...


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RuPaul's Drag Race changes course on slur word - From GLAAD - After hearing the concerns of many people in the transgender community, Logo today announced that the network will stop using the phrase "You've got she-mail" on its hit series RuPaul's Drag Race, according to GLAAD. Additionally, the network said it has removed from its platforms an episode of the series which featured a segment called "Female or She-male." In a ...


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Sharks bite for Chicago businessmen - They got the deal—with two Sharks, no less. Fun Time Express, the Chicago-based, gay-owned business, appeared on the nationally-broadcast TV show Shark Tank on April 11, seeking a $125,000 investment in exchange for 20 percent equity in their trackless train business. Sharks Kevin O'Leary and Lori Greiner joined forces and struck the deal with life and business partners Kevin Ullery ...


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Judging 'American Idol' with Keith Urban - Australian country singer Keith Urban tore up the charts with a string of hits since his debut in 1999 on Capital Nashville. With nine studio albums under his belt, he took a breather to judge Fox's American Idol and concentrate on family life with Nicole Kidman this spring. We gave him a call to discuss judging one of the biggest ...


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Billy Masters - "Well, I'm a gay guy. ... I'm not a straight guy who can let himself go."—Anderson Cooper responds to Howard Stern's compliment on the Silver Fox's good looks. We open with a fascinating study in contrasts. Two prominent gay men gave interviews where they discussed being public people. First we have Anderson Cooper—previously very private about being gay. He spent ...


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DUDES webseries launches April 11 - From a press release - CHICAGO, Ill — Chicago is the home to a new web-series, DUDES, which launches Friday morning April 11. DUDES is a wry, comedic story centered around three friends who are all on the wrong side of thirty — and they know it. This smart, witty, and lightly randy comedy has been compared to Sex and the City or Ugly Betty. ...


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Gay Chicago businessmen getting national TV exposure - Stan Krozel and Kevin Ullery, partners in life and in business, are riding into the Shark Tank—the hit ABC-TV show filled with such two-legged business monsters as Mark Cuban, Kevin O'Leary and Daymond Johns. UPDATE Post-show coverage, Sharks bite for Chicago businessmen, at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Sharks-bite-for-Chicago-businessmen/47026.html . Krozel and Ullery have been partners for the 19 years and, for the ...


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'Extreme Weight Loss' looking for couples - The ABC show Extreme Weight Loss, now in its fifth season, is looking for couples. The series is ideally looking for couples who would like to lose weight ( at least 75 pounds ) together, or those who may feel their weight are holding them back from proposing. Trainer Chris Powell will work with contestants over the course of one ...


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Cox to receive GLAAD honor from Page - From a press release - Breakout star actress, producer and writer Laverne Cox will be honored at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 12 where she will receive GLAAD's Stephen F. Kolzak Award, it was announced today. Academy Award-nominated actress Ellen Page will present the Award. Page named Cox as one of her inspirations when she recently came out publicly. ...


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Adrian Gonzalez talks Here TV show, nudity in Chicago - TELEVISION Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - LGBT audiences probably first noticed actor Adrian Gonzalez as the hotter-than-hot boyfriend of a man whose ex attempted to win him back in the 2011 movie August, which was as steamy as its title. Now Gonzalez, a graduate of Northwestern University, is on From Here on OUT, Here TV's first-ever original sitcom. The series revolves a man's attempts to get ...


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Billy Masters - "Well, @guardian, it makes for a nice change. .. at least I didn't wake up to the internet telling me I was dead again."—Patrick Stewart's Twitter response to "The Guardian" announcing that he's gay—which, as it turns out, is untrue. But, in many ways, is indeed a compliment. It's just been announced that Uma Thurman will take on the starring ...


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Billy Masters - "It was pretty much the gayest gym on the planet and I assumed you were gay because there weren't a lot of other reasons to be there."—Anderson Cooper recalls the first time he saw Seth Meyers and his impression of the funnyman. Certainly, I've always found the only reason to be at a gym is to pick up gay men. ...


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Tamar teaches the 'Braxton Family Values' - NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Extended for on online edition of Windy City Times - Tamar Braxton may be the youngest Braxton sister but she is exploding in a big way, thanks to a five-octave range. Her hit album, Love and War ( Epic Records ), recently received three Grammy nominations. She released a Christmas album, Winter Loversland, this past holiday season. Reality shows have taken brought her into the spotlight one with her husband ...


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TELEVISION Nate Berkus 'Builds' a new reality show - Making over homes comes naturally to designers like Nate Berkus, although on NBC's American Dream Builders it's a whole new ball game. The reality-competition show has 12 contestants fighting for the chance to win best designer after an elimination each week. In the final episode the last two designers will battle it out with two Southern California homes to see ...


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Billy Masters - "She's a choreographer, she's not a director. I'm sorry, but there's a difference. ... I love Susan and I love her work, but I resent choreographers-turned-directors and NOT directing."— Patti LuPone shares her opinion on Susan Stroman, "director" of the upcoming Bullets Over Broadway. This may also explain why Patti isn't playing Helen Sinclair! I don't want to alarm anyone, ...


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Fourth season of 'Thrones' starts April 6 - The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning Game of Thrones returns for its 10-episode fourth season Sunday, April 6 ( 9-10 p.m. ET/ PT ), exclusively on HBO, followed by other episodes on subsequent Sundays at the same time. Based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling fantasy book series, the hit series is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the ...


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Billy Masters - "I don't know which one was Liam and which one was Chris, but I just know that they're both hot as fucking hell."—Meryl Streep shares her opinion on the Hemsworth brothers, a feeling I suspect we all echo. I really hoped that staying up until the crack of dawn and including oodles of Oscar dish in the column that came ...


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Sarah Jessica Parker is well-heeled in Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Actress Sarah Jessica Parker revealed her shoe and accessory collection in conjunction with Manolo Blahnik CEO George at Nordstrom on Michigan Avenue on March 7. Fans lined up for hours before to have the fashion icon sign shoes and shoeboxes. Parker did not disappoint when she arrived and ran to the back of the line to wave at the last ...


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NUNN ON ONE Ted Allen talks 'Queer Eye' and 'Dining Out' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In many people's eyes, Ted Allen will always be a foodie from Bravo's first hit, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, although he has gone on to so much more. He wrote two cookbooks, is a regular on cooking shows, and is the host of Food Network's Chopped. Allen has spent a great deal of time in Chicago, where he ...


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'Glee' star to perform at Chicago Pride Fest - Alex Newell, an actor and singer best known for his role as Wade "Unique" Adams on Glee, is officially slated to take the stage as one of Chicago Pride Fest's headliners, according to ChicagoPride.com. The annual festival is returning to Boystown for the 12th year June 21-22, the weekend before the city's annual Pride Parade that drew 1 million attendees ...


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Billy Masters - "And I have to say, one of the most amazing Liza Minnelli impersonators I've ever seen in my entire life. Just really, seriously, good job sir!"—Ellen DeGeneres acknowledges the real Liza Minnelli, wearing a daring off-the-shoulder dress at the Academy Awards. After watching this year's Academy Awards, it was clear to me that these Oscars featured the most mispronounced names ...


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Billy Masters - "The only way this film could be made worse would be to be eaten by a badger while watching it."—This lead from a review in London's The Guardian for A Winter's Tale ( released in the UK as A New York Winter's Tale ). Perhaps the best line from a review of a film ever! Prior to this, my favorite ...


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Elton John, Frank Ocean; Alec Baldwin slams Rachel Maddow - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Elton John, Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend, Lionel Richie, Skrillex, Kanye West and Ms. Lauryn Hill are among the 130-plus acts scheduled to perform at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 12-15 in Manchester, Tenn., according to Relix.com. John—the latest in a line of cross-generational icons such as Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty to ...


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'Chicago Fire' cast on LGBT issues on show and off - TELEVISION - The cast and producers of locally shot Chicago Fire and Chicago PD joined Executive Producer Dick Wolf at the Chicago Museum of Broadcast Communications Feb. 19 for a panel discussion in front of a sold out audience of enthusiastic fans. [Photo spread at the link www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php?APUB=wct&ADATE=2014-02-20&AGALLERY=FIREchosen .] Now in its second season on NBC, Chicago Fire includes an openly lesbian ...


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Billy Masters - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "I like Tom Hardy's balls. I mean not literally. I've never seen Tom Hardy's balls, just for the record."—Jeremy Piven waxes rhapsodically about his Black Hawk Down co-star. If true, he's one of the few who hasn't seen Hardy's balls. If you wanna one-up Piven, check Tom out on www.BillyMasters.com. If you follow my musings with any regularity, you know ...


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Lea Michele gets 'Louder,' shows 'Ambition' - NUNN ON ONE: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Many know Lea Michele from the hit Fox television show Glee, in which she plays overachiever Rachel Berry. The role has garnered her two Golden Globe nominations as well as an Emmy nod. Michele started at a very young age in musicals like Les Miserables and Fiddler on the Roof; then she originated the part of Wendla on Broadway in ...


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GUNNing for the title - Season number six of Logo's hit television show RuPaul's Drag Race is peeling out in a race to find America's next drag superstar. Chicago is represented by Japanese lady boy Gia Gunn. The competition promises to be fierce with a whole new batch of fishy queens. Nightspots talked to the son of a Gunn herself to find out the skinny ...







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