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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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Billy Masters - "Right now—what me and my wife like to call it—I'm very fappy. I am very fat and very happy."—Channing Tatum tells Ellen DeGeneres all about his enormous weight gain during his downtime. How he constantly goes from being gigantic to ripped within an inch of his life is indeed an unsolved mystery. The most simple answer is that he's only ...


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David Hyde Pierce to teach class in Wisconsin - Ten Chimneys Foundation reports that Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce will serve as the master teacher for the 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program. During July 13-20, 10 of the nation's top regional theater actors will join Pierce for an intensive weeklong master class and immersion experience at Ten Chimneys, the estate of Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn ...


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Billy Masters - "Who sits down at the table but Glenn [Close] right next to me. Oh, fuck....Then all of a sudden she hugs me. She says, 'You know what this is for.' I say, 'I do.' She says, 'I had nothing to do with it.' And, poof, it's gone. Get rid of that crap. It's over."—Patti LuPone tells author Eddie Shapiro about ...


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Billy Masters - "My son is being raised by two gay men. A lot of people don't know that. Evan is at home in Chicago, and I've had two gay men raising him. And they are the most wonderful men and I couldn't be more proud for him to see that."—Jenny McCarthy tells the world about what great surrogate parents her gay friends ...


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Vin Diesel dances; 'Sean Saves the World' shuts down - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Fast and Furious actor Vin Diesel posted a video to his Facebook page early Tuesday, Jan. 28 of himself singing, dancing and doing the "Surfboard" to the powerhouse singer's hit single, "Drunk in Love," according to US Magazine. "You know I love music…" he shared with his 63 million-plus fans on Facebook, along with a seven-minute, 29-second long video. He ...


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British doctor challenges ex-gay therapy; India court refuses - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - British TV doctor Christian Jessen will tackle controversial reparative therapy methods on the new series Cure Me, I'm Gay, The Huffington Post reported. In an effort to test the methods' medical legitimacy, Jessen—who is openly gay and in a long-term relationship—will apparently be filmed undergoing a number of the treatments himself before taking a "sexuality test" with a device measuring ...


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Jay Michael part of Chicago reality show '100 Days of Summer' - NUNN ON ONE: TV Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Bravo has a brand-new show this year called 100 Days of Summer and it's set in Chicago. The storyline follows Windy City locals on their quest to make the most of the warm weather. One of the six professionals, Jay Michael, plays on our team and runs Flats Chicago as a lifestyle architect. We caught up with the 32-year-old Uptown ...


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Billy Masters - "I think we should do more than just send gay Olympians there. What's happening there in terms of gay rights or the lack of it is extraordinary and awful."—Chris Pine speaks out on behalf of gay people in Russia apropos of the upcoming Sochi Olympics. It's just another reason to love him. Have you noticed that many headlines are quite ...


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'King of the Nerds' gay gamer on the show - TELEVISION Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On season two of TBS' King of the Nerds Xander Jeanneret is playing for keeps. He is a gaymer ( gay gamer ), vlogger, graphic designer and LARP enthusiast ( live action role-playing )—but he also has a heart of gold. So what is a nice guy doing on a show that will test his good guy status? Windy City ...


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Billy Masters - "And honey, if you don't win the Academy Award, I'm giving you mine!" —Liza Minnelli makes an offer to Matthew McConaughey at a New York luncheon toasting The Dallas Buyers Club. If the Golden Globes are any indication, Liza's Oscar is safe. First, a public service announcement: A group of scientists have discovered that semen can cure depression. Apparently, the ...


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THE Q LIST Shea Coulee's drag revolution will be televised - According to drag performer Shea Coulee, drag is "so much more than what people think it is." I met Coulee at Coffee Chicago to discuss the art of female impersonation and why it's been a calling for so many. "Drag means the freedom of self-expression," Coulee said. "As a gay man, I get to explore my femininity and make money ...


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NUNN ON ONE: TV Harry Connick Jr. on 'Idol' and its judges - New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr. burst into the public eye singing standards on the When Harry Met Sally soundtrack achieving double platinum status and winning him his first Grammy. He began acting in films like Memphis Belle, Copycat, Hope Floats and Independence Day. Also, he played Grace Adler's love interest in the TV sitcom Will & Grace for five ...


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Chicago drag performer invites 'Duck Dynasty' star - Chicago drag queen Trannika Rex has invited Phil Robertson—the star of the TV show Duck Dynasty who has been embroiled in a public debate on free speech after uttering anti-gay remarks in an interview with GQ Magazine—to one of her shows. And, of course, the drag queen does it with a splash of sass. "Despite your recent comments in GQ ...


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Billy Masters - "I know the hurt little boy who lives inside the model body. Let me tell you, he is 5 years old. Mommy's missing—she's at Studio 54. His soup is cold, and all he wants is love. ... And that little boy never grew up. He's got short pants, he's got suspenders, he's having high tea. Somebody just love him. Love ...


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'Wicked' breaks record; trans actress educates Couric - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Broadway show Wicked—the decade-old musical that tells the backstory of the witches in The Wizard of Oz—recently became the first show to break $3 million barrier in a single week, Ace Showbiz noted. It grossed an estimated $3.2 million over nine performances for the week ending Dec. 29. Another big hit is The Lion King, which shattered the house ...


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The 'Chozen' one: Showrunner on series about gay white rapper - NUNN ON ONE: TV Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - FX is debuting a brand-new animated series and this time the star is a gay, white rapper fresh out of prison named Chozen. Stereotypes are broken with go go dancers wearing bear masks and interracial gay prison sex throughout the season. The show features the voices of Bobby Moynihan playing the raunchy rapper, Hannibal Buress at buddy Crisco, Danny McBride ...


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'Kam Kardashian' director Ryan Logan expands horizons - Q LIST: INTERNET Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Ryan Logan isn't the type of person you would expect to make the work that he does. Staring up at me behind his cup of coffee at Metropolis in Edgewater, Logan looks more like a model than a film director. On a cold November day, the director wears his hair pushed back as usual, sporting an ever-present three-day beard. But ...


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The Gay Agenda at Creating Change in Houston - From a press release - The new LGBT web series The Gay Agenda will be making an appearance at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's 26th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change in Houston, Texas at a live taping on Jan. 30 at 10 p.m. The Gay Agenda recently released its second episode, where the hosts discuss nature vs. nurture and GLAAD and ...


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Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox on Katie show Jan. 6 - From a press release - On Monday's episode of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show "Katie," airing January 6, meet two of the biggest transgender trailblazers in this country — model Carmen Carrera and actress Laverne Cox. Carmen speaks honestly about the fears she had during her transitioning, her modeling career and the petition for her to become the first transexual Victoria Secret model. From ...


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'RuPaul's Drag Race' season six cast named - Fourteen contestants have been announced for the upcoming sixth season of the Logo TV show RuPaul's Drag Race, which will start in February. Gia Gunn is the only contestant from Chicago. Some of the other entrants include April Carrion ( Guaynabo, Puerto Rico ), Vivacious ( New York City ), Laganja Estranja ( Los Angeles ), Milk ( New York ...


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How 'Glee' was supposed to end; 'Sherlock' actor comes out - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy confirmed what some had already figured out: that the "happily ever after" for Rachel and Finn that Lea Michele laid out in the Cory Monteith tribute episode is how Murphy planned to end Glee after six seasons, Deadline.com reported. "Rachel was going to have become a big Broadway star—the role she was born to play," Murphy ...


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Billy Masters - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "I have been more right than wrong. If ever there was a time to be grateful and relieved for being mistaken, this is that time. Only God is right all the time."—Psychic Sylvia Browne responds to criticism in May that she wrongly predicted the death of kidnap victim Amanda Barry in 2004. When Louwana Miller asked if her daughter was ...


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TWO denounces A&E for reinstating Duck Dynasty's Robertson - From Truth Wins Out - CHICAGO — Truth Wins Out strongly condemned the cable network A&E today for reinstating Duck Dynasty reality show actor Phil Robertson, who was suspended for making blatantly racist and homophobic remarks in an interview with GQ. In backing Robertson, A&E is turning a blind eye to bigotry in order to pad the bottom line. Their foul, indecent move may have ...


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A&E reverses stance about 'Duck Dynasty' - The network A&E has reversed its suspension of show star Phil Robertson for making anti-gay comments, and he will not miss a single episode of the upcoming season, according to a Chicago Tribune item. Shooting will resume in the spring, and will be accompanied by a series of public service announcements "promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a ...


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DeGeneres responds to tragedy; Culture Club comeback - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Ellen DeGeneres has reacted to tragedy connected with her show. According to US Magazine, Marine Brandon McGraw died during an Australian trip his wife, Cherilyn McGraw, won on DeGeneres' talk show last January. The North Carolina residents redeemed the trip to Australia and went skydiving together on Dec. 14, when Brandon's parachute malfunctioned. DeGeneres' statement read, ""I've been speaking with ...


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Billy Masters - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - "The movie didn't do well at the box office, so I should quit? Hold on a second. If I was somebody else, you wouldn't have said that. I have the number-one album this week, and I shouldn't have released it? Come on, man. You sound like a dickhead."—Justin Timberlake responds to criticism regarding the film Runner Runner and his CD, ...


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Entertainment news - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - —Banshee debuts: On Jan. 11, HBO sister network Cinemax premiered Banshee, a violent, film-noirish crime drama from openly gay producer Alan Ball ( Six Feet Under/True Blood ). The series follows jewel thief Lucas Hood ( Antony Starr ), who assumes a dead man's identity and takes a job as sheriff of the titular town of Banshee. He's helped by ...


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'Duck Dynasty' in anti-gay controversy - Washington — In a recent interview with GQ magazine, the star of A&E's hit Duck Dynasty called homosexuality a sin, and equated it with promiscuity and bestiality. In the remarks, for the magazine's January 2014 issue, 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson says sin "Start[s] with homosexual behavior and just morph[s] out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that ...


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HRC attacks 'Duck Dynasty' star for anti-gay comments - From press releases - Washington — In a recent interview with GQ magazine, the star of A&E's hit Duck Dynasty called homosexuality a sin, and equated it with promiscuity and bestiality. In the remarks, for the magazine's January 2014 issue, 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson says sin "Start[s] with homosexual behavior and just morph[s] out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that ...


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Billy Masters - "I married first, won the Oscar before Olivia did and, if I die first, she'll undoubtedly be livid."—The late Joan Fontaine tells a reporter about her lifelong competitive relationship with sister Olivia De Havilland. You wouldn't normally expect to get into the holiday season in Hollywood, but think again, people. This year, Billy Masters did more in LA than just ...


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Isaac Mizrahi talks 'Project Runway: All Stars' - NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION - Isaac Mizrahi has created fashion lines for decades and has become an icon in the process. He presented his first collection in 1987 and hasn't stopped since. He has worked for Chanel, Liz Claiborne and Xcel Brands as creative director. The 1995 movie Unzipped was about his fall fashion line, and he has appeared on Sex in the City, Spin ...


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Billy Masters - "I have the biggest crush on Jonathan Knight. Yes, I know he's gay and has a boyfriend. But I'm one of those women who waits for the man to not have a boyfriend!"—Kirstie Alley reveals her love for a certain New Kid on the Block. This isn't really all that shocking. It certainly wouldn't be the first time Alley's had ...


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Russian crew shoots pilot of LGBT series - The pilot for Moonlight People—a Russian series about LGBT individuals—has been filmed. Ekaterina Polyanskaya is the director and screenwriter. There are two parallel stories about a boy and a girl in the center of the series' plot. They live in different parts of the country, are of different ages and have varied socioeconomic backgrounds—but are both members of the LGBT ...


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Lili Taylor shows her 'Human' side - NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION - Actress Lili Taylor comes straight from the heart of the Chicago suburbs being born in Glencoe, Illinois and raised at New Trier High School in Winnekta. She studied at the Piven Theater Workshop and worked in the drama program at DePaul University to hone her craft. After moving to New York she was immediately cast on a off-Broadway show that ...


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Isaac Mizrahi talks 'Project Runway: All Stars' - NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Isaac Mizrahi has created fashion lines for decades and has become an icon in the process. He presented his first collection in 1987 and hasn't stopped since. He has worked for Chanel, Liz Claiborne and Xcel Brands as creative director. The 1995 movie Unzipped was about his fall fashion line, and he has appeared on Sex in the City, Spin ...


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Gaga album dives but tour planned; Manganiello talks sobriety - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lady Gaga's newest CD, ARTPOP, suffered a nose dive in its second week of sales, according to TheWrap.com. The album, which features the hit "Applause," took an 82-percent dive after selling 258,000 units during its debut. During its debut week, Gaga's prior album, Born This Way, sold more than three-and-a-half times ARTPOP's first two weeks combined. However, it's not the ...


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Billy Masters - "Lemme tell you, everybody just relax. Everybody is either a w*p, a n****r, a k*ke, a ch**k, a fairy, a m**k. Everybody's something. So why don't we all calm down. Be thankful that we're all living in America and stop, everybody, getting so damn uptight. And this goes for the Indians—both dot and feather."—Joan Rivers defends Alec Baldwin's alleged use ...


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'Biggest loser' trainer Bob Harper comes out - On the Nov. 26 episode of the NBC show The Biggest Loser, personal trainer Bob Harper, 48, came out as a gay man. Contestant Bobby Saleem revealed that he was gay on the show, but struggled to break the news of his sexuality to his father. To help encourage Saleem to come out to his dad, Harper decided to share ...


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Billy Masters - "I'd probably say Lenny [Kravitz], only because, like, the cool, like, artist kind of thing. And he's just rock and roll through and through. That is just ... he's got it goin' on."—Josh Hutcherson reveals who his gay crush would be out of his Hunger Games co-stars. I suppose that leaves me free to choose from Liam Hemsworth and Sam ...


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Dan Savage controversy; Clementi's family visits suicide site - National roundup: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Catholic League President Bill Donohue demanded that HBO cancel the show Real Time with Bill Maher after the late-night comedian invited gay columnist Dan Savage, who blasted priests who sexually abuse children, according to Raw Story. On a recent show, Maher pointed out to Savage that a Catholic bishop who opposed marriage equality in Hawaii had said that children with ...


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PETA honors Ricky Martin, Alan Cumming; gay boxer gets married - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Ricky Martin, Alan Cumming, Sara Gilbert and Morrissey are among the 20 celebrities starring in PETA's "Vegetarian Icon" stamps, according to On Top Magazine. Appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show last month, Martin said that he's a recent vegetarian. Martin said, "I am not eating meat at all, and I feel amazing. No medication anymore [for high cholesterol]." PETA ...


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Billy Masters - "She is very, VERY old, so the crowd is going to be old. I've seen Cher perform and she is amazing. Hmm, the theatre itself is formal when you come in. It's not like you can rouse the crowd with 'Do You Believe In Life After Love'; it's all gentle claps and hums. You really have to understand that it ...


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Big Freedia bounces to the big time - MUSIC/TV - Gay New Orleans rapper Big Freedia was twerking while Miley Cyrus was still in diapers—only it was called "bounce." This movement was underground, but thanks to artists like Freedia it became big following his lively concerts and several albums. He was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, featured on many television shows and then shook all the way to South ...


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Tim Gunn's new show; Joan Jett controversy - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lifetime is further expanding the Project Runway franchise with Under the Gunn, a 13-episode new fashion series starring Project Runway co-host Tim Gunn, according to Deadline.com. As for Gunn—who just won an Emmy with "Runway" co-host Heidi Klum—the new show, which premieres Jan. 16, does not mean a departure from the "Runway." This marks the third Project Runway offshoot on ...


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Sunrise, 'Sunset': Talking with Reza Farahan - NUNN ON ONE: TV Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Reza Farahan is starring in the third season of his Bravo hit reality series Shahs of Sunset. Cameras chronicle the antics of Farahan and friends living in Beverly Hills as Iranian Americans. He is not only a real-estate mogul; he cements the whole group together, and is openly gay. Windy City Times rang the stallion with a 'stache before the ...


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Miss Universe co-host on Russia's law; ARV risk in South Africa - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Openly gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts co-hosted the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow after Bravo exec Andy Cohen stepped down—and made his thoughts known on Russia's anti-gay law, according to Mediaite.com. On the show's red carpet, Roberts said, "I know the law is very vague and still hard to interpret for many people, but it is discrimination and that's definitive." ...


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Don Lemon defends remarks; man sues for sex-sting arrest - National roundup: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Openly gay CNN host Don Lemon is defending himself after his controversial remarks about the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk practices caused a Twitter revolt, according to The Huffington Post. During a radio commentary about the controversial practice, Lemon asked, "Would you rather be politically correct, or safe and alive?" That line prompted a Twitter hashtag and such tweets ...







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