Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Trailer: Netflix's All-New "Queer Eye" Reboot

Early 2000s reality hit TV series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is back with a new Fab 5 and some very tough missions.

The Emmy Award-winning show is back (this time on Netflix) and ready to make America fabulous again.

The new trailer announces, "The original show was fighting for tolerance, our fight is for acceptance."

From 2003-2007, Bravo hosted the groundbreaking original edition starring Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez. Over the course of several seasons, the team of gays applied their cultural know-how to help make-over the lives of straight men

The new incarnation of Queer Eye stars Bobby Berk (Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Tan France (Fashion), Antoni Porowski (Food) and Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming).

According to Netflix, “Our new Fab Five will forge relationships with men and women from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from LGBTQ rights and social commentary to how to make the best farm-to-table guacamole and more!”

February 7 is the drop date for Netflix to release all-new episodes.

Watch the trailer below.

In Touch Weekly To Run Porn Star's "Textbook Generic Sex" Affair With Donald Trump

Rumors have again been swirling about an alleged consensual sexual relationship between Donald Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels (aka Stephanie Clifford).

According to the Wall Street Journal , Daniels was in negotiations to publicly discuss her affair with Trump, which allegedly took place in 2006, right before election day in 2016.

But says she was paid $130,000 in hush money right before spilling the beans.

Now In Touch Weekly has announced it will print an unedited 5,500 word interview with Daniels from 2011 (before she allegedly signed a non-disclosure agreement) which details the affair.

The magazine says two other sources corroborated the story and Daniels passed a polygraph test at the time regarding the details.

According to Daniels, the relationship began just months after Melania Trump gave birth to Trump scion, Barron.

Here's an excerpt released today:

Stormy told In Touch, “[The sex] was textbook generic,” while discussing the fling they had less than four months after Donald’s wife, Melania, gave birth to their son, Barron. “I actually don’t even know why I did it, but I do remember while we were having sex, I was like, ‘Please, don’t try to pay me.’”

It all started at the American Century celebrity golf tournament in July 2006. “[Trump] was introduced to everybody. He kept looking at me and then we ended up riding to another hole on the same golf cart together,” Stormy recalled, adding that the business mogul later came to the gift lounge her adult-film company, Wicked Pictures, sponsored and asked for her number, which she gave him, before they posed for a photo together.

“Then he asked me if I wanted to have dinner that night. And I was like, ‘Yeah, of course!’” she told In Touch. Stormy, dressed up to go out on the town, arrived at Trump’s hotel room, where she says she was greeted by a bodyguard named Keith, who let her inside. Stormy claims Trump was sprawled on the couch watching TV, wearing pajama pants. “We ended up having dinner in the room,” she revealed to In Touch.

At one point, Stormy told In Touch, she excused herself to go to the bathroom. “When I came out, he was sitting on the bed and he was like, ‘Come here.’ And I was like, ‘Ugh, here we go.’ And we started kissing.” After having sex, Stormy said, “We hung out for a little while and he just kept saying, ‘I’m gonna call you, I’m gonna call you. I have to see you again. You’re amazing. We have to get you on The Apprentice.’”

The promised appearance on Trump's The Apprentice series never happened.

According to The Daily Beast, other media outlets - including Fox News - were prepping their own coverage of the alleged affair before the election but chose not to run the story.

Trump has flatly denied the allegations.

Daniels refuses to comment today presumably due to the NDA she is alleged to have signed.

As I've written in the past, It's not of interest to me what two consenting adults do in private. But, if true, this just adds to the list of lies Donald Trump has told.

Nyle DiMarco Books New TV Series "This Close" As He Heads To Broadway

(Nyle DiMarco in "This Close" - image via screen capture)
America's Next Top Model/Dancing with the Stars champ Nyle DiMarco is one busy, busy man.

First of all, the former Chippendales celebrity host has booked a new TV series for the Sundance Channel titled, This Close.

According to reports, this will be Hollywood's first series from a team of deaf writers, producers, and creators. Stars/co-creators Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman are deaf as well.

From Sundance: The six-episode half-hour series explores the relationship between best friends Kate (Stern), who is newly engaged, and Michael (Feldman), who is attempting to move on from his ex-fiancรฉ.

ETonline also announced yesterday that DiMarco will be a producer on the upcoming Broadway revival of the play Children of a Lesser God.

The revival of the 1980 production follows the story of a deaf student and her teacher.

This new adaptation will feature Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff.

The show will start preview performances on March 22 at Studio 54, with opening night on April 11.

Watch the trailer for This Close below.

Girther Movement: Raised Eye-Brows At Donald Trump's Ht/Wt Stats After Physical

Donald Trump recently underwent his first full physical since arriving at the White House.

And according to Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy and the White House physician, Trump is in "excellent" health.

But eyebrows were raised when Jackson released his report saying the Trumpster, who is 6'3" tall, clocks in at 239 pounds.

From The New York Times:

Overall, Dr. Jackson said, Mr. Trump’s health was “excellent,” with mostly normal results on a battery of tests and examinations. He said Mr. Trump, 71, has remarkably good cardiac health, probably because he does not smoke or drink alcohol.

But he did say that Mr. Trump’s weight is 239 pounds and that he is too sedentary. His cholesterol is too high, despite medicine to lower it, and Dr. Jackson said Mr. Trump would be increasing the 10-milligram dosage of Crestor to better control it.

At 6 feet 3 inches tall, Mr. Trump has a body mass index of 29.9, which is just shy of officially being obese.

Folks were not buying that the Donald's impressive girth would yield a weight of only 239 lbs.

I personally couldn't care less what he weighs, but it is just one more lie generated by Trump's fragile ego to throw on the pile.

Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director James Gunn is offering $100K if Trump will stand on an accurate scale with an inpartial medical professional:

Dr. Jackson also announced he performed a cognitive test on Trump at Trump's request. Jackson said Trump received a perfect score on the test.

Via to Matt Rettenmund of Boy Culture, below is the cognitive test Trump apparently aced.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

News Round-Up: January 16, 2018

Austin Wolff shirtless selfie gym pic

Some news items you might have missed:

• Just found out I'm going to be on the same Atlantis cruise later this month with this guy (above). #WoofForWolff

• George Michael made secret donations to Project Angel Food in Los Angeles totaling more than $650,000 after the death of his partner to HIV-related causes in 1993.

• The state of Florida will offer HIV prevention treatment PrEP for free statewide by the end of 2018.

• The ABC hit TV sitcom Modern Family will probably come to a close after it's 10th season next year. The LGBT-inclusive series has won 22 Primetime Emmy Awards to date.

• Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen apparently doesn't know if Norway is a predominantly white country. #SRSLY

• Jax Jones recently dropped his latest dance bop, "Breathe," featuring vocals by Ina Wroldsen.

With a catchy chorus, the melodic house track jumped to #6 in just a few weeks on the UK Singles chart. Listen below - bet you bounce.

Former Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Gets Hit With TWO Subpoenas

Donald Trump (L), Steve Bannon (R)
After telling the House Intelligence committee he would not answer questions about his time in the White House, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon got slapped with a subpoena in an effort to force his testimony.

From Politico:

Bannon appeared before the committee as part of its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, speaking just weeks after a falling-out with Trump over comments he made in an explosive new book.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) confirmed Tuesday that he issued a subpoena for Bannon.

“Of course I authorized the subpoena," he told reporters. "That’s how the rules work.”

According to the person familiar with the interview, Bannon's attorney told the committee he wouldn't discuss anything about his time in the White House or during the transition after the 2016 election. During that period, Trump allegedly sought a pledge of loyalty from then-FBI Director James Comey and later fired him.

The source said Republicans lawmakers — including Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and former federal prosecutor Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) — were frustrated that Bannon was not more forthcoming. Bannon did not invoke executive privilege, the source said.

Bannon was quoted extensively in the explosive new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, which was none too kind to the Trump administration.

Some feel Bannon's performance today was an attempt to curry favor again with the Trumpster by demonstrating his loyalty.

In addition to the House subpoena, The New York Times reported today that Bannon was hit with a subpoena from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation last week calling him to testify before a grand jury.

That subpoena marks the first time Mr. Mueller has subpoenaed a member of the Trump inner circle in his investigation into Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential election.

Basically, from here on out, Bannon will be testifying under oath. #DangerWillRobinson

Sen. Cory Booker Is Not Suffering Fools Lightly Today

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was not about to suffer fools lightly this morning as Donald Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, claimed that she couldn’t remember if Trump called Haiti and African countries "shitholes" in an Oval Office meeting last week.

After listening to earlier testimony bu Nielsen, Booker decided to use his time to address his thoughts saying, in part, "Your silence and your amnesia is complicity."

Just an excerpt from Booker's comments:

“I had tears of rage. And for you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss the questions of my colleagues, with tens of millions Americans hurting right now because they're worried about what happened in the White House."

Watch Sen. Booker's full comments below.

Dr. Mathilde Krim, Founder Of AmFAR, Passes Away At 91

HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley shared via Facebook last night that Dr. Mathilde Krim, who founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), passed away at the age of 91.

My greatest AIDS hero died a few hours ago. Dr. Mathilde Krim, founder of amfAR, warrior against homophobia and AIDS-related stigma, dedicated defender of science and public health, and mother-figure and mentor to countless activists, will leave a deep hole in the continued fight against AIDS -- a fight she dedicated her life to. She as 91.

Watch AmFAR's 2011 tribute to her below.

And don't let the stoic photo fool you. According to Staley, she clearly enjoyed life to its fullest.