It s been kind of on its way out in the last couple of months, Lambert revealed in a recent interview . Sauli and I remain really good friends, and I know it s a clich thing to say. But it s totally true.
I just gave him a coffee and bagel earlier today. He s a great person and we ve had an amazing couple of years together. Things have just run their course.
A Finnish entertainment reporter, radio personality, and television host, Koskinen won his country s Big Brother in 2007. Why would Lambert let a hot blond piece like that go? Blame it on hectic schedules.
I ve been getting really busy and traveling a lot and and he s been getting really busy because he has a show he s filming for Finnish television, Lambert continued. So we just decided to part ways. So Adam Lambert is officially on the market, people!
Whom should he date next? Continue reading
Briefs: Michael Urie’s "He’s Way More Famous Than You," A Big "Vampire Diaries" Spoiler, and Darren Criss is a Triple Threat
The winner is ... "I guess it's true. Heels do make the outfit." Thanks to OrdinaryJoe for this week's winning caption! Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on AE).
Paul Rudd (above) is 43, Agnetha Faltskog is 63, Eliza Coupe is 30, Russell Crowe is 49, Janis Ian is 62, and Paula Cole is 45. She won the Best New Artist Grammy for "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone" and may be best known for that Dawson's Creek song. Her followup album Amen was a gigantic flop, but it did include "I Believe In Love," which didn't even chart on the Hot 100, but if I ever do a Lost Hits Of The 90's, this will be high on the list.
In ratings news, American Idol tied its series low, while the premiere of Hannibal did fairly well. Brendon Ayanbadejo has been cut by the Baltimore Ravens, but he says he was misquoted when a news article suggested it was because of his pro-equality views: "Just a heads up I did an interview today and no way said I was cut because my views. I said my talk was louder than my production and at 36 when you are not producing it is a fair move.
You can find cheaper guys to do what I do. Ravens are the best organization in the nfl period!" Stephen Colbert addresses the asinine remarks of Jeremy Irons . Gabbing with Andy and Anderson Below you can see Nordstrom's "The Ultimate Wedding Party." Full of "Aww!" Below you can see the trailer for He's Way More Famous Than You , directed by and co-starring Michael Urie , with his Ugly Betty co-stars Vanessa Williams and Ralph Macchio as "themselves." Below you can see Darren Criss attending the Vogue "Triple Threats" dinner.
Introducing our new feature - The Weekly ShoutOUT . Each week we're going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We'll be showcasing the big names, but also the lesser-known gay celebs who deserve more recognition.
This week we give a ShoutOUT to ... Russell Tovey . Wrapping up our week with Russell, up next he'll star as the lead in the 4 part BBC murder mystery series What Remains : "A young couple move into an apartment only to find the body of a girl that had been missing for 2 years but never registered as missing which leads to a deeper investigation into what actually happened." And here's the greatest pic of Russell that has ever been, or ever will be.
Continuing the Top 50 Movie Songs Of The 80's! . we've now come to THE TOP TEN MOVIE SONGS OF THE 80'S! At #9 is "Holding Out For A Hero" by Bonnie Tyler , from Footloose Bonnie's final top 40 hit is remembered almost as fondly as her #1 smash "Total Eclipse Of The Heart," but "Holding Out For A Hero" was actually something of a flop when it was originally released.
But constant use in video games, movies, and karaoke have brought it classic status. It entered the chart on February 25, 1984, and peaked at #34 on April 26th. Monday's clue - "We Only Have Fourteen Hours To Save The Earth!." Congrats to Rob , who was the first to correctly guess that yesterday's Pixuzzle was The Abyss Here's today's Pixuzzle .
Below you can see characters from a famous film. Can you name it? And today's Briefs are brought to you by...
Here's your caption pic for this week.
Drop your caption ideas in the comments (And please remember to keep the captions PG-13!) Neil Patrick Harris Continue reading
Meme: Archie Brings Kevin Keller and Blaine Together, Chris Kluwe Tells NFL Players To Grow Up, and Colton Haynes Sizzles On "Arrow"
Is it Archie's purity rules, or Glee's sexytime rules? Because that's important. Oh, and I expect to see some slash with those character pairings.
Speaking of Kevin Keller , on April 18th, he gets his own hardcover young adult novel, Kevin . It will give some back story on the out hunk during his time in middle school, including prom, being a military brat, and a boy who doesn't return his affections. The FCC is considering changes to the rules about indecency during broadcast television.
While it's accepting input, the new rules would reduce the emphasis on fleeting expletives and flashes of nudity, while focusing enforcement on deliberate and repeated swearing. Does this mean they're actually going to move into the 21st century? The Human Rights Campaign has issued an apology to transgender and gay immigrant groups for their actions at the rally for marriage equality last week.
After initially denying that they had asked for the transgender flag to be moved and a gay immigrant to hide his status, they've now acknowledged they didn't meet their own standards of conduct. The Republican Party has hired Raffi Williams , son of conservative Fox News pundit Juan Williams , to run outreach to youth voters and the African American community. Williams will have the job of engaging young voters with a party that is dramatically out of step with their beliefs on social issues.
Donald Trump is no longer suing Bill Maher for $5 million based on a joke Maher made about Trump providing his birth certificate to prove he isn't the offspring of an orangutan. I guess he got all the launch publicity he needed for Celebrity Apprentice . Athlete Ally , dedicated to supporting out athletes, has received a partial matching grant of $100,000 towards those efforts, but in order to realize $50,000 of the Arcus grant, they need to raise an equal amount.
Utah Pride Center attempted to charter a new Boy Scout Troop using all straight mentors and leaders , but sponsored by the GLBT group, but had the application rejected. Based on the mission of the Utah Pride Center, we do not believe a chartered partner relationship is beneficial to Scouting." Lifetime has scheduled Dear Mom, Love Cher for May 6th. The hour long documentary will be about Cher's mother, Georgia Holt , who came to Hollywood with dreams of being a star, going on to raise two children. "This project started as a gift for my mom s 86th birthday.
Like most things in my family, it was initiated by my sister Georganne, who asked me if I could update mom s album. So I went big I m known in the family for doing that. My sister and I are proud of our mom and we want to share her with the world.
My mom is exactly like Rocky. She never gives up! Sometimes, you do want to read the comments.
Chris Kluwe took to CNN to tell NFL players that they need to "Grow the f*ck up" if they're worried about having a gay teammate. It's not new territory, but it's written in classic Kluwe style, and is worth the read just for lines like "I'm writing this so that coaches, managers, players, owners and fans realize that the first gay player who comes out won't spontaneously cause rainbows to erupt out of everyone's rear." Because that only happens when we dine on unicorn. Ben Cohen says that his deafness is getting severe, but it was improved by the intervention of Sir Elton John . "He called me out of the blue and said, 'I hear you're going deaf.
I love the work you're doing and I'd love to help you.
When you're next in America, I'm going to send you to Starkey to fit you with new hearing aids." Continue reading
Not so lucky is Alyssa, who completely flubs the telenovela ( Michelle nails it when she calls it "Dracula), and things get worse on the runway when Santino calls her oufit "the worst dress in five seasons of his show." Alyssa was a shoo-in for the bottom two, but who would she be joined by? Detox ? Don't be silly.
Of course it was going to end up Alyssa Vs. Coco, it was pre-ordained from day one. There was no way they were going to let this feud end without a lip-synch.
When the dust clears, Alyssa sashays away. Frankly, I'd rather have seen Coco go, as Alyssa at least provides entertainment value. Oh, Alyssa .
I will miss your bizarre over-self-confidence and Toni Colette realness.
Check out last night's episode.
Here's last night's Untucked , featuring the return of Jessica Wild ! Continue reading
She's both cool and sincere while being brilliant enough to intimidate Oscar Wilde . A bona fide treasure, and I bet she can quote The Importance of Being Earnest too. Let's take a look at a few clips that remind us how committed we are to this woman.
In this clip from a 2009 appearance on The View , she describes herself as "a lesbian who looks like a man" and delves into the quaint story of how she met her girlfriend. Her love of bartending is sweet. Frankly, Rachel Maddow is one of the few people who can make a statement like "Don't be a wuss about the shaking" seem empowering.
I love Rachel Maddow's interviewing skills. She does this critical thing called "letting her guests talk" -- even when she has salient points to say in return! Here she is with Jon Stewart .
Did I mention she's brilliant?
What are your favorite Maddow moments? Continue reading
1. Bradley Stern takes a break from blogging pop music to help you survive this horrible holiday.
2. Solomon Georgio understands the bottom-line truth of marriage equality.
3. Nick Stadler : arguably the most reliable Twitter tweeter.
4. Justin Martindale hits Seacrest right where it hurts (nowhere, since he is without feelings).
Sean Brewster brings us all back to our roots. Continue reading
Hey JT, I am going to be turning 25 this year and still have not had a boyfriend or lost my virginity. I have dated a few guys but it never seems to go anywhere, and I have always wanted to wait for the right person and be in a relationship when I lose my virginity. I am not ugly - I'm not saying I'm the hottest guy either - but I do get a lot of guys coming up to me at bars or clubs.
When they do, I feel so lost and unsure of what to do. In the back of my head I am constantly worried about what they will think when they find out. We live in a sex-filled society and I feel so segregated from everyone, like I'm the last of my kind.
I am starting to get frustrated because I feel like I am missing out on a lot of experiences and wonder if sometimes it might just be best to get it out of the way. I was hoping you could give me some advice on maybe what I should do. Maybe some advice on how to talk to guys or how to maybe spot the right guy or even a decent guy, anything you think could help me.
Thank you, 25 and Lost As we ve seen over and over again, 25AL, there is nothing unusual about a 25-year-old virgin, so take this last of your kind business and curb-stomp it out of your mind. Wait, that came off as harsh. I meant to say that while you are, indeed, a beautiful unique snowflake, you re not the only virgin your age, believe me.
Here s the secret to talking to dudes (and chicks, and everything in between, for that matter): confidence. People are attracted to other people who are sure of themselves. Think about the people you ve been attracted throughout your life.
Chances are one of the things they all shared was confidence. Yes, yes, I know some people go gaga over wallflowers and shy girls and emo guys who cry in their rooms while listening to The Cure . But for the overwhelming majority of people, when they re looking for luuurve, they re looking for someone confident enough to sweep them off their feet.
Self-assuredness (not to be confused with arrogance, and there s a fine line) is just damn sexy. So here s the deal, 25AL. You ve got dudes coming up to you at bars.
Right there that means that physically, you ve got it going on, and you have every right to enjoy that. Embrace your inner and outer hottie, and let that fuel you with a little healthy self-esteem. Here s what you should NOT do: 1) Rehearse pick-up lines 2) Scowl or act above the bar you re hanging out in 3) Throw, as the kids say, shade It s amazing how many young gaylings I see in bars do those things, and they rarely if ever work.
Be friendly and positive, but most of all be yourself. Confidence, unlike having game or swagger, comes from a place of authenticity, not showmanship. But all this is advice on how to play the game when you re out on the town.
What I suggest, like I ve done before , is that the best ways to meet decent dudes is to get involved with groups centered around activities that you enjoy. That can be volunteering for a charity, joining a hiking group, anything that gets you around other like-minded gay men in a non-pressure atmosphere. Hey JT, I m a straight woman with a loving boyfriend who is a fierce advocate of gay marriage.
My boyfriend and I aren t engaged, and don t plan to get married, not out of any political belief but simply because we don t want to be married ourselves. However, my family s convinced this is out of protest, like how some people say I won t get married until all Americans can. On top of that, my family (especially my parents) are opposed to marriage equality, and it s gotten to the point where I can barely stand to be in the same room as them.
They hit all the wrong talking points - it s in the Bible, children deserve a mother and father, etc. Any advice on how to reconnect with my family, or even if I should, considering their bigotry? Things have never been tenser.
Estranged Daughter Unfortunately, I have some bad news, ED. While some parents are humble enough to acquiesce to their children s wisdom, many are not and therein lies a huge problem. Parents, from the day we re born, take on the job of instilling in us what they consider to be sound moral values.
If we grow up and diverge from their teachings, human nature is to try and shepherd us back onto what they think is the right path. It takes an incredible human being to open one s mind and realize the pupil can become the teacher. Because of this, issues that tend to have generational divides - and marriage equality is THE issue of today that falls into that category - can make for some very uncomfortable holiday dinners.
You can always approach discussions with your parents the way you would with anyone who s on the opposite side of the aisle - by using cold, hard facts. Facts like saying it s in the Bible is meaningless, because the book that calls homosexuality an abomination also has a fierce taboo against tearing your clothes, mixing your fabrics, or keeping your hair unkempt, and if your parents lived through the 80 s my guess is they did all of those things. And that s not even mentioning the seventy-three other things on that list.) You can also point out that while it would be fan-effing-tastic for all children to be raised by their biological mother and father, the fact remains we have far more orphaned children in this country than we have parents to take them in, and gay couples who are adopting are not tearing these children out of the arms of loving, committed straight couples.
They re taking them out of a life where they re raised by the government, absent individual love and attention that only a parent can give. But again, people don t like to change their minds, and (forgive me, but) that seems to increase the older someone gets. And some people are especially reluctant to have their minds changed by the very person they re supposed to be teaching.
So that leads you with the following options: 1) You can ignore the issues that divide you and agree that you ll never come to an agreement, so for the sake of your continuing relationship you ll just have to suck it up and not discuss this, or ...
2) You can passionately argue to your parents that for you this isn t just a political stance - this is about what s doing what s morally right, and if they can t see things your way, you can t break bread with them anymore, or ...
3) You can agree to disagree for now, and then slowly, like a stealthy ethical ninja, you can explain and illustrate through examples why it s so unjust to keep your fellow Americans from enjoying the same rights as you.
I m not saying it ll be easy, and I m definitely not saying it will lead to your parents posting a red equals sign instead of selfies on their Facebook page, but maybe, over time, they may evolve, as so many people seem to do these days. Continue reading