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Jun 01 2017
6-PACK — Ex-Porn Star Pleads Not Guilty + Ivanka, We Don't Want Ya + Pittsburgh & Boston Mayors Troll Green Meanie Trump + Swiss Beef + RIP STERILE CUCKOO Star Comments (0)

15747450_former-adult-film-star-ucsf-shrink-boyfriend_tef9f6338Benjamin Martin (L) aka Blu Kennedy & Billy Lockhart (Images via mug shot)

WIDGETInstinct: Blu Kennedy and his BF plead not guilty to child porn charges.

WIDGETTwitter: Ivanka Trump is proud to support LGBTQ people, but her father has failed to issue a Pride Month proclamation. Thanks for 0. 

WIDGETHuff Post: Trump's claim he was elected by Pittsburgh not Paris leads to Pittsburgh mayor to smack him down.

WIDGETTwitter: Boston isn't happy with Trump's decision either. (Neither are LOTS of major cities, states.)

WIDGETOMG Blog (Work Unfriendly): Swiss-German actor Mickey Hardt goes totally full-frontal, lets it all hang out.

Mickey-HardtYou see his bottom half at the link! (Image via movie still)

WIDGETTHR: Wendell Burton, Liza Minnelli's The Sterile Cuckoo (1969) co-star, dies @ 69 of brain cancer.

The-sterile-cuckooLiza & Burton (Image via Paramount Pictures)

 
6-PACK — RIP Rainbow Lounge + Trump's Russian Givesy-Backsy + Michigan Farmer Sowing Seeds Of Discrimination + Wendy Williams Pays Tribute To Martyn Hett + Bond Girl & MARCUS WELBY Actresses Die Comments (0)

Rainbow-LoungeRobert L. Camina's 2012 documentary focused on the 2009 raid, which resulted in a brain injury for one patron (Image via Camina Entertainment)

WIDGETTowleroad: Fire destroys the Rainbow Lounge in Fort Worth, Texas, site of the notorious 2009 raid during which gay men were brutally arrested for public intoxication.

WIDGETWaPo: Trump giving back compounds to the Russians that Obama had seized in retaliation for election meddling. Gee, hard to figure why.

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): East Lansing, Michigan, apple farmer won't host same-sex weddings, sues city for right to discriminate.

Wendy-WilliamsEven bad people can sometimes do good things. (Video still via The Wendy Williams Show)

WIDGETOMG Blog: I hate Wendy Williams, who I think is toxic to the nth degree, but she very sweety memorialized Martyn Hett, the gay PR pro who had been set to attend her show but died in the Manchester bombing.

WIDGETVariety: Bond Girl Molly Peters dies @ 75.

WIDGETHollywood Reporter: Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969-1976) star Elena Verdugo dies @ 92. Her Welby part was the first Latina in a professional role depicted on series TV.

GiphyVerdugo starred as Millie in the early TV hit Meet Millie (1952-1956)

 
May 30 2017
Robert Michael Morris, Mickey On THE COMEBACK, Dies @ 77 Comments (0)

Robert-Michael-Morris-ComebackRobert Michael Morris: circa 1940—May 30, 2017 (Image via HBO)

Via Deadline: Robert Michael Morris, who played the homosexually loyal sidekick/hairdresser to Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow) on HBO's The Comeback has taken his final bow — the actor, who made his TV debut late in life, has died at 77. No cause of death is yet known.

GiphyOne of Red's biggest fans (GIF via HBO)

Morris was a longtime Off-Broadway veteran before taking a call from his former student Michael Patrick King to audition for The Comeback (2005, 2014), his first Hollywood role.

Morris made several TV guest appearances, including on Arrested Development and Will & Grace, both in 2006, and had a recurring role on Running Wilde (2010-2011). His final TV role was on The Middle in 2016.

He was remembered fondly by co-star Lisa Kudrow on Twitter: 

In 2015, he popped up in the parody PSA Sad Studs alongside a slew of comedy and YouTube stars protesting the fact that gay men are restricted from donating blood in the U.S.

Watch below ...

 

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6-PACK — Speedo Alert + Fassbender Goes In For The Kiss + Noriega Dies + Conway's Down With Kushner's Backchannels + Trump Loses Major Staffer + That Time Trump's Dad Was Probably Arrested After A KKK Riot! Comments (0)

Gay-Attitude-shirtless-magazineSwimwear the boys are (Image via Attitude)

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): The latest gay-mag roundup includes a dude whose butt > this his Speedo, gulp.

WIDGETOMG Blog: Now, you can actually watch Michael Fassbender kissing himself.

Alien-_covenant_walter_trailer_still-31a7e23d_webPucker up (Image via 20th Century Fox)

WIDGETThe New York Times: Ousted Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies @ 83.

WIDGETPolitico: Insanely, Kellyanne Conway acknowledges Jared Kushner's alleged backchannel with Russia — a serious ethical and legal issue — and calls it “a regular course of business.”

WIDGETNBC News: Mike Dubke quits as Communications Director under Trump after just three months on the job.

WIDGETBoing Boing: Happy 90th anniversary of the time Trump's father was allegedly arrested at a Klan vs. police Memorial Day melee. Trump Sr. was later sued for discriminating against black renters. Died rich in 1999.

Fred-Trump(Image via Boing Boing)

 
May 26 2017
DALLAS Actor Jared Martin Dies @ 75 Comments (0)

Jared-MartinJared Martin: December 21, 1941—May 24, 2017 

Via The Hollywood Reporter: Jared Martin, the actor best known as sexy “Dusty Farlow” on Dallas (1979-1982, 1985, 1991) who was the son of New Yorker illustrator Charles E. Martin (1910-1995), has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 75.

Martin got his start as the roommate of future A-list director Brian De Palma, who cast him as an insane killer in his first movie, Murder a la Mod (1968), and also his third, The Wedding Party (1969).

The actor has a strong sci-fi following thanks to his stints on the series The Fantastic Journey (1977) and War of the Worlds (1988-1990), and also the classic movie Westworld (1973). He appeared with Pia Zadora in The Lonely Lady (1983), one of the worst films ever made, in a good way.

After retiring from acting, Martin took up photography, directed and co-founded Big Picture Alliance, a program that taught filmmaking to inner-city children.

He is survived by his wife, his son and two grandkids.

 
May 25 2017
Off A Cliff: Flashback To A '70s Scandal Comments (0)

08778f9c80aa85f86d3a367b538a2dd5Cliff Robertson with Sandra Dee in 1959's Gidget (Image via Columbia Pictures)

The socialite actress Dina Merrill died this week after battling dementia. She was 93.

Her second husband was the movie actor Cliff Robertson, an Oscar winner who died at 88 in 2011, and who suffered a major career setback in the 1970s for an unbelivable reason — he realized his agent had stolen $10,000 due to him, and he pointed it out. 

18582094_10155474092427042_563484377111453812_nDina Merrill with then-husband Cliff Robertson in the late '70s (Image by Bob Deutsch)

That's it.

Check out this thrillingly well-written and blunt piece from 2011 by David Thomson, who summarized Robertson's appeal, his lack of appeal and why being right wasn't enough.

 
May 23 2017
Concern Grows For Gay Man Missing After Manchester Blast / UPDATE: Martyn Hett Confirmed Dead Comments (0)

DAfRW96XcAAitcfMartyn Hett (Image via social media)

UPDATE: Martyn Hett has been confirmed as among the 22 people killed in the suicide bombing outside the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester:

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Martyn Hett, a publicist who was at the Ariana Grande concert after which 22 people were killed by a suicide bomber, is still — as of this writing — missing.

Twenty-four hours later, he hasn't checked in, his phone is turned off and he is due, shortly, to board his flight for a dream vacation in the U.S that he had planned for a long time.

His family must be bracing for the worst.

A friend sent this heartbreaking video showing Martyn and his boyfriend Russell — who had once been on reality TV in the UK —camping it up as kids ...

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Dina Merrill, Socialite Movie Star, Dies @ 93 Comments (0)

Dina MerrillDina Merrill: December 29, 1923—May 22, 2017 (Image by Bob Deutsch)

Via Hollywood Reporter: Dina Merrill, an elegantly glamorous leading lady in the movies who was the heiress to the fortune of Post Cereals' Marjorie Merriweather Post and stockbrocker Edward Francis Hutton, has died at 93.

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