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It is shocking how much Bradley Cooper suddenly resembles Barry Manilow! His facial stuff combined with the hair — it's just uncanny.
Reuters: Barry Manilow says coming out last month has been a beautiful experience, confirms he had feared disappointing his female fans.
BBC: Five gay activists attempting to deliver a petition to Russia's prosecutor general on the subject of the gay camps in Chechnya have been detained.
TMZ: Trans models Carmen Carrera & Zion Moreno defend Richard Simmons against claims his National Enquirer lawsuit is anti-trans.
OMG Blog: You won't believe what's popping up in NYC's trash cans!
CNN: In good-bye letter to staff, eternal tool Comey says presidents can fire FBI directors “for any reason, or for no reason at all.” Really? To avoid prosecution?
Huff Post: Deputy A.G. Rod Rosenstein, who Trump has said advised him to fire Comey, may have threatened to quit over that narrative.
Manilow, 73, has not been hiding too deeply in the closet, but even though he started his career accompanying Bette Midler at NYC's gay baths, he had never, ever come out professionally, publicly.
In a new People Magazine profile, Manilow — who writes the songs that make the whole world sing, including the gays — says that when news leaked (thanks to fellow Republican Suzanne Somers!) that he had married his partner Garry Kief, it catalyzed his coming-out:
“I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay. So I never did anything,” says Manilow. Turns out, “When they found out that Garry and I were together, they were so happy. The reaction was so beautiful — strangers commenting, ‘Great for you!’ I’m just so grateful for it.”
Manilow's explanation for never having come out before is rooted in his fierce desire for privacy. I'm glad he got over that enough to make it official. He's no Harvey Milk, God knows so few public figures are, but it's always a positive thing when a famous person comes out.
Barry Manilow was rushed to the hospital following complications from oral surgery on Monday. According to People Magazine (above), he is now recovering at home.
Last year, Manilow—who has never come out officially as gay—was reported to have wed his longtime com—er—manager, Garry Kief. Suzanne Somers, who was there, was the source for the story. (Ironically, as she spilled the beans, she reiterated that Manilow is “extremely private. Extremely.” Check out Daily Mail's coverage of how Manilow's first spouse reacted to that news.
Keep reading for an official statement on Manilow's health and upcoming appearances...