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Stephen Fry praises ancient Greek mythology for portraying same-sex love as being ‘just part of the joy of life’
Stephen Fry has praised ancient Greek culture for portraying same-sex love as being “just part of the joy of life”.
The actor and writer made the comments during a live broadcast as part of the digital Hay Festival and said Greek myth presented same-sex love as nothing special.
“We are aware that Hollywood is unlikely to spend too much time over that nature of things, and yes that is a pity, but on the other hand, the beauty of Greek culture is that it didn’t make anything particularly special about LGBT+ relationships,” Fry said during his digital appearance at the festival.
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Ricky Gervais wants celebrities banned from New Years Honours list for NHS workers
Ricky Gervais has called for celebrities to be banned from the Queen’s New Years Honours list this year in favour of NHS workers fighting on the coronavirus frontlines.
Ricky, 58, then quipped: ‘I’ve seen people given a knighthood for services to fashion. What are you talking about, services to fashion? Services to a man who invented the mullet. Ricky has been vocally supportive of the NHS during the pandemic
‘Christ, it’s not that hard. People are finding cures for cancer and AIDs.’
It comes after Ricky criticised celebrities complaining about being in lockdown while the brave doctors and nurses fight to save lives.
Beloved gay weatherman unceremoniously fired after standing up to Trump-supporting, far-right, anti-lockdown protesters
Sven Sundgaard, 39, is a gay vlogger and until last week was a weatherman for TV station KARE 11, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to Queerty, he is one of the most high profile LGBT+ people in the Twin Cities.
Sundgaard had worked for KARE 11 for 14 years, but was let go last week after he shared a Facebook post that referred to anti-lockdown protestors in Minnesota as “white nationalist Nazi sympathizer gun fetishist miscreants”.
Proud neighbourhood homophobe targets gay couple with ‘horrible’ yard signs – and police say there’s nothing they can do
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Gus Kenworthy’s dog throws him massive shade while the athlete plays guitar
Gus Kenworthy’s dog, Birdie, isn’t easily impressed. The adopted pooch is particularly unimpressed with acoustic guitar.
The Olympic skier posted a video of himself locked down at home playing and singing a simple song, but the amount of shade Birdie threw at him was simple too – simply hilarious.
Alex Trebek Calls Contestant 'Loser' And Fans Are Losing Their Minds
Alex Trebek is catching heat for insulting a contestant in a resurfaced Jeopardy clip.
Trebek has been beloved for his infamous quips on the long-running game show over the years, but a recently-surfaced clip of the 79-year-old host embarrassing a contestant has drawn mixed reactions from fans on social media.
In the video, originally aired on October 12, 2016, shows him introducing Susan Cole of Maryland, of whom Trebek says, “Her favorite type of music is something I’ve never heard of, but it doesn’t sound like fun.”
“I think it’s very fun. It’s called nerd-core hip-hop,” says Cole
'We've Seen A Lot Of Brothers Die.' NYC Bus Operators Witness Loss Amid Pandemic
New York City bus operators Tyrone Hampton and Frank de Jesus have witnessed a crushing loss in their field of work. As of Wednesday, 83 Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers have died from COVID-19, 30 of them also bus operators.
Hampton, 50, and de Jesus, 30, spoke for a remote StoryCorps conversation about how the outbreak is putting their love for the job to the test.
Earlier this month, both operators decided to stay home from work in an effort to protect themselves and their loved ones. De Jesus returned to work this week.
De Jesus is following in the footsteps of his father, who was a bus operator. When his dad didn't have a babysitter, de Jesus would join him on the bus.
"I would sit there right by his feet and he would give me the microphone, and he would tell me to say, 'Lexington and 96 Street, coming up next,' " de Jesus said. "So you would hear me in my little baby voice, 'Lexington and 96 Street, up next!' "
"I loved it. I thought it was the best job in the world as a kid. So, I'm here because I love the job."
Even in the absence of a pandemic, it's not a job for the fainthearted, Hampton said.
CNN's Don Lemon rips stay-at-home protesters for 'complaining that they don't have haircuts'
"It makes me so angry because every night when I leave this studio and when I come in, there's an army of people through New York City- an army of immigrants and people of color and poor people who are keeping this city running," Lemon began the rant during his nightly handoff with colleague Chris Cuomo. "They are disinfecting offices, they are cleaning people, they are changing bedpans, and they are working... And those people are out there complaining that they don't have haircuts? Who the hell do you think you are?!?"
He continued, "And if you're so upset about it, then you should blame the president. Because he's the one who's supposed to help your small businesses. I understand that you're hurting, I understand that people are hurting, yes, a lot of people are hurting, but there are people who are frontline workers who have to get out there."
Walking Dead star Daniel Newman just came out as a top. Yes, even he’s getting horny on main
Daniel Newman is the latest person to fall to the cursed new trend of our coronavirus age, getting horny on main.
These days, it seems that so many folks – even the Archbishop of Canterbury – are doing it. What was once tucked inside private alt accounts have now surged to the surface of everyone’s Twitter timelines.
Don Lemon Bursts Into Tears While Discussing Friend & Co-Worker Chris Cuomo's Coronavirus Diagnosis
CNN anchor Don Lemon got emotional Tuesday night while talking with his friend and fellow news anchor Chris Cuomo, who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
After discussing what people can do if they cannot pay their mortgages or rents with colleague Bianna Golodryga on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, the host started to tear up.
“I said I wasn’t going to do this,” Lemon, 54, said wiping away tears with a tissue.
“He’s probably at home laughing at me,” the host joked before explaining how close he is with his colleague.
“Chris and I are really good friends, we live near each other,” adding, “anyway, he’s not here, and we have this great relationship.”
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Michigan college student dies of coronavirus weeks before graduation
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Michael Rapaport Drops 24 F-Bombs In Angry Rant Against Coronavirus Revelers
Public health officials are urging people to remain inside as much as possible to prevent the spread of coronavirus, yet news footage shows crowded parks and beaches in some places.
And actor Michael Rapaport is pretty angry about the whole thing.
Readers be warned: Rapaport’s language is salty.
“Get your little, dirty, fucking grubby, selfish, YOLO fucking dumb tattooed faces in the fucking house,” he said, addressing younger people.
And parents? You’re not off the hook, either.
“Parents, get your fucking kids,” Rapaport said. “This nice guy shit? It’s done. Get your fucking kids in the fucking house.”
N.J. Man Faces Charges for Allegedly Coughing on Grocery Worker, Saying He Had Coronavirus
Ed Asner Urges Trump Not to Kill Betty White
Ed Asner would very much like Betty White to live. Also Carl Reiner, William Shatner, Mel Brooks, and Cloris Leachman. Oh, and himself.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Emmy-winning TV legend (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant) directed a tweet at Donald Trump in response to the president’s comments which insinuated that he plans to reopen the country in weeks. Doing so would defy the pleas of public health experts and put vulnerable populations of the country, including the elderly, at higher risk of deadly battles with the novel coronavirus.
The Daily Beast
Max Konnor Is Named CAM4's First-Ever Male Ambassador
Since some departments of health are encouraging people to go back to cyber sex, we anticipate an increase in people visiting cam sites. Well, in a pretty amazing sense of timing, one of the largest cam sites is announcing their first-ever male ambassador: say hello to Max Konnor, the new face (and body) of CAM4.
"I'm very excited to use my platform and brand to represent this company in a wonderful way," Konnor said in a release. "I started camming with CAM4 before I started making videos. I love it — it's like having sex with hundreds of people all at the same time!"
'Bravo's Andy Cohen Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus
Andy Cohen, host of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and executive producer behind many popular Bravo shows including the Real Housewives franchise, has announced that he is the latest celebrity to be diagnosed with COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavius. In a short post, the host suggests that production for WWHL will be paused momentarily.
"After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus," he wrote. "As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better. I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves."
Idris Elba dispels ‘weird myth’ that black people are immune to coronavirus
Actor Idris Elba went live on Twitter to offer updates on his well-being and dispel a “weird myth” he’s noticed since revealing he tested positive for the coronavirus.
“Something that’s sort of scaring me when I read the comments and see some of the reactions is: My people — black people, black people — please, please understand that coronavirus ... you can get it, all right?” he said in the first of two lengthy video chats conducted Tuesday afternoon. “There are so many stupid, ridiculous conspiracy theories about black people not being able to get it. That’s dumb, stupid.
“That is the quickest way to get more black people killed. And I’m talking about the whole world. Wherever we are, please understand that you can get it. ... Just know you have to be as vigilant as every other race. This disease does not discriminate. ... As a black person who has contracted the virus, it needs to be said.”
Kevin Durant says he's one of the Nets players who tested positive for coronavirus
Jim Carrey slammed for saying female reporter was only thing left to do on his ‘bucket list’
Jim Carrey was slammed on Twitter Wednesday for telling a woman journalist in an interview that she was the only thing left for him to do on his “bucket list.”
Carrey, 58, was being interviewed about his role in “Sonic the Hedgehog” by Charlotte Long of Heat Magazine when the journalist asked Carrey about his career.
“In the film, Sonic has a bucket list. I was wondering, after all you’ve done in your career and in your life, is there anything still left on your bucket list?” asked Long, who posted the interview on Twitter.
“Just you,” Carrey responds, as Long laughs and covers her mouth. “That’s it, it’s all done now.”