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First Look At David Schwimmer On Upcoming Season Of 'Will & Grace'

ET gives us our first preview of the upcoming season season 2 (really season 10 if you’re counting) of NBC’s Will & Grace.

Not only do the ‘Fab Four’ - Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally - chat on what we can expect, but we get our first look at former Friends star David Schwimmer, set for several appearances this season as Grace’s new boyfriend, “Noah.”

"Just playing at the level of this cast, who are at the top of their game, it was kind of like this great, wonderful gift," says Schwimmer, who knows a little something about sitcom ensembles at the “top of their game.”

"He's as far away from Ross as he can possibly get because he's already mastered Ross," Messing tols Variety earlier this year about Schwimmer's new role. "I think people will be excited to see him in our world playing a different part." 

The first thing we learn is all four lead characters are looking at big changes in their personal lives this season.

“Grace” looks to be jumping into the political arena, while “Will” is heading to the classroom as a teacher. “Karen” is divorcing her husband, “Stan,” as Sean Haye’s “Jack” is prepping for his walk down the aisle with fiancé, “Estefan.”

We also see glimpses guest stars Chelsea Handler, Alec Baldwin, Jon Cryer, Minnie Driver and hunky Matt Bomer. Plus, “America’s sweetheart” and Olympic bronze medalist Adam Rippon.

 

 

But wait - there’s more!

The show also shared an exclusive scene from the new season that apparently takes place after the wedding of Grace’s dad (played by Alan Arkin) and Will’s mother (the always brilliant Blythe Danner).

The scene opens with Jack and Karen having a hilarious kiki over drinks, remembering the senior couple exchanging marriage vows.

“The look on Will and Grace’s face when his mother and her father said, ‘I do’ was priceless,” laughs Karen. “It was like, it was like…what was it like? Oh, it was like that.”

Cut to shell-shocked Will and Grace sitting stoically at the bar.

Watch below. Will & Grace premieres Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

 

 

Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto & More Appear In Video Observing 20 Years Since Death Of Matthew Shepard

Twenty years ago, in the aftermath of the horrific murder of 21-year-old college student Matthew Shepard outside Laramie, Wyoming, The Tectonic Theater Project traveled to the town to conduct interviews with the people of the town. Those interviews eventually became The Laramie Project.

Premiering in 2000, the acclaimed play has become one of the most performed contemporary plays in the world.

On September 24, 2018, the Matthew Shepard Foundation and Tectonic Theater Project will present a benefit reading of The Laramie Project to honor the progress made over the last two decades to erase hate.

As part of the company's #EraseHate campaign, a stellar collection of stars came together to help create a new music video set to a new original song, "Love Is Love."

The PSA features Matt Bomer, Billy Porter, Harvey Fierstein, Zachary Quinto, Michael Urie, Mary Louise Parker, Bridget Moynahan, Annaleigh Ashford and Michael Benjamin Washington. The video was directed by Sue Kramer.

Learn more by visiting laramiealegacy.org.

 

 

 

Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells Enjoy a Steamy Kiss!

The Watch What Happens Live set got a whole lot steamier when two of the sexiest gay actors in the world enjoyed a passionate kiss with one another last night.

Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells, who are currently starring in The Boys in the Band on Broadway, were Andy Cohen's guests on Thursday night's episode.

They played one of Andy's silly games called "Who Gonna Check Me Q's", which drew inspiration from one of Sheree Whitfield's famous quotes, "Who Gonna Check Me Boo?" from season 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta

The two men, who were dressed quite dapper for the late-night appearance, turned and faced each other for the game itself. They had to take turns rattling off questions where the other would answer.

Every time someone would answer a question, they would have to move a little bit closer in the chairs until they became uncomfortably close to one another. The game went on for sixty seconds, but not before the two of them ended up in a lip lock by the time the buzzer rang.

See the clip below:

Matt Bomer Stars as a Transsexual Sex Worker in 'Anything'

The trailer for the controversial film Anything was released on Monday.  It stars Matt Bomer as a transgender sex worker named Freda Von Rhenburg, who develops a relationship with neighbor Early Landry, played by John Carroll Lynch.

When word got out that Bomer, a cisgender man, was cast as the lead in the Timothy McNeil directed film, it was met with a ton of criticism from the LGBTQ community.  Two notable names who spoke out against the casting were transgender actresses Jamie Clayton (Sense 8) and Jen Richards (Her Story), the latter of which actually auditioned for role of Freda. 

It took producer Mark Ruffalo to actually speak out about the controversial casting decision.  "To the Trans community. I hear you. It’s wrenching to you see you in this pain. I am glad we are having this conversation," he tweeted.  There were still tons of request being made to recast the film even after Ruffalo tweeted his support of the trans community, but the film had already been made at that point.  He said that Bomer  "poured his heart and soul into this part. Please have a little compassion. We are all learning."

Now the trailer for the film has finally been released.  John Carroll Lynch's role of Early is a heartbroken widower who decides to get his life in order by moving to Hollywood after the sudden death of his wife, where he meets Freda, who happens to be his neighbor.  They start to develop a relationship, much to the confusion and frustration of the close people around him, notably the character of Laurette Sachman, played by Maura Tierney.

Although the film received a ton of backlash due to Bomer's casting, it did win over some when it debuted at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2017 and took home an award for Lynch's performance.  It remains to be seen how the LGBTQ community will react to the release of this film, given the amount of negative press it has received nearly two years after it was announced that Bomer was cast to play a transgender role.

Anything opens in New York on May 11th and Los Angeles and other markets on May 18th.

See the trailer below:

 

 

 

 

 

Almost Ready: 'The Boys in the Band' Broadway Cast Share First Group Photo

The Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band is less than a month away, as the curtains officially go up on April 30th at the iconic Booth Theatre in New York City. Two-time Tony award winner Joe Mantello is set to direct this legendary play, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of its original premiere on Broadway back in April of 1968.

The show centers on a group of gay men who gather in an NYC apartment for a friend’s birthday party. After the drinks are poured and the music is turned up, the evening slowly exposes the fault lines beneath their friendships and the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity.

It eventually was adapted into a movie back in 1970 that starred Kenneth NelsonLeonard Frey and Cliff Gorman.  The film has a 100 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes and earned Kenneth a Golden Globe nomination. 

The new cast, which includes A-list stars like Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto and Jim Parsons, shared a group shot of them doing rehearsals in Los Angeles yesterday.  

 

The party is just getting started... #BoysintheBand starts previews April 30th.

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Also featured in the group shot are fellow stars Charlie Carver, Michael B. Washington, Robin De Jesus, Tuc Watkins and Brian Hutchinson.  Given that we are in Tony Awards season (June 10th, 2018 is the official date for this year's ceremony), there is little to no doubt that this show will receive a ton of love when the nominations are announced this May.

Will you be seeing The Boys in the Band revival?  Let us know your thoughts!

 

Woof... Literally! 5 Sexy Male Celebs Who Celebrate National Puppy Day!

March 23rd officially marks National Puppy Day, which in the gay community can mean a couple of different things (if you know what I'm saying), however this holiday is for the adorable puppies that we just love to cuddle with, kiss their wet noses, and enjoy them brightening our days with their rambunctiousness and straight up cuteness (still talking about DOGS here).

Several male celebrities, both gay and straight, unofficially celebrate National Puppy Day as they post several photos of them with their furry friends for their millions of followers to ogle over on social media.  Sometimes, we can't figure out who is cuter in the photo: the guy or the pup.  You be the judge, as we found five celebs and their puppies that are worth celebrating this adorable holiday wtih.

Take a look:

Gus Kenworthy

Hugh Jackman

Scott Eastwood

Matt Bomer​

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson