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It Was A Fab Night For The 'Fab 5' At The 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Fourteen years after Queer Eye for the Straight Guy won the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Reality Program," the new reboot of Queer Eye has snatched up a few more Emmys for making things better.

The cast and crew of the 'make better' show celebrated the big win at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards last night as the series won the Emmy for "Outstanding Structured Reality Program."

The reality series from Netflix beat out veteran shows Fixer Upper, Shark Tank, Antiques Roadshow, Who Do You Think You Are? and Lip Sync Battle.

Accepting the high honor, creator and executive producer David Collins told the audience, “This show is so important, thank you for what this fab five are doing to help the LGBT movement.”

The makeover series also nabbed two more statues for "Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program" and for "Best Casting for a Structured Reality Program."

Congrats to the 'Fab Five' and everyone connected to the show!

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

With tears in my eyes, I present to you OUR FIRST EMMY! So proud of my boys and the ENTIRE production!!

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We Won! #emmys2018

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How to Win a Brunch Date with Justin Trudeau & Antoni Porowski

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and Antoni Porowski, food & beverage expert on Netflix's Queer Eye, are two deliciously handsome men in their own right. But what would happen if you (yas, you), could earn yourself a special brunch date with both men at your side? 

The Liberal Party of Canada wants to make that happen for one special person (and their guest) during Montreal Pride, which will be taking place from August 9th to the 19th. 

They are holding a fantastic contest (link here) called #LoveWins in Montreal with Antoni Porowski and Justin Trudeau.

"Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team are working hard to ensure every Canadian has a real and fair chance at success -- including standing with LGBTQ2+ Canadians in support of human rights and equality," the page says. "There’s much more to do, and we’ve made inspiring progress together so far."

"That’s why we’re sending one lucky winner and their guest to Montreal to enjoy a special brunch reception with Antoni Porowski and Justin Trudeau during Pride weekend. Not only that, but we’ll throw in dinner on the town and some Liberal swag to make sure you’re ready for the Parade!"

Wait, so brunch with two superbly hot and awesome guys, dinner on the town and some sweet swag to go along with? Sign us up!

Happy early Montreal Pride to our friends up north! 

Netflix Announces Season 3 Of 'Queer Eye'

Less than 24 hours after receiving 4 Emmy Award nominations for the much-lauded reboot of Queer Eye, Netflix has announced there will be a third season of the ‘make better’ reality show.

The reality show celebrated Emmy nods in the categories of Structured Reality Program, Casting, Picture Editing and Cinematography. It’s hard to believe its been 14 years since the groundbreaking series was honored with its first Emmy win for Best Reality Show.

According to Deadline, production for season three will shift from Atlanta, Georgia to begin in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 16. 

All of the ‘Fab Five’ co-hosts - Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion) - will be back to help more heroes be their best selves.

The new season is scheduled for 2019, but you can watch all of season 1 and 2 now on Netflix.

Jonathan Van Ness' Literally Loses It Over His Emmy Nominations

The 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were revealed on Thursday, which found several members of the LGBTQ community up for several awards. 

This included RuPaul, Ricky Martin, and the entire cast of Queer Eye (Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Bobby Berk).  

Jonathan had a separate reason to celebrate outside of his nominations with his fellow cast mates, as his Funny or Die series Gay of Thrones got two Emmy nods including Outstanding Short Form Variety Series. It was nominated for this back in 2016. He serves as the show's executive producer.

Video was posted when Jonathan found out about the news, and well, it's full of so much emotion that you may need to grab a tissue prior to clicking play. 

Congrats to Jonathan, the Queer Eye cast, and everyone from the LGBTQ community who scored a nod this year! Here's hoping for several wins come Emmy night! 

 

 

A Fab Couple From Season 2 of 'Queer Eye' Gets Married!

The Fab Five have done it again!

One of the couples from Netflix's wildly popular show Queer Eye got married in a beautiful ceremony a couple of weeks back.

William Mahnken, who appeared on the reboot's second season, married his girlfriend Shannan Eller on June 16th.

"On June 16, I got married to my best friend, Shannan (@treeandshield)", William revealed. "It was a small, private ceremony on the beaches of Amelia Island (Florida) at sunrise." The wedding was also officiated by one of his friends.

The official Queer Eye account shared photos from their wedding day with a beautiful caption congratulating them on the big step. "Congratulations William and Shannan! Thank you for letting us be a part of your love story and we hope that the next phase of your life is filled with love, movies, and a lot of avocado goddess! We Shannan you both."

William got engaged to Shannan during his episode in the most "dramatic" of ways. The budding actor creating a movie short which was played at a festival of sorts in their home state of Georgia. He got down on one knee by the time the movie was over, and the rest is history.

Congrats to William and Shannan! 

 

Yas! 'Queer Eye' Returns June 15th!

Well that didn't take long!

Netflix announced on Thursday that the second season of the freshly rebooted Queer Eye will return on June 15th. The show premiere in early 2018 to much adoration and fanfare from millions of fans who truly enjoyed the new fab five (Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness) in action. The popular streaming service revealed that the show was renewed back in March. 

The first season of Queer Eye found the guys in the deep red state of Georgia, where they were able to successfully makeover a slew of men from all different backgrounds, with one of them identifying as gay (the original run 15 years ago had them primarily making over heterosexual men).

The show tackled many different issues that plague our world today, including homophobia, racism and more, and gave a much needed shine to each of the cast members that went beyond their responsibilities on the program.

So where will the boys end up this time around and how will they use their expertise (Bobby with Interior Design, Karamo with Culture, Antoni with Food & Wine, Jonathan with Grooming, Tan with Syle) to the best of their abilities? Turn on your Netflix account on June 15th for another super fun season with this wonderful group of men. 

For more information, click here.

Karamo Brown Announces He's Working with a Controversial Clothing Brand

Queer Eye star Karamo Brown, who is a man of many hats as of late, has decided to partner with a very controversial clothing brand for an ad that he's creating with them.

The brand is H&M, who faced a ton of backlash earlier this year after featuring a black child wearing a sweatshirt with the phrase "coolest monkey in the jungle" etched on the front. 

Karamo, who has been an outspoken advocate about equal rights for all, decided to talk about his decision to work with them prior to the ad being released on his Instagram stories Thursday.

"Tomorrow I am going to share a project I am doing w/ @HM.  I was aware of H&M's controversy- an image on their website portrayed a child of African decent (SP) wearing a hoodie with the slogan "coolest monkey in the jungle". Rather than rejecting the idea of working with H&M all together, I decided to use this as an opportunity to start a conversation with the company about cultural sensitivity."

"I met with executives at H&M to discuss how the company could ensure, through practical training and tools, an elimination of cross-cultuural misunderstanding and, instead encourage positive cross-cultural relationships going forward. I was excited by their desire to create new checks and balances to keep everyone working with and for H&M accountable, so that they can prevent these instances from happening in the future."

"I'm excited for everyone to see the fashion ad I am created with @HM tomorrow!  This is a bran that I love so much and have patronized for so long.  And I'll keep you updated as I continue to meet with them & discuss cultural sensitivity."

What are your thoughts regarding Karamo working wtih H&M? 

Karamo Brown Decides to Say 'No' to An Important Event

Karamo Brown is definitely known to speak his mind, whether its with one of his subjects on the Netflix revival of Queer Eye or about the ongoing struggles that the LGBTQ community faces.

He just received a major invitation, something that millions of people would love to attend, but declined it for one very big reason.

He shared on his Instagram stories on Monday that he was personally invited to the White House Correspondent's Association Dinner, which is taking place this Saturday, April 28th.  The association is made up of journalists who cover the White House and our current president, Donald Trump.

Trump is the reason why he claims to not be going, but maybe he should rethink this given it is an event that Trump did not attend in 2017, and does not plan to attend again this year.  "The White House has informed us that the president does not plan to participate in this year’s dinner but that he will actively encourage members of the executive branch to attend and join us as we celebrate the First Amendment," Margaret Talev, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, said in a statement.

Who will be there though?  Well, for one, Kathy Griffin, who was invited as a guest of two major LGBT publications: Washington Blade and Los Angeles Blade. She won't be performing at all, but it would be good for the LGBT community to have two of its biggest trailblazers there that evening. 

Do you think he made the right decision by declining this invitation?

 

Antoni Porowski's Underwear Pic Leaves us All Hot & Bothered

Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski has a thing for making his followers weak in the knees just from his sheer handsomeness alone (not to take anything away from how attractive his four counterparts are.  Hayyyyyy Karamo Brown).

His latest social media share, which has him sporting a pair of Hanes underwear and nothing else, just might make the internet implode any second now from its insane hotness.  Warning, side effects from seeing this photo might make you sweat, cry, get stiff in certain areas, call an ambulance, and even scream "YASSSS" immediately after seeing it.

Using the hashtag #vouchforthepouch, Antoni playfully puts one arm behind his back while the other right in front of his grey-colored Hanes underwear (see here). The comments on the photo, which currently has over 200,000 likes in only two days, are hilarious in terms of the thirst level some of his followers have for the budding television star.

 

 

"CHECK PULSE! OMG!" pretty much summed up how everyone felt.  Even Gus Kenworthy got in on the action here, where he said "The only way those underwear would look better is if they were on the floor..."  We couldn't agree more Gus.

What are your thoughts on Antoni's underwear pic?

Queer Eye Parody Makes Us Want #PrintedShirts Real Bad

To be honest, I have not watched the new Queer Eye as of yet.  One of our contributing writers is all about it and was fortunate enough to interview one of the new Fab 5, Instinct Magazine Exclusive with 'Queer Eye' Star Karamo Brown!

Just last month, we asked Have You Seen the 'Queer Eye/SNL' Crossover? and I did watch that with my hunky Pete Davidson from "Saturday Night Live" and Tan France from "Queer Eye."  I enjoyed it, but was not sure of the denim undershirt in the last look.

But it's fun little jabs at the show that are making me want to view the real thing.  Here's a new parody from YouTube personalityBenito Skinner.

I love Netflix’s Queer Eye so much, I HAD to make a parody… hope you enjoy henny!!! #PrintedShirts ***All Queer Eye footage and audio used in the video belong to Netflix and are being used for artistic purposes ONLY*** For the record, I cried every episode and think the show is AMAZING. So this parody is in good fun, with no malicious intent whatsoever.

Let's see how Benito did.

 

 

Yep, #printedshirts. I'm hooked on this comedic take on the show and will now need to watch the real thing.

Did he get it right?

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