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Randy Rainbow: “Poor Deplorable Troll” [VIDEO]

Randy Rainbow is back this morning to kick off the week with another parody aimed at Trump’s relentless lying. Today’s episode is set to the tune of “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” which was sung by Pat Carroll in the 1989 Disney classic, The Little Mermaid. The original lyrics were penned by Howard Ashman, who won the Oscar that year for Best …

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Randy Rainbow: That Coward Is “The Bunker Boy”

Randy Rainbow is back this morning, reaching deep into musical archives with Bunker Boy, a parody set to the tune of The Jitterbug, which was cut from the 1939 classic, The Wizard Of Oz. “The Jitterbug” was both a jazzy development of the plot and a nod to the then-popular bobby-soxer dance craze. As the song begins, the four friends …

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Siegfried & Roy’s Roy Horn Dies Of COVID At Age 75

People Magazine reports: Illusionist Roy Horn has died. He was 75. Horn, who launched to fame as part of the duo Siegfried & Roy, died of complications from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a Las Vegas hospital on Friday, his publicist said in a statement to ABC. The entertainer tested positive for the contagious respiratory virus last month. At the …

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Randy Rainbow: A Spoonful Of Clorox [VIDEO]

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today to quickly respond to Glorious Leader’s suggestion that injecting disinfectants might be a great way to cure coronavirus. Randy sets his sights on Trump and Fox’s crackpot doctors to the tune of A Spoonful Of Sugar, from Disney’s 1964 classic, Mary Poppins. Notably, original songwriter Robert Sherman penned the tune on the day …

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SF Gay Men’s Chorus Pays Tribute To First Responders

Via press release: Today, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) Artistic Director Dr. Timothy Seelig and Executive Director Chris Verdugo announced the launch of SFGMC TV, a free online platform showcasing exciting performances, dynamic interviews, singer spotlights, and more. SFGMC TV will allow supporters to stay connected with the Chorus during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and beyond by offering content …

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Randy Rainbow Pays Musical Tribute To Andrew Cuomo

YouTube star and national heartthrob Randy Rainbow is back today, but this time rather than endless barbs aimed at Glorious Leader and his army of bootlickers, Randy gives us a straightforward (heh) tribute to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The song is set to the tune of “Sandy,” from the 1978 film version of Grease. Glorious and full of laughs.

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Randy Rainbow – The Coronavirus Lament [VIDEO]

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back this weekend with a typically blistering take on Trump’s virus response, all set to the tune of Frank Loesser’s Adelaide’s Lament, from his enduring 1950 Tony-winning musical Guys And Dolls. The number was originated on stage by Vivian Blaine, who reprised the role in the 1955 film version. Of special interest is that Blaine …

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Out LGBTQ Artists Score Wins At 2020 Grammy Awards

Via press release from GLAAD: Last night’s 62nd Annual Grammy Awards included wins for out LGBTQ artists including Lil Nas X, Brandi Carlile, Lady Gaga, DJ Tracy Young, and more. DJ Tracy Young picked up the Grammy in Best Remixed Recording for her track “I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix),” a remix of the Madonna track “I Rise.” …

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Broadway Legend Jerry Herman Dies At Age 88

NPR reports: Legendary Broadway songwriter Jerry Herman has died. The author of the hit musicals Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage aux Folles was 88. Publicist Harlan Boll said Herman was taken to a Miami hospital Thursday night complaining of chest pain and later died of pulmonary complications. The title of Jerry Herman’s autobiography was Showtune, and if there ever …

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Randy Rainbow: He’s Just A Gurl Who’ll Quid Pro Quo

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with He’s Just A Gurl Who’ll Quid Pro Quo, which perhaps obviously is based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s I Cain’t Say No from their 1943 classic, Oklahoma! In the 1955 film version, the number was sung by Gloria Grahame to the future Mrs. Shirley Partridge, Oscar-winner Shirley Jones.

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Sam Smith Covers Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”

New Music Express reports: Sam Smith has unveiled their cover of Donna Summer’s seminal disco hit ‘I Feel Love’. Smith’s cover offers a modern spin on Summer’s 1977 classic hit and will be featured in the Christmas campaign for US retail store Target. “As a queer person ‘I Feel Love’ has followed me to every dance floor in every queer …

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Out Actor Billy Porter’s Emmy Win Makes History

The New York Times reports: The category is “Groundbreaker.” On Sunday night, Billy Porter became the first openly gay man to win the Emmy for best actor in a drama. “I am so overwhelmed and I am so overjoyed to have lived long enough to see this day,” said Porter, 50, while accepting the award. The actor won for his …

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Fashion Designer Chris March Dies At Age 56

Heavy.com reports: Former Project Runway star and fashion designer Chris March died of a heart attack Friday. He was 56. March was a fan favorite contestant for his larger-than-life personality and wildly outstanding wig creations. He appeared on Project Runway All Stars, before getting his on series on Bravo, Mad Fashion. He’s designed outfits for Madonna, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and …

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Gay Rapper Lil Nas X Breaks All-Time Pop Music Record With 17th Consecutive Week Atop Billboard’s Chart

Buzzfeed News reports: Lil Nas X on Monday conquered one of the longest-held records in pop music history. With “Old Town Road” securing an astounding 17th week atop the Billboard Hot 100, the rapper has officially broken the record first set by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” which ran for an impressive 16 weeks. That iconic …

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Mayor Pete Welcomes Lil Nas X To LGBTQ “Family”

Page Six reports: The first openly gay Democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, just welcomed Lil Nas X to the LGBTQ community after the “Old Town Road” rapper came out came out on World Pride Day Sunday. “[email protected] has gone from viral sensation to groundbreaking musician,” Buttigieg, 37, tweeted on Tuesday. “As a fan, I’m thrilled and inspired to see him …

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Rapper Behind Year’s Biggest Hit Comes Out [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Lil Nas X came out in a handful of Twitter messages posted Sunday, telling fans to listen closely to the lyrics on his 7 track “C7osure (You Like).” “Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone [fuck with me] no more,” he wrote. “But before this month ends I want …

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Unheard 1985 Freddie Mercury Single Issued [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: You don’t need bells and whistles when you have a voice like Freddie Mercury’s. That’s what singer/producer Dave Clark realized in 1985, when he met the larger-than-life Queen front man at London’s Abbey Road Studios to record “Time,” the title track from his sci-fi rock musical. Mercury sang a version of the song for the show’s concept …

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Billy Porter Issues World Pride Single: Love Yourself

Via press release: Billy Porter, award-winning actor, singer and star of “Pose” on FX has released his new single “Love Yourself” timed to World Pride, available now on all streaming platforms and digital retailers. Porter is a Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright with groundbreaking performances as Pray Tell in Pose on FX, for which he …

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Randy Rainbow Takes On Trump World’s Liars [VIDEO]

Randy Rainbow is back today with a positively delicious evisceration of lying Trump World figures in the wake of the Mueller report. Today’s parody is set the tune of “Belle” from Disney’s 1991 classic, Beauty And The Beast, which was written by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken. As always, I won’t give away the jokes. This a must-watch.

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Randy Rainbow: He’s In Love (And We’re All Gonna Die)

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with another song parody, this time set to the tune of “I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1949 classic musical, South Pacific. Some of you may recall Mitzi Gaynor’s take on the song in the 1958 movie version. As always, I won’t give away the clever lines, just …

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