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Larry Kramer, acclaimed author, AIDS activist, LGBT rights icon, dies at 84

Larry Kramer, acclaimed author, AIDS activist, LGBT rights icon, dies at 84

Acclaimed author and trailblazing AIDS activist Larry Kramer has died aged 84. Kramer was a founder of the Gay Men’s Health Network, a grassroots community organisation that tackled the lack of government action in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, he later told the story of that fight through his award winning play The […]

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Masterchef fans hope for Brendan and Reece spin-off

Masterchef fans hope for Brendan and Reece spin-off

Masterchef Australia has been a ratings success for Channel Ten, and many fans are hoping someone will commission a spin-off series for popular contestants Brendan Pang and Reece Hignall. Perth-based Brendan Pang is well known for his Bumplings food truck business that makes exquisite Chinese dumplings, while best friend Reece hails from Newcastle in New […]

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‘Yeke Yeke’ musician Mory Kanté dies aged 70

‘Yeke Yeke’ musician Mory Kanté dies aged 70

Mory Kanté, the Guinean musician who scored a dance floor hit with Yeke Yeke has died aged 70 from chronic health problems. The musician had been travelling to France for regular treatment but during the time of COVID-19 he was no longer able to make the journeys. Kanté scored an unexpected international dance hit in 1987 […]

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Melissa Etheridge’s son, Beckett Cypher, dies aged 21

Melissa Etheridge’s son, Beckett Cypher, dies aged 21

Singer Melissa Etheridge has shared her heartbreak today, announcing that her son Beckett Cypher has passed away from complications related to opioid addiction. Beckett Cypher was Etheridge’s child with her former partner and filmmaker Julie Cypher, and the biological son of singer David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. “Today I joined the hundreds […]

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Music icon Little Richard dead at 87

Music icon Little Richard dead at 87

Flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll singer Little Richard has died aged 87. His family confirmed his passing saying it was related to bone cancer. Born Richard Wayne Penniman in Georgia in 1932, the performer found success  in the 1950’s with hits including Good Golly Miss Molly, Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally and Lucile.  Generations of musicians have cited Little […]

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Las Vegas Illusionist Roy Horn dies aged 75

Las Vegas Illusionist Roy Horn dies aged 75

Roy Horn (pictured on the right), one half of magic duo Siegfried and Roy has died aged 75 after contracting COVID-19. Horn and his partner Siegfried Fischbacher were longstanding Las Vegas entertainers who were known for including white tigers and other animals in their act. They first worked in Las Vegas in 1967, and in […]

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James Charles posts naked selfie to Twitter

YouTube star James Charles has posted a naked selfie to Twitter, a move that saw him trending on the social media platform. While some users offered compliments, many Twitter followers suggested the make-up artist was starved for attention and they’d have preferred not to find his naked body in their news feed. It’s not the […]

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Egyptian actor Hesham Selim praised after supporting his transgender son

Egyptian actor Hesham Selim praised after supporting his transgender son

Egyptian actor Hesham Selim has been praised on social media after he appeared on an Egyptian chat show and discussed his support of his transgender son. “My daughter Noura is now my son Nour,” Selim said on the television show. “This is what God wanted and she is currently transitioning. I was not confused or surprised, […]

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Masks, gloves, soap, scrubs – Todrick Hall makes isolation album

Masks, gloves, soap, scrubs – Todrick Hall makes isolation album

Todrick Hall hasn’t been wasting his time during the USA’s Coronavirus lock down, he’s been inspired to make a whole new album. Kicking things off with Masks, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs – a remake of his 2019 hit Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels – he’s hoping virus fashion will make a mark. For the video he’s roped in a bunch of […]

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Boy George launches psychedelic ‘The Poor Little Greenie Show’

Boy George launches psychedelic ‘The Poor Little Greenie Show’

Boy George loves social media and is always posting to Twitter, but while in COVID-19 lockdown he’s ramped up his social media use and gone into overdrive. Alongside regualr live streams with fans, and releasing a steady stream of new tunes and music from his latest dub album, he’s just put out a psychedelic series […]

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