RuPaul reveals he's married to longtime partner

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 2:26 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 4:20 PM

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RuPaul is married!

The drag queen, singer and TV personality appeared on "Hollywood Today Live" Wednesday to promote the upcoming season of his long-running show "RuPaul's Drag Race," but he ended up revealing some personal news.

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Host Ross Matthews spoke with RuPaul about his relationship with his long-time partner, Georges LeBar, and asked if the two would ever get married.

"You know what? I don't think I've I've never said this on television before," he said. "We are married."

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Ru said he and LeBar were married in January on the 23rd anniversary of when they met, which happens to be LeBar's birthday.

"We met on the dance floor at (former New York City club) Limelight in 1994 on his birthday," he said. "We never wanted to do it. We were really looking into it for tax breaks and financial things."

Ru rarely posts photos of him and his partner on his Instagram page. One dates back to April 2016.

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"He doesn't care about show business at all," he said of his private partner. "He could care less."

LeBar spends time on his 60,000-acre ranch, which People reported spreads across Wyoming and South Dakota.

"Most of the time, he’s on the ranch … but when we have the chance to do anything, he doesn’t want me to come there," he said, adding that they'll go to "someplace fabulous," like Maui, New York, San Francisco or Paris.

"This concept of marriage that we were raised with is so different from the real style of relationships that linger for years and years," Ru told "Entertainment Tonight". "It’s not what they do on "The Bachelor," where it’s this romantic Diane Warren (song), Nancy Meyers film. It takes -- it’s different. There’s sickness and in health, and rich and poor. It takes a real commitment to be able to stick with someone no matter what, and see them as their authentic self … it’s real life."

ET reported that the wedding was a small ceremony at their Los Angeles home. Ru said the marriage has not changed their relationship.

"We are devoted to each other. We don’t stand on ceremony," he said. "We thought, we don’t have to get married. But then, in light of what’s happening currently in the world today, what’s happening in Washington, we thought, you know what? Let’s do it. Let’s just do it, because there’s too much at stake with our businesses ... so, that’s why we did it."

Watch the video of the "Hollywood Today Live" interview below.

Chicago rapper Fredo Santana dead at 27

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 10:36 AM

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Chicago rapper Fredo Santana has died, according to several of his friends, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 27.

Canadian rapper Drake, record producer Maxo Cream and California rapper Lil B expressed their condolences on social media.

Santana, whose birth name was Derrick Coleman, wrote on Instagram in October that he was suffering from liver failure, the Sun-Times reported.

No official cause of death has been listed, MTV reported, although TMZ, citing unnamed family members, reported that Santana died from a seizure at his Los Angeles home late Friday night.

Santana was a force in Chicago’s drill music scene when it began in 2012 He released his 2013 debut album, “Trappin’ Ain’t Dead” on Savage Squad, the record label he founded, MTV reported.

His last album, “Fredo Kruger 2,” was released last year.

In addition to liver troubles, Santana also had kidney failure and seizures, MTV reported.

Ed Sheeran announces engagement to Cherry Seaborn

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 1:01 PM

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Musician Ed Sheeran is engaged to childhood friend Cherry Seaborn.

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Sheeran announced the news of his engagement Saturday on Instagram. The engagement took place just before the new year. The couple have lived together for over a year, The Telegraph reported.

The pair have been longtime friends and attended school together, but were not childhood sweethearts.

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Mo'Nique urges fans to boycott Netflix for color, gender bias

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 9:57 AM

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Award-winning actress and comedian Mo'Nique is urging her fans to boycott Netflix for gender and color bias after she says the entertainment company made her a lowball offer for a comedy special.

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Mo'Nique took to Instagram to air her grievances Friday. In a video, she explained that Netflix offered her $500,000 to do a comedy special, but she rejected the offer. Mo'Nique said she felt it was a low offer considering Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle all made millions of dollars for their Netflix comedy specials. According to Mo'Nique, Schumer negotiated with Netflix for $13 million, while Rock and Chapelle each earned $20 million.

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Mo'Nique suspects racial and gender bias are at play, since she believes her strong résumé entitles her to more than the $500,000 that Netflix offered.

Oscar winner, 'Peyton Place' star Dorothy Malone dead at 93

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 1:14 AM

Dorothy Malone and Anthony Quinn won Academy Awards for best supporting actress and actors in 1956.
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Dorothy Malone, who won an Oscar for her sultry role in the 1956 film “Written on the Wind” and starred in the television soap opera “Peyton Place,” died Friday in Dallas, The New York Times reported. She was 93.

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Malone’s daughter, Mimi Vanderstraaten, confirmed her mother’s death, the Times reported. Malone died a few days short of her 94th birthday at the assisted living facility where she had spent the last 10 years of her life.

Malone earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in her role as Marylee Hadley, the promiscuous daughter of a Texas oil tycoon, in Douglas Sirk’s 1956 drama, Entertainment Weekly reported. Malone performed a memorable mambo dance in the movie and made a play for Rock Hudson in the steamy melodrama. She starred along with Hudson, Robert Stack and Lauren Bacall. 

On television, Malone portrayed Constance Mackenzie in more than 400 episodes of “Peyton Place” from 1964 to 1968. “Peyton Place,” based on the best-selling novel by Grace Metalious. Her character had a dark secret about the birth of her daughter, played by 19-year-old Mia Farrow, and it led to a rating hit as television’s first nighttime soap opera, the Times reported.

Malone would reprise her role in two television movies, “Murder in Peyton Place” in 1977 and “Peyton Place: The Next Generation,” in 1985. 

Malone’s final movie appearance came in “Basic Instinct,” when she portrayed Hazel Dobkins, a mother accused of murdering her family, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“I came up with a conviction that most of the winners in this business became stars overnight by playing shady dames with sex appeal,” Malone said in 1967. “And I've been unfaithful or drunk or oversexed almost ever since — on the screen, of course.”