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Drake Reunites With Former Degrassi Co-Stars at We Are Disorderly Premiere

Drake Reunites With Former Degrassi Co-Stars at We Are Disorderly Premiere
The Summer of Degrassi Nostalgia continued Wednesday night with easily the biggest event yet. (Yes, even bigger than last month’s Next Generation series finale.)

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I’m talking about the long-awaited reunion between Drake, who played wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks, and his former co-stars, which finally went down at the Toronto premiere of the new web series We Are Disorderly.

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Lauren Collins (aka Miz Paige Michalchuk) shared the above photo — featuring herself, Drake, Daniel Clark (Sean) and Adamo Ruggiero (Marco) — on Instagram with the caption
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Drake Just Made All Your Dreams Come True by Reuniting With the Degrassi Cast

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If you still look at Drake and think of Jimmy Brooks, prepare yourself for the best news ever. Drake reunited with his former Degrassi: The Next Generation costars Daniel Clark, Adamo Ruggiero, and Lauren Collins at the premiere of a web series on Wednesday. So you know how you were kind of disappointed that he didn't show up to the giant Degrassi reunion? This totally makes up for it.
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Drake Reunites With His Degrassi Co-Stars—and the Photo Evidence Is Epic: Take a Look!

Drake Reunites With His Degrassi Co-Stars—and the Photo Evidence Is Epic: Take a Look!
Started from the bottom... Drake reunited with his Degrassi co-stars last night at a screening for the new web series We Are Disorderly.  The rapper, whose been busy headlining Ovo Fest and beefing with fellow rapper Meek Mill, managed to take time out of his busy schedule to support former castmates Al Mukaddam and Mazin Elsadig, prompting an impromptu Degrassi reunion when he posed for a pic with Adamo Ruggiero (Marco), Lauren Collins (Paige) and Daniel Clark (Sean).  "It was a #Degrassi reunion tonight at the screening for the hilarious new web series @wearedisorderly," the official Degrassi Instagram page captioned a pic of the former...
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Drake Reunited With His Former Degrassi Costars And It's Everything: Photos

Drake Reunited With His Former Degrassi Costars And It's Everything: Photos
Whatever it takes, these pals will make it through! Drake took a break from feuding with Meek Mill to take part of, basically, the Best. Reunion. Ever. The rapper walked down memory lane when he hung out with some of his former Degrassi costars at the We Are Disorderly premiere in his native Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 5. The "Hold On, We're Going Home" entertainer, 28, was joined by Degrassi: The Next Generation's Lauren Collins (Paige Michalchuk), Daniel Clark (Sean Cameron), and Adamo Ruggiero (Marco Del Rossi). "Some [...]
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Drake Reunites With ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ Co-Stars

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Drake Reunites With ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ Co-Stars
Drake may be a world famous rapper but he hasn’t forgotten his roots on cult Canadian show “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” On Tuesday, the “Take Care” rapper joined former co-stars Daniel Clark, Adamo Ruggiero and Lauren Collins (pictured above) at the Toronto premiere of the new web comedy series, “We Are Disorderly.” Drake was back in his home town this week for the Ovo Fest at the Molson Amphitheatre — where he amplified his beef with Meek Mill in the most hilarious fashion — and took time out from performing to pose for photos with the producers and stars of “We Are Disorderly,
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Degrassi's Original Cast Reunites for Farewell Special — See the Photos

Degrassi's Original Cast Reunites for Farewell Special — See the Photos
This is one high school reunion to which we’d definitely R.S.V.P.

Degrassi: The Next Generation‘s past and present is colliding this week as TeenNick films It Goes There: Degrassi‘s Most Talked-About Moments, a retrospective special airing July 31 (8/7c) in conjunction with the long-running drama’s series finale. (The follow-up series, Degrassi: Next Class, hits Netflix in 2016.)

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Among the stars in attendance: Stacey Farber (Ellie), Lauren Collins (Paige), Shane Kippel (Spinner), Jake Epstein (Craig), Charlotte Arnold (Holly J.), Miriam McDonald (Emma), Ana Golja (Zoe
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Back to School: See the Degrassi: The Next Generation Cast Reunited!

Back to School: See the Degrassi: The Next Generation Cast Reunited!
Whatever it takes, they know they can make it through.

Degrassi stars Shane Kippel, Lauren Collins, Jake Epstein and Adamo Ruggiero reunited Monday while shooting promos for the show, which got canceled earlier this month after 14 years on the air – but is coming back with 20 new episodes in 2016 thanks to the powers that be at Netflix.

Still, every fan of the Canadian tween/teen drama knows that the show really hit its stride in the Next Generation years, with Kippel's slacker Spinner, Collins' queen bee Paige, Epstein's bipolar rocker Craig and Ruggiero's proudly out Marco ruling the hallways.

Look who I stumbled across.
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Briefs: “Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads,” “The Out List,” and Does Neil Patrick Harris Want To Host His Own Talk Show?

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Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is …

Ed Kennedy’s worst dreams come true – cats breed with the Cybermen and take over the world!”

Thanks to neo1194 for this week’s winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! Alexandre Depatie (above) is 28, Liam Neeson is 61, Prince is 55, Joan Rivers is 80, Bonnie Tyler is 62, Johnny Depp is 50, Natalie Portman is 32, and Adamo Ruggiero is 27.

The Out List: Photos from Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s New HBO Documentary.

In ratings news, The USA debut of Graceland, with Broadway Babe Aaron Tveit opened strongly.

Behind-the-scenes of Season Four of The Walking Dead.


Does Neil Patrick Harris want to host his own talk show?

Here’s the trailer for Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads, which premieres today on Here TV.

This made my day.

Via NewNowNext comes this Danish ad for Coke.
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Briefs: Darren Hits West Hollywood, and Who Went From “American Idol” to Porn?

Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is …

“Though best known for her flags, Betsy Ross’s other designs were more profitable.”

Thanks to kevin9y9 for this week’s winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! Wentworh Miller (above) is 41, Sharon Gless is 70, Corey Hart is 51, Brooke Shields is 48, Jake Silbermann is 30, Heidi Klum is 40, Andy Cohen is 45, Colin Farrell is 37, and Gregory Harrison is 63 (more with him below)..

Courtney Love on … American Idol?

But as expected, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj officially announced their departures.

Finishing up our AI block of news, apparently a failed former contestant is about to make his gay porn debut.

The Backstreet Boys hold pandas.

Wanda Sykes tells Ellen why old people smell like pee.

Mark Cuban has joined Athlete Ally.

Nasa: “It Gets Better

Darren Criss
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Briefs: Noah’s Gay Wedding Cruise, Lady Gaga in “Machete Kills,” and “Grumpy Cat: The Movie”

Joe Manganiello in this month’s Men’s Health.

Birthday shoutouts go to Idina Menzel, who is 42, and Wynonna Judd is 49.

Cheyenne Jackson has joined the cast of the upcoming film Love Is Strange, where he’ll play a gay police officer.

Prepare yourselves: Grumpy Cat, The Movie may be happening.

Matthew Morrison debuts the music video for “It Don’t Mean A Thing.”

Robbie Rogers cheered in his road debut as an openly gay player.

Below you can see Lady Gaga in the trailer for Machete Kills. Unfortunately, it also has Mel Gibson.

“Noah’s Gay Wedding Cruise” has been updated.

And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We’ll be showcasing the big names, but also the lesser-known gay celebs who deserve more recognition. This week we give a ShoutOUT to … Adamo Ruggiero.
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Briefs: Neil Patrick Harris To Host Emmys, and Who is SheZow?

Birthday shoutouts go to Adrian Paul (above, in Tides Of War), who is 54, Annette Bening is 55, Melissa Etheridge is 52, and Rupert Everett is 54.

Here’s the most unsurprising news of the day.

Our long national nightmare is almost over.

10 Gay Lessons from The Golden Girls

Neil Patrick Harris will host this year’s Emmy Awards, and don’t forget he’s also hosting this year’s Tony Awards. C’mon, Motion Picture Academy … do the right thing.

James Blake joins fellow tennis players Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish as an Athlete Ally.

Gender-bending action hero cartoon SheZow to debut on children’s network The Hub. Breitbart is already screaming about it, and I can’t wait to see the reaction from One Million Moms. You can see the intro below.

And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature
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Briefs: Chandler and Freddie’s Emmy Reels, and “Behind The Candelabra” Scores Big

Birthday shoutouts go to out singer Mark Feehily (above), who is 33, and Justin Kirk is 44.

In ratings news, Behind The Candelabra was HBO’s highest rated original film in almost a decade.

Congratulations to Ben and Matt, who’ve finally tied the knot.

Will Scotus take note of the new same-sex marriage laws?

Frank Rich takes a look back at gay history.

Teapot Hitler

Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith are both nominated in the Younger Actor category at the Daytime Emmy Awards, and below you can see the clips they selected for Emmy voters. Up first is Chandler, who selected the scenes after his character Will got drunk and snogged Kris Kristofferson‘s son.

Here’s Freddie’s Emmy Reel. His character Sonny doesn’t have the hysterical drama that Will has, so Freddie’s scenes are much quieter, as he tells Will’s dad that he has feelings for the misty-eyed blond.
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Watch! "Degrassi" Star Adamo Ruggiero in the Trailer for "Boystown"

Below you can see the trailer for the web comedy series Boystown, starring Adamo Ruggiero, his fellow Degrassi alum Ben Lewis, and Richard Lee.

It follows three single twenty-something gay boys as they navigate a thriving out and proud community filled with its own tribes of twinks, bears, ricequeens and gymbunnies. This series is not only sassy and hilarious, but tackles issues of sexual racism that are absolutely prevalent in the gay community.

Instead of Kickstarter, the show is up for "view-based funding." Would you like to see it go to series?

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'Degrassi' Actors Star In New Web Series 'Boystown'

'Degrassi' Actors Star In New Web Series 'Boystown'
"Degrassi" stars Adamo Ruggiero and Ben Lewis are starring in a new comedy web series called "Boystown" along with Richard Lee and Brett Donahue. The Toronto-based series is about three gay friends looking for love and sex.

The premiere episode explores race and fetishes, specifically with Asian men within the gay community.

"Boystown," which is directed and written by Austin Wong, is adding to the recent influx of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (Lgbt) web series such as "The Outs", "No Shade" and "Girl Play."
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AfterElton Briefs: Ryan Murphy on Season Four of "Glee," Gareth Thomas Is a Genie, and "Encounter" Alexander Skarsgard

Here is last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...

"There's no croixing in baseball."

Thanks to Kim Vicious for this week's winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Adamo Ruggiero (above) is 26, Natalie Portman is 31, Julianna Marguiles is 46, Sonia Braga is 62, Michael J. Fox is 51, Bonnie Tyler is 61, and Johnny Depp is 49. What are your Johnny faves? Here are mine: 5. A Nightmare On Elm Street, 4. Private Resort (so much ass), 3. Cry Baby, 2. Edward Scissorhands, 1. Ed Wood. Frank Langella Was a Happy Slut.25 Lgbt Films Perfect For Celebrating Pride.Male flesh feast Strike Back will return for its new season on Cinemax on August 17th, with a preview after this Sunday's True BloodCBS Files Restraining Order Against
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Celebrity Twitterwatch: Toasting Chris Colfer, Nph Trims David's Tree, and Russell Tovey Can Pop Down My Chimney Anytime

Klaus should really indulge his appetites more.

Welcome back to Celebrity Twitterwatch, where we try and make sense of what the beautiful people are talking about, or at least create a narrative thread more coherent than the plot of the Glee Christmas episode.

Joseph Morgan is a big part of the reason that there are no unwatched episodes of The Vampire Diaries on my DVR, while shows I've loved for years like Supernatural languish for weeks going on months. He proves that it's possible to play a powerful, ancient baddie with an understated, quiet menace. I just wish he spent more time out of his clothes. I can't wait for his brothers to pop up, but for now I'll just go with this image.

I'm not surprised that Dave Salmoni prefers animals to humans in any way. But I think the definition of weird needs to be discussed - are we talking Teddy Bear,
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AfterElton Briefs: MTV Sheds "Skins," The New Gay Guerillas, Darren Criss at Market Days, and More!

Happy 25th Birthday to Adamo Ruggiero

There's going to be commotion at Sunday night's Tony Awards, as members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees plan to picket the show. "Celebs attending the show will have to walk past a giant inflatable rat set up by the union, which was angered after losing its traditional deal to set up the event’s red carpet and tents." Speaking of the Tonys, Popeater chats with host Neil Patrick Harris about what to expect during the show, as well as his twins and the upcoming Smurfs thingy. Chicago Pride is reporting that Darren Criss and his band will be performing on Saturday, August 14th at Market Days, the largest two-day street fair in the Midwest. Below you can see the latest Save The Date With Keith Edwards, as our man-on-the-street visits the summertime gay mecca of Fire Island Pines, just outside of NYC,
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Morning Meme: Waking Up to Matthew Mitcham, Mel Gibson Breaks His Silence, and A First Look At "The Setup Squad"

Hunky Jeremy Renner (who I always picture in black boxer briefs from The Unusuals) will be picking up the Bourne Identity spinoff series. I’m hoping for lots of chances to ogle him.

According to numbers king extraordinaire Nate Silver, same-sex marriage opponents are now in the minority in the United States. It seems likely that they’re still in the majority among likely voters, and likely to get on cable news.

Mel Gibson gave an exclusive interview to, with nothing off the table (other than what a court order prevents him from discussing). I’m nowhere near ready to forget his past, but he does sound oddly …centered about what happened. And I’d like to believe him when he say this: “I’ve never treated anyone badly or in a discriminatory way based on their gender, race, religion or sexuality -- period. I don’t blame
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Morning Meme: Kylie Astounds In Denmark, Chelsea Handler Speculates Inappropriately, and Teddy Suits Up For Prom

Just a housekeeping note: Today in the United States it is President’s Day. We’re going to be giving you new content today, but on a slightly reduced schedule.

The gleeful reporting on many blogs that Anonymous was going to take on the Westboro Baptist Church could have done with some fact checking. Not only did it inspire Wbc themselves to gloat, it wasn’t even real. As Anonymous says, they have bigger fish to fry.

It’s not quite our normal news beat around here, but I feel it would be remiss not to acknowledge the protests in Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, and yes, Wisconsin. I hope that I’m not reading about more violent deaths in the future.

Unknown edged out the much more heavily promoted I Am Number Four for the weekend box office, but once the four day weekend is accounted for, Gnomeo & Juliet may come out on top,
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Weekend Meme: Celebrity New Year's Even Pictures, Cheyenne Jackson Takes Miami, and Patrick Wolf Is Getting Married To a Man!

Happy New Year to you all, and congratulations on making it to another year, and even another decade, depending on how you want to count it.

Even more congratulations are in order, because singer-songwriter Patrick Wolf tweeted that he’d been upgraded by his boyfriend William Charles Pollock to fiancé status.

Meanwhile, Aslie Pitter, founder of one of the first gay football clubs in England is being recognized by the Queen herself with a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for his 20 years of work fighting homophobia in sport.

The end-of-year lists are still hitting the news. Our friends over at The Bilerico Project have listed their Top Ten Lgbt Stories of 2010. It was truly an eventful year, some good, some bad. You might have the events ranked in a different order, but what they included is fairly comprehensive.

Vanity Fair has named their Gayest Moments from Glee. Sadly (for us at AfterElton.
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