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Broadway Stars Perform at Bloomingdales for The Actors Fund

8 June 2012 12:07 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

“Singing for your supper” is something an actor might need to take to pay this month’s rent. At the Actor Fund’s Benefit on Thursday, Broadway star Stephanie J. Block, Grammy-winner Billy Stritch and six-time Mac Award-winner Jim Caruso sang for donations to help provide actors with everyday necessities.      The three stars sang at the Bloomingdale’s Flagship store in New York and shared anecdotes about why they support the fund. A crowd of theater fans, Bloomingdale employees, and other Broadway stars, including “Evita’s” Max Von Essen and Tony-winner Lisa Lambert filled the space.  “Life in the performing arts is filled with lots of unique challenges from the way that people work, what they have to do for a living, the hours they deal with and the dependency on others to be hired,” Barbara Davis, chief operating officer of the Actors Fund, said at the event.Block  addressed the audience, »

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Morning Meme: Robin Gibb Passes Away, Mark Zuckerberg Changes His Status, and Cheyenne Jackson Takes "Drive" To Life Ball

21 May 2012 4:15 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has lost his battle with cancer and passed away at the age of 62. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

John Fiala, a former priest who abused a 16-year-old boy while pretending to drive him to his girlfriend's home, then hiring a hit man to kill the boy ,has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. He'll be eligible for parole in 15 years.

Back when DC Comics was preparing to relaunch their 52 main titles, they told The Advocate that they wouldn't be making any existing characters gay, but would be creating new Glbt characters. At Kapow this weekend, they announced a change, saying that one of the relaunched titles would feature an existing character as gay who was previously straight, who will now be “one of our most prominent gay characters.” Any guesses?

NBA player Dominique Jones is allegedly caught up in an anti-gay Facebook rant. »

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