Barry Manilow

“I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay. So I never did anything. When they found out that Garry and I were together, they were so happy. The reaction was so beautiful — strangers commenting, ‘Great for you!’ I’m just so grateful for it.”

Barry Manilow has officially come out as gay, telling People magazine about his marriage to his manager and partner of 40 years, Garry Kief, and how his fans have reacted. Congratulations! (via People)

anonymous asked:

So we got Amber Heard saying there's a ton of closeted gay men in Hollywood, and now Barry Manilow came out after being with his partner for 40 years. Antis still wanna go with the "closeting doesn't exist larries make everything up" narrative? 🤔

I already knew barry manilow was married to a man like at least a year ago (ETA: april 2015)  so it’s interesting that he’s just commenting on it now (and yes, using it as a pr boost for his new album but more power to him).

we’re not making anything up. this is how the industry works. i’d suggest the antis either open their eyes or find a new fandom (though good luck finding any kind of media related fandom that doesn’t also rely heavily on pr stunts).

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Behind the Scenes of Planet of the Dead - Part Six

Excerpts from Benjamin Cook’s set report in DWM 408:

[on trying to film during a sandstorm]
“Not only was what we were shooting looking horrible,” James tells DWM, “because we had no light… and this massive desert landscape, you couldn’t see it… I mean, we could have been in a car park at Upper Boat… but also sand was being blown in our faces constantly. The actors couldn’t open their eyes.”

“Problem is,” says make-up designer Barbara Southcott, “it’s on high-def, so you’ll see every bit of sand on their skin.”

“You’ll have to paint it out,” make-up artist Steve Smith teases The Mill’s Dave Houghton.

“Frame by frame,” nods Dave, “grain by grain.”

“I know it’s not easy, guys,” calls out John [Bennett, First Assistant Director]. “Let’s just do what we can.” But David’s hair has turned blonde. (Daniel [Kaluuya, who plays Barclay] dubs him “Barry Manilow”.)

The sand is sticking to everything. Worst hit is Tracie Simpson, whose lips are actually yellow. This is her first episode as Doctor Who’s producer. It’s a baptism of fire - no, of wind! Of wind and sand and lipstick.

Forgetting that Dubai is four hours ahead of the UK, DWM decides to text a message of support to Russell T Davies in Cardiff - you know, something encouraging and inspiring. But somehow we manage to send one that says: “SANDSTORM! CODE RED! ABORT! ABORT!” Surprisingly, Russell messages back: “I’ve got you texting with ‘SANDSTORM!’ and Julie [Gardner, executive producer] phoning with ‘SANDSTORM!’ I’m hooting. Save yourself, Ben.” Perhaps we should hide in a Portaloo until it’s all over? (We don’t last long. It stinks in here. Besides, a queue was forming.)

Back outside, the majestic crane shots intended for this morning are abandoned. The crane is dismantled and taken away. “I thought, let’s shoot everything that we can against the bus,” James explains later. “…but the actors all looked like they’d been tarred in sand and dragged through a hedge.”

Other parts of this set:  [ one ] [ two ] [ three ] [ four ] [ five ] [ seven ] [ eight ] [ nine ] [ten]
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On a cliff on Dragonstone
  • Tyrion: So, you're brooding on a cliff, huh? What about?
  • (Clutching his direwolf cloak) Jon: Standing on the edge of time/Walked away when love was mine...
  • Tyrion: Oh god, please tell me you're not sing-
  • Jon: CAUGHT UP IN THE WIND/OF UPHILL CLIMBING/TEARS ARE IN MY EYES/AND NOTHING IS RHYMING/ OH SANSA/YOU CAME AND YOU GAVE WITHOUT TAKING/BUT I STILL WENT AWAY/OH SANSA/YOU KISSED ME AND STOPPED ME FROM SHAKING/AND I NEED YOU TODAY/OH SANSAAAAA!
  • Tyrion: Good god, he's gone full Manilow.