‘Queer Eye’ cast member Karamo Brown among celebs on new ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Queer Eye” star Karamo Brown will compete on season 28 of “Dancing with the Stars.” The cast was announced on “Good Morning America” on Aug. 21.

Brown will compete against former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, founding member of The Supremes Mary Wilson, “Pose” season one star James Van Der Beek, model Christie Brinkley, ex-NBA star Lamar Odom, country singer Lauren Alaina, former Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke, former NFL star Ray Lewis, actress Kate Flannery and actor/comedian Kel Mitchell.

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‘Queer Eye’ star Antoni Porowski and boyfriend Trace Lehnhoff split

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ABOVE: Trace Lehnhoff and Antoni Porowski. (Photo via Instagram)

“Queer Eye” star Antoni Porowski and his boyfriend “Flipping Out” star Trace Lehnhoff have split after a year of dating.

Porowski, 35, and Lehnhoff, 31, were first romantically linked with an Instagram post of the pair holding hands on Porowski’s page in December.

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‘Queer Eye’ Fab 5 introduced Harry Styles to Grindr in Japan

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ABOVE: The cast of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” on “Watch What Happens Live.” (Screenshot from YouTube)

Harry Styles was introduced to Grindr when he spent time with the cast of “Queer Eye” in Japan.

The Fab Five appeared on “Watch What Happens Live” where they were asked by a fan what it was like hanging out with Styles.

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‘Pose’ scores six history-making Emmy nominations

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“Pose” landed six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and a Best Actor nomination for Billy Porter, marking a historic milestone for the first television series to feature the largest cast of LGBTQ actors.

Porter, who portrays Pray Tell on “Pose” is the first openly gay black man to be nominated for an Emmy.

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‘Queer Eye’ renewed for seasons four and five

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“Queer Eye” is set to return for a fourth and fifth season.

Antoni Porowski (Food and Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming), Karamo Brown (Culture) and Tan France (Fashion) will be back for two additional seasons, Netflix announced on Tuesday.

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‘Queer Eye’ star Jonathan Van Ness comes out as non-binary

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“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness has come out as non-binary and gender non-conforming.

In an interview with Out, the grooming and skincare expert opened up about his gender identity.

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‘Queer Eye’ star Antoni Porowski gets a drag makeover from Miz Cracker

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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“Queer Eye” food expert Antoni Porowski received a special drag makeover courtesy of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Miz Cracker on the YouTube channel for the LGBTQ publication Them.

Porowski, 35, admits that he’s only dressed up in drag twice in his life. Once in middle school for Halloween and the second as Britney Spears when he and the rest of the Fab Five appeared on “Lip-Sync Battle.”

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Karamo Brown opens up on ‘extreme conflict’ he had with Antoni Porowski

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The “Queer Eye” cast have become a cultural phenomenon for transforming people’s lives but are also known for their close-knit friendship and chemistry as a group. However, Karamo Brown revealed that this wasn’t always the case for him and fellow “Queer Eye” castmate Antoni Porowski.

Brown, who serves as the culture expert on the show, dished to E! News about a time when he and Porowki, who advises in food and wine, had “extreme conflict” during season one of the show.

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Fans of ‘Queer Eye’ show raise nearly $100K for Kansas woman

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ABOVE: Bobby Berk hugs Jess Guilbeaux on her “Queer Eye” episode. (Screenshot via Netflix)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) | A woman whose experience of being kicked out of her home as a 16-year-old because she’s a lesbian was highlighted on the Netflix show “Queer Eye” has a fresh shot at college after fans raised enough to pay off her student loans.

The show tells the story of 23-year-old Jess Guilbeaux attempting to put herself through college at the University of Kansas before dropping out due to debt. It led a supporter to set up a GoFundMe last month, with a goal of raising $100,000 to “Send Jess Back to College!” A total of $97,282 has been raised so far.

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‘Queer Eye’ star bridges divides on TV, in real life

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ABOVE: “Queer Eye” cast (L-R) Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk. (Screenshot via Netflix)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) | The Netflix show “Queer Eye” caught on by doing something unusual: creating reality TV that touches on some of the country’s deepest divides with persistent optimism.

Alongside sleek new haircuts and rehabbed wardrobes, the makeover program starring five gay men tackles the contrast between urban and rural, white and black, liberal and conservative.

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Dining Out for Life returns to Tampa Bay for 14th year

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TAMPA BAY | A record number of restaurants and bars will participate in the 14th annual Dining Out for Life (DOFL) in Tampa Bay on April 11, benefiting Empath Partners in Care (EPIC) in the organization’s fight against HIV/AIDS.

Founded in 1991, DOFL is an annual dining event which raises money for community-based organizations serving those impacted by HIV. To raise the funds, establishments donate at least 25 percent of their sales on a specific date to local organizations like EPIC.

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Watch: ‘Queer Eye’ season three has first lesbian makeover

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Queer Eye” dropped the trailer for its anticipated third season which shows that there are still plenty of firsts to be had for the reality show.

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness leave Atlanta, where the first two seasons took place, and head to Kansas City, Missouri to lend a helping hand.

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