News Round-Up: March 16, 2018

News Round-Up: March 16, 2018
(image via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

• Brazilian model Maxs Souza (above) and his 8-pack kick back for the weekend ahead. #8pack #HardToConcentrate

• Ellen DeGeneres says Elton John was not very nice to her when she famously came out 20 years ago. “Shut up already. We know you’re gay. Be funny.”

• Introduced by Jane Fonda no less, RuPaul received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today!

• Jury hits University of Minnesota-Duluth with $3.74 million judgment for firing lesbian hockey coach.

• Gay-themed romantic comedy Love, Simon (in theaters today) was influenced by Broadway blockbuster Dear Evan Hansen.

• And speaking of Dear Evan Hansen, the show’s Tony Award-winning star Ben Platt has gone viral today sharing this “audition video” singing “Maria” from West Side Story.

Side note: Ben Platt has to make audition videos?

Having sung the song myself for years, I’m super-impressed by his high B-flat – effortless. What do you guys think?