Some news items you might have missed:
• Boy Culture: Tom Hardy (above), easily one of my favorite actors (and eye-candy) celebrates his 44th trip around the sun today. BC has a round-up of some of his more eye-catching moments in film.
• Instinct Magazine: International pop star Elton John told his social media followers he’s been forced to reschedule his remaining 2021 “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour dates after falling and injuring his hip.
• NBC News: A poll finds 83% of LGBTQ+ California voters voted ‘No’ in the governor’s recall election this week, notably higher than the overwhelming majority of voters that rejected the $270 billion stunt.
• Men’s Health Australia: Simu Liu, star of the smash hit Shang-Chi, covers Australian Men’s Health. The Chinese-Canadian tells the magazine: “There is something missing in Asian America. They’re missing people to tell them, ‘It’s okay to be who you are; you belong; just be unapologetically you; you’re not less than anybody else.'”
• NBC OUT: The New York LGBTQ film festival NewFest will kick off with the East Coast premiere of “Mayor Pete,” the Amazon Studios documentary about Pete Buttigieg’s historic run for president in 2020.
• Variety: Jane Powell, who starred in a number of MGM musicals including “Royal Wedding” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” during the 1940s and 1950s, has died of natural causes. She was 92 years old. #RIP