News Round-Up: April 27, 2020

Jwan Yosef (via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

InstaHunks: Ricky Martin’s hubby, artist Jwan Yosef (above), says he’s taking the ‘clothing optional’ approach to sheltering-at-home. #ThankGod Follow him on Instagram here.

NewNowNext: HIV hero Michael Cavnaugh was able to obtain 500 medical-grade masks and donated them to the volunteers at God’s Love We Deliver. The NYC-based organization and its network of volunteers provide thousands of free, freshly cooked, medically tailored meals every day to New Yorkers who are too sick to cook or grocery shop for themselves.

TV Insider: Check out this sneak peek from the upcoming series  Love, Victor – the TV spinoff of the coming-of-age, coming-out feature film Love, Simon. You may never look at a latte the same way again. The series debuts June 19 on Hulu.

The Advocate: Christiaan Otto, who has spent years spewing anti-LGBTQ vitriol and claimed the current health crisis is a punishment from God, appears to have been cruising for sex on Grindr. The group Expose Christiaan Otto posted screenshots of what it said was Otto’s Grindr account including a reported shirtless selfie. One message translates as “I thought I could trust you, dude. You say you deleted the Grindr chats. What are you trying to do? Delete and block me!”

The Daily Beast: Trump supporters Diamond & Silk (aka Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson) have been dismissed from their streaming gig on FOX Nation streaming service after promoting lies about the coronavirus health threat like the COVID-19 death toll is false, that the disease was made in a lab, caused by 5G networks, and was a product of the “deep state. #ByeGurls

Out Music: Pop/R&B vocalist Malia Civetz recently released her new single and video, “Heart Broke,” chronicling the relatable feeling of early, exciting, whirlwind romance – regardless of potential heartbreak. Malia’s passionate voice booms over the punchy production like a clarion call asking, “What’s a girl gotta do to get her heart broke?”

Back in March, I shared Civetz’s “Broke Boy” music video here.

Joan Rivers Names AIDS Charity God’s Love We Deliver In Will

The late Joan Rivers’ will was read in open court this past week where it was disclosed that her only daughter, Melissa, will oversee the estimated $150 million fortune left behind by the comedy legend.

The will named several beneficiaries of the will including daughter Melissa, grandson Edgar Cooper Endicott and her sister Barbara’s children Caroline and Andrew Waxler.

From the Daily Mail:

The late comedian’s will was filed in New York State Surrogate’s Court on Tuesday and reveals she named her daughter as executor of the trust with ‘the broadest and most absolute permissible direction to delegate the fortune to family, friends and charities. Rivers’ business manager Michael D Karlin and interior designer Robert Higdon were named co-executors of the living trust.

Money will also be given to Rivers’ assistants Jocelyn Pickett and Sabrina Lott Miller, and her former publicist Scott Currie.

In addition to leaving funds for her family and business associates, Rivers also left donations for several charities including the AIDS service provider God’s Love We Deliver, which provides meals for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Rivers sadly passed away on September 4th of this year due to a lack of oxygen to her brain during an outpatient procedure.  During the reading of the will this week, there was apparently a passing mention of a potential lawsuit against the clinic that performed the procedure.