• NewNowNext: Gender-affirming healthcare bans are making life hell for transgender kids. Trans kids and their families are “in a state of panic,” one doctor in Arkansas told the AP.
• HuffPost: Former boy-bander Lance Bass says ‘Bachelor’ star Colton Underwood is catching flack from the LGBTQ community because some queer folks aren’t down with him ‘monetizing’ coming out.
• The Daily Beast: Ted Nugent, the right-wing rocker who’s spent the past year declaring the coronavirus a ‘scam’ has announced that he’s fallen badly sick with COVID-19.
Ted Nugent—the right-wing singer who’s spent the past year boring on about his ridiculous coronavirus and anti-vaccine conspiracy theories—has announced that he’s fallen badly sick with COVID-19 https://t.co/UsKNl41Qk0
Timberlake and Fallon hilariously recreate a normal human
conversation… but with the ridiculousness of hashtags appended
to every statement. This is how we all sound like on Twitter. Or on
Facebook. Or on Instagram. Or in life.
James Davis (L) and Jaymes Vaughan (R) at Market Days in Chicago
Chicago got a treat this weekend with Market Days bringing tons of music to one of the biggest festivals in the country. And among the music makers was James Davis and Jaymes Vaughan, Chippendales and Amazing Race favorites.
Jaymes & James – Team Chippendales from “The Amazing Race” – are releasing their first single, “Light Up the Skies,” produced by Tanzer, and available at iTunes and Amazon.
The Chippendales breakout stars of CBS’ “The Amazing Race” have gone musical. Or if you want to get technical, they’ve actually just gone back to their musical roots.
“Long before Chippendales ever happened, we were both in music,” explains Vaughan.
Vaughan (Jaymes) has released several pop songs in the past and performed in various reviews throughout the world, while Davis (James) has fronted several successful progressive metal bands, including most recently, My Name Engraved. Both have had success in their individual music careers but never released any collaborative efforts, until now.
For the first single off their upcoming EP, the duo has teamed up with international producer Tanzer to blend their styles and create the dance track “Light Up The Skies.”
But, the song is more than just about having fun, for the duo it has real meaning too.
“To me it’s about losing my Dad and making the most of every moment after to make him proud,” says Vaughan. “I told him he’d see me win a Grammy one day, and dammit I am still gonna make that happen!”
Davis adds “But, it’s also about us taking the leap to start this musical journey together,” says Davis. “It’s even got a few hints of the fear you face when starting a new relationship – something for everyone.”
“I’m sure you guys are way too busy to read this, but I want you to know how inspirational you two are to my 12 year old son. He is gay and is dealing with bullying and harassment in middle school. It’s so hard to see him going through this, and sometimes the “It Gets Better” message is lost on a 12 year old who feels that middle school will never end…We cheered you on every Sunday night and agonized every time you had difficulties. My son was so incredibly thrilled when you two won last night (as was I!). Thank you for helping him see that not only DOES it get better, it gets AMAZING.”
In response, Brent and Josh asked each of the teams on this year’s show to send a message of support to Colin, and all of them did so.
Team Chippendales of Amazing Race – Jaymes Vaughan & James Davis
Chippendales Sami Eskelin and James Davis escorted Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman at the pre-race festivities for The Great Santa Run – organized by Opportunity Village – at Town Square this past weekend!
Chippendales’ James Davis is half of “Team Chippendales” on the CBS hit show THE AMAZING RACE. He and partner Jaymes Vaughan have made it to the final episode airing this Sunday evening. Don’t miss it!