• Playbill: Billy Porter and Cyndi Lauper, who won Tony Awards for starring in and composing, respectively, the Tony-winning Kinky Boots, will reunite December 31 for a duet in Times Square on ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021, which kicks off at 8 PM ET.
• Gay City News: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on December 23 making single-use restrooms statewide open to people of all genders. Under the “gender-neutral bathroom” law, all public spaces including restaurants, bars, and schools are required to remove sex-segregated signs like “male” and “female” from single-occupancy restrooms.
• Apple TV+: After 12 years in prison, former high school football star Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) returns home to put his life back together—and forms an unlikely bond with Sam (Ryder Allen), an gender non-conforming boy from a troubled home who has trouble fitting in. Coming exclusively to Apple TV+ on January 29.
• Edge Media: Despite more than 1.3 million coronavirus cases throughout Mexico and upwards of 131,000 in the state of Jalisco — home to the bustling LGBTQ city of Puerto Vallarta — some gay party promoters intend to kick off 2021 with a bang that could potentially become the super spreader event of the season. White Party, we’re looking at you…
• Reuters: Novavax Inc has begun a large late-stage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, the drug developer said on Monday, after delaying the trial twice due to issues in scaling up the manufacturing process. Novavax lags behind other drugmakers in the global race for COVID-19 vaccine, with shots from Pfizer and Moderna authorized for emergency use in the United States.
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Accepting his trophy at the IHeartRadio Awards last night for Song of the Year, “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” pop star Justin Timberlake had a message of inclusion for his young LGBT fans:
“I wrote this song because I wanted it to be about inclusion, about being together. I guess I want to take this opportunity and speak to young people right now cause there’s a lot of you looking at me.
“If you are black, or you are brown, or you are gay, or you are lesbian, or you are trans, or maybe you’re just a sissy singing boy from Tennessee. Anyone who has treated you unkindly, it’s only because they are afraid or they have been taught to be afraid of how important you are.
“Because being different means you make the difference. So, f**k ‘em.”
Here’s a prediction not based on politics: Justin Timberlake’s new single – “Can’t Stop The Feeling” – is certain to hit it big this summer on the radio.
With smooth vocals, pop-y syncopated rhythms, and a chorus that tells you to “dance, dance, dance,” it’s a sure bet the song (from the soundtrack of Timberlake’s upcoming movie, Trolls) will be everywhere.
The 9-time Grammy Award winner throws in some of his signature falsetto, along with groovy bass beat, which gives the track some Michael Jackson-infused funk.
New video for the first single “Love Never Felt So Good” from the new Michael Jackson album XSCAPE.
The video cuts focus on Michael Jackson’s famous dance moves. Timberlake wisely avoids recreating the steps, but he drops some of the Jackson style on us.
You can definitely imagine this song being from Jackson’s Off The Wall era. The video context helps the song, in my opinion.
XSCAPE is an album of previously unreleased Michael Jackson songs. The album is produced and curated by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, who retooled the production to add a fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson’s essence and integrity. It’s a process Reid calls “contemporizing.”
The hugely anticipated Michael Jackson-Justin Timberlake duet “Love Never Felt So Good” has arrived on the internet via Justin Timberlake’s Twitter account. The song is from the upcoming MJ posthumous album Xscape.
There is also a MJ solo version of the song. Listen here.
The song was written in 1983 in a session with Paul Anka and Kathy Wakefield. In 1984 Johnny Mathis released a version.