InstaHunk Round-Up: Hump Day Edition

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Checking in with the hunks of Instagram before Santa’s big day.

Singer and professional hottie Nick Jonas debuted a new profile pic (above).

Joel Green is giving you serious Spanish beach vibes:


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Chef Franco Noriega is in a Mexico kind of mood as well:

Everyone is at the beach it seems – Rodiney Santiago scored some rays in Cancun, Mexico:


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Sean O’Donnell is ready for a 47 hour nap (which sounds pretty awesome to me):

Rick and the Griffopotamus are in a penguin kind of mood:

According to Dan Tai, gorillas can’t swim. So, he sat on the edge of the pool:

Fitness hottie Nathan McCallum has turned it out at the gym this week so hard, he might be seeing things:


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And Silverjow, my favorite illustrator on Instagram, has one of his hunky guys ready for Santa’s big day (make sure to click through the options):


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New Jonas Bros Video Offers A Thigh-Full

Nick Jonas channels his best Risky Business

The Jonas Brothers lose their pants in their latest music video, “What a Man Gotta Do,” and we ain’t mad.

The video features the JoBros paying homage to their favorite rom-coms beginning with Nick Jonas (and his thick thighs) slip-sliding in his socks and button-down shirt channeling his best Tom Cruise in Risky Business.

It’s kind of hard to concentrate as Nick offers up some serious thigh-candy while wife Priyanka giggles from the couch.

Joe Jonas and wife Sophie strut out their best John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John impersonations in a Grease-inspired dance-off complete with updated hand-jive.

Joe Jonas goes pants-less

Kevin Jonas goes full-on John Cusack standing outside Danielle’s bedroom window with a boombox lifted overhead a la Say Anything.

Eventually, Kevin and Joe end up pants-less like Nick, which makes the music video that much better.

All in all, it’s a fun diversion for a Friday.

And, considering the video has nearly 5 million views in less than a day, it’s pretty safe to say we’re not the only ones who think so.

With its oh-so-catchy hook, the pop track is sure to be a hit…and did we mention the music video?

News Round-Up: June 27, 2019

Nick Jonas (via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

• Nick Jonas is giving you seriously ‘daddy’ grown-up goodness in this promo pic introducing his character “Bruno Gaido” from his upcoming movie, Midway, due out November 8. #Dang

• A gay couple were the target of homophobic insults before being spat on, clawed and physically attacked in an unprovoked attack in Essex in southeast England.

• Senate Democrats have introduced a resolution recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, the first time Congress has formally acknowledged the event that led to the modern LGBTQ rights movement.

• Alphonso David has been named the next president of the Human Rights Campaign. He is the first civil rights lawyer and the first person of color to lead the LGBTQ advocacy organization.

• Prince William says it would be “absolutely fine” if one of his children came out as gay.

Deadline reports that Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, along with James Corden, Andrew Rannells, and Keegan-Michael Key, have all been tapped by Ryan Murphy for the Netflix adaptation of the LGBTQ-themed Broadway musical, The Prom.

• As WorldPride gets underway in New York City today, just a reminder of how a leader CAN relate to his LGBTQ constituents. Folks, I give you Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Toronto’s Pride event this past weekend.

News Round-Up: March 11, 2019

Jonas Brothers score their very first #1 song

Some news items you might have missed:

• The Jonas Brothers have officially topped the Billboard Hot 100 with their come-back single “Sucker.” It’s the Jo Bros first number one (previous high was #5) and first boy band #1 in sixteen years.

• Democratic Presidential contender Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) said this weekend that she never supported conversion therapy, despite working for an organization that promoted it.

• Milwaukee beat out Houston and Miami for the 2020 Democratic Convention scheduled for July 13-16, 2020. Since the Democratic ticket barely lost usually ‘true blue’ Wisconsin in 2016, this makes perfect sense.

• This idiot not only got a beat down for grabbing the employee at McDonalds, but he was sentenced to 60 days in jail. The customer was apparently irate he couldn’t find a straw. Watch him get more than he bargained for below.

• Jussie Smollett’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, says the former Empire star is getting ‘gang-banged‘ by the media.

• A Brazilian politician called same-sex kissing ‘obscene’ and suggested it could be punishable with prison time.

• Speaking of Brazil, Donald Trump has invited the country’s newly-installed, virulently anti-LGBTQ president, Jair Bolsonaro, to visit at the White House. #OfCourse

•Music icon Olivia Newton-John celebrates the release of her first memoir, Don’t Stop Believin’.

With her trademark positive outlook, the Grease star shares personal anecdotes including a new afterword (added after the Australian printing) of her stay in her own hospital, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research  Centre, last fall when she experienced a fractured sacrum.

The four-time Grammy Award winner went undercover for a few weeks for treatment and shares how proud she is of the world-class facility.

She also shares never-before-told stories from her 50+ year-old career in entertainment.

You can order the book on Amazon here.

News Round-Up: January 30, 2018

Some news items you might have missed:

• Nick Jonas covers Clash Magazine (in sexy leather pants) for a piece that chronicles his creative evolution from boy bander to A-list pop music artist/actor. #ThirstTrap

• San Francisco’s oldest gay bar closed its doors this past Sunday after 108 years. #OurHistory

Party drug GHB is making a comeback (witness the death of reality star Joel Taylor last week). Click over to The Gaily Grind for lots of good info on the dangers of the drug.

• A new study shows a “vote by mail” program across the U.S. would increase voter participation in elections.

• Following Donald Trump’s “State of the Union” address, the Human Rights Campaign’s Sarah McBride will join other equality activists for “The People’s State of the Union response over at NowThisNews.

• I recently featured out singer/songwriter Calum Scott’s new music video for his soaring romantic anthem, “You Are The Reason” here on The Randy Report.

But sometimes you want a little more pep in your giddy-up. So, check out the newly-released bouncy John Gibbons remix of “You Are The Reason” below.

News Round-Up: January 19, 2018

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Some news items you might have missed:

• Can we start the weekend admiring Nick Jonas (above) admiring his NY Yankees hat in the background? #TheresAHat?

• Indonesia’s IT Ministry is asking Google to block  LGBT-related networking apps.

• Check out the newly-announced list of nominees for the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards here.

• House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be a guest judge on an upcoming episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” #YouBettaWerk

• And speaking of, on the latest episode of Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast, RuPaul shares what he’s learned from drag: “What it teaches people is that all things are temporary. Everything’s temporary: just clothes, some paint, powder – this body, even, is temporary.”

• The FBI is looking into whether a top Russian banker funneled money through the National Rifle Association to help elect Donald Trump. It’s illegal to use foreign funds to influence federal elections, and the NRA spent $30 million on Trump’s behalf in 2016.

• Warning: NSFW – Fischerspooner shares their new single and music video, “TopBrazil,” from their upcoming album, Sir, produced by Michael Stipe due out February 16.

In the video, shadow and light create a collage of naked male bodies becoming one, all the while blurring the lines of masculinity and femininity.

Spooner explains, “The video celebrates a pop aesthetic typically reserved for the female archetype and liberates the male form to be sexual, expressive and fearless.”

I think it’s a very cool video, but again – Adult Content.

News Round-Up: September 18, 2017

Some news items you may have missed:

• Hottie Nick Jonas (above) raises the temperature as he journeys from desert to beach party in his sultry new music video, “Find You,” today.

• Tennis legend and newly revealed homophobe Margaret Court says the LGBT community wants to destroy marriage. “There will be no Mother’s Day, there will be no Father’s Day, there will be no Easter, there will be no Christmas.”

• Police in Tanzania arrested 20 “suspected homosexuals” this weekend in an effort to “intensify vigilance” against LGBTs. Conviction of a sexual act “against the order of nature” in Tanzania can lead to up to 30 years behind bars. The 8 men and 12 women were arrested at a hotel where they were attending an HIV/AIDS education training session.

• Clearly concerned about losing the ratings war to MSNBC of late, Fox News is shuffling it’s evening schedule to pit far-right pundit Sean Hannity directly opposite MSNBC’s ratings champ Rachel Maddow at 9PM.

• Pop star and LGBT ally Demi Lovato says even though magazines and TV seem to be trying “to break” what her sexuality is, she doesn’t intend on giving those folks their soundbite. She says watch her upcoming YouTube documentary “Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated” on October 12 for some of those answers offered on her “own terms.”

• Always awesome Maroon 5 drops the lyric video and Slushii Remix for their latest single, “What Lovers Do” featuring SZA.

Radio Show: This Week In LGBT News

Dancing With The Stars champ Nyle DiMarco

Take a listen to my latest radio show episode, hosted on BlogTalkRadio, which aired today.

Episode synopsis:

Join Randy as he wraps up the latest in LGBT news from the worlds of entertainment, music, politics and sports.

• Three time Olympic medalist Danell Leyva is not only a double-silver medal winner but an ardent equal rights activist ally

• Hottie Nick Jonas talked about criticism he received for playing a gay MMA fighter on “Kingdom”

• “American Idol” alum/out musician David Hernandez drops his new single and music video “Beautiful”

• “America’s Next Top Model” & “Dancing With The Stars” champ Nyle DiMarco announced as next ‘Celebrity Guest Host’ for the world-famous Chippendales

• E! Network cancels “I Am Cait” after only two seasons

• A new study shows homophobic men are possibly just hiding their own latent homosexuality

Tune in as Randy covers these stories and more.

Hit the play button below to listen.

3-time Olympic medalist Danell Leyva

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Trailer: GOAT Starring Nick Jonas And James Franco

Nick Jonas and James Franco star in the upcoming Goat, a drama that follows two brothers who pledge the same fraternity and face the experiences of brutal hazing and “hell week” which tests the limits of loyalty to each other.

The very nature of hyper-masculine fraternities makes queer undertones unavoidable in the trailer.

Official Synopsis:

Reeling from a terrifying assault over the summer, 19-year-old Brad Land (Ben Schnetzer) starts college determined to get his life back to normal.

His brother, Brett (Nick Jonas), is already established on campus and with a fraternity that allures Brad with its promise of protection, popularity, and life-long friendships.

Brad is desperate to belong but as he sets out to join the fraternity his brother exhibits reservations, a sentiment that threatens to divide them. As the pledging ritual moves into hell week, a rite that promises to usher these unproven boys into manhood, the stakes violently increase with a series of torturous and humiliating events.

What occurs in the name of ‘brotherhood’ tests both boys and their relationship in brutal ways.

I will mention I was a brother in my university’s Sigma Chi chapter back in the day.  While the pledging/”hell week” period was tough, it was actually the period of time when becoming a brother felt like I was joining something meaningful because you had to take part in activities, and the ideals of the fraternity were so front and center.

But, to be honest, after I became a brother there really wasn’t much “there” there for me. I’m certain in part because they picked up on my being gay before I did. There was clear and present homophobia constantly.

That’s not to say my entire Sigma Chi experience was bullshit. Some of the guys were really good, good guys. And god knows, I enjoyed the partying at the time.

I’m sure some of my brothers from back then ended up coming out eventually. I’d love to know who and what their thoughts were on the experience.

Oh, and practically none of my chapter’s brothers looked like Nick Jonas. But then, neither did I.

Goat lands in theaters and VOD September 23rd.