News Round-Up: May 7, 2021

Sergio J. Matos and Jim Newman
Sergio J. Matos and Jim Newman
Sergio J. Matos and Jim Newman

Some news items you might have missed:

OUT: The Village People’s Jim Newman (above) moved to Brazil for love. The Broadway daddy would love a return to performing, but for now he’s happy hunkering down on the beach with his fiancé, Sergio J. Matos.

Instinct Magazine: Ryan Reynolds wants his anti-hero super-hero Deadpool to be pansexual (per the original source comics) in the upcoming Marvel Studios film Deadpool 3.

Kenneth-in-the-212: Check out Kenneth’s weekly round-up of the what’s what in LGBTQ publications like the latest issue of WireMag (below) featuring body builder Steve Rogers.

NBC News: Middle school students in Texas have accused a teacher of defacing their chalk art of Pride flags by scrawling “heteros rule” over top of it. The school district is apparently dodging the issue by sending out a “vague” email implying there was a dustup (but didn’t explain what happened).

Axios: Oklahoma has secured a $2.6 million refund for a malaria drug purchase once touted by Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19. Trump repeatedly promoted hydroxychloroquine last year despite health officials warning that the drug should not be prescribed for treating COVID-19 outside of research or hospital settings due to serious side effects.

Twitter: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told a Trump supporter he “led the fight” to overturn the 2020 election (take that Josh Hawley). But as the cultist grows more fervent, Cruz (aware a camera is on him) has to pull away.

Funny: ‘Match Made In Hell’

Ok, this was quite clever.

Ryan Reynolds’s new ad for the dating app Match featuring Taylor Swift’s song ‘Love Story.’

Reynolds calls it “a Love Story for the ages. Or at least this age.”

Satan: Two zero two zero?
2020: Please, just call me 2020… So, where are you from?
Satan: Hell…
2020: Me too.

Podcast: Homeless Gay Teen Survives & Thrives To Become Valedictorian; ‘Riverdale’ Gets A Gay Romance

In this week's podcast:   • A homeless gay teen becomes valedictorian of his class. Head to to contribute to his college fund.   • Puerto Rico now allows transgender folks to change the gender on their birth certificates.   • The hit TV series Riverdale is getting a gay romance.   • The CW's Supergirl will debut television's first transgender super-hero.   • Ryan Reynolds wants to see more sexuality in his Deadpool movies   All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report.

In this week’s podcast:

• A homeless gay teen becomes valedictorian of his class. Head to to contribute to his college fund.

• Puerto Rico now allows transgender folks to change the gender on their birth certificates.

• The hit TV series Riverdale is getting a gay romance.

• The CW’s Supergirl will debut television’s first transgender super-hero.

• Ryan Reynolds wants to see more sexuality in his Deadpool movies

All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report.

Trailer: “Deadpool 2”

Deadpool (L) and Colossus (R) in “Deadpool 2”

One of the things I love about Deadpool (and all things related) is that most folks don’t know who in hell this “superhero” is.

But Ryan Reynolds and the team behind the films have created this perfect force you kinda can’t resist.

So irreverent, so sassy. That’s our Deadpool.

And the upcoming sequel features not only a bisexual character, Shatterstar, but a lesbian couple.

X-man Negasonic Teenage Warhead (played by Brianna Hildebrand) introduces us to her girlfriend and fellow mutant Yukio (played by Shioli Kutsuna).

More heroes! More diversity!

Check out the new trailer for Deadpool 2 in theaters today, May 18.

Ryan Reynolds Is The Rainbow Unicorn We’ve Been Waiting For

We always knew Ryan Reynold was the rainbow unicorn we’ve been waiting for all our lives.

And now we have proof.

The Deadpool star recently appeared on the South Korean reality competition King of Mask Singer which challenges contestants wearing silly, absurd costumes (like a rainbow unicorn for example) to try and win the judges votes.

As part of his promo tour for the upcoming Deadpool 2, Reynolds belted out his rendition of “Tomorrow” from the Broadway classic musical Annie while the judges and audience were stupefied over who could possibly be the man-behind-the-mask.

Watch hottie Ryan’s performance here:

And then came the reveal:

News Round-Up: January 9, 2018

Some news items you might have missed:

• Check out the Russian/American “cultural” exchange (above) between InstaHunk bfs Alex (Russia) and Brett (U.S.)

• Asked about the now empty Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS after the Trump administration fired the council members, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tossed off a vague “We’ll keep you posted.”

• Superstar Ricky Martin got a bit “cheeky” promoting his latest concert dates in Las Vegas at The Park Theater.

• This is a big deal – Democratic Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris have been appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Previously, only 1 African American had ever served on this body during its 201-year history.

• LGBT fans of Star Trek: Discovery were left heartbroken after the most recent episode.

• Hunky Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds was recently asked on Twitter which Hollywood “Chris” does he think is the hottest – Pratt, Hemsworth or Evans? Using ice cream as a metaphor, Reynolds got a bit cheeky. He also threw in a Chris Pine shout out as well.

• Uganda’s LGBTQ film festival persevered despite being raided by the police.

• The state of Connecticut have soon have the very first openly gay Chief Justice of any state Supreme Court.

• Big shout out to British gravity racer Zach Leader who recently came out via Instagram. Check out his message below.

So 2018 is finally here and for about 6 months now, this is how I wanted to start the new year. A fresh start. No more hiding, no more lies, no more fannying around! To some of you this won’t be news or anything new but to a lot of you, I imagine it won’t have even crossed your mind. Some of you may have thought about it I imagine 😂 What I’m trying to do is come out and say I’m gay 🏳️‍🌈 I’ve spent a lot more time in paddocks in recent seasons but this issue has never come up, I’ve never known if the paddocks would accept a gay rider. I guess I’ll find out soon! 😂 I’ve always worried that people would look at me differently and so wouldn’t accept me into paddocks. I’ve always worried this would hinder me from getting sponsors and maybe even signed by teams in the future; that team managers wouldn’t want the hassle and so wouldn’t bother, regardless of how good I may be. Obviously I’ll find all this out in good time but I really hope everyone both in general life and racing life accepts me for who I am. This is a purely personal decision to come out but maybe if there are other LGBT racers in British paddocks then it may help them to find themselves and consider coming out too, or find the confidence to talk about it. I’m always happy to talk to anybody about it 😊 Maybe one day we may see more racers happy and confident to come out as a member of the LGBT community! 😊 I’m telling you all now though, I’m a man on a mission. I’m going to be the first openly gay BGBC champion and then one day I’m going to Britain’s one of Britain’s first openly gay national motorcycle champions and the ultimate goal is to be THE FIRST EVER OPENLY GAY BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPION. And mark my words, I’ll get there if it’s the last thing I do! I’m going to be an ambassador in racing for the LGBT community too which I’m going to be incredibly proud to do 😊 Feel free to message about anything guys but I hope you all accept me and continue to show me the love! ❤️ I don’t currently have that special guy in my life to share everything with and to share my journey to glory with at the moment but I’m working on it 😜 Happy new year everyone! #gay #gayteen #lgbt #gayracer #comingout
A post shared by Zack Leader (@zleader77) on Dec 31, 2017 at 5:20pm PST

Ryan Reynolds Bares Naked Super Butt In DEADPOOL 2 Teaser

A new teaser for the upcoming Deadpool 2, featuring a little bare butt action from star Ryan Reynolds, scored over 12 million views in one day.

In the clip, Reynolds comes across a mugging and leaps into action as super-anti-hero “Deadpool.” Well, at least he leaps into a telephone booth to change into his trademark red super-suit.

But it’s not as easy as we’ve always been led to believe: even accompanied by that famous Superman movie theme music, Reynolds gets a bit hung up. Along we the way we get some bare backside visuals as he leans against the side of the booth trying to keep his balance.

Alas, timing is everything, and not always in a good way. As the vid plays out, Reynolds talks some smack about Hugh Jackman’s accent (the tease played at this weekend’s showings of Logan), and a few other super-hero references.

Check out the clip below.

Ryan Reynolds Epic Screen Kiss With Conan O’Brien

Ryan Reynolds dropped by CONAN to promote his new project, but he gets a bit cheeky playing a game with the audience asking them to guess the project.

Along the way he throw out a few red herrings like a new like of underwear made of ham; an album of children’s songs about Civil War wounds; and a parenting book titled 10 Easy Steps to Lower Your Child’s Self-Esteem.

In the end, Ryan reveals his new movie, complete with an over the top screen kiss with Conan.

Ryan Reynolds Covers PEOPLE Magazine As “Sexiest Dad Alive”

People Magazine names Ryan Reynolds “Sexiest Dad Alive!” as he extols his happiness with wife Blake Lively and their little girl, James.

Speaking to SiriusXM EW Radio, the Deadpool star said that he “can’t get enough” of having a daughter.

“If I could have nine daughters, I would be thrilled,” Reynolds said on Wednesday. “Really, like I genuinely would be.”

I’d be happy with just one Ryan Reynolds 🙂

Trailer: “Deadpool”

Four million views in a day.

Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool.

Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

The trailer also includes our first look at hunky X-man “Colossus” (Serbian actor Stefan Kapicic). Whoo-hoo!

The Marvel flick opens February 12th.

Stefan Kapicic as “Colossus”