Michael Stipe will honor Ugandan gay rights activist John Abdallah Wambere at the Logo network’s “Trailblazers” event this month, the AP reports.
The former R.E.M. frontman will appear at the event Monday in New York. Wambere is the leader of the gay rights group Spectrum Uganda Initiatives.
Singer-songwriter Sia will perform with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus at the event, where Daniel Radcliffe will appear.
The inaugural “Trailblazers” salutes pioneers in the gay rights movement. Honorees include NBA player Jason Collins, Laverne Cox and Lea DeLaria of “Orange Is the New Black” and the woman who challenged the federal Defense of Marriage, Edie Windsor and her lawyer Roberta Kaplan.
“Trailblazers” will air June 26.
He's a hoodie hubby!
Zachary Levi has married girlfriend Missy Peregrym, the actor's rep confirms to People.
But the couple also found a sly and playful way to break the news of their surprise nuptials to fans and followers on social media.
On Monday night, Peregrym, 32, posted a tweet showing her and Levi, 33, wearing matching hoodies emblazoned with the words "MR" and "MRS." The two drew the hoodies over their eyes, but the duds could barely conceal her beaming smile and his knowing smirk.
"That coffee date was UNREAL @zacharylevi," she tweeted, adding the hashtag, "#marriedinmaui."
The onetime “Chuck” actor promptly retweeted the post and wrote: "These dreams and goals are really workin out."
A few days earlier, Peregrym, who broke out in the 2006 gymnastics movie “Stick It,” hinted about those "dreams and goals" in a tweet to her beau.
"Hey @ZacharyLevi, great job at the Tony's," she wrote. "You're a real babe alert. How about we grab a coffee and talk about your dreams and goals."
Katy Perry could help make your “Teenage Dream” of becoming a singer a reality: The pop star is starting her own record label, The Associated Press reports.
Perry announced the launch of Metamorphosis Music on Tuesday. It’s a joint venture with her current label, Capitol Records.
The first to sign with Perry’s label is pop singer Ferras, who released his Perry executive-produced EP on Tuesday. The five-song self-titled effort includes the track “Legends Never Die,” which features Perry.
Ferras will join Perry for the North American leg of her Prismatic World Tour, which kicks off Sunday in Raleigh, N.C. It wraps Oct. 11 in Houston. She plays Conol Energy Center July 22.
Perry and Ferras met in 2007 when they were both signed to Capitol.
Capitol is one of many labels under Universal Music Group, home to Def Jam and Republic Records.
Gym, tan, jail?
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was arrested Tuesday after brawling at a tanning salon, People reports via TMZ.
The former “Jersey Shore” star reportedly got into a physical fight with his brother, Frank, inside the Boca Tanning Salon in Middletown, N.J. After receiving a 911 call, police arrived to take him into custody.
Sorrentino, 31, gained fame for flaunting his abs and pumping his fists on the MTV show, which ran from 2009-12 and also featured Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley.
Sorrentino is set to return to reality television on July 15 for TV Guide Network's “The Sorrentinos,” which will follow his family members as they try to open their own tanning salon – and support his sobriety following a 2012 stint in rehab.
Producers of Terrence McNally’s Broadway-bound revival of “It’s Only a Play” have added a little “Harry Potter” magic — Rupert Grint, the AP reports.
Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the Potter film franchise, will make his Broadway debut alongside Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham and Emmy winner Megan Mullally.
The revival will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Opening night is Oct. 9.
“It’s Only a Play,” which previously appeared off-Broadway in 1986, is a send-up of show business. It is set on the eve of a play’s opening night and its anxious playwright has to deal with Broadway show business types as they await the first reviews.
Grint made his West End Debut in the 2013 revival of Jez Butterworth’s “Mojo.”