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Dustin Fitzharris is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. His work has appeared in various publications, including the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Essence, Out, The Advocate, and Redbook. He is also a contributor to ABCNews.com. Fitzharris specializes in entertainment/celebrity stories and over the years has interviewed some of the biggest names in the industry. In 2008 Fitzharris was named a “Rookie of the Year” reporter by the New York Press Association. Fitzharris is based in New York and is the Associate Producer of "All My Children."

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The Music and Pulses of Karmin

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 8:00 AM

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Three years ago Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, otherwise known as Karmin, developed a following after they began uploading videos on YouTube of them singing the hottest songs on the charts. Soon after, their single "Brokenhearted" went Top 20, and it seemed there was...

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Finding Fisht: The Story of Friendship Between a Stray Dog in Sochi and the Man Who Saved Her

(6) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 12:43 PM

2014-02-16-NeilDreherFishtintrash.jpgThere she was. Sleeping in a pile of trash, which was far more comfortable than concrete. She'd rummage through debris, desperately trying to find something to eat. The three puppies she was looking after weren't doing well. In fact, one was...

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Confessions of Jackie Collins

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 9:13 AM

2014-01-31-JackieGormanBlackRedsm.jpgOne theme remains consistent in every Jackie Collins novel -- and it isn't sex.

"My women kick ass; they don't get their ass kicked!" Collins said.

And her most popular character, Lucky Santangelo, personifies that statement. The world first met Lucky...

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Getting Real With Jonathan Murray: The Creator of The Real World Reveals Secrets of the New Season and Reflects Back

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 3:24 PM

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On May 21, 1992 MTV hit pause on music videos and we heard this for the first time:

"This is the true story of seven strangers, picked to live in a house, work together and have their lives...

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Michael Urie: From Betty to Barbra

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 1:43 PM

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When ABC's hit show Ugly Betty wasn't renewed after four critically acclaimed seasons, actor Michael Urie, known to millions of fans as Marc St. James, returned to his roots in the theater. Today the 33-year-old graduate of Juilliard is starring...

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Really Got a Hold on His Dreams: Charl Brown on Becoming Smokey Robinson, Never Giving Up and Beyoncé

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2013 | 4:08 PM

charl brownCharl Brown had to postpone his birthday trip to Hawaii in May 2012 by a few days because he had to audition once again for the role of Smokey Robinson in Motown The Musical. Following the audition, he was told he'd receive...

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Linda Lavin's World: The Star Of Stage And Screen Talks About Life, Love And The New Role She Just Had To Play

(18) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 6:41 AM

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When Linda Lavin sang the theme song to her hit television series "Alice," she was, as the lyrics said, "a new girl in town." Having worked in the theater in New York for over 10 years, TV was relatively new for Lavin. She landed...
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Last Dance: Memories of Splash Bar in NYC

(6) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 1:16 PM

2013-08-05-SplashDancers2.jpgJust a week after opening in September 1991, Splash, a gay bar located in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, had already established itself as the place to go.

"It was about 2 or 3 in the morning on a Tuesday or Wednesday, and I...

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Matthew Morrison Opens Up About His Sexuality, Glee and Going Back to Where It All Began

(84) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 12:47 PM

2013-06-04-MatthewMorrisonPic.jpgFor the past four years Matthew Morrison has starred as choir director Will Schuester on Fox's hit show Glee. While the show has made him a household name, Morrison fondly likes to say, "At the end of the day, I'm a song and...

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Barbara Taylor Bradford -- Love, Inspiration ... And Secrets

(3) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 6:14 AM

2013-05-16-BTBLarryMaranoTouchup.bmpBarbara Taylor Bradford is the epitome of class. From the moment she starts speaking you feel as if you're with royalty, which isn't a stretch since she was born in England and was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by...

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Jackie Collins Invites You on a Power Trip

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 1:37 PM


2013-01-28-JackieCollinsBlueBackground.JPGJackie Collins has a way with words. In her new book, The Power Trip, she writes, "Men are like spaghetti -- they're all straight until they hit hot water."

"That's a line that I got from my best gay friend, Barry," Collins...

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Karmin Is Bursting With Pride

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 5:03 PM


2013-01-25-Karmin1.jpgIt's an unusually cold morning for Los Angeles, but that hasn't stopped Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, otherwise known as Karmin, from taking a morning run. It's just one of their new year's resolutions.

"I have to exercise this year," Amy says. "I...

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Dionne Warwick: Living for Now

(5) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 6:57 PM

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Fifty years ago Dionne Warwick scored her first Top 40 hit with "Don't Make Me Over." Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, it was not only the beginning of Warwick's career, but also a relationship that she refers to as...

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The 'Lowdown' on Richie Sambora: His Music, His Struggle, His Triumph

(6) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 12:52 PM

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"Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora's Girlfriend Exposed As 'High-Class Prostitute'"

"Shot Through the Heart! Locklear, Sambora to Divorce"

"Guitarist Richie Sambora Goes To Rehab"

Richie Sambora has gotten used to seeing his life through tabloid headlines. At any...

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Just Frenchie: On Her New Album, Coming Out, and Life After American Idol

(16) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 7:03 PM


2012-08-20-FrenchieDavis3.jpgFrenchie Davis is heading to the beach for her morning power walk. She says it's something she does as often as she can because it helps her think more clearly. With her iPhone in hand, she is ready to blast "Titanium" by David...

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Leslie Uggams: Still Singing Her Song

(2) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 10:49 AM

Leslie Uggams may have been just 17 in January 1961, but she brought panic to the boardrooms at NBC when she joined the cast of "Sing Along With Mitch," starring Mitch Miller. At the time she was the only African-American performer on network television, and NBC and its sponsors were...

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Mondo Guerra: Designing for a Positive Life

(30) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 9:03 AM

2012-07-23-MondoLeatherJacketEdited2.jpgMondo Guerra won the hearts of Americans on the eighth season of the fashion design reality show Project Runway in 2010. Although he didn't win (he was runner-up), he did go on to win an all-star edition of the show earlier this...

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The Heart and Soul of Sophie B. Hawkins: Her New Album, Discovering Happiness, and Her Advice to the LGBT Community

(9) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 12:35 PM


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It's been eight years since Sophie B. Hawkins released an album of all-original material. In that time she's become a mother, supported Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, helped clean up the Gulf after the 2010 oil spill, and made peace with her childhood,...

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Valerie Simpson: Still Solid as a Rock

(4) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 7:44 AM

2012-06-20-ValerieSimpson2FINAL.jpgAshford & Simpson are one of the most successful songwriting duos of all time. With an unprecedented catalog of hit songs, 22 gold and platinum records and members of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, they have written and performed songs that have become...

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Nadia G. Dishes On Her Hunger for Life

(6) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 9:42 PM

2012-05-16-nadiag20112.jpgWhile wearing stilettos and cooking up a feast in a kitchen decorated with decapitated dolls, television chef Nadia G. has won the hearts of not just foodies but those whose idea of cooking is microwaving a doggie bag from the night before. Her...

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