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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 previously worked as the Associate Producer of "All My Children."

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Ilene Chaiken, Empire Executive Producer, Gives Details About the Most Explosive Episode Yet

(2) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 9:19 AM

2015-02-23-JussieEmpire2.jpgSince Empire premiered Jan. 7, its ratings have increased each week. Last week over 12 million viewers tuned into the FOX drama centering around a hip-hop entertainment company. One of the most beloved stories centers around Jamal (Jussie Smollett), a young African-American...

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Rob McClure's Honeymoon on Broadway

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 4:08 PM

2015-02-17-Honeymoon0951rJoanMarcus.jpgHoneymoon in Vegas is the latest film to leap off the silver screen and onto the Broadway stage. Coming off his Tony-nominated role as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin: The Musical, Rob McClure brings his comedic brilliance to the leading role, originally played...

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Under Noelia's Spell: The Global Superstar Sets Her Sights on the World of Dance

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 2:44 PM

2015-02-05-HRE4242.jpgAlthough Noelia has sold over 5 million albums worldwide, has massed quite a collection of gold and platinum albums and was named "International Star of the Year" in Italy, in the U.S. she remains relatively unknown. So, the pressure was high when...

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Darlene Love's Career Soars To New Heights Over 50 Years Later

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 4:43 PM

2015-01-23-DarleneLovePressPhoto.jpgFor years, many people have only known Darlene Love as that singer who performs "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" every year on The Late Show with David Letterman. They didn't know that for years she sang with the biggest names in the...

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From Dexter to Drag: Michael C. Hall Talks Broadway, Playing Gay Characters and His Childhood

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 1:47 PM

2014-12-11-HedwigsingingJoanMarcuscredit.jpgFrom repressed funeral director on Six Feet Under to serial killer on Dexter, Michael C. Hall has the ability to warm his way into our hearts by portraying some of the most troubled individuals you hope you'd never meet. Now in the...

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Rob Fusari: Living the American Dream and Life After Gaga

(2) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 4:40 PM

2014-12-08-RobFusariCaryNokey.jpgRob Fusari proves that it's never too late to make a change in your life. Even though he produced hits for Destiny's child, Will Smith and Whitney Houston and took an unknown singer named Stefani Germanotta and helped transform her into Lady...

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Dionne Warwick Feels So Good

(6) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 5:57 AM

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Dionne Warwick has been dazzling us as a musical ingénue for more than five decades. With songs like "Say a Little Prayer," "I'll Never Love This Way Again" and "That's What Friends Are For," her career is a chalkboard filled...

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The Music and Pulses of Karmin

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 9:00 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 | 1:43 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 | 10:13 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 | 4:24 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 | 2:43 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 | 5:08 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 | 7:41 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 | 2:16 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 | 1:47 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 | 7:14 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 | 2:37 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 | 6:03 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 | 7:57 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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