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Advocate magazine turns 45
March 23, 2012
Admit it, at 45 years old, the Advocate looks good. Over those years, the LGBT magazine has seen the same challenges as any other print publication but has forged ahead with its watchdog duties in human rights as well as being a pop culture compass.
The glossy will celebrate the big 4-5 at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, welcoming a host of celebs and activists, as well as fashion and social types. Not to mention inductees to the Heroes Hall of Fame, a list of notables that includes Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O’Donnell, Cynthia Nixon and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Macy Gray will perform for the crowd, with “Tonight Show” correspondent Ross Mathews as emcee, in a night that boasts “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Drew Droege, Sean Maher and Oscar show writer Bruce Vilanch as well as Dustin Lance Black, Donna Deitch and Pat Rocca.
Founded in 1967 as a vehicle for education at a time when gay and lesbian bars were being raided and unlawful arrests made, the mag’s legacy will be toasted in the Hilton’s International Ballroom, with a DJ set from Beau Dasher.
The Advocate partners with Lexus for the event, also serving as benefit for the Point Foundation, which works to provide academic scholarships to LGBT youth.
Mister D: Who doesn’t love Bruce? One of the most kindest, gentlest, and funniest men I’ve ever known….hell, he is the “most”of all those things. I just want to wish him the happiest of all birthdays and many more….and hope that he forgives me for all of my bad grammar! I mean well! All my love, Don
Greg In Hollywood
Happy 63rd Birthday to Bruce Vilanch!
By Greg Hernandez on Nov 23, 2011
Now that Billy Crystal has replaced Eddie Murphy as host of the 2012 Academy Awards, itâ€™s a safe bet that funnyman Bruce Vilanch will be asked back as a writer for the Oscars.
I just love this manâ€™s T-shirts and his terrific sense of humor.
Bruce, who turns 63 today, has been coming up with funny lines for Oscar hosts and presenters for decades now.
â€œI think people have a better time if itâ€™s funny,â€ he told me in an interview last year about the Oscars. â€œItâ€™s such a pompous occasion, so much self-importance. These are career-changing moments for people who have a great deal invested professionally so the humor helps to level that a little bit. Itâ€™s a show, itâ€™s showbiz.â€
Happy birthday to this great talent!
Nov. 23: Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (â€œBasic Instinct,â€ â€œShowgirlsâ€), 67. Comedy writer Bruce Vilanch (â€œHollywood Squaresâ€), 64. â€œGood Morning Americaâ€ co-host Robin Roberts, 51. Actors Elmarie Wendel (â€œ3rd Rock From the Sun,â€ â€œGeorge Lopezâ€), 79, Maxwell Caulfield (â€œThe Colbysâ€), 52, John Henton (â€œThe Hughleys,â€ â€œLiving Singleâ€), 51, Salli Richardson-Whitfield (â€œFamily Lawâ€), 44, Oded Fehr (â€œThe Mummyâ€), 41, Page Kennedy (â€œDesperate Housewivesâ€), 35, Kelly Brook (â€œSmallvilleâ€), 32, Lucas Grabeel (â€œHigh School Musicalâ€), 27, Austin Majors (â€œNYPD Blueâ€), 16. Singer-Actor Miley Cyrus (â€œHannah Montanaâ€), 19. Singer Bruce Hornsby, 57. Singer-guitarist Ken Block of Sister Hazel, 45. Rapper Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound, 39. Drummer Charlie Grover of Sponge, 45.