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The amazing reason why this man's magazine cover made history

The April edition of Men's Health Germany magazine will break fresh ground by featuring transgender fitness model Ben Melzer on its cover.

The shoot will make Melzer, 27, the first openly transgender person to grace the cover of a men's fitness magazine in Europe, Pink News reports. The issue will hit newsstands next month. 

Fashion trend: The cargo jogger

Just when we thought men’s cargo shorts were on the way out, in comes the “cargo jogger.”

These pants seem to be taking a cue from MC Hammer’s parachute pants of the 90’s, however they are a lot slimmer and less colorful.

It’s all there; stretchable waistband, drawstring belt and elastic tapered cuffs. These pants also sport utility pockets on the side and some even have smaller back pockets for whatever reason.

Aaron Carter in love with Chris Crocker?

One thing that makes internet celebrities so successful is their ability to influence followers and potential followers with viral-worthy content.

Chris Crocker of “Leave Britney alone” fame has certainly kept his brand alive with many videos and social media updates that are often humorous and always interesting.

In perhaps a genius blend of pop icon celebrity and YouTube stardom Aaron Carter and Chris Crocker seem to be teasing hints about a relationship that is more than just friends.

THEATER REVIEW: "The Realish Housewives of San Diego: A Parody"

It’s difficult for me to understand why anyone would care about anybody else’s “real housewives,” but that just shows how far behind the curve and out of it I am.

So I went down to the Balboa Theatre last night to see what Chicago’s Second City comedy troupe’s version has to offer.

I’m happy to report that “The Realish Housewives of San Diego: A Parody” (playing a short run through Feb. 7) is a total hoot.

The troupe of six, now on a national tour, operates from a skeletal script which is beefed up with local references as they travel from city to city.

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What could be better on a pleasant evening in Coronado than seeing the theatrical version of the classic comedy “Some Like It Hot?” After all, Coronado Playhouse is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and “Some Like It Hot” was filmed up the street at the Hotel del Coronado.

Here’s your chance. The Playhouse is mounting a sparkling production of the Jule Styne/Bob Merrill musical "Sugar" through March 6, directed and choreographed by Rayme Sciaroni.


New York City’s iconic 102-story Empire State Building – built during the Great Depression in 1931 – was an architectural marvel for its time and held the record for 40 years as the tallest building in New York.

The musical “Empire” tells the story of that building. Like its namesake, “Empire” is a visual marvel, offering some of the best projection magic I’ve seen in the theater.

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Pastor Judah Swilley has an amazing LGBT connection.

Judah Swilley lives in the Bible Belt.

He is a young pastor living in Atlanta, trying to spread The Word to the many people who could use it.

But Swilley is different than most preachers in the area, and he has an LGBT connection that is as controversial as some of his tactics: His father is Jim Swilley, a well-known evangelist who came out to his conservative congregation at the pinnacle of his career in 2010, after 20 years of preaching.

The 'Bear-Naked' chef is back with more irresistible culinary expertise

Everyone's favorite cooking bear, Adrian De Berardinis, is back with the third episode in his web series that helps queer people learn to prepare delicious and authentic Italian food.

What's on the menu this week? Papperdelle Pasta with Bacon and Peas inspired by one of the Bear-Naked Chef's favorite restaurants in New York City, Bar Pitti in SoHo. According to Berardinis, the dish combines two of his food-based favorites: bacon and parmigiano reggiano cheese.

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First look: 'Drag Race' season 8 contestants revealed

It’s that time of year again. Ru Paul announced her season eight contestants for “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” during the New Now Next awards last night on Logo.

Whether you set your DVR up and stockpile episodes to watch in bulk, or tune in every week to see what the ladies are up to, this year you can expect more shade, more drama and most of all; lots of laughs.

Hilarious 'Real Housewives' parody comes to Balboa Theater

SAN DIEGO - The popularity of The “Real Housewives of (insert city here)” has become something of a pop culture television phenomenon.

The Bravo Network has certainly taken this concept of rich women with bad attitudes and plenty of time on their hands to a new level with a whopping nine rotating “Housewives” reality shows on their yearly schedule.

In fact, Bravo just introduced “The Real Housewives of the Potomac” this January, surprising fans of the franchise who didn’t expect another one.