I hope you've had a good week. You're not really dumped of course but that is what happened to our guest on The Brunch this weekend, Rosie Wilby. Tune in Sunday morning from 10am to find out how getting dumped by email led to her hit podcast and new book, The Breakup Monologues.
The GDC & I will also be looking back at some of our favourite moments from the show as it is the last in the series. Sadly that means no #QueerlyLoves for you this week but my tip for a weekend binge watch is The Pact on BBC iPlayer.
The week's biggest queer entertainment stories are below including the fallout from Eurovision and the Friends Reunion and good news for Rugrats, Rina Sawayama and drag queens.
Thanks as ever for reading and for all of your support for the show and this newsletter. I'm taking a few weeks off but the newsletter will resume on Friday 11th June.
Have a great Bank Holiday weekend!
Damiano David denied taking cocaine following online speculation after footage showed him leaning over a table during the grand final last Saturday.
"No drug use took place in the Green Room and we consider the matter closed," the EBU said in a statement.
In what will be her feature film acting debut, Japanese-British pop superstar Rina Sawayama is set to star alongside Keanu Reeves in Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4.
They are keeping her role under wraps, and the film is being directed by Chad Stahelski from script by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch.
Queer actress Natalie Morales is adding some canon LGBTQ+ representation to the world of the Rugrats this year when she’ll be playing Phil and Lil’s mom Betty, reimagined as a queer single mom in the new Paramount+ reboot.
Eagle-eyed fans found the stars were cut on all three Chinese streamers with broadcast rights. LGBTQ references, among other things, were also gone.
It is believed that footage of the stars was cut because they are deemed to have insulted China in the past.
The 13 contestants for “All Stars 6” — the most ever for the series — are returning after appearing across 10 seasons of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” to compete for the $100,000 top prize.
The winner will take a place in the “Drag Race Hall of Fame” alongside previous winners Chad Michaels, Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, Trixie Mattel, Monet X Change, Trinity the Tuck and Shea Couleé.
The Brunch with Rob & The GDC
This weekend on The Brunch with Rob & The GDC we look back at some of our favourite moments from the series and Rob chats to award-winning comedian and writer Rosie Wilby all about her new book and podcast The Breakup Monologues. Listen on TuneIn or at queerlyradio.com
Rob is joined by author Matt Cain on the latest episode of The Brunch podcast, talking all about his wonderful new book The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle. The story of a closeted gay postman in his 60s who confronts a lonely future by searching for a long-lost love is an essential read this summer. Don't forget to follow the show wherever you listen!