Jai Rodriguez to Host This Weekend’s Daytime Emmy Awards Livestream Honoring Digital Dramas

Jai Rodriguez is livin’ thestream…

The 41-year-old half Puerto Rican actor and former Queer Eye for the Straight Guy talent will host the Daytime Emmy Awards livestream ceremony honoring Digital Dramas this Sunday, while The Real’s Loni Love will host the ceremony for Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation programming next Sunday.

Jai Rodriguez

The host announcements were made by The National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesNATAS also said the 41st Sports Emmy Awards will livestream on Tuesday, August 11, at 8:00 pm ET, and the 41st News & Documentary awards will stream in mid-to-late September, followed by the 71st Technology & Engineering Emmys in mid-to-late October.

Two dedicated specials will also debut this fall, one recognizing Lifetime Achievement honorees in Daytime, Sports, News & Documentary and Technology & Engineering programming, and the other recognizing Spanish-Language nominees across the genres.

The new formats were designed to fit the demands of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“These unprecedented circumstances demanded new and exciting ways to recognize the great talents creating Daytime television,” said Adam Sharp, president & CEO of NATAS in a statement.

The Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony honoring Digital Dramas will livestream on Sunday, July 19, 9:00 pm ET. The ceremony for Children’s, Lifestyle & Animation programming will stream on Sunday, July 26, 8 p.m. ET. All events will be viewable on desktop, mobile, and smart TV platforms via TheEmmys.tv.

In addition to being one of the original Queer Eye hosts, Rodriguez has appeared on television in Malibu CountryThe MagiciansGrey’s Anatomy and Grace and Frankie.

Karamo Brown & His Fellow “Queer Eye” Fab Five Win Big at the Critics Choice Real TV Awards

Karamo Brown is the critics’ choice…

The second annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards have been announced, with the 39-year-old Afro-Cuban American reality television star and his fellow Queer Eye members repeating as winners.

Queer Eye Fab Five

Brown and his fellow Fab Five members, who appear in Lizzo’s new animated lyric video for “Soulmate,” won their second consecutive award for Ensenble Cast in an Unscripted Series.

The Netflix series also repeated as the winner in the Lifestyle: Fashion/Beauty Show category.

Here’s the full list of winners for the event, organized by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association and nonfiction producer trade organization NPACT:

Competition Series RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Competition Series: Talent/Variety The Voice (NBC)
Unstructured Series Cheer (Netflix)
Structured Series The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+)
Business Show Shark Tank (ABC)
Sports Show The Last Dance (ESPN)
Crime/Justice Series Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (Netflix)
Ongoing Documentary Series Frontline (PBS)
Limited Documentary Series Hillary (Hulu)
Short Form Series Carpool Karaoke: The Series (Apple)
Live Show Chasing the Cure (TNT)
Interactive Show Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)
Culinary Show – TIE Chopped (Food Network) & Top Chef (Bravo)
Game Show Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time (ABC)
Travel/Adventure Series Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix)
Animal/Nature Show Seven Worlds, One Planet (BBC America)
Lifestyle: Fashion/Beauty Show Queer Eye (Netflix)
Relationship Show Love Is Blind (Netflix)
Lifestyle: Home/Garden Show A Very Brady Renovation (HGTV)
Ensemble Cast in an Unscripted Series Queer Eye (Netflix)
Female Star of The Year Dr. Sandra Lee – Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)
Male Star of The Year Jerry Harris – Cheer (Netflix)
Show Host Alex Trebek – Jeopardy! (CBS Television Distribution)
CRITICS CHOICE REAL TV PEER-VOTED AWARDS Netflix
Outstanding Achievement In Nonfiction Production Raw TV

Freeform to Premiere Karamo Brown’s TV Movie “The Thing About Harry” in February

Karamo Brown is hittin’ the road this Valentine’s Day

Freeform will premiere its road-trip rom-com The Thing About Harry, starring the 39-year-old part-Cuban American Queer Eye host and actor,will be a post-Valentine’s Day offering. 

Karamo Brown

The television movie starring Brown, Jake Borelli, Niko Terho, Britt Baronand Peter Paigeis set to premiere at 8:00 pm on Saturday, February 15, on the Disney-owned cable outlet.

Borelli portrays Sam, a handsome, funny, neurotic, intelligent young gay man who combines a scathing wit with an overly idealistic worldview. Sam came out when he was still in high school, something that took a lot of courage in his small Missouri town, but was bullied constantly. Terho plays Harry, an emotionally uncomplicated, promiscuous player who has always left a string of broken hearts in his wake. Under the surface, Harry actually yearns for love, family and stability, but the thought of commitment still terrifies him.

Brown plays Paul, an exceedingly well put-together yet overbearing and pretentious gay man. 

“It’s been an honor to partner with Freeform in making great television with LGBTQ+ characters as leads,” The Thing About Harry executive producers Paige, Greg Gugliotta and F.J. Denny in a statement. “True equality can only be achieved when you see yourself reflected in the movies, music and stories that paint our culture. 

“As young gay men in the ’90s, whenever a rom-com opened, we would watch the leading lady fall in love and imagine what it would be like if the boy was saying all those things to another boy. We’ve always wanted to make a movie — an unabashedly romantic comedy — that queer boys wouldn’t have to translate. It’s rewarding to take the genre to a new, all-inclusive level.”

Karamo Brown & His Queer Eye Co-Stars to Co-Host Elton John’s Oscar Viewing Party

Karamo Brownwill have a busy Oscar night… 

The 39-year-old part-Cuban American television personality and his Queer Eye co-stars will serve as co-hosts at Sir Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party on February 9.

Karamo Brown

The legendary performer, who inspired Taron Egerton‘s Golden Globe-nominated performance in Rocketmanhas drafted Brown, Jonathan Van NessTan Franceand Bobby Berkto join honorary chairs John and husband David Furnishat the helm, though its unclear where the fifth Queer Eye star, Antoni Porowski, will be. 

Also taking the stage will be the British actor, singer-songwriter and Brits Critic Choice Award winner Sam Fender, who has been tapped to perform.

The Oscars viewing party event will once again take place in West Hollywood Park, serving as a benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

“Each year we are blessed to have incredible artists do what they do best at our party and this year will be another special night not to miss. Given we have some of the wonderful hosts of Queer Eye at our party, we all wanted to use the event to raise funds for our work with LGBT ommunities around the world, many of whom are 20 times more vulnerable to the disease than their straight peers. AIDS isn’t over until no one gets left behind,” John said Thursday in a statement.

Karamo Brown to Star in Freeform’s Valentine’s Day Road Trip Movie “The Thing About Harry”

There’s a new Thing in Karamo Brown’s future… 

The 39-year-old part-Cuban American reality television personality, actor and activist is set to appear in the Freeform’s Valentine’s Day-themed road-trip movie The Thing About Harry.

Karamo Brown

Jake Borelli and newcomer Niko Terho lead the cast, with Brown, Britt Baron and the film’s director Peter Paige also starring in the romantic comedy.

Production on the movie underway in Chicago for a February premiere.

Borelli will play Sam, a handsome, funny, neurotic, intelligent young gay man who combines a scathing wit with an overly idealistic worldview. Sam came out when he was still in high school, something that took a lot of courage in his small Missouri town, but was bullied constantly. Terho will portray Harry, an emotionally uncomplicated, promiscuous player who has always left a string of broken hearts in his wake. Under the surface, Harry actually yearns for love, family and stability, but the thought of commitment still terrifies him.

Karamo will play Paul, an exceedingly well put-together yet overbearing and pretentious gay man.

“It’s been an honor to partner with Freeform in making great television with LGBTQ+characters as leads,” The Thing About Harry executive producers Paige, Greg Gugliottaand F.J. Dennyin a statement. “True equality can only be achieved when you see yourself reflected in the movies, music and stories that paint our culture. “As young gay men in the ’90s, whenever a rom-com opened, we would watch the leading lady fall in love and imagine what it would be like if the boy was saying all those things to another boy. We’ve always wanted to make a movie — an unabashedly romantic comedy — that queer boys wouldn’t have to translate. It’s rewarding to take the genre to a new, all-inclusive level.”

Brown, who appeared in 2004’s MTV reality show The Real World: Philadelphia, currently appears as the culture expert on the Emmy-winning Netflix series Queer Eye.

Rodriguez and His “Queer Eye” Cast Mates Returning to Bravo

Jai Rodriguez is heading back to Bravo

The 34-year-old half-Puerto Rican actor/musician and “culture vulture” will be reuniting with his Queer Eye for the Straight Guy cast mates to celebrate the hit reality series’ big anniversary.

Jai Rodriguez

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was a surprise hit when it premiered back in July 2003, adding the “make-better” to the pop culture conversation and sending Bravo on its reality television track.

Now the cable channel is celebrating the five-season series with Queer Eye Reunion: 10 Years Later, an Andy Cohen-hosted gathering of the “Fab Five”: Rodriguez, Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley.

Along with discussing the Emmy-winning show — whose title was shortened to Queer Eye after Season 3 — the men will highlight behind-the-scenes secrets and discuss how their lives have changed in the past decade.

The reunion special will air in October.