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Picture imperfect: Kathy Griffin is back in frame, and ahead of her game

Kathy Griffin the "Laugh Your Head Off World Tour" will be on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

 Kathy Griffin has made a career out of making fun of celebrities. Whether these celebrities live in Malibu or the White House is completely up to her pen. But last year a lot of people thought she went too far after she held up a severed and bloody Trump head and broke the internet. The web may still be recovering, and so is she.

Jai Rodriguez has ‘Loose Lips’ about his time on ‘Queer Eye’

Jai Rodriguez in “Loose Lips” at Martinis Above Fourth is on Thursday, May 31 at 8 pm.

You know Jai Rodriguez, well you've undoubtedly seen those piercing brown eyes on TV. He is the original culture guru who served on Bravo’s “Queer Eye” for three years and 96 episodes starting in 2003. He’s been on Broadway, starred in soaps, sitcoms, and TV dramas. His latest is the pilot episode of Fox's "The Resident."

Popular Australian EDM musician explains why he hates gays

Nick Bertke, aka Pogo, really hates gay men and women.

Obscure yet popular YouTube musician Nick Bertke, aka Pogo, put together a video rant about how much he hates homosexuals. His videos get millions of hits.

Bertke lives in Australia but is originally from South Africa reports LGBTQ Nation.

Tom Cruise spotted filming 'Top Gun 2' in San Diego

You may spot Tom Cruise in San Diego in the upcoming months.

You may be able to spot Tom Cruise in San Diego for a little while.

People have reported seeing him this week. He is apparently getting back into the cockpit for the sequel the 1986 blockbuster “Top Gun.”

The star posted a picture of himself standing on the tarmac with the hashtag #Day1 on Instagram. The movie, titled “Top Gun: Maverick” is scheduled for a summer 2019 release.

Theater Review: “Les Misérables"

“Les Misérables” plays through June 3, 2018, at San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd and B Streets, downtown.

“Les Misérables,” Boublil and Schönberg’s sprawling pop opera based on Victor Hugo’s equally sprawling novel of love, disappointment, heroism, sacrifice, and revolution in 19th-century France, plays through Sunday at San Diego Civic Theatre.

Theater Review: “Nathan Gunn Flying Solo”

“Nathan Gunn Flying Solo” plays through June 10, 2018, at San Diego Repertory Theatre Lyceum Stage, 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown.

Don’t go to see baritone Nathan Gunn just because he’s a “barihunk” (or, as he prefers, “hunkiton”), though let’s face it: it’s great to listen to somebody who’s also easy on the eyes.

See “Nathan Gunn Flying Solo” at San Diego Repertory Theatre because he will thrill you with what is probably the best baritone voice singing today.

Barr says Ambien to blame for her racist comment

Ambien may be the reason for Roseanne's tweet heard around the world she says.

In what may have been the most shocking industry decision in history, the top-rated “Roseanne” reboot was canceled by ABC yesterday because star Roseanne Barr tweeted out a salient racist comment against a former Obama advisor of color.

However, the star says she may not have been in control of her actions, alluding that she took an Ambien and it might have clouded her judgment.

'Roseanne' cancelled after star's twitriol

Roseanne Barr's sitcom cancelled by network over controversial tweet.

ABC has canceled “Roseanne” after the star's racist twitter rant this morning.

The comedienne was publicly e-flogged for comments she made about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett.

Theater Review: "Avenue Q"

“Avenue Q” plays through July 1, 2018, at New Village Arts, 2787 State Street, Carlsbad.

“They” are Jeff Whitty and Robert Lopez, jointly responsible for the hilarious puppet musical “Avenue Q,” which has been around amusing audiences since 2003. A sparkling production is back onstage for a run through July 1 at New Village Arts in Carlsbad.

Theater Review: “The Madres”

“The Madres” plays through June 10, 2018, at Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Boulevard in the SDSU area. 

Playwright Stephanie Alison Walker’s “The Madres” memorializes the public protests of Argentinian women against the repressive (and murderous) rightwing junta that deposed Isabel Perón in 1976, and promptly proceeded to eliminate opposition by means of arrests, imprisonment, torture and murder. Some 30,000 “enemies” just disappeared and were never seen again.