Logo Awards enter ninth circle of stardom

Cheyenne Jackson hosts glitzy, kitchy kudofest

Johnny Weir and an out-of-drag RuPaul posed for photos June 8 at the lip of the Edison Downtown stage. But it was clearly the ice skater who came prepared when a personal assistant touched up his facial powder only seconds later.

One of the few breaks in the queer presence at Logo’s NewNowNext Awards came courtesy of the sound operators and cameramen, who occasionally rubbed their beer gut to ask, “So what’s the score? Lakers ahead?”

Onstage, Broadway’s Cheyenne Jackson was mistaken for ubiquitous awards host Neil Patrick Harris. Not that Jackson will be following in those footsteps after trashing the Tonys as “a snore” and the Oscars as “a whore.” But who can’t love a show that gives an award to a group that calls itself Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber?

The Edison’s basement restaurant was the perfect place for the Logo event, which on the celebrity circuit lies somewhere between the ninth circle of hell and rehab. In this milieu, ex-supermodel Janice Dickinson and ex-talent judge Paula Abdul looked right at home. But what’s Peter Gallagher doing here? Of course. He picked up the coveted Best Future Feature Award for “Burlesque,” to open in November.

“I’m Peter Gallagher. But tonight you can call me Mr. Cher,” he began, referring to his “Burlesque” costar. Cher, unfortunately, didn’t show, reportedly miffed that son Chaz Bono failed to nab the Best Makeover Award.

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