Gay, HIV-positive musician John Grant to appear on Letterman tonight

john-grant-pale-green-ghosts-loLast summer, our reviewer gushed over the album Pale Green Ghosts by out musician John Grant. If you didn’t get the CD at that time, or if you did and fell in love with it, you might wanna tune into The Late Show with David Letterman tonight at 10:35 p.m. on Ch. 11. Grant will be the musical guest.

Grant will perform his single “GMF.”

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Gay game-show set designer Ed Flesh dies

Ed Flesh, the gay man who designed the Wheel of Fortune wheel, has died at 79, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Flesh is survived by his partner of 44 years, David Powers. Flesh gave the game show its look by designing the wheel to spin horizontally, not vertically. He began his career designing off-Broadway sets before he was hired by NBC. He gave many other game shows their look as well. He designed the $25,000 Pyramid as well as the sets for Jeopardy, Press Your Luck, The New Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. He also designed the set for David Letterman’s original NBC talk show and special sets for Oprah. He was also the set designer for the soap opera Days of Our Lives.

—  David Taffet