VIRTUAL HALSTON, a new early cocktail hour live-stream broadcast starring comic actress Julie Halston on Fridays at 5 p.m., has announced a fresh lineup of guest stars who will join Ms. Halston each week, starting with TOOTSIE Tony nominee Lilli Cooper on Friday, May 29 at 5 p.m. (EDT) To view, log on to

Future celebrities who will beam in with Ms. Halston include:

June 5 – Charles Busch, the legendary playwright and actor

June 12 – Linda Lavin, the Tony winning actress, film and TV star

June 19 – Santino Fontana, the Tony winning star of TOOTSIE

June 26 – Judy Gold, the legendary comic


VIRTUAL HALSTON enjoyed a successful launch with thousands of viewers on May 22 when Ms. Halston was joined by the inimitable Mario Cantone and New York’s nightlife fixture, singer/producer Jim Caruso.

VIRTUAL HALSTON is billed as a gabfest packed with laughs, dish, anecdotes, lore, outrageous comic observations about life and how we live it, Ms. Halston’s trademark readings from books, press clippings, manuals, wedding announcements and what she describes as “close encounters of the celebrity kind.”

Donations are encouraged (the broadcast link includes a donate button), with proceeds going to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, a disease that causes progressive scarring in the lungs.  The PFF collaborates with physicians, organizations, patients and caregivers worldwide.