Sep 17 2014

Material Witness

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Boy-George

Boy George comments on some of the hottest hits of 1984. Surprisingly, he seems most taken with Bruce Springsteen. But unsurprisingly, they make him talk about Madonna, too, which comes up when he's asked to comment on “Borderline” (released February 15, 1984):

“I went to one of those really early tours, where she was dressed in all Stephen Sprouse [sic]...Who knew what she was gonna become? Do you know what I mean? I mean, I don't think you could have ever imagined—do you know what I mean?—how formidable she was gonna be. It was just, 'Oh, she won't last.' You know? You just didn't get it. It was just phenomenal.”

He also says records now are not allowed to linger; everything is an instant hit or is gone.

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Doctor/Feelgood

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Ariana-GrandeKorovin's patients include teen queen Ariana Grande, who was taking a B12 shot to the butt here.

Dr. Gwen Korovin has been IDed as the throat specialist who was in the room when Joan Rivers was undergoing her endoscopy. A report says Korovin took a selfie with Joan in the background during the procedure, and began a biopsy that led to Rivers vocal cords seizing, causing cardiac arrest. Rivers died a week later.

TMZ—so hated, yet so useful, no?—also brings to light photos that seem to contradict the story of Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts, who claims she was detained by police based on her race after making out with her boyfriend in his car. Photos seem to back up reports that she was having sex with him in the front seat of his car with the door wide open. The pictures show they were much heavier into their sesh than her story let on, though they do not definitively show the act. 

But come on, if you're doing this and are surprised the cops would ask for your ID, you're on drugs or extremely entitled. Bringing race into it diminishes the very real problem that too many black people have with being targeted by cops for no good reason other than suspicion of being black. She plays right into the doubters who think race is a non-issue in this country, and who routinely say black people are the ones hung up on it.

 
 

Lip Service

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Beyonce

Every pop singer lip-synchs—every single one of them. It really doesn't have anything to do with if they can or can't sing; it's not a Milli Vanilli thing. One can not perform a physically active two-hour set without some vocal sweetening, at least not in this genre (rock is different, its fans don't mind scratchy, effed-up vocals...sometimes, they're a plus).

But even so, because most artists deny it (it's like dying your hair was in the '60s), any time it becomes obvious, it's juicy, as in this runaway-popular Beyoncé snippet...

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Back In The Gay

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Encyclopedia-Madonnica-catalog-copy

The original catalogue page from St. Martin's Press, heralding the April 1995 publication of my book, Encyclopedia Madonnica. I'm doing an updated edition...if you can help me out! Click here for more details.

 
 

Girl Trouble

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Isabel-Rose-drag

Isabel Rose's video for her material-girl-friendly “Trouble in Paradise” is anything but a drag...

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#6 With A Bullet Bra

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Madonna

With thanks to my pal Mark Blane—whose Cubby film has to get made, it sounds like it will be amazing!—I discovered that my Kickstarter for a 20th Anniversary Edition of Encyclopedia Madonnica is rated very highly on Kicktraq. They rather optimistically think I'm on “traq” to raise 50 grand, but that's really mostly based on my stellar Day One, in which I quickly raised $5K—thank you again for that!

No, I'm just hoping to make my goal and s'more. Doubling it is a daydream. But being #6 on the Kicktraq charts for books is (1) amazing, and (2) responsible for pointing out that I woud love to own #3, the definitive book on the classic movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Kickstart me here!

 
 

Ends Of The World

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AssHot shots like this over at my Instagram

 
 

Oh, Fathers

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Mike-ComrieHilary Duff with her ex, Mike Comrie, a true DILF of Disney

Via BuzzFeed: Someone finally invented DILFs of Disneyland, an Instagram of hot dads at Disney. Predictably, some of the commenters are railing against the objectification of men. Sorry, as long as there is a difference in how men and women are treated in our culture, it will never be possible to say same/same on this issue. Like Black History Month doesn't mean a White History Month is same/same.

I, of course, have a similar Instagram. I avoid showing kids in the background. Otherwise, I've said it before and will say it again: Public is not private.

And in agreement with a hysterical comment at BuzzFeed, DILFs of Disneyland isn't Fat Fucks of Disneyland, so get over it.