63 posts categorized "ADAM LAMBERT"

Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

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A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

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OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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Nov 25 2013
They Got Into The Groove Comments (0)

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Apparently, Glee isn't out of Madonna songs to cover after all...now it's "Into the Groove," by Chris Colfer (with an assist by Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert).

 
Jun 21 2013
Are You A Partyboy? Comments (3)
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Last night was the party for Shred of Hope, a unique campaign designed to raise cash for The Ali Forney Center. A slew of celebrities and LGBT personalities has donated unique shirts, each being auctioned off to the highest bidder. Among those offered are shirts by Michael Stipe, Andy Cohen, Dustin Lance Black, blogger Joe Jervis, Jake Shears and many more; Adam Lambert's already had a bid of over $1,000 as of last night!

Nasty-Pig-modelThis SO-hot model sold me $20 in raffle tickets for the over-the-shoulder pose. I've got more than $20 for him.

CEO and founder David Lauterstein was on hand to greet us as we arrived, and to pose wearing a special $200 T-shirt that was being sold last night only to help jack up proceeds even further. Lovely guy—not nasty at all! (At least in that sense.)

Mr-nasty-pigThe David. (Not that this shirt would look so good on ME.)

We also chatted with Ali Forney's sexy Carl Siciliano, he of the non-profit mind and the bod for sin. He was showing off his impressive rack, telling me, "I felt like I had to do something to go along with the Nasty Pig theme." The pic he posed for with Joe Jervis was much nastier than the chaste one I got.

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Carl-Siciliano-2Better than Keanu Reeves (an in-joke, but Carl is thinking of Kenneth In the (212) when he uses it.)

The hottest model ever lectured us on why bidding was helping kids (it is, and I plan to), but we could only focus on his very light underarm aroma, which was intoxicating. Not to mention his, well, everything else.

Fred-SchneiderI missed Fred's photo op, but he kindly returned just for me.

Le-TigreJD's Le Tigre shirt isn't a polo and doesn't involve a little tiger logo.

Also in attendance were Le Tigre's JD Samson, Fred Schneider of The B-52s and a host of horny, hairy do-gooders. Everyone mingled amidst the cool T-shirts and a very arty set-up involving mannequins and dramatic lighting. Someone gives a great tableau-job.

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Jake-ShearsAbove, Michael Stipe & Jake Shears contributed my favorite shirts.

If you'd like to bid on a shirt, click here—you're helping homeless LGBTQ youth with every bid.

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Bloggers Kenneth-Walsh-Michael-Goff-Matthew-RettenmundHere I am with Kenneth Walsh and with (top to bottom...allegedly!) Andy Towle & Michael Goff.

Next up was the 10-year anniversary party for Towleroad tossed by co-founders Andy Towle and Michael Goff at Lafayette on Lafayette (try to keep up). It was a spirited get-together with a who's-who of bloggers and LGBT movers and shakers, moving around the room and shaking either other's hands—networking at its finest.

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Jun 11 2013
Rip 'em To Shreds Comments (0)
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Check out the Shred of Hope auction, which raises cash for the Ali Forney Center.
 
Jun 03 2013
Need To Know: Shore Things, Michael Douglas's Oral History, Pigs Out, Hot Army Tops + MORE Comments (2)

The-Wanted-shirtlessEngland's most Wanted.

*widget boy culture50 celebrity beach bodies. Debbie-Harry

*widget boy cultureMichael Douglas claims HPV, not cigs, caused his cancer.

*widget boy cultureAndy Towle & Michael Goff honored by SCF.

*widget boy cultureDebbie Harry "forgets" she isn't in her 20s.

*widget boy cultureLIVE: Pet Shop Boys perform "Vocal."

*widget boy cultureWatch Boy Culture online anytime.

*widget boy cultureStorm Chasers get caught in tornado, die.

*widget boy culturePia Zadora arrested for domestic violence.

*widget boy cultureAnother good reason not to eat pigs.

*widget boy cultureAdam Lambert would judge American Idol.

*widget boy cultureAndrew Sullivan on Turkey.

*widget boy cultureSexy army tops.

*widget boy cultureRussia ready to ban all foreign adoptions by gay couples.

*widget boy cultureA random, delightful snap of the late Jean Stapleton with...Alice Cooper???

Jean-StapletonThose were the nights.

 
Mar 13 2013
Need To Know: Seeking Release, Gerard Butler Gets Real Housewife, How Blessed Is Anderson Cooper? + MORE Comments (1)

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*widget boy cultureCheck out which porn terms rank highest all over the world.

*widget boy cultureCalling all Arrested Development fans.

*widget boy cultureThe Advocate again decides Michael Lucas's opinion matters.

*widget boy cultureJames Franco calls out homophobic companies.

*widget boy cultureBrandi Glanville is disgusting, and so are you if you like her.

*widget boy cultureAll sexual allure of Gerard Butler is now out the window.

*widget boy cultureL.A. archdiocese ties up loose ends ahead of pope selection.

*widget boy cultureAdam Lambert headlining Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade.

*widget boy cultureAnderson Cooper says being gay "is a blessing."

*widget boy culture"Pray away the gay" org loses tax-exempt status.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay loon doesn't think straight people have anal sex.

*widget boy cultureFacebook real-estate ad fail:

-1I supposed along with the huge dick out back it's got an eat-out kitchen?

 
Feb 11 2013
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Gay-Accidental-BearA tour to benefit LGBT mental health/suicide prevention = music to my ears

*widget boy cultureAccidental Bear launches summer queer-music tour.

*widget boy cultureTaylor Swift is now Kathy Griffin's Seinfeld character.

*widget boy cultureNIGHT OF SHE-IGUANA: Courtney Stodden's new video. Chris-Pine

*widget boy culture478 (!) red-carpet looks from Oscar history.

*widget boy cultureUrge DC Comics to drop traitor Orson Scott Card.

*widget boy cultureAs a mom, Shirley MacLaine made a great actress.

*widget boy cultureHalf-nekkid model's got nice eggs.

*widget boy cultureDecrepit anti-gay mayor resigns.

*widget boy cultureAdam Lambert is our new Liza.

*widget boy culture"40 is the new dead": Fresh Mike Diamond.

*widget boy cultureRussia should have "private zones for LGBT"???

*widget boy cultureBatman & Robin: Bulging with queerness.

Burtward2Wonder no more—he ain't no Boy!

 
Dec 17 2012
She's Flyin' Comments (7)
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Adam Lambert—dressed in what I would call a piece from the (non-existent) Keith Haring Occult line—performed Madonna's "Ray of Light" at 2012 VH1 Divas last night and from the off-key, shaky opening seemed about to suffer the same fate Madonna suffered when she performed the song at the MTV Video Music Awards all those years ago. However, it seemed to be an issue of his not being able to hear himself because things quickly changed for the better. Nice job...

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Dec 12 2012
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Madonna-Adam-LambertPlease sing "Gambler" or "Rescue Me"

Widget boy culture"Proud" Adam Lambert "excited" to cover Madonna on VH1 Divas.

Widget boy cultureAtlanta mayor is for marriage equality. One-Direction-shirtless-Zayn-Malik-Donna-Summer-Hillary-Clinton-Christine-Quinn

Widget boy cultureMichael Clarke Duncan: Branding 101.

Widget boy cultureGoogle's top celebs of '12 are dead.

Widget boy cultureMust the rest of Chic die to enter the Rock Hall of Fame?

Widget boy cultureNew queer performance series hits NYC.

Widget boy cultureA free song for gay heroes of the past.

Widget boy cultureHillary Clinton has the world by the balls.

Widget boy cultureFor Russians who don't GET Americans.

Widget boy cultureclubtastic "White Christmas".

Widget boy cultureChristine Quinn vs. at Injustice Scalia.

Widget boy cultureCool Hunting's annual gift guide.

Widget boy cultureTaylor Swift Yoko Onoing One Direction?

Widget boy cultureWhat happened on the last 12/12/12.

12-12-12Wonder what they were doing on 12/12 in 12 A.D.?

 
Dec 09 2012
Homegirl: Cyndi Lauper's Concert For Homeless LGBT Youth Comments (6)
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Above, a gallery of the night's pro-gay glitterati

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: *** OUT OF ****

Cyndi-Lauper-black-and-whiteLast night was Home for the Holidays, what's becoming an annual event hosted by Cyndi Lauper ("& Friends") to raise money for her True Colors Fund, which benefits homeless LGBT youth. While the night also offered Lauper ample opportunity to remind us of her beloved music catalogue, her upcoming Broadway show Kinky Boots and WE reality series Still So Unusual (even her underrated 1988 movie Vibes got a shout-out!), there's no questioning that her heart's in the right place, nor would you get very far if you attempted to convince anyone her charm or vocal skills are on any kind of decline.

Andy-CohenTogether, we watched what happened—live

Carson-KressleyThe show started right on time and spanned three hours, including brief appearances by Whoopi Goldberg (a bit discombobulated), Andy Cohen (studly in plaid and denim) and Carson Kressley (game for anything, including jokes about Grindr that Cohen could be seen having to lean over and explain to Rosie O'Donnell), not to mention a pretty hysterical stand-up spot by Rosie.

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