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Dec 09 2016
Kirk Douglas Turns 100 Comments (0)

567e66822f5d6__douglas-kirk-champion-01Kirk Douglas in his 1949 film Champion, for which he received an Oscar nomination (Image via United Artists)

Today, Oscar-winning actor Kirk Douglas — one of the very few A-listers left from Hollywood's Golden Age — turns 100 years old.

I believe this is the first time in history that not one but two bona fide movie stars have been centenarians at the same time, following Olivia de Havilland turning 100 earlier this year.

What's more, Zsa Zsa Gabor — a lesser figure than either Olivia or Kirk to be sure, yet very much a household name — will become a third big-name figure to hit 100 if she survives until her February birthday; she's been in ill health for years.

In the past, the only actors of their caliber I can think of who made it to 100 were George Burns (1896-1996) and Bob Hope (1903-2004), who made it to 100 (and no further) several years apart.

Luise Rainer lived to the ripe old age of 104, dying in 2014, but while she was a two-time Oscar winner, I'm not sure it could be argued she was as much of a pop cultural sensation as any of the other names listed.

Tumblr_m9woq77qpK1qedb29o1_500As Van Gogh in Lust for Life (1956), for which Douglas won the Oscar (GIF via MGM)

Here is a handy list of entertainment figures who have lived to 100 and beyond.

Here is my list of every (?) actor I could think of who is 80+.

 
Dec 08 2016
Old Joke Comments (0)

This is what passes for humor on Twitter:

I'm not saying harsh celebrity jokes should be forbidden, but there's absolutely nothing funny about this, and certainly nothing clever. This comic (with a large following) is just randomly skewering him for being old. It's so mean-spirited. I do not get it.

The comic, by the way, has struggled with mental health issues, depression and alcoholism, yet makes his living dashing off quotes like this. Very understanding fellow.

 
Dec 05 2016
BILLBOARD Woman Of The Year Madonna On Being Okay With Trump The Person, Not Trump The President, Plus: WOMEN HATE WOMEN Comments (0)

Madonna Billboard(Image  by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott via Billboard)

In Billboard's new cover story, Madonna — the trade publication's choices for Woman of the Year 2016 — speaks articulately about the Trump phenomenon, as well as her own past with the Not-My-President-elect. Fabulously, she is interviews by the politically passionate Elizabeth Banks, who deliciously references their appearance together in the abysmal Swept Away, Madonna's so-far-last starring movie role.

Banks writes:

[Madonna] told me that my audition was funny and that I’d be good in the movie, and I just tried to keep ­breathing. I assume it was in that moment that Guy concluded I’d be the perfect, nubile idiot to cast in Swept Away. I won the part. The next few weeks were surreal for all of us. I had seen Madonna in concert as a teenager and had splurged on tickets for her Staples Center show scheduled for Sept. 11, 2001. Needless to say, that concert was postponed as the world came undone. But a couple of weeks after we met, I watched Madonna finish her Drowned World Tour. Before the music began that night, she started with a prayer for peace: “If you want to change the world, change yourself,” she told the crowd. Through tears, I sang along for the entire show.

On the topic of relevance and ageism, Madonna is painfully on-point:

I don’t ever think about my age until someone says something about it. I feel that I have wisdom, experience, knowledge and a point of view that is important. Can a teenager relate to that? Probably not. But that’s OK. I understand that. “Relevance” is a catchphrase that people throw out because we live in a world full of discrimination. Age is only brought up with regard to women. It’s connected to sexism, chauvinism and misogyny. When Leonardo is 60 years old, no one is going to talk about his relevance. Am I relevant as a female in this society that hates women? Well, to people who are educated and are not chauvinists or ­misogynists, yes.

Saying she felt “like someone died” when Hillary lost, Madonna speaks of interacting with Trump in the past. She is surprisingly even-handed, if clearly a critic:

I did a photo shoot years ago at [Trump’s] Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach [Fla.] for a Versace campaign. He’s a very friendly guy, ­charismatic in that ­boastful, macho, alpha-male way. I found his political incorrectness amusing. Of course, I didn’t know he was going to be running for ­president 20 years later. People like that exist in the world, I’m OK with it. They just can’t be heads of state. I just can’t put him and Barack Obama in the same ­sentence, same room, same job description.

On why so damn many women voted for the cheerfully misogynistic Trump, Madonna goes there fearlessly and ain't lie:

Women hate women. That’s what I think it is. Women’s nature is not to support other women. It’s really sad. Men protect each other, and women protect their men and children.

More of Madonna's pearls of wisdom from this fascinating piece here. Madonna will receive Billboard's Woman of the Year award at Billboard's Women in Music event December 9 in New York City. It airs on Lifetime December 12. 

 
Nov 30 2016
Party Marty Comments (0)

As obsessed as I am with stars of a certain age and with their eventual passing, this Facebook ad made me laugh. Imagine the market for this shirt?!

 
Nov 29 2016
6-PACK — Hairy Situation + I Know Why The Gay Man Doesn't Sing + Happy 117! + Dean Of Queens + Beached Wails + Trump's Conflicts! Comments (0)

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WIDGETStephane Marti looks highly ingestable for Lunch Menswear.

WIDGETGay man barred from singing at his own grandma's funeral.

WIDGETWorld's oldest person — the last human being known to have been born in the 1800s — turns 117.

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WIDGETA queer history of Dean Stockwell.

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WIDGETFor some reason, they've remade Beaches.

WIDGETTrump's business dealings need to be audited to ensure he isn't in violation of the Constitution:

 
Nov 14 2016
HEAT INDEX — Franco Noriega + PEPLMN Cover Boys + Furry Dude + Cristiano Ronaldo + Big Boy + Zac Efron + Ryan Phillippe + Russian Bares All + Massive Bodybuilder + Undies Model! Comments (0)

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GIMME A HUNK OF THAT: Hot chef Franco Noriega pics.

PEPLVM COVER: The other variations are even sexxxier.

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FUR-OCIOUS: Hairy & shirtless muscle stud.

MAY-UN-NEQUIN CHALLENGE: Cristiano Ronaldo's got the look:

 

TANNED & RELAXED: Big boy in a Speedo.

ZAC POSIN': Madonna mugs with Zac Efron.

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TEEN ANGEL: Ryan Phillippe looks 30 years (!) younger.

DA!: Russian actor gets naked, spreads. (Work Unfriendly)

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HIYA, BIG BOY: Joey Sullivan by Michael Downs.

B&W BEEF: Giving me a cheekboner!

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Nov 13 2016
Lupita Tovar, Silent-Era Film Star, Dies @ 106 Comments (0)

Lupita_0011Lupita Tovar — July 27, 1910 - November 12, 2016

Lupita Tovar, a Mexican actress noted for being among the last dozen or so human beings to have appeared in any capacity in a Silent Era silent film, has died at age 106.

The actress, who worked in many Spanish-language films, was also the final living actor associated with the historic movie  Lupita2_200-4f7e6a0eab344d3f4bbe70cb5b6ca800b99744db-s300-c85Dracula (1931)—she was the female lead in the Spanish-language version, shot concurrently with the English-language classic using the same sets.

She starred in Santa (1932), Mexico's first-ever talkie.

Tovar married producer/agent Paul Kohner, with whom she had Pancho Kohner (a director in his own right) and Susan Kohner, who starred in the melodrama Imitation of Life (1959), for which she earned an Oscar nomination.

Tovar's granchildren are the Weitz brothers of American Pie (1999) fame, and who have gone on to create many memorable films.

The onetime siren retired in the '40s, but was known to be very responsive to fans' requests for autographs until fairly recently. She ends her time on earth as one of the most long-lived actors in history.

 
Oct 28 2016
6-PACK — Naked Came The Boxer + Oregon Standoff Nuts Acquitted + Mert Alas Gets Handsy With Madonna + Gaga's SNL Vocals + Biden = Sec. Of State? + Carl Reiner's Massive Book! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureBeautiful boxer/model Charlie Himmelstein goes full monty. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureIf you're white and anti-government, you can take federal land, be violent and get off scot-free.

*widget boy cultureMert Alas looks like Costas Mandylor, grabs Madonna's pussy!

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga's isolated SNL vocals.

*widget boy cultureIF Hillary wins ... could Biden be her SOS?

*widget boy cultureRaging liberal of TV's (first) Golden Age, Carl Reiner, has a massive new signed book to sell