239 posts categorized "AGING"

Jun 17 2015
Today, We Are All Madonna Comments (0)

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If you don't care for Madonna's superfun “Bitch I'm Madonna” in the first place, you prolly won't love the video, but I find it to be a messy, loud, tacky, garish glob of pure fun. It's joyous and ridiculous. For a woman so often criticized (and rightly so) for not having a sense of humor as often as we'd like, she is laughing all the way to Beyoncé with this one. Good stuff.

Also, I would say inarguably, Madonna has turned in three really solid, song-appropriate and diverse music videos for this album, which she hasn't done in quite a while.

 
Jun 12 2015
Need To Know: Stand-OUT Beauties + ORANGE You Glad It's Back? + Supremely Confident + Moon Over His Lammy + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureOut's Hottest 100 Out Celebs.

*widget boy cultureOrange Is the New Black gets early release for good behavior.

*widget boy culture65% expect Supremes to rule for marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureMI & NC religious freedom (ha) laws protested.

*widget boy cultureSINGLE WHITE FEMALE: Lindsey Graham defends bachelorhood.

*widget boy cultureProbable cause in Tamir Rice murder case.

*widget boy cultureThe official “Bitch I'm Madonna” teaser leaks!

*widget boy cultureRick Nowels raves about 1997 Madonna experience.

*widget boy cultureProducer Ten Walls commits careericide with anti-gay rant.

*widget boy cultureWhen conservatives attack (other conservatives).

*widget boy cultureBeautiful dude is instantly stripped on Vine. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureLucky us, Kylie Jenner is prepping an album.

*widget boy cultureLil' Kim has a new reality show. It looks like a Big Mess.

*widget boy cultureFirst-time novelist Abdi Nazemian on his Lammy win.

*widget boy cultureJerry Seinfeld sounds really grouchy.

*widget boy culturePETA flashback includes Lady Bunny, Bea Arthur, Elvira, more!

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Jun 10 2015
Old Story Comments (0)

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Boy Culture did it first!

But I have no doubt that Bruce LaBruce does it ... more ... in his controversial new film Gerontophilia. Will be interested to see this.

 
Jun 09 2015
The Put The Blame On Mame Game: Unseen Rita Hayworth! Comments (0)
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Rita Hayworth was one of the biggest movie stars of all time. Thanks to her films and to her status as an iconic WWII pinup--the camera loved her to the point of obsession--she has secured her place in pop culture history.

Hayworth was also one of the first big names to be associated with Alzheimer's disease, which claimed her at the too-young age of 68 after a 10-year battle.

Today, my pal Alan Light, a longtime film buff whose photography of celebrities in the '70s, '80s and '90s is a marvel, sent me the above long-lost images of Hayworth, taken at a 1977 National Film Society function in Washington D.C. that may well have been her final public appearance. She was already suffering from the early effects of her disease, but of course the public was in the dark about that. She looked good! She was just about Madonna's current age at that time, which is interesting to note due to how women in their late fifties were viewed in 1977 as opposed to 2015. (There's more tension now since more of them are refusing the stately caftan route.)

As a bonus, check out this National Film Society gala from 1979, also by Alan Light. Can you recognize the (many more!) famous faces in attendance? (Hint: Una Merkel is up in this shizz!)

 
Jun 01 2015
Need To Know: No Birth Kontrol + Male Breastaurant Open For Biz + Will Duggars Be Out-FOXed? + Choice Make-Out Session + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureGet ready for 9 months of hell: Kim Kardashian is pregnant again.

*widget boy cultureKim claims North's reaction was too intense, was left out of TV show.

*widget boy cultureAt least Seann William Scott's body is openly gay.

*widget boy cultureVIDEO: Dallas all-male answer to Hooters is open for business.

*widget boy cultureJaden Smith rocks a dress at prom.

*widget boy cultureOscar-winning designer Julie Harris dies @ 94.

*widget boy cultureA Go-Go defects to the Bangles!

*widget boy cultureRandom right-wingers disparage Beau Biden in death.

*widget boy cultureOhio public school lists “higher power exists” as a core value.

*widget boy cultureFox News harpy Megyn Kelly will interview the Duggar parents.

*widget boy cultureBob Schieffer retires.

*widget boy cultureSUPER HOT GINGER ALERT.

*widget boy cultureHow are panties passing for men's “hipster” boxer-briefs?

*widget boy cultureThe '90s were a very, very horny time.

*widget boy cultureEnrique Iglesias's hand torn up by drone at Mexican gig.

*widget boy cultureThis is how you do it, Drake. Critics' Choice TV Awards lip-lock & more:

 
May 28 2015
Need To Know: Montreal In + STRANGE Casting + Death Penalty Put To Sleep + Disastrous Movie + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: “Trailblazing” athlete Michael Sam moves to Canada, starts over.

*widget boy cultureHollywood Book & Poster owner dies at a film noir convention.

*widget boy cultureHilariously, Rick Santorum is running for president.

*widget boy cultureNew Madonna “Ghosttown” remix.

*widget boy cultureMS MR's “Painted” Lindstrøm Remix

*widget boy cultureTilda Swinton joining Doctor Strange?

*widget boy cultureCher's new ad campaign for Marc Jacobs.

*widget boy cultureBorna Coric covers (very young) Men's Health.

*widget boy cultureSam Heughan gets naked. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureNebraska does away with the death penalty.

*widget boy cultureSan Andreas sucks, seismologist live-tweets its many ... faults.

*widget boy cultureThe Pope is not a progressive.

*widget boy cultureDr. Renée Richards, trans icon, opens up to GQ.

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May 24 2015
Comedy Legend Anne Meara Dies @ 85 Comments (0)

159184422September 20, 1929—May 23, 2015

13005-young-jerry-stiller-anne-mearaThe idea of how a person is remembered came up for me today because I was updating ExtraTV.com (a weekend gig) and because it's an entertainment site, my way into the story of the deaths of John and Alicia Nash was via Russell Crowe and the A Beautiful Mind movie. Obviously, if I was doing a New York Times obit or a local New Jersey newspaper obit, that connection would be prominently mentioned, but not the sole purpose for reporting it. Some readers were annoyed that a photo of Crowe from the film was used to promote my post.

Which I think is ridiculously misplaced offense, because without their having been portrayed by Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, their deaths would have no place on an entertainment site at all.

But in general, the concept of how one is remembered comes up again with Anne Meara, who died today at the age of 85. Many outlets will report that Ben Stiller's mom died, or that one half of the comedy team Stiller & Meara died. She was both of those things, and it's perfectly acceptable that she was primarily one or the other to a portion of the population.

Screen Shot 2015-05-24 at 10.41.48 PMMeara's red hair was her signature.

It's not an insult to be remembered for specific things (especially several of them); it's a gift, an honor.

But along with being Ben Stiller's mom and Jerry Stiller's straight woman, Meara was a truly gifted actress with a too commonly untapped range. She excelled in live theater (she won an Obie 60 years ago, was Tony-nominated), gave one of my favorite dramatic performances on film in the '90s in the 1996 movie The Daytrippers and was able to enhance almost any throwaway TV guest appearance, of which she made many.

There was a truly funny brashness, an intellect that made her dumb-bunny characters sassily wise and a noteworthy sense of timing that made her funnier than many of her peers.

A real loss.

 
People Will Talk: A Q&A With Some Silent Era Survivors Comments (0)

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The Guardian gets it right in interviewing Diana Serra Cary, once known as Baby Peggy, calling her the last silent movie star. She truly is the last human being on earth who knew inarguable stardom in the Silent Era. (She's among the last dozen known to still be alive who ever appeared in a silent film.)

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