245 posts categorized "AGING"

Jun 10 2015
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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)

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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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May 19 2015
Need To Know: Aging Report + Sen. Butch Otter + TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT Food + J.Lo-Blow + Too Many Cocks + MORE! Comments (0)

1258349350378074216To be honest, I thought she was 36 all along. Not that that's a bad thing.

*widget boy cultureRebel Wilson is 36, not 29. Still playing a college girl. That's acting!

*widget boy cultureRebel replies.

*widget boy cultureA podcast with Lydia Cornell and Taylor Dayne.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay preacher exposed as a cuddly gay  top.

*widget boy cultureFormer Sen. Larry Craig loved macho rentboys.

*widget boy cultureGay parents in Chelsea kvetching about sex shops.

*widget boy cultureJeb Bush is really, really, really against gay marriage.

*widget boy cultureMarco Rubio really, really, really supported the Iraq debacle.

*widget boy cultureThat macho Castro clone's beard is lousy with shit.

*widget boy cultureBill Clinton & Barack Obama have hilarious Twitter exchange.

*widget boy cultureProof that J.Lo wasn't impressed with Mariah Carey.

*widget boy cultureBristol Palin won't marry her ALREADY-MARRIED fiancé.

*widget boy cultureSee the pizza that could take down a mastodon.

*widget boy cultureSteve Grand shows off his pout filter.

*widget boy cultureNow yer cookin'!

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May 11 2015
Need To Know: Bush League + Queen Of The Hill + Marry Me, I'm Irish + Wild Accusation + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureJeb Bush would have authorized Iraq invasion.

*widget boy cultureJeb says George W. Bush would be his top foreign-policy advisor.

*widget boy cultureHillary doesn't dominate the 2016 conversation, she is the conversation. Screen Shot 2015-05-10 at 6.36.05 PM

*widget boy cultureFrail Burt Reynolds plugs memoir.

*widget boy cultureInside Joe & Sofia's engagement par-tay.

*widget boy cultureThe rest of what happened at the GLAAD Awards.

*widget boy cultureHuge pro-marriage equality rally in Dublin.

*widget boy cultureApple Watch watch: Problems?

*widget boy cultureRat-infested Madonna is proud of her 4 kids ... who are growing up!

*widget boy cultureA shout-out for all the “Fat Chicks”!

*widget boy cultureKylie Jenner denies she's a wild child.

*widget boy cultureGracie and Frankie's Ethan Embry, hottie for the ages.

*widget boy cultureColton Haynes heats up Spain.

 

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