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Jan 03 2017
6-PACK — Father Figure + Mariah Is Gay + Megyn Kelly Out-Foxed + Model Girlfriend + Sinking CELEBRITY APPRENTICE Ship + Joely On Carrie, Debbie Comments (0)

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WIDGETDid George Michael pay for a woman's IVF treatments after seeing her story?

WIDGETMariah from Sister Wives comes out as a lesbian.

WIDGETSEEING THE LIGHT: Megyn Kelly up and leaves Fox for NBC.

WIDGETGuess which ex-wife of an evil tyrant/rumored F.B. of another evil tyrant is now dating this bulge-tastic 21-year-old model:

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WIDGETBig drop in post-Trump The Celebrity Apprentice ratings; Trump remains paid producer in spite of denials, flap.

WIDGETHalf-sister Joely Fisher speaks about day-before-death texts with Carrie Fisher about age, their “frail” moms. (Hers is Connie Stevens.)



 
Dec 30 2016
Start With Why Not: TED Talk Speaker Explains The Millennials' Biggest Obstacles Comments (0)

Above is the most insightful and aggressive part of author and TED speaker and Start with Why author Simon Sinek's  (great primer on him here) September 2016 interview with Inside Quest's Tom Bilyeu. He is expressing his thoughts on what's wrong with millennials — a BookLeft1controversial premise — but is doing so in a way that is, if nothing else, empathetic and thoughtful, and that attempts to offer some fixes for the future. (The title on the FB embed is rather insulting; ignore that.)

I think he makes some great points, including the oft-repeated conservative talking point (which does not mean it's automatically wrong) that kids who are told they're special and can have anything they want and get participation medals are being done a disservice. I, too, worry about the implied promise in such things; I have never responded well to people saying dreams come true, even though I have understood it to mean that dreams (can, sometimes) come true.

He loses me a bit by characterizing the entire generation as having been failed by their parents. That is extreme. A new parenting strategy that he suggests is failing is not the same as having overall bad parenting.

Where he strikes paydirt is in discussing the downside of our innovations that have led to the expectation of immediacy — in other words, put down the cellphone. (How?!) It's hard for us because — as has been scientifically proven — social media and texts and such trigger dopamine bursts in our brains, meaning they're all potential addictions.

Where he loses me a bit is the idea that if social media/cellphones are same/same as drugs, alcohol and gambling, that means we have only one new addiction to deal with; all those other generations before had three, and new generations have four. Is that one extra addiction powerful enough that it should be blamed for leading to the tipping point? Or is he suggesting this addiction is far worse than all that have come before? I guess he doesn't lose me there so much as I think it's glossed over.

I'd also like to ask him if he thinks the advent of social media/cellphones is not actually affecting people born well before 1984. As someone born in the '60s, I think I have actually lost some of my better attributes due to that addiction, even though I was raised with them (I, too, hate seeing that a video will run 14 minutes when I click on it, I now despise writing in longhand and my blog/cellphone/social media preoccupations certainly have affected relationships and productivity. I have a great novel that's been cooking in my so long Herman Melville could have written it out on onion paper in the time I've spent thinking on it and escaping it via Internet self-medication.

I do think it's insanity to suggest leaving your house without your cellphone, even if you're going to dinner with friends. That's why we have cellphones, to have portable contactability. What if there is an emergency? I think we can leave them in our pockets and check before and after a fully engaged meal.

All that said, it's food for thought, and it doesn't come from a place of saying that millennials are assholes and we're better than them and fuck them.

Watch the full hour after the jump. If that feels like a loooooot of tiiiiiiime, you may have a problem ...

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Dec 29 2016
6-PACK — Breaking: Michael B. Jordan Isn't Gay + Eddie Murphy's Vintage AIDS Jokes + MTM Hits 80 + No Pants? No Problem! + Jake's Nips + 50 Shades Of Gray Sweats! Comments (0)

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WIDGETActor Michael B. Jordan went out of his way to circuitously deny he is gay.

WIDGETEddie Murphy apologized for his horrendously anti-gay special 20 years ago — so why is it still casually available?

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WIDGETPeople are celebrating Mary Tyler Moore turning 80, but she needs to keep her head down for a few more days.

WIDGETBoston's No Pants Subway Ride is a comin'.

WIDGETJake Gyllenhaal, some board shorts, and his furry tits.

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WIDGETDancer Liam Ferrari (above) breaks it on down in gray sweats, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Dec 20 2016
6-PACK — Splish, Splash! + How Trump Can & Will End Gay Marriage + Attention, Jockstrap Shoppers + Ben Dover + Ru The Back In The Day + 9 Hollywood Greats Still Working At 90+ (And Also Jerry Lewis)! Comments (0)

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WIDGETVintage dudes in the tub.

WIDGETTrump and his supporters promise to roll back gay marriage ... but can they? Yep. Here's how.

WIDGETFully illustrated jockstrap suggestion.

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WIDGET... and he's a poet.

WIDGETEarly, early, early RuPaul!

WIDGET10 Hollywood figures working in their 90s and 100s. Jerry Lewis is still, and will forever be, an asshole — watch this painful interview!

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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)

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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?!

 


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