51 posts categorized "AMERICAN IDOL"

Feb 13 2014
Gay-American Idol Comments (0)

Emkay-Nobilette

Meet the first openly gay American Idol contestant, Emkay Nobilette...

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Dec 09 2013
Crowning Around: RuPaul's 14 Newest Wannabes Comments (0)

The queens vying for the title of America's next drag superstar on RuPaul's Drag Race have been announced. Who are you rooting for? All 14 are after the jump...

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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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#100

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.

#99

A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

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

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#98

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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OBAMA-DADTA good sign

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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Oct 28 2013
Gimme The Unusual: A Review Of Cyndi Lauper's SHE'S SO UNUSUAL 30th Anniversary Tour Comments (0)

Cyndi-LauperLauper candidly confessed that producers wanted her fired "the whole first year" of the Kinky Boots writing.

BOY CULTURE RATING: *** out of ****

Went to see Cyndi Lauper last week in Queens—her homeland!—which took planes, trains and Cyndihunterautomobiles to get to. (Okay, just a subway and a bus, but it was almost two hours thanks to construction.)

The venue for her She's So Unusual 30th Anniversary Tour was petite, and while her show was big enough to feature openers (Hunter Valentine), it was small enough that it had a befuddled lady making announcements between sets, just like a Brady Bunch teacher might during callbacks for the school play.

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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.

 
Jun 01 2013
Need To Know: Of LGBT I Sing, Hot Pussy, Megyn Kelly Neither Barefoot Nor Pregnant, Amanda Moratorium + MORE Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureVia The Bilerico Project: Grandma's sweet marriage equality song, above.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama's 2013 Pride Proclamation. MAT-HOMOTOGRAPHY-PAWS-3

*widget boy cultureGay license plates OK after all in Indiana.

*widget boy cultureHere, kitty, kitty, kitty...

*widget boy culture10th NYC bias crime of 2013.

*widget boy cultureMiguel might get sued for his head-squash.

*widget boy cultureRowing club goes nude to fight bullying.

*widget boy culture1930s subway train rides again!

*widget boy cultureDom/sub wars at FOX News.

*widget boy cultureSocial Security still financially sound.

*widget boy cultureCourtney Love drops American Idol hints.

*widget boy cultureLocal People With Their Arms Crossed tumblr.

*widget boy cultureSTOP. TALKING. ABOUT. AMANDA. BYNES:

 
May 31 2013
Need To Know: Lady Gaga's Slice Of Life, Bieber Backlash, The Gay Golden Rules, You Better Twerk + MORE Comments (7)

Lady-GagaBlade-y Gaga

*widget boy cultureTrailer for Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills looks...uh...???

*widget boy culture5 types of guys on Instagram. (Including shirtless.)

*widget boy cultureCelebrities UNDERWHELMED by Justin Bieber.

*widget boy cultureIs this Amelia Earhart's plane?

*widget boy cultureInternet superstars try to explain their fame.

*widget boy cultureGet ready for Prancercise:

*widget boy cultureMariah Carey officially leaves American Idol.

*widget boy cultureGuy Oseary, Scooter Braun & Troy Carter discuss the tech & music biz @ D11.

*widget boy cultureWhat's black & white & red all over? Prince Harry in a tux.

*widget boy culture10 gay lessons from The Golden Girls.

*widget boy cultureFree twerking lessons at the beach.

TewerkingI love videos you can laugh at while masturbating to them.

 
May 15 2013
She's (Got Something) Comments (1)
Candice-Glover-Idol-Nothing
Don't think American Idol will let the second coming of Jennifer Hudson get away. Watch and listen to Candice Glover knock "I (Who Have Nothing)" outta there...

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Apr 19 2013
Need To Know: How Many C-Notes For Seacrest?, B's Ts, Dick Calls Chicks Vagina's + MORE Comments (2)

SeacrestSeacrest out of your mind to pay thousands to meet him.

*widget boy cultureWhat would you pay to meet Ryan Seacrest?

*widget boy cultureMadonna Megamix 2013 on Vimeo.

*widget boy culturePurple Crush is oh-so-"Thirsty."

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé's fake nips cause a sensation.

*widget boy cultureNew Hampshire Republican calls women "vagina's." (sic)

*widget boy cultureWallflowers: The third episode.

*widget boy cultureRomance cover model drops the towel. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureRosie O'Donnell and Sharon Gless in one post!

*widget boy cultureLegendary producer/remixer/DJ Peter Rauhofer has a brain tumor.

*widget boy culturePeople love the '80s and have forgotten who Reagan was.

*widget boy cultureAdvocate's 40 Under 40.

*widget boy cultureCheck out the new Web series Finding Me.

*widget boy cultureMatthew Camp presents 8.5 fragrance. I'd like to take a whiff of that.

MatttaggfinalAroman4man

 
Apr 11 2013
Glover's Cover Comments (6)
Mariah-Carey-Candice-Glover
Mariah anoints a new diva on American Idol as Candice Glover absolutely blows the roof off the joint with her take on The Cure's "Lovesong"...

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