229 posts categorized "AWARDS"

Nov 20 2014
Iconic Film, Theater & Film Director/Comic Writer Mike Nichols Dies @ 83 Comments (0)

Mike-NicholsNovember 6, 1931—November 19, 2014

Mike Nichols, the acclaimed director of such film classics as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967), as well as one half of the legendary comedy duo of Nicolas & May with Elaine May (b. April 21, 1932) in the '50s and '60s, has died at 83. He'd been married since 1988 to journalist Diane Sawyer (b. December 22, 1945).

Nichols won the Oscar for The Graduate, only his second film, and delivered many other memorable movies as diverse as Catch-22 (1970), Carnal Knowledge (1971), Gilda Live (1980), Silkwood (1983), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Birdcage (1996) and his last film, Charlie Wilson's War (2007).

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In 2001, he brought the highly regarded play Wit to TV, and three years later directed an ambitious Angels in America adaptation for HBO.

Nichols & May were known for their improvisational comedy, which led them to the successful Broadway show An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May. They split, both creatively and personally, but later buried the hatchet and teamed up on plays and films. (May wrote both The Birdcage and the Clinton parody Primary Colors.)

GiphyElizabeth Taylor (1932—2011) & Richard Burton (1925—1984) in the indelible Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Nicholas was extremely active and frequently rewarded for his efforts in the theater, including directing enduring classics Barefoot in the Park (1963—his debut), The Odd Couple (1965), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1971), Annie (1977), Hurlyburly (1984), Whoopi Goldberg's blank-titled one-woman show (1984) and the relatively recent runaway hit Spamalot (2005). His final work on Broadway was as the director of Betrayal in 2013, starring Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz.

Lee-grant-peter-falk-prisoner-of-second-avenuePeter Falk (1927—2011) & Lee Grant (b. October 31, 1925) in The Prisoner of Second Avenue on Broadway in the early '70s

Apparently, Nicholas had not been in ill health, but died suddenly of a heart attack. A major loss for the entertainment world.

The-Graduate-cakeMy high school graduation was celebrated with a The Graduate-themed party thrown by my mom.

 
Oct 16 2014
Need To Know: There Once Was A Man With A Bucket + Hall Monitoring + The WOOF Is On Fire + Dan Osborne's Naked Dare + Dr. Keith Ablowhard + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureNeil Patrick Harris crosses hosting the Oscars off his bucket list. Dan-Osborne-nude

*widget boy cultureWill Michael C. Hall slay as “Hedwig”?

*widget boy cultureWicked Gay Blog ups the WOOF! factor considerably.

*widget boy cultureSweetest dog video ever.

*widget boy cultureDan Osborne accepts nude dare!

*widget boy cultureShirtless doctors calendar.

*widget boy cultureFOX's Dr. Keith Ablow says Obama wants Americans to die from Ebola. Full-stop.

*widget boy cultureBut FOX's Shep Smith attacks Ebola hysteria.

*widget boy cultureTom Daley accepts Attitude's “Man of the Year” award.

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*widget boy cultureTrans-beating hoods shown in surveillance footage. Help put them away!

*widget boy cultureGay actor Ezra Miller to play “The Flash” on the big screen through 2020.

*widget boy cultureTippi Hedren & Melanie Griffith had a pet lion in the '70s.

*widget boy cultureStargroves wins “Most Beautiful Website” from Young Turks.

*widget boy cultureSnoop's heartfelt apology to “biiiiiych” Iggy Azalea. (Biiiiiych accepted it!)

*widget boy cultureEleanor & Hillary rocked, but Michelle is easily the coolest 1st Lady.

Michelle-ObamaTurnip the radio!

 
Oct 13 2014
Need To Know: Dog Days + Ebola Oops + Tennis Ace + Gaga Drama + Carter Country + MORE! Comments (0)

Nick_BatemanI'm willing to stray down to Puerto Rico in order to be rescued by this crew!

*widget boy cultureLucky Puerto Rican stray dog rescued by Nick Bateman & other models.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama demands review in 2nd U.S. Ebola case.

*widget boy cultureMartina Navratilova honored in NYC.

*widget boy cultureHouse candidate Carl DeMaio blows off sexual harassment charges.

*widget boy cultureDAME NATION: Angelina Jolie receives honor from Queen Elizabeth.

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga subject of oddly vitriolic VH1 hit piece.

*widget boy cultureGaga brands Madonna as unhelpful, seems to agree she has no soul.

*widget boy cultureART-ON: Madonna kissing Britney.

*widget boy cultureIn a future where curiosity has been outlawed...

*widget boy cultureJimmy Carter, 90, hits the campaign trail.

*widget boy cultureIowa Senate race tightens.

*widget boy cultureProbably fake Corey Monteith bareback video leaks.

*widget boy culture“Suicidal” August, Osage County actress is missing.

*widget boy cultureThis kid:

Summerlin boy

...really knows how to steal scenes. Keep reading to see him in action...

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Sep 04 2014
Need To Know: I'll Drink To That + Corruption Eruption + Zac Grabs For The Gold + Licking Kitty + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Benedict Cumberbatch accepts his GQ Award drunk (at the very least).

*widget boy cultureVA's former governor, virulently anti-gay, and his kooky wife found GUILTY.

*widget boy cultureGay groups finally allowed to march in the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade in 2015.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron crotch-grab gif. Some dude's giant bulge.

*widget boy cultureReally bad at pussy licking.

*widget boy cultureJames Franco goes bald.

*widget boy cultureWho knew “Dr. Madonna” was a gynecologist?

*widget boy cultureBecause teenagers should not wave dildos at motorists.

*widget boy cultureAn Indiegogo-level memorial for Arturo Galster.

*widget boy cultureCastro queens can not spell.

*widget boy cultureSexFit rings keep score of how good your penis is at sex.

*widget boy cultureBruno Knight, gay pornstar busted for meth at LAX, had ironic role. (Work Unfriendly)

Bruno-KnightAnother fine meth

 
Aug 26 2014
Need To Know: Geyer For Pay + Taking Gov. McDonnell's Confession + I Like His Anaconda Better + Mother Of All COMEBACKs + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAre you gay for Dean Geyer?

*widget boy cultureSooo...is disgraced, anti-gay ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell gay or what?

*widget boy culture“Elaine Benes” & “Tim Whatley” reunion at the Emmys gets real.

*widget boy culture“Nicki Minaj Anaconda”? Try “David Verdaguer anaconda” instead!

*widget boy cultureNicki's wardrobe malfunction on MTV was faker than her ass.

*widget boy cultureThis guy's ass is real. Very real. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureThe Comeback's big comeback! Divine6

*widget boy cultureTwink Internet sensation Zaccy's new album is out.

*widget boy cultureAudio of non-angelic Michael Brown shooting surfaces

*widget boy cultureEven Megyn Kelly gets white privilege. O''Reilly? Nope.

*widget boy cultureJeez, Gwen Stefani can't pronounce “Colbert.”

*widget boy cultureDivine wuz robbed!

*widget boy cultureRita & Iggy almost pulled a Madonna & Britney.

*widget boy cultureSnubbed in other categories, The Normal Heart wins Outstanding TV Movie Emmy.

Normal-HeartLarry Kramer joins Ryan Murphy and the cast of The Normal Heart onstage.

 
Aug 25 2014
If The Emmys Had A Grindr Profile, It Would Contain The Phrase Neg 4 Neg... Comments (0)

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Wow, so The Normal Heart was humiliatingly snubbed at the Emmys. Granted, I like some others did not feel it was that great of a film (the play was one of the best I'd ever seen), but Matt Bomer's performance was as good as any I've ever seen on TV and Julia Roberts couldn't eke out a win in spite of being a superstar. Major snubs all around.

UPDATE: All those hypocrites standing an applauding now that The Normal Heart has won for best TV movie after losing everything else. I geuss they felt it was Important after all. Interesting! Barbra Streisand is gnashing her teeth now.

 
Aug 21 2014
Need To Know: Crack Of Pawn + Obama's Outrage + Whoopi Not Enjoying THE VIEW + Wet Zac + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: The Emmys' new teaser is funnier (AND LONGER) than most nominated comedies.

*widget boy cultureObama, outraged by Foley's execution, sounds ready to do just about anything.

*widget boy cultureWhoopi wants to bolt The View?

*widget boy cultureWhat a racket!

*widget boy cultureGAY TREASON: Sam Smith says to delete Grindr!

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei & hubby on their new doc. Kink-documentary-james-franco

*widget boy cultureAlaska's ice-bucket challenge is fierth.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron drenched in sweat.

*widget boy cultureWABBIT SEASON: Rabbit-hole foods.

*widget boy cultureFranco's next gay-themed (not totally!) movie is here.

*widget boy cultureStuart Reardon naked in the tub. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureGay rights in India, after the jump...

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Aug 19 2014
Need To Know: The Gay Youth Of Tomorrow + Ice Bucket List + Ferguson News + City Council Speaker Speaks Out + MORE! Comments (0)

AdvocateUnder 40 and on-line

*widget boy cultureAdvocate's “40 Under 40” issue stars Web personality Tyler Oakley.

*widget boy cultureWhere ice-bucket challenge champ Chris Pratt slept when he was homeless.

*widget boy cultureWhy you should sleep naked with your boo.

*widget boy cultureCigar theft was never reported to Ferguson police in Brown case.

*widget boy cultureBrown may have had arms up in surrender when shot 6-8 times.

*widget boy cultureQueen Latifah gets some sugar on vacation. Still not officially out.

*widget boy cultureNYC City Council Speaker Viverito opens up about HPV diagnosis.

*widget boy cultureRich bitch who was ripped off only had fakes in her zillion-dollar closet.

*widget boy cultureBoy band strips for ALS ice-bucket challenge:

*widget boy cultureRuPaul's Drag Racer goes full-backal nude.

*widget boy cultureStop militarizing local police. Service

*widget boy cultureMan who tortured gays in Russia is in prison...for a little while.

*widget boy cultureNovel called Service with that cover needs to be bought.

*widget boy cultureAduba beat out Cox and others for an Emmy.

*widget boy cultureBI-BI!: Can bisexuality become “past tense?”

*widget boy cultureLGBT film-review writing contest.

*widget boy cultureOut artist Troye Sivan's debut EP is out, so's his “Happy Little Pill” video.

Troye-SivanNot-so-jagged little pill