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Jun 13 2016
6-PACK/tonys — Corden's Statement Of Support For Orlando + HAMILTON Wins 11 + Miranda's LOVE IS LOVE Sonnet + Streisand Returns! + Diversity Rules + Amazing Tony GIFs! Comments (0)

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*widget boy culture James Corden opens Tonys somberly, with pledge of support for Orlando, LGBT community: “Hate will never win.”

*widget boy culture Hamilton didn't break the record for most Tony Awards won by a single production, falling just one short + complete list of Tony winners.

*widget boy culture Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda read an emotional sonnet at the podium: “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.”

*widget boy culture How good is Hamilton? So good that Barbra Streisand appeared on the Tonys for the first time since 1970 to announce it the year's best musical.

*widget boy culture Diversity worth curtsying for: All four musical acting Tonys went to actors of color.

*widget boy culture 15 amazing Tony GIFs that the editors of simply can't live without.

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Jun 02 2016
6-PACK/madonna — Madonna & Shep Win VOGUE Lawsuit + Madonna Is One Rich B*tch! + Rocco & Lola In NYC + Prince's Keyboardist Speaks On Tribute + Madonna Supports Gay Man Wrongfully Convicted! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureMadonna & Pettibone prevail in “Vogue” suit: “A reasonable jury could not conclude that an average audience would recognize an appropriation of ... 'Love Break.'”

*widget boy cultureMadonna is worth about $560 million, making her America's 25th richest self-made woman, and the #1 richest female musician ever.

*widget boy cultureMadonna took Rocco to Sleep No More in NYC. So glad I wasn't there! I would've been following them around, ignoring the (excellent!) show.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's daughter Lola is also in NYC at the moment.

*widget boy culturePrince's keyboardist speaks out: He loves Madonna, says her heart was in her tribute, critiques song choices, claims the Revolution was never asked to join.

*widget boy cultureMadonna shares video in support of Kerry Max Cook, a gay Texas death-row inmate who wrongfully spent 20 years behind bars and is still fighting to clear his name:

May 28 2016
Madonna Claims ALL Of Prince's Band Members Were Invited To Join Her At BILLBOARDS Comments (0)

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Not sure why entertainment sites haven't picked up on this more—maybe the holiday week, maybe the effort it takes to dig through Madonna's many Instagram comments—but Madonna has made the assertion that she asked all of Prince's band members recent and previous to participate in her tribute to the late Purple One. She also says the declined due to being in a state of mourning. (More likely, many felt she wasn't the right centerpiece.)

If true, she seems to have done her best to be inclusive.

May 24 2016
6-PACK — Tutu's Lesbian Daughter Expelled From Church + Pay Attention To Madonna, But Leave Her Alone + Too Late To Apologize? + Joe Jonas On Kissing A Girl + Trans Attack + Iranian Gay Activist! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureArchbishop Desmond Tutu's daughter has been kicked out of her church—for marrying a woman.

*widget boy cultureWe have entered “Leave Madonna Alone” territory with all the hysterical attacks on Madonna's Billboard Music Awards tribute to Prince. Leave Britney alone, too.

*widget boy cultureAustralian state of Victoria apologizing for recent-historical convictions of people for the crime of being gay.

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*widget boy cultureJoe Jonas gushes about his prolonged kissing scenes with Ashley Graham in DNCE's new “Toothbrush” video.

*widget boy cultureBrooklyn trans woman comes forward with details of attack at the hands of a gang of men: “I was just trying to get away ...”

*widget boy cultureIranian gay activist thriving in Canada: “When people are attacking you a lot, it shows you are on the right track. If I wanted to give in ... I would have stayed in Iran.”

May 23 2016
Madonna & Stevie Wonder Pay Homage To Prince @ The Billboard Music Awards Comments (0)

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I didn't have high hopes for Madonna's tribute to Prince on Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, but I was pleasantly surprised—she took on the very big song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” sounded great, looked great (and appropriate, in her purple paisley suit by Gucci's Alessandro Michele, who said, “It's more than a performance, it's a real act of love.”), and overall seemed very much in awe of Prince rather than making the tribute an act of ego. Anyone who thought she didn't sound good, I guess she's never sounded good, then, and is not for them. Anyone objecting to her daring to pay tribute to her peer and ex needs to find a hobby.

The inclusion of Stevie Wonder was a surprise, but I'm glad he was with her on “Purple Rain”—their voices blended nicely and I don't think she'd have done as well solo on that one.

It seemed heartfelt and unpretentious, not at all like it was attempting to put itself forth as the be-all, end-all, definitive Prince tribute.

Grotesquely, BET immediately tweeted an ad for its own awards show, touting a Prince tribute with the phrase, “Yeah, we saw that. Don't worry. We Got You.”

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Nothing like a naked attempt to stir up racial resentment (like that puny petition had tried to do) and to commercialize Prince's death and legacy.

May 22 2016
Walking Billboard: Demi Lovato Wants To Get Her Pro-Trans Feelings Off Her Chest! Comments (0)

Calling her a music megastar, GLAAD trumpeted the fact that Demi Lovato wore a T-shirt with an inclusive bathroom symbol on it in protest of North Carolina's abhorrent HB2 law.

GLAAD's President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement: 

Demi Lovato continues to be a fearless ally for LGBT equality and acceptance. By wearing her support for the transgender community, Lovato is raising critical visibility for vulnerable LGBT North Carolinians and sending an invaluable message of support to transgender people everywhere.

Lovato will be selling the shirt on her upcoming Honda Civic: Future Now tour, with proceeds going to LGBT orbs in North Carolina.

In April, Lovato and tourmate Nick Jonas nixed a North Carolina appearance over HB2.

May 18 2016
Because The Internet Exists, A BILLBOARD Music Awards Producer Had To Defend Choosing Madonna To Salute Prince Comments (0)

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Executive producer Mark Bracco has gone on the record defending the show's choice of Madonna as the appropriate artist to pay tribute to Prince.

The choice was sparked by Madonna's interest in doing it in the first place:

Honestly, her team gave a call and inquired about what we might be thinking about and it led to many conversations about what would she want to do and how would we want to shape it creatively. And after everyone (got) comfortable with exactly what the direction was, we all collectively wanted to go into Madonna, that she would do this and she has been very, very involved in how this will all unfold creatively.

He also hinted at the tone of the performance, which sounds more like “Kiss” spiked with “Love Song” than, for example, “Erotic City”:

It's going to be very, very intimate and very respectful, and I think it's something that is really going to pay tribute to Prince as the incredible, groundbreaking artist that he was and the influence that he had on music.

The show airs live at 8 p.m. ET this Sunday on ABC.

May 16 2016
6-PACK — Several Major Stars Are Extra-GLAAD This Weekend + REBEL HEART TOUR DVD Coming! + Meet The Only Person Alive Born In The 1800s + Swan Song For Singer + Trump & Putin Pucker Up + NIGHT OF 1,000 STEVIES! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureRobert De Niro, Mariah Carey, Caitlyn Jenner, Diane Sawyer and Tangerine among big winners at latest GLAAD Awards in NYC.

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*widget boy cultureMadonna's Rebel Heart Tour is coming to DVD ... and CD ... and Blu-ray ... and wait, what other formats can she sell? News here!

*widget boy cultureWith the death of American Susannah Mushatt Jones, Emma Morano of Italy, 116, is the last human being on earth to have been born in the 1800s.

*widget boy cultureSinger Julius La Rosa, who was infamously fired live on the air by Arthur Godfrey, dies at 86.

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*widget boy cultureWhen Brezhnev & Honecker kissed in a painting, it felt subversive. Now that Trump & Putin are sucking face, it feels like, “Gay is the worst insult the artist could come up with?”

*widget boy cultureI can't blame Stevie Nicks for staying far away from Night of a Thousand Stevies ... but it sure is fun to read about it.

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