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Jun 01 2017
Britney Spears, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Sia & More Pop Luminaries Pen Love Letters To LGBTQ Fans For Pride Comments (0)

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Billboard cleverly asked dozens of pop luminaries to write love letters to the LGBTQ community for Pride Month, and the results are engrossing, to say the least.

Britney Spears responded with a handwritten note — millennials, she knows cursive — in which she states:

This is my letter of love to all my LGBTQ fans. Continuously throughout my career, you've always been so vocal about what a positive impact I've had on you — that I've instilled joy, hope and love in you at times when there was none. That my music is an inspiration. That my story gives you hope. But I have a secret to share w/you. You see, it's actually you that lifts me up. The unwavering loyalty. The lack of judgment. The unapologetic truth. Acceptance! Your stories are what inspire me, bring me joy, & make me and my sons strive to [be] better people. I love you. Britney

Nice!

Check Billboard for letters from lots of other gay-household and just plain household names.

 
Jan 15 2017
6-PACK — The Trump Of Hollywood + MOONLIGHT Raises Hopes + D.B. Cooper Demystified + Masseur Sobs Confession + Tiny Inauguration? + Red-Hot Tim Matheson! Comments (0)

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WIDGETJon Peters breaks his silence to admit he voted for Trump after being a lifelong Democrat because Trump is “brilliant.”

WIDGETBlack gay artist's level of hope raised by the success of Moonlight.

WIDGETNew info may help unearth who D.B. Cooper really was.

160712-db-cooper-jsw-308p_e5d203d5796893e80e2dec38e3d65349.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000Sketches of the man who said his name was D.B. Cooper

WIDGETManhattan masseur admits he choked former Escuelita owner to death — but says it happened during consensual kinky sexplay.

WIDGETProtest of Trump shaping up to be 3X as large as celebration of Trump.

WIDGETTim Matheson's hotness through the years.

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Nov 18 2016
Barbra & Her Gams On W Magazine Comments (0)

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Barbra Streisand flaunts some leg, at 74, on the cover of W, shot by Steven Meisel.

In the profile by Lynn Hirschberg, she identifies her first crush as Marlon Brando:

Since I was 13, Marlon Brando was my favorite. I saw him in Guys and Dolls—and that was it. Interestingly, there was a period of 27 years when I didn't sing in public, because of stage fright, and when I finally did, I created a scenario in which I sang “I'll Know” with Marlon Brando in Guys and Dolls. I put myself in his movie! I invited Brando to my house to see the piece, and he made me take him through my entire show. We then watched a movie together. It was wonderful: He was my idol, my biggest crush.

Of that crazy, sheer pantsuit she wore to accept her first Oscar, she notes:

That night, in my dressing room, I was choosing between two different outfits. One was lovely, but very conservative. And then there was the pantsuit with plastic sequins. I had no idea that when the lights hit that outfit, it would become transparent! I wanted a white collar and cuffs, which it had, and I wore my hair under my chin, because I thought to myself, I'm going to win two Oscars in my lifetime, and I'll be more conservative next time.

More here!

 
Sep 14 2016
6-PACK — Madonna Mia! + Bush League + Chelsea Manning To Get Surgery + Rufus & Barbra + Melania Claims She Immigrated Legally + Who Is DEPLORABLES Helping? Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureHaving dinner in London, Madonna looks 20 years younger in brand-new pics.

*widget boy cultureI actually like when guys have hair there, there and—yes—there.

*widget boy cultureChelsea Manning WILL get SRS courtesy of the Army after all.

*widget boy cultureRufus Wainwright forces a duet on “Get Happy/Happy Days” with Barbra Streisand.

*widget boy cultureMelania Trump claims she is legal and always has been, but stops short of reminiscing about her Chicago roots.

*widget boy cultureIs “deplorables” working for Clinton, or for Trump?

 
Aug 23 2016
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Enter to win ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway from music icon Barbra Streisand! 
 
To enter, comment this post with your favorite Streisand duet of all time. I'll pick 3 of you to win the CD 1 week from today at 5 p.m. ET. Good luck!
 
ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway 
 
the brand new album from the legendary 
 
Barbra Streisand 
 
Featuring 10 new Streisand duets of Broadway classics with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood including Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Seth MacFarlane, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pine, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson, and a spectacular virtual duet with Anthony Newley!
 
Along with the standard 10-track album on CD and Vinyl, fans can also purchase a deluxe edition of the CD, available exclusively at Target, featuring four bonus tracks! Pre-order the album now and receive the instant grat track, "At The Ballet," featuring Streisand with Anne Hathaway and Daisy Ridley, available streaming or via download. 
 
 
ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway Track List
AT THE BALLET (from "A Chorus Line") w/ Anne Hathaway & Daisy Ridley 
LOVING YOU (from "Passion") w/ Patrick Wilson 
WHO CAN I TURN TO (WHEN NOBODY NEEDS ME) (from rom "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd") w/ Anthony Newley
ANY MOMENT NOW (from "Smile") w/ Hugh Jackman 
THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAS HAPPENED (from "Road Show") w/ Alec Baldwin 
ANYTHING YOU CAN DO (from "Annie Get Your Gun") w/ Melissa McCarthy 
I’LL BE SEEING YOU/I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE w/ Chris Pine 
PURE IMAGINATION (from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory") w/ Seth MacFarlane 
TAKE ME TO THE WORLD (from "Evening Primrose") w/ Antonio Banderas 
CLIMB EV’RY MOUNTAIN (from "The Sound of Music") w/ Jamie Foxx 
 
Bonus Tracks on the ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway Target Deluxe Edition
I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS (from "Too Many Girls") 
NOT A DAY GOES BY (from "Merrily We Roll Along") 
FIFTY PERCENT (from "Ballroom") 
LOSING MY MIND – (from "Follies") 
 
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Aug 18 2016
6-PACK — A Star Is Re-Born + Barbra's PURE IMAGINATION + World Cup Hotness + The First WONDER WOMAN + Olympic Heist A Hoax? + Brazilians Boo Silver Medalist! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureWhich idea is worse: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born or a new Clue? Or love both?

*widget boy cultureA true star is re-born: Streisand invites Seth MacFarlane into her Willy Wonka duet:

*widget boy cultureWorld Cup rugby player Leandro Leivas totally starkers. (Way Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureFinally, a Wonder Woman story that doesn't forget Cathy Lee Crosby's skin-phobic take.

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*widget boy cultureYikes! U.S. swimmers detained in Brazil over suspicions the Ryan Lochte robbery story was a lie.

*widget boy cultureClassless Brazilian fans boo pole vaulter to tears—and he had already lost to their guy!

 
Aug 17 2016
6-PACK — Insta-Hunks Branded Narcissists + Hollywood Shuffle + Turncoat Lesbian Voted Off The Island + LOVE STORY Director Dies + Ellen Racist Flap + Madonna Does Cuba! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureJUST A HUNCH: Guessing Out's Chadwick Moore thinks Insta-hunks are idiotic narcissists.

*widget boy cultureLotsa prominent Hollywood Republicans are keeping mum on the election this time. Hm.

*widget boy cultureTraitor lesbian voted out of office in Hawaii by guy who wasn't even supposed to be on the ballot.

*widget boy cultureLove Story director Arthur Hiller dies @ 92.

*widget boy cultureEllen DeGeneres branded a racist for Photoshop joke.

*widget boy cultureMadonna dances her ass off on a table and outside a landmark restaurant while in Cuba:

 
Aug 14 2016
Barbra's Turn: Streisand At Barclays Comments (0)

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I'm not a major Barbra Streisand fan, but when I saw her do a six-song set—with a cold—at the opening of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, I vowed to see a full live show someday. There was definitely a little magic in that moment, but there was much, much more than just a little last night at Barclays in Brooklyn.

DSC00163Loved her Oscars-esque pantsuit... (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

In spite of the hag behind me who felt the need to loudly sing along the entire first act when she wasn't loudly talking (and heckling the pro-Hillary Clinton asides: “Benghazi.”), the show was a marvel.

Streisand was political, but not relentlessly so. She did talk about about President Clinton's (the first one) speech regarding how all human beings are 99.9% genetically the same, “Except for Trump. He's ... different.” She included projected images of police shootings and even 9/11 during a stirring performance of Carole King's “Being at War with Each Other,” and also included appeals for attention to climate change and women's heart problems.

But the banter was largely humorous and relaxed. She joked effortlessly with the crowd and seemed to feed off the delight in the room any time she tackled a monumental Broadway number, or, even more so, indulged us with a more commercial smash like “Evergreen.”

She definitely gave the crowd what we came for, and was in excellent, spine-tinglingly on-point voice, so my complaints are few: I would've liked full versions of the hits she confined to a medley, I felt her “I Didn't Know What Time It Was” made for a meh encore and she's dead to me for skipping “Prisoner.” Okay, that last one I never dreamed would happen.

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She more than made up for small shortcomings by bringing out Jamie Foxx and Patrick Wilson for powerful duets. Actually, she received a standing O after every song she sang:

Highlights for me—these were the A-plusses in a field of straight As—were “Being Alive,” “Papa, Can You Hear Me?,” “Pure Imagination,” “Children Will Listen” and “Don't Rain on My Parade.” It was also a hoot hearing how Arthur Laurents never forgave her for improving on his vision of her “Miss Marmelstein” number in I Can Get It for You Wholesale.

DSC00212She seems humorless in interviews, but not onstage! (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

It was a performance for the ages. At 74, she looks lovely, sings beautifully, is curating her catalogue pretty well and still knows how to make the people laugh, as when she asked if we knew what it was really like to be famous and have an amazing career, answering her own question with, “It's fan-fucking-tastic!”

...which would've made for a good, one-word review of her show.

Full set list (the only difference on Saturday night was she dropped “Everything Must Change” and did “Children Will Listen”): 

 


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