31 posts categorized "BEAUTY PAGEANTS"

Mar 17 2014
All The Age: A Review Of PRETTY OLD Comments (0)

Pretty-Old-pageantShe's 92, and yes, she is the type of lady to say, "Ninety-two years YOUNG."

BOY CULTURE RATING: ***1/2 out of ****

I have developed a reputation as a fan of the old. I'm obsessed with how we age, and how we handle aging. I also find it incredibly uplifting when people who are over the hill have found that it's not so bad over there...and that there may even be more hills to climb.

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Dec 07 2013
Need To Know: Beauty King, Witten's Tight End, There Are Worse Things Madonna's Daughter Could Do + MORE! Comments (0)

DecMr Gay2This queen is King of the Gays. (Good choice!)

*widget boy cultureMr. Gay U.K. 2013 is crowned.

*widget boy cultureUnite, an LGBT biz mag, launches with Cyndi Lauper on the cover.

*widget boy cultureAnother way to enjoy OMG Blog.

*widget boy cultureJason Witten uses his tight end to sell jeans.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's Lola slays in Grease.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's ex-trainer REALLY hates juicing. (The other kind.)

*widget boy cultureHot model Pierre Bourricaud.

*widget boy cultureTool from South Carolina won't put flags at half-mast for FOREIGNER Nelson Mandela.

*widget boy cultureHottie Joseph Eid's Housing Works show is a can't-miss on December 17 in NYC.

Joseph-EidHe's only HUMAN.

 
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.

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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!

#97

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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Nov 12 2013
30 Days: Mr. November Is Well Underway... Comments (0)

Logo-30-Days-Mr-November-shirtlessBulging with talent.

Logo is sponsoring its first-ever 30 Days: Mr. November Pageant. After the jump, meet the meat...

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Nov 09 2013
Donald Trump's Minions On Parade Comments (0)

Thomas-Roberts-Miss-Universe

UPDATE: Roberts made a rather passive statement on gay rights on the red carpet in Russia, which are unlikely to travel much within Russia (let alone elsewhere). In his comments, he started by saying he thinks the Russian anti-gay law is "vague," then said it's still discriminatory. Starting by ceding that it's "vague" provides cover for Russia. He at this point can be said not only to have done NOTHING to help, but also to have done a lot to hurt gay rights: He worked for anti-gay Trump; he worked on a production whose goal, in part, was to make Russia look fabulous; and in so doing he provided cover for his employer and others when it comes to the Olympics being held in Russia. And oh, yeah, his comments about having a "successful" personal life didn't really matter since his husband was not on the carpet and NO mention of Roberts being gay was made on the show. In fact, the show, which never fails to incorporate of-the-moment controversial question in its Q&A section, didn't include any questions about Russia's anti-gay laws. Roberts totally blew this. He is far too self-involved to be trusted on this issue. Shameful.

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Thomas Roberts and Mel B have just walked out on the Miss Universe stage in Moscow. Within the next 90 minutes or so, we'll find out if Roberts has any pro-gay tricks up his sleeve or if he truly believes that simply by being there, being pretty, and having "successful" personal and professional lives, that'll really show 'em that gay is A-okay.

Would Mel B host a pageant in a country with laws against black people? Would correspondent Jeannie Mai work for a pageant in a country with anti-Asian laws? Would either of them happily travel to Saudi Arabia and observe all anti-female laws, all in the name of a job? Fair questions, I think.

Other stars involved with the show who seem not to be getting any flak: Panic! At the Disco and Steven Tyler.

Look for the Q&A portion of the show to for sure include gay content, one way or another.

Donald Trump is laughing all the way to the bank, and will make lots of fresh money to use in his blowhard, anti-gay agenda.

 
Oct 24 2013
Reach Out And Touch Faith Comments (0)

Thomas Roberts
Thomas Roberts scolds gay people who object to his taking on the hosting duties of Miss Universe, saying we are supposed to "have a little more faith in me."

As I've said before, his employer is the same network that has a huge financial stake in Olympics coverage and is airing Miss Universe, so any faith I had in his ability to judge the optics is out the window.

It remains to be seen what he does once on the show, but his defensive remarks aren't winning at least one critic over.

 
Oct 22 2013
Need To Know: Pizza Boy Toy, Christie Forever Holds His Peace, FenDDer BenDDer + MORE Comments (0)

Vito_GalloVito shows his pink.

*widget boy cultureMichael Lucas pornstar "Vito Gallo" arrested for trespassing...in pink.

*widget boy culture8-bit version of The Shining.

*widget boy culturePizza boy's deepest, darkest secret: He's a material boy. Shirtless-runner

*widget boy cultureThis is even creepy for me...I love it!

*widget boy cultureThomas Roberts really is in the wrong.

*widget boy cultureChris Christie is, too, but at least he gave up.

*widget boy cultureWhy you should skip texting for one day. Just one.

*widget boy cultureAmazing Harper's Bazaar outtake of Madonna.

*widget boy cultureDolly Parton injured in car crash; BFF Judy Ogle was the driver. Air bags save lives.

*widget boy cultureMarch on Springfield for Illinois marriage equality is today! Steve Grand on hand.

*widget boy cultureRyan Amador's beautiful new song "Skylark."

 
Oct 20 2013
Why Thomas Roberts Is Dead Wrong On Hosting Miss Universe Comments (0)

Thomas-Roberts-gay-RUssiaI wouldn't want a seat at this particular table.

Thomas Roberts has done a lot of good for the gay community, both by speaking candidly of his molestation as a teenager and by being an out anchor on MSNBC, where he routinely asks hard questions, often regarding LGBT issues.

That's why his decision to not only host Donald Trump's Miss Universe in Russia, but to "aggressively pursue" the position, is bewildering and disappointing. And in spite of the fact that he's done great stuff, I believe his decision and his explanations for going deserve sharp criticism.

Russian.jpgBe sure to tune in to Miss Universe, dude, for a big dose of hope!

Roberts's initial explanation pre-emptively attacked anyone who might disagree with his action, or who might have a difference of opinion as to how best to deal with Russia on LGBT rights:

"Courage is contagious. I have felt that way since coming out publicly in 2006. I’ve never regretted it.

"This November, I will co-host Miss Universe in Moscow partly because it is a huge, visible opportunity for LGBT people. Everywhere.

"I am not a special case. I am a good person, good spouse, good child, good sibling, good friend and hard worker. That is me. I am just like millions of LGBT people around the world. We are good, regular, hard-working people who come from solid families. So when I heard there was a chance at this assignment I aggressively went after it. Lo and behold the Miss Universe team, NBC Entertainment & the Trump team agreed and offered it to me.

"Over the last several months Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved new homophobic laws for his country. Yes, laws that criminalize and stigmatize lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies in Russia. 

"These actions attracted worldwide news coverage with some critics labeling it: Russia’s dark chapter in the history of gay rights.  World leaders have expressed their contempt for these discriminatory laws with President Barack Obama declaring that 'nobody’s more offended than me.' 

"In August, the Miss Universe Organization issued its own statement that Russian laws are 'diametrically opposed to the core values' of Miss Universe.

"I too am diametrically opposed to these laws and share in the president’s outrage. I am unafraid to say I am proud of my husband and my family—I’m proud of their love for me. I’m proud of the incredible steps forward equality has taken this year.

"I’m proud of our nation, which still aspires to live up to the promise of its founding fathers. I am unafraid to tell you how traditional my husband and I are. After 13 years, we continue to foster and grow our life together, with highs and lows, the folly and the fights. The same things many long term couples experience. Simple things: Trash night, dog walks, the remote control. Tough things:  Homophobia, job loss, death.

"You can’t get more traditional than that and, above all, we love each other.

"So people may wonder: 'Thomas, how can you accept this assignment? Shouldn’t you boycott Russia?' I am not going to boycott.  Boycotting and vilifying from the outside is too easy. Rather, I choose to offer my support of the LGBT community in Russia by going to Moscow and hosting this event as a journalist, an anchor and a man who happens to be gay. Let people see I am no different than anyone else.

"All kids—Russian, American or otherwise—need hope. I am a happy, healthy, gainfully employed, educated and married man. And yes, I am gay. These new Russian laws won’t stop Russians from being born LGBT and growing up to identify as such. Russia’s treatment of its LGBT citizens is unacceptable, unrealistic and only promotes homophobia and intolerance for a community that does and will continue to exist. 

"It vaguely resembles ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ As a country we recently pitched DADT into the dust bin of American history. We are too smart for that now. 

"But we still have elected U.S. leaders rallying against marriage equality and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. History teaches us these political approaches hurt good kids and people everywhere—those who need hope, guidance, education, safe space and YES, LGBT role models. 

"We do them no favors by turning away now. We must be visible, we must show up, and, as Harvey Milk said, we must 'give them hope.'

"I go to prove there’s hope."

There is so much wrong here, one almost doesn't know where to begin, but something that is crystal clear is that Thomas Roberts is no deep thinker, and he is terribly invested in presenting himself as NORMAL.

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Oct 18 2013
Need To Know: Ice Too Vanilla For Madonna, Twilight's Last Reeking, Great Scott, Myth Universe + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureNOT NICE, NICE, BABY!: Would Vanilla Ice do a Madonna Sex sequel? "Hellll, no."

*widget boy cultureRobert Pattinson loves a good whiff of whatever you've got.

*widget boy cultureScott Evans looks damn good to me naked. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureThomas Roberts thinks hosting Miss Universe in Russia is pro-gay. Somehow.

*widget boy cultureWes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel trailer arrives.

*widget boy cultureOut Israeli mayoral candidate is a first.

Nick-GruberExtreme homo makeover.

*widget boy cultureAs a Michigander, it'll blow me away if my birth state gets marriage equality soon.

*widget boy cultureStephen Fry allows "gay-curing" "doctor" to hang himself with his own words.

*widget boy cultureHomeless LGBT youth living on the streets of NYC.

*widget boy cultureYes, Virginia, "ex-gay" activists suck...ironically.

*widget boy cultureGigantic ass...wow.

*widget boy cultureIs Nick Gruber's support in a pro-gay campaign positive?

*widget boy cultureCher: Gaga is not the young Madonna, no one is the young Cher.

CherIf she could turn back time, she still wouldn't find "the young Cher."

 
Aug 21 2013
Need To Know: They're Playing Their Songs, Cruz Control, Alohappily Married, White House Going To Pot + MORE Comments (0)

Katy-perry-s-roar-arrives-earlyAnd the crowd snores?

*widget boy cultureALL THE LADIES' SINGLES: Dissecting Katy Perry & Lady Gaga.

*widget boy cultureU.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), born in Canada, tries to renounce it to run for prez. Garrett-Neff

*widget boy cultureFor those of you counting on Britney Spears.

*widget boy cultureChristie endorses far-right Republican for Senate.

*widget boy cultureLily Tomlin & Jane Wagner may get married.

*widget boy culturePuppy love for Ian Somerhalder.

*widget boy cultureHas Dick Van Dyke ever been roasted? ALMOST.

*widget boy cultureIs President Obama "evolving" on medical marijuana?

*widget boy cultureLGBT dating app advertises itself with a cat lady.

*widget boy cultureGarrett Neff is pretty.

*widget boy cultureMiss Universe: Russia's anti-gay laws aren't a dealbreaker.

*widget boy cultureHawai'i was almost 1st for marriage equality, but will it be next?

*widget boy cultureAlexander Skarsgard's dick (Work Unfriendly) is FIRE.

Alexander-SkarsgardAll fired up.