34 posts categorized "BELINDA CARLISLE"

Jun 25 2014
Need To Know: Sylvester Returns + McCarthy McFired? + Hair Apparent + Facials Get Ugly + Scout & Proud + MORE! Comments (0)

Sylvester MightyReal2Oh, how the “Mighty Real” have risen!

*widget boy cultureAnthony Wayne brings Sylvester to Off-Broadway in Mighty Real. Il_570xN.588333217_9lqh

*widget boy cultureIs What's the T? the trans Paris is Burning?

*widget boy cultureJenny McCarthy's out at The View?

*widget boy cultureChris Kattan's Mango returns!

*widget boy cultureFor all you hairy chest lovers.

*widget boy cultureBelinda Carlisle's menopause miracle magnet.

*widget boy cultureVuthy Sim's Old Glory Swimsuit...just in time for 7/4!

*widget boy cultureN. Hollywood facialist hires white supremacist to kill rival.

*widget boy cultureVia Queerty: Up Stairs Lounge survivors speak in new doc.

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*widget boy cultureMUST-SEE: The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History.

*widget boy culture4yo white girl pokes hole in blame-the-black-man robbery claim.

*widget boy cultureBoy Scouts to break from helping old ladies to lead NYC Pride Parade.

*widget boy cultureRedhook Ale Brewery on Pride: “Rather be in the fridge than the closet!

Redhook-Ale-BreweryEat, drink and be...oh, Marrrry!

 
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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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!

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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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Sep 05 2013
Poland Is A Place On Earth Comments (0)
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Belinda Carlisle speaks to Piotr Grabarczyk after a gig in Poland on being a gay icon, having a gay son and whether or not she wants to continue doing pop music.
 
May 25 2013
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Bummer...Kathy Valentine,  kicked out of The Go-Go's, is now suing her former bandmates.
 
Apr 04 2013
Last Heard: How Long It's Been Since These Icons Went Top 40 Comments (9)

Hit-artists

What follows is a list of 125 household-name artists grouped by the last years in which they appeeared on a single that hit the Top 40 of Billboard's "Hot 100" chart in America. As a recovering teen chart nut, I find this stuff fascinating. It speaks to their relevance as artists in some cases, but speaks to the relevance of having a "hit single" in cases where the artists are clearly still quite successful by other measures.

Most of all, it's just wow-inducing to see how long it's been for some of these artists, who have sold millions and millions of records in their storied careers. It's also interesting seeing the groups of artists who enjoyed their last Top 40 success together...Gloria Gaynor and Patti Smith, for example.

(Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong on any; it's hard juggling artists' singles, featured appearances, etc.)

Enjoy...

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Mar 22 2013
Need To Know: No-Go On Joe.Jo, Ryan Lochte Soaked To The Bone, Hillary Kicking Asses & Taking Names + MORE Comments (2)

Ass-butt JOE-JONASAnd that's the end of that!

*widget boy cultureYou won't see Joe Jonas's perfect ass get paddled, pervs. Ryan-Lochte

*widget boy cultureAAP endorses marriage equality & gay adoption.

*widget boy cultureRyan Lochte even makes himself wet.

*widget boy cultureBelinda Carlisle's first pop single in 17 years, "Sun."

*widget boy cultureBest (and worst) Madonna tattoos.

*widget boy cultureOsmonds against marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureBlack lesbian teacher fired, paper publishes hate letter.

*widget boy cultureHILLARY '16: She leads Bush, Rubio by X2 digits...in Fla.!

*widget boy cultureNative American lawmaker's superburn on immigration.

*widget boy cultureIf you thought Vanessa Hudgens sullied Disney...

*widget boy cultureChristina Aguilera slims down. Hot Peter-Marc-Jacobson

*widget boy cultureSenate takes aim at background-checks vote.

*widget boy cultureFran Drescher's hot gay ex was against divorcing. Oh, girl.

*widget boy cultureJanet Hubert tuh-RASHES Wendy Williams.

*widget boy cultureKate Gosselin's Quixotic Twitter war.

*widget boy cultureCutest little gay marine ever!

*widget boy cultureEnjoy a quickie with a hottie.

*widget boy culturePlease save Happy Endings, the funniest show on TV.

 
Nov 26 2012
Here, Dear Comments (1)
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Paper has debuted some atmospheric stills from James Duke Mason's movie Disappear Here...here.
 
Oct 04 2012
You Can't Stop The "We Got The Beat" Comments (1)
Gwyneth Paltrow The+GoGos+48
Gwyneth Paltrow is rumored to be interested in a full-scale Go-Go's musical, and all of the members—even Paula Jean Brown—are said to be involved. It would be nice to have their important place in music and pop-culture history immortalized in a meaningful way; they seem forgotten in comparison to the impact they had.