35 posts categorized "BETTY WHITE"

Jul 08 2014
Golden Oldies: 100 Most Memorable GOLDEN GIRLS Guest Spots Of All Time! Comments (0)

Golden-Girls

Who doesn't love The Golden Girls (1985—1992)?

If you're one of those who doesn't, please skip this mega-post, in which I struggle to count down my own personal 40 favorite guest-starring appearances on the show, with another 60 honorable mentions...for a total of 100.

The Golden Girls - Rue, Bea, Estelle & BettyI am counting anyone, outside of the four main cast members, who ever appeared on the show, whether it be a brief cameo, a one-off or a lengthy, recurring role. No animals, so “Dreyfuss” the dog, the piano-playing chicken and “Baby” the 29-year-old pig are outta luck.

There are many more appearances that just didn't grab me enough to warrant making my list, but that doesn't mean they were not valuable contributions to the show.

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But the beauty of personal countdowns like these is that you can comment below with your own favorites and remind me of some I may have forgotten!

Of the 40 I picked, I provided as much info as humanly possible...and there are lots of criss-crossing connections and wonderfully HUH? factoids about what some of the lesser-known guest stars later did with their lives and careers.

Please share this if you're so inclined...and thank you for being a friend...

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Jan 17 2014
Betty White Turns 92! Comments (0)

Betty-WhiteWe look like we're at a cocktail party casually chatting, but it was a Derek Del Rossi Disney screening.

From here: Commemorating a happy 92nd birthday to Betty White with a sad birthday for "Rose Nylund."

 
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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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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Oct 22 2013
Wanna Be Your Sledgehammer Comments (0)
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Off Their Rockers is the unfunniest show ever (at least since that 1970s series where the actors were dressed up as dogs), but Betty White's new promo for it is pretty cute. Miley continues to rule pop culture...

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Apr 07 2013
Need To Know: Hooked On ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, Shop Girl, Beyoncé In Cuba, They Should Do It MOORE Often + MORE Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureTrailer for the new Carrie looks promising, though Moretz is too pretty, no? JESSICA-WALTER

*widget boy cultureSHUTTERED: R.I.P. Sears Portrait Studios.

*widget boy cultureVIDEO: Madonna thanks locals while in Malawi.

*widget boy culture"Queen of Versailles" denies shopping addiction.

*widget boy cultureSen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) still worthless.

*widget boy cultureAuthor Craig Laurance Gidney on YA fiction & more.

*widget boy cultureJeremy Irons kind of apologizes.

*widget boy cultureWhy some liberals love—or love to hate—Obama.

*widget boy cultureCase against "Egyptian Jon Stewart" dropped.

*widget boy cultureTrayvon Martin wrongful death civil case settled.

*widget boy cultureKid asked about marriage equality—fundies blow up.

*widget boy cultureAlan Cumming covers IN New York.

*widget boy cultureHOS BEFORE BROS: Looky-looky! It's the Hookies.

*widget boy cultureRick Warren's son commits suicide.

*widget boy cultureArrested Development dish from Jessica Walter.

*widget boy cultureHow does one prepare for a rape scene?

*widget boy cultureMr. & Mrs. Carter vacay in Cuba.

*widget boy cultureAdam Huber = hunk of the day.

*widget boy cultureThe 5 Mary Tyler Moore Show ladies speak of reuniting on Hot in Cleveland:

 
Mar 30 2013
Need To Know: Joan Cool On Hot In Cleveland, I've Got The Lauer, Marie For Marriage + MORE Comments (4)

Joan rivers 2Isn't Sean Hayes one of Hot in Cleveland's producers?

*widget boy cultureJoan Rivers hits HuffPost Live, TRASHES Hot in Cleveland.

*widget boy cultureBlatantly faked "pro-beheading" Muslim call to NY1 dupes gays. Gay-Mike-Epps-shirtless-model

*widget boy cultureAFA radio host's manic anti-gay comments are all too real.

*widget boy cultureJag-off Matt Lauer tweets non-apology to wronged intern.

*widget boy cultureHarry Potter actor dies following heart surgery.

*widget boy culture"Comedian" Mike Epps goes on homophobic Twitter tirade.

*widget boy cultureI MAY FAINT: Marie Osmond is pro-marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureVia Sticky (Work Unfriendly): Rafael M. lookin' good for Dogo Wear.

*widget boy cultureMarlon Texeira behind-the-scenes.

*widget boy cultureKellan Lutz strips to the waist for Java Heat.

*widget boy cultureGuess who's anti-gay?

*widget boy cultureJust about the funniest thing ever:

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Feb 21 2013
Need To Know Comments (1)
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*widget boy cultureAbove: How Anderson Cooper helped a friend come out to his parents. Gay-Frank-Ocean

*widget boy cultureOcean is "10, 11 songs deep" into Channel Orange follow-up.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's annual Oscar party is on.

*widget boy cultureStreisand's million-dollar makeover.

*widget boy cultureIt's Debra Messing, you gays!

*widget boy cultureGaga's (now collectible?) tour merch still being pushed.

*widget boy cultureFROCK SHOCK: Lindsay Lohan unfit to care for a dress.

*widget boy cultureFirst person cured of AIDS wants everyone cured.

*widget boy cultureObama urged to issue exec order on LGBT discrimination.

*widget boy cultureUniversal background checks gets major R backer.

*widget boy cultureNew Betty White book has drinking game.

*widget boy cultureTCM's Classic Film Fest adds Ann Blyth, Eva Marie Saint.

Ann shootingGuncrazy

 
Dec 24 2012
Who's Whew! Comments (0)
Celebrity-Whew!
The only part of this bizarre '70s game show called Celebrity Whew! that I remember is the animated opening. But it sure was fun watching a full episode, featuring swoon-worthy John Saxon and the legendary Betty White...

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