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Apr 28 2016
BILLBOARD Honors Prince, Multiple Outlets Conjecture About Roles Of Drugs & AIDS In His Death Comments (0)

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When I was in magazine publishing, I had to write entire tribute issues to Princess Diana (sold over a million copies; I made $800 as a bonus only, because I was salaried) and JFK Jr. When Michael Jackson died, my boss decided not to do one because it would be distasteful, a decision he soon regretted when he realized every thrown-together tribute was making scads of cash.

Every time someone really, really famous dies, to this day I think, Man, we would've done a tribute to them.

Prince tributes are already clogging the newsstands, but Billboard, one of the most appropriate sources, is now out with theirs.

Inside, Tom Carson dubs Prince the greatest artist of his generation, Claire Hoffman chronicles his flip-flopping views on sex and homosexuality thanks to his devotion as a Jehovah's Witness,  Sheila E. opens up about her ex-lover and longtime friend and Prince's final concert's set list is devoured in detail.

Sadly, it's looking more and more likely that Prince had a long drug addiction. Media reports are also ramping up that he was struggling with AIDS—not just HIV—due to refusing medication in favor of seeking a cure from God. What a devastating black mark on his overall legacy if it turns out the man refused treatment for HIV, when he could have lived with it for decades more rather than dying at 57.

 
Mar 09 2016
Take Me To Your Leader ... And By That, I Mean RuPaul Comments (0)

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RuPaul speaks to Billboard about his new Butch Queen album, as well as his thoughts on gay rights and on the function RuPaul's Drag Race has in the gay world.

On the latter:

When I was coming up, I had mentors who taught me about Tennessee Williams and Tallulah Bankhead and Truman Capote and [Federico] Fellini—all that stuff. That sort of went away at one point, for young gay people. So I'm so proud of Drag Race for taking up the slack in that department, because so many young kids around the world, in remote places around the world, get to watch Drag Race and learn about Paris Is Burning or Grey Gardens. Even just attitudes toward drag—different styles of drag. At Drag Race and through my music, I sort of carry the torch of the gay movement, the drag movement. Really, the outsider movement.

He says of his new album that he means it as a full-on tribute to all things drag:

You know, drag queens are like the Marines of the LGBT movement. Drag queens show up, they suit up, and they're ready to serve. Butch Queen is really paying homage to that. It's as if I had a vogue ball, this album would be the soundtrack to it....

More here.

 
Feb 24 2016
6-PACK — Chris Crocker On Transition To Socially Acceptable Hotness + Hiya, Sailors! + Troye Sivian Hearts Taylor Swift + Brett Lawrie's Bum + Gay Dad 101 + BORN THIS U.K.! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureTrans Chris Crocker calls his muscly transformation adapting to his surroundings.

*widget boy cultureHot Canadian sailors make out to roar of crowd's approval.

*widget boy cultureTroye Sivian “really, really, really” wants to write with Taylor Swift.

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*widget boy cultureBrett Lawrie's ass.

*widget boy cultureIf you're a gay man who wants to become a dad, here ya go!

*widget boy cultureU.K. Sound of Music cast paid homage to Lady Gaga following Oscars.

 
Jan 20 2016
Cher Describes The Folly Of Trump Perfectly Comments (0)

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Cher turns her nose up at Trump and praises Hillary's toughness in a new Billboard interview, in which she also talks about her recent gift of bottled water to the residents of beleaguered Flint, Michigan.

Best quote:

I don't like anything about Donald Trump. It's a joke at a time when you really need serious people. I don't think he wants the job, or I don't think he actually wants to do the work. I think he wants the job because it's the ultimate deal, and he's the ultimate ego. I don't know that I've heard or seen anybody like him, and I also never thought that Americans would go for someone like him, a person of his quality.

 
Dec 27 2015
How Many Can You Hum? Comments (0)

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Billboard's Hot 100 songs of 2015. I'm ashamed to say I've barely heard or never heard of most of these songs. Even the very most popular ones, I had to search them out on Vevo to listen a bit before deciding if I'd heard them.

 
Dec 11 2015
Need To Know: Brad Company + The First Days Of Disco + Record Time + Dumping On Trump + Kurt Response + Leifer Now A Lifer + Jockstrap Fever + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAuthor Brad Gooch's new book is brilliant, plus he was (above) & is hot. Click here. Images

*widget boy cultureCoachella/LGBT community figure (and hate-crime victim) George Zander dies @ 71.

*widget boy cultureBill Bernstein's Disco captures the '70s club scene

*widget boy cultureTop 200 albums of 2015.

*widget boy cultureObama preps gun-control plan, going it alone.

*widget boy cultureHarrison Ford doesn't like Donald Trump.

*widget boy cultureRussell Simmons likes Trump even less.

*widget boy cultureCarol Leifer gets married

*widget boy cultureHere's why Goldie Hawn never married Kurt Russell.

*widget boy cultureCurbwear's Ben caught in his jockstrap. Images

*widget boy cultureFuzzy dude with a killer can.

*widget boy cultureGOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia endorses ... Hillary Clinton???

*widget boy cultureHey, bigoted biz types: Don't waste LGBT resources.

*widget boy cultureDisgraceful facts on human-rights violations in Iran.

*widget boy cultureRita Moreno is just better than anyone! Images

 

“Being the house ethnic was destroying my life and my sense of myself. Because I had been consigned to play every dusky maiden you’ve ever seen in your life in movies.”Watch actress Rita Moreno, the first Latino person to have won an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony and an Emmy, give her #BriefButSpectacular take on her lifetime in show business (as well as an acapella performance of ‘This Is All I Ask”.)

Posted by PBS NewsHour on Thursday, December 10, 2015

*widget boy cultureCyndi Lauper's “True Colors” as Truvada.

*widget boy cultureMore legit Billboard woman of the year Nicki Minaj on Hillary, Trump, Sandra Bland.

*widget boy cultureSee Melissa Rivers play Joan Rivers in J.Law's Joy.

*widget boy cultureChris Hemsworth (via People) looking a lot better than his new movie actually is.

 
Nov 21 2015
With A Bullet: EM20 Featured By BILLBOARD! Comments (0)

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Anyone who's read my blog for a long while, or who has read my humorous memoir Starf*cker, will know how special it is to me to be the subject of a Billboard feature.

Keith Caulfield—who appears in Encyclopedia Madonnica 20—graciously interviewed me on the topic of the book's release. He says, helpfully:

Stumped on what to get the Madonna fan in your life for the holidays? How about the 581-page, 4-pound Madonna bible Encyclopedia Madonnica? The massive tome was written by Madonna expert Matthew Rettenmund and covers everything in Madonna’s world from A (the first entry is Abdul, Paula) through Z (zits -- yes, really).

Get your copy today through me, at Amazon (it's not really out of stock; you can still order and it comes quickly), at BN.com, at Marc Jacobs' Bookmarc (400 Bleecker St., NYC, NY) or anywhere else you usually buy books.

Read Keith's profile of me and my book at Billboard here. I'm over the moon about this one.

 
Oct 31 2015
Viva MEXICO Comments (0)

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Billboard's Keith Caulfield dives right in with Chris Mears, the Olympic diver who is now trying his hand at modeling and music.

 


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