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Nov 02 2016
Pulled In Every Direction: ZAYN Talks About Struggles With Eating Disorder, Anxiety In Memoir Comments (0)

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In his self-titled memoir, just out yesterday, pop singer ZAYN (aka Zayn Malik), formerly of One Direction, details his struggles with deep anxiety and what he calls an eating disorder, which directly led to his split with the boy band in 2014.

Z100 reports ZAYN told the AP:

When I look back at the images of myself from around November 2014, before the final tour, I can see how ill I was ... I realized that I wasn't eating as much just down to the amount of work that we were doing ... our schedule was kind of crazy so we were all over the place. It was just more down to losing track of … actually eating and being super busy and getting caught up with other things that 17 or 18-year-olds do, which normally entails them going out, drinking or partying.

In case you're keeping track, this memoir documents the life of a 23-year-old. It's humorous until you realize how much more living 23-year-olds are capable of doing in our world than they were in the past, no?

 
Oct 28 2016
6-PACK — Naked Came The Boxer + Oregon Standoff Nuts Acquitted + Mert Alas Gets Handsy With Madonna + Gaga's SNL Vocals + Biden = Sec. Of State? + Carl Reiner's Massive Book! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureBeautiful boxer/model Charlie Himmelstein goes full monty. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureIf you're white and anti-government, you can take federal land, be violent and get off scot-free.

*widget boy cultureMert Alas looks like Costas Mandylor, grabs Madonna's pussy!

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga's isolated SNL vocals.

*widget boy cultureIF Hillary wins ... could Biden be her SOS?

*widget boy cultureRaging liberal of TV's (first) Golden Age, Carl Reiner, has a massive new signed book to sell

 
Oct 25 2016
6-PACK — Driving Miss Gaga + The Sean Hayes Code + Rihanna's Missing Backup + What Happens Gay In Las Vegas, Stays Gay In Las Vegas + Hairy Hunk + New Madonna Book! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureABOVE: Gaga and James Corden have some moves, bitch, in new “Carpool Karaoke” teaser.

*widget boy cultureSean Hayes speaks candidly about being closeted in the '90s: “I'm ashamed and embarrassed.”

*widget boy cultureRihanna and Missy Elliott beg the public for info on their missing friend/backup dancer.

*widget boy cultureGo to Las Vegas Pride with The Randy Report!

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*widget boy cultureFor those who like men WITH facial hair, but WITHOUT shirts.

*widget boy cultureJeannie Buxo announces Madonna: Iconic Moments from the Rebel Heart Tour, $40. Email her.

14716181_1476611679021106_1979784117970282939_nA big book devoted to one of Madonna's best tours (Image via Jeannie Buxo)

 
Oct 14 2016
Congrats To Alaska! Comments (0)

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Alaska took top honors on this season's riveting RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, fending off stiff competition from Detox, Katya and Roxxxy Andrews. (I still think Alyssa Edwards should have been runner-up!)

Check out the book I wrote with Alaska here if you haven't already. Reviews appreciated, too.

 
Oct 06 2016
6-PACK — Bad Bromance + Hillary Gets The Keys To The EMPIRE + Trump Panders To The Dying + Prank or Confession? + Hurricane Matthew + GAY GOTHAM! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureDavid Brock isn't my fave, but this Trump tabloid is a great idea.

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*widget boy cultureMost of the Empire cast (not Terrence Howard!) filmed a sobering spot for Hillary Clinton. After the jump.

*widget boy cultureTrump asks the terminally ill to live long enough to vote for him. (Here's the sassy-queen version.)

*widget boy cultureDid someone confess to luring, gagging, sodomizing & kill his neighbors at a hotel?

*widget boy cultureHurricane Matthew is barreling toward Florida, will hit hard tonight.

*widget boy cultureAmazing-sounding new exhibit on the LGBTQ history of NYC, Gay Gotham. (There's also a book!)

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Keep reading for the Empire video ...

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Oct 05 2016
Salem's Lot: MORPHOSIS Book Project Comments (0)

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Check out this incredibly sex book-to-beMorphosis—by Salem Beiruti!

 
Oct 01 2016
So Many Men ... So Little (18 Days!) Time Comments (0)

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NYC-based shooter Ron Amato is taking on a gay-positive, sex-positive (in that order) work of art called The Box, a forthcoming monograph of male nudes that he's hoping you'll help him fund via Kickstarter.

Click here to check out the highly erotic pitch video!

 
Sep 25 2016
Brookner: The Movie — A Review Of UNCLE HOWARD Comments (0)

For some odd reason, the PR for the film asked for no screengrabs from the film to be used. I've never had that request in 20+ years of reviewing films, but that's why the post is no longer very illustrated. Usually, creative screengrabs and even GIFs decorate Internet reviews of films, both supplied and created. I personally don't think screengrabs make people less likely to see this film; quite the opposite. But there you have it.—Ed.

Uncle Howard, Aaron Brookner's poetic, intimate documentary about his search for his late uncle's life's work, is coming to the New York Film Festival (Sunday, October 9, 5:30 p.m., Bruno Walter Auditorium; Monday, October 10, 9 p.m., Francesca Beale Theater) ahead of a November 18 release.

The film makes poignant use of home movies, old newspaper clippings and Aaron's interviews with various artists who worked with his uncle, who died of AIDS before the release of his first major movie, the star-studded curiosity Bloodhounds of Broadway, in 1989.

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Most effectively, he repurposes pieces of his uncle's Burroughs: The Movie (1983) and its attendant outtakes as well as behind-the-scenes footage from Bloodhounds (several lovely Madonna passages) and Robert Wilson and the Civil Wars (1987) to help convey a sense of his uncle's determined brilliance and to impart that contagious feeling of excitement when things thought lost are found intact.

All the more interesting that it is found intact in Williams S. Burroughs's legendary bunker.

Howard Brookner's family is given as much screen time as his lover, the writer Brad Gooch, whose handsomeness and youth are intact decades after Brookner's was relegated to existing only on film, and this allows the film to be more personal than a simple reassessment of a budding filmmaker's prowess might have been.

Check out Brad Gooch's memoir here!

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There is regret in Uncle Howard, but also hope, and encouragement, and love. Howard Brookner at one point mourns the loss of his elderly grandfather in a video diary, noting that the death would've been far sadder had it involved a young person. And yet when he was about to die, he had words of wisdom that inform his nephew's touching portrait: However short or long, live your life doing what you want.