103 posts categorized "BRITNEY SPEARS"

Jul 08 2014
Alien Resurrection Comments (0)

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Britney fans are acting like someone's taken a stake to her heart by leaking her unedited vocal for last year's song “Alien.” Her producer, William Orbit, has gushed that she's magnificent (!) and this is just a warm-up.

Look, the main thing it proves is that Britney actually sings occasionally. That's the lede. That it's a bit flat in spots isn't such a big deal.

But if the leaked vocal had been from Madonna, people with otherwise no opinion on music would be saying how it proves Madonna is a walking vocal abortion and should hurry up and die of old age already.

The final version of the song is after the jump...

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Jun 16 2014
Worked, Bitch Comments (0)

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Now this is how one does a memorable tribute video: One of Britney's biggest fans manages to craft a hilarious and on-point “Work Bitch” video without leaving his room...

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Jun 14 2014
More Popular Than Jesus? Comments (0)

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A new study claims to show that Madonna is the most influential woman in history, over Elizabeth II. Overall, only Adolf Hitler and Michael Jackson outrank her, making her literally more popular than Jesus.

Madonna 2

These kinds of studies always strike me as a bit absurd. Oprah Winfrey has not been more influential than Martina Navratilova, for example? I'm sure Madonna should rank highly on any list of influential public figures, but sheesh.

 
May 28 2014
Puppetry Of The Venus Comments (0)

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Britney, Gaga and Madonna perform together—kind of...

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May 05 2014
Need To Know: Vice Squad, What A Waist, Orange You Glad You're Not Boehner?, DESPERATELY SEEKING Locations + MORE! Comments (0)

JULIA-LOUIS-DREYFUS-MICHELLE-OBAMA-JOE-BIDENThey all scream for it.

*widget boy cultureJulia Louis-Dreyfus & Joe Biden take a veep joyride.

*widget boy cultureWAIST OF SPACE: Khloe Kardashian loves cinchers.

*widget boy cultureSexy Federico Diaz, a Ricky Martin ex, comes out.

*widget boy cultureObama zings Boehner with Orange is the New Black jibe.

*widget boy cultureAnother Bryan Singer/Gary Goddard sex suit.

*widget boy cultureNate Berkus got hitched.

*widget boy cultureBryce Johnson looks great naked. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureFeel sore, or feel sorry, tomorrow. Like him.

*widget boy cultureDesperately Seeking Susan's NYC locations laid bare.

*widget boy cultureRicardo Baldin looking good in his JAMs.

*widget boy cultureOops! Britney Spears is about to get sued again.

*widget boy cultureLevi Michaels of Cocky Boys launches YouTube channel with “lighting” round.

*widget boy cultureMatt Bomer on The Normal Heart:

 
May 04 2014
I Was Gonna Cancel: Kylie, Boy George & Other Stories From The GLAAD Trenches Comments (0)

IMG_6426 kylieKylie's for gay rights, her handler was against gays' right to snap photos while she spoke...too bad!

Peter-DeeLast night was The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Or at least, the latest 25th Annual; GLAAD likes to hold the same event with different stars for a different pool of potential donors in different cities. I just covered L.A. weeks ago. The Oscars might consider doing this—then everyone could win! Best Picture (L.A.): Crash! Best Picture (Every Other City): Brokeback Mountain!

Held at the Waldorf Astoria, the event had a pretty darn good list of celebrity attendees, perhaps in part fueled by the fact that medium-sized gay stars who would normally have to pay good money like any other schlub in order to share air with Kylie Minogue—who was performing, perhaps her new UK single “I Was Gonna Cancel”—would get to kibbitz with her on the carpet free-for-nothin'.

Matthew-Rettenmund-Peter-DeeI was in good hands with King of the Selfies, Peter Dee!

IMG_6429 Peter DeeTrying something new, I got a mic and asked Peter Dee (pictured) to do the honors as my red-carpet face man. It was nice having his optimistic energy (“Maybe we'll get Kylie and maybe Lindsay Lohan will show up!”) to temper my...own energy (“We'll never get Kylie. We'll be lucky if they remember to give us a spot.”)

We arrived early and discovered that my two spots on the carpet were non-existent. Score one point for the power of negative thinking. GLAAD knew I was supposed to be there, so squeezed me between a Howard Stern reporter (I had nightmares of stuttering insult questions, but he was a doll, very off-brand) and some lesbians who were having a blast. One of them told Peter, “It's like everyone in New York is 25.” Yes, it is.

IMG_6371 RollerenaNot everyone in NYC is 25: Ageless Disco Era icon Rollerena!

The carpet went fairly well; we were able to squeeze in interviews with most of the names we wanted (we missed Looking's Frankie J. Alvarez and Raul Castillo, had to skip Laura Prepon for Boy George, Natasha Lyonne bypassed everyone—boy, that GBF cast sure loves to promote their adorable movie!—didn't recognize country star Kacey Musgraves, another of the evening's performers, and never saw Emmy Rossum, Abigail Breslin, Chely Wright or Naomi Watts on the carpet), and a few interesting things happened, which is all you can ask for when you're not People, Us or, at this one event only, Logo and Instinct Magazine.

IMG_6397 boy georgeBoy George was in the pink while chatting with Mike Diamond.

The toughest get was Boy George. He caused a huge commotion when he arrived in what reminded me of a pink and red hat tip to Madonna's recent Colonel Sanders look, as if the photographers were going to make a mint off of posed Boy George photos. I think that no matter what he does or what year it is, Boy George is a real-deal icon of the '80s, and an original character, so he (you should pardon the expression) engenders genuine excitement.

I was not excited when his handler had him skip over three or four outlets only (mine included)—he did extensive interviews with the big press to my right and then also did long chats with everyone further down the carpet, inexplicably. Got his PR's attention and gestured that I just wanted one question. She said, “You can do photos.” I shook my head no; one question. He was doing stand-up comedy with some of these other outlets. It was nuts. She agreed, then ignored it when George continued down the carpet, further away.

So we just went to the end of the carpet and grabbed our one question. I was happy that we were able to ask about his recent Kylie and Madonna faux-quotes scandal, because he told us we were the only ones to ask it (hello, Kylie is at the event!) and he gave us a great take on the situation, was playful, noted the name of my site in relation to his own name and did a high-five. The only thing that would've made it better would be if he'd initially been steered to stop and talk to us like we existed in the first place. George himself was great. Good moment:

“Rubbish. And in fact, I knew someone was gonna ask me this. I sued the TETU Magazine and they've actually taken responsibility for printing...and they're gonna pay me some money as well, so I might buy a new hat...I'm here to give Kylie an award, and I've traveled a long way to do it. I've actually had four hours' sleep. If I didn't love her, I wouldn't be here, would I?”

I was personally psyched to speak with Swoosie Kurtz, and to have Peter ask her about her 1981-1982 TV series with Tony Randall, Love, Sidney. After all, that show—the first with a gay (albeit subtly) gay character as a lead—made her kinda like the first “Grace.” (The first “Jack” was “Mr. Mooney”! The first “Karen Walker” was Eva Gabor on Green Acres! I like this game...)

IMG_6376 Swoosie Kurtz

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Swoosie-Kurtz Swoosie talked about Love, Sidney...yayyy!

Swoosie was pure class. When I admitted I, the cameraman, was the Love, Sidney fan, she said I must have been a very little boy (in truth, I'd been close to puberty).

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Mar 06 2014
Need To Know: Sit On Me Baby One More Time, Russian To Secede, A Total-Miss Hannigan, Starring Harry Styles & Adele Dazeem + MORE! Comments (0)

Britney-Spears-fan-Peter-DeeHave a seat!

Boy-CultureBritney knows how to treat a superfan.

Boy-CultureBIG, FAT LIAR: Christie claims Democrats are the intolerant ones.

Boy-CultureCrimea votes to become part of Russia. This should go over well.

Boy-CultureGhanaian movie posters are beyond.

Boy-CultureTOTALLY AWESOME 2000s: Aaron Carter misses Hilary Duff.

Boy-CultureWhat looks worse, Diaz's "acting" or the kid's "singing"?:

Boy-CultureJohnny Weir & his shady husband take a bite out of crime.

Boy-CultureON THE RADIO: Blogger blah-blah-blahs on the air tonight.

Boy-CultureWill Harry Styles join the Wicked movie?

Boy-CultureFabuous Rock Hudson & Elizabeth Taylor limited editions raise $ vs. HIV:

Rock-Hudson-Elizabeth-TaylorA positively beautiful gesture

Boy-CultureNicole Kidman pretending to be Grace Kelly.

Boy-CulturePrince is no longer cool on any level.

Boy-CultureDarrell Issa is a complete jerk, CBC wants him out.

Boy-CultureDesperately Seeking the Exit returns to NYC, like herpes—but funny!

DSE SQUARE LRGEMaking bloody marys out of rotten tomatoes.

 
Feb 19 2014
Can't Remember To Forget To Sing Comments (0)

 
Dec 28 2013
Need To Know: Putting The Nasty In DUCK DYNASTY, Turing And After, Stumped Speech, Straight Talk + MORE! Comments (0)

Tumblr_inline_mo5nolV6OI1qz4rgpAs was expected from the beginning, this was a huge win for cretins everywhere.

*widget boy cultureA&E wimps out, reinstates Phil Robertson, provides lip service to diversity.

*widget boy cultureA little light reading: 1,000s of Newtown Massacre docs released.

*widget boy cultureGay codebreaker Alan Turing's corpse gets a pardon.

*widget boy cultureI know why the caged popstar doesn't sing.

*widget boy cultureThe ultimate dialect quiz. Hint: Merry, marry & Mary RHYME.

*widget boy cultureIwan Rheon's beauty is a thing.

Anigif_enhanced-buzz-22605-1380907733-28Just Iwan me, kid.

*widget boy cultureA peek at the animated features of 2014.

*widget boy cultureNorth West has more shoes than her parents have brain cells.

*widget boy cultureCelebrating the holidays with sexxxy underwear.

*widget boy cultureThe (surprisingly busy) year in Madonna.

*widget boy cultureWe totally won on gay marriage. Totally.

*widget boy cultureAre gay-for-pay guys really straight?

Reese-rideout-vh1Remember, they're gay for the pay, not gay for the gays.

 
Dec 27 2013
The Not-A-Peep Show Comments (0)

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Despite the lip-synching jab in my title (hey, even her most ardent fan pointed out it's "painfully" obvious there is way more track than Brit-Brit in the show!), the first review of Britney's Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino residency is breathlessly enthusiastic. Even if it is written by her fan club, it's thorough and does a good job of making the show sound like the opposite of Wayne Newton.

Are you going?