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Jun 21 2017
Circus Of Books: The Final Chapter Comments (0)

The famous, infamous, charmingly smutty Circus of Books (formerly Book Circus) on the corner of Santa Cowboyblueboy2 Monica and La Jolla in WeHo is closing after 57 years in business.

The adult bookstore had something for everything, if by something we're talking about porn, and if by everyone we're talking about gay guys. (There's straight porn, too.)

I love this place, which will apparently stay open for one more Christmas before it vanishes.

One of the owners, Barry Mason — who owns the place with his wife, Karen — told WeHo Times:

“Book Circus and Universal News on Las Palmas and Hollywood Boulevard each took 600 copies of the gay Blueboy magazine when it first came out,” said Mr. Mason. “I would load my truck for these two stops. Guys would be waiting for us at the door. They’d come out and help me bring them in. They’d rip open the box and buy them fresh out of the box. I wouldn’t even do done unloading them and they were already sold. Blueboy was the first mainstream gay magazine. It was slick. The guys loved it.”

If you're under 30, he's talking about printed magazines of pornography for which people paid money.

RIP, Circus of Books!

 
Jun 15 2017
6-PACK — Pulling A Bomer + Trump Under Investigation, Under Pressure + UPS Shooter's Past + 2 Famous Men Arrested For Underage Proclivities + The WORLD Of Bryan Hawn! Comments (0)

GiphyIt's not that deep. (GIF via YouTube @ Deadline Hollywood)

WIDGETOMG Blog: This trailer for Anything, showing Matt Bomer as a trans prostitute, is PAINFULLY awkward.

WIDGETCNN: Special prosecutor Mueller is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice. Trump tweets outrage over “witch hunt.”

WIDGETABC News: UPS shooter had reportedly fired a grievance over excessive overtime, had mental illness history.

WIDGETExtraTV: YouTube star Austin Jones arrested on two counts of child-porn production for soliciting sexual videos from minors.

Screen Shot 2017-06-15 at 10.29.06 AMSligh (L) & Jones (R) (Images via mugshot & Instagram) 

WIDGETCrime Watch Daily: Actor Corey Sligh indicted on federal child-molestation charges stemming from incidents in two states.

Wonderful world 2The Hawn-ting (Image via Bryan Hawn)

WIDGETYouTube @ Bryan Hawn: Bryan Hawn unveils a dramatic Wonderful World that could play during a Hunger Games procession, after the jump ...

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Jun 03 2017
6-PACK — You Bader Work Out! + Trump's Twitter Trail + Jock & Tennis Balls + Mumps?! + The House Of Maher + Kenworthy's Advice! Comments (0)

GinsbergCan we have her frozen? Does that count? (Image via Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

WIDGETNBC News: Yes, Justice Ginsburg, please stay healthy forever. Or at least outlast Trump. P.S. The book is real, and authorized!

WIDGETPolitico: How Trump's insatiable need to tweet may be what takes his orange ass down.

Giphy-2Service! (GIF via Giphy)

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Wait until you get a load of tennis pro Lucas Pouille's butt.

WIDGETSDGLN: CDC reports mumps outbreak linked to gay men in L.A.

WIDGETExtraTV: Bill Maher casually drops N-bomb in joke on Real Time with Bill Maher. Republican senator & audience chuckle.

WIDGETNewNowNext: Tearful Gus Kenworthy says, “I just always thought that, like, my life as a skier and my life as a gay man couldn't co-exist.”

Gus-challenge-1496332713.pngGus opened up on MTV's The Challenge: Champs vs. Props (Image via MTV)

 
Jun 02 2017
White H.S. Student Hurls Racial Slurs At Asian Teacher: WHO THE F*** DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?! Comments (0)

Gideon-YappFuture skinhead Gideon Yapp (Video still via YouTube @Bkstge)

Via DailyMail.com: Thanks, Donald Trump!

A video of a white student aggressively arguing with his Asian high school teacher, even calling him the N-word, has gone viral.

The student, identified as Gideon Yapp, shouts at his teacher and gets violent (tossing trash on the floor, damaging school property) even after the teacher has returned to his desk and asked the kid to sit down.

Yapp's friends have defended him, pointing out that he's dealing with mysterious issues at home.

White privilege is an overused phrase, but it sure isn't an urban legend, and this video truly captures it.

If the video itself doesn't capture white privilege, how about this: Hilariously, Yapp's brother has allegedly begged people to take down the video because gollygeewhiz it might ruin Yapp's life.

 

In this video, I discuss the supreme level of outright neanderthalic behavior #GideonYapp #Lancaster #CA

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Especially rich is that the brother wrote a black man with this request:

In the above video, posts allegedly made by Yapp's Republican (to put it mildly) parents reveal exactly where he got his anger-management and racist issues.

The entire video is after the jump ...

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May 08 2017
6-PACK — Nothing Comes Between Antonio Sabato Jr. And A Very Bad Idea + Yates The Great! + Trump's Staff Tried To Tried Him + Squatters' Rights + Simmons Sues + Nyle's End Zone! Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0153900d18ef970bI hate that this exists. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

WIDGETL.A. Times: Dumbest mofo YET to run for Congress — Antonio Sabato Jr. Goes from signing bulge pics to running for a seat. Next up: Chachi?

WIDGETMother Jones: Sally Yates slays Republican dragons in Senate testimony, brands Flynn compromised, explains consitutional law to Cruz, “lawful” vs. “unlawful” to Cornyn. 

WIDGETNational Post: Trump's lackeys had to call Trudeau's to ask them to get Trudeau to pretty please persuade Trump not to abandon NAFTA.

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Click for the pic of pro tennis jocks squatting.

WIDGETPink News: Richard Simmons is suing-mad over invasions of his privacy and speculation regarding his well-being.

WIDGETDListed: Nyle DiMarco's birthday BUNS.

 
May 02 2017
The L.A. Riots Were 25 Years Ago: What Has Changed? Comments (0)

Twenty-five years (!) after the L.A. Riots, James St. James at World of Wonder landed a newsworthy exclusive — a one-on-one La-me-ra-transgender-zoey-tur-20150724with reporter Zoey Tur, who filmed Reginald Denny's beating and was shot at in the process.

Tur, a trans activist, recalls one of the most consequential days in the modern history of race relations in the U.S:

The day of the Los Angeles Riots was scary, there was so much tension. Right after the not guilty verdict, I turned to (my then-wife) Marika and said, “Let the riots begin!” I knew it would happen. One of my news directors from the TV station called me up and said, “Go fly and tell everyone how peaceful the city is.” As I was reporting, I saw that it wasn’t. I believed I would be arrested as soon as I landed, because what we learned was is that the LAPD top commanders had left the city to burn.

She also has some pointed words for the state of our union today:

I’m very positive about California, but then again, the rest of the country, you have to realize that just under 50% of the population are very racist. They voted for their racism. That’s why the polls were never accurate because no one wanted to admit their racism. Before the election, I said they would go into the voting booth and say ‘Fuck Transgender bathrooms, Fuck Black Lives Matter, “Fuck those Mexicans! I want mine!” And that’s exactly what they did. And don’t think gay marriage didn’t have anything to do with it! That was the last gasp of the white, heterosexual male.

More here. (Image via Zoey Tur)

 
Feb 15 2017
A Right On SUNSET BOULEVARD Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-02-15 at 4.04.52 PMAnd they all staffed (All images by or via Matthew Rettenmund)

I went to L.A. this weekend to meet with my Web series partners (news on that coming in the near future) and to attend the 30th anniversary of my friends Michael & Scott. 

 

Porn star memoirs by Jack Wrangler (1984). #gay #movies #memoirs #books #firstedition #shirtless #gossip #boyculture

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On the flight out, I was reading a first edition of The Jack Wrangler Story, or What's a Nice Boy Like You Doing? (St. Martin's Press, 1984), the cheeky autobiography of gay-porn star Jack Wrangler. It turned out to be a fortuitous choice, as early in the book, there is a lengthy description of a childhood birthday party of his in Beverly Hills, a stone's throw from the home where my 2017 party was happening. (It's a great, breezy, candid time capsule of a read if you can get your hands on it. Wrangler died in 2009 at 62, while his improbable partner Margaret Whiting died at 86 in 2011.)

IMG_0766The boys included their pooch in the celebration

The party was lovely — outdoors, peopled by sunny chatterboxes and littered with their fabulous art collection. One highlight was when a couple of my autograph-hound buddies very kindly pointed out that the mysterious Oscar-nominated neighbor Michael had teased me with was standing right next to us: None other than Nancy Olson of Sunset Boulevard (1950).

What was so shocking about meeting Nancy, who was lovely and very happy to briefly discuss her claim to fame, was that I had days earlier shown the movie to a 19-year-old friend in advance of our seeing the musical. To run into her unexpectedly within the same week was uncanny.

IMG_0759Me with Nancy Olson — no vodka in her drink, BTW

Nancy is 88 and looks spectacular. She warned that she is an old lady before we took our picture (I reassured her by saying I was, too) and said she thinks movies today that play well on the small screen have a leg up at Oscar time since nobody makes the effort to see screenings in theaters. It was a thrill and a half, to be sure.

Screen Shot 2017-02-15 at 4.32.56 PMI'm dying to shoot the guy in the middle!

Also thrilling were the drop-dead beautiful men serving as waiters. Turns out they came from Runway Waiters, which is why they all looked like models. 

The rest of my trip was pretty low-key, but I managed a quick bite (of food) at the Abbey, where I snapped the establishment's #RESIST sign:

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I could probably live in L.A. ...!

 
Jan 16 2017
6-PACK — Trump-Light Zone + Trump Snubs Black Museum On MLK Day + Thiel For Governor?! + ONE MORE DAY AT A TIME + Gay Man Attacked + Spotty Results! Comments (0)

WIDGETABOVE: Am I steppin' into the Trump-light Zone?

WIDGETLifelong racist Trump cancels MLK Day visit to African-American visit after attacking civil rights icon John Lewis. Not hard to connect dots.

WIDGETUnblinking snake on legs Peter Thiel apparently thinks he could become California's governor. Russia favors California secession.

Set_whole_cast_and_lear(Image via Netflix)

WIDGETHave you checked out the Cuban-American reboot of One Day at a Time, featuring Rita Moreno?

WIDGETGay man in Chile attacked by neo-Nazis.

WIDGETThis image is giving me a Gregory Nalbone-er:

Screen Shot 2017-01-15 at 9.15.29 PM(Image via Instagram @gregorynalbone)

 


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