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Feb 14 2017
6-PACK — Givin' 'Em Hill + Hot Dudes + Katy vs. Britney + LOVE IS LOVE + Hollywood So White + Resistance Is FEUD-al + Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiHillary burns Flynn after his unsurprising resignation, baits him with pizza taunt.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiBreathtaking guy-thighs. Naked jocks galore. Xelo Cagiao & Paul Hamy get nude in The Ornithologist. (Work Unfriendly)

Ornithologist-coverThe Hornythologist (Image via Nitrate Films)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiMost boring feud ever (Katy vs. Britney) continues, this time with a Biblical smack-down.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiSign up with hoopla digital, and all library card holders can get Love Is Love free, and hoopla will donate to Equality Florida to benefit Pulse survivors.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiDo all of Hollywood's white dudes look the same?

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiRyan Murphy's Davis vs. Crawford, Sarandon vs. Lange-fueled Feud gets a rave.

Scream-queens-bette-davis-and-joan-crawford-rawStill from 1962's What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Image via Warner Bros.)

 
Jan 29 2017
Twitter & Lyft Stand Against Trump's Muslim Ban Comments (0)

Honestly, Twitter should have no-platformed Trump and other alt-right nuts ages ago, but it's encouraging that the CEO has tweeted his condemnation of Trump's outrageous Muslim ban.

Even better, Lyft — in stark contrast to mealy-mouthed, conniving Uber — is donating a million bucks to the ACLU:

Let's ride!

 
Jan 20 2017
Concert For America Brings Out Chita Rivera, Ben Vereen, Bebe Neuwirth, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Comments (0)

DSC01473Ben Vereen gave it all he had!

Concert for America — the brainchild of Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley — was staged at Town Hall on W. 43rd St. in NYC today, attracting numerous big-time Broadway stahhhs to raise cash for progressive orgs (the NAACP, the Sierra Club, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Planned Parenthood and the National Immigration Law Center).

The concert was streamed live on numerous high-profile platforms (People Magazine, among them), and will air once more at Concert4America2017.org on Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET.

Highlights:

Kelli O'Hara beautifully belted out “A Cock-Eyed Optimist” from South Pacific, setting the theme as that of: HOPE.

Next, everyone involved with the show sang a massive “What the World Needs Now Is Love” by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, and the lineup included: Chita Rivera, Betty Buckley, Ben Vereen, Billy Porter, Bebe Neuwirth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O'Hara, Alice Ripley, Stephanie Mills, Lillias White, Charles Bush, Brian d'Arcy James, Marty Thomas and many more.

If you buy the tune on iTunes, the money goes to the Orlando GLBT Center and The Trevor Project, 50/50.

DSC01395“America” Woman

Rosie Perez offered a hilarious personal story about not choosing poverty and not hating all nuns. She introduced living legend Chita Rivera, who sang “America” from West Side Story, still moving with ease and offering high kicks at 83. She admitted she was blown away that the musical's original cast recording is 60 years old, marveling aloud that she's still running around “like a 35-year-old.” Screen Shot 2017-01-20 at 9.52.49 PM

Kate Mulgrew introduced the electrifying Betty Buckley (pictured; video still via Concert for America), who sang the hell out of the Kate Bush/Peter Gabriel song “Don't Give Up” that was utterly heart-tugging.

Judy Gold's comedic interlude was a nice opportunity laugh ahead of Jessie Mueller's “Beautiful.” Speaking of which, Billy Porter's new single “Edelweiss” could have been written to cheer up the I'm Still With Her crowd.

I found Caroline Rhea to be hysterical. It was a shocker when she said that she, like Mariah Carey, looks fat no matter how thin she gets, but maybe it was a welcome flash of teeth with everyone preaching about loving our enemies.

I think my musical highlight was actually ageless Stephanie Mills serving up 1980s “Never Knew Love Like This Before.” She's sung it a million times, but it sounded as fresh as she looks.

The president of the NAACP gave a fiery speech that got one of the evening's standing Os, leading into Brian Stokes Mitchell blowing everyone's minds with “America the Beautiful” and “Wheels of a Dream.” It was such a preach moment. Rivera returned to the stage to announce that the performances had “destroyed” her. She got angry speaking about Trump's abandoment (already!) of all arts and humanities funding.

Though I'd have been intimidated to follow even a spoken-word segment by Rivera, Carrie Manolakos followed up with an aggresive passive and pretty “Hallelujah.”

DSC01413Cagney & Rudetsky

Sharon Gless was a fun surprise — even she admitted she isn't a Broadway person... “yet!” I've loved her since her short-lived series Turnabout. She told a fascinating story about her work on the TV series House Calls. A decent hit back in the day, the show had starred Lynn Redgrave and Wayne Rogers, in that order, until Redgrave asked to nurse her baby on the set and asked to be paid as much as Rogers. For that, she was fired, and they replaced her with Gless, who asserted that she was the last-ever contract player in Hollywood. Gless knew she was a cheap replacement and was mortified, but had little choice. She reported that upon meeting Rogers, he gloated that he could have saved Redgrave's job had he wanted to. Okay then! 

After the show wrapped, Gless threw a party for the cast and secretly called Redgrave to come to the party and pretend to get into a fight with her to psych out the cast, which they did, scaring the hell out of the cast. Then they made nice and everyone died.

Funny story, and also an infuriating story. That icky male chauvinist Wayne Rogers, formerly of M*A*S*H, died a year ago on NYE after being a glib Fox News guest for years. Wish I'd been there to get Sharon's autograph. Her segment bled into a quartet of vocalists spitting out “I'm a Woman,” including Shayna Steele. Interestingly, it's kind of a regressive song if taken literally, yet is infused with a clear, early feminist vein.

Died laughing at manic comic Michelle Collins — I'd never heard of her, but she was pretty out-there and had me giggling. Piper Perabo was there on behalf of the Sierra Club, sounding very serious about nature. Judy Kuhn revived her “The Colors of the Wind,” a song inspired by the group's mission.

Bebe Neuwirth was too shaken up to say much beyond offering several quotes on the topic of carrying on, but she was able to intro Ben Vereen. The trouper brought down the house singing “What a Wonderful World” and leading Wesley, d'Arcy James and the cast in a spirited rendition of “Let the Sunshine In” — a song he sang in the original production of Hair.

Watch the full show below (if it's still up). If you missed it, take heart — there are plans for a similar get-together MONTHLY ...

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Jan 07 2017
6-PACK — Gabbana Isn't Gay, Just a Man, Loves Melania + HRC For NYC? + Non-ISIS Throws Gay Man From Bridge + Kushner's Dirty Deal + CONCERT FOR AMERICA + Vivica A. Fox Bans Gays From Her Male Strip Show! Comments (0)

WIDGETStefano Gabbana continues to demonstrate that he is the most narcissistic, anti-LGBTQ-community gay dude in fashion. “Don't call me gay!” ???

WIDGETWould Hillary Clinton really run for NYC mayor against de Blasio?

WIDGETGay man in Australia thrown off bridge, allegedly by straight guy who came onto him and was rejected. Won't walk again, may die.

WIDGETOutrageous conflicts of interest for Trump's money-grubbing son-in-law Jared Kushner continue to pile up: Chinese dealmaking on the side.

WIDGETJoin Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Betty Buckley & more at Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! in NYC to benefit liberal causes.

WIDGETChippendales allows guys into their shows now, but Vivica A. Fox has a strict rule for her male revue: No gays.

Screen Shot 2017-01-07 at 12.58.10 PM(Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

 
Jan 05 2017
6-PACK — Pharrell & Ellen Agree: No Room For Kim Burrell's Prejudice + Red-Hot Robein + 4-Alarm Aussie Firefighters + Lyle Menendez Speaks + Coachella's Anti-LGBTQ Secret Comments (0)

WIDGETABOVE: Pharrell says there is “no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017” in Kim Burrell-free The Ellen DeGeneres Show appearance.

WIDGETNasty anti-trans bathroom bill in Virginia, plus new anti-LGBTQ religious freedom proposals in Kentucky — from a Democrat.

WIDGETMeet hot, scruffy globe-trotter Alex Robein. Hot peace Grant Gustin. Austin Armacost flashes bare ass, very detailed bulge.

Screen Shot 2017-01-05 at 11.09.04 AM(Image via Australian Firefighters Calendar)

WIDGETVia Definition of a Man: These Aussie firefighters have to duke it out for a slot in a racy, charity-helping calendar.

WIDGETParent killer Lyle Menendez speaks from prison, remembers his dad, says he killed but is “not a murderer.”

Screen Shot 2017-01-05 at 10.59.25 AM(Images via ABC)

WIDGETUGH: Coachella proceeds go to anti-LGBTQ climate-change denier Philip Anschutz.

Wanna see more of those Aussie firefighters? VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Dec 29 2016
6-PACK — Thigh-Ay-Ay! + Obama Swats Russia + Tanner's Spread + In The Bathroom With Debbie + Israel vs. Gay Marriage, Arabic + Lavin Every Minute Of It! Comments (0)

WIDGETButt wait, there's more!

WIDGETObama announces sanctions against Russia for its blatant interference in the 2016 U.S. prez election. Trump: We just have too many computers.

WIDGETCully Wright shoots Tanner Jones:

Tanner-Jones3Is you a leg man? (Image by Cully Wright)

WIDGETGreat, intimate remembrance of Debbie Reynolds from the '90s involving Ruta Lee and Carol Channing (both still alive — back off 2016).

WIDGETAd in favor of gay marriage and Arabic is banned in Israel.

WIDGETThis 1979 Modern Screen is a not-so-modern scream.

Screen Shot 2016-12-29 at 5.51.05 PMAlice doesn't live a secret life anymore. (Image via Modern Screen)

 
Dec 21 2016
Selling Himself: Robert Sepúlveda Jr.'s New Hustler-Themed Calendar Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-12-21 at 5.06.37 PM(Image via Robert Sepúlveda Jr.)

Robert Sepúlveda Jr., he of Finding Prince Charming infamy, has posed for a sex work-themed calendar to raisey money for and awareness of the sex industry. Or something.

How many of the limited-edition calendars — shot by the man himself, with the exception of the cover — will sell, priced at $49.99?

Video after the jump ...

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6-PACK — HARRY POTTER For Pulse + David Barton Goes (Flat) Belly-Up + O'Reilly's Racist Rant + Bieber Shirtless Again + RIP French Legend + Muslim Woman Forgives Attacker! Comments (0)
 

Check out @georgegustines lovely article in the @nytimes in which my "Love is love" contribution is revealed. This first of a kind illustration was done with #jkrowling's blessing, inspired by her quote: “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” –The Goblet of Fire #harrypotter #Loveislove is an amazing anthology and collaboration among so many of comicdom's finest talents with all proceeds going to the victims, survivors, and their families of the Orlando shooting tragedy via EQUALITY FLORIDA. I want to thank @idwpublishing editor #SarahGaydos and @dccomics Vertigo group editor @jamie_s_rich for their tireless work in making this book a reality. The full uncropped image available in the book in stores 12/28. Colors by the magnificent @markchidc!

A photo posted by Jim Lee (@jimleeart) on

WIDGETABOVE: J.K. Rowling approves LGBTQ-themed image for anthology to help victims & families of Pulse massacre.

WIDGETDavid Barton gyms abruptly go out of business.

WIDGETBill O'Reilly tests the waters to see how blatantly racist he can get.

WIDGETJustin Bieber runs shirtless — but inkful — in L.A.

WIDGETFrench actress & first-ever Cannes Best Actress winner Michèle Morgan dies @ 96.

WIDGETYou can't attack people just because you're bigoted against who they are. Victim's touching response:

 


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