97 posts categorized "CHER"

Sep 19 2014
Kathy & Larry On Joanie Comments (0)

Very interesting piece on Joan Rivers that views her work's cruelty (come on, you know it's true) through a feminist lens. I responded to it. I don't really have a lot of intellectual respect for any responses that go, Fuck her! She doesn't get Joan! Joan was fierce!-level replies. I do think there is a lot to unpack in Rivers's work, even if Rivers herself didn't enjoy delving into it on that level—CNN, much? But I also think that beyond looking at what humor means, which is fair, once you start acting as if humor is identical to serious debate, you run into trouble, as does the author of this thoughtful it not exactly rah-rah piece on Rivers. But it's a compelling read.

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On a related note: Kathy Griffin says she wasn't considered for Craig Ferguson's late-night gig because they told me they weren't considering women, and she recalls Joan Rivers in this clip of her new interview with Larry King...

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Jun 26 2014
Need To Know: Walk On Bi + Gaytime Emmys + Fehr Lady + Sam Smith Almost On Top + Birther Boone + Soccer Flashers + Coffee-Table Book, Tea Or Me? + MORE! Comments (0)

Tim-dionne-warwick-drag-queens-billboard-650He's got your number, hussy.

*widget boy cultureGreat divas with their drag mini- and maxi-mes.

 *widget boy cultureAdvocate owners blew Daytime Emmys red carpet.

*widget boy cultureAnti-Defamation League calls bullshit on Gary Oldman's apology.

*widget boy cultureThis guy's thighs could drive a man to distraction.

*widget boy cultureBrendan Fehr gives superdated interview on “playing homosexual.”

*widget boy cultureSam Smith debuts at record-smashing #2.

*widget boy cultureTom Daley & Dustin Lance Black PDA it up.

*widget boy cultureNutjob Pat Boone still pushing birther claptrap.

*widget boy cultureNew Sia: “Big Girls Cry.”

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay rant: “The gas pump does not belong in the radiator!”

*widget boy cultureBoehner to sue Obama. [Eyeroll]

*widget boy cultureLisa Whelchel & Charlotte Rae take the good, take the bad, take the selfie.

Lisa-WhelchelWhelchel says Rae had good advice for her in their recent meeting.

*widget boy cultureFairly disastrous (in a good way) soccer wardrobe malfunctions.

*widget boy cultureDiane Sawyer out, David Muir is in. But will he be out?

*widget boy cultureVeep Joe Biden = a KatyCat.

*widget boy cultureGay Survivor contestant killed in freak accident.

*widget boy cultureAppeals court decision “eviscerates states' same-sex marriage bans.”

*widget boy cultureME, ME, ME: Is there a self-promotion backlash? Follow me on Instagram!

*widget boy cultureFrequently married AG to argue against marriage equality in Florida.

*widget boy cultureSen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) barely survives primary.

*widget boy cultureSome guy in Pittsburgh was attacked by a frickin' scorpion at Walmart.

*widget boy cultureMark would like $7K to do a coffee-table book of, well, this:

Mark-DouglasBest $7K ever spent?

 
Jun 12 2014
Need To Know: Hollywood's Gayest Marriage + Unshockers + Murky Waters + Hughball + Trips To Vegas & San Francisco + Don't Fear The Creeper + MORE! Comments (0)

Bill haines and CrawfordJimmie Shields & Billie Haines (L to R) with Joan Crawford & hubby Alfred Steele

*widget boy cultureHollywood's all-time happiest couple...were gay.

*widget boy cultureSHOCK: Oregon's school shooter was a right-wing gun nut.

*widget boy cultureSHOCK 2: Person named Crystal Metheney gets arrested for something.

*widget boy cultureMariah Carey's Butterfly beverage.

*widget boy cultureHot, muscled, bearded & shirtless. Mr. Right?

*widget boy cultureAmazing #MYWORLDPRIDE contest.

*widget boy cultureJohn Waters loves hitchhiking, doesn't trust the Pope.

*widget boy cultureHugh Jackman gets shaved.

*widget boy cultureWin a free trip to San Francisco Pride!

*widget boy cultureNominee for Webster's: “Cher-ness.”

*widget boy cultureVia VGL: Models Dominik Bauer & Mariano Ontanon go same-sex for MSGM:

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*widget boy cultureEric Cantor's legacy: “Economic destruction.” (And it wasn't enough for Teabaggers!)

*widget boy cultureOklahoma Teabagger point-blank endorses stoning gays to death.

*widget boy cultureLea Michele's new BF a recently reformed hustler?

*widget boy cultureLaverne Cox on her documentary, Free Cece.

*widget boy culture35 LGBT-friendliest U.S. cities.

*widget boy cultureLocals rave about Madonna's Detroit visit.

*widget boy cultureGalliano delves into his anti-Semitic rant's roots.

*widget boy cultureCasey Kasem elder-abuse investigation centers on wife.

*widget boy cultureGo to Vegas free, if you win.

*widget boy cultureArtist Larry Clark called out as shallow creeper for latest show.

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May 22 2014
Need To Know: Bending Over Pages + Rey Of Light + Gay Sex Not Like Buttah + Hello Kitty + Cher's A Place For Us + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMadonna's V covers with Katy Perry are Bettie Page Fabulous.

*widget boy cultureKenneth in the (212)'s first NYC book-signing event!

*widget boy cultureLana Del Rey singing for her supper at Kardashian nuptials?

*widget boy cultureLarry Kramer says Truvada's for cowards, Streisand finds gay sex distasteful.

*widget boy cultureHe says he's a “Truvada whore.” Does that combat slut-shaming?

*widget boy cultureMass shooters are Democrats, cops are Nazis: Vote fer me!

*widget boy cultureTrannyshack in SF changing name in the name of transgender sensitivity.

*widget boy cultureThese Grindr dudes are not str8-acting, they're str8!

*widget boy cultureHER PUSSY HATE HER.

*widget boy cultureSexy “Sea Fable”—they make me wet.

*widget boy cultureBlack, gay rapper insulted, arrested in Portugal.

*widget boy cultureCher plays every West Side Story part: 

 
May 21 2014
Need To Know: Warhol Ass To NYC + Bianca Del Real + Sajak's Global Warning To Racists + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureGREAT: Andy Warhol Museum Branch coming to NYC.

*widget boy cultureBianca Del Rio's real reaction to winning RDR.

*widget boy culturePat Sajak thinks if you believe in climate change, you're an unpatriot R_C_ST.

*widget boy culturePennsylvania gays are already marrying.

*widget boy cultureCher's family secrets, almost spilled.

*widget boy cultureJoe Manganiello's directorial debut, La Bare, la bares all about strippers.

*widget boy cultureQuirky star joins Jem and the Holograms flick.

*widget boy cultureRight-wing author Dinesh D'Souza pleads guilty in campaign finance case.

*widget boy cultureBrian Shimansky “On Set.”

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May 20 2014
Cher Turns 68 Today! Comments (0)

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Hopefully, Cher is having a blast celebrating her birthday today with all of our money.

 
May 16 2014
Need To Know: Mister Graaant Gustin + PrEP Squad + Military Meat + GRACE Hits A Bump In The Road + She Can Twerk It Out + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Extended The Flash trailer, starring Grant Gustin...who I spoke to!

*widget boy cultureCDC is pro-PrEP—is this “the HIV breakthrough we've been waiting for?”

*widget boy cultureCher & Bruce Jenner reportedly dating. So rich on so many levels.

*widget boy cultureMilitary dudes with socks on their cocks.

*widget boy cultureIs Barnes & Noble about to come to THE END?

*widget boy cultureGrace of Monaco is apparently even worse than it looks.

*widget boy cultureEllen DeGeneres & her '70s prom date reunite.

*widget boy cultureRicky Martin gets pampered on Instagram:

Ricky-Martin-shirtlessI always suspected Ricky Martin adored facials!

*widget boy cultureIdaho equality is on hold...for now, full speed ahead in Arkansas.

*widget boy cultureIs Miley more popular than Jesus?

*widget boy cultureNASCAR fans' tribute to RuPaul quotes.

*widget boy cultureGoffney Twin, former gay porn actor & thief, is out of prison, not out of excuses.

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé, Jay-Z and Solange are “moving on as a family.”

*widget boy cultureWatch this attack cat make mincemeat of a wayward guard dog.

*widget boy culturePrince Harry's 1st-ever tweet.

*widget boy cultureDebbie Harry vs. Solange & Rush Limbaugh:

 
May 12 2014
Cher Ecstasy: A Review Of Cher's DRESSED TO KILL TOUR Comments (0)
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Above: Dozens of Dressed to Kill-er photos!

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BOY CULTURE REVIEW OF CYNDI LAUPER & CHER: ***1/2 out of ****

When Cher took the Dressed to Kill stage, the venue throbbed like the main artery in the middle of the guiltiest pleasure ever. She appeared beneath a gigantic set of pheasant feathers, adorned in more glitzy accoutrements than one could make from an entire discount bead store. And wearing dreads, a la Cleopatra. Her smile had that inimitable “I know, right?” quality that resides midway between intentional camp and an unapologetic love of all things tacky.

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The showgirl had arrived.

She opened the concert with “Woman's World,” her mostly dismissed lead single from her latest album, Closer to the Truth. Heard months after its release as a kick-off tune, it sounds a lot better. Like quite a few of the numbers, it was done to track, but was sold hard by Cher via her facial expressions and easy flaunting of her costume.

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She segued seamlessly (or, considering that bold costume, seamfully) into her scandalously underplayed 1998 release “Strong Enough,” which was lost on radio in the wake of “Believe.” Her gladiator-garbed backup dancers bounced around the stage with zero of the coolness of most divas' dancers; it wasn't about being cool, it was about being outrageous and flashy and inciting fun.

The projection behind her resembled a cheesy, vintage electronic one-armed bandit in all its 8bit glory.

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Probably the least satisfying aspect of the show was the fact that in order to accommodate the myriad of costume changes, Cher spent a lot of time offstage while her dancers distracted us; it felt like there were several instances in which she sang only one song before disappearing to do a medium-quick change. But this allowed for spectacles like what came next, a gaudy, blood-red, vampire-themed “Dressed to Kill,” an album track from the latest CD.

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