100 posts categorized "CHER"
Buzzfeed's latest diva ranking is pretty solid, in that Madonna easily makes #1. The fact that it is a definitive ranking of pop divas makes her the inevitable champeen.
I would rearrange the list a bit...
A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of going to lunch with handsome, pop culturally fluent Abdi Nazemian, the screenwriter behind The Quiet, Celeste in the City, Beautiful Girl and a short called Revolution. I met him because I was so interested in his filmic novel The Walk-In Closet, about a Tehrangeles-based marriage of convenience between an Iranian favorite son and his female best friend. It functions as a beach read, but has a lot more going on—the cultural observations are sharp, the portrait of gay life downright jagged. Most of all, it's funny and well-written.
Be sure to check out the book here, and then read Abdi's Iranian musts...
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.
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...
Great divas with their drag mini- and maxi-mes.
Advocate owners blew Daytime Emmys red carpet.
Anti-Defamation League calls bullshit on Gary Oldman's apology.
This guy's thighs could drive a man to distraction.
Brendan Fehr gives superdated interview on “playing homosexual.”
Sam Smith debuts at record-smashing #2.
Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black PDA it up.
Nutjob Pat Boone still pushing birther claptrap.
New Sia: “Big Girls Cry.”
Anti-gay rant: “The gas pump does not belong in the radiator!”
Boehner to sue Obama. [Eyeroll]
Lisa Whelchel & Charlotte Rae take the good, take the bad, take the selfie.
Fairly disastrous (in a good way) soccer wardrobe malfunctions.
Veep Joe Biden = a KatyCat.
Gay Survivor contestant killed in freak accident.
Appeals court decision “eviscerates states' same-sex marriage bans.”
Frequently married AG to argue against marriage equality in Florida.
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) barely survives primary.
Some guy in Pittsburgh was attacked by a frickin' scorpion at Walmart.
Mark would like $7K to do a coffee-table book of, well, this:
Hollywood's all-time happiest couple...were gay.
SHOCK: Oregon's school shooter was a right-wing gun nut.
SHOCK 2: Person named Crystal Metheney gets arrested for something.
Mariah Carey's Butterfly beverage.
Hot, muscled, bearded & shirtless. Mr. Right?
Amazing #MYWORLDPRIDE contest.
John Waters loves hitchhiking, doesn't trust the Pope.
Hugh Jackman gets shaved.
Nominee for Webster's: “Cher-ness.”
Via VGL: Models Dominik Bauer & Mariano Ontanon go same-sex for MSGM:
Eric Cantor's legacy: “Economic destruction.” (And it wasn't enough for Teabaggers!)
Oklahoma Teabagger point-blank endorses stoning gays to death.
Lea Michele's new BF a recently reformed hustler?
Laverne Cox on her documentary, Free Cece.
35 LGBT-friendliest U.S. cities.
Locals rave about Madonna's Detroit visit.
Galliano delves into his anti-Semitic rant's roots.
Casey Kasem elder-abuse investigation centers on wife.
Go to Vegas free, if you win.
Artist Larry Clark called out as shallow creeper for latest show.
Madonna's V covers with Katy Perry are Bettie Page Fabulous.
Kenneth in the (212)'s first NYC book-signing event!
Lana Del Rey singing for her supper at Kardashian nuptials?
Larry Kramer says Truvada's for cowards, Streisand finds gay sex distasteful.
He says he's a “Truvada whore.” Does that combat slut-shaming?
Mass shooters are Democrats, cops are Nazis: Vote fer me!
Trannyshack in SF changing name in the name of transgender sensitivity.
These Grindr dudes are not str8-acting, they're str8!
HER PUSSY HATE HER.
Sexy “Sea Fable”—they make me wet.
Black, gay rapper insulted, arrested in Portugal.
Via Ugly Ugly Emptiness (Work Unfriendly)
GREAT: Andy Warhol Museum Branch coming to NYC.
Bianca Del Rio's real reaction to winning RDR.
Pat Sajak thinks if you believe in climate change, you're an unpatriot R_C_ST.
Pennsylvania gays are already marrying.
Cher's family secrets, almost spilled.
Joe Manganiello's directorial debut, La Bare, la bares all about strippers.
Quirky star joins Jem and the Holograms flick.
Right-wing author Dinesh D'Souza pleads guilty in campaign finance case.
Brian Shimansky “On Set.”