33 posts categorized "CNN"

Feb 23 2014
Piers Morgan, Won't You Please Go Now? Comments (0)

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CNN is finally giving Piers Morgan—one of the worst, most abrasive hosts they ever could have chosen to replace Larry King—the boot. Madonna's response to this and all other Piers Morgan queries: "Who?"

 
Dec 18 2013
Need To Know: Liz & No Dick, R.-Rated, Seth Efron, Hall & Oates Can Go For The Hall Of Fame, Babies With An Attitude + MORE! Comments (0)

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Tayor made?

*widget boy cultureThe point of having a romance with Elizabeth Taylor or Colin Farrell with no sex?

*widget boy cultureR. Kelly would literally do what he wanted, what he wanted with your body.

*widget boy cultureKenneth Cole doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about re: AIDS.

*widget boy cultureWhen Seth Rogen meets Zac Efron. Seth-Rogen

*widget boy cultureTHE END IS HERE: Doomsday preacher croaks.

*widget boy cultureObama is straight, but he can do a double-snap.

*widget boy culture19 best self-titled albums ever.

*widget boy cultureFinally, a "tasteful" gay hookup app. Wait...what?

*widget boy cultureHall & Oates and KISS among Rock Hall of Fame inductees.

*widget boy cultureCNN decides not to swat the dick out of Kathy's mouth.

*widget boy cultureThis baby loooves Madonna's MDNA version of "Vogue":

*widget boy cultureSeeing-eye dog saves master from train tracks.

*widget boy cultureGeorge Michael teases retirement.

*widget boy cultureWhat people did before Instagram.

*widget boy cultureLuca Dotto for Emporio Armani.

Luca-Dotto-Emporio-ArmaniHis name is Luca.

 
Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

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A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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#98

POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

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OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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Jul 03 2013
Need To Know: Zac's Stacked, Cardinals Behaving Badly, Inside Jennifer Aniston + MORE Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureWORLD-CLASS HEELS: Above, Kazaky urges you to "Touch Me." Kazaky-Touch-Me

*widget boy cultureD.R. cardinal calls gay U.S. ambassador nominee "maricon."

*widget boy culturePEDO LAUNDERER: Cardinal Dolan moved $ to protect it from abuse victims. (Wait, who's the maricon?)

*widget boy cultureAniston's body is "purified." Even post-Vince Vaughn? Givenchy

*widget boy culture2 Boston patients HIV-free after bone-marrow transplants.

*widget boy cultureCNN has come a long way! (In the wrong direction.)

*widget boy cultureJohnny Depp kisses Jimmy Kimmel three times.

*widget boy cultureObama gives employers an extra year on Obamacare.

*widget boy cultureRodiney Santiago coming to the big screen.

*widget boy cultureThe Fabulous Beekman Boys got married.

*widget boy cultureBidding a fond farewell to Pam's House Blend.

*widget boy cultureGivenchy pushes the limits of what an amazingly hot guy can wear and still be amazingly hot.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron is bulging with raw talent.

Zac-Efron-bulge-sweatpants-Dave-FrancoGonna make you sweats.

 
May 22 2013
World's Most Adorable Atheist Comments (7)
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Loved this awkward exchange, when Wolf Blitzer rather mechanically tried to get an Oklahoma survivor to say she "thanked the Lord" for a split-second decision that averted death. Her giggly, gracious reply was goddamned hilarious...

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Mar 20 2013
Need To Know: Declaring War On Bush/Cheney, Marriage Equality For NM?, He Said I'm Not The One + MORE Comments (2)

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*widget boy cultureThe Web site that tracks casual homophobia in social media.

*widget boy cultureDying Iraq War vet gunning for Bush/Cheney.

*widget boy cultureTopless Katie Holmes open to giving Suri a sib. Tumblr_mjwyithi7f1rf29u9o5_500

*widget boy cultureJames Franco for Bullett Magazine.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay douche Roland Martin out at CNN.

*widget boy cultureAre black male celebs really more anti-gay?

*widget boy cultureAdonis Mag returning.

*widget boy cultureDid marriage equality come to New Mexico in the 1800s?

*widget boy culture150 events in 50 states for marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureWhat is gay culture in 2013?

*widget boy cultureAfter hinting he probably is, Dr. Arnold Klein says the kid is not his son.

0117-arnie-klein-facebook-5.pngMaury wouldn't even need a test for this one

 
Mar 15 2013
Father Figures It Out: Rob Portman Tells CNN He Now Supports Marriage Equality Comments (3)

Rob-Portman-gay-marriage-son-Will"I now believe that people oughtta have the right to get married."

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who until now has been a total dud on gay issues and is as Republican as it gets, has come out in favor of marriage equality in an exclusive interview with CNN's Dana Bash. The reason? His son is gay, and he wants him to have the same rights and protections as everyone else's children:

"'It allowed me to think of this issue from a new perspective, and that's of a dad who loves his son a lot and wants him to have the same opportunities that his brother and sister would have—to have a relationship like Jane and I have had for over 26 years.'"

I think it's great that he is doing this, and it does take courage—as a Republican—to come out firmly for marriage equality. But I wouldn't hail him as a hero or anything. An aspect of the right that bothers me the most is that its adherents often seem to be against things ideologically, but then have no shame in indulging in those same things personally. It is a sense of entitlement, and of imperial denial for everyone else. In this case, he is at least finally supporting marriage equality for all and not, say, being anti-abortion publicly but taking his daughter to have on privately. But still, should it really take a family member to make you understand what's right and what's wrong?

I guess for some people who lack empathy, it does.

But at least he now gets it. On this issue.

And this is another example of why people need to COME OUT already.

Videos after the jump...

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Dec 02 2012
Crossing Paths Comments (0)

Christian-pretends-to-be-gayGetting away with it

Diana-RossTimothy Kurek, an Evangelical Christian who'd spent his young life with anti-gay views, was shocked at the feelings he experienced when a friend came out as lesbian—he just wanted to convert her. Taken aback, he decided to pose as gay—and live as a gay man, short of sex—for a year. The experience has led to a book and lots of conversation on the topic.

Though I dislike CNN's headline "Christian's year of living 'gay' leads to dramatic change, sparks controversy" (it makes Christians and gay people opposites, and the quotes around gay—even to connote it was a ruse—are never welcome), the story is quite interesting.

P.S. What would your family and old friends and new friends say if you told them a huge part of everything you said and did within the past year was a lie, even if a lie to learn something?

 
Oct 25 2012
McCain Goes Rogue Comments (0)

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John McCain hates Barack Obama, but I still bet he hates Mitt Romney more deep down. Today, he had a chance to vent some of that. Just when the horrendous Mourdock scandal couldn't get any worse for Mitt—Mourdock said productive rape (my new phrase) was "God's intent," Romney chastised him but didn't pull an ad he'd cut for the U.S. Senate candidate from Indiana—McCain went on CNN and withdrew his own endorsement of the guy.

Now, McCain has created the impression that Mitt Romney is to the right of him on abortion.

Swing states are already swinging Obama's way...this kind of shit less than two weeks out won't help swing them back.

 
Oct 22 2012
Need To Know Comments (0)

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Widget boy cultureThe men of aussieBum are bursting with raw (almost) talent.

Widget boy cultureLance Armstrong stripped of seven Tour de France titles, banned for life.

HotslutdonabaileyWidget boy cultureDon Bailey recreates his sexy carpet ad 35 years later.

Widget boy cultureRomney blimp crashes in blue territory. Symbolic?

Widget boy cultureRomnesia explained with Mitt Romney soundbytes.

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Widget boy cultureWWII vet casts his last vote.

Widget boy cultureKelly Clarkson redeems herself.

Widget boy cultureZero Dark Thirty = Oscar-bait.

Widget boy cultureCNN is officially a piece of shit:

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