62 posts categorized "CYNDI LAUPER"

Jul 05 2013
Room With A View: My '80s Walls Comments (4)

I didn't come out until the very end of high school, but I was slowly, inexorably working my way out via the décor of my room. I started slowly. The first poster I had up was Cyndi Lauper by Lynn Goldsmith. I'd bought it in Hawaii, but it had gotten a little crushed, so it was waved through the entire poster. I learned quickly that posters have souls.

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Jun 22 2013
Happy Birthday, Cyndi Lauper! Comments (5)

Cyndi Lauper is (fucking) 60 years old today. Sixty! Impossible. I still remember the first time I ever saw her...and it wasn't until after her fame peaked that I realized it had been Cyndi. I was flipping through Life and found this totally cool image of an orange-haired nymph in a beauty parlor setting. It looked so rad I tore it out and saved it. Years later, when she was a household name, I was looking through my already voluminous clippings boxes and found it and lo and behold, it was Blue Angel-era Cyndi. (I can't find it online, but if I come across it at home I'll scan it.)

Above is one of my fave Cyndi shots, my Matthew Rolston. I didn't really love when she went glam, but this shot seemed to have glam but to retain the essence of what made her so unusual from the beginning.

Jun 07 2013
Don't Be Afraid To Let 'Em Show Comments (0)
Kids singing "True Colors"...you can't go wrong! Video after the jump...

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Apr 15 2013
Bubbling Under: 50 '80s Songs I Still Can't Believe Didn't Hit The Top 40 On Billboard's Hot 100 Comments (24)

Alphaville-Shiraz-FumanAlphaville's Marian Gold by Shiraz Fuman

I recently ruminated about the fact that Debbie Harry has never had a Top 40 solo hit in the U.S., and had no problem at all coming up with 12 of her songs that deserved it.

ShannonNow, I've put together a list of 50 of my favorite songs of the '80s that failed to hit the Top 40 on Billboard's Hot 100. In some cases, these are the biggest songs of the decade, songs you simply can't believe were not bigger chart hits. In other cases, these are fantastic pop singles that simply failed to cut the mustard. And in still other cases, these are just songs that seemed squarely aimed at the Top 40 and were by acts who'd had not trouble breaking through earlier.

Enjoy, and please comment back with your own suggestions for songs I forgot...

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Need To Know: Daft Punk Rocks, Shake The Disease, Bieber Even More Annoying Than Mrs. Van Daan, Hung & The Restless + MORE Comments (2)

*widget boy cultureAbove, Daft Punk + Giorgio Moroder + Nile Rodgers = heaven. Shimansky-Steve-Cochran-shirtless-models

*widget boy cultureWeHo realtor brain dead from bacterial meningitis. Get the shot.

*widget boy cultureKmart becomes cool with just one commercial.

*widget boy cultureMILKIN' IT: Mama cat adopts orphaned bunny.

*widget boy cultureFollow Boy Culture's (Work Unfriendly) Tumblr.

*widget boy cultureCyndi Lauper pleads veggie on Lady Gaga's meat dress.

*widget boy cultureMen's fall/winter '13 collections are here.

*widget boy culturePUBIC NUISANCE: Hugh Jackman gets pubic-bombed at gym.

*widget boy cultureJustin Bieber really is an idiot.

*widget boy cultureBut so is Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine).

*widget boy cultureA list of the BIGGEST male stars, like Steve "12.4-inch" Cochran.

*widget boy cultureBrian Shimansky works it on out.

*widget boy cultureIs La Toya the "most relevant living Jackson?"

*widget boy cultureIn the Deep Web series about friends with secrets.

*widget boy cultureIs Walt Disney World "an unconstitutional form of government?"

*widget boy cultureScott Brown to carpetbag New Hampshire?

*widget boy cultureYESTERGAY: San Francisco's forgotten gay bars.

*widget boy cultureBest Star Wars parody ever?

*widget boy cultureWhich has the Weitz stuff?

*widget boy cultureA (Work Unfriendly) Tumblr: Guys & Pits.

*widget boy cultureHot young models with crazy hair.

*widget boy culture1st look at Darius Goodworth's FU e=fu8 Underwear shoot:

Underwear-modelFive-card stud

Apr 09 2013
Need To Know: Black + White Issue Comments (1)

Sara-montiel-6They  had caras then.

*widget boy culture copyIconic Spanish actress Sara "Sarita" Montiel also died yesterday. Gay-Marc-shirtless-Jacobs-Harry-porn-Madonna-Vogue-boy

*widget boy culture copyMarc Jacobs and boy-toy get frisky in public.

*widget boy culture copySara Gilbert & Linda Perry engaged!

*widget boy culture copyGREEK ACTIVE: Homophobic ad protested, pulled.

*widget boy culture copyAmanda Bynes is morphing into Angelyne.

*widget boy culture copyDEEN MOM: Farrah Abraham $exing pornstar.

*widget boy culture copy"Accidental Racist" = worst song ever.

*widget boy culture copyMadonna stepped on the president's toes in Malawi.

*widget boy culture copyAmsterdam vs. Putin.

*widget boy culture copyParties break out over Thatcher's death.

*widget boy culture copyMorrissey: Thatcher was "without an atom of humanity."

*widget boy culture copyHazing-death defendants plead not guilty.

*widget boy culture copyVatican advisor on who doesn't deserve communion.

*widget boy culture copy2 House GOPers in Illinois down with marriage equality.

*widget boy culture copyGlenn Beck: "Gay marriage advocates have won..."

*widget boy culture copyRep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pennsylvania) running for guv.

*widget boy culture copyNew Totally Tyler book = Boys, Booze & Bootycalls.

*widget boy culture copyAY, PAPI: Your hunk of the day.

*widget boy culture copyAnderson Cooper learns how to pronounce "Andy Cohen."

*widget boy culture copyImmigration reform ices out LGBTs.

*widget boy culture copyBar Mitzvah Boy a pro speaker...there's nothin' to it!

*widget boy culture copyJoe Biden was a hot piece of tail:


Feb 18 2013
WIN IT: Tickets To Cyndi Lauper & Harvey Fierstein's Kinky Boots! Comments (36)

I've got two tickets for the fabulous new Cyndi Lauper/Harvey Fierstein musical KINKY BOOTS on Broadway—and it's a snap to enter for your chance to win them!

Simply comment this blog with your favorite Cyndi Lauper OR Harvey Fierstein project—it can be a play, a movie, a song or an album—and on February 24 at 5PM EST I will randomly pick one winner!

Note: This prize does not include any travel or lodging, so you will have to get yourself to and from the show. Please do not enter if you are not in the area and available to attend.

From Grammy® Award-winning pop icon CYNDI LAUPER and four-time Tony Award® winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN comes the exhilarating new musical KINKY BOOTS, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner JERRY MITCHELL.
Charlie Price (Tony nominee Stark Sands) has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola (Billy Porter). A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Featuring a sensational new score, knockout dancing and a spectacularly uplifting story, KINKY BOOTS is the must-see new musical that proves that sometimes, the best way to fit in is to stand out!

Dec 11 2012
My Dad Used To Call Her "Cyndi Laupner" Comments (2)
Cyndi Lauper Still So Unusual
Click through for a short preview of Cyndi Lauper's new WE TV series Still So Unusual...

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Dec 09 2012
Homegirl: Cyndi Lauper's Concert For Homeless LGBT Youth Comments (6)


Above, a gallery of the night's pro-gay glitterati


Cyndi-Lauper-black-and-whiteLast night was Home for the Holidays, what's becoming an annual event hosted by Cyndi Lauper ("& Friends") to raise money for her True Colors Fund, which benefits homeless LGBT youth. While the night also offered Lauper ample opportunity to remind us of her beloved music catalogue, her upcoming Broadway show Kinky Boots and WE reality series Still So Unusual (even her underrated 1988 movie Vibes got a shout-out!), there's no questioning that her heart's in the right place, nor would you get very far if you attempted to convince anyone her charm or vocal skills are on any kind of decline.

Andy-CohenTogether, we watched what happened—live

Carson-KressleyThe show started right on time and spanned three hours, including brief appearances by Whoopi Goldberg (a bit discombobulated), Andy Cohen (studly in plaid and denim) and Carson Kressley (game for anything, including jokes about Grindr that Cohen could be seen having to lean over and explain to Rosie O'Donnell), not to mention a pretty hysterical stand-up spot by Rosie.

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Nov 28 2012
Beating Off Together: 150 Gayest Songs EVER (The List) Comments (19)

CazwellWhat makes a song "gay?"

Is it the singer's real-life sexual persuasion, the explicit or implicit (and positive or negative) lyrical content, how it has been embraced by the gay community, being inextricably linked with its homo-erotic video...or something else?

Or all of the above?

Judy-Garland"Wait...'YMCA' is about more than just hittin' the gym?"

My picks for the gayest songs of all time follow below in alphabetical order by artist. There is also a separate post (with a crazy load time) with the songs arranged somewhat creatively for your listening/viewing enjoyment.

Feel free to tell me what am I missing, in both senses of the question...

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