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Aug 31 2016
This Is Why Straight Guys Are Too Scared To Hit The Gym Comments (0)

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It's hard for me to forgive this guy, hot and wriggly as he is, for worshiping Britney Spears AND for praising my magazine's old rival J-14 (I was the EIC of Popstar!) in his Twitter bio, but ... I will overcome these facts. Keep reading to see him do a truncated routine to Britney's new song “Private Show” from her just-released Glory ...

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Aug 26 2016
Smooth Operator: The Legacy Of Vincent Paterson In Two Hours Flat Comments (0)

IMG_8992Paterson's shadow—most choreographers are rarely given a spotlight. (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I've been to countless talk-backs and Q&As and panels and book readings and other modes of presenting an artist who is presenting themselves to an interested audience, but I have to say that Dance Films Presents: An Evening with Vincent Paterson stands out as being among the best.

IMG_9013**Paterson's coolest credit might be Zombie in “Thriller.”

Paterson has been central to an array of pop cultural touchstone moments—he was the adorbs gang leader in Michael Jackson's “Beat It” and choreographed Jackson's “Smooth Criminal” and his Bad Tour; he choreographed Madonna's Pepsi commercial and “Express Yourself” video, co-directed her Blond Ambition World Tour and conceived and choreographed that Marie Antoinette-themed “Vogue” performance on MTV and her first Oscars performance; he choreographed and appeared in Lars von Triers's Bjork-powered Dancer in the Dark; the list goes on.

Screen Shot 2016-08-26 at 5.33.14 PMPaterson's blond ambition was on view when he worked with Madonna on Evita. (Image is screenshot)

IMG_9024**Big sister is watching you watching her!

With so many career highlights, the evening had promise, but it was Paterson's winning personality (and hysterically funny vocal impersonations of some of the stars he was citing) that made it fun, and the show's clever conception and structure by Joe Berger that made it consistently compelling. It was two hours long but breezed by, with Paterson cheerfully reporting on Madonna's initial bitchery, Michael's child-like approach to creativity, the unthinkable complexity of shooting Dancer in the Dark and losing out on a much-deserved MTV Award to—sniff—Paula Abdul.

IMG_9034**Paterson applauded by Berger and the assembled dance junkies

Paterson's insights into dance and visual expression had the student-heavy audience captivated, with surprising left turns into his work in the fields of opera, German theater and Cirque du Soleil.

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IMG_9075*Paterson with Berger (directly above), and receiving kudos from family, friends and other admirers

Between short Q&A periods with Berger, who as with his MoMA Truth or Dare gig proved to be an effective and emotionally invested moderator, Paterson gave spirited readings from his forthcoming memoir, which you gotta believe is going to be a juicy read, based on the tidbits he offered. I mean, his descripton of Sophia Loren staring gape-jawed as Madonna sang with her back to the audience at the Oscars was worth the price of admission all by itself, and the guy shed genuine tears for the purity of a moment he shared with Jackson involving some Make-A-Wish kids.

What a treat for fans of—well—really anything.

 
Aug 25 2016
There's Nothing To Say Off-Camera: Madonna Shocks Fans With Surprise Appearance At TRUTH OR DARE Screening Comments (0)

IMG_8942*Host with the most, Joe Berger (All images by Matthew Rettenmund except for Instagram embed)

Joe Berger has been working his heart out to get Madonna's glory years on film properly acknowledged, first with an invite-only MoMA screening of the 1991 gem Madonna: Truth or Dare (at the time the most successful documentary ever), then with a special evening devoted to choreographer-director Vincent Paterson, then with a Madonna film series at Metrograph that embraces the best (Dangerous Game) and worst (Body of Evidence) she had to offer.

IMG_8976*Madonna posed by these Warholian images in the lobby

IMG_8935*Famous, front-row fans!

IMG_8938*Jose & Slam! Forgot to dare them to kiss...

So think of it as Kabbalistic karma that tonight, at his Truth or Dare event, Madonna herself shocked the entire room by showing up totally unannounced (her publicists knew, the MoMA curator knew—that was it) to sit in the middle of the audience and watch every frame of the film.

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Aug 23 2016
6-PACK — Courtney Acting Up + W Official Backs HRC + Clinton Foundation Helps People, Just Not Hillary At The Moment + Melania Suing Mad Over Hooker Smear + Josh Duhamel's Skivvies + 58-Year-Old Dancing Queen! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Courtney Act attended a Trump rally, had no problem finding idiots. Please vote for Hillary.

*widget boy cultureHighest-level Republican yet backs Hillary Clinton, cites experience, value, character.

*widget boy cultureWhat the Clinton Foundation does, did, does not do—and why it's Swiftboating 2.0.

*widget boy cultureMelania Trump using Hulk Hogan's lawyer to sue Daily Mail over escorting claims.

*widget boy cultureJosh Duhamel's underpants.

*widget boy cultureGreat footage of Madonna dancing in Cuba for her b'day after the jump ...

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Aug 22 2016
Dance Like Everybody's Watching: An Interview With Choreographer Vincent Paterson Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 10.54.31 AM(Image via McDonald/Selznick Associates)

Madonna fans know Vincent Paterson as the choreographer who worked on her “Express Yourself” video, her Marie Antoinette “Vogue” extravaganza for MTV, her Oscars performance of “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)” and also as the man who directed and choreographed one of her greatest projects, the Blond Ambition World Tour.

 

More recently, he was the subject of the outstanding documentary The Man Behind the Throne, which detailed in particular his work with both Madonna and Michael Jackson.

In truth, his career encompasses many things outside of the King and Queen of Pop.

Now, Paterson is preparing an autobiography, and he is appearing one night only in a talkback called Dance Films Presents: An Evening with Vincent Paterson (get your tickets now!), during which he will speak about six or so of his most famous pieces—and give all the dish on what made them work. He will also detail what it was like collaborating with the household names who executed his fancy footwork.

Vincentpaterson_jodywatley_preshow_silenttearsmusical_miniPaterson with Jody Watley recently (Image via Instagram)

What follows is an abbreviated version of my talk with Vincent; I wanted to hold some stuff back until after his appearance so I wouldn't give too much of it away. After all, he knows a lot of the details behind some of pop's greatest moments ... because he made them happen ...

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Broadway Dancer Allegedly Kills BF, Seems To Confess On Facebook Comments (0)

Dead21n-3-webBellamy's page was filled with muscle poses and dance-related selfies. (Image via Facebook)

Onetime Broadway dancer Marcus Bellamy—who had been a part of Broadway Bares and who danced in both Tarzan and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Darkhas allegedly killed his boyfriend and seemingly confessed to the crime in a series of Facebook posts.

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 9.42.22 AMBellamy (L) and victim Almonte (Images via Facebook)

Bellamy, 32, has been charged with murder after his 27-year-old boyfriend, Bernardo Almonte—an IT freelancer—was found beaten and strangled to death in their Bronx, New York, walk-up.

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Bellamy's social-media semi-confession reads: “Forgive me. I did it because I love you. I love you all. I loved him also. He told me love and hate are the samem emotion.”

His Facebook page was filled with nutty religious ramblings, including his assertion, “I am god. I give life and can take it away. So let it be. #therapture”.

Truly disturbing.

 
Aug 21 2016
You Know Ukraine Do It Comments (0)

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The Ukrainian gymnastics team advanced to the rhythmic gymnastics group final with their take on “Vogue.” There should be a Pitch Perfect-type storyline in here somewhere.

 
Aug 19 2016
HEAT INDEX — Gaz Beadle + Got Those Need A Fireman Blues + Statuesque + Canadian Bacon + Fur Long + Charlie Hunnam + Gray Laddy Down + Tommy Robredo + David Hernandez + Colton Haynes! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 11.39.23 AM(Image via Instagram @gazgshore)

SHORE IS APPEALING: Geordie Shore's Gaz Beadle flaunts his wares. Often.

HOT STUFF: Proof that firefighters are just somehow inherently sexy.

EVEN THE STATUE IS FATTER:

BEEFCAKE, EH?: Chippendales exports muscle to Toronto.

FURRY PEAKS: Nice view of a shaggy stud.

PUSH IT REAL GOOD: Charlie Hunnam does the 22-Pushup Challenge.

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GRAY MATTERS: Leif Erik goes gray for The Underwear Expert.

SHIRTLESS SPANIARD: Tennis star Tommy Robredo = thumbs-up.

IDOL OUT: American Idol hottie David Hernandez (finally) comes out.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME?: Britney has no clue who Colton Haynes is, but likes his ass: 

 


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