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29 posts categorized "DAVID LETTERMAN"
As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.
Of whom are you more jealous?
Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.
FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.
BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.
FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.
RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.
"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.
DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.
LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.
ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.
BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.
LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.
CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.
ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.
PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.
Just when I think I know everything about Madonna, I find out she has an unreleased song called "Cook and Fuck" from the Girlie Show era and that part of it was played as she came out on Letterman in 2000. (She clearly reacted to it. I don't remember this happening at all.)
New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser is a sorry excuse for a human being, which is why her vitriolic new column slamming Chaz Bono as a sorry excuse for a man is so ironic—and so offensive.
Peyser's take-away from the Chaz media blitz (I highly doubt she even watched Becoming Chaz, though she seems to have watched Bono's Letterman stint):
"Chastity grew into a depressed, pill-popping woman, traumatized by her Republican father's death in a skiing accident, and overshadowed into invisibility by her gay-icon mother. There was only one thing to do. Sex change."
Peyser willfully overlooks Bono's lifelong transformation from girly-girl to a much butcher female, something that is backed up by her family in Becoming Chaz. Bono is able to articulate his feelings—he waited 40 years before feeling ready for surgical and hormonal intervention—with remarkable candor, yet Peyser can only view him through the lens of his parents' fame.
Entertainment Weekly (April 1, 2011) recalls Madonna's F-bomb tirade versus David Letterman on March 31, 1994, 17 long years ago. No matter what anyone says today, I will never forget watching it and cringing in embarrassment at her utter inability to spar with Letterman using her wits. She resorted to just humiliating him. I thought it was similar to going and taking a dump on his stage—sure, it soiled him and left him befuddled, and The New York Times later pointed out his ratings slid afterward, but still, she was the broad taking the dump, you know?
Cher gave a hilarious interview to David Letterman last night. He deserves some of the credit for presenting her with a list of men she's rumored to have bedded, eliciting responses from her that ranged from "yes" to "once" to "noooo!", but giving candid, funny, earthy interviews is in my opinion what Cher does best. She also talks about her son Chaz's transition and her, er, eagerly anticipated film Burlesque (the lips and cheeks look painful! There, I said it!)...after the jump...
In honor of her upcoming appearance on the show this Friday (repeat), Boy Culture reader Daniel contributes this fanciful look at Madonna (and Madonna...and Madonna...and Madonna...) on the couch with David Letterman. I think my favorite look was the first one, though her face was great for "Hung Up"! And her "Don't Tell Me" acoustic performance was brilliant. No matter what anyone says, the great F-bomb incident was an embarrassment I hope to never watch unfold again.