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Jun 14 2017
Bidding Adieu To Carrie & Debbie Comments (0)

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The Profiles in History auction of the personal estates of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher is coming in September, and ... well, as you might expect, they had a lot of great shit.

Keep reading for the highlights of an auction that will be lots of fun and bring lots of tears ...

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Apr 07 2017
6-PACK — Ride A Cowboy + Chicago's Chuck Hyde Dies + Oh, Good Lourd + Why Filibustering Gorsuch Was Worth It + Dustin McNeer's McButt + Ian McKellen's Early Gay Life! Comments (0)

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WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Kenneth takes you to where the boys are. And the men.

WIDGETChicago Pride: Longtime (30+ years) Sidetrack GM and staple of the Chicago gay scene, Chuck Hyde, dies @ 55.

Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 12.54.03 PM(Images via various magazines, including Tiger Beat)

WIDGETTMZ: Billie Lourd is talented and I'm sad for her losses, but three generations of women involved with gay men? Wake up, already. Or stop treating us like idiots.

WIDGETMTV: Why Gorsuch was worth the filibuster — even if the Republicans ultimately got their way.

Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 1.19.57 PMDustin McNeer (Image via Instagram @d_mcneer)

WIDGETOMG Blog: America's Next Top Model stud Dustin McNeer drops his pants, shakes his cheeks. (Work Unfrienly)

WIDGETRandom Acts: Ian McKellen's early gay life revealed in somber new short film:

 
Mar 25 2017
Watch: Livestream Of Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher Memorial Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-03-25 at 4.16.15 PM(Video still of an image projected at the Debbie & Carrie Celebration of Life memorial)

Debbie & Carrie Celebration of Life, a memorial in honor of the late Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, is viewable right now until it ends right here.

It is being held at the Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, cemetery, where the women have been interred. A tribute song by James Blunt is anticipated.

People tweeted images of the progam and ephemera:

Visit ExtraTV for an exhaustive run-down of the entire event, including the words and singing of Ruta Lee.

 
Feb 20 2017
ABA DABA HONEYMOON Period: Actor Carleton Carpenter On His Unfulfilled WWII Gay Love Story, Losing Debbie Reynolds & Cary Grant's Visit To His Dressing Room Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef017c31b0e17a970bCarleton Carpenter in fall 2012 (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

“You know, you and I are gonna be singin' 'Aba Daba Honeymoon' when we're both a hundred years old!”

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So said the late, great Debbie Reynolds to her duet partner and movie co-star Carleton Carpenter over 60 years ago, and while their final performance of the tune together was in 2012 (when she was 80 and he 86), she was right in that their indelible rendition of that old chestnut in the 1950 film Two Weeks with Love was prominently mentioned in every one of Debbie's adoring obituaries. That unforgettable performance only happened thanks to the ingenuity of “Carp,” who recalls duping his boss into thinking it had been his own idea.

Last Live Perf of “Aba Daba Honeymoon” at 5:21: 

“That was a whole big ruse,” the 90-year-old actor recalls in a phone interview from his Warwick, New York, home. “I found that sheet music in a pile on top of a piano on the set of the movie, dug that out and thought it would be fun. I put that sheet of music back underneath the whole pile with a little corner hanging out and I waited about two and a half days until Jack Cummings, who was the producer, was on his way in. I got Deb over and I pulled this out and there was someone playing the piano there and I said, 'Don’t bother with any of the beginning stuff, just start here,' and we jabbered away. He came in and walked over to where we were singing and he said, 'You know —' it was hard to keep a straight face! — 'That would be a good number for the two of you…' And I said with the straightest face ever, 'Reallllly?' The rest is history.”

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 12.48.33 PMCarpenter & Reynolds performing “Aba Daba Honeymoon” at a Busby Berkeley Thalians tribute in 1971

Carpenter, not a household name except in the households of true cinephiles, has nonetheless Scan 5made history more than once in his 70-plus-year career, starting with the unprecedented chart success of “Aba Daba Honeymoon” and continuing with his work in early TV, spectacular runs on Broadway and Off- (he took over the lead in the original production of The Boys in the Band), his nonchalant handling of his bisexuality and, now, the publication of his detail-packed memoir, The Absolute Joy of Work: From Vermont to Broadway, Hollywood and Damn Near 'Round the World (BearManor Media, $24.95).

With typical humility, Carpenter chalks up his success to luck and pursuing an acting career with the naïveté of a kid from Vermont who showed up in Times Square 100% convinced he was right for the part — any part, some part.

He says he got his first Broadway show, Bright Boy, fresh off the bus one frigid January in 1944 at age 17. He picked up Actor's Cues for a nickel, went somewhere to grab a bite and found his calling. “They were looking for 17-to-20-year-old guys for a play and I thought, 'I’ll just go get that after lunch.' I got over there and they said it was on the top floor and when I got up there, you heard them rumble from the room and the door opened and the guy was leading somebody out the door and I was there and he said, 'You’re too old!' and took the other actor down. A guy sitting there grabbed the bottom of my heavy winter coat and said, 'They told me the same thing six months ago… and I’m still reading for the part!'”

Scan 4Carpenter & Michael Dreyfus in Bright Boy (Image via Carleton Carpenter)

That did it. “Off came the coat and I scrunched down behind several people and smoked three or four cigarettes and probably 35 or 40 minutes later the same guy with the slate board in his hand came over and said, 'Hey, you’re next.' I went in and read five different parts and they gave me the show and told me to go into the other room and read it, so I did. Then they told me they wanted me in the show, but they didn’t know what part, and could I come in the next morning? I left and was practically on top of Grand Central, so I picked up my bag and headed for my mother’s second cousin’s place. He asked me how I did and I said, 'I think I have a show.' He said, 'That’s nice.'” 

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Jan 29 2017
6-PACK — Rihanna vs. Trump The Jerk, Jerk, Jerk, Jerk, Jerk + Iranian Deported Over Ban + Giuliani Confirms It's A Muslim Ban + Trump's Diet + Debbie & Carrie's Last Good-Bye + Super Gaga! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-01-29 at 4.49.57 PMRihanna savages chicken-sacrificing witch Azealia Banks (Image via Instagram @badgalriri)

WIDGETRihanna attacks “immoral pig” Trump, easily puts right-wing loon Azealia Banks in her place.

WIDGETIranian PhD grad was visiting family in Tehran, heard about Trump's ban, got on the next plane — was deported.

WIDGETGiuliani, in defending Trump's Muslim ban, says it's not a Muslim ban. But confirms that's what Trump called it, and wanted.

WIDGETTrump's catastrophic eating habits — eat up, buddy!

WIDGETYou, too, can say good-bye to Debbie & Carrie:

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WIDGETLady Gaga teases Super Bowl gig with mysterious headless image. What's she got planned? I wonder:

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Jan 23 2017
GOOD MORNING To You! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-01-23 at 9.45.18 AM(Video still via Christopher Rice)

This is ambitious — a full-on “Good Morning” tribute that's just like the one in the 1952 classic Singin' in the Rain, if Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor were boyfriends (as Christopher Rice and Clay Thomson are)!

 

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Eloise Kropp doubles as Debbie ...

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Jan 06 2017
6-PACK — He's Britney's Bitch! + Carrie Makes An Ash Of Herself + Wikileaks Continues Fascist Slide + Madonna Love BAZAAR + Bachmann Slams EVIL Gays + FL Shooting — Gov. Scott Snubs Obama During Crisis! Comments (0)

WIDGETIt's official: Intel report spills the beans that Putin himself ordered U.S. election interference to benefit Comrade Trump.

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WIDGETMore on Britney Spears's new starfucking boyfriend.

WIDGETCarrie Fisher's ashes were deposited into an urn ... shaped like a Prozac pill. Plus, inside her & her mom's joint service.

WIDGETWikileaks considering publishing private info of all verified Twitter users in order to dox unfriendly voices, journalists.

WIDGETMadonna takes a dual cover of Harper's Bazaar (February 2017) for its Spring Revival Issue — flapper fabulousness:

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C1hVK4ZUUAAFiZq.jpg-largeIt's also possible the B&W image is just from inside! (Images via Harper's Bazaar)

WIDGETShooting takes place in Florida airport, people die, Gov. Rick Scott pointedly doesn't contact President Obama — contacts Trump/Pence: 

 
Jan 03 2017
6-PACK — Father Figure + Mariah Is Gay + Megyn Kelly Out-Foxed + Model Girlfriend + Sinking CELEBRITY APPRENTICE Ship + Joely On Carrie, Debbie Comments (0)

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WIDGETDid George Michael pay for a woman's IVF treatments after seeing her story?

WIDGETMariah from Sister Wives comes out as a lesbian.

WIDGETSEEING THE LIGHT: Megyn Kelly up and leaves Fox for NBC.

WIDGETGuess which ex-wife of an evil tyrant/rumored F.B. of another evil tyrant is now dating this bulge-tastic 21-year-old model:

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WIDGETBig drop in post-Trump The Celebrity Apprentice ratings; Trump remains paid producer in spite of denials, flap.

WIDGETHalf-sister Joely Fisher speaks about day-before-death texts with Carrie Fisher about age, their “frail” moms. (Hers is Connie Stevens.)