689 posts categorized "DEMOCRATS"

Aug 27 2014
Need To Know: Rudy, Rudy, Rudy + Ex Crimes + I See Dead PEOPLE + Bush Leagues + Guncrazy + Oh, Henry! + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSHEIK MYSTIQUE: The 87th Annual Rudolph Valentino Memorial Service. James-Bidgood

*widget boy cultureMariah Carey looks divorce-worthy.

*widget boy cultureSharon Tate covers People 45 years after her death!

*widget boy cultureKate Bush's first concert in 35 years!

*widget boy cultureAddams Family house up for sale, 1st time in 90+ years!

*widget boy cultureClassic gay portraits on display.

*widget boy cultureBenDeLaCreme's is terminal in NYC.

*widget boy cultureIs Rush Limbaugh on the way out?

*widget boy cultureMitt Romney lies again.

*widget boy cultureBORN WITH A TRUNK: Bradley Cooper's Broadway-bound Elephant Man is near.

*widget boy culture9yo girl kills her shooting instructor. “Go ahead and gimme 1 shot...all right!”

Mary-LambertMary had a little secret.

*widget boy cultureBehind the scenes with Mary Lambert.

*widget boy cultureFederal appeals judges don't find gay-marriage bans appealing at all.

*widget boy cultureDavid Lynch's ice-bucket challenge is so, so odd.

*widget boy cultureThe Henry Cavill/Amy Adams ice-bucket challenge is “so cold...so cold.”

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*widget boy cultureBerlin's gay mayor is out in more ways than one.

*widget boy cultureFind out if a gay love spell worked on this blogger's friends. Ruta-lee-03

*widget boy cultureMadonna might back Frida Kahlo exhibit in Detroit.

*widget boy cultureBroadway's Reed Kelly & Josh Canfield do Survivor.

*widget boy cultureCAREY ON: The Price is Right is seeking male models.

*widget boy cultureCinecon 50 honors Ruta Lee, Margaret O'Brien & more.

*widget boy cultureFOX News prefers Putin to Obama.

*widget boy cultureKevin Sorbo is as dumb as he looks.

*widget boy culture“Dad's a woman...” Season One of Transparent is coming.

*widget boy cultureWait, so is The Walking Dead's “Daryl” gay after all?

*widget boy cultureCops audio technician killed filming shoot-out.

*widget boy cultureUh, Hello Kitty is NOT A CAT.

*widget boy cultureIcky-sounding, sexist-seeming The News Sorority sounds...delicious.

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Aug 22 2014
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Letter: Amazing, Art-Filled, Name-Droppy 1990s Chain Letter Comments (0)
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The pages are especially worth a look if you're a comic strip/sci fi fan...mouse over them to see what number they are.

Chain-Letter-6I've held onto the hastily Xeroxed (and re-Xeroxed...and re-Xeroxed) pages of this 60-page chain letter for over 20 years, at first because it's filled with interesting names and drawings (again, not originals...dammit!) by famous artists, and then later because the very concept of a physical chain letter has become so antiquated.

The letters include everyone from Bette Midler to Goldie Hawn, from the late wife of Ricardo Montalban to JFK's press secretary, from publisher Joni Evans to the Hollywood Reporter's George Christy. To me, it's fascinating.

Check out the pages in the gallery above, and some notes on the pages below...

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Aug 20 2014
Need To Know: Hostage Slain + The Boy Murdered For Liking Dolls + Rick Perry: Booked + Leto's Third Leg + Ice Buckets Of Cash + MORE! Comments (0)

James-FoleyHORROR: James Foley, moments before his brutal murder by terrorists.

*widget boy cultureISIS/ISIL beheads long-held U.S. captive, James Foley.

*widget boy cultureBoy who played with dolls tortured to death by mom, mom's boyfriend.

*widget boy cultureCNN anchor with no knowledge of history: Water cannons for Ferguson.

*widget boy cultureCops in Ferguson continue to be tyrannical for kicks.

*widget boy cultureRick Perry's mugshot. So satisfying.

*widget boy cultureAlexis Arquette had sex with Jared Leto, claims he's a Clydesdale.

*widget boy cultureFrankie Grande goes nekkid on Big Brother. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureChris Meloni's latest ALS ice-bucket challenge is filmed!

*widget boy cultureKaty Perry takes the ice-bucket challenge, nominates...Madonna: 

*widget boy cultureHey, haters: The ice-bucket challenge has raised millions for ALS.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's war against the sun in Ibiza.

*widget boy cultureGo inside an illegal gay wedding in Uganda.

*widget boy cultureRich tech CEO's daughter shoplifted $1,600 worth of clothes...got no jail time.

*widget boy culture(NO) SURPRISE!: Michelle Duggar is anti-trans.

*widget boy cultureFresh, hot pictures of Zac Efron.

*widget boy cultureNot-fresh, but still hot pic of 18yo Zac. Awww, cuddly.

*widget boy cultureHOT blue-collar workers.

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Aug 18 2014
Need To Know: New Old Madonna + Ferguson Rages On + Escaping ISIS + The Great Hair Debate + MORE! Comments (0)

Madonna-1920sThe above snap was deleted by Instagram due to that topless “Josephine Baker” on the right.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's unflapperable at '20s-themed b'day bash, sings '40s song “La Vie en Rose”.

*widget boy cultureTwitter outrage as Justin Timberlake calls b'day girl Madonna his “ninja.”

*widget boy culture2008 tune “The Beat Is So Crazy” by Eve feat. Madonna leaks. MICHAEL-BROWN

*widget boy cultureIf you like your men HUGE....

*widget boy cultureSlut-shaming on the road to the Yellow Brick Road.

*widget boy cultureLAPD beats a man to death

*widget boy cultureAnother very bad night in Ferguson, MO.

*widget boy cultureHolder authorizes 2nd, federal autopsy of Brown.

*widget boy cultureGovernor disparages release of Brown store video.

*widget boy cultureShirtless Amell takes on ALS ice bucket challenge.

*widget boy cultureGambling for children.

*widget boy cultureRob Lowe sends his kid off to college.

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*widget boy cultureHow one man escaped from ISIS.

*widget boy cultureDenzel said yes, yes, yes to a stint in rehab.

*widget boy cultureOh, BTW, Nixon was a traitor.

*widget boy cultureOpera singer Licia Albanese dies @ 105 (!!!).

*widget boy cultureShould Doug Repetti grow his hair out again?

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Aug 15 2014
Putting Up His Duke Comments (0)

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James Duke Mason has announced a run for West Hollywood City Council. Check out the video below for his pitch...

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Aug 13 2014
Golden Age Screen Legend Lauren Bacall Dies @ 89 Comments (0)

BacallSeptember 16, 1924—August 12, 2014

Bacall-lookThe look...the voice...Lauren “Betty” Bacall, one of the last remaining bona fide stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood and one half of its most famous film team with the late Humphrey Bogart (December 25, 1899—January 14, 1957), died today of a stroke.

She was just over a month shy of her ninetieth birthday.

Bacall first became a star in 1944 with her silver-screen debut, To Have and Have Not, delivering one of the most famous lines (at 2:53) in film history to the man who was 25 years her senior but who would become the great love of her life, the father of two of her children and whom she would outlive by nearly 50 years:

Bacall-big-sleep-slinky-black-evening-gownIn a series of indelible classics—The Big Sleep (1946), Key Largo (1948), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Written on the Wind (1956), Designing Woman (1957)—Bacall became an icon of cool sensuality and sophistication, one with a razor-sharp tongue. She worked steadily but never to excess, preferring to do films and, later, TV and theater, that drew her in. She was only nominated once and never won a competitive Oscar [and indeed was the victim of perhaps the worst-ever case of bait-and-switch when she seemed destined to finally win for The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996, only to lose unexpectedly to The English Patient's Juliette Binoche (b. March 9, 1964)], but was awarded one for life achievement in 2009 and won two Tonys, for Applause (1970) and Woman of the Year (1981).

Birth-2004-05-gBacall's last work appears to have been a voice on The Family Guy (2014) this year. Her last on-screen appearance was the teen drama The Forger (2012), starring Josh Hutcherson (b. October 12, 1992) and Hayden Panettiere (b. August 21, 1989).

Some of her more interesting later works would include Paul Schrader's (b. July 22, 1946) The Walker (2007) with Woody Harrelson (b. July 23, 1961), and a pair of films with Nicole Kidman (b. June 20, 1967): Dogville (2003) and Birth (2004).

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For sheer fun, check out Bacall in Murder on the Orient Express (1974). For unpleasant camp, it's gotta be The Fan (1981).

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Bacall was an outspoken personality, not known for suffering fools, gladly or otherwise. She denounced the House Un-American Activities Committee during its Communist witch hunt at great personal risk to her career.

After Bogart's death, she was married to fellow actor Jason Robards (July 26, 1922—December 26, 2000) for several years in the 1960s, and had a son with him, actor Sam Robards (b. December 16, 1961).

Lauren-Bacall-Matthew-RettenmundMy shot of Bacall in 2012

I was lucky enough to have seen Gore Vidal's The Best Man (2012) the same evening as Ms. Bacall, and was ballsy enough to approach her for a photo. I did not in a zillion years expect her to acquiesce, so my interaction with her was not disappointing!

Lauren_Bacall1Still out and about, at an event in 2013

...and finally, since I have so many Madonna fans on this site, the passing of Bacall means there are now no living stars name-checked in “Vogue” (released March 20, 1990).

The 16 stars are (listed in order they were mentioned, numbered from first to last to pass away):

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Aug 11 2014
Need To Know: Prey Of Light + Open Season On Black Teens + Not-So-Mighty ISIS? + The McCain Mutiny + Super Duper Cooper + Crashing Boor + MORE! Comments (0)

Madonna-Show-Lineup-WebsiteAnd not one of them could be bothered to mimic a brunette period?

*widget boy cultureMOTHERS OF RE-INVENTION: 6 Madonna impersonators take on all her hits. Hawk

*widget boy cultureMO cop shoots, kills unarmed black teen.

*widget boy cultureKurds battling back vs. ISIS.

*widget boy cultureMcCain thinks the Iraq War wasn't long enough.

*widget boy cultureSen. Graham (R-SC): “American city in flames!!!” if no war.

*widget boy cultureHillary distinguishes herself from Obama, pans his foreign policy.

*widget boy cultureSoap actor Charles Keating dies @ 72.

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*widget boy cultureCooper Helfet (pictured) is hella hot!

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé is not the queen of subtlety.

*widget boy cultureA collection of thousands of instant boners.

*widget boy cultureAmanda Bynes sneaks back onto Instagram.

*widget boy cultureLive Lion King show on the NYC subway.

*widget boy cultureRon Paul is an MH17 truther. Of course.

*widget boy cultureJosh Hutcherson launches LGBTQ project.

*widget boy cultureThe real Aunt Jemima's grandson sues for $2 billion. Lawdy!

Jemima-660I sho'nuff hopes he gits some da money...because that Aunt Jemima bullshit was damn embarrassing and profitable.

 
Aug 10 2014
Gov. Abercrombie Loses To Ige In Hawaii Comments (0)

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David-igeGov. Neil Abercrombie has become the first sitting governor to go down in a primary in the (relatively short!) history of Hawaii, and only the second to ever lose election to a second term, period. Right-wingers are making much of the fact that President Obama had endorsed him, calling him family, but Abercrombie—who signed gay marriage into law—did several things to antagonize Hawaiians (suggesting the raising of several taxes) and, more to the point, his base (not appointing as senator the person chosen by the late Sen. Inouye, screwing the teachers union with a contract they didn't love).

It's a sad loss for a guy with a 40-year career in Hawaiian politics. Abercrombie has promised to throw all of his might into supporting the man who bested him, State Sen. David Ige.