50 posts categorized "ELTON JOHN"

Sep 12 2014
All Or Nothing: DEADLINE's Cynical Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott Take-Down Targets The Wrong Enemy Comments (0)

Sultan-of-bruneiThe Sultan of Brunei is far right...literally and figuratively.

Daphne Richards, once a full-time manager at Chik-fil-A, was demoted and took a pay cut after a leave for a double mastectomy. The company defended its decision by saying they actually punished her for “poor performance and out of concern she wouldn't be able to handle the work load.”

Maybe not necessarily in that order, huh?

So if you didn't already hate patronizing Chik-fil-A for its corporate anti-gay stance or its ultra-conservative deference to the Bible, you might be forgiven if you decided not to eat there after hearing about this unfair action.

But you wouldn't be forgiven by Deadline. According to the popular movie-biz site, you'd just be a wide-eyed optimist at best or a hypocritical “shillbilly” at worst if you boycotted Chik-fil-A but still ate at a restaurant that has also potentially or demonstrably done something with which you disagree: Deadline has taken the stance that boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel due to its ownership by the Sultan of Brunei—who has announced the death penalty for homosexuality in his country beginning in 2016—is logically indefensible, and rather than stopping there, an article on the site goes on to personally attack some of the boycott's most high-profile proponents as hypocrites.

OsbourneThe Osbournes do Dubai

In the piece by David L. Robb, entitled “Beverly Shillbillies: Hollywood Hypocrites Shun Hotels While Hawking Wares To Rights Abusers,” a laundry list of instances is provided to show how some of the famous faces involved in the boycott of the hotel are happily doing business with other, similarly despicable entities:

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Aug 07 2014
A Nice Little Chat Comments (0)

Madonna-Elton-John

Madonna bumps into Elton John, her sworn (by him) and unsworn (by him) enemy in Nice...and the two share a warm little chat.

 
Jun 30 2014
Need To Know: Chest You & Me, Kid + Supreme Injustice? + Aaliyah Biopic Nixed + Rugby Rubbin' + Hurling Insults @ Sterling + MORE! Comments (0)

Farley-GrangerYou in Granger, girl!

*widget boy cultureHollywood history's hottest chests!

*widget boy cultureSupreme Court to gut unions, “weaponize” the First Amendment?

*widget boy cultureSupreme Court ready to take on states' gay-marriage bans?

*widget boy cultureAaliyah biopic is OFF.

*widget boy cultureIntense rugby rub-down.

*widget boy cultureBLACK HUMOR: Chris Rock pokes fun at Donald Sterling at BET Awards.

*widget boy cultureElton John says Jesus would support marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureElton John didn't support it not that long ago.

*widget boy cultureWorld Cup hottie: Wilfried Bony.

10357196_665034360251936_6251463121294047048_nEnjoy all the singlets, ladies!

*widget boy cultureYou should like Homo-Erotic Wrestling: Love the Singlets on FB.

*widget boy cultureProp 8 plaintiffs Katami & Zarrillo exchange vows in style.

*widget boy cultureMormon gay-rights advocate staring down excommunication.

*widget boy cultureTexas Democratic convention bursting with LGBT activists.

*widget boy cultureB & Jay-Z tweak Justin Bieber on tour.

*widget boy cultureidemTV brings you all the highlights of Barcelona Pride:

 
May 27 2014
Need To Know: Instastuds + Saw, Too + HEART Attacked & Praised + Swear-In Closets + Hot Jocks + MORE! Comments (0)

Edward-WildingHis expression says, “I know...right???”

*widget boy cultureMale models Instagramming in their undies.

*widget boy cultureMad Men's other brother.

*widget boy cultureJapanese pop group AKB48 attacked by saw-bearing fan.

*widget boy cultureFacebook director slams media in epic rant.

*widget boy cultureKanye's wedding speech was puke-inducingly narcissistic.

*widget boy culturePro Normal Heart review: “Sometimes yelling is required.”

*widget boy culturePro Normal Heart review: Bomer & Parsons rule, shoulda been a miniseries.

*widget boy culturePositive Normal Heart review: “...for mostly better, sometimes worse...”

The-normal-heart-matthew-bomer-mark-ruffalo_article_story_largeHeart monitored

*widget boy cultureMeh Normal Heart review: Characters die too fast. (Um, hello?)

*widget boy cultureMeh Normal Heart review: Good acting, bad directing.

*widget boy cultureB- Normal Heart review: “AIDS isn't the public health issue it once was.”

*widget boy cultureNormal Heart slam: Bad timing? Too much man-on-man sex?

*widget boy cultureElton John: “Today, as ever, silence equals death.”

*widget boy cultureIllinois has a long tradition of Republican closet cases.

*widget boy cultureIt's always a good moment to see Hugh Jackman's butt.

*widget boy cultureBieber gives $545,000 to AIDS research.

*widget boy cultureRugby players are rather attractive, don't you think?

Rugby-shirtlessRugger buggers

 
Mar 30 2014
Need To Know: Grand Total, Zimbabwe Out Of Line, Christie Post-Occupied, Sean Cody 101, Basic-Bitch Diagnosis + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureOut artist Steve Grand ropes in $326,593 on Kickstarter.

*widget boy cultureZimbabwean Pres. Robert Mugabe says, “Gays are inhuman.”

*widget boy cultureChristie, ignorant on foreign policy, goofs with Jewish mega-donor, says sorry.

*widget boy cultureSean Cody gives lip service to teacher concerned about high-school porn actor.

*widget boy cultureIf you're not sure whether you're a basic bitch, you probz are.

*widget boy cultureIT'S SO BEAUTIFUL: I Am Divine debuts digitally tomorrow.

*widget boy cultureElton John & David Furnish: It's their “duty” to marry.

*widget boy cultureLena Dunham directs her first music video.

*widget boy cultureDynasty star & international sex kitten Kate O'Mara dies @ 74.

Death-kate-omaraO'Mara was also unforgettable on Ab Fab as “Patsy”'s sis “Jacks.”

 
Jan 23 2014
Need To Know: Justin Bieber Is Jailbait, Goldie Fawns, Ex-Gay: The Series, Birds Of A Feather, An Instant Classic + MORE! Comments (0)

Hawn4Let's not go Overboard.

*widget boy cultureGoldie Hawn gushes about monstrously homophobic Nigerian prez. (UPDATE: She's sorry.)

*widget boy cultureDoc submits to ex-gay therapy for new TV show. And Happy Endings got canceled?

*widget boy cultureToilets in Sochi are gayer than Putin posing by a stream.

*widget boy cultureWhat music, marketing & advertising can learn from Madonna.

*widget boy cultureElton John pens passionate letter about Putin's gay witchhunt.

*widget boy cultureHypnotic murmuration of starlings.

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Justin Bieber is now where he belongs.

*widget boy cultureRemember being gay and Turning 16?

*widget boy cultureBoy band The Wanted breaking up.

*widget boy cultureSherri Shepard loves you after all.

*widget boy cultureHard-hitting exploration of underwear pouches.

*widget boy cultureThis guy is wanted by the cops...and I'm pretty sure it's "Ernie."

*widget boy cultureOriginal Andy Warhol Polaroid used on Querelle poster for sale.

Andy-Warhol-QuerelleNow ear this!

 
Dec 09 2013
Need To Know: So Many Men, Porn Industry Pulls Out, Madonna Called Out, Once Daley Went Black He Never Went Back + MORE! Comments (0)

Sexy-gay-gynecologistI assume he isn't one of those queens who exclaims "ew! whenever pussy is mentioned.

*widget boy cultureA gay man who loves pussy: World's hottest gynecologist? Instagram-guy

*widget boy cultureCome see my cute Instagram guys.

*widget boy cultureBattle of the gay hookup apps.

*widget boy cultureAnother pornstar tests HIV-positive, another shutdown.

*widget boy cultureChris Garneau calls out Madonna over Elliott Smith.

*widget boy cultureJay-Z goes vegan (briefly), while Beyoncé has wears a cow.

*widget boy cultureElton John's speech to his fans in Russia falls on deaf ears.

*widget boy cultureFor Tom Daley, meeting Dustin Lance Black was "love at first sight."

*widget boy cultureTom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have been hiding in plain sight.

Tom-Daley-Dustin-Lance-Black-hot-tubRub-a-dub-dub.

 
Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

#99

A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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#98

POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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OBAMA-DADTA good sign

IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

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OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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