64 posts categorized "ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY MAGAZINE"

Aug 09 2014
As Close As You're Gonna Get To A Coming-Out Statement From Spacey Comments (0)

In Entertainment Weekly (August 15, 2014), the esteemed actor Kevin Spacey, presumed to be gay by just about everyone (hence my post title), relates a really cute story of his former fanboy years, when he ambushed Katharine Hepburn after her performance in A Matter of Gravity in L.A.:

“I was 13 or 14 years old. She parked her station wagon in the loading dock of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and I was waiting there with a bouquet of flowers. She came down this landing and she stopped and she looked at me. [In a Hepburn voice] 'You've waited for me. How lovely!' She took the flowers and sat on the bumper of her car and answered my questions about Spencer Tracy for, like 15 minutes.”

They apparently became pen pals and then pals.

 
Aug 08 2014
Need To Know: Ginger? Roger! + Straight White Male Discrimination + Shower Power + Turtle Time Goes Back Into Its Shell + Naked ROCKY + MORE! Comments (0)

Greg-RutherfordRed, hot

*widget boy cultureGreg Rutherford goes bare-assed for Attitude. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureRon Paul < Rand Paul < ... RuPaul???

*widget boy cultureChicago White Sox LGBT Pride Night inspires outrage (in-rage?) online.

*widget boy cultureFun in the shower.

*widget boy cultureKARMA'S A BITCH: Ramona Singer officially divorcing Mario.

*widget boy cultureRenisha McBride's killer found guilty of murder. Finally...sanity.

*widget boy cultureKevin Spacey & Julia Louis-Dreyfus are drag versions of each other for EW.

Julia-Louis-Dreyfus-Kevin-Spacey-dragCharacteristically

*widget boy cultureTrust me: This boy is one of the hottest you'll see today.

*widget boy cultureFranco thinks speculating someone might be gay is “homophobic.” Adrian-Aguilar-boxer-naked-nude-Rocky-Out

*widget boy cultureMen of Rocky, which is closing in a week or so, for some reason got naked for Out anyway.

*widget boy cultureJustin Bieber FaceTimes with Malala.

*widget boy cultureUgandans pushing to reinstate Kill the Gays law.

*widget boy cultureEbola is God's punishment for (guess?) homosexualism.

*widget boy cultureGay men completing transformation to mindless bimbos:

 
Jul 12 2014
Movie Star Chris Pratt For ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Comments (0)
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Tasty Chris Pratt covers Entertainment Weekly (July 18, 2014) in shots to publicize Guardians of the Galaxy.

Inside, he remembers a humbling audition for Avatar:

“They said they want sombody that has 'that thing,' that 'It factor.' I walked into that room knowing that I did not have that thing, and I walked out thinking I would never have that thing, probably.”

By George, I think he's (now) got It.

 
Jun 28 2014
Trick Or Treat: Snooping Around Paulette Goddard Comments (0)

Tumblr_ljdrrkmD0I1qdibw5Fresh-faced as “a gamin” in Modern Times

Working my way through AFI's 1998 and 2007 lists of greatest films (Entertainment Weekly's two lists—here and here—are next), I finally saw Charlie Chaplin's (April 16, 1889—December 25, 1977) Modern Times (1936), which was quite impressively engaging considering it's nearly 80 years old and mostly silent. Very funny stuff, and enhanced by Paulette Goddard (June 3, 1910—April 23, 1990), who was a strikingly and appropriately modern beauty.

Paulette-Goddard-then-nowAging gracefully

Goddard's been interesting to me ever since she popped up ever so many times in The Andy Warhol Diaries, which were published after the artist's death due to hospital incompetence. Goddard was a Goddard-Hayes-Natwickbig-screen beauty who'd retired by the '60s, but she married well [rich dudes and/or creative types—including both Chaplin and Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907—September 9, 1997], then became a fabulous NYC socialite.

Out of curiosity, I wondered what Goddard's final role was, and it turned out to be a stint on the long-forgotten, leaden pilot for the '70s series The Snoop Sisters, which was kind of like “Miss Marple” times two, starring Helen Hayes (October 10, 1900—March 17, 1993) and Mildred Natwick (June 19, 1905—October 25, 1994). It wasn't a very distinguished performance—Goddard, still lovely, was pretty stiff for a five-times-married, fading movie star (“Norma Treat”—often misspelled in various sources as “Treet“) someone was trying to murder—but it sure is fun to watch. Along with Hayes, Natwick and Goddard, the episode features Jill Clayburgh (April 30, 1944—November 5, 2010) as Goddard's concerned daughter and appearances by a host of familiar names: Art Carney (November 4, 1918—November 9, 2003), Charlie Callas (December 20, 1927—January 27, 2011), Bill Dana (b. October 5, 1924) and Craig Stevens (July 8, 2018—May 10, 2000).

Paulette-goddard-by-bud-frakerGood luck finding many women in Hollywood who were prettier.

My favorite line is when Clayburgh, expressing shock that her mother isn't picking up her phone, says, “She's compulsive—she answers pay phones!” The episode also makes use of vintage Goddard footage, Sunset Boulevard-style—a scene of her screaming and attempting to flee a zombie from 1940's comedic monster movie The Ghost Breakers.

PauletteGoddardThe bitch only hung out with geniuses!

Interestingly, the episode revolves around Goddard's character writing a scandalous tell-all book. In real life, Goddard was doing a memoir with Anita Loos (April 26, 1888—August 18, 1981) until Andy Warhol poached her...but a book never happened. One reason given by those in the know was that Goddard refused to dish on her old co-stars as much as the publisher—which had paid a $50,000 advance—wanted.

Watch the episode here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here.

Chaplin-goddard-modern-timesThe end Times

 
Jun 25 2014
The Mound & The FURY Comments (0)

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I think there is an argument to be made for the idea that a penis was painted on. Don't know much about art, but know what I like!

 
May 24 2014
Prince Charming Comments (0)

Brenton-Thwaites

Brenton Thwaites, 24, is Prince Phillip in Maleficent, and he's part of EW's (May 30—June 6, 2014) summer must list.

 
May 08 2014
Need To Know: NORMAL People, Go Westboro Young Man, Crazy For Madonna, Impurity Balls + MORE! Comments (0)

1311-EW-Cover-Normal-HeartEntertainment “Ned Weeks”-ly

*widget boy cultureThe Normal Heart's 30-year journey to the screen.  Madonna

*widget boy cultureNYC pays big-time for false arrest over...porn.

*widget boy cultureGrandson is latest family member to leave Westboro.

*widget boy cultureComing soon, The Andy Cohen Diaries.

*widget boy cultureMatthew Modine still crazy for Madonna.

*widget boy cultureAmazing '84 Madonna pic surfaces.

*widget boy cultureKaty Perry samples Madonna on tour:

 

*widget boy cultureHot jocks in loooove.

*widget boy cultureFamily Feud fail.

*widget boy cultureVoice of “Tony the Tiger” dies at 64.

*widget boy cultureSia's “Chandelier” video.

*widget boy cultureGOPer calls Melissa Harris-Perry a “damned dirty ape.”

*widget boy cultureRight-wing CNN host S.E. Cupp says scientists are bullies.

*widget boy cultureFather/daugher purity balls are incest-y.

*widget boy cultureBig Freedia: Queen of Bounce returns for a second season.

Big-FreediaBig news!

 
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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#100

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!

#97

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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