17 posts categorized "FANDOM"

Aug 16 2014
Need To Know: Over The Topless Reaction + Shazbottom + Half-Baked Alaskan + Beyoncé vs. Baby Mama + MO Batter Blues + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureIf you are “horrified” by the above cover, grow up.

*widget boy cultureRobin Williams + gay hustler = must-see movie.

*widget boy cultureIs Beyoncé really not Blue Ivy's mom after all?

*widget boy cultureInsane racist woman in death threat-laden viral video.

*widget boy cultureHOT guys, HARD at work.

*widget boy cultureJames Franco is playing insane ex-gay Michael Glatze, who really hates the gays.

 *widget boy culture'90s teen heartthrob Andrew Keegan invented a religion.

Andrew-KeeganBad religion

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga's lesbian fan letter.

*widget boy cultureChris Martin's got a type: Annoying blondes.

*widget boy cultureChristian singer Vicky Beeching comes out swinging in 1st post-coming out interview.

*widget boy cultureFerguson cops beat a suspect, charged him for bloodying their uniforms.

*widget boy culturePapal selfies are the latest thing.

*widget boy cultureGay blogger thinks gay men need to grow up and stay out of the bars.

*widget boy culturePioneering skateboarder Jay Adams dies @ 53.

Jay-AdamsHe was a sk8er boi, see ya later, boy...

 
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.

 
Jul 25 2014
Need To Know: Boogie Woogie Bulge Boys + REAL Cute + Not Fonda Murdoch + Comments (0)

AbsThere's so much more to him than just muscles. There's also the peen.

*widget boy cultureWhat do you see first, his bulging abs or his bulging...?

*widget boy cultureSupercute Danny Roberts from The Real World is still adorbs.

*widget boy cultureBuzzfeed's Chris Geidner is NGLJA's Journalist of the Year.

*widget boy cultureWhy would Rick Santorum want a photo op with Eric Stonestreet???

*widget boy cultureJohn McCain sad that he has no dinner invites from President Obama.

*widget boy cultureJane Fonda lashes out at Rupert Murdoch.

*widget boy cultureAngry landlord decapitated tenant while she was alive, dismembered her.

*widget boy culture50 Shades of Grey is the worst book ever. Looks to be the worst movie:

*widget boy cultureSHOCK!: Megyn Kelly has no idea what she's talking about. Amanda-Lepore

*widget boy cultureLong Island Medium's Theresa Caputo called a fraud.

*widget boy cultureAmanda Lepore inks book deal.

*widget boy cultureThe new Giovanni's Room can sell her book!

*widget boy cultureThat Madonna snippet was a re-do of “La Isla Bonita”.

*widget boy cultureJust like the dude in the first link, this one also has a lot going for him:

ShirtlessThey don't make them like this anymore. Well, they do, but it's harder to make them—they're so stuck up!

 
Jul 23 2014
Buona Sera, Ms. Grant: Attending Lee Grant's I SAID YES TO EVERYTHING Book Signing Comments (0)

Lee-GrantGrant's story of freezing on a Broadway stage in 1972 was gut-wrenching!

Lee-Grant-bookI spent a nice evening at the 82nd Street Barnes & Noble, attending the booksigning for the memoir I Said Yes to Everything (Blue Rider, $28.95) by Lee Grant (b. October 31, 1925)...though it did have some ups and downs.

First, getting there 20 minutes before the start time, I was nonplused to find the entire seating area filled. The crowd was older, and the event free, which made for an interesting time when it came to the things one overheard:

“Who exactly is this person?”

“She was in everything in the '60s and '70s.”

“How old is she? Eighty-eight? That's a very flattering photo on the cover.”

“What's she going to talk about? A book? What book?”

Joy Behar (b. October 7, 1942) had a ringside seat [later asking a loaded question about Grant's Broadway co-star Peter Falk (September 16, 1927—June 23, 2011)], while the rest of us just stood around like groupies. Grant was there early, off to the side, eyeballing the attendees and excusing herself silently to find a bathroom. It was cute that she looked so pleased by the big crowd.

Lee-Grant-audienceThey said yes to Lee Grant.

Grant was engaged in a conversation by well-known biographer Tom Santopietro, who repeatedly joked about Grant being the star. Grant was very comfortable doing the same, cracking jokes, cursing and openly reflecting about her early career, her experience being blacklisted for a dozen years and her transition to directing mostly documentaries.

Of her experience on the blacklist, she recalled stumbling into it after doing a Broadway play with J. Edward Bromberg (December 25, 1903—December 6, 1951) and many others who'd fled the House Un-American Activities. She was asked how she felt about his death of a heart attack and said she felt he'd been hounded to his death...and that quote wound up in Red Channels.

One highlight was when she reminisced about walking down the aisle to receive her Oscar and thinking it was a big fuck you to the McCarthyites who'd tried to keep her down.

For an 88-year-old woman, she looks and acts far younger, and has not only her wits but also her wit about her.

The questions were—shocker!—really great. These things usually have at least one or two embarrassing queries, but this time, Grant fielded thoughtful questions about stage fright, making diverse projects like her Columbo episode (March 1, 1971) and the '90s gay-themed movie It's My Party (1996) and how she felt when her sitcom Fay (1975) was axed after eight episodes.

Barbara-Cook-Barbara-BarrieCook (L) and Barrie (R) catch up. Barrie was going into The Prisoner of Second Avenue in 1972 when Grant was leaving.

After, we lined up. I spotted the fabulous actress Barbara Barrie (b. May 23, 1931) off to the side, chatting, but she gave off a vibe of, “Don't.” So I hesitated. After I saw her sign an autograph and then receive an intro by Grant, who'd begun signing in earnest, I knew I would go for a photo. By pure luck, Barrie was with the legendary singer Barbara Cook (b. October 25, 1927) when I got over to them. I asked politely for a photo with them both. “With? Yes,” Barrie said, implicitly saying no to a posed shot of just the two of them.

Barbara-Cook-Barbara-Barrie-2The room was filled with talented ladies.

“Oh, is it your birthday?” Cook asked, why I had no idea. Turns out she'd misheard something I said, but I didn't want to correct her. Barrie was amazed that Cook had guessed that just from seeing me. I felt guilty taking advantage of birthday positivity, but it was just an oops. The pic is cute.

Barbara-Cook-Barbara-Barrie-Matthew-Rettenmund-starsWith a great singer and a great actress. Hopefully, I'm a...great writer?

When I got up to Grant, I told her it was nice to be able to admire her both as an actress and as a person, because so many major stars are—and then the guy behind me was snapping our photo, so I smiled. “What? So many are what?” Grant wanted to know, ignoring the camera. Click. So that's why the photo is less than ideal. But oh, well, we look engaged in conversation.

Lee-Grant-Matthew-RettenmundAre we deep in conversation about Warren Beatty's sexual prowess?

“Sorry, so many are right-wingers,” I finished. She pooh-poohed that until I clarified, delicately, that I meant so many who were making movies in the '40s and, like she was, the '50s. With that proviso, she agreed.

I was able to get her people/the store's rep to approve my getting a posed shot of Ms. Grant—and I do mean one—posed shot in-between the umpteen fans who were queued up to buy her book.

Lee-Grant-2Ms. Grannnnnt!

It wasn't ideal, photo-wise (though my shots of Grant and of the Barbaras turned out great!), but it was still a thrill to be able to meet an Oscar-winning, one-of-a-kind actress and director whom I truly thought I'd never get to see.

I can't wait to read her book. If you've never seen The Landlord (1970), recommended to me by my pal Gordon not so very long ago, seek it out.

 
Jul 22 2014
Mantiques: Parker Stevenson Comments (0)

Parker-Stevenson-2Young Blue Eyes

My pal Bob Deutsch has unparalleled stories of star-chasing back in the day, having asked Marilyn Monroe for her autograph as she entered MSG to sing “Happy Birthday” to Kennedy and having spent quality time with a pregnant Carol Burnett in her NYC apartment.

He went from shooting stars as a fan to shooting them professionally, and he's graciously sharing some of his hottest boys from the '60s—'80s in a series of posts starting now. Here are some pictures from his casual shoot with Parker Stevenson, of whom he says:

“He came to my apartment in the '70s—I really can't remember how I got him to do this, but he was really sweet and he did a photo shoot. A few weeks after this, I was in Hollywood and got on the set of The Hardy Boys and he introduced me to Shaun Cassidy...the rest is history!”

Two more shots of the man whom Kirstie Alley claims is in possesion of a big one after the jump...

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Jul 19 2014
We Should Be Dancing Comments (0)

Karen-Lynn-Gorney-Matthew-RettenmundYes, I wore the shirt on purpose.

My pal Bob, who is a great photographer and a starfucker after before my own heart, casually mentioned a Karen Lynn Gorney appearance to me, probably not realizing I'd be as interested as I was—but I was. She was appearing at a small memorabilia show in NYC, and it turned out to be at the very hotel in whose basement gym I work out! (Yes, I work out.)

Madonna-Karen-Lynn-GorneyBack when Madonna was hung up, hung up on Karen Lynn Gorney.

I was happy to get a chance to meet her; I think Saturday Night Fever (1977) is an American masterpiece, one that would easily make my list of 100 best films. She could not have been nicer and was very chatty. When I asked her which photo she liked best from among the ones she was selling, she had no favorite, but agreed that the one I chose was “happy.” (Her character was not exactly fun-loving!)

Madonna-Karen-Lynn-Gorney-Saturday-Night-FeverYou gimme Saturday Night Fever: I loved the photo Ms. Gorney signed 'cuz you don't have to see Travolta!

She told me she'd finally decided to turn down a movie she was offered (“Not because of anything I had to do in it, but because of what other people were doing in it...”) and was taking the summer off. 

 If you do nothing else, watch the above video!

I would like Entertainment Weekly or Vanity Fair to assemble the entire surviving cast for a reunion shoot...wouldn't you?

One more pic of Gorney from today is after the jump...

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Jun 23 2014
Madonna Would Be Proud Comments (0)

Chris-Marquez

The owner of Divina Madonna—a fan site celebrating 14 years of divatasticness—knows how to get Boy Culture's attention. I like this portrait of Chris very much.

 
May 27 2014
And Monsters Say Madonna's Fans Are Old! Comments (0)

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Inez Whitfield may be pushing 90, but that didn't stop her from getting a special pass from her care facility to see her idol—Lady Gaga! Very cute story.