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Feb 15 2017
6-PACK — Hot-Guy Break + Malaysia's Hard-On For Conversion Therapy + Basquiat At Home + Parisian Riots + Puzder Is OUT + Paris VOGUE Breaks Ground! Comments (0)
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WIDGETABOVE: Swimmer's body. Out seeks most eligible bachelor — HELLO! Meet Khasan Brailsford.

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WIDGETMalaysian government endorses conversion therapy to combat homosexuality.

WIDGETIncredible snaps of Jean-Michel Basquiat at home in the East Village back in the day.

WIDGETRiots hit Paris over alleged rape of black man at the hands of cops.

WIDGETTrump's first Cabinet pick to NOT get confirmed won't even get a vote: Puzder out.

WIDGETParis Vogue's first trans cover:

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Jan 09 2017
Absolutely No Regrets: A Review Of PIAF!: THE SHOW Comments (0)

15826462_10154649452396001_8707316754049986677_nImages of Piaf were projected onto the walls of the performance hall as Carrere sang. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund; other images by G. Marsalla)

I spent Friday evening listening to Edith Piaf sing at Carnegie Hall in the '50s. 

Actually, the event was Piaf! The Show, we were in the Fifties in NYC and the singer was Anne Carrere, but close Please-credit-photo-by-g-marsalla_27637841531_oenough — Carrere hauntingly summons Piaf's vocal stylings so beautifully it has been said she possesses the legend's instrument at her peak. In a warm, witty rendering of all the songs Piaf made famous, Carrere's challenge was to inhabit Piaf's unique style while giving us flashes of her own personality.

She succeeded.

Act I consisted of early Piaf, 16 French numbers performed with gusto by Carrere and her tight band. Carrere looked the part enough to create an illusion but not enough to appear to be a caricature. The crowd was eating from the palm of her hand, so delighted were they to be hearing songs in what was likely the native language of more than a few.

After an intermission, Carrere & Co. returned for 12 more tunes, these more modern and among Piaf's signature hits. With each number the crowd grew more enthusiastic, awaiting the inevitable arrival of “La Vie en Rose” and “Non, Je ne Regrette Rien.” Carrere performed cheekily, leaving the stage to flirt with audience members, some of whom were all to eager to flirt back. (When she approached a woman, the attendee stood and shook her breasts, which earned her a skip.)

The only less than perfect part of the evening was when a creepy guy overeagerly volunteered to dance with Carrere onstage. Even seated, his body movements were disturbingly suggestive, threatening to kill the buzz of an incredibly emotional and faultlessly classy evening for Carrere, who was debuting at Carnegie Hall 60 years after Piaf's famed gig there. Her own respect for Piaf and her charm as a newcomer to the world stage won out.

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Wayward audience members aside, the evening was magical, driven by Carrere's indefatigable growl and her sweetness in admitting to us how much it meant for her to be able to bring us those songs in that place in that context.

For us, too, and for any big fan of Piaf; this is a show that can't be missed. Let it pass you by and you will regret it.

Piaf!: The Show has about 400 upcoming shows scheduled through 2019 in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Info here.

Set list after the jump ...

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Oct 02 2016
6-PACK — Trump Mocks Hillary's Stumble + SNL Mocks Trump + Christie Mocks Everyone Who Pays Taxes + Trump Pushed Marla To Strip For PLAYBOY + Mrs. Windsor Wants To (And Did) Marry! + Sexy Calendar Guys Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: This is unreal. Trump physically mocks Hillary Clinton's 9/11 pneumonia episode. His dad died of pneumonia, BTW.

*widget boy cultureSNL's season-opening show reeled 'em in with Baldwin's meh (sorry!) Trump and McKinnon's wow Clinton.

*widget boy cultureChristie jumps on the Trump-as-genius bandwagon regarding tax-avoidance. Huh?!

*widget boy cultureTrump once pressured Marla Maples to go nude in Playboy, negotiated big-bucks deal; she refused.

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*widget boy cultureOMG, marriage-equality veteran Edie Windsor just got remarried at 87! CONGRATS!

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*widget boy cultureBoston firefighters strip to the waist for charity. Calendar boy Austin Armacost's nearly obscene bulge.

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Aug 24 2016
6-PACK — Let's All Chant The Top 200 Songs Of The '70s + Trump Breaks The Law, Fluffs His Book Sales + Tax Evader + Quake Devastates Italy + Burkini Beach Atoll + Fabio Fognini Strips Down! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 11.39.30 AMBlondie made the Top 20! Donna the Top 5! Michael = #2. (Album covers via fair use)

*widget boy culturePitchfork's Top 200 singles of the '70s is wildly diverse. Many I'd never heard! Like: 

*widget boy cultureUsing a Scientology tactic, Donald Trump bought $55K of his own book to inflate sales—with campaign cash!

*widget boy cultureEric Trump admits dad would be “foolish” to release tax returns. (Hillary leading Trump by 12 in new poll.)

*widget boy cultureStrong Italian quake levels town, displaces hundreds, kills dozens.

*widget boy cultureThis will for SURE stop all jihadists. (!)

*widget boy cultureWho wouldn't wanna see a dude named Fabio Fognini in a Speedo?

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Jul 15 2016
6-PACK — Nice, France, Terrorist Attacker IDed + For Obama, PERSONAL IS PRESIDENTIAL + Shirtless Infomercial + Ginsburg Backs Down Some + Gold Coast Jocks + Brazilian M4M Sex Scene! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureFrench-Tunisian with history of local crimes but no known terrorist ties revealed as Nice, France, butcher.

*widget boy cultureTimothy Egan writes eloquently about President Obama's grace and elegance during his tenure—the “personal is presidential” line is awesome.

*widget boy cultureIt's only funny until the guy with the beard appears without a shirt.

*widget boy cultureGinsburg admits her comments on Trump were “incautious.” (But not inaccurate.)

*widget boy cultureGold Coast Suns jocks running around without very many clothes.

*widget boy cultureBrazilian TV airs the country's first (incredibly hot!) love scene between men. Gulp. Watch part of it below ...

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Jul 14 2016
At Least 77 Dead In Nice, France, Terrorist Attack Comments (0)

I was remiss in not reporting on the carnage in France earlier, but I was away from my computer and devices:

At least 77 people were killed when a truck loaded with arms and bombs was driven into a Bastille Day fireworks celebration in Nice, France, hours ago.

Donald Trump, who was to have announced his running mate tomorrow, has put off the news.

Via Mediate:

Hillary Clinton rarely appears on Fox News, but she called into The O’Reilly Factor to give her first reaction to the attack in Nice, France. (Donald Trump called into the show earlier.)

Clinton said, “It’s terrible that France has faced too much tragedy and violence and we need to stand strongly with them.”

She affirmed that “this is a war against these terrorist groups, these radical jihadist groups.”

O’Reilly asked her about what her plan would be to take the fight to ISIS and whether she’d be willing to consider group troops. Clinton said that it’s important to acknowledge the progress already being made against ISIS.

 
Jun 15 2016
6-PACK — Gay Director Commits Suicide + Democratic Gun-Control Filibuster + Trump's Unfavorables Spike; POC Loathe Him + Cain Defends Trump + Social Media Networks Sued For Terror + In The Tub With Yeferson Cossio! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 1.31.02 PMCaruso had one final smack-down for Hillary Clinton in his suicide note. (Images via Facebook/Embrem Entertainment)

*widget boy cultureThe Big Gay Musical co-director Fred M. Caruso commits suicide @ 41, posts embittered note on Facebook explaining himself, threatening to haunt his enemies.

*widget boy cultureWOW! Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) leads dramatic Senate filibuster demanding gun control: “This is a different moment today than it was at the end of last week.”

*widget boy cultureTrump's unfavorite rating is now at a record-high 70%; black (94% unfavorable) and Latino (89% unfavorable) voters despise him.

*widget boy cultureHerman Cain (a 6-percenter) says, “Donald Trump is not a racist.”

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*widget boy cultureSocial media networks sued over Paris terror attacks. First thought was money-grab. Second was: Jesus, they really could do better.

*widget boy cultureYeferson Cossio takes you right into the tub with him, which is really why Instagram exists: 

 
Jun 13 2016
6-PACK/orlando — Civilized World Stands With Orlando + Dems' Moment Of Noisiness + Republican Giving Away Same Type Of Gun Used At Pulse + Trump Doubles Down On Islamophobia + GoFundMe For Victims: $3M + Cooper Chokes Up Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureInternational outpouring of support for victims of Orlando rampage.

*widget boy cultureDems in Congress derail Republicans' phony moment of silence for Orlando victims, shouting, “Where's the [gun control] bill?”

*widget boy cultureState Rep. Andy Holt (R-Tennessee) will give away same rifle used in Orlando slaying at fundraiser. Because rights.

*widget boy cultureTrump uses Orlando tragedy to double down on his war-baiting views on Muslims: “I don't want them in our country.”

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*widget boy cultureGoFundMe campaign for Orlando victims nearing $3 million; GoFundMe itself just donated $100K.

*widget boy cultureWatch Anderson Cooper choking up as he honors the 49 people murdered and 53 injured at Pulse:

 


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