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Dec 11 2016
Hunks Get Hooked Comments (0)

In the first sketch (following the cold open) on SNL tonight, Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney — playing neglected Hook a Hunk contestants — wound up passionately making out.

Screen Shot 2016-12-11 at 12.26.26 AM(Video still via NBC)

Oddly, SNL seems to have skipped this sketch on social media.

Catch it while you can ...

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Dec 09 2016
Madonna Shows Up To Collect BILLBOARD Woman Of The Year Award, Gives Amazing, Deeply Personal Speech About Feminism Comments (0)

Madonna was given a Woman of the Year by Billboard Magazine, immediately following a souful rendition of “Like a Prayer” by Labrinth and a gospel choir. She liked the performance.

“I always feel better with something hard between my legs,” she Mae Wested while straddling a mic.

She went on to deliver a powerful speech that kicked off with some feminism:

I stand before you as a doormat — oh, I mean a female entertainer... Thank you for acknowledging my ability to continue my career Billboard 2016 for 34 years in the face of blatant misogyny, sexism, constant bullying and relentless abuse. When I started, there was no Internet, so people had to say it to my face.

She name-checked the LGBTQ community early on in her speech:

There were very few people I had to “clap back at” because life was simpler there. People were just dying of AIDS everywhere, Manhattan was under the siege of a plague and it wasn't safe to be gay — it wasn't cool to be associated with the gay community.

She got deep discussing her formative years in NYC, which began in 1979:

In the first year, I was robbed at gunpoint, raped on a rooftop with a knife digging into my throat and I had my apartment broken into so many times I just stopped locking the door. In the years to follow, I lost almost every friend I had, to AIDS or drugs or gunshot. As you can imagine, all these unexpected events not only helped me become the daring woman that stands before you, but it also reminded me that I am vulnerable, and in life, there is no real safety except self-belief. And an understanding that I am not the owner of my talents — I'm not the owner of anything. Everything I have is a gift from God. And even the shitty, fucked-up things that happened to me, that still happen to me, are also gifts, to teach me lessons and make me stronger no matter how much I cry about it, I'm alone, no matter how much I ranta bout the unfairness of it all, I'll take any friend that'll listen.

She went on to say that she doesn't care about awards, but still wanted to use the moment to speak about being a woman, and a woman in the recording business.

She generously listed as influences Debbie Harry, Chrissie Hynde, Aretha Franklin and especially her “muse” David Bowie, who she says made her think there were no rules.

But I was wrong. There are no rules ... if you're a boy. If you're a girl, you have to play the game . What is that game? You are allowed to be pretty and cute and sexy, but don't act too smart, don't have an opinion, don't have an opinion that is out of line with the status quo. You are allowed to be objectified by men and dress like a slut, but don't own your sluttiness and do not, I repeat, do not, share your own sexual fantasies with the world. Be what men what you to be, but more importantly, be what women feel comfortable with you being around other men. And finally, do not age, because to age is a sin. You will be criticized, you will be vilified and you will definitely not be played on the radio.

Madonna remembered posing nude for art students, saying she recalls the media expecting her to be ashamed when the pics came out in 1985, saying people probably left her alone because she was “taken off the market” by Sean Penn. She also recalled being called a whore, a witch and like Satan during her Sex era even while Prince got to run around in provocative gear. She said this was when she fully got it that women and men were not the same in our society, period.

After the Sex backlash — about which she cried today — she felt like “the most hated person in the world,” feeling paralyzed. She also settled the score with Camille Paglia for dogging her (noyce!) and declared herself a “bad feminist,” in a good way.

Her memory of that American Bandstand moment when she declared she wanted to rule the world was that she never planned to say that, but that her ego later understood:

...if you ask the universe for a lot, you're gonna get a lot — it just won't always be pleasant. So once you embrace and accept this universal law, you just might survive not only the entertainment business, not only the music business, but you must might survive this crazy thing called life ... People say that I'm so controversial, but I think the most controversial thing that I have ever done is to stick around.

She listed such famous departees as Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Prince, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse (wrong era, but okay), David Bowie in declaring herself “still standing.”

Toward the end, she seemed to reference Donald Trump by stating:

Women have been so oppressed for so long they believe what men say about them, and they believe they have to back a man to get the job done. And there are some very good men worth backing, but not because they're men, because they're worthy.

She showed up to collect her award in a custom Gucci pantsuit, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Dec 08 2016
THE BRADY BUNCH's Susan Olsen Uses Anti-Gay Slurs When She's Mad — UPDATE: She Lost Her Job Over It Comments (0)

UPDATE: Susan seems to have lost her job over her hate speech.

I had not a clue that Susan Olsen of The Brady Bunch fame — cute li'l Cindy — was a Trump-supporting, Hillary-hating, Islamophobic spewer of right-wing bilge. That bothers me. But oh, well, it's a free country.

Still, when this person is also pretending to be a friend to the LGBTQ community and speaking very differently in private, that's some bullshit that needs to be exposed.

Leon Acord-Whiting (he of Old Dogs & New Tricks) criticized Olsen, an L.A. Talk Radio co-host, for spreading misinformation. Olsen did not take kindly to it, sending him this message, which he posted publicly:

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One of her gay friends defends her in the nasty thread, saying he knows what's in her heart, as if that means it's okay for her to slur people privately and (1) not apologize, (2) double down by making threats. See, because she has a friend who's gay and she's nice to him and hasn't called him a faggot, that means she can't possibly be what she, in fact, is.

Always so depressing to find out someone who you admire as an actor or, in this case, who was a small part of something you enjoyed is a POS.

She clearly never learned class from Florence Henderson and Robert Reed.

 
Tonight's Bottom Story: Max Emerson For Pure Comments (0)

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Max Emerson, Alaska Thunderfuck and Katya demonstrate what can happen when you're dirty down there before allowing someone to get dirty down there in this ad for Pure ...

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6-PACK — Everybody Is A Starrf*cker! + Andy Cohen Drools On The Biebs + Shirley You Must Watch This + Trump's Odious Picks + Russell's Got Something To Crowe About! Comments (0)

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WIDGETThis guy (above) has no use for clothing.

WIDGETTwinkaholic Andy Cohen enjoys Justin Bieber's “adult-dized” d*ck, doesn't enjoy Andrew Lloyd Webber's breath.

S-l1600Pat Hingle (1924-2009), Shirley Booth (1898-1992), Barbara Loden (1932-1980) & Hal Holbrook (91 years old) in The Glass Menagerie (Image via CBS)

WIDGETResearcher spends years finding tonight's TCM feature The Glass Menagerie (with Shirley Booth!), even though she hated it in 1966.

WIDGETTrump shamelessly using presidency to pay back rich buds, like this tool; also uses it to attack union leader, who gets threats.

WIDGETTrump picks anti-EPA dude to run EPA. Because of course.

WIDGETI'm jealous! Russell Crowe got to choke Azealia Banks and is getting off scot-free. Who hasn't wanted to do that?!

 
6-PACK — New WILL & GRACE And SEX AND THE CITY Chapters? + Trump Hits Union Boss + Sherrod Brown Vows To Obstruct, Obstruct, Obstruct + Kathy Griffin Boos Megyn Kelly + HAIRSPRAY LIVE!-A-Palooza Comments (0)

Tumblr_lrlhv5h8pu1qa071pMulally also talks about the time a lesbian higher-up tried to seduce her. (GIF via NBC)

WIDGETMegan Mulally reveals there is a “very good chance” 10 new Will & Grace episodes are coming! Full interview here.

WIDGETAlso, a cast member says more Sex and the City could be coming.

WIDGETHis Carrier deal was phony, so now Trump attacks Carrier union boss to distract.

WIDGETSen. Sherrod Brown firmly rejects the idea of playing nice in confirming Trump's “disqualified” Cabinet picks.

WIDGETKathy Griffin boos Megyn Kelly for saying there is much to admire about Trump.

WIDGETHairspray Live! takes over Twitter and the rest of the world. Minute-by-minute GIF review here

 

 
Dec 07 2016
Tuc, Yeah! Comments (0)

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Watch Tuc Watkins and Devon Graye go at it — by which I mean act well in an acclaimed gay drama ... what did you think I meant? — this January in Retake.

From a press release:

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Dec 06 2016
6-PACK — Is Yenni's Buddy Out There? + Death By Cop + RIP GAME OF THRONES Star + Oakland Fire's Trans Victims + Sexy-Dude Break! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-12-06 at 12.39.11 PMYenni blames the media for caring so much about his so-not-gay gay sexting. (Video still via WDSU.com)

WIDGETMike Yenni has the nuts to sit with his pregnant wife and for them to blame the media over his teen sexting scandal.

WIDGETCloseted Mike Yenni's accuser, Alex Daigle, was “warning about older men in power preying upon teenage boys.”

WIDGETWalter Scott was basically executed by a cop, but one juror simply couldn't find a cop guilty. Mistrial.

WIDGETCharacter actor Peter Vaughan dies @ 93 following 75-year career, mostly recently on Game of Thrones.

WIDGETOakland fire claimed several trans people, including Feral Pines and musician Cash Askew.

WIDGETJust a hot piece:

 

#best9of2016 Y'all really like some skin! #touchthisskinhoney

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