19 posts categorized "GEORGE TAKEI"

Nov 10 2014
Isn't It Romantic? Comments (0)
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The Matt Zarley-starring film hopefulROMANTIC had its L.A. debut this weekend, including an appearance from co-star George Takei.

Pictures in the gallery.

Zarley says of the film:

“When I first started writing the music for this, I was deeply in love. The original plan was to write a simple little EP of love songs. I was so happy and I wanted everyone to know it. A few weeks into the process, my relationship ended abruptly without warning. I was devastated. It was hard for me to access a lot of positive loving feelings at the time. Out of that temporary writer's block, I wrote 'Constantly'. As I was finishing that song, I began to rethink my project. What was originally gonna be a 5 song EP of love songs suddenly took a turn. I had decided to construct a narrative...a journey with music being the guide. Having had an extensive background in Broadway and musical theatre, it seemed natural to finally merge my two worlds together. Much of what I was writing about was also what I was experiencing in real life. Thru this creative journey, I began to heal myself. In the end, my faith and belief that there's someone out there for all of us was restored. Holding onto the eternal cliche that 'everything happens for a reason' couldn't hold more truth for me now. I'm convinced that had I not loved as deeply as I did and had I not been so devastated, this project surely wouldn't have happened. For that, I'm thankful for my once broken heart.”

 
Oct 29 2014
Stalking In L.A.: Another Hollywood Show Starf*ck Comments (0)
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Above, check out more than 20 then-and-now split-screen images of stars!

Christopher-Riordan-1Last weekend was my third of four celeb-soaked encounters in the space of a month—first I hit up the Courts Celebrities Fan Fest, then New York Comic Con, then another edition of the Hollywood Show in L.A. (KEEP READING) and finally this past weekend's Chiller Theatre.

More on Chiller very soon.

First up, the L.A. Hollywood Show was quieter this time, leading some attendees to wonder if this type of non-genre autograph show might be dying off quicker than Old Hollywood. But it wasn't nearly as dead as the Courts version, so there was still a good flow of starfuckers to keep most of the celebs busy—at least on Saturday. (Sunday was a graveyard—never go if you can only go on a Sunday, when a chunk of the celebs will have decided to suddenly get a bad cold and not show.)

Above, in the gallery, check out juicy then-and-now photos. After the jump, my impressions of each star I met...

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Sep 29 2014
WIN IT: The Awesome Documentary TO BE TAKEI! Comments (0)

To-Be-TakeiTo Be Takeiwhich I reviewed here—is coming to DVD October 7, 2014!

To win 1 of 3 copies that Boy Culture has, just comment this blog with your favorite documentary of all time. I'll pick 3 of you at random to win 1 week from today at 5PM ET (U.S. resident only). Good luck!

From a press release:

TO BE TAKEI is an entertaining and moving look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei whose wit, humor, and grace has allowed him to become an internationally beloved figure. The film offers unprecedented access to the day-to-day life of George and his husband/business partner Brad Takei and chronicles George's fascinating personal journey, from his childhood in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese Americans during WWII, to his iconic and groundbreaking role as Sulu on "Star Trek,"® to his rise as an internet phenomenon with over 7-million Facebook fans. The film shows what it truly means TO BE TAKEI.
 
“Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot and featuring special appearances by William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy,Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig and Dan SavageTO BE TAKEI has a run time of 93 minutes and is not rated. Currently in select theaters, on demand, and on iTunes, for more information on the film, please visit ToBeTakei.com.”

 
Aug 21 2014
Need To Know: Crack Of Pawn + Obama's Outrage + Whoopi Not Enjoying THE VIEW + Wet Zac + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: The Emmys' new teaser is funnier (AND LONGER) than most nominated comedies.

*widget boy cultureObama, outraged by Foley's execution, sounds ready to do just about anything.

*widget boy cultureWhoopi wants to bolt The View?

*widget boy cultureWhat a racket!

*widget boy cultureGAY TREASON: Sam Smith says to delete Grindr!

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei & hubby on their new doc. Kink-documentary-james-franco

*widget boy cultureAlaska's ice-bucket challenge is fierth.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron drenched in sweat.

*widget boy cultureWABBIT SEASON: Rabbit-hole foods.

*widget boy cultureFranco's next gay-themed (not totally!) movie is here.

*widget boy cultureStuart Reardon naked in the tub. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureGay rights in India, after the jump...

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Jul 19 2014
Need To Know: From Russia With Hate + Not-So-Great Scott + Congrats, Oklahomos! + Clerk-Shaming + Rugby Boner Food + MORE! Comments (0)

MH17England is pretty pissed at Russia, too...

*widget boy culturePro-Russian rebel leader Igor Girkin says MH17 had already-dead bodies on it.

*widget boy culture(When will Pro-Russian rebel leader Igor Girkin become an already-dead body? Soon?)

*widget boy cultureMH17 site handled in an animalistic, callous way.

*widget boy cultureClick here if you love eating out and are a New Yorker.

*widget boy cultureSelena Gomez ready to be a human shield for Palestinian kids.

*widget boy cultureWOW. Just WOW.

*widget boy cultureGov. Rick Scott (R-Florida) is fucking nuts, and against gay marriage.

Madonna-commercial-flightSee news item toward the bottom of this post. I think this belongs in a frame in a museum. P.S. Looks good!

*widget boy cultureOklahoma's same-sex marriage ban struck down.

*widget boy cultureBlack kid vs. non-black store clerks.

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei still hates William Shatner.

*widget boy cultureShia's a mess...but a hot one.

*widget boy cultureVia A Cause des Garcons: Footballer lets most, if not all, of it hang out:

Naked-rugbyThis old thing?

*widget boy culture7 months in, their throuple trumps your couple.

*widget boy cultureUtah doesn't have to recognize same-sex marriages. Yet.

*widget boy cultureDirected by SSION, Perfume Genius's new “Queen” video.

*widget boy cultureShort film about bullying: It Gets Better.

*widget boy cultureMadonna flies commercial, leading to oddly cool surreptitious pix.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's manager now manages both U2 and Alicia Keys.

*widget boy cultureMadonna drag queen told he has a better nose than Madonna.

Madonna-impersonatorDoes this pass the smell test?

 
Jul 03 2014
TO BE TAKEI Out: DIRECTV Debuts George Takei Doc Comments (0)
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TakeiI had a great time at an intimate cocktail party last night in honor of the new documentary To Be Takeiavailable now through August 6 on DIRECTV—which follows the daily life of Star Trek icon and out LGBT advocate George Takei and his husband, Brad Takei (né Altman).

Brad told me he hopes the film shows people that while, yes, they are a gay couple, they are also simply a couple, with all the same ups and downs of any other couple. He also marveled of George's late-in-life career resurgence, saying:

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Need To Know: Drag Me To Hell + Holy War + Last Call For ALL IN THE FAMILY's Kelsey + Boy Band Anti-Bullies + MORE! Comments (0)

Mama-TitsTits a kind of magic

*widget boy cultureMama Tits shuts down anti-gay protesters, knows Bible better than they do.

*widget boy culturePost-Hobby Lobby, companies want religious exemption from LGBT anti-discrimination.

*widget boy cultureAnother phony reality show for Tori Spelling.

*widget boy cultureMcHale's Navy and All in the Family's Bob Hastings dies at 89.

*widget boy cultureDavid Beckham gets scruffy in his undies.

*widget boy cultureAT THE MOVIE$: Help this doc about lesbian families in the Deep South.

*widget boy cultureFormer fattie loses show over oops-level Instagram comment chased with insults.

*widget boy culturePeter Paige, unsung LGBT hero.

*widget boy cultureNicki Minaj issues meandering Iggy Azalea statement.

*widget boy cultureFindADeath.com finds Mickey Rooney casket photo.

*widget boy cultureCute, comical boy group The Cream Pies releases anti-bullying video.

Cream-Pies-Be-Strong

 
Jul 02 2014
Need To Know: Bomer's Full Monty + Executive Law & Order + Palmer House + Frack Off! + Archbishop's Hand In The Nookie Jar + MORE! Comments (0)

Montgomery-Clift-Matt-BomerThe Clifts of Bomer

*widget boy cultureMatt Bomer still wants to be in a (good) Monty Clift biopic.

*widget boy cultureBomer and Tom Brady are hotter than hot in the city.

*widget boy cultureTobi Jasicki's A in a J-strap. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureObama announces exec order vs. gender-ID discrimination.

*widget boy cultureCutting off your penis as an audition for doing porn?

*widget boy cultureHang with Ricky Martin at The Voice: Australia finale.

*widget boy cultureDonald-Rizzo's dreamy art, much of it gay-vibing.

ArtYeah, you blend.

*widget boy culture“Laura Palmer”'s house for sale!

*widget boy cultureNY communities get a big win over fracking interests.

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei vs. Hobby Lobby.

*widget boy cultureIs Ginsburg's birth-control dissent her resignation?

*widget boy cultureTAKE EAT, THIS IS MY HOT BODY: MN archbishop accused of homosexual acts.

*widget boy cultureConservative women beginning to catch the drift?

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