15 posts categorized "GEORGE TAKEI"

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?

Michelle-Bernard

 
Jun 30 2014
Born This Takei Comments (0)

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To Be Takei, a documentary on the life of gay icon George Takei, will be exclusively on DIRECTV betweeen July 3 and August 6 ahead of its release in theaters. Trailer after the jump...

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May 04 2014
I Was Gonna Cancel: Kylie, Boy George & Other Stories From The GLAAD Trenches Comments (0)

IMG_6426 kylieKylie's for gay rights, her handler was against gays' right to snap photos while she spoke...too bad!

Peter-DeeLast night was The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Or at least, the latest 25th Annual; GLAAD likes to hold the same event with different stars for a different pool of potential donors in different cities. I just covered L.A. weeks ago. The Oscars might consider doing this—then everyone could win! Best Picture (L.A.): Crash! Best Picture (Every Other City): Brokeback Mountain!

Held at the Waldorf Astoria, the event had a pretty darn good list of celebrity attendees, perhaps in part fueled by the fact that medium-sized gay stars who would normally have to pay good money like any other schlub in order to share air with Kylie Minogue—who was performing, perhaps her new UK single “I Was Gonna Cancel”—would get to kibbitz with her on the carpet free-for-nothin'.

Matthew-Rettenmund-Peter-DeeI was in good hands with King of the Selfies, Peter Dee!

IMG_6429 Peter DeeTrying something new, I got a mic and asked Peter Dee (pictured) to do the honors as my red-carpet face man. It was nice having his optimistic energy (“Maybe we'll get Kylie and maybe Lindsay Lohan will show up!”) to temper my...own energy (“We'll never get Kylie. We'll be lucky if they remember to give us a spot.”)

We arrived early and discovered that my two spots on the carpet were non-existent. Score one point for the power of negative thinking. GLAAD knew I was supposed to be there, so squeezed me between a Howard Stern reporter (I had nightmares of stuttering insult questions, but he was a doll, very off-brand) and some lesbians who were having a blast. One of them told Peter, “It's like everyone in New York is 25.” Yes, it is.

IMG_6371 RollerenaNot everyone in NYC is 25: Ageless Disco Era icon Rollerena!

The carpet went fairly well; we were able to squeeze in interviews with most of the names we wanted (we missed Looking's Frankie J. Alvarez and Raul Castillo, had to skip Laura Prepon for Boy George, Natasha Lyonne bypassed everyone—boy, that GBF cast sure loves to promote their adorable movie!—didn't recognize country star Kacey Musgraves, another of the evening's performers, and never saw Emmy Rossum, Abigail Breslin, Chely Wright or Naomi Watts on the carpet), and a few interesting things happened, which is all you can ask for when you're not People, Us or, at this one event only, Logo and Instinct Magazine.

IMG_6397 boy georgeBoy George was in the pink while chatting with Mike Diamond.

The toughest get was Boy George. He caused a huge commotion when he arrived in what reminded me of a pink and red hat tip to Madonna's recent Colonel Sanders look, as if the photographers were going to make a mint off of posed Boy George photos. I think that no matter what he does or what year it is, Boy George is a real-deal icon of the '80s, and an original character, so he (you should pardon the expression) engenders genuine excitement.

I was not excited when his handler had him skip over three or four outlets only (mine included)—he did extensive interviews with the big press to my right and then also did long chats with everyone further down the carpet, inexplicably. Got his PR's attention and gestured that I just wanted one question. She said, “You can do photos.” I shook my head no; one question. He was doing stand-up comedy with some of these other outlets. It was nuts. She agreed, then ignored it when George continued down the carpet, further away.

So we just went to the end of the carpet and grabbed our one question. I was happy that we were able to ask about his recent Kylie and Madonna faux-quotes scandal, because he told us we were the only ones to ask it (hello, Kylie is at the event!) and he gave us a great take on the situation, was playful, noted the name of my site in relation to his own name and did a high-five. The only thing that would've made it better would be if he'd initially been steered to stop and talk to us like we existed in the first place. George himself was great. Good moment:

“Rubbish. And in fact, I knew someone was gonna ask me this. I sued the TETU Magazine and they've actually taken responsibility for printing...and they're gonna pay me some money as well, so I might buy a new hat...I'm here to give Kylie an award, and I've traveled a long way to do it. I've actually had four hours' sleep. If I didn't love her, I wouldn't be here, would I?”

I was personally psyched to speak with Swoosie Kurtz, and to have Peter ask her about her 1981-1982 TV series with Tony Randall, Love, Sidney. After all, that show—the first with a gay (albeit subtly) gay character as a lead—made her kinda like the first “Grace.” (The first “Jack” was “Mr. Mooney”! The first “Karen Walker” was Eva Gabor on Green Acres! I like this game...)

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Swoosie-Kurtz Swoosie talked about Love, Sidney...yayyy!

Swoosie was pure class. When I admitted I, the cameraman, was the Love, Sidney fan, she said I must have been a very little boy (in truth, I'd been close to puberty).

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Dec 10 2013
Need To Know: Your Daily Daley, SOUND OF MUSIC Star Dies, Neon Teasers + MORE! Comments (0)

Tom-Daley-Dustin-Lance-BlackCaught on tape.

*widget boy cultureFirst video of Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black surfaces. Eleanor-Parker-2

*widget boy cultureSignorile gets it exactly right on the Daley/Black age issue.

*widget boy cultureCaged and Sound of Music star Eleanor Parker dies at 91.

*widget boy cultureMeredith Baxter makes an honest woman out of her GF.

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei endorses Hanabusa in Senate battle in HI.

*widget boy cultureAmazing movie posters in animated neon!

Tumblr_lnlmb2S5Np1qhv2wyo1_500-thumb-500x667-16202Killed it!

*widget boy cultureLindsay Lohan's sis Ali thinks her first vocal video upload is momentous.

*widget boy cultureHarry Styles, 19, and Kendall Jenner, 18, hit NYC gay bar Therapy.

*widget boy cultureCrazy anti-DUI prank (which looks real for a change) goes viral.

*widget boy cultureIs Kerry Degman offering mustache rides?

Kerry-Degman-for-Braun-cruZer-campaign-01-512x768Kerry Degman, pre-'stache.

 
Nov 19 2013
Nope. There's Still Not A Black One. Comments (0)

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Funny or Die's take on what the first gay Bachelor would be like is painfully funny...

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Sep 17 2013
Hi, Tech! Comments (0)
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George Takei launches a Web series, Takei's Take, on YouTube in partnership with AARP. This might make those of you who began receiving literature from said organization right at age 50 feel a bit better...

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Aug 07 2013
Need To Know: Uru-gay Marriage, Owl Be Seeing You, Hog Bosses + MORE Comments (0)

Article-2385226-1B28922B000005DC-278_634x422Even though the signs that say "DON'T TOUCH" are in English...

*widget boy cultureFINGERED: American tourist damages priceless statue in Florence.

*widget boy cultureThe happiest Vine ever.

*widget boy cultureUruguayan gays rush to get hitched.

*widget boy cultureStallone v. Willis leads to TKO (Twitter knock-out).

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei: Move the Olympics.

*widget boy cultureGay teen tortured in Russia dies.

*widget boy cultureBlinking owl = cutest thing you'll see today.

*widget boy cultureGay biker culture.

Motorcycle-kissBorn to ride this way.