380 posts categorized "HEALTH"

Apr 21 2014
The Abnormal Art: Matt Bomer Transformative Role Comments (0)

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According to the June/July 2014 cover story of Out, Matt Bomer's beauty almost lost him his plum part in HBO's upcoming TV event The Normal Heart. Kramer worried Bomer was too pretty to play “Felix Turner,” who is stricken with AIDS in the early years of the disease.

But he of course won out.

Bomer tells Out:

“You’re really lucky as an artist if you get a role that changes you as a person. It taught me how to access myself on a completely different level as an artist. And it blew my mind in terms of the level of unconditional love between 'Ned' and 'Felix'—my goodness, if these people could incorporate this into their lives, under their circumstances, why can’t I?”

 
Apr 01 2014
Need To Know: Harry Back, Trans-gressions, Ex-NEWSWEEK Reader, #AttentionWhore + MORE! Comments (0)

Harry-Judd-naked-AttitudeThe front is even more eye-popping. (If you don't do it carefully.)

*widget boy cultureHarry is smooth and nude for Attitude. Harry-Judd-cock

*widget boy cultureRu & crew give sissy apologies for trans offenses.

*widget boy cultureFILLER THEATRE: Tom Cruise looks...different.

*widget boy cultureWear a #TruvadaWhore T-shirt and it won't be taken ironically.

*widget boy cultureNewsweek's 30something owners are cheerfully anti-gay, pro-ex-gay.

*widget boy cultureHe doesn't sing in the shower...he performs.

*widget boy cultureI've personally always found Disney horrifying. Jeb-and-Dubya-Bush-

*widget boy cultureThe “Luke & Laura” of homosexual theft.

*widget boy cultureTO YOUR HEALTH: Obamacare is winning people over.

*widget boy cultureRich dude rapes his kids, gets probation

*widget boy culturePresident (Jeb) Bush?

*widget boy cultureOKCupid: “Boycott Firefox.”

*widget boy cultureSuperhot subway cop Guilherme Leão.

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Mar 29 2014
Need To Know: Underground Art, Bun In An Oven In A Genie In A Bottle, Extra-Wide Receiver + MORE! Comments (0)

Keith-Haring-1982-artArt attack.

*widget boy cultureKeith Haring was here, circa 1982.

*widget boy cultureGaga's sold-out Roseland shows are 12 songs, 1 hour long.

*widget boy cultureNovak Djokovic peen-pic scandal???

*widget boy cultureChristina Aguilera knocked up.

*widget boy cultureSwedish wide receiver comes out.

*widget boy cultureFall gal in Christie's pricy "exoneration" report fights back; ally resigns.

*widget boy cultureHOLEY MACKEREL: Ed Fury's fishnet "swimsuit."

*widget boy cultureAnother reason Trump is dumb: He thinks shots cause autism.

*widget boy cultureFirst gay wedding in London is a May-December romance.

*widget boy cultureJeff Timmons of 98 Degrees is still hot, still horny.

*widget boy cultureCharles Leslie has more gay-erotic art than you. By a lot.

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Mar 27 2014
Need To Know: Out For BLOOD, Is Sex Attempted Murder?, Ho-Down Low-Down, Unholy Mess + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureNew villain coming to final season of True Blood. Nipple-selfie

*widget boy cultureDouchebag Gov. Snyder won't recognize 300+ marriages.

*widget boy cultureGLAAD urges "decriminalizing" HIV.

*widget boy cultureEx gay-porn actor "Snow Bunni" speaks from hospital bed.

*widget boy cultureA-list gay hookers tell all most.

*widget boy cultureEver gotten a text from a str8 dude like this???

*widget boy cultureVintage '40s college-boy selfie.

*widget boy cultureDuck Dynasty cavemen just as anti-gay as ever.

*widget boy cultureObamacare sign-up deadline looms.

*widget boy cultureFor Tom Daley, wardrobe malfunctions aren't.

*widget boy culture98 Degrees stud's reality-show strippers.

*widget boy cultureNorth Korean men's hairlines apply for political asylum.

*widget boy cultureJoan Rivers apparently thinks Lena Dunham is diabetes-fat.

*widget boy cultureVia Sticky: Guess whose nip that is?

*widget boy cultureDON'T CLICK if allergic to hot menz. (Work Unfriendlier.)

*widget boy cultureCute singer Jason Dottley does Lance Bass.

*widget boy cultureGraham supports Putin, says gays "recruit" children:

 
Mar 26 2014
Paging Gracefully Comments (0)

EthelMerman300RGB-691x1024I don't have a lot of time to read, but I'm interested in two current books. First up is Tony Cointreau's memoir with a title that I doubt has been used before: Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa...and Me (Prospecta Press, $24.95). As I've dipped into it, I've been intrigued by Cointreau's troubled but colorful childhood, his career as a singer and his extensive contact with Mother Teresa. His work with Mother Teresa revolved around caring for people with AIDS, a syndrome too many gay men these days seem too eager to want to forget ever existed, let alone still exists.

My old pal Owen Keehnen has cooked up a hilarious novel in Young Digby Swank (Wilde City, $14.99), a comic, Catholic Catcher in the Rye filled with Keehnen's trademark wit and his gift for observation. YoungDigbySwank_cvr-210x330-190x300An area is described as being like what the Garden of Eden was "before Adam and Eve ruined it for everyone," and Digby's desire for teen heartthrobs is summed up thusly:

"Whenever Digby bought the latest issue of Tiger Beat, he'd wait until he was the sole customer near the checkout at the drugstore, and then rush to the counter. Mr. Lister would always clear his throat and say, "Well, um" and adjust his glasses."

What gay kid didn't go through that?

 
Mar 23 2014
Sock It To Me! Comments (0)

Cock in a sock

Male celebs and others stuff their manhoods into socks in support of cancer research.

 
Mar 21 2014
Fighting Shape: Andy Karl Beefs Up For ROCKY Comments (0)
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ABOVE: Nina Robinson shoots Karl for Backstage.

Andy Karl, who is "Rocky Balboa" in the new, Stallone-powered Broadway production of Rocky, is so hot he's almost enough to make me wanna go see the show

Almost.

In his Backstage (March 20, 2014) cover story, the thick stud says getting into fighting shape was harder than getting into character:

"I knew I had to get in shape for the show, so I started training before I even got the role. I put my mind to it, thinking, 'You have to train like Rocky would.' That meant getting to the gym, using a lot of weights; I had never worked out so hard in my life. Now, I'm one of those guys who drinks protein shakes and talks about push presses."

Shit worked.

 
Need To Know: Give It To Me In '50s, And The Supremes, Life Gives Us Lemon, Homo-Sexercise + MORE! Comments (0)

55RevengeofCreatureHunky John Bromfield (R) in Revenge of the Creature

*widget boy culture10 most beeefcake-heavy horror flicks of the '50s!

*widget boy culturePossible Supreme Court nominees...should any vacancies occur.

*widget boy cultureWhy the fuck is Don Lemon self-destructing???

*widget boy cultureRyan Gosling to play Busby Berkeley?

*widget boy cultureChad White for Atlantic Men. Chad-White

*widget boy culture"RUBELLA!": Thanks, Jenny McCarthy & Kristin Cavallari.

*widget boy culturePNP? RIP: Bad batch of GHB killing gay Manhattanites?

*widget boy cultureKylie's "Sexercise" turned into a gay fan's wet dream.

*widget boy cultureNick Bateman touches his nipples.

*widget boy cultureChick spends marathon taking hunk pic-withs!

*widget boy cultureBlogger says tomorrow = wonderful, but makes the '90s look outta sight!

*widget boy cultureMike Albo's The Junket is in my future!

*widget boy cultureGay swimmer's tough year.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's Like a Prayer, 25 years (!) on.

*widget boy cultureVia pop au cubo: "My name is Dita, I'll be your dermatologist tonight...":

 
Mar 19 2014
Need To Know: Japan's Panty Raid, Tobacco Hits The Road, How Jew Doin'?, Weir Divorcing + MORE! Comments (0)

Poko-murata-dancingJapanese illustrator's work is too hot for public consumption.

*widget boy cultureIndian Ocean debris may be related to missing Flight MH370.

*widget boy cultureCharming HIV-prevention billboard in Japan condemned for showing underwear. Menthol-cigarettes

*widget boy cultureCurbing smoking among black youth in Chicago.

*widget boy cultureSEX ON A SHTICK: I've seen the (Israe)lite!

*widget boy cultureRepub sez God punishes gays w/weather, wins nom.

*widget boy cultureCRIMEA RIVER: Johnny Weir and husband are divorcing.

*widget boy cultureCavallari is, like, scared of autism-causing vaccines.

*widget boy cultureLORDE WILL MIND: Westboro Baptist Church's "Royals" cover an unholy mess.

*widget boy cultureCatholic lunatic to march with "STRAIGHT IS GREAT" banner in Pride Parade?

*widget boy cultureFOX News "talent" Bill Hemmer thinks Noah's Ark has been found.

Bill-HemmerLook! Two jackasses for the Ark!

 
Mar 18 2014
Just What I Needed: A Trip To The Offices Of Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, NYC's Go-To Plastic Surgeon For Men Comments (0)

Male-plastic-surgery-selfie-Dr-Douglas-Steinbrech-Boy-CultureSelfie-Esteem: Selfies may be leading to the rise in plastic surgery.

Original photography by Matthew Rettenmund

"I've never had any plastic surgery. Except I had an eye done once."

It could have been a conversation between Joan Blondell and Eve Arden in the late '60s, but it was a conversation between two middle-aged (if we live into our nineties) gay men in 2014. One of them was me.

I'd asked a pal of mine about cosmetic surgery and was surprised my friend didn't "count" the surgical correction of a drooping eyelid. Apparently, the lid could have obstructed his vision so was classified as something he needed. He told me it—however you'd classify it—had gone well and had never been something he regretted.

In anticipation of this post, I'd asked male acquaintances and Facebook friends for their experiences with plastic surgery, and had received a raft of responses, right in line with statistics that show men are catching up to women in this arena. As of 2012, about a million American men were opting for plastic surgery of some kind every year, including sharp increases in men seeking facelifts, lipo and breast reduction. That accounted for only 10% of procedures overall, but the numbers feel outdated already.

AdAre you satisfied with what you've got?

"I've had lots done!" one friend wrote me. "Nose job, 3 gynecomastia operations, lipo in chest and abdomen, regular botox and Radiesse injections in the face. Whew! It's a lot of work and money to try to look decent as one ages." Judging from his youthful Facebook visage, the money has been worth it. Aside from wearing compression vests for "weeks" after lipo, which he described as a bit of a pain, he told me, "I would definitely recommend these procedures to anyone who feels they need them."

I've had lots done!

Still another friend told me of having a nosejob to balance out his hair loss. It turned into two nosejobs when the first left his schnozz a bit too reminiscent of a shark's fin. He's happy with it now, but warned that his female friend's new nose had left her looking like a dog. Hyperbole? No. "I mean, like a dog who should be eating Alpo out of a bowl," he clarified, suggesting her nose had taken on a canine appearance. She, too, had had it fixed, and was now happy. Both he and his friend felt they needed the work done, and both had eventually wound up with the result they expected.

So, judging from statistics and my unscientific poll, the number of people who feel they need plastic surgery seems to be skyrocketing...the most interesting word in that sentence being "need."

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