377 posts categorized "HISTORY"

May 14 2015
RIP William Bast, Out Screenwriter & James Dean Intimate Comments (0)

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William Bast, a respected screenwriter noted for cocreating The Colbys in the '80s and for his frank books on his friendship and affair with James Dean, passed away this week.

In 2005, Bast said of gays in his industry:

“Television is probably more riddled with gays than any other profession in the world, but it was a strange time; being openly gay was still very difficult and professionally very dangerous. No one said anything to you, but you just didn't get the job unless your script was so hot they couldn't resist it.”

 
Need To Know: Here Comes McBride + Crash Decisions + Front 'n' Zac + Heterosextual + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAbove: Check out Salem Suite, a Will McBride show at Clampart in NYC.

*widget boy cultureAmtrak engineer is gay, so naturally anti-gay idiots are saying that's to blame. (???)

*widget boy cultureBuzzfeed thinks irrelevant factoids about the engineer are relevant.

*widget boy cultureMore drama with Lady Gaga's old Svengali Rob Fusari.

*widget boy cultureWonder if Zac Efron's nipples are hard-wired?

*widget boy cultureHung go-go boy offers a kiss to the camera.

*widget boy cultureSean Hannity calls Michelle Obama a racist. White-eye roll.

*widget boy cultureRoss Mathews remembers Joan Rivers.

*widget boy cultureNYC cops finally shoot a guy for a damn good reason.

*widget boy cultureBitch I'm Madonna Madonnathon party in NYC:

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*widget boy cultureEvery female celeb talk-show interview ROLLED INTO ONE.

*widget boy cultureMaybe Jeb Bush is the dumb one???

*widget boy cultureSheer recreates 98° on TRL.

*widget boy cultureSword-filled shipwreck IDed.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay Republican family man caught sexting intern.

*widget boy cultureHIV treatment adds years to the life of those with the virus.

*widget boy cultureChelsea Manning gets a laudatory statue in Berlin.

*widget boy cultureUK popstar Adam Rickitt's years of bulimia really make old pics of him sad.

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May 13 2015
Need To Know: Trainwreck + Wrestler Comes Out + Tennis Player Whips It Out + He Is A Diamond + Bateman Material + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureDisastrous Amtrak derailment; at least 5 dead. Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 2.23.49 AM

*widget boy cultureScores more died in 1943 derailment at same junction.

*widget boy cultureArticle decried state of US trains. Amtrak budget cut in 2014.

*widget boy cultureH.S. wrestling star comes out as gay, conquers suicidal thoughts.

*widget boy cultureThis hot guy might actually make me like Pepsi.

*widget boy cultureNaked, uncut Wimbledon star. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureMike Diamond's GLAAD left-overs as delish as main course.

*widget boy cultureHillary is the best qualified prez candidate ... ever?

*widget boy cultureAnti-Obamacare dude going blind. Blames Obama.

*widget boy cultureDems warming up to trade bill?

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*widget boy cultureGiorgio Moroder by Terry Richardson.

*widget boy cultureCheck out my Instagram, filled with hot, real-life dudes.

*widget boy cultureHe (probably) got $25 million & US citizenship for giving up bin Laden.

*widget boy cultureNick Bateman breaking through to the mainstream.

*widget boy cultureSome Vienna crosswalk people are same-sex lovers!

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May 04 2015
Look Who's Talking Then Comments (0)

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This haunting voice recording from an old Thomas Edison doll is unbelievable. The only way it was heard was via new technology that allows the fragile device to be read without playing it.

The records inside the dolls, which wore out very quickly with use when they were marketed in the 1890s, are the first entertainment records ever manufactured.

Amazing.

 
Need To Know: Sextortionist + Ben Anti-Gay + Chest Amazing! + Harry Wild + Facepalm Sunday + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAlleged extortionist Jarec Wentworth could get 15 years. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureOH, MYYY HISTORY: George Takei, auction-ender.

*widget boy culturePamela Geller tries to incite violence with anti-Islam event, succeeds.

*widget boy cultureUltra-anti-gay neurosurgeon Ben Carson enters prez race.

*widget boy cultureDan Osborne's diamond-cutter nips.

*widget boy cultureMeet hot dudes here.

*widget boy cultureRussian Neanderthals think dad-son hugging is so gay.

*widget boy cultureHow Bernie Sanders could help Hillary Clinton win.

*widget boy culturePrince Harry can't wait to meet his niece.

*widget boy cultureBen E. King dies @ 76. (He was only 48 when he made his comeback!)

*widget boy cultureFacebook's Sheryl Sandberg loses her husband Dave Goldberg @ 47.

*widget boy cultureGrace Lee Whitney, Star Trek original, dies @ 85.

*widget boy cultureSpice Girls (mostly) reunite.

*widget boy cultureThe Duggars' fake-ass charity announcement.

*widget boy cultureFirst Suicide Squad cast photo in costume!

*widget boy culture38th anniversary of the Everard Baths fire.

*widget boy cultureFacepalming Irish lassie rules at marriage equality debate. 

 
May 01 2015
Need To Know: Making The Grade + Diamond Girls + Gray Area + Hombre, Can You Spare A Dime? + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureHot teacher Pietro Boselli feels he's treated like a piece of meat.

*widget boy cultureDirk Shafer's death caused by meth and cocaine.

*widget boy cultureHillary warmly welcomes Bernie Sanders into the race.

*widget boy cultureGeena Davis & Rosie O'Donnell have a League of Their Own reunion!

*widget boy cultureO'Donnell's estranged wife accuses her of wine & pot abuse.

*widget boy cultureStory that Freddie Gray hurt himself isn't holding water.

*widget boy cultureObnoxious Fox reporter whines that Al Sharpton shoved him.

*widget boy cultureRand Paul doesn't reject conspiracy theories on US invasion of ... Texas.

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*widget boy cultureSteve Grand appears on ET.

*widget boy cultureTed Cruz has never seen a Hispanic panhandler.

*widget boy cultureDo all zookeepers eat ass?

*widget boy cultureUnbelievable Airbnb disaster!

*widget boy cultureJusten Phelps spreads his fuzzy legs.

*widget boy cultureYet, Airbnb is pro-gay, smacks down Texan homophobe.

*widget boy cultureYes, Virginia, there are gay homophobes.

*widget boy cultureJean Nidetch, Weight Watchers goddess, dies @ 91.

Jean-Nidetch-Weight-Watchers-TransformationShe pioneered the concept that overeating is an emotional issue.

 
Apr 30 2015
Old York! Comments (0)

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Amazing photos of NYC in the '70s by John Conn. 

 
Apr 29 2015
Stayin' Alive: 3 People Born In The 1800s Known To Still Be Alive Today Comments (0)

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I was just wondering if there were any people left on earth who were alive prior to midnight 1900. Turns out that as of March, there were five. Two have died in just the past month! That leaves only three supercentenarians alive today known to have been born in the 1800s.

Anywhere!

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There is also one lady who claims to be 127, but has no documents.

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I think it's fascinating that two of the three are black, considering the the low % of people who are black in the parts of the world where record-keeping is up to snuff and where lifespans are not crazy-short (I couldn't imagine anyone living past 115 in Africa, unfortunately), and considering the presumption that records for people of color in the late 1800s would have to be far less reliable than they were for white people. And yet two of three are black. Interesting!