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Apr 05 2017
Bid On Billy Haines's Cock Comments (0)


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The late Betsy Bloomingdale's goodies are being auctioned by Christie's, among them a number of items designed or supplied by the legendary designer/former actor/gay bon vivant Billy Haines.

Haines, as you may know, was Joan Crawford's bestie. It was his decades-long relationship with his partner that Crawford said made theirs the happiest marriage in Hollywood.

I find the items Christie's is offering rather meh, but there's no overlooking this handsome cock.

 
Apr 04 2017
6-PACK — Kissing: The New Prostitution + Hot Male Models + Lemon's Sweet Retort + VICELAND On Trump + Joan Crawford's Gay Bestie + Cut Your Own Record! Comments (0)

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WIDGETeBaum's World: Woman goes BALLISTIC over couple kissing in restaurant. Someone ain't gettin' nailed on the regular.

WIDGETModels.com: The men of Jeffrey Face Cares 2017.

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WIDGETHuff Post: Don Lemon throws Bill O'Reilly's sexual harassment history right in his face when the Fox News dickhead tries to smear the queer over his Susan Rice coverage.

WIDGETYouTube @ Viceland: Ellen Page's Viceland offers a United We Stand special on how to handle the Trump Era:

WIDGETVanity Fair: Not sure I agree with Ryan Murphy that Joan Crawford was “a good person,” but her friendship with gay decorate Billy Haines was remarkable.

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WIDGETLeesta Vall: You can now perform a song live and have it cut directly to one-of-a-kind vinyl, or buy one of those records. Each session exists forever — in one place.

 
Mar 31 2017
FEUD In A Nutshell Comments (0)

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Emily Nussbaum's long look at Feud in The New Yorker is beautifully written, and she sums the whole damn thing up right here:

A woke Ryan Murphy is a tricky proposition: as anyone who watched late seasons of “Glee” knows, didactic camp can be a nightmare. “Feud” has its flaws—a jokey song cue here, blunt exposition there. But Murphy lets the contradictions sizzle: he knows that schlock can double as great art; that self-loathing can work both as a goad to ambition and as an emotional crippler. “Hollywood should be forced to look at what they’ve done to her,” Geraldine Page (Sarah Paulson) remarks of Joan Crawford late in the series, but not unkindly. Like all great horror, “Feud” loves its monsters. It’s also a lot of fun. 

Yep!

 
Mar 27 2017
6-PACK — Thom Thom Club + She Said What? + RuPaul Is Not Here To Serve You + Mack Beggs Gets A Partial Win + Pulse Lawsuit In Jeopardy? + The Luscious Jhona Burjack! Comments (0)

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WIDGETtheOUTfront: Get nude with Thom Evans to raise sexual-health awareness? Done and done.

WIDGETPoseidon's Underworld: Countless quotes of stars on other stars, including Crawford on Monroe: “She had no girdle on, her ass was hanging out. She is a disgrace to the industry.”

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WIDGETThe Dinner Party Download: RuPaul on privilege: “They think, 'Oh, you must be here to make me look good. That’s what gay guys are, right?'”

WIDGETWFAA: Trans teen Mack Beggs gets to wrestle other boys — just not in high school events, which was the point of his complaint.

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: Feds may toss suit by Pulse survivors/families against Omar Mateen's employer & his wife — jurisdiction issues.

WIDGETF*cking Young!: Jhona Burjack by Jayden Fa is where Mother Nature does some of her best work.

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This Really Happened To Baby Jane Comments (0)

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If you're watching Feud, you're probably enjoying it. It has flashes of brilliance, mostly attached to Jessica Lange.

I'm not crazy about Susan Sarandon in this project because she seems intimidated by Bette Davis, and it comes out in her timidity when speaking. It's like she's scared to be a parody, so she winds up being a weak imitation.

I did enjoy the fairly accurate recreation of Bette's undignified promo activities in singing on The Andy Williams Show.

Watch the real deal after the jump ...

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Mar 25 2017
Bette Davis's Talentless Jesus Freak Of A Daughter: MOTHER PRACTICED WITCHCRAFT Comments (0)

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Just realized that B.D. Hyman (who should be grateful she's being given a highly symp-aesthetic portrayal in Feud: Bette and Joan, in which she's played by gorgeous Kiernan Shipka), Bette Davis's daughter, has actually stated that her mother practiced witchcraft.

Literally, the born-again minister (!) has said her mom was a witch.

Check out Inside Edition's rehashing of this other feud ...

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Mar 14 2017
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (She Died) Comments (0)

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I'm very much enjoying Feud. I think Jessica Lange is sublime as Joan Crawford, and while Susan Sarandon is not up to the challenge of filling Bette Davis's shoes (she often sounds like she's trying to sound tough), she's not terrible and has her moments.

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Overall, it's an entertaining look at a fantastic film's fascinating journey from desperate ploy to stay relevant to greatness. Gossipiy? Sure. 

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It made me wonder a bit about the cast of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Of course, Crawford died in 1977 and Davis in 1989, and I remembered when Victor Buono — so deliciously desperate as Edwin Flagg in the movie — died very young, at age 43, in 1982. (Impossible to fathom that he was in his early twenties in Jane!)

There were very few other memorable faces in the film, but among them, future soap diva Anna Lee made an impression as the warring sisters' neighbor (she died at 91 in 2004), and of course Maidie Norman was wonderful as the righteous housekepper Elvira (she died at 85 in 1998).

Maidie-norman-imagesMaidie as Crawford's smart-as-a-whip secretary in Torch Song. (Video still via MGM)

Norman had previously worked with Crawford on Torch Song (1953) — yes, the movie in which Crawford donned blackface:

That leaves the bit players and the kids:

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Mar 07 2017
6-PACK — Things Go Better With Pepsi + Diana's Gay Butler + Chaffetz: Pick Your iPhone Or Your Life + Cohen In The Gym + Carson: Slaves Were Immigrants, Kinda + Trump's Presidency: FAKE & FAILED! Comments (0)

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WIDGETVanity Fair: Bizarre Joan Crawford facts to enhance your Feud experience, such as: “Why is that German lady called Mamacita?!”

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WIDGETTowleroad: Princess Diana's butler, Paul Burrell, divorces wife of 30+ years, comes out as gay, says Di was only woman who knew about him for years. Past interview:

WIDGETPolitico: House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz, who should be investigating Trump, says poor people must choose: Health, or a phone.

WIDGETtheOUTfront: Ben Cohen hits the gym!

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WIDGETHuffington Post: Ben Carson thinks slaves were immigrants, admires how they worked hard “for less.”

WIDGETSalon: Morning Joe has been sucking Trump's nether regions forever, but now co-host Mike Brzezinski says, “This presidency is fake and failed”:

 


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