21 posts categorized "JUDY GARLAND"

Jul 10 2014
Judy, Judy, Judy: Joey Luft Remembers Mama Comments (0)


From July 11 through July 13, Joey Luft (b. March 29, 1955) is appearing at an evening of songs and stories dedicated to and all about his late mom, Judy Garland (June 10, 1922—June 22, 1969).

If you didn't know he could sing, he can't—the show will include re-mastered Judy performances and a Q&A from Luft.

Judy-Joey-LornaOne story he previewed for the L.A. Times involves watching, of all things, a hockey game with his mom and his sister Lorna Luft (b. November 21, 1952) in bed one day:

“My mom was kind of tired and she looked kind of frustrated.' I said, 'How do you feel?' She looks at us, walks over to the TV and she goes, 'How do I feel? See that hockey game? You know the puck? That's how I feel.' And she walks off. Then we started laughing.”

Um, it's not that funny!

Sounds like a can't-miss presentation, whether it turns out to be touching, fun, moving or just plain odd.

Jun 10 2014
Happy Birthday To Judy Garland Comments (0)

Judy Garland

Feb 25 2014
Need To Know: Take Me Out Of The Closet, Playing Defense vs. Gays, Fingering JTT, I Wanna Be Luft By You + MORE! Comments (0)

Matt-KaplonMatt's teammates said his coming out brought them together.

*widget boy cultureVia Sticky (Work Unfriendly): Baseballer Matt Kaplon just came out to his teammates. FebChris Salvatore2

*widget boy cultureChris Salvatore launching undies line.

*widget boy cultureLobbyists want to ban out players from the NFL.

*widget boy cultureJustin Timberlake disarms finger-giving fan.

*widget boy cultureDaniel Radcliffe is your mane man.

*widget boy cultureJudy Garland's kids to help celebrate Wizard of Oz @ 75!

*widget boy cultureAlec Baldwin continues to campaign for Douche of the World.

*widget boy cultureRep. John Dingell (D-Michigan) retiring after 60 (!) years.

*widget boy cultureTyga, Lil' Wayne and Nicki Minaj together in one place, at last.

*widget boy cultureFrozen longest-running soundtrack at #1 since Titanic.

*widget boy cultureKenneth in the (212) on StonewallLive tonight.

*widget boy cultureDON'T have a cow.

*widget boy cultureMadonna vs. AIDS hysteria in 1985 (tell me you've seen this?), Blondie in 1979:

Sep 30 2013
The Wind Beneath Our Miss Things Comments (0)

Metrosource's "definitive" list of gay icons from its October/November 2013 ish is pretty objectionable (as are all such lists). I think the Top 5 is pretty good, but things get steadily dicier as it moves along.

Thoughts on placement and on who's missing/should be missing?

Sep 16 2013
Need To Know: Rape As A Gay Cure, Bloody Nonsense, Nonagenarian Nuptials, Let Freedom AIDS Ring + MORE Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureKim Freire by Eber Figuiera is the attractive version of Harry Styles.

*widget boy cultureAbuses of gay men in Russia continue unabated. Add rape to the list.

*widget boy cultureYou still can't give blood if you're a man who has sex with men. Taejahn

*widget boy cultureHe's more shredded than Fawn Hall's workload.

*widget boy cultureMale WWII & Vietnam vets marry at veterans' home.

*widget boy cultureSICKENING: Cops shoot bystanders during stand-off with disturbed man. (I walked past this last night!)

*widget boy culturePat Robertson's "AIDS ring" video lives on.

*widget boy cultureChildren suspended from school until they prove to be HIV-negative. But do they wear AIDS rings?

*widget boy cultureWill Gay Games 2014 in Cleveland be safe?

*widget boy cultureMartha Coakley to run for governor in Massachusetts.

*widget boy cultureWhat it means to be a gay icon today, and does Katy Perry count?

*widget boy cultureMilk producer doing transgender TV series.

*widget boy cultureJake Gyllenhaal "hugely complimented" by gay rumors, but loves "tits and ass."

Aug 27 2013
We Are Divo: A Review Of SCOTT NEVINS LIVE Comments (0)

Scott Nevins, that flashy boy from Flushing who abandoned NYC for Los Angeles (traitor!), was back in town with a new stand-up show at the Metropolitan Room, and he was not taking NO for an answer. He wanted me to come, and he wanted me to pay. This was a foreign concept to me. How did one do it...pay...for a show? (In reality, I do it all the time, but I'm definitely spoiled when it comes to shows I intend to review.)

Scott-Nevins-4As a kid, Scott says he shit glitter when he discovered a "Dorothy" from The Wizard of Oz doll.

ScottNevinsLiveNYC2ce5fdWell, I believe in supporting theater, and in supporting talent, and let me tell you, dropping $20 on Scott Nevins is a can't-lose proposition and sounds fun even if no stage is around. His NYC comeback show was sharp, charming and as funny as he is ripped. It's cruel that someone with such prominent abs should be able to incite so many belly laughs, but Nevins, with a combo of scatological humor, family gossip, celebrity dish and self-targeted barbs about his own vanity and love life, does just that.

As funny as his other material was (in particular his tales of growing up in a drunken Irish Catholic family), I was partial to his celebrity observations, as in the shit the little spy noticed while he was working with people like Lisa Vanderpump (or was that "Vandercunt?"), Lorna Luft (a good pal of his now), Carol Channing (he's one of her favorite people once she figures out who the hell he is) and others. In the same way his wit captures their idiosyncrasies, his beautiful singing voice captures Judy Garland—he ended his raucous set by singing relatively contemporary songs like "What's Love Got to Do With It?", "Last Dance," "It's Not Right, But It's Okay" and "Like a Virgin" as Garland, the last of which I recorded and posted above with his kind permission.

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Feb 12 2013
Musicals To My Ears: Reviewing Best Of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection-Musicals Comments (7)

Out today is Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Musicals, which is described in a press release as follows:

Pop-Warner-Bros"Warner Bros. continues to entertain the world with films passionately produced, selectively acquired, carefully preserved and impeccably curated for both the casual and ultimate movie lover to enjoy forever. Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Musicals will be released February 12 and will include films such as Singin' in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz and many more."

Talk about a killer collection! The full list is:

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Feb 11 2013
Gay Marriage: Celebrities Who Married LGBT Spouses Comments (27)


Countless public figures have married for love, only to discover they'd married into the love that dare not speak its name. It's a fascinating phenomenon because we can all relate to the terror of finding out our partners are not who we think they are, and because most of us have fairly rigid ideas of sexuality: Didn't she realize the dude was gay when he couldn't get it up on their honeymoon? Bisexuality exists, people, as does functional bisexuality.

It's also a fascinating phenomenon when it comes to the rich and famous because it's sometimes a marriage of convenience to shore up finances, to nail down some sex-free companionship and/or to beard up for one's public.

Check out this list of some famous, straight or straightish (hey, with Hollywood stars "straight" is pretty hard to pin down) people who got hitched to gays, lesbians and/or bisexuals...

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Nov 19 2012
Need To Know Comments (0)

Ann-Miller-Judy-Garland-Liza-Minnelli-hoarderListen, Darling...you need help!

Widget boy cultureHoarder Ann Miller receives a posthumous intervention.

Widget boy cultureBeing ex-gay can be murder.

Widget boy cultureAnti-gay NH lawyer arrested for child porn while in court.

Widget boy cultureKevin "Elmo" Clash's accuser says he lied about lying.

Widget boy cultureP!nk's latest acrobatic wonder.

Widget boy cultureSen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) to Romney: "Stop digging." Chinese-grandfather-models-tween-clothes

Widget boy cultureGlee's Dean Geyer for Bello.

Widget boy cultureAlaskan newbie (age 23) leading longtime incumbent by 28 votes.

Widget boy cultureChinese grandpa models tween clothes, goes viral.

Widget boy cultureWhen "public domain" isn't the end of the story.

Widget boy cultureBlond...James Blond: Daniel Craig with long hair

Widget boy cultureThe Beckhams' kid has a future as a cheerleader.

Widget boy cultureForty-year-old gay-recruitment poster art.

GAY-try-itSeventies ad: I'd like to buy the world a cock...

Oct 02 2012
For Your Entertainment Comments (0)

GaybyHavin' my gayby...

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New arrivals: Gay film Gayby coming to DVD, gay film Judas Kiss to Blu-ray.


Khloe Kardashian (an "It" girl or an It, girl) and Mario Lopez will be hosting X Factor.

WIDGETOut country artist Drake Jensen's new video for "Pancho and Lefty."

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The Paperboy gives us Zac Efron in his underpants and a sassy gay director.

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First National Judy Garland Talent Search is on, Mama. Sky-Ferreira-e1349176300203

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Are you a "MadonnaWannaBe"?

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Somehow, Socialite Life found "45 Great Songs from 2000—2005."


To shamelessly somnambulant sexpot Sky Ferreira, "Everything Is Embarrassing".


Thirty years on, shouldn't it be raining old men by now? (Martha Wash remains ageless.)