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Oct 25 2016
6-PACK — Driving Miss Gaga + The Sean Hayes Code + Rihanna's Missing Backup + What Happens Gay In Las Vegas, Stays Gay In Las Vegas + Hairy Hunk + New Madonna Book! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureABOVE: Gaga and James Corden have some moves, bitch, in new “Carpool Karaoke” teaser.

*widget boy cultureSean Hayes speaks candidly about being closeted in the '90s: “I'm ashamed and embarrassed.”

*widget boy cultureRihanna and Missy Elliott beg the public for info on their missing friend/backup dancer.

*widget boy cultureGo to Las Vegas Pride with The Randy Report!

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*widget boy cultureFor those who like men WITH facial hair, but WITHOUT shirts.

*widget boy cultureJeannie Buxo announces Madonna: Iconic Moments from the Rebel Heart Tour, $40. Email her.

14716181_1476611679021106_1979784117970282939_nA big book devoted to one of Madonna's best tours (Image via Jeannie Buxo)

Oct 22 2016
Deep In The Nyle: Chippendales Is NOT For Ladies Only Comments (0)

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I went to see the Chippendales in Vegas a few years ago, and was surprised how gay-friendly it was. Returning this past week to catch the final night of Nyle DiMarco's residency as celebrity host, it had only gotten gayer—while still maintaining its unique status as the premier male burlesque stop for ladies.


IMG_1211*JPGThe Chippendales Theatre at the Rio, plus Nyle's sexy-as-hell promo poster! (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

The show is a nonstop parade of irresistible, hypermasculine clichés designed to elicit scream after scream—Marines, construction workers, motorcycle gangs, they're all there, as are the mostly hairless, uniformly muscled, TALL, sometimes tattooed men who thrust their way through the numbers.



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As bulky as they are, most of the guys are terrific dancers, the music is up-to-the-minute, the costumes are on-point (and half-off!) and the newly installed LED displays let you check out every flex.

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Oct 20 2016
A Little More Olivia: Catching ONJ's SUMMER NIGHTS Show In Vegas! Comments (0)

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Though cool is probably not the first adjective she'd use to describe herself, Olivia Newton-John represented one side of my impression of coolness as a kid—my favorite male cousin was into Blondie, so Debbie Harry represented New Wave edginess to me, and my favorite female cousin received an ONJ album for Christmas that seemed to herald her arrival into womanhood. Both acts made me realize that keeping abreast of pop music was the only way to be true teenager.

Olivia is seemingly as busy in 2016 as she was back then, and her commitments are not only physical (she just returned to her wonderful show at the Flamingo's Donny & Marie Show Room in Las Vegas) but spiritual (she's always busy with her Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, and makes environmental causes a cornerstone of her stage show).

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As I told the incandescent songbird—now the same age Gene Kelly was when he danced alongside her in Xanadu (1980)—she looks beautiful, sounds beautiful and, most importantly, is beautiful; her centered approach to her enduring career is inspirational without being preachy, and is spreading a little more love with each passing day.

Perhaps most exciting for fans is her brand-new album, LIV ON, a collaboration with Amy Sky and Beth Nielsen Chapman, which dropped October 14. The album emphasizes the trio's vocal skill and sensitivity, nowhere more powerfully than on the single “LIVE ON,” a sonic rock on which survivors can cling while struggling to get through life's challenges. LIV-ON-CD COVER_FINAL The album and single take ONJ full circle, back to her early country roots.

Speaking of her roots, I was lucky enough to catch Olivia's return to her Vegas residency following her August tour dates.

The Donny & Marie Show Room is a gorgeous space, designed like an old-fashioned nightclub/dinner-theater venue, just larger. There isn't a bad seat in the house, and Olivia didn't hit a bad note—all sung live, so you get more than just a piece of her.

Olivia looks phenomenal, isn't afraid to tease her audience and for the show's spirited numbers, especially a generous Grease segment and the stand-out from her pop/rock years, “Twist of Fate,” was frequently kick-dancing up and down the stage.

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If you want variety, she's got it—Olivia nimbly segues from country to pop to rock to yes, even a Latin number, to New Age. Along with singing most of her iconic hits, she threw in new work like the aforementioned “LIVE ON” and lesser-known singles like the heart-tugging nature anthem “Don't Cut Me Down.”

Somewhat surprisingly, “Physical” arrived in the dead center of the very lively show, which allowed for some of her less reserved fangirls to jump up and recreate the choreography from that unforgettably gay-friendly music video.

Just when I was thinking Olivia had exhausted her top-tier smashes, her finale—delivered in a dazzling, silver-sequined, form-fitting gown—arrived in the form of a gorgeous take on “I Honestly Love You.”

And, honestly, right back atcha.

After the show, I was escorted to the green room, where I was able to meet with Olivia, have her sign two of my cherished 45s and tell her how much I loved the show. When I randomly blurted out that I've always loved her 1992 hit “I Need Love,” she asked me to remind her of it, so I had to speak-sing to Olivia Newton-John! She gamely jumped in and sang what she could remember of the tune, which was a slinky pop number with one of the best Hi-NRG dance remixes of all time.

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Magic indeed.

Catch ONJ's show Olivia Newton-John: Summer Nights at the Flamingo!


Full set list: Xanadu0002

“Magic” (1980)

“Xanadu” (1980)

“Deeper Than the Night” (1979)

“Suddenly” (1980)

“Make a Move on Me” (1982)

“A Little More Love” (1978)

“Twist of  Fate” (1983)

“Have You Never Been Mellow” (1975)

“Please Mr. Please” (1975)

“Jolene” (1978)

“Let Me Be There” (1973)

“Physical” (1981)

“The Promise (The Dolphin Song)” (1981)

“Don't Cut Me Down” (1994)

“LIVE ON” (2016)

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“You're the One That I Want” (1978)

“Hopelessly Devoted to You” (1978)

“Summer Nights” (1978)

“We Go Together” (1978)

“Grace and Gratitude” (2006)

“I Honestly Love You” (1974)


Oct 19 2016
Donald Trump Effs Up His Final Debate BIGLY With 2 Massive Errors Comments (0)

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The third presidential debate is over, and so should any remaining national debate over Donald J. Trump's fitness for the office.

He is a disaster.

Trump held strong, playing nice 'n' normal for 20 or so minutes, straining hard to use his indoor voice (and looking pitted and shiny, makeup-free).

Then, he got vicious, and remained snarky and petulant nonstop, allowing his blows to be overshadowed by problems of his own making: Saying he has not apologized to Melania over the groping claims, pretending all nine accusers' stories have been debunked, fantasizing that the Mosul campaign was designed to help Hillary, sticking to his story that he was against the Iraq War ... when he wasn't.

He simply can not not lie.

Most egregiously, he committed two I-think-fatal errors: He couldn't hold his tongue, interrupting Hillary after a mild zinger to seethe that she is a nasty woman; and his jaw-dropping decision to say he will not commit to accepting the results of the election.

The latter will be the takeaway from this debate, his last chance to stop his freefall and possibly regain any momentum.

He is not going to soar from this performance.

Aug 29 2016
Oh, My Podcast: Nyle DiMarco On Chippendales, DWTS & His Foundation Comments (0)

Nyle DiMarco, about to embark upon a stint as guest host of Chippendales in Las Vegas, sits down for a one-on-one with The Randy Report. And I'm assuming Randy was extra-randy that day.

Aug 19 2016
HEAT INDEX — Gaz Beadle + Got Those Need A Fireman Blues + Statuesque + Canadian Bacon + Fur Long + Charlie Hunnam + Gray Laddy Down + Tommy Robredo + David Hernandez + Colton Haynes! Comments (0)

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SHORE IS APPEALING: Geordie Shore's Gaz Beadle flaunts his wares. Often.

HOT STUFF: Proof that firefighters are just somehow inherently sexy.


BEEFCAKE, EH?: Chippendales exports muscle to Toronto.

FURRY PEAKS: Nice view of a shaggy stud.

PUSH IT REAL GOOD: Charlie Hunnam does the 22-Pushup Challenge.

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GRAY MATTERS: Leif Erik goes gray for The Underwear Expert.

SHIRTLESS SPANIARD: Tennis star Tommy Robredo = thumbs-up.

IDOL OUT: American Idol hottie David Hernandez (finally) comes out.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME?: Britney has no clue who Colton Haynes is, but likes his ass: 

Aug 15 2016
Nyle DiMarco To Chippendales! Comments (0)

Beach for days, come and join!! 📸: @thewaltersavage

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There is a God—and he is going to be headlining for Chippendales very soon!

Signing up Nyle DiMarco as their latest celebrity frontman was a stroke of brilliance. I really gotta go.

May 15 2016
6-PACK/politics — Trump's Tax-Return Dodge + Trump's Bleak Prospects + Billionaire-On-Billionaire Love + Will Ryan Roll For Trump? + Anti-Trans Goon Clueless On Where People Should Pee + Bernie Madness In NV! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureDonald Trump is the first presidential candidate since 1976 who has refused to produce his tax returns. Hillary's ad (above) underscores his diarrhetic lies on the topic.

*widget boy cultureThe electoral map is bleak for a Republican seeking the presidency. WaPo thinks it's downright daunting for Trump. Experts think Hillary will get 300+ electoral-college votes.

*widget boy cultureOgre-like Vegas moneyman Sheldon Adelson has pledged $100 million to help elect fellow revolting billionaire Donald Trump POTUS. (P.S. He loves Gingrich ... veep?)

*widget boy cultureSpeaker Ryan will likely roll over for Trump, but for right now, he's saying GOP unity could take a while ... won't answer if Trump is someone his kids could look up to!

*widget boy cultureFamily Research Council stooge Travis Weber is so sure he's against Obama's directive on trans people ... yet has no idea which bathroom they should use.

*widget boy cultureSaturday's Nevada Democratic convention devolved into chaos, with Sanders supporters booing Barbara Boxer and disrupting the proceedings: