29 posts categorized "LIZA MINNELLI"

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

Joey-Luft

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.

 
May 11 2014
I'll Say!: Cyndi Lauper (With An Assist From Liza Minnelli & Rosie O'Donnell) Opens For Cher Comments (0)
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7, count 'em, 7 Cyndi snaps in the gallery above

Cher review is here.

I've never seen a full Cher concert. #gayshame Or rather, I'd never seen one—until Friday, when I rectified that grave oversight.

I loved Cher when I was a kid, staying up past my bedtime to watch her endlessly entertaining, kitschapalooza of a variety show with Sonny, then lost interest when her promising acting career (Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and Silkwood are amazing) became a bit mainstream for my taste. I snapped out of my Cher love when she hit her schlock-rock/infomercial/Madonna-bashing phase.

Cyndi Lauper DSC05276 copyBitch is so grounded, she does her own lighting!

But over the years, Cher has won me back time and again. I personally don't see her as a compelling artist so much as a true original, which can be just as transfixing and important in its own way. She is a personality always worth listening to and watching. And I've thoroughly enjoyed both her Twitter proclamations and her post-“Believe” disco, the latter of which I believe is far superior to at least some of the music she made during the original Disco Era.

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Mar 05 2014
Need To Know: All Mears, Kitsch-Kitsch-Kitsch, Tru Blue, Vlad The Invader, Drastic Plastic + MORE! Comments (0)

Chris-MearsTaking a dive

Boy-CultureChris Mears shucks most of his clothes for Winq.

Boy-CultureTaylor Kitsch is openly gay. It's on the Internet, so it must be true.

Boy-Culture"When I'm single, I don't bareback on purpose usually." Best Truvada read ever. 6a00d83451b8c369e201347ff749cd970c-150wi

Boy-CultureGood news on Truvada.

Boy-CultureHillary (correctly) compares Putin to Hilter.

Boy-CultureMANNEQUIN, TOO: This bitch is crazy. And I love her for it.

Boy-CultureBlake Skjellerup sweetly fanboys out on Jason Collins.

Boy-CultureNick chick blasts Disney tune to get through racy-pix scandal.

Boy-CultureLiza bounced back nicely from Ellen's misfired joke.

Boy-CultureBieber's such a dick, how will they know what to black out?

Boy-CultureIf watching Glee makes you want to kill someone, this is the movie for you.

Boy-CultureIf you noticed Kim Novak looked different, you're a bad person.

Boy-CultureBrett Favre looks really different now. (Is it okay to say that?)

Boy-CulturePope Francis thinks the Catholic Church has done lots against pedophilia.

Boy-CultureSORRY/NOT SORRY: Trohn Javolta understands that he murdered...that girl's...name.

Boy-CultureKirk Cousins thinks Michael Sam needs Jesus, thinks Mary Magdalene was a hooker.

Michael-Sam-Kirk-CousinsOne of these men needs Jesus in him, the other just needs Jésus.

 
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:

 
Dec 14 2013
Remember When Woody Allen Was Married To Liza Minnelli? Comments (0)

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Bizarre...

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Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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#100

TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

#99

A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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#98

POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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OBAMA-DADTA good sign

IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

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OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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Oct 11 2013
Need To Know: Head Games, The Tea Party's Over, This Old Thing? + MORE Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMarilyn Monroe's skull X-ray is up for grabs if you've got $30Kish.

*widget boy cultureChris Christie loses in court on gay-marriage stay.

*widget boy cultureHis son committed suicide, he was run over on a walk to memorialize him.

*widget boy cultureRecord low approvals for GOP and Tea Party.

*widget boy cultureFreddie Prinze Jr. a few years later.

*widget boy cultureRamona Singer's hubby Mario doesn't fire blanks.

*widget boy cultureAging a lifetime in a few moments.

Aginggif1Time goes by so quickly.

*widget boy cultureSnooki, JWOWW & RuPaul's finest at Night of the Living Drag in NYC. Drag

*widget boy cultureTom Daley and Dustin Lance Black share a cuppa Joe. (Not Jonas.)

*widget boy cultureIn the mood to pop some Frute Brute in your mouth?

*widget boy cultureDid Madonna call a moviehouse scold an "enslaver?"

*widget boy cultureRussian athletes support NOH8.

*widget boy cultureJoe Scarborough gets a (secret) divorce.

*widget boy cultureLiza Minnelli to award recipient Ann-Margret: "Can you believe we're both still alive???"

Pic #1 photo credit Richard TermineYou make me feel alive, alive, alive! Courtesy of Richard Termine.

 
Sep 06 2013
Need To Know: Andy & Sarah Jessica Are The Next Best Thing, Those Were The Hayes, Dirty Harry + MORE Comments (0)

FourTwoNineBravo, friendship!

*widget boy cultureAbove: Andy Cohen & SJP are inaugural cover subjects of FourTwoNine Magazine.

*widget boy cultureJUST JACK'S BACK: Will & Grace comes out...of mothballs, for Logo TV.

*widget boy cultureListen to EDM artist Jack Gelman's "Free Me."

*widget boy cultureAmazing Hacienda auction.

*widget boy cultureCountry's oldest gay bookstore, Giovanni's Room, for sale.

*widget boy cultureLIZA-APPROVED: Michelle Williams as "Sally Bowles" in Broadway Cabaret revival.

*widget boy cultureBruce Weber goes pansexual. Bruce-Weber

*widget boy cultureEven Kim Kardashian beat Madonna to grills.

*widget boy cultureSOUNDING OFF: One woman's homage is another's theft.

*widget boy cultureDaniel Radcliffe is shirtless and horny.

*widget boy cultureToy helicopter decapitates its 19-year-old operator.

*widget boy cultureThe mortgage isn't underwater, but the house is underground.

*widget boy cultureCutie Zac strips to become university's "anatomical man."

Zac-O-Brien-shirtlessAnatomy lesson.