36 posts categorized "LOS ANGELES"

Mar 17 2014
Shaking News Comments (0)

StPatricksDay

Southern California experienced a 4.4-magnitude quake this morning around  6:30 a.m. I'm sure this is God's anger over the fact at New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade has lost most of its sponsors—including Guinness, ouch—over its anti-gay policy.

Watch those L.A. TV anchors diving for cover after the jump...

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Mar 13 2014
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Via Accidental Bear: Artist Zachary Crane by photographer Gabriel Gastelum. If only Van Gogh had looked this good in his tightie whities, he might've had a much easier go of it.

Zach's got a new show opening this weekend. Unfortunately, his undies will remain closed:

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Mar 01 2014
The Heat Is On Comments (0)

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Courtesy of Steve Grand: Obnoxious Los Angeles has heat lamps cranked because the temperature has plunged to 60 degrees.

Above zero.

 
Feb 15 2014
Hot Coxx Comments (0)

Dean-CoxxAdult actor Dean Coxx will be a gimme-headliner...

The Adonis Lounge was my homo away from home for several months, until I realized my mortgage was even more powerful than my libido. But it's still a place I hold near to my heart...or at least in close proximity to one of my blood-engorged organs.

Now, though, I'm wishing I was in L.A. February 22—the West Coast branch of the Adonis Lounge is hosting an ALL-NUDE event on Saturday, February 22, at the Star Strip Theater that sounds like it's not-to-be-missed. From Matt, the West Coast ho-wner of the place:

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Feb 11 2014
Need To Know: Between Juan Pablo & A Hard Place, Straight Talk, GIRLS' Boy, Obamacare Cheater + MORE! Comments (0)

Juan-pablo-11.jpg?w=500J.P.G. recently put his foot in his mouth on gay issues, then apologized.

*widget boy cultureBachelor stud Juan Pablo Galavis's erection will soon be unveiled.

*widget boy cultureDumb Starbucks is slaying L.A.

*widget boy cultureJulia Roberts's half-sister dies.

*widget boy cultureRetired NFLer: Teams = "losers" if players can't handle questions about gay players.

*widget boy cultureEvan Jonigkeit's ass impresses on Girls.

*widget boy cultureShia LaBeouf is a total LaDouche now.

*widget boy cultureThey used to call Liberace "fatso." Among other things.

*widget boy cultureAnti-Obamacare activist is now on it, calls it "the answer to his prayers." Then lies.

*widget boy cultureHey, gurl! Alyssa's Secret, Valentine's Day edition.

*widget boy cultureNevada A.G. won't defend state's gay-marriage ban after all.

*widget boy cultureSamuel L. Jackson destroys sorry reporter for confusing him with Laurence Fishburne.

*widget boy cultureART ATTACK: Bullet holes or limpid pools?

Margaret-EvangelineNice shot

 
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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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.

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A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

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

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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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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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Sep 23 2013
Our Baby's Got A #secretproject Comments (0)

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For all of the complaints from critics and even some fans that Madonna is less invested in her art than she used to be, the long, annoying tease leading up to her #secretproject seems to be paying off with an interesting film that will be sprung upon the world in interesting ways. The latest is that it will be projected in various locations in New York, London, L.A., Berlin and other cities tonight, including NYC's Museum of Modern Art.

Madonna-SecretIf you are so in-Kleined...

The imagery from this project so far is striking, and strikingly nnn-commercial. She seems fully invested in whatever this is exactly about.

 
Jul 26 2013
Cher Ecstasy In L.A. Comments (0)
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Considering recent events, the fact that Cher will be appearing at something called Rasputin: The Russian Love Machine tomorrow in WeHo is slightly ironic, but I don't think a Russian-themed dance party will enrich Putin so...have at it, queens!
 
Jul 18 2013
One Gay At A Time: A Hollywood Show To Remember Comments (11)
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The above gallery, in order: Kim Richards, Richard Chamberlain, Kristy McNichol, June Lockhart, Mackenzie Phillips, Glenn Scarpelli, Pat Harrington, Anne Jeffreys, Larry Wilcox, Susan Blacklinie, Tommy Kirk, Sharon Farrell, Don Murray, Drea de Matteo, Lawrence Monoson & Dick Gautier.

For the first time in years, I'd decided to skip The Hollywood Show in L.A., held at the painfully glamorous Westin LAX (a poignant backdrop for a room filled with celebs whose careers have had more take-offs and landings than Jet Blue)—I didn't want to spend the cash and didn't think I'd miss the guest list this time. At the last minute, I splurged and went, which meant I had only a couple of original photos for the stars to ooh and ahh over before signing.

When I first walked in, there was an immediate difference between this and previous shows...a huge crowd! A long line was queued up for the cast of Sons of Anarchy, including star attraction Katey Sagal. With that show, Married...With Children and Futurama, she had probably a third of the attendees drooling over her. I skipped her.

The room was hot as hell (flop sweat is a great look for picture day) and crowded, thanks in part to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards, who had a large crew documenting her every move.

But I survived, as all of the stars there had.

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Hollywood & The Grapevine Comments (3)

Jane-WithersBridget, me, Jane, Leslie & Lee: We'd make a great Murder She Wrote episode.

My brief, last-second trip to L.A. was, um, memorable!

Charlie-ChaplinIt started with a dinner out with my gay buds. We invited '30s child star Jane Withers, 87; former Miss America and TV/stage actress Lee Meriwether, 78; Police Academy and Laverne & Shirley bombshell Leslie Easterbrook, 65; and Here Comes the Brides & Harper Valley P.T.A. actress Bridget Hanley, 72. Diverse group of girls, right?  The dinner was memorable not only for Leslie's hubby Dan, who'd worked on Captain Kangaroo, letting us know that Bob Keeshan was a terrible jerk, but for Jane telling us long (yet too short!) stories of being championed by W.C. Fields, discovering Rita Hayworth (when Jane was 8 and a major star and Hayworth a mere chorus girl) and spearheading the campaign to get Charlie Chaplin a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jane's met everyone and, like Debbie Reynolds, has collected everything. Her stories are not just stories, they're oral histories of Hollywood. Hearing her mimic W.C. Fields while re-enacting their entire on-set conversation when he first noticed her was like being at a seance where Fields was summoned up. Her memory of Rita Hayworth as being shy was so touching. Jane's so kind the worst thing she could ever bring herself to say about somebody she'd met is, "It pains me that a star as big as Oliva de Havilland isn't nicer than she could be." Other than that, she never met anyone she didn't like, and I can't really imagine anyone not liking her.

I stayed with my buddy "Chexy," aka Ivan, who played zombies in '80s movies and now roams the earth in search of dazzling conversation. Ivan is one of the smartest people he knows. I mean...that I know. We need our own reality show, because I become a flake around him and he tolerates me about as well as Moe did Larry. Except the level of our discourse is several notches higher. Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk.

VenfieldThe tip of the iceberg RE what Venfield 8 has up his sleeve by way of David Laflamme shots.

Following my day at The Hollywood Show, I stayed two nights at mystery photographer Venfield 8's (Work Unfriendly) compound. I'm going to interview him and get the word out about his new work, which is like a combo of Helmut Newton's best nightmare and Bruce Weber's secret jack-off fantasy, yet is fine art and not just boycake blow-off snaps. This guy is going to explode, so art lovers should hop on the train early in order to ride the furthest with him. He's also a gracious host, though I won't reveal more since I'm sworn to secrecy. But naked hot-tubbing happened.

See my Holllywood Show write-up here.