32 posts categorized "MARK RUFFALO"

Jul 10 2014
The Emmys Are The New Black: Full List Of Nominees Comments (0)

Oitnb-redMulgrew had better win—she gives one of the best performances I've ever seen on TV.

The Emmy nominations are in, and I'm happy Orange Is the New Black got so much love...including for trans woman Laverne Cox! We've come a long way since Milton Berle. (Though I'm sad the men were overlooked—they're fantastic in their supporting roles.)

The Normal Heart was also showered with attention.

Meanwhile, that Ellen Burstyn—a brilliant actress with many amazing performances behind her—could be nominated for her ridiculous performance in the ridiculous Flowers in the Attic should make everyone involved realize that the Emmys will starfuck any movie star any time they deign to appear on the small screen.

Full list of Emmy nominees after the jump, with my predictions in blue...

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May 27 2014
Need To Know: Instastuds + Saw, Too + HEART Attacked & Praised + Swear-In Closets + Hot Jocks + MORE! Comments (0)

Edward-WildingHis expression says, “I know...right???”

*widget boy cultureMale models Instagramming in their undies.

*widget boy cultureMad Men's other brother.

*widget boy cultureJapanese pop group AKB48 attacked by saw-bearing fan.

*widget boy cultureFacebook director slams media in epic rant.

*widget boy cultureKanye's wedding speech was puke-inducingly narcissistic.

*widget boy culturePro Normal Heart review: “Sometimes yelling is required.”

*widget boy culturePro Normal Heart review: Bomer & Parsons rule, shoulda been a miniseries.

*widget boy culturePositive Normal Heart review: “...for mostly better, sometimes worse...”

The-normal-heart-matthew-bomer-mark-ruffalo_article_story_largeHeart monitored

*widget boy cultureMeh Normal Heart review: Characters die too fast. (Um, hello?)

*widget boy cultureMeh Normal Heart review: Good acting, bad directing.

*widget boy cultureB- Normal Heart review: “AIDS isn't the public health issue it once was.”

*widget boy cultureNormal Heart slam: Bad timing? Too much man-on-man sex?

*widget boy cultureElton John: “Today, as ever, silence equals death.”

*widget boy cultureIllinois has a long tradition of Republican closet cases.

*widget boy cultureIt's always a good moment to see Hugh Jackman's butt.

*widget boy cultureBieber gives $545,000 to AIDS research.

*widget boy cultureRugby players are rather attractive, don't you think?

Rugby-shirtlessRugger buggers

 
May 26 2014
The Party's Over: A Review Of Ryan Murphy's THE NORMAL HEART Comments (0)

Normal_HeartRuffalo and Bomer's chemistry was authentic.

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: **1/2 out of ****

I feel bad admitting this, but I didn't love Ryan Murphy's The Normal Heart. I think having seen the recent Broadway revival—which along with August: Osage County, is the best straight play I've ever seen—set the bar too high for the HBO version.

But while I was underwhelmed, there was much to admire. Let's get the negatives out of the way first:

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May 14 2014
Need To Know: It Was A Dead Heat + NORMAL HEART Attack + Rosemary's Gayby + Herein Lies + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureClay Aiken officially wins his Democratic primary race in NC.

*widget boy cultureAll the pretty people hit The Normal Heart's premiere.

*widget boy cultureSearching for Sugarman director Malik Bendjelloul dies @ 36.

*widget boy cultureBenham Brothers equate gays with Satan. But aren't anti-gay!!!

*widget boy cultureNatalia Kills is engaged!

*widget boy cultureGIMME A BEAT!: Diplo & Azealia Banks sued for 2012 song.

*widget boy culturePurple Crush's No More Lies video: 

*widget boy cultureeBay to launch auction-house-friendly platform.

*widget boy cultureAlec Baldwin arrested in NYC.

*widget boy culture100s die in coal mine explosion in Turkey.

*widget boy cultureEXTREMELY endowed go-go boy. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureMadonna swings!

*widget boy cultureNoosa's “Begin Again,” a hot new song.

*widget boy cultureRemembering legendary NYC velvet-rope kingpin Derek Neen.

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May 08 2014
Need To Know: NORMAL People, Go Westboro Young Man, Crazy For Madonna, Impurity Balls + MORE! Comments (0)

1311-EW-Cover-Normal-HeartEntertainment “Ned Weeks”-ly

*widget boy cultureThe Normal Heart's 30-year journey to the screen.  Madonna

*widget boy cultureNYC pays big-time for false arrest over...porn.

*widget boy cultureGrandson is latest family member to leave Westboro.

*widget boy cultureComing soon, The Andy Cohen Diaries.

*widget boy cultureMatthew Modine still crazy for Madonna.

*widget boy cultureAmazing '84 Madonna pic surfaces.

*widget boy cultureKaty Perry samples Madonna on tour:

 

*widget boy cultureHot jocks in loooove.

*widget boy cultureFamily Feud fail.

*widget boy cultureVoice of “Tony the Tiger” dies at 64.

*widget boy cultureSia's “Chandelier” video.

*widget boy cultureGOPer calls Melissa Harris-Perry a “damned dirty ape.”

*widget boy cultureRight-wing CNN host S.E. Cupp says scientists are bullies.

*widget boy cultureFather/daugher purity balls are incest-y.

*widget boy cultureBig Freedia: Queen of Bounce returns for a second season.

Big-FreediaBig news!

 
May 05 2014
Need To Know: Vice Squad, What A Waist, Orange You Glad You're Not Boehner?, DESPERATELY SEEKING Locations + MORE! Comments (0)

JULIA-LOUIS-DREYFUS-MICHELLE-OBAMA-JOE-BIDENThey all scream for it.

*widget boy cultureJulia Louis-Dreyfus & Joe Biden take a veep joyride.

*widget boy cultureWAIST OF SPACE: Khloe Kardashian loves cinchers.

*widget boy cultureSexy Federico Diaz, a Ricky Martin ex, comes out.

*widget boy cultureObama zings Boehner with Orange is the New Black jibe.

*widget boy cultureAnother Bryan Singer/Gary Goddard sex suit.

*widget boy cultureNate Berkus got hitched.

*widget boy cultureBryce Johnson looks great naked. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureFeel sore, or feel sorry, tomorrow. Like him.

*widget boy cultureDesperately Seeking Susan's NYC locations laid bare.

*widget boy cultureRicardo Baldin looking good in his JAMs.

*widget boy cultureOops! Britney Spears is about to get sued again.

*widget boy cultureLevi Michaels of Cocky Boys launches YouTube channel with “lighting” round.

*widget boy cultureMatt Bomer on The Normal Heart:

 
Apr 10 2014
Next: NORMAL Comments (0)

The-Normal-Heart

The Hollywood Reporter's story on the it-took-forever-to-make making of HBO's The Normal Heart is fascinating and complete, filled with Streisand and Kramer dish.

Now, can someone please make a movie out of Faggots?

 
Mar 10 2014
Next...NORMAL Comments (0)

Mark-Ruffalo-Matt-BomerOnly love survives

Hello, gorgeous! It's been a long time coming, but HBO's adaptation of Larry Kramer's amazing play The Normal Heart—a sensitive and thorough document of the AIDS crisis starring Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Julia Roberts and many others—looks fantastic in its first trailer.

Watch the trailer after the jump, and watch for The Normal Heart on HBO on May 25...

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Dec 17 2013
Next To NORMAL Comments (0)

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Finally, a peek at The Normal Heart. It only took 30 years to get it made.

 
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.

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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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#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!

#97

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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