My memory's fuzzy on the exact quote, but I think Liza Minnelli always said NO ONE could sing her mother's signature tune "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" like Judy Garland, except for Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow. (If you're not a Judy purist, the latter is available on iTunes as we speak and then burst into song.)
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Glee hunk Matthew Morrison is releasing his debut solo Mercury Records single "Summer Rain" today at iTunes. No, it's not a Belinda Carlisle cover. It's also definitely not trying to appeal to the ankle-biters, and he's not trying to be someone he's not (no out-of-nowhere rappers, no bowties made of hair).
After the jump, behind-the-scenes video of Morrison performing the song, which is the first release from his upcoming (May 10) debut album...
Men are kissing other men a lot more lately. Even the kind of men who aren't just using the kiss as a necessary step toward oral sex.
I remember during the Lou Pearlman days, whenever I'd meet a new boyband, I'd have to do this weird, manly-but-friendly half-hug/half-handshake. The only boybander who ever kissed me on my cheek was straight arrow Matthew Morrison, and that was how I knew he would never stay in LMNT but was instead Broadway-bound. (Yes, this was unnecessary braggadocio.)
It's Matthew Morrison's straightest-ever interview (he's been on hetero-damage control ever since he was ambushed by an Elle journalist who assumed he is gay), but Details mitigates that with his gay-friendliest photo shoot. Meaning he's shamelessly shirtless.
Keep reading to see the entire shoot, including scans from the magazine that were not featured online...
As of midnight tonight, it will be exactly five years since my first post. It's hard to imagine it's been that long, and a lot's changed—the tone and subject matter are different, how often I post, my limits (no nudity in a couple of years due to ad constraints). I've devoted a crazy amount of time and money and energy to this blog for a very small financial return (you couldn't guess low enough), but it's always rewarding to have this forum with which to express myself, keep my writing ability fluid, perhaps influence a couple of people here and there, share obsessions with strangers (in both senses of the word) and learn new things.
Take That's Howard...can you believe this happened onstage at a pop concert?
Here are some of the posts that were most important to Boy Culture's history. For the uninitiated, some of the oldest ones refer to Boy Culture, the movie made of my novel; I started the blog at the time Boy Culture was being filmed as a way to keep people informed of the progress...and it all snowballed from there.
Some of these posts are milestones when it comes to the hits they provided but most are filled with original writing and/or photography and video and are just the posts of which I'm proudest. I hope you'll take some time to click on them and send their links around to others—and some time is what you'll need...
FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novella, novel and movie Boy Culture; might be my ultimate post.
From '07, one of my faves. Old iPhones were better because they were worse.
"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.
BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.
FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.
RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.
DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.
BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.
AN OBSESSION IS BORN (2009): One of my best posts about my obsession with...obsession.
ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.
PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.
HAVEN'T WE MET? (2010): Celebrating my time with someone I've only met once—Madonna.
Did you catch Glee's Rocky Horror Picture Show episode last night? Right off the bat, I must admit—I never liked the movie. I saw a live show in Chicago 15 years or more ago and that was only okay to me, too. Further, I've not been a big Glee fan. So a marriage of two gay-positive, pop-culture phenoms should have been enough to help me shake my reservations. Instead, it was just two times the shrug.
The new Hayes Code: Straight-acting
So I watched the Tonys, which weren't bad if you ignored some of the actual winners. It just seemed like the absence of the critics—who no longer get to participate in voting—was deeply felt considering the fact that most of the winners were movie stars, and most of the honored shows were crowd-pleasers. (That said, I've heard Scarlett Johansson's performance was amazing and Denzel Washington seemed a shoo-in either way.)
I mean...Memphis? I doubt it.
Sean Hayes makes a big deal out of it
I thought Sean Hayes did a pretty good job hosting, though I could have done without the two unveilings of his package and was rolling my eyes at his kiss with Kristin Chenoweth just because it was so expected that he'd do something to answer to Newsweek.