639 posts categorized "ME"

Feb 23 2015
Going For Gold, Achieving Bronze Comments (0)

Lady-GagaI can be normal, too, bitches.

OriginalLady Gaga stole the Oscars with a great Sound of Music (1965) tribute that—as she's been doing lately—focused on her straight vocal talents at the expense of her out-there persona. It makes it cool to like her again and sets her up well for a return as a pop diva. Some on Twitter maintained she was lip-synching, but the audience leg-synched her a standing O. The only part where she lost me was when she seemed to veer into mimicking Andrews's British accent; no reason to adapt the accent, and certainly she didn't need the gimmick because she was on-point.

Also very much enjoyed the other musical performances—actually, all of them.

Neil-patrick-harris-nph-underwear-oscars-2015-billboard-650What would David Niven say?

As for the awards, I can't say anyone was robbed. Birdman is a great, creative film, so if Boyhood couldn't grab it, it couldn't have gone to any other more deserving flick. And Julianne Moore finally won; she has deserved Oscars many, many, many times.

I was struck by two things overall: As adorable as NPH is, he seemed a little too pleased with himself and didn't seem to catch on that the writing was really bad. His lockbox joke fell completely flat, which was when (at show's end) he finally seemed to understand it wasn't his best performance as an emcee. Still LOVE him, but he just didn't impress me. Loved the opening. (<---Sounds like an upbeat 50 Shades blurb.)

And the second thing was how political—but within reason—the show was. Many speeches got serious, whether about suicide, Alzheimer's disease, ALS, equal pay for women, immigration. That's probably why I felt NPH's little quips after a couple of those moments (mocking the lady's dress after she brings up suicide, making a treason joke after the Snowden doc won) felt a bit off.

Oh, and regarding the in memoriam segment: How in the FUCK is Lizabeth Scott left out??? Yes, yes, Joan Rivers was left out as a statement; they definitely knew people would be annoyed. But Scott seems to have been forgotten. Big-time actress who lived nearly to 100. Shameful.

In your opinion...who (if anyone) got robbed?

P.S. Come friend me on Facebook; I do live-blogging better than late-night recapping.

 
Feb 13 2015
Guydar DELUXE Comments (0)

Guys

Check out my Instagram for hot guys, my Facebook page for links to the blog, my personal Facebook page to make new friends, my dirty Tumblr only if you're a total perv, my YouTube for a variety of videos and my Twitter for a mixture of all of the above.

 
Jan 09 2015
And He's Almost Done With It! Comments (0)

La-Toya

Big ups to my friend Steve in Chicago for snapping this. This dude on the right is reading—in 2015—an original hardcover copy of La Toya Jackson's first memoir, which came out in 1991. Love it! I just mentioned that book in my memoir, which is coming from Lethe Press in the spring (gulp).

 
Dec 27 2014
Madonna & Me Comments (0)

Yori-DaVillas

There's no better way of turning 46—as I did on December 25—than doing it with Guy Ritchie's old body...and old wife! Thanks to Yori DaVillas for the very convincing PS job.

 
Dec 25 2014
#TBT: A Leopard Never Changes Its Spots Comments (0)

Matthew-Rettenmund

Me in my aunt and uncle's finished basement on the leopard pillow I loved. I guess prints were really in that year.

Today is my 46th birthday! Hopefully, I'm middle-aged, because 92 doesn't sound so bad once you're 46.

 
Dec 18 2014
#TBT: Flower Child Comments (0)

Matthew-Rettenmund

I will never forget that shirt! My mom used to complain that I wasn't an adventurous dresser once I got old enough to tell her I would only wear blue, black or brown solids.

 
Dec 15 2014
Rich Man, Lepore Man Comments (0)

Amanda-LeporeThis old thing? (P.S. I'm not holding the purse.)

Thanks to Gregory Pace, I finally got my picture taken with New York institution Amanda Lepore. We were at the CockyBoys (Work Unfriendly) holiday bash, where I also finally got to meet CockyBoys founder Jake Jaxson, Davyd Dixon (porn PR extraordinaire) and Zachary Sire (Str8 Up Gay Porn), and see Erik Schut (TLA).

Tayte-HansonA very important Tayte

As an added bonus, I had a great talk with Tayte Hanson, who just debuted new, shorter hair (but who is more substantive than that comment implies). Others on hand included Diesel Washington, Liam Riley, Levi Karter and Helix model (for now?) Ryker Madison...but I'm quite sure there were many more.

 
Dec 11 2014
#TBT: Bro Before Hose Comments (0)

Matthew-Rettenmund

In my backyard at 6021 N. McKinley Road, (313) 659-3886. Which I memorized in kindergarten and will never forget.