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Dec 05 2016
Madonna & Her Butt Will Be On CARPOOL KARAOKE Wednesday Comments (0)

Madonna was already showing off her out-of-nowhere (to be fair, she had the same loopy — prosthetic? — buns on her MDNA Tour, then not on her Rebel Heart Tour) big ol' booty on this Wednesday's installment of Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Keep reading for a clip ...

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Aug 29 2016
6-PACK/vmas — Beyoncé Wins The VMAs, Underscores Issues Of Race & Gun Control + RiRi: Video Vanguard + Fallon Tweaks Lochte + Britney Pulls A Britney + Nick Jonas's Slab Of BACON! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Beyoncé wins MTV VMAs Video of the Year for “Formation,” dedicates award to New Orleans.

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé brought the Mothers of the Movement to the show.

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 12.52.37 AMRihanna said her success is shared by just about everyone. (Video still via MTV)

*widget boy cultureRihanna's performances knock 'em dead at VMAs; 28-year-old takes home Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Speech.

*widget boy cultureJimmy Fallon roasted Ryan Lochte for his lying scandal. ABOVE: Michael Phelps was shocked.

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 12.57.16 AMI don't get the appeal of this song. Anyone? (Video still via MTV)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Britney decides to go sexy for a change with “Make Me ... ” performance at MTV VMAs with G- Eazy. 

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Not-gay Nick Jonas performed “Bacon” on the VMAs, and Joanne Prada scammed her way into it.

 
Aug 26 2016
Smooth Operator: The Legacy Of Vincent Paterson In Two Hours Flat Comments (0)

IMG_8992Paterson's shadow—most choreographers are rarely given a spotlight. (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I've been to countless talk-backs and Q&As and panels and book readings and other modes of presenting an artist who is presenting themselves to an interested audience, but I have to say that Dance Films Presents: An Evening with Vincent Paterson stands out as being among the best.

IMG_9013**Paterson's coolest credit might be Zombie in “Thriller.”

Paterson has been central to an array of pop cultural touchstone moments—he was the adorbs gang leader in Michael Jackson's “Beat It” and choreographed Jackson's “Smooth Criminal” and his Bad Tour; he choreographed Madonna's Pepsi commercial and “Express Yourself” video, co-directed her Blond Ambition World Tour and conceived and choreographed that Marie Antoinette-themed “Vogue” performance on MTV and her first Oscars performance; he choreographed and appeared in Lars von Triers's Bjork-powered Dancer in the Dark; the list goes on.

Screen Shot 2016-08-26 at 5.33.14 PMPaterson's blond ambition was on view when he worked with Madonna on Evita. (Image is screenshot)

IMG_9024**Big sister is watching you watching her!

With so many career highlights, the evening had promise, but it was Paterson's winning personality (and hysterically funny vocal impersonations of some of the stars he was citing) that made it fun, and the show's clever conception and structure by Joe Berger that made it consistently compelling. It was two hours long but breezed by, with Paterson cheerfully reporting on Madonna's initial bitchery, Michael's child-like approach to creativity, the unthinkable complexity of shooting Dancer in the Dark and losing out on a much-deserved MTV Award to—sniff—Paula Abdul.

IMG_9034**Paterson applauded by Berger and the assembled dance junkies

Paterson's insights into dance and visual expression had the student-heavy audience captivated, with surprising left turns into his work in the fields of opera, German theater and Cirque du Soleil.

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IMG_9075*Paterson with Berger (directly above), and receiving kudos from family, friends and other admirers

Between short Q&A periods with Berger, who as with his MoMA Truth or Dare gig proved to be an effective and emotionally invested moderator, Paterson gave spirited readings from his forthcoming memoir, which you gotta believe is going to be a juicy read, based on the tidbits he offered. I mean, his descripton of Sophia Loren staring gape-jawed as Madonna sang with her back to the audience at the Oscars was worth the price of admission all by itself, and the guy shed genuine tears for the purity of a moment he shared with Jackson involving some Make-A-Wish kids.

What a treat for fans of—well—really anything.

 
Aug 22 2016
Dance Like Everybody's Watching: An Interview With Choreographer Vincent Paterson Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 10.54.31 AM(Image via McDonald/Selznick Associates)

Madonna fans know Vincent Paterson as the choreographer who worked on her “Express Yourself” video, her Marie Antoinette “Vogue” extravaganza for MTV, her Oscars performance of “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)” and also as the man who directed and choreographed one of her greatest projects, the Blond Ambition World Tour.

 

More recently, he was the subject of the outstanding documentary The Man Behind the Throne, which detailed in particular his work with both Madonna and Michael Jackson.

In truth, his career encompasses many things outside of the King and Queen of Pop.

Now, Paterson is preparing an autobiography, and he is appearing one night only in a talkback called Dance Films Presents: An Evening with Vincent Paterson (get your tickets now!), during which he will speak about six or so of his most famous pieces—and give all the dish on what made them work. He will also detail what it was like collaborating with the household names who executed his fancy footwork.

Vincentpaterson_jodywatley_preshow_silenttearsmusical_miniPaterson with Jody Watley recently (Image via Instagram)

What follows is an abbreviated version of my talk with Vincent; I wanted to hold some stuff back until after his appearance so I wouldn't give too much of it away. After all, he knows a lot of the details behind some of pop's greatest moments ... because he made them happen ...

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Aug 04 2016
In Bed With Vincent Paterson Comments (0)

Paterson-with-Madonna-and-Gaultier-courtesy-PatersonDreamy Vincent Paterson with Madonna & Gaultier (Image via Vincent Paterson)

Okay, you don't get to crawl into bed with the legendary choreographer who gave both Michael Jackson and Madonna some of their most inspired moves, but you do get to meet and hear him speak about his brilliant career if you attend Dance Films Presents: An Evening with Vincent Paterson.

The program is August 25, 8-10:30 p.m. at the SVA Theatre (333 W. 23rd St.) in NYC.

From a press release:

DANCE FILMS ASSOCIATION is thrilled to announce ‘AN EVENING WITH VINCENT PATERSON’ at the SVA Theatre on Thursday, August 25. The director and choreographer, who, with superstars Madonna and Michael Jackson, created some of the most iconic moments in pop culture, will take to the stage for a presentation of clips and imagery, and a discussion about his career with host Joseph A. Berger. Mr. Paterson will also read excerpts from his new memoir. Join us for a reception in the SVA Theatre lobby immediately following the evening’s program!

Vincent Paterson is a thirty-plus year veteran of music video, film, theater, and television, best known for his co-direction and choreography of Madonna’s BLOND AMBITION TOUR, considered by many to be the greatest pop spectacle of all time. The award-winning artist has been featured twice in the Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center: first in 2006, in the tribute program VINCENT PATERSON: MASTER OF ALL MEDIA, and again in 2014, as the subject of the feature documentary THE MAN BEHIND THE THRONE.

AN EVENING WITH VINCENT PATERSON will celebrate Mr. Paterson’s extraordinary body of work, including choreography in music videos like Michael Jackson’s SMOOTH CRIMINAL and Madonna’s VOGUE and EXPRESS YOURSELF; film credits including Mike Nichols’ THE BIRDCAGE, Alan Parker’s EVITA, and Lars von Trier’s DANCER IN THE DARK; and theater work as choreographer on Hal Prince’s Broadway production of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (starring Chita Rivera), and Cirque du Soleil’s VIVA! ELVIS in Las Vegas.

AN EVENING WITH VINCENT PATERSON is presented in association with the Museum of Modern Art’s Silver Anniversary screening of MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE, the groundbreaking behind-the-scenes documentary of the BLOND AMBITION TOUR, onWednesday, August 24 (tickets available for MoMA Film Plus members). Simultaneously and in coordination with the film’s revival, Metrograph will present MADONNA: A BODY OF WORK, a retrospective of the superstar’s most iconic film roles starting Friday, August 26.

Get tickets here! See ya there.

 
Jul 02 2016
6-PACK — Gray Power + Jake Arrieta's Assets + How Prince Reacted To Michael Jackson's Death + Trump's Anti-Semitic Imagery + Palin On MATCH GAME + Fire Island Phwoar! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-07-02 at 1.25.08 PMGray and proud! (Image via Jim Gray for Senate)

*widget boy cultureOut gay mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, is running to replace Rand Paul in the Senate. Give Jim Gray your support!

*widget boy cultureJake Arrieta says his flexibility is his greatest asset, poses showing off his great ass.

*widget boy cultureHow Prince reacted to Michael Jackson's death.

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*widget boy cultureTrump attacks Hillary for being corrupt financially, uses Star of David in imagery. Gee, that's subtle.

*widget boy cultureSarah Palin will appear on the new Match Game. Even Dumb Dora thinks this bitch is stupid.

*widget boy cultureWatch for this if you're heading to Fire Island, gulp: 

 
Jun 22 2016
6-PACK — Son Breaks Down At Mom/Pulse Victim's Funeral + Frank Ocean Questions Religion + Michael Jackson's Daughter Has His Back + Trump Accused Of Rape, Not Just Metaphorically + Tortilla-Loving Racist + I'm A Ruther: 2nd Amendment Called OUTDATED! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureBrenda Lee Marquez-McCool died protecting her son in Pulse. Now, he breaks down at her funeral over her final, selfless act.

*widget boy cultureFrank Ocean's beautiful response to the mass shooting in Orlando: “I’m scared to know but I wanna know what everyone hears when they talk to God.”

*widget boy cultureMichael Jackson daughter defends him as forever innocent in spite of 88 pages' worth of material showing he had stockpiles of sexy kiddie images.

*widget boy cultureBill Clinton can now say to Trump: “I know you are, but what am I???” as renewed federal lawsuit accuses Trump of rape.

*widget boy culturePortrait of a Trump voter: “Go f*cking make my tortilla!”

*widget boy cultureJustice Ginsburg says 2nd Amendment “is outdated in the sense that its function has become obsolete.”

 
6-PACK/pinocchio — Omar Mateen Was Not His Lover + He Survived Pulse (By Not Being There) + Mariah Respects Madonna, Madonna Doesn't Know Her + Holy Trump Whoppers + From The Crazy, Mixed-Up Pedophiles Of Mrs. Michael Jackson + Here's the Party! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureMan says (not very convincingly) that he was Omar Mateen's lover, blames attack on Mateen finding out a Puerto Rican in a 3-way he had was HIV positive.

*widget boy cultureMan says (not very convincingly) that he survived the Orlando mass shooting, lost a friend—whose name he's forgotten.

*widget boy cultureMariah says (not very convincingly) that she “really respects” Madonna for “what she's done as an artist with her career.”

*widget boy cultureTrump claims (not very convincingly) that we can't really be sure what Hillary Clinton's faith is, that there isn't much of a record of it. Huh?

*widget boy cultureFans still contend (not very convincingly) that Michael Jackson didn't sexualize kids, even in the face of THIS footage from the old Neverland raid.

*widget boy cultureI'm telling you (not very convincingly) that I have no interest in attending this VIP Rooftop Party in NYC for Pride.

Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 1.23.49 AM(Image via NYCPride.org)