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Sep 24 2017
Michael Musto & Dina Martina Duet On I GOT YOU BABE Comments (0)

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Michael Musto's duets show at Club Cumming — the new Alan Cumming-run, Daniel Nardicio-promoted venue — led to a why-did-they-wait-until-now? duet with drag's one-of-a-kind Dina Martina ...

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Aug 24 2017
6-PACK — Man Drives Through Trans Protest + Nick Jonas & Tom Holland's Guns + Hot Dude + Gaga Doc + Musto-See + Unbelievable Grindr Racism! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-08-24 at 10.39.51 AMWhy are right-wingers taking their cues from terrorists when it comes to using cars as weapons of destruction? Answer: They are terrorists, also.

(Image via David Carson/Twitter @PDPJ)

In the case of a St. Louis demonstration in memory of Kiwi Herring — a trans woman shot and killed by police during an altercation — a man in a BMW stubbornly tried to circumvent protesters, who promptly blocked his car. He them allegedly caused injuries when he drove off, and initially refused to stop for police. Not exactly as insane as driving into people, but don't try to drive through a protest, no matter how inconvenient it is to your evening.

Keep reading for this and some of today's other hottest links ...

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Aug 22 2017
VILLAGE VOICE Print Edition: RIP Comments (0)

Scan copy(Image via Village Voice)

The Village Voice is ending its print edition. Above is the cover I loved most as a college kid in Chicago. Have carried it around for 25 years. And counting. More after the jump ...

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Aug 08 2017
6-PACK — Boy Culture: The Series & The Blog News + Nekkid Tom Middleton + Boys Are Hug-Shamed + Tacky PEOPLE + NIGHT OF A THOUSAND ACID QUEENS! Comments (0)

UnnamedBoy Culture has been named one of the world's best 100 LGBTQ blogs. If that sounds like a lot, it is a lot, but there are many thousands out there — so I am very lucky.

More top news: Tom Middleton, nude; teen boys told to stop hugging; amazing Tommy concert + more, just keep reading ...

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Jun 06 2017
One Psychological Drama Desk Awards After Another ... Comments (0)

DANIEL CRAIG*Autograph hound bothering me and my date Daniel Craig (Image by Mike Summers)

I was gonna go to D.C. this weekend, or even plan a camping trip, but they seem to be falling through.

Instead, I had my getaway right in NYC: My pal Mike had an extra ticket to the Drama Desk Awards Monday evening, as well as the after-party, so I was only too happy to snap it up.

IMG_0312Christy Altomare of Anastasia (The guy with her was dreamy.)

TOMMY TUNETommy Tune, one of the few I grabbed outside (Image by Mike Stern)

We attended with our other pal, also Mike.

Did I mention that Mike #1 is 10X the starfucker I am, and that Mike #2 is 100X the starfucker I am?! Having two people seeking star pic-withs is ideal, because if you grab someone, it's easy enough to then switch positions and stars are usually happy to oblige. With three, it becomes overwhelming.

IMG_0349Christine Ebersole! This one, I didn't think was destined to happen. (Image by Mike Summers)

So, I did not go for everyone they did (Danny DeVito, Amy Ryan, many nominees), yet still had fun and wound up with some nice photos.

DSC03432ABOVE: Randy (with Mike #2) was a hilarious presenter, zinging Andrew Lloyd Webber in absentia. BELOW: Mike #2 in action with George Takei! (Images by Matthew  Rettenmund)

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We found Randy Rainbow (so nice, with Mom as his date) before the carpet, but then parked where the stars would go from carpet to theater so the guys would be able to grab as many quick pic-withs as possible.

Screen Shot 2017-06-05 at 3.28.02 PMVanessa Williams, Kevin Kline, Jane Krakowski (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I must say my spotting abilities were on point — I went from tiny Danny DeVito to towering Tommy Tune, and helped them spot Kate Walsh and other famous people they knew but couldn't place. (Though I was hopeless on  theater people.)

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May 24 2017
Listen To Rosie & Bianca At Musto's Roast! Comments (0)

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Check out video from the Michael Musto birthday roast, showing Rosie O'Donnell and Bianca Del Rio talking and, in Bianca's case, taking everyone apart ...

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May 23 2017
A Night To Dismember: Behind The Scenes At Michael Musto's Birthday Roast Comments (0)

*IMG_4846_newKing & Queen (which is which?) — Michael Musto & Bianca Del Rio (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I was so happy to attend Michael Musto's pig, I mean big, roast Monday night — which raised cash for Callen-Lorde — until I actually went.

Just kidding; I guess the evening's rancor rubbed off!

*IMG_5089_newEverything was comin' up Rosie!

*IMG_4758_newMusto with Broadway baby Orfeh

*IMG_4686Paper's Mickey Boardman, Musto & Vogue's Lynn Yaeger. Musto claims he was saying, “Please leave!”

The big-hearted downtown legend arranged his birthday bash this way for charity, but nobody present was feeling particularly charitable, as evidenced by a barrage of insults that would've had Don Rickles questioning the taste level.

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Apr 10 2017
Who Dunne It? — Michael Musto Snoops Around Dominick Dunne's (Gay) Love Life Comments (0)

Erik-MenendezErik Menendez (Video still via CBS)

I always figured Dominick Dunne had to be gay, in spite of his marriag eand children, and now Michael Musto — via an interview with Dunne's biographer Robert Hofler — is renovating the late crime and society writer's gilded closet in Out.

One interesting aspect of Dunne's history is that he apparently shared a loving relationship 41QlfVlMBCL with Frederick Combs of The Boys in the Band (stage and screen) fame. I'm semi-obsessed with that play and its stars (there are three left alive, Combs not among them), so was surprised I never knew this. Says Hofler to Musto:

A number of people talk about him being the love of Dominick’s life. There was a character Mart Crowley based on Dominick—Alan, the one who’s fighting with his wife and you’re not sure of his sexuality.

So Alan was based on Dunne, and Dunne even produced the play!

Even more fascinating, Dunne — who became even more famous by doggedly covering the Menendez Brothers' trial — was apparently quite smitten with Erik, as were, well, a lot of people:

There’s a very weird interview he kept coming back to, and [Dunne] would say, “I’m sure that Jose Menendez called Erik a faggot and a queer and all these horrible things, and it reminded me of my father, who used to call me a sissy.” He said, “I so identified with Erik” and said, “We were both stutterers and had abusive fathers,” but he’d never take that next step and say, “And we were both gay.” He never dropped that other shoe, which was the big point of identification. That’s where all this stuff was coming from and he’d never go there. He always used the word “sissy”. Worse than that, relatives said Dominick should have been a little girl. It’s such a sexist thing because little girls are called a tomboy and that’s a kind of a compliment. There was some doubt as to whether Dominick was beaten by the father. The mother said it wasn’t true. Dominick said he had welts on his side from the beatings. It was the ‘30s and it’s possible the school wouldn’t take the action they would today. But when the Menendez boys talked about the scars from the abuse, Dominick kept pointing out, “Why didn’t anyone notice their scars?” But in his own report about his own abuse, he never said, “Why didn’t anyone notice why MY thighs were swollen?” He did have empathy, particularly for Erik because he was attracted to him. I found a letter he wrote to Erik in prison. He said, “I liked the screenplays you wrote. You’re a talented artist. I think you were misled by your brother.”

Oh, brother! (The hot one.)

Check out Money, Murder, and Dominick Dunne: A Life in Several Acts here.

 
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