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May 27 2015
Virgin On Lesbianism Comments (0)

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Tatum O'Neal has said she's been dating mostly women lately, and looks forward to going steady with one. Both of the Little Darlings (1980) are now confirmed Sapphic sistas.

 
Colton Haynes Is Handsome To A SAN ANDREAS Fault Comments (0)

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Sexy Colton Haynes dons Perry Ellis for Men's Fitness (June 2015).

 
May 26 2015
Monroe Doctrine: A Review Of IAMFAMOUS Comments (0)

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I've known Marcus Monroe, a juggler and comedian, since he was a teenager. But I only knew him remotely—he would pitch me when I ran a teen mag, and I would put him in when possible because he was charming indefatigable in getting the word out about his unique talents.

Finally, we met in person last week when he did his show IAMFAMOUS at Joe's Pub at the Public. It was the perfect venue for his act, which could be described as a mix of groaner-stoner humor, anarchic witticisms and, you know, throwing stuff and catching it.

Marcus-Monroe-heroWhen he cracked a 420 joke, Monroe followed with, “I'm a professional juggler—figure it out.”

Monroe skillfully displays a supreme unconfidence on stage, playing a dippy character so well that his occasional zingers are doubly surprising—the topics of politics, drugs,  race, gender, sexual identity and, predominantly, popular culture are touched on.

UnnamedHe was occasionally off the mark, such as the time he shouted, “Black-out!” to indicate the lights should go down, and two black audience members in the front row hurriedly got up to leave. Stuff like that felt a little less carefully conceived than his elaborate run-down (and stealth running-down of) what it means to be Internet-famous.

The show ended with a fake money shot of geyser-like proportions and Marcus gussied up as “Angel” from Rent, but those moments weren't nearly as outrageous as when he aggressively juggled razor-sharp knives.

The guy is good! Glad I wrote about him back in the day; turns out he deserved it.

10659-4655The audience included actor Fred Weller and, front and center, Lucie Arnaz and Larry Luckinbill. I'd met Lucie after her amazing cabaret show, but had always wanted to meet Larry so I could gush to him about The Boys in the Band (1970), which I was finally able to do. It was very interesting stealing glances at Lucie as she took in the show (she has produced him in the past), thinking of the old-school comedy greats she had known and seen in action; she seemed as impressed as anyone else, and as surprised by the steady stream of out-of-nowhere one-liners coming from the dude tossing around bowling pins.

 
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Check out Teaser, a provocative short film on drug use in the gay community, directed by Adam Jones ...

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Need To Know: So Joe + Drake's Passive Aggression + Pit Upon + Fonda Fashion + Please Do Say You're Sorry + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureTravis Smith does Joe Dallesandro justice, no?

*widget boy cultureDrake continues to dishonor Madonna.

*widget boy cultureFrench flight escorted to JFK following bomb threat.

*widget boy cultureThe male version of that Desperately Seeking Susan scene.

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*widget boy cultureIncredible Jane Fonda interview. She looks like Farrah Fawcett!

*widget boy cultureWhen was the last time Katy Perry spoke to Russell Brand?

*widget boy cultureIncest-friendly Mike Huckabee draws the line at the Supreme Court.

*widget boy cultureIncest-friendly GOP angry at whistle-blowing cop in Duggar case.

*widget boy cultureFeminist zinger from Jessica Lange.

*widget boy cultureGuess I'll never get prostate cancer.

*widget boy cultureTouching tribute to the late Rona Newton-John.

*widget boy cultureOmar Sharif has Alzheimer's disease.

*widget boy cultureChris Pratt is (hilariously) pre-sorry.

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May 25 2015
Mantiques: Robert La Tourneaux Comments (0)

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A great shot of the actor best known as the human b'day gift from the movie version of The Boys in the Band (1970), in which he recreated his stage performance. He died of AIDS in 1986. Thanks to Michael Michaud for the shot.

 
Need To Know: Hairy POTTER + By The Power Vested In Him + Egg Man + Tyson Beckford's CHOCOLATE Sampler + Cannes Do + Do You Like It Scruff? + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureHarry Potter's Matthew Lewis flaunts his magic wand. 6a00d8341c730253ef01b7c78e23fe970b-500wi-500x654

*widget boy cultureOh, and Pietro Boselli ain't chopped liver, either.

*widget boy cultureGeorge W. Bush offered to officiate a gay wedding.

*widget boy cultureCelebs tweet their grief over Anne Meara's death.

*widget boy cultureGOP's nomination battle looks ENDLESS.

*widget boy cultureSofia Vergara's nutty Republican ex can sue for her embryos.

*widget boy cultureRunaway pussy returned to owner.

*widget boy cultureAmazing Madonna tee.

*widget boy cultureTomorrowland opens soft ... at #1. Pitch Perfect 2 sucks, so is dropping.

 

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*widget boy cultureABOVE: Chocolate City's Tyson Beckford shows the goods!

*widget boy cultureLackluster Dheepan takes Cannes.

*widget boy cultureRockin' a Teri Nunn 'do, Agnès Varda talks up Girls.

*widget boy cultureDo not miss Jobriath A.D.!

*widget boy cultureNON-STOP HOT GUYS.

*widget boy cultureColton Haynes's very gay vacay.

*widget boy cultureIf you like your men scruffy.

*widget boy cultureThe Huck Finn's Café special is N-word catfish???

*widget boy cultureSharon Osbourne collapses, takes TV time-out.

*widget boy cultureRiver Viiperi flashes his pubes.

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May 24 2015
Comedy Legend Anne Meara Dies @ 85 Comments (0)

159184422September 20, 1929—May 23, 2015

13005-young-jerry-stiller-anne-mearaThe idea of how a person is remembered came up for me today because I was updating ExtraTV.com (a weekend gig) and because it's an entertainment site, my way into the story of the deaths of John and Alicia Nash was via Russell Crowe and the A Beautiful Mind movie. Obviously, if I was doing a New York Times obit or a local New Jersey newspaper obit, that connection would be prominently mentioned, but not the sole purpose for reporting it. Some readers were annoyed that a photo of Crowe from the film was used to promote my post.

Which I think is ridiculously misplaced offense, because without their having been portrayed by Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, their deaths would have no place on an entertainment site at all.

But in general, the concept of how one is remembered comes up again with Anne Meara, who died today at the age of 85. Many outlets will report that Ben Stiller's mom died, or that one half of the comedy team Stiller & Meara died. She was both of those things, and it's perfectly acceptable that she was primarily one or the other to a portion of the population.

Screen Shot 2015-05-24 at 10.41.48 PMMeara's red hair was her signature.

It's not an insult to be remembered for specific things (especially several of them); it's a gift, an honor.

But along with being Ben Stiller's mom and Jerry Stiller's straight woman, Meara was a truly gifted actress with a too commonly untapped range. She excelled in live theater (she won an Obie 60 years ago, was Tony-nominated), gave one of my favorite dramatic performances on film in the '90s in the 1996 movie The Daytrippers and was able to enhance almost any throwaway TV guest appearance, of which she made many.

There was a truly funny brashness, an intellect that made her dumb-bunny characters sassily wise and a noteworthy sense of timing that made her funnier than many of her peers.

A real loss.