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.
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Harry Potter's Matthew Lewis flaunts his magic wand.
Oh, and Pietro Boselli ain't chopped liver, either.
George W. Bush offered to officiate a gay wedding.
GOP's nomination battle looks ENDLESS.
Sofia Vergara's nutty Republican ex can sue for her embryos.
Runaway pussy returned to owner.
Amazing Madonna tee.
ABOVE: Chocolate City's Tyson Beckford shows the goods!
Lackluster Dheepan takes Cannes.
Rockin' a Teri Nunn 'do, Agnès Varda talks up Girls.
Do not miss Jobriath A.D.!
NON-STOP HOT GUYS.
Colton Haynes's very gay vacay.
If you like your men scruffy.
The Huck Finn's Café special is N-word catfish???
Sharon Osbourne collapses, takes TV time-out.
River Viiperi flashes his pubes.
The 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.
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.
Didn't realize 19 KIDS AND COUNTING was Josh Duggar's to-do list.— Matthew Rettenmund (@mattrett) May 22, 2015
TLC might fire Josh Duggar from 19 Kids and Counting.
Duggar cancels homeschooling gig, organizers praise him & Duggar family (!).
Dan Savage on Duggars' family values.
Brad Pitt is bi, loves rentboys.
Olsen Twins blow off Full House reunion/spin-off.
Chris Pratt couldn't whistle until recently, teaches you how to act (drunk).
Is there really any question whether or not he's hot?
Eric Decker's sexy buzzcut.
Sweden takes Eurovision.
This kid might've been doing a tribute to John Boehner.
If you like hairy chests ...!
Classic Seinfeld joke explained!
The Guardian gets it right in interviewing Diana Serra Cary, once known as Baby Peggy, calling her the last silent movie star. She truly is the last human being on earth who knew inarguable stardom in the Silent Era. (She's among the last dozen known to still be alive who ever appeared in a silent film.)
As hot as the actors are, I feel like the official poster for Magic Mike XXL does them few favors. Bomer looks good, but has looked hotter in candid photos, and Tatum has a weird neck-to-arm ratio. But I'll still come again July 1.
Until then, you've got Chocolate City:
Adore Delano's spooky video for her remake of one of the best '80s songs!
Flintstones voice actor John Stephenson dies @ 91.
I WAS A TEENAGE CHILD MOLESTER: Josh Duggar resigns his anti-gay post.
Maybe he's spoken out against molesters because they were competition?
King of the Boy Scouts Robert Gates: Lift ban on gay scoutmasters.
Girl Scouts already accept trans girls.
Ian Reisner was sorry, then called gays cheap, now is sorry again.
Down-low Grindr pastor counseled teen to off himself.
Ridiculous Pastor Protection Act passes in Texas.
Disgusting insult Drake made behind Madonna's back.
ALL-TIME HIGH: Gallup sez 60% of Americans support marriage equality.
A Barbra Streisand memoir is coming!
For all you aspiring proctologists out there.
Hot young guy has almost no clothes on.
Gym studs in love.
Reminder: Bryan Hawn has an unbelievable ass.
Drug-fiend mental patient gets 24 years for pushing man on subway tracks.
Miley sandwich with drag bread.
Sleeveless Nick Jonas.
Madonna's latest mansion.
Nathan Sykes from The Wanted releases “Kiss Me Quick” vid.