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Feb 15 2017
6-PACK — FEUD In A Nursery + Celebs Mess With Texas + Sessions Battles Trans Kids + Warren vs. Trump 2020? + Madonna's Not Retiring + Don't Tell Ana Navarro To Stop! Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiZeta-Jones is so, so terrible in this trailer, but I guess I'll have to watch Feud. Full trailer ABOVE. NEW SARANDON Q&A: Let's stop blaming people for Trump?!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiCelebs sign letter to Texas legislature decrying that state's anti-trans bathroom bill: Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Sia, dozens more.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiSessions has immediately stopped defending rights of trans kids. Thanks again, LGBTQ Trump voters! Heckuva job, traitors.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiDon't run the admittedly amazing Warren in 2020. Just don't. New blood, please.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiMadonna: Don't ever tell her to stop!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiSpeaking of which, Ana Navarro doesn't like being told to stop talking:

 
Feb 14 2017
Jake Could Definitely Tapper Comments (0)

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In the tradition of “Dear Mr. Gable” ...

... comes Allison Lane's V-Day mash note directed at Jake Tapper ...

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Feb 13 2017
Joe Jury Is Out! Comments (0)

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Ginger Joe Jury's debut EP, The Streets of Campden, is out now — here.

 
Feb 12 2017
6-PACK — Beyoncé, Adele, Katy Own The Grammys + Cox's Grimm Message + Trump vs. Cuban + Naked Dudes + RIP Al Jarreau Comments (0)

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiBeyoncé performed in the middle of the Grammys, but it may as well have been the end. Wow!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiLoved Katy Perry's & Adele's Grammys perfs:

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiLaverne Cox gives shout-out to Gavin Grimm at the Grammys. Who? Click here.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiTrump goes after Cuban, (probably) because the Post casually mentioned Cuban could run in 2020.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiNekkid dudes from all 50 states.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiJazz singer Al Jarreau dies @ 76.

 
Feb 10 2017
New Katy & Gaga Comments (0)

I like Katy Perry's “Chained to the Rhythm,” even if a song with that title should be a lot more hard-driving. Good lyrical content. Reminds me of something latter-day Madonna would try, packed as it is with political buzz words:

Not enthusiastic about Gaga's “John Wayne.” Great video, but the song is really bad, not catchy in the slightest and lyrically it basically embraces the concept of blue-state liberal women just needing to get balled by a redneck. In case you think that's a reach, she literally sings about “a red-state treasure.”

Ick.

The real John Wayne was as right-wing as they come, BTW.

Regardless, it's an unpleasant listen: 

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6-PACK — Flynn Lied About Russian Wheeling, Dealing + Saudis Pay Trump + Trump's Easy D + RIP Porn Actor Max Schutler + Good Riddance Racist Porn Actor Cameron Diggs + CRUEL Hummer + Happy V.D. Day! Comments (0)

WIDGETFlynn reportedly lied about his pre-election chats with Russia, opening the door to allegations of treason — possibly ensnaring VP Pence.

WIDGETSaudis paid for Trump hotel room; no coincidence they're not on the Muslim ban list.

WIDGETTurns out Trump is looking for easy D. I would've guessed Pence, but okay.

Screen Shot 2017-02-10 at 11.01.41 AMMax Schutler (Images via Darius/Jorge Schmeda)

WIDGETAnother gay-porn star dies young, with no cause immediately available. White-supremacist gay-porn star Cameron Diggs arrested after SWAT raid. (Work Unfriendly)

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WIDGETMy advice is to see as many musicals as possible: It's Cruel Intentions: The Musical.

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WIDGETHappy Valentine's Day! Check out the incidence of STDs (gono and chlamydia) state by state. Spoiler alert: Deep South has a lot.

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Feb 09 2017
Children Of The REVOLUTION: Fresh Depeche Comments (0)

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Check out Depeche Mode's new video for “Where's the Revolution” after the jump ...

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Feb 08 2017
You're Just Jealous 'Cause You Can't Be Me: Michael Griffiths Shows He CAN Be Madonna Comments (0)

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Tuesday night, I took my Encyclopedia Madonnica 20 designer Anthony with me to 54 Below Unnamed for an evening of expensive scallops, microscopic dessert and a waiter who was serving ass for days, so we could take in the one-night-only show by crooner and pianist Michael Griffiths, In Vogue: Songs by Madonna.

If you've never seen or heard Griffiths, he's a nattily dressed cabaret performer who brings to life the oeuvre (said with all of Madonna's pretension) of the Queen of Pop, giving her songs the Cole Porter treatment while sardonically narrating her life and career.

The part of his show that takes some getting used to is that Griffiths addresses the audience as Madonna, but doesn't attempt to mimic her voice. For die-hard fans, his needling of Madonna's grandiosity and, at times, even her songwriting skills, can be alarming, but as the show unfolds, it becomes increasingly clear that he's the type of person to keep his friends close and his icons closer.

DSC01540A Truth or Dare black-and-white moment (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

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Griffiths has a beautiful, clear voice that he uses aggressively, squeezing out phrases brusquely and with precision. At times, his renditions were so fabulously inventive and fun to hear (“Die Another Day,” for example), it was frustrating that he would cut things short in order to be funny ... but funny he was.

Some of the songs that received relatively full renditions include her obvious best work, like “Vogue” and “Like a Prayer,” but one highlight of his curation was his selection of “Cry Baby” from I'm Breathless: Songs from and Inspired by the Film Dick Tracy, a gem of a tune that he rewrote in order to skewer Madonna's failed marriage to Guy Ritchie.

For me, the most interesting part of the show was a brilliantly compiled mash-up arranged to capture Madonna's movie career (aw, he referred to Evita as a Musical and/or Comedy), using snippets of her movie songs to sketch her (now long gone) desperation to be accepted as an actress. It was probably his most intelligent use of his spoken-word vs. sung-song approach, and was a harbinger of the poignancy he achieved by show's end.

Screen Shot 2017-02-08 at 12.23.12 AMTwo faces of Griffiths — serious 'n' silly (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

Griffiths is currently on a mini-tour, singing the songs of Cole Porter (presumably sans bitchy asides about Cole's contempt for Lady Gaga). Catch him if you can regardless of what he's warbling, but if you get a chance to witness him being like a Ciccone, live out your fantasies of Madonna as torch singer there with him.

DSC01569My flash almost died waiting for this! (Image by Anthony Coombs)

Keep reading for his full set list:

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