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Apr 24 2016
6-PACK — Lesbian Denied Service By Ignorant Family Dollar Clerk + Michelle O Reads MS On LGBT Rights + Rachel Roy Goes Into Witness Protection + Yes, Homo + Ted Cruz's Castro-Lovin' Papi + Unpacking Queer Millennial Privilege! Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiLesbian claims she was denied service in NOLA by a Family Dollar clerk. Video above.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiI love Michelle Obama. As much as I like Bill, I don't think he will compare as First Lady. (Let's not even consider Melania.) Michelle reads MS on LGBT rights.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiRachel Roy flirts with outing herself as Beyoncé's hated “Becky with the good hair,” then tweets about the onslaught of Beyhive bullying.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiIf you're into a debate on whether a BJ is the same thing as a “bro-job,” you'll especially appreciate the messenger.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiNational Enquirer proves Ted Cruz's dad handed out pro-Castro literature with Lee Harvey Oswald (pic). Bernie must be jealous!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wi“Is Queer Millennial Privilege a Thing?” asks Pride.com. I'm not sure of the wording, but it does sometimes feel people forget what came before.

 
6-PACK — Prince, Reluctant Gay Icon + Koch Baits Bernie Fans, Seems To Praise Hillary + Rosario Dawson Brings Up Monica Lewinsky + Boone vs. SNL + Beyoncé Makes LEMONADE + Grace-ious Note To Debra Messing From Gay F.A.! Comments (0)

*widget boy culturePrince remembered as a onetime sexual libertine who became a gay icon, perhaps against the wishes of his later incarnation.

*widget boy cultureOdious right-wing Cash Machine Charles Koch suggests Hillary might be better prez than Trump or Cruz, says Bill was “in some ways” better than W. Trick? Or treat?

*widget boy cultureBernie Sanders surrogate Rosario Dawson brings up Monica Lewinsky in latest rally for her candidate. Classy.

*widget boy cultureThe root of all squares, Pat Boone (yes, still alive) has issued a purse-lipped “isn't that special?” against SNL for its devilish, devilish ways.

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*widget boy cultureBeyoncé surprise-releases Lemonade album, filled with video content and 12 new songs.

*widget boy cultureGAY-FRIENDLY SKIES: Debra Messing shares sweet note of thanks from gay flight attendant. 

 
Apr 23 2016
Madonna & Prince 4 U Comments (0)
 
Apr 22 2016
WIN IT: NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL BROADWAY! Comments (0)

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Enter to win 1 of 3 copies of NOW That’s What I Call Broadway! To enter, comment this post with your personal favorite Broadway song of all time. I'll pick 3 of you to win 1 week from tonight at 5 p.m. ET. Good luck! (U.S. residents only)

NOW That’s What I Call Broadway!

The essential collection of Broadway’s biggest hits including definitive performances from Rent, Wicked, Dreamgirls, Evita and more!

Track Listing for NOW That's What I Call Broadway!
1. “Seasons of Love” from Rent featuring the original Broadway cast
2. “Defying Gravity” from Wicked featuring Kristen Chenoweth & Idina Menzel
3. “All That Jazz” from Chicago featuring Chita Rivera and cast
4. “On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada/Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” from Evita featuring Bob Gunton, Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin
5. “The Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera featuring Michael Crawford
6. “Memory” from Cats featuring Betty Buckley
7. “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Misérables featuring Randy Graff
8. “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls featuring Jennifer Holliday
9. “Ease On Down the Road” from The Wiz featuring Stephanie Mills and cast
10. “Sherry” from Jersey Boys featuring Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer and John Lloyd Young
11. “Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now” from Hairspray featuring Laura Bell Bundy, Kerry Butler, Harvey Fierstein, Linda Hart, Jackie Hoffman, Marissa Jaret Winokur and ensemble
12. “Mamma Mia” from Mamma Mia! featuring Siobhan McCarthy, Nicolas Colicos, Paul Clarkson, Hilton McRae and the original London cast
13. “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical featuring Jessie Mueller
14. “Tomorrow” from Annie featuring Andrea McArdle
15. “When I Grow Up” from Matilda featuring Lauren Ward, Bailey Ryon and the original Broadway cast
16. “Circle of Life” from The Lion King featuring Tsidii Le Loka and the original Broadway cast
17. “Finale: Children will Listen” from Into the Woods featuring Bernadette Peters
18. “One” from A Chorus Line featuring the original Broadway cast

Available April 29

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6-PACK — Telenovela Man-Wrassle + PEOPLE: Prince Had Illness That Compromised His Immune System + HAMILTON Goes Crazy + Trump Admits He's A Fraud + The Woman Trump Should Tap As Veep + Dogs Gone! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSortilegio telenovela struggle between William Levy and David Zepeda gets seriously bromosexual.

*widget boy culturePeople Magazine all but confirms rumors that Prince had HIV, which lends credence to the rumor that he had it and went off his meds.

*widget boy cultureHamilton cast devotes curtain call to “Let's Go Crazy” Prince tribute:

 

*widget boy cultureCAUGHT ON TAPE: Trump explains to GOP overlords that so far, he has been “projecting an image,” and will evolve.

*widget boy cultureThis makes perfect sense: Trump should choose Gov. Susan Martinez if he wants to win.

*widget boy cultureBitches be like, “Where were all the Corgis?” Dlisted reminds us what was missing from Queen Elizabeth's 90th.

 
Bryan Hawn's NO Means YES: New Meghan Trainor Cover Comments (0)

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Bryan Hawn is sticking with his own vocals lately, this time tackling Meghan Trainor's female-empowerment anthem and making it his, and our, own ...

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Bloody Good: AMERICAN PSYCHO's Giddy Post-Mortem On The Reagan Years Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 12.38.05 AM 1Benjamin Walker (Image via American Psycho: The Musical)

I thought Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho novel was utterly devoid of anything to say. Perhaps his point was so numbingly unsubtle it hardly came off as satirical to me. The movie, I loved. I felt director Mary Harron made the biting humor more evident and in the process intensified the impact of Ellis's original message about the utter viciousness of consumerism and American exceptionalism.

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Apr 21 2016
Music Legend Prince Dies @ 57 Comments (0)

GiphyPrince Rogers Nelson: June 7, 1958—April 21, 2016 (GIF via here)

TMZ, after first reporting on a mysterious death at Prince's compound, has confirmed the worst: The rock legend has died at 57.

Just days ago, Prince—reportedly suffering from “the flu” for weeks—was cared for after his plane made an emergency landing. He had been resting at home ever since, until his body was apparently discovered early today.

Rumors are rampant across the Internet regarding the notoriously secretive icon's health status leading up to his shocking death, with some claiming it was an open secretly he was battling full-blown AIDS via the power of prayer, having gone off his medications. One thing that is for certain, Prince had become an avid Jehovah's Witness in recent years.

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 1.38.59 PMPrince's first five albums (Images via fair use)

One of the premier pop, rock and R&B artists of the '80s, Prince released two albums in the late '70s before exploding onto the scene with his album Dirty Mind (1980), now considered a classic. His work quickly became characterized by his virtuoso guitar skills (Jimi Hendrix was an obvious inspiration), his funky delivery and his frankly sexual lyrics, the latter of which became a problem for him with censors early on, and with Prince himself later, when he became sternly religious.

PurpleRainPurple Rain has sold more than 20 million albums (Image via fair use)

Over the years, he released some of the most successful and best-remembered albums in pop, including his masterpiece Purple Rain (1984), the soundtrack to his highly successful film of the same title. He won the Oscar for Best Original Song Score for the piece, beating out the Muppets and Christopher Cross. It was the '80s.

His other smash-hit albums included Controversy (1981), 1999 (1982), Around the World in a Day (1985), Parade (1986), Sign o' the Times (1987), Lovesexy (1988) and Graffiti Bridge (1990). An unreleased version of his The Black Album, meant as a follow-up to Sign o' the Times, was a collector's Holy Grail until it was commercially released in 1994.

Prince live onstage on April 16, 2016:

 

P SHOWS HIS NEW GUITAR #paisleypark

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Prince was famously at odds with his record label, Warner Bros., for years, fighting for his right to control his own catalogue. To combat what he viewed as artistic slavery, he released albums very quickly in the '90s, changed his name from Prince to  170px-Prince_logo.svg, controversially sued his own fans for illegally downloading his work, signed with Arista and would eventually release his own work on his own terms, though never with as much success or fanfare as he'd experienced in the '80s and early '90s.

12985377_10205851675803234_8951877178176347443_nThe stage from his Atlanta show, just a week ago (Image by CeeLoGreen courtesy of mega-fan Michelle Havlichek Gerry—so glad she got to see his last show)

Like many other '80s acts, Prince's chart supremacy stalled prematurely, with the last Top 40 hit in his lifetime being a re-release of “1999” in 1998, and his last original release to go Top 40 being “The Holy River” in 1997. He was, however, able to make a dent with studio albums, releasing two in 2014 (both of which went Top 10) and another two in 2015.

Over the years, Prince has played the Super Bowl, won seven Grammys (and had two albums awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award), received many lifetime achievement acknowledgments and continued to play live shows until just before he died. Late last year, he gave a performance so intimate and so late hardly anyone was there to see it—though old flame Madonna, who was unabashedly influenced by and in awe of his talent, made the cut.

In February, Prince's protégée Vanity, aka Denise Matthews, also died at 57

Prince's death, coming just three months after the sudden death of David Bowie—one of the other very few musicians often credibly referred to as being a genius—will hit music fans hard. It's also worth noting that while many huge stars of the '60s (Diana Ross, Paul McCartney) are still with us, how curious and unfortunate it is that most of the biggest music stars of the '80s have passed away (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince); I would venture to say that the only other pop stars (and Prince was of course categorizable in many other ways) of the '80s left standing are Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins and perhaps George Michael. Note: I'm not trying to start a hierarchy war. I know Janet Jackson, Hall & Oates, Bon Jovi and Lionel Richie were indelible parts of the '80s.

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He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I'm Devastated.🦄

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