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Jul 28 2014
WIN IT: 2 Tickets To Tori Amos Live In NYC! Comments (0)

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Enter to win tickets to see Tori Amos live in New York at the Beacon Theatre on August 13! 
 
To enter (U.S. residents only), please comment this post with your ALL-TIME FAVORITE TORI AMOS SONG. I'll pick 1 of you at random to win 1 week from today at 5PM ET. Good luck!
 
Enter to win tickets to see Tori Amos on the Unrepentant Geradlines World Tour! Performing in bars and clubs since the age of 13, Tori has since evolved into one of the most respected and inspiring live performers. Touring relentlessly since 1991, the stage has always been one of the fundamentals of her career. Enter to win for the chance to see why Rolling Stone voted her one of the best live performers of all time! 
 
One lucky winner will win a pair of tickets to see Tori take the stage at the Beacon Theatre in New York on August 13*! 
 
For more information on the Unrepentant Geradlines World Tour and to buy tickets, please click here.
 
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Need To Know: Zankie Panky + Justin Time + The Bauer Of Love + Can't Gaystapo The Music + Spider-Man's Tangled Web + MORE! Comments (0)

Tumblr_n9csqrcELJ1rzydvuo1_500Big Brotherly love

*widget boy cultureZankie profess to be in love on Big Brother.

*widget boy cultureJustin Theroux had wood for Debbie Harry as a kid.

*widget boy cultureSteven Bauer has wood for Tea Party activist, a kid.

*widget boy cultureDEADLY BLESSING: Jersey Shore: Massacre is near.

*widget boy cultureAriana Grande tribute dripping with shirtless guys.

*widget boy cultureFired “Gaystapo” editor whines about First Amendment.

*widget boy cultureCharlie Crist vs. Rick Scott on climate change.

*widget boy cultureHarlem's most hateful church has an insane message for pro-gay people.

*widget boy cultureBizarre Times Square show-down between “Spider-Man” and cops.

*widget boy cultureGal Gadot's “Wonder Woman” looks like a gladiatrix. Zzzzz.

Gal-Gadot-Wonder WomanXena?

 
Jul 27 2014
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Jul 26 2014
New York Seen Comments (0)

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Jul 25 2014
Need To Know: Boogie Woogie Bulge Boys + REAL Cute + Not Fonda Murdoch + Comments (0)

AbsThere's so much more to him than just muscles. There's also the peen.

*widget boy cultureWhat do you see first, his bulging abs or his bulging...?

*widget boy cultureSupercute Danny Roberts from The Real World is still adorbs.

*widget boy cultureBuzzfeed's Chris Geidner is NGLJA's Journalist of the Year.

*widget boy cultureWhy would Rick Santorum want a photo op with Eric Stonestreet???

*widget boy cultureJohn McCain sad that he has no dinner invites from President Obama.

*widget boy cultureJane Fonda lashes out at Rupert Murdoch.

*widget boy cultureAngry landlord decapitated tenant while she was alive, dismembered her.

*widget boy culture50 Shades of Grey is the worst book ever. Looks to be the worst movie:

*widget boy cultureSHOCK!: Megyn Kelly has no idea what she's talking about. Amanda-Lepore

*widget boy cultureLong Island Medium's Theresa Caputo called a fraud.

*widget boy cultureAmanda Lepore inks book deal.

*widget boy cultureThe new Giovanni's Room can sell her book!

*widget boy cultureThat Madonna snippet was a re-do of “La Isla Bonita”.

*widget boy cultureJust like the dude in the first link, this one also has a lot going for him:

ShirtlessThey don't make them like this anymore. Well, they do, but it's harder to make them—they're so stuck up!

 
Jul 24 2014
Need To Know: Tastyride On Time + Dungy Pile + Shock C*ck + BIG BROTHER Sing-A-Long + Tyree It, You Might Like It + MORE! Comments (0)

Purple-Crush-TastyridePlay ball!

*widget boy culturePurple Crush's “Tastyride” video is a (vogueing) ball!

*widget boy cultureBrett Gleason's latest video is “Futile & Fooled”.

*widget boy cultureDungy clarifies his disgusting comments re: Michael Sam/gay marriage.

*widget boy cultureRalph Lauren designer leaves toddler in hot car while bargain-hunting.

*widget boy cultureBek Andersen photo of nude man freaks out some in SoHo, NYC.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay laws feed HIV spread.

*widget boy cultureBig Brother's Zankie puts on a mini Madonna performance.

*widget boy cultureI think this person likes Madonna lots, too.

*widget boy cultureUnderwear-clad burglars...recognize any?

*widget boy cultureThe Levonias + La Lopez invade The Pines.

*widget boy cultureWhen did David Tyree decide to be straight?

*widget boy cultureEx-Mayor Bloomberg stands with Israel on flight ban.

*widget boy cultureBarcelona's Gay Circuit fest prep, captured on video.

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Jul 23 2014
Buona Sera, Ms. Grant: Attending Lee Grant's I SAID YES TO EVERYTHING Book Signing Comments (0)

Lee-GrantGrant's story of freezing on a Broadway stage in 1972 was gut-wrenching!

Lee-Grant-bookI spent a nice evening at the 82nd Street Barnes & Noble, attending the booksigning for the memoir I Said Yes to Everything (Blue Rider, $28.95) by Lee Grant (b. October 31, 1925)...though it did have some ups and downs.

First, getting there 20 minutes before the start time, I was nonplused to find the entire seating area filled. The crowd was older, and the event free, which made for an interesting time when it came to the things one overheard:

“Who exactly is this person?”

“She was in everything in the '60s and '70s.”

“How old is she? Eighty-eight? That's a very flattering photo on the cover.”

“What's she going to talk about? A book? What book?”

Joy Behar (b. October 7, 1942) had a ringside seat [later asking a loaded question about Grant's Broadway co-star Peter Falk (September 16, 1927—June 23, 2011)], while the rest of us just stood around like groupies. Grant was there early, off to the side, eyeballing the attendees and excusing herself silently to find a bathroom. It was cute that she looked so pleased by the big crowd.

Lee-Grant-audienceThey said yes to Lee Grant.

Grant was engaged in a conversation by well-known biographer Tom Santopietro, who repeatedly joked about Grant being the star. Grant was very comfortable doing the same, cracking jokes, cursing and openly reflecting about her early career, her experience being blacklisted for a dozen years and her transition to directing mostly documentaries.

Of her experience on the blacklist, she recalled stumbling into it after doing a Broadway play with J. Edward Bromberg (December 25, 1903—December 6, 1951) and many others who'd fled the House Un-American Activities. She was asked how she felt about his death of a heart attack and said she felt he'd been hounded to his death...and that quote wound up in Red Channels.

One highlight was when she reminisced about walking down the aisle to receive her Oscar and thinking it was a big fuck you to the McCarthyites who'd tried to keep her down.

For an 88-year-old woman, she looks and acts far younger, and has not only her wits but also her wit about her.

The questions were—shocker!—really great. These things usually have at least one or two embarrassing queries, but this time, Grant fielded thoughtful questions about stage fright, making diverse projects like her Columbo episode (March 1, 1971) and the '90s gay-themed movie It's My Party (1996) and how she felt when her sitcom Fay (1975) was axed after eight episodes.

Barbara-Cook-Barbara-BarrieCook (L) and Barrie (R) catch up. Barrie was going into The Prisoner of Second Avenue in 1972 when Grant was leaving.

After, we lined up. I spotted the fabulous actress Barbara Barrie (b. May 23, 1931) off to the side, chatting, but she gave off a vibe of, “Don't.” So I hesitated. After I saw her sign an autograph and then receive an intro by Grant, who'd begun signing in earnest, I knew I would go for a photo. By pure luck, Barrie was with the legendary singer Barbara Cook (b. October 25, 1927) when I got over to them. I asked politely for a photo with them both. “With? Yes,” Barrie said, implicitly saying no to a posed shot of just the two of them.

Barbara-Cook-Barbara-Barrie-2The room was filled with talented ladies.

“Oh, is it your birthday?” Cook asked, why I had no idea. Turns out she'd misheard something I said, but I didn't want to correct her. Barrie was amazed that Cook had guessed that just from seeing me. I felt guilty taking advantage of birthday positivity, but it was just an oops. The pic is cute.

Barbara-Cook-Barbara-Barrie-Matthew-Rettenmund-starsWith a great singer and a great actress. Hopefully, I'm a...great writer?

When I got up to Grant, I told her it was nice to be able to admire her both as an actress and as a person, because so many major stars are—and then the guy behind me was snapping our photo, so I smiled. “What? So many are what?” Grant wanted to know, ignoring the camera. Click. So that's why the photo is less than ideal. But oh, well, we look engaged in conversation.

Lee-Grant-Matthew-RettenmundAre we deep in conversation about Warren Beatty's sexual prowess?

“Sorry, so many are right-wingers,” I finished. She pooh-poohed that until I clarified, delicately, that I meant so many who were making movies in the '40s and, like she was, the '50s. With that proviso, she agreed.

I was able to get her people/the store's rep to approve my getting a posed shot of Ms. Grant—and I do mean one—posed shot in-between the umpteen fans who were queued up to buy her book.

Lee-Grant-2Ms. Grannnnnt!

It wasn't ideal, photo-wise (though my shots of Grant and of the Barbaras turned out great!), but it was still a thrill to be able to meet an Oscar-winning, one-of-a-kind actress and director whom I truly thought I'd never get to see.

I can't wait to read her book. If you've never seen The Landlord (1970), recommended to me by my pal Gordon not so very long ago, seek it out.

 
Jul 22 2014
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WIN IT—Tickets To SHANGELA: STRAIGHT OUTTA PARIS In NYC! Comments (0)

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Shangela, already a RuPaul's Drag Race legend-in-the-making, is performing her show in NYC August 1 through 3 at the Laurie Beechman Theater (407 W. 42nd St. at Ninth Avenue).

Shangela: Straight Outta Paris

Enter for your chance to win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets for opening night, August 1! (No travel or lodging provided; winner must be local.)

To enter, comment this blog with Shangela's greatest moment on RDR...I'll pick 2 of you at random to win Monday at 5PM ET!

Good luck!

For more info on the show, click here!

 
Jul 21 2014
Need To Know: Daddy Dearest + FOX Flunks History + Supreme Corruption + Zac's Shirtless Buddy + Archie Gets Banged + MORE! Comments (0)

Anthony-Atkinson01_2980560cAtkinson with his family before coming out as gay...and that wasn't the worst of it.

*widget boy cultureLate Conservative MP David Atkinson called sexual predator...by his adult son.

*widget boy cultureFOX Newser mad Americans ignorant of history displays ignorance of history. Archie

*widget boy cultureWhy the Supreme Court is corrupt.

*widget boy cultureCongress has impeachment fever.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron gets shirtless with Bear Grylls.

*widget boy cultureIvana Trump is still alive—cheers, thanks a lot.

*widget boy cultureKluwe was right about his Vikings coach's anti-gay slurs.

*widget boy cultureMy invite to Susanne Bartsch's party? Lost.

*widget boy cultureComic icon “Archie” will die taking a bullet meant for his gay friend.