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Jul 26 2016
6-PACK — Bill Clinton's (Water-)Breaking News On Hillary + The Russians Are Coming + Clinton Ally Dies + 60 MINUTES Almost Killed Hillary + Pietro Boselli's BITCH WHERE-Wear + Madonna's Backups Front-And-Center! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureBill Clinton skillfully tells his love story, winks at Police Academy, reminds people of Hillary's service, references her water breaking.

*widget boy cultureWhy the probably-Russian DNC leak is not the same as whistleblowing, is an attack on U.S. security.

*widget boy cultureLongtime friend and fundraiser for the Clintons, Mark Weiner, dies. Bill referenced crying over the news with Hillary today.

*widget boy cultureThat time 60 Minutes almost killed Hillary Clinton.

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*widget boy cultureCultural appropriation in real time: Pietro Boselli dons BITCH WHERE-wear for DSquared2.

*widget boy cultureWow-inducing new interview with Niki Haris & Donna De Lory, who long had Madonna's back:

 
Everybody's Favorite Seer, Miss Cleo, Dies @ 53 Comments (0)

Youree Dell Harris—that's Miss Cleo to you—has died at 53. The psychic who urged you to “call me now!” before her employer, the Psychic Friends Network, was shut down for fraud, had battled cancer.

Things she wasn't: Actually psychic, Jamaican.

Things she was: An out lesbian, wildly entertaining.

RIP.

 
Jul 25 2016
Marni Nixon, Ghost Voice From Many Movie Classics, Dies @ 86 Comments (0)

Marni Nixon, who gave voice to many iconic film roles inhabited visually by Hollywood actors, has died of breast cancer at 86

Nixon was Deborah Kerr's voice in both The King and I (1956) and An Affair to Remember (1957), Sophia Loren's voice in Boy on a Dolphin (1957), Natalie Wood's voice in West Side Story (1961) and Audrey Hepburn's voice in My Fair Lady (1964). In addition, Nixon provided memorable high notes for Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Wood in Gypsy (1962) and many others.

Along with her ghosting duties—which began in 1948—Nixon went on to a noteworthy career on the stage.

 
Jul 24 2016
Billy Name, One Of Andy Warhol's Last Surviving Superstars, Dies @ 76 Comments (0)

Billy Name—as William Linich, Jr.  rechristened himself—was the man who gave Andy Warhol's Factory its silvered surfaces, one of the most iconic, best-remembered aspects of the life of pop artist whose life was filled with many memorable details.

Name died Monday in New York of congestive heart failure. He was 76.

Along with painting the Factory (even the silverware!) silver, Name was a longtime protégé of Warhol's, his lover and a photographer of some acclaim.

Last year, while in the hospital, Name told the Guardian:

I didn’t consider myself a photographer until much later, when people started appreciating the work. I wasn’t influenced by any other photographer and I hadn’t looked at any books or shows. I just took the camera when Andy handed it to me and said, “Here, Billy, you do the stills photography.” I remember I went to the store the next day and bought the manual for the camera. That’s how it began.

Name vouched for the fact that Warhol really was genuine in his behavior, in his persona. As for Name's, he told the same interviewer of the heady days of the '60s:

I miss the times when I was really free.

 
Jul 19 2016
Film & TV Director Garry Marshall Dies @ 81 Comments (0)

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So sad to hear that Garry Marshall has died at the age of 81.

Marshall was best known for creating Happy Days (1974-1984) and all its associated shows [including Laverne & Shirley (1976-1983), a '70s fave of mine, and Mork & Mindy (1978-1982)]. He also brought The Odd Couple (1970-1975) to TV and directed a spate of crowd-pleasing movies, including Beaches (1988), Pretty Woman (1990), The Princess Diaries (2001) and his recent trilogy of holiday-themed, star-packed popcorn flicks Valentine's Day (2010), New Year's Eve (2011) and this year's Mother's Day.

Along with his more esteemed credits, I must mention his directorial debut, the jiggle comedy Young Doctors in Love (1982), which I found so titillating as a kid, and his failed series Blansky's Beauties (1977), as jumping out at me as, er, memorable.

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But along with all of the above-mentioned projects, the man had a hand in contributing to dozens of household-title TV classics.

I was pleased to meet Mr. Marshall at a Hollywood Show, along with his even-more-famous sis, Penny Marshall.

Marshall died of complications from pneumonia following a semi-recent stroke.

 
Jul 09 2016
6-PACK — Scream, Queen! + RIP Sharon Douglas + Comey's Overreach + Dems For $15 Minimum Wage + STAR TREK BEYOND Disappointed In Takei + Baton-Twirling Sensation! Comments (0)

CHellraiser.dildo *widget boy cultureTHE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL & TOOK A POUNDING: Adult toys meet horror-movie posters. (Work Unfriendly, don't go in the basement)

*widget boy cultureAn engrossing obit for radio, film & TV actress Sharon Douglas, who died in June @ 95.

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*widget boy culture“I don't think even J. Edgar Hoover ever did this”: The ways in which the FBI's Comey overstepped with his Hillary comments.

*widget boy cultureBELATEDLY FEELING THE BERN: Dems adopt Bernie's $15 minimum wage.

*widget boy cultureStar Trek Beyond cast disappointed by George Takei's disappointment that Sulu is gay in the new installment of the movie series.

*widget boy cultureThis bitch is making baton-twirling into the new drag. Love every second of it.

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Jul 07 2016
Stage & Screen Actor John McMartin Dies @ 86 Comments (0)

S-l1600John McMartin (August 21, 1929-July 2016) with Shirley MacLaine in 1969's Sweet Charity (Image via Universal)

RIP to John McMartin, the actor best known as the original Ben in Follies (1971)—he was that production's last surviving cast member—and for several other high-profile originating roles on Broadway. He died at age 86 of cancer this month.

McMartin appeared in innumerable important and well-remembered productions, including Sweet Charity (1966; he reprised his role in the film three years later), Don Juan (1972), The Visit (1973), Showboat (1994), Into the Woods (2002) and Grey Gardens (2006).

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His most prominent film appearances was probably in All the President's Men (1976). He worked on the stage and on TV in 2015, when he popped up on an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt episode.

From Playbill:

Offstage, Mr. McMartin was far from the archetypal actor. Quiet, self-effacing and retiring, he disliked publicity and seldom gave interviews. He was a regular at Sardi’s, and the staff knew to leave him to himself. When asked in 2002 by Playbill about the laudatory reviews and honors that greeted his performance 043_-_The_Golden_Girls_-_Forgive_Me_Fatherin High Society, he replied, “I'm rather shy anyway. I feel uncomfortable. You don't like to be confronted. You'd rather overhear good things.”

Of course, to me, he'll always be the priest who cock-teased Dorothy on The Golden Girls (1987) and Simon Worthington from Madonna's Who's That Girl (1987).

 
Jul 06 2016
6-PACK — Wait'll You Get His Haynes On You + Lois Lane, RIP + Bud Light Beef + Trump Sez Hillary BRIBED Lynch + Hillary & Obama Campaign Together + HANDS Across Gay America! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureColton Haynes offers ridiculously pricy T-shirts that say “Daddy” and “Anxious.” I would consider.

*widget boy cultureOne of the last two surviving Adventures of Superman (1952-1958) stars, Noel Neill aka Lois Lane, dies @ 95.

*widget boy cultureThe amazing Bud Light Boys of Pride Toronto: 

*widget boy cultureTrump claims Hillary bribed Lynch to get off the e-hook.

*widget boy cultureHillary and Obama campaign together: 2008's dream team is 2016's worst Republican nightmare.

*widget boy culture“Hands,” a new single to help the Orlando mass shooting victims, boasts all-star lineup. Get it here!

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