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Jun 07 2016
6-PACK — Making America Gay Again + Death Of An Obama Appointee + Pentagon Pride + DONALD TRUMP OF THE PHILIPPINES Wins + I AM JAZZ Season 2 Begins + Gardner for Garçon! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAmerican Apparel unveils new Gay Pride threads: “Make America Gay Again!”

*widget boy cultureCassandra Butts, thrilled to be nominated as Ambassador to the Bahamas, wasn't confirmed by the Republican Senate. 835 days later, she suddenly died at age 50.

*widget boy cultureI'll never forget the guy who attacked Obama while extolling the virtues of Sgt. Leonard Matlovich. Now, Matlovich is part of the Pentagon's LGBT Pride proclamation.

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*widget boy cultureRodrigo Duterte, the “Donald Trump of the Philippines,” has won the presidency there. He jokes about rape, womanizes, suggests murdered journos deserved it.

*widget boy cultureSeason 2 of I Am Jazz begins this week. Series star Jazz Jennings, published children's book author, speaks out on being trans: “I wish everything was gender-neutral.”

*widget boy cultureGarçon Model launches first-ever swimwear collection, featuring sexy model Scott Gardner in campaign.

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Jun 06 2016
6-PACK — How These Boyfriends Knew They Were Gay + Obama Will Endorse Clinton Soon + BuzzFeed Rejects Trump Ads + Drama Desk Awards + RIP Playwright Peter Shaffer + Reality Hunk In The Raw! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: How YouTube bloggers Hunter and Tyler realized they were gay—other than their names.

*widget boy cultureLooks like President Obama will endorse presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton—very soon.

*widget boy cultureBuzzFeed founder compares Donald Trump to cigarettes in declining to accept Trump ads.

*widget boy cultureShuffle Along and The Humans cleaned up at the Drama Desk Awards Sunday night.

*widget boy cultureAward-winning Equus and Amadeus playwright Peter Shaffer is dead @ 90. Lettice & Lovage one-night-only reading will go on as planned.

*widget boy cultureHungarian reality-show hunk goes unselfconsciously nude. Over and over. (Work Unfriendly)

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Jun 04 2016
6-PACK —Mongolian Beef + Russia Blames Condoms For HIV + Stars Mourn Muhammad Ali + Hillary Burns Trump On Quotes + Trump: LOOK AT MY AFRICAN-AMERICAN! + Facebook Slow To Remove Corpse Images Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureInside Mongolia's only gay bar: Gay life in the sparsely populate country is “bright and sweet, but it’s difficult to swallow.”

*widget boy cultureKremlin blames condoms for rise in HIV in Russia: Best way to avoid HIV is to “be in a heterosexual family where both partners are loyal to each other.”

*widget boy cultureCelebs, politicians, athletes memorialize Muhammad Ali. President Obama: “Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period.”

 

This Man. This King. This Hero. This Human! Words cannot express. He shook up the World! God Bless Him.

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*widget boy cultureTrump claimed Hillary made up quotes by him, so she sourced them all. Next.

*widget boy cultureTrump's idea of diversity: “Look at my African-American over here! Look at him!”

*widget boy cultureMan posts images on Facebook of girlfriend's corpse after slitting her throat, FB leaves them up 36 hours. Site suggested woman's family block her account if they didn't like the images.

 
THE GREATEST: Muhammad Ali Dies @ 74 Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-06-04 at 11.00.16 AMMuhammad Ali: January 17, 1942—June 3, 2016 (Video still via Parkinson, a British TV show)

Muhammad Ali, one of the most inspirational sports-world figures of all time, has died at 74 following a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

Ali was a Golden Gloves winner, took home the gold at the 1960 Olympics and was the heavyweight champ for many years, eventually becoming part of one of the most lucrative rivalries in boxing, versus Joe Frazier.

UnknownAli on the new, memorial issue of Sports Illustrated (Image by Neil Leifer/Sports Illustrated)

Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay before converting to Islam, was a blunt and controversial speaker on topics of race, religion and American policy. As recently as December, he released a statement condemning Donald Trump's contempt for Islam:

We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda.

Defending his decision to refuse service in Vietnam, he was quoted telling a white student:

You my opposer when I want freedom. You my opposer when I want justice. You my opposer when I want equality. You won't even stand up for me in America for my religious beliefs and you want me to go somewhere and fight but you won't even stand up for me here at home.

His most famous quotes were more universal, including his proclamation, “I am the greatest!” and also his assessment of his boxing skills, “I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.”

Ali had been hospitalized with respiratory issues. He will be buried in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

 
May 31 2016
6-PACK — Ugly Naked Guy Is Revealed + Obama's Pride Proclamation + Mark Salling Got Fired In An Epic Way + Anti-Gay Vatican Stalwart Is (Guess?) Gay! + AIDS Activist Pushes Back Against Bernie + Jan Crouch Meets Jesus! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThe identity of the dude who played Ugly Naked Guy on Friends took YEARS to reveal. Finally, we get his name and face!

*widget boy cultureObama on Pride: “I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.”

*widget boy cultureMark Salling cut from mini-series as Gods and Secrets director releases powerful anti-abuse statement.

*widget boy cultureCatholic priest who drafted Vatican's anti-gay policies, written negatively of gay people accused of—guess what?—LOVING GAY SEX.

*widget boy cultureLongtime AIDS activist Peter Staley pushes back against Sanders campaign's insinuations that he's on the take.

*widget boy cultureChristian grifter Jan Crouch, about whom even Tammy Faye Bakker might've said, “Tone it down,” dies @ 78. Co-founded Trinity Broadca$ting Network

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May 25 2016
Beth Howland, Lovable Ditz Vera on ALICE, Died In December @ 74 Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 9.32.57 AMBeth Howland: May 28, 1941-December 31, 2015 (Promotional image via CBS)

So sad to report that the delightful Beth Howland of Alice fame has died at age 74.

Just last week, I was at Joe Allen in NYC and remarked that a friend of mine, within the past couple of years, had encountered Howland and her husband, Murphy Brown's Charles Kimbrough, and been granted a picture. (Her first husband was Michael J. Pollard.)

More ironically, she was already long-dead—she died on New Year's Eve, but she didn't want her death announced.

From The New York Times:

The cause was lung cancer, her husband, the actor Charles Kimbrough, said, adding that she had not wanted a funeral or a memorial service.

“It was the Boston side of her personality coming out,” Mr. Kimbrough said. “She didn’t want to make a fuss.”

Howland played dingy chick Vera on Alice from 1976 to 1985.

Another snippet from her obit is so 1970s it has to be savored:

After being cast as the wife of a character played by Bert Convy on an episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” she moved to Los Angeles to work in television. She appeared on “Love, American Style,” “Cannon,” “The Rookies” and other shows before taking the role of Vera on “Alice.”

Along with her work as Vera—who had a Katharine Hepburn-esque quality spiked with inimitable dottiness—Howland was of course famed for her “Getting Married Today” from Company. Here she is reprising her performance in 1993 at an original-cast reunion:

 
May 22 2016
MISTER ED's Alan Young Dies @ 96, 60 MINUTES Staple Morley Safer Dies @ 84 Comments (0)

60mins-candidsafer-640x360_1463675286877_2385892_ver1.0Morley Safer (November 8, 1931-May 19, 2016)

I was traveling this weekend, so was not able to post a lot of breaking news, but I would be remiss if I did not mention the passing of two TV figures: Alan Young and Morley Safer.

Safer, who worked for 46 seasons on 60 Minutes, and whose reports from Vietnam helped shape the public's perception of that war, died Thursday at the age of 84.

For a man whose career was all about TV, he seemed to schedule his exit, announcing his retirement, being the center of a tribute show and dying within the same month.

According to The Hollywood Reporter:

Safer's August 1965 piece from Vietnam, in which he witnessed and reported on a U.S. Marines mission that destroyed the village of Cam Ne with flame throwers, matches and cigarette lighters, aired on the CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite.

The segment prompted the U.S. military to issue new rules of engagement and earned the wrath of members of the Lyndon Johnson administration, who called CBS News executives “unpatriotic” and accused Safer of being a communist.

Said Safer in the 2003 book Reporting America at War: An Oral History: “Cam Ne was a shock, I think. It’s hard for me to know exactly, because I was 13,000 miles away, with really lousy communication, so I only got the reverberation of the shock. I think [viewers] saw American troops acting in a way people had never seen American troops act before, and couldn’t imagine.”

DPkabuGAlan Young: November 19, 1919-May 19, 2016 (Image via CBS)

English-Canadian Alan Young died the same day as Safer, at age 96. He starred alongside a talking horse on Mister Ed (1961-1966), one of the most popular—and goofiest—sitcoms of the '60s. Young's charm in the role sold a preposterous storyline in a way that Scott McKay (1915-1987) could not, having appeared in a pilot that failed to sell. The show has become a pop-culture touchstone, and featured memorable guest stars, like Mae West and Jack LaLanne.

Young was recognizable as Mister Ed's Wilbur Post, to put it mildly, but continued making many TV guest appearances and was doing voice roles up until this year. You may know him as the voice of the contemptible Scrooge McDuck.

The rest of the primary cast members of Mister Ed pre-deceased Young: Connie Hines (1931-2009), Allan “Rocky Lane,” the voice of Ed (1909-1973), Bamboo Harvester, the horse who played Ed (1949-1970)

Previously, along with a smattering of film roles, Young had starred in The Alan Young Show (1950-1953), for which he won the Emmy. 

 
May 16 2016
Jane Little, World's Longest-Serving Orchestral Musician, Dies @ 87 While Performing THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS Comments (0)

Going forward, when people speak about the ability to do what you love best for as long as you can, the name Jane Little should always come up.

The 87-year-old bassist debuted in 1945, and keeled over dead on Sunday while nearing the end of a performance of the Broadway classic “There's No Business Like Show Business.”

Her 44-year-old fellow bassist Michael Kurth told WaPo:

She seemed to be made of bass resin and barbed wire. She was unstoppable. I honestly thought I was going to retire before she did, honestly.

RIP, Little lady.

 


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