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Sep 12 2016
6-PACK — Hillary: I THOUGHT I COULD POWER THROUGH + Hillary's Odds + Pence Won't Renounce David Frickin' Duke + Alexis Arquette Died Of AIDS + Brad Pitt vs. Mel Gibson + Sexy Football Jock! Comments (0)

Clinton: I thought I could power through illness - CNN Video

In a phone interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Hillary Clinton says she is feeling better and discusses fainting spells in the past.

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton, in a call to Anderson Cooper, said she didn't think her pneumonia “was going to be that big a deal.”

*widget boy cultureHow to fix Hillary: Antibiotics and MORE WATER. How to fix Trump: ??? (Hillary's gonna win.)

*widget boy culturePence pretends Trump isn't still a birther, refuses to concede that David Duke is deplorable. DAVID. DUKE.

Alexis-Arquette-Wedding-SingerAlexis Arquette in 1998's The Wedding Singer (Image via New Line)

*widget boy cultureAlexis Arquette reportedly died of AIDS-related causes.

*widget boy cultureBrad Pitt compares The Passion of the Christ to Scientology. Jesus H. (for Hubbard?) Christ!

*widget boy cultureSexy mofo Jimmy Garoppolo, in various states of undress.

 
Sep 11 2016
It's True: Alexis Arquette Has Died @ 47 Comments (0)

Trans activist and actor Alexis Arquette died early this morning after a four-day coma, surrounded by family.

I will always remember Alexis for a truly heartfelt and charming lead performance in I Think I Do (1997)—just classic.

Celebs have begun offering their condolences to the Arquettes, and to express their own grief: 

 
Sep 07 2016
6-PACK — Death Of The Party + DALLAS MORNING NEWS For Hillary + Trump's Bondi Graft Revealed + King Of Norway Speaks Up For Queens + 50 Cent's Anti-Trans Slam + Uplifting Song! Comments (0)

Chris-edwardsChris Edwards, one of Toronto's glittering stars (Image via Chris Edwards/Facebook)

*widget boy cultureChris Edwards, a popular Toronto drag queen, has died after collapsing August 26 folowing a performance at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. 

*widget boy cultureDallas Morning News: “We recommend Hillary Clinton for president.” First Dem endorsement in 75+ years.

*widget boy cultureForget about the appearance of impropriety—Donald Trump looks to have bribed Pam Bondi to drop investigation.

*widget boy cultureAmazing speech on LGBTQ rights, religious tolerance by 79-year-old King of Norway:

*widget boy culture50 Cent mocks his ex, Vivica A. Fox, using image of trans woman disfigured by bad injectibles.

*widget boy cultureCheck out Mikey Wax's “Helium,” written when a friend was diagnosed with cancer:

 
Sep 05 2016
End Of An E.R.A. Opponent: Phyllis Schlafly Finally Dies @ 92 Comments (0)

It took forever, but one of the meanest women in public life has died at 92: Phyllis Schlafly's death has been confirmed.

From The New York Times:

Even liberals conceded her impact. “If political influence consists in transforming this huge and cantankerous country in one’s preferred direction,” the political scientist Alan Wolfe wrote in The New Republic in 2005, “Schlafly has to be regarded as one of the two or three most important Americans of the last half of the 20th century”—although he hastened to add that “every idea she ever had was scatterbrained, dangerous and hateful.”

For all her political heft, it was Phyllis Schlafly the person who often animated discussion. With her pearls, perfect posture and Daughters of the American Revolution pedigree, she basked in depictions of herself as the perfect wife and mother. She let it drop that she breast-fed all six of her babies and that she had taught all her children to read before they started school.

Feminists said it was her husband’s wealth—he was a lawyer from a rich Illinois family—that had liberated her to politick.

Compared to a religious heretic and branded “Aunt” Tom by the late, great feminist Betty Friedan, Schlafly had plenty of scorn to go around, not content to focus solely on being a women who was against women's rights—she was virulently opposed to all forms of gay rights, in particular (surprise!) marriage. When her son John, who worked for her, was outed as gay in 1992, she brushed it off and never backed down on her belief that marriage equality was meant to force Christians to approve of something of which they did not. Her son, by the way, backed her up, saying people who were against gay rights were not “bashing” gays.

On the anniversary of this momentous occasion, is what a real female leader does:

One of her last national blips came a few months ago, when she endorsed Donald Trump for president.

I'll agree with Tim Marchman's unnostalgic summary of Schlafly:

Schlafly was an evil fraud, but a canny one, whose sense of the currents of American politics anticipated and then supported those that would put Ronald Reagan and his supporters in power for a generation. She was against abortion, Communism, homosexuality, irreligiosity, and, when it came to it, equality of any sort; she was in favor of things being as they were; and if none of this made sense, that didn’t need to matter much to those who her supported her. That her career directly, personally tied bigotry of various sorts to those that animate today’s Trumpists (“the only hope to defeat the kingmakers,” she called the Republican nominee earlier this year) is an interesting curiosity, as is the way she provides a precedent for today’s violently disingenous trolling, but what matters most, when contemplating her finally-keeled-over corpse and how many people listened to her while she was alive, is just what a rotten piece of shit she was. In her old age, the woman who made piles of money declaring that there was no need for other women to have the right to do so themselves groaned about Latino ballplayers taking jobs from lesser U.S.-born players, declared marital rape a logical impossibility and backed every war crime you can think of. By the end, few enough even knew who she was; the world would have been better off had that end come a long time before.

 
THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF WYATT EARP Star Hugh O'Brian Dies @ 91 Comments (0)

5864135ebedd374ecae0323e3e1f4b9dHugh O'Brian: April 19, 1925-September 5, 2016 (Image via handout)

Hugh O'Brian, an indelibly handsome good guy from TV's early western The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955-1961), has died at 91.

Along with his most famous role, O'Brian was known for his philantrophy, notably via HOBY—the Hugh O'Brian Youth leadership organization.

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He died at home of natural causes, and is survived by his wife.

I remember vying for a Hugh O'Brian Award in elementary school, but I think Alex Gildzen's memory of barging in on a nearly-nude O'Brian is a better recollection. I was lucky enough to meet Mr. O'Brian in 2014, but I didn't let him know he did pretty well on my exhaustive list of the hottest men ever to appear on TV!

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Sep 02 2016
Prolific Out Actor Jon Polito Of Coen Brothers, SEINFELD, MODERN FAMILY Dies @ 65 Comments (0)

Jon Polito, an openly gay actor whose résumé stretched back to 1981, has died at 65. His managers confirmed Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 3.10.40 PM his death from cancer.

Polito had as many credits as a silent-screen bit player—well over 200!—to show for his 35 years on screen; his legit stage debut was in 1977.

The actor was best known for a series of Coen Brothers films, including Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998) and The Man Who Wasn't There (2001).

TV fans might remember him as a super on Seinfeld, for his recurring role on Homicide: Life on the Streets or or a more recent stint on Modern Family.

He is survived by his husband, Darryl Armbruster.

(Image by Peter Lefevre)

 
Aug 31 2016
Robert Wagner Probably Wants To Take Lana Wood Boating Comments (0)

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Lana Wood continues to accuse Robert Wagner of being involved in her sister Natalie Wood's 1981 drowning ...

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Aug 29 2016
Gene Wilder, Unique Comic Legend Who Brought Willy Wonka To Life, Dies @ 83 Comments (0)

GiphyGene Wilder: June 11, 1933-August 28, 2016 (Image via Paramount)

Gene Wilder has died at his Stamford, Connecticut, home at the age of 83 following a battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Wilder was the actor who created one of the most iconic leading-male performances in screen history—one for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe—as the title character in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). The film was not a hit until many years after its release, when it became one of those movies everyone has seen thanks to TV.

Young-frankensteinAs Dr. Frankenstein (Image via 20th Century Fox)

He made just 23 films, plus another five for television, worked infrequently on TV (winning an Emmy in 2003 for a guest spot on Will & Grace, which marked his final two acting gigs) and made five appearances on Broadway. His final appearance on stage was in Laughter on the 23rd Floor in London in 1996.

 

Wilder's work revealed a man usually concerned with quality over quantity, and with trying something offbeat rather than something safe. 

Along with his signature role as Willy Wonka, he made big impressions in Bonnie and Clyde (1967);  The Producers (1968), for which he received an Oscar nomination; Blazing Saddles (1974); Young Frankenstein (1974), for which he was nominated for an Oscar for Adapted Screenplay; and both Silver Streak (1976) and Stir Crazy (1980) with Richard Pryor.

MaxresdefaultUsing blackface to mock white squareness in Silver Streak (Image via 20th Century Fox)

In his later years, Wilder published several books, including a memoir in 2005, a novel, a collection of short stories, and a novella that was released in 2014. A still of him as Willy Wonka is a widely used meme.

Wilder was married to Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer after a long, highly publicized battle with the disease, in 1989. He is survived by fourth wife Karen Boyer, and his nephew.