2536 posts categorized "POP CULTURE"

Apr 18 2014
Need To Know: Dated Material, Under Review, Dustin Lance Blacklisted, Are You Anti-Barefronting? + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThis video of a guy picking up guys has hilarious—and DISTURBING—results. Hercules-Dustin-Lance-Black

*widget boy cultureJames Franco douches out on NYT reporter over review.

*widget boy cultureHoly crap, this Hercules ginger is hot and musical.

*widget boy cultureDustin Lance Black destroys his alma mater. Must-read.

*widget boy cultureMost powerful NYC mediaites, most powerful gay couples.

*widget boy cultureWhat to expect when you come out as a lesbian...again.

*widget boy cultureClint Eastwood's Jersey Boys movie trailer.

*widget boy cultureThe Tom of Finland...cross-stitch kit???

*widget boy cultureRounderbum's gluteal shaper is exactly what you think.

*widget boy cultureNO BAREFRONTING!: Legal brouhaha over leaked Gaga shots.

*widget boy cultureThis girl is such a horrible person it's breathtaking.

*widget boy cultureIranian mom forgives son's killer, spares his life.

*widget boy cultureWhat a lovely male figure.

*widget boy cultureSexy men, poetry and $40,000...how can you not click?

*widget boy cultureBryan Singer cancels personal appearance over accusations.

*widget boy cultureOne Hundred Years of Solitude author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87.

100yearsHe wrote the book.

 
Apr 16 2014
Need To Know: Stormy Leather, Keep Your Eyes On Your Fries, Pet Sounds + MORE! Comments (0)

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Boy-CultureONE JOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER: Help fund a B-Boy Blues play. CHEYENNE

Boy-CultureMayor "kind of agreed" with shooter Frazier Glenn Miller.

Boy-CultureNearly naked Cheyenne Jackson leather pic drops.

Boy-CultureBoston Marathon hoax bomber in deep shit.

Boy-CulturePaul Walker's brothers will become his stand-ins.

Boy-CultureYet another Leprechaun movie!

Boy-CultureMcDonald's fries will be toast if everyone watches this.

Boy-CultureBrecik sings it like it is: "You Will Never Be Her."

Boy-CultureFairly heavy petting:

 
I'm Good At This: A Last-Minute Trip To The Hollywood Show Comments (0)
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My "then and now" gallery is above...

I wasn't going to attend the latest Hollywood Show in L.A. at the Westin LAX this past Saturday. I'd made up my mind that while dropping in would make all the sense in the world if I were an Angeleno, dropping in from across the frickin' country made about as much sense as the fact that Joan Collins does these things out of an actual need for cash. (See my other trips to autograph shows at #5 on this list.)

“Even my worst orgasm was right on the money.”—Woody Allen

But then I figured out a bunch of other stuff to do in L.A. and splurged, booking Monday and arriving with some goodies for a variety of the over 100 (!) scheduled stars to sign. Unfortunately, it was one of my least exciting shows, but I was still reminded of that Woody Allen quote. You know the one.

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The show was meh because, for one thing, quite a few stars canceled, including some whose advertised presence had helped me decide to go in the first place. For example, I'd spent part of one day sourcing a fabulous Rene Auberjonois portrait from The Eyes of Laura Mars on eBay, then tracking it down in person here in NYC, only to discover that he'd canceled the night before. Apparently, Rene told a fellow celebrity guest, “I don't have any pictures to bring so I'm not going.”

Rene-AuberjonoisI will get this signed by you, Rene!

I also missed seeing Dale Bozzio, the original Lady Gaga, whose lead vocals on the Missing Persons record Spring Session M are the perfect combo of pleasing and unnerving. No matter that she's since become a crazy cat lady—I love huh!

Elliott-GouldElliott Gould was a no-show...how would he have reacted if asked to sign this?

But it's a thin line between love and hate when it comes to fandom. I overheard one attendee fuming that the gossip columnist Rona Barrett had canceled (another one I'd been so curious to meet), saying, “She canceled? What a fucking bitch! I'm dying to meet her!”

Kelli-MaroneyKelli told me my friend, a former co-star of hers, would "clean up" if they did the show in tandem.

Not having as many stars to “get” made for a leisurely show. Unfortunately, it did not make for one of my favorite shows; kudos to the organizers for rounding up so many diverse celebs, but it just so happened that the ones I was most excited to meet didn't wow me. I had precious few fun encounters...well, if we're talking about the ones with celebrities.

Here they are. I calls 'em likes I sees 'em...

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Apr 14 2014
I Fucking Love RuPaul* Comments (0)

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RuPaul's Drag Race and Logo (not RuPaul himself) have apologized for offending some trans people with the use of the popular catchphrase “You've got she-mail!” and  have dropped an episode deemed offensive to some transsexuals.

Cue scornful reactions from trans activists angry with the show, who feel it was little more than lip service, and cue scornful reactions from—I would guess—the vast majority of the (primarily) gay men who watch RDR and who are responding along the lines of “lighten up,” or, as Madonna passive-aggressively responded to her “nigga” scandal, by making reference to the “word police.”

 

I have a problem with both reactions; this isn't black-and-white any more than issues of gender identity are for many people.

MolloyFirst, while Parker Marie Molloy's “I fucking hate RuPaul” tweet that predates the show's decision to cease and desist with the trans verbiage was, in my opinion, fairly criticized as unprofessional over her simultaneous reporting for The Advocate (a once and occasionally still journalistically admirable publication that nevertheless once branded Madonna its “Sissy of the Year” ahead of virulently homophobic villains all because she'd clarified that she wasn't a lesbian), there's no accounting for personal taste, so if anyone wants to fucking hate on RuPaul for whatever reason, I get it.

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Apr 10 2014
Not-So-Average Joe: Out Author Joe Putignano On Conquering Addiction Comments (0)

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With Acrobaddict (Central Recovery Press, $17.95), Joe Putignano has written the kind of memoir you can't put down, but the kind of memoir that you hope no one else will ever have to write. Now an accomplished Cirque du Soleil performer and model and a hard-working student, he Acrobaddictspent a decade as a heroin addict, enduring all of the things that go along with that sorry state—familial rejection, expulsion from school, forced and unsuccessful rehab, inevitable relapse. His life was a mess, and was in danger of ending badly—and early.

Reading about his struggle is ultimately uplifting—he celebrated seven years of sobriety on March 25—and provides valuable insight into how to pull yourself up from the depths, even when you're sure there is no way out.

Check out my interview with this sweet and uniquely connected (he cares about others, believe me, he cares) individual after the jump...

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Need To Know: Horsing Around, Bigots Against Bigotry, Ru-Cap, Andy Hardy Dies A Pauper + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureModel Nick Bateman, of course, of course.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's homeless brother sings one of her hits.

*widget boy cultureTo get Rolling Stone's cover, women must flash. Even Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Kenneth-Walsh

*widget boy cultureHit me up on Instagram!

*widget boy cultureJohnny's Drag Race recaps are a Ru-velation!

*widget boy cultureI'll (very dirty) Tumblr for ya!

*widget boy cultureProposed cover for Kenneth's book was HOTT.

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*widget boy cultureRight-wingers scoff at equal pay for equal work.

*widget boy cultureBecause homos are racist.

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*widget boy cultureMale strippers for octogenarians...so what? Hank-Aaron

*widget boy cultureCheck out my videos on YouTube!

*widget boy cultureHank Aaron hits it out of the park with this observation.

*widget boy cultureMICKEY—not ANDY—Rooney died with only $18K in assets.

*widget boy cultureGay-as-hell Laura Branigan remake with video filmed in a sex club? Yes. 

 
Apr 09 2014
Better Than Sexxx: A Review Of Lady Gaga @ Roseland (RIP) Comments (0)
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The following review is from Boy Culture reader and my fave Little Monster, Sean O'Connor.
 
It’s been a rough few months as a devoted fan of Lady Gaga.

Her new album ARTPOP was already being called ARTFLOP before anyone had heard it. Despite the fact that “Applause,” the first single, spent 14 weeks in Billboard’s Top Ten, the prevailing wisdom has been that the Lady was over. A disappointing first-week debut on the Billboard charts (albeit at #1) comparable with her contemporaries (but spectacularly far off from the debut of her previous album) seemed to confirm the worst fears of her fans and the joyous predictions of her detractors.

“Do What U Want”—one of the strongest numbers on an unfairly maligned album—proved a non-starter. The misguided decision to work with R. Kelly may have had something to do with this. Gaga’s late remix with Christina Aguilera, an eminently more satisfying version boosted by the fact that the two divas were former rivals, was too late to salvage the song.

Thus we come to her latest single “G.U.Y.” and her residence at Roseland Ballroom to mark the closing of the famous venue. At over 30 million views since its release and on the eve of the single’s official debut on radio, it’s too early to tell how the song will or will not grow. But any thought of being a flop was miles away from Gaga’s performance on Friday, April 4.

She was positively electrifying.

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Apr 07 2014
Need To Know: Obama Girl Power, Day Sera Sera, Mustache Ride On Time, Mariah Not Keeping Up With The Kardashians + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureObama to sign executive orders on equal pay for women. Doris-Day-Jackie-Joseph-Lawrence

*widget boy cultureVideo from inside Doris's big Day!

*widget boy cultureClick here if you like studs with mustaches.

*widget boy cultureWoman freezes to death in morgue?

*widget boy cultureStay AWAY from Shakira.

*widget boy cultureMissy Elliott readies comeback album.

*widget boy cultureMariah Carey, great in bed, doesn't know who Kim Kardashian is.

*widget boy cultureLeee Black Childers, NYC Underground shooter, dies.

*widget boy cultureFrank Bruni also thinks we should be tolerant of intolerance.

*widget boy cultureSeinfeld actor dies at 50.

*widget boy cultureLadies of SNL seek "Dongs All Over the World" (after the jump)...

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Andy Hardy Goes To Heaven: Mickey Rooney Dies @ 93 Comments (0)

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Mickey-RooneyMickey Rooney, one of the last living major stars from Hollywood's Golden Era, the star of the iconic Andy Hardy film series alongside Judy Garland and many other classics (including a nightmarish turn in Breakfast at Tiffany's), one of a dwindling number of actors who appeared on the classic TV series Twilight Zone, a bona fide Broadway star in Sugar Babies and one of the last surviving people to have appeared in a silent film, has died at the age of 93.

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RooneyThe pint-sized pip had a colorful life, marrying eight times and writing a tell-all memoir that dished the dirt on his many conquests.

In his declining years, he testified before Congress on the serious issue of elder abuse.

Rooney appeared at an Oscars event just this year, looking exceedingly frail.

Mickey-Rooney-showerThe past year has been tough on former child/teen stars, with Deanna Durbin, Shirley Temple and now Rooney passing at ripe old ages.

I've heard he was cantankerous in person, and I remember the furor when he discussed impregnating Ava Gardner, who had an abortion as a result. But in spite of his personal reputation, he was certainly Hollywood royalty. That era is no longer slipping away, it seems to be in freefall.

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At the time of his death, Rooney was rumored to have been filming an update of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with fellow former child star Margaret O'Brien, but I can't find any information proving he shot any scenes. I believe his final screen performance was in 2012's The Woods, giving him one of Hollywood's longest-running acting careers (86 years!).

Some of his most famous film, TV and stage appearances:

A Midsummer's Night Dream (1935), A Family Affair (1937), Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938), Boys Town (1938), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1938), Babes in Arms (1939), Girl Crazy (1943), The Human Comedy (1943), National Velvet (1944), The Bold and the Brave (1956), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Twilight Zone episode (1963), Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (1970 TV special, three others as well), Pete's Dragon (1977), Sugar Babies (1979—1988, Broadway and tour), The Black Stallion (1980), Bill (1981 TV movie), The Adventures of the Black Stallion (TV series 1990—1993), Night at the Museum (2006) and The Muppets (2011).

 
Apr 05 2014
Need To Know: Mo Money Mo Brablems, Malebasics Bitch, Ping Went The Strings Of My Heart, Chupacabra's Dirt Nap, COMEBACK Little Lisa + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMadonna's bra is hot. Charlie Hides rapes the MDNA Skin ad. Malebasics

*widget boy cultureVictor Velasquez for Malebasics is...yeah, WOOF.

*widget boy cultureKurt Cobain, 20 years later.

*widget boy culture"Ping" detected from missing Malaysian jet.

*widget boy culturePhony chupacabra is euthanized, discarded without testing.

*widget boy cultureEvery Chris Evans nude scene. Powerful movie-making.

*widget boy cultureYet another reason Andrew Sullivan is a conservadouche.

*widget boy cultureJames Franco "used bad judgment" in trying to pick up 17-year-old:

*widget boy cultureWhy Brendan Eich had to resign from "activist" Mozilla.

*widget boy cultureDays of Our Lives tosses TV's first gay male wedding.

*widget boy cultureTogether at last: Damiana vs. Johnny Scruff!

*widget boy cultureDavid Letterman replacements: Neil Patrick Harris? Ellen?

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton poses with Pussy Riot.

*widget boy cultureCarole King shocks audience at Beautiful by showing up, asking for cash.

*widget boy cultureKenneth exclusively reveals The Comeback's comeback.

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