2770 posts categorized "POP CULTURE"

Sep 23 2014
What A Way To Lowe: Cable-Access Hollywood Interviewer Skip E. Lowe Dies @ 85 Comments (0)

Gypsy_mamieskipJune 6, 1929—September 22, 2014 (Seen here with great pal Mamie Van Doren)

Skip E. Lowe, a former child actor who would go on to host a bizarre, wonderful cable-access interview show, has died at 85.

Lowe's Skip E. Lowe Looks at Hollywood launched in the late '70s and featured one-on-ones with some of the greatest stars of the Golden Age, friends and/or esteemed artists who recognized a respectful interrogator when they saw one.

Martin Short has admitted his character “Jiminy Glick” was based, in part, on Lowe.

A recent interview with Lowe after the jump...

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Seeing John Malkovich Comments (0)

Diane_Arbus___Identical_Twins_Roselle_New_Jersey_1967_2014Photographer Sandro Miller has collaborated with John Malkovich to recreate every famous photograph you can think of with Malkovich as the subject. The results are...terrifying. And wonderful.

 
Need To Know: Aged Beef + DICK Movie + Come Back, Little COMEBACK + Supreme Court Justice For All + MORE! Comments (0)

ChippendalesTook it off! Took it off!

*widget boy cultureIt's a Chippendales infestation as the strip org turns 35!

*widget boy cultureRick Perry plays the Joan Rivers card against abortion.

*widget boy cultureAre you ready for Dick: The Documentary? Brainwash

*widget boy cultureThe Comeback's comeback explained.

*widget boy cultureHoward Stern regular dies @ 39.

*widget boy cultureFor fans of Mr. Brainwash.

*widget boy cultureJustice Kagan officiates at same-sex wedding.

*widget boy cultureLooking hits the Folsom Street Fair.

*widget boy cultureBroadway Flea Market raises over $700K for AIDS.

*widget boy culture“Fuck it—I quit!” anchor explains her actions.

*widget boy cultureAmerican Horror Story: Freakshow cast shots are shudder-inducing.

*widget boy cultureWhen jocks become underwear models.

Jed-hill-muscle-power2010812103003503King of the Hill

 
Sep 22 2014
ENCYCLOPEDIA MADONNICA Is The New Blog Comments (0)

EMpic1Pink is the New Blog is one of the very first blogs I ever read. I remember looking at it and literally not comprehending what a blog was, how it read and flowed. It was an education! I loved it, and of course thanks to PITNB, Perez and Towleroad, I became a blogger myself.

Now, I'm superexcited that Trent at PITNB is supporting my quest to write the Encyclopedia Madonnica: 20th Anniversary Editioncheck out his post here, and please don't forget to chip in:

 
Sep 19 2014
If Lypsinka Calls...I'm Here! Comments (0)

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If you don't know who John Epperson is, I'm not mad at you—I pity you. A drag artist extraordinaire, he is the mistressmind behind Lypsinka, a hysterical blend of Ann Miller, Maureen O'Hara and a gay Joan Crawford robot. In her shows, Lypsinka mouths along to a crazed soundtrack of classic and obscure lines from movies and other sources, representing a nightmarishly hilarious laundry list of most of the important things ever uttered.

Lypsinka-pressCalls girl

After too long an absence, Lypsinka is back, performing three separate shows from Wednesday, November 5, to Saturday, January 3, at the Connelly Theater (220 East Fourth St., NYC). Look for her in:

Lypsinka! The Boxed Set

The Passion of the Crawford

John Epperson: Show Trash

Check them out here!

Lypsinka-closeupThis is the face Margaret Thatcher dreamed of having.

I already know all three will be amazing. I saw Lypsinka at The Vortex in Chicago around 1990 and waited in a long line to get her autograph on a dollar bill. Her performance was mind-blowing back then—how did Epperson ever gather all those soundbytes and edit them so seamlessly???

Lypsinka-autographLypsinka graciously signed this card for me.

But I also had a little sneak preview at a press meet-and-greet last night, at which Lypsinka was in top form. She tore through an exhausting sequence of her signature phony phone-answering in spite of some injuries; we never would've known if she hadn't told us.

Lypsinka-liveRead her lips.

See you at all three shows!

 
Who Could Ask For Anything More, I Hear Your Query... Comments (0)

Gentle reminder, in case you need gentle reminding, that I'm desperate grateful for any pledge you can make toward my updated edition of Encyclopedia Madonnica on Kickstarter. Help keep your favorite blogger busy! (Or help me stay busy if there is a mommy blogger you like more.)

All pledges are so appreciated. Thanks!

 
Need To Know: 'Tight Brother + Sequel Opportunity + Dropping The MIKE + Still-Great Scots + Joe Buddy + Fandemonium + Free, Clay & Happy + MORE! Comments (0)

Bb4Hate to be a buttinsky...

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Meet an exceptionally tight, tight end.

*widget boy cultureMatthew McConaughey will not be in Magic Mike 2.

*widget boy cultureIf this doesn't make you want to kill that t.A.T.u. bitch, nothing will.

*widget boy cultureScots voting NO on independence.

*widget boy cultureJoe Manganiello had sympathy for his LGBTI friends' suffering.

*widget boy cultureLast day to own a piece of Madonna history.

*widget boy cultureThis ex-gay couple has HOT chemistry...and matching plaids!

*widget boy culturePlease check out my Kickstarter...I'm getting closer and closer!

*widget boy cultureJessie J and Ariana G ditch Nicki M.

*widget boy cultureAriana Grande does not ditch her fans.

*widget boy cultureBrian Sims on the Philly gay-bashing.

*widget boy cultureCheck out the bulge on this one:

BulgeRipplin'

*widget boy cultureJimmy Somerville's orgiastic “Travesty”.

*widget boy cultureSan Francisco politician is a Truvada...user.

*widget boy cultureJared Leto's huge one.

*widget boy cultureAnother insane mass shooting, this time a grandfather wipes out his family.

*widget boy cultureMiley Cyrus gets spanked for Mexican-flag spanking. (Herstory repeats!)

*widget boy cultureTRAILER: Is Big Eyes Tim Burton's comeback?

*widget boy cultureJennifer Lopez is now a money-eating ass.

*widget boy cultureClay Aiken's NYC fundraiser was in snark-infested waters, thanks to Vocativ.

*widget boy cultureBen Affleck, like a dog returning to its own shit, returns to Details.

Details1Cleft chin & out

 
Sep 18 2014
Washed Up...On Top Comments (0)

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The pathetic, politically-charged (Teabaggers, cough) comments on the Billboard piece about Barbra Streisand's about-to-be historic, about-to-be-#1 album debut are either entertaining or depressing, depending on how likely you are to care about trolls.