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Oct 15 2014
Celebrated Actress Elizabeth Peña Dies @ 55 Comments (0)

Elizabeth-Pena-obituarySeptember 23, 1961—October 14, 2014

Shockingly, 55-year-old actress Elizabeth Peña has passed away.

Elizabeth-penaThe actress—who seemed to work constantly, and is reported to have just finished shooting the first season of an El Rey Network series called Matador—died of undisclosed causes.

Peña's first film role was in 1979's El Super. She made big impressions inDown and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), La Bamba (1987), Lone Star (1996), Jacob's Ladder (1990; she beat out Madonna for that part, BTW), Transamerica (2005) and many other films.

I MarriedOn TV, she starred in I Married Dora (1987—1988, co-starring Daniel Hugh Kelly and Juliette Lewis, which famously announced its own cancelation in its final episode), Shannon's Deal (1989—1991) and guest-starred on dozens of shows and twice played Sofia Vergara's mother on Modern Family...even though she was only 13 years older than Vergara.

Check out this snippet of an interview with the late actress, speaking about her approach to the arts:

 
Need To Know: Pro-Gay Pope? Nope! + Alaska & Idaho Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore + Fame Bubble + Brotherly Lust + Fantasy Football + MORE! Comments (0)

PopeCatholic tails are wagging the dog as conservatives pressure papal backpedaling on LGBT issues.

*widget boy cultureThe Vatican on those recent, positive comments on gays: “Just kidding!”

*widget boy cultureGovernors of Alaska & Idaho fight gay marriage in vain.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron's latest beard is coming in nicely.

*widget boy cultureRyan Phillippe directs his own ass!

*widget boy cultureIncest is best? Germany so kinky!

*widget boy cultureSupreme Court blocks draconian TX abortion law.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's first-born is 18 years old already.

*widget boy cultureMadonna + Britney = the kiss felt 'round the world.

*widget boy cultureGuys with big feet are big cheats!

*widget boy cultureRobbie Rogers-inspired comedy show gets green light @ ABC.

*widget boy culture2014 Democratic early voting outpacing 2010 levels.

*widget boy cultureKe$ha sues Dr. Luke for emotional & sex abuse.

*widget boy cultureYou'll wanna do this, too, when you get a load of 267-pound Jack Doyle:

Jack-DoyleSize matters!

 
Scenes From A Maul: 100s Of Hustlaball Photos Everyone In Them Hopes His Mom Won't See Comments (0)
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Nearly 30 more hot shots in the gallery above

I had heard about Hustlaball in the past, but wasn't sure it would be my scene—guys walking around naked, pornstars having live sex on stages, back rooms, the inevitable women who feel they're being ultra-edgy by invading all-male orgies.

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DSC07200-Mr-Pam-HustlaballThis town needs an enema: mr. Pam drinks up!

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DSC07520-gay-glitterati-Brent-Corrigan-HustlaballLiza, Calvin, Halston, Liz and...oh, wait! Wrong century.

Then I thought: Who am I kidding?

I showed up at 11PM, already tired and hungry. Hungry not in the grrrr—do me! way, but in the grrrr!—I could use some McNuggets way. Appropriately, I had a very easy entry (VIP!).

DSC07177-Nick-Capra-HustlaballNick Capra exhibits flex appeal.

DSC07175-porn-biceps-HustlaballSeth Santoro gets his abs on for his 3-way. Just how I spend a typical Sunday evening.

DSC07180-stripper-HustlaballIsrael Oka gave me a split, wet beaver pic for my very dirty Tumblr.

DSC07203-Levi-Karter-Liam-RileyTwink sensation/former cheerlebrity (it's a real thing!) Liam Riley with indefatigable Levi Karter

DSC07214-Asian-pornstar-HustlaballEli Lewis presents arms

DSC07186-Maverick-Men-HustlaballThe Maverick Men were there, taking a few hours off from banging people out to find new people to bang out.

DSC07245-Boomer-Banks-HustlaballTake it from the top: Famously horse-hung Boomer Banks

DSC07247-strippers-pornstars-HustlaballLevi Michaels with a friend who told me, “I'm nobody!” (no, you're definitely some body)

DSC07252-hairy-HustlaballFur real: Mike De Marko is like the X-rated Andrew Rannells.

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DSC07219-Tayte-Hanson-HustaballDazzling Tayte Hanson's best side is both sides.

DSC07525-Ryan-Rose-HustlaballDancing with the Pornstars: Ryan Rose, Colton Grey & Diesel Washington

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DSC07536-Brent-Corrigan-genderfuck-HustlaballBrent Corrigan was the biggest star, and did the biggest transformation once he was done performing.

Inside, I immediately got the handle on it all: Three levels of a suitably careworn bar/club space, the kind of place (it was called Slake) with exposed brick and blood-red or black walls and the kind of floor you wouldn't feel bad soiling by adding another orgasm to it.

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Oct 14 2014
Need To Know: Same-Sex Dancing On His Grave + Zach's No Longer Got Back + Trans Vision + Ebola Soup Nazi + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureImage via Daily Kos: Still pleased to know that Jesse Helms is dead.

*widget boy cultureZach Galifianakis got REAL skinny.

*widget boy cultureFamed Vegas gay resort Blue Moon is closing, effective tomorrow.

*widget boy cultureDr. Nancy Snyderman issues statement RE her Ebola quarantine escapades.

*widget boy cultureTrans visibility grows, trans rights lag behind.

*widget boy cultureTX racism behind ruling striking down the state's voter-ID law?

*widget boy cultureMeet Stan Rosenberg, 1st out leader of the MA State Senate.

*widget boy cultureNYC LGBT Center honoring Gloria Steinem at Women's Event 17.

*widget boy cultureBenedict Cumberbatch says leading men still can't easily be out in Hollywood.

*widget boy cultureGetting Hitched? Don't miss this gay-wedding expo!

*widget boy cultureMake way for The Gays

 
Liberace: You're BASIC! Comments (0)

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Via Blank on Blank: In this recently unearthed Liberace interview, the grande dame of showmanship has no patience for people who don't work as hard as he did:

“Anyone that dares begrudge what I have today just better get off their duff and do something about it—do something for themselves as well as their country...I feel that I have a perfect right to spend my money the way I damn please.”

He later says if he were president, he'd put people to work building roads and other public works, which the interviewer correctly perceives as a somewhat FDR kind of remark, in contrast to the hard-right, DIY-or-get-lost vibes Liberace had just been giving. The entertainer replies:

“People who sit back and wait for somebody to take care of them are the people that I"m speaking of. These are the people that if shown a way can be useful to our society.”

And if shown a way and still reluctant to work?

“Well then I guess they're just basic, criminal people that don't belong in our society.”

Full interview after the jump...

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Oct 13 2014
Alaskan Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down: I Can See Equality From My House! Comments (0)

Sarah-Palin

Gay marriage ban struck down in Alaska. Governor says he's appealing, but I beg to differ:

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Rossy Is A Rossy Is A Rossy Is A Rossy Is A Rossy: A Review Of Jessica Mitrani's TRAVELING LADY Comments (0)
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BOY CULTURE REVIEW: *** out of ****

It's not every day that I'm invited to the U.S. stage debut of a Pedro Almodovar superstar, so how could I refuse when offered the chance to see Traveling Lady, a multi-media presentation by Colombian visual artist/director Jessica Mitrani and Spanish film icon Rossy de Palma? Answer: I couldn't, and I didn't.

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After initially bobbling the invite for me plus-one (sorry, Nathaniel!), I showed up fresh from a full day at New York Comic Con and a quick visit with Don Bachardy to find a long line outside FIAF Florence Gould Hall (55. E. 59th). A passer-by seemed nonplused when I told her we were waiting for a show. “A theatrical performance???” she sputtered. It was as if she knew what was in store for us; we didn't, however, so I went in thinking we were seeing a play while my companion Jason though it would be a movie. We were both kinda right.

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Rossy-de-PalmaWith “Kika” herself!

A part of FIAF's Crossing the Line 2014 series, Traveling Lady turned out to be a singular experience. I wish I had seen it both nights it played to get a firmer grasp on it, but I did divine its staunchly feminist roots, using as a jumping-off point the 19th-Century travels of journalist Nellie Bly. The show made use of a booming female voice-over, outstandingly dazzling projections, a somewhat goofy, talking, 8-foot dress with no body in it (voiced with an insinuating authority by Joan Juliet Buck), original music and all-too-brief appearances by de Palma in the flesh, lip-synching to her pre-recorded recitations.

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De Palma plays more than Bly; it quickly becomes obvious she is embodying various female archetypes. In so doing, she only had to appear briefly, allowing her unique visage to do all the talking. She merely had to stand there in order to give the show a twisted depth. Her presence is so arresting it was shocking later to meet her and see that she herself isn't 8 feet tall.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb0796ee37970d-550wiThe show lagged when it became too esoteric for its own good, but I felt was saved from being a parody of NYC performance art excess thanks to its tongue-in-cheek humor. While it's true enough that some of its odder visuals would have baffled the real Bly (who once feigned insanity in order to explore the depravity of early insane asylums), I felt the show's broad send-up of branding and marketing were spot-on and LOL hilarious. I was also very taken with the show's tangential embrace of passages from the writings of Gertrude Stein (Ida: A Novel), which gave perfect voice to some of Mitrani's visuals.

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All in all, Mitrani and de Palma's collaboration seemed a match made in heaven.

Afterward, we were invited to a champagne toast, at which de Palma was mobbed and a child was given a birthday cake. When I met her and congratulated her on the show, de Palma rasped in her wonderful way, “Wasn't it great???” and enthusiastically posed for photos.

 
Need To Know: Dog Days + Ebola Oops + Tennis Ace + Gaga Drama + Carter Country + MORE! Comments (0)

Nick_BatemanI'm willing to stray down to Puerto Rico in order to be rescued by this crew!

*widget boy cultureLucky Puerto Rican stray dog rescued by Nick Bateman & other models.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama demands review in 2nd U.S. Ebola case.

*widget boy cultureMartina Navratilova honored in NYC.

*widget boy cultureHouse candidate Carl DeMaio blows off sexual harassment charges.

*widget boy cultureDAME NATION: Angelina Jolie receives honor from Queen Elizabeth.

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga subject of oddly vitriolic VH1 hit piece.

*widget boy cultureGaga brands Madonna as unhelpful, seems to agree she has no soul.

*widget boy cultureART-ON: Madonna kissing Britney.

*widget boy cultureIn a future where curiosity has been outlawed...

*widget boy cultureJimmy Carter, 90, hits the campaign trail.

*widget boy cultureIowa Senate race tightens.

*widget boy cultureProbably fake Corey Monteith bareback video leaks.

*widget boy culture“Suicidal” August, Osage County actress is missing.

*widget boy cultureThis kid:

Summerlin boy

...really knows how to steal scenes. Keep reading to see him in action...

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