2770 posts categorized "POP CULTURE"

Sep 17 2014
Lip Service Comments (0)

Beyonce

Every pop singer lip-synchs—every single one of them. It really doesn't have anything to do with if they can or can't sing; it's not a Milli Vanilli thing. One can not perform a physically active two-hour set without some vocal sweetening, at least not in this genre (rock is different, its fans don't mind scratchy, effed-up vocals...sometimes, they're a plus).

But even so, because most artists deny it (it's like dying your hair was in the '60s), any time it becomes obvious, it's juicy, as in this runaway-popular Beyoncé snippet...

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Oh, Fathers Comments (0)

Mike-ComrieHilary Duff with her ex, Mike Comrie, a true DILF of Disney

Via BuzzFeed: Someone finally invented DILFs of Disneyland, an Instagram of hot dads at Disney. Predictably, some of the commenters are railing against the objectification of men. Sorry, as long as there is a difference in how men and women are treated in our culture, it will never be possible to say same/same on this issue. Like Black History Month doesn't mean a White History Month is same/same.

I, of course, have a similar Instagram. I avoid showing kids in the background. Otherwise, I've said it before and will say it again: Public is not private.

And in agreement with a hysterical comment at BuzzFeed, DILFs of Disneyland isn't Fat Fucks of Disneyland, so get over it.

 
Need To Know: Stade Muffins + Iggy Popped + To Your Health + Noun, Verb, Benghazi + MORE! Comments (0)

StadeIt's Dieux, duh.

*widget boy cultureDieux du Stade is still three years away from being legal!

*widget boy culturePhilly gay-bashing solved by Twitter?

*widget boy cultureCould that Iggy Azalea sex tape see the light of day after all?

*widget boy cultureMadonnaTribe does Encyclopedia Madonnica!

*widget boy cultureFor all you vodka Queens.

*widget boy cultureThanks to Obamacare, uninsured rate plummets.

*widget boy cultureAdvocate names 50 most influential LGBT mediaites.

*widget boy cultureDownton Abbey ventures into ex-gay territory.

*widget boy cultureRaymond & Lane's delusions of grandeur.

*widget boy cultureElisabeth Hasselbeck connects Ray Rice to Benghazi.

*widget boy cultureFind out how pic-with king Geoffrey Dicker totally won the Internet, and met Oprah.

I won the internet

 
Sep 16 2014
All The News That's Worthless To Print Comments (0)

Indianapolis News 4 12 95

An original press clipping from the Indianapolis News (April 12, 1995) promoting my original edition of Encyclopedia Madonnica. It was helpful exposure, though I think the phrase for trivia is useless bits of information, not worthless...thanks, bitch!

Meanwhile, check out the quote the paper ran on its front page below the masthead every edition:

“Where the Spirit of the Lord Is, There Is Liberty.”

I never had a shot! 

P.S. The Indianapolis News had a run that lasted just shy of 130 years, ending on October 1, 1999. Madonna has less than 100 to go to match it!

Please pledge to my Kickstarter so I can produce a fully updated Encyclopedia Madonnica: 20th Anniversary Edition. Thank you!

 
Need To Know: Babs Company + DJANGO UNCENSORED + Brad Marriage + 4 Sale In O-Hio + MORE! Comments (0)

StreisandThe mirror has two faces: “Emotion” (1984), readying for Fallon (2014)

*widget boy cultureFallon's duet with Barbra sucked. But her solo was great.

*widget boy cultureDjango Unchained actress on being mistaken for a prostitute...

*widget boy culture...while witnesses and cop recording suggest she was having public sex.

 *widget boy culture*** NEW STEVIE NICKS ***

*widget boy cultureAn emaciated Angelina & her husband are making a film about a bad marriage.

*widget boy cultureSexy Jonathan Bennett's scorching jive on DWTS premiere. He was quite...excited:

*widget boy cultureZoolander sequel?

*widget boy cultureNFL is cool with serial child abusers.

*widget boy cultureArizona GOPer suggests welfare recipients be sterilized, resigns.

*widget boy cultureDrag protest of Facebook name policy.

*widget boy cultureRight-wing-owned Urban Outfitters sold “blood-stained” Kent State sweatshirts.

*widget boy cultureJohn Travolta's multiple feel-up accusations are just about money.

John-Travolta-classic-ad-gay-87589652777Also, his son is dead so stop being mean, media.

 
Sep 15 2014
On The Cover Of A Magazine: Madonna's 200+ Greatest Magazine Covers Comments (0)
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Above: A gallery of 30 more, unranked Madonna mag covers! 

Unlike any star since—and unlike only a precious few before—her, Madonna has made the act of being on the cover of a magazine into an art form. A gung-ho participant in creating a visual record of her beauty, her aesthetic, her political and quasi-punk challenging of social norms and her status as a visual icon, Madonna has always taken her covers seriously, in some cases as seriously as other rockstars take music videos or even albums.

As a rabid collector of Madonnabilia, I specialize in ephemera, especially in magazine covers. I would hate to be presented with a calendar and shown exactly how many months of my life I've spent tirelessly pursuing new, old and new-to-me old magazines with Madonna on their covers, valuing some for their uniqueness (she posed specifically for the cover!), some for their status within her career (it was her very first time on a cover!), some for the exotic nature of their home countries (Japan! Japan! Japan!), some for being totally weird (ugliest Madonna cover ever!) and some just for the sake of fulfilling my desire to have one of everything.

Song Hits May 87 copyChoosing Madonna's best covers took forever, and it will take another forever for us to duke it out in the comments over my rankings, over which ones I forgot, over which ones I personally detest and excluded on purpose...these kinds of lists are a recipe for dissent.

But if you're into this shit, you're into it, and the time spent is as good as the time spent inhaling and exhaling oxygen.

V Summer 2014Madonna's still causing a cover commotion in 2014...

Please enjoy this list, and please comment on it. If I have forgotten any major ones, I'll happily amend my list. And if you have Long Island's Nightlife and/or Hamptons '85, I'm all ears and am ready to buy them.

Each entry contains the magazine's title, the country (it's the United States unless otherwise specified), the date of publication and then a credit for the cover photographer. In cases where I was unable to quickly determine the ID of the shooter, it's listed with a question mark. If you think you have info on any of who any of these photographers may be, I'm all ears for that as well.

One more thing: This 32,000-word post is my gift to you. But I would appreciate it if you would consider contributing any amount to my Kickstarter so that I can produce a 20th anniversary edition of my book Encyclopedia Madonnica. Click here! Tell your friends!

Thanks! Now, on with the list...

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Need To Know: Can't Stand Him + Coming Out Of The Celluloid Closet + PSYCHO Thriller + UNCLE TOM'S GAY CABIN + MORE! Comments (0)

Kanye-West-wheelchairKanye needs to stand down.

*widget boy cultureKanye West still vying for title of Biggest Douche Ever. Uncontested.

*widget boy cultureOrange is the New Black writer divorces husband to get some “Poussey.”

*widget boy cultureThe making of a modern gay character.

*widget boy cultureGays and miners team up in Pride.

*widget boy cultureI'm busy looking at Viggo Mortensen's butt, Mother!

*widget boy cultureAnother man accused of spreading HIV purposefully.

*widget boy cultureStraight couples starting to snub anti-gay wedding venues.

*widget boy cultureNo, really, Bronx councilman Fernando Cabrera is anti-gay.

*widget boy cultureRight-wing Jewish gay children's book writer thinks gays provoke Christian hostility.

*widget boy cultureISIL allegedly hauls in $3 million per day from illegal activities.

*widget boy cultureCheyenne Jackson marries boyfriend of a year.

*widget boy culture2 straight dudes marry each other, hilarity (?) ensues.

*widget boy cultureFrat boys attempt to “Shake It Off”.

*widget boy cultureWhen Mighty Real's Anthony Wayne & Kendrell Bowman met, beautiful music was remade.

Sylvester-Anthony-WayneOnline buddies

 
Sep 14 2014
Chain, Chain, Chain... Comments (0)

Madonna

Owned it long enough—this chain is for sale! (Sold the coins bracelet years ago. Selling some of the other jewelry, visible and not, from this shoot at Kickstarter.)