2536 posts categorized "POP CULTURE"

Apr 03 2014
Madonna's Idols Comments (0)

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Buzzfeed Contributor (!) Madonna identifies the 11 "freedom fighters" who have most inspired her. For longtime fans, there won't be any surprises, for others, there won't be any odd men out.

 
Apr 02 2014
Reality Bites Comments (0)

Jacob-A-Rush
Jacob A. Rush, a conservative Republican candidate for public office in Florida, enjoys elaborate, vampire-based gaming in his rather public private life, which includes violent rape and drug-induced scenarios. Of course.

 
Apr 01 2014
Click It Up: Phony Anti-Stans, Real Damage Comments (0)

I was pleasantly surprised to see Buzzfeed throwing its weight into investigating the identity of Examiner.com's notorious “Angela Cheng,” a figure who has written some of the most vitriolic (and Angela-Chenguntrue) garbage about celebrities that I've ever read.

“She” is unfairly mischaracterized as “anti-Gaga,” however. “Angela Cheng” and her ilk at Examiner.com are not anti-Gaga, they are pro-click. In fact, as I wrote last year, Cheng was previously a rabidly pro-Gaga fan who was hellbent on defaming Madonna. She was, you may recall, the person who popularized the sentiment that Madonna “helped spread AIDS.”

I wanted Madonna to sue “her” back then. Madonna is not litigious—ain't nobody got no time for that—but if she'd sued over Cheng's wildly libelous statements, the suit may have at least forced Examiner.com to admit that it has very little control over what its uniformly untalented, incurious “writers” post. I was most shocked, in Buzzfeed's piece, to discover that Examiner.com even has a policy against defaming people. That would seem to directly contradict its business model of the past few years. It took high-profile goading from Buzzfeed for Examiner.com to finally remove Cheng's entire oeuvre...but, of course, the damage has already been done.

It should be embarrassing for Perez Hilton that he congratulated “Cheng” on a job well done. I think the theory that “Cheng” = Hilton is not without merit, though he has flatly denied it.

The Internet is already rife with idiots malevolently and anonymously slurring anyone and everyone, we don't need a massive Web site encouraging and profiting from it.

I wish anyone defamed by Examiner.com (Bill Werde of Billboard is an individual unjustly maligned) would unite and sue it back into the Stone Ages. Or at least back to the print days, when people were held accountable for the information and misinformation they chose to put out into the world.

Bottom line: Lady Gaga's biggest troll is actually just a click-happy hack...and one who's probably making a living, albeit somewhat meagerly, off of your outrage.

 
Need To Know: Harry Back, Trans-gressions, Ex-NEWSWEEK Reader, #AttentionWhore + MORE! Comments (0)

Harry-Judd-naked-AttitudeThe front is even more eye-popping. (If you don't do it carefully.)

*widget boy cultureHarry is smooth and nude for Attitude. Harry-Judd-cock

*widget boy cultureRu & crew give sissy apologies for trans offenses.

*widget boy cultureFILLER THEATRE: Tom Cruise looks...different.

*widget boy cultureWear a #TruvadaWhore T-shirt and it won't be taken ironically.

*widget boy cultureNewsweek's 30something owners are cheerfully anti-gay, pro-ex-gay.

*widget boy cultureHe doesn't sing in the shower...he performs.

*widget boy cultureI've personally always found Disney horrifying. Jeb-and-Dubya-Bush-

*widget boy cultureThe “Luke & Laura” of homosexual theft.

*widget boy cultureTO YOUR HEALTH: Obamacare is winning people over.

*widget boy cultureRich dude rapes his kids, gets probation

*widget boy culturePresident (Jeb) Bush?

*widget boy cultureOKCupid: “Boycott Firefox.”

*widget boy cultureSuperhot subway cop Guilherme Leão.

Guilherme_leaoArresting officer

 
Mar 31 2014
Picture Perfect: A Review Of FINDING VIVIAN MAIER Comments (0)

Vivian-MaierMaier produced countless self-portraits, some as arresting as anything Kahlo painted.

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: **** out of ****

Finding-vivian-mayer-poster-mVivian Maier died in a Chicago nursing home in 2009 in her eighties without ever having published her work, without ever having seen thousands of the images she shot and without owning a single negative—everything had been unceremoniously sold at auction along with the rest of her worldly possessions for a few hundred bucks a box once she was injured in a fall. Cheap, considering she had taken well over 100,000 images with her trusty, stealthy Rolleiflex from the late 1940s until some time in the 1990s.

When a historian and second-generation flea marketer, John Maloof, started scanning some of the negatives he'd bought in 2007, he sensed they were good. How good, he wasn't sure. Until posting a batch on Flickr, when users flipped out, reassuring him he had unearthed the work of a brilliant photographer. He bought up as much of Maier's output from other buyers as he could, eventually winding up with about 90% of it. Next, he began cataloguing everything—no easy task since Maier, about whom he knew absolutely nothing, had apparently been a packrat.

Vivian-Maier-girlMaier seemed able to pull exquisitely relaxed, soulful poses...when she bothered to ask.

When her obituary pinged his Google search in 2009, Maloof learned a bit more about Maier—she'd been a nanny, a private figure, French.

But what else? And had she seen herself as an artist?

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Mar 29 2014
Sold To Theeee German Comments (0)

David-Hasselhoff

Julien's Auctions must be joking with this...what's funnier, calling David Hasselhoff a "Hollywood legend" or auctioning off his belongings as if anyone wants them?

 
Need To Know: Underground Art, Bun In An Oven In A Genie In A Bottle, Extra-Wide Receiver + MORE! Comments (0)

Keith-Haring-1982-artArt attack.

*widget boy cultureKeith Haring was here, circa 1982.

*widget boy cultureGaga's sold-out Roseland shows are 12 songs, 1 hour long.

*widget boy cultureNovak Djokovic peen-pic scandal???

*widget boy cultureChristina Aguilera knocked up.

*widget boy cultureSwedish wide receiver comes out.

*widget boy cultureFall gal in Christie's pricy "exoneration" report fights back; ally resigns.

*widget boy cultureHOLEY MACKEREL: Ed Fury's fishnet "swimsuit."

*widget boy cultureAnother reason Trump is dumb: He thinks shots cause autism.

*widget boy cultureFirst gay wedding in London is a May-December romance.

*widget boy cultureJeff Timmons of 98 Degrees is still hot, still horny.

*widget boy cultureCharles Leslie has more gay-erotic art than you. By a lot.

Charles-LeslieNice piece!

 
The Booty Trip: A Review Of Mike Albo's THE JUNKET Comments (0)

Mike-Albo-The-JunketDon't screw—or screw—Mike Albo...he'll Taylor Swift-boat you onstage, and you'll deserve it.

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: **** out of ****

Mike Albo's one-man, one-hour (and change) show The Junket at Culture Project/Lynn Redgrave Theatre is far more entertaining than any of the many actual junkets I've been on, and I've been to Disney World with an entertainment reporter who filed a police report when a free fruit basket allegedly disappeared from his room. Devious maids!

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Mar 26 2014
Need To Know: The Big Chris-Off, The Odd Uncouple, Decker Pecker + MORE! Comments (0)

Tumblr_mavin3YSW91qkdghtHis acting career's on the bubble.

*widget boy cultureChris Evans announces acting exit plan. (Can he still do shirtless gifs?)

*widget boy cultureGwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin "consciously uncouple." (Oh, brother.) Hot-muscles

*widget boy cultureAll the beach-themed shots I've posted lately? #springfever

*widget boy cultureKISS lands its first (!) Rolling Stone cover.

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Tiger that almost ate Siefried's Roy dies.

*widget boy culturePastor flooded Texas due to praying too hard.

*widget boy cultureWeir divorce goes from bad to whatever's Russian for worse.

*widget boy cultureFan-reaction vid outshines Lady Gaga's kitchen-sink "G.U.Y." vid.

*widget boy culture"Eric Decker has an enormous schlong" is SEO catnip.

Eric-DeckerWorth the weights

 
Mar 24 2014
Need To Know: The Heart Is A Lonely Tab Hunter, Perez Keeps It Together, Roamin' Ronan, Queen Of The Hill, Heart-Stopping Cocktail + MORE! Comments (0)

TAB-HUNTER-EXERCISE-BIKER-SHIRTLESSPedals on the wind

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Tab Hunter exercising is another reason to get this book.

*widget boy culturePICTURED: Chip Duckett DJs Perez's Madonna-themed b'day in NYC. Perez-Hilton

*widget boy cultureRonan Farrow at NLGJA.

*widget boy cultureBest celebrity-sibling quiz. The. Best.

*widget boy cultureAnita Hill now: "I am not going to stop."

*widget boy cultureVeep Biden speaks out on passing ENDA.

*widget boy cultureYou won't believe this Caesar cocktail.

*widget boy cultureBecause gay people are cool like that.

*widget boy cultureAaron Tveit in South Beach.

*widget boy cultureFamiliar actor James Rebhorn dies @ 65.

*widget boy cultureBest twink butt EVER? (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureIs Gaga's latest extravaganza too much, too late?

*widget boy cultureRussell Adams's cuteness is far easier to locate than MH370.

Russell-AdamsLooking for...love?