2729 posts categorized "POP CULTURE"

Aug 24 2014
Richard Attenborough, Oscar-Winning Director & Popular Actor, Dies @ 90 Comments (0)

Richard-attenborough-apPeace in: Two Oscars for Gandhi

Sir Richard Attenborough, a cinematic legend who acted as well as directed, and whose career began in 1942, has died after being in fragile health for the past six years. He was 90.

AttenboroughAttenborough was best known for his Oscar-winning direction of Gandhi (1982). He directed for nearly 40 years—from 1969 to 2007—including noteworthy films as the horror flick Magic (1978), the South Africa-based drama Cry Freedom (1987) and biopic Chaplin (1992) starring an Oscar-nominated Robert Downey Jr. as the film legend. His best-known acting roles, of course, were in Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).

 
Aug 22 2014
Chexytoons: Arden My Heart Comments (0)

Eve-Arden

Via Chexy Decimal. 

 
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Letter: Amazing, Art-Filled, Name-Droppy 1990s Chain Letter Comments (0)
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The pages are especially worth a look if you're a comic strip/sci fi fan...mouse over them to see what number they are.

Chain-Letter-6I've held onto the hastily Xeroxed (and re-Xeroxed...and re-Xeroxed) pages of this 60-page chain letter for over 20 years, at first because it's filled with interesting names and drawings (again, not originals...dammit!) by famous artists, and then later because the very concept of a physical chain letter has become so antiquated.

The letters include everyone from Bette Midler to Goldie Hawn, from the late wife of Ricardo Montalban to JFK's press secretary, from publisher Joni Evans to the Hollywood Reporter's George Christy. To me, it's fascinating.

Check out the pages in the gallery above, and some notes on the pages below...

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Aug 21 2014
Cookie Jar Comments (0)

Cookie-Mueller

If you're not at all interested in this book, I'm not sure we can be friends.

 
Need To Know: Crack Of Pawn + Obama's Outrage + Whoopi Not Enjoying THE VIEW + Wet Zac + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: The Emmys' new teaser is funnier (AND LONGER) than most nominated comedies.

*widget boy cultureObama, outraged by Foley's execution, sounds ready to do just about anything.

*widget boy cultureWhoopi wants to bolt The View?

*widget boy cultureWhat a racket!

*widget boy cultureGAY TREASON: Sam Smith says to delete Grindr!

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei & hubby on their new doc. Kink-documentary-james-franco

*widget boy cultureAlaska's ice-bucket challenge is fierth.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron drenched in sweat.

*widget boy cultureWABBIT SEASON: Rabbit-hole foods.

*widget boy cultureFranco's next gay-themed (not totally!) movie is here.

*widget boy cultureStuart Reardon naked in the tub. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureGay rights in India, after the jump...

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Aug 20 2014
Madonna: The Lost Movie Star Comments (0)

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At one point, Madonna was asked why she continued trying to be a movie star. Her response: “I am a movie star.” And she was correct. It's like art; you may not dig the work, but it's not not art, it's just good or bad art, and only in your opinion, and the person making it is, by def, an artist.

So yes, Madonna was and is a movie star.

As far as her success at it, she's had some hits and some spectacular misses, and her acting has ranged from atrocious to really good. (She's never been flawless, IMHO.)

Here's how Decider ranks Madonna's movies.

After the jump, my own list, which combines both her performance and the film itself...

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Three Times A Lady: Legendary, Lovely Lypsinka Celebrates 30 Years With 3 NYC Shows! Comments (0)

Lypsinka #1

Okay, it's over: Lypsinka, the legendary drag diva whose loose lips have captivated for 30 years now, is returning to perform not one but THREE shows in NYC this fall. Tickets will be on sale Friday, September 19, at 10AM here.

From a press release:

“After a 9-year absence, a triple dose of the legendary LypsinkaJohn Epperson’s iconic creation, will be doled out this Fall when the ‘Goddess of Showbiz’ deigns to grace New York City with her sweeping presence in LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY.  To celebrate a staggering three decades of glamorous theatrics, three different shows -- revivals of the acclaimed LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET and THE PASSION OF THE CRAWFORD, as well as the New York premiere of JOHN EPPERSON: SHOW TRASH – will run in rotating repertory for a strictly-limited 8-week engagement from November 5th, 2014 – January 3rd, 2015.  The trilogy will take place at the ravishing jewel-box Connelly Theater, located at 220 East 4th Street in Manhattan's way-too-swept-up East Village . . . a stone’s throw from the Pyramid Club and Tompkins Square Park, where Lypsinka was born.

 
Need To Know: Hostage Slain + The Boy Murdered For Liking Dolls + Rick Perry: Booked + Leto's Third Leg + Ice Buckets Of Cash + MORE! Comments (0)

James-FoleyHORROR: James Foley, moments before his brutal murder by terrorists.

*widget boy cultureISIS/ISIL beheads long-held U.S. captive, James Foley.

*widget boy cultureBoy who played with dolls tortured to death by mom, mom's boyfriend.

*widget boy cultureCNN anchor with no knowledge of history: Water cannons for Ferguson.

*widget boy cultureCops in Ferguson continue to be tyrannical for kicks.

*widget boy cultureRick Perry's mugshot. So satisfying.

*widget boy cultureAlexis Arquette had sex with Jared Leto, claims he's a Clydesdale.

*widget boy cultureFrankie Grande goes nekkid on Big Brother. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureChris Meloni's latest ALS ice-bucket challenge is filmed!

*widget boy cultureKaty Perry takes the ice-bucket challenge, nominates...Madonna: 

*widget boy cultureHey, haters: The ice-bucket challenge has raised millions for ALS.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's war against the sun in Ibiza.

*widget boy cultureGo inside an illegal gay wedding in Uganda.

*widget boy cultureRich tech CEO's daughter shoplifted $1,600 worth of clothes...got no jail time.

*widget boy culture(NO) SURPRISE!: Michelle Duggar is anti-trans.

*widget boy cultureFresh, hot pictures of Zac Efron.

*widget boy cultureNot-fresh, but still hot pic of 18yo Zac. Awww, cuddly.

*widget boy cultureHOT blue-collar workers.

Blue-collarWorks for me.