334 posts categorized "RACE"

Oct 20 2014
Lust In Translation Comments (0)

Jeremy-Helligar

Jeremy Helligar's name will be familiar to pop culture junkies for his stints at Teen People and (Adult) People, but he's spent the last several years on a self-described “self-imposed exile” from NYC, travleing and living around the world—South America, Australia, Asia and Africa.

Jeremy-HelligarHelligar's journey is not without speedbumps, including racism (the title is a question he has heard way too often), mugging and some uncomfortable sex, the kind you pray won't happen to you but that you enjoy reading about. Also, there are good times, making this an interestingly varied read. It's not linear, it's introspective...and he does not forget to be funny.

I feel like the desire to take time off and discover one's self is a cliché...until one reaches one's thirties and forties and it all makes terrible sense. I'm completing my own memoir so it was illuminating to see how another writer in a similar situation to mine (I also worked at a teen mag, for one thing, but no, it's not true what they say about white men) approched the form.

It's out November 4 officially, but is available for pre-sale now. Check out Helligar's recent Neil Patrick Harris post for HuffPo here.

 
Oct 06 2014
American Idiot? Comments (0)

Raven

Raven-Symoné tells Oprah she's tired of being labeled as gay...or even as African-American. She's cool with being labeled an American, though.

No word on if she is fine being labeled a woman and/or a human being.

It's nice to think we have the power to live outside our societal labels, but we do not. Until it was legal, she would have been disallowed from marrying her female partner because they are gay. In many places in the country, her blackness could lead her into a lot of situations my whiteness would not. The list goes on.

I think it comes off as arrogant, like when white people claim to be color-blind. Maybe it's coming from a good place, but maybe it's also coming from a very sheltered place, a place most people never get close enough to in order to be able to make the same proclamations.

 
Oct 05 2014
Need To Know: Nick Magnet + Schock Report + T WORD Up + Ebola Trumps Friendliness + There IS A Godfre! + MORE! Comments (0)

Nick-Jonas

*widget boy cultureNick Jonas breaks out his pits in his battle for gay dollars.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay (gay?) Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) is glad it's raining men.

*widget boy cultureBoss-man Warren Buffett says he can't control his company's anti-gayness.

*widget boy cultureCheck out Laverne Cox's new show, The T Word.

*widget boy cultureWhat happens when ISIS/ISIL hits Baghdad?

*widget boy cultureMadonna helps open girls' school in Karachi.

*widget boy cultureSex and the City 3 coming?

*widget boy cultureDonald Trump sees a net positive...from Ebola.

*widget boy cultureOr focus on seeing a good movie, like Skeleton Twins.

Sanctuary

*widget boy cultureThe above may or may not make you curious to see Sanctuary (1961).

*widget boy cultureBenjamin Godfre fronts the Frontiers “Naked Issue”!

*widget boy cultureBen Affleck and Bill Maher got heated over Islam.

*widget boy cultureLesbians are suing mad over biracial baby.

*widget boy cultureWELFARE QUEEN: Rich Republican politico committed welfare fraud.

*widget boy cultureSaw & enjoyed Eternity, a comedy about the 1985 music scene. Go see it!

EternityFrom here to Eternity

 
Oct 03 2014
Need To Know: LiLo Blow + Tight End + Made For A Man (But I Like It, Too) + The Goldwyn Standard + White Mischief + MORE! Comments (0)

Raven-Symone
*widget boy cultureRaven-Symoné subtly shades ex-roomie Lindsay Lohan.

*widget boy cultureOne of the best butts on any football player. Ever.

*widget boy cultureWomen love gay male porn?

*widget boy cultureTeresa & Joe Giudice will serve prison time. Yay!

*widget boy culturePHWOAR!: Ben Cohen's 2015 calendar cover revealed.

*widget boy cultureNew York Times also loved Tail! Spin!

*widget boy cultureDisgusting rationale behind lesbian moms' suit over black sperm donor.

Scott-foley-800Tony Goldwyn's having a go at Scott Foley. I want a go at Tony Goldwyn!

*widget boy cultureHollywood is a dog-eat-dog town!

*widget boy culturePresident Obama tweaks FOX News over healthcare.

*widget boy cultureHIV traced to the Congo in the '20s.

*widget boy cultureIf you like the Artist Often Known as Prince, click here now.

*widget boy cultureRandy Quaid and his wife are lunatics.

*widget boy cultureAfter the jump, hear Megan Mulally's advice on what NOT to wear...

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Sep 30 2014
Need To Know: Old Quaintance + Wiiging Out + I See London... + Aretha vs. Adele + Not Gay For Pay + MORE! Comments (0)

George-QuaintanceBathing buddies

*widget boy cultureThe art of the late, great George Quaintance.

*widget boy cultureKristen Wiig and Bill Hader use and abuse a hapless reporter.

*widget boy cultureLoving the nearly transparent undies on this musclestud.

*widget boy cultureBilly Reilich (aka “Nick the Gardener”) auditions for Magic Mike 2.

*widget boy cultureVia Joe.My.God.: Aretha is “Rolling in the Deep”.

*widget boy cultureSCOTUS totally okay with making it harder to vote.

*widget boy cultureI'm at 104% funded...but I'm still seeking your support!

*widget boy cultureAll's well that ends Rockwell.

Michael-HoffmanHe respects gays enough to sell whack-off videos to them for a lot of money.

*widget boy cultureC*m-eating, show-off bodybuilder sold his JO vids for $10K, isn't gay.

*widget boy cultureUK Prime Minister David Cameron is sweet on gay kissin'.

*widget boy cultureHow To Get Away With Murder soars.

*widget boy cultureSNL? Snores.

*widget boy cultureFor those who think Madonna is hands-off in the studio.

*widget boy cultureAmanda Bynes snags a DUI.

*widget boy cultureGeorge Zimmerman's awful gay bro almost nailed a female cable-news gabber.

*widget boy cultureFamous Bodies is a new site with...guess what?

Austin-MahoneIs Austin your one and Mahone-ly?

 
Sep 21 2014
Black-And-White Comments (0)

WILLIAMS-master675-v2

Finally developed and ready to be displayed after 101 years, a never-released feature film with a black cast is said to be the most complete recorded performance of the important black Broadway star Bert Williams (November 12, 1874—March 4, 1922). The story of its journey from 1913 to its 2014 debut is pretty fascinating.

 
Sep 18 2014
One Of CNN's Anchors Is A Real Lemon Comments (0)

Don-Lemon

Don Lemon continues to say idiotic things on TV. I really wish I could like him, but his opinions are so often completely unsupported. Check out the video after the jump as anchor Chris Cuomo cites 30 years' worth of behavioral science in opining that spanking does not work, then Lemon steadfastly ignores the science and brings up training dogs and (incredibly) slave culture.

How is anything from slave culture something for which he should be arguing? (He's called on that and tries to say that's what he meaaans, he's evolviiing...)

Spanking is not a racial issue. I'm sick of hearing that it's a black thing, or a black southern thing. It's not. Or at least, it shouldn't be. Hitting your child is, across the board, ineffective, all about the parent and—too often, though not always—abusive. It also creates more aggressive human beings...

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Sep 17 2014
Doctor/Feelgood Comments (0)

Ariana-GrandeKorovin's patients include teen queen Ariana Grande, who was taking a B12 shot to the butt here.

Dr. Gwen Korovin has been IDed as the throat specialist who was in the room when Joan Rivers was undergoing her endoscopy. A report says Korovin took a selfie with Joan in the background during the procedure, and began a biopsy that led to Rivers vocal cords seizing, causing cardiac arrest. Rivers died a week later.

TMZ—so hated, yet so useful, no?—also brings to light photos that seem to contradict the story of Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts, who claims she was detained by police based on her race after making out with her boyfriend in his car. Photos seem to back up reports that she was having sex with him in the front seat of his car with the door wide open. The pictures show they were much heavier into their sesh than her story let on, though they do not definitively show the act. 

But come on, if you're doing this and are surprised the cops would ask for your ID, you're on drugs or extremely entitled. Bringing race into it diminishes the very real problem that too many black people have with being targeted by cops for no good reason other than suspicion of being black. She plays right into the doubters who think race is a non-issue in this country, and who routinely say black people are the ones hung up on it.