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Dec 05 2014
The Naked Truth: A Review Of THE ANDY COHEN DIARIES Comments (0)

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BOY CULTURE REVIEW: ***1/2 out of ****

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The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year (Henry Holt, $26) is the follow up to Cohen's best-selling Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Line of Pop Culture. That book was fun, a mix of media memoir and gay came-of-age story, like what you'd get if David Sedaris gave a shit about upscale ladies who punch.

But I was much more eager to read Andy's latest because I share his obsession with The Andy Warhol Diaries, the 1987 publication of the late pop artist's mundane, gossipy, catty, banal, unintentionally sociologically insightful day-to-day journals. Even without reading a word of Cohen's new work, he already wins for best title of the year. He's also inoculated himself against any bad reviews by embracing an earlier work that he notes was dismissed as “a vapid assortment of name-dropping and celebrity bashing,” which is only true if you're someone who doesn't care that Warhol noted Madonna and Timothy Hutton were hanging out together and accidentally broadcast that fact to the New York Post one day in the '80s.

But this Andy doesn't disappoint, coming across as a Warhol with an agenda, more of a sense of the ridiculous and a libido.

Juicily, Cohen starts the book right when those rumors circulated that he was engaged to straight athlete Sean Avery. Hey, there have been more damaging rumors than to be linked to this. But it's a great way to begin, as it lets you know the author isn't going to hold back. Just a few pages later, he goes after Kevin Spacey—who deserves to be gone after—with this observation:

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Aug 08 2014
Need To Know: Ginger? Roger! + Straight White Male Discrimination + Shower Power + Turtle Time Goes Back Into Its Shell + Naked ROCKY + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureGreg Rutherford goes bare-assed for Attitude. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureRon Paul < Rand Paul < ... RuPaul???

*widget boy cultureChicago White Sox LGBT Pride Night inspires outrage (in-rage?) online.

*widget boy cultureFun in the shower.

*widget boy cultureKARMA'S A BITCH: Ramona Singer officially divorcing Mario.

*widget boy cultureRenisha McBride's killer found guilty of murder. Finally...sanity.

*widget boy cultureKevin Spacey & Julia Louis-Dreyfus are drag versions of each other for EW.

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*widget boy cultureTrust me: This boy is one of the hottest you'll see today.

*widget boy cultureFranco thinks speculating someone might be gay is “homophobic.” Adrian-Aguilar-boxer-naked-nude-Rocky-Out

*widget boy cultureMen of Rocky, which is closing in a week or so, for some reason got naked for Out anyway.

*widget boy cultureJustin Bieber FaceTimes with Malala.

*widget boy cultureUgandans pushing to reinstate Kill the Gays law.

*widget boy cultureEbola is God's punishment for (guess?) homosexualism.

*widget boy cultureGay men completing transformation to mindless bimbos:

 
Apr 03 2014
Need To Know: Here Comes The Judd, Gravity Levity, Groupie Sex, Nun Nonsense + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMcFly's Harry Jud has the perfect body, isn't shy to go nude. SUPERMAN

*widget boy cultureAlternate ending to Sandra Bullock's earnest Gravity.

*widget boy cultureJames Franco was dying to bang a 17-year-old fan.

*widget boy cultureScott & Chris Evans are double the trouble.

*widget boy cultureAnother Fort Hood shooting claims multiple lives. HarveyMilkStamp

*widget boy cultureBreitbart writer calls for Americans to commit genocide.

*widget boy cultureHarvey Milk U.S. postage stamp unveiled.

*widget boy culturePremature (?) Lady Gaga obit.

*widget boy cultureHedy Lamarr & son on To Tell the Truth, complete with ads.

Michael B Nebraska croppedBest of the Best gets the best of the bigots.

*widget boy cultureNebraskan high schooler will get to read his pro-gay speech after all. Vtcn-radio

*widget boy cultureNew college prez is a Confederate. It's still 2014.

*widget boy cultureVTCAN RADIO's "Riddle Song" is a true enigma.

*widget boy cultureModel Louis Lemaire is stuh-RIKING.

*widget boy cultureA shirtless Brian Shimansky is, too.

*widget boy cultureShe was a star's personal assistant...and it sucked.

*widget boy cultureIf J.O. made you gay, I'd be having sex with even more straight men.

*widget boy cultureGwyneth & Scott had an open marriage.

*widget boy cultureReal Housewives Sonja & LuAnn are like Laurel & Hardy, with no fat one:

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Jan 28 2014
Need To Know: Buddy Buddy, Ramona Singin' The Blues, Madonna Is Queerer Than You Bitches + MORE! Comments (0)

Gay-kissThese boys are stopping traffic.

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Now that's a gay kiss! That's what I wanted the Bosom Buddies to do. Hot-guy

*widget boy cultureShocking RHONY divorce. Can Latifah do the divorce?

*widget boy cultureNot the world's least attractive dude, eh?

*widget boy cultureAmazing pre-fame Daft Punk footage sans masks.

*widget boy cultureEverything I've ever said RE "leave Madonna alone".

*widget boy cultureGreat way to help the cause of children with HIV.

*widget boy cultureWorld's tiniest underwear. Seriously.

*widget boy cultureAn extensive look at "flaming old queens" that goes on and on.

*widget boy cultureThe Queen Latifah Show offers a backstage glimpse of her Grammys wedding-fest.

 
Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

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A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

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OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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Oct 14 2013
What Wouldn't Andy Cohen Ever Do? Comments (0)
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Andy Cohen played "Would You Ever?" with me backstage at bethenny. Would he ever marry a guy half his age? Find out...

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Oct 11 2013
Need To Know: Head Games, The Tea Party's Over, This Old Thing? + MORE Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMarilyn Monroe's skull X-ray is up for grabs if you've got $30Kish.

*widget boy cultureChris Christie loses in court on gay-marriage stay.

*widget boy cultureHis son committed suicide, he was run over on a walk to memorialize him.

*widget boy cultureRecord low approvals for GOP and Tea Party.

*widget boy cultureFreddie Prinze Jr. a few years later.

*widget boy cultureRamona Singer's hubby Mario doesn't fire blanks.

*widget boy cultureAging a lifetime in a few moments.

Aginggif1Time goes by so quickly.

*widget boy cultureSnooki, JWOWW & RuPaul's finest at Night of the Living Drag in NYC. Drag

*widget boy cultureTom Daley and Dustin Lance Black share a cuppa Joe. (Not Jonas.)

*widget boy cultureIn the mood to pop some Frute Brute in your mouth?

*widget boy cultureDid Madonna call a moviehouse scold an "enslaver?"

*widget boy cultureRussian athletes support NOH8.

*widget boy cultureJoe Scarborough gets a (secret) divorce.

*widget boy cultureLiza Minnelli to award recipient Ann-Margret: "Can you believe we're both still alive???"

Pic #1 photo credit Richard TermineYou make me feel alive, alive, alive! Courtesy of Richard Termine.

 
Sep 07 2013
Drastic Plastic Comments (0)
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Ross Mathews has extended his 15 minutes of fame into full-on half-an-hour status with his new experiment in extreme cuteness, Hello Ross! on E! I liked the show, but the highlight has to be his Real Housewives makeover, above.