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Nov 11 2016
6-PACK/politics — Stars Grossed Out By PEOPLE + Trump Threatened Megyn Kelly + Schock's Indictment Is Massive + KKK Rally + Kids Being Harassed Thanks To Trump + Rosie Returns! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureSome stars want other stars to boycott People Magazine over its fawning Trump cover.

*widget boy cultureNOW SHE TELLS US: Megyn Kelly writes that “fascist” Trump threatened her over leaked debate question.

*widget boy cultureFormer Rep. Schock indicted on 24 counts; if true, he was a hardcore crook.

*widget boy cultureKKK announces parade in North Carolina in honor of Trump win. Thanks, Trump voters.

*widget boy cultureMore outrageous incidents of kids being harassed based on their race, directly tied to Trump. His fans:

*widget boy cultureRosie O'Donnell returns to TV in dramedy for Showtime, mourns Trump win.

 

 
Oct 10 2016
RuPaul's Drag Queens Drag Donald Trump! Comments (0)

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Hilarious lip-synch mash-up of Trump's dumbest statements by RuPaul's drag stars ...

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Oct 07 2016
6-PACK — Birthday Joy + Chelsea Clinton Goes To Church + Trump Hates Regulations, Loves Russia + Rosie O'Donnell: Ivanka's BEAUTIFUL + 50 SHADES OF MUPPETS! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Bernie's sweet b'day message for Joy Behar. Hillary says she's always hoped Joy would have a happy b'day.

*widget boy cultureIn Trevor Church, Chelsea Clinton finds a kindred spirit: 

*widget boy cultureTrump's advisor says they would drop 10% of all federal regulations. Trump later says 70%.

*widget boy cultureLobbyist advocated for Russia while working for Trump on his foreign policy.

*widget boy cultureLike a battered wife, Rosie O'Donnell writes of how beautiful the enabling Ivanka Trump is.

*widget boy cultureBest thing ever: A Muppets parody of 50 Shades of Grey.

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Oct 06 2016
6-PACK — Continue Dancing, Singing, Getting Up And Doing Your Thing + Rosie vs. Ivanka + Michelle's Mic-Drop Moment + Gary Nader + Hannity vs. Kelly + Loretta Sanchez's Unfortunate Dab! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureHappy 34th birthday, “Everybody” — Madonna's first single!

*widget boy cultureRosie O'Donnell bumped into Ivanka Trump, they had words, Rosie thanked her for listening.

*widget boy cultureMichelle Obama teases Donald Trump over his “my mic was bad!” bitchin'.

*widget boy cultureIf Hillary loses Florida or New Hampshire, blame Gary Johnson and his idiotic supporters.

*widget boy cultureSean Hannity accuses colleague Megyn Kelly of being in the tank for Hillary—though he's in the tank for Trump.

*widget boy cultureLoretta Sanchez did the dab at the end of a fiery debate with Kamala Harris in their senatorial debate: 

 
Sep 27 2016
6-PACK/debate — Trump's Failure Was Huge, The Greatest + Clinton Drops Trump's Mic + Fat Trump Calls Alicia Machado Fat (Again!) + Madonna Backs Up Rosie + Addled Rudy Giuliani Calls Hillary STUPID! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSalon: Trump gave the worst-ever debate performance by a prez or veep contender.

*widget boy cultureHoward Fineman: No, srsly, like, Quayle was better.

*widget boy cultureClinton: “Anybody who complains about the microphone is not having a good night.”

*widget boy cultureLard-assed Trump doubles down on Miss Universe Alicia Machado's weight.

*widget boy cultureMadonna has Rosie O'Donnell's back:

*widget boy cultureRudy Giuliani, who cross-dressed and kissed Trump, says Hillary's “too stupid” to be POTUS.

 
Jul 22 2016
6-PACK — Beefcake Catwalk + Clinton/Kaine? + Trump's Rosie Past + Stern Lampoons Caitlyn + Too Old For Bond? + Leslie Jones Addresses Twitter Mess! Comments (0)

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*widget boy culturePark & Ronen's “beefcake bonanza” is here, with backstage (and backside) pics by Driely Vieira.

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton poised to make “safest choice possible” for running mate: Tim Kaine.

*widget boy cultureRosie O'Donnell is the perfect narrator of an anti-Donald Trump bio.

*widget boy culture“Caitlyn Jenner” interviewed by Howard Stern at the RNC: “Hold on, a coupla queers just walked in.

*widget boy cultureIdris Elba thinks he's too old to be James Bond, but this snap argues against that notion.

*widget boy cultureLeslie Jones on the race-bashing Twitter swarm she endured: “What scared me was the injustice of a gang of people jumping against you for such a sick cause.” 

 
May 28 2016
The Empower Station: Cyndi Lauper & Boy George's Bangin' Bang A Gong Show Comments (0)
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I've seen Cyndi Lauper perform live probably a dozen (?) times, going back to her True Colors World Tour in (December 14, 1986) and including the Twelve Deadly Cyns World Tour (in NYC sometime in 1994-1995), She's So Unusual: 30th Anniversary Tour (October 20, 2013), her opening slot for Cher (May 9, 2014) and quite a few of her holiday and fundraising gigs (like this one). She's great, but I wondered if I really needed to see her yet again, as I did at the Beacon Theatre here in NYC on Thursday night.

Img151My room, 1987. (L) Full Madonna-cover mags in bags on the wall, plus Eurythmics, Marilyn Monroe, Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Cyndi Lauper. (R) View of my ceiling, with Madonna, Molly Ringwald, Marilyn, Cyndi, Ally Sheedy, Debbie Harry, Sade and ... Boy George! (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

The real draw for me was Boy George. I absolutely loved Culture Club as a teen; I vividly recall the day I bought Colour by Numbers at a record store in Flint in the '80s. I even had a promo poster for one of the group's video collections on my ceiling, with a huge image of George in full makeup. I also remember the very first time my pals Mike Ashton (at his house) and Eric Olson watched the video for “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” (1982) on MTV and openly discussed the novelty of the dude who totally looked like a girl. Liking George was somewhat of a political statement in a small town—in any town, really.

But even without the tantalizing gayness, I thought Culture Club created two amazing albums (and the other not-half-bad ones), records I listened to and memorized. I was a pretty fair voice mimic for George, too.

Back in the day, Culture Club had a bad reputation as a live act, and I didn't summon the guts to attend any pop tour until Eurythmics' Revenge Tour on August 21, 1986, by which time Culture Club was kaput. Also, I'd heard more recently that George didn't sound so hot on a reunion jaunt, but I believe that was due to vocal issues.

So when I failed to get tickets and the joint gig between Cyndi and George (with Rosie O'Donnell as a special guest) neared, I reached out to a friend with a connection and, after his previous invitees fell through, I found myself seated in the fourth row for what turned out to be a thoroughly satisfying show.

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Cyndi came out first, weirdly; I'd expected George would open for her, considering her relative success and being 3/4 of the way to being an EGOT. She looked great in her pink hair and punky leather get-up, and thanked us all for being there while also ensuring she educated the young'uns about the days when R&B and country were quite close in form. This was relevant because she's recently released a C&W album, Detour. Her roots with Blue Angel make this a good idea:

As reluctant as I was to see her again (at some point, seeing an artist over and over can almost dull my enthusiasm), and as little interest as I had in hearing her do country stuff, her set wound up being phenomenal. She had us on our feet the whole time and was in superb voice.

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DSC08598Cyndi is an instrumental part of my musical taste (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

Cyndi gave us four hits and four C&W covers from her new record:

(1) “Funnel of Love” (originally by Wanda Jackson)

(2) “She Bop”

(3) “I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart” (originally by Patsy Montana)

(4) “Walking After Midnight” (originally by Patsy Cline)

(5) “The End of the World” (originally by Skeeter Davis)

(6) “I Drove All Night”

(7) “When You Were Mine” (originally by Prince, covered by Cyndi on her first album)

(8) “Money Changes Everything” (originally by the Brains, covered by Cyndi on her first album)

For her encore, she treated us to one more cover and two of her biggest hits:

(9) “Misty Blue” (originally by Eddy Arnold)

(10) “Time After Time”

(11) “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” (with Rosie O'Donnell on the drums)

DSC08644A moment when she was mine (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Just a fantastic performance from her, and I couldn't believe I'd been unenthused going in. She also said something that relates to my false fatigue while she was honoring Prince. She said: 

I hope you appreciate all the artists while you have 'em.

Noted!

DSC08737Wanna be a cowboy 'n' you can be my cowgirl... (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Her other remarks about Prince were respectful without attempting to make it seem she was a major part of his story (she sang his “When You Were Mine” on She's So Unusual, an excellent cover that she performed live at the show perfectly):

I did one of his songs on my first record, and when he passed I couldn't believe it and it broke my heart—a bright light went out ... Life is short. But he was funny, and he was smart as a whip ... he was quirky—but I loved him.

Cyndi joked about Madonna's English accent but quickly said she loved her, and also gushed about being on Sire Records now, a label she had always considered to be so creative, the home of so many punk acts and also Madonna.

DSC08885Cyndi Lauper is 62 years old, y'all! (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Cyndi loves Madonna and Sire, but there was no love lost on Donald Trump when Rosie O'Donnell took the stage for what amounted to a quickie cover while Boy George and his band prepped behind the curtain. Awkwardly, George's voice and other distracting noises were coming through on the monitors, so Rosie kept getting interrupted and eventually just had to shout over it all—glad it was her and not, say, Mindy Kaling.

DSC09117Rosie's set trumped anything The Donald could ever say. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Rosie used her brief time onstage to lambaste Donald Trump. Though she declared the Beacon a Trump-free zone, that wasn't quite true—it was more like an anti-Trump zone, and rightfully so:

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Mar 23 2016
6-PACK — His Life's A Drag + Joe Garagiola Dies + Wish My Easter Basket Was Filled With These Eggs + MMA Is Like What Now? + Madonna's Ex Remakes NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER With Their Son + Cocky Player! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureOrder yourself a drag singing telegram!

*widget boy cultureJoe Garagiola dies @ 90.

*widget boy cultureBuzzfeed shows you a ton of bubblebutts painted like Easter eggs

*widget boy cultureRep. Daniel O'Donnell (D-NY) thinks MMA is like gay porn, should stay banned.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's tour ends, so Guy takes their son away to her fave vacay spot. Ass.

*widget boy cultureThis cocky piece challenged a former NBAer to a game of one-on-one.

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