27 posts categorized "ROSIE O'DONNELL"

Oct 04 2012
Two Hearts Comments (0)

Rosie O'DonnellTill death do they part, but let's put that off a while

Terrifying to read about Rosie O'Donnell's heart attack in People (October 15, 2012), of which she says her thought at the time was, "This is too soon to be done." She resisted going to the hospital despite knowing something was wrong, instead surrounding herself with bags of frozen vegetables overnight to cool down. Nuts!

She also talks about how that experience and the health scare of wife Michelle Rounds (desmoid tumors) made them a stronger couple.

Always nice to see mainstream magazines treating gay couples exactly as they would treat straight couples.

Aug 21 2012
Funny "Ha-Ha," Or Funny "Queer?" Comments (0)

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The above is from No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, a new anthology that includes gay comics, 'zines and graphic novels. Interesting that gay rights exploded with Stonewall the very year that queer comics were born.

Speaking of gay comics (with a hat tip to Kenneth), The New York Times wonders why there aren't more male ones who've become A-listers like their lesbian counterparts Rosie O'Donnell, Ellen DeGeneres and Wanda Sykes.

Dave Rubin

One theory floated by my pal Dave Rubin:

"Television likes their gay people as sidekicks on the Bravo network or as fashion experts. I’m just not sure how far we’ve come from one of my favorite Homer Simpson lines: 'Marge, I like my TV loud, my beer cold and my homosexuals flaming!'"

So is he right? And if not, why aren't there any A-list gay male comedians...and which one will be the first to break through the Todd Glass ceiling?

Aug 20 2012
It's The Rosie O'Donnell Heart Attack Comments (5)

Rosie O'Donnell heart attack
Rosie O'Donnell has come forward to say she had a heart attack last week. She felt symptoms hours after helping an "enormous" woman out of a car, took aspirin and went to a doctor the following day. She was very lucky—for some reason, we know-it-all types don't like to seek help when that's the smartest course of action. So glad she is recovering now.

Jan 08 2012
A League Of Her Own Comments (1)

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An ailing Penny Marshall (she is battling cancer and currently rushing to complete her memoirs) reminisces about A League of Their Own with Rosie O'Donnell. Great little tidbits in there.

Nov 10 2011
Brothers Should Go To It Comments (2)

I've always loved the Lane Twins—Gary and Larry—and now they have a Dolly Parton-themed documentary coming out called Hollywood to Dollywood that I'll be seeing on the 17th in NYC. As part of their promotions, they landed a spot of The Rosie Show on OWN. Non-Dolly clip of them after the jump...

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Oct 22 2011
Girls, You Know It's True Comments (1)

Rosie O'Donnell has a new show and a new love she's talked about marrying (Michelle Rounds), but National Enquirer (October 31, 2011) claims the GF's father isn't thrilled. For one thing, Rounds allegedly never came out to her family prior to Rosie talking about their relationship in public, and Rosie's claim to have met the parents was only half-true—the father's never met her. Ouch!

Still, Team Rosie—the dad sounds like he's working through some homophobia more than anything else.

Nov 05 2010
Boy Culture Turns 5: My Favorite Posts Comments (23)


Img_0736As of midnight tonight, it will be exactly five years since my first post. It's hard to imagine it's been that long, and a lot's changed—the tone and subject matter are different, how often I post, my limits (no nudity in a couple of years due to ad constraints). I've devoted a crazy amount of time and money and energy to this blog for a very small financial return (you couldn't guess low enough), but it's always rewarding to have this forum with which to express myself, keep my writing ability fluid, perhaps influence a couple of people here and there, share obsessions with strangers (in both senses of the word) and learn new things.

6wzn3lxTake That's Howard...can you believe this happened onstage at a pop concert?

Here are some of the posts that were most important to Boy Culture's history. For the uninitiated, some of the oldest ones refer to Boy Culture, the movie made of my novel; I started the blog at the time Boy Culture was being filmed as a way to keep people informed of the progress...and it all snowballed from there.


Some of these posts are milestones when it comes to the hits they provided but most are filled with original writing and/or photography and video and are just the posts of which I'm proudest. I hope you'll take some time to click on them and send their links around to others—and some time is what you'll need...



FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novella, novel and movie Boy Culture; might be my ultimate post.

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"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f699b958834-800wiTriBeCa is for Boy lovers...

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f10b58834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

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DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f2f319b8833-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010536a813e5970bI had the Fever for Jon-Erik Hexum

AN OBSESSION IS BORN (2009): One of my best posts about my obsession with...obsession.

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ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

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PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

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HAVEN'T WE MET? (2010): Celebrating my time with someone I've only met once—Madonna.

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Sep 30 2010
The Gaydy Bunch Comments (2)

National Enquirer (October 11, 2010) reveals Rosie O'Donnell's new "wife". Tracy Kachtick-Anders is the new Kelly. Between herself and Rosie, they already have 10 kids. Good for them. Bet they add more.

Aug 15 2010
Ground-Zero Interest Comments (4)

Us (August 23, 2010) would seem to be dousing Rosie O'Donnell's proposed new show for Oprah Winfrey's network with cold water—their poll says 83% of readers won't watch. (Not surprising considering how lefty she is and since 68% of the country is blatantly bigoted.) Bu then again, if 17% of America watches, she'll be the biggest thing since Ed Sullivan!

Apr 28 2010
All Publicity Comments (5)

JpbtattooreflectI'm not sure what it is that attracts gay men to jobs requiring the coddling of divas, but we seem to do it often and well. I have more of an idea of why gay men love gossip, which we also do often and well. We're also probably inordinately psyched by our own life stories, but that's just because we're so fassscinating.

Put those three things together and you have Alphabet City: My So-Called Sitcom Life, a self-published work by Jon Paul Buchmeyer, a former publicist to the stars and a blogger.


I was sent this book a few months ago and kept meaning to post something about it. Better late than you'll never eat lunch in this town again, right?

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