29 posts categorized "ROSIE O'DONNELL"
What would you pay to meet Ryan Seacrest?
Madonna Megamix 2013 on Vimeo.
Purple Crush is oh-so-"Thirsty."
Beyoncé's fake nips cause a sensation.
New Hampshire Republican calls women "vagina's." (sic)
Wallflowers: The third episode.
Romance cover model drops the towel. (Work Unfriendly)
Rosie O'Donnell and Sharon Gless in one post!
Legendary producer/remixer/DJ Peter Rauhofer has a brain tumor.
People love the '80s and have forgotten who Reagan was.
Advocate's 40 Under 40.
Check out the new Web series Finding Me.
Matthew Camp presents 8.5 fragrance. I'd like to take a whiff of that.
Rosie O'Donnell & wife Michelle Rounds welcome Baby Dakota.
Village Voice music ed launches her own music-mag app.
Doug Spearman joins Old Dogs & New Tricks.
You better twerk: Learn how from Purple Crush.
OOPS! O picked another anti-gay rev for inauguration.
PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford dies.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis quits.
Above, a gallery of the night's pro-gay glitterati
BOY CULTURE REVIEW: *** OUT OF ****
Last night was Home for the Holidays, what's becoming an annual event hosted by Cyndi Lauper ("& Friends") to raise money for her True Colors Fund, which benefits homeless LGBT youth. While the night also offered Lauper ample opportunity to remind us of her beloved music catalogue, her upcoming Broadway show Kinky Boots and WE reality series Still So Unusual (even her underrated 1988 movie Vibes got a shout-out!), there's no questioning that her heart's in the right place, nor would you get very far if you attempted to convince anyone her charm or vocal skills are on any kind of decline.
The show started right on time and spanned three hours, including brief appearances by Whoopi Goldberg (a bit discombobulated), Andy Cohen (studly in plaid and denim) and Carson Kressley (game for anything, including jokes about Grindr that Cohen could be seen having to lean over and explain to Rosie O'Donnell), not to mention a pretty hysterical stand-up spot by Rosie.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.