36 posts categorized "SCIENTOLOGY"

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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OBAMA-DADTA good sign

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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Nov 09 2013
Need To Know: Coverboy, Marian Barry Soetoro, Matt Morrison Was Born THIS Way, The Art Of Being Madonna + MORE! Comments (0)

Chris-MearsI've like to dive head-first into that.

*widget boy cultureDiver Chris Mears makes a splash on Coitus. The other covers will also make you wet.

*widget boy cultureRando from Hawaii claims Barack Obama was a coke-snorting gay hustler. Matthew-Morrison

*widget boy cultureMatthew Morrison's declaration about his sexuality.

*widget boy cultureInmates win judgment against groping guards.

*widget boy cultureDench is "M"-phatically against Philomena's rating.

*widget boy cultureIs Michigan coming to its senses?

*widget boy cultureThis reporter has someone's hand up his ass.

*widget boy cultureCute hiker flashes you his ass. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureEver had "Oh!-This-is-how-I'd-like-to-die!" sex? (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureAbove, a little reminder that music really can be high art.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's connection to high art.

*widget boy cultureMiley is the low-art Madonna.

*widget boy cultureTom Cruise 'fesses up: Katie left him, in part, to protect Suri from Scientology.

*widget boy cultureLee Harvey Oswald was this dude's friend.

*widget boy cultureJoan Crawford was this chick's mom: Christina Crawford returns to NYC.

*widget boy cultureGOREMONGER: The lives and lusts of Gore Vidal, laid bare.

*widget boy cultureWhy nudie site Mr. Man is a gay guy's BFF. (Click an ad at right to join.)

*widget boy cultureMost adorable retro home ever is up for grabs.

Hollywood-Regency-vintage-bathroomA home at the end of the 1940s world.

 
Aug 08 2013
Missing You Comments (3)

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Leah Remini is not just leaving the "Church" of Scientology, she's serving a round of Molotov cocktails on the way out: She's filed a missing persons report on Church leader David Miscavige's wife, whom she claims has not been seen or heard from in six years.

I would suggest the wife of that dude is like a "girlfriend in Canada," but apparently the woman really does —or did—exist, as she was a pal of Remini's.

Your move, Miss Miscavige.

 
Aug 06 2013
Need To Know: Young It Boys, Aging It Girls, Weiner Jokes, Oprah A-Ha!-fro Moment + MORE Comments (0)

Matthew-Skrincosky-shirtless"lol this is nuts! Honestly. I shouldn't be on this list. But I'm so completely honored ha!"—Matthew Skrincosky

*widget boy cultureCheck out 30 of the 'Net's "Instastuds," including the one above.

*widget boy cultureJulie Newmar at 80: "Another great virtue of age is to rise above the need to be seen." Oprahhaircover

*widget boy cultureRussian TV mocks the U.S. for concern over anti-gay laws.

*widget boy cultureOprah the hairhopper.

*widget boy cultureRemini's tell-all will have Travolta tearing out his...oh, wait.

*widget boy cultureFormer Weiner supporter: "You are disgusting!"

*widget boy cultureWeiner critic arrested: Sexted a minor.

*widget boy cultureAmazon founder buys WaPo.

*widget boy cultureRare pix from Madonna hosting SNL in '85.

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga's secrets tucked away forever, edgy demo "Burqa" unleashed.

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga flips the bird at Russia.

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Read Julie Newmar's essay after the jump, or visit her Facebook page...

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Jul 30 2013
Need To Know: Russian Thuggery, Manning Up, Gaga Out-Brags Kanye + MORE Comments (4)

Russian-gayIn a take on To Catch a Predator, gay teens are being humilitated on camera in Russia.

*widget boy cultureEven more info about how Russian thugs are terrorizing gay teens.

*widget boy cultureJUDGMENT DAY: Bradley Manning verdict expected today. LADY-GAGA

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga releases "Applause" single cover, declares: "I'm every icon."

*widget boy cultureTUB THUMPING: Madonna Sex outtake.

*widget boy cultureHannity & Limbaugh dumped.

*widget boy cultureWill li'l Prince George be circumcised?

*widget boy cultureGovernment makes a federal case outta it for RHONJ's Giudices.

*widget boy cultureUh, this is probably not how your coming-out went.

*widget boy cultureRemini on Scientology exit: "I'm not about to shut up."

*widget boy cultureWatch Father Tiger's "First Love" if you haven't already.

*widget boy cultureA reader sends in this snap of Aaron Tveit on an escalator:

WP_20130729_002"I love your twerk!"

 
Jul 18 2013
Need To Know: You're The Prop, Cruise Control, Carter Country + MORE Comments (0)

Joao-Pedro-QuintasProps for use of props.

*widget boy cultureAn auspicious modeling debut by Brazilian Joao Pedro Quintas.

*widget boy cultureCOUCH-JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS: Remini questioned Cruise's "weird" relationship.

*widget boy cultureJimmy Carter is George Zimmerman.

*widget boy cultureVA's Attorney General (running for guv) wants to ban all oral and anal sex.

*widget boy cultureFormer addict Drew Barrymore blasts Madonna while drinking wine.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's ex, Carlos Leon, remarries. Lola attends.

*widget boy cultureI'M GOING BANANAS: Fashionably freaky.

*widget boy cultureMister gay hook-up app gets a makeover.

MisterLooks like the app's redesign includes only accepting hot guys.

 
Jul 16 2013
Need To Know: Scientology Catfight, Gender-Bending Camp For Kids, Rugby Rod + MORE Comments (1)

Cory-cory-monteith-14913622-1280-1024Monteith's friend discusses his none direction.

*widget boy cultureCory Monteith's friend talks about his drug abuse.

*widget boy cultureKirstie Alley is ready to do a Vulcan death grip on Leah Remini.

*widget boy cultureWhy the fuck wasn't this faboosh camp around when I was a kid???

*widget boy cultureBuilding a "gay wall" vs. intimacy: One man's journey.

*widget boy cultureLIKE ME ON FACEBOOK.

*widget boy cultureGay marriages are still on in California.

*widget boy cultureSynth pop from Savage Peace, a male couple, one of whom has terminal cancer.

*widget boy cultureQuestionable cat costumes.

*widget boy cultureFOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM.

*widget boy cultureQUE LINDA!: Vogue Italia's "25 Years of Fashion" issue.

*widget boy cultureAustralian rugby player George Burgess's hard-on selfies go viral.

George-BurgessHis hard selfies are easy to find.

 
Jul 11 2013
This Blows...In The Good Way: Leah Remini Leaves Scientology Comments (4)

Leah-Remini-HD-Wallpapers-1-2To "blow" is a term Scientologists use for quitting the "Church."

LINK FIXED: Sorry and thanks for pointing it out, guys.

Leah Remini is quitting Scientology, and believe me, it's a big deal. When someone as far up as she is (and famous, don't forget famous) does this, it sends shockwaves throughout the cult.

She's always seemed a no-nonsense kind of a girl, so it never seemed real that she'd be involved with Scientology. She apparently quit after being "interrogated" over her criticism of the "Church"'s creepy leader, David take-my-wife-please Miscavige.

I am salivating waiting for her tell-all interview.

 
Apr 01 2013
Need To Know: The Chace Is Half The Fun, "Out" In Africa, Here's The Story Of A Man Named Brady + MORE Comments (0)

Chacegaya_41cfeb0af05698ed085aa0c57Chace's new girlfriend is cuter than Ed Westwick, slimmer than a beer bottle

*widget boy cultureChace Crawford's most challenging acting role yet. Belinda-Carlisle

*widget boy cultureGambian dictator hates gays more than anyone.

*widget boy culture"Cindy Brady" Olsen: "Being gay killed [Robert Reed]."

*widget boy cultureFreddie Mercury smuggled Princess Di into a gay bar.

*widget boy cultureActivist Austin Head's attackers get 2.5 years.

*widget boy cultureThe South, where it's needed the most, blocks Obamacare

*widget boy cultureBelinda Carlisle is back.

*widget boy cultureSupreme Court weighed down by tradition RE equality.

*widget boy cultureRepublican Flake: GOP prez candidate will be pro-equality.

*widget boy culture"Culture war" over ex-gay therapy in NJ.

*widget boy cultureJustin  Bieber monkeying around in Germany.

*widget boy cultureKwame Harris, ex-NFL player, confirms he is gay.

*widget boy cultureDolan calls for Catholic outreach to gays. (Don't touch me!)

*widget boy cultureGay man visits Westboro Baptist Church.

*widget boy cultureWriter claims the media isn't ready for an out NFLer.

*widget boy cultureRNC official blood-libels gay people, refuses to quit.

*widget boy cultureKirstie Alley is off her meds, wants you to be, too.

*widget boy cultureBehind the Candelabra trailer.

BobReedHawaiiOlsen's comments about her ex-"father" Robert Reed are touching and respectful

 
Feb 08 2013
Need To Know Comments (1)
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*widget boy cultureSherry Vine wants Tony Danza, Tony Danza for money. Scientology

*widget boy cultureDavid Miscavige's niece blows the lid off of Scientology.

*widget boy cultureFugitive killer loves Ellen, hates lesbian cops.

*widget boy cultureRob Gronkowski offered $3.75 million to do porn.

*widget boy cultureViola Davis retires her maid uniform.

*widget boy cultureHot model Dominic—ciao, Bello.

*widget boy culturePorn actor dies in bathtub at 52.

*widget boy cultureSen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) on Boy Scouts' gay ban: "Outrageous."

*widget boy cultureRex Reed: Melissa McCarthy = "obese," "obnoxious," "tractor-sized" "female hippo."

Melissa-McCarthy-female-hippoZero Rex appeal