166 posts categorized "STARRY-EYED"

Jul 30 2014
Hilary Duff Is Only 26, Already Launching A Comeback! Comments (0)

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Hilary Duff's comeback single “Chasing the Sun” is a pleasant summer song. It sounds a lot like Sheryl Crow, but big fans of Hilary's kid-pop might recognize, as I did, that the background melody is very reminiscent of her single “I Can't Wait”'s infectious bum-bum-bum refrain (1:00):

When Hilary was a kid and I first started working with her, I remember telling her and her mom she was a dead ringer for Kylie Minogue. I think she only looks more and more like her over time.

Video to come...

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Jun 28 2014
It's Raining Divas: Martha Wash, Melba Moore, Billy Porter, Kevin Aviance & The Cast Of MIGHTY REAL On Gay Music History @ Sirius XM Comments (0)

I had so much fun during my visit to Larry Flick's Sirius XM radio show today, during which he was counting down the top gay anthems ever as part of Proud & Loud:A Celebration of Gay Anthems. Spoiler alert: “I Will Survive” came out on top, and yet as we all know, those on the bottom are often just as interesting, if not more.

Martha-Wash-Melba-Moore-Billy-PorterMs. Wash, Ms. Moore and Ms. Porter—3 divas 3

Martha Wash-Melba- MooreMartha's 60, Melba's 68—don't they look good?

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Anthony WayneAnthony Wayne, Anastacia McCleskey & Jacqueline B. Arnold slaying their star-studded audience.

Case in point, the countdown also featured songs by The Weather Girls and Melba Moore, and both Martha Wash and Ms. Moore were in attendance. It was especially cool that Martha was there, because Larry had invited Anthony Wayne, Jacqueline B. Arnold and Anastacia McCleskey, the cast of Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, to sing two of the late, great disco diva's best-ever tunes. Martha being one half of the original Weather Girls meant she'd be watching people acting out a sliver of her own personal history.

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May 16 2014
Starry-Eyed: Veanne Cox & Christian Campbell Comments (0)

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Above, walked past the amazing Veanne Cox, 51, who is a serious Broadway actress but who was “really, really great” on that Seinfeld episode where her exuberant character became an unexpected heckler.

Meanwhile, can it really have been 15 years since Trick came out? Because 42-year-old Christian Campbell looks like a teenager:

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May 05 2014
Hello Kitty Has Clause: Keep Your Distance Comments (0)

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Fans paying $400 for the VIP meet-and-greet with Avril Lavigne were told to stay an arm's length away from her. Can you imagine? What a bitch she is. I would ask for my money back. Or I would send my photos to Gawker to embarrass the shit out of this untalented, ungrateful...oh, she's wearing a Madonna shirt, never mind, she cool, she cool.

 
Apr 28 2014
An Offer I Couldn't Refuse: Chiller Theatre Rogues Gallery Comments (0)
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Having just survived the most recent Hollywood Show not long ago, I couldn't justify attending this weekend's Chiller Theatre horrorfest at the Parsippany Sheraton in New Jersey. That is, until I found out two of my all-time favorite hunks—Andrew Stevens and John Wesley Shipp—were going to be there.

Autograph Andrew-StevensI sure wish Andrew would've thrown in the towel.

The decision was made.

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Mar 12 2014
Starry-Eyed: Luke Guldan Comments (0)

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A spotting of fitness model and actor Luke Guldan in NYC today. Physical perfection.

 
Feb 24 2014
Sunday In The Market With Robert Blake Comments (0)

Robert-Blake-2014Eclairing victory!

Chexy sent me this pointillist peek at 80-year-old Robert Blake, purchasing an eclair at Victor Benes Bakery in Gelson's in Sherman Oaks, California. Perhaps it was a celebratory sweet, since this was yesterday—the anniversary of the date the defense rested in his murder case. In case you've forgotten, the Little Rascal was eventually acquitted of criminal charges that he killed his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, In Cold Blood. He was found liable in a civil case, which he appealed—and lost.

 
Feb 14 2014
X Marks The Spot Comments (0)

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My pal Jason and I braved an over-capacity crowd at Bookmarc, the chic, Marc Jacobs-branded Village bookstore on Bleecker, to support photographer and artist Maripol as she publishes her latest book, Maripola X (Le Livre, $90, 600 numbered copies). Little did I know, it would become a sitting!

Downtown types were packed in that place like roe in a mama salmon, but we did eventually get up to see Maripol, who was spending time with each well-wisher. Maripol, recall, was the architext of Maripol-Matthew-RettenmundMadonna's "Material Girl" look, a great friend of the icon's and a stylist who crafted looks for the Like a Virgin album cover and more. On top of that, she's French. In spite of being a Downtown designer, a Madonna associate and fucking French (just kidding, French people, mwah!), she's warm and cuddly and impish, a complete delight. And this night was no exception.

Maripol surprised me by grabbing my camera and shooting a picture of together, then blew me away by grabbing her Polaroid and snapping this shot of me, which she promptly signed.

The book is delicious, an erotic collection of writings and positively lush Polaroids from the '70s and '80s, including (but not limited to) several classics of Madonna. It's a must-own for anyone interested in photography or that era, and a well worth the price.

 
Magical Unrealness: A Review Of WINTER'S TALE Comments (0)

Winters-tale-colin-farrell1I don't believe that Farrell really respects the ridiculous movie in which he stars.

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: * out of ****

One of the dumbest movies I've sat through in 100 years is Akiva Goldsman's embarrassing adaptation of what I may unfairly presume to be Mark Helprin's equally inspid novel, Winter's Tale. What's dumb about it? What isn't? It opens with Matt Bomer (let's just call them all by their real names; this movie is one of the most ostentatiously casted all-star films since those movies in the '70s about crashing planes or killer bees) and his wife at Ellis Island being sent back to Europe thanks to pulmonary issues, only to decide to give their infant son a better chance at life...by placing him in a toy boat and lowering it into the ocean, hoping it would not capsize before delivering him safely to NYC.

What fate awaited them back home that could have been worse than near-certain death by drowning in the icy Atlantic, I don't know.

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Feb 12 2014
Singing Carol's Praises Comments (0)

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A co-worker had tears in his pretty eyes over something, and I feared the worst. Turns out it was just a touching Carol Burnett story, one you absolutely must read. This is what happens when gays work in close quarters—tears over Carol Burnett stories.