39 posts categorized "TOM CRUISE"

Jul 19 2014
Tom Cruise Will Probably Cancel His ENQUIRER Subscription...Happy? Comments (0)

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Via National Enquirer (July 28, 2014): The great thing about Tom Cruise is that he totally doesn't mind speculation that he's a closet case, so National Enquirer should get away with this week's cover scot-free.

Paul-Lynde-RogerBut more seriously, this is all based on a NOVEL! Not a work of non-fiction. Although the book is a roman a clef (a term the tabloid puts in quotes and defines for its readers, BTW), The Actress by Amy Sohn is a work of fiction by a woman who never met Cruise.

Great publicity for Ms. Sohn, and probably dumb luck at that.

NE's piece has a dated feel regarding gay matters, including saying these are “nightmare rumors” and “sex slurs” and detailing his anguish at being portrayed as someone “leading a closeted homosexual life.”

 
Jul 01 2014
Ask A Stripper! Comments (0)

Shirtless-stripperHis name is Million-Dollar Bill, but I don't think that's the one on his birth certificate.

I spent NYC's Gay Pride March on a float shared by The Adonis Lounge (strippers, some hookers) and AidforAIDS.org (which urges everyone to get tested for HIV). I'll have tons of sexy pictures of the guys and tons more of the general parade, but what follows is a, uh, humorous Q&A with the go-go boys on made-up world events...

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May 28 2014
Need To Know: Stonewall Icon Falls + No More War + Father DeNiro + Kramer TODAY + Joe The Plumber Shoots Off His Mouth + MORE! Comments (0)

Storme-willard59Your love is drag king.

*widget boy cultureGay-rights legend Stormé DeLarverie dies at 93 after years of declining health.

*widget boy cultureObama announces plans to end U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.

*widget boy cultureFeminist critic casually implies Rogen & Apatow to blame for UCSB shooter.

*widget boy cultureRemembering Robert DeNiro's gay father.

*widget boy cultureWould you vote for Madonna for president?

*widget boy cultureIncredible early '83 Today Show interview with Larry Kramer.

AIDS-LARRY-KRAMER-TODAY-SHOWKramer sounding the alarm

*widget boy cultureLagerfeld commissions life-sized chocolate version of his boy-toy.

*widget boy cultureAIDS ward closes for lack of patients.

*widget boy cultureEmily Blunt gets BURNED BAD for old anti-Cruise quote.

*widget boy culture“Highrise,” the new single by Trademark.

*widget boy cultureJoe the Plumber: “Your dead kids don't trump my Constitutional rights.”

*widget boy cultureRuPaul references Animal Farm RE: transgender controversy on Hey Qween! 

 
Mar 18 2014
Just What I Needed: A Trip To The Offices Of Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, NYC's Go-To Plastic Surgeon For Men Comments (0)

Male-plastic-surgery-selfie-Dr-Douglas-Steinbrech-Boy-CultureSelfie-Esteem: Selfies may be leading to the rise in plastic surgery.

Original photography by Matthew Rettenmund

"I've never had any plastic surgery. Except I had an eye done once."

It could have been a conversation between Joan Blondell and Eve Arden in the late '60s, but it was a conversation between two middle-aged (if we live into our nineties) gay men in 2014. One of them was me.

I'd asked a pal of mine about cosmetic surgery and was surprised my friend didn't "count" the surgical correction of a drooping eyelid. Apparently, the lid could have obstructed his vision so was classified as something he needed. He told me it—however you'd classify it—had gone well and had never been something he regretted.

In anticipation of this post, I'd asked male acquaintances and Facebook friends for their experiences with plastic surgery, and had received a raft of responses, right in line with statistics that show men are catching up to women in this arena. As of 2012, about a million American men were opting for plastic surgery of some kind every year, including sharp increases in men seeking facelifts, lipo and breast reduction. That accounted for only 10% of procedures overall, but the numbers feel outdated already.

AdAre you satisfied with what you've got?

"I've had lots done!" one friend wrote me. "Nose job, 3 gynecomastia operations, lipo in chest and abdomen, regular botox and Radiesse injections in the face. Whew! It's a lot of work and money to try to look decent as one ages." Judging from his youthful Facebook visage, the money has been worth it. Aside from wearing compression vests for "weeks" after lipo, which he described as a bit of a pain, he told me, "I would definitely recommend these procedures to anyone who feels they need them."

I've had lots done!

Still another friend told me of having a nosejob to balance out his hair loss. It turned into two nosejobs when the first left his schnozz a bit too reminiscent of a shark's fin. He's happy with it now, but warned that his female friend's new nose had left her looking like a dog. Hyperbole? No. "I mean, like a dog who should be eating Alpo out of a bowl," he clarified, suggesting her nose had taken on a canine appearance. She, too, had had it fixed, and was now happy. Both he and his friend felt they needed the work done, and both had eventually wound up with the result they expected.

So, judging from statistics and my unscientific poll, the number of people who feel they need plastic surgery seems to be skyrocketing...the most interesting word in that sentence being "need."

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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.

#99

A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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#98

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.

 
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.

 
Mar 20 2013
Need To Know: Declaring War On Bush/Cheney, Marriage Equality For NM?, He Said I'm Not The One + MORE Comments (2)

No Homophobes
*widget boy cultureThe Web site that tracks casual homophobia in social media.

*widget boy cultureDying Iraq War vet gunning for Bush/Cheney.

*widget boy cultureTopless Katie Holmes open to giving Suri a sib. Tumblr_mjwyithi7f1rf29u9o5_500

*widget boy cultureJames Franco for Bullett Magazine.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay douche Roland Martin out at CNN.

*widget boy cultureAre black male celebs really more anti-gay?

*widget boy cultureAdonis Mag returning.

*widget boy cultureDid marriage equality come to New Mexico in the 1800s?

*widget boy culture150 events in 50 states for marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureWhat is gay culture in 2013?

*widget boy cultureAfter hinting he probably is, Dr. Arnold Klein says the kid is not his son.

0117-arnie-klein-facebook-5.pngMaury wouldn't even need a test for this one