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Jul 24 2017
6-PACK — STAR TREK's First Gay Characters + Gay Dad Called The F-Word — By His Kid + Liev Schreiber, Dad Of The Year + Kimmel Grills Caitlyn + Gore VIdal's Palace + Bruce Penhall Fleshback! Comments (0)

Anthony Rapp“Wilson Cruz will be playing my love interest, my partner — my man love — and we’re both officers on the ship.” — Anthony Rapp

WIDGETTowleroad: The first two gay characters in the Star Trek TV franchise will be played by ... gay actors! Congrats, Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz.

WIDGETGays with Kids: See how this adoptive gay dad reacted when his young son casually called him a “faggot.”

WIDGETTwitter: Yassss, Liev Schreiber! He let his son dress up as Harley Quinn. 

WIDGETOMG Blog: Jimmy Kimmel shows Jimmy Fallon how to conduct amusing, but pointed, political interviews ... with Caitlyn Jenner. Any Trump regrets?

WIDGETThe Daily Beast: Your ticket into Gore Vidal's “cliffside palace of sex, scandal and celebrity.”

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Bruce Penhall, now 60, back in his Speedo days.

Bruce PenhallThis is him Bruce in shorts ... the Speedo look is even more flattering. (Image via Teen Beat)

 
Jul 19 2017
Win It: PSB Reissues! Comments (0)

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Enter to win reissued versions of Nightlife, Release and Fundamental from Pet Shop Boys! 
 
To enter, comment this post with you favorite PSB song — 1 week from tonight at 5 p.m. ET, I'll pick 1 of you to win Nightlife, 1 of you to win Release and 1 of you to win Fundamental. Be sure to specify which you prefer. U.S. residents only. Good luck!
 
Enter to win reissued versions of Nightlife, Release, and Fundamental, the first three releases from the Pet Shop Boys' CATALOGUE: 1985-2012 — a landmark series of remastered Parlophone studio albums packaged with further listening albums of additional and previously unreleased material! 
 
Nightlife, their darkly orchestrated collaboration with producers Rollo, Craig Armstrong and David Morales, originally released in 1999, is reissued with two further listening discs, including exclusive, unreleased tracks such as “Tall Thin Men” and “For All of Us” as well as demo versions of “Vampires,” “Call Me Old-Fashioned” and “Radiophonic.”
 
Release, featuring Johnny Marr on guitar, also comes with two further listening albums of additional tracks including unreleased songs “Motoring,” “The Night Is a Time to Explore Who You Are,” “Run, Girl, Run” and “Reunion,” as well as previously-unreleased John Peel versions of “A Powerful Friend” and “If  Looks Could Kill,” as well as a previously-unreleased cover version of Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again, Naturally” featuring Elton John. 
 
Fundamental, their magnificent Trevor Horn-produced album will feature a 22-track further listening album of additional material including demos of unreleased songs such as “Ring Road,” “One-Way Street,” and “Dancing in the Dusk,” alongside previously-unreleased mixes and remixes. 
 
Each album is available on 180-gram vinyl, as well as on CD and digitally. 
 
The Nightlife, Release, and Fundamental reissues will be available July 28. Pre-order Now: http://www.petshopboysshop.co.uk/
 
 
Jun 14 2017
Keith Haring's Dirtiest (In A Good Way!) Mural Comments (0)

Keith Haring is renowned for his humanizing of LGBTQ rights and AIDS visibility, which he accomplished with his of-the-people-style subway murals. His work is D7hftxdivxxvm.cloudfront.net so universally easy to understand and chic, it remains popular on T-shirts all over the mainstream today.

As Artsy.net reports, the sexual libertine did create some racy work ... and one of his most famous, dirtiest murals is tucked away in a john at NYC's LGBTQ Community Center:

Haring titled the piece Once Upon a Time, a nod to the gay community’s halcyon days of free love. Over the course of several days, he covered every un-tiled surface of the bathroom with turgid, squirting penises of all sizes. Some are attached to buff male bodies tangled together in pleasure. Others float like happy clouds or hungry dragons. One impressively large specimen hovers over a line of small figures who are either dancing the conga or enjoying an orgy.

When he painted the mural, Haring was fighting his own battle with AIDS; he’d been diagnosed just a year before, in 1988. During the late 1980s, he and his community not only faced the fear of death, but also disregard and antagonization from the Reagan administration, which simultaneously laid blame on the gay community and refused to put resources towards AIDS research.

Check it out!

 
Jun 11 2017
Ferris Bueller's Charm Is Lost On People When He's A Grown Damn Man Comments (0)

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This parody of Ferris Bueller's Day Off — which was released exactly 31 years ago today! — shows what would happen if Ferris and his pals were adults.

It might be old, but it's hilarious and spot-on ...

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Jun 01 2017
Big In New York Comments (0)

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Can't believe Alphaville has never played NYC ... until now!

 
May 31 2017
Remember Their Names — 35 Years Later! Comments (0)

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Via People: The cast of the '80s TV show Fame will reunite for a 35th-anniversary concert July 13!

The show, taking place at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, will raise money for the Actors Fund.

Who's coming? Try Debbie Allen, Jesse Borrego, Cynthia Gibb, Erica Gimpel, Billy Hufsey, Carlo Imperato, Valerie Landsburg and P.R. Paul.

Get your tickets here!

 
40 Completely Amazing Moments From Classic TV Opening Credits Comments (0)

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I miss the opening credits of TV shows.

Credits are very serious now. Let's face it, TV is better than the movies these days, so opening credits are sometimes high art (did you catch Feud?), whereas in the past, opening-credits montages were very hit-or-miss, often shot when a show wasn't guaranteed to be picked up, then not necessarily refreshed (money-money-money) for a few seasons.

This slapdash approach led to some delightfully goofy moments, and it also led to some transcendently artful images.

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My list of 40 memorable moments from opening-credits sequences contains a little of both, light and lovely.

History's 150 Best TV Theme Songs — My Personal List

Check out my list, and let me know which others stick out in your mind ...

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Mary Tyler Moore (1970), Hats Off, Mary!

One of the most iconic moments in any opening-credits sequence had to be when Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017), whose character has just moved to Minneapolis, joyfully spun and tossed her hat in the air ahead of Mary Tyler Moore (1970-1977). Such a perfect moment of abandon, and the precise moment she went from being a big TV star to being an icon.

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Three's Company (1977), Suzanne Somers's Butt Gets Watered

Considering the angst she caused behind the scenes, it's surprising she didn't melt, but ya gotta love Suzanne Somers's (b. 1946) surprise when Joyce DeWitt (b. 1949) accidentally watered her backside in the earliest Three's Company (1977-1984) opening. You can tell from watching it now that she was still the original Chrissy Snow, before the character became a lobotomized makeup case. The actress was inadvertently setting herself up really well for a ThighMaster empire!

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Golden Girls (1985), Blanche Struts Her Stuff

The earliest Golden Girls (1985-1992) opening used snippets from shows in the first season that had yet to air, and it was a while before they were updated, beating the images into our heads forever.

Golden Oldies: 100 Most Memorable Golden Girls Guest Spots!

Always been fascinated by Blanche's cat(-in-heat)walk. Remember that Rue McClanahan (1934-2010) was just over 50 years old when she shot this.

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May 26 2017
6-PACK — I'm Digging Taye's Selfie + Disney Star Chokes The Mouse + Trump's LONG Russian Ties + Even Boehner Says Trump's A DISASTER + I Always Feel Like Somebody's Arresting Me + BOYS Galore! Comments (0)

Taye DiggsOh, Taye! (Image via ABC)

WIDGETBoy Culture Tumblr (Work Unfriendly): Taye Diggs (accidentally?) posted a pic of his bare butt to Snapchat!

WIDGETGay Fleshbot (Work Unfriendly): Disney Channel star Kenton Duty does his duty solo in this leaked video.

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: Nobel Peace Prize winner recalls Trump begging for Russia position 31 years ago!

WIDGETHuff Post: John Boehner says Trump has been “a complete disaster.”

WIDGETDListed: Rockwell — yes, the '80s singer/son of Berry Gordy — was arrested for assaulting his maid.

WIDGETOMG Blog: Your chance to watch the acclaimed shorts in Boys on Film 16: Possession, including Pyotr495.

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