33 posts categorized "TV GUIDE MAGAZINE"

Jul 11 2014
Do You Read The Guide? Comments (0)

Yeah

Coming soon: Your next obsession, stand-up comic Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast.

KenreidheadshotThe premise is that Ken owns every TV Guide from around 1985 to 1995 (“Frank Costanza” would scoff at such a paltry collection, but it's substantial to us civilians). He has someone leaf through his collection and write down everything they would like to watch in prime time (8 to 10PM), then he does a podcast with that person discussing their choices.

Best of all, Reid has attracted TV veterans like Melanie Chartoff (Remember Fridays???) and SNL's Laraine Newman for celebrity editions.

TV GUIDEThank God it's Fridays!

Tune in ASAP.

After the jump, an obsessively compiled video version of the show...

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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.

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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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#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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Dec 06 2012
Need To Know Comments (5)

Goonies-reunion-Corey-Feldman-Sean-AstinAs seen in TV Guide (December 10—23, 2012)

Widget boy cultureWhat's this we hear about a Goonies reunion?

Widget boy cultureOut artist Frank Ocean nabs 6 Grammy noms.

Widget boy cultureGays have more $$$, better prepped to retire. Ashley-Judd-Frank-Ocean-shirtless-Scott-Evans-gay

Widget boy cultureCalvin Klein's ex-squeeze is a chick- & dick- magnet.

Widget boy cultureSen. Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) resigning.

Widget boy cultureAshley "way too damn liberal" Judd prepping Senate run?

Widget boy cultureReasons to be gay and proud this year.

Widget boy cultureHuzzah to Dan Savage & Terry Miller!

Widget boy cultureMILK IT: "Who You Calling a Cow?" remix contest.

Widget boy cultureScott Evans busted trying to buy...something.

Widget boy cultureHot and wet Made in Brazil video.

Widget boy cultureAn easy way to stink of pizza always.

Widget boy cultureOpen season on black men?

Widget boy cultureDr. Who's first-EVER TV Guide cover:

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Oct 03 2012
Surreal Housewives Comments (2)
Sahara Davenport Sheree Whitfield
TV Guide, in posting about the untimely death of Sahara Davenport, mistakenly used a photo of Real Housewives star Sheree Whitfield, who—to her credit—reacted in a restrained manner in wishing Sahara's family well and asking TV Guide to remove her photo.
 
Sep 14 2012
Fall That And A Bag Of Chips Comments (1)

Stephen Amell Arrow TV GuideStephen Amell

TV Guide (September 17—22, 2012) is jam-packed with hot guys this week because it's spotlighting all of fall's hottest new and returning shows and those two things tend to go together...

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Aug 23 2012
Young Gun Comments (11)

Ryan Lochte Us
As seen in Us (September 3, 2012), Ryan Lochte's never looked dishier. Below, one more shot of the buoyant babe...

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Aug 11 2012
Beachy Keen Comments (3)

Sam Trammell TV Guide Aug 13 26 1
True Blood's Sam Trammell looks beachy keen in TV Guide (August 13—26, 2012), which features him at the beach. In the feature, he says he's not naked during his love scenes on the show:

"I'm usually wearing a sock, and you kind of have to hide and block everything from the camera, and it gets to be like a dance. It's not as awkward as you would think, but it's not devoid of awkwardness. There are a million people around. It's so unerotic."

More of the highly erotic Sam after the jump...

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Aug 10 2012
Off Her Rocker Comments (1)

Vicki Lawrence RuPaul TV Guide
From TV Guide (August 13—26, 2012): Vicki Lawrence will reprise her "Mama" character on this season's RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race, which kicks off October 22. Eunice will be devastated.