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Feb 23 2017
WHEN WE ROSE: A Brief History Of Gays On TV Comments (0)

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Check out The OUT Front's history of gays on TV as we all prepare to watch Dustin Lance Black's When We Rise.

 
Fox News Liberal Voice Alan Colmes Dies @ 66 Comments (0)

Alan-Colmes-Headshot-2014Alan Colmes: September 24, 1950—February 23, 2017 (Image via Fox News)

Alan Colmes, who was one of Fox News's only prominent liberals, has died suddely at age 66.

His wife, Jocelyn Crowley, posted the following statement, confirming his death today:

Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with Jocelyn. He will be missed. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.

Though a left-wing commentator, his right-wing colleagues may have liked him even more than liberal audiences, who sometimes felt he was used as a deliberately downplayed foil to his longtime co-host, Sean Hannity. Hannity later received his own show.

 
Feb 22 2017
Break It Up: FEUD Averted Comments (0)

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I was invited to an early screening of Ryan Murphy's highly anticipated IMG_0026 FX series Feud: Bette and Joan at Hardware in NYC last night, all about the making of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962).

Unfortunately, there was a technical snafu that delayed the showing too long for my schedule, so like Jessica Lange's Feud co-star Susan Sarandon did with logic and reason, I abandoned ship. Rigged! Rigged!

I did not, however, keep my promise to live-tweet my disappointment, which might've been appropriate considering the animosity between the film's subjects, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. I guess my passivity may have indicated it was okay to fuck with me, fellas, but I'd like to go on the record stating it is not.

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Still, I had fun with my pal, and one thing that wasn't a drag was the floor show by the talented ... let's go with ladies ... Pixie Aventura and Bootsie Lefaris. Pixie scored with the audience by combining Whitney Houston with Viola Davis (using Fences in ... let's go with ... her ... act! For a bottom, she's downright topical):

Feud: Bette and Joan airs on FX beginning March 5 at 10 p.m. In spite of how you may feel about Sarandon, I'm pretty sure you're going to watch it.

IMG_0019But ya are, ya are gonna watch this series!

 
Feb 20 2017
There But For The WILL & GRACE Of God ... Comments (0)

The Will & Grace cast is reunited — and it (looks like it) feels so good ...

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ABA DABA HONEYMOON Period: Actor Carleton Carpenter On His Unfulfilled WWII Gay Love Story, Losing Debbie Reynolds & Cary Grant's Visit To His Dressing Room Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef017c31b0e17a970bCarleton Carpenter in fall 2012 (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

“You know, you and I are gonna be singin' 'Aba Daba Honeymoon' when we're both a hundred years old!”

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So said the late, great Debbie Reynolds to her duet partner and movie co-star Carleton Carpenter over 60 years ago, and while their final performance of the tune together was in 2012 (when she was 80 and he 86), she was right in that their indelible rendition of that old chestnut in the 1950 film Two Weeks with Love was prominently mentioned in every one of Debbie's adoring obituaries. That unforgettable performance only happened thanks to the ingenuity of “Carp,” who recalls duping his boss into thinking it had been his own idea.

Last Live Perf of “Aba Daba Honeymoon” at 5:21: 

“That was a whole big ruse,” the 90-year-old actor recalls in a phone interview from his Warwick, New York, home. “I found that sheet music in a pile on top of a piano on the set of the movie, dug that out and thought it would be fun. I put that sheet of music back underneath the whole pile with a little corner hanging out and I waited about two and a half days until Jack Cummings, who was the producer, was on his way in. I got Deb over and I pulled this out and there was someone playing the piano there and I said, 'Don’t bother with any of the beginning stuff, just start here,' and we jabbered away. He came in and walked over to where we were singing and he said, 'You know —' it was hard to keep a straight face! — 'That would be a good number for the two of you…' And I said with the straightest face ever, 'Reallllly?' The rest is history.”

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 12.48.33 PMCarpenter & Reynolds performing “Aba Daba Honeymoon” at a Busby Berkeley Thalians tribute in 1971

Carpenter, not a household name except in the households of true cinephiles, has nonetheless Scan 5made history more than once in his 70-plus-year career, starting with the unprecedented chart success of “Aba Daba Honeymoon” and continuing with his work in early TV, spectacular runs on Broadway and Off- (he took over the lead in the original production of The Boys in the Band), his nonchalant handling of his bisexuality and, now, the publication of his detail-packed memoir, The Absolute Joy of Work: From Vermont to Broadway, Hollywood and Damn Near 'Round the World (BearManor Media, $24.95).

With typical humility, Carpenter chalks up his success to luck and pursuing an acting career with the naïveté of a kid from Vermont who showed up in Times Square 100% convinced he was right for the part — any part, some part.

He says he got his first Broadway show, Bright Boy, fresh off the bus one frigid January in 1944 at age 17. He picked up Actor's Cues for a nickel, went somewhere to grab a bite and found his calling. “They were looking for 17-to-20-year-old guys for a play and I thought, 'I’ll just go get that after lunch.' I got over there and they said it was on the top floor and when I got up there, you heard them rumble from the room and the door opened and the guy was leading somebody out the door and I was there and he said, 'You’re too old!' and took the other actor down. A guy sitting there grabbed the bottom of my heavy winter coat and said, 'They told me the same thing six months ago… and I’m still reading for the part!'”

Scan 4Carpenter & Michael Dreyfus in Bright Boy (Image via Carleton Carpenter)

That did it. “Off came the coat and I scrunched down behind several people and smoked three or four cigarettes and probably 35 or 40 minutes later the same guy with the slate board in his hand came over and said, 'Hey, you’re next.' I went in and read five different parts and they gave me the show and told me to go into the other room and read it, so I did. Then they told me they wanted me in the show, but they didn’t know what part, and could I come in the next morning? I left and was practically on top of Grand Central, so I picked up my bag and headed for my mother’s second cousin’s place. He asked me how I did and I said, 'I think I have a show.' He said, 'That’s nice.'” 

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Feb 16 2017
AMERICAN HORROR STORY 7 Will Be About ... The 2016 Election Comments (0)

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Appearing on Wednesday night's Watch What Happens Live on Bravo, Ryan Murphy was put on the spot by host Andy Cohen regarding the upcoming seventh season of his wildly popular American Horror Story.

I guess Murphy is really going for pure horror, because he confirmed the series will focus on ... the 2016 election!

In response to Cohen fishing for any info about the theme, Murphy volunteered:

Well, I don't have a title, uh, but, uh, the season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election ... that we just went through. So, I think that will be itneresting for a lot of people.

Andy started to move on, but caught himself and asked if that meant someone would be playing Donald Trump on the show, to which Murphy admitted:

... uh ... maybe.

God, am I going to have to commit to watching this thing? I hear nothing but raves, but just haven't been able to commit to a series in years.

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Feb 15 2017
6-PACK — FEUD In A Nursery + Celebs Mess With Texas + Sessions Battles Trans Kids + Warren vs. Trump 2020? + Madonna's Not Retiring + Don't Tell Ana Navarro To Stop! Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiZeta-Jones is so, so terrible in this trailer, but I guess I'll have to watch Feud. Full trailer ABOVE. NEW SARANDON Q&A: Let's stop blaming people for Trump?!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiCelebs sign letter to Texas legislature decrying that state's anti-trans bathroom bill: Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Sia, dozens more.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiSessions has immediately stopped defending rights of trans kids. Thanks again, LGBTQ Trump voters! Heckuva job, traitors.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiDon't run the admittedly amazing Warren in 2020. Just don't. New blood, please.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiMadonna: Don't ever tell her to stop!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiSpeaking of which, Ana Navarro doesn't like being told to stop talking:

 
Feb 10 2017
HEAT INDEX — Nico Tortorella + Bear Blast + Boxer Rebellion + Candid Hottie + Top Man + Tom Hardy + Model Contest + Kinky Toys + Aaron Taylor-Johnson + Domingo Miotti! Comments (0)
 

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POD HATCHES: Nico Tortorella's podcast becoming a TV series.

BEARS, BEARS, BEARS: Polar and otherwise.

SHAGGY DELIC: Hairy guy barely contained in boxers.

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MAY THE BREAST MAN WIN: Nice furry tits.

TOM HARDY'S BEARD: The actor in his natural habitat.

MODEL BEHAVIOR: This Turkish modeling contest is a must-watch.

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KINK ALERT: Sexy toys for V-Day. (Bare Booty Alert)

AN HONOR NOT TO BE NOMINATED: Shirtless Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

FORESKIN FOLLIES: Superclose close-ups of Argentine rugby stud's equipment. (Work Unfriendly)

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