44 posts categorized "VANITY FAIR MAGAZINE"

Dec 11 2014
Supermodel Beverly Johnson Accuses Bill Cosby Of Drugging Her Comments (0)

O-BEVERLY-JOHNSON-GLAMOUR-facebook

This brings the number of women accusing Bill Cosby of similar behavior into the mid-twenties.

 
Sep 15 2014
On The Cover Of A Magazine: Madonna's 200+ Greatest Magazine Covers Comments (0)
  6a00d8341c2ca253ef01b8d06a87ab970c-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a511e662d3970c-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a511d47726970c-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a511d47711970c-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a511d4774b970c-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a511d4770d970c-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a511d476f9970c-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a511d476f3970c-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a511d476e7970c-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a511d476e1970c-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a511d476d1970c-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a511d476cd970c-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a511d476ae970c-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a73df765cc970d-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a73ddfc890970d-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a73ddfc872970d-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a73ddfc859970d-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a73ddfc852970d-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a73ddfc84c970d-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a73ddfc8b6970d-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a3fd36b3c7970b-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a3fd24f292970b-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a3fd24f285970b-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a3fd24f27b970b-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a3fd24f2f6970b-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a3fd24f2ec970b-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a3fd24f2e4970b-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a3fd24f2e0970b-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a3fd24f2da970b-800wi 6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a3fd24f2a8970b-800wi

Above: A gallery of 30 more, unranked Madonna mag covers! 

Unlike any star since—and unlike only a precious few before—her, Madonna has made the act of being on the cover of a magazine into an art form. A gung-ho participant in creating a visual record of her beauty, her aesthetic, her political and quasi-punk challenging of social norms and her status as a visual icon, Madonna has always taken her covers seriously, in some cases as seriously as other rockstars take music videos or even albums.

As a rabid collector of Madonnabilia, I specialize in ephemera, especially in magazine covers. I would hate to be presented with a calendar and shown exactly how many months of my life I've spent tirelessly pursuing new, old and new-to-me old magazines with Madonna on their covers, valuing some for their uniqueness (she posed specifically for the cover!), some for their status within her career (it was her very first time on a cover!), some for the exotic nature of their home countries (Japan! Japan! Japan!), some for being totally weird (ugliest Madonna cover ever!) and some just for the sake of fulfilling my desire to have one of everything.

Song Hits May 87 copyChoosing Madonna's best covers took forever, and it will take another forever for us to duke it out in the comments over my rankings, over which ones I forgot, over which ones I personally detest and excluded on purpose...these kinds of lists are a recipe for dissent.

But if you're into this shit, you're into it, and the time spent is as good as the time spent inhaling and exhaling oxygen.

V Summer 2014Madonna's still causing a cover commotion in 2014...

Please enjoy this list, and please comment on it. If I have forgotten any major ones, I'll happily amend my list. And if you have Long Island's Nightlife and/or Hamptons '85, I'm all ears and am ready to buy them.

Each entry contains the magazine's title, the country (it's the United States unless otherwise specified), the date of publication and then a credit for the cover photographer. In cases where I was unable to quickly determine the ID of the shooter, it's listed with a question mark. If you think you have info on any of who any of these photographers may be, I'm all ears for that as well.

One more thing: This 32,000-word post is my gift to you. But I would appreciate it if you would consider contributing any amount to my Kickstarter so that I can produce a 20th anniversary edition of my book Encyclopedia Madonnica. Click here! Tell your friends!

Thanks! Now, on with the list...

 Read More

 
Sep 02 2014
Need To Know: GUIDE Post + Bacall Girl + Puppy Lust + Copycatfight + My VANITY FAIR Laddie + MORE! Comments (0)

Hardy Boys“Hardy at work”

*widget boy cultureThe ultimate gallery of vintage TV Guide covers.

*widget boy cultureLauren, Katharine, Lana, too...

*widget boy cultureChris Meloni is a walking boner.

*widget boy cultureBrian Sims is even cuter with a dog.

*widget boy cultureMadonna vs. Gaga: Part 11,000.

*widget boy cultureSurvivor lead singer Jimi Jamison dies @ 63.

*widget boy cultureBritney Spears references her cheater ex in concert.

*widget boy cultureJamaican gay activist folds, fearing violent reprisals.

*widget boy cultureA lawyer in the year 2014 sent an email calling AIDS “the gay plague.”

*widget boy cultureThis is what ever happened to “Mikey” from the Life TV commercials. 

*widget boy cultureGorgeous Roberto Bolle for Vanity Fair.

Roberto-bolle-vanity-fair-01Dancer's privates

 
May 21 2014
Need To Know: Warhol Ass To NYC + Bianca Del Real + Sajak's Global Warning To Racists + MORE! Comments (0)

Tumblr_mlzcplKb4y1rjp2hko1_500Via Ugly Ugly Emptiness (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureGREAT: Andy Warhol Museum Branch coming to NYC.

*widget boy cultureBianca Del Rio's real reaction to winning RDR.

*widget boy culturePat Sajak thinks if you believe in climate change, you're an unpatriot R_C_ST.

*widget boy culturePennsylvania gays are already marrying.

*widget boy cultureCher's family secrets, almost spilled.

*widget boy cultureJoe Manganiello's directorial debut, La Bare, la bares all about strippers.

*widget boy cultureQuirky star joins Jem and the Holograms flick.

*widget boy cultureRight-wing author Dinesh D'Souza pleads guilty in campaign finance case.

*widget boy cultureBrian Shimansky “On Set.”

Brian-ShimanskyTrailer panache

 
Apr 15 2014
Snake Thighs Comments (0)

Neil-Patrick-Harris

Annie Leibovitz is very one-trick pony to me, but you can't not look at a picture of Neil Patrick Harris's trouser snake(s). Seeing Hedwig tomorrow night. Will I love it? I saw the original when the person I'm going with was in middle school.

 
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.

********************

#100

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.

********************

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.

********************

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.

********************

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.

********************

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.

********************

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.

********************

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.

********************

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.

********************

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.

********************

#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.

******************** 

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?

 ****************

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. 

**************** 

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.

******************** 

Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

******************** 

Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

******************** 

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

******************** 

Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

******************** 

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.

********************

OBAMA-DADTA good sign

IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

********************

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.

********************

Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

#97

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?

********************

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.

********************

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.

********************

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.

********************

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.

 Read More

 
Oct 21 2013
Need To Know: F.U. Asked Me To, Gwyneth's Billion-Dollar F*ck Buddy, Pits Stop + MORE Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureReba McEntire, cover your ears. ABOVE: "Does he F.U.?"

*widget boy cultureToo many Christians are just assholes.

*widget boy cultureSocial butterfly Madonna's rape gets a rave review. Her face gets a pan.Underarm

*widget boy cultureVanity Fair dogging Gwyneth Paltrow. Did she cheat?

*widget boy cultureHairy underarm gallery. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureGrindr winner Eric Angelo loses his clothes.

*widget boy cultureGay couple's moves from the Big Apple to Motown.

*widget boy cultureRoom for transgender rights in the gay-rights battle?

*widget boy cultureOld Dogs & New Tricks comes to DVD.

*widget boy cultureNZ instructs diplomat to watch gay Olympians in Russia.

Gaga-Madonna-Twitter*widget boy cultureGaga decides to respond to Madonna...though not in a timely fashion.

*widget boy cultureIs Diddy a diddler?

*widget boy cultureSixty people injured during Montenegro Gay Pride march.

*widget boy cultureHe wanted to look like Bieber, wound up looking like Bryan Singer.

*widget boy cultureTraffic court judge candidate hit with anti-gay swimsuit flyer.

Richard-perque-homophobic-mailer2He's got my vote...and I don't even live there!

 
Jun 05 2013
Channing Tatum's Animal Magnetism Comments (0)
Channing-tatum-fatherhood-daughter-learning-disabilities.sl.4.channing-tatum-ss02
Channing-Tatum-Bruce-Weber-2
Channing-Tatum-6
Channing-Tatum-7
Channing-Tatum-Bruce-Weber-1
Channing-Tatum-Bruce-Weber-3
Channing-tatum-fatherhood-daughter-learning-disabilities.sl.3.channing-tatum-ss01

Channing Tatum looks like Bruce Weber's wet dream in Vanity Fair (June 2013). Luckily, they got Bruce Weber to shoot him.

Channing-Tatum-Vanity-Fair-Bruce-Weber

And you've got to love Bruce Weber, for whom black-and-white b-roll becomes a "film." Artiste.