28 posts categorized "WHOOPI GOLDBERG"
Robbie Williams releases fan-appreciation album with his butt on the cover.
Lady Gaga details a rape at 19 by a producer 20 years her senior.
Republican Charles Barkley backs Officer Wilson and George Zimmerman.
What happens when Disney meets Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Madonna's nipples pass muster with the ladies of The View.
BOY CULTURE REVIEW: **** out of ****
Tonight, I was privileged enough to be invited to attend a one-night-only oratorio (or, as last-minute guest Whoopi Goldberg called it, “oratio”) I Am Harvey Milk, with words and music by Andrew Lippa and starring Lippa as Milk, Noah Marlowe as Young Milk and angel-voiced Kristin Chenoweth as a soprano muse who stands in for several different women in Milk's life.
They were accompanied by the Joel Fram-conducted Orchestra of St. Luke's and The All-Star Broadway Men's Chorus.
Following Goldberg's intro (she referred to us as “family”...) and a more impassioned intro by Milk protégé Cleve Jones, the 60-minute presentation was thoroughly impressive, especially considering how well-mined the subject matter is. It was especially exciting to see and hear on the day the Supreme Court declined to review some lower court decisions, bringing marriage equality to five states immediately and another six in the long run, but this piece would be exciting to see and hear any day or night of the week, at any point in history.
The reason I Am Harvey Milk has a timelessness is that it's about the overall struggle for equality and fairness, even as it uses Milk's personal political odyssey to get at that larger theme.
I was lulled to light sleep at times by the beauty and sonic purity, but there were plenty of attention-getting highlights, most notably the jumpin' “Enough Is Enough”-inspired “Friday Night in the Castro” (complete with clapping hands and gay boogie), the triumphant “Lavender Pen” (recounting Mayor Moscone's signing of a non-discrimination proclamation) and the searing “Tired of the Silence”, in which the assembled singers exhort every gay person in the world to come out, come out, come out. (Using images that included reluctant, quasi-out Jodie Foster was perhaps a misstep, but damned if they weren't up-to-the-minute enough to include headlines from earlier today!)
Fantastic evening, surrounded by a lot of civic-minded gay people and our supporters, lovers of the arts and some glitterati; but the snazzy ensembles and relentless fitness of the crowd was just fashion, and the music and words were a reminder than being loud and demanding respect never goes out of style.
Nicolle (sic) Wallace has been announced as the conservative voice on the next season of The View. Considering she was instrumental in the McCain/Palin campaign, you might think she's a total idiot. However, she also supports marriage equality, so she's a big improvement over some of the right-wingers The View has tried out along the way.
She'll be joined by actress Rosie Perez and by the previously-signed Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell. Sounds like sparks will be flying...left and right!
Obama, outraged by Foley's execution, sounds ready to do just about anything.
Whoopi wants to bolt The View?
What a racket!
GAY TREASON: Sam Smith says to delete Grindr!
George Takei & hubby on their new doc.
Alaska's ice-bucket challenge is fierth.
Zac Efron drenched in sweat.
WABBIT SEASON: Rabbit-hole foods.
Franco's next gay-themed (not totally!) movie is here.
Stuart Reardon naked in the tub. (Work Unfriendly)
Bit player and former Miss Minnesota Karen X. Gaylord dies @ 93.
Black man shot holding toy gun in toy aisle at Walmart.
Reagan press sec'y James Brady's death ruled homicide.
Beefcake at a journalism conference.
For fans of hairy-chested men: CLICK HERE.
Michael Sam makes NFL debut, tackles.
Dan Osborne's bulge makes The Expendables 3 debut.
Why Obama acted in Iraq.
Two girls vs. one Cupp.
Do you want to smell like Lady Gaga?
Unreleased Madonna track with Eve and Pharrell.
Colton Haynes...running bare???
Are they toys, or are they art? Both?
Anna May Wong biopic in the works 90 years after her breakthrough role.
DEAR STRAIGHT WHITE PEOPLE...: There goes the gayborhood!
1D's Liam Payne flaunts his one erection.
Noah Matthews finally old enough to do nude scenes.
Freddie Prinze Jr. loathed working with Kiefer Sutherland.
Madonna-themed photograph by Richard Misrach up for grabs:
Southern high schoolers totes don't think a Confederate mascot = racism.
Right-wing idiot S.E. Cupp is so anti-pot she probably wants The Times impeached.
NC Attorney General won't defend state's gay-marriage ban.
Romney would beat Obama today, Clinton will beat Romney tomorrow.
This stud was almost the movies' first “Tarzan”:
Joy Behar hits the nail on the head in her response to Elisabeth Hasselbeck's meltdown over Rosie O'Donnell negotiating a return to The View. I just wish she'd hit Hasselbeck on the head instead, don't you?
Whoopi's response (prior to the O'Donnell confirmation) was reminsicent of “Elaine Benes” complaining about everyone's excitement over catfights.