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May 31 2017

After a health-related hiatus from writing, longtime gay politico David Mixner is back with a new Towleroad piece in David-Mixner which he flat out accuses Donald Trump of treason.

Too far? I don't think so.

Mixner writes:

Let us not be distracted with noise, sideshows and attempts to divide.  At this stage, we must be citizens first who are willing to overlook our differences and control our self-righteousness to save America..

Oran’s Dictionary of the Law (1983) defines treason as a “citizen’s actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the [parent nation]. In many nations, it is also often considered treason to attempt or conspire to overthrow the government, even if no foreign country is aiding or involved by such an endeavor.”

President Donald Trump has committed treason.

Harsh? I don’t think so.

More here.

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!

6-PACK — Who Knew Andrew Garfield Was Every Woman? + Vulture Culture + Kathy Griffin Beheaded By CNN + Live By The Comey, Die By The Comey + Theresa May ... Or May Not + Quiz Show & Tell! Comments (0)

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WIDGETWerq the World: Andrew Garfield did a bewigged, backflipping Whitney Houston lip-sync at Werq the World that might've unseated Nina Bo'Nina Brown: 

WIDGETSF Gate: Those male vultures in a long-term relationship must be open — they've now added a chick to the mix.

WIDGETPeople: CNN fires Kathy Griffin. They took longer to decide than Squatty Potty.

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: Comey is set to publicly testify, maybe next week, that Trump pressured him to end the probe into Russia's ties with Trump's inner circle.

WIDGETThe Guardian: Conservs & Libs duke it out over whether Theresa May is anti-gay or a stealth LGBTQ champion.

WIDGETThe Sun: Quiz-show figure Paul Sinha casually came out on the show during its May 29 episode, referencing his male ex in a light moment.

Paul-SinhaPaul's ex is vindicated. (Video still via ITV)

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.


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 ...


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.



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!



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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BAYWATCH Sinks Like A (Or The) Rock, Zac's Still Hot Comments (0)

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Baywatch is a big bomb, but Zac Efron is handsome as ever on GQ Mexico, so there's that.

6-PACK — This Game Is Making Me Thirsty + Another NYC Landmark Vanishes + Shower Power + Cooper's Tweet Is A Written Version Of Him Holding Up Kathy Griffin's Severed Head + Hammer Time! Comments (0)

Gay-video-game-coming-out-on-topThank God all gays have the perfect V torso. (Images via Obscurasoft.com)

WIDGETtheOUTfront: I thought Joust was a good preparation for bottoming, but wait until you get a load of this actual gay erotic video game.

Gay-video-gameYeah, he's a regular Joan Rivers.

WIDGETHuff Post: Trump plans to remove the U.S. from the Paris Climate Deal — following the lead of Nicaragua and Syria.

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Another piece of New York City (and Madonna) history just went kaput.

WIDGETBosGuy: Buncha naked jocks in the shower, grinning ear to ear, and I'm s'posed to come up with a clever caption?!

WIDGETExtraTV: Anderson Cooper piles on New Year's Eve co-host Kathy Griffin, manages to fit  “appalled,” “disgusting” and “completely inappropriate” in one tweet.

WIDGETOMG Blog: Armie Hammer — who's into rough sex — jokes that he enjoys punching during sex while also discussing if he got boned up kissing Leonardo DiCaprio.

Armie-HammerJ. Edgar sucked, but at least the Leo lip-lock was good for Armie. (Video still via Bravo)

May 30 2017
Darren Criss Goes Naked As Cunanan Comments (0)

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Check out Darren Criss's nude selfie from his Versace-themed (he plays Cunanan) American Crime Story set after the jump ...

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P*nis Rising From The Sea: Nyle DiMarco Does It Again Comments (0)