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Above, Jackie Yordan in 1980. Read up on him and other gay men from the past at @bammer47 on Instagram.
KENNETH IN THE (212): Huge dude in a jockstrap.
The rumors are true! I will have my own residency at MGM’s Park Theater. Get ready for a brand new show!! It’s been my lifelong dream to be a Las Vegas girl, I’m so overjoyed! LOVE YOU LITTLE MONSTERS WE DID IT, MEET ME IN Las Vegas!! #LasVegasGoesGaga pic.twitter.com/UhPdW5wgXu— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) December 19, 2017
VULTURE: Gaga has signed a huge deal for a Las Vegas residency in 2018, prompting snickers of her career being on the skids. While I think it is laughable that she says it's been her “lifelong dream to be a Las Vegas girl” (which is totally at odds with who she was as an artist not long ago), I also think the negative connotations of Vegas are evaporating. If Madonna said she were doing Vegas, I think a lot of her fans would grumble that it was beneath her, but I don't think Gaga's fans will see it that way — these days, because music doesn't sell, young people see anything that does sell, that does provide money, as fair game and as bestowing bragging rights. It's just another form of success. So Gaga continues to do whatever it takes to be a showbiz powerhouse after tasting failure with Artpop — she has a great manager.
OMG BLOG: Cute-as-a-butt actor Jeremy Neumark Jones is bringing up the rear. (Work Unfriendly)
NYT: Dr. (!?) Jill Stein — who really made a Russian asset of herself last election cycle! — is part of the Senate investigation into Russian collusion. Wonder why? It's not like she was photographed at a table with Putin and Flynn. It's not like she posted a gushing video from Red Square in 2015:
She is the definition of too far to the left.
NYT: Two women who settled sexual harassment suits with Bill O'Reilly are now suing his ass for defamation.
TALKING POINTS MEMO: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan admits neither he nor anybody else knows whether the pro-wealthy, pro-corporations tax bill will ever pay for itself. All that is known is it adds over a trillion to the deficit. How very conservative of them:
“Nobody knows the answer to that question, because that’s in the future,” Ryan said. “But what we do know is that this will increase economic growth.”
The CBO estimated in late November that the tax bill would add more than $1.4 trillion to the deficit over 10 years.
Ryan also said, incorrectly, that “every study under the sun” showed that Republicans’ tax bill would spur economic growth.
He specifically cited a survey from the National Association of Manufacturers, an advocacy group, which he said showed “the vast majority of businesses are going to do just what we say: reinvest in their workers, reinvest in their factories, pay people more money, higher wages.”