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Mar 23 2018
Rafael Amaya Desnudo + TABOO 2 + A Superhunk's Shorts + Bill Cunningham's Secret Memoir + Roseanne Hearts Trump + RIVERDALE Controversy + Free LOVE, SIMON Tix + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

Above: Just because.

Below: Keep readning for a naked TV actor, a Taboo re-do, a surprise autobiography, Roseanne still stumping for Trump and more ...

Tumblr_p5yvh0UHpy1rs7fjwo5_1280Rafael of the abs (Image via selfie)

OMG BLOG (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Rafael Amaya gets nude in Desnudos.

UnnamedThe musical that would not die! (Image via Spin Cycle)

SPIN CYCLE: Mason Alexander Park (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Mimi Imfurst are teaming up for a 15th anniversary performance of Boy George's cult-classic musical Taboo! (I saw it on Broadway and have seen far worse.) 

KENNETH IN THE (212): A muscular guy, a mirror, and some shorts. Or, just a jockstrap, depending on if you click through all the way.

Screen Shot 2018-03-23 at 3.02.18 PMWorth it for the pics alone, I'm sure (Image via Penguin Press)

NYT: Legendary street fashion photographer Bill Cunningham — who died at 87 in 2016 — left behind a secret memoir! This comes as a shock to everyone, considering how very private he was. It turns out the memoir itself is not very dishy, at least not regarding his personal life:

There is some gossip, mostly decades old (the columnist Eugenia Sheppard does not come off very well), but little about Mr. Cunningham’s personal life, other than sly asides.

I'll be first in line for this. Or rather, online. Where would I line up to buy a book?!

Screen Shot 2018-03-23 at 2.39.30 PMBarr thinks everything's a gas. (Video still via ABC)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Roseanne Barr took her craziness to Jimmy Kimmel Live, saying Kimmel should shut up about Trump if he doesn't want Pence to be president. (As if she wouldn't be on board with Pence if Trump left.) During the exchange, Roseanne claims people don't want to see Trump fail (I do — why would I want someone to succeed on that platform?) and is caught in a lie when claiming she never tweeted that Hillary Clinton was a murderer:

DAILY BEAST: Small favors — forced anal exams for men accused of homosexuality are banned in Kenya. 

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW: Legalized pot and marriage equality have benefited the U.S. in terms of business innovation.

Be7549f7-518a-4632-9269-488e7ea6ae80-cheryl.jpgFans question why conversion therapy is a valid plotline in 2018. (Image via The CW)

REFINERY 29: Fans are not happy that a favorite Riverdale character — who's bi and found love — is being carted off to conversion therapy.

INSTAGRAM: Greg Berlanti and Robbie Rogers, using an image of themselves with their child together, are promoting Love, Simon theater buy-outs happening in Mississippi, Kentucky and elsewhere. The move is meant to allow young LGBTQ people in those locations a chance to see the movie, and is being done in conjunction with local orgs: 

ESSENCE: Amber Rose posted a really cute video of her little boy reacting excitedly to a Taylor Swift surprise, so of course Internet trolls called him gay. She had something to say about it, of course:

Shout out to all the hyper masculine men and ignorant dumbass women that will call a five-year-old gay for liking Taylor Swift. This is why young kids kill themselves and this is also why our society is so f--ked up," she wrote on Instagram.

Liking a certain type of music will not make you 'pick' your sexuality. We allow him to be himself. He can listen to whatever music he likes, he can like whatever color he wants and we let him be passionate about whatever his little heart desires.

PEOPLE: On the Season 10 premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race, Christina Aguilera mentioned that one of her songs was written about a man she dated who wound up being gay. She called the revelation “heartbreaking.” Not sure who she meant, but she dated backup dancer Jorge Santos, who later spoke to National Enquirer about their serious relationship. I was doing press for her Disney Summer Jam performance in 2000 and recall she totally stood up all of us in the teen press because of some boyfriend drama over Santos (seen in the clip). We were waiting for her to come to interviews and way later someone came in and said she was already on her flight:

YOUTUBE (SUBSCRIBE): P.S. I'm obsessed with Monique Heart's “dot com bahhh”: