You gotta love the amazing images captured by my buddy Bob Deutsch at the 1979 Tonys. When it comes to celeb candids from the early '60s into the '80s, Bob's got a million of 'em, and Playbill has quite a few right here.
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The media needs to get off Madonna's click.
Tabloid journalists have been going the extra mile to try to paint Madonna in the most negative possible light during her Rebel Heart Tour. For a woman they've been calling “irrelevant” for years, it's remarkable that every time Madonna took the stage late, it spawned major international headlines and served as reliable clickbait.
On top of her tardiness, Madonna has been called out for being drunk or even on pills (or both), totally new fronts in the decades-long assault on her integrity as an artist and on her character. Already slurring her as a problem drinker, it wasn't a very big leap for the press to begin using the coded descriptor “bizarre” for Madonna's onstage behavior. Calling her bizarre, coupled with impugning her sobriety, is just a new way to make Madonna seem unworthy of her fame and success and of the support she receives from admirers—and becomes another argument for why the only woman to ever earn a billion dollars touring (helped along by $100+ on her latest tour) needs to retire already.
At age 57.
The latest scandal, hyped up to seem as vile as possible for outraged consumption by people planted in front of their computers: Madonna “humiliatingly” exposed an underage girl live onstage during her final concert in Brisbane, Australia. Except it turns out all that happened was an unintentional wardrobe malfunction (the fan was in a corset with nipple rings attached) that the 17-year-old fan described as “the best moment of my life.” The fan went on to state:
Sluttiest Xmas costumes for men. Ever.
DNC: Sanders campaign staffer improperly accessed Clinton voter data.
San Bernardino terrorists' buddy looks even more insane than them.
TOTALLY RAD, MAN: Teen ISIL supporter arrested in PA.
Madonna swears—legally—that Sean Penn never laid a hand on her.
The new attack on Hispanic voting rights.
Why do fans wish non-fans would die?
Who'd she sleep with for this?
Catholic school guilty of discrimination against gay man.
No, Chandler & Monica are not dating IRL.
Soccer stud in his underpants.
Dieux du Stade calendar sneak-peek.
Jeremy Kinser at Queerty graciously interviewed me regarding Encyclopedia Madonnica 20 and Starf*cker, and he seems to have generously transcribed every word. It can be a pain in the ass to interview (and transcribe the ramblings of) non-famous folks who won't necessarily bring your site oodles of hits, so his contribution to my books' publicity is most appreciated.
Bristol Palin is surely the world's most judgmental cum-whore.
SPLC wins suit: Ex-gay conversion therapy is fraud.
Gone with the Wind is racist, but is it the same as a Confederate flag?
Courtney Act's Reddit.com Q&A involves prostitutes and meth conventions.
Tyler Posey's 1st kiss was ... Miley???
Also, Courtney will Tumblr for ya!
Madonna hits the Hot 100, plus Billboard's two bits on the $10 debate.
Bobby Jindal gives no head.
3 simple safety tips everyone should follow.
In the privacy of my own home? FUCK THAT.
Huge, huge ass. Unbelievable.
Rose McGowan blasted Adam Sandler, got dropped by her agent.
Chris Crocker gets lips enhanced, gets nose out of joint.
#ageism: NYC's oldest gay bar closes.
World's sexiest Madonna fan? See his video here.
My pal Alan Light, who has shot the stars for decades (and whose '70s and '80s fan images are particularly amazing), sent me this link to his photos from a recent Bette Midler Divine Intervention tour. He had fourth-row seats!
Check out Alan's firsthand report from the show and the VIP meet-and-greet after the jump ...
SAG honors, daughter Carrie Fisher roasts, living legend Debbie Reynolds.
Redmayne upsets Keaton, Birdman upsets Boyhood at SAG; full winner list.
Sarah Palin's racist, meandering speech in Iowa was so weird DNC thanked her.
Colin Farrell pushes for marriage equality in Ireland.
Jindahl believes that amending U.S. Constitution vs. gay marriage is do-able.
Diplo says Taylor Swift's fans are “the worst people in the world.”
Jennie Livingston revisits her landmark Paris Is Burning doc.
Male models flash peen on the runway.
Maryland's new governor disenfranchises LGBT people IMMEDIATELY.
Unexpectedly, marriage equality in Alabama is on hold.
Carly Fiorina: Former U.S. senator & Sec. of State Clinton's never done anything.
Hillary polls better than Obama in rural areas. (Wonder why??)
I had fun at today's Broadway Flea Market, where hundreds of thousands of dollars are raised in a single day for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, but I did have a particularly nerdy problem that sort of blew me away momentarily.
I went because (1) You can always find fun stuff to buy, cheap and (2) They always have stars selling autographs and photo ops. This year, the only two stars I wanted were Patrick Wilson and David Hyde Pierce, and both were in the first block, meaning they were signing autographs from 11AM to 11:50AM, then would be posing for photos (you're supposed to pick one or the other...never been a fan of how this is organized).
Got there early, stood in line, then was told—SURPRISE!—Tony Danza had shown up and would do photos for 50 bucks! So worth it. Never met him, often...thought of...him growing up. Who's the boss? Tony Danza was, more than once, in my gaydreams. So I signed up for all three and they pulled me to get David (at first they said he would only pose with Bebe Neuwirth, whom I've already met, and then when they saw my money slipping away, they locked him in for a single). Took forever because for some reason, they were escorting people up to get their autographs done during the photo period. I kept looking around and saw Andy Mientus and others doing their photo ops, but was resolute I would not miss Patrick or Tony.
When it came time, no one wanted to say, “Miss Neuwirth, please step out of the picture,” least of all I (has anyone ever said that???), so I got her free.
I went back into the line, only to be told Tony had done his very few photos and was done. I freaked out, offering to pay extra, and they confirmed he'd left. I was so mad. I know, I know—focus on getting a job and paying for food, Matt...Tony is around often, Matt—but it was disheartening. I felt like “Angela” almost getting a kiss from “Tony” in an early episode, unaware it wouldn't be consummated for many seasons. So then I said, “Well, when is Patrick doing his?” “Oh, he's done, too.”
I lost it.
Losing it inspired the harried volunteers to find it—they charged me double (so much for the free Bebe!), but they got me a dedicated pic with Patrick.
Patrick Wilson is just a handsome creature and a strapping guy. We did our shot and I cooed about Little Children, a stunning film, and then I had to tell him the one Patrick Wilson story I have: