652 posts categorized "HISTORY"

Mar 19 2019
ROCKETMAN Sneak Peek In L.A. With Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard & More Comments (0)

K031819A-0622Bryce Dallas Howard, Taron Egerton & Jamie Bell (Images via Rocketman)

The hot ticket Monday night was to the special-footage presentation of Rocketman — the Elton John biopic — at Doug Weston's Troubadour in L.A., where Elton first performed in the U.S. in 1970.

K031819A-0798This weirds me out because it's Elton & Cunanan aka Taron & Darren Criss

Watch for Rocketman to be marketed aggressively because word is it's good, and if a so-so movie like Bohemian Rhapsody can go as far as it did, there's no telling how far Rocketman can blast off! More pics ...

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Mar 12 2019
#1 Hitmakers + Miss Fame Turns It OUT + German Cured Of HIV + Remembering Bayard Rustin + Stripper-Cum-Soldier + Dionne's Got Your Number, Hussy + MORE! Comments (0)

ABOVE: Portis Wasp's takes on art and image never fail to sting.

BELOW: Keep reading for Buttigieg on Pence, Miss Fame's tears, a hot stripper enters the army, Dionne Warwick on gay rights, Nancy Pelosi embraces her Patron Saint of Shade mantle and more ...

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Mar 11 2019
Pecs Appeal + Drake Loses MJ + Gallery Of Hotness + Pelosi Not For Impeachment + Gay Preacher's Kid Wows AMERICAN IDOL + MORE! Comments (0)

ABOVE: Oscars all around!

BELOW: Keep reading for a naked favorite, a gallery of HOT-ness, a gay American Idol heart-tugger, Pelosi on impeachment and much more ...

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Mar 08 2019
It's 2019 And Some Still See Couples As Straight Only + Whoopi Almost Died + World's Oldest Gay Marriage + Manafort's Wrist Slapped + LaToya vs. Michael + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Flexy and he knows it.

BELOW: Keep reading for a gay couple denied a massage, the world's longest-married same-sex couple, LaToya calling out Michael and more ...

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Feb 19 2019
Fashionably Late: Karl Lagerfeld, Iconic Designer, Dies @ 85 Comments (0)

GoogleVogue_27Karl Lagerfeld: September 10, 1933-February 19, 2019 (GIF via Vogue)

Karl Lagerfeld, one of the most prolific and influential fashion designers in history, died Tuesday in Paris. He was 85.

His death was confirmed by Chanel, for which he has been creative director since 1983. He was also creative director of Fendi since 1965, and the man behind his own iconic line.

“I don't want to be real in other people's lives. I want to be an apparition.” — Karl Lagerfeld

The New York Times called his signature look “high fashion and high camp.” It was coveted by everyone ffrom Princess Caroline to Rihanna, and it made him a household name to this day, even among those born well after his heyday. He was a human caricature (by his own admission) — the deadpan expression, the huge shades, the white pony, those high collars. It was a look that, once he settled on it, never changed.

“Sweatpants are a sign of defeat.” — Karl Lagerfeld

Among Lagerfeld's other achievements: He was a photographer, a book publisher (Edition 7L) and the author of the 2002 diet book The Karl Lagerfeld Diet, which chronicled how he dropped nearly 100 lbs. Sometimes, even wearing black from head to toe is not enough. He was also a noted collector of art, of books (300,000+), clothing and jewelry, and the proud father of his Birman kitty Choupette:

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Feb 16 2019
Shawn Mendes Drops His Pants For A Rich, Old Gay Icon + Jussie Smollett's Alleged Attackers Freed + RIP Lee Radziwiłł + More On Chris Pratt's Church + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: The above meme is true.

BELOW: Keep reading for Shawn Mendes in his underpants, Jussie Smollett's alleged attackers apparently flipping on him, the death of Lee Radziwiłł and more ...

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Jan 26 2019
Fleshback: Paul Newman Comments (0)

Remembering the incredibly sexy Paul Newman on what would've been his 94th. He died of cancer in 2008. His widow, Joanne Woodward, is alive at 88, but is in the ravages of Alzheimer's disease.

After the jump, a delightful TV appearance by the couple in their youth 60 years ago ...

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Jan 24 2019
WORKING OUT Our Gay Fantasies: How Charles Hix & Ken Haak Pumped Up Queer Desire Comments (0)

ScanNice work, if you can get it. (Image via Ken Haak/Simon & Schuster)

Hard at Work

Where were you when Working Out by Charles Hix with photography by Ken Haak was published?

I ask it that way because I think for gay men who IMG_7251were kids or teens in 1983, that and similar — you should pardon the expression — trade books, like its precursor Looking Good (1977) and the more openly libidinous Boy Crazy by Karen Hardy (1984), were beacons of beefcake prior to the influx of mainstream male appreciation.

The book was ostensibly a guide for men looking to have supermodel bodies, subtitled The Total Shape-Up Guide for Men, but Haak's sensual black-and-white photography owed more to the closety physique mags of the '40s, '50s and '60s than to fitness. I believe it was late MuscleMag publisher Robert Kennedy who once identified how some fitness magazines seemed gay because of a subtle perception that the models were “seducible” — by men; this is what Haak's photography, like Bruce Weber's before him, exuded.

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