115 posts categorized "STARRY-EYED"

Nov 10 2017
Ezra Miller + Kevin Spacey + Booty Tray + Marrying Mommy + Musto's Receipts + Madonna: It's A Celebration — 6-PACK! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-11-10 at 11.02.30 AMEzra Miller (Image by Zoe McConnell for ShortList)

Ezra Miller on Being Openly Queer

Kevin Spacey's Career: R.I.P.

Booty on the Rocks: Make It a Double

The Lesbian Who Married Her Mom

Michael Musto's Greatest Snits

35 Years of Madonna Music

Keep reading for more of the day's hottest links ...

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Ross Lynch On Playing Jeffrey Dahmer, Welcoming Gay Fans & Becoming A Star Comments (0)

Twenty-one-year-old Ross Lynch, who starred as a crushworthy musician on Disney Channel's Austin & Ally for five years and who headed up two Teen Beach Movie installments for the network,  isn't on the typical Mouse House trajectory of some of his forebears.

Giphy Brady_and_tanner_teen_beach_movie_like_me_garrett_clayton_ross_lynch_shirt_teaseThe Teen Beach boys: Ross Lynch & Garrett Clayton (GIFs via Disney Channel)

When I met him back in 2012, he struck me as a potential future Michael Jackson or Justin Timberlake, displaying effortless dance skills and bursting into song while I attempted to corral him for an interview for the teen mag I founded. He also had mega-charm, enough to stick out among a cast of talents that included similarly charismatic Garrett Clayton.

Screen-shot-2017-10-11-at-1-07-31-pmLynch is transformed on the big screen as Dahmer (Image via FilmRise)

Instead of a solo journey, Lynch surprised me by eschewing the Hilary/Miley/Demi/Selena route, focusing on music with his mostly-family rock band R5 and, now, by choosing a movie role that represents a 180 from his perky Disney character Austin Moon, that of a teenage Jeffrey Dahmer before his serial-killing days in the well-received My Friend Dahmer.

It's a disturbing film, one that could best be described as coming-of-rage.

My Review of My Friend Dahmer

In the film, which is in theaters now, he brings to life a pathologically awkward teenage boy whose family trouble, social-outcast status and verboten, unannounced homosexuality make him strangely relatable ... until you remind yourself that the character would, in real life, grow up to kill and eat a bunch of innocent dudes.

I spoke with Lynch about this unique moment in his life and career, when everybody's niece knows him and more adults are getting the memo every day, as well as all about the bold-as-hell movie that is helping to put him on the grown-up map ...

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Nov 06 2017
YouTube & I: Boy Culture's Greatest Video Hits Comments (0)

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In honor of Boy Culture's 12th anniversary, check out my Top 10 best-performing YouTube videos ...

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Oct 23 2017
State Of The Reunions: Fresh Autograph Show Recap! Comments (0)

Scan 1 copyVeracruzing with Lou Diamond Phillips and Esai Morales(Images via Matthew Rettenmund)

My latest autograph show write-up is over at Gr8erDays! Click here, and please like/follow the site on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Scan 2 copyMary Tyler Moore, Moore, Moore!

This show had reunions of the casts of Julia (1968-1971), 1941 (1979), La Bamba (1987) and more!

 
Sep 13 2017
Do I Know You From Somewhere? — An Evening With Patrick Leonard, Madonna Maestro Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-09-13 at 11.10.07 AMTuesday night was the long-awaited An Evening with Patrick Leonard show at Joe's Pub in NYC, featuring prolific songsmith Patrick Leonard, the man behind some of Madonna's biggest hits and most soul-baring compositions.

He's 61 and a musical genius, but this marked his solo debut!

It was a nightmare for me professionally (to the extent that being a blogger is any kind of profession) due to a series of unfortunate photographic events not worth reliving, but I did get some stuff and the show itself was bliss, a total gift to fans of Leonard's immaculate work with Madonna. As generous as his 13-song set list was, he definitely left us wanting more.

Keep reading for my review, pics and mega-fan Luigi Saturnino's you-were-there videos ...

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Aug 12 2017
Aaron Carter Makes Tearful, Triumphant Appearance At Gay Bar, Swats Down Negative Press, Asks Famous Actress On Date Comments (0)

DG_YCs-UIAAGUsPAaron Carter (Image via Twitter @aaroncarter)

Aaron Carter, who recently came out as bisexual and broke up with his gorgeous girlfriend Madison Parker, seems to be moving on — and he's already asked a famous actress out on a date. Along with moving on romantically, Aaron is continuing to perform, and is not shying away from gay venues. In fact, last night, he broke down in tears at the loving reception he received at one ...

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Aug 02 2017
Blondie Meet & Greet Report: Runnin' Circles 'Round A Night That Never Ends Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-08-02 at 11.51.05 AMI had a very unusual experience at the Blondie gig last night, which was the latest stop on their Rage and Rapture Tour 2017 with Garbage.

See, lots of good stuff happened, but lots of bad stuff happened — and yet, I think it could be that the resolution was so appropriate, it wound up being a positive experience overall.

Plus, it's always nice meeting Debbie Harry! Keep reading for a full review ...

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Jun 06 2017
One Psychological Drama Desk Awards After Another ... Comments (0)

DANIEL CRAIG*Autograph hound bothering me and my date Daniel Craig (Image by Mike Summers)

I was gonna go to D.C. this weekend, or even plan a camping trip, but they seem to be falling through.

Instead, I had my getaway right in NYC: My pal Mike had an extra ticket to the Drama Desk Awards Monday evening, as well as the after-party, so I was only too happy to snap it up.

IMG_0312Christy Altomare of Anastasia (The guy with her was dreamy.)

TOMMY TUNETommy Tune, one of the few I grabbed outside (Image by Mike Stern)

We attended with our other pal, also Mike.

Did I mention that Mike #1 is 10X the starfucker I am, and that Mike #2 is 100X the starfucker I am?! Having two people seeking star pic-withs is ideal, because if you grab someone, it's easy enough to then switch positions and stars are usually happy to oblige. With three, it becomes overwhelming.

IMG_0349Christine Ebersole! This one, I didn't think was destined to happen. (Image by Mike Summers)

So, I did not go for everyone they did (Danny DeVito, Amy Ryan, many nominees), yet still had fun and wound up with some nice photos.

DSC03432ABOVE: Randy (with Mike #2) was a hilarious presenter, zinging Andrew Lloyd Webber in absentia. BELOW: Mike #2 in action with George Takei! (Images by Matthew  Rettenmund)

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We found Randy Rainbow (so nice, with Mom as his date) before the carpet, but then parked where the stars would go from carpet to theater so the guys would be able to grab as many quick pic-withs as possible.

Screen Shot 2017-06-05 at 3.28.02 PMVanessa Williams, Kevin Kline, Jane Krakowski (Images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I must say my spotting abilities were on point — I went from tiny Danny DeVito to towering Tommy Tune, and helped them spot Kate Walsh and other famous people they knew but couldn't place. (Though I was hopeless on  theater people.)

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