If you got it, flaunt it.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
If you got it, flaunt it.
Friday, May 29, 2009
He told GQ that Todd Palin offered Bristol a new truck if she would break up with Levi. Way to keep it classy, First Dude.
So let me get this straight; Bristol Palin gets pregnant as a teenager and she's rewarded with the cover of People Magazine, an interview with Matt Lauer and a new truck! All she had to do was break up with the father of her child and preach about the perils of abstinence...on behalf of Candies! I wonder if she's getting a free supply of cute shoes?
I wish I was a teen girl so I could get pregnant.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
h/t, LC NY Bureau Chief Doug.
UPDATE: The ruling is out and Prop 8 was upheld. The existing marriages will stand.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Not that I'm complaining.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The military has a great retirement plan. Retire with 20 years and you begin receiving retirement pay. You never have to pay into it. But, if you leave with less than 20 years, you get nothing. Absolutely nothing. That's what LTC Fehrenbach will get for his 18 years of distinguished service. Nothing.
It's not that clear, so here's a better shot of him from South Pacific:
Now that's how you motivate a glee club.
The second best moment was Cory Monteith's high school quarterback singing in the shower with Matthew lingering in the locker room listening. I have totally seen that porn movie. Unfortunately all Matthew did was convince him to join the glee club. By the way, I checked, Cory's way into his 20s so you don't have to feel like a perv watching him in the shower.
There's also an apparently gay character played by cute Chris Colfer and and an obviously lesbian girrrrl played by Jenna Ushkowitz. Add in Jane Lynch and lots of show tunes and this may just be the gayest show since Queer as Folk. Unfortunately, last night was just a teaser. It won't resume until the fall.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
H/T, NY Bureau Chief Doug
Even if Little Rickey pulls off the miracle of defeating Kay Bailey Hutchison in the GOP primary, he'll need to win the general election. I guess he's realized that it'll take more than the black helicopter teabaggers to do that. Factor in his general reputation as a dunce, all the gay rumors (I hope they're false because we don't want him), and the fact that the hard-right Jesus freaks are loosing their grip on Texas and it's clear that he's got a tough road ahead. Look for lots more ill-conceived double-talk.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Gov. Gregoire signed an "everything but marriage" law today in Washington. It gives domestic partners most of the same rights as spouses. The Governor has said that she would sign a marriage equality bill if the legislature would pass it. Naturally, the haters have vowed to overturn the law and plan to collect signatures for a ballot initiative.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Of course, I remember Zachary from his days playing Tori Spelling's gay best friend on So NoTorious. I don't know anything about his personal life, but he played gay extremely well, especially in this sauna scene. This shot is just before these two guys made out. Anything for art, right?
You gotta to know I'm going to post a couple of scruff pics. This guy should never shave.
LC NY Bureau Chief Doug sent me this link to some yummy pics of Zachary on Perez Hilton. They're from his German GQ shoot. I highly recommend that you go and linger. Then go here to see a hot video of the photo shoot. Seriously, do it now.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Now that Paulina Porizkova has been fired from America's Next Top Model, she's unafraid to criticize Her Tyraness. Paulina was in Dallas to promote her new book, A Model Summer, and chatted with The Dallas Morning News. Here's what she had to say about her former boss:
"I personally have no idea what Tyra is like because she arrives on set and then she leaves. She does her work very well, but as a person I can't tell you if she's nice or not nice. I have no idea. If it was me, I would take the time to establish contact with my coworkers. I think you should not treat people that work with you like they work for you. So that is one critique I have of Tyra."
Meow. Now that's how you promote a book.
Read it all here to find out what she has to say about Twiggy and Janice Dickinson.
Shanna Moakler was on the CBS Early Show today to explain why she resigned as co-executive director of Miss California USA one day after Trump's decision to let Carrie Prejean keep the crown. She cited Carrie's self-victimization and association with the National Organization for Marriage, which Shanna considers a "hate group."
“I think she's a young girl, and I think she was thrown into the spotlight (after the Miss USA pageant). I think she was not prepared. I think a lot of organizations latched onto her. They exploited her. They didn't prepare her. I think, you know, she's very honest when she says that, you know, she never expected this. But at the same time, I think it's wrong to start screaming that you're being persecuted and then you go and align yourself with organizations like NOM that are particularly -- I consider them hate groups. (NOM is) the National Organization for Marriage”
She also noted that Carrie should have just admitted that she made a mistake posing for topless pictures instead of blaming it on the wind.
I find it interesting that Shanna and Carrie have both posed for racy pictures but Shanna is honest and open about her life. Carrie, who is so quick to judge others, lacks the integrity to admit what she's done even when she's caught. It's not the pictures, it's the integrity.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Miss Cali Carrie Prejean will co-host Fox and Friends for one day, May 27, subbing for Miss America 1989 Gretchen Carlson. She's just the sort of hard-hitting journalist Fox News is known for.
Steve Doocy's already ordered the wind machine.
New Hampshire's Republican governor John Lynch has announced that he will sign the marriage equality bill passed by the legislature if they add protections for religious organizations. Fine by me. Marriage equality isn't about religion anyway.
The other day I got a Facebook friend request from someone I went to High School with. I'll call him Al. Okay, that's his name. We weren't friends in high school. We didn't dislike each other, we just didn't know each other. I remember him as a nice enough guy, and I think he might have been valedictorian, but we never hung out or anything. The only time I've heard from him since the Carter administration (oops! I've dated myself) was when he organized a reunion that I didn't attend.
So I went to his Facebook page and there wasn't much on it. No pictures, he's married with kids, he went to college, he lives in South Carolina. That's about it. So, I accepted his friend request and left a message urging him to post pictures. He had seen what I look like after all these years, it's only fair, right? Today he sent me a message telling me his daughter had helped him post a bunch of pictures, so I took a look. In one picture, he was posing with his teenage daughter in formal wear. It looked like a prom picture, except his "date" was his daughter. I was thinking maybe one of those creepy purity balls when I noticed the background. It was sort of muted and it took me a minute before I recognized it: Confederate flags! He and his daughter were posed in a gown and tux in front of a display of Confederate flags. The South shall rise again and our daughters shall be pure, I guess. Whatever, I was totally creeped out and now I need to figure out how to de-friend him. I do not want to be associated with someone like that. The moral of the story is be careful who you friend on Facebook.
I know, I know, drop the soap humor isn't funny. It's dumb and offensive. This is just another lame they're-not-really-gay-but-they're-acting-gay-aren't-they-daring bit and I totally shouldn't post it. But come on! It's Matthew Fox in the shower!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Yesterday, we saw Miss California USA co-executive director Shanna Moakler at the news conference where Donald Trump announced that Carrie Prejean would keep the crown. She remained dignified while Prejean gave her whiny, ignorant speech. Today, Shanna resigned. Here's the former Miss USA's statement, as reported by Perez Hilton:
"Since the press conference yesterday, I had a chance to think about what has taken place, and I feel that at this time it is in my best interest to resign from the Miss California USA organization. I can not with a clear conscious move forward supporting and promoting the Miss Universe Organization when I no longer believe in it, or the contracts I signed committing myself as a youth. I want to be a role model for young woman with high hopes of pageantry, but now feel it more important to be a role model for my children. I am sorry and hope I have not let any young supporters down but wish them the best of luck in fulfilling their dreams."
Integrity in action.
h/t LC NY Bureau Chief Doug
I've posted in the past that a short story I wrote called The Trick is being published in the anthology Best Gay Love Stories 2010. Well, it's now in stock at Amazon and available for order! Barnes and Noble, too! Oddly, the Alyson Books site is still listing it as not yet available. In any case, I ordered some copies last night and am bouncing off the walls waiting for them. Alyson will send me two more as part of my payment and I'm sure I'll order about a zillion more than that from Alyson. I'll be very loyal to the folks who are publishing me. Alyson will make money off this book even if I'm the only one buying it! Basically, this is what everyone's getting for Christmas this year. And birthdays. And Labor Day. Arbor Day. Random Tuesdays.
I was at Borders last night and went to all of their computerized search stations and searched for the book. Then I left it up on the screens and walked away. If I ever see it in stock in a bookstore, I'm going to totally pull a Carrie Bradshaw and knock down some other book and display Best Gay Love Stories 2010 front and center.
I realize that there's another picture of my book permanently posted on this blog, so you're looking at two pictures of it. Too much? No way. Let's have another.
This may never happen again, so I plan on enjoying every minute of it.
h/t LC NY Bureau Chief Doug
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
American journalist Roxana Saberi was released from an Iranian jail where she has been held for 8 months. The free-lance journalist for NPR and the BBC was reunited with her parents yesterday.
Interesting fact: Roxana Sabieri was Miss North Dakota 1997 and made top 10 at Miss America.
And you were wondering why I was reporting on this.
She said the topless pictures released today were the result of a "windy day" which is, of course, complete bullshit, and said the photographer should never have released them, which may be true. The photographer's probably a dick.
Donald Trump said he'd love to have Perez Hilton back as a judge and he declined to state his position on marriage equality. Damn, Donald, if Carrie can take it, why can't you?
Frankly, I'm glad she's keeping the crown because it robs her of all that martyr for Jesus garbage.
Here's the press conference:
I posted yesterday that TMZ reported that Donald Trump had already made his decision not to yank Miss California Carrie Prejean's crown. That was incorrect and I have corrected the post. The TMZ report was referring to Keith Lewis and Shanna Moakler's press conference in which they said they were unable to fire her because it's Trump's decision. He'll announce it today. Meanwhile, TMZ has found even more topless photos of the Biblically Correct one and as you can see, they just keep getting more and more revealing. These were taken when she was 20, so she can't rely on her "I was just a teenager" excuse. They show her pre-implant mammories in all their God-given glory.
Cute Miss Malibu USA Tami Farrell was on The Today Show this morning. She bantered with Matt like a pro and clearly explained the real reasons why Carrie might loose the crown. The judges really missed an opportunity when they chose Carrie over lovable Tami.
Monday, May 11, 2009
"Former Miss Nevada USA and TV Journalist Alicia Jacobs!"
"Former Miss USA Shandi Finnessey!"
"Beelzebub himself, ladies and gentlemen, it's Satan!"
Just when you thought Carrie Prejean couldn't get any more bizarre, the media whore/Miss USA looser was interviewed by none other than Daddy Dobson of Focus on the Family. She explained her answer to Perez Hilton's question:
"I felt as though Satan was trying to tempt me in asking me this question. And then God was in my head and in my heart saying, 'Do not compromise this. You need to stand up for me and you need to share with all these people . . . you need to witness to them and you need to show that you're not willing to compromise that for this title of Miss USA.'"
Because, you know, God was sitting up in Heaven watching Miss USA On the big screen, totally pulling for Miss Cali. I understand that Jesus was more into Miss North Carolina so God tossed him a bone.
Dobson, who has obviously never met any soldiers, told Carrie that her answer was "one of the most courageous things I've seen anybody your age or anybody else do." Seriously Doc? Most courageous? Did you ever hear of 9/11 heros?
I realize Perez called her a dumb bitch, but I really don't think he was possessed by Satan on pageant night.
In an interview with the LA Times in August and published today, Farrah Fawcett has said that an employee of the UCLA Medical Center leaked her medical records, depriving her of the choice of when, where, and how to tell friends and family about her condition. She suspected the leaks were coming from UCLA and set up a sting. When her doctor told her the cancer had returned in 2007, she told no one, yet within four days, it was in the National Enquirer. An administrative employee of the hospital was caught and died before she could be prosecuted. Allegedly, The National Enquirer paid her thousands for the information. At the same time, according to Fawcett, UCLA was pressuring her to donate money to set up a foundation in her name, going so far as to give her pre-printed documents with only the amounts left blank.
Fawcett is reportedly gravely ill and has ceased all cancer treatments.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Why doesn't he have his own superhero franchise?
And maybe a few romantic comedies, too.
Friday, May 8, 2009
If you read my blog at least semi-regularly, you know that I'm a huge fan of openly gay Israeli singer Ivri Lider. I'm excited to tell you that he's finally going to tour America. Unfortunately he's not coming anywhere near here, but he will be in New York.
Junior is looking it up on Ticketmaster in 3, 2, 1...
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Meghan McCain has written a very smart piece for The Daily Beast on Republican attitudes towards sex. It's well worth a read. An excerpt:
"...the GOP continues to struggle with open communication about serious issues most people deal with rationally, and on a regular basis. Unless we learn how to integrate that kind of discussion, our party will continue its decent into irrelevance."
We've had an astounding series of gay rights victories over the past few months but the president has been conspicuous by his silence. While state after state has gained marriage equality and polls have shown surging support for our cause, the White House has spent its time massaging it's web site on Don't Ask/Don't Tell and the President has said he "respects" the Iowa decision. Gosh. Thanks for the drive-by mention of a historic civil rights victory. The New York Times reported today that White House officials (minus Obama) met with gay rights leaders to plot legislative strategy on hate crimes and DA/DT. HRC's Joe Solmonese said of the President, "he has a vision, he has a plan." That's nice. Does he plan on acting on it anytime soon?
Obama has always had a troubling tendency to pander to anti-gay bigots and his opposition to marriage equality was used against us effectively in the Prop 8 victory. One anti-gay crusader quoted in the Times article, Bishop Harry Jackson, noted Obama's opposition to marriage equality and said:
“If he meant what he said about marriage then I think he has got to stand up and be a president who acts on his beliefs.”
Frankly, I don't blame Jackson for saying that. Obama has clearly opposed marriage and his silence on the issue just feeds the belief that he's with the bigots and not with us. It's past time for Obama to make clear that he is a President who supports equality for all Americans. Keep in mind that he supported marriage equality when he was an Illinois politician, then changed his position when he hit the national stage. Lane Hudson put it well in The Huffington Post:
"The White House and other Democrats should shed their feigned distaste for equal rights for gays. Now is the time. We are in the midst of a revolution. Public opinion is changing faster than ever. Even Republicans are considering embracing some of these issues because they are beginning to realize that their homophobic ranting is driving the under 30 vote away in droves. Embrace history and be a part of advancing the next big expansion of equal rights to a minority in America. We've never looked back on that with shame. Indeed, they are the are some of the proudest moments in our history."
h/t, LC NY Bureau Chief Doug.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The New Hampshire House of Representatives has approved a marriage equality bill. The Senate previously approved it, so now it goes to Republican Governor Lynch for signature. He has not said if he'll sign it.
Governor John Baldacci has signed into law the marriage equality bill passed by the Maine legislature. That makes Maine the fifth state to allow same-sex marriage. The others are Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa and Vermont. Who's next?
I can't always catch the morning news shows, but luckily I've got Lazy Circles NY Bureau Chief Doug to scour the airwaves and make sure I don't miss a thing. Case in point, Bristol Palin on Good Morning America. Remember when Bristol was interviewed by Greta Van Susterin and said that abstinence isn't very realistic? Then Mom Sarah interrupted and and helpfully clarified that Bristol really meant the exact opposite of what she actually said? Well, today, armed with memorized talking points, Bristol said that her comments were "taken out of context." She may not have any answers for kids who actually do have sex, but she's here to tell today's teens that abstinence is the only way to go. Watch the fun here.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Dom DeLuise died in his sleep last night. He was 75. The great comic actor starred in numerous films including The Cannonball Run, Smokey and the Bandit II, Blazing Saddles, and Fatso. He was also a noted chef and cookbook author. Frequent co-star Burt Reynolds had this to say:
"As you get older and start to lose people you love, you think about it more and I was dreading this moment. Dom always made you feel better when he was around and there will never be another like him. I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone. I will miss him very much."
Close friend Carol Burnett eulogized him as well:
"To know Dom was to love him and I knew him very well. Not only was he talented and extremely funny, but he was a very special human being."
He is survived by three sons.
The Maine House of Representatives has passed a marriage equality bill. The Senate passed one last week. Now, it's on to Gov. Baldacci for signature. He is undecided.
The Washington, DC city council has voted to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Convicted felon Marion Barry initially voted aye, then asked for an immediate re-vote so he could vote nay. He said he wasn't paying attention the first time. Seriously.
The Tony nominations are out and Billy Elliot is the big story. It was nominated for Best Musical, all three Billys were nominated as one for Best Actor in a Musical, and Hadyn Gwynne and Carole Shelley were both nominated for Best Featured Actress. The show was also nominated for basically everything it could be, and deservedly so.
My favorite musical of all time, West Side Story was nominated for Best Musical Revival, Josephina Scaglione was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical, and powerhouse Karen Olivo received a nod for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. If there's any justice in the world, Olivo will win. There was no nomination for Aruthur Laurents, who directed both the original 1958 production of West Side Story and the current revival. Also snubbed was sexy Cody Green, who I've posted about before. OK, maybe that wasn't a huge shock, but he was really good and shouldn't there be a nomination for overall hotness?
Speaking of overall hotness, openly gay (not that that's unusual for the Tonys) Christopher Sieber was nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Shrek the Musical.
My next husband Raul Esparza was nominated for Best Actor in a play. I would love to see him win since he was robbed of his Tony for Company, but he will probably loose to Geoffrey Rush's memorable performance in Exit the King.
Finally, legendary Angela Lansbury was deservedly nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Blythe Spirit. She was delightful in the play and it would be a horrible injustice for her to loose.
To see the full list of nominees, click here.