Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Melissa Etheridge Throws Shade At Angelina Jolie's Double Masectomy Announcement - Us Weekly
Radio Host Blames Single Mothers For Video Of Young Black Boys Rapping About Anal Sex - Queerty
Greg Louganis Is Engaged - People
Scott Thorsen Talks About The Spotty Penises Of Liberace and Michael Jackson - SOW
Why Both Sides Want Gay Marriage Settled By The States - NPR
President Obama's Approval Rating Plummets - CNN Politics
Croatia Hosts Biggest Gay Pride Ever - Global Post
An Open Letter To Kim Kardashian's Baby - The Superficial
Tyra Banks Got Herself A New Man - I'm Not Obsessed
Zedd Spills The Tea on Lady Gaga's New Album - Rolling Stone
46 People Were Shot In Chicago Last Week Including A Teenage Boy - Shakesville
Monday, June 17, 2013
Drake graces the cover of the latest issue of GQ, and inside the article he opens up about love, sex, rappers being critical of him and of course, Chris Brown.
Catch the highlights below...
On refusing to sleep around
You know the way fighters don’t f-ck before the fight? Sometimes I feel like I’m so focused on training my body and getting my mind right to create this album that sex isn’t one of my priorities. If someone is around that I know and trust, I’m down. But I’m not going to end up with some stranger at this party.
[Will Smith said] It’s not about wanting anymore, you need that person. Hearing that, I don’t know if I’ve ever felt that way…I’ve made a lot of music about love being the only thing I’m missing. I think this is the first album I’ve made saying, ‘I’m okay, I’m enjoying it right now.’ Maybe this is my time to grind it out, make a run for it, and add some memories with my boys.
On other rappers criticizing him:
You notice they don’t criticize the music itself, though…I’m okay with that.
On the Chris Brown drama:
I hear he has everything he could want now. I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down just like you and me are right now, and it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down. If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly…Like, it gets really dark.
On “Started From The Bottom”
I think a lot of people wish their favorite rapper wrote it—as if a song like that should be gangster—but I was the one who wrote it, and everyone has their bottom.
As for my whole story, I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve told bits and pieces of it—and I’ll tell more. Maybe because I had friends who grew up in the hood, I could have acted like I had, too, and perpetrated a different lifestyle, and it would be eating away at me because it wouldn’t be the truth. I’m actually here in front of you living the truth. I wake up in the morning and my heart is light, man. It’s not heavy. I don’t have on their way out. This is my real age, my real name, my real past, and I’m good with that.
It seems everyone but the gays get to have a reality show, but now that's soon to change. The New York Post is reporting that Flaming Saddles, which attracts patrons such as Anderson Cooper and Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be documented in a new reality series. The bar is owned by straight couple Jacqui Squatriglia and Chris Barnes, the former who was a choreographer for the movie Coyote Ugly. I'm sure the show will follow the couple and the people who work at the bar. Not sure if there will be enough interesting stuff to put in this series, but here's hoping it will do much better than Logo's The A-List series and being that it will take place in new York City that there will be some diversity on the show and not just white gays.
Britney Spears has unleashed a brand new pop track called Ooh La La, which will be featured on the Smurfs 2 soundtrack. While the kids will definitely love this track, I can actually see grown folks blasting this in their cars while secretly enjoying this summer pop gem as well.
Take a listen to Ooh La La below as well as her interview with Ryan Seacrest where she talks about the follow up to Femme Fatale and her rumored residency in Vegas.
It's no secret that Mariah Carey is releasing her 11th studio album on July 23. But apparently, Walmart may have revealed the title of the album before Mimi was ready to do so. On their website the album is available for pre-order with the album's title, called The Art of Letting Go and Mimi addressed her new album without confirming or denying what the official album title will be.
...Melancholic moment letting go of something this personal to me yet I couldn't be more excited to give three years of my soul to the fans.
We all know how much of a perfectionist Mariah is, especially when it comes to her music and image so someone at Walmart has some explaining to do.
I'm sure all of you who visit my blog on the regular is well aware of my musical obsession with Dawn Richard. I keep Armor On and GoldenHeart on repeat, and the indie darling has been a very busy bee (that is if you also believe those Danity Kane reuniting rumors).
Dawn has announced (much to the delight of her fans) that the follow up to Goldenheart, titled Blackheart will arrive on October 7: “As I continue to make and create more magic for you. With that being said though. I have good news. Get ready. BlackHeart is coming,” she said. “10/7/13 !!!! #TheBlackEra”
She also disappointed said fans when she revealed that she will not release the videos for Riot/Northern Lights: “Dear hearts! Due to a change in team the riot/northern lights short film will not be coming out. I love you guys and hope you’ll be patient,” she said.
While I am disappointed that we won't get to see the video for Northern Lights (my favorite song), at least we are getting some new music and I also love the fact that Dawn has been consistent with releasing songs, even for free on her Soundcloud page. the third part of her music trilogy, RedemptionHeart will drop sometime in 2014.
Since the video will never see the light of day, check out the rehearsal footage below...
Chris Brown returns to the bottle (of peroxide on his head, that is) in his new music video for Don't Think They Know, where he tries to come off as the pied piper of the hood since he's seen strolling through Compton with the kids. I applaud Chris for wanting to do something positive for a change, but for some reason I have a hard time wrapping my head around this since so much drama and bullshit has outweighed the talent. He's also copied off of his nemesis Drake and has used the vocals of deceased singer Aaliyah on the chorus.
Nice song but as a hard core Aaliyah fan I take issue with people using Aaliyah's music and likeness to make money off of. I also feel he's trying to jump on the bandwagon of the gays all of a sudden because the 10,000 hardcore Team Breezy fans aren't enough for him to sell millions of records anymore. So when in doubt pander to the gays and all will be forgiven.
X drops on July 16.
Check out the video below...
After disappearing into thin air for the past couple of months, M.I.A. has emerged once again on the music scene with a brand new track called Bring The Noize, which she premiered on DJ Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show. After so many false starts, there is no word on when her new album Matangi will be released to the masses but one thing I admire is that if the album isn't ready she's taking her time to make sure the record in good enough for release.
I live for working out to Shaun T's Hip Hop Abs DVD's and here's what he tweeted while vacationing with his husband:
Meet the man in the #shauntourage that forever changed my life for the better.... http://shauntfitness.com/i-am-me/
Ain't gay love grand?
It seems that for once Jennifer Lopez has opted to step away from the cheesy romantic comedies and is set to star in the Chilean miner film The 33. The film, which also stars Antonio Banderas, Martin Sheen, Rodrigo Santoro and will be directed by Patricia Riggen (La Misma Luna)
The film, which is about the 33 Chilean miners who were rescued after being trapped for 69 days underground in a San Jose mine, will start shooting in Chile this fall.
Since J. Lo will be playing one of the wives of the trapped minors, this will probably be the most believable performance she's given as an actress since she did Selena back in the 90's. I hope she can think that far back to revive those acting muscles she hasn't used in over a decade.
ACTORS BEING CONSIDERED TO PLAY WONDER WOMAN; WARNER BROS. FAST TRACKING SECOND MAN OF STEEL FILM FOR 2014?
Since DC has reason to celebrate over the success of Man of Steel, which grossed $125 million over Father's Day Weekend it seems the Wonder Woman movie is on the fast track to finally getting made. I have no idea what has become of the rumored Wonder Woman series for the CW, but rumors are circulating that there are a few names being considered to play the Amazon goddess in her own big screen film and the upcoming Justice League movie.
Names being considered are Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters), Gina Carano (Haywire, Fast & Furious 6), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Katrina Law (Spartacus) and Bridget Regan (Legend of the Seeker).
In my opinion I think the closest person who could pull off playing Wonder Woman is Gina Carano. She made her career as a professional MMA fighter before she was discovered by Steven Soderbergh and cast in Haywire but really showed that she's a true female action star when she had her two fight scenes with Michelle Rodriguez in Fast & Furious 6. It might also be interesting to see her act alongside her real life boyfriend Henry Cavill (who plays Superman in the film Man of Steel) in the Justice League movie.
I'm also hearing that Warner is fast tracking another Superman film to come out next year and the Justice League movie will come out in 2015. After Justice League is when the films for Wonder Woman and Aquaman will get released. While Man of Steel does have plenty of source material to choose from when they make any future films, I don't think another Superman movie should be rushed because they're trying to catch up with Marvel who have already established themselves as the kings of the comic book movie franchise. I rather they take their time making these movies than rushing out a piece of crap because they want to cash in on the franchise void left by The Dark Knight Trilogy and the Harry Potter franchise.
Since Neil Patrick Harris is set to do one more season of How I Met Your Mother, the actor is set to return to Broadway in 2014. The actor, who just came off of hosting the 2013 Tony Awards (and is set to host the Primetime Emmy's) will return to the stage starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.
Harris will play the title role, a German born transgender rock singer. Writer/director John Cameron Mitchell (who wrote the book for the stage) made Hedwig (who I'm sure was inspired by trans punk rock legend Jayne County) famous on the stage in 1998 and then turned it into a cult hit in 2001. Steven Trask will supply the music for the show and David Binder (Legally Blonde) will produce.
Now if they really want to get the tourists gagging, how about someone bring Shortbus to Broadway?
Malcolm Ingram (Small Town Gay Bar) unleashed the poster and synopsis for his new documentary Continental, which will take people inside the legendary Continental gay bathhouse.
Here's the official synopsis:
Anything that reveals the history of LGBT culture whether scripted or n the form of a documentary (and doesn't hold back on the sex) is something I want to check out.“Malcolm Ingram's lively new documentary CONTINENTAL takes viewers back in time to the sexually charged New York of 1968, when the notorious Continental Baths opened its doors. This groundbreaking den of debauchery (advertised as a place “for sophisticated men only”) came to transcend sexual identity and became a cultural beacon to the hip, beautiful and infamous. Not only host to newly-empowered gay men of all shapes and sizes, eager to take full advantage of their sexual freedoms at a lavish venue, the Continental brought both high and low culture to the bathhouse's stage week after week, becoming instrumental in the careers of ‘60s and ‘70s icons like Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Patti LaBelle, Peter Allen and countless others.
- 5 Deadly Venoms
- Another Gay Movie
- Blade Runner
- Boy Culture
- Brokeback Mountain
- Die Hard
- Eating Out
- Enter the Dragon
- First Blood
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Kill Bill
- Mysterious Skin
- Night of the Living Dead
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Spider Man 2
- The Bourne Trilogy
- The Circuit
- The Crazies (2009)
- The Dark Knight
- The Empire Strikes Back
- The Fluffer
- The Goonies
- The Lost Boys
- The Matrix
- The Monster Squad
- The Road
- The Road Warrior
- The Terminator
- True Lies