Sunday, May 30, 2010

NUMBER ONE SONG 20 YEARS AGO WAS....

Vogue!!!!!! This song changed music (and my life) the day it came out!! An undeniable pop classic, one of Madonna's most successful singles, and with glamour running out of it's ass, Vogue was originally released in 1990 on the album I'm Breathless (Music from and inspired by the film Dick Tracy). Vogue was written originally to be a B-side for the single Keep It Together from Like a Prayer. Shep Pettibone and Madge wrote it, but the record company thought it was too good to be a B-Side and so they included on the I'm Breathless album, adding in the middle spoken part about classic movie stars to tie-in with the theme of the album. I think anyone worth their salt knows that part of Vogue. If you don't, you must be a deaf nerd. The song reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 and also reached No. 1 in 30 countries. It was a record at the time for Madonna. (Since taken over by Hung Up which hit No. 1 in 45 countries). The video is thought by many to be one of Madonna's greatest. Shot in black and white with bright, beautiful lighting, Madonna and her dancers "vogue" and dance their way through several setups inspired by 1930s Hollywood and the Art deco artist Tara de Lempicka. The song and video are, dare I say, pop masterpieces that have really stood the test of time. They sound and look as fresh today as they did 20 years ago. Enjoy the video for Vogue and the showstopping performance from the MTV awards that year.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

IT'S A POINTER SISTERS SATURDAY, Y'ALL!!

I HEART THE POINTER SISTERS!!!!! These girls could sing! A string of hits in the late 70s and 80s kept them on the charts and me dancing my little tush off. Here are some songs to get you all excited this Saturday, starting with one of the greatest workout songs of all time, Jump! ENJOY!!!! [source]











HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MEL B.

Scary Spice herself, Melanie Brown, is 34 today. Mel has had a resurgence of sorts since starring on Dancing with the Stars, starring in a Vegas show and reportedly working on a new album. Her 2000 album Hot was horribly ignored. It was essentially a really good Janet Jackson album that Janet never made. Watch below for a couple of good tracks from that cd. Anyway, happy birthday and continued success, Mel. You'll always be Scary Spice to me.


Friday, May 28, 2010

MADONNA FRIDAY: HOLIDAY

Since I'm on holiday this Madonna Friday, why not revisit the very first charting Madge single, Holiday!!!!!! Reaching #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the UK charts, it was the very first taste of Madonna for the general, non-club centric public. Before this single, Madonna had only impacted the dance music charts with Burning Up, Everybody and Physical Attraction, but after this single it was a whole different story. Holiday is a signature tune for Madonna and she still performs it to much joy at her shows. As a matter of fact, in a 2005 interview Madonna admitted that Holiday was her favorite of all of her songs. So there ya go. Below is perhaps one of the most iconic performances of the song in concert from the 1990 Blond Ambition Tour. This clip was used to promote the movie Truth or Dare on MTV. Enjoy Holiday while I enjoy mine.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STEVIE NICKS

The white witch herself, Stevie Nicks, is 61 today. Stevie is one of my fave singers of all time, with her deep lyrics and raspy voice, she is a one-of-a-kind treasure. Enjoy some of Stevie's best below and listen to her all day. She is the real deal!!! Just like the white-winged dove.



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'M OFF ON A CRUISE!!

I am going to be enjoying a Mediterranean cruise for the next few days (as a matter of fact, I'll be in the plane when you reas this), but fret not, my lovers, I will be updating as much as possible. I am going to Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi Turkey, Rhodes/Lindos, Santorini/Thira, Sorrenta, finishing up in Rome!!! Amazy!!!!!! I will have pics to bore you with as soon as I get back, but check in while I'm gone. I have plenty of treats lined up for you.

SNEAK PEEK: KYLIE MINOGUE'S VIDEO "ALL THE LOVERS"

I'm already obsessed with the song, and now the video has a sneak peek that has me...well....excited. Watch the uber sexual clip from All the Lovers below. You can buy the song starting June 13th.

HOPE YOU DIDN'T BUY YOUR CHRISTINA AGUILERA TICKETS YET....

Cause she ain't going on tour no more. Christina Aguilera has announced that her summer tour has been cancelled to (supposedly) give her more time to rehearse and get it right. Some are saying poor ticket sales are more likely the culprit. Originally scheduled to kick off in July, the tour promoters, Live Nation, have pushed back the dates to 2011. Her spokesperson made the following statement:
"The singer felt she needed more time to rehearse the show and with less than a month between the album release and tour date this wasn’t possible."
K. If you DID buy tickets already, and you may be the only one apparently, you can get a full refund at your point of purchase. [source]

SCISSOR SISTERS LISTENING PARTY TONIGHT IN NYC

Damn!! I'll be gone by 7!!! Towleroad.com, an excellent gay blog, is hosting a Scissor Sisters listening party for their new album Night Work TONIGHT (May 25th) from 7 to 9 PM at Rock Bar at 185 Christopher Street in NYC. Open vodka and beer bar from 7:30 to 8:30 PM, so get there and get by the bar by 7! Ha. I sooo wish I could go. I LOVE Scissor Sisters and Towleroad. Oh, well, I guess going to Europe is good too.

NEW RIHANNA VIDEO: ROCKSTAR 101

Rihanna is releasing yet another video from her excellent Rated R album, Rockstar 101. What starts off with an almost naked Rihanna writhing around in black and white to the chant of "I told you. I told you, baby" moves into a glam rock band jamming on guitars and Travis Barker on drums. RiRi dresses up like Slash and more! Now caet her to release Fire Bomb or The Last Song? Those are the two best songs on Rated R and I have a feeling we aren't going to get videos for EITHER!!! Oh well, I'll take what I can get from RiRi.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LESLIE UGGAMS. YOU HAVE THE BEST BLOOPER EVER!

Actress and singer Leslie Uggams is 66 today. Leslie has worked succesfully for about 50 years in entertainment, but to me it all comes down to one shining moment of OOPS!!! on the Capitol lawn in Washington DC some time ago. She was supposed to have tele-prompters to help her with the words of June Is Bustin' Out All Over, but alas..... well, just watch one of the most hilarious bloopers in singing history. She keeps going like a true professional though. Happy birthday, Leslie!! [image]

Monday, May 24, 2010

SEAN HAYES PREPARES TO HOST THE TONY AWARDS

Promises Promises star and Tony nominee Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) has been tapped to host the 2010 Tony Awards. Sean was one of the actors singled out in the article by that self-loathing queen Ramin Setoodeh in his ignorant article about why gay actors supposedly can't play straight. Anyway, NOBODY is too gay for the Tony Awards, so Sean has nothing to worry about there. Sean says, "I am absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony Awards. As the new guy on Broadway, it's an honor to be included in the established alumni." Sean is nominated for Lead Actor in a Musical for his role in Promises Promises. The Tonys will air on CBS Sunday, June 13th. [source][image]

LADY GAGA LOVES THE RUMORS ABOUT HER HAVING A PENIS

In a recent interview on French tv, Gaga explains why she loves the rumors that were going around about her being a hermaphrodite. She explains:
"I love the rumor that I have a penis. I'm fascinated by it. In fact, it makes me love my fans even more that this rumor is in the world because 17,000 of them come to an arena every night and they don't care if i'm a man, a woman, a hermaphrodite, gay, straight, transgendered, or transsexual. They don't care! They are there for the music and the freedom. This has been the greatest accomplishment of my life- to get young people to throw away what society has taught them is wrong. Gay culture is at the very essence of who I am and I will fight for women and for the gay community until I die."
Unless you have never read this blog before, you know that I LOVE Gaga and everything she stands for. Any other artist would freak out if these types of things were being said about them, but not our girl Gaga. She is an inspiration. [source][image]

LINDSAY LOHAN CONTINUES HER DELUSION TOUR

Oh, brother!!! Lindsay Lohan must think we're all morons. Watch this exclusive interview she gave Hollywood.TV. She can imagine what reason there could be for her to go to jail. She has problems. So sad.

BRITTANY MURPHY'S HUSBAND FOUND DEAD

Brittany Murphy's husband, screen writer Simon Monjack, was under a lot of scrutiny after her death, deserved or not. Many of Murphy's friends claimed he was a bad influence on her and it was reported that he had shacked up with Brittany's mom. Well she was the one who found him lying unconscious in the Hollywood Hills home he once shared with Brittany. She called emergency services and it's believed he suffered a cardiac arrest. Monjack was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 39 years old. [source and image]

Sunday, May 23, 2010

MADONNA ASKS YOU TO HELP HER PROMOTE EQUALITY IN MALAWI

Madonna's statement condemning the sentencing of the two gay men in Malawi was strong and to the point, now she is asking you to add your name to her condemnation. Click HERE to sign the letter of support for equality. Here is the contents of the letter. Please sign and help in the cause for these poor men.
"I am shocked and saddened by the decision made this week by the Malawian court, which sentenced two innocent men to prison.
As a matter of principle, I believe in equal rights for all people, no matter what their gender, race, color, religion, or sexual orientation.
This week, Malawi took a giant step backward. The world is filled with pain and suffering; therefore, we must support our basic human right to love and be loved.
I call upon the progressive men and women of Malawi—and around the world—to challenge this decision in the name of human dignity and equal rights for all.
—Madonna
" [image]

Saturday, May 22, 2010

WATCH FULL EPISODE OF LAST WEEK'S GLEE

Neil Patrick Harris guest starred on Glee last week in an episode entitled "Dream On" and it was a goodie. Lots of fun to see in this episode but NOT ENOUGH SUE SYLVESTER!! Ha. Watch below to get your day going.

GAGA BITES THE HEAD OFF OF BARBIE

Watch as Lady Gaga asserts her dominace over Barbie on stage.

Friday, May 21, 2010

NEW ROBYN: DANCIN' ON MY OWN

This song is G-R-E-A-T!! Robyn is coming back strong with this one. Watch the brand new video for Robyn's new single Dancin' On My Own.

Robyn 'Dancing On My Own' (Official Video) from Robyn on Vimeo.

DANCE MASH-UPS!!!

MADONNA VS. KYLIE MINOGUE "LIKE A VIRGIN AT FIRST SIGHT"


LADY GAGA - LOVE GAME (MADONNA CELEBRATION MIX)


BRITNEY SPEARS VS. MADONNA (RADAR/REVOLVER)

PLAY PAC MAN ON GOOGLE PAGE TODAY!



HAVE YOU BEEN ON GOOGLE TODAY? THE HOME PAGE LETS YOU PLAY PAC MAN!! IT EVEN HAS THE SOUNDS AND EVERYTHING!! SO FUN. JUST USE YOUR ARROW KEYS TO PLAY. GO AND PLAY IT!!!

LADY GAGA WINS FIVE WORLD MUSIC AWARDS!!

The annual World Music Awards , honoring recording artists based on worldwide sales figures provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, were held in Monaco and our Lady Gaga walked away with FIVE awards. Yea!! She took home World's Best Single (Poker Face), World's Best Album (The Fame), World's Best Pop/Rock Artist, World's Best New Artist and the award for Best Selling Artist in America. Wow! Those are some major awards, y'all! Gaga also has scored her SEVENTH consecutive top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 as Alejandro breaks in at #8. Jennifer Lopez was honored with the Legend for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts. Okay. That's stretching it a little bit, but girlfriend probably needs a pick-me-up lately. Also picking up awards were The Black Eyed Peas, U2, David Guetta and Beyonce. Click HERE for a full list of winners and nominees. [image]

MADONNA CONDEMNS SENTENCING OF GAY COUPLE IN MALAWI

The White House has condemed the sentencing of two gay men in Malawi to 14 years in prison with hard labor for "gross indecency" and "unnatural acts" for having an engagement ceremony in late December. MORE IMPORTANTLY, Madonna has joined in that condemnation. Madonna has been working in Malawi for a number of years, and both of her adopted children are from the country. Up until now, Madonna has not spoken out about this injustice, but her silence is broken. She made this statement:

"I am shocked and saddened by the decision made today by the Malawian court, which sentenced two innocent men to prison. As a matter of principle, I believe in equal rights for all people, no matter what their gender, race, color, religion, or sexual orientation. Today, Malawi took a giant step backward. The world is filled with pain and suffering; therefore, we must support our basic human right to love and be loved. I call upon the progressive men and women of Malawi—and around the world—to challenge this decision in the name of human dignity and equal rights for all."

Well put. Madonna has been a champion for gay rights since the beginning of her career and has credited the gay community for her rise to fame on many occasions. Her support on this issue is of importance, not just because she is the Queen of Everything, but because of her work with the children in Malawi and with the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa.

The White House released a statement through Press Secretary Robert Gibbs:

"The United States strongly condemns the conviction and harsh sentencing of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga in Malawi. The criminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity is unconscionable, and this case mars the human rights record of Malawi. We urge Malawi and all countries to stop using sexual orientation or gender identity as the basis for arrest, detention, or execution."[source][image]

LILY ALLEN WINS THREE PRESTIGIOUS IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS

I certainly hope this convinces Lily to make another record sooner than later. After announcing that she will be taking time off from her recording career for a while, Lily Allen was honored with THREE Ivor Novello awards honoring British musicians. Lily and her songwriting partner, Greg Kurstin, won for most performed work and best song musically and lyrically for The Fear. Lily said about the song, "this song is so much about feeling so lost. It has made me feel quite found all of a sudden." The pair also picked up an award for songwriters of the year. Lily really deserves this recognition. Her music is catchy, meaningful and clever. Good for you, Lily. Now don't leave us!!!! Watch the video for the award wining The Fear below.

MADONNA FRIDAY: KEEP IT TOGETHER

The 6th and final single off of the Like a Prayer album, Keep It Together. The very first Madonna single of the 1990s, the song talks about the importance of family, and despite Madonna's confessional stance at the time admiting that her childhood was less than peachy as far as relationships with her family, she expresses that they did in fact help make her who she was and that bond cannot be broken. Keep It Together returned Madonna to the top 10, peaking at #8, after Oh Father was her first since Holiday to miss that mark (#20). However, in Australia the song was released as a Double-A side with Vogue, resulting in a #1 hit Down Under. It also reached #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play charts in the U.S. There was no official video for Keep It Together, but upon the release of Madonna's documentary Truth or Dare, video chanels began playing her performance from the Blond Ambition Tour, which was the final encore of the show. Based on A Clockwork Orange, the number used Fosse-style choreography as depicted Madonna and her dancers as a tightknit clan. Enjoy the clip below. Happy Madonna Friday!!!

BRET MICHAELS HOSPITALIZED AGAIN AFTER "WARNING STROKE"

Rocker Bret Michaels has been put back in the hospital after suffering what doctors are calling a "warning stroke". He has been diagnosed with a hole in his heart, or a "patent forum ovale". As you recall Michaels was hospitalized twice last month, first for an emergency appendectomy, then a week or so later with a brain hemorrhage , but was making a pretty quick recovery and announced he would be attending The Apprentice finale and performing on the road again within two weeks. This setback sees him back in the hospital after experiencing numbness on the left side of his body, particularly in the hands and face. Bret's website says he is "up, walking, talking, continuing his daily rehab and very happy to be alive. He has made it clear he is sick and tired of being in the hospital and is ready to rock again." Take your time, Bret!! Your fans will still be waiting. They just want you to be healthy, then you can get back on stage and give us Nothin' But a Good Time!!! [source]

Thursday, May 20, 2010

ADAM LAMBERT PERFORMS "IF I HAD YOU" ON ELLEN

Ellen Degeneres welcomed back Adam Lambert to perform his new single If I Had You, which I L-O-V-E!!! Adam and some of his backup dancers are obviously gearing up for his Glam Nation Tour (dates here) because they have a whole cute little routine for the song. Watch below as Adam tears it up![image]

RED CARPET RUN EPISODE 5

It's back!!! Red Carpet Run, where Hollywood meets a moving treadmill, is back with Episode 5. This time they tackle such topics as “Star”, “Hookups and Breakups”, and “Johnny Depp”. Take a look!!!!

NEW GOLDFRAPP VIDEO: ALIVE

I ADORE THIS SONG!!!!! IT IS 80S-LICIOUS!! Alive is the second amazy single from Godlfrapp's new cd, Head First. The video is pure 80s fluff, part Olivia Newton John part Def Leppard, all fun. Watch the heavy metal boys and the aerobics girls do their thang with a sadistic twist (as usual) at the end!! Watch and love below.

WARRANT ISSUED FOR LINDSAY LOHAN'S ARREST

SNAP! Judge Marsha Revel has issued an arrest warrant on Lindsay Lohan's azz for missing her mandatory probation hearing in L.A. this morning. Lindsay is in Cannes (supposedly) promoting her next film role as Linda Lovelace (a.k.a. diving into a pile of coke, nose first), and ALLEGEDLY lost her passport and couldn't make it back. She took herself down to the U.S. embassy to get replacement documents, but they couldn't get them to her until today. Boohoo. Although Lohan's attorney explained to the Judge that Lindsay "lost" her passport, the Judge gave that a HELL-NO! The arrest warrant was issued at 8:30 am and bail is set at $100,000. Lindsay is supposed to be back Friday, at which time she will be taken into custody. Maybe she should just move in with Roman Polanski. Just kidding. She's too old for him. [source]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHER

It's another gay holiday!!! Cher, the legend of all legends, is 64 today!!!!!! I need not bore you with all of Cher's many, many accomplishments, but I will tell you that she is about to explode back on the scene with a movie (Burlesque) and an album coming at you soon. I can't wait! Cher is truly an entertainer for all time. Happy birthday, Cher. You will live forever.


IS GLEE GETTING SOME SUBO IN THEIR CAFETERIA?

A while back there were all sorts of rumors that Jennifer Lopez was going to be appearing on Glee as a lunch lady, but looks like they replaced her with the next logical choice...Susan Boyle. If you can't get J. Lo, get SuBo!! EW reports that the Scottish singing sensation from X Factor is going to be donning the hairnet and gloves to join the cast for a Christmas episode next season. EW reports:
"Now, EW has learned a certain music (and YouTube) sensation may be appearing on the hit Fox series in a season two Christmas episode: Susan Boyle. The Britain’s Got Talent runner-up is conveniently on the same record label, Columbia, as the Glee cast. And who would Boyle play? 'I have two words for you: Lunch. Lady,' says Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy. 'I think Kurt would just die to give her a Christmas makeover. I don’t even know if she’s interested but it’s been pitched."
Why would they have a Scottish lunch lady? Why would Kurt hang out with her? Why get rid of J. Lo? These questions and more, next time on the SuBo report. I don't know. [source]

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

FIRST LOOK: VIDEO FOR LADY GAGA'S ALEJANDRO

HOT! Hope those boys are in every scene!!!! [source]

A LETTER TO THE DEMOCRATS FROM THE GAYS

This is freakin' awesome!! I feel the exact same way. Lots of lip service, very little real service. Read below a letter from CourageCampaign.org:

"Dear Democrats,

We need to talk.

This may be a hard letter to read, but I need to figure out if this relationship is still healthy for me.

For the longest time, I thought we had something special. Remember how much fun we used to have back when we were young, and control of the Congress and the presidency was just a crazy dream? You always used to ask me for help, and you knew I'd never turn you down.

You were so adorable when we were courting. Sure, you never really understood me, but I liked that you seemed to try. The White House cocktail parties were totally fun, and that Easter Egg Roll is something I'll always cherish. Or remember the time you let me march in the Inaugural parade! Other than that whole Rick Warren thing, I really thought we had a connection.

I know you kept telling me that you weren't ready for marriage, but I was willing to wait since you had promised so much else in the meantime.

But now, I've kind of had it. I'm just not getting what I need out of this relationship. You rarely call me anymore, and when you do it's to ask for money. We talked about joining the military together -- but now it seems like you are flaking on that commitment. You promised to protect me from the homophobes at work, but you don't seem to be in a hurry to actually do it. And -- that Department of Justice brief thing was just cruel. I'll never understand why you did that.

It almost seems like you're embarrassed by me in public. I know not everyone in your family approves of us, but before you got your new job, it seemed like you didn't care what they thought and were always ready to fight for me. Now, it's like you're a different person.

Please don't take this the wrong way. I still think we have a future. I want us to have a future. But I need this relationship to be healthy for both of us. And I just can't get excited anymore by your empty promises and half-gestures.

I need you to take a real step. You know what I'm talking about -- the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell.

I still worry every day that I can be fired in 28 states just because I'm gay. And my friend who is transgender can be fired in 38 states. I know you can do it. You've helped protect people from employment discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, disability and many other characteristics. Each time me and my friend have been left behind. It's our turn. ENDA's time has come.

It's our turn to be welcomed into the military as well. I want to serve my country openly and proudly. I was so excited when you promised you would repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell this year after 17 long years of putting up with it.

Now, I can't even get you to talk about DADT.

You promised to change. I know that you can. But why should I stand by your side when you can't keep your promises to me?

I get that you're scared. But I'm scared too -- scared of losing you. You need to prove to me that you really care. You need to finally give me the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, like you promised.

I have enough disappointments in my life. I need you to not be one of them.

Love,

The Gays"

NEW SCISSOR SISTERS VIDEO: FIRE WITH FIRE

Start off your morning with this great vid!!! Filmed on the streets of NYC, the band takes a little tour around time. Ana Matronic is so skinny!! Anyway, watch below and enjoy the dramatic sounds of Scissor Sisters. Can't wait for the new album, Night Work, out June 28th!!!


Scissor Sisters - Fire With Fire

BLAIR MySpace Video

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

HUNT'S KETCHUP REMOVES HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP FROM THEIR ENTIRE LINE OF PRODUCTS

This is amazing news. What a great way to set an example for other food companies. Hunt's, a giant in the food industry and most famous for their ketchup has announced that they are removing high fructose corn syrup (ick) from all of their products!!! Best part is, even with it being healthier, they are not rasing the prices. So you have no excuse not to eat at least a little bit healthier than before. Here is the statement from the company about their now 100% all natural product:
"OMAHA, Neb., May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hunt's®, a ConAgra Foods brand, is pleased to announce that it has removed the high fructose corn syrup from every bottle of its ketchup products. Hunt's 100% Natural Ketchup brings forth the naturally rich tomato flavor of Hunt's tomatoes and contains only five simple ingredients: tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, salt and other seasonings, with no high fructose corn syrup, artificial ingredients or preservatives.
"In direct response to consumer demand(1), Hunt's is pleased to offer ketchup sweetened with sugar and containing only five simple ingredients," said Ryan Toreson, Hunt's Ketchup brand manager. "Parents are looking for wholesome meals and ingredients they recognize—and the taste of Hunt's ketchup is something both kids and adults love. Even with the new recipe, we have maintained the same great tangy, sweet taste that Hunt's has always had and that consumers tell us they prefer."
Hunt's 100% Natural Ketchup began rolling out to major markets nationwide in mid-April. Consumers should be able to find product on shelves everywhere by mid-May. Suggested retail pricing for the new Hunt's ketchup recipe is the same as the previous recipe
." [source]

LADY GAGA HELPS GET YOUTUBE KID SIGNED TO RECORD LABEL

Wow!! Lady Gaga is so fantasgreat!! Remember the little boy who became a youtube sensation singing Paparazzi at his junior high recital? Well Gaga was so impressed that she not only called the kid, 12-year-old Greyson Chance, when he was on Ellen, she has also seen to it that the young talented boy got his very own record deal!!! Gaga put Greyson in touch with her label, Interscope, and now he is about to blow up bigger than Justin Bieber (I bet). Chance's (apparently gossipy) sister Alexa spilled the beans to The New York Post saying, "He signed (with Interscope) but the managers said we really couldn't talk about it." So much for not talking about it. AND THAT'S NOT ALL... Apparently his new manager is none other than Guy Oseary, Madonna's manager!!!! WHAT???? This kid is gold! Good luck, Chance. (is that an oxymoron?) Watch Greyson tear up Paparazzi below. Truly amazing!! [source]

CATE BLANCHETT CONFIRMS THAT RUSSELL CROWE IS A DOUCHE

...in a nice way. The always classy and ultra-talented Cate Blanchett is out promoting Robin Hood, her film with Russell Crowe. While remaining a lady about it, Cate confirms that Russell's reputation as a Class-A butthole is firmly intact. Cate tells Parade.com, "Russell is not always easy. His reputation both as an actor and as an intimidating presence precedes him. But he's always after making the best possible film. I'm not backward in coming forward, so we had some, shall I say, robust conversations. When I'm working, I like to push it right to the edge. I believe if you're going to do something, you should do it all the way. Don't take a journey if you know you're going to be bored. As far as being competitive, I think the only useful competition I've had is with myself." Well, Crowe certainly CANNOT compete with Cate's talent, that's for sure. I haven't seen the movie and I remember upon seeing the trailer my first thought was, "damn, Cate! Now I'm going to have to see a Russell Crowe movie? C'mon!". Anyway, the movie is in theaters now. Cate is set to begin filming The Hobbit, the prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, next month. [source]

SO JAMES BOND WALKS INTO A GAY BAR....

Sounds like the beginning of a joke, but he actually did!! Daniel Craig, the hottest James Bond ever, waltzed into a gay bar in Venice, California and enjoyed a drink and a show with a male friend. The L.A. Times reports:
"Come nightfall, just down the street at gay bar Roosterfish, 'James Bond' star Daniel Craig was spotted with a male pal, enjoying cocktails and a cover band. Dressed in a black suit, Craig greeted numerous fans and even attempted some dance moves."


"Whether or not he is a closet homosexual I don't know -- although my source SWEARS he saw Craig making out with his friend on a street corner, and he WAS seen showing pictures of his cat to a fellow audience member. But this much is for sure: Daniel Craig has definitely been outed as a closet '80s-music lover, as he joined the G80's -- an all-gay-male '80s band featuring Matt McLaughlin (aka Bearlinda) on vox/guitar, Tommy Keene on lead guitar, Jim Laspesa (The Muffs/Dave Davies) at the drums and Chris Freeman of Pansy Divison on the bass -- on the chorus of the Split Enz classic 'I Got You.'"

OMG!! I LOVE 80s MUSIC!! I knew Daniel and I were meant to be. There have been gay rumors floating around about Craig for years, but one thing is for sure, he is a hot piece of azz!!!! [source]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND POLICE RAISE GAY FLAG IN SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA

The police in Manchester, England are amazy!!! In support and recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), the officeers at Chester House, lead by Assistant Chief Constable Terry Sweney, raised the rainbow flag outside the station. MenMedia reports:
"Assistant Chief Constable Terry Sweeney raised the rainbow flag at Chester House, the Greater Manchester Police HQ, saying there was 'still a great deal of prejudice to be tackled'. The Union Jack remained in place on the second flagpole outside the building in Old Trafford. It is the second year GMP hoisted the flags. Mr Sweeney said: “This shows Greater Manchester Police's commitment to ensuring everyone can feel safe in Greater Manchester. We know from the number incidents there is still a great deal of prejudice to be tackled, but we are determined to show our support for anyone who feels they have been targeted by hate crime. Our support for events such as Gay Pride and IDAHO demonstrates this commitment. I also feel that in terms of tackling homophobia within the force we have made great strides in recent years and our culture has changed for the better over the 10 or 20 years. What we want is for people to come to work and be themselves."

Wow! The officers in the United States could certainly take some training from their British counterparts. Here it is sometimes a fight just to get a hate crime recognized. Manchester sounds like my kinda place. [source and image]

ABC PICKS UP 10 NEW SERIES FOR THE FALL

ABC has a full line-up planned for the fall adding 10 -- count 'em -- 10 new shows to their hit factory. Six dramas ( Body of Proof, Detroit 1-8-7, My Generation, No Ordinary Family, Off the Map, The Whole Truth) Three comedies (Better Together, Happy Endings, Mr. Sunshine) and one "alternative show" (Secret Millionaire). Wow! There series Flashforward was cancelled, but V was renewed and will come back mid-season. Read below for a discription of the show. (source)

Body of Proof Stars Dana Delany as a medical examiner, determined to solve the puzzle of who or what killed the victims of an accident that ended her career as a neurosurgeon.

Detroit 1-8-7 stars Michael Imperioli in this drama offering an insider’s glimpse of Detroit Police’s Homicide Unit.

My Generation A documentary-style dramedy about a disparate group of high schoolers from Greenbelt High School in Austin, Tex. preparing for graduation, then revisited 10 years later.

No Ordinary Family Michael Chiklis stars as the patriarch of a family that goes from ordinary to extraordinary.

Off the Map From executive producers Shonda Rhimes and creator Jenna Bans, this drama focuses a tiny town in the South American jungle which has one understaffed, under-stocked medical clinic.

The Whole Truth Rob Morrow stars in this legal drama that tells story from perspective of both the defense and prosecution.

Better Together A marriage comedy that stars JoAnna Garcia.

Happy Endings Elisha Cuthbert stars in this series about how a couple’s break-up will complicate all of their friends’ lives and make everyone question their choices.

Mr. Sunshine Matthew Perry stars as Ben Donovan, the self-involved manager of a second-rate San Diego sports arena who begins to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday.

Secret Millionaire A one-hour alternative series that follows some of America’s wealthiest people for one week as they leave behind their lavish lifestyles, sprawling mansions and luxury jets, conceal their true identities, and go to live and volunteer in some of the most impoverished and dangerous communities in America.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA CLEARS THE AIR ABOUT LADY GAGA

Christina is setting the record straight about her feelings toward Lady Gaga. Instead of relying on reporters to quote her correctly Christina Aguilera took to her website to make the following statement:
"Dear Fans, I would like to take a moment to clarify something that has been brought to my attention this morning. It is very easy for comments to be taken out of context and create unnecessary drama-especially between us women. So I would like to tell you all directly so my words can not be misconstrued to sell someone else’s story…I have absolutely nothing against Lady Gaga or any other female artist in this business. I think she is great, and I appreciate any woman fearless enough to go against the norm. She has earned her success with hard work and a clear focus and I have nothing but respect for that. There is room for all of us on everyone’s iPods. This is not the first time I have been unfairly pitted against another female artist but it will be the last time I comment on the matter."
Nicely put, Xtina. You have got talent running out of your crack, so don't worry. Now get back to work on promoting your album Bionic! That's what you should be concentrating on.

QUEEN LATIFAH AND HER "TRAINER" BUY A HOUSE TOGETHER

Queen Latifah may still be making romantic comedies with men, but she ain't buying houses with them!! Latifah recently bought a $1.4 million home in the Hollywood hills and the other name on the deed is her "personal trainer" and rumored lover for years, celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins. Maybe they just needed a bigger place to "workout". Hmmmmmm........ Come out where ever you are, Queef Latifah.

Monday, May 17, 2010

DANIEL RADCLIFFE DOES A PSA FOR THE TREVOR PROJECT

Daniel Radcliffe is lending his incredibly popular celebrity to a great cause. The Trevor Project is an organization that helps LGBTQ kids when they need it most, when they are in crisis. Daniel, Harry Potter himself, has been an outspoken crusader for the organization and now lends his celebrity to a PSA for them. Watch below and get involved with The Trevor Project. There are kids who need our help.





BIG BANG THEORY STAR GIVES THE BEST ANSWER EVER TO GAY RUMORS

Johnny Galecki, star of Roseanne and Big Bang Theory, has always been followed by gay rumors. At his recent interview on The View he was asked about the rumors and gave the best answer any celebrity could possibly give. Take a look below.

THREE LEAKED TRACKS FROM CHRISTINA AGUILERA ALBUM LEAK

Three new songs off of Christina's upcoming album Bionic have leaked on the internet: Bionic, I Hate Boys and You Lost Me.






Bionic: Sounds like a Rihanna song. It's okay, not too exciting. I think she can do better than this.

Pretty generic sounding pop. She's gonna have to turn up the volume to compete with the ladies out these days.
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You Lost Me: A ballad, so we get to hear those magnificent pipes at work. Hope there is more where this came from.
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LAURA BUSH KEEPS PROVING SHE'S SMARTER THAN G.W.B.

Laura Bush is still defending gay marriage, calling it a "generational" issue. Watch her reiterate that, and talk about many other subjects including Arizona immigration law, in this interview with Fox News Sunday.

WHO WANTS A $189,000 iPAD?

I'll take two! A man named Stuart Hughes has unveiled what is sure to be the most useless upgrade ever!! Hughes has made a solid gold cased, diamond encrusted iPad that ten incredibly wealthy and wasteful people can snatch up for the low, low price of $189,000. The Apple logo is decorated with 53 diamonds. Oh, by the way, people are starving in this world. [image and source]

TRUE BLOOD SEASON 3 TRAILER

This is no joke!!! Season 3 of True Blood is on it's way June 13th and now we have a full 2 minute trailer to quench our thirst, as it were. Last season was excellent and I can't wait to see what is up for this season with all the sexy vampire-ness. Watch below and get excited!!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANET JACKSON!!!

Super-legend Janet Jackson is 44 today! Janet truly changed the game with her 1986 album Control and has been a trendsetter ever since. Unfortunately her career hit a rough patch with "nipple gate" that it hasn't recovered from just yet, but her albums are picking up in quality again and there's no keeping a legend down. She is one of the most beautiful, innovative and talented artists of all time. Celebrate with some of J's biggest hits and most amazy vidoes. I love you, Janet. Come back hard and strong.
























DONATE TO AIDS WALK NEW YORK

AIDS Walk New York is here!! Last year was the first year I was participating in the walk and it was wonderful. More than 1.2 million people in the United States are estimated to be living with HIV. This is a first since the height of the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s. Proceeds from AIDS Walk New York help us move closer to ending the suffering caused by HIV and AIDS. It is truly a wonderful experience with people from all over the world and all walks of life coming together to help find a cure. The walk is TODAY in Central Park. Donate and help me reach my goal of $500. You can go to my team's page: CAST OUT AIDS, or to find more information about joining in the walk youself go to www.aidswalk.net/newyork/. It's a beautiful day, so come walk. Don't be a wuss! Help raise money to find a cure and help those living with HIV/AIDS. It's not too late to make a difference. Donate today.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

SNEAK PEEK AT CYNDI LAUPER'S NEW SINGLE, JUST A FOOL

We heard one track from Cyndi Lauper's new album Memphis Blues called Early in the Morning, now get a sneak peek at her first single, Just a Fool. I'm so excited to hear Cyndi's blues album. She is amazing!!!!

VIDEO FOR ALEXANDRA BURKE'S "ALL NIGHT LONG"

I love, love, love Alexandra Burke. Her album, Overcome, is packed with hits (I featured Bad Boys and Broken Heels on her already) and I really hope it gets a release in the States soon. Here is the video for her current single in the UK All Night Long. This girl can S-I-N-G!!! Watch and listen.



THERE'S A NEW GIRL (ON GIRL) IN TOWN ON ALL MY CHILDREN

Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) has had just about every major storyline imaginable in her 300 years on All My Children and in 2001 her daughter, Bianca, came out of the closet. The storyline was critically acclaimed by media as the first out, gay lead character on a daytime show. The actress who played Bianca, Emmy winner Eden Riegel, left the show last June after her character married her girlfriend Reese and moved to France. Well it seems the powers that be are ready to bring Bianca back, and with Riegel now on Young & the Restless, they recast Bianca with a young, up-and-coming star named Christina Bennett Lind (pictured). Primarily a stage actress, this is Lind's first major television role. What a great way to start!!! I can't wait to see where the show is going to take the character. Maybe Christina will continue the Emmy winning streak for the storyline. The actress who played Reese, Emmy winner Erica Braun, is also in talks to return to AMC.

Friday, May 14, 2010

THE FOUNTAIN AT LINCOLN CENTER

videoGorgeous and peaceful....

KELIS' NEW CD, FLESH TONE, IS AWESOME!!!!

Kelis is hitting the clubs HARD!! Flesh Tone is straight up dancefloor ecstacy and there is no apologizing for it. The lead single Acapella is a good idea of what is coming your way. Kelis uses her usual sass to bump up the 9 tracks (each with short musical seques following) on the album. Standouts include 22nd Century, Acapella... ah, hell. It's all of 'em! Good, sweaty dance music is exactly what let's us all know summer is coming. Yea!!!! Check it out for yourself when the album is released on July 6th in the US or May 17th in the UK. HOT!!! Here is the stunning video for Acapella.

OF COURSE THESE LADIES ARE SINGLE...THEY'RE SEVEN!!

Watch these little girls (ho-bags-in-training?) work it out to Beyonce's Single Ladies. Will the versions never end? This is pretty good though. Inappropriate maybe, but good.

LISTEN TO FULL VERSION OF KYLIE MINOGUE'S NEW SINGLE "ALL THE LOVERS" & SEE TRACKLISTING FOR NEW ALBUM.

Yea!!! It's awesome!!! Listen to the full version of Kylie's brand new single All the Lovers. It's a great song and puts Kylie right back where she belongs, on the cutting edge. The single's release date has also been moved up two weeks to June 13th!! ALSO.. The track listing for her upcoming summer album Aphrodite has been announced. Take a look:

All The Lovers
Get Outta My Way
Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)
Closer
Everything Is Beautiful
Aphrodite
Illusion
Better Than Today
Too Much
Cupid Boy
Looking For An Angel
Can’t Beat The Feeling
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ELTON JOHN COVERS MADONNA AT RAINFOREST BENEFIT

Could this be any gayer? I don't think so!!! Sir Elton John covers Madonna's classics Material Girl and Like a Virgin surrounded by scantily clad men. WHAT? Yes. It all went down at the Almay Concert to Celebrate the Rainforest. Watch below in AMAZI-MENT!! Two videos from different perspectives.


LADY GAGA, ELTON JOHN LEAD ALL STAR VERSION OF DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'

At last night's Almay Concert to Celebrate the Rainforest Fund's 21st Birthday at Carnegie Hall, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Sting, Deborah Harry, Bruce Springsteen and Shirley Bassey sang a cover of Journey's Don't Stop Believin'. Seeing is believing!!

VOTE FOR MADONNA ON SPIN MAGAZINE'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY POLL

Madonna, the most amazy artist to ever live on the face of the earth EVER, is nominated in Spin Magazine's 25th Anniversary poll in three categories: Best Solo Artist, Best Song (for Like a Prayer) and Hottest Sex Goddess. She is a NO DUH for at least those three, but should be nominated in MANY other categories. Click THIS link and vote on these and other categories. GO MADONNA!! [image]

MADONNA FRIDAY: LIVE TO TELL

Madonna was making a transition in 1986 when she released Live to Tell. After the girlish voice and East Village clothes of the first two albums, Madonna dropped to her lower register and donned a simple dress and classic, Hollywood hair for the video. The song was written as a gift for Sean Penn's birthday and Madonna allowed it to be used as the theme song for his film At Close Range. (The song did CONSIDERABLY better than the film.) The change is image paid off as the song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 7, 1986, becoming Madonna's third number one on the chart. Madonna has performed the song in concert many times, most notably in the Confessions tour where it caused controversy as Madonna sang it while on a mirrorball cross with a crown of thorns on her head to make a point about the AIDS epidemic in Africa. You know, just a day in the life of Madonna. A classic song by any standard, Live to Tell is a standout in the arsenal of Madonna hits and really holds up well. Enjoy the beautiful Live to Tell.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

AMERICA'S NEXT NOT.. ER.. TOP MODEL IS....

Tyra Banks has picked the winner of Cycle 14 of ANTM and it's a beauty from Arkansas, Krista White! Although she was not my favorite, she was the clear winner by the time they got to the finale. Krista might actually work!! Congrats and good luck! [image]

SEX AND THE CITY 2 ON THE COVER OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Check out our girls on the cover of EW!! Much better than that horrific poster that was airbrushed to death and replaced Kim Cattrall's face with a muppet's. YEA!!! The movie comes out May 27th. [image]

KE$HA'S NEW VIDEO: YOUR LOVE IS MY DRUG

This is one of my fave songs on the album, so I'm glad it's a single!! The video is soops-cute and Ke$ha looks clean in it for once. Ha. I love that she is always dirty looking actually. Anyway, watch the video. It gets all freaky-deaky as it goes along. Pretty cool. Watch before it gets taken down!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALISON GOLDFRAPP!!!!

YEA!!! This is a special day indeed!! Alison Goldfrapp, lead singer of my fave band Goldfrapp, is 44 today!! I am going to see Goldfrapp this summer here in NYC and I can't wait. Her voice is so great and amazy and emotional and sexy. Love you, Alison. Enjoy her brilliance below!!