Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mary Cheney vs RuPaul

CNN: Mary Cheney: Why is drag 'socially acceptable' and blackface isn't?"Why is it socially acceptable -- as a form of entertainment -- for men to put on dresses, make up and high heels and act out every offensive stereotype of women (bitchy, catty, dumb, slutty, etc.) -- but it is not socially acceptable -- as a form of entertainment -- for a white person to put on blackface and act out offensive stereotypes of African Americans?" Cheney wrote in a post on Thursday her private Facebook page. Some of Cheney's posts appear to only be visible to those who are in her Facebook network.


Gay Poet Songwriter Rod McKuen Died This Week

Rod McKuen, Oscar-Nominated Songwriter And Bestselling Poet, Dead At 81

 Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.
His best-known songs, some written with the Belgian composer Jacques Brel, include "Birthday Boy," ''A Man Alone," ''If You Go Away" and "Seasons In the Sun," a chart-topper in 1974 for Terry Jacks. He was nominated for Oscars for "Jean" from "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" and for "A Boy Named Charlie Brown," the title track from the beloved Peanuts movie.
McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums — dozens of which went gold or platinum — and more than 30 collections of poetry. Worldwide sales for his music top 100 million units while his book sales exceed 60 million copies.
McKuen did at times take on social and political issues. He opposed the Vietnam War, wrote a poem about the Watergate scandal and supported civil rights and equal rights for gays. Often described as a loner, he was reluctant to discuss his own romantic preferences beyond saying he did have them.

Teenage Crush: Remembering Rod McKuen

From what we can find, there is no big coming out moment for Rod. He was generally assumed to be gay, had a production company and cut an album with Rock Hudson, and gay culture claimed him as their own with profiles and articles in The Advocate and After Dark.

GLBTQ.COM:In 1977, as Florida orange juice spokeswoman Anita Bryant's Save Our Children campaign vilified gay men and lesbians, McKuen wrote "Don't Drink the Orange Juice" in support of the pro-gay boycott. He released the song on a manifestly gay-targeted album called "Slide...Easy In." The album, which was a sophisticated send-up of disco, featured on its cover a bare and hairy muscular male arm pulling a fistful of white lubricant from a can of Crisco, renamed "Disco."
Though McKuen has been very reticent about his private life, he has continued to support gay causes. He has frequently spoken out against homophobia in his column, "Flight Plan," published on his website. He ended one such column by describing himself as "an adult who practices several kinds of sex and will do so until he gets one right."
One of McKuen's signature lines is "It doesn't matter who you love, or how you love, but that you love." To the question "Are you married?" McKuen's standard response is the coy statement, "I have no legal certificate that says I am, but, let's just say I'm committed."

PEOPLE Mag: Bruce Jenner IS Transitioning To Female

Bruce Jenner Is 'Transitioning into a Woman,' Source Confirms to PEOPLE

His changing look has been a much-buzzed-about topic for months, and now PEOPLE has confirmed that Bruce Jenner has been quietly making a very personal change. The former Olympian will soon be living life as female. 

"Bruce is transitioning to a woman," says a source close to the family. "He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he's doing. He's in such a great space. That's why it's the perfect time to do something like this." 

And according to a different Jenner insider, the 65-year-old reality star is filming his momentous journey, to be shared with viewers on a docu-series this year. "It will air when he is ready to be open about his transition," the source tells PEOPLE. "But he's acting more and more confident and seems very happy." 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Behold Republicans - Your Next Presidential Candidate

Philly radio station releases video of Chis Christie falling off a chair

FIRST LOOK: "Game of Thrones" Season 5

Sexy Sundance - Real & Fake Funny & Not So


The New Movie That Features Unprecedented Full-Frontal Male Nudity This year’s Sundance Film Festival boasts the most sexualized lineup anyone can remember, with The D Train, The Bronze, Tangerine, and The Diary of a Teenage Girl all putting libidinal impulses at their centers.But even in that libertine crowd, the penis party in The Overnight stands apart.

At a turning point, Kurt suggests that the foursome go skinny-dipping and strips down to reveal a “goddamn horse cock,” as Alex bitterly describes it to Emily. Alex is reluctant to take off his clothes because, as he tells his wife during their summit to decide whether to skinny-dip or not to skinny-dip, he’s insecure about his own penis size. With that scene alone, which features Kurt and his penis swimming around unashamedly, The Overnight would have surpassed Forgetting Sarah Marshall in the male full-frontal department. But then, it goes further.
A bit later in the night, Kurt presses Alex and Emily about why they wouldn’t strip and swim — and at that point, Alex decides to be honest about his insecurity. The admission soon turns into Kurt inspiring Alex to be proud of his penis and dance naked with the also-naked Kurt — it is screamingly funny, shocking, and truly unprecedented in Western cinema. And Eastern cinema too, I imagine. And porn, probably! (At least in this context.)
As for the penises themselves, Scott, who also served as an executive producer onThe Overnightaddressed the elephant in the room during the Q&A after The Overnight’s Sundance Film Festival premiere on Friday. “Let’s make this clear right now: They were both prosthetics.”


6 Things to Know About Sexy Sundance Breakout 'Diary of a Teenage Girl,' Part of Sundance's Women's New Wave Female sexuality is one of those things that few people get right in movies. And male directors don't help the cause. Which is one reason why 'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' is such an exhilarating ride.

Grim world of teen porn exposed in Sundance documentary

In Hot Girls Wanted, two former journalists reveal the disturbing truth behind young women in the porn industry The disturbing world of teen porn, in which thousands of 18- and 19-year-old girls have sex on camera for money, is exposed in a documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Hot Girls Wanted tells the true stories of a group of them, mostly naive small-town girls enticed by the promise of money and fame in the bright lights of Florida or California.
The reality is, of course, far less rosy: they typically last less than six months in the game, before either their parents find out, or the industry tires of them, constantly seeking "fresh meat".

TANGERINE: For all of its vulgarity and sexually explicit aspects, director and co-writer Sean Baker’s (STARLET) latest TANGERINE is a little crowd-pleasing slice of heaven set in the very authentic world of transgender prostitutes on Christmas Eve in downtown L.A. We meet Alexandra (Mya Taylor) on the street when her best friend Sin-Dee (Kiki Kitana Rodgriguez) is back home from being in a jail for a short time. Sin-Dee suspects her pimp/boyfriend Chester (James Ransome) has been cheating on her while she was inside, and she in on a rampage looking for him—bouncing from convenient stores, to various eating establishments to sleazy locations in a short time, causing chaos and destruction wherever she goes. 

Sexy gymnastics spice up 'The Bronze' at Sundance A hilarious acrobatic sex scene in The Bronze had everyone doubled over with laughter during the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

The film is about a former gymnast who won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and won't let anyone forget it, even though she now lives in her dad's basement in a small Ohio town and is an obvious has-been.
The scene occurs in the final half hour of the comedy, which stars Gary Cole and The Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch, and is directed by Bryan Buckley.
Bitter gymnast Hope Annabelle Greggory (Rauch) engages in a prolonged, spirited and ridiculously gymnastic sex scene with fellow Olympic gymnast Lance Tucker (Sebastian Stan). Signature leaps and flips — and then some — are done by both characters in the nude, though Hope keeps her shoes on.

Ellen DeGeneres Lesbian TV Mogul


Ellen DeGeneres is 'One Big Happy' NBC producer 
It's a new Three's Company, with a character no longer just pretending to be gay: NBC's One Big Happy stars Elisha Cuthbert (Happy Endings) as a pregnant lesbian, having a baby with her (male) best friend (Nick Zano), only to see him fall in love with another woman (Kelly Brook).
Ellen DeGeneres is producing the six-episode sitcom, due March 17, and says TV has come a long way since her groundbreaking coming-out in 1997, near the end of ABC'sEllen run.

"We're starting out with a lesbian as a central character, so no surprises," DeGeneres jokes. "Versus when I came out, no one had a clue I was gay."

Creator Liz Feldman previously worked as a writer on DeGeneres' talk show and says she was "mildly obsessed" with her, and her coming out "changed my life."

Idina Menzel To Star In Half-Hour Comedy Produced By Ellen DeGeneres

Warner Bros. TV and Ellen DeGeneres’ studio-based A Very Good Production are already looking ahead to the 2015-16 development cycle with a half-hour comedy project starring Idina Menzel. Written by Randi Barnes (Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return), Happy Time is described as a comedy about a woman (Menzel) in the public eye who’s ready to stop pretending she’s so damned happy all the time. Barnes is executive producing with A Very Good Prods.’ DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman. The project, currently eyed as single-camera, is expected to be taken out in the summer.

[ABC] announced... at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour that it has picked up to series Repeat After Me, an unscripted series produced by Ellen DeGeneres and based on a bit from her daytime talk show.

Hosted by The Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey, Repeat hails from Warner Horizon Television — DeGeneres and her A Very Good Production banner is under an overall at WBTV. The series will premiere Tuesday, Feb. 17, and air at 8:30 p.m., where it will be paired with buzzy freshman comedy Fresh Off the Boat.

Premiere of "Ellen's Design Challenge" Captures #1 Spot on HGTV's Monday Night Lineup Ellen's Design Challenge was the #1 rated program on HGTV on Monday, January 26 at 9p, garnering a .72 rating among viewers P25-54 -- a 50% improvement versus the prior 13 week time period average. More than 3.9 million total viewers tuned in to the premiere of the furniture competition series. The strong performance cemented HGTV's position as a top 10 rated cable network on Monday night.
Conceptualized by television icon and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres, the six-episode series, Ellen's first on cable television, features six competitors as they tackle ingenious challenges to sketch, design and build extraordinary furniture. Produced by Ellen's production company, A Very Good Production, and A. Smith & Co. in association with Telepictures, Ellen's Design Challenge series requires that contestants create inventive furniture designs to avoid elimination. The last competitor standing receives a $100,000 cash prize courtesy of and gets to see their work featured in HGTV Magazine.

Ad Of The Day: Coca-Cola and Michael Sam #MakeItHappy

AD WEEK: Coca-Cola Targets Online Hate in Its #MakeItHappy Super Bowl Campaign

If you've spent more than three seconds on the Internet, you know it can be a pretty horrible place, swarming with cyberbullies and trolls who've turned comment sections into rotting hate-fests and people's own personal social pages into sources of despair.
Coca-Cola hopes to change all that—or at least, steer things in a different direction—with its 2015 Super Bowl campaign.

Rapper Suge Knight Charged With Murder

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the incident occurred on or near the set of a photo shoot associated with the upcoming NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton. The shoot had wrapped and Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, who were at the shoot, weren't present at the time of the hit-and-run. Universal declined to comment.
An LASD press release says homicide detectives arrived to investigate the circumstances surrounding a fatal hit and run around 3 p.m. local time on Thursday. When they got to the Compton scene, shown in the picture below, the detectives learned that two men were hanging out at the rear parking lot of a business when a red pick-up truck approached. Knight began arguing with the two men. The dispute escalated and he backed up, striking one of the men. He then drove forward over both victims, the LASD said.

NPH Teases Variety Show For Super Bowl Audience

DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD: There is no doubt that the new variety show starring Neil Patrick Harris is a priority for NBC — the network will debut a first promo for the series during the Super Bowl, a good eight months before the program will premiere on the network next fall. The 15-second video looks to take advantage of the wave of publicity surrounding Harris’ upcoming gig hosting the Oscars and a reminder to viewers that NBC has him full-time for next season.