Entertainment: December 2008

In the Meantime...

Filed by Eric Leven | December 31, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Still working - still out of town. BUT! In the meantime tune into Debra. She's been having some issues with Jackie lately. Classic Youtube fodder: "She's like don't go to the skate park because they don't want you there. Oh,...Read More


12 Hot Asians and 12 Hot Mormons Walk Into a Bar...

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 30, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

It's that time of year when I start thinking about what calendar shall grace my wall for the next twelve months. A Zac Efron calendar is currently watching over me (seriously), but for 2009 I think I want a little...Read More


Twilight Vs Camp Rock Vs HSM3

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 30, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions: 1. What was your favorite movie of the year of the 3- Twilight, Camp Rock or HSM3 - Why ? 2. If it wasn't one of these three - what was your favorite movie of the year?...Read More


Tel Aviv Has Balls

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 29, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Israeli city of Tel Aviv has begun recruiting gay hunks jocks athletes to compete in World Outgames 2009, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, next summer and which will feature 38 different sporting events. (Of course, the only...Read More


Tel Aviv Has Balls

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 29, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Israeli city of Tel Aviv has begun recruiting gay hunks jocks athletes to compete in World Outgames 2009, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, next summer and which will feature 38 different sporting events. (Of course, the only...Read More


Un Chant d'Amour, in full video

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 28, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Un Chant d'Amour is a silent short film by Jean Genet, a French, gay artist. It's one of my favorite out-there films; it's a beautiful statement about love made in 1950. NSFW....Read More


Kristin Chenowith Loves the Gays

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 27, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

And we love her right back. The Broadway baby (from hits like "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" and "Wicked") and star of TV and Film (like her highly camp and enjoyable turn as Olive Snook on "Pushing Daisies") is...Read More


Kristin Chenowith Loves the Gays

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 27, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

And we love her right back. The Broadway baby (from hits like "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" and "Wicked") and star of TV and Film (like her highly camp and enjoyable turn as Olive Snook on "Pushing Daisies") is...Read More


Who Says There Are No Gay Animals?

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 27, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Erik Deckers is a humor writer based in Indianapolis. He has been writing for 14 years, and published numerous columns, articles, and plays. He is currently working on a comedy novel about ghosts. "There are no gay animals!"...Read More


Queer music Friday - Scream Club

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 26, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Here's one of my fave groups working in the white queer DIY hip hop idiom right now, Scream Club. This seems like an appropriate song for the end of the Bush era. It's "Don't fuck with my babies."...Read More


Damn You, Sigourney Weaver!

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 26, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

If you're like me, you snicker at ads for movies on the Lifetime channel because they're dripping with melodrama and cheese and because you've been subjected to many dinners with your mother in which she meticulously recounts the plots of...Read More


A Christmas Dance Starring the Bilerico EdTeam

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 24, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Happy Holidays everyone! Send your own ElfYourself eCards...Read More


On Barack Obama, Rick Warren, and Leading From Behind

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | December 24, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Catholic Worker Peter Maurin's essay, "Politics Is Politics", pre-saged Obama's failure in moral thinking on gay issues that led to the Warren and McClurkin gaffes.Read More


About that "behind-the-scenes effort underway to change the focus of the discussion"

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 24, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

I need your help, Projectors. I have to come forward with the secrets that seaQwa has only begun to uncover. I hope that by speaking out against the secret conspiracy to silence queer people that Bil Browning's been engaged in...Read More


A Very Doggie Christmas

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 24, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

Thank you all for making my season brighter!! Love, Michael "Buck"...Read More


Grandma Just Got Busted In A Drug Deal

Filed by Monica Roberts | December 23, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Merry Christmas, Projectors! As an early Christmas gift to you, I'm presenting another one of my infamous song rewrites. I posted this on TransGriot, but this one needed to be shared with y'all as well. This holiday-themed one was spawned...Read More


Demi Lovato Is A Cutter! Britney Spears Likes Urine! Oprah Is Fat!

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 22, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment questions of the day: 1.Is Demi a cutter?! Should we have an intervention!? 2.If you could have any car- what would it be? 3. Who do you admire more? Oprah for saying she is fat or Tara Reid...Read More


Rachel Maddow on Rick Warren

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 20, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Rachel Maddow gets real about the Warren Fiasco on the Thursday edition of her show. .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;} .msnbcLinks a {text-decoration:none !important; border-bottom: 1px dotted #999 !important; font-weight:normal...Read More


What Would Your Gay Baby Look Like?

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 19, 2008 | 6:00 PM | comments

One of the running themes on my blog, Bamboo Nation, is how I'm constantly pleading with hot male celebrities to father my children -- even though, you know, it's a biological impossibility. In fact, typical post titles have been "Edward...Read More


Queer music Friday - Sigur Rós

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 19, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

This is Sigur Rós, an Icelandic minimalist band whose lead singer, Jónsi Birgisson, is gay. Here's their video for "Viðrar vel til Loftárása," which rages against the heteropatriarchy, as much as a minimalist post-rock video could rage against anything: iPhone...Read More


Some of my best friends are Christian

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 17, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Inspired by the many fundamentalist Christians and Mormons (Sarah Palin, Pat Boone, Rick Warren, Margie Christoffersen, Mike Huckabee) who have pointed out that they can't be homophobic because they have gay friends, I have an announcement to make. Some of...Read More


X-Factor Finale - Alexandra Wins! Miss World Burns Palin!

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 17, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment Questions of the Day: 1.What did you think of the X-Factor Finale? 2.What do you think would make American Idol better this season? Don't say cancel it! Be helpful! 3. Have you ever watched...Read More


Gay Penguins Get a Shot at Parenthood

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 15, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

Remember those two male penguins in that Chinese zoo who stole straight couples' eggs in an attempt to fulfill their parental yearnings? Remember how zoo keepers segregated the dynamic duo from the rest of the birds? Well, after animal-rights groups...Read More


We're the Big Three: We Don't Need to Compete

Filed by Bil Browning | December 15, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

So what's your thoughts on the auto industry bail-out? It's an open thread! The auto industry should be asking the oil industry for some bail-out cash. Those oil companies have had "windfall profits" the past few years thanks to the...Read More


I Am Because We Are

Filed by Bil Browning | December 15, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Have you heard about I Am Because We Are, a powerful new work of photojournalism documenting the AIDS pandemic in southern Africa? This new collection by award-winning photographer Kristen Ashburn, a companion piece to Madonna's documentary film by the same...Read More


Madonna Causes Impure Thoughts & Crazy Enthusiasm!

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 15, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment Questions of The Day 1. Who do you have crazy enthusiasm and impure thoughts for? 2. What was your favorite holiday gift ever - stay tuned till end to see mine! Paula Abdul Vs....Read More


Rejected Obama campaign logo designs

Filed by Bil Browning | December 14, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I found a fascinating article at Logo Design Love about the rejected Obama campaign logo designs for his presidential run. It amazed me to realize that the logo was designed in Fall 2006, well before Obama announced his candidacy in...Read More


Laughing with us, or at us?

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 13, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Editor's note: Michael Eichler lives in Washington DC and works in urban planning. When he's not designing new bus rapid transit lines, he enjoys nearly-vegan cooking, cycling, making music, his rockin' boyfriend, and contemplating deep questions about the queer experience...Read More


As good as a Christmas light show

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2008 | 1:00 AM | comments

After a fun-filled conference for LGBT bloggers in Washington, DC followed by a nasty bout of strep throat, I'm finally back up and about and regularly blogging again. To prove just how much better I'm feeling now, I'm shamelessly cribbing...Read More


Queer music Friday - Ray Boltz collaborates with Soulforce

Filed by Paige Schilt | December 12, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

My friend Jamie calls Ray Boltz, "the Thank You guy." "Whenever an offering plate is passed, they play that song," says Jamie, who grew up Southern Baptist. The song in question is "Thank You," a contemporary Christian paean to a...Read More


Half naked dancing gay boys

Filed by Bil Browning | December 12, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

What's with the recent spate of half naked gay boys dancing on YouTube to pop starlet tunes lately? First we had the beautiful "All the Single Ladies" twink (and his follow up performance on The Bonnie Hunt Show with a...Read More


Lesbian Moms, Stat!

Filed by Dana Rudolph | December 12, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Sometimes, a lesbian mom is just a mom. Most of us here know that, but it is rare that a media depiction portrays us that way. ER, however, last night featured a lesbian mom and her spouse who could have...Read More


Bilerico's Buckley brings in the bucks

Filed by Father Tony | December 12, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

This New York Times article is about the revenue derived from Youtube videos, and features Bilerico Project contributor Michael Buckley who lives about a half hour away from me in Connecticut but I can hear his voice every time I...Read More


X-Factor Scandal! Diana Vickers Drops Her Knickers

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 12, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Who so you want to win X-Factor? Any comments on the season so far? Fave judge? I love X-Factor!! 2. Which is better my Terri Seymour accent or my...Read More


Grayson Perry -- Polymorphous Political Potter

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 11, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

While the activists do their thing, the creative people continue to do theirs. Filmmakers make films, authors write books, painters paint...and British transvestite potter Grayson Perry makes pots. But these are not your typical high-art pots that make an elegant...Read More


Grayson Perry -- Polymorphous Political Potter

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 11, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

While the activists do their thing, the creative people continue to do theirs. Filmmakers make films, authors write books, painters paint...and British transvestite potter Grayson Perry makes pots. But these are not your typical high-art pots that make an elegant...Read More


Grayson Perry -- Polymorphous Political Potter

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 11, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

While the activists do their thing, the creative people continue to do theirs. Filmmakers make films, authors write books, painters paint...and British transvestite potter Grayson Perry makes pots. But these are not your typical high-art pots that make an elegant...Read More


Book Review: That's Revolting!

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 11, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, et al. That's Revolting! Queer strategies for resisting assimilation (New revised and expanded edition) Soft Skull Press, 2007 Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's re-release of That's Revolting! isn't about the why of resisting assimilation - Sycamore and her band...Read More


Book Review: That's Revolting!

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 11, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, et al. That's Revolting! Queer strategies for resisting assimilation (New revised and expanded edition) Soft Skull Press, 2007 Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's re-release of That's Revolting! isn't about the why of resisting assimilation - Sycamore and her band...Read More


Transmen on Film: DC Premiere of Israeli Documentary

Filed by Simon Aronoff | December 11, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

On December 8th, I had the privilege of participating in the post-film discussion of Mom, I Didn't Kill Your Daughter at the 19th Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival in DC. The film and panel discussion were organized by the DC...Read More


Transmen on Film: DC Premiere of Israeli Documentary

Filed by Simon Aronoff | December 11, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

On December 8th, I had the privilege of participating in the post-film discussion of Mom, I Didn't Kill Your Daughter at the 19th Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival in DC. The film and panel discussion were organized by the DC...Read More


I'm F--k'in K-Fed

Filed by Abigail Hannon | December 11, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Abigail performs in her very first music video devoted to the love of her life, Kevin Federline! For more - and to add the new Abigail app - head to www.abisteendiary.com!...Read More


Miley Cyrus Got Run Over By a Reindeer!/Jennifer Aniston - Love You Potty Mouth!

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 10, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment questions of the day: I will read some of these live on Wed show! 1.What do you think of Mileys video for Fly on The Wall? If you could be a fly on the...Read More


The LGBT Book: Still a Lifesaver, Still a Bargain

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 09, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Yesterday Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover's recommend of Mitchell Gold's book Crisis: 40 Stories points up the extreme importance of our supporting the LGBT book business. If not Gold's book, then consider giving some other title as a gift. Why the...Read More


Britney Spears - I love you, but...

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 09, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment questions of the day: 1. I am thinking of a number 1-10! GUESS (answer is in the bonus video) 2. Rocks, Paper, Scissors? SHOOT! 3. What do you think of Brit's latest performances and...Read More


Time to grab your crayons and your pencils!

Filed by Bil Browning | December 08, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Oh, wait. These are picture pages, but not those kind of picture pages... Now that I've kinda-sorta woken up from a maddening weekend chock full of bloggery goodness and the concluding car ride/chat fest with Alex and Jerame, I'm wandering...Read More


A book to give this holiday season

Filed by Juan and Ken Ahonen-Jover | December 08, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

We would like to recommend a new book, a very special book. Not just because it makes for good reading, but also because it's a great gift that can help people understand why the struggle for equality is so vital....Read More


Better Know a Contributor: Eric Leven

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | December 07, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: You've seen Steven Colbert's "Better Know a Lobbyist," but our version is so much gayer! Each weekend, we spotlight a different TBP contributor. In case you've missed any of our previous interviews, I've got links at the end...Read More


Sex As God Intended

Filed by Father Tony | December 07, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

John J. McNeill, an 83 year old ex-Jesuit and founder of Dignity New York, has certainly earned the right to be called the strongest gay voice of the Roman Catholic Church in America. His recently published Sex As God Intended:...Read More


Stephen Colbert goes Gay for Guns

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 07, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Colbert Report's "The Word" segment compares Prop 8/Marriage Equality with... gun control and Plaxico Burress? Stephen talks about his "man/gun love" and taking his gun home for Thanksgiving. .cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url('http://www.comedycentral.com/comedycentral/video/assets/syndicated-logo-over.png') !important;}.cc_links a{color:#b9b9b9;text-decoration:none;}.cc_show a{color:#707070;text-decoration:none;}.cc_title a{color:#868686;text-decoration:none;}.cc_links a:hover{color:#67bee2;text-decoration:underline;}The Colbert ReportMon -...Read More


Stephen Colbert goes Gay for Guns

Filed by Waymon Hudson | December 07, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Colbert Report's "The Word" segment compares Prop 8/Marriage Equality with... gun control and Plaxico Burress? Stephen talks about his "man/gun love" and taking his gun home for Thanksgiving. .cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url('http://www.comedycentral.com/comedycentral/video/assets/syndicated-logo-over.png') !important;}.cc_links a{color:#b9b9b9;text-decoration:none;}.cc_show a{color:#707070;text-decoration:none;}.cc_title a{color:#868686;text-decoration:none;}.cc_links a:hover{color:#67bee2;text-decoration:underline;}The Colbert ReportMon -...Read More


World's oldest pothead

Filed by Bil Browning | December 06, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

A 2700 year old mummy found in China has been conclusively identified as the world's oldest pothead. The light-haired, blue-eyed Caucasian man (don't ask - I don't know!) had almost two pounds of weed stashed in a leather basket and...Read More


Queer music Friday - Fischerspooner

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 05, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Remember the American electroclash group Fischerspooner? You probably don't, but lead singer/songwriter Casey Spooner was a out 'n proud mo who was seeing REM frontman Michael Stipe for a while. iPhone users: Click to watch And Casey Spooner, after the...Read More


Show Your 'True Colors' for the Holidays

Filed by Steve Ralls | December 05, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Even in a tough economy, the LGBT community can find creative ways to wrap up the perfect gift . . . and support a great cause. The True Colors Charity Auction is now underway, with incredible, one-of-a-kind gifts for the...Read More


Très Gay Holiday Ballet

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 05, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

If you're maxed out on politics for the moment, and hungering for holiday cultural adventure, check out the 2nd Annual "Battle of the Nutcrackers" on Ovation TV. It started Dec. 4th and continues for the next week, with a different...Read More


Très Gay Holiday Ballet

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 05, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

If you're maxed out on politics for the moment, and hungering for holiday cultural adventure, check out the 2nd Annual "Battle of the Nutcrackers" on Ovation TV. It started Dec. 4th and continues for the next week, with a different...Read More


What time will you be here?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 05, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

When you come to Bilerico Project, what time do you stop by? And what are you doing when you visit? (Working, relaxing, at the library, iPhone, etc) Take our poll to tell us when you stop by. Use the comments...Read More


Meet My Muse -- Editoria

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 04, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Literary critics make much of the difference between fiction and nonfiction. For me, both genres are equally exciting. For years my Muse was named Fictiona, who wears a power suit and likes good stories with offbeat characters. With her leaning...Read More


On December 5, I'm a make/shift reader...

Filed by Yasmin Nair | December 04, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Hi everyone, On Friday, December 5, make/shift magazine will be making a Chicago appearance. On hand will be co-editors and co-publishers Jessica Hoffman (also a Bilerico contributor) and Daria Yudacufski, to discuss this amazing independent production (get a subscription, give...Read More


My New Book "Dusk" Chap2

Filed by Abigail Hannon | December 04, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Inspired by Twilight and Harry Potter, Abigail's trying her own hand at writing a billion-dollar selling book/movie series. It's called Dusk, includes Ponicorns ( (c) Abigail) Vampires and recording engineers. For more head here....Read More


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Bilerico DC Meetup: The Red-Hot Details

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 04, 2008 | 7:30 AM | comments

Bil mentioned a few days ago that a gaggle of contributors will be bringing the Bilerico fierceness to DC for the LGBT Bloggers Summit and would love to meet you while in town. Here are the details: Bilerico DC Meetup...Read More


Santa Baby (Transgender Version)

Filed by Monica Roberts | December 03, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Merry Christmas, Projectors! Just in time for the holidays is one of my oldie but goodie song rewrites. Eartha Kitt's classic Christmas song 'Santa Baby' has always been a favorite of mine, and one day while listening to it I...Read More


Santa Baby (Transgender Version)

Filed by Monica Roberts | December 03, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Merry Christmas, Projectors! Just in time for the holidays is one of my oldie but goodie song rewrites. Eartha Kitt's classic Christmas song 'Santa Baby' has always been a favorite of mine, and one day while listening to it I...Read More


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Prop 8 - The Musical

Filed by Jason Tseng | December 03, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Got the anti-gay legislation blues? Well, Mark Shaiman, the composer for Hairspray, has just the thing to lift your spirits: Proposition 8, the musical. Directed by openly gay director and choreographer Adam Shankman (Hairspray, So You Think You Can Dance),...Read More


Miley Cyrus Bangs Head on X-Factor! Bah Humbug Oprah!

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 03, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Comment Questions of the Day! 1. What did you think of Miley on X-Factor? Why does she always dance like that with her neck!?? 2. Who do you want to win X-Factor? Keep sending me...Read More


Do Not Doubt the Dangerousness of the 12-inch Politician

Filed by Eric Leven | December 01, 2008 | 7:30 PM | comments

One of my favorite pieces of writing from the 1980's AIDS crisis is entitled "Do Not Doubt the Dangerousness of the 12-inch Politician" and can be found in David Wojnarowicz's book Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration. Writer,...Read More


Gay Duo Kidnaps Babies From Straight Couples

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 01, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Okay, my headline is a little misleading. But since I deal almost exclusively in shameless provocation, did you expect differently? As you probably already know, a circuit court in Florida, the only state that flat-out bans gay adoption, has ruled...Read More


Twilight Star Michael Welch: Prop 8 is Absolute Disaster

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 01, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Even vampires get that Prop 8 is just plain wrong. Michael Welch, one of the stars of red-hot vampire-human love story Twilight, called the passage of Prop 8 an " absolute disaster" in an exclusive video on the Campaign Silo....Read More


Twilight Star Michael Welch: Prop 8 is Absolute Disaster

Filed by Michael Crawford | December 01, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Even vampires get that Prop 8 is just plain wrong. Michael Welch, one of the stars of red-hot vampire-human love story Twilight, called the passage of Prop 8 an " absolute disaster" in an exclusive video on the Campaign Silo....Read More


Harry Potter on Nudity

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 01, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Much has been made of Daniel Radcliffe's full-frontal appearance in Peter Shaffer's Equus, now on Broadway, but the glee with which teen girls and gay men were filled with when discussing the idea of seeing Radcliffe's man-spear was stamped out...Read More


The Twilight Movie Sucked!?

Filed by Michael Buckley | December 01, 2008 | 8:00 AM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch I loved this movie from start to finish!! It sucked in a good way! Yay! I want to suck your bloooood! Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What did you think of the movie Twilight?!...Read More