Entertainment: January 2009

Queer music Friday - Hercules & Love Affair

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 30, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Hercules & Love Affair is one of the nominees for "Outstanding Music Artist" in the GLAAD Media Awards Jason posted about earlier this week. It was the first I heard of this band, and they're fuckin' awesome. They're a really...Read More


Best Creating Change Swag EVER: The Amazing Transgender Equality Pen!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 30, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

So the best swaggy giveaway at the Creating Change Conference is by far the National Center for Transgender Equality's "Amazing Transgender Equality Pen." (click the photo to enlarge). For those that can't make out the writing in the picture, here's...Read More


The Hamster Story - Saved By The Bell - Generation Gap Vlog

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 30, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

What was on my mind today....Read More


The power of denial

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 29, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Parents often do some mental gymnastics to avoid accepting that their kids might be queer, but this mother seems to be drowning in denial....Read More


David Beckham shirtless and stuff!

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 29, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

It's one of those days at the Bilerico Project: where is everyone? Well, I know a significant number of contributors are at Creating Change, and the news cycle is a little slow when it comes to the LGBT news. So...Read More


Sean Penn and PC in Movie Casting

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | January 29, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The other day, when accepting his award for best male lead at the SAG Awards, Sean Penn made an important and incisive comment about his experience while playing the role of an out gay activist in Milk. He said, "We...Read More


SUCK IT, MISS WEENIE TOT!!! - ps: I am a model!

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 29, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

My first episode of Minisode Maniac! is up It is a dream come true to get to work on this! Please show it some rating/comment love!!! YAY!...Read More


Ted Haggard on Oprah live-blog

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 28, 2009 | 3:50 PM | comments

Sum-up: I really liked this show. We got to know a good deal more about Ted Haggard and what he's going through now. Half of what he said made no sense at all. If God loves him the way he...Read More


Did We Just Stumble on Another Gay Scandal?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 28, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

As if flying weren't bad enough nowadays, it seems that cluelessness is on the rise in the skies. As most of you know, I spent yesterday flying to Denver for the Creating Change conference. As if going from 78 degree...Read More


5 Gay Blogs You Should Be Reading (But Probably Aren't)

Filed by Michael Crawford | January 27, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

I'm going to take it on faith that you already subscribe to the Bilerico RSS feed and that you're looking for something new to feed your blog addiction. My rules for choosing these blogs were simple and frankly subjective: the...Read More


Two Girls, One Pumpkin

Filed by Father Tony | January 27, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

See, this is what's wrong with America. I am told that the following PETA ad was rejected for use during the Super Bowl....Read More


Shirtless Sanjaya Malakar: Is he gay or just fey?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 27, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Former American Idol contestant Sanjaya Malakar has been making the rounds to hawk his new book, "Dancing to the Music in My Head." While the little waif's 15 minutes of fame is long over, that's no reason to ignore the...Read More


The Amazing Race... Soulforce style

Filed by Matt Comer | January 27, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

When I was introduced to the group Soulforce as a sophomore in college, I was absolutely amazed and inspired by the genuine love and leadership its founder had. Mel White has got to be among our community's most noted leaders...Read More


Reflections on "Prayers for Bobby"

Filed by Jason Tseng | January 26, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I had heard a lot about the buzz surrounding Lifetime's newest Made-for-TV-movie, Prayers for Bobby. Gay son kills himself which leads heartbroken mother to open her horizons and become an activist for the queer community. It seems like a story...Read More


Discovery's One Way Out star Jonathan Goodwin (half) naked!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 26, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

You know how I am... If there's a reality show star that's good looking, I go looking for the pictures. This time is no different. The Discovery Channel is launching a new show called "One Way Out" starring escape artist...Read More


Book Announcement: Gender Madness in American Psychiatry, Essays from the Struggle for Dignity

Filed by Kelley Winters | January 26, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

More than three decades after the American Psychiatric Association voted to remove the classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder, those who do not conform to their assigned birth-sex, either by inner identity or outer social expression, are labeled mentally...Read More


Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers and the Oscar nominations

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 26, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. Do you think Miley is bad role model for telling you to wear a helmet and she doesn't? 2. What Oscar nominations were you most excited for? Who got snubbed? 3. Are the...Read More


Hulu Sunday: Reba goes lesbian

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 25, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

In this episode of Reba, Reba pretends to be a lesbian to help her son-in-law score an agent. I love how they pretty awkwardly avoid the word "lesbian" for a while, and then start dropping it right and left. Also...Read More


Songs for Sunday

Filed by Bil Browning | January 25, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Yes, it's time for the triumphant return of the Songs for Sunday game. The rules are simple: I'll leave you the ten songs most recently played on my mp3 player. You leave yours in the comment section. Then we compare...Read More


Queer music Friday - The Feeling

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 23, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Feeling front-man Dan Gillespie-Sells came out a few years back. This unabashedly queer song, he says, is a tribute to his mother....Read More


The Obamas Like Fisting?!

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | January 23, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

A relationship expert on the news spoke about how the Obamas do a lot of "fisting" and how important "fisting" is. Um... WHAT?! Watch:...Read More


Are you a liar? Lie to me!

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 23, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Comment Questions of The Day: 1. What is the biggest lie you have ever told? 2. What are some fun little silly lies you have told along the way? 3. Would you want the ability to tell if someone...Read More


Obama flashes secret terrorist symbol at inauguration

Filed by Bil Browning | January 21, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Don't like my title? Give us your best caption for this photo then! *grins* (Clickety the pic to embiggen)...Read More


Twilight Hottie Naked In Tub!

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 21, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions of the Day: 1. What is hotter Robert Pattinson in the Tub or Britney's Abs? 2. Do you watch Lost or Scrubs or House or Top Chef?? 3. What food would you be devastated to have recalled???...Read More


The Official Obama Pleasure Toy. Seriously.

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | January 20, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

I would like to interrupt this Inauguration Day to bring you a news item that is unexpected and perhaps even unwelcome. Proceed at your own peril.... This is either a logical extension of hero worship or the most distasteful sex...Read More


A Joyfully Broken Chicane

Filed by Father Tony | January 20, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

The word of the day is chicane. I just heard it come from the mouth of an NBC reporter. Let's use it in a sentence: With the inauguration of Barack Obama, the racial chicane of American history has been permanently...Read More


Wesley Crusher and Batman together at last

Filed by Jerame Davis | January 19, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

I grew up on Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was a fantastical escape from teen angst and family drama. I always wanted to be (or be with, it's all cloudy...) Wesley Crusher - he was cute, geeky, and eventually...Read More


Gay Parenting Hip Hop Video

Filed by Dana Rudolph | January 19, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

This awesome hip hop video about being a lesbian mom, "Gay Parenting: aka I've Got You," by Mélange Lavonne, is now part of Logo TV's Top 10 Videos Click List. Go vote for it to make sure it stays there!...Read More


In Praise of Books

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | January 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Recently I saw Mark Doty accept the National Book Award (NBA) in Poetry for his book Fire to Fire: New and Collected Poems (Harper Collins). During his acceptance speech Doty, an openly gay man, thanked his husband Paul (they were...Read More


Bros before hos and gays! Jockeys preview!

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 19, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

In this video, I preview Jockey's new manly show on Animal Planet (with clips!!), do a spoof of the MTV smash hit Bromance and a quickie on Ann Coulter on The View! Lots of fun and elements in this...Read More


Get Your Hot, Fresh Abortion Doughnuts!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | January 18, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Let's take a minute to go down the rabbit hole (or doughnut hole, in this case) with yet another bizarre fundie press statement... Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, like every other business in the country, is looking to get in on all...Read More


How Do I Come Out to My Parents Again?

Filed by Eric Marcus | January 18, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Hi Eric, This month it will have been 8 years since I came out to my parents. It didn't go very well at all. I sat down at the kitchen table with them and said simply "I'm gay" and...Read More


Hulu Sunday: That gay episode of Doogie Howser

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 17, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Remember that old episode of Doogie Howser, M.D. where Vinnie finds out he has a gay roommate in college and learns to get along with him, Doogie talks up his (hetero)sexual escapades for the guys, and we saw shots of...Read More


Queer music Friday - Lesbian and Gay Band Association

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 16, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

The LGBA is the queer music group of the hour. Here's the audition reel they put together to get into the inauguration. Check out their page and see if you can help them go to Washington!...Read More


Oral sex bandit: (Don't) see him take it all!

Filed by Bil Browning | January 16, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Okay, maybe the Ohio Dept of Faith Based Initiatives getting busted for promoting prostitution isn't today's funniest news after all... Allow me to introduce you to Australia's Oral Sex Bandit. Craig Cameron, 40, appeared at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on...Read More


Gay Geeks rejoice: Battlestar Galactica gets its first gay character

Filed by Jason Tseng | January 16, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Battlestar Galactica, the award-winning television show with a cult fan following has been a favorite of mine. The superb acting, stunning visual effects, beautiful cinematography, and great writing have had me coming back season after season. On the eve of...Read More


Durex: Get it On

Filed by Nathan Strang | January 15, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Most commercials about safe sex are corny and quite often miss the point. And often times they either target straight folk or some media portrayed idea of the "gay hunt." Superfad, the incredibly talented ad agency behind those quick turnaround...Read More


The Trials of Sharon Gless

Filed by Steve Ralls | January 15, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

No one can play strong women quite like Sharon Gless. From television's original strong woman on Cagney & Lacey to a tough-as-nails attorney on The Trials of Rosie O'Neill - and even a defiant PFLAG mom on the Showtime series...Read More


Trans Youth Discussed on Dr. Phil

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 14, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Frequent guest blogger Monica Helms is the president of TAVA, the Transgender American Veterans Association. First of all, I have to say up front that I am not a fan of Dr. Phil. Never have been. He comes...Read More


American Idol Tonight!!

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 14, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Looking forward to it or over it? I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!...Read More


Quiet City

Filed by Eric Leven | January 13, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

The apartment is solely illuminated by the blue-black flicker of a television set airing football against the white walls. I am just waking up. It's morning, but it might as well be dusk, or even later- maybe somewhere around the...Read More


What I Did On My Winter Vacation: Pearl's Rainbow, Key West's Lesbian Paradise

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | January 13, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

I'm writing in from sunny Key West, Florida to recommend the most incredible resort: Pearl's Rainbow. If you're a woman considering a vacation, you must consider a stay here. Shayna and I have escaped NYC to these sunnier climes for...Read More


What I Did On My Winter Vacation: Pearl's Rainbow, Key West's Lesbian Paradise

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | January 13, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

I'm writing in from sunny Key West, Florida to recommend the most incredible resort: Pearl's Rainbow. If you're a woman considering a vacation, you must consider a stay here. Shayna and I have escaped NYC to these sunnier climes for...Read More


Write Your Own Caption #27

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 13, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

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Meat-ing in the Middle

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 12, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Zack Rosen is a Chicago native currently living in Washington, DC. A recently downsized reporter, he enjoys running, cheap puns and defending ELO and Steely Dan to non-believers. He currently lives in Adams Morgan with his...Read More


Reefer Madness Meets "Teh Gays"

Filed by Sara Whitman | January 12, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

One of my favorite camp films of all time is "Reefer Madness," a 1936 film that showed teens how a puff of weed would make them insane, wildly sexual, maniacs. As if they weren't already. In the same style... Get...Read More


I love a boy named Jesse

Filed by Bil Browning | January 12, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

This great music video features Israeli singer Ivri Lider. It's a beautiful, haunting melody that I rushed out to buy for the ole iPod. You'll love it. (Hat tip to Projector Daniel for sending it in.)...Read More


Real World Brooklyn Brings the Gay

Filed by Michael Crawford | January 11, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Real World Brooklyn is definitely giving Project Runway a run for its gay money. Real World has also had a gay cast member, except for the Chicago season when there were two gays. For the Brooklyn season there is...Read More


Indiana Family Institute and the LGBT community

Filed by Bil Browning | January 11, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

I don't think I need to add anything to this cartoon. (Clickety to embiggen)...Read More


Possibly queer music Friday - KJ Denhert live album review

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 09, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

This is "out" artist KJ Denhert. Her publicist sent me an album to review and said she was an "out" artist and didn't reply to my emails asking what that meant (lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans, genderqueer...). I couldn't find any...Read More


Olympic Possibilities

Filed by Brett Abrams | January 09, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

With the beginning of the new year, all sorts of blogs and news outlets ran articles on the top events of 2008. One of the more intriguing posts to me came from the Outsports site. The editors named the Summer...Read More


Are you gay?

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 09, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Sorry if i have been unclear with you on my sexuality? PS: Being Gay is AWESOME! PPS: Thanks for subscribing for more gay videos! PLEASE VOTE FOR MY FRIENDS AT BILERICO FOR BEST GAY BLOG!! No need to register...Read More


"He Likes Guys," and So Do I

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | January 07, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Short films, which were commonplace near the beginning of cinema history, have been enjoying a sort of renaissance over the last couple of decades because attention spans continue to decrease and the digital revolution has made it easier for any...Read More


Miley & Selena's Pregnant Teen Inner Ugly!?

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 07, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

In this video, Buck talks about some star's New Years Resolutions, the new winter TV season and welcome's the grandbaby Palin! Shows mentioned INNER BEAUTY, SECRET LIFE OF AMERICAN TEENAGER, BACHELOR, DANCE SOMETHING ON NBC....Read More


Melissa Etheridge: Shut Up and Sing

Filed by Michael Crawford | January 05, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

I know it is not my place to tell Melissa Etheridge when she can and cannot speak, but when she continues to make excuses for Rick Warren's anti-gay bigotry, I have to say to her: shut up and sing. Here...Read More


New Doctor Who Is Black? Batman is Hot!

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 05, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Comment Questions Of The Day: 1. What are you New Years resolutions? 2. Who is your favorite superhero ever? Your least fave?...Read More


Every Closet Door

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 04, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

I was probably sleeping at 1:20 a.m. on June, 28, 1969, when police raided the Stonewall Inn, in Greenwich Village, setting off several days and nights of riots now credited with launching the modern gay rights movement. I was...Read More


That Hot French Guy in "The Dreamers"? He Sings and Prances in "Love Songs"

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | January 03, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Love Songs (Les Chansons d'amour) is just your average story of a ménage à trois between two hot girls and one hot boy who get shaken up by a perplexing tragedy, by another hot boy who charmingly stalks the first...Read More


Review: Uncharitable by Dan Pallotta

Filed by Nina Smith | January 03, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

"What percentage of my donation goes to the cause?" Isn't that what we're all trained to ask when a charitable organization comes calling for money? Dan Pallotta's new book, Uncharitable argues that this paradigm needs a shift and he's speaking...Read More


Queer music Friday - Now It's Overhead

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 02, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Now It's Overhead is an up-and-coming indie rock band from Georgia. Here's their "Wait in a Line": And front man Andy LeMaster on his gay music, after the jump....Read More


Dominic Cooper, Will You Father My Children?

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | January 02, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I didn't write about the Mamma Mia! movie when it first came out because I thought it was so atrocious that I didn't want to devote any blog space to it. But now that it's out on DVD and clips...Read More


Dominic Cooper, Will You Father My Children?

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | January 02, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

I didn't write about the Mamma Mia! movie when it first came out because I thought it was so atrocious that I didn't want to devote any blog space to it. But now that it's out on DVD and clips...Read More


Roland Burris: A monument to himself

Filed by Bil Browning | January 02, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's appointment to Barack Obama's former seat in the Senate, Roland Burris, is one classy guy. You'll notice cutting spending has not been one his top priorities. Maybe this marble monument to himself can explain why. Yes,...Read More


Roland Burris: A monument to himself

Filed by Bil Browning | January 02, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's appointment to Barack Obama's former seat in the Senate, Roland Burris, is one classy guy. You'll notice cutting spending has not been one his top priorities. Maybe this marble monument to himself can explain why. Yes,...Read More


Joe Jonas Hates Bras! - Buck Skates!

Filed by Michael Buckley | January 02, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

In this episode, Buck talks about his New Years Plans with Miley! Picks on Lohan and Swift for being blabbermouths! Sports News! Poor Amy Winehouse and Joe Jonas gets a bra thrown at him! PS- he really likes Taylor...Read More