Entertainment: December 2011


Remember When Ron Paul Called Sacha Baron Cohen a 'Queer'?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 29, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

A former staffer's allegations about Ron Paul's personal uneasiness with gays seems to have a chunk of truth when you look at the way Ron Paul freaked out when he got punked by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.Read More


Kelly Clarkson Supports Ron Paul?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 29, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, pop singer and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson announced her support of Ron Paul's candidacy to win the Republican's presidential nomination in a blog post on her site. Read More


Wait, Isn't 'Domino' the Same Song as 'Last Friday Night'?

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 28, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

I just can't get over the ridiculousness of "Domino," the new single from Jessie J, which sounds remarkably like "Last Friday Night," this year's smash hit from Katy Perry.Read More


United States of Pop 2011 Mashup

Filed by Bil Browning | December 27, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

My God, I think I like this better than I did most of the actual songs that were popular this year. DJ Earworm smushed them all together again for us with this mashup of the top pop songs of 2011.Read More


Former 'Scrubs' Stars Sing to Keep Each Other Warm

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 27, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

We got a belated Christmas gift this year from Zach Braff and Donald Faison, the men formerly known as J.D. and Turk on NBC's medical sitcom Scrubs, in the form of a mountain-top performance of "Baby, It's Cold Outside."Read More


Jim Stewart: SoMa Survivor

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | December 27, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

During the 1970s, San Francisco was, in the words of the late Carl Wittman, "a refugee camp for homosexuals." During the period called "the Titanic 1970s," thousands of gay men moved to the city in search of opportunity to be themselves.Read More


Taylor Lautner Coming Out Mag Cover Is Fake

Filed by Bil Browning | December 27, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

No, Taylor Lautner won't be coming out in the January 7 edition of People Magazine. I know, I know... We all had our hopes up, but you'll have to keep ogling him from afar.Read More


Michelangelo Signorile: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | December 27, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

What is Michelangelo Signorile's favorite LGBT film? Drum roll please... Read More


New Year Guide: Top Ten Bi Gifts

Filed by Amy Andre | December 26, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Whether you are a member of the bi community, or an ally, you've probably got some bisexual people in your life - and they deserve holiday presents even if they don't celebrate Christmas! So why not give New Years presents instead?Read More


I'm Excited Again: Hobbit Trailer Released

Filed by Bil Browning | December 21, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

I have to wait until next December to see the flick? There's a year wait? Well, it's a good thing I'll have Men In Black 3 to tide me over, eh?Read More


Denver Broncos Pass on Making 'It Gets Better' Video

Filed by Viktor Kerney | December 21, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Last week, a petition went out urging the Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow to make an 'It Gets Better' video. The petition quickly garnered 8000 signatures, however, yesterday morning the team passed on the idea.Read More


Splitsville: Chaz Bono Calls Off Wedding

Filed by Bil Browning | December 20, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Chaz Bono and his fiancée, Jennifer Elia, have made the long train ride to Splitsville. The couple announced yesterday that they are ending their relationship.Read More


Little Drummer Boy: A Christmas Flashmob

Filed by Bil Browning | December 20, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Have you noticed that no one seems surprised or amazed by these anymore? Everyone just reaches for their cameras and log into YouTube.Read More


Randy Blue Boys Lipsynch Kylie

Filed by Bil Browning | December 19, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

MOCblogger tips us to this lipsynch video starring the porn stars from Randy Blue performing "Get Outta My Way."Read More


Make the Christmas Hedgehogs Sing

Filed by Bil Browning | December 18, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

This has to be one of the cutest little interactive Christmas videos you'll see this year.Read More


Alonso Duralde [VIP Q Movie Pick]

Filed by Jenni Olson | December 18, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Esteemed film critic and Outfest programmer Alonso Duralde shares a great pick this week.Read More


Gender Fierce Anthem [Video]

Filed by Drew Cordes | December 17, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

It's funny, touching, empowering, etc., etc. - a great testament to what it's like toeing the lines of gender. Oh, and also - damn, what a voice!Read More


Just for Fun: One Talented Bird

Filed by Bil Browning | December 16, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

I was just going to put this on Facebook, but it tickled me enough to share with Projectors too. Watch as this bird sings the Mario Brothers theme song.Read More


Dear Santa: A Christmas Wishlist for the Future of Queer Cinema

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 16, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Dear Santa, This is a wishlist of what I want for the future of queer cinema. When it comes to queer cinema, I want more of everything.Read More


Shit Gays (& Girls) Say

Filed by Bil Browning | December 15, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Two videos have been making the rounds of queer blogs this week - Shit Gay Guys Say and Shit Girls Say. Knowing our audience, it'll be interesting to read the comments about the two videos.Read More


George Clooney Joins West Coast Premier of '8'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 15, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The American Foundation for Equal Rights announced Wednesday that human rights activist and Academy Award-winning actor George Clooney is joining the cast for the West Coast premier of Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black's "8." Read More


Refusing Universal Narratives: Andrew Haigh's Weekend

Filed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore | December 15, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Have I ever seen a movie representing contemporary gay male casual sex/dating culture that felt realistic? That I could relate to? I don't even know if that was something I was looking for, but then I saw Weekend, and I started to wonder.Read More


Sarah Palin: Unwanted

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 14, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Like I said before, it's hard to build a successful television show around someone who's unlikable, and has no discernible talent.Read More


Shaquille O'Neil: Cut or Uncut?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 14, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

During a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new book Shaq Uncut: My Story, Shaquille O'Neil answers the burning question we've all been, uh, wondering. You have been wondering, right? Well, okay. I'm sure someone has.Read More


Will Glee Be the Savior for Our Doomed America?

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 14, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

A Westboro Baptist Church protester condemns our sin and unwittingly advertises for Glee, the show that this year is most responsible for bringing gay teenage sex into the mainstream's definition of normal. Read More


When Will Homophobic Tweeters Learn?

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 14, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

After its Adam Lambert testosterone snafu, GQsaid they've learned from the experience of tweeting out homophobic statements. However, their almost-apology has me asking a different question: How have they not yet learned?Read More


Alison Bechdel: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | December 14, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

What is the LGBT movie to watch out for according to Alison "Dykes To Watch Out For" Bechdel?Read More


I'm Excited: Men In Black 3 Trailer

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Here's something you may not know about me. One of my favorite movies is Men In Black. Can't find anything on TV? Can't decide on a movie to watch? I'll always suggest Men In Black.Read More


Glitter Is What Made America Sparkle

Filed by Bil Browning | December 12, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

I haven't posted the bajillion and one comedy responses to Rick Perry's dumbass anti-gay campaign ad since every other queer blog in existence has posted them nonstop for days, but I'll make an exception for this one.Read More


Awkward Parents, Films, and Gay Sex

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 11, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

I just came across this post on After Ellen about movies that you'd never want to see with your parents, and I have a few gay films to add.Read More


Let's Play a Game: Where's Abercrombie?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 10, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Okay, this is going to be like a Where's Waldo game... See if you can spot the black guy in these photos. Extra credit will be given for finding a chest hair or even a treasure trail.Read More


A Look Back at Pedro & Me: Illustrating the AIDS Struggle

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 10, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Judd Winick's Pedro & Me excellently and graphically portrays Pedro Zamora's struggle with HIV and AIDS. It's more than ten years old, but it continues to be as significant as ever. Read More


Madonna's Super Bowl Show Brings Gays to Football?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 09, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Indianapolis Star reporter Erika Smith is one of the most LGBT-friendly reporters on staff, but this time her column is full of so much nonsense I wanted to bang my head on the table.Read More

The Reality of HIV Criminalization

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 08, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

36 states and territories have HIV-related laws. Sean Strub, one of the longest and fiercest fighters around anything and everything HIV-related, is looking for those who have been prosecuted as well as people who filed charges.Read More


'Pregnant Butch' Comic Looks at Gender & Family Creation

Filed by Dana Rudolph | December 07, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

You're probably saying, "What would make today just perfect is a new comic about a pregnant butch lesbian." What? You're not? Well, you should be.Read More


Kris Allen Sings 'Imagine' at Trevor Project Awards

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 07, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

In light of President Obama's memorandum on LGBT human rights and Sec. Clinton's extraordinary speech, here's a video of American Idol winner Kris Allen singing "Imagine" at the Trevor Project Awards event on Sunday.Read More


Amber Heard & Zachary Quinto at Trevor Project Awards

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 07, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Amber Heard and Zachary Quinto gave emotional speeches on teen suicide at the Trevor Project Awards in Hollywood, December 4, 2011.Read More


Glee: Drinking in the Classroom from Red Solo Cups

Filed by Bil Browning | December 07, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

It wasn't that long ago that there was a brouhaha about the Glee cast singing a party song that glorifies drinking alcohol. So what gives with Glee and the alcohol references lately?Read More

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'Against Equality: Don't Ask to Fight Their Wars' Is Out!

Filed by Yasmin Nair | December 07, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Our newest anthology of archival writing and images critiquing gay and lesbian investments in overturning Don't Ask, Don't Tell and militarism more broadly is now available.Read More

Lady Gaga Accepts Trevor Project's Hero Award

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 06, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

"This means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win," Lady Gaga said in accepting the award from the family of Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old Buffalo, NY freshman who committed suicide 11 weeks ago.Read More


Leslie Jordan: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | December 05, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

The fabulous Leslie Jordan named an uncharacteristically serious drama in reply to our inquiry.Read More


Interview with Lesbian Activist Jeanne Cordova

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 04, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Longtime lesbian activist Jeanne Córdova talks about her new memoir entitled When We Were Outlaws and a play highlighting scenes from the book.Read More


'The Sing-Off' Would Prefer to Not Talk About LGBT Youth

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 02, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Monday's episode of The Sing-Off featured The Trevor Project. But NBC and the show's producers or editors have gone out of their way to edit out any reference to the LGBTQ community that the Trevor Project serves in the segment about the org.Read More


Vintage 1994 Reflection: Mark Finch on 'Philadelphia'

Filed by Jenni Olson | December 01, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

For most Americans, Hollywood is still the locus of all social signification. If it's not enacted by a major movie star, it doesn't exist. In the argument for equal time, Philadelphia takes us all one step further in the right direction.Read More

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Bear Finds Homo Home

Filed by Paige Schilt | December 01, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Fellow Bilerico Project contributor Jeff Lutes has a new book called Okin the Panda Bear Finds His Family. It's a magical tale about feeling different and finding your peeps, a fable for all ages about deaf culture, adoption, and non-traditional families.Read More