Entertainment: February 2012

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The Monkees' Davy Jones Dead at 66

Filed by James Holmes | February 29, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

TMZ Reports that singer Davy Jones of the Monkees passed away this morning from a heartattack. He was 66. I am very saddened by this news because he was one of my first loves.Read More


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'The Help' Controversy: Art vs Real Racism in the Jim Crow South

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 29, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

In what the Hollywood Reporter called "a shocker," the majority white, male Academy voters picked Meryl Streep for her performance of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady over The Help's Viola Davis.Read More


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Traci Dinwiddie: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | February 29, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

Traci Dinwiddie is one of the unique female guest stars recurring on CW's popular show Supernatural -- She has also earned great acclaim for her most recent film appearance -- as Peyton Lombard in Nicole Conn's lesbian romantic drama, Elena Undone. Read More


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Walmart - Sexy and You Know It [Video]

Filed by James Holmes | February 28, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

In college, my friends and I would dress in drag and go to Walmart just to pass the time (and hopefully get some laughs or scare a few old ladies). It was entertaining, and we new we were sexy. Read More


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@SuicideRoom Actor Jakub Gierszal Named Shooting Star

Filed by Jenni Olson | February 28, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

In conjunction with this year's Berlin Film Festival, @SuicideRoom star Jakub Gierszal has been named one of European cinema's top ten rising stars of 2012. Chosen by an esteemed international jury, the Shooting Stars 2012 recognition celebrates Europe's best young actors. Read More


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Live Blogging RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4, Episode 5

Filed by James Holmes | February 27, 2012 | 8:00 PM | comments

Howdy folks. Since last week's live blogging went well, I am back again this week - hopefully with less technical difficulties. Set your dial to LOGO and let's get this started.Read More


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Hollywood Straight Men Kissing Each Other [Video]

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 27, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

After the Oscar telecast, comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted his Oscar special featuring Oprah Winfrey. But he, too, had a video with tons of stars in cameo roles showcased in a trailer for Movie: The Movie. Read More


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Ellen Hosts the Oscar Commercials [Video]

Filed by James Holmes | February 27, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

While I was thrilled to see Billy Crystal return to host the Oscars, I found the show rather - blah. Often called the Gay Superbowl, this was the first year I believed the title because the best part was the commercials. Read More


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Angelina Jolie's Leg Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 27, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

Last night's Oscars takeaway was Angelina Jolie's leg. Now her leg has its own Twitter account and people are photoshopping her leg into other iconic photos. Here's what Angelina Jolie's leg knew before the show and what you need to know today.Read More


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The Illuminati Is Like the Mob [Comment of the Week]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 26, 2012 | 7:30 PM | comments

While many early commenters mocked the conspiracy theory that Whitney Houston was killed but the Illuminati, the page has found new life with some true believers. Not everyone seems to be as skeptical as we are.Read More


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A Legal Take: Ryan Braun's Overturned Drug Suspension

Filed by Norm Kent | February 24, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Neither a technicality nor a loophole today freed Ryan Braun from a 50 game suspension. What saved Braun was the fact that we live in a society, which is supposed to preserve due process, insure fairness, and honor agreements protecting the rights of employees.Read More


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VIP Q Movie Pick: Madeleine Olnek

Filed by Jenni Olson | February 24, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

Here's an excellent recommendation from Madeleine Olnek, director of last year's popular Sundance hit, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same! Read More


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Logo's New Programming Raises Questions

Filed by Viktor Kerney | February 23, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Some of the things I noticed in their new lineup: There is only one scripted show, there are no LGBT leads in any of these programs, there are more reality shows, and A-List is not listed (Thank Goodness). Read More


I'm Elmo & I Know It [Video]

Filed by James Holmes | February 22, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

This has been stuck in my head all day! And now it's your turn.Read More


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Here Come the Brides: New Book on Marriage Equality

Filed by Davina Kotulski | February 22, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Just in time for the upcoming weddings in Washington and hopefully Maryland, editors Audrey Bilger and Michelle Kort have compiled an excellent new book on lesbians and marriage entitled - Here Come the Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage. Read More


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Artist Spotlight: Actor/Singer Michael Vaccaro

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | February 22, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Michael Vaccaro has starred in movies like gay auteur Todd Verow's Deleted Scenes and the upcoming The Endless Possibility of Sky. Now he is back with a second CD, Wait for Him, which was inspired by his husband who passed away in 2009.Read More


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A Halftime Show & the Night I Made a Straight Bar Sing

Filed by James Holmes | February 21, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

"Like a Prayer" holds a special place in my heart, not because of its chorale backing, but because it was also my first and only lip sync performance in drag - impromptu, in a straight bar, and in the middle of Missouri.Read More


It Gets Better MTV Special Airs Tonight

Filed by Bil Browning | February 21, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Just a reminder that Dan Savage's It Gets Better MTV/Logo special will air tonight at 11pm Eastern. I've often been critical of the It Gets Better project, but a documentary about the topic of LGBT youth suicide is sorely needed.Read More


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Whitney Houston's Death as a 12-Step Meeting

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 21, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

There's a saying in 12 Step meetings: "There, but for the Grace of God, go I." It never occurred to me to think about that when I read stories about Whitney Houston - until I heard Kevin Costner speak at her funeral.Read More


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Live Blogging RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4, Episode 4

Filed by James Holmes | February 20, 2012 | 8:00 PM | comments

Hi folks. After two weeks of recapping and realizing how long it takes to write, and in an attempt to be a little more timely, I will be experimenting with live blogging tonight's episode. Check in here starting at 9:00 EST.Read More


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Dolly Parton vs Whitney Houston: Faux Controversy

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 19, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Leave it to TMZ's Harvey Levin to stir up controversy where there wasn't any.Read More


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Didn't She Almost Have It All

Filed by Terrance Heath | February 19, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Damn. That was the first word that came to mind when I heard about Whitney Houston. I was sitting on the sofa, watching television with Parker when my sister sent me a text message.Read More


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Randy Barbato: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | February 18, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

He's a busy guy so it's no surprise that prolific gay documentarian Randy Barbato gave us this VIP Q Movie Pick reply that is so short and sweet. Read More


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Friday Afternoon Cute Break: Hedgehog in the Fog

Filed by Bil Browning | February 17, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

It's Friday afternoon and it's after lunch now. Instead of pretending to work while occasionally dozing off or compulsively checking Facebook, why not take ten minutes to watch one of the most adorable animated shorts ever.Read More


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Chip Conley: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | February 17, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

Gay hotelier and inspirational author/entrepreneur Chip Conley couldn't restrain himself to just one favorite LGBT movie pick. Enjoy his array of selections.Read More


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LOGO Treats Accented English Speakers Like Bad Jokes

Filed by Daniel Villarreal | February 16, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

The supposed "language barrier" of Drag Race's Kenya Michaels and the subtitled English of The A-List's Rodiney Santiago raise the question, "Why does LOGO treat its accented characters like idiots?"Read More


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Why People Fantasize About Chris Brown Beating Them

Filed by Daniel Villarreal | February 16, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

While Chris Brown performed at the Grammys, 25 women tweeted that they'd gladly let the abusive R&B singer beat them any time. Did these tweets glorify domestic abuse, indulge in rape fantasies or reveal something far darker?Read More


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Comedy Central Suspends the Colbert Report

Filed by Bil Browning | February 16, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

Comedy Central has suspended the Colbert Report through the rest of the week and will be running repeats instead.Read More


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PETA Supports the Non - Ethical Treatment of Women?

Filed by James Holmes | February 16, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

PETA is no stranger to controversy. For many people the first thing that comes to mind when we think of these animal rights' activists is images of paint throwing and nude ads starring celebrities. However, I have never seen something like this.Read More


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Erotica, Valentine's Day, & the Missouri River

Filed by James Holmes | February 15, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Last night for Valentine's Day, my partner and I decided to go for a less traditional approach. Rather than going out for dinner and a movie we accepted an invitation to an erotic book reading.Read More


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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4, Episode 3 Glamazons vs. Champions

Filed by James Holmes | February 15, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

The girls discover the world of the infomercial. They are ordered to create a commercial for RuPaul's two albums, Champion and Glamazon. Yay for self promotion. Read More


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Odd Retro Valentine's Day Cards

Filed by Bil Browning | February 14, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Jerame showed me these odd retro Valentine's Day cards this morning, and I knew I needed to share them with Projectors. Y'all will find them as queer as I do.Read More


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F--k Equality: Erotic Short Stories for Rowdy Queers

Filed by Yasmin Nair | February 14, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

We want to hear about your wildest fantasies of raucous anti-war organizing, lesbian wolf packs fighting to end anti-queer violence, trans prison librarians organizing erotic poetry writing groups, seducing marriage equality interns to the dark side, and lots more! Read More


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Livestream of My New Play: 'A Letter From The Bishop'

Filed by Father Tony | February 13, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

"A Letter From The Bishop" a new play by Tony Adams, will have its first public reading in Fort Lauderdale. Watch it live on Bilerico.Read More


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Press Release of the Day: 'Friends With Benefits'

Filed by Bil Browning | February 13, 2012 | 11:15 AM | comments

I saw this right after I woke up and it struck me as funny. This isn't something I'd blog about actually, but I thought it was kinda clever. It got me to read the press release, I suppose.Read More


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Whitney Houston: How Do We Mourn Celebrities?

Filed by Adam Polaski | February 12, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

So how should we mourn our celebrities? When our personal or generational experiences and encounters with these public figures vary so greatly, is it even possible to follow a script? Is it even necessary?Read More


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Sophia & Rosie Rap on the Ellen Show

Filed by James Holmes | February 11, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

This week the duet made an appearance on the Ellen Show, this time rocking out and rapping to "Turn My Swag On" by Keri Hilson. Read More


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Director Evan Roberts on His Short Film about Length

Filed by Toshio Meronek | February 10, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Director Evan Roberts's short film "33 Teeth" focuses on Eddie, a 14-year-old who creeps on his neighbor Chad while he's in the bathroom measuring himself with a comb. Evan and I talked recently about moviemaking, teen angst, and size obsession.Read More


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Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits Sesame Street

Filed by James Holmes | February 09, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

After all the court talk this week following the Ninth Circuit's ruling on Prop 8, what could be better than a refresher in elementary justice from one of the justices that very well may decide the fate of marriage rights? Read More


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Looking Back: The Gay General in the Wizard of Oz

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 08, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

I'm currently reading Jane Lynch's autobiography and have discovered I have more in common with Jane than I might have first realized.Read More


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Ellen Eviscerates Hate Group OneMillionMoms

Filed by Bil Browning | February 08, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

"My haters are my motivators," says Ellen Degeneres on today's show as she tackles the OneMillionMoms tempest in a teapot in a segment taped yesterday after the Prop 8 ruling was announced. Read More


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Bondage & Shrinkage: Bizarre Vintage Comicbook

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 08, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

If they'd said this was sexually exciting, it would have been banned. How much better, then, to market it as simply spooky to children who dreamed of being kept in bondage by a mad genius. Read More


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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4, Episode 2: WTF!

Filed by James Holmes | February 07, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

This weeks main challenge? The girls must transform themselves into wrestling's trashiest fighters, the ladies of the WTF.Read More


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70th Love Song: Magnetic Fields Return with 'Andrew in Drag'

Filed by James Holmes | February 07, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

Always a fan of gender bending, Stephin Merrit, the songwriter and creative force behind the Magnetic Fields, described the the song and video, "Andrew in Drag," as "[A]bout a straight guy who falls madly in love with the drag persona of his straight friend Andrew."Read More


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Channing Tatum Teases on SNL

Filed by Karen Ocamb | February 06, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Channing Tatum hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend and led the show with a gay joke about his days as a male stripper.Read More


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Meet Betsie Gallardo's Mothers [Video]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 06, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

One of the highlights of my career was starting the viral campaign to get Betsie Gallardo freed from a Florida prison days before she died; Gallardo was falsely imprisoned under an HIV criminalization law. Her mother, Jessica Bussart, is speaking out to the media about her ordeal.Read More


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Akilah Oliver & the Legacy of Grief

Filed by Kyle Bella | February 04, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

I explore the impact the queer, Black poet Akilah Oliver has had in shaping my politics, and how her legacy can influence the way we do politics in the future.Read More


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'Game Change' Movie Trailer Out: So Is Most of the Book

Filed by Bil Browning | February 03, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Since the McCain campaign lost, Clinton is Secretary of State, and Obama is President, I'm guessing the filmmakers decided not to piss off the powers that be by including the whole panoramic view of the 2008 race.Read More


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Mx Justin Vivian Bond: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | February 02, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Singer, songwriter and Tony-nominated performance artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond shared this VIP Q Movie Pick with us.Read More


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Joan Rivers Smokes Pot

Filed by James Holmes | February 02, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

In this clip from a recent episode of Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best on the WE network, we see that Joan knows the best place to buy some weed--with a prescription in California.Read More