Entertainment: April 2012

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Live Blogging RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4: Episode 14 The Reunion

Filed by James Holmes | April 30, 2012 | 6:30 PM | comments

It's 9:00, I just got home from cleaning the 9:30 Club kitchen, I smell like burned cheese, and I'm a drink and a half in. Let's get this race over with. Read More


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RuPaul: You All Win!

Filed by James Holmes | April 30, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Seems tonight's finale of RuPaul's Drag Race is even more complicated than I thought. While the reunion and winner's reactions are now in the can, when we see the announcement, that joy in the champion's eyes are as fake as her lashes. Read More


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Is Adam Lambert Right About Gay Pop Stars?

Filed by Viktor Kerney | April 29, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

I think he's on to something. I often wonder why gay men love artist like Madonna, Gaga and Britney, but don't show the same type of love or fanaticism to actual gay music artists.Read More


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Witi Ihimaera: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | April 27, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Openly gay New Zealand writer Witi Ihimaera is best known as the author of Whale Rider. With his new semi-autobiographical gay drama Kawa being released on DVD May 8th we asked Witi to share his favorite LGBT film pick with us.Read More


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More Dead Celeb Holograms: TLC to Reunite

Filed by James Holmes | April 26, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

I have a feeling that after Tupac's rise from the dead at Cochella, this whole resurrection via some blend of a Star Trek's Holodeck and Futurama's reanimated heads is going to go viral.Read More


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Hole's Drummer Patty Schemel on Her New Bio-Documentary

Filed by Toshio Meronek | April 26, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Today she walks dogs for a living and has a family, but the movie focuses on the Hole years, which turned dark due to addiction and music-industry sexism. Patty came out publicly as lesbian in a 1995 issue of Rolling Stone.Read More


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Rufus Wainwright: I Bought That Guy Porn

Filed by James Holmes | April 25, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

I have a long history with Rufus Wainwright. We met in high school, saw each other in college, spent Christmas in DC, and most recently, I was in charge of getting in touch with his erotic side. Read More


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Showtunes Sing-Off: 'Maybe This Time'

Filed by James Holmes | April 25, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

It's that time of week again, and I woke up with some Cabaret in my head this morning.Read More


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Gay Jesus: From His Lips to God's Ears [Interview]

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | April 25, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

James Brandon, who plays the character of Jesus in Terrence McNally's play Corpus Christi, took time to speak with me about his life, love, faith, and his experience of playing a "Gay Jesus."Read More


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Gotye Doesn't Completely Hate 'Glee'; Whitney Tribute Tonight

Filed by James Holmes | April 24, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Earlier this week I wrote about Gotye's criticism of Glee's cover of his song "Somebody That I Used to Know." But yesterday Gotye clarified his statements in what seems to be a half hearted apology. Read More


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Live Blogging RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4: Episode 13 The Final Three

Filed by James Holmes | April 23, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Heya folks. We have reached the end. We are down to our final three queens, and I will be here live to watch it with you. Read More


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Gotye Hates on 'Glee'

Filed by James Holmes | April 23, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Remember a few weeks ago when Blaine of Glee broke up with his brother with a rendition of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know"? While we may have swooned over the siblings' crooning, turns out the original artist was less that pleased. Read More


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Steven Fales: A Gay Mormon Boy Grows Up [Interview]

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | April 21, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

For the first time ever, actor/playwright Steven Fales will be performing The Mormon Boy Trilogy in repertory in Los Angeles. He graciously took time to share with me more about these plays, his life, and his continuing journey as a gay father. Read More


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Scissor Sisters Release New Video: 'Only The Horses'

Filed by James Holmes | April 19, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

While the horses are pretty and the song is okay, I can't help but notice something missing that I have grown to love about the Scissor Sisters - a scantily clad Jake Shears. I guess I'll just have to learn to appreciate the music. Read More


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The Band's Levon Helm Near Death

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 19, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Levon Helm, 71, drummer and singer with the legendary group The Band is in the final stages of his battle with cancer.Read More


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Showtunes Sing-Off: 'Memory'

Filed by James Holmes | April 18, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

This week I move on to "Memory" from Cats. I have seen Cats on stage more than any other musical. One of my best friend's mother would buy tickets and take the short thrip to Memphis with us. I fell in love. Read More


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Dick Clark Dies at 82

Filed by Bil Browning | April 18, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Beloved TV personality Dick Clark has died at age 82 after suffering a "massive" heart attack during during a surgical procedure. He will be missed, but somewhere in heaven the angels are dancing.Read More


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Ladies of the View & Regis Talk "Pejazzling"

Filed by James Holmes | April 18, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

I've never been a fan of waxing - I prefer the otter types. But "pjazzling" is just ridiculous. If a guy stripped and presented a glittery package, I'd laugh my ass off. Read More


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RuPaul's Drag Race Recap Season 4: Rewind

Filed by James Holmes | April 17, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Last night's episode was a recap episode - so I have left that to LOGO for the week. Next week is the finale, so those that have missed out on the seasons, it is time to catch-up. Read More


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Joe Jonas' Coffee Cup

Filed by Bil Browning | April 16, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Joe Jonas posted this photo of his coffee cup on Instagram a few days ago with the question, "How did I end up with this cup?" You can't make this shit up.Read More


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Embracing My A Cappella Quirks with 'Born This Way'

Filed by Adam Polaski | April 14, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, the a cappella groups at Ithaca College - with help from The Pentatonix, winners of NBC's The Sing-Off - released our a cappella cover of "Born This Way," to benefit the Ali Forney Center and the Born This Way Foundation.Read More


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David DeCoteau: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | April 14, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Prolific homoerotic horror director David DeCoteau shared this vivid mid '90s memory in response to our fave LGBT movie inquiry.Read More


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CCOKC: Child Celebs Take On Kirk Cameron

Filed by James Holmes | April 13, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

In this new video from Funny or Die, former child stars pull out some CCOKC for a good cause: Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron.Read More


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Lily Ledbetter & Zach Wahls [Contest]

Filed by Bil Browning | April 13, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

To win's this weekend's contest, let us know what the title of your autobiography would be.Read More


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Hilary Rosen: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | April 12, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

Currently embattled lesbian political pundit Hilary Rosen shared her VIP Q Movie Pick with us a few years ago and we figured now would be a good time to post itRead More


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It's Okay Boys: It Gets Bigger

Filed by James Holmes | April 12, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

While I have never faced this problem, I did need the laugh today. But whether or not a format parodying a movement to end teen suicide is appropriate for a penis joke is a different question. Read More


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Now That's Drama!

Filed by Bil Browning | April 12, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Apparently television station TNT is moving into Belgium. If you think some gay men are drama queens, apparently you don't watch that cheesy network.Read More


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On Bullies, Second Lives & Being Different [Interview]

Filed by Jenni Olson | April 12, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

With his intense gay bullying drama, @SuicideRoom, freshly out on DVD and having just been honored with the prestigious Polish Eagle (Orly) Award, we asked Polish writer-director Jan Komasa about how and why he made the film.Read More


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Showtunes Sing-off: 'I Dreamed A Dream'

Filed by James Holmes | April 11, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Last weeks sing-off of "Rose's Turn" proved rather popular, so I am back again this week with another infinitely covered song - "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Misérables. Read More


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Lillian Faderman: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | April 11, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Historians always have the best answers. Here's a fresh pick from Lillian Faderman.Read More


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RuPaul's Drag Race Recap Season 4, Episode 11

Filed by James Holmes | April 10, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Heya folks. Hope you survived last night without me. The Magnetic Fields put me in a great mood last night, so let's see how bitchy I can be today. I have museums to visit this afternoon, so let's get this started. Read More


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RuPaul's Drag Race: Willam Says Hi

Filed by James Holmes | April 09, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

I know I promised live recaps for the rest of the season, but I am now working the Magnetic Fields' show at the 9:30 Club tonight. But my favorite be-stubbled former contestant emailed me today and thought I'd share. Read More


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Behind the Scenes of SFGMC: 'Journey to Testimony'

Filed by James Holmes | April 09, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

In the new mini-documentary Journey to Testimony SFGMC gives us some one-on-one stories and includes clips of various performances of the song leading up to the recording of their "It Gets Better" anthem, "Testimony." Read More


The Hipster Games

Filed by Bil Browning | April 07, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

It's not quite the Hunger Games, but the Hipster Games is also based off an obscure novel you've probably never heard of....Read More


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Glee Is Back: Blaine Breaks-Up With His Brother?

Filed by James Holmes | April 06, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

Check out a clip from next week - a rendition of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know," by Blaine and his brother - which feels slightly odd since it is a break-up song. Incestuous? I don't mind. Read More


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Gay Men on the Titanic

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | April 06, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Surviving accounts of this ill-fated sea cruise tells us much about the ship's passengers and crew, except for their sexual orientations and gender identities. Were there LGBT people on the Titanic?Read More


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Showtunes Sing-off: 'Rose's Turn'

Filed by James Holmes | April 05, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

Often out of drunkenness and/or just plain boredom, my gaggle of friends will gather around my computer as we try to decide which diva gave the best rendition of what song randomly entered our heads. Today it's "Rose's Turn." Read More


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Del Shores: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | April 05, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

The hilarious gay writer-performer Del Shores couldn't resist mentioning his own modern gay classic (in addition to another great pick).Read More


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'Savage U' Premieres on MTV

Filed by James Holmes | April 04, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last night my partner, David, and I caught Dan Savage's new MTV advice show Savage U. In the series he is touring college campuses and brings some "Savage Love" Q&As to college students and some one-on-one advice sessions. Read More


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Gay Couple Ballroom Dances Into Britain's Heart

Filed by James Holmes | April 03, 2012 | 6:30 PM | comments

In this video from Britain's Got Talent a gay couple of 16 years makes it through to the next round of the talent competition with their ballroom dancing skills. The judges voted a unanimous "Yes," though Simon appeared less than convinced. Read More


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Helena Bonham Carter Does Rufus Wainwright

Filed by James Holmes | April 03, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

Over a year after her Oscar nom for her role as Elizabeth in The King's Speech, and three months out from her knighthood, Dame Helena Bonham Carter is taking a spin as another famous queen.Read More


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Hale Appleman: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | April 03, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Hale Appleman, one of the stars of Alan Brown's exciting new gay riff on Shakespeare, Private Romeo, shared his VIP Q Movie Pick with us. Think you know what it is?Read More


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Live Blogging RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4: Episode 10

Filed by James Holmes | April 02, 2012 | 8:00 PM | comments

March is over and I now have my Monday nights free again, so I am going back to a live format hopefully for the rest of the season. Join me tonight at 9:00EST. Read More