Entertainment: July 2012

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Andrew Christian's Non-Olympic Swimmers

Filed by James Holmes | July 31, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Have all those Olympic swimmers got you hot and bothered but wanting more? Well they may not be Olympians, but Andrew Christian's underwear models at the "Soaked Party" know how to dive in.Read More


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Jason Biggs Strips for 'Magic Mike' Audition

Filed by James Holmes | July 30, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

It's fake, but still fun. Jason Biggs does his best Matthew McConaughey in this "lost" audition tape for the stripper flick, "Magic Mike."Read More


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Debut Gay Fiction Author Jeffrey Luscombe [Interview]

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | July 30, 2012 | 2:15 PM | comments

One of LGBT fiction's brightest new stars, novelist Jeffrey Luscombe has received much acclaim for his debut novel, Shirts and Skins, and chats with Kergan Edwards-Stout about his journey to authorhood.Read More


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LGBT Anthem - For Everyone [Comment of the Week]

Filed by James Holmes | July 29, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

In my Sing-off post for "I Am What I Am,", I included a video of former supermodel turned singer, Karen Mulder. But can a heterosexual bombshell blonde sing it with the same passion and conviction? Read More


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Boy George Covers 'Video Games'

Filed by James Holmes | July 29, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

It is nice to see Boy George making music. It may be a cover of Lana Del Rey's "Video Games," but it is one of the better I have heard, and one of the best videos I have seen.Read More


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The Wrap: Outfest History [Photos, Videos & Other Notes]

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 29, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

At the height of the AIDS epidemic gay films, the very act of producing and showing them, seemed like a middle finger to the horrific, inculcated homophobia pervading society and infecting our collective unconsciousness.Read More


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Showtunes Sing-Off: 'I Am What I Am'

Filed by James Holmes | July 28, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

"I Am What I Am," from La Cage aux Folles is made for all of us weirdos and freaks out there - those of us that were laughed at, bullied, and forced to hide our true selves. Read More


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Scissor Sisters Teach the 'Let's Have a Kiki' Dance

Filed by James Holmes | July 27, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

We finally have what appears to be the official music video for the Scissor Sisters' summer hit, "Let's Have a Kiki." Read More


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Bob Ross Taught Me to Paint & Sings about Happy Trees

Filed by James Holmes | July 26, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Bob Ross has been in my life since I was a child and is one of the reasons I learned to paint. But that's not the only reason this remix video from PBS is f*cking amazing! Read More


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Next Media Animation's Take on Chick-fil-a & the Muppets

Filed by James Holmes | July 25, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Ah, Taiwan's Next Media Animation - you never fail to entertain and confuse me. Fair warning - someone chokes their chicken. Read More


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Elton John's Red Carpet [Exclusive Interviews]

Filed by Bil Browning | July 24, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

James and I worked the red carpet last night at the Global Equality Fund reception. We managed to snag some short interviews with Judith Light, Sharon Stone, Andrea Mitchell, and new HRC president Chad Griffin.Read More


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The Oddest 'Call Me Maybe' Cover I've Seen Yet

Filed by Bil Browning | July 24, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Just when you think the covers and lipsynchs for "Call Me Maybe" couldn't possibly get any worse, an elderly Cuban female nightclub performer goes and proves you wrong.Read More


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How the Care Bears Caused the Greatest Crime Epidemic in US History

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 23, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Following in the wake of the disturbing attack at at midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in an Aurora, Colorado theater, a rather predictable response came forth - the entertainment media's obsession with depictions of violent acts was to blame. Read More


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Sad but Funny: Fast Food Chains' Phony Marriage Endorsements

Filed by James Holmes | July 23, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Ah - if only it were true. This funny yet fake infographic from the folks at HappyPlace shows the Non-Chick-fil-a fast food chains' possible responses on the issue of marriage equality. Read More


Batman: When the Dark Knight Was Gay

Filed by Tyrion Lannister | July 23, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

One of the most important episodes in Batman's metamorphosis centered around the startling accusation that Batman and Robin were gay and might seed impressionable youths with homosexual fantasies.Read More


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Comic-Con Events Celebrate LGBT Achievements

Filed by Viktor Kerney | July 22, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

As a gay comic book geek, I love Comic-Con. And it's a plus to see our community not only involved, but also totally welcomed. If you ever get the chance, you should check it out.Read More


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Show Tunes Sing-off: 'Modern Major-General's Song' Parodies

Filed by James Holmes | July 21, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Rather than my usual format of divas battling it out covering originals from stage and screen - I am going for parodies this week of Gilbert and Sullivan's "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" Read More


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Queer Deaf Gotye

Filed by Bil Browning | July 20, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

If you're a fan of the ubiquitous Gotye song "Somebody I Used To Know," you won't want to miss this queer sign language interpretation.Read More


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Logo's AbFab Countdown to the Olympics

Filed by James Holmes | July 20, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

I am excited to learn that Logo will be having a marathon of ten fan favorites leading up to the premier of the Olympics Special on July 25 at 10:00 EST - and we get to vote to decided!Read More


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Lesbian Singer AG: I Wanna Be Your Man

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

I'd never heard of lesbian singer AG before, but after hearing her hauntingly beautiful cover of the Beatles' "I Wanna Be Your Man," I'm a fan. Her gender bending video is only a couple of minutes long, but I've watched it about a dozen times.Read More


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Tosh Point No

Filed by Kate Clinton | July 19, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

I loathe the band of comic brothers [and sisters] with their mealy-mouthed chickenshit excuses for rape jokes.Read More


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Lesbian 'Dear Mr. President' Songwriter Doesn't Trust Obama

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Lesbian songwriter, Linda Perry, may have penned the anti-Bush tune "Dear Mr. President" for Pink, but it seems she's not into Obama either. She's still "making up her mind."Read More


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Have a Kiki with a Brief History of Gay Film

Filed by James Holmes | July 18, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

In this unofficial video created by club promoter Videodrome Discotheque of the Scissor Sisters' "Let's Have a Kiki," we get a visual mash-up of some great gay and camp classics. I've done my best to create a complete list. Read More


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West Virginia Rock Climbers are 'Sexy & They Know It'

Filed by James Holmes | July 17, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Yes. Gay people live in and visit West Virginia. And if you need more proof, check out this advertisement for the local rock climbing gear shop in Fayetteville - Water Stone Outdoors.Read More


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Outfest: 'VITO' Clips, Interview with Director Jeffrey Schwarz

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 17, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Gay and AIDS activist Vito Russo thought it was critical that LGBT people understand the history of how we have been represented on film - which contributed to how society saw and treated us in real life.Read More


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George Michael's New Dance Tune: 'White Light'

Filed by Bil Browning | July 17, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

From writing a song in April to recording it, creating a video, and releasing an entire album, George is obviously alive and kicking.Read More


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Bieber Meets N'Sync & Two Generations of Girls & Gays Swoon

Filed by James Holmes | July 16, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

Come on folks. You knew it was happening sooner or later. Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" and 'N Sync's "Girlfriend" are a match made in pop music heaven. Luckily the mash-up we have all been waiting for has emerged. Read More


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Lance Bass: 'Things Are Really Changing' in Mississippi [Interview]

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 15, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Inspired by Constance McMillen, who sued her Mississippi high school for the right to take her girlfriend to the prom, Lance Bass decided to go back to his home state and document what it's like to be a gay teen in the southern state.Read More


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Showtunes Sing-Off: 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'

Filed by James Holmes | July 14, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

After the release yesterday of a trailer for the new movie 'Oz: The Great & Powerful,' it is the perfect time to sing-off "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." What are your favorite versions, and do you think anyone can beat Judy?Read More


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First Trailer from Disney's 'Oz: The Great & Powerful'

Filed by James Holmes | July 13, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

I'm always excited for more Oz - and this looks visually promising at the least. Read More


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The Tale of the Rawhide Kid: The Forgotten Gay Comics Hero

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | July 12, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

A history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people would not be complete without mentioning another gay Marvel hero, the Rawhide Kid. The Kid first appeared in 1955, at a time when Western comics and TV shows were more popular than superheroes.Read More


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AbFab Heads to the London Olympics

Filed by James Holmes | July 12, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Yay! I am so happy any time I get to see Edina and Patsy join back together for a new special, and what better way to celebrate the London Olympics than a return of Absolutely Fabulous?Read More


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Anderson, We Need You

Filed by Norm Kent | July 12, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

With more and more stars quietly 'outing' themselves, it became a little bit of a running joke with Anderson, reducing his prestige and position, almost intimating that he was ashamed of who he was.Read More


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Let's Have a Muppet Kiki

Filed by Bil Browning | July 11, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

A fan has made a video for Scissor Sisters' "Lets Have A Kiki" featuring Muppets lipsynching the song's salty language. Throw in some clips of gay men snuggling, kissing, and shaking their booties and you've got an instant classic.Read More


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Frank Ocean on Jimmy Fallon

Filed by James Holmes | July 11, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Recently out musician Frank Ocean took the stage last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform "Bad Religion," from his new album 'Channel Orange'. Check out his live performance - complete with the Roots and an ensemble of classic violins as backing. Read More


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Earth 2's Sam: Heterosexism & Narrative Violence in Comics

Filed by Jason Tseng | July 11, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

For the past few weeks, the queer comic-verse has been spinning with news of Marvel and DC's competing LGBT announcements: '90s groundbreaking gay character Northstar's nuptials to boyfriend Kyle; and the introduction of a gay iteration of the iconic first Green Lantern Alan Scott. Here at Scarlet Betch, we were even more excited when previews for the introductory issue included the first appearance of Scott's boyfriend, Sam, a CEO from Hong Kong, and presumably a queer Asian character.Read More


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The Most Important Gay Porn Film Ever Made?

Filed by Mark S. King | July 11, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Like the legend of Lana Turner fortuitously cozying up to the counter at Schwab's, a beautiful and achingly masculine young man approached the Treasure Island Media booth. He liked the TIM videos and he hoped to one day document a few fantasies of his own.Read More


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How Frank Ocean Sparked Change

Filed by Viktor Kerney | July 10, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Frank Ocean is more than an R&B and Hip Hop artist, and his coming out has not only started in-depth conversations but has also created a spark that will eventually change the game in the R&B and Hip Hop universe. Read More


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Best Non-Sexual Use of Gay Porn Ever

Filed by James Holmes | July 10, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

In this video by French pop group The Aikiu, safe for work gay porn clips are spliced together with the lower bodies of the band members. Who knew men's masturbatory hand and arm movements, and the occasional thrust and O-face, match so closely with those that make music? Read More


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Former Bilerico Contributor to Replace Regis Philbin?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 10, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

I may have touted Justin Ward's videotape audition to be Kelly Ripa's co-host on "Live With Kelly," but a former Bilerico contributor has made it to the final round.Read More


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I'd Like to Take the Azerbaijani Challenge Please

Filed by Bil Browning | July 09, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

I don't think I've got too much to say about this commercial for Febreze air freshener other than, "Well, helllooooo Haji!"Read More


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Thank You For Being A 'Super Friend'

Filed by James Holmes | July 09, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Holy late-night cheese cake, Batman! Check out this Super Friends remake of the Golden Girls. Read More


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Pitch Perfect - I Think I Might Love You

Filed by James Holmes | July 08, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

I got around to seeing 'Magic Mike' last night, and besides all the eye candy - which was honestly not worth a $12 ticket - my favorite part was the trailer for the new movie musical, 'Pitch Perfect'. How have I not heard about this until now? Read More


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Showtunes Sing-Off: Cabaret

Filed by James Holmes | July 06, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

It's Friday, and I woke up with Liza singing in my head. I feel that should mean something, but the best I can determine is just that destiny wanted me to write a sing-off post today. Read More


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When Public Figures Come Out & the World Doesn't End

Filed by James Holmes | July 05, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

My post about Anderson Cooper coming out received comments accusing me of making light of a serious issue. No jokes were intended to offend but were made to show a change in pop culture that should be celebrated - it's no longer a big deal for celebrities to be gay. Read More


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The Problem with LGBT Representation in True Blood & Lost Girl

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 03, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Although both True Blood and Lost Girl have LGBT characters with extremely high profiles and a reputation of being extremely LGBT friendly, there are certainly many problematic elements.Read More


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The Normal Heart at Arena Stage [Interview]

Filed by Bil Browning | July 03, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

One of the actors in the production, Chris Dinolfo, plays the part of David - the first character to die from AIDS. We sat down backstage to talk about his role and how he was introduced to the play. Read More


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Andy Griffith Dead at 86

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

I'll miss you, Andy. Thanks for making my childhood brighter.Read More


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Anderson Cooper Comes Out - Surprise!

Filed by James Holmes | July 02, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Oh my. Jesus help us! What shock and surprise! Anderson Cooper, a homosexual? What is this world coming to? Read More