Entertainment: August 2012

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Gay Fiction Publisher Ken Harrison of Seventh Window [Interview]

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | August 31, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

With fewer of the big publishing houses making a concerted effort to produce new gay fiction, I'm happy to see Seventh Window Publications doing just that.Read More


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Rep. Aaron Schock Wants More of Paul Ryan's Body

Filed by James Holmes | August 30, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Okay. Is there any straight man out there that would give this political advice? Read More


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Please Come Out to the Ball Game

Filed by James Holmes | August 29, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

In this video parody of Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out for a Hero," the film maker, Sean Chapin, calls for a Major League baseball player to come out in an effort to help LGBT youth. Read More


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Zenker's Extraordinary TransMontana [Review]

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | August 29, 2012 | 1:45 PM | comments

The book cover says it all. It portrays the author standing on a granite boulder, against a background of alpine meadow and Montana timber, with her hair blowing in the wind and her arms raised in victory. Read More


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Kinsey Sicks: Vaginal Mind Control [Video]

Filed by James Holmes | August 28, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

In response to Missouri's Republican Senate candidate, Rep. Todd Akin's idiotic theories on rape, pregnancy, and abortion, the Kinsey Sicks, have put his theories to song. Read More


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Lochte Pees on Joan Rivers

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

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water . . . .Read More


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The New Face of Gay Gossip

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | August 26, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

This article is not intended to condone gossip, which is frowned upon by the world's great religions. This is just a commentary about a developing social trend.Read More


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Showtunes Sing-Off: 'Aquarius'

Filed by James Holmes | August 25, 2012 | 12:15 PM | comments

Today's sing-off is inspired by hair. Seriously.Read More


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Author Spotlight: Drake Braxton [Interview]

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | August 24, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Drake Braxton's debut novel is a fun and sexy read, detailing what happens when a happily married man journeys to the Deep South for a 20 year high school reunion, only to find that his husband has mysteriously disappeared. Read More


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He Doesn't Know Much About Naked Women

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

When it comes time to answer his $5,000 question, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire contestant Michael Emrpic is stumped by a topic he admits he doesn't know much about.Read More


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It's All Greek to Me

Filed by Leslie Robinson | August 23, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Last night I picked up Arthur Cotterell's The Encyclopedia of Mythology. Now there's a guarantee you won't read any further.Read More


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Shirtless Man Makes Heart Attack Inducing Pancakes

Filed by James Holmes | August 22, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Kyle Robinson of Oxygen's All The Right Moves serves up some beer battered bacon pancakes - shirtless. The recipe goes against everything vegan inside me - but God does he look good doing it. Read More


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Tampa Gay Sex Workers Ready for GOP Boom [Video]

Filed by James Holmes | August 21, 2012 | 4:45 PM | comments

I wrote yesterday about the GOP's effort to up its Grindr support for the Republican National Convention, but today the Onion has given us another "report" to set ourselves to giggles.Read More


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The Most Awesomest Thing You'll See Today

Filed by Bil Browning | August 21, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

This One Direction spoof by a handful of incredibly half naked handsome fellows takes the old lipdub video in a completely new direction. "Wrong Direction" has rewritten the hit song "What Makes You Beautiful" as a takedown of Romney's refusal to disclose his taxes.Read More


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Phyllis Diller Dies at 95

Filed by Bil Browning | August 20, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Phyllis Diller has died at home at age 95. She's the first female comedian I can remember - and I loved her.Read More


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Spongebob & Me: A Threat to Masculinity

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | August 20, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

How can Spongebob pose a threat to masculine patriarchy and why is it that my fabulous gait undermines gender ideals? Read More


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GOP Ready for Grindr at Convention [Video]

Filed by James Holmes | August 20, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

After rumors of a Grindr crash at the Olympics, seems the GOP started prepping to prevent such a crash at its upcoming national convention - at least that's what Funny or Die has given us the joy of imagining. Read More


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A New Anthology of 'Letters to My Bully' [Interview]

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | August 20, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

The editor of a new collection of "Letters to My Bully" shares her inspiration for the creation, as well as the issues she sees the LGBT and people of color communities facing.Read More


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Humphrey Bogart Likes Big Butts [Video]

Filed by James Holmes | August 19, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

In this video, clips from 295 movies are used to recreate Sir Mix-A-Lot's classic "Baby Got Back." It ranges from Casablanca to Child's Play - a true representation of American cinematic history. Read More


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Happy Birthday Richard Hunt!

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | August 19, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Richard Hunt, Muppet performer who died of AIDS in 1992, would have been 61 Friday. Here is his rare, in-person Sesame Street cameo, aired in 1981. Read More


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Showtunes Sing-Off: 'Whatever Lola Wants'

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | August 18, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

James is sick this week, so I'm stepping up to the plate to bring you this week's showtunes sing-off. I picked "Whatever Lola Wants" from Damn Yankees.Read More


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Pogo Does the Wizard of Oz

Filed by Bil Browning | August 17, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Electronic artist Pogo has released his latest composition by taking bits and pieces of the Wizard of Oz and stringing them into a little ditty. What do you think?Read More


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Gay on the Fringe: Gay Camp

Filed by Patrick J Hamilton | August 16, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Homophobia, suppressed feelings, and gay conversion camp. Is it okay to laugh? Can you satirize absurdity? The creators of Gay Camp hope you do, and think you can. They're willing to bet glitter farts, running Santorum, and scissoring lesbians that you will.Read More


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Julia Child Remixed

Filed by James Holmes | August 15, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

I assume this means there will soon be a Broadway musical adaptation of Julie & Julia.Read More


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The World's Gayest Horse

Filed by Bil Browning | August 13, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

I'm absolutely in love with this comic - and you will be too. Unless you're some kind of homophobe...Read More


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Showtunes Sing-Off: 'The Origin of Love'

Filed by James Holmes | August 11, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

I first encountered Hedwig and the Angry Inch in college. A friend had the DVD, and the theater department of another college in town had just performed the show on stage (I am still kicking myself for missing that). Read More


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Olympic Heat 3: 10 More of the Sexiest Male Olympic Athletes of 2012

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 10, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Is it me, or are we learning more about the Olympic Athletes than we have before?Read More


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Ryan Lochte: 'It's Okay to Pee in the Pool' [Video]

Filed by James Holmes | August 10, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Last week we learned that US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte likes to add his own special water treatment to the pool. Now he wants to set his critics straight and explain how we can all go for the gold. Read More


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Matt Gold Is Not 'Ordinary'

Filed by Bil Browning | August 09, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

A friend of mine once joked that I was a lesbian at heart because I'm friends with all of my exes and couldn't imagine life without them. While our romantic relationships may have ended, I've always considered them friends or I wouldn't have dated them.Read More


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Matthew Mitcham to Dive Nude

Filed by James Holmes | August 09, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Openly gay Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has promised to dive nude if he takes home a gold medal. Is this tempting the gods? It sure as hell is tempting me. Read More


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Olympic Heat 2: 10 More of the Sexiest Male Olympians

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 09, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

Here are ten more of my personal picks for "Olympians to watch." No, not watch out for, or watch compete. Just watch.Read More


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Olympic Heat: The Top 10 Sexiest Male Olympic Athletes

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 08, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Have you seen the artwork depicting the ancient Greek Olympians? These folks were perhaps the original "Sexy Muthfuckas," if you ask me. It's a safe bet that the Olympics were sexualized from the very beginning -- by the athletes themselves.Read More


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Is That an Oar in Your Pocket or Are You Happy to Win?

Filed by Bil Browning | August 07, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

I showed y'all the sexiest internet meme of the week, but yesterday's third place finish for American rower Henrik Rummel didn't just earn him a bronze metal. It also moved him directly to the top of the "most sexualized Olympian" category.Read More


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Help Needed: Film Producer JD Disalvatore Has Breast Cancer

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 06, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

JD Disalvatore is a ubiquitous fixture in the Los Angeles LGBT activist and filmmaking communities, hard to miss with that shock of white hair and trademark tie. Now she's battling breast cancer - and she needs your help.Read More


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Olympics: Ye Shiwen Doping/Gender Brouhaha

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | August 06, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

A shocking Olympics story first exploded on the third day of the Games, when Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen was publicly accused of doping, and her gender questioned, by an American swimming official.Read More


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The Sexiest Internet Meme of the Week

Filed by Bil Browning | August 06, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

You can have your badass Hillary Clinton sending texts meme. I'm voting in favor of the "unnecessary chyron placement" meme that's currently sweeping Facebook.Read More


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America's Wilde [Comment of the Week]

Filed by Bil Browning | August 05, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Bill's comparison begs the question: who is your favorite writer? Oscar Wilde or Gore Vidal?Read More


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Showtunes Sing-Off: 'Somewhere'

Filed by James Holmes | August 04, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

West Side Story is by far one of my favorite musicals, and one of the greatest films ever made. But I can't say that "Somewhere," is the first song that pops to mind when I think of the show. Read More


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Olympic Water Sports of a Different Color

Filed by James Holmes | August 03, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

I had never noticed that before they dive in, the swimmers drink the water. After my crowd of friends pondered the reason why - we remembered that the internet existed and decided to put an end to the speculation. Read More


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Homage to Gore Vidal

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | August 03, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

In addition to his contributions to historical fiction and political commentary, Gore Vidal wrote some of the most important works of American literary works dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. Read More


Tired of Chicken, Politicians, & Athletes? Here's Some Kittens

Filed by James Holmes | August 02, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

After a full day of reading some great commentary on Chick-fil-a and the Olympics, I need a break. I'm sure you do too. So here is a round-up of YouTube's cutest cat videos. You know you can't stop watching. Read More


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Gore Vidal Dies at Age 86

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 02, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

There is something terribly ironic, something perhaps that speaks to our time- that Gore Vidal's death is being overshadowed in the gay press by the uproar over antigay fast food Chick-fil-A. Read More