Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hunks of 'House Hunters'


Damian and I got into watching "House Hunters" while we were spending time with my brother Bill on Capitol Hill after his cancer diagnosis. Now that Bill is no longer with us, I still kind of enjoy watching it for sentimental reasons. Recently we got a new DVR -- one that essentially has an endless amount of storage space, as opposed to its predecessor that constantly forced me to make Sophie's choice between "Mary Tyler Moore" reruns and new episodes of "On the Case With Paula Zahn" -- so began taping "House Hunters" on our own. We quickly found HGTV shows it often enough that we could get more than 200 of 'em -- plus the international and renovation spinoffs -- and while watching a couple a night we started to realize there must be a gay guy working in the casting department. Although I should have starting taking photos of all of the hot men the second I realized what was going on -- and there's definitely something going on, what with all of the "former jocks" who appear! -- enough Grade A beef has been on the prowl for a new property for me to have a backlog, the first of which I bring you today as part of my new series -- the Hunks of "House Hunters"!


Perhaps not surprisingly, Damian and I quickly learned the first rule of "House Hunters" is that the gay couples are almost never hot. (The straight guys, however ...)


So that's why I decided to kick things off less homophobically with this guy, who was described as this chick's "best friend" ...


Kind of like when my brother Bill tracked down (on Facebook) our babysitter from the early '70s -- a Marcia Brady lookalike who lived next door -- who used to watch us after my mom had to go back to work when she divorced my dad. "Oh, I remember Cheryl," Mom said as she turned to me. "You two were gal pals."

Profiles in Scourge


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It's not just parents. I had to really ease my way into explaining that weak chin to my 10-year-old niece.


Song of the Day: 'I Surrender, Dear' by Madonna and Jennifer Grey


This adorable photo from the set of Howard Brookner's "Bloodhounds of Broadway" popped up on the AIDS Memorial Instagram account, which made me think of this Madonna-Jennifer Grey duet. 



Just married ...


Also led me to realize Tony Azito, who is seen in the photo and played a waiter in the film, was the man who played Pat Benatar's husband in Marcus Reichert's "Union City," in which another blond pop star let her hair go dark for art.


According to Barry L. Kramer's "Behind Union City," Tony and Pat's young couple -- Jeanette and Alphonse Florescu -- were to have played a more substantial role in the film before the final edit.


But the photos of their new romance live on ...

Morning Wood


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fundamentally ... Exciting!


No one loves album reissues more than I do. Now you (and I!) have a chance to win these wonderful deluxe editions from the Pet Shop Boys. Enter HERE.

Behind the Orange Curtain


I'd like to think 33-year-old Nestle executive Michael Kotick of Laguna Beach, Calif., could unseat vile Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in Orange County's 48th Congressional District based on looks alone. (No one could be worse than this other Putin-bitch Republican, so why not have something to look at?) But after seeing Karen Handel -- who should have been run out of this country after what she pulled with the Susan Komen for the Cure foundation -- defeat Jon Ossoff in an equally red district, I can't help but wonder if this money would be better-spent elsewhere.  

Killer Looks


I haven't seen my pal (and journalist) Johnny Diaz (above, right) in a Speedo. But the time he was mistaken for spree killer Andrew Cunanan back when he was a cub reporter for The Miami Herald is almost as exciting! Read HERE.


Wrestle Wednesday


Hard to believe, but the back might even be BETTER.

Song of the Day: 'I Don't Wanna Get Hurt' by Donna Summer


Wonderful follow-up to "This Time I Know It's for Real" that should have been a bigger hit than it was.

Morning Wood


He's like the real-life version of Big Josh!

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