Tuesday, July 31, 2012
With photos of guys like Tom Daley -- in a barely there Speedo -- making the rounds from the 2012 Summer Games, why would someone feel the need to:
Take a photo that is NOT even from the Olympics AND Photoshop it? (Big surprise, it went viral.)
I mean, really. Get it together, girls.
Here's a peek at Matt Damon as Liberace's lover Scott Thorson in Steven Soderbergh's highly anticipated "Behind the Candelabra." Michael Douglas, bottom, plays Liberace.
Damon gives off more of a Shaun Cassidy vibe to me, but OK ...
The real Thorson underwent numerous surgeries to look more like Lee
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 2:09 PM
In case you missed it, Jezebel writer/editor Dodai Stewart penned a fun essay for the New York Times Opnionator, about how after moving to New York City at age 7, she had a a suspicion that she was destined for fame and fortune. (Singing all of those songs from "Annie" at the top of her lungs may have clouded her judgment -- and mine!) Her fate, she writes, seemed all but sealed when she spotted Andy Warhol at a flea market and captured this nearly perfect photo! Read HERE.
My self-described "bullshit MRI" supposedly revealed a tear in that tendon that runs along the bottom of your foot, which is supposedly related to why my plantar fasciitis will not heal. I'm still skeptical of it all. Now my heal hurts worse than ever, which my doctor informed me was "impossible." (No, it's possible!)
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 12:27 PM
I confess: The (English) Beat are probably the band whose singles I liked best that I pursued other music by least.
An interesting look at the Chick-fil-A controversy from my pal Hank Plante, who says church-fart chicken peddlers are the exception rather than the rule: "One of the most significant trends in the battle for gay rights -- and one of the most underreported -- is how many Fortune 500 companies have chosen sides: the Gay side." Read his column in the San Francisco Chronicle HERE.
Monday, July 30, 2012
While I had my heart set on another midget from the U.S. men's gymnastics team, I may have to rethink things now that Cuban-born Danell Leyva has sent semi-nude photos of himself to adoring "female" fans. (Is the U.S. Olympic Committee OK with this? I am. And what about THIS?) Via Deadspin.
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 6:28 PM
Although I've heard Ricky Martin's quite good in "Evita," I never ended up seeing it on Broadway because I've heard such horrible things about the lead. Not to worry, though. I may get to see a lot more of him as he's just inked a TV holding deal with NBCUniversal. One episode of "Glee" under her belt and she thinks she deserves her own show! Read HERE.
Why am I not the least bit surprised Stuart Elliott is all over this lord of the rings, which is my favorite part of the 2012 Summer Olympics ...
SEE ALSO: A friend points me to this ring-a-licious moment from the show "In the Dark":
Holly Beth Vincent was the unsung hero of the New Wave. Her band Holly and the Italians' first album, "The Right to Be Italian," was the perfect blend of power pop, '60s girl group and punk attitude, yet somehow never found an audience the way Blondie and the Pretenders did. But it was her confusingly titled debut solo LP, called "Holly and the Italians," that convinced me she was a genius. With its lush orchestration, thick production and dark subject matter, it was like no other album from the era. Fans of her first release were horrified by it, but some 30 years later it remains one of the period's best. In the 2000s, Wounded Bird put out superb reissues of both LPs, complete with tons of bonus material. Both seem to be out of print now, but you can download the classic "Holly and the Italians" LP HERE.