Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Three decades of birthday-wishes have finally been answered. Once a subject that made the Academy Award winner cringe, Faye Dunaway will finally tell all about the film she believes destroyed her career. All the delicious details HERE.
Via Publisher’s Lunch:
Faye Dunaway’s recollections, stories and behind the scenes account of the making of one of Hollywood’s most iconic films, Mommie Dearest, to Julia Cheiffetz at Dey Street Books, by Alan Nevins at Renaissance (World).
Somewhere Truman Capote's corpse just shot a load:
Both men are serving life sentences for gay-bashing crimes. Gallatinov, 40, is a convicted pedophile who was sentenced in 1997 for murdering a man he had met through a gay chat line. Goodwin, 31, was jailed 10 years later for a homophobic killing on Blackpool seafront. At their wedding ceremony, the pair exchanged vows they had written in front relatives, fellow prisoners, and four prison officers. “These two guys were on separate wings at Full Sutton and used to meet –- and have sex -– in the prison library," a source told the Guardian. "Then they managed to get on the same wing and had sex regularly." A prison service spokesman said the wedding had come at no cost to British taxpayers. “We are very clear that if prisoners do get married, the taxpayer does not foot the bill for the ceremony and they are certainly not allowed to share a cell,” he confirmed.
Brilliant front page, Indianapolis Star!
Despite Gov. Mike Pence's apparent desire to suddenly "fix" his state's disgusting new law by week's end, I haven't seen someone try so hard to have it both ways since Anne Heche got booked on Oprah with the new love of her life, Ellen DeGeneres. No one could be as dumb as this man is pretending to be. The nation's reaction to his feigned naivete has restored my faith in people, though.
Bonded with a visiting Brit over the weekend when we both confessed "Robert DeNiro's Waiting" is our favorite Rama song, but this Sex Pistols cover is awfully good, too!
Monday, March 30, 2015
I pride myself on not being easily "offended," but I sure find the phrasing of this question in Paul Waldman's Washington Post Q-and-A about Indiana's new discrimination law to be unnecessarily flippant. I get that it's written from a layman's point of view -- not an LGBT activist -- but doesn't EVERYONE agree that something like "Are there any other reasons this has garnered so much attention" or "attracted so much scrutiny" would be more sensitive than saying "such a big deal?" The very notion that there needs to be "other reasons" is galling, too. A religious-freedom law -- unprecedented in its awfulness -- was enacted to TARGET certain people and make it legal to humiliate and rob them of their civil rights based on who they are. That's why it's SUCH A BIG DEAL -- for crying out loud! Do we need "other reasons"? Really awful. And this is from the so-called liberal media???
It's a just a law targeting fags, no biggie.
It's a just a law targeting fags, no biggie.
My pal Tim Teeman will interview Michelangelo Signorile about his (incredibly timely) new book on Wednesday, April 9, from 7 to 8 p.m. at The Strand bookstore in Greenwich Village.
Journalist and Sirius XM Radio host Michelangelo Signorile presents a special night launching his new book, "It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality!" Michelangelo has been an outspoken gay rights supporter and in many ways a pioneer—his first book Queer in America famously exposed hypocrisy in American institutions, and in It's Not Over, he maps out the long road ahead to true equality. Michelangelo will be joined in conversation by Tim Teeman, senior editor at the Daily Beast and author of "In Bed With Gore Vidal: Hustler, Hollywood, and the Private World of an American Master."
Buy a copy of "It's Not Over" or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.More HERE.
Not sure how applicable this would be in the general population, but I've never seen something bring people together of all shapes, sizes, races and backgrounds as this Babs classic did the other night at Julius' in the West Village. Perhaps we could replace "The National Anthem" with it for a while and see how it goes?
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
A weekly look at what's making news in the free gay mags:
Get Out: Who doesn't love buff boyzz? Online edition HERE.
Next: What does a room full of gay bloggers want to talk to Madonna about? Everything. Read HERE.
Metro Weekly (D.C.): The spring arts preview is out now ... start with movies HERE.
Grab (Chicago): Meet DJ Joe Gauthreaux HERE.
Echo (Phoenix): Palm Springs or bust? Read HERE.
A reader brought this opinion piece from Next to my attention, writing:
Don't even know how this claptrap got greenlighted. It's embarrassing, poorly written and so proudly apolitical that I am steaming.Now that's how you sell a story!