Thursday, June 20, 2019

Morning Wood

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Remains of the Day (06/19)

Back2Stonewall: When "One Life to Live" introduced first gay teen character -- and it was a hot one!

Dlisted: A Long Island man allegedly used an Uber as a getaway car after robbing a Dunkin' Donuts

Towleroad: This horror show is giving me 9th-grade tennis team PTSD

Washington Post: Trump EPA finalizes rollback of key Obama climate rule that targeted coal plants

New York Post: Can you imagine the mentality of someone who would deliberately watch a new film starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston?

Edmund White: How Stonewall felt to someone who was there

NYCHR: I'm sure someone's already aggrieved

The Daily News: Louisiana pastor accused of raping 11-year-old over two-year period

HuffPost: Restored documentary examines what LGBTQ life was like before 1969

Boy Culture: Did someone say May-December bromance?

Greg in Hollywood: "Queer Eye" renewed for Seasons 4 and 5 at Netflix (I've only been able to sit through three episodes of the first)

C&C: Watch the raunchy trailer for Matthew Camp’s sex docu-series "Camp Chaos"

The New York Times: 18 questions, 21 Democrats: Here's what they said

Baseline: Watch Tsonga and Paire play a little soccer during Halle opener

The WoW Report: Transgender director, producer and writer Janet Mock signs lucrative deal with Netflix

PRNewswire: Congrats to Randy and the Randy Report!

NewNowNext: In a surprise to no one, Clarence Thomas suggests the Supreme Court could overturn marriage equality

Matthew's Island: Models wearing red underwear

Hot Cat of the Day: I totally meant to do that ...

Wrestle Wednesday

Jockstrap protester Tyler Berger is back. Only this time he's IN MOTION.

Song of the Day: 'Dreamboat Annie' by Heart

Title track from the sisters' 1975 debut album. The song was released as the third single -- even though it had already appeared as the b-side to "Crazy on You." (Remember those days?!) It peaked at No. 42 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 17 on the Adult Contemporary chart, the band's highest ranking on that chart until "These Dreams" hit No. 1 in 1986. (It also went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.)

Worst Heart tribute band ever?

Page 1 Roundup (06/19)

IrinaTrinaKarina and Françoise go to Brooklyn's  Little Haiti to talk about Naomi Osaka!

Morning Wood

Damian can rest easy knowing there's a backup for me available -- and he even went to Notre Dame!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Billie Jean King Remembers the Great Bud Collins

Hard to believe it's been three years since we lost Bud Collins, tennis's most colorful commentator. Lovely way to remember him.

Remains of the Day (06/18)

Forbes: Some are saying they're concerned that Harvard's decision to revoke Kyle Kashuv's admission because of his past behavior is setting an "impossible standard." But the standard here seems pretty straightforward: Don't be a racist.

Instagram: Shirtless Tommy Haas has still got it

The New York Times: As U.S. and Iran face off, Europe is stuck in the middle

The Randy Report: There's a town in Michigan called Gay Hell -- and it's not even where I grew up!

Instagram: Your afternoon workout with Chris Clark

Magazine C: Since Jonas Wood moved to L.A. 16 years ago, his deeply personal canvases have become some of the most collectible on the West Coast. So why is he turning his paintbrush to handbags?

The New York Times: "Paris Is Burning" director Jennie Livingston -- who sure looks white and cisgender to me (gasp!) -- on the film's enduring message: "Be yourself"

Towleroad: The great Mayor Pete just said the one thing gays say that irks me most

Back2Stonewall: Hold on to your purses, ladies: Here comes the "REAL" story of Stonewall

HuffPost: California joins states raising Pride flags at their Capitols, defying White House

People: Man offers "free dad hugs" at Pittsburgh Pride Parade and says the positive response is "humbling" but "sad"

Socialite Life: That's what I call a lot of man meat

MetroSource: Guess who's going to be at Radio City Music Hall this Saturday to help celebrate Diana Ross's 75th birthday? Me!

Dlisted: John Cusack says he was "tricked" into re-tweeting anti-Semitic garbage

TV Line: Hide the Euphoria, gang: Emily Valentine is heading back to "90210"!

The Daily News: Transgender tenant awarded $25,000 for humiliating rejection of apartment anywhere near "people and children"

Greg in Hollywood: I'll take Billy Slater as my morning man!

New York Post: Jon Stewart rips Mitch McConnell: "You're not good at this arguing thing"

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Hot Cat of the Day: Former go-go boy Mark Allen's kitty is every bit as cute as he is!

Higher Love

Those were the days!

Tennis Tuesday

Plenty more where he came from HERE.

Song of the Day: 'You Need to Calm Down' by Taylor Swift

As I'm sure you're all aware, the only singer named Taylor I know or care about is a great Dayne from Long Island. But even I realize this constant attacking of our allies is not going to end well. 

I've always known of Dave Holmes as being a smart and kind person. Here's hoping he apologizes for his misguided (clickbait) reprimand of Swift, whose contributions to the LGBTQ community are most welcomed -- and undeniably helpful

And I don't know who Justin Kirkland is, but can he just not?

Page 1 Roundup (06/18)

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Remains of the Day (06/17)

Gr8er Days: Gloria Vanderbilt, the New York-born fashion designer, heiress and socialite, died Monday at the age of 95, her son Anderson Cooper said.

Towleroad: Supreme Court turns down case of Oregon bakery that refused to bake cake for gay wedding

Instagram: Maybe you can turn a child gay

Esquire: I don't know anything about Taylor Swift, but I know this criticism of her is the opposite of helpful ... just ask GLAAD

Dlisted: Liza Minelli thinks Judy Garland would have laughed at Lady Gaga in “A Star Is Born”

The New York Times: Iran says it will violate a central element of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, which the United States withdrew from last year, unless it received assurances that Europe will combat punishing American sanctions

Instagram: Anthony the wrestler and Steven the dog lover show where they got their good looks in Father's Day posts

TPM: Supreme Court allows Virginia map redrawn to fix racial gerrymander to stand

The Cut: The Timothée Chalamet ventriloquist-dummy-maker breaks his silence

Washington Post: He said he would pay $9 million for a murder. So five friends plotted to kill a teenager, police say

The Advocate: Matt Bomer says his new role is about breaking down walls

New York Post: Swimmer missing in Hudson is internationally-regarded AIDS researcher

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Italy's Matteo Berrettini fended off a challenge from Canadian teen Felix Auger-Aliassime, saving three set points to claim the Stuttgart Open, 6-4, 7-6 (11).

Poor Auger-Aliassime is now 3-0 in the finals, having lost in the 2019 Rio Open and the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon finals. The 18-year-old had advanced to the Stuttgart final without playing on Saturday as compatriot Milos Raonic withdrew ahead of their semifinal due to back problems.

After six disappointing title matches, Frenchman Adrian Mannarino finally won his first crown, defeating Jordan Thompson 7-6, 6-3 to capture the Libema Open. The 30-year-old had previously upset Borna Coric in the semifinals before beating the mustachioed Aussie. (I just couldn't get a break!)

Meanwhile on the women's side, Alison Riske of the United States finished off a great week by fighting off five championship points on her way to an upset of top seed and home favorite Kiki Bertens, 0-6, 7-6(3), 7-5, to win her second career WTA singles title in 's-Hertogenbosch on Sunday. World No.61 Riske won her first title in her first final appearance at Tianjin in 2014, but had lost her next six singles finals since that point, including at Shenzhen earlier this year. At last, the American added to her singles trophy tally with her two-hour and 19-minute comeback win over the No.1 seed.

Top-seed Caroline Garcia claimed her first title of the season defeating No.2 seed Donna Vekic of Croatia, 2-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(4), in Sunday’s championship final. The flaky Frenchwoman, who had finished off her semifinal victory over Jennifer Brady just hours before on Sunday, recovered from quickly losing the first set to outlast 2017 Nottingham champion Vekic after two hours and 36 minutes of play. Garcia eked back ahead to a 4-3 head-to-head lead in her rivalry with Vekic.

Ups and downs ...

Around the net ...

And kudos to Caroline Wozniacki for making cold-hearted midget Rory McElroy look like a complete fool by not only winning her first major, but also trading up to dreamy David Lee. Angie Kerber and I totally approve!

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