Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Remains of the Day (07/31)

KIT212: Wanna see the guy whose legs were too big for his shorts get humped? 

Broadway Direct: "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" announces full cast

Instagram: Dominic Thiem's naked ass stars in new documentary

WSJ: Anxiety looks different in men

Back2Stonewall: PayPal cancels Boston’s straight pride fundraising account

Towleroad: Justin Trudeau makes history becoming first Canadian prime minister to visit gay bar

Kensington: Juicy new tell-all book about Zsa Zsa Gabor is out now

NBC News: Of course Trump never gave any money to a 9/11 fund

Dlisted: Open post hosted by Kellogg's Baby Shark Cereal

Instagram: Ryan Harrison's hot kid brother has a beard now

The Economist: Musicians want to be rich, but don't like fans to think they're greedy

Gr8er Days: Joey, do you like movies about gladiators? 

Newsweek: Model Carissa Pinkston admits she lied about being transgender(!)

Think: Why Marianne Williamson is no friend of the left

Greg in Hollywood: I want Scott Bailey to be my future ex-husband

Journal of Medical Ethics: Transwomen have unfair advantages over female athletes, a new paper argues

Mother Jones: How a revolutionary genetic discovery is changing what we know about anorexia

NewNowNext: Here’s Beth Ditto dressed as Divine to help you through your work week

Hot Cat of the Day: This addition is even cuter than Borna's new "COACH."

Wrestle Wednesday

See anything you like?

Song of the Day: 'Rifle Range' (live) by Blondie

I have to say, I'd have greatly appreciated this quirky number off Blondie’s eponymous debut when I saw them at Forest Hills over "You're Too Hot," from Debbie’s "(Un)Necessary Evil" album. Curious why they scrapped it from their setlist

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Morning Wood

Erin go BRAWN!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tweet Nothings

It's like when your boss sends out an email to everyone about not being late instead of just talking to Bob in graphics. #resist

Remains of the Day (07/30)

Michael Musto: 10 gay music biopics that need to be made (swap Klaus Nomi for Lance Bass and I’m in!)

Washington Post: Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin could do it all. Until it all became too much.

Instagram: Elton John celebrates 29 years of sobriety, just as I'm celebrating 52 years and one month of never having had a substance-abuse problem

Back2Stonewall: Congrats to Will Kohler, whose blog was chosen to be included in Library of Congress’ LGBTQ+ Web Archives

Greg in Hollywood: Another LGBTQ news site bites the dust

Instagram: Don't click unless you like hairy couples in Speedos

Twitter: Billie Jean King on the moment she realized she wanted to change the sport

Gr8er Days: Galeca's 10 best movies about the Oscars 

Towleroad: A black gay man now has the longest-running #1 hit in Billboard Hot 100 history

NewNowNext: Man arrested for murder of LGBTQ Russian activist on “gay hunting” site; officials claim her murder was a domestic situation and are not pursing hate crime charges.

HuffPost: A Missouri man who was 11 when he and another boy shot and killed four students and a teacher at their Arkansas middle school in 1998 has died in a car crash

WSJ: Buddy's Pizza in Detroit makes list of best pies

Washington Blade: CBP clarifies HIV family separation occurs on "case-by-case basis"

The Wow Report: Celine Dion’s inner circle fears her backup dancer/boy toy has too much influence over her

Dlisted: Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux -- whom the tabloids say is f**king Angelie Jolie(!) -- reunite after the death of their dog

The Randy Report: Let's hope tonight's debate does something about these Democratic presidential poll numbers

Outfest: Complete list of winners from the venerable LGBTQ film festival

Hot Cat of the Day: File this under (adorable) babies having (adorable) babies.

Tennis Tuesday

That Ron Dorff never DISAPPOINTS!

Song of the Day: 'Pretty Baby' by Blondie

I'm barely a few chapters into Debbie Harry's memoir and I've already learned that her pediatrician told her mom when Debbie was a FEW MONTHS OLD that she'd "better watch out for this one" because she has "bedroom eyes," and that a man in a parked car called her over to show her his penis when she was about 8, walking with a 4-year-old neighbor. It's horrifying and heartbreaking -- if #MeToo has taught me nothing else, it's that there isn't a woman alive who hasn't been sexually violated in some way or another -- but equally distressing is that I honestly believe it's why so many women of a certain age are able to ignore known bad behavior of men in power. When I brought up "Access Hollywood" in 2016, my Debbie Harry-age mother said, "As long as I've been alive, that's just how men are ..." What I wish she'd done is denounce it to send a message to her grandchildren -- a boy and a girl -- that this is inexcusable, but alas that was not in the cards. Will some of these women voters behave differently this time? Like a battered woman, I fear not.

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Morning Wood

Monday, July 29, 2019

Hot Couple: Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas

Anyone attending this year’s Citi Open? In college I lived for one semester close to where the FitzGerald Tennis Center is, but it didn’t open till about two years later. Then while living in Washington I don’t think I ever attended the tournament (known as the Sovereign Bank Classic, then the Newsweek Tennis Classic) because it was only men and always 1,000 degrees. Today’s bisexual format seems ideal, even if I’ve since become more interested in the dudes ...

P.S. Send (shirtless) photos from the practice courts if you go!

These boys played doubles together, but lost in the opening round to Wimbledon champs Farah/Cabal.

Remains of the Day (07/29)

Edge Network: Ex-Gator Caeleb Dressel breaks Michael Phelps's world record in 100 butterfly

Jeremiah's Vanishing NY: Looks like the Paris Theater isn't closing after all

Instagram: Aaron Schock -- in a tiny square-cut bathing suit -- is a regular Carmen Sandiego

Back2Stonewall: Queen Elizabeth II formally decriminalizes homosexuality in the U.K. in July 1967

Dlisted: The clown costume that caused an all-out brawl on a cruise ship!

MetroSource: These are 17 films on Netflix featuring full-frontal male nudity

The New Yorker: I only know Hannah Gadsby from "Please Like Me," not her stand-up that really rocked the landscape after. But if it's anything like her solipsistic shtick from "Please," I can see why some people aren't having any of it

Instagram: Matteo Berrettini is working hard in a swimming pool to get back on tour

Boy Culture: Mother of gender-reveal parties has a change of heart

EBay: Antoni Porowski, Don Lemon, Billy Eichner auction off signed denim jacket for charity

TV Line: "Euphoria" recap ... urine trouble

The WoW Report: Getting to know handsome Tyler Whitman, the newest agent on "Million Dollar Listings: New York" (Spoiler: He has 300 pairs of underwear)

The Cut: Harvard law professor says he was seduced and scammed by lesbian and her trans friend

Gr8er Days: Charo recounts finding her husband after he shot himself

Instagram: Pietro Boselli's coin slot

The Randy Report: Ladies, if you don't want to have gay children then don't have anal sex

Towleroad: Former bobsledder Simon Dunn blasts homophobic meme bearing his photo

NewNowNext: What's it really like to juggle hot guys in an open relationship?

Hot Cat of the Day: "I will not NOT stay dry!"

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Alex de Minaur and his prepubescent mustache had a great week in Atlanta, dropping just 10 points on serve to defeat second-seeded American Taylor Fritz 6-3, 7-6(2) and clinch his second ATP Tour title. The 20-year-old lost a mere seven first-serve points throughout the week (116/123) to become the youngest winner in tournament history -- not facing a break point in his four matches and held in all 42 service games. De Minaur is only the third player (since stats started being kept in 1991) to win a tournament without facing a break point (Haas 2007 Memphis, Isner 2017 Newport).

 “This one is really special to me. I felt like I really needed this. To start the year with a bang and then be slowed down by injuries… you expect your level to be right there once you come back, but you have to slowly grind your way back,” said De Minaur. “I’ve been playing great tennis and felt like if I could keep it all together, the good results will come. This is a week that will really help me out.”

Couldn't help but notice that the young Aussie's game has some very Steffi-esque qualities. From his big flat serve and big flat Eastern-grip forehand to his tricky slice backhand, it was like watching a mini Graf out there! (By the way: The semis were a regular jizzfest, with de Minaur beating Reilly Opelka -- who had knocked out five-time champ John Isner) and Fritz beating dreamy Cameron Norrie.)

The highlight of the tournament, however, happened in the first round when unheralded 28-year-old Kevin King -- who had never won an ATP-level match -- beat Grigor Dimitrov, 7-5, 6-4. 

While it might be more fair to say the Bulgarian beat himself, everyone was a winner watching the 6-3 Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket getting interviewed by this hunk. (Anyone know him?) 

And though he immediately lost in the next round to Taylor Fritz ...

I won't be forgetting him anytime soon.

Nikoloz Basilashvili arrived at last year’s Hamburg European Open at No. 81 in the ATP Rankings with a place in the qualifying draw. On Sunday, the Georgian lifted his second straight trophy at the ATP 500 event with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 victory against Andrey Rublev. Basilashvili hit 26 forehand winners to claim his 12th straight win in Hamburg, which includes 10 main-draw victories (including humiliating Alexander Zverev in the semifinals). He improved to 2-0 in his FedEx ATP Head2Head series against the 21-year-old. “When you have achievements, people want more and expect more,” said Basilashvili. “Everybody is writing to me, everybody is happy. I have a lot of support from home and it is a great feeling.”

Dominic Thiem got his ass whooped by Rublev in Hamburg ...

But he didn’t seem too broken up about it.

Albert Ramos-Vinolas and the dark circles under his eyes were too steady, too persistent and too experienced against Germany's Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, allowing the Spaniard to won his second ATP Tour title, 6-3, 6-2 at the Swiss Open Gstaad. The 2017 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters finalist tracked down everything and was more than happy to stay in rallies with Stebe, who was playing in his first ATP Tour final after winning two matches on Saturday because of earlier rain. “I feel great. After a long time waiting for this moment again, I'm really happy. I think I did a great match today, also a great tournament. So I think my game was perfect... and I will never forget Gstaad,” said Ramos-Vinolas, who won his first ATP Tour title at 2016 Bastad.

Anastasija Sevastova came from a set and a break down to beat Polish qualifier Katarzyna Kawa to win the inaugural Baltic Open on her home soil. The top-seed Latvian served to stay in the match in the second set before going on to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in Jurmala on Sunday.

And Kiki Bertens continued her streak of only losing when I want her to win, falling to Jil Teichmann of Switzerland on Sunday in the final of the Palermo Ladies' Open, 7-6)3), 6-2 . The No.8 seed captured her second title of the year and scored her first Top 10 victory

And on the Challenger circuit, Ernesto Escobedo won his first challenger singles title in over two years by defeating Yasutaka Uchiyama 7-6(5), 6-4 in Granby, Quebec. Working with coach Jan-Michael Gambill seems to be paying off! Jan-Michael got tongues wagging at Cross Fit and Escobedo's ass got the boys worked up HERE.

Damian and I have been religiously recording World Team Tennis -- mostly to see Sam Groth and his tight polo in the booth. (LZ Granderson substitutes for him from time to time and I haven't been that disappointed since I was a kid and the opening credits of "Batman" revealed it was an episode without Yvonne Craig.)

Fabrice Martin's big pecs and bigger ass ...

have got us rooting for the Philadelphia Freedoms ...

Around the net ...

Quentin Halys looks like he knows what he's doing here ...

Noah Rubin shared this throwback, when Halys clearly got the better of him!

Noah, of course, has moved way past his awkward phase.

Pospisil lost in the round of 16 in Granby to Escobedo ...

My guess is that he couldn't wait to get back to his favorite playmate ...

Davis Cup captain Frank Dancevic, who has long been on MY RADAR.

Stan Wawrinka aims to recycle ... 

Look for Karen Khachanov this week in Washington ... 

Damir Dzumhur has a new coach ...

Borna’s been out of commission for weeks now ...

Will he be able to find his footing?

And after suffering one of the worst losses of his career, Dimitrov is looking to regain his form in Los Cabos, where he will face Stevie Johnson in the first round.

And finally, here's a cute flashback to when Novak Djokovic won his first ATP title, beating Nicolas Massu to capture the Dutch Open in 2006. It would take a few more years before he stopped "cramping" and otherwise being a head case. But look at him now. 

(With wire services)