When I was younger in Ireland I can't think of any instances where I felt "less than." When I moved to America in middle school, I definitely felt it then.
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with host Andy Cohen. Her creator, puppeteer-comedian Wayland Flowers, was among the first openly gay entertainers and helped pave the way for many others to come before his untimely death in 1988. Now that Madame has found a new straight man the talented and funny Gary Holland the comedy legend is back onstage, chasing laughs and, of course, men.
Legendary party-producer and White Party founder Jeffrey Sanker will honor Madame during the weekend-long bacchanal (Mar.
29-31) when he christens her with the title of Dame. We caught up with the notorious cougar, who has an affinity for gay men, before her upcoming aristocratic ascension to ask about her return to the spotlight, the first time she met Sanker, and where a Dame goes to get a drink in Palm Springs. Gay.net: Where have you been keeping yourself?
Madame: Oh, honey, I ve been traveling, everywhere from Bangkok to Bangladesh. I ve done everything twice and loved it both times. Now I m performing again, trying to put a smile on everyone s face, even if I have to do it one man at a time.
When did you first meet Jeffrey Sanker? I met him back in the Studio 54 days. He was so young.
He spilled a drink in my lap and, being a gentleman, insisted on having it cleaned. Well, we went in the back and worked it out. And then later, we worked it back in!
I slipped him my number and it only took him 22 years to call me. Men! Which is your favorite: pool party or underwear party?
Which is the one where everyone ends up naked and wet? What music are you listening to these days? Oh, I just love those sexy DJs, Dave and Gerardo.
And Pornstar. With a name like that, how can you go wrong? But right now, I m listening to the voices in my head sing Diana Ross s Love Hangover.
I think I need a cocktail. Where do you like to go in Palm Springs? I usually run into Wang s for a quickie and sometimes stay for dinner.
I also enjoy a good, long ride, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway isn t bad either. Or I follow my nose to Toucan s for the drag shows. But the original cougar is definitely in her natural habitat when she s tracking go-go boys at Hunter s.
Honey, I hit all the bars. After all, this is the desert and you simply must stay hydrated. What is the most important thing to have when you travel?
A well-stocked minibar and a sense of humor.
You will definitely need both, but not necessarily in that order. (Via Advocate ) Continue reading
In show business? She suspects Jerry is enjoying her powerlessness a little too much. He quips that she could never be powerless; she's just not the producer.
He exits and she's on her way out too, telling her assistant Liz that she'll be visiting mobbed up bartender Nick. Tom and Derek scope out the Belasco Theatre as the new home for Bombshell and Tom hops up on stage. He wants to see if there's room to land an airplane for a possible new number he and Julia wrote for the top of Act II.
He turns to the back of the stage and drags us into a fantasy sequence rendition of the number, Public Relations . Public relations? Sounds pretty dirty ta me!
Marilyn arrives in Hollywood and is greeted and questioned by the foreign press. It's yet another of the endless series of set up the song with an introductory paragraph followed by call and response between Marilyn and the ensemble that the show is littered with. And it's abysmal.
Like, rivaling Mr. and Mrs. Smith levels of terrible.
A big chunk of the lyrics is nothing but rehashes or direct quotes from Marilyn, including how all she wore to bed was Chanel No.
5 and how during her nude photo shoot she left on only the radio. It does however feature Tom tricked out as a series of foreign correspondents, including a British agony auntie . Presented without comment Derek speaks for the nation when he asks, Are you done?
He wonders if Public Relations is in the new draft. Tom replies that he'll have to ask Julia . Julia and Peter breeze in just then, apologizing for being late but lunch was long and they couldn't get a cab.
Tom asks if the new number is in, snarking that he'd know if she'd bothered to get a script to him. She apologizes again but starts telling them about a new ending for Act I which led them to decide to stay out of town an extra day. Derek cuts through it all demanding to know if they have a brilliant new book for that afternoon's read-through.
Julia is confident that they do, which raises Tom's suspicions since she's always nervous before a read-through. Peter assures everyone that Julia has no reason to be nervous but Derek begs to differ. A less-than-brilliant read-through will cause Jerry to pull the plug and probably end Julia's career.
On that cheery note, Derek and Tom depart to check out the flies, which is a theatre term and not at all dirty. Julia's confidence immediately crumbles and she suggests postponing and going through the book one more time. He talks her off the ledge and there is mention made of a Liz Taylor sequence being left out that will become important later.
He urges her to stand behind his instincts and promises that he's 100% behind her. Karen checks messages at the gym for what we are led to believe is the umpteenth time and roommate Ana chides her that in the 21st Century it's OK for a woman to call a man. Karen worries that if she calls Jimmy Charming it will make him think that she cares about the kiss.
Ana points out that clearly she does care, which makes one of us. The phone rings but it's just Derek checking in. She offers to sit in on that but he declines and asks after Team J/K .
Noting the buzz that's built up around Jimmy since Veronica's concert, he suggests having them put together a working version of Hit List for the Winter Fringe Festival which may or may not be a thing. Karen suggests that he's hedging his bets in case Julia craps out, which is more perception than I would normally give her credit for. They ring off and Ana smilingly suggests that Karen has her reason to call Jimmy.
Can I just say, I have nothing against either the character of Ana or Krysta Rodriguez , who plays her, but why does this character exist? Is there some reason why Jessica can't just do the things that Ana's doing? It's bad enough that we've apparently lost Sue and Dennis permanently from the chorines, do we have to lose Jessica too?
Thank heaven Bobby's back tonight! Checking in on this season's third musical , we find Ivy in rehearsal for Liaisons , with the company in simplified versions of period costume. This makes sense I suppose, giving the actors a sense of how the costumes will wear and move.
Before we see anything of the show the director calls a break as the star, Terry Falls , has arrived. An as-yet unnamed player exposits to Ivy that they've been rehearsing for a week without him. Ivy comments that he's a big movie star and that if it weren't for him there wouldn't be a revival.
Nameless concedes the point but compares the casting of Terry as Valmonte to casting Jim Carrey as King Lear . On that note, the director ushers Terry (guest star Sean Hayes ) into the rehearsal room to general applause. He apologizes for his tardiness and as two dressers slip a jacket and tricorn hat on him swears he will integrate smoothly into the process.
Things start off promisingly as he's already memorized the script, but our first sign of trouble soon manifests when he doesn't know the difference between stage right and right right. With that cleared up, he makes his first entrance and delivers his first line, in a faux French accent that makes Inspector Clouseau sound like a native. This is quickly followed by a near-motorboat into an ensemble members bosom and a walking stick rising like an erection in Ivy's general direction.
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Meme: Brooke Shields Is Starting Over, Bradley Manning Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, and When To Call Something Gay
I'd be there if I could, but if you're in NYC, please join David to show our solidarity. And give him a hug from me. Some allegations of extreme police violence at Gay & Lesbian Mardis Gras have surfaced after video went viral of police slamming a man's head into the pavement over crossing the street at the wrong place.
Investigations are underway, and the video is graphic. Meanwhile, a gay couple say they were kicked out of California mall for kissing. Security told them it wasn't that they were gay, that all excessive PDA was banned, but a local news station went undercover at the mall and found no straight couples were being cautioned, much less kicked out.
Ferrari has unveiled the LaFerrari, a 949HP hybrid costing $1 million. But don't break out the checkbook just yet, because all 499 models have been spoken for. It's that time of year again for Turkish oil wrestling.
You win by shoving your hand into your opponent's leather pants, much like that bar I went to in Philadelphia two weeks ago. Taylor Swift says she was hurt by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's joke about her at the Golden Globes. You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people, because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, There s a special place in hell for women who don t help other women.
As for Poehler, she responds "I feel bad if she was upset. "I am a feminist and she is a young and talented girl. That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons.
Mostly boring tax stuff." Here's my thought: Taylor Swift tosses boyfriend after boyfriend publicly under the bus and trades in her personal life for financial gain, so if she can't take a joke about it, maybe she should retire and count her money. What not to ask a transgender friend. In case anyone cares, the American Family Association is still boycotting Home Depot for supporting Atlanta Pride.
Maybe I need to go buy that new light fixture for the living room this weekend. Kate Middleton may have accidentally revealed that she's having a daughter. I wonder if this will inspire parliament to get that bill done that will make the first born the heir to the throne, regardless of gender.
It is 2013 after all. Men's underwear ads are always a fun distraction. Jon Stewart will be taking a hiatus this summer from The Daily Show to direct Rosewater .
John Oliver will be filling in for the 12 weeks. I'm unsure about this. Oliver is funny in small doses, but can he really host the whole show?
Would you stay in an IKEA hotel? Do you have to assemble it yourself? Bradley Manning , facing a trial for aiding the enemy and already headed to jail for at least 20 years, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for leaking documents to Wikileaks.
This could be awkward. It turns out beer goggles don't make your one night stand more attractive, but that beer simply turns off your judgment while leaving your horny factor alive and kicking. Isn't it really the same thing?
National Geographic will not put a disclaimer in front of Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout , but did publish an essay from Eagle Scout Will Oliver on its blog explaining the Scout's anti-gay stance.
The NCAA has published an 82 page book advising member colleges on how to deal with sexual orientation issues.
Guidance to this point has been haphazard at best, and this book was written by Pat Griffin and activist Hudson Taylor , founder of Athlete Ally. Continue reading
I m the sort of father of them in the house the Fagan of all these wayward kids who come stay in this house. In the end, I m really not a bad character. I m actually the one who is protecting them in a way.
I ve taken them off the streets, and they don t get harmed. They re doing something that is virtual, though they are talking about sex. But you can look at it two ways.
Harvey isn t a pimp, having them meet up like street hookers or giving them drugs. He provided a home for the kids. But it is sleazy.
Even more controversial and scandalous? The style icon's wardrobe, which had his design team in "hysterics." "I had these really tacky suburban disco shirts with crucifixes embroidered on them, and the worst fitting dad jeans I never wear jeans anyway but these were just bad and acid washed with flannel zip jackets sewn to the side," Jacobs recalls. "And they put big silver rings on my fingers and earrings. So they just couldn t stop laughing...
Nobody would have recognized me at the Dunkin Donuts in Yonkers in my acid washed jean jacket with a hoodie attached and my dad jeans." The horror!
Disconnect is in theaters Apr.
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Thursday 22 February: Britain’s Prince Harry is off to imperialise Iraq as part of his troop.
Am searching for the kidnap-decap video now.
09:22 Huge problem with anti-Semitism.
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