January 2016 – All-New, All-Different #Avengers #4: Earth’s Mightiest Kiss
Kylie releases her first Christmas album, Kylie Christmas at digital and streaming partners today via Warner Bros Records. Recorded at Angel Studios and Sarm Music Village, the album features 13 tracks – including several duets and a mix of original and classic songs. Kylie has enlisted the help of her sister Dannii Minogue for the deluxe version of the album, recording the brand new song 100 degrees – set to be a disco Christmas classic!
And Kylie and Dannii Minogue have proved their pop prowess once again with their catchy Christmas song 100 Degrees.
Collaborating for the first time in decades, the duo recorded the song for Kylie’s forthcoming festive album.
James Corden features on Yazoo’s brilliant ‘Only You’, Iggy Pop joins Kylie on the Waitresses festive hit, ‘Christmas Wrapping’ while Frank Sinatra posthumously completes the roll call of collaborators, appearing on ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’.
All tracks on the album were produced by Kylie’s long-standing musical director Steve Anderson, except ‘White December’ and ‘Cried Out Christmas’ which were produced by Matt Prime and ‘Everyday’s Like Christmas’ by Stargate.
Three brand new tracks feature on the main album, ‘White December’, ‘Christmas Isn’t Christmas ‘Til You Get Here’ and ‘Every Day’s Like Christmas’ and a further three on the deluxe edition – ‘Oh Santa’, ‘100 Degrees’ and ‘Cried Out Christmas’. Ranging from slow and sultry to disco, all six of the tracks truly encompass the Christmas spirit.
A DVD featuring 6 of the tracks will also be available, giving fans a glimpse of Kylie in the studio.
Kylie will play a very special Christmas show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on December 11th – her first ever headline show at the prestigious venue. This performance will be filmed for international TV placement.
Barbra to receive THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM in D.C Next Week!
President Obama said, “I look forward to presenting these 17 distinguished Americans with our nation’s highest civilian honor. From public servants who helped us meet defining challenges of our time to artists who expanded our imaginations, from leaders who have made our union more perfect to athletes who have inspired millions of fans, these men and women have enriched our lives and helped define our shared experience as Americans.”
Barbra will be presented the award at the White House on November 24th. Also being bestowed this prestigious honour is Yogi Berra (posthumous), Bonnie Carroll, Shirley Chisholm (posthumous), Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Billy Frank, Jr. (posthumous), Lee Hamilton, Katherine G. Johnson, Willie Mays, Barbara Mikulski, Itzhak Perlman, William Ruckelshaus, Stephen Sondheim, Steven Spielberg, James Taylor and Minoru Yasui (posthumous).
NEXT MONTH –
The legendary performer will receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at the annual star-studded event on Dec. 9 in Los Angeles.
“Hearing that Barbra had agreed to accept the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award was both humbling and exhilarating. Barbra’s remarkable professional achievements and philanthropic generosity have greatly inspired me and hundreds of millions of people worldwide,” said Sherry Lansing, former CEO of Paramount Pictures and the first woman to head a major Hollywood studio, in a statement. “The Hollywood Reporter could not have chosen a more deserving individual to recognize than Barbra.”
The start of winter in Puerto Vallarta is cause for celebration as December marks the beginning of the whale watching season, traditional pilgrimages in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe, free daily guided Artwalks in historic downtown, culinary treats all around town, the International Pro Am golf tournament, the release of baby sea turtles, perfect weather with temperatures in the low 80’s and a calendar full of holiday festivities and free activities.
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board is inviting everyone to join in the celebration with the launch of a mega “12 DAYS OF WINTER” (#12DaysOfWinter) promotion and participate for a chance to win daily prizes during the first 12 days of December, including artworks, bottles of tequila and raicilla and trip getaways, with the top prize being a 12-day all-expense paid vacation for two in Puerto Vallarta.
To participate register at visitpuertovallarta.com/12daysofwinter and tell the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board what you would do on a 12-day all-expense paid holiday for two in the destination. All registrants will have a chance to win one of 12 prizes. Drawings will take place every day from December 1st to 12th. Following are the details of the prizes that will be awarded:
Grace Jones slapped my hand in 1982 in Detroit!
I had read about Grace hobnobbing at Studio 54 in AFTER DARK Magazine. I bought her album and fell in love with the glamorous Diva.
She came to the Detroit area several times where I had the privilege of seeing her up close. The first time I saw her perform, I was in the front row.
I held my hand out to her during a song and she slapped it hard! She was fierce and presented a hard image – but then at the end, laughed!
I’ll Never Write My Memoirs
Legendary influential performer Grace Jones offers a revealing account of her spectacular career and turbulent life, charting the development of a persona that has made her one of the world’s most recognizable artists.
As a singer, model, and actress—a deluxe triple threat—Grace has consistently been an extreme, challenging presence in the entertainment world since her emergence as an international model in the 1970s. Celebrated for her audacious talent and trailblazing style, Grace became one of the most unforgettable, free-spirited characters to emerge from the historic Studio 54, recording glittering disco classics such as “I Need a Man” and “La Vie en Rose.” Her provocative shows in underground New York nightclubs saw her hailed as a disco queen, gay icon, and gender defying iconoclast.
In 1980, the always ambitious Grace escaped a crowded disco scene to pursue more experimental interests. Her music also broke free, blending house, reggae, and electronica into a timeless hybrid that led to classic hits such as “Pull Up to the Bumper” and “Slave to the Rhythm.” In the memoir she once promised never to write, Grace offers an intimate insight into her evolving style, personal philosophies, and varied career—including her roles in the 1984 fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and the James Bond movie A View to a Kill.
Featuring sixteen pages of stunning full-color photographs, many from her own personal archive, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs follows this ageless creative nomad as she rejects her strict religious upbringing in Jamaica; conquers New York, Paris, and the 1980s; answers to no-one; and lives to fight again and again.
Read an excerpt at Simon and Schuster HERE
Buy the book I’ll Never Write My Memoirs
After electing a new GOP governor tonight, I thought Kentucky could use a little cheering up with a giggle or two! Governor Bevin was a big supporter of Kim Davis, even visiting her in jail and rallying evangelical voters to her cause–which was refusing to do her job as a marriage clerk and wed gay couples in her county. My condolences to the 48% of the Kentucky electorate who voted against Bevin.
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I am gay.
Wow, it feels good to write those words. For most of my life, I’ve been afraid to embrace that truth about myself. Recently though, I’ve gotten to the point where the pain of holding onto the lie is greater than the fear of letting go, and I’m very proud to finally be letting my guard down.
My sexuality has been something I’ve struggled to come to terms with. I’ve known I was gay since I was a kid but growing up in a town of 2,000 people, a class of 48 kids and then turning pro as an athlete when I was 16, it just wasn’t something I wanted to accept. I pushed my feelings away in the hopes that it was a passing phase but the thought of being found out kept me up at night. I constantly felt anxious, depressed and even suicidal.
Looking back, it’s crazy to see how far I’ve come. For so much of my life I’ve dreaded the day that people would find out I was gay. Now, I couldn’t be more excited to tell you all the truth. Maybe you’ve suspected that truth about me all along, or maybe it comes as a complete shock to you. Either way, it’s important for me to be open and honest with you all. Y’all have supported me through a lot of my highs and lows and I hope you’ll stay by my side as I make this transformation into the genuine me – the me that I’ve always really been.
I am so thankful to ESPN for giving me this opportunity and to Alyssa Roenigk for telling my story to the world. I think about the pain I put myself through by closeting myself for so much of my life and it breaks my heart. If only I knew then what I know now: that the people who love you, who really care about you, will be by your side no matter what; and, that those who aren’t accepting of you are not the people you want or need in your life anyway.
Part of the reason that I had such a difficult time as a kid was that I didn’t know anyone in my position and didn’t have someone to look up to, who’s footsteps I could follow in. I hope to be that person for a younger generation, to model honesty and transparency and to show people that there’s nothing cooler than being yourself and embracing the things that make you unique. Head over to ESPN.com or click the link in my bio to read the full story and keep your eyes peeled for the November issue on newsstands soon! #outinsports#comingout#gay#beyourself#bornthisway
Well this is interesting….Following a lengthy casting process, Fox has found the star of its upcoming “Rocky Horror Picture Show” reboot. Laverne Cox has just been cast to play Frank N Furter. Adam Lambert and Lady Gaga previously were offered the part.
The character was made famous by Tim Curry in the 1975 cult classic, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year and continues to be screened at midnight in theaters across the country. The two-hour Fox special, due in fall 2016, will be directed, exec produced and choreographed by Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical”) and filmed in advance.
For the uninitiated, Frank-N-Furter is the self-described “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania” and a scientist. The movie is a satire of sci-fi movies and horror B-movies and originally starred Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as a couple who stumble upon Frank-N-Furter’s odd castle in which he is creating a living man in his lab.
GLAAD, the world’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, releases a new public service announcement (PSA) to inspire, inform, and reignite the passion and action needed to beat the HIV and AIDS epidemic once and for all. The PSA, produced by the award-winning Martian Entertainment, is created by GLAAD and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation as part of an ongoing partnership to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS in a new era of prevention and treatment.
The PSA begins with Elizabeth Taylor’s historic and impassioned speech at the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert as a framework to introduce a new generation to the modern realities of HIV and AIDS, as well as the tools we have to overcome them. It includes participation from Meredith Vieira, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Groff, Michael Emerson, Tituss Burgess, and Bebe Neuwirth. WATCH
For more information, visit http://www.glaad.org/HIV
Gay Men LOVE INNdulge in beautiful Palm Springs!
and today is their 20th anniversary! Plan your winter get away today!
Pablo Hernandez’s song, BITCH I’M A BOTTOM now has a video! Live today!
“Bitch I’m A Bottom” Pablo Hernandez (featuring Manila Luzon)
Directed by Karl Westerberg
Produced by Mic J Rez
WE’RE SO EXCITED!!!! It’s coming back!! The talented Jimmie Fowlie and cast are doing season 2!
“When I first moved to LA, I worked as a go-go dancer and there were so many hilarious stories that I always wanted to write about them! A year ago, I filmed 7 sketches that followed the story of a go-go boy who turned 30 and then got fired from the club he worked at. I called it “Go-Go Boy Interrupted.” It was part of a live show I was doing at The Groundlings in Los Angeles. Some friends encouraged me to put it online, and so I released it as a weekly web series last October.
I truthfully never pictured it doing as well as it did. The show was featured on The Advocate Magazine’s “hot list,” Huffington Post, LA Weekly, and more! We (the director Jordan Black and I) ended up signing a shopping agreement with a production company, and with their agent, we took out “Go-Go Boy Interrupted” to TV networks to try and sell it as a TV show. We went to HBO, Showtime, IFC, and Bravo just to name a few!
There are still other networks that we are going to pitch to, but I didn’t want to sit around and wait for someone ELSE to give me an opportunity. Plus, the fans of the show were so supportive and on Twitter and Youtube they asked for more episodes. So, this month we are going to try and make it happen! I love all these characters and there are so many fun places for them to go!
The reason that the director and I decided to do a Kickstarter is because the first season, although it was a total blast, no one got paid. The few crew members who did, were paid way under their normal rate. Things like paying the actors, director, and crew are essential! Not only because they’re talented and they deserve it, but because they’re all working in the industry, so time working on Go Go Boy Interrupted means times away from better paying jobs. The money will also go to renting locations, renting lighting and sound equipment, food for the cast and crew. Also, certain jobs like editors and music composers are really costly. Those two positions will be $17,000 alone. If we didn’t pay our crew, Season 2 wouldn’t be possible.”
SEASON 1 and MORE HERE
The SEXY AND GAY GROUP Well-Strung, pop/classical fusion group, released their third music video today titled “Royals (Feat. Palladio)” in anticipation of their new album POPssical due out on October 2nd.
This number is a composition of the group singing Lorde’s smash hit “Royals” while playing Karl Jenkins’ “Palladio” from the aptly titled album Diamond Music (you may remember it from the DeBeers diamond commercials). It is a really fun juxtaposition and the arrangement sounds incredible. We have additional art and photos available to accompany the video and can arrange interviews with the group members (Edmund, Chris, Daniel, and Trevor) upon request.
The group is traveling to Rome to play a mass at the Vatican on Sunday, September 6th.
WHOO HOO! It’s official!!!!
Bitch I’m A Bottom ft Manila Luzon will be available on iTunes September 4, 2015!!!
PABLO HERNANDEZ is a trained actor and commercial model of Spanish/Lebanese descent based in Los Angeles with an extensive and wide resume. He is a rising star in the acting and commercial modeling industry and currently models for the Andrew Christian line.
His travels have taken him from Miami to Los Angeles, New York City, the Netherlands to shoot for photographer Armando Branco, and Paris to shoot for the cover of Sensitif magazine; to list a few. Pablo was the cover model and feature story for Spain’s Revista Nois 15th anniversary issue and even graced the swimsuit issue of Instinct Magazine shot by Rick Day. His latest venture is the role of Reinaldo, a U.S. soldier, in the short Tribeca film ‘Tunnel Vision’ shooting in the late summer of 2012 in New York City.
Most recently, he was the first ever Andrew Christian model to create, produce, and star in one of their wildly popular short films ‘A Brief Love Affair’, as well as co-starring in ‘Overboard’, ‘Miami Carwash’, and the latest ‘Suck’. In Europe, editorials such as ‘Boyz ‘n Tha Hood’ for French M Mensuel Magazine and “Pablo Bravado” in UK Kismet Magazine have solidified Pablo’s ability to evolve into the fashion world. Pablo’s unique, multiracial look has been seen throughout the world from his Reebok Reelite campaign to his latest book cover modeling for author Jeffrey Sharlach’s latest critically acclaimed novel “Running In Bed” (www.RunningInBed.com).
He can be seen in he latest commercial for Fekkai haircare and played “the nerd” in a KFC commercial for the Latin American market. He has been expanding his acting resume having had featured roles in the new Starz Drama ‘Magic City’ and in the film ‘Step Up: Revolution’ and more recently garnering a role in the film ‘The Ten Year Plan’. Whether acting in a tv commercial or film, or modeling for the cover of international magazines, Pablo is a diverse talent – a hit with fans everywhere who appreciate and acknowledge his talent, sex appeal, hard work, and mega-star potential.
What if MAGIC MIKE meets a gay BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER?!
While the Chippendales perform in London, Paris, and Milan, the men of OVERNIGHT MALE are stuck playing low rent beer bars in Bulgaria. And after six weeks on tour, everyone is getting cranky. The straight strippers and the gay strippers are ready to kill each other, and the only thing holding the group together is their geeky and resourceful tour manager, Jake. No matter what Eastern Europe throws at them, Jake’s been able to handle it: aggressive fans, thieving bar owners, broken buses, and even the occasional need for bail money.
Vampires, though? That’s a new one…
Vampire Strippers Must Die! is a zany comedy about a group of American male strippers on tour in Eastern Europe who are forced to battle an army of bloodsucking undead. It features great dance numbers, epic fight scenes, and lots of funny character moments.
The Barbra Streisand Film Guide is the ultimate tribute to the Legend’s remarkable career.
Featuring over 600 rare and amazing photographs, several of which have never been published before.
With commentary and interesting facts on her movies, one of the many highlights is the outtake sections, with never-before-seen photos of deleted scenes.
Full color paperback, 268 pages.
Available exclusively on Amazon.The Barbra Streisand Film Guide
Billed as, “The podcast where straight men talk about gay things,” Yeah, Bro! is hosted by sexy Milwaukee funny man Jacob D. Bach.
As part of long-running The Improvised Musical (aka T.I.M.) and a variety of other ComedySportz productions, Jacob Bach has honed his ability to pulls laughs out of audience-inspired unfamiliarity. Having a firm grasp on improv and performing as part of a group, he recently added another personal challenge to his body of work. He started a podcast. No, the idea of someone with a background in comedy beginning a podcast isn’t exactly groundbreaking stuff. However, his show’s concept is.
In short, Yeah, Bro!—which releases new episodes every Monday—is billed as “the podcast where straight men talk about gay things.” On each episode, Bach (who is openly gay) invites straight guests to discuss a topic that he (the host) considers to be significant in LGBT culture with the hope both parties and the listeners alike will learn something by show’s end.
Read more about him HERE.