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BLOOMS – The project, included on MTV’s slate , is a crime drama/coming-of-age story of twentysomething twin brothers, Andrew and Elliott Bloom, who learn of one another’s existence upon the murder of their father. In turn, they inherit a hand-crafted secret criminal empire he’s left them — with many strings attached.
The immorality, corruption and debauchery of their father’s world is deep, and every time they think they’ve reached the bottom it gets worse. The young men are inexperienced but not innocent, vastly different but in many ways exactly the same, with each missing something in his life that only the other can supply. The Carver brothers will play Andrew and Elliott.
Leading the helm is Drew Barrymore – and the boys are co-producing the show. More at Hollywood Reporter. – wouldn’t it be a wet dream if the other Carver bro comes out gay???
The new award-winning romantic comedy from writer/director JC Calciano about two best friends who make a pact to be together if they are both still single in ten years’ time.
Very cute movie!! Best friends Myles and Brody are total opposites. They make a pact to be together in a decade if neither finds love. With two months left in their deadline, they both scramble to find someone to avoid being each other’s last resort. Jack Turner, Michael Adam Hamilton, Moronai Kanekoa, Adam Bucci. See the full cast here.
Get the DVD or check it out on HULU! The 10 year plan!
Things seem to be getting serious for 47 year old Andy Cohen and 28 year old Harvard PHD Student Clifton Dassuncao!! Andy likes em young!
WHAT WE KNOW –
- Andy Cohen has been away twice in the past three months with Harvard PhD student Clifton Dassuncao
- Cohen, 47, and Dassuncao, 28, spent both trips in the Caribbean on Barry Diller’s $150million yacht Eos
- The pair were on the yacht at the end of December and again last week with a group of couples including Diller and Diane von Furtstenberg
- The first photograph of the two was posted on Dassuncao’s Instagram page in July of last year at a Watch What Happens Live taping
- Dassuncao grew up in Queens, attended private school in Manhattan, then went to MIT for undergrad and Harvard for a Masters and PhD
- He set his Instagram account to private on Thursday afternoon after requests for comment from Cohen’s reps
Meth can be in crystalized form or powder, and varying in color from clear to chalky white, or yellowish brown to different shades of blue. All forms of meth can be snorted through the nose, smoked out of glass pipes, injected with syringes, or ingested orally.
The words addiction, drug addiction, alcoholism, and chemical dependency are common terms for abuse of alcohol or drugs. Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, etc.
ANYTHING CAN BE ADDICTIVE! Especially when it feels good!
In a new article for POZ, writer Mathew Rodriguez examines Meth use in the gay community. READ IT HERE.
Dopamine produces a positive reaction to everyday occurrences that keep us alive. When we eat or drink, our body gives us dopamine. In fact, studies show that eating food releases about 150 units of dopamine. Sex (without drugs) releases 200 units, nicotine results in 250, and cocaine clocks in at 350. In comparison, crystal meth unleashes a whopping 1,100 units of dopamine.
Meth offers cheap and quick dopamine to those in need of a feel-good fix—and the American Psychological Association says that the LGBT community experiences much higher rates of general depression and anxiety than the rest of the population.
But there is good news. “One aspect of the meth mystique that needs to be challenged is that there is no hope,” Fawcett writes. “This is simply not true. While recovery from meth is difficult, it is absolutely possible.”
Meth use in the gay community. READ IT HERE.
Poz’s Trenton Straube has published the first interview with the 44-year-old Canadian gay man known as “Joe,” who is the first recorded person to contract HIV while using PrEP with evidence of strict adherence.
His doctor said, “Because we’ve always suspected that this potentially could happen, and now we’ve shown that it can happen, people need this information to make decisions about their sexual health that feel right for them,” Dr. David Knox told me by phone yesterday. “The more information, the better. And that’s the bottom line.”
Thanks to the blood tests he was given that were able to point to the relative time of HIV transmission, Joe says that he knows the guy he contracted it from:
He’s in a relationship and “discreet.” We met on bbrt [a bareback community], and he says he’s negative. I prefer to be with people who are positive and know it and are on meds—I’m on PrEP, you’re undetectable, the chances of transmission are like negative 10 percent—but I broke my rule with this guy. So it was with him, I think—it was a bit of a busy period. I reached out to him and he says, “Well, I’m not worried, I’m OK. But I’ll go see a doctor.” And I checked in with him again: “Have you gone? What are the results?” “Oh I’m really busy and haven’t had a chance.” I checked in again. “Oh, I’m out of town on work.” Checked again, and he stopped replying to me. To be honest, I gave up. I don’t need to be vindicated or have him say I’m sorry or whatever. I just wanted to let him know. It’s being socially responsible.
This promo has NOT been paid for – we just thought it was so fabulous, IT HAD TO SHARED.
Pooping will never be the same. This Unicorn shows the effects of improper toilet posture and how it can affect your health. The Squatty Potty toilet stool has been featured on Shark Tank and Dr OZ show and has thousands of happy customers. WATCH
The story of how, Bobby, Judy, and Bill (Squatty Potty founders) ignored their investors and followed their gut—taking a BIG risk on a pooping unicorn that made millions. The viral video campaign created more sales than anything Squatty Potty had done previously.
see also BEHIND THE SCENES
OK – NOT REALLY NAKED! BUT, Looks like newcomer Colt Prattes will be filling in Patrick Swayze’s dancing shoes. ABC and Lionsgate have announced that Prattes will play the iconic role of Johnny in the upcoming Dirty Dancing remake.
Prattes is a singer, dancer, and actor ( and crossfit enthusiast )best known for his appearance in P!nk’s “Try” music video, where he showed off his performance skills and chiseled physique. He also toured with P!nk and starred in Rock of Ages in Las Vegas.
In the three-hour musical airing on ABC, Prattes will portray Johnny, the dance instructor at the Catskill Mountains resort who teaches Baby — played by Abigail Breslin — to be his new partner. Debra Messing has also been cast to play Baby’s mother.
FYI – he was Nearly naked in BROADWAY BARES a few years back.
Friend Movement In Collaboration with Vertex Media Announces Development of “The Ronnie and Eddie Show” and The Launch of Crowd-Funding Campaign on Indiegogo.
Friend Movement and Vertex Media are proud to announce the development of “The Ronnie and Eddie Show,” a comedic reality show that follows the lives of actor and entrepreneur duo, Ronnie Kroell and “Laughing Eddie” Lobo.
The Ronnie and Eddie Show follows the lives of BRAVO’s, “Make Me A Super Model” fan favorite, Ronnie Kroell, (pictured left) and Hollywood Funny Man, “Laughing Eddie” Lobo on a roller coaster journey of dreams, drama, and helping others. Each (30) minute episode brings the viewer an intimate look behind the smoke and mirrors of Hollywood, the challenges of operating a business, and the joy of making the dreams of others come true. The show promises to bring the humor of Laverne and Shirley, the drama of Vanderpump Rules, and the heart of Extreme Home Makeover.
Enjoy celebrity cameos from the likes of BRUCE VILANCH, KARAMO BROWN, AYLIN BAYRAMOGLU, FRENCHIE DAVIS, and more to be announced.
By supporting “THE RONNIE AND EDDIE SHOW” on Indiegogo, supporters have a part in creating a new Hollywood – a more inclusive, supportive, and talent driven place to dream. To learn more on how you can help fund this project before March 4, 2016, GO HERE.
Max Emerson Nude and Naked? Well……sort of!
Max Emerson in Hashtag Living with Baker Machado @Maxisms
Hashtag Living, with Baker Machado, is on World of Wonder’s WOW Presents Network.
see also MAXISM does DRAGcon
A therapy dog is trained to provide comfort and affection to people. Therapy dogs are widely used at hospitals, retirement and nursing homes, hospices, schools and even disaster areas. People who have learning disabilities also use therapy dogs as a means of building their self confidence for learning.
Research has found that therapy dogs help make people feel better. Interacting with therapy dogs is said to ‘temporarily affect the release of some of the brain’s neurotransmitters, including dopamine and oxytocin, while cortisol levels decrease.’
Therapy dogs are either therapeutic visitation dogs, animal-assisted therapy dogs and facility therapy dogs. However, they also work alongside people who need a companion beside them at all times.
Therapy dogs are typically well tempered dog breeds and don’t shed excessively, which allows most people to interact with the dog. They’re also well socialized with various environments and people. That lets the dog feel comfortable with traveling around and being exposed to different people and environments. In this article, we’re going to examine what people should know when flying with therapy dogs.
Flying with therapy dogs in the United States
People are allowed to go flying with therapy dogs in the United States. There are, however, rules and regulations they must follow before boarding a plane with their companion.
In order to fly with a therapy dog in the United States, the dog’s owner must have appropriate documentation.
This documentation needs to be reported at least 48 hours before the person’s scheduled flight departure time. Regulations concerning that matter require that requests to go flying with a therapy dog are reported during that time frame, allowing the airline to verify the documentation with the owner’s doctor. In other words, the airline won’t allow therapy dog owners who haven’t previously contacted the airline in advance to board their flight with their dog in tow.
The therapy dog documentation letter needs to be drafted from the dog owner’s mental health doctor and possess a professional letterhead. It also must not be more than a year old. The dog owner also needs to have a mental health disability, meaning their mental illness must physically and mentally impair them from regularly living their life. Other documentation to bring includes the dog’s certification records, health certificates and vaccine records.
People who want to go flying with therapy dogs must take care of getting their pet cleared for flight before even boarding the plane. This allows both owner and pet to be prepared for the flight well in advance.
As a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) individual, you are faced with many unnecessary challenges. One of which is related to receiving treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. You may not feel comfortable seeking treatment through traditional means, which can have a negative impact on the progress you make.
Drug abuse and addiction continue to present challenges for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. There is not much research available regarding actual statistics and data, but it is believed that the rate of substance abuse is higher within the LGBT community than the general population.
We LOVE Jared Huff!
We first met him in Chicago a couple years ago, when he passing through doing some gigs and promotions.
A free spirit with a softer side. Jared Huff is the middle ground. Originally from Indiana, he moved to Chicago and then to Los Angeles as a dreamer on his own trail.
With two catchy new singles online and an EP on the way, he is steadily gaining momentum in the pop music realm. He’s a playful guy who likes to have some fun, and sometimes fall in love. These themes are the subject material for both of his new singles “Trouble” and “Boomerang” (which can be found on Itunes/Spotify).
Jared will undoubtedly be one to watch this year as he and his team of LA-based collaborators work together to put on a show! With choreographer Devin Walker, he creates a show that is high energy and fun to watch! Sound engineer David Wachs, and LA-based photographer CJ Armenta Photography have all collaborated with Jared to reach his artistic vision on both of his recent singles. 2016 will see Jared stirring things up in several cities throughout the year… the ‘trouble’ has only just begun!
Stream him on Spotify!! Boomerang and Trouble by Jared Huff
Follow him on Facebook
Drag Darling Sherry Vine Launches Queer Network, gaySVTVworld
The Internet is getting a whole lot gayer! International drag darling Sherry Vine and former Here-TV executive Josh Rosenzweig are combining their style, humor and sensibility into a one-stop, digital destination for all of the world’s LGBTQ entertainment needs. gaySVTVworld premieres February 14 with original shows, specials, music videos, short films and more: all free at YouTube.com/MissSherryVine.
“The world needs gaySVTVworld because they are hungry for original programming from top queer talent,” says Sherry Vine. “We got ‘em all: Haus Of Mimosa, Pickles, David Serrano, Chris Semers … and this is only the beginning.”
“gaySVTVworld is created by and for LGBTQ audiences,” adds Josh Rosenzweig. “Nobody is going to tell our stories like we will. While our visibility has increased enormously over the last decade with the launch of several LGBT television networks, it is essential that the community have an online space to call our own. A destination where we can go to find like-minded artists and feel the power of the collective.”
While gaySVTVworld draws inspiration from a traditional television model, it also presents a modern digital age spin with all shows under-seven minutes long. “We’re offering short content so people can view several episodes in the same amount of time as one traditional TV show,” explains Vine. “Maybe you only have five free minutes on your way to work or during a lunch break. That’s enough time to catch a hilarious episode of Fashion Puhleez on your smart phone!”
The network will kick off its first season with a slate of eight programs, releasing daily, beginning with Sunday’s Sherry and the Greek, an original talk series starring Vine and Chris Semers, discussing a variety of fun topics and performing skits, characters, and musical numbers.
On Monday, queer notables share their pop culture picks on EduGAYtion. Then Tuesday, The Rachel Zoe Show meets Project Runway in Fashion Puhleez, with lead players in the beauty industry discussing fashion, club couture and styling.
House of Mimosa presents The Anita & Gina Marie Show, a comedic show that chronicles the daily antics of two women as they cause mayhem throughout Astoria, Queens (singing out – or rather, airing out – all their dirty laundry) gets viewers over hump day. Then its Throwback Thursdays with Pickles, a look back at a public access show that offers a glimpse into the gay, downtown art and nightlife scene of New York in the nineties.
Celebrate the end of the workweek with The Flames of Hell’s Kitchen, a telanovela about the life of Sherry Vine, her manager Gloria, assistant Busted and sexy Latino boyfriend, Diego. In the first season, Sherry wins big, loses everything, slips back into a life of drugs, and faces an intervention. The show stars David Serrano, Busted, Patty McKeever and Al McKeever.
Finally, on Saturday, it’s movie night as gaySVTVworld presents The SVTV Short Film Fest, an online festival dedicated to spotlighting the very best LGBTQ filmmakers from around the world. Each week is a new short film along with interviews from the filmmakers and special bonus features.
In addition, What’s In Your Purse?, a hilarious two-minute segment featuring Vine cornering nightlife celebrities and forcing them to reveal the contents of their bags, will run throughout the week.
“We knew launching a network was an ambitious endeavor but there are so many things we didn’t think of,” admits Vine. “Josh and I and our amazing team have literally been working every day on gaySVTVworld for almost a year now.”
“So much of that time has been spent on brainstorming ideas, reaching out to people we wanted to work with and deciding on a slate we felt confident about,” continues Rosenzweig. “We have several shows that are in various stages of development. Our intention is to continue to keep rolling out new programs, music videos and comedy sketches.”
Sherry Vine’s hilarious video parodies have made her a YouTube sensation, being viewed over 14,000,000 times! She got her start in downtown NYC but today tours the world with her live singing and comedy shows. Vine has appeared on the off-Broadway stage, in numerous films including Stonewall and Wigstock and she starred in two seasons of Here TV’s variety show, She’s Living For This, produced and directed by Josh Rosenzweig.
Josh Rosenzweig served as SVP of Here TV for ten years where he produced over two hundred hours of television programming including She’s Living For This and Heart of Broadway: An Inside Look at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He was also the host of the hit TV talk show Just Josh. Rosenzweig has directed many music videos, award-winning films and over forty productions for the theater. He has been nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards.
gaySVTVworld premieres February 14 at YouTube.com/MissSherryVine.
There’s no doubt pursuing a graduate degree can be a demanding and intense experience, and navigating your school options can be complicated and challenging. In addition to finding the best degree programs or schools, the rising tuition costs, existing student loan debt or financial constraints can make returning to school feel daunting.
In this guide, you will find a variety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) scholarships in popular career fields such as the arts, physical or social sciences, advocacy and education, tips and resources for funding your master’s degree, and a scholarship application checklist to help you succeed in your academic pursuits.
@ GO GRAD, they have just released a useful guide, Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students. This guide provides a comprehensive list of scholarships for LGBTQ students planning for their graduate education. The guide is broken down by subject, and includes pertinent information for applying for scholarships, and even tips for applying and securing financial aid. Check out all of the info HERE!
Wentworth Miller made appearance on The Today Show on Thursday (January 21) in New York City.
Full circle and back to her roots! From superstar performer, to getting jazzy with Tony Bennett, to acting….now, returning to her roots.
With an Oscar nominee and a Golden Globe win, Billboard’s Woman of the Year Lady Gaga has been working on a new album (yaaaasssss!), and the roster helping her whip up her next LP is already pretty robust. In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Sir Elton John confirmed that he has been in on the action.
“I’ve heard two songs, which are killer. They’re just great songs,” he told Lowe, per NME. “It’s like back to the early stuff of hers — like ‘You and I’ and the Bruce Springsteen one (as I always call it), ‘Bad Romance’.”
Lowe also tweeted that John said he’d be “writing with Gaga tomorrow.”
Friday’s episode (Jan 15th, 2016, 8pm Central time) of Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta will mark a first for the show when it features a transgender bride.
In a sneak peek of the episode, Precious Davis visits Bridals by Lori to find the perfect gown for her wedding. Davis and her fiancé Myles — both of whom are activists — will share their story on the show before getting married in Chicago in front of 1000 guests from their community. (@ Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago ).
“We want people to be inspired of what love can look like in its many forms,” Davis says. “We want to bring this kind of royalty because we feel we are royalty.”
Precious Davis is lauded both locally and nationally as an award winning diversity professional, social justice facilitator, and performance artist. She currently is the Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment Initiatives at Columbia College Chicago , her alma mater from which she received a BA in Liberal Arts. Precious currently implements and oversees the Campus Wide Diversity Initiative and is the first woman of color to hold this position. see more HERE.
SNEAK PEAK of the show HERE.