I have my new man-crush for 2010. His name is Aiden Turner. He was on All My Children for 7 years and is currently on (quote/unquote) Dancing with the (quote/unquote) Stars*. Isn't he handsome??? PLUS he's from Australia and has a dreamy accent.
And not to worry, Lee Pace, you've still got a spot in my heart.
* The reason for the "quote/unquotes" is because they're not really dancing and they're far from stars. I'm just sayin'....
After the jump, watch a clip of him being interviewed and see what I'm talkin' bout.
One of my teenage faves has overdosed and where I'd like to say I'm surprised, I am very sadly and most unfortunately not. He was a lost soul and I hope is now in a better place... RIP Corey Haim.
"Look at your reflection in the mirror. You're a creature of the night Michael, just like out of a comic book! You're a vampire Michael! My own brother, a goddamn, shit-sucking vampire. You wait 'till mom finds out, buddy!"
I am soooo excited to see Miss Yvonne tomorrow night who, upon meeting her years ago while working at Ed Debevic's in Bev. Hills, asked if she could hug me. Seeing as how I was (and am) a HUGE Pee Wee fanatic, it was major. This is my favorite clip from the show that started it all The Pee-Wee Herman Show which was filmed for HBO in the early 80s.
And, yes, I will be seeing Pee-Wee at The Nokia Theater. VERY excited.
I like Taylor Swift as a songwriter, she seems to be a nice girl, but she can't sing live to save her life. The last two performances she gave (Hope for Haiti/The Grammys) were shiteous - she was singing flat. And then, to add insult to injury, she was singing
trying to harmonize with Stevie Nicks and failing miserably.
Now, I realize that she's a young artist and all, but if you're gonna sweep the Grammys, at least have the talent that all those who were up against her have. Did you see Pink's performance...?? She stayed on key while singing upside down, wet, and hanging from a huge white silk hammock.
This afternoon on the subway I was sitting across from Seth Meyers and had to force myself to keep quiet. What I really want to do was yell at him for being such a horrible head writer for SNL. What exactly does he do as head writer - approve skits that aren't funny while working up his jokes for Weekend Update? Methinks yes.
Lucky for him I shut my trap and let him read his precious Kindle. He was probably reading one of the Twilight Series books - he looks the type.
Or maybe - just maybe - he was reading something funny that might inspire him. One can only hope...
Do you remember when Madonna told David Lettermanshe's never eaten pizza...sorry - never eaten "in a New York pizzeria"? Well, my very own Nancy Drew (also known as Aaron) hip me to the fact that she has and there's photographic proof. See it after the jump and keep in in mind that it may not be safe for work...
After the shit-show night I had last night, it was nice to wake up to this from my friend Aaron. Kind of inspiring seeing someone as famous as Madonna before she became "Madonna". It was filmed at Danceteria and I love that after the performance the host, Haoui Mantaug, says, "That's Madonna. That's Everybody, and you'll be hearing it a lot." If he only knew...
If you have not yet done so, make sure you watch Wanda Syke's Ima Be Me on HBO. She's frikkin' genius and has me LOL - literally. She's seriously one of the funniest comics out there and I can't wait to see her new talk show.
While Lady Gaga was was rockin' on SNL this weekend (EXCEPT for the lame skit with Madonna - who's writing for that show now?? Clearly talentless amateurs...but I digress), my brain goes to Miranda doing her cover of the Gaga classic. Here it is - watch and suck it haters!
Words cannot begin to describe how much I lub love Charo and this performance of Don't Stop The Music makes me moist. She turns it out and I LOVE that she brought two of the original Solid Gold dancers out of retirement to back her fierceness up!
Apparently Perez Hilton and The Black Eyed Peas had an altercation in Toronto where word were spoken, insults were hurled and Perez got beat down by The BEP's manager, Polo. Will.i.am claims it was his fans who hit him, Perez says he had witnesses. Both made videos, but it was Perez' that really hits home. Watch it here.
"I called the police...they explained to me that they would try to make it...when the police are taking their time and they're not coming, I'm freaking out - I took to twitter."
My heart breaks for Liam Neeson, the 2 sons, and family of Natasha Richardson who was taken off life support today.
She was a phenomenal actress and an amazing woman (she was a driving force in amfAR since she lost her father to AIDS-related complications in 1991), and I, for one, will miss seeing her on stage.
She was slated to star with her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, in a Broadway revival of A Little Night Music. Sadly, the huge Sondhem fan in me wanted nothing more then to see the two of them singing my favorite score.
The woman who made sexy a household name has passed away and the world has lost the woman who created the very word. Bettie Page was all that and a bag of chips and will be missed, but her image will never die...
From my event this past weekend: Worked at an amazing private birthday party that was designed by Hal Parent who did an AMAZING job. The design was beautiful, warm, and stunning. He definitely rocked it.
I opened for Samantha Ronson who is not only a really cool girl, but she's talented and seemed very grounded. Lindsay Lohan (who came for support) was also really cool and extremely polite. New respect for the two of them, I must say.
Unfortunately, others did not feel the same way as they were treated like caged animals in a zoo by some of the un-caged animals at the party. Nasty words were hurled at them (as well as other things by some immature asshole) and I, for one, was saddened that people's maturity and respect for others was checked at the door. Just goes to show that money can't buy you class - it's something you're either born with or are raised to have. That's not to say that everyone was like that - there were some who were polite and treated them like the humans they are - the hosts being among them.
To quote Mama Rose: You either have it...or you've had it. DAYS LEFT IN OFFICE: 73 (see: James Blunt)
The world lost an incredible man today. Paul Newman was an incredible actor and humanitarian who's efforts affected (and will continue to affect) many.
I'm saddened because I honestly can say that Paul Newman is one of my idols: as an actor, philanthropist and husband (he and Joanne Woodward just celebrated their 50th weeding anniversary). He was man who lived life with class in every sense of the word and left us the same way - without any fanfare and in the privacy of his own home.
Time Magazine said this: "...Newman did something really remarkable: He sustained that early promise for five decades. He grew old and gray but not fat and cranky; he was recognizably, at any moment in his film career, Paul Newman. He did cool things well, like racing cars, and made doing good seem cool, with the Newman's Own brand of foods that has donated about $250 million to charity. His politics remained responsibly liberal; his public voice retained its wit and equanimity. He deprived the tabloids of the scandal headlines they love: no rap sheet, no rehab stints, no notorious affairs. And no messy divorce; indeed, no divorce at all, once he became a public figure. He married Joanne Woodward (his second wife) in 1958; this past January they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. He was the movie star who could have been your prized next-door neighbor. To a great extent, the image had to be the man. That's why Newman, who died Friday at 83 after a long battle with cancer, was not just the iconic movie star of his age — he was one of the last public figures to lead an exemplary life."
Some of my favorite pics of Paul Newman after the jump.
Paul Newman Jan. 26th, 1925 - September 26th, 2008
The muse of music (Euterpe btw) must have be workin' overtime this past year because I just got yet another amazing CD from a past hit-making artist. First Donna Summer, then Cyndi Lauper and now Alanis Morissette.
Alanis' new CD Flavors of Entanglement is so flippin' good it hurts. From the lyrics to the dance beats on a few of the tracks, everything is on point. I've heard rumblings that a lot of the songs deal with her break-up with Ryan Reynolds and from what I heard there's no mistaking it - she was hurt and now she's making peace with it all. All I can say is "attagirl." And who knew she had a funky dance side to her?? Some stand-out songs are: Straightjacket, Not As We, Moratorium and Incomplete.
I just found out that there's a gay porn star out with the name Aaron James. First I had to change my DJ name because there already was a DJ Aaron James, now there's a porn star with the same name as well??
Apparently he is the star of a feature entitled Ass Cruisin'. His second film is Hollywood Sex Club and I feel I should be as narcissistic as possible and rent them both so as to see my...er...namesake(?) in action.
And, no, I didn't Google myself to find this out...I stumbled across it. Seriously.
I am very, very, VERY saddened by the news that Heath Ledger has died today.
From The New York Times: "At 3:31 p.m., a masseuse arrived at Apartment 5A in the building, at
421 Broome Street in SoHo, for an appointment with Mr. Ledger, the
police said. The masseuse was let in to the home by a housekeeper, who
then knocked on the door of Mr. Ledger’s bedroom. When no one answered,
the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr.
Ledger naked and unconscious on a bed, with pills scattered around his
body. They shook him, but he did not respond. They immediately called
He was an amazing actor and was just beginning to really show the world what he was capable of. From what I'd read and heard about him, he was also a genuinely kind, caring person. Such a huge loss to not only the entertainment community, but to those who knew him.
He did the gay community me as a gay man proud by giving such an honest performance as a man coming to terms with his homosexuality in Brokeback Mountain, and for that I once again applaud him.
Michael Lucas, the gay porn king of NYC, was quoted in the New York Times in a piece about the front row at Marc Jacobs' shows: “I love Marc,” said Mr. Lucas, who filmed scenes from his hard-core gay
pornographic film “La Dolce Vita” at Mr. Jacobs’s Bleecker Street shop.
“I just wish he didn’t have such an addiction to miserable boyfriends,”
added Mr. Lucas, who has been in a monogamous relationship for many
years, referring to Jason Preston, a former male escort and
intermittent partner of Mr. Jacobs — who has not.
Guess who's not getting an invite to the next show...?
It's gonna take more than just sending a basket full of your porn films this holiday season.