I recently made a gay joke, and I should know better. Actually, I made two, and one of the jokes backfired. For guys, the term “gay” is an adjective that means “not masculine.” Chamomile tea? Gay. “Wicked: The Musical”? Gay. Capri pants? Gay. In the new bombshell Rolling Stone article about General Blabber and his knitting circle of kvetching combat hens, one of his aides refers to a diplomatic meeting with the French as “gay,” as if the talks were to be conducted with mimes wearing pink berets. I’ll kindly remind that while the French can be over-intellectualizing flowers, they did manage to invent the fist execution machine, write the blueprint for the modern military dictator, and ran a colonialist, mercenary army. Not to mention, inspire the first cartoon skunk rapist.
“That’s so gay” is an insult, a pop cultural punch-line, and a casual, socially acceptable form of prejudice. Prejudice is fear on the offense. It will never cease to amaze me how even the beefiest, baldest, baseball-cap wearing frat-beast is utterly terrified, and convinced, that every gay man in a half-mile radius has a zombie hunger for his junk. To be fair, it’s terror, and just a little bit of vanity … that traditionally feminine vice. Keep reading »
At first I thought this guy’s name was Kenny Wormland, but that was just my eyes being tricky. Actually, his name is Kenny Wormald and he was just cast as the Kevin Bacon character in the new, big screen remake of “Footloose.” Yeah, I’m still not sure why they’re remaking it either, but I guess we should be grateful they’re not doing a present day Latin-themed sequel, like the god awful “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.” Anyway, who the hell is Kenny Wormald, besides being easy on the eyes and Zac Efron and Chace Crawford‘s latest enemy? (Zac and Chace were up for the role of “Ren” too.) Our friends at Crushable found out five fun facts about the virtual unknown, including that he’s been in a million movie sequels, like “Center Stage II,” “Clerks II,” and “Jackass II.” Thankfully, as the role requires it, Kenny can dance, having appeared in music videos for Mariah Carey, Madonna, and Christina Aguilera. So, what do you think — is Kenny on par with Kevin’s ’80s-era hotness? I think I need to see him in a sleeveless shirt before I can decide. [Crushable] Keep reading »
Ryan Kwanten plays Bon Temps’ resident Lothario, Jason Stackhouse, on “True Blood.” But in an instance of life imitating art (or maybe the other way around), Ryan is taking his sex moves from the small screen to print. He’s in the process of finishing a sex guide called The G-Strategy. With a title like that, the book sounds like it’s all about the G-spot or possibly how to get a winning sex game strategy. The guide has already received a stamp of approval from Ryan’s friends, who didn’t know he wrote it when they started adopting his tips. His final draft should go to the publisher in September, and the book is slated for release in 2011. Let’s hope he does a book reading in his Australian accent. [ONTD] Keep reading »
Frankly, I don’t really care that much one way or the other about the latest season of menswear from Dolce & Gabbana, but when it comes to their ad campaigns, suffice to say, I like to keep a close eye on the latest. Thankfully, the fall 2010 series are no different: they feature totally hot guys sometimes in their underwear. Really, there is not a lot more in life that a woman can ask for, is there? If you’d like to soften your desire to objectify the opposite sex, the men you see here are named Sam Webb, Adam Senn, Arthur Kulkov, Evandro Soldati, and Noah Mills, who’s that hot dude from “Sex and the City 2.” If you want to see more of the boys getting all sartorial, Fashionisto has the rest. [Fashionisto] Keep reading »
You know, Jake Gyllenhaal has been “plagued” by gay rumors for a while now, but it’s candid shots like this that make me think otherwise. One more, after the jump… Keep reading »
It’s time for me to confess: I’ve been seeing another woman.
No, she’s not a cocktail waitress or a nightclub promoter or a porn star, but she’s cute, has a killer smile and looks good in a dress. I’ve tried to rationalize the relationship as the inevitable by-product of a common stagnation period for marriages: my wife Dorothy and I are about to enter our fifth year.
But that argument just doesn’t fit. Keep reading »