Entertainment: November 2011


Parting Glances: VIP Q Movie Pick for World AIDS Day

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 30, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

As World AIDS Day approaches on December 1st it's a fitting moment to share the half-dozen VIP Q Movie Pickers who have named Bill Sherwood's legendary 1986 HIV/AIDS drama, Parting Glances as their number one favorite LGBT film.Read More


George Michael's Family Gathers for Bedside Vigil

Filed by Bil Browning | November 29, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Rumors have circulated for the past week that pop singer George Michael is at death's door in an Austrian hospital. Doctors have said the situation is grim, but spokespersons are denying his illness is that grave.Read More


Tell It to Owen Keehnen

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | November 28, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Owen Keehnen's career interviewing the LGBT community's best and brightest began 20 years ago, when he worked at The Unabridged Bookstore in Chicago. Over the next few years, Keehnen did "hundreds of interviews" you can find in a new collection of his work.Read More


Against Equality Auction: Putting Our Asses on the Line

Filed by Yasmin Nair | November 28, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

There's a long-held belief, in some quarters, that Against Equality is run by a bunch of secretive millionaires. How else could we possibly carry off all this fabulousness, people wonder - the books, the tours, the mutliple interviews, the media glitz? Read More

Kearns' New Play 'Torch' Premiers for World AIDS Day

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 28, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Back in the days before HIV medications reprieved the presumed automatic AIDS death sentence, gay artists were dangerous. They reflected back to us a truth so daring, we could only gasp in awe at the audacity of such dark secrets so simply revealed.Read More


Archie Comics Character & His Husband Grace Cover

Filed by Viktor Kerney | November 27, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Archie Comics has been breaking barriers with their gay character Kevin Keller. Now, in a flash forward story, we will see Kevin get married. Read More


Buffy the Democrat Slayer: Celebrity Republicans

Filed by Bil Browning | November 27, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Buzzfeed brings us an interesting look at celebrities who are either registered Republicans or conservative activists. Some of the folks on the list will shock you.Read More


VIDEO: Katharine McPhee Performs 'Beautiful'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 26, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Openly gay producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron's next hit "Smash" will premier on NBC Feb. 6, 2012, at 10 PM ET.Read More


Celeb Video: 'Who's Your Dream Same-Sex Spouse?'

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 25, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Renee and Mary Jo ask a slew of celebrities: in a gay marriage, who would be your dream spouse?Read More


100% JackMack For AMFAR In Miami Beach on Saturday

Filed by Father Tony | November 25, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Jack Mackenroth, newly inducted into POZ Magazine's POZ100, keeps getting hotter.Read More


Justin Bieber's Black Friday Macy's Commercial

Filed by Bil Browning | November 25, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Instead of hysterical girls, the young singer is adored by very vocal grown men. I've been to a few Macy's and that last guy isn't too far off the mark in the realm of believability. Read More

Scarlet Betch Episode 62: The Return of the Betch

Filed by Jason Tseng | November 23, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

We gripe about the changes and cancellations at Marvel, the inconsistency of Wonder Woman in the New 52, zoosexuality in Our Love Is Real, and much much more!Read More


Charles Busch: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 23, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

The legendary Charles Busch gave us an aptly legendary answer when we asked his favorite LGBT movie.Read More


Marvel Comics Cancels Their Only LGBT Solo Lead Comic Book

Filed by Viktor Kerney | November 21, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Wolverine has a bisexual son named Daken, and he has a comic... Wait! He had a comic. Marvel just cancelled it.Read More


Thanksgiving Toast: Vintage Hunk in Posing Pouch

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 21, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Here's hoping your Thanksgiving is posed to pleased. Ca. 1960s.Read More


Super-Duo Craig Zadan & Neil Meron on Lifetime Achievement Award

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 21, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

LA-based Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are the epitome of success. They are a success because the openly gay producing team has heart, love for what they do, an authentic sense of responsibility to the greater good while still entertaining.Read More


Paul Marcarelli: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 21, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Today's selection is from out gay actor and writer Paul Marcarelli (and yes, he was also the Verizon Guy). Read More


Break Out the Sugar: Marcel the Shell Is Back

Filed by Bil Browning | November 18, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Having a bad day? Then break out the sugar bowl, because you're about to watch the sweetest damn thing you've ever seen. WARNING: This will break your gigglebox.Read More


Caption This: Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake

Filed by Bil Browning | November 18, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Posing for GQ Magazine, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake look like they're playing slap, grab and tickle. What's your best caption for this photo? I know some of you will crack me up with this one. Read More


Rapier Wit

Filed by Kate Clinton | November 17, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

From Occupy Wall Street and Herman Cain to female comedians and Pedro Almodovar, I'm pissed.Read More


VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Accept LA Gay & Lesbian Center Award

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 16, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

NPH was funny: "It's hard to believe that it's been 40 years since the Center first invented gays and lesbians. But David and I were so happy that they did."Read More


VIDEO: Chaz Bono Accepts LA Gay & Lesbian Center Award

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 16, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Scream star David Arquette appeared to not be reading off the teleprompter but looking at his friend and fellow Dancing With the Stars co-star Chaz Bono as he presented Chaz with the LA Gay & Lesbian Center's Board of Directors Award Saturday night.Read More


VIDEO: Red Carpet Interviews

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 15, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges of TraipsingThruFilms.com interviewed the LA Gay & Lesbian Center 40th Anniversary gala host Leslie Jordan and several other celebrities on the red carpet at last weekend's event.Read More


Penn State: Get a Grip

Filed by Sara Whitman | November 12, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Trustees of Penn State did the right thing. I love football. I've been a Penn State fan for a long time. I'm not sure I can ever watch a game again without thinking of this crime.Read More


Female Comedians Honor Phyllis Diller

Filed by Bil Browning | November 12, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

On one of Rosie O'Donnell's recent shows, she had legendary comedian Phyllis Diller on to talk about her life and history as a groundbreaking comedian.Read More


US Soccer Player Comes Out

Filed by Bil Browning | November 11, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

It's so encouraging to see that coming out of the closet has finally become acceptable in the macho world of sports. Professional soccer player David Testo has come out in an interview with a Canadian radio program.Read More


Letterman: Rick Perry's Top 10 Excuses

Filed by Bil Browning | November 11, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Rick Perry appeared on Letterman last night to do the Top Ten list. His topic? The top ten excuses for his debate performance Wednesday night.Read More


Barbara Grier: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 11, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

"It is clear if you look at straight films, that women's issues have no meaning in the world, they just don't. Now it may/will change, but it is still a long uphill battle. Look at all the lesbian films, a very thin field indeed."Read More


CONTEST: Yodeling Lesbian Twins

Filed by Bil Browning | November 10, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Today we bring you one of our oddest contest to date - and you'll want, want, want to enter this one.Read More


Rikki Beadle-Blair: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 10, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Rikki is best know as screenwriter of the 1995 drama, Stonewall and writer-director of the hit British TV series, Metrosexuality. Read More


Shooting the Rapids with 12 Gay Men for 8 Days!

Filed by Father Tony | November 09, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

When Alyson Adventures' Zach Moses suggested I join their "all gay male 8 day whitewater rafting/hiking tour of the Grand Canyon" I gamely agreed, thinking that an invitation made by a naked guy poolside at the Island House in Key West would be soon forgotten.Read More


Who's 'Hotter' Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 09, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

After asking the usual red carpet questions over the past year, Renee and Mary Jo asked celebrities who they think is "hotter" - Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton? Some interesting answers in their fun little film.Read More


Sing if You're Glad to Be Gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 09, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

I found this video on YouTube yesterday for "Glad to Be Gay" by Tom Robinson Band. The song was written in 1978 in the hey-day of London's punk rock scene, not even a decade after homosexuality was legalized in the UK.Read More


Friday: Don't Forget

Filed by Bil Browning | November 08, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Don't forget that if you're in the DC area, you can come catch what's shaping up to be a fantastic discussion on "What does it mean to be gay in America?"Read More


Why I'm Impressed By Jamie Clayton

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 07, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Jamie Clayton, appearing in this week's episode of HBO's TV series Hung, understands the ins and outs of being an actor who is also trans. Read More


VIP Q Movie Picks: The Actor-Writer Edition

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 07, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

It's an interesting combination, the writer who acts. Or perhaps it's the actor who writes. We've asked several of our favorite high profile LGBT actor-writers to answer our $64,000 question -- and not surprisingly they've chosen some great films (with terrific scripts and performances).Read More


Actor Luke Evans Is Out - Then In

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 05, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

The story of Luke Evans, who stars as Aramis in the just-released The Three Musketeers, as Zeus in the upcoming Immortals, and who is now filming The Hobbit, is a perfect example of the oppressive influence that Hollywood has over its actors.Read More


Bronson Lemer

Filed by Father Tony | November 05, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

The unrelenting ordinariness of gay vet Bronson Lemer makes him the perfect face and voice of the first post-DADT Veterans Day.Read More


What It Means to be Gay In America

Filed by Bil Browning | November 04, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

I'll be part of a panel discussion next Friday, November 11, at the DC LGBT Center on the topic What It Means to be Gay In America. The event will showcase photographer Scott Pasfield's new book, Gay In America.Read More

Cheesecake Under Construction: Photo Series

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 04, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Fun art series of manipulated photos of men assuming typical pin-up poses. I still can't decide if it's ridiculously sexy or just ridiculous.Read More


The Radical Lives of Barbara Deming & David McReynolds

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | November 03, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Is prominent historian Martin Duberman's latest book up to his usual high standards? Read More

Lady Gaga's Plans for the Born This Way Foundation

Filed by Adam Polaski | November 03, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Yesterday Lady Gaga announced the launch of The Born This Way Foundation, a new anti-bullying organization. But is another national organization focused on anti-bullying advocacy necessary? Read More


Help Porno Pete Raise Funds for Truth Wins Out

Filed by Bil Browning | November 02, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Say what?!? That's right, you can assist notable homophobe Peter LaBarbera raise money for an LGBT organization.Read More


The Great Impersonators II: Boylesque

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 02, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I bring you the brand new, super-fabulous part two of my "Great Imposters" tribute to male and female impersonators from the 1880s to the mid 20th century. Check out Boylesque.Read More


Introducing: The VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 01, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Starting this week on Bilerico, the VIP Q Movie Pick is a weekly series where we ask today's hottest queer and queer-friendly filmmakers, stars and community leaders to answer the question: "One of my favorite LGBT movies is..."Read More