Friday, August 30, 2013
Since Xtina's record label have pretty much abandoned promotion on her Lotus album, and since they refuse to greeenlight a budget for her Let There Be Love single, the powerhouse vocalist opted to unleash a music video of her own as a love letter to her fans. The video features some regular folk, some cute dancers, her son Max, her boyfriend Matt Rutler and Nicole Ritchie. Yes the video is cheaper than a used weave sold at you local swap meat but the message itself doesn't cost a thing.
In the three part pilot episode of the new talk show T Time With The Gurlz, the ladies (Foxxjazell, Gia Banks, Milan Zanotti, and Ashlyne) talk about everything including the recent rise in transgender hate crimes, transitioning, plastic surgery, pussy stunting, the controversy behind Lorena Xtravaganza's death, the lack of sisterhood support in the trans community and more. Definitely check out this show and I hope to see more episodes from these ladies in the future because if there is something that is definitely needed right now is some personalities to rep the transgender community. There are so many kids in small towns struggling with their sexuality and gender identity and if there is a way for these kids coming up to have some kind of hope, I think this show will help them.
Shout out to my friend and Whores of Avalon producer Davide Laffe for filming the first episode. I also heard that rapper and radio personality Splash T was supposed to be part of the show so I'm wondering why wasn't she there?
I thought they had some great hot topics but I did found it a bit ridiculous and rude when Angelyne interrupted Milan to get her point across and that the ladies didn't allow each other at times to get their points across in a respectable matter. It is the first show so hopefully when they film more shows they will learn to take moments to listen to each other. For more on T-Time With The Gurlz, feel free to add them on Facebook
It's no secret that backstreet Boy AJ McLean lives for the gays. The edgy member of the boy band, who recently went out and got the Jason Alexander special to cover up that receding hairline recently sat down for an interview with PrideSource where he talked about no member of the group being gay (much to Lance Bass' chagrin), BSB's gay following, wanting to dress up as a drag queen, calling himself a fag hag, marriage equality and bullying. You can check out the full interview at the following link but in the meantime check out the highlights below...
On BSB’s gay following:
I think it’s awesome. It’s great. I’ve worn a dress at my wedding. I’ve worn 6-inch Louboutins. I’ve got no fear and no shame. There’s one guy named Matt and he’s a big, big Nick Carter fan. He’s this older gentleman from Tampa and he’s gay, and he’s been following us during this whole tour from China to Japan and now through the U.S. I think he really hopes that Nick might have a little bit of gay.
I’ve been in this business since I was 3 and I grew up in musical theater, so I was raised and surrounded by gay men and gay women. I was hardly around anyone straight…It kind of is [amazing he's straight]. Everyone always says, “When you look at a boy band, one of them has to be gay.” No, they don’t. Instead of me being gay, I’m the fag hag.
I hope that these young teens, or even full-grown gay men and gay women that are still struggling with bullying and still struggling with being looked down upon, know that you can do this as long as you surround yourself with the right people and believe in yourself and stay true to who you are.
On marriage equality:
I have a lot of gay friends and two of my best friends have been together for almost 10 years. And living in California, it’s been so friggin’ frustrating to me that they could not get it right; they couldn’t pass the bill. Then, literally, right after we dropped the video [for "In a World Like This"], they actually passed the bill (allowing LGBT people to get married) in California, and I was just ecstatic. I just love the fact that people love each other, no matter if they’re the same sex or not. I think everybody’s equal, period.
On when they were first aware they had a gay following:
On walking in heels:
I was a little wobbly at first. I was like a baby calf, but then I figured it out. I don’t see how women walk heel to toe in friggin’ heels, so, for me, I walk toe to heel. It’s weird. I walk like a stork, but at least I’m not falling down.
On tucking it up as a drag queen:
I thought about it. I thought it might be fun to do a music video where I’m a drag queen, but I got a thing with my facial hair. I don’t like to shave. Also, I might be the ugliest drag queen you’ve ever seen.
Growing up as a listener of BSB's music I always had a crush on AJ. I think he should try out dressing up in drag and seeing how it goes, but it's also great that we have another ally of the gay community on our side.
So MDNA may have been Madonna's worst charting album ever (yes the underrated American Life is no longer her worst album), but the reigning Queen of Pop is laughing all the way to the bank because she's a very rich bitch! While none of the dated dance singles released from the album were top 10 hits, and MDNA didn't even go platinum in the U.S., Forbes has released their yearly list of money making celebrities and Madonna reigns supreme, bringing in a whopping $125 million. That means Madonna made $10.5 million per month last year; almost $3 million a week. In the time it takes you to drive home from work, Madonna earns roughly $30,000.
But most of her coin came from her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million. And lets not forget about the coin she made from merchandise sales, clothing and fragrance sales, and product endorsements which finally put her in the billionaire boys and girls club. So while Madonna's music may not make as big an impact as it used to, one cannot deny that she is one of the fiercest live performers out right now. Tina Turner is retired, so the only pop act we have left that can drop it like it's hot and is a member of AARP is Madonna. So any of you dime store divas out there looking to have a career as long as Madonna's and bring in as much coin, it's time for you all to step your game up.
Check out the full list at the following link
In light of the recent beef between out rapper Le1f and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (for those of you not up to speed, Le1f is accusing M&RL or ripping off his song Wut for their hit Thrift Shop) after their Social Commentary win for Same Love at the MTV VMA's this past Sunday, Queerty compiled a list of out rappers who are hotter than the straight and a few closeted mainstream rappers your money continues to support. While their blogs choices was cute and all (I am a fan of Cakes Da Killa, Zebra Katz, Le1f and Mykki Blanco) I thought I would add a little diversity to my choices and people who sorry to say have tighter skills, which I posted below. I could also sit here and tell you all why they are my choices, but I thought it would be better to let the music speak for itself. You can read about Queerty's choices at the following link
Cakes Da Killa
KRIS AVALON'S CHOICES
It's no secret that rock star, actor and activist Henry Rollins is an ally for the LGBT community. Now his good friend RuPaul has made it his mission to help Henry find love.
Fresh off unleashing the fierceness that is her Woman's World music video, pop icon Cher has now given us a first hand look at the cover art and tracklisting of her new album Closer To The Truth. Clearly she used Madonna's photoshop wizard or the old drag queen Vaseline on the camera lens trick because she looks younger than the dime store divas in training coming up three decades behind her in the game.
The standard edition features the previously mentioned single as well as Take It Like A Man featuring Scissor Sister Jake Shears (I'm sure he has taken it like a man a few times). The deluxe edition features two remixes of Woman's World, Pride (which I'm guessing is a future gay anthem that will get played at many Pride's to come), and You Haven't Seen The Last of Me from Burlesque. Sadly The Greatest Thing, her collaboration with Lady Gaga was not included.
Check out a second album cover and the tracklist below...
1. "Woman's World"
2. "Take It Like a Man" (featuring Jake Shears)
2. "Take It Like a Man" (featuring Jake Shears)
3. "My Love"
4. "Dressed to Kill"
6. "Lovers Forever"
7. "I Walk Alone"
9. "Favourite Scars"
10. "I Hope You Find It"
11. "Lie to Me"
12. "I Don't Have to Sleep to Dream"
14. "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" (Original Version)
15. "Woman's World" (R3hab Remix)
16. "Woman's World" (Jodie Harsh Radio Remix)
17. "Will You Wait For Me"
Out singer Solomon has unleashed the video for his new single The Way We Were, which I must say I love how high quality the video is. it can definitely get some play on MTV Hits or Logo, that is if Logo still played videos featuring out artists. Solomon's EP, titled Le Garcon drops in November.
Even though I still feel Blurred Lines should have won Song of the Summer over Best Song Ever at the MTV VMA's this past Sunday, it's nice to see those One Direction boys have no problem taking a piss out of themselves.
In other 1D news, 80's pop icon and DJ Boy George believes that every guy in the group may be bisexual. Maybe that's why Taylor Swift no longer wanted to play Harry Styles' beard? Here's what he told The Daily Star:
"I wouldn’t know who One Direction were if they fell on my head. I’m older than them, they should treat me with respect. I blocked all the band, I couldn't be bothered to hear anything they said but I couldn't help winding up their fans…One tweeted me saying: ‘My mum says you’re a horrible old has-been.’ I tweeted back saying: ‘Your mum’s probably an old, fat ugly bitch.’…I was having such a laugh, fighting with One Directions fans all night. I did say some vile things, I had too much sugar. But I really enjoyed it…The odds are one of One Direction must be gay. I think everyone is a bit bisexual deep down, so the odds are they are probably all bisexual. They’re rock stars so it’s what you’d expect, isn’t it? I’d be disappointed if they weren’t. Tattoos don’t make you butch. Look at me.”
Fans may be in denial about the group, but it probably doesn't help that a video surfaced online of Harry kissing the host of the British talk show A League Of Their Own.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Recently Forbes revealed their list of biggest moneymaking DJ's of 2013. Yes they were all pretty young, but one thing I have always noticed is that folks love to sleep on the legends who came before them. Societe Perrier has compiled a list of the 50 DJ's over the age of 50 who are still to this day getting asses working up a sweat on the dance floor. You can check out the entire list below and if you want to check out the reasons behind the choices you can check it out at the following link
We all knew this was coming (or at least hoped and prayed) even before a single episode aired because according to Radar Online, after a six week sneak peek Fox has sent Kris Jenner's horrible ass talk show to the daytime TV graveyard. Kris tried her hardest to pimp out her children for as long as she could to garner some ratings, even hyping the first look at her granddaughter North West on the show's season finale. But as I said before the show even premiered that with Kris (as well as the rest of her children) having about as much personality as dry wallpaper, sloring out your children on national TV is not going to be enough to get ratings. Plus with so many talented celebrities hating the fact that this family of opportunists continue to make a shitload of money by not having an ounce of talent, I'm sure it was difficult for producers to book actual guests for the show.
"It is a very crowded market and Kris didn't do anything to set herself apart from the field," a source told the gossip site. "Believe it or not, most of America doesn't want to hear about the Kardashians for an hour every day."
Especially since they have about three reality shows on E! where fans of the show (and those like myself who have a difficult time escaping anything Kuntrashian) get a "scripted" look into their everyday lives. I saw one episode which featured NeNe Leakes as a guest co-host and not even NeNe's bubbly personality could save that train wreck. Kris as well as Fox execs are denying the show has been cancelled, and to be fair the show did pick up in the ratings in it's last week (of course due to an appearance from Kanye West and hyping the television debut of his daughter North West) but as I said and the source above reiterated that family is not enough to bring in interest in watching the family's biggest pimp bore us to death every morning with her uninteresting conversation.
"Rumors flying are false but glad everyone is still buzzing about our 6 week summer run!!!!" Jenner wrote on Twitter.
A least now that she show is not coming back they have at least two seasons worth of material to use now that Lamar Odom is a crackhead. I just hope they will renew The Real which in my opinion was a far better show than the fake personality Kris was trying to cook up.
Just when you thought that nepotism rap would have died after Will and Jada forced their son Jayden Smith's rap career down our throats, apparently Madonna's 13-year-old son has gotten the hip hop bug as well. Since Madonna took some of that billion dollars and funded into her daughter Lourdes' Material Girls fashion line, Madge has dipped into the family funds once again to put some coin behind mini Eminem's rap career.
Word on the street is that Rocco, who is Madonna's son with film director Guy Ritchie and was a dancer on his mother's MDNA Tour has been hanging out in his mother's recording studio with his best friend Dom Sesto and go by the name Modoccor which is actually their first names put together backwards. Once the EP is done they plan to present their music to Madonna's industry connections and hopefully get a record deal out of it.
“The pair are virtually inseparable and have recorded six demo tracks to send to record bosses,” the source claims. “Madonna is obviously helping them as much as she can.” Their secret weapon? A unique style combining rap with street dance, gymnastics, and break dancing.
As long as they aren't rapping about drinking soy lattes and doing double shottays and the music ain't wack I'm all for hearing it because ain't no amount of Hollywood nepotism going to keep me from going in on your ass if your music is shit.
For more on Rocco and what he likes to do you can check out his Instagram
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Tamar Braxton gave fans a sneak peek at the filming of her new uptempo music video for Hot Sugar, a song I've been dying for her to release since the first time I heard her record it during the first season of her reality show Tamar & Vince. Tamar is beat to capacity and the weave is definitely in her head real tight, whipping her hair back and forth while surrounded by four hot dancers in skin tight leather.
Yes the song sounds very Beyonce and the video was clearly inspired by Kazaky (or Madonna using them in her Girl Gone Wild video) minus the heels, but I hope the video is as cunt and as ratchet (in a good way) as the song.
Tamar's album Love and War drops next Tuesday and the new season of Tamar & Vince premieres next Thursday on WEtv. Check out a preview of the video and take a listen to her performing the song live last year during the season finale of her spin off show below...
In Part Two of the heart stopping season finale, a violent confrontation with a crazed killer in the mountains of Big Bear could cost the Bears' one of their own in a literal cliffhanger. Reggie: Rick Copp. Nelson: Ben Zook. Wood: Joe Dietl. Todd: Ian Parks. Detective Winters: Chad Sanders. Detective Martinez: George Unda. Jeremy: Mark Rowe. Elliot Butler: Michael Gans. Luke: Alex De La Cruz.
Have we gotten over Miley's twerking disaster of a performance at the MTV VMA's yet? If you haven't then more conversation about the pop singer is about to reignite because word on the street is that the backwoods stripper on bath salts is about to team up with Kanye West on a remix to his single Black Skinhead. Their collaboration will appear on an upcoming remix EP Mr. West is planning to release. Fingers crossed their collabo works better than the grind fest she did with Robin Thicke four days ago.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis may still be on a high after winning Best Video With A Social Message at the MTV VMA's this past Sunday, but not everyone is happy for their success.
New York based gender-bending queer hip hop artist Le1f took to Twitter to air out his distaste for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' win in the Social Message category (I hope we won't have to have social commentary video categories anymore because the premise sounds like a desperation on MTV's part to remain cool and relevant) and why he feels the song panders to the gay community instead of helping it.
The first time I heard of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis was when I discovered their Same Love video a few months ago when Logo played it. I loved the premise of the video being about a interracial couple falling in love together, getting married and growing old until one of the partners passes away. I feel that with a straight rapper showing love for a community often marginalized (especially when a few years ago another white successful rapper was taken to task for his homophobic lyrics in his music) it got me interested in listening to more of their music and soon after I became a fan.
While Bjork is an envelope-pushing electronic pop artist, I think it is a great step in the right direction when we have straight people in hip hop supporting gay rights. I don't feel that like so many of your favorite dime store divas that the gay communities salaries support that they are using us to sell records.
With Macklemore and Ryan Lewis being indie artists and not manufactured mainstream lab rats, they really didn't have to write a pro gay song. To me if you are queer and you have a hot song that is pro gay or good period then you should be out there promoting it so that the new generation of kids today can hear it. The young LGBT hip hop heads coming up don't have someone that speaks for them or maybe they aren't aware of any queer artists they need to listen to (this is where us bloggers come in or those kids out there need to do their research and not wait for radio or MTV to tell them who they need to be supporting with their allowance money) and if Macklemore can get the ball rolling for other artists to come through (queer or non-queer) then it's a start.
On the flip side maybe they are pandering to the LGBT community for record sales. If they are they would be no different than Nicki Minaj, who pretended to like women to gain a gay following. Or Lady Gaga who panders to the gay community because she knows when every other minority group abandons her she has her loyal gay fan base to fall back on. No one is pointing out that Mary Lambert, the singer on the song is openly queer and they even invited openly gay twins Tegan & Sara to sing the song with them at a Canadian music festival last month.
I remember an interview he did a few months ago with Angie Martinez at New York music station Hot 97 that he has a lot of gay relatives in his family so being around gay people was never an issue for him. So I feel that what Macklemore was trying to do was point out to those people who make homophobic comments that you should have consideration for those around you who are different.
It is unfortunate that oftentimes queer artists continue to get overshadowed by straight artists using queer art and commentary to sell records, but if it's anyone's fault for that it's the that of the music business. Same Love was a huge hit overseas and the first single they released, but in America it was their third single after Thrift Shop and Can't Hold Us.
It's not Macklemore that needs to change. it's the attitude of the record industry towards gay artists that needs to change. The only way that will happen is if an openly queer with the most undeniable skills writes a better song that the queer kids need to hear, gets in the booth, hasa hot producer give you a beat, record the track and upload it on YouTube, Soundcloud or whatever music device you can think of and let the world hear what you have to say.
I know you're out there because I have heard some pretty good openly gay rappers release some hot shit in the last few years. Go out there and create your own fate, because the internet is a very powerful tool and waiting around for a lazy A&R guy to give you a fucked up 360 contract to sign in my opinion is a waste of time.
Just when I thought Icona Pop were nothing more than one hit wonders with that I Love It song, then they go and drop a hot new track that samples the 1963 Lesley Gore classic It's My Party. Their version is called My Party and features New York-based electro rapper Zebra Katz (who gave us the fiercely cool Ima Read). I thought with the songs they've released so far we'd be getting another similar-sounding dance track but I have to say they shocked the shit out of me by dropping this club banger. All I hope is that the video will be as hot as the song itself.
My Party will be on the Swedish duo's forthcoming full length album titled This Is...Icona Pop which drops on September 24.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Yesterday RuPaul's Drag Race album Mimi Imfurst posted a hilarious parody of Lady Gaga's performance of Applause at the VMA's and just like their Mother monster her fans lack a sense of humor. Instead of just not liking Mimi's performance (which people have a right to do), they proceeded to hit her with death threats and wish for her to die of cancer. Mimi spilled the tea via her Facebook page:
So here's the thing. Last night- I posted a really silly parody of Lady Gaga's VMA performance. It was just that; it was absurdist satire. I wasn't claiming to re-invent the wheel or anything. It was just stupid and silly. I expected a lot of people to find it funny and a lot of people to not find it funny. Absurdism isnt for everyone- I don't care. But I have a growing problem with celebrity super-fans, specifically Lady Gaga's LITTLE MONSTERS. Her fans are sometimes messengers of hate mongering that I do not understand. I get that you enjoy Lady Gaga, I do too. However I do not enjoy the behavior of some in the name of "defending" her. I am all for politically incorrect humor, offensive jokes and insult comedy- but there is a big difference between making a joke in the name of comedy and just being completely mean.
Today I received the following comment:
"this video is pathetic!! plus the booing was planned in the video it was pre recorded!! damn you don't have a life! die of cancer right now!"
First off-I don't really care that someone didn't like the video. I don't really care that this person obviously wasn't aware that I was aware the booing was a part of the performance. I amplified it... its called Satire and Spoof. This doesn't bother me. Not everyone is going to like everything you do. That's okay.
However wishing that someone should "die of cancer right now." because you don't like a funny video- is not funny, nor cool.
Someone I care about a lot recently went though a cancer battle and is an amazing strong woman and is a survivor. Wishing cancer upon someone is never something you should say.
I'm pretty sure that part of Gaga's message is compassion- and that she is a strong advocate against bullying.
People need to choose the words a lot more carefully. Just because your icon calls you a little MONSTER does not mean you should act like one.
I am all for critiques- I can take them. But however when something like this is JUST outta line- I believe in calling them out. People need to be made aware that there are certain things you just don't say.
That is all.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but at this point I am so sick and tired of Lady CaCa's so-called fans thinking they can just say some of the stupidest shit behind the confines of a key board and think they can get away with it. Just remember when you wish death or a disease on someone just because they have a difference of opinion than you do don't be surprised if that karma comes right back at your ass!
In other Mimi news her music video for her first solo single Another Lie drops next week on September 4. Check out the Gaga parody below...
I cannot fucking wait for this movie and from the looks of the trailer there is plenty of drama to go around. Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas premiered the trailer at the 2013 MTV VMA's, and CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story promises to tell the story of the trio being ripped off by singer Pebbles (Mistresses star Rochelle Aytes), the late Left Eye (Lil Mama) burning down former Atlanta Falcon and ex-boyfriend Andre Rison's (Rico Ball) mansion, and how they went from being a R&B/hip hop trio from Atlanta to becoming one of the biggest girl groups of the world after the release of their sophomore album CrazySexyCool. Drew Sidora plays T-Boz and KeKe Palmer plays Chilli. Also rounding out the cast is Evan Ross (son of Diana) as producer and Chili's babydaddy Dallas Austin, and Carl Anthony Payne II (The Cosby Show, Martin) as L.A. Reid.
The biopic will premiere October 21 on VH1 and TLC's Greatest Hits also drops around the same time.
- 5 Deadly Venoms
- Another Gay Movie
- Blade Runner
- Boy Culture
- Brokeback Mountain
- Die Hard
- Eating Out
- Enter the Dragon
- First Blood
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Kill Bill
- Mysterious Skin
- Night of the Living Dead
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Spider Man 2
- The Bourne Trilogy
- The Circuit
- The Crazies (2009)
- The Dark Knight
- The Empire Strikes Back
- The Fluffer
- The Goonies
- The Lost Boys
- The Matrix
- The Monster Squad
- The Road
- The Road Warrior
- The Terminator
- True Lies