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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Read James Franco’s Touching Poem To Late Gay Actor Sal Mineo

From: NewNowNext
James Franco is a man of many talents. Many talents of dubious and differing qualities, but many talents nonetheless. Somewhere between making homoerotic art and making homoerotic films, Franco wrote a book of poems, including an ode to slain out actor Sal Mineo, to whom Franco dedicated a biopic:

Sal Mineo
Sal Mineo

I directed a film about the actor Sal Mineo.
Many people in the new generation
Might not know who he was,
Because he’s been dead since ’76.

My film focuses on his last day alive,
Because he lives his whole life in his last day:
He talked to his lover Sid on the phone,
About plans for the future;
He went to the gym;

He invited people, including Liz Taylor and Paul Newman
And Nick Ray to the opening of his new play,
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead;
And he went to rehearsal
With Kier Dullea of 2001 fame, and Milton Katselas,
The future guru of the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

In P.S. Sal played a bisexual burglar
That gets caught burgling an apartment.

Later that night, after rehearsal,
Sal was actually stabbed
By a real burglar
In front of his apartment,
On Holloway Drive.

Stabbed near his heart,
In the heart of Hollywood.

For a year they didn’t capture his killer.
So the tabloids said he was killed for drugs,
Or because he was gay:
But it was none of those things.
None of those things.

Don’t worry, famous people;
Three and a half decades
Aren't the limit of fame.
Sal fell out of favor long before he was killed.

He came out.
He got older.
He did bad films.
He couldn't find work.
He did cocaine.

A down-and-out actor randomly killed.

I made the film,
It’s called Sal,
Because I wanted to tell about a life
That had lost its life,
And I wanted to tell it with love.

TheBacklot Interview: Cheyenne Jackson

by Jim Halterman
 Whether he’s on stage, television or film, Cheyenne Jackson is hard to ignore. Maybe it’s his tall, classically handsome looks or the fact that he’s just so damn comfortable in his own skin. Regardless, there’s an irresistible appeal to the man that has served him (and us) very well.

While his work in 30 Rock and Glee and films like Behind The Candelabra and United 93 brought him attention for his acting skills, his heart is and always will be with music. This weekend he brings his “Music Of The Mad Men Era” show with the LA Philharmonic to downtown LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. He’ll be joined by Jane Lynch, Rebecca Romijn and musical director Ben Toth for the one-night-only performance.

Earlier this week, TheBacklot sat down with Jackson at The Abbey in West Hollywood to talk about his career, being out, tattoos, how he weathered his divorce and what makes his relationship with fiancΓ© Jason Landau click. We also grabbed some exclusive photos of the dashing, versatile performer.

TheBacklot: You did the Mad Men concert in New York a year or so ago. Is this a similar here in LA or a different show?

Cheyenne Jackson: I’ve done this show twice before. I did it at Carnegie Hall two years ago, and then I did it at the Kennedy Center last year. And yeah, it’s the same structure, the same genre, most of the same songs, but I would say about 25 percent of it is new. But yeah, since I moved out here nine months ago, I haven’t really done a concert, and so many of my friends and people at my talent agency are like, ‘If you ever have a concert, let me know.'

Why are you drawn to that era of music?

CJ: It’s kind of an intangible thing. My whole life, my music teachers, my voice teachers always said ‘you were just born in the wrong time, Cheyenne. You were born in the wrong era because your voice doesn't fit [and] it’s old fashioned.’ I would try to jam it into certain styles, and I must have tried out for Rent 15 times – no exaggeration – I would go out beforehand, and I would try to rough up my voice and scream, and then go in and be like, ‘ I can’t do it.’ So I finally realized, ‘you know what? That’s not what I do. I’m just going to do what I do my best.

Then, a few years ago, once I started doing more concerts and such, I thought, ‘well, I’ll just put together something that is totally within that world,’ and then Mad Men is such a phenomenon, so I thought ‘Music of the Mad Men Era. You can go from the late ‘50s to really the mid-to-late 60’s. It gives you a huge range of music to choose from and the songs don’t need a lot of embellishment. That’s why they’re classics. That’s why it’s part of the American songbook, because they just hold up.

What do you make of singers like Michael BublΓ© or Harry Connick, Jr., who both have that old fashioned sound but audiences obviously love them?

CJ: Harry Connick, Jr. was my biggest influence growing up. I mean, it started with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and all of that, but then Harry Connick was somebody that was current but then sounded like a throwback. I thought it was somebody I could get behind… and then when you get the huge success of somebody like Adele or the late Amy Winehouse…I actually do an Amy Winehouse song in the show because even though the songs weren't written then, it could be from then.

How did your career begin? Did it all start with singing and then a move into acting?

CJ: Music’s definitely the core. I’m from a little town in Idaho, a teeny, teeny town. You know, no running water, outhouse, like really, really rural. Music is where it all started because there wasn't really a children’s theater. There wasn't really any kind of outlet for acting necessarily, but my mom… I was always, always a hambone and did accents and silly voices, but no, it definitely started with music, and then, when I was 15 and in high school, we did our first play, and then the stereotypical ‘get your first laugh’ and then it just kind of just started from there.

And what was the jump taking you out of Idaho to really dive into this professionally?

CJ: It took me a long time to actually have the cojones to do it full-time professionally. Up until I was almost 27, I lived in Seattle, and I worked at a magazine, and I was in sales. I did theater on the side. I didn’t go to school, but I mean, I was getting ready to turn 27, and I thought ‘why aren’t I doing something with this?’ And then, 9/11 happened, and then we had an unrelated death in our family and it just changed everything. I just thought ‘you know what? Life is so short, and I need to see what this is.

I knew I had something, and I knew it was raw, but I knew it was something special. I believed in myself, so I moved to New York. I knew one person in New York, Mark Kudisch, who is still a dear friend, and he hooked me up with his agent. I auditioned for them. They signed me that day, and then the next day, I got an audition for Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway, and I booked it.

It was meant to be.

CJ: It was meant to be, and I used to be really kind of embarrassed about that story, like, ‘oh, you know, people are going to be mad or like I didn’t pay my dues.’ I was 27. I had lived. I had paid my dues in life, and everybody’s path is different, and that was mine.

 Talk to me about 30 Rock. Did that change things for you in your career?

CJ: Oh, definitely. It’s funny. You can do seven, eight Broadway shows and you have a great solid career, working, and you’re well-known on two blocks and it’s just a wonderful life. But you get on one TV show and it’s just a whole new world.

Tina [Fey, 30 Rock creator] came to Damn Yankees. I was doing that with Jane Krakowski and Sean Hayes and she came afterwards and here’s what she said. ‘I love your big, Midwestern face and your great comic timing.’ I said ‘thank you.’ She said ‘I have a part on 30 Rock I’m writing. I just want to gauge your interest.’ I was like, ‘Oh, high! I think my interest is fairly high!

So yeah, when somebody like her gave their stamp of approval, it changed everything. I was on that show for four years, and I learned not just technical stuff, but just how to be a pro and how to sell it because 30 Rock was so…it’s television but it’s definitely presentational. It was very theatrical, so it was a really good kind of stepping stone into serious film and lots of things I’m doing now.

I’ve always been curious about your name? Did you always like it? Or did you think of changing it when you first got into the business?

CJ: Yeah.

There might be some other Cheyennes out there…

CJ: There are a few and most of them are girls. Even to this day, I’ll get a thing in the mail that says we are such big fans of yours, and we would be so happy, Ms. Jackson, if you would come to our…oh, really? You’re a big fan, and you don’t know who I am?

I had a love-hate with it growing up, for sure, because it was so different and seemed kind of feminine and I already felt different. I already knew I was different and feminine and whatever, so as a kid, feeling different and then having a name that’s so different was a little bit of a challenge.

Sometimes I told people…I told my parents this the other day. They were so sad. Sometimes I would tell people my name was David because that’s my middle name, and it’s my dad’s name, just because…like Cheyenne. What? Chenie? Chena? But yeah, and then, so everyone thinks it’s fake anyway. I got to New York, and they’re like ‘Cheyenne Jackson?’ It’s like, ‘I’ll show you my driver’s license.’ No, I love it now.

And as far as your career goes, you've always been out, right?

CJ: [nods] The last two years may attest, I’m open to a fault. I just am. It’s just I am an open book…as an artist and as a person, I’m just really who I am, and I’m open. As far as being out, because I typically get cast as the guy that gets the girl, mainly on stage up until that point before I came out. I don’t know, I just never had like a big, deep conversation about it with my team. I just thought if I just get this out of the way now, then I don’t ever have to worry about hiding and using non-specific pronouns and ‘I don’t speak about my private life.

No offense to people who do that, but that ain't for me, so yeah, I came out right during All Shook Up. I was doing the Elvis show on Broadway. I did that in the New York Times and you can’t go back, but then it was done. I’ve been out for 20 years.

It doesn't seem like it’s held you back. You haven’t just had gay roles.

CJ: No, it’s about split 50-50, I think. Everybody asks me if they think it’s held me back in some ways or if I’ve lost out things. I have no idea. Probably a couple things, maybe, but if that’s the case, then it’s not something I would have wanted to have been a part of anyway, if you’re basing your decision solely on that, not on who brings the character to life…so I could give two shits.

Talk to me about the film, Love Is Strange.

CJ: Yeah, it got picked up by Sony Pictures Classics and right now, it’s in Tribeca [Film Festival] and it’s getting great reviews. We opened in Sundance, and it’s amazing.

You’re a gay cop in it, which I love.

CJ: Gay cop, yeah. My dad was a cop. Alfred Molina and John Lithgow play a long-term couple who get married, and one of them loses his job, and so temporarily, they kind of have to separate. John Lithgow ends up moving in with his niece, Marissa Tomei, and her husband, Dan Burrows, and then Alfred Molina moves in across the hallway with me, and then my partner, Manny, who is my partner in crime and my partner in life.

These are based on real people. I met the guy that I played, so it was pretty fun, but it’s a love story. It’s a story about just aging and how relationships change over the years and what does it mean? Love is strange…it examines all the different types of relationships, and the performances those two men give. I’m a supporting part and super happy to be in it, but just to be in their company and watch them? Incredible. It hasn't been released yet, but I hope it really gets released a little later in the year

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks with Gena Rowlands. Was there a starstruck-ness that you had to get past with her?

CJ: Damn right. She is, in my opinion, our greatest living actress, and if you ask a lot of actors, you mention her name, everybody says, ‘oh…’ Sean Hayes was cast in this part, and then about a week before filming, something happened with his TV show, and I’m not sure of the details, but I got a call that said can you go to Budapest for two months tomorrow. But first my manager said ‘can you sit down? I think you should be sitting down, Cheyenne.’ She knows me really well. She’s known me for eight years, and then she told me what the project was and that it was Gena Rowlands, and I just…I couldn’t!

I was so in awe of her and worship of her, and of course, the night before, I had stupidly just watched tons of things over and over, like Opening Night and A Woman Under The Influence. Gloria...

I just said, ‘okay, listen, I have to just get over my worship of you quick because, in a minute, I’m going to have to scream at  you and call you horrible names,’ and she could not have been more lovely. And it was, artistically, the most fulfilling experience ever because it’s a master class, sitting there with her. I learned stillness from her. She says, ‘you know, if you think it, the camera will see it,’ and in theory, you think, ‘oh, that’s great,’ but it’s absolutely true. There’s never a false moment with her, so it was pretty amazing. I’m really excited to see it.

Did you talk career with her?

CJ: [nodding] Are you kidding me? She is just the coolest, coolest, classiest lady, and I just wanted to know everything about all of her costars and working with, obviously,  her husband, John Cassavetes, and who, coincidentally, I’m filming a move with right now their daughter, Zoe Cassavetes…but I wanted to know about Rock Hudson. I wanted to know about just what that whole career was like and how they broke the mold. They were like the first indie movies that were mainstream successes.

With divorce and everything you went through in the last couple years, did it change your opinion of love and relationships? You’re obviously still a believer.

CJ: No, that’s true. I just fully believe in marriage and forever and soul mates and all that. I think sometimes relationships run their course and it’s part of life, but yeah, it definitely has not soured me. It’s opened my eyes, and I’m tougher than I was for better or for worse.

What do you think makes you and Jason click?

CJ: We just found each other at a time in life where it just…I can’t even really put it into words. It just is. Sometimes things just are and he’s an amazing person. I’m so happy I know him, but yeah….

I’ve seen your Instagram pics of you guys driving and singing.

CJ: [smiles] We’re always singing.

Tell me about the tattoos on your arm.

CJ: [points to upper arm] This was for my dad. It’s lyrics to a song that he used to sing to me when I was little. It’s an Elvis song. It’s very, very obscure. It’s called ‘Daddy Big Boots.’ My dad is tone deaf and so it’s so special when he would sing it to me. And honestly, in my concerts, I often would talk about my mom, and in life, just innately, I think, as a gay kid…my dad was always around and an amazing father, but I was always just kind of closer to my mom. And I mentioned my mom one too many times, I guess, one day, and somebody said ‘is your dad still living?’ I was thinking ‘what?! Yes, yes, of course!’ and I thought I needed to foster that relationship more. So last year, on my dad’s birthday, that was my gift to him. This was just between he and I and just something that only he and I have. He’s a Native American, Vietnam vet, body builder man, and this got him good.

You’re about to turn 39, so how do you feel about getting older?

CJ: Surprisingly good. I’m in the best place of my life mentally, and it’s no secret I got sober a couple years ago and got divorced and am engaged to a wonderful man. I feel like I’m just starting. That isn’t to negate the amazing life that I’ve had but my aging…for one thing, it’s different for men in Hollywood, so in terms of like physicality, I actually kind of like aging. Yesterday, I was with my dad, and he was like ‘you have a lot of gray in your beard.’ ‘Dad, I’m going to be 39.

But it’s a wisdom. I’m sure when I’m 49, I’m going to say, ‘oh, God, what the fuck did I know at 39?’ but I don’t mind it. I mean, I am getting hurt a little more in terms of like physically. I broke my toe a couple days ago, a crick and a crack here, but my work is getting more rich.

For information on this weekend’s show, visit the LA Philharmonic website. Keep up with Cheyenne Jackson on Twitter and Instagram.

Will Sean Eldridge Become The Prettiest New Face In Congress?

From: Queerty
 Not all that much is known about 27-year-old Democrat Sean Eldridge, a Democrat who is running for the U.S. House of Reps from New York. Other than the fact, of course, that he just happens to be the husband of New Republic magazine owner/Facbook billioniare Chris Hughes, of course. And that some don’t like his tactics for getting elected.

 Yet we do know Mr. Eldridge is an ambitious fellow and an emerging champion of equality, a cause we could use a lot more of in Congress. And there’s no debating that if elected in November, he will instantly become the sexiest member of Congress, rivaled only by Aaron Schock. We just can’t get enough of his neatly-pressed oxford shirts, fitted suits, dazzling white teeth and hazel eyes.

 He reminds us of a young Bobby Kennedy or something.





Dave Holmes Flashes Back to the Insane, Riveting Battle of the Network Stars

From: Vulture
 A young Mark Harmon.
I had previously linked my sexual awakening to the volleyball scene in Top Gun, but rewatching Mark Harmon in these Battles, I realize that heterosexuality had about as much of a chance as Lorenzo Lamas in the 1981 obstacle course. Mark Harmon could still get it, but early ’80s Mark Harmon is pure, concentrated hotness. A bouillon cube of sex.

Just Because...

I LOVE this Wolverine Inspired Photo of Ben Cohen

Are You a Gay Man Addicted to Taking Selfies? HELP is Available Now!

An Animated Guide To James Franco’s Gay Kisses

From: Queerty
…or Will Forte:

Caption This!

From: Queer Click

  Check out the winning caption for April 23rd after the jump:

Favorite Pic of The Day for April 26, 2008

From: Favorite Hunks & Other Things

My Buddy. World War II Laid Bare

War horseplay.  Male bonding in the buff
by Dian Hanson (Editor)
Every harrowing day for a serviceman during World War II was potentially his last. To help bolster troops against the horrors of combat, commanders encouraged them to form tight ""buddy"" relationships for emotional support. Many war buddies, together every moment, and depending on each other to survive, formed intimate friendships. When they weren't fighting side by side, they relaxed together, discharging tension in boisterous play—sometimes naked play. The full extent of nude horseplay among men during World War II can't be known, as cameras were rare and film hard to process, but some men did document this unprecedented male bonding in small, anonymous photos mostly kept hidden away until their deaths.

 Los Angeles photographer Michael Stokes has spent years searching out these photos and building an archive of over 400 images. His collection includes soldiers and sailors from England, Germany, Poland, Russia, and the U.S.A., cavorting on the sand in the South Pacific, shivering in the snow of Eastern Europe, posing solo in the barracks, and in great happy groups just about everywhere. These images show men barely out of boyhood, at their physical peak, responding to the reality of battle by living each day to the fullest—a side of the war never before made public.

 The accompanying text is by Scotty Bowers, an 89-year-old ex-Marine and author of Full Service, the best-selling memoir of his sexual exploits in Hollywood, and how the war forever altered his attitudes about gay and straight, just as these photos may alter our attitudes about World War II and war buddies.

 To Preorder Your Copy Click Here

Thanks to Accidental Bear for the tip

Happy Birthday today April 26th

Happy 34th Mr. Tatum!

Favorite Pic of the Day for April 26th

Claudiu by New Manhattan Studios

Classic Television - Special

Original channel
Original air date
April 26, 1970
Raquel Welch
Tom Jones
Bob Hope
John Wayne
Raquel! was an April 26, 1970 CBS television special starring Raquel Welch, Tom Jones, Bob Hope and John Wayne executive produced, directed and choreographed by David Winters produced by Winters' company Winters-Rosen for CBS-TV, originally co-sponsored by Coca-Cola and Motorola. On the day of the premiere, the show received a 51% share on the National ARB Ratings and an impressive Overnight New York Nielsen Rating of 58% share.
Raquel! was filmed in London, Paris, Acapulco, Mexico City, Yucatan, Big Sur, and Los Angeles and featured lavish production numbers. It marked Welch's debut special on television. Together Welch and Jones combined musical and comedic talents on classic rock 'n' roll standards of the era. During the opening montage there was a scene in which Raquel in her space bikini, appeared to be with space men.
Although Welch sings throughout the show, she briefly recites The Lady of Shallot, a Victorian poem or ballad by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892).
The special, considered by some to be a classic '70s timepiece, unites pop-culture icons in their prime. The multi million-dollar, TV song & dance extravaganza was filmed around the world - from Paris to Mexico. Lavish production numbers of classic songs from the era, extravagant Bob Mackie -designed costumes and notable guest performances. Tom Jones was nearly a co-star, as he sang the long medley of Little Richard and Beatles songs with Raquel, but not before he opened the set with a solo. Even Bob Hope sang a duet, the Beatles' "Rocky Raccoon".

25 Albums Every Gay Guy Should Hear

From: Next Magazine
The B-52’s
Cosmic Thing
Key tracks
Love Shack” 
Deadbeat Club

Cosmic Thing is the fifth studio album by new wave band The B-52's, released in 1989. It contains the singles "Love Shack" and "Roam," which remain two of their most popular tunes. The success of the album served as a comeback after the death of former guitarist Ricky Wilson in 1985.

Classic Television - Saturdays

Celebrity Bowling
Original channel 
Original run
January 16, 1971 – September 1978
Jed Allan
Celebrity Bowling is an American syndicated sports series hosted by Jed Allan that ran from January 16, 1971, to September 1978. The series was produced in Los Angeles at Metromedia Square, the studios of KTTV.
Each week, the show featured four celebrities, on a pair of AMF or Brunswick lanes installed inside KTTV's studios, pitted against each other in teams of two. Victorious teams won prizes for studio audience members based upon the level of winning scores.
The weekly series was a by-product of The Celebrity Bowling Classic, a 90-minute TV special produced in 1969 for the Metromedia-owned stations, benefitting the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation.

Joe Siegman created the series, and he and Don Gregory produced 144 episodes for their 7-10 Productions.

Four celebrities played each game, separated into two pairs. The rules of the game were known as "best ball;" for each frame, both members of each team would roll a ball on their own lane. If neither of the two teammates rolled a strike, then the person who rolled the worse shot (either a split or whoever knocked down the fewest pins) would then roll for the spare on the other lane.

Each team was tied to a viewer at home, who would win prizes based upon the score the pair accumulated in the game. The viewer would win increasingly valuable prizes, mostly home appliances, if a team scored 120, 150, 180, or 210 points (with the highest category usually resulting in the viewer winning a car).

Classic Television - Saturday Evening

Green Valley Jamboree
Original Run
1945 - 1981
Original Channel
(Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Biography of Rem Wall

The following was taken from the back of Mono LP 1005, courtest of the Archives of Appalachia in Johnson City, TN. This LP was released in Germany, where Rem Wall had a fan base.
"I was born on October 2, 1918 in Frankfort, Illinois and grew up a typical country boy.

At an early age of only 12 I started entertaining on different local radio stations. From 1934 to 1938 I was the leader of a band named 'The Golden West Cowboys' and we were appearing on radio WEBQ in Harrisburg, Illinois and in 1937 you could hear us over radio WGBF in Evansville, Indiana.

I soon realized that neither working on the farm nor in the coal mines was the life I dream of, so I stuck to my guitar picking and after graduating from High School in 1939 I packed up my belongings and moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan, where I was performing on radio WGFG. A little later I went to radio WKZO and in 1945 I also started performing over WKZO-TV. In 1948 I organized a band named 'The Green Valley Boys' and we entertained over WKZO radio and TV and traveled all over the country. My TV show 'The Green Valley Jamboree' was one of the longest running TV shows in the USA - for 36 years, while I stayed on radio with WKZO for even 44 years!

On my way up I recorded for a lot of smaller recording companies such as Bakersfield, Glenn, Wolverine, Marvel, Wrightman and Top Rank. In 1958 I was chosen by the US Government to represent country music in Germany and was sent to the West Berlin Industrial Fair, where I made numerous appearances on radio and TV. I traveled all around Germany and picked up many fans and friends. When returning to the USA I signed a contract with Columbia Records and for 7 years I made recordings with such famous Nashville studio musicians like Pete Drake and Floyd Cramer.

During the years I had a lot of success as a songwriter and ran two business enterprises: Wall Recording Co. and Wanted Pub. Co.

One of the more recent highlights in my entertainment career was when I was inducted into the Michigan Music Hall of Fame in 1980, where I was honored with a beautiful guitar."

Unfortunately, WKZO  didn't keep any tapes from the old show, but the videos below gives you a taste of what the show was like, as the music and personality of Rem is the same here as it was on the show.

The 51 Hottest Jewish Men In Hollywood

From: Buzz Feed
Mandy Patinkin
Hi. Look at that beard. He deserves the No. 49 spot more than anyone else on the planet. Like, he is probably No. 49 in life of all hot Jewish men.

Rear View...

Men at Work...


From: Favorite Hunks & Other Things
 Let’s start with the obvious. That is a fucking awesome thing to say in your Manhunt profile. Firm cock? Firm ass? Firm handshake? Those are all things I like! From the first statement, you've already got me intrigued, bucket. (Yes, his profile name is “bucket“, which is yet another reason to be charmed and intrigued by him.)

 When you dig a little deeper, you’ll discover that this highly attractive, 42 year-old gentleman from Seattle has a kinkier side and a raunchy sense of humor. Although he lists his position as “Ask Me“, he also states in his profile that he’s “good, giving and game”. You might need to inquire what he means by that.

Seattle, Washington, USA

You can't be first, but you might be next
Firm cock, firm ass, firm handshake seeks same for frivolous fornication. What's your kink? GGG (Good, Giving, and Game). NO PNP.








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