Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Over The Moon" Mike Clifford

Enjoying Life
Mike Clifford
When Mike Clifford set out to do a dance & ballad cover of the Louis Armstrong chestnut "What A Wonderful World" he had no idea the project would be as successful as it is.

The video for the dance version recently passed 1,000 plays and still going strong. As Mike puts it he is "Over The Moon" about it.

Not bad for a guy who was Teen Idol for a minute in the 60's with the hit Close To Cathy, eh?

So join Mike in celebrating his success and give the video a whirl below.

What a wonderful world, indeed!


Follow Mike at:
https://www.facebook.com/MikeCliffordsWonderfulWorld/
https://www.reverbnation.com/mikeclifford6  

Mike on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/what-wonderful-world-ballad.../id1228921743
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/what-a-wonderful-world-dance.../id1228918273

Monday, July 24, 2017

Just Because...J-Lo & A-Rod

J-Lo & A-Rod Sitting In A Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G...
Just Because it's Monday, just because it's hot everywhere and I feel like making it hotter & just because they're both so pretty I present to you this image of sizzling couple Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez.

This is one of those pairings that publicists dream about. Both are rich, photogenic and hot, hot, hot! Not to mention buzz worthy. You never know a PR lackey may have actually got them together in the first darn place.

Look they even dress to the nines for a simple evening of dining out while in Miami, Florida. One of my least favorite cities in the United States for the record. 

OK back to the subjects at hand. When was the last time a celebrity couple seemed so equal to one another in every little way I ask you?

Answer me, I'm waiting....

Jennifer on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jlo/?hl=en  

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Cool Daddy Alert!

Who's Your Daddy?
Liev Schreiber & Kai
This image of Liev Schreiber and his 8 year old son Kai, dressed as Harley Quinn at Comi-Con in San Diego yesterday is presently an Internet sensation. Of course it's because Daddy Schreiber let his male offspring dress as a female comic book character. This of course automatically gives one new insight into who Liev is, one Cool Daddy!

Now of course there is a lot of people making statements about the photo saying how great it is that Liev is accepting of his gay son etc...the thing is at this point it is pretty much an assumption as I don't believe Kai has come out and there has been no statement issued to that effect.

While, it is a pretty safe conclusion to draw, it could also mean he simply likes strong female figures, or maybe he will end up being a cross dressing heterosexual. 

Sexuality is such a fluid thing especially in this day and age when people are allowed the freedom to be more open about it, so perhaps it is a little early to label an 8 year old boy especially one that the only thing the public really knows about him is that he has a Cool Daddy who let him dress as Harley Quinn.

Think about it, but not too much, OK?

Liev on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/lievschreiber/?hl=en 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Shirtless Saturday - Ansel Elgort

Where's The Beef?
Ansel Elgort
With Baby Driver currently hot, hot, hot it seemed only fitting to show off it's even hotter star Ansel Elgort baring his upper body and pretty much the rest of it as well.

Yep, Ansel is darn near naked in this photo of him in a barely there swimsuit, lucky us that he's such a giver.

Although I have yet to see it, I hear Baby Driver is quite good and eventually I will give it a watch, but until them I will be content looking at this image of Ansel and wondering what's underneath those trunks.

Join me won't you? 

Happy Saturday & other things!

Ansel on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/ansel/?hl=en   

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Horror: Lycan


Clap for the Wolfman???

Lycan marks the feature debut of Bev Land. The horror / thriller based on the popular urban legend of the "Talbot County Werewolf". Parade Deck Films will handle the movie's theatrical release, followed by disc, digital and VOD platforms from MVD Entertainment.
  
Synopsis: When six college kids in a sleepy Southern town are assigned a group history project, one of them sets in motion a horrific fate when he proposes they head into the Georgia backwoods to uncover the truth about the hundred year old urban legend of Emily Burt, the "Talbot County Werewolf".
 
Lycan stars Dania Ramirez ("Devious Maids" X-Men: The Last Stand, American Reunion, Premium Rush), who will be starring this Fall on ABC's hit show "Once Upon a Time" as princess "Cinderella." The film boasts a strong ensemble cast that includes three-time Emmy Award nominee Gail O'Grady ("NYPD Blue", "Revenge", Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo), Parker Croft ("Little Big Lies", "Lewis and Clark"), Vanessa Angel (Kingpin, Hall Pass, "Weird Science"), Rebekah Graf (Entourage), Kalia Prescot (The Hunger Games), Jake Lockett (Transpecos), Alina Puscau (X/Y, Conan The Barbarian) and Craig Tate (12 Years a Slave, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage).
 

Making his directorial debut with Lycan, Bev Land talks about his experience in bringing his vision to life with his co-producer and star (and wife), Dania Ramirez. "I knew that the journey of making this film independently would be a challenge filled with a tremendous amount of blood, sweat and tears (pun intended) and I know we have something special that genre fans are going to appreciate. Fortunately for me I was lucky enough to be able to take this journey with Dania, who I not only respect and adore as an artist, but someone I also love as a human being."
 
Lycan producer and star Dania Ramirez agrees... 

"I am a firm believer that with hard work and dedication anything is possible.  I have been in front of the camera for quite some time and I feel blessed to have been able to help lead the team that made this movie possible.  When I met my talented husband, I said to him "I want to produce films"and Bev looked at me and said "Then let's do it together... I will write you a leading character with the dimension and depth that you are capable of playing but haven't had the opportunity and YOU will produce it for me!" The journey of independent film making doesn't allow much room for star like treatment and producing one proved to be more challenging than I could've ever imagined. Being the producer and star meant making every phone call and scheduling every shooting day also had to correspond with taking the necessary time to put on the clothes of my character and live in her before hearing the word "Action".  I also want to add that Latin female leading roles are rare in this industry and this one I think is one of a kind. The sense of accomplishment I feel today having not only brought our baby "Lycan" into this world but now having Eric D. Wilkinson at MVD Entertainment and Michael Ingram at Parade Deck Films distribute the film is overwhelming."
 
Having followed the film's production and progress on the internet and social media, MVD Entertainment's Director of Acquisitions Eric D. Wilkinson reached out to Peter Van Steemburg at ICM Partners for an introduction to the filmmakers... 

"I'm a huge fan of the horror genre and MVD Entertainment has been a long time supporter and champion of independent films. Peter gave me the opportunity to screen Lycan and I just loved it. I won't give away any spoilers but I will say that Lycan messes with your expectations throughout with an ending that you will not see coming!" In regards to getting Lycan into theaters, Wilkinson explains, "MVD has built a great partnership with Parade Deck Films. I was happy to share this movie with them because CEO Michael Ingram has done a great job in exposing some of these smaller movies theatrically, giving independent filmmakers a chance for their work to be seen by audience on the big screen, as they intended, and at the same time, help build awareness for the film after it's theatrical run for the VOD, digital and physical windows for the months following."
 
Lycan will open theatrically in select cities on August 4th, followed by disc, digital and VOD platforms from MVD Entertainment on September 26th. Pre-order the DVD now at MVDshop.comor at Amazon.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Michael's Musings


Give It A Name
Michael Shinafelt
"Come on everybody, I say now let's play a game, I betcha I can make a rhyme out of any body's name. The first letter of the name' I treat it like it wasn't there" - The Name Game, Shirley Ellis 

For some random, yet most likely not one this song came into my mind this particular week. I am not about or above calling names when they are deserved. However I am responding to the timelessness of this song and it's many interpretations. Especially the iconic performance of Jessica Lange's rendition of it on American Horror Story: Asylum.


This week we play the name game.


Male sure you always wear underwear. You don't want your "V" on TMZ


Don't make me unleash the powers of the underworld  


New Acronym DAB = Dense Ass Beotch 


I'd like to indict on more than three pubic hairs and a confession

Sometimes you need to do push-ups with someone on your back


Porn for the paranoid 

Seriously?! Who Dressed You?!
Mariah Carey
Dear Mariah, WTF?! Get a new stylist and some glasses that are preferably not rose colored

Traci Lords coming soon in "Swedish Dicks"


I have something most guys don't 


I played an online avatar game where you push Donald Trump off a cliff into a volcano, laughed every time I did it, I couldn't keep track of how many times that was


Sometimes: "You kicked my ass" is always the correct response 


My name is Hyena I am 26


Go Balls Out with me at:


https://www.instagram.com/michaelshinafelt/?hl=en
https://twitter.com/mshinafelt?lang=en   

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Don't Forget The Lyrics

Heartbreaker
David Cook
Photo:
Bobby Quillard

So you won't forget  the lyrics to his latest "Gimme Heartbreak"...


David Cook premiered his brand new single, ”Gimme Heartbreak” last month on Yahoo! Music David Cook Premieres New Song ‘Gimme Heartbreak,’ Gives Fans What They Want  and debuts the lyric video on VEVO -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koKubQMiQe4

David tells Variety magazine http://variety.com/2017/music/news/american-idol-david-cook-gimme-heartbreak-inspiration-halsey-1202497475/ that he made “a conscious effort going into the production to incorporate more cinematic pop elements.” Taking inspiration from recent releases — “I was listening to Halsey’s  ‘Badlands’ record,” he reveals — Cook also leaned on “old standbys like Nine Inch Nails and Massive Attack” to find “vibes” for a new direction with “Gimme Heartbreak.”

Gimme Heartbreak” is the lead track from David’s forthcoming untitled EP, which is slated to be released later this fall. David is again involving his fans in the EP making process via a PledgeMusic Campaign www.pledgemusic.com/davidcook.

Gimme Heartbreak” is available on all digital providers and is the first new music from the multi-talented and multifaceted singer-songwriter since 2015’s Digital Vein album release, which debuted in the top 5 on Billboard’s Pop Chart. Gimme Heartbreak features David’s impressive strong vocals backed by synth beats "Gimme Heartbreak” feels like a new chapter to me.  New direction, new energy.  A new sound that I'm excited to share and build on, says David.


https://www.instagram.com/davidcookofficial/?hl=en

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

"Atomic Blonde" Ambition

Atomic
Charlize Theron
Look on the on the red carpet in Berlin, Germany - It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Charlize Theron at the world premiere of her movie Atomic Blonde! Hooray!

Yes, according to the hype Charlize will be portraying the first female 007, you know as in Blonde, James Blonde, although she seems to have a slightly more violent streak given the trailer I have seen and the films R rating.

No matter, Charlize is one of the few women in film that audiences buy kicking ass. If I were going to see a movie of this ilk, AB would be it (and who knows I just might.) 

Charlize looks amazing as per usual, in her Dior outfit, no I am not a fashion queen it says Dior on her bra top, duh.

Moving on July 28th is the day the Atomic Blonde drops, that's so lit!

Charlize on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/charlizeafrica/?hl=en  

Monday, July 17, 2017

Fresh Off The Bloat: Margaret Cho

Cho Bloat
Margaret Cho

It's time again for some Cho Bloating, Yaaaas Qween!

Five time Grammy & Emmy nominated comedian Margaret Cho has much to celebrate as she was recently named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/lists/50-best-stand-up-comics-of-all-time-w464199?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=021417_16&utm_content=daily and is set to launch what is sure to be her sickest stand-up comedy show to date this fall. 

A pioneer amongst women in comedy, Margaret doesn’t take anything for granted as she continues to tackle difficult subjects with sensitivity and her razor sharp insight with her takes on addiction, abuse, activism and Asianness. It's all about the politics of disgust and what is disgusting about politics. Aptly titled, Fresh Off The Bloat,” Margaret says:

Fresh Off The Bloat” is my sickest show to date.  My grandmother said "You look like bloated as if you've been found dead in a lake after several days of searching." Koreans are the most savage of all the Asians. My new show is all about being fresh off drugs and drinking and suicide and coming back to life - finally fished out of the river Styx. It's meta. It's magical. It's me.

The initial “Fresh Off The Bloat” tour dates go on sale Friday, July 21 here:http://margaretcho.com/tour/ -  Please note that the December 6 show in Belgium will go on sale July 20.  Additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

Margaret’s new TV project Highland has been picked up for pilot by TNT Network. Highland will chronicle what happens when two extended, dysfunctional Korean-American families who share the same patriarch must come together after tragedy strikes. As it turns out, the most reliable person in both families is the one who just got out of rehab.

"Executive producer Liz Sarnoff (Lost,Barry) and Margaret Cho's brilliant script exposes Margaret's warm heart and bracing humor, balancing powerful emotional truths with laugh-out-loud scenes and characters," said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. "Highland continues TNT's commitment to bringing diverse voices and worlds to television. We look forward to making a pilot with such a singular talent as Margaret Cho.” 
“FRESH OFF THE BLOAT” TOUR DATES

9/23/2017
Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL, USA

9/24/2017
Orpheum Theater - Stage Door
Madison, WI, USA

9/29/2017
Sands Bethlehem Events Center
Bethlehem, PA

10/5/2017
The Wiltern Theater
Los Angeles, CA, USA

10/12/2017
2 SHOWS
Gramercy Theatre
New York, NY, USA

10/14/2017
Warner Theatre
Washington, DC, USA

10/21/2017
2 SHOWS
Castro Theatre
San Francisco, CA, USA

11/5/2017
The Fillmore
Philadelphia, PA

11/25/2017
Queens Hall
Edinburgh, UK

11/26/2017
Tivoli Theatre
Dublin, Ireland


11/28/2017
St. George’s Hall
Bristol, UK

11/29/2017
Glee Club
Birmingham, UK

11/30/2017
The Lowry
Manchester, UK

12/1/2017
Academy
Sheffield, UK

12/2/2017
Brighton Concert Hall
Brighton, UK

12/4/2017
De Meervaart
Amsterdam, Netherlands

12/6/2017 – on sale July 20, 2017
Zuiderpershuis
Antwerp, Belgium

12/8/2017
Bremen
Copenhagen, Denmark

12/10/2017
Shepherd’s Bush Empire
London, UK

12/12/2017
Latter
Oslo, Norway 

Margaret Cho Official Website http://www.margaretcho.com/
Margaret Cho Twitter: https://twitter.com/margaretcho/
Margaret Cho YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/margaretcho 

Duck Better Have My Money

Money, Money, Money
Val Chmerkovskiy
Look it's Val Chmerkovskiy and he's striking it rich in the Duck Tales money bin at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, on Friday

Yep, the Dancing With The Stars pro has turned amateur and is trying to grab his loot from the vaults of Scrooge McDuck. 

That duck better have his money because I'm sure Scrooge, given his name, will do everything in his power to hold onto all the money he's got, whether it is his...or not!

Be careful Scrooge I have a suspicion Val can go all gangsta on you Rihanna style if need be, and we've all seen how THAT turned out. As a special bonus he will dance on your grave too!

It's just another Manic Monday after all.

Val on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/iamvalc/?hl=en     

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Schwing! Ewan McGregor

Drop Em!
Ewan McGregor
While thinking about male full frontal nudity in cinema one day while writing (don't ask) I flashed on one of my favorite and and most giving actors in this category - Ewan McGregor.

Remember in his heyday Ewan was exposing his family jewels in, well pretty much every film he appeared in from the brilliant Trainspotting to the artsy The Pillow Book. Oh and why not, Ewan is packing large. Hey if you've got it show it off!

Ewan most recently appeared in the show Fargo on FX playing his hotness down. I didn't see it, but there are stills out there showing him looking quite schlumpy, as if.

Thus I needed my McGregor skin fix. So of course I hit Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things and was not disappointed. Tye has assembled five, count em' five of Ewan's greatest roles where he went full frontal. Yes!!!

My personal favorite Ewan naked moments are the ones in The Pillow Book, which one is yours?

Click on the link below a and see for yourself what the big deal is, if you get what I am insinuating, and I think you do.

Check out Ewan's McGregor at the NSFW link below:
https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2008/03/more-ewan-mcgregor.html  

Saturday, July 15, 2017

And The Emmy Goes To - Dolly!

Painted Lady
Dolly Parton
It's Dolly's World, We Just Live In It 

 'Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle Of Love' receives Emmy nomination in the "Television Movie" category! In the two-hour movie, the Partons, a family of humble means living in the mountains of Tennessee, face a devastating event that challenges their will. But when they experience a bewildering Christmas miracle, the Partons are drawn closer together than ever — with deepened faith and love for one another. Alyvia Alyn Lind, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, and Gerald McCraney co-starred in the holiday movie 'Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,' which aired on NBC, with Dolly Parton making a special guest appearance.

"I am so very proud and excited to have "Christmas of Many Colors" be nominated for an Emmy award," says Dolly Parton. "Special thanks to my partner and executive producer Sam Haskell, a wonderful cast and crew, Steve Herek (our producer) and Pamela Long for a great script. And a special thanks to all of the many fans that watched it."

“This project for me was a celebration of the family and the beautiful story of Miss Dolly Parton. Each day I played Avie Lee Parton was a joy. For "Christmas of Many Colors" to be nominated and celebrated further by the Emmy's, thrills me,” adds Jennifer Nettles.

The 69th Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 17 (8:00-11:00 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM PT) on CBS. Stephen Colbert will serve as host. The 69th Emmy Awards is produced by White Cherry Entertainment. Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner are executive producers; Weiss is director; and Chris Licht, executive producer of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, is a producer.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DOLLY PARTON, VISIT:
www.dollyparton.com

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Just Because...Caption This

Fred & Ginger?
Mitch Grassi & Scott Hoying

Just because it's Friday, just because it's fun & just because it's super fruity, I present this gender bending image of Mitch Grassi & Scott Hoying of Superfruit. See I told you it was super fruity!

So let's have some T.G.I.F. f-u-n shall we and find something imaginative to caption this photo with. As you can see I put "Fred & Ginger?" above since the boys are dancing, you know as in Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers.

Another I thought up was "The Lady Is A Tramp" an old song sung by Frank Sinatra

Yeah, I know none of my references are really trendy and now. My brain works toward the more classic end of the spectrum.

But, hey if any of you out there think of something clever I would love to hear it, seriously. 

So let's have a Fruity Friday shall we?

Scott on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/scotthoying/?hl=en

Mitch on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/mitchgrassi/?hl=en   

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Michael's Musings

Between A Rock & A...
Michael Shinafelt
In this day and age of social media, which I have been quite attentive to for business matters, I took some very minor down time this weekend. Only to find the fall out was pretty noticeable.

So all apologies for this, that & the other thing. The minute I came back all was well in the world.

So let's get to it, here is the week that was and will always be. Hey, it's a constant craving, moving on...

"Who cares if you crash and burn? At least you flew close to the sun" - Lawrence Blackhall

A shout out to my spin buddy Toni Trucks aka "Speedy" for booking the show SEAL Team on CBS

Everybody Wang Chung tonight

Big Brother has been on four weeks now, and I just noticed

I love frozen blueberries, in fact I am eating a bowl of them presently 

Congratulations to Mike Clifford, his video for "What A Wonderful World" hit over 900 views and is racing towards 1,000!

Good morning to my friend Maresa Wickham wherever she is in the world right here, right now on her tour of it.


Margaret Cho
Photo:
Albert Sanchez 
Shout out to Ms. Margaret Cho, check out this hot image of her from her Paper Magazine shoot with Albert Sanchez. Looking good chica! 

Marilyn Manson needs to do a follow up to their single Dope Show called Shit Show, think about it, but not too hard

Hi ho, Hi ho...that's right I'm addressing you

There are 50 ways to do pretty much anything

We're having a heatwave, fer sure!

My clown name is Whistlenut

Join me won't you? at:

https://www.instagram.com/michaelshinafelt/?hl=en
https://twitter.com/MShinafelt   

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

Colorful, As Always
Pink
Hey all you "Mean Girls" out there it's Wednesday, hope you have your pink on, while I am not wearing pink, I am bringing the pink as in Pink the singing superstar!

She was caught looking just as colorful as her namesake in New York City recently. Pink has been keeping a pretty low profile, but has been seen out and about and been performing more recently.

Cheers that she is planning something big and the world will become Pink and we just live in it.

We could all use some of her dynamic singing and performing again in these obtuse times.

It's Wednesday and I am definitely bringing my Pink game to the table.

Ciao! 

Pink on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/pink/?hl=en

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Just Because...It's Weird

It's All Fun & Games Until...
Miranda Kerr 
Just because it's weird, just because it's visual & just because it's Miranda Kerr, here is yet another one of a kind image from Tokyo.

That's right kids just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful photo op of Ms. Kerr and a Japanese food company mascot who goes by the name Marukome Kun. Yeah, you read that correctly, I don't get it.

All I know is it has something to do with promoting food, but honestly I find Marukome to come off more than a little disturbing. With his big blank eyes and wide open mouth...I will stop short of going there, think about it, but not too much.

Miranda is giving good face despite what I think is a totally awkward and perverse situation. Seriously would you want to be photographed with that?! I thought not.

Be disturbed, be be disturbed!

Miranda on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/mirandakerr/?hl=en  

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Horror: Devil's Domain


The Devil really did make her do it...

Cleopatra Entertainment has announced the home video release of DEVIL'S DOMAIN, starring Michael Madsen, Sticky Fingers, Fred Rose, Rene Nezhola (STORAGE WARS) and featuring the music of Iggy Pop, DMX, The Onyx, and more. The film is currently available on all VOD platforms, and will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray July 11th.
 
DEVIL'S DOMAIN is a new-age horror film centered on a cyber-bullying incident at a fictional high school that goes terribly wrong. The victim then seeks her own unique form of revenge, albeit with some super-natural help along the way. 
 
DEVIL'S DOMAIN was written and directed by Jared Cohn (THE HORDE, WISHING FOR A DREAM, THE DOMICILE) and was produced by David Sterling. Brian Perera is Executive producing with Tim Yasui co-producing for Cleopatra Entertainment.
 

"Devil's Domain is a story about the ramifications of social media, cyber-bullying and how it affects the youth of today," said director Cohn.
 
Cohn has also been tapped to write and direct the upcoming Cleopatra project STREET SURVIVORS, based on the ill-fated 1977 plane crash that took the lives of several of the Lynyrd Skynyrd band members and crew as seen thru the eyes of Artimus Pyle, the band's drummer at the time and one of the surviving members of the plane crash.

Order online at the MVD Shop or on Amazon