Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Belles of the Ball
Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Hallle Berry & Kerry Washington

Don't think I don't know where your mind went when you read the byline...as you can see there is a photo of a threesome, but not in the way you were thinking out of the gate.

This threesome looks like they are camera ready for a reboot of Charlie's Angels. Hey, that actually isn't a bad idea if I do say so myself. I did just say so myself, moving on...

Here are Jurnee-Smollet Bell, Halle Berry & Kerry Washington attending the NAACP Image Awards.

Wouldn't you have like to been a fly on the wall for what was said when the three exchanged sound bites? I know I would have, perhaps they will all end up appearing in a project together, or simply meet for lunch on a sunny afternoon or ________ fill in your own blank, because filling in blanks is fun!

Mic Drop.

Find out more about the NAACP Image Awards at:

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday Motivation

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off To Yoga I Go!
Lisa Rinna
Whilst waking this ayem and catching a wave on the WWW to what did my half awake eyes did appear? None other than Lisa Rinna of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills sporting the most awesome cheetah print leggings on the way to yoga.

Coincidence? I think not, since this morning on I going to my first yoga class of the new year.

How much more motivation do you need than Lisa Rinna seen engaging in the same activity I ask you??? The woman is 54 and has a body that women in their twenties covet.

"Yes" I understand I am a guy and will never have a body like Lisa's for obvious reasons. That being stated Rinna is more like a poster child to motivate me to not forgo my yoga class for some limp excuse that I could manifest at the last minute. Got it? 

Monday Motivation indeed!

Lisa on Instagram:

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Tennis Anyone???


Triumphant All-Star ‘Graceland’ Tribute Shows
with Bakithi Kumalo to be Followed by Monthlong
Tour of Colombia Before U.S. Tour Begins

“[Ryan Tennis] gets straight to the heart of the music.”
- Philadelphia Inquirer

"Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band have a community vibe, riffing full-tilt on a rootsy chord progressions with vocal harmonies, trumpet and bongo percussion."
- 88.5 XPN The Key

Having wrapped a pair of knockout All-Star Graceland tribute shows here and in Washington DC, and a triumphant six-week tour of Europe, global music sensation RYAN TENNIS celebrates the release TODAY of his brand-new studio EP, Two Days on the Fence.

Next week, Tennis heads to South America in for a month-long tour of Colombia. He returns to the U.S. in February to launch an East Coast tour, which includes an appearance at Folk Alliance International.

Co-produced by Tennis and Tom Spiker (Calvin Weston, Sun Ra Arkesta, G. Love) and recorded at the expansive Rittenhouse Soundworks studio in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Two Days on the Fence sees Tennis and his virtuosic band

Joseph Keim(drums), 
Shaun Hennessey (percussion), Brahm Genzlinger (bass), Maxfield Gast (sax), Nate Graham (keyboards), and Christopher Farrell (guitar) ― locking in with telepathic precision on five luminous new cuts that draw heavily on sounds and rhythms Tennis absorbed during his extensive travels throughout South America and his performances with legendary South African musicians Bakithi Kumalo and Morris Goldberg, both of whom performed on Paul Simon’s historic Graceland album. 

“I wanted to explore more powerful rhythms than you get with the usual acoustic singer-songwriter thing,” Tennis explains. “My band can play a lot of incredible grooves, so I know I can throw anything at them and they’ll turn it into genius stuff that makes people move. I’m flat-out amazed at what they did on the new EP.”

Over the years, Tennis has been compared to artists such as Paul SimonBen Harper and Bill Withers. The songs on Two Days on the Fence range from soul-enriching ballads to exuberant, body-moving groovers, and they see the inveterately creative singer-songwriter spreading the waters of his influences (“a lot of folk, soul and Afro-Caribbean sounds”) while micro-targeting his lyrics to soothe today’s information-overloaded society.

“I wrote these songs with the intention of giving people hope and positivity in their lives,” Tennis says. “In general, we’re inundated with negativity – from the news to Facebook, it’s so easy to get bogged down. I’m not one to write protest songs, but in a way I did that by writing songs to make people feel good. There’s a lot of power in that message, the audacity it takes to feel joyful in tough times.”

The upcoming live music video for the title track of Two Days on the Fence was filmed in Paris during Tennis’ most recent European tour. Having won over audiences in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Colombia and Argentina, he’s looking forward to expanding his global reach in 2018.

Earlier this month, he sold out a pair of all-star Graceland 30th Anniversary shows (featuring original “Graceland” bassist Bakithi Kumalo) in Washington, D.C.) and Philadelphia.

“When you come to one of my shows, you’re going to get an explosion of funky soul music mixed with Afro-Caribbean beats and textures,” Tennis enthuses. Everybody in the band sings backing vocals, so it’s a loud and joyous sound. It’s a welcoming environment, so come on and shake off your troubles. We’ll have you moving in no time!”

Two Days on the Fence is out on iTunes and Spotify.

Sat., Feb. 17: Folk Alliance International, Kansas City, MO
Wed. Feb. 21: Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY
Sat. Feb. 24: Club Passim, Boston, MA

More Dates to Come …

Ryan Tennis on the Web

Saturday, January 13, 2018

See Her, Gal Gadot

See Her
Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot recently accepted the #SeeHer Award at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards

What's the #SeeHer Award you might ask? I'm glad you did because I honestly am not familiar with it either so let's find out together, shall we?

The See Her Award is:

A special trophy that aims to recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape.

Obviously there is no one more deserving of such an honor than Wonder Woman herself.

You go Gal!

Gal on Instagram:

Friday, January 12, 2018

Girls Seldom Make Passes At...

Are Those Foster Grant's?
Jon Hamm
"Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses" - Dorothy Parker 

Taking on this old adage today and giving it a feminist bent "Girls seldom make passes at men who wear glasses" Well lucky for the guys that wear them I am not a girl, I am a guy who indeed makes passes at men who wear glasses, so there!

Especially if that guy happens to be the delectable Jon Hamm seen here hitting the podium in Los Angeles

Jon is one man who knows how to make a suit sizzle and well, makes glasses oh so do-able. Seriously just when you thought this man couldn't get any more manly and sexier he puts on a pair of glasses and now there is a hole in my pants.

On that note T.G.I.F

Jon on IMDB:

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Michael's Musings

Michael Shinafelt
"In violent times, You shouldn't have to sell your soul, In black and white, They really really ought to know" - Shout, Tears For Fears

Let's make this quote from this classic eighties song current, shall we? "In moronic times, you shouldn't have to sell your soul. In black and white, They really ought to know" better?

Shouting is how I feel on a daily basis. It's my column and I'm gonna let it all out!

The White Woman in me is very excited!

Must haves - The Demi Lovato mini bra from Fabletics 

Dear Donald Trump, if we were on a playground the teacher would punish your sorry ass

He died doing what he loved, getting strangled during anal sex

When you think things are bad for you during the month of January, remember it's worse for Andre 

The Elf on a shelf is over, all hail the Whore in drawer! 

Well I see Dorit Kemsley has been painted the villain on this seasons RHOBH - good she was too annoying not to be

I'm only happy when it _____ fill in your own blank and give it a name

0 Fux given this week, or F#cking ever

Happy 50th! Love You!
Moi & Brittney
Happy 50th to one of my best friends &  people I know Brittney Alexander!

This gay  is totally annoyed that Margot Robbie didn't win the Golden Globe for I,Tonya 

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us" - Marianne Willamson 

Got Oral?

If you see me coming, stand and watch

Formation here:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

Mr. Sloane I Presume
Chris Carmack
Since I'm feeling randy today I thought I would post something libidinous. Here are many skin shots of Chris Carmack on stage as Mr. Sloane in Joe Orton's play bearing the title Entertaining Mr. Sloane.

The plot goes something like this: An English landlady and her brother like their lodger, a young killer called Mr. Sloane.

"Like" their lodger is putting it mildly if you get my drift and I think you do, if not, think about it, but not too much.

If you are like me most of you first heard of Carmack  when he started playing the role of gay country singer Will Lexington on the TV series Nashville. Chris has looks, body & talent and I would have loved to have seen him portray Mr. Sloane as I think he is perfect casting.

Well thanks to Tye Briggs terrific coverage and un-coverage you can do it vicariously by clicking on the link below via Favorite Hunks & Other Things.

Fluff up your pillow & dream of Chris being your own personal Mr. Sloane. Hump Day & Chill, indeed...

Time to "Sloane Out!" 


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A Fanatic Heart

Geldof + Yeats = A Fanatic Heart 

A Fanatic Heart: Bob Geldof On W. B. Yeats
2 DVD / CD set coming February 9th

Includes Bonus Tracks from Bono and Elvis Costello
"Geldof speaks with such intelligence that he brings out the strength of the great poet's verbal music. This was the perfect tribute." - Clive James, The Guardian
"One of the best literary docs I've seen." - James Walton, The Spectator

Musician and advocate Bob Geldof examines the life and work of one of the 20th century's greatest poets, William Butler Yeats. A Fanatic Heart is the extraordinary story of revolution, nation-birth, mythology and disillusion and how one poetic genius dreamed and sang an entire country into being from the ravages of poverty and famine and into the raw dawn of a modern state.

With over 30 unique performances of W. B. Yeats' epic poetry by leading Irish and British cultural figures, Geldof argues why Yeats and his circle built the cultural scaffolding of a modern, pluralist Ireland but was pushed aside by the narrow-minded Catholic elite of the new Free State - the "Banana Republic" that Geldof in turn rebelled against half a century later.

Written by Geldof and biographer Roy Foster, this incisive and moving documentary features readings by celebrity contributors Sting, Noel Gallagher, Elvis Costello, Edna O'Brien, Bono, Van Morrison, Shane MacGowan, Olivia O'Leary, Liam Neeson, Stephen Fry, Dominic West, Richard E. Grant, Bill Nighy, Anne Enright, Colin Farrell, Ardal O'Hanlon and many others.

* Over two hours of additional commentaries and readings by dozens of celebrities 
* Two songs based on Yeats' poems by:
-    Bono "Mad as the Mist and Snow" *previously unreleased
-    Elvis Costello "A Drunken Man's Praise of Sobriety"
* Yeats Remembered soundtrack by Pete Briquette [30 mins]
* 73 poetry readings and 23 discussion pieces

Pre-order HERE

Monday, January 8, 2018

Paint It Black

Gal Gadot
Last night's Golden Globes were underwhelming at best, yeah there were a few great moments, but for the most part... However Hollywood did deliver on a rumored promise that all the stars would be wearing black to make a statement against sexual abuse in the Entertainment industry and beyond. 

The red carpet was black last night in what proved to be the most intriguing part of the awards show.

In solidarity, today I am running photos from the event of stars in their finest black. #TimesUp  #MeToo 
Angelina Jolie & Son Pax
Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek & Ashley Judd

Sharon Stone & Son Roan 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

On With The Show...

Getting "Red"y
Seth Meyers

Tonight Hollywood's biggest party, the Golden Globe Awards turns 75 - that's right folks the GG's are three quarters of a century old. To celebrate this milestone they got themselves Seth Meyers to host.

Even though I believe the only nominated film I have seen this year thus far is I, Tonya most likely I will watch them as the show tends to be entertaining because of it's spontaneous moments that one does not usually see on the tightly orchestrated Oscars.

Also I love seeing the women decked out in their best and worst gowns. Daring fashion viewing is a calling of mine. 

Without further adieu, let me leave you with a list of the nominees...go Golden or???

Best motion picture — drama
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Call Me By Your Name
Best motion picture — musical or comedy
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture — drama
Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game)
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Meryl Streep (The Post)
Michelle Williams (All The Money In The World)
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture — drama
Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)
Tom Hanks (The Post)
Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture — musical or comedy
Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul)
Helen Mirren (The Leisure Seeker)
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes)
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture — musical or comedy
Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes)
Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver)
James Franco (The Disaster Artist)
Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman)
Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture
Hong Chau (Downsizing)
Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water)
Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture
Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)
Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name)
Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water)
Christopher Plummer (All The Money In The World)
Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best director — motion picture
Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)
Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
Ridley Scott (All The Money In The World)
Steven Spielberg (The Post)
Best screenplay — motion picture
Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water)
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
Liz Hannah, Josh Singer (The Post)
Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Aaron Sorkin (Molly's Game)
Best motion picture — animated
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent
The Boss Baby
Best motion picture — foreign language
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)
In The Fade (Germany, France)
Loveless (Russia)
The Square (Sweden, Germany, France)
Best original score — motion picture
Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water)
Jonny Greenwood (Phantom Thread)
John Williams (The Post)
Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk)
Best original song — motion picture
"Home" (Ferdinand)
"Mighty River" (Mudbound)
"Remember Me" (Coco)
"The Star" (The Star)
"This Is Me" (The Greatest Showman)
Best television series — drama
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid's Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us
The Crown
Best television series — musical or comedy
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
Will & Grace
Best television limited series or motion picture made for television
Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette And Joan
The Sinner
Top of The Lake: China Girl
Best performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television
Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
Jessica Lange (Feud: Bette And Joan)
Susan Sarandon (Feud: Bette And Joan)
Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)
Jessica Biel (The Sinner)
Best performance by an actor in a limited series or a motion picture made for television
Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies)
Jude Law (The Young Pope)
Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks)
Ewan McGregor (Fargo)
Geoffrey Rush (Genius)
Best performance by an actress in a television series — drama
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Deuce)
Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale)
Best performance by an actor in a television series — drama
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)
Best performance by an actress in a television series — musical or comedy
Pamela Adlon (Better Things)
Alison Brie (GLOW)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Frankie Shaw (SMILF)
Best performance by an actor in a television series — musical or comedy
Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Eric McCormack (Will & Grace)
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television
Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
Ann Dowd (The Handmaid's Tale)
Chrissy Metz (This Is Us)
Michelle Pfeiffer (The Wizard of Lies)
Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies)
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television
David Harbour (Stranger Things)
Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette And Joan)
Christian Slater (Mr. Robot)
Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies)
David Thewlis (Fargo